Nov 1, 1926 - May 30, 2013
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After 86 wonderfully lived years, William Powrie passed away peacefully in the arms of a family member in North Vancouver.
He was predeceased by his his son Mark and will be lovingly remembered by Jean, his wife of 58 years, sons Steve (Rhonda), Don, and Scott (Carla), his daughter Glenna, and his brother David. His grandchildren, Brianna, Taylor, Cole and Morgan, will miss the special times spent with their "Poppa". Bill was born and raised in Toronto, and later moved to the US to pursue a PhD.This led to Professorships at Michigan State Univ and the Univ of Wisconsin. In 1969, he moved to UBC as Head of the Food Science faculty. Family and friends are invited to share in an open house celebration of Bill's life on Sat, June 8 from 3 - 6 pm at the Powrie home in North Van.
Published in The North Shore News from June 5 to July 4, 2013