William David Wakefield
October 21, 1944 – October 3, 2016
William David Wakefield passed away peacefully at home on October 3rd, 2016. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and spent his career working for Fairmont Hotels. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lisa; his son, Peter (Marla) of Calgary; his grandchildren, Nathan and Chelsea; his special dog, “Lucy”; his brother, Robert (Rosemary) of Vancouver; his brother, John (Nadia) of Richmond; his sister, Jane (Ken) of Vancouver; his mother, Helen Patricia Wakefield (nee Manning) of Vancouver; and his good friends, Doug and Diane Markle, Karin and John Groeneveld, Eric and Nancy Blasko, Judy and Mel Semmler, and Sharon and Tom Shepard. Bill was predeceased by his father George Wakefield.
The family would like to thank the occupational therapist Susan Clifford for her excellent care and Dr. M. Van der Weyde and all the members of the Palliative team who assisted with Bill’s care.
A service will be held at a later date at
Ryerson United Church in Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the A.L.S. Society, 13351 Commerce Pkwy #1233, Richmond, BC V6V 2X7.
To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.