March 11, 1933 – February 25, 2016
With loved ones at his side, William Fleming passed away peacefully at the Elk Valley Hospital on February 25, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
Bill was born in Coal Creek on March 11, 1933 to parents Archibald and Mary Fleming. As a young man, Bill worked in the underground mines at Coal Creek for a period of time before leaving to pursue his post secondary education. Upon receiving his teaching credentials, Bill returned to Fernie and became a familiar face in the classrooms of Fernie Secondary; his teaching career spanning 35 years. He also worked as a guard for the R.C.M.P. and was President of the Fernie Rotary Club. Always active and giving back to the community he loved, Bill was among those who broke ground and built Rotary Park, and was instrumental in the creation of the James White Park (formerly Pioneer Park). In recent years, Bill dedicated his time and energy to the restoration of St. Margaret’s Cemetery.
Bill is survived by his children, Mark (Nadine) Fleming and Cynthia (Gerald) Bond, 5 grandchildren: Brian (Scheena) Fleming, Danielle (Will) Barbour, Elizabeth (Troy) Preston, Michael Bond and Heather Bond, and his precious great grandchildren: Hailey and Jacob Fleming. Bill was predeceased by his parents, his brother John Fleming, and his beloved wife Trudean Fleming.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.