Bill passed away surrounded by his family on January 9, 2012, from complications due to emphysema.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughters, Carla (Fred) and Mary, son, Doug (Laura), grandson, Billy (Nancy), granddaughter, Jamie, great granddaughter, Savannah, sisters, Dot, Ducky and Elva, brothers, Frank and Ike and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his daughter, Colleen, sister Shirley and parents, Maggie and Jack.
Bill was adored by all who knew him. His passions were his family, his horses and old fashioned cowboy values of honesty and respect. He picked up every stray that crossed his path, human or animal. Bill was the man that enriched every life he touched.
The Memorial Services will be at the Legion in Hinton, AB, on February 18. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Willmore Wilderness Foundation, Box 93, Grande Cache, AB T0E 0Y0.