September 10, 1937 – January 2, 2019
The family of William (Bill) Pelech would like to announce that Bill went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2nd, 2019. Bill was born on September 10, 1937 at McRae, AB.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife Wendy (Holmwood) of 55 years, his devoted daughter Laura (Rob Prince with his son Jason), granddaughter Veronica Ellen Templin, grandson J. Vincent Templin and great grandson Aidan Joseph Templin, his sister-in-law Susan (Ingo) Schulz, brother Don Pelech and nephews Peter Pelech and Don Pelech. He was predeceased by his parents D’Mytro and Tillie Pelech, and his older brother Peter.
Bill worked for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways for 35 years. He retired at age 65 then went on to form his own consulting company where he was a pipeline inspector.
Bill was very active in the Masonic Lodge and was a member for over 30 years. He was a Past Master, held the rank of Very Worshipful Senior Grand Deacon, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Royal Arch Masonry. His mother Lodge was Mountain Lodge #11 in Golden BC. He was a member and secretary for Elk River #35 Elko BC and belonged to Eureka #93, Eureka, Montana.
Bill and his family lived in Sparwood for over 20 years. Bill and Wendy loved to travel and their travels took them all over the world, many times with family and close friends.
Bill will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humour and love, but most of all for his love of Jesus.
The family would like to say special thanks to Dr. Bentley, Dr. Higgins, Dr. Rader, Dr. Rohn and Dr Stimson along with the nursing staff at Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, and various Home Support workers and physiotherapists. Thank you also to the Ambulance staff and nurses at the Sparwood emergency department. We cannot thank you enough for your gentle care and kindness to Bill.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6th, at 1:00 at Mountain Side Baptist Church in Sparwood.
Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com, Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.