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SOCHOWSKI, William Frank “Bill”

SOCHOWSKI, William Frank “Bill”
August 15, 1931- Wolseley, Saskatchewan
July 12, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

We are saddened to announce that William Frank Sochowski, kind loving husband, Father and Grandfather, passed away on July 12, 2013 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, at the age of 81 years.

Bill was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan. He met his wife Rose (Fiorentino) in Cranbrook, BC where they married and raised their children. Fifteen years ago, they moved to Airdrie to be near their daughters and grandchildren.

Bill was a businessman. His businesses over the years included Bill’s Mens Wear, Bill’s Trucking, Beauty Shine Car Complexion, Kootenay Radiators and Air Conditioning, and Axis Oil. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree Knight who held many positions of honour. Bill was a ‘social kind of guy’ and enjoyed his volunteer work at the T and C in Airdrie.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Rose; his children Gerri, Linda, Bob, Susie and Darlene and their spouses; his grandchildren Amanda, Michelle, Meghann, Shaun, Taryn, Kailyn, Ashley, Joel, Nicole and Jackson.

Bill was the youngest of ten children and was predeceased by all of his siblings. Also by his newborn son Joe, infant son William and granddaughter baby Olivia.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Bill at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street Airdrie, Alberta) on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church Building Fund (1305 Main Street Airdrie, Alberta T4B 1C5)

In living memory of Bill Sochowski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: (403) 948 1100

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  1. Edith Johnson :

    To you Rose and your family is my heartfelt sympathy. Bill will be missed by everyone who knew him.
    Just know I care.
    Yours Sincerely, Edith

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  2. August, Debi, Fiorentino & family :

    Deepest sympathy, thoughts & prayers are with you. All our love xo

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  3. Michele Gramm (Fadeeff) :

    So sorry to hear the news of Bill’s passing. Praying for peace & comfort for you all.

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  4. Cari Mossop :

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Bill was a generous and loving man who took great pride in his family. I will miss him and his sense of humor. My love, thoughts and prayers go to the entire family. xoxo

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  5. Darlene and Susie, I am really sorry for you loss. I know how close you were to your father and what an influence he had on your life. Extend my condolences to your mom and the rest of the family. I send you two a huge hug all the way from Colombia.

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  6. Michael Drewniak :

    To Rose and the Family of

    Sir Knight William (Bill) Sochowski, PFN

    As Master of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Alberta South District, I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to you and the family of Sir Knight William. He was a very dedicated Knight of Columbus and an active member of Airdrie Council 8045 and SK John G. Timmermans Assembly 2632 and will be greatly missed.

    It is sad to realize that death has cut short another life, the life of one of our respected and cherished members, a Sir Knight. It is indeed sad to realize that the ties of friendship and fraternal affection which bound him to our Order have been severed.

    In our sadness we are consoled by the thought that he, whom we knew and loved, is forever at rest. His labors are finished and a good and faithful servant has been called to meet his Maker.

    Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy to those who remain to mourn. Their loss is a heavy one, their bereavement great, but we ask Almighty God in His Goodness and Kindness, to console them. For those who knew Sir Knight William, “We loved him in life; Let us not forget him in death”.

    May he now rest in peace.

    SK Michael Drewniak, MFD

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  7. Cindy Fiorentino :

    In my heart and my prayers…so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Uncle Bill.

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  8. Arlene de Guzman :

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My condolences to your family.

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