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FOCHUK, William (Bill) Ellesworth

November 19, 1927 – February 4, 2012

Bill Fochuk beloved husband of Mary Fochuk of 50 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer at home on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the age of 84 years.

Bill was born and raised in Calgary and attended Riverside and Langevin Schools. Bill had a lengthy 34 year military career, which started in the Navy on board the HMCS Warrior during WWII. He transferred to the Air Force after the war which took him to several worldwide destinations including a Nobel Peace Prize Awarded tour in Egypt with the UN in 1958 – 1959. Other destinations include Marville, France and Lahr, Germany as well as twelve other military bases. Bill was an avid Calgary Flames and Stampeders fan. Every night was Hockey Night in Canada in the Fochuk home and Saturday night was Lawrence Welk. Bill was a friend to everyone and everybody who met Bill loved him. His sense of humour and generosity (beers in the fridge) was what really made him so well liked.

Besides his loving wife Mary, Bill is survived by his four children, Gary (Lynn), Daryl (Diana), Cheryl (Blair) Hitchings and Chris; seven grandchildren, Randi, Taylor, Will, Caytie, Megan, Sara and Ryley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents Fred and Annie; his sisters, Helen, Pearl and Eileen; and his brother Fred.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the “Chapel of the Bells” McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES (2720 Centre Street North) Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Services will be held at Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 – 19th Street N.W.) on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks to Bill’s Palliative Care Nurses Wanda, Jackie, Joanna, Karen, Daylyn, Dorothy who made him comfortable till his passing and all the care givers from Rivera Home Health. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

In living memory of William Fochuk, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dawn stringer :

    Sorry to hear of your loss
    It’s never easy to lose a loved one
    My prayers and hugs go out to Fochuk family and extended family

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  2. Jocelyn, Crystal & Wayne Dearing :

    Dearest Fochuk Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the Loss of your Father , Husband & Grandpa. We know all to well the pain you are all in at this time. Love & Strength to all of you at this time.

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  3. Jean MacDonald :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mary at this very difficult time. Although it is a relief for you that Bill is in a far better place and is no longer suffering it is still a great void for you. Jean

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  4. Janet Stevenson :

    So sorry Mary, to learn of Bill’s death. I so appreciated your help with Marg. I’m sure your family is with you in this trying time. My thoughts are with you. Janet

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  5. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Although I have not seen Bill in years, I have held fond memories of him and will continue to do so.

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  6. Daryl, so sad to hear about your father. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow.
    Pia

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  7. Mark Moreland :

    I remember most when he used to call us all “donkeys”.

    RIP, Mr. Fochuk. He was certainly a great guy. My Dad considered Bill his best friend. He’ll be sadly missed.

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  8. I am sorry I could not attend the service. I will always remember Bill and his family with much love. Bill was special to me.
    God bless you all.

    Angica from Revera

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  9. Chris, on behalf of the Skyservice family
    I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your father.

    Simon

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