Mr. William Frederick (Bill) Burkin passed away at the Golden and District General Hospital, Golden on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the age of 71 years.
There will be no formal funeral service by Bill’s request although BC Ambulance Service will be holding a celebration of Bill’s life long dedication to BCAS, on Thursday August 7th in Cloverdale BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Bill.
Bill was born in Middlesex, England on April 5, 1943 and immigrated to Canada in 1958. He resided in Golden from 1962 until his move to the Vancouver area in 1983 and returned to Golden two years ago. Bill was a committed and caring Paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service for over 35 years. He will be well remembered for his compassionate professionalism. In his off hours Bill enjoyed golfing and fishing and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by two brothers: Robert and Dennis and brother in law Lyle. Bill is survived by his two children: Tammy Hunter (Dale Nagao) and Cory Burkin (Rhonda) all of Golden; seven grandchildren: Tyson, Tyler, Tristan, Taryn, Jolie, Niomi and Mike; parents: William (Bill) & Beryl Burkin of Red Deer; the children’s mother Deloris Burkin of Golden; siblings: Alan, Raymond (Joanne), Brenda (Stephen) Burridge and Cathy (Brian) Wiltse; sisters-in-law: Sharon Burkin and Linda Burkin as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of good friends.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Bill’s obituary notice at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.