William Anthony (Bill) DONKERSLEY
June 11, 1932 ~ Feb. 19, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William Anthony (Bill). Born in Powell River, BC and raised in Ganges, Saltspring Island, BC. Bill was predeceased by his father Sidney, and mother Phyllis. He is survived by his Loving wife of 55 years, Mary. Children: Barbara (Ken) of Kingston, Ontario: Sandra (Gordon) of Red Deer, Alberta; Kenneth (Lori) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Sharon. Grandchildren: Russell, Jeffrey, Jillian, Terry, Amanda, Catherine, AJ, Christine and Steven, and 5 Great Grandchildren. Brothers: James of Vancouver, Ken (Dorothy) of Parksville and sister Phyllis (Bill) of Kitimat. Along with many nieces and nephews, a very special friend Mike, and his morning golf friends.
Bill spent 29 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, as an aircraft mechanic. He was stationed in Comox, BC, Greenwood, NS, Baden- Soellingen, Germany, Gimli, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. For his hobbies he enjoyed golf, fishing and sightseeing different places. When the children were younger he used to play with them on the lawn, neighbour kids would come to the door and ask “can your dad come out to play”.
A Celebration of Life will be held on May 31st 2013 at 1pm at Yates Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the SPCA in Bill’s name.
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day”
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.