William (Bill) McLachlan of Courtenay B.C. passed away peacefully with his family at his side on December 29, 2012.
Survived by his loving wife Mildred, daughter Wanda (Ricky) Laughlin. Stepdaughters: Linda (David) Mann, Bonnie Nelson.Grandchildren: Nicole, Treena, April, Earl, Michael, Kevin, Tia, Tosha, Tarah, Sarah, Derek and nineteen great grandchildren.Sisters: Audrey (John) Holderness, Betty (Gerry) Bach and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Bill was predeceased by daughter Gail Anderson in 1999, parents Andrew and Catherine, sister Nancy Howe and brother Andrew.
Bill was born in Vancouver on July 3, 1929 and grew up in Burnaby. He spent most of his life working in the forest industry, taking some time off in the sixties and early seventies to try his hand at commercial fishing and the restaurant business. He then returned to working in the logging industry where he continued to work until retirement. At that time, he took on his new passion in life, which was woodworking and the artist creations he made with his Intarsia, which he continued to do until his health would no longer allow it. Then it became the life of bowling, swimming and golfing.
A Celebration of Life was held at Piercy Funeral Home on
January 5, 2013.
A memorial coffee will be held in Sointula at a further date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bills Memory can be made to YANA Courtenay or to the Sointula Cemetery Fund c/o Box 51,
Sointula, B.C. V0N 3E0.