Bill passed away January 22, 2009 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a massive heart attack. His wife of 50 years, Kathleen (Kay) along with daughter Colleen were by his side as he peacefully went to Jesus.
A beautiful Tea was held to Celebrate his Life at the Enderby Legion Sunday January 25th. Many treasured friends and neighbours came to support his family, all enjoyed good conversation and great food.
Bill and Kay moved into Riviera Villas in 2005 after retiring from the lumber industry. He could be found walking the river walk always stopping to talk with the locals. Bill and his buddies attended hockey and ball games cheering the home teams, cruising the roads, and fishing all the good spots.
Cherished by so many and sorely missed by his family, Bill is survived by wife Kay, son Michael (Cindy) Snider – Golden, daughters’ Colleen (Ross) Bryant – Armstrong, and Shirley (Harley) Carlier – Bragg Creek, AB. Grandchildren Shawn, Tara, Russell, Colby, Alex and Karen, two great grandchildren Tyler and Matthew. Two sisters Joan (Bill) Rassmussen and Edythe (Cameron) Moore.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the North Okanagan Minor Hockey Association, Box 116 Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0.
A Memorial service will be held in the spring at the Galena Cemetery in Spillimacheen, time and date to be announced.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 250 546-7237.