William (Bill) Douhaniuk

William (Bill) Douhaniuk

William (Bill) Douhaniuk passed away June 18th, 2015 following a motor vehicle accident in the Melville area of Saskatchewan. He was born on December 3, 1931 to Jacob and Johanna Douhaniuk in the Mariahilf District of Saskatchewan. He received his education at Mariahilf then Yorkton Collage then when on to a University Degree in teaching. Bill taught school for a few years at local prairie schools before his career with the Department of Indian Affairs. Bill started and ran a tree nursery in Salmon Arm prior to retirement.

Bill was an avid reader, especially subjects concerning his ancestry and many facets of history in general. He was also a Blue Jay fan and regularly spent mornings at the A&W for coffee and visits with friends.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Salmon Arm and an active parishioner of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church where a memorial service was recently held for him.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Johanna, brothers Joe in infancy and John, sisters, Betty Szaroz, Rose Ottenbreit, Anne Boehm and Mary Douhaniuk. Members of his family in Saskatchewan will hold a separate memorial and burial service at Mariahilf Cemetery in Saskatchewan.


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