William (Bill) Williams passed away at the Golden District General Hospital on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the age of 87 years.
A funeral service was held from the Golden Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon, November 17th with Pastor Richard Campeau officiating. Interment followed in the family plot of the Golden Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bill Williams, Charles Poland, Charles Robson, Nick Exley, Steven Klakowich and Jonathan Larwill.
Bill was born at home in Radville, Saskatchewan, the 5th of 12 children born to Jack and Della Williams. He grew up working on the local farms, until he moved to Trail, B.C., later joining the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in late 1949. He proudly served his country in Korea and returned to Chase, B.C. in 1952. He met and married the love of his life Lynn Cottrell while working as a faller. They moved out to a small farm and started their family. In 1963 they moved to Golden, B.C.
Bill continued to work in the logging industry until retiring at 62 years old. He soon opened Mt. Echo Sales and Services out of his home. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes at the local club and crib at the Senior’s Center. He enjoyed gardening and gathering firewood with his family up until his last year.
Bill is survived by his son Bob (Vivian) and daughter Sandra (Ron Johnston); grandchildren Kimberly (Charlie), Bill (Michele), Charles and Brenda (Nick); great grandchildren, Sydnie, Elijah, Mason and Keegan; brothers Lorne, Arnold, Gordon and Doug; sister Fern; brother-in-law Roger as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years Lynn, his parents, grandson Steven, sisters Dorothy, Della and Evelyn and brothers Bud, Earl and Allen.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Bill’s obituary at:
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Golden Baptist Church Children’s Fund, 1343 Pine Drive, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H1
Arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden