August 9, 1956– Smithers, BC
March 7, 2014– Calgary, AB
How do we say goodbye
So much sooner than we planned
Being forced to let you go
When we just want to hold your hand
Every second, everyday
Your life flashes through our minds
So many precious memories
That to our hearts forever binds
With sad hearts we say farewell to the good man that was Bill, who went home peacefully on the evening of March 7, 2014.
The beloved husband of Leah and loving father of Cory, Eric, and Ryan, Bill will also be missed by his parents Adrian and Johanna Meeuwissen; sisters Irene Meeuwissen, Adri (Cameron) MacKay, Johanna Meeuwissen, and Antonette (Kent) Fisher; mother-in-law Enid Gardner; sisters-in-law Karen (Bruce) Marlow and Diane (Troy) Elvey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Bruce Gardner.
Bill grew up in Houston, BC and went to university in both Nelson, BC and Edmonton, AB. He moved to Calgary for his first engineering job where he met his wife Leah. Bill loved life. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed snowmobiling and playing hockey in the winter, hiking, fishing, boating and waterskiing in the summer. He loved puttering at his lakehouse in Moyie, BC, where he built his “Toy Box” for his toys. He always welcomed family and friends. In recent years, he and his wife Leah spent time travelling, often with friends and family. He worked hard and loved to play. Bill will be loved and remembered always.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Helping Families Handle Cancer Foundation, 125 – 8888 Country Hills Blvd. N.W. P.O. Box 91052 Royal Oak, Calgary, AB T3G 5T0, Telephone: (403) 984-9422, helpingfamilieshandlecancer.com.
A thousand times we needed you
A thousand times we cried
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died
A heart of gold stopped beating
Two twinkling eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove, he only took the best,
Never a day goes by that you’re not in our hearts
In living memory of Bill Meeuwissen, 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.Print Obituary & Condolences