After a brief illness at C.R. General Hospital, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Williamson.
Bill was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Goldie; his parents William and Elizabeth Williamson, and his nephew Steven Feller.
Dad leaves behind to mourn his sister Grace (August) Feller, brother-in-law Dan (Sheila) Hartman, daughter Suzanne (Kim) Morin, sons Robert (Lorraine) Williamson and William Thomas Williamson, grand-children Candice (Corey) Silliker, Damian Kudoba, Anthony Lambert, Tara Williamson, Matthew Williamson, Kyle Dufton, and one great-grandson, Blake. He also leaves his many relatives in the Cumberland area to mourn.
Together, Bill and Goldie were loving foster parents to many children over a 25 year span. Notably, Carl Dick, Laura Page, David (Michelle) Roemer, and Shelly Roemer, who all became permanent members of our family.
Bill was born in Comox, B.C. and spent his early years growing up in Cumberland. Grandpa Williamson moved the family to Campbell River in 1950, where Dad eventually met the love of his life, Goldie.
During his service in the Canadian Navy, the newlyweds lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After which, they returned to Campbell River to start and raise their family.
Bill worked at Elk Falls Pulp and Paper for well over 30 years, beginning on the Boom Crew, and then becoming a Journeyman Carpenter. He found many lifelong friends among his co-workers, and also through several volunteer organizations within the community. In particular, as a member of the Eagles, as an executive member with C.E.P. local 1123, and as a longstanding director on the Credit Union board.
Dad held an undeniably strong passion as an outdoorsman; he found incredible peace and joy through fishing, hunting, and camping. He shared and passed on this passion with his children and grandchildren, making outdoor life a family affair.
There will be a celebration of life for Bill on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Eagles Hall (1999 14th Avenue, Campbell River, B.C.) from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
Please join us to share and remember a devoted father, brother, papa, and friend to many.