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PORTER, William Druery

May 6, 1929 – May 6, 2012

William (Bill) Porter beloved husband of Shirley passed away on his birthday at the age of 83 years after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Bill was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It was here that he met and married the love of his life Norma Shirley Bell in 1950 and had their 4 children. Bill had an incredible work ethic and worked most of his life as a stationary engineer in the communities of Moose Jaw, Tisdale, and Saskatoon, Sask. Edmonton, and Calgary, AB. Bill was an enthusiastic athlete who competed in many half-marathons and triathlons including two World Triathlons after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was with this same enthusiastic positive attitude that Bill lived his life leaving a legacy for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren on how to live a wonderful life through honesty, hard work, commitment and a great sense of humor.
Bill is survived by his wife Shirley, son Bill (Marion), daughters Vicki, Patti (Mark) and Debbie (Roger) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Bill’s request there will be a small family gathering only. Condolences may be forwarded through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com

In living memory of Bill Porter, 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 Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Constance Drolet :

    Dear Patti,

    My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult period.

    Sincerely, Constance

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  2. George & Brian Kefford :

    To Shirley, Bill, Patti, Vicki and Debbie and families – Brian and I are very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We always enjoyed any visits we had with him. We are both very sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely,
    Brian and George Kefford

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  3. Brian Kefford :

    Dear Shirley, Billy,Viccki, Patti and Debbie.
    My sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of loss.
    Brian Kefford and Susan
    Regina, SK

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  4. Caron Pelletier :

    To the family of Bill Porter. Frank and Lorraine Fish and Robert Fish send there condolences at this sad time. Frank and Bob were cousins. Aunt Lou and dad’s mom Mabel were sisters. They grew up together in Moose Jaw and I remember aunt Lou well. If Bill was anything like her,he would have been a joy to be with. Again, Our family is very sorry for your loss.

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  5. John Bell and Family :

    Dear Aunt Shirley,Bill,Vicki,Patti and Debbie….Our many thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this challenging time.Know that the fondest memories are with me today..Like the time Uncle Bill and Aunt Shirley came to see me run Provincial track in Saskatoon and provided me with pictures, I still have those today!The year after that Uncle Bill and I ran 5 miles around the hiway, unforgettable…and Uncle Bill’s sense of humor was second to none…Take care everyone…John,Holli,Carson,Kaleb and Brydon.

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  6. Joyce Chiang :

    Dear Porter Family,

    Triathlon Canada would like to extend our sympathies during this difficult time.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Triathlon Canada

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  7. Aunt Shirley, Bill, Vicki, Patti, and Debbie. Our sincere condolences to you during your time of sadness. Uncle Bill had a unique way of keeping things fun and spirited for all.
    With you in prayer; Rick, Sandy, Rikki, Tyler and Brooke.

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  8. Clara Peters :

    Dear Patti, Accept my sympathy during this diffcult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  9. Andrea Staples :

    Patty and Vicki. Just read in the Star Phoenix of your mom’s passing and also learned about your dad. It must be a really tough time for you right now. Our thoughts are with you. Vicki, hope you will keep in touch.

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