William (Bill) Henry Stemp, beloved husband of Donna Stemp (nee Uniacke) of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the age of 83 years.
Bill was born in Calgary and attended school at Sunalta and Central High. He served two years in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. Following the war, Bill returned to the University of Alberta where he graduated in 1948 with a BSc. in Chemistry. Upon graduation, he joined Dowell of Canada, starting in field operations. Throughout the years he held various sales, personnel and management positions in Canada, Libya, and Dubai. Bill returned to Canada in 1974 as President of Dowell of Canada, and retired in 1982. After retirement, Bill consulted and served on the board of several energy and oilfield service companies.
For many years Bill served on the vestries of St. Peter’s and Christ Church and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Calgary. He enjoyed the development and nurturing of his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included golf, gardening, photography, jazz music, sporting events with his family and travel.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Donna; his children, Bill (Maria), Barb (Ken) Oleschuk, Bob (Cathy), Lynn, Tim (Grace), Michael (Cecilia); and his grandchildren, Lindsey, Katie, Geoff, Ben, Jessica, Emily, Taylor, Kirsten, Amy, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Samantha as well as a large extended family. Bill was predeceased by his parents William Charles and Lilian Stemp; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Stephure; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Timothy and Rita Uniacke.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bill’s honour may be made directly to Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 3A7, Telephone: (403) 243-4680 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family would like to thank the very caring doctors and nursing staff in Emergency and Unit 93 at the Rockyview General Hospital.
In living memory of William Stemp, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences