WILLIAM LIONEL WEEKS
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With great sadness, the family announce the peaceful passing of beloved husband, father and grandfather on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at his residence, Sunnyside Adventist Care Home. Bill was born on June 29th, 1934 in Leroy, SK. His family settled in Sutherland in 1946 and Bill attended Sutherland Public School and the Technical Collegiate. His working life varied from Campbell Wilson Miller Wholesale Grocers to Saskatchewan Properties Management. In 1988, Bill suffered a severe stroke which ended his working years. Being a very determined person, he overcame a good part of his disabilities and adjusted to his limitations. He could often be seen cleaning the driveway and sidewalks, cutting the grass in the growing season and working in his always beautiful gardens. He loved animals and we always had a house full of family pets. Through the years, Bill's health deteriorated following an acquired brain injury in 2002. In spite of his limitations, he never lost his sense of humour or his cheerful outlook on life. He was truly a good friend to many and an inspiration to others with limitations. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Bill is survived by his wife, Karen (Roe); son, Bill Jr.; granddaughter, Stephanie and grandson, Matthew and their mother, Miriam Scuka. He also leaves brothers-in-law, Bob (Bertha) Roe of Kamloops, BC, Bill (Diane) of Ottawa, ON; nieces and nephews, Penny Yeomans of Kamloops, Bonnie Roe of Fresno, CA, Cathy Roe of Victoria, BC; Jim (Lisa Michelle) Roe of Kelowna, Beth (Kevin) Standen of Kamloops, BC and Michael Roe of Ottawa, ON. Bill was predeceased by his father, William Henry Weeks; mother, Gertrude Blanche Weeks and sister, Shirley Weeks. He was also predeceased by his step-mother, Emma Gehl Weeks. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February, 18th at Windsor Chapel, 704 Windsor Street (corner of 8th Avenue N and Windsor Street). Viewing prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Saskatoon Stroke Recovery Association c/o 3349 Mountbatten Street, Saskatoon, SK S7M 3T8), Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of choice. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and participants of the Sherbrooke Community Day Program for their many kindnesses and lasting friendships during the 23 years Bill spent as a participant in their day program. Also a special thanks to the staff at Sunnyside Adventist Care Home for their loving care during the past month. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Feb. 14 to Feb. 15, 2013