Sveinson, William Martin
1946 – 2020
With heavy hearts we grieve the sudden loss of Bill on December 17, 2020.
With love, his memory is cherished by his wife of 31 years Marilyn, son Daryl (Denise), daughter Sherrie (Kevin), treasured grandsons; Noah, Jonah, Jack and as well by extended family.
Bill is predeceased by his parents; Karl and Wilma, sister Karla, niece Katherine, and brother Rodney.
Born in Wadena, Sask., Bill excelled at hockey, played Junior A, went to Yellowknife, working for Giant Mine and was the town’s playing coach. U.S Hockey scholarships were offered to Bill, but, he accepted one to the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Attending the University of Saskatchewan, he played on their hockey team and graduated with BSc. in pharmacology, majoring in biochemistry and physiology.
The owner of a real estate company in Regina, Sask., he was also a member of the Saskatchewan Legislature for five years. Bill was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses in his career. With a busy professional life, Bill was an excellent golfer and very proud of his Hole in 1 trophy. He also won the Canadian Texas Hold’ EM Championship in 2005. Following the Stock market on BNN was a daily priority. Bill was also member of the Optimist Club and Ducks Unlimited for many years.
Bill was compassionate, sincere, witty and a kind loving husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. A sincere man, lover of nature, animals, wood carving, hockey, sports, golf, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed life to the fullest and winters spent down south, Penticton, BC and crossing Canada in our motorhome.
I do know if heaven has a golf course, Bill would be playing it every day.
“Love you to the moon and back!”
Special thanks to Dr. Iwaskiw, Dr. Montano-Losa, Harmony Caregiving, U of A Hospital and Amber Belarmino RN.
A celebration honoring Bill’s life will take place when we can gather again.