William (Bill) Albert Pickens

William (Bill) Albert Pickens

Bill passed away on August 12, 2011 in Salmon Arm at the age of 86.  He was born in Assiniboia, SK on September 3, 1925 to William Henry Pickens and Louisa Rebecca Pickens (Ottley).  He was the oldest of seven children and predeceased by sister, Mary and brother, Ernie.  He is survived by sister, Doris and three brothers, Cecil, George and Frank.

He will be missed and lovingly remembered especially by his wife of 63 years, Lola; daughter, Lynn; sons, Len and Rick; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

 Bill was a master finishing carpenter/cabinetmaker, photographer and gardener.  He enjoyed and celebrated life through his love of square and round dancing and love of nature. 

 A celebration of Bill’s life will be at Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium in Salmon Arm on Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m.

 In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, PO Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3, to help care for patients and residents of the hospital and Bastion Place.

 Online condolences may be sent through Bill’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. 

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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