1928 – 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill on May 20, 2015 in Armstrong, BC after a long struggle with dementia. Bill was born November 12, 1928 in Calgary, AB.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Lily (Rumen) of Armstrong, BC; brothers: John, Brian (Barbara); sisters: Margret Swanson, Joan Maryfield, Renee Bricker; and Janice (Dave) Gross of Victoria, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Leo and Mary Burby.

Bill was a member of the Pioneer Power Club at O’Keefe Ranch and later a member of the Shuswap Pioneer Club in Salmon Arm. He was a millwright, working first for Canada Packers and then branching off on his own. He loved the restoration of “Rusty Iron” and could fix anything as millwrights often do! Bill and Lily were married in Okotoks, AB in 1966. He was a loving father, husband, brother, and friend. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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