After a courageous battle, Bill passed away peacefully in his home on February 9th, 2015 with his family by his side. Bill will be greatly missed by Betty, his loving wife of 43 years, sons Roger (Chris), Mark (Shiloh), Scott (Gwen) and grandchildren Caleb, Noah, Maya and Westin as well as his numerous other family and friends. Bill was born on October 13, 1946 and raised in Prince Rupert but spent his adult life in Castlegar along with many of his family, including his brother Ken (Cherri) and sister Heather (Bill) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill worked for many years at Celgar Pulp Mill and during his retirement enjoyed golfing on his favorite course, the Castlegar Golf Club, curling at the Castlegar Curling Club, building wooden masterpieces in his dream workshop and more recently developing his photography skills. He also really enjoyed watching his grandkids participate in their various sports and activities.
Bill took great pride in getting to know people and their story. He would not hesitate to engage in conversation with complete strangers and to listen and learn about them. He enjoyed solving problems, be it related to construction, electrical, mechanical, or any other curiosity that he was interested in learning about. His most cherished things in life all related to his family and friends so it is fitting that Bill’s memory lives on through his large immediate and extended family, the countless woodworking projects he built with pride for so many, and the relationships he shared with the many people he considered as his friends.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Bill’s life on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Castlegar Community Complex beginning at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations in honour and memory of Bill will be accepted this season at the Castlegar Golf Club Pro shop to
support the junior golf program.