It is with great sadness that we announce Bill’s passing on August 23rd, 2010 at the age of 79 years. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Margaret, to whom he was married for 32 years, his three daughters; Ronda Lynn Coughlan of Edmonton, Alberta, Tracy (Joe) Chalmers of Houston, Texas and Diane (Sean) Walsh of Ottawa, Ontario, his four step-children; Christine (Gary) Berg of Armstrong, B.C., Teresa Fisher of Vernon, B.C., Bill (Cyndi) Ticen of Vancouver, Washington and Tim (Lark) Ticen of Vancouver, Washington, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his brother; Gary Coughlan of Vancouver, B.C., his step-brother; Neal (Anne) Beaumont of Salt Spring Island, B.C., his step-mother; Nancy Coughlan of Salt Spring Island, B.C., his brother-in-law; Bill Chaddock of Kelowna, B.C. as well as extended family members and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his father; Keith Coughlan and his mother; Helene Dexter.
Bill was always active in and proudly served as a past President of the #899 North Okanagan Wing and Pacific Group of the Airforce Association of Canada. Bill served five years in the RCAF and later had his own business rebuilding and maintaining aircraft. He spent three years as an aircraft engineer in the Arctic. Bill loved building and flying radio controlled airplanes as a hobby as well as doing home renovations. Bill will be greatly missed by his wife Margaret and his family and friends.
Cremation preceded a Celebration of Bill’s Life which will take place at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Al Perry officiating. A Reception will follow in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel.
The family wishes to extend their deep appreciation to the nurses and staff at Noric House for the amazing care shown to Bill over the last year and a half he resided there.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Bill to the Alzheimers Society of B.C. #102-3402 27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or to the Parkinson Society of B.C. #600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1J9.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5. (250) 542-1187