William Whitten VILLAGE

VILLAGE, William Whitten

August 10, 1924 – August 28, 2009

Bill passed peacefully into the

arms of his Lord and Saviour,

Jesus Christ following a brief

but brave battle with leukemia.

Husband, father, grandfather and

friend, he will be sadly, deeply and

fondly missed by his wife of 62

years, Bobbie (Margaret), and his

children Lonnie (David), Bill (Lori),

Dan (Heidi), and Ron (Judy).

‘Grandad’ will be missed by his

11 grandchildren (especially his

favourites: Danika, Jonathan, Erin,

Geoffrey, Daniel, Michael, Spencer,

Mark, Ryan, Krista, and Jason).

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Bill

moved to B.C. at age of 15 where

he attended Britannia High School.

There he met his bride to be Bobbie,

whom he dated for four years

before he left to serve overseas in

1944. Upon his return in 1946,

Bill and Bobbie were married on

December 7th. They lived in Vancouver

for a short time after their

marriage before moving to North

Burnaby in 1948. Bill was a community

leader in Burnaby where

he and Bobbie raised their four

children. He was involved with the

United Church, minor baseball,

and numerous other community

organizations.

Bill attended Art School in Vancouver

before opening his own art

studio and sign shop on Hastings

Street in North Burnaby. Bill also

worked as a comedic actor in the

Highballer Revue troupe travelling

throughout B.C. putting on shows.

He worked in the real estate business

and spent most of his career

working in newspaper advertising

and publishing. His artistic talents

were seen everywhere in his sign

writing, truck lettering, and creative

logos designed for numerous

companies throughout the Lower

Mainland.

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Bill

and Bobbie were fi xtures at local

youth and professional soccer and

baseball games throughout the

Lower Mainland. Bill will forever

be remembered for his genuine

and sincere caring for others,

his dedication to his family and

friends, and his incredible sense

of humour.

A special thanks from the family

to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s

Cardiac and Palliative Care

Units for their incredible and compassionate

care.

In lieu of fl owers, donations can

be made to the Leukemia and

Lymphoma Society or the Canadian

Diabetes Association.

A Celebration of Life Service will

be held on Friday, September 4,

2009 at the Cascade Community

Church beginning at 1:00 pm.

35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford,

B.C.