William (Bill) Earl Spry, of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 85 due to COVID-19 at Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jennie, his daughter Teresa, and his son Earl (Claudia). He will also be missed by his 5 grandchildren, Cori, Chuck (Ashley), Chelsey (Rick), Jessica, and Jacqueline as well as his 5 great-grandchildren, Jarod, Ryker, Keaton, Tamsyn, and Daxen. He is also survived by his brother Jim, of Hamilton, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Eva, and his only sister, Sylvia.
Bill spent 28 years in the Canadian Air Force, where he made many friends and lifelong connections. After “retirement”, he worked at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton as the Sports Coordinator for 2 years. He then was the General Manager at the Windemere Golf and Country Club until 1988. He continued working within the golf industry in Alberta and northern BC where he contributed to the development and management of several golf courses until his reluctant full retirement at age 80. Bill continued to make new friends everywhere he went and will be missed by many.
As per his wishes, he will be cremated. However, due to current health restrictions, there will be no funeral. A memorial will be held at a later date to celebrate Bill’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel