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LEWIS, W. H. “Bill”

August 11, 1930 – Winnipeg, MB
September 28, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Bill passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. He had a good run: 83 years of life, 55 years of marriage, two employed kids, and saw his favourite teams, the Flames and Stampeders, win championships.

Bill spent his business life in the electrical industry retiring at age 83. He grew up a ‘Winnipeg Boy’ and moved across Canada and back again, finally making Calgary his home.

Bill is survived by his beloved Luscious Lewis (Barbara “Bobbie” Nelson); son John (Marilyn); daughter Melanie (Scott Soehn); five adored grandsons, Spencer, Will, Cael, Fin, and Tim; and Kipper the dog. He is also survived by several in-laws and numerous nephews and nieces in Canada and abroad, and too many friends and adopted family to name. He was predeceased by his parents Anne and Jerome; and siblings, Lorne, Eric and Margaret.

A Gathering to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at Halo Steak Seafood & Wine Bar (13226 Macleod Trail S.E.) on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to KidSport Canada – Alberta, Box 36107, Lakeview RPO, Calgary, AB T3E 7C6 Telephone: 1-(888) 91-4kids or (403) 217-3761, www.kidsportcanada.ca.

In living memory of Bill Lewis 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. Mike van Geel :

    Very sorry to hear about the recent loss of your husband. Bill will always be remembered for this quick wit, good stories, and for being a good neighbor. May he rest in peace.

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  2. Marlene Cochrane :

    We are sorry for your loss Bobbie, sincere condolences to you and your dear family.

    We loved Bill, he had an uncommon ability to bridge the generation gap with his genuine care and concern of young people.

    Bill has left a great family of whom he was very proud. I will especially miss the humorous stories of his grandson’s escapades told with such pride and joy.

    Anyone who knew Bill would consider themselves fortunate, his dynamic personality generated many smiles. May he rest peacefully knowing how much he was loved.

    Marlene Cochrane and Family

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  3. To Bobbi, John, Melanie and families. Sincere condolences .

    Bill was a great brother-in-law to me and a wonderful uncle to my family. If we needed him
    he was always there and we were very appreciative of his thoughtfulness and caring way.

    We will miss you very much Bill but you fulfilled a good life and now you can rest in peace
    and know that you were loved by us all.

    Joan Lewis & Family.

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  4. To Bobbie, John, Melanie and family

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Bill was a kind, gentle, funny man and we were all lucky to have known him. We have truly lost a good friend. Since it is the time of year for your annual visit to our home in Winnipeg, we will raise a glass of red wine to Bill, may he rest in piece.
    Here’s to you Bill.
    Betty, Janet, Ron, Alexis and Joel

    Betty, Janet, Ron, Alexis and Joel

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  5. Rich & Sheila Hardman :

    Bobbie, John, Mel and families
    We will miss Bill’s raspy voice and quick wit. Ryan and Lindsay were very sad to hear of Bill’s passing, he was always interested in what they were up to. Bill and Bobbie always kept the balance in their lives and it is something we can all learn from. We will miss you Bill.
    Rich, Sheila, Ryan & Lindsay Hardman

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  6. Karen and Lorne Duguid :

    Our hearts reach out to Bobbi and all her family members. Bill’s sudden passing was a shock to all of us and he certainly will be greatly missed by all who had the privledge of knowing the man he was.
    Always remembered by Lorne and Karen Duguid, their son Jeff and Eva Duguid, Osoyoos and Todd and Nancy Duguid, Calgary.
    God Bless.

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  7. Dear Aunt Bobbie, John, Melanie, and Families,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Uncle Bill was a gentle man watching out for us (Judy & I) as he cared for all his family and friends. He demonstrated such pride in his children and grandchildren. He was truly the ‘Lewis icon’ for me telling stories with his raspy voice and a chuckle… I will truly miss him and am glad to have known him. Rest in Peace Uncle Bill.
    Susan Lewis & Lea Chan

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  8. Bobbi and the Lewis Family,

    Our condolences on the loss of your wonderful Bill.

    I enjoyed his conversation, presence and we all had some wonderful times around the pre and post dinner table. His energy and good nature could fill a room! I look forward to raising only the finest of single malts in his memory.

    His attitude and essence will no doubt continue to live on, and flourish within Tim and Will. They are lucky young men for sure to have had such a wonderful Grandfather.

    Jason, Marshall, and Leopold Nycz

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  9. Brian & Gloria Kisinger :

    Dear Bobbie, John, Melanie, Amp and family.
    We are so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Please accept our condolences for your loss
    keep yourselves safe in sharing your grief.
    Warmest regards:
    Brian and amp; Gloria.

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  10. Joanne Lennon (and MOLLY) :

    So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your husband and life partner. Big HUGS to you and your family (and Kipper).

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  11. Linda Robertson :

    My sincere condolences to the family. My grandfather was Edward Lewis and my father was Edward William (Bill) Lewis. I last saw Bill when he brought out our copy of the Lewis family history.

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  12. Maureen & Foster Jansen :

    Bobbie , our sincere condolences to you and your family. We always enjoyed Bill’s company. Grey cup won’t be the same.

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  13. Gord Cavanagh :

    Bobbie, we are saddened to hear that Bill has passed away. I have fond memories of my many discussions at trade shows with Bill over the many years we shared contacts with our customers. Bill was always ready to be of assistance when asked. He will be missed.
    Joan and Gord.

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  14. Bill was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and will be truly missed. Sorry to hear for your loss, Bobbie.

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  15. Annalisa Webb :

    Dear Bobby,
    My heart goes out to you. I will always remember Bill as a kind and loving uncle, a special person. Love also to Mel and John and their families. You are all in our prayers.xxx

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  16. Shirley Hutton :

    Dear Bobbie
    Words cannot express the sadness we feel for all of you at this time. The news of Bill’s passing truly came as a shock. Bill was a wonderful cousin and great friend, always telling stories about when we were kids growing up. He will definitely be missed by all who touched his life.

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  17. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a true gentlemen. It was just a few weeks ago we enjoyed a barbecue at Debs, with both of you. Our grandchildren thought he was such a fine man, I’m sure so did Bryne. We will see you soon for a hug.

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  18. I had the pleasure of meeting Bill on only a few occessions. He was my Dad’s (Edward William (Bill) Lewis) cousin, whom I had only heard of, but had yet to meet. At our family reunion at his home in Calgary, Bill quickly won me over with his warm demeanor, strength of character, and sense of humour. Meeting Bill and my family out west was, and will remain, a cherished memory. I am saddened by the news of his passing and hope his family find solace knowing how Bill touched and influenced the lives of so many people.
    My condolences to your family and warmest wishes through this difficult time. Bill will be missed by all who knew him.

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  19. Rosie, Mike, Danielle, Michelle and Nicole MacLean :

    Bobbi,
    We are so sorry to hear the loss of your beloved Bill. He was a fantastic neighbor and a joy to be around to hear the tales of your grandchildren, Kipper and slippery sidewalks (lol). He will be greatly missed in so many ways. Take care and god bless.
    Rosie, Mike, Danielle, Michelle & Nicole – Edmond, Oklahoma

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  20. Lindsay Hardman :

    I remember playing in your basement when we were little kids, Bill was always so funny and had a smile on his face.
    Sorry to hear about your loss Bobbie

    Lindsay

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