August 3, 1917 – March 13, 2009
Bill passed away peacefully knowing that he was loved. Born in Saskatchewan, Bill was predeceased by his son Richard in 1967, and his wife Helen in 2006. Bill leaves behind his children: Denis (Roberta), Catherine, Bruce (Lina), Barb (Ted), his step-children: Linda (Hank), Mike (Marilyn), Rick (Cherry), plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always resourceful and inventive, Bill’s creative talents often had practical results. Bill could fix farm machinery that everyone else had given up on, was a forceful political debater, built his own camper, turned a life boat into a cabin cruiser, and experimented with and promoted Hydrogen power. Along with his wife, Helen, he designed and built Robinson Lake and the Council House, and in retirement, built a wilderness cabin on Nootka Island. Bill will be remembered for his vision, his enquiring mind, his determination, his stoic attitude and his love of music and dancing.
Many thanks to all who helped in caring for Bill during his last illness. A Graveside Service will be held at the Cumberland Municipal Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2009 with a reception to follow afterward at Piercy’s -Mt. Washington Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Covenant House, or a charity of your choice.