The family of Bill Hamstra sadly announce his passing on June 25th, 2016 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He died peacefully at home with family by his side. Bill will be dearly remembered by Coby, his loving wife of 58 years, his children; John (Eva) Hamstra, Miranda (Keith) Woodard and Darryl (Cheryl Weisgerber) Hamstra. He was the proud grandfather to Julia, Carlin, Danny, Victoria, Alexandria, Chelsea and Sadie. Bill will be missed by his sisters; Teresa Wellema and Laura Woitowich, his brothers; Sid (Barb) Hamstra and Lou (Millie) Hamstra along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his sister; Tina Vanderlaan, his brother; Ron Hamstra and by his parents; Siebe and Johanna Hamstra. Bill was born in the Netherlands and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1953 settling in Edmonton, Alberta. Along with Coby, he relocated to Vernon, B.C. in 1962 where he opened Interior Surge Equipment Ltd. and enjoyed providing service to the dairy industry for 32 years throughout the interior of B.C.
Those who knew Bill and have experienced his exuberant social character are wholeheartedly invited to attend a Celebration of his Life which will be held at Trinity United Church (3300 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon, B.C.) on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Thompson officiating.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5(250) 542-1187