It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Bill Markel.

Born February 16, 1919 in Markinch, Saskatchewan, Bill passed away August 12, 2007 at Nanaimo Traveller’s Lodge. He left behind his loving wife, Wilma, of 60 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Joyce (Keith) Pritchard and son, Bryan (Brenda) both of Nanaimo, British Columbia. He loved his three grandchildren Windy [Keith], Clint (Jen), and Leslie (Jeremy) and cherished his great grandsons, Blade and


Bill was an extremely skilled machinist and welder and could build, create or construct just about anything, unfortunately Alzheimer’s stole his mind.

He really enjoyed his special pets “Maddie” and “Brutus” who visited him at the Lodge regularly along with his beloved family.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

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