William Wylie Jansen
17 January, 1930 – 8 September, 2021
It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Jansen on September 8, 2021 at the age of 91. Born January 17, 1930 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood years in Saskatchewan and his teenage years were spent in the Kootenays, Salmo, Sheep Creek and Nelson. He eventually made his way to Kamloops. Bill is survived by his daughter Cathy (Bob), son Kenny (Lianna), grandchildren Lane, Reid, Wyatt and Ella and granddog Boone; his sisters Juanita, Eyvonne (Harry) and brother Harley (Sylvia); his brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Tina Semenoff; his special niece Annette and her family; along with many nieces and nephews who he loved. Bill was predeceased by his parents William and Susie Jansen, his wife Louise, his brother-in-law Glen Price, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Peter and Mary (Meme) Zanni. As a young man Bill started working underground for Canadian Exploration in Nelson. He moved to Kamloops and spent 34 years working for BC Tel. He loved rodeo, him and mom travelled all over BC attending rodeos. They made life long rodeo friendships. Dad had a wonderful group of friends that he cherished: the Johnson family, Wilmur and Karen, Jane and family, Vayro family and Humphrey Desmond. His other loves were gardening, canning, mushroom hunting, going for fruit and getting firewood. He loved to sit on the front porch and enjoyed getting lots of compliments on his flowers. We used to bug Dad about never having to go to church. He never let us forget, that he would go to church twice on Saturday night, once to drop off Mom and Meme and once to pick them up. I guess he was right. He is now reunited with his wonderful wife, Louise. RIP Dad. We love you! Due to Covid a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of William to the charity of your choice.
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William Wylie Jansen
30 September 2021
Bill worked for my dad for many days for bc.tel and dad said he was the best worker he had...they became very good pals...Bill would come for dinner at our home on 4th ave im Williams Lake and was very fond of the 4 of us...we loved his humor.. well being and kind words of my dad..i always saw him sitting on his porch on Victoria st and would always stop for a chat laugh and story ..Bill was a amazing man and will be dearly missed...i will always remember him for his kind words and generosity and workmanship with my dad
Lorne and Joan Sage
23 September 2021
Cathy and Kenny, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, we had so many good times when the boys were playing hockey, now your dad is up with your mom again. Thinking about you guys. Love lorne and joan