FEDORAK, William

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend William Fedorak who passed away July 13, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

William Fedorak was born in Vegreville, Alberta on April 13, 1932 to William Sr and Lena Fedorak. He had three brothers, Joe, Peter, and Sylvester and four sisters, Sally, Valerie, Gloria, and Annie. He grew up on a farm in Willingdon, Alberta with his family. He liked to play hockey as a boy and was also fascinated by cars and trucks. He moved to Edmonton when he was 19 and got his first job driving a cab. The car wasn’t exciting enough for him so he moved on to driving big trucks. He was very passionate about his big trucks and started his own business as a long-haul transport operator. He first worked for Canadian Freightways and was one of the first drivers for them to operate a triple trailer unit in Canada. He was awarded a plaque that was proudly displayed in his office. He also received a 14 k gold diamond and ruby ring for driving 1 million miles for Kleysen Transport. He wore that ring with pride. He taught nephews Rick, Barry, and Darrel how to drive the big trucks. All three spent a lot of time with Bill around those trucks and he greatly enjoyed the time with the boys. He earned the nickname Diesel Dad.

Bill married Doreen Busse in June of 1961. They had two daughters, Stacey, and Shelly. Also welcomed into the family were Stacey’s husband Ron and children, Ceira (Eric), Kellen (Gwen) and Jayden (Brandon), and one great grandchild Baughn. He will be sadly missed by all.

Bill enjoyed his friends and was thankful to have a great friendship with Greg and Shirley. Greg and Shirley were always ready to go for a car ride and a coffee with him. Cousin Art was always eager to go out for a ride to Willingdon to see the homestead where they both grew up and visit the relatives out there.

Cremation has taken place.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital for their kindness and support to William during his stay.

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