CHRISTOPHER, William (Bill) R., P.ENG (Civil 1971)
February 11, 1945 – Port de Grave, NL
November 30, 2013 – Calgary, AB
William Christopher, beloved husband of Muriel Christopher of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the age of 68 years at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre with his wife at his side.
A man with a zest for life and who had lived the last 2 1/2 years with inspiration and courage as he fought progressive prostate cancer to the end. His professional work life was in construction management with stops in Newfoundland, the Arctic, Winnipeg and Calgary. He retired from Ellis Don in 2009.
Bill was a passionate guy. He loved anything to do with hockey; playing, watching, talking and being around his teammates “the boys”. He also enjoyed world travel and skiing in the Rockies with Muriel, a round of golf, fishing on the Atlantic Ocean with boyhood friend John and wife Madonna along with dear nephew Terry. He loved to try any trouting hole just to give it a flick he had a knack on where to find them. He was deeply loved by many and we mark with tremendous pride a life lived with love, commitment and tenacity. Whoever came in touch with him would remember his positive outlook, his sense of humor, creativity and integrity.
Bill leaves behind wonderful memories with loving wife Muriel of forty-four years; beloved son and daughter-in-law Desmond and Elizabeth; two precious grandchildren twins Claire and Liam five years in age, who were the joy of his life. Also left behind are his dear sisters Nancy, Mary and Hattie; sister-in-law Doris and brothers-in law Bill and Sandra, and David and Ruby; and Elizabeth’s parents Marv and Sue; many nephews, nieces and lifelong friends. A special thank you to Dennis and Kolleen Langlois for their continued support over the years. Bill was predeceased by daughter Reneé, his parents and two sisters.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Thank you to Dr. Bruce Jespersen, Dr. Vickers, Nurse Bonnie and the staff of the TBCC for your support. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the War Amputations of Canada, National Headquarters, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 0C4, www.waramps.ca.
Cremation has taken place at Bill’s request and A Remembrance Service will be held at St. Luke’s Anglian Church in Port-de-Grave, NL in the summer of 2014 with inurnment at his daughters graveside. “There are three things that remain, Faith, Hope and Love – the greatest of these is Love.” 1st Corinthians 13:13
In living memory of Bill Christopher, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences