GRAMLICH, William C.

It is with great sadness the family of William Gramlich announces his passing on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the age of 82 years.

William will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years Grace; daughters Laura (Dan) and Carrie (Nelson); son-in-law Ed (Laurie); grandchildren Amanda (Chris), Breanne (Tyler), Chelsea (Enrique), Bret, Brooke, Logan, and Delanie; and great-grandchildren Lily, Ella, and Penelope.

He was predeceased by his daughter Denise, parents Peter and Mary, and brothers Herman, Leo, and Chris.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 13 Brower Dr, Sherwood Park, AB on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 11:00 am. William will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 4814 Meridian St NW, Edmonton, AB.

Serenity Funeral Service – South
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish

13 Brower Drive
Sherwood Park, AB, CA, T8A 1Y7

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Sheila Joyce Asghar

Bill and Grace have been in our lives since our parents Michael and Agnes moved to 25 Dorian Way in 1989-90. They became close family friends and we had wonderful times together sharing Indian food such as samosas, laughing. My father was always so intrigued by Bills infinite wisdom be it planting strawberries to the plumbing system. So Michael hung around Bills yard very often and they would chat over the white fence. When Rina and I both moved I think my parents became even closer to them. Every time we’d visit we made sure we paid Bill and Grace a visit. Dad left us in 2018 and Bill came around to support his friend. One day things were so bad Rina called Bill who prayed for Dad and he got immense comfort. Bill was a gentle giant with a teddy bear heart. He always teared up when taking about his beloved Denise, he shed tears during both Mums and Dads eulogy. Every time we visited he reminded us of how proud Dad was of us and that he was too! He had become a father figure to us more so to Rina who continued to live at 25 Dorian. He made bird houses for us and I still have mine in his garage waiting to be picked up. He was so proud of his handiwork and they were the most beautiful houses I had ever seen. I respected Bill a lot and really liked to listen to his views although it would be a merry discussion with all of us laughing together. I visited Bill one last time on the 19th of April. He was in pain but somehow I knew I had to see him. We chatted- I had recently been to Nordegg in the mountains and I promised to send both him and Grace for a trip to the same cabin I stayed at. I wanted him to meet God on the mountain. I remember he looked at me and said ‘what if I can’t walk?’ I told him it doesn’t matter and he needn’t worry. I kissed him on the forehead and gave him a holding cross from our church before leaving that evening. He wanted us to listen to the song ‘God on the mountain’ so I played that and we sang along. Later that week I called Grace who told me things were not good and he was admitted. At that time I prayed fervently to the good Lord to take him in his arms and help him cross over because there was no need for needless suffering. Bill had been ready already and didn’t need any mountain to meet God because the good Lord was by his side and never left him. We love you Bill and you will remain with Rina, Oscar and me. We cherish your memories and we are quite sure by now you must have met Dad and are probably exchanging news. I won’t be surprised if both Bill and Michael are seen around the garden. They would just be checking……

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