William (Bill) Katerenchuk

1930 – 2015

It is with deep sorrow that we announce Bill’s sudden passing. He died in the early hours of May 7 with his wife and soul mate Jackie by his side.

He also leaves behind, his brother Johnny, daughter and son in law Ruby & Jim Finkbeiner, grandsons Jamie (Vanessa), Matthew and Paul and great grandson Josh. He is predeceased by his brother George and sisters Jean & Kathy.

Bill lived his life to the fullest with joy and determination and met each challenge with courage and certitude that he could make a difference. His glass was always more than half full.

Born in Hamlin Alberta, his life choices and career in Construction and Real Estate Development led him to many places and opportunities and his passion for fly fishing and marksmanship helped to balance his love for business with his love for nature.

Bill left his mark on the industry he so loved and took great pride in his accomplishments and deeply valued the friends and colleagues he met along the way. He sought to mentor and share his experiences to help others as he had been helped when finding his way. He remained active doing the work he loved and finally called his hobby. His indomitable spirit was determined to hold onto life and love with a full heart and both hands.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations to Ducks Unlimited, one of his passions or the BC Cancer Foundation to whom we are most grateful for the Doctors and technology that cured him of cancer 10 years ago.

Bill made his wishes very clear, no funerals or large gatherings. Kindly remember him as he lived. He lives on in the memory of all those who loved and admired him.

He is forever loved and missed.

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