November 29, 1921 – June 30, 2010
Great-grandfather, grandfather, father, husband, choirmaster for the junior and senior choirs, organist, church elder, cubmaster, war veteran, and lover of life; this loud, boisterous, outgoing friend to all passed away quietly and peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Born in Wolverhampton England, Bill immigrated to Canada with the love of his life, Mavis, in 1955 bringing their young children Janet and Barry. The last survivor of a family of six brothers and sisters, Bill was predeceased by Mavis in 1997 leaving a huge hole in his life and his heart. Bill is survived by his daughters Jan Bacon and husband John; son Barry and his wife Shirley; as well as his grandchildren Patricia Loeb (Dan), Philip Bacon (Kristy), Geoff Lester (Karie-Ann), Andrew Lester (Jenn), Dave Lester, Robin Mercier (Alissa) and Suzanne Mercier; and by an astounding seven great-grandsons Peter Loeb, Morgan Loeb, Evan Lester, Cole Lester, Sean Lester, Ryan Lester and Quinn Lester; and one great-granddaughter Andrea Shepherd.
Bill devoted much of his volunteer time to Westminster United Church, now part of Living Spirit United Church and the family request that memorial tributes be sent to Living Spirit United Church (629 – 49 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB T2S 1G6)
A Memorial Service for Bill will be held at Living Spirit United Church (629 – 49 Avenue S.W.) on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:00a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bill Lester, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences