It is with sadness the family of William (Willie) Ernest Merenick announces his passing at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on March 12, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his wife Victoria (Vickie, nee Bodnar), and children Kathy (Larry), Glenn (Tammy), and Brad (Wanda). He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sydney, Logan, Dexter, Regan, and predeceased by his granddaughter Tina. He is survived by his three brothers Ted, Allan and Danny. He was born in Canora, Saskatchewan and was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Willie and Vickie retired and chose to move to Blind Bay, BC. He spent most of his career working as an accountant at Imperial Oil and shared a business with Vickie in Blind Bay. He was well known for his fiddle playing with his dad and brothers, son Glenn, and many talented musicians in Alberta and BC. His presence, laughter, smile and music will be deeply missed. The family thanks Dr. Attie Heunis and all the care givers in the oncology and palliative care units at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11am at Bowers funeral chapel in Salmon Arm with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent through Willie’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.