Bill was born in Nelson, BC on August 8, 1952, to Verna and Mike Taranoff. He called Glade home until moving to Vancouver after high school, where he resided for most of his adult life.
Bill took an apprenticeship in steel fabricating and worked in many aspects of the trade. His latest achievement was designing and building numerous pieces of equipment for the cranberry industry, that are still very much in use today.
Bill moved back to Castlegar 2 years ago and enjoyed fishing, camping and travelling throughout BC.
Bill passed away peacefully, after a short illness, in the Kelowna General Hospital with family members by his side. Left to mourn Bill are his Mom, Verna, brothers Rick (Susan), Don (Cathy), sister
Jeannie (Geoff), niece April, nephews Cameron, Corbin and Keith and numerous other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.