How do we say goodbye,
So much sooner than we planned.
Being forced to let you go,
When we just want to hold your hand.
Every second, everyday,
Your life flashes through our minds.
So many precious memories,
That to our hearts forever binds.
With sad hearts we say farewell to the good man that was Bill, who went home peacefully on the evening of March 7, 2014.
The beloved husband of Leah and loving father of Cory, Eric, and Ryan, Bill will also be missed by his parents Adrian and Johanna Meeuwissen; sisters Irene Meeuwissen, Adri (Cameron) MacKay, Johanna Meeuwissen, and Antonette (Kent) Fisher; mother-in-law Enid Gardner; sisters-in-law Karen (Bruce) Marlow and Diane (Troy) Elvey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Bruce Gardner.
Bill grew up in Houston, BC and went to university in both Nelson, BC and Edmonton, AB. He moved to Calgary for his first engineering job where he met his wife Leah.
Bill loved life. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed snowmobiling and playing hockey in the winter, hiking, fishing, boating and waterskiing in the summer.
He loved puttering at his lakehouse in Moyie, BC, where he built his “Toy Box” for his toys. He always welcomed family and friends.
In recent years, he and his wife Leah spent time travelling, often with friends and family. He worked hard and loved to play. Bill will be loved and remembered always.
A Private Family Service was held. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
A thousand times we needed you
A thousand times we cried
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died
A heart of gold stopped beating
Two twinkling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove, he only took the best,
Never a day goes by that you’re not in our hearts.
In living memory of Bill Meeuwissen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.