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COURT – William “Bill” Michael

March 18, 1933 – January 1, 2011

William “Bill” Michael Court, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, passed away at home on the evening of Saturday, January 1, 2011 after a wonderful day filled with friendship, laughter, sharing and love with his family and friends at the age of 77 years.

Bill enjoyed a long career with AGT/Telus until 1988, after which he and his wife Shirley spent the next eighteen years as snowbirds wintering in Hemet, CA. Many wonderful memories were made on the golf course at the Calgary Elks Golf and Country Club, the golf courses around Hemet, and making pancake breakfasts, dancing or playing pool at the clubhouse at the American RV Park in Hemet.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years Shirley, sisters, Alice Winder and Dorothy Court; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Gary Hayward; grandchildren, Sarah Hayward, Matt and Cheyana Hayward; and his cherished great-grandsons, Ryder and Toryn Hayward. Bill is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Debbie Court; granddaughter Nicole (Carlo) Cruz, their children Caitlyn and Nicholas; grandson Nathan (Rochelle) Court, their children Taya and Joshua; and numerous special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anne Court and brother-in-law Vernon Winder.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Home Care nurses, dear family and friends, Bob and Linda Walters, Liz Clark, Greg and Gary H; and Chris Millette who are always so supportive and caring, especially on January First.

Remember that yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why we call it present.

In living memory of Bill Court, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Dear Shirley
    I was very sad to read Bills obituary in the M & H column. If there is anything I can do please call me. Let me know when and where the service will be held. Once again I’m very sorry for you and the family’s loss
    Take care
    Bill

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  2. Lesley Ritchie :

    Bob, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lesley

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  3. Gayle Low-De Groote :

    Shirley, Bob and Family
    Please accept the heartfelt sympathy of the following Marketing Managers and staff who worked with Bill.
    Gayle Low
    Jean Hunter
    Rosa Donhuysen
    Penny Jansen
    Kathie Martin
    It was a pleasure working with knowing Bill.

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  4. Ted&Carna Fearey :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.We only knew Bill a short time but appreciated his dry humour& opptimistic outlook on life. Ted & Carna Fearey.

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  5. My Dearest Marilyn, Gary, Shirley, Sarah, Matt, Chey, Ryder,Toryn, Dot and Alice,

    We have such wonderful memories of all the Christmas get-togethers, the special Nanny and Pa time with our beautiful girls, red licorice and special treats with each visit. Jessica and Rebecca felt so very special with our visits from babies to young adults, as did Ted and I. Can you believe that we have known each other for 30+ years. We remember Pa’s special chair in the den and his smile and hugs for each of us when we walked through the door. We remember the handheld old fashioned video games, fighting the raspberry canes to pick a few raspberries to nibble, there never seemed to be too many raspberries that made it into the bucket, summers with water fights and barbeques, Ted and Bill golfing in Palm Springs and chats about the economy in the den. We loved Pa and will miss him.

    We will remember all the wonderful moments and tell the stories. Know that you are all wrapped up in our love and prayers.

    Lots of Love, Lori, Ted, Jessica, Rebecca, and Doris

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  6. Bob, please accept my condolences during this very sad and distressing time. I well remember your Dad telling me some of his humorous golf stories during the short time I worked with him and the few times I visited him in Hemet.

    Ken

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