ADAMACK, William “Bill” Nicholas
Bill Adamack of Fernie, BC passed away April 6, 2012 in his 61st year of life after a brief and unexpected illness. Bill was born Sept 7, 1951 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm near Lakenheath, Saskatchewan. Bill attended primary and secondary school in Limerick, Saskatchewan and was very involved in sports as well as the 4H club and other community activities. After high school Bill attended the University of Saskatchewan in Regina and the University of Guelph in Ontario. After University, Bill returned to Assiniboia, Saskatchewan where he worked for a farmer’s accounting firm as well as farming endeavors on the Adamack farm. Bill was very involved in the management of the Assiniboia Rebels hockey team and the Limerick Red Eyes slow-pitch team. Bill was also very interested in current events and politics and was the federal candidate for the NDP in his home constituency.
In the early 1990’s Bill relocated to Fernie, BC where he worked for the Walter Ingram Building Centre. Bill was the Manager of Contract Sales and Building Design and truly loved his work, his colleagues, and many customers who all became close friends. Bill was particularly passionate about the building design aspects of his work, and felt that this was his true calling.
To his many friends and relatives, Bill was one of those “larger than life” individuals who always seemed to make every event much more fun with his presence and participation. Bill was very involved with the local 3300 Club in Fernie and was an avid fisherman, enjoying numerous trips to Nootka Sound and the Queen Charlottes with his brothers and friends. In addition to fishing, Bill enjoyed golfing and spent many winter vacations with his family and friends in Phoenix, Arizona. Family was the central focus of Bill’s personal life and Bill would rarely miss any family event or get-together. He was the favorite Uncle to his niece and nephews as well as a cherished son, brother, cousin, and nephew to all his relatives.
Bill was predeceased by his father, Nick Adamack and is survived by his mother, Helen Adamack of Kelowna, BC; brothers, Tom (Carol) Adamack of Powell River BC, and Dick (Monica) Adamack of Kelowna BC; his niece Denene (Adam) Hough of Calgary, AB; his nephews, Aaron Adamack of Canberra, Australia, Nick Adamack of Kelowna BC and Ben Adamack of Kelowna, BC; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bill will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate to have been a part of his life.
A “Celebration of Life” honouring Bill’s memory will be held at the Fernie Golf Course (201 Fairway Drive) on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to “The 3300 Club” (P.O. Box 3300, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0) or the charity of your choice.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.