William Macaulay (Bill) Coulter
July 7, 1941 – September 16, 2011
With deep heartfelt sorrow we regret to announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather & Brother, William Macaulay (Bill) Coulter.
Born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland on July 7, 1941, Bill and his father immigrated to Canada in 1951 in search of a better life. The rest of the family followed later that year and moved to Cumberland. Bill was married to Sharlene (nee Stockand) in 1963, had two children and moved to Gold River in 1969.
Bill worked at the Gold River Pulp Mill from 1969 to 1995. Upon his early retirement Bill & Sharlene moved back to the Comox Valley.
Bill was an avid golfer, fisherman, craftsman, photographer & marksman. He was a member of the Sunnydale Golf & Country Club in Courtenay, Rod & Gun Club, Legion, Kinsman and was a Founding Member of the Gold River Golf & Country Club.
After a brief but courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, without losing any of his humour, he left us for a better place Friday morning.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sharlene, Children; Bob (Carrie) Coulter, Sandra (Lynn) Coulter, Cindy (Tom) Shouldice, Grandchildren; Katelyn, Brad, Stephanie & Brooke; Brother Charlie (Joan) Coulter & Sister Maureen Holmes & Many Nieces & Nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Grace & Charles Coulter. His Family meant everything to him.
The family would like to thank the Medical Daycare Nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Matous; Comox Valley Hospice Society & Devoted long term Friendship and support of Bill Slaughter. As per Bill’s wishes there will be no service held.
Donations in Lieu of flowers can be sent to The Comox Valley Hospice Society; Jean C. Barber Lodge Vancouver or the Charity of your choice.