William (Bill) Blackburn passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 18, 2015. Bill was born March 31, 1936 in Hamilton, Ontario.
His career with Sears brought him to Western Canada where he retired and pursued his many interests. Gardening was his labour of love. Skiing and swimming with family and friends provided him with many wonderful memories.
Bill is predeceased by his parents John and Ruby and his sister Florence Blackburn. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marguerite, 3 children; Natalie (Phil), Billy (Monique) and Charlene (Walter), grandchildren; Tianda, Vanessa, Danica, William and Emily, his brother Jack (Vonnie) and his sisters Doris, Marion and Sharon (Earl).
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society c/o 908 Rossland Ave. Trail, BC, V1R 3N6.
There will be an open house in celebration of Bill’s life on Friday, April 24, 2015 beginning at 12:00 at 2346A Leroi Ave., Rossland, BC.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca