POOLE, WILLIAM – It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that Bill passed away suddenly on September 11th with his family at his side at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
Bill was born in Stockholm, Sask and moved to Trail at an early young age. He went to school in Trail and he resided in Montrose for 50 years.
Bill was predeceased by his daughter Deborah and grandson Ryan in 1995, his parents, Fred and Lena Poole brother Bert (Ev) Poole and sisters Doreen, Helen (Curly) Butoric, Leola (Bud) Buckle, Myrtle (Jack) Daynes and his father-in-law Frank Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, and his sons, Darryl (Lisa) and grandchildren Tyler and Darian of Edmonton and Derrick and grandchild Christopher of Trail. His son-in-law Sean Jones and grandchildren Dylan Jones-Poole in Edmonton and Samantha Poole in Trail. Bill’s great grandchildren Amaya and Kayden.
Also he is survived by mother-in-law Rose Stewart, brother-in-law Bob Stewart (Violet) and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
Bill was employed at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital as the Chief Engineer until he retired in 2005. Bill was also involved with coaching minor hockey and baseball over the years. He was also instrumental along with his brother-in-law, Bob, in developing the ball field in Montrose so that Babe Ruth Ball could be played at the Montrose Park. He enjoyed his time at Christina Lake with his family for many years. He curled with his sons and brother-in-law in the Beaver Valley men’s club and in the mixed with his wife and in-laws. As well he enjoyed golfing and fishing in the summer.
He was also fondly known as “Bronco Billy” to many of his friends and family.
Over the last few years, Bill especially enjoyed spending most of his time with his two great grandchildren Amaya and Kayden. His family was the love of his life.
By Bill’s request there will be no funeral services. Family gathered and said goodbye putting him to rest, on top of the mountain in Montrose to watch over his family forever.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society c/o 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 3N6 or online at www.cancer.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca