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Bill passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on September 3rd, 2012 after complications from a fall from pruning a tree in his back yard at the age of 79.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 50 years, June; younger sister Dru, eldest brother Joe (Grace), and brother-in-law, Howard. Bill is predeceased by his older sisters, Fran and Dot and brother-in-laws, Walt & Leo. Bill will also be greatly missed by his extended family (Lane) Norm & Molly, Rena, Loris, friends and neighbours.
Bill had a great sense of humour and will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews where he was known to many as their favorite Uncle.
Bill was born in Canora, Saskatchewan but grew up in Burnaby. B.C. He was an avid gardener, a real nature lover along with being a handyman and loved woodworking. He worked for many years at Shell Refinery in Burnaby and later retired after many years working in North Vancouver for the GVRD.
Bill was also a real camera buff and was always behind the camera. We will cherish the many memories with love in all our hearts.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to B.C. Children's Hospital.
A celebration of life was held September 22nd, 2012 in the Rose Room at Park & Tilford Gardens in North Vancouver, B.C.
For those wishing to share a memory of Bill, please go to
Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
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