William Thomas Abbott January 16, 1935 - December 16, 2012 Bill was born in Vancouver, graduated from UBC, and was a high school teacher in Campbell River for 36 years before retiring to Vancouver in 1997. Bill leaves behind his loving family: Patsy (loving wife of 52 years), David, Alexandra Emlyn (Rob), Rebecca, Kate, Juliet, Rosemary Van Heukelom (Andy), Willy, Morgan, Skyler, Holly. Bill was a wonderful, caring, and artistic husband, father and grandfather. Bill died of pancreatic cancer. He was active until a week before his death. A special thanks to Dr. Peter Schwarz for his care and compassion. Also, thanks to the nurses in the Palliative Care Ward at Lionsgate Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to your local food bank this holiday season.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 22, 2012