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DEIS, George William (Bill)

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.

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  1. Ruth Kitchen :

    Kathy and Family, It is with heartfelt sadness that I am hearing of this news. Billy was a very special man. He had a heart of gold and would do anything to help anyone. He always had a good joke to pass along and we had many laughs together. I know that his best days were when he would be able to care for his grandchildren. They were the light of his life. I will truly miss him.
    Ruth Kitchen

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  2. I will miss my Uncle Bill. I will miss his laughter and teasing and his love for family.
    Many hugs and prayers, Michele Deis

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  3. National Freight Services Inc. :

    Dear Kathy & Family:
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Billy. He was a very thoughtful and wonderful person. We will never forget those phone calls we had with him at our office, especially our political discussions of a past Conservative government. He was very knowledgable in the plywood/lumber and trucking industey and was willing to share his wisdom. Billy always had something to say if you liked it or not, he spoke what he believed. These are the cherished memories!! Billy was one of those people you can never forget. We will miss him dearly. May Billy Rest in Peace!
    From his Friends at National Freight Services Inc.
    Edward, Lorraine & Clarice

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  4. My deepest condolences to you Kathy and family. Although it has been many years since I’ve seen you. Bill will always be remembered as my best “god father”. He never missed my birthday and was a very generous person. We always enjoyed when you came to BC! Bill will always be in my heart.
    Donna

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  5. Cheryl Friesen :

    Dear Kathy & family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was always the funny guy, loved his sense of humor. May he rest in peace.

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  6. Auntie Kathy, Bonnie, Mark and Tom. Please know that many prayers have been said for all of you and your families. Uncle Bill will always hold a huge part of my heart. Next week Mass will be said for him at our Chapel. I lit a candle for him when I was in Rome and again in Albania. I am thinking of you all tonight and tomorrow especially. I love you all.
    Yvonne, Joe, Justin and Chris.

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  7. Merv Friesen :

    Kathy, Mark, Tommy and Bonnie…just heard of the news of Bills passing. So many old memories embedded from him including how well we cheated at canasta. He had a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor that will be missed by all touched by him. My thoughts are with you all!

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