PEARCE, William Cyril
September 17, 1927 – September 16, 2013
Our beloved Bill passed at Langley Memorial Hospital one day before his 86th birthday. Bill was predeceased by his wife Vina and sisters Gwen Gilbertson, Margaret (Peggy) Anderson and Helen (Lennie) Peterson. Bill is survived by his sister Irene Boys, daughter Debbie (David) Scott and son Doug. He also leaves grandchildren Jessica, Jennifer, Dana, Ben, Bradley, Stephanie and Tyler as well as many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Eleven years ago Bill met his loving partner and soul mate Helen Madigan. Bill is survived by Helen and her family, daughter Sherry Chapple (David), son Dan Madigan (Teri), daughter Lea Madigan (Jeff Stuart) and grandchildren Candice, Kyle, Justin, Jerad, Jesse and McKenna. His faithful dog Buttons will greatly miss her "Daddy". Bill was a thoughtful, kind and gentle man. He loved a game of cards or golf, a funny joke, a good book, watching almost any sporting event and a drink of fine scotch. He and Helen went on numerous trips and had many wonderful times together. Bill had such a positive attitude and fought so hard to stay with us despite insurmountable odds. He was such an inspiration to all who knew him! There will be a celebration of Bill's life at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 25th at Valley View Funeral Home located at 14644 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated. The family would also like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Bacchus and his staff for their outstanding care. Rest in Peace Bill. We will never forget you.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 22, 2013