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STENT – William Franklin

March 4, 1926 – April 24, 2010

With sadness and love, we announce his passing at home on April 24th, 2010.

Bill is now reunited with his beloved wife (and dance partner!), Eva, who left us in 1993. He lived a long and independent joy-filled life, taking great pride in his family, and his impeccable home and lovely garden. Bill leaves to cherish his memory, his “girls”: adored daughters Kelly (Bob) and Cori (Grant); his beloved sisters Leslie, Marie (Bert) and Shirley, sister-in-law Elaine, and many dear cousins, nephews, nieces, lovely friends and wonderful neighbours.

Born in 1926 and raised in Southern Saskatchewan, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, taught school in a one-room schoolhouse and began his career with the Hudson’s Bay Company before marrying the talented and feisty Eva Stan in 1959. In 1971, his career took a new direction as a Social Worker for the Province of Alberta where he worked until retiring in 1991. Nature, flowers, gardens and backyard birds were among his joys, along with cats and dogs, beautiful colours, well-cut suits with superb ties, and dancing with graceful women. Throughout his life Bill enjoyed singing and performing with numerous groups, and playing piano by ear…. ehhh? Bill travelled near and far, most frequently driving rather swiftly across the Prairies and west to the Pacific.

The family welcomes all friends and acquaintances to a gathering in celebration of Bill’s wonderful life at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at McDougall United Church 8516 Athabasca St. S.E. Calgary. Bill was a faithful supporter of many charities. Please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in his memory. Flowers are greatly appreciated. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of William F. Stent, 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.

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  1. May your saddened hearts find comfort knowing the thoughts of others are close to you in your time of grief.
    Love, Netta

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  2. Liz Cooper :

    I have so many happy memories of Bill, but the one I treasure the most is really a series. These memories all are about the generous interest he always took in my education and career. No big brother could have been more loving. No life was ever better lived.

    Thanks Bill

    Cousin Liz Cooper

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  3. Maureen and Eric Ward :

    Kelly and Cori

    We were very sad to see your father’s smiling face in the paper this past week. Over the years Maureen and I have often remembered both Bill and Eva as two very vibrant people, full of fun , quick to joke, and so keen to dance beautifully together. We know that you will miss your dad, but you will have wonderful memories forever.

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  4. Bob and Nadine Watterberg :

    Kelly and Cori and families

    Our sincere sympathy to you and yours. Treasure your many memories.

    Bob & Nadine Watterberg

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  5. Beverley and Rudy Czemeres :

    We were so shocked to receive the news about Uncle Bill, as I just spoke to him on April on my way to Auntie Elaine’s. He was always wanting to know how everyone was and what they were doing. We will always remember your dad and mom dancing, they so enjoyed it. You will grieve but still have many memories and never forget him.

    Cousin Bev

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  6. John Duddy. Margaret Duddy. :

    One of our favourite people at the “Happy Solos” and “Saturday Night Dance Club” Bill was a delight and a faithful participant. Always ready to dance with charming ladies and ready to make the evenings enjoyable.
    We will miss Bill. Especially in the jive.
    Bill helped me out when injury prevented me (John) from hitting the rock/roll beat; Margaret loved the workout.
    We are in Victoria for a month and regret missing his celebration of life.

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  7. Donna Davies :

    What memories we all have of your Dad and Mom. They were such a loving, high spirited couple. They just sparkled wherever they were. When I lived in Calgary and Trevor was born, your Dad was such a help to me. Please know that we have all been blessed by knowing them.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Cousin Donna

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  8. Trevor Davies :

    Kelly and Cori, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always cherish the time I was able to spend with Uncle Bill and take heed in the fact that he and Aunt Eva will once again be dancing together.

    Trev.

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  9. Ryan Morcom :

    Our condolences Cori and Kelly. Unable to be there today, but have your family in our thoughts.

    Uncle Bill led a full life and certainly will be missed, but not forgotten.

    Ryan, Carole, Alexi, Peter and James.

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  10. Lloyd and Vivian M,orcom :

    We were very saddened to hear of Uncle Bills passing. He and Aunt Eva were a great couple – full of life and always so entertaining. We had the pleasure of staying at their home a time or two and we remember them fondly. Deep sympathy to you girls. Treasue the memories of your loving parents.

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  11. Jackie Kleiner :

    Kelly, Cori and families. My sympathy on the passing of your father, Bill. Bill and I worked together at Social Services for many years and at one time we were office mates. He was such a gentleman and always good fun.

    Take good care.

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  12. Jeff Morcom :

    Please accept my condolences Kelly and Cori. I’ll always remember Uncle Bill as the gentle soul with a perpetual smile (and who could forget that singing voice) who always made you feel so welcome. He will be missed by all of us.

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