January 14, 1937 – July 28, 2012
Bill Halliday passed away at the age of 75 years in Kamloops, B.C. He is survived by his loving wife Judi; his children CindyLee (Willy Matthew), Bill (Shirley), Brenda (Darrell Bradford), Wayne (Cindy), Melinda (Darcy Tiani); and his stepsons Terrance and Michael Ward. Also left to cherish his memory are eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many other relatives. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Violet.
Bill was born in Shaunavon, Sask. He led a full life. He started out as a welder, and then took on a job building roads, which led to him moving his family to Barriere in 1969. Bill and Vi raised their five children there. Bill worked for Gilbert Smith Forest Products, and then later started his own company, Bill’s Welding.
In 1982, Bill moved from Barriere to Millet, Alberta. In Millet, he served as mayor for four years. He was very proud of the projects he initiated such as the building of the Agri-Plex, Millet Park, and town sidewalks.
He moved to Singapore in 1993 and spent four years there managing the overseas office for his company. Bill and Vi moved back to Millet, and then eventually made Kamloops their retirement location. In 2007, Bill lost his wife Vi. Bill later met and married Judi Ward of Merritt. They resided there for a year, and then moved to Kamloops, where they enjoyed the remainder of their time together.
It was in Barriere that Bill first joined Lions Club International. Bill was passionate about the good work that the Lions do for others. Bill took on many projects for the Lions. He loved working at the Pancake Breakfasts, and special to his heart was the Guide Dog Training Center, where his dog Chi was memorialized on their wall. Bill also served as District Governor for Lions Club International (2006-2007) while he lived in Kamloops.
A Celebration of Life for Bill will be held on August 11, 2012, at the Barriere Lions Hall at 11 a.m., with a lunch to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to the family via www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Box 859, Barriere, BC, 250-672-1999.