1933 – 2017
We are heartbroken to announce that on August 28, 2017 our dear husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa passed away. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years and best friend, Ann, by his daughter Linda (Rick), sons Brian and Ian (Julie, Kirk, Clay and Trent), grandchildren Dan, Rachel and Reid, great grandchildren, Maia and Aubrey, and sister Alice (Carl) and many nieces/nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry Valli and Mae Krogh.
Bill lived a full life including flying which he loved, hiking, camping, biking, scuba diving, and some travelling. He was born in Sturdee, B.C. on February 5, 1933 on the CPR tracks (which he loved to talk about). He moved to Chase when he was 6 and lived there until adulthood. He then joined the RCMP, training in Regina. After a time he left the RCMP and then moved on into the insurance industry and was an insurance adjuster for I.C.B.C. until he had to retire for health reasons. At retirement, he and Ann moved to Chase for a number of years and then returned to Kamloops. Bill was a friend of Bill W. for 54 wonderful years.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday September 17, 2017 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, B.C. in the Vista Room at 1:30 pm. Refreshments and sharing memories to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be emailed to the family at Drake@DrakeCremation.com
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