McInnis & Holloway
Funeral Homes

McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes
“The opportunity to serve” is the highest compliment
McInnis & Holloway could receive.
Call (403) 243-8200 or 1-800-661-1599

SAVIAK – Bill (Wm.)

September 12, 1932 – March 30, 2011

Bill Saviak of Calgary passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the age of 78 years.

Bill’s was a life lived in celebration. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, valued and skilled mentor and an inspiration to all who knew him. Born in Winnipeg, Bill achieved his early aspiration of becoming “on-air” talent at radio stations across western Canada and moved to a career in advertising culminating in his own successful trade show promotions company. Bill was able to retire at a fairly young age and in his later years became a proud co-founder of the Joy of Life Centre. He was a past president and a beloved member. In his later years Bill was known to enjoy friendly casinos, a smooth round of golf and well broadcast sports events. For all those lucky enough to have had them his HUGS will be missed.

His sister Marie, eldest son Ken and his wife Carole, youngest son Stephen and grandchildren Melissa, Don, Bryce and Stephen Jr survive Bill. His wife Helen Saviak and middle son David predeceased him.

Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Joy of Life Centre c/o Suite 724, 105-150 Crowfoot Crescent NW Calgary, AB T3G 3T2

In living memory of Bill Saviak, 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.

“And so it is.”

Offer Condolence for the family of SAVIAK – Bill (Wm.)

Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Larry and Kathy Heffernan :

    Dear Ken & Carole, Don & Melissa
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Kathy & Larry

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  2. Dorothy and Sean Wilkinson :

    Ken, Carole, Melissa and Don, our prayers and best wishes go out to you at this sad time. Bill indeed was a positive, creative person whose legacy and achievements surprise even us. May you and the family find solace and peace, and share many happy memories of a dear father and grandfather.

    All our love, Mom and Sean.

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  3. Rev. Gabriella Enyedvary :

    Dear Family:

    I have worked with Bill on the “In From The Cold” project for couple of years and I have admired Bill’s determination, steadfastness and dedication to a wonderful cause. He was a great contributor to making Calgary a better place to live for all of us.

    He made me feel welcomed and appreciated Sunday after Sunday at the Joy of Life Centre for Spiritual Living. He just had this wonderful air about him.

    My heart is with you as you are losing his physical presence, but I know that his legacy will remain in your hearts and minds.

    Love and light to you all.

    Rev. Gabriella Enyedvary

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  4. Charlotte Rich :

    Dear Family.

    Bill Saviak was a good looking, warm, kind, giving GENTLEMAN, with a great speaking voice, that dedicated his efforts to helping many good causes, right up to the end of his life.

    My life is richer for having known him. I know he loved his family.

    Best warm wishes to all of you.

    Sincerely, Charlotte Rich

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  5. Mrs. Kerry Liktor :

    Bill was a great doorman with complimentary hugs.
    It was nice knowing him.
    Blessings Kerry

    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences
  6. The Saviak Family,

    I new Bill for over thirty years. He was truly a Gentleman, in every respect of the word. Bill was always willing to lend an ear and share his wisdom and advice. Having known Bill has enriched my life and he will be missed greatly.

    Love to you all,


    Print This Obituary & Condolences Print This Obituary & Condolences

Leave Your Condolence


In order to confirm this has been completed by a human, kindly answer the below equation. *