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HEDLEY, Bill

November 4, 1922 – Taber, AB
January 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Bill Hedley beloved husband of Molly Hedley of Calgary, formerly of Taber, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the age of 91 years.

Bill was born in Taber and raised on the family farm in Manyberries, AB. He worked on the construction of the Sugar Factory and it was during this time that Bill and daughter Frankie lost their wife and mother Hazel in 1947. Bill continued on at the Sugar Factory as a Mechanic where he met Molly, they married in 1952 and had three more daughters. He loved to spend time golfing at the Taber Golf Course and helped keep the course’s equipment running, which garnered him a free life time membership. They enjoyed camping in Waterton with family and friends. Bill’s friends and family will miss his handyman skills always lending a hand to anyone that needed it.

Besides his loving wife of 60 years Molly, Bill is survived by his four daughters Frances Phillips (Chris), Pat Hedley, Debbie Hedley Dobbin (Tony) and Sheila Syme (Brent); seven grandchildren Jason Phillips (Debbie), Sandra Meinen (Ben), Sara Syme (Kyle Llewellyn), Amber Roberts (Dave), Michael Syme (Stacey Houghton), Alexander Dobbin, and Luci Dobbin; five great-grandchildren; two sisters Lil Burgess and Eunice Bower (John) and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Hazel Nelson; his brother Leonard Hedley and sisters Audrey Prouty and Mary Ambler.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Elboya Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Taber, AB at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to the CNIB Alberta (15 Colonel Baker Place NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3) www.cnib.ca.

In living memory of Bill Hedley, 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.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. It has been far too long since we have connected. I think of you all, with great fondness, and memories of our days on 53rd ave. Big hugs

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  2. Melanie MacFarlane, Norman Countway :

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

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  3. Patricia (Odland) Corns :

    Hedley Family,
    So sorry to hear of your husband and dad’s passing. It has been so long since I’ve seen you all.
    Miss all the fun times and friendships.
    Patricia

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  4. Joanne Rempel :

    To a Wonderful Family,

    We are thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May your wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    The Rempel Family
    Vancouver, BC

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  5. Patty Kinniburgh Henderson :

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have such fond memories of him, and his kindness. He was always helping anyone in need and will be sadly missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Patty, Kevin and family

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  6. Neil & Bev Clark :

    Dear Molly and family of Bill Hedley. We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing but will forever keep his memory fresh in our hearts because of the many years we knew Bill and Molly in Taber. Neil has so many great memories of Bill from working with him at the sugar factory and also of Molly who worked in the office at the factory for so many years. Bill was a super guy and we, like so many others, will miss him. Although we haven’t seen Bill in a long time, we will always remember him fondly.

    Sincerely,
    Neil and Bev Clark
    Sooke, B.C.

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  7. On behalf of your Cousins (My Mother Pat Niwa and Uncle Ken Hutchinson) they wish to offer their condolences.

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  8. Ernie and Erika Lukacs :

    We are so saddened of the passing of Bill. Our deepest sympathies to Molly and the family. We miss them as neighbours and friends in Taber. Looking forward to the memorial in Taber, hope to see you then.

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  9. Chuck and LoAnne Karras :

    We were both so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Molly, the girls and their families. We definitely have some great memories which we will continue to cherish. Hope to be able to hitch up again at Bill’s memorial in Taber, until then take care and know our thoughts are with you all.

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  10. Laurie Kinniburgh :

    Molly and family, I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have so many fond memories of the time our families spent together with the Peards camping in Waterton or just hanging out in Taber. As I look back on the good times I think of the “Manyberries’ Trot”, how he used to tease us all, and his zest for life, and how he used to like a cold beer. My thoughts are with all of you during this most difficult time. Much love coming your way.
    Laurie Mae

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