William (Bill) James Fillier

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Bill was born in Englee, NL where he grew up and married Christine (Newman) in 1960.
He taught school in small communities as he finished high school, before obtaining his teaching degree from Memorial University and embarked on a rewarding career for 33 years.
Bill and Christine raised Dulcie and Deon before moving to Alberta to provide that same love, support and comfort with his cherished grandchildren, Dylan and Taylor.

Bill was a man of devotion, principle and support with family, friends and through his extended community of God at the United Church as their Board Chair for 25 years. Bill and Christine also welcomed many visitors into their home over the years, and Bill was a kind and generous soul who was often helping others around the community.

In 2015 Bill was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a progressive
lung disease.
He bravely fought the disease, often surpassing the expectations of his physicians through will and determination to do all that he could, just as he had lived his life.
On February 7, 2020 he passed away peacefully with his entire and extended family by his side.

Bill leaves a wonderful family and legacy, with his wife Christine, who supported his request to pass away in their home, literally in her arms. As he had hoped and prayed for, Bill finished his journey surrounded by his loving children and extended family, Dulcie and Tod, Deon and Darlene, and his pride and joy, Dylan and Taylor (and Drew). Bill was the youngest son of Isaac and Esther and had six siblings; Dulcie, Cliff, Wilson, Martin, Frederick and Harold.
Bill will be forever loved and missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the
Fort Saskatchewan United Church on May 2 at 1pm.

 

Serenity Funeral Service – Fort Saskatchewan 780-998-1422

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First United Church (Fort Saskatchewan)

10409 - 100 Avenue
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

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Laurie Schnabel(Wilcox)

Sincere condolences to Mr Fillier’s family, happy to hear that he had his family surrounding him .
Thankful for what he taught me at school many moons ago !Rest in Peace Mr Fillier .God Bless

Ellen (nee Randell) and Paul King.

Our deepest condolences to Christine and family. One of my favorite teachers and a wonderful friend to my parents.

Edwin and ‘Sam’Brown

To Christine, Dulcie, Deon and families:
We were so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing.We remember him as a friend, colleague, landlord(as we were the first couple to rent their basement apartment in Englee) and overall NICE guy! So happy we got to visit him and Christine in 2016 while we were in Fort Saskatchewan..
Hold onto your precious memories of this wonderful man.God Bless.
In friendship and sympathy,
Edwin and ‘Sam’ Brown
Northern Arm,NL

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