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Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

William James McWilliam

August 3, 1942March 16, 2020

William J McWilliam, “Bill”, age: 77, Born in Vancouver, August 3, 1942. It is with sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our Father on March 16, 2020 He loved great food & wine, and was a true chef, cooking big meals at every opportunity. He loved the ocean, fishing and hot sunny days. He was a natural athlete and especially enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and golf. He was a passionate entrepreneur and taught us all about working hard. Bill started working for his Father at a marine supply store. While attending UBC he worked on fish packers and scientific research vessels. After graduating from UBC and starting a family, he became interested in the stock market and became a research analyst and stockbroker. The second part of his life was dedicated to Stealth Minerals and Cascadero Copper. Predeceased by Father William G McWilliam and Mother, Joyce McWilliam, sisters Alix and Nancye, and wife Judith Harder. Survived by brother Don McWilliam, sister Cheryll McWilliam, children Paul (Mary), Dana (Mike), Lindsay (Tim), Julian, stepchildren, Amber, Rhiannon and Webster, and 7 grand children.

Donations to the Canadian Red Cross in lieu of flowers. A celebration of life will be held later due to the current COVID 19 circumstances. If you want to share a memory or note with Bill’s family, email to: billmemories2020@gmail.com

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Bud Lott

March 26, 2020

So sad to hear of Bill’s passing. We will always remember him as a friend and a teammate and the fact that he gave it all in both cases. So many memories of places we travelled to and things we shared on the way. Bill was one who would change the mood in the room to positive when he arrived whether it was a social gathering or our dressing room.
A few of things he did and related to us afterward that made us laugh was when our team played in Beijing. One night while eating out on the town, he chose a small local cafe and ordered Pigeon, which he described to us after looked like PIGEON A”LA WINDSHIELD
Thanks to him for the memories and Rest in Peace Bill
Bud and Rhonda Lott. (GOAT 7 )

Phyllis Downing

March 26, 2020

We will never forget our walking tour in Beijing with Bill. He ate everything at the street market with gusto. Also went in the communal outdoor toilets which he said were an education with both men and women in them together. There are too many memories in Thailand to relate other than to say his room was next door to ours. Lol. He was a character and lived life to the fullest. Rest In Peace Bill. Jack and Phyllis Downing

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY