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Smiley, William (Bill)

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 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.

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  1. Dear Darlynn:

    With the greatest respect, and love, I only recently learned of the passing of your father Bill. I loved your Dad!

    I feel it incumbent to comment on his influence on my life as a respectful eulogy of his life.

    Going back in history, I so appreciate that Bill embraced me on the second worst day of my life: namely April 1, 1989 (the first being January 14, 1989).

    Your father held me as I tried to deal with your moving our of our condo. Bill tried to comfort me saying “how sorry he was as to our situation” as we hugged each other.

    I was inconsolable to the events of January 14, 1989 that has had such an effect upon my life. This was, of course, the date of our after ‘New Years’ party upon our return from Calgary.

    Bill always treated me with respect, and I understood his challenges in life. I honour his memory!

    Please say hello to your brother Don — he is a good guy. I still have, and use, the brass Kleenex holder after all these years and use it every day.

    With all my love,


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