On January 28, 2010 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm Bill went to be with his Lord and saviour at the age of 90 years. Gracie his loving wife of 63 wonderful years is left to mourn her great loss. Bill is also lovingly remembered by his daughters Geri (Mel), Kathy (Ward) and son Grant (Laura). Bill’s grandchildren Wendy (Blair), James (Janice), Tracey (Corey), Kelly (Paul) Teri Anne and Jodi, five great grandchildren, four sisters Molly, Jean, Florence and Viola, including numerous nieces and nephews. Bill also leaves behind a special brother in-law Jack (Marilyn).
Bill is predeceased by his eldest son Brian in 2006 due to tragic motor vehicle accident, his three brothers Alex, Jack and George and his father and mother George and Lottie Frazer.
Bill was born in Ireland and came to Canada at the age of two and a half years old with his Mom and Dad. Bill was educated in Walpole Saskatchewan. After working for the farmers in the area for a few years and in 1940, Bill joined the Army and was in the Seaforth Regiment. Bill went on to train in Canada and was stationed overseas for four years; going through the British Isles and Italy, he was unfortunately shell shocked in a slit trench which, contributed to him spending some time in hospital. Bill then went on to the liberation in Holland.
On his return home at the end of the war, Bill joined the B.M.H staff in Brandon Manitoba and after three years of education, he became a psyche nurse for twenty one years. Bill and Gracie spent a few years in the Hotel industry, in Manitoba and Vancouver Island. In 1991 Bill and Gracie moved to Sicamous to retire.
Bill enjoyed spending time with in his garden and yard, his greatest pleasure was his ability to play the organ, mouth organ and violin mostly in his grand old days.
A memorial service for Bill, will take place from the Sicamous Legion on February 19th, 2010 at 11:00am with Padre Fred Duck officiating.
Donations in Lieu of Flowers, can be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of BC & Yukon, Box 1141, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P3
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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC.