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
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