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DOWNES, William (Bill) Thomas

November 15, 1931 – Stockport, England
October 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

William (Bill) Thomas Downes of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Bill married the love of his life Audrey in 1953. They emigrated from England in 1963.

Bill is survived by his children, Wendy, Andrew (Laverne), Adrian, and Philip; and four grandchildren, Marci, Collin, Elizabeth, and Devin; and one great-grandchild David. He was predeceased by his wife of fifty-six years, Audrey Downes (nee Mitchell) in 2010.

A Private Family Service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Bill Downes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Elizabeth Webster

    From all of us at Lake Bonavista Village, we are so sorry for Bill’s passing and our hearts are with his wonderful family. He was such a kind and interesting man, and adored by all of us. Thank you so much for bringing him into our lives and letting us spend the last few years of his making wonderful memories.

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  2. Dear Wendy and family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your father. May the great memories of your dad comfort you all in the days ahead. Sending you peace and strength.

    Love Maggie and Billy

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  3. Sending my love and sympathy to you all. I have fond memories of spending time with your Dad in 2011 when my husband ( David Murphy) visited Canada. Love to you all Judith Murphy and family.( Stockport,England)

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