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