February 13, 1942 – August 15, 2014
It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Bill Rothel beloved husband of Blanche, on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the age of 72 with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Bill was born on February 13, 1942 in Natal, BC and moved to Calgary at a very young age. His love for cattle began at the age of 11 when he bought his first cow. He then started his own Purebred Simmental business, which became his passion. He was an outgoing man who loved spending time with his family and friends. He worked for Fish Creek Excavating as an owner/operator for 39 years until his retirement in 2011.
He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew him; his loving wife Blanche, children Melody, Mike (Mary), Tanya (Gerry) as well as grandchildren Lindsay (Brant), Melissa, Cody (Maddy) and Tyler; his brothers Barry (Bonnie) Rothel of Nanton and Gary (Mary) Bolton of Vernon.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Bill Rothel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences