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EARLE, William “Bill” VE6JD

May 16, 1934 – Reading, England      

December 22, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta   

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved and adored husband, father, and grandad Bill on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

Bill was born in Reading, England on May 16, 1934 and was predeceased by his parents Henry and Annie, and his sisters Kath, Win and Vera (Bobby). Cherishing his memory and wonderful life he spent with them, he is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Beryl “June”, his son Graeme and his daughter Debbie “Deb,” his son-in-law Rob and his pride and joy of grandchildren Brittney and Eric. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law in Reading, England.

Bill and June married in 1958 and immigrated to Calgary, Canada in 1959 where they settled down and fell in love with Calgary and immediately began their new life.  Prior to moving to Canada, Bill enlisted in the Royal Air Force and completed his two years of National Service where he mastered the art of electronics.  After arriving in Calgary, Bill began working with Admiral Canada as a TV and radio technician and quickly moved into a management position as he was very talented and took great pride and pleasure in fixing and repairing electronics.  After a few years he was recruited to work for the City of Calgary Electrical Division where he worked until 1989, when he took early retirement due to suffering his first massive heart attack. During his retirement he enjoyed his time camping, bird watching in his garden, golfing, and spending quality time with his family, especially his treasured grandchildren.

Bill was a wonderful, gentle, warm- and kind-hearted man with the most positive attitude.  He was always willing to help anyone and always loved to chat and tell stories.  Bill loved his sports and was a loyal fan of the Calgary Flames and Stampeders and loved following his hometown Reading Football Club soccer team.  Bill also coached and was a board member of the Chinook Soccer Club for many years.  Bill’s biggest and most favorite hobby was his Ham radio.  He spent countless hours every morning speaking on his Ham radio to his many friends all over the world, especially his friends from his home country England.  Bill was an active member of the Calgary Communications Club and served as Treasurer Emeritus for 18 years until 2017.  He made many wonderful lifelong friends from his Ham radio community and enjoyed his weekly Saturday morning coffee with his fellow local Hams.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.  Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Bill’s family would like to extent a huge thank you to Dr. Jim Hansen, Dr. Dan Botha, the numerous Doctors and nurses at the Foothills Hospital Cardiac Function Lab and the Cardiac ICD Clinic for their continuous support and care over the last 29 years.

In living memory of Bill Earle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
    Sue MacDonell and family

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  2. It was a great pleasure serving with Bill for many years on the Calgary Communications Club executive. Bill as treasurer and I as secretary worked very closely together keeping the membership list updated and dues deposited. His support of the Club was very much appreciated by all the members but especially by those who served on the executive with him. He will be missed!
    Cliff VE6PLC

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  3. Bill was a valued member of CCC for many years and will be missed by all it was great to work with him. My sincerest condolences to the family.

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  4. RUSSELL WILSON (Russ)VE6VK

    My sincere condolences to Bill’s wife and family for the loss of your loved one.
    Bill was a good guy and will be remembered always. He will be sadly missed by the ham radio fraternity for his great voluntary service. I regret that I am unable to attend the service but my thoughts will be with you.

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  5. My condolences to you and your family, Deb. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
    I have had the privilege to get to know you Deb through work and your kindness and caring speaks volumes to the wonderful parents who raised you.

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  6. Don Miller (VE6XF)

    My sincere condolences to Bill’s Family and friends . I have known Bill for many years as a fellow radio amateur

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  7. I remember all the happy times we had before Bill and Beryl left Reading for Calgary, especially the weekends we would spend at the seaside playing football and cricket and Uncle Bill taking me there on the back of his motorbike.
    Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Brian and Sheelagh.

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  8. Remembering all the happy times I spent on holiday in Calgary with Beryl and a Very Special Uncle. Bill was such a lovely man. In recent years we would talk, at length, on Skype. I will treasure those times.

    I am thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Love always Sue xxx

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  9. Gerard Krul and Loes Krul.

    Our sincere condolences to Bill’s wife June and family, Bill will be sadly missed.
    Gerry and Loes Krul. ve6wg

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  10. Veronica Gonzales

    My deepest sympathy to June and her family.

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