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June 9, 2016
The family of Bill are saddened to announce his peaceful passing on June 9, 2016 at St. Paul's Hospital at the ripe old age of 89. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, his "sweetie", Irene. They were just six weeks short of celebrating their Diamond Anniversary. He is also survived by his daughter, Bev, grandsons Bret (Alie) and great-granddaughter Grace, Kurt (Samantha) and Matt (Leah), son Eldon (Marilyn), granddaughter Arin (Andrew) and great-grandson Archer and grandson Craig (Christina), son Daryl (Tannis), grandsons Tyler and Ryan, brother-in-law Ivan (Helen) Johnson, sisters-in-law Esther Weir, Bernice Coben (Earl), and Pat Johnson and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harold, mother, Allison and sister Velma Roth, brothers-in-law Walter, Donald and Charlie. Willy was a Jack-of-all trades in his early working years. He spent the majority of his career (37 years) as a Parts Manager and Shareholder of Western Star Trucks & Five Star Truck Collision Centre. He continued on with his own new business as an Automotive Appraiser until age 81. Bill spent 46 years in service with the Saskatoon Elks Lodge #12 in many volunteer positions, including his most cherished as Exalted Ruler, District Deputy and Provincial President. Bill and Irene raised their three children in the home they built 56 years ago and most recently were very happy to reside at the Ilarion Residence, 2509 Louise Street, Saskatoon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather/umpa and great-grandfather/ umpa and taught his children responsibility, integrity, hard work, respect and family first. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul's Hospital and all the caregivers that watched over him throughout this time. A Memorial Service will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home on Friday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences/Sharing Memories may be left at www.hillcrestmemorial.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Elks & Royal Purple Funds for Children, 100-2629 - 29th Ave, Regina, Sk, S4S 2N9 1(888) 843-3557.