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William Arthur Liddle was born May 3, 1927, in Colgate, Saskatchewan, Canada and passed away peaceably September 11, 2012, at Warm Beach, Washington. He was known as a graceful and gentle man with an impassioned work ethic.
William Arthur Liddle
Art met his loving wife, Sheila during his first pastorate in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. They were married in 1955 and devoted life partners to serving others, meeting people at their need guided their passion to provide and comfort.
Art graduated from Aldersgate Bible College and Seattle Pacific College. He was ordained with the Free Methodist Church of North America serving 37 years with roles in denominational college business, as a church pastor, also in Christian camping and conference ministry. He was both proud and humble to be involved with Campus Crusade for Christ, Light and Life Men's Fellowship and as a volunteer chaplain for law enforcement officers, fire fighters and their families. Art ended his working years with Dignity Memorial, serving those dealing with the loss of family and friends. As a people person and family man he will be missed by many, his smile, handshake and sense of humor were engaging.
Art had a deep love and appreciation for all his extended family. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; their four sons; 15 grandchildren; and expectant great grandchild: Byron and Sandy (Wendy and Chase Skorburg, Skip, Tammy); Howard and Cindy (Michael, Hilary, Lindsay, Evangeline, Kylie, Gloria, Jonathan, Zephaniah); Ron; Claude and Donna (Jessica, Amanda, Spenser, Landon); also, his sister, Margaret Miller; and brother, Gordon Liddle of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Art lived and acted on his faith in the Lord. A memorial will be held 1:30 p.m. September 22, 2102 at Marysville Free Methodist Church located at 6715 Grove Street.
In lieu of flowers, mem-orium donations may be made to Evergreen Hospice Services, 12040 NE 128th Street, Mailstop 119 Kirkland, WA 98034 or Warm Beach Health Care Center, 20420 Marine Drive Stanwood, WA 98292.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2012