April 29, 1946 – March 25, 2013
Bill, beloved husband of Kathy of Calgary, AB passed away on March 25, 2013 at the age of 66 years.
Bill was born on April 29, 1946 in Maple Creek, SK and passed away peacefully on March 25, 2013. He was the third of four children and grew up with a very strong faith. After graduation, he started to work at the Treasury Branch in Taber, AB and was transferred to Fort Macleod, AB where he met his future wife Kathy. They were married on July 13, 1968 and had four children together. In 1968, he started working for Crestbrook Forest Industries, a career in which he loved. He stayed with the wood industry with a move to Casey Forest Products where he worked until his retirement. Bill’s grandchildren were the light of his life. He looked forward to every visit and phone call from them.
Bill is survived by his loving wife Kathy; his children and grandchildren, Bonnie (Dale), Isabella, Horatio, Mark, Andie, Kelly, Tommy (Debbie), Emma and John; siblings, Seb (Louise) Deis, Carol (Jim) Lazzari, sister in law Judy Wonnenberg; his in-laws Don (Dorothy) Allan, sister in law Mona Allan; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Sebastian and Katie Deis; in-laws, John and Dorothy Allan; daughter, Barbara; brother, Ralph; brother-in-law, Robert; niece, Glenda.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta and NWT Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2, www.ab.lung.ca.
In living memory of Bill Deis 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences