William (Bill) Smiley, beloved husband of Eileen Smiley of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 25, 2005 at the age of 80 years.
Bill was born on May 7, 1924 in Calgary. He was a Plumber, retired from Canada Packers, he also served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He was a handyman, a whiz at building and fixing things. Bowling, hiking and skiing were his favourite pastimes. Bill was an avid fan of the Calgary Stampeders and the Calgary Flames. Most of all, he was a man who loved his family very much.
Bill is survived by his loving family, his wife Eileen; son Don; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Derek Pyne, and Darlynn and Jim Courage; granddaughter Janice; and his grandsons, Graham, Kevin and Alex. He was predeceased by his sister Nell and his brother Mike.
Prayers will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church (7103 – 20A Street S.E.) on Monday, February 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church (7103 – 20A Street S.E.) on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jamie de los Angeles Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes can be made directly to the Heart and Stroke foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549. The family would like to thank Dr. Len Aldridge and Dr. Mark Sosnowski for the wonderful care and concern they provided these last several years to Bill and the entire family.
In living memory of William Smiley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY.Print This Obituary & Condolences