McIntyre, William “Bill” James


Bill McIntyre , 74, passed away peacefully at home in Spruce Grove, Alberta with family by his side.

December 25, 2017 we lost our beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother, brother-in-law, cousin and friend.

Bill was born near Caron, Saskatchewan on October 8, 1943 to Joe and Cathy (McAra) McIntyre. He was the second of six children.

He was a caring and loving father to Rick (Lena May) McIntyre, Jean Cathy (John) Sapp, Edward (Selina) McIntyre, Linda Rose (Shane Stadnyk) McIntyre.

A wonderful brother to Louise (Carl) Reynolds, Frank (Mona) McIntyre, Katherine (John) Hoehn, Doug (Lynn) McIntyre, Robert (Charlotte) McIntyre. An amazing Grandpa to 11 grand children, 5 great grand children with numerous Aunts, Uncles , nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bill was pre deceased by his parents Joe (1915-2001) and Catherine (McAra) McIntyre (1920-2003).

After completing school in Mortlach, Saskatchewan, Bill travelled to many communities in the Northwest Territories as a Hudson’s Bay manager, later becoming a civilian employee with the Canadian Armed Forces in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Moving to Mabou, Nova Scotia to retire, discovering he wasn’t ready to retire he travelled to Ingenica, British Columbia as a store manager for the Ingenica Band moving on to Hay River, Northwest Territories as a store manager for the Red Rooster and then continuing throughout the Northwest Territories as a store manager for Co-Op Stores.

He then retired and bought property in Creignish, Nova Scotia. Separating his time there between his Daughters Jean and Linda.

Bill lived his life to the fullest. He was an amazing man with many skills, abilities, talents and hobbies. He truly loved the outdoors.

Thank you to the many doctors, nurses and Capital Health for their loving care and respecting Bill’s wishes.

Where ever Bill went he met countless people, made plenty of friends and impacted the lives of many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Bill’s family will carry on with his wishes, there will not be a funeral service.

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Albert and Agnes Jones

I met Bill at Raindeer Station early 1960 . Then in 1968 we moved to Inuvik and our house was right across the road from the McIntyers for ,many years of children in and out in of both homes. Love to all.

Jeannie Sapp

Remembering My Dad
There is so much I can say about my Dad. I read this somewhere quite some time ago, thought it was very fitting for my loving and caring Dad …

He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved most

His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Went unspoken too.

He was there… A firm foundation
Through our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold on to
In times of stress and strife.

A true friend we could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man that we called Dad.

When I think of my Dad a smile appears upon my face, I wish the same for all who knew and loved him.

Helen MacKinnon & Fred Barkhouse

We are sorry to hear about Bill. Met him many years ago in Glenville where he lived with his 2 daughters and 1 son … They were a terrific family and we fell in love with them immediately.. Bill will be missed and so will his little visits when he came to Nova Scotia . May he rest in Peace and God be with him ..Love Helen and family

Mary MacKinnon

Bill was a wonderful kind hearted man .He will be dearly missed .

Stan and Marlene Boyko

To all of Bill’s family we send our sincere sympathy. We were ‘shirt tail’ relations thru the Macaras’. It was sure good to see him this past summer when Jeanie brought him to the gathering at Kay and John’s. He will live on in many fond and loving memories. Marlene (Macara) Boyko.

Anna and Fraser Pingo

Will always remember Uncle Bill for living down on the East Branch (down at the river) in the house boat. So many good memories when you all lived in Inuvik. Especially when we were very little…at the time we thought we were just close friends and all this time we were cousins! Will cherish those memories of when our dads worked at CFS together and the laughs we had just being together! Our dads sure must’ve been glad to see each other in Heaven…I know dad said;” Oh that guy, you finally made it!” When your dad made it to heaven! Love you all and remember we are always a phone call away or a text…God Bless!

Randy and Delee Haubrich

We were very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We want to send our condolences to all the families . Hugs to all .
Randy and Delee

Karen wright-Fraser

So sorry to hear about Mr McIntyre. He was an interesting man in my younger years in Inuvik. First time I ever saw a house boat when he built one. I thought it was the nearest thing. You all created many good memories to be cherished forever. RIP

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