Bill (William Charles) Eveson
December 29, 1945 -April 24, 2013
Bill (William Charles) Eveson was born in Fort Macleod on December 29, 1945 and died April 24, 2013 after living graciously and courageously with cancer for the past 9 years.
Bill and his wife owned and operated Ocean Grove Store from 1981 until their retirement in 2008. Bill (aka Billy Ocean or Ocean Grove Bill) was a fixture at the store and in the local area. He loved his contact with people of all ages and the respect and affection was reciprocated. One of Bill’s joys was seeing the neighbourhood children who once bought ‘goodie bags’ grow into adults with children of their own.
After his first cancer diagnosis, Bill became an active participant in the local Relay for Life as “Team Esso”. Following his retirement, he spent time as a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity until a re-occurrence of cancer.
Bill took great pleasure in the little things in life. He loved cruising in his convertible on a sunny afternoon and he was well known (and ridiculed) for his continuing support of the Calgary Flames. However, his greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Donna, daughters Marta (Craig) and Paige (Bruce), son Christopher Linkletter (Chelsea) and granddaughters Kristin and Jayden, sisters Brenda (Ed) and Maureen (Wilf), sister-in-law Bonnie Haslett (Stuart), as well as 4 nephews and 3 nieces. Bill was predeceased by his mother, father, mother-in-law, father–in-law and brother-in-law.
There will be no service by request. Memorial donations may be made to the local hospital or hospice society.