SPRY, William Earl

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
780-477-7500

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Andrew Hardy

Jenny (and family),

I’m so heartbroken to hear of Bill’s passing. I wouldn’t be in the golf business if it wasn’t for Bill. He treated me like a son and made sure I was always taken care of. Those years spent in BC as roommates were some of the best times in my life.

Big hugs to you, Earl and Theresa (and all the grandkids). Wish I could be a part of his celebration.

Love,

Andrew

David Boyd

Please accept my deepest sympathies with the news of Bill’s passing. Bill was a very kind, generous man with a great sense of humour. I will always be indebted to Bill for providing me an opportunity in the golf industry and the friendship we had. Although I hadn’t seen him for a few years I look back fondly at the good times we had. Sincerely, Dave Boyd

Wendy & Frank Lahaie and family

Dear Aunt Jenny, Teresa, Earl, Claudia and families,

We are so very heartbroken to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. He was always so very kind and loving to all of us. You could always tell family meant so much to him and that we mattered. We have been very blessed to see all of you as regularly as we possibly could since reconnecting. We will miss his great cooking and many stories he always loved to share. The annual Christmas phone calls will also be a cherished memory. We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time, and sending all our love and support. Big Hugs and Much Love, Wendy, Frank and the ‘kids’.

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