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Born on December 11, 1927 in the Lamont Hospital and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 13, 2012 at the age of 84 years in the Lamont Hospital, Lamont, AB.
In between, life took him north to Manning, AB in 1950, east to Winnipeg, MB in 1963 and MacNutt, SK in 1964, returning to his homestead in Manning in 1967 with his new family. There he lived, farmed and trucked for the next 41 years, before returning to Lamont in 2008.
William is survived by daughter, Patricia (Terry) O'Neill of Sherwood Park, AB; two sisters and one brother, Nancy Dribnenky of Lamont, Helen Kolber of Edmonton and Bob (Peggy) Rechlo of Red Deer; sister-in-law, Shirley Rechlo of High Level and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Anne (2008); parents, Mary (1995) and Steffan (1967); two brothers, John (1999) and Nick (2011); sister, Pearl in infancy (1937); brother-in-law, Steve Dribnenky and sister-in- law, Barb.
Special thank you to Jean and staff at Lamont Home Care for the wonderful care they have given William for the last four years.
Funeral Service Monday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, Chipman, AB. Reverend Anton Filchak officiating with interment in Church Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Lamont Health Care Centre (Acute Care), Box 479, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0 or to St. John's Cemetery Fund, General Delivery, Chipman, AB T0B 0S0 or to a charity of one's choice.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on Aug. 17, 2012