Décédé(e) le 10 mai , 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of William Donald “Bill” Trimble on May 10, 2019. Bill passed peacefully at home with family by his side after courageously and gracefully facing cancer.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of forty-eight years, Heather (MacGillivray), his brothers, Ernie and Barney, and his sister, Norah. He remains alive in the hearts of his sweetheart of fifteen years, Connie Crane, his children, Lynn (Cyd Athens), Pat (Johanne), Sandy Gribbon (Barry), and Wes, five grandkids, two great-grandkids, sister, Marge Baker, brother, Jim and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends, especially Roy Davis, his partner in crime for more than fifty years.

Family was extremely important to Bill, who always made sure to stay connected with his family, no matter how much time or how many miles came between them. He was very much loved by his entire family and was a favourite cousin and uncle to many. Bill was so grateful to see the many friends and relatives who came to visit him during his final months. He believed that this time was a precious gift.

Growing up in Victoria and spending many youthful summers in Saskatchewan on his family’s farm, Bill made some of his fondest memories and bonded with his cousins. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1953 and retired in 1974. After leaving the RCAF, Bill and his family returned to Victoria to be close to their extended family. He started working at the Langford Legion where he enjoyed twenty years of service, becoming good friends with many of the members and staff. Bill was an avid lifelong golfer, gardener, and camper who graciously shared his experience and tips with anyone who showed an interest. After retirement he became a snowbird, wintering in Southern California, and continued golfing and living his best life.

Bill believed a person should never try to make an enemy. He was proud to leave this world with no enemies and hoped that people who knew him will remember him fondly.

An amazing team helped make it possible for Bill to fulfill his wish of remaining in his home after his cancer diagnosis. The family is grateful to them all, but especially to Dr. Putland and his receptionist, Wendy, Nurse Carrie, and Beacon Services caregivers, Esther, Brianna, Shofung, and Chyla.

In lieu of flowers, Bill asked that memorial donations be made to Victoria Hospice, https://www.victoriahospice.org/.

Bill, you are forever in our hearts. We love you and will always remember you as the kind, gentle, loving man that you were.


  • No service by request



Heather Forehand (Banzet)

29 mai , 2019

Bill Trimble was truly a, “one of a kind.” I was one of the many fortunate people to have experienced his genuine kindness. He always had a twinkle in his eye and made us all feel special and loved. From the smell of his pipe to his calm demeanor, Bill was a man who truly loved and cared. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I recall visiting him at the legion with Sandy when we were younger. As we all know Bill and Heather had a wonderful life together. Bill seemed so lonely after Heather passed away and I was so happy When he Connie found each other. Cheers to my “other daddy! “ You are and always will be in our hearts and minds.


28 mai , 2019

To Lynn, Pat, Sandy & Wes and partners,
Please know that your loss is felt deeply by many who knew your Dad. I feel it deeply also, as I considered Bill "my other Dad". It was a blessing and a gift to have known him all these years.
He always had a good attitude about things and kept a sense of humor about life.
He is very much missed by all of us, near and far.
You are in my thoughts as you heal your hearts, very sincerely and with love,
Barb Wight

Paul Baker

25 mai , 2019

I knew Uncle Bill all of my life but never really got to know him until 2009. That year my Wife and my Mother flew to visit Bill in El Centro,CA. I was still working and I remember it was a particularly cold March day around -3. The phone rang ,it was Uncle Bill "Hello Son"" he bellowed in that deep voice of his. " I wanted to tell you the Girls can't come to the phone right now because they walked up to Lucky's Grocery store to buy more sunscreen" That Bugger I thought with a smile, he's taunting me. Never malicious ,I knew he wanted me to join them down there someday. The next year I did. And every year after that . Getting to know my Uncle on a intimate personal level was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Seeing how much he loved his Family and cherished his Friendships. His adventurous spirit and love of going for a long drive. His kindness and willingness to give to all . Whether it was inviting the Park maintenance workers over for a snack and a drink while they toiled in the Desert heat,or feeding the Ducks that waddled by. Everybody Loved my Uncle Bill and it was so easy to see why. I will always cherish the years we spent together and will miss him terribly. Knowing I will never hear "Hi Son " on the other end of the phone hurts my heart. Uncle Bill was like a Father to me and I can honestly say I am a much better Man for knowing him. Rest In Peace Dear Uncle

Marge Baker

16 mai , 2019

There is nothing that i can say about Bill, but that he was the nicest person and friend to so many people. i was so lucky to have had him in my life since day one. We will all miss him so much, But I am happy to think of him being together with Heather again. and I am sure that we will meet with him when our time comes. Rest in peace Bill I will love you always.