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ANDERSON – William (Bill) John

October 22, 1940 – September 22, 2010

After ten years of courageously battling prostate cancer, Bill passed away in Calgary at the age of 69 years on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 with his family at his side.

Born and educated in Winnipeg, MB, Bill began his 30 year career as an accountant at Shell Canada. Over the course of his career, Bill transferred to Toronto in 1967 and then to Calgary in 1985, where, after holding various positions, he retired in 1993. In his retirement, Bill enjoyed golfing as a member of Elbow Springs and curling with the Calgary Oldtimers. Many hours and miles were spent driving coast to coast across North America. Bill cherished family, friends and travel, especially when they all came together.

Bill will be dearly missed by his wife of 48 years, Irene; children Jay (Alison), Marni (Mike), granddaughters Janelle Anderson, Lindsay Anderson and Brooke Noll, sister Marni Kosmuk, his extended family and lifelong friends. Bill’s kindness, generosity and beautiful spirit will be missed by all those who knew him.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Prostate Cancer Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, Rockyview General Hospital, Suite 6500, 7007 – 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P9 Telephone 403-943-8888 or www.canadahelps.org. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the medical team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the palliative home care nurses and the compassionate staff at Carewest Sarcee Hospice.

In living memory of Bill Anderson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. My deepest Condoleces. For the short time that I knew Bill, he was kind, gracious and had a great sense of humour.

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the funeral in Calgary, but you all are in my thoughts and know that Bill is now without pain and in peace.

    Love Alison

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  2. Waltraud Schuller :

    My deepest condolences to you, Irene, Marni, Jay and families. I enjoyed being with you and Bill at Marni and Mike’s wedding, and remember fondly his love of life and sense of humor.
    You are all in my thoughts.
    Love, Val

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  3. Jodi Storozinski :

    We respectifully regret that we can not be with you to help celebrate Bill’s life.

    However, we share in your heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Mom’s only brother and our uncle.

    Our thoughts and prayres are with all of you during this difficult time. Lots of hugs.

    Love,
    Marni Kosmuk, Jayme and Jill Kosmuk, Julie & Faith Stangl, Jodi (&Kevyn) and Braydon Storozinski

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  4. Glen and Carolyn LaBar :

    Marni you have our deepest condolence in the passing of your father.

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  5. Malcolm and Evelyn Kennedy :

    You are in our thoughts. Bill and Irene were very good at phoning when they came to Richmond and we could get together. Big hugs to Irene, Jay, Marni and the rest of the family. “A heart of gold quit beating today” Rest Bill, you earned it!

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  6. Irene and family,

    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Bill was a wonderful person, as you all know. He will always have a special place in my heart.
    Love, Denise

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  7. John and Darlene Merilees :

    Our deepest condolences to all of Bill’s Family and Friends. He was a special man in so many ways and will be missed, but remembered fondly by all. He was the best of cousins one could ever want and he was loved.

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  8. Uncle Bill was quite possibly the kindest and warmest man I have had the honor to know. He always knew how to make someone feel special and important. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. All our love from here in Winnipeg

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  9. Jan and Terry Thomas :

    Irene, We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was such a lovely person;so considerate, easy to talk to -a kind and gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and with all your family. We wish we could be there for the celebration of Bill’s life. He will be missed.

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  10. Walter Karbonik :

    Very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family.

    I enjoyed seeing Bill after many, many years at our high school reunion. He was his happy,jovial self as I remembered him during our high school year.

    God bless him.

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  11. Marilynne&Gerry Dwyer :

    Dear Irene&Family,
    Gerry and I are so sorry we cannot be with you to celebrate Bill’s life.He was a great neighbour,ski buddy and long time friend.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Marilynne&Gerry Dwyer

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  12. Rod & Rita Paquet :

    Dear Irene & Marni, Our deepest condolences. The first time we met Bill, we thought that we knew him for a long time. Easy to talk to, considerate, funny…it was a honor to meet him. He will be missed.
    You are in our thoughts, Rod & Rita

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  13. Conway and Helene Clark :

    Dear Irene and family:

    We would like to send you all our deepest sympathy in your loss. We are sure your hearts are filled with beautiful memories and stories shared along the way.

    Thinking of you
    Conway and Helene Clark

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  14. ron abernethy (Calgary Old Timers Curling club) :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the love of friends and Family carry you through your grief.

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  15. Sergine Larocque :

    Dear Irene,

    I cannot attend the celebration of Bill’s life since I am now in Ontario but my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Please accept my deepest condolences,

    Sergine Larocque

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  16. Darlene and Randy Thomas :

    Irene and family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there tomorrow to express our condolences in person.

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  17. Earl and Adele Primeau :

    Dear Irene,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have many happy memories of good times spent with you both when I was young. Much love to your family! With deepest sympathy. Earl and Adele Primeau

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  18. Doug and Sue Corbett :

    Dear Irene and family:
    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. It was so good to hear your voice this evening and so glad that you have so many of your family there to support you through this difficult time. We are so sorry that we cannot be there tomorrow but you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We have made a donation from our family in Bill’s memory to the Prostate Cancer Centre. We send our love and prayers to you all. With love, Uncle Doug & Aunt Sue

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  19. Elwood & Lorraine Larson :

    Dear Irene & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss and sorrow. We know Bill will be greatly missed.
    May God’s grace comfort and strengthen you.

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  20. Irene, Jay, Marni, Janelle, Lindsay and Brooke

    My deepest condolences. I remember Bill as a delightful human being and dear colleague at Shell. His sense of humour and even temper were assets always appreciated.

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  21. Ren & Cheryl Scotney :

    Dear Irene & family,
    Our love and thoughts go out to all of you at this time of your loss.

    We were so fortunate to be able to visit with Bill earlier this month on our way through Calgary.

    We were cousins and Ren has many many happy and crazy memories from the times we shared over the years. In addition, Bill was a kind and thoughtful friend to me.

    Auntie Fern sends her love and blessings.

    With love, Ren & Cheryl

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  22. Jeannie & David :

    Marni, We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We know you will miss him terribly. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. David Slama and Jeannie

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  23. Larry and Kandi Bleers :

    Marni

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you.

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  24. Corrine Treasure :

    I am thinking of you all at the funeral and wish I could have been there to share some stories. He was such a great man who will never be forgotten. Bill lived life to the fullest and I’m sure he is now content as he smiles down upon us. I will always smile when I think of him as he was one of a kind.
    Love, Corrine

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  25. Thank you for sending that difficult Email so we can include him in our prayers. It was kind of you to share the path he took and give us a glimpse of his character and courage. Your pride in him and the difference he made in people’s lives shines through your words. May all our love surround you and your family in your time of need. Love, Aunt Sue

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  26. Marni and family

    We are deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

    Thinking of you and your family,

    Uncle Frank and Aunt Pearl

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  27. Barb & Dan Sydor :

    Dear Irene and Family-

    We were saddened to hear the news of Bill’s death. We knew Bill as a gentle and caring person and have good memories of him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Sincerely
    Barb & Dan Sydor

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  28. Paul & Carol Rischer :

    We are so sorry to hear that you have lost your precious Bill. Our prayers are with you and your family. You will be remembering a lifetime of love with Bill. He was such a wonderful man. We all send our love and sincere condolences.

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  29. Fred and Gerry Trapp :

    So sorry to have heard of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Sincerely,

    Fred and Gerry Trapp

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  30. John & Gina Klassen :

    Dear Irene,

    Gina and I extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of a wonderful husband and father. Bill left a lasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to know him.

    It was with great pleasure that we reconnected with the two of you at the Miles Mac 50th Anniversary Reunion in 2002 and in Quebec the following summer.

    May the love that the two of you shared, the memories you own, and the knowledge that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many others, comfort and sustain you during this difficult period of time.

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  31. Faith Stangl :

    Well, he was my mothers uncle so I did know him for several years. I loved him. He was a big part of my family and a great person. Me and my family miss you dearly great uncle Bill.

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