William (Bill) Walter Abel
November 4, 1944 – July 25, 2020
Bill Walter Abel November 4, 1944 ~ July 25, 2020
Bill passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his parents: Albert and Nellie (Rosiak) Abel, brother: Richard (Dick) Abel, sister: Joyce Puddephatt, sister -in-law: Diana Abel, brother-in-law: Len Puddephatt, great grandson: Kaiden Dafoe, nephews: Fred Abel and Steven Caswell, nieces: Kimberley Abel and Stacey Abel, father and mother-in-law: Bernard and Mildred Jordan, sister-in-law: Leslie MacKenzie, brother-in-law: Grady Jordan.
He is survived by his wife, Gina, son: Bud (Catherine) Abel, daughter: Carrie (Blaine) Harper, step-daughter: Tanya (Curtis Trithardt) Weber, step-son: Jesse (Cora Neufeld) Weber, brother: Robert (Bob) (Pat) Abel, sister: Debbie Hayward, bothers-in-law: Kirby and Craig Jordan, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Bill was born in Saskatoon on November 4, 1944. The family moved to Weyburn where Bill grew up and worked at several jobs. He drove a Coke truck and propane truck, worked in the oil fields, ran a painting business with his father and brothers, but his passion was being a projectionist at the theatres and drive-ins in Weyburn and Regina. He was a member of the Weyburn Elks Lodge, when it was in existence, a member of the Weyburn Legion and a member of IATSE.
Anyone who met Bill, knew how much he loved his Pilsner beer. So to all his friends and acquaintances -- please raise a cold one in his memory.
A Private Family Graveside Service for Bill will be held on August 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK. The Family invites you to participate only via Facebook Live on the Fletcher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services Facebook Page.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bill's memory to: Regina Wascana Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK S4R 8P6.
A very special thank-you goes out to the staff at the Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital, and Regina Wascana Grace Hospice for the excellent care that Bill received during his stays in the hospitals and hospice. The family would also like to thank the staff of Fletcher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.
A Private Family Graveside Service
Hillcrest CemeteryThe Family invites you to participate only via Facebook Live on the Fletcher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services Facebook Page. <br>
William (Bill) Walter Abel
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August 2, 2020
Gina, Carrie and family
Our sincere condolences to you and your families . Bill was a wonderful man always a pleasure to talk with him. We haven’t had a chance to see Bill and Gina since COVID took over, but we will raise a glass to him. Rest easy Bill.
Deb and Darcy Holfeld
August 1, 2020
Gina and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a very special friend and it was always an adventure in any project that we were involved in together. I’ll always remember enjoying a Pil with Bill (there were many). He was an excellent judge of character and had a quick comeback in most conversations.
We will all miss him, his compassion, love of family, work ethic and sense of humour. Rest In Peace brother!
July 29, 2020
Gina, Carrie and Families
Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Had the pleasure of sharing a few Pilsners at a local establishment quite a few times. Enjoyed those times that we got to spend together. Cherish all of the special memories and let them give you comfort and strength at this time
July 28, 2020
Dear Gina and family. I was very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. I knew Bill through my sister Betty and her Husband Ernie Hill. They were very good friends and spent many weekends involved with Elks activities. Bill had a unique voice and laugh that I will fondly remember forever. Sending you love and hugs Gina.
July 28, 2020
Gina: I am so sorry to see Bill has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep all your precious memories close and enjoy them