It is with much love and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather on October 28, 2021 at the age 88.
Bill will be greatly missed by his wife Mary of 66 years, his three children ; Dan (Laurel), Janice (Barry), and Rob (Carolyn). His five grandchildren, Darren (Robyn), Matt (Matthew), Brianne, Michael (Jaime), and Jay, and great grandchildren Chase and Erin.
Bill was born to Mike and Ella Schultz, who farmed in the Stony Plain area, on November 21, 1932.
Bill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 25 years achieving the rank of Master Warrant Officer, and continued his career with the Department of National Defence as the Detachment Commander in Technical Services Greisbach until his retirement in 1993. Bill and Mary travelled extensively throughout Canada , United States and Europe, and spent 23 wonderful winters in the Palm Springs area.
Bill loved his sports, especially the game of golf , whether he was playing, Marshalling or watching it on TV. He was also a die hard Oilers fan never missing the chance to watch them play. Bill and Mary also loved to entertain their friends, play bridge and Sunday morning breakfasts at the casino. Bill also enjoyed many mornings having coffee with the “old farts” talking politics, telling lies and generally having a good time. But most of all, Bill loved spending time with his family who he was so very proud of.
Throughout Bill’s life he made lifelong friends wherever he went . His smile and personality was infectious and he was loved by all who knew him, he was a true gentleman.
He was our ray of sunshine and we will miss him everyday.
At Bill’s request a funeral will not be held.
A family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Serenity Funeral Service ~ Fort Saskatchewan ~ 780-998-1422
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Stacey Oliver, Grace Oliver, Gina Rolf
A bright cheerful engaging smile with ready laughter is Mr. Schultz ‘s hallmark when in greeting or departure as
we would see the Schultz in my parents home. The tribute picture shared in the announcement caused my heart to warm and a huge smile to cross my face in fond recollection of several years of my own memories and on listening to my parents recalling adventures on trips near and far spent together. He added value and pleasure to so very many people in a well lived lifetime.
Justine and James Wright
Such a wonderful man. Many great memories of his smile and laugh. Big hugs to all the family.
Dear Mary and Family
Sorry for your loss.
Treasure you memories, they will help you get through the days ahead.
Bill’s humour was always lively and his smile lightened many people’s faces. A large loss to family and friends for sure , my condolences.
Dawn and Don Polinski
Mary it is with sadness that we express our condolences to you and your family. Bill was such a ray of sunshine. We always enjoyed our visits with him. We will miss him. Please take care, sending lots of hugs.
Rod and Eleanor Movold
We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, Mary please accept our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. We enjoyed always our visits with you and Bill at the Pots.? please take care.
Rod and Eleanor Movold
We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, Mary please accept our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. We enjoyed our visits with you and Bill at the Pots.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Christina (nee Simpson) O’Hearn
To Mary, Rob, Janice, and Dan. I am deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He certainly did have a smile that would light up a room. My memories of him, he was always smiling and always laughing. I enjoyed hearing of Mary and Bill’s adventures from my mother and how lovely it was when they were able to meet up briefly here in Nova Scotia. A vibrant and bright soul has ascended to heaven. My thoughts are with you all.
Ralph & I shared many good times with Bill Schultz and our kids loved to visit and hear his stories. A true friend and gentlemen and he will be greatly missed.
Darryl and I, and my dad Keif Holmberg send our deepest condolences to Mary, Janice, Dan and Rob as they work through their loss. I have such fond childhood memories when our families lived in Cold Lake where our dad’s were in the airforce together. My heart is sad for the family as I say good bye to my “Uncle Bill” as I so fondly called him as a child. May God give you comfort and hold you close as you work through this grief and sadness. HUGS to everyone. Love, Janet Brown
My deepest condolences to the entire Schultz family. I am honoured to have had the pleasure of knowing Bill for the short time I did. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.