Bill was born in Wilkie Saskatchewan on March 10th, 1926 and passed away peacefully at the St Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, on Sunday February 4th, 2018. He is survived by his son: Grant (Bonnie); grandchildren: Brock (Kayleigh), Jude and Linus; Derek (Nancy); Lisa (Kevin); step-grandchildren: David, Lynden, and Steffani (Joshua), Heidi; and sister-in-law: Ruth Swanson. Bill was predeceased by: his wife Gladys (nee Swanson - 2016), parents: Dmytro and Axania, and by sisters: Mary, Nettie, and Olga. Bill, the son of a railroad section-man, was raised while living in several railway towns throughout Saskatchewan and he graduated from high-school in Sylvania. He met his wife at a barn dance and they were married in 1951. Together they spent several years residing in Wynyard and Prince Albert before moving to Saskatoon in 2010. Bill had a 40 plus-year career as a telegrapher, operator, and station agent with the Canadian Pacific Railway - retiring in 1986. Bill was an accomplished bridge player and proudly earned his Silver Life Master Status in October 2017. He was an active member of Saskatoon Morse Telegrapher Club and before moving to Saskatoon was extensively involved with the Prince Albert Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching hockey – especially his favorite team: the Toronto Maple Leafs. There will be a private family service with internment at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens, with Reverend Tony Thompson officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306-922-4729).
In lieu of other tributes donations may be made to Palliative Care - St Paul’s Hospital Foundation, 1702 – 20th St West Saskatoon, Sask S7M 0Z9
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