June 24, 1934, Washington D.C.
June 15, 2013, Calgary, AB
Updated 06/22/13 9:00am – Services will proceed as scheduled below:
My darling Willy passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Foothills Hospital, with Toony, Neil and myself, Judy, loving him until the end.
Before I tell you his history I need to say this man was everything to me, to his family, to his friends everywhere and to his community. He was brave, heroic, articulate, funny, sincere, had enormous integrity, passion and commitment of love and peace to all he knew. He listened; he responded; he understood; he was thoughtful and perceptive; he laughed. He advised, he shared, he loved everyone and they all knew it.
Above all, his family was most precious. His children Will, Thomas and Laura and their children were always present in his loving mind. As were Elizabeth (Toony) and Neil, Geoffrey and Marie-Jose and their fantastic beautiful children.
I experienced and knew a love beyond anything earthly. We shared a twenty- second hug every day that brought us comfort, peace and a deep penetrating love. We were truly blessed by God and his angels.
Born in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 1934, Bill’s family moved frequently but always provided him with an excellent education. He won a scholarship to Yale University (BA Economics ’56) from the US Navy and for 10 years he loved his days travelling and flying helicopters off aircraft carriers. Then another scholarship to University of Michigan Law School (LLB & J.D.) followed by an early career with Washington’s F.C.C., Superior Oil Company, McIntyre Porcupine Mines Ltd., Coleman Colliers (President) and finally Norcen Energy Resources Ltd. as VP, Legal, Secretary, Administration.
Numerous directorships ensued but his latter years were dedicated to the volunteer sector – as founding Chairman (1992) of the Esther Honens International Piano Competition, director of the Banff Centre, Calgary Homeless Foundation and most recently the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation as Vice Chairman. As a “Friend of the CPO” he, with others, have created an endowment of over $25 million for its future stability.
Beyond his love of community & family and loving network of friends from his years of constant caring, he was a treasure among men.
I will miss my Willy forever but his spirit will always be in my heart and my soul. Love you my darling Willy, Judy
UPDATED Funeral Services will be held at St. Laurence Anglican Church (5940 Lakeview Drive S.W.) on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If you so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made directly to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation, St. Martins Anglican Church, Calgary Homeless Foundation or Esther Honens International Piano Competition.
In living memory of William T. Kilbourne a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences