May 21, 1925 – July 11, 2019
Beloved husband to Ina. Loving father to Jim and Christine, Jeff and Cindy, and David. Dear grandfather to Joshua and Noelle, Joey and Nadine, Jason and Nicole, and Jennifer; and great-grandfather to Eva, Ella and Kohen.
He is survived by his brother David, his sister Stella, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends Stephen and Susan. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary, and by his siblings Andrew, Walter, John, Annie, Sophia, Olga and Betty.
Bill was born in Zelena, MB. He spent 35 years living in Wawa, ON where he was employed by Algoma Ore Division as a Supervisor. Bill and Ina retired in Chemainus, BC in 1986 and enjoyed watching their grandchildren and great-granchildren grow – never to miss an early morning hockey or baseball game.
Bill enjoyed fishing, playing pool and card games at the seniors centre and was well known there. He loved cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canucks. Bill’s health had declined in the last year and reached out to God for help, and was answered.
A special thank you to the Chemainus Medical Clinic, Dr. Archdekin and Dr. Mildenberger.
A private family service will follow.