Bill passed away November 24, 2012 at the age of 87 years. He was born in Drumheller Alberta July 2, 1925. Bill was a veteran in WW2 and the Korean War where he worked as a heavy duty mechanic and paratrooper. Bill then moved on to work for the forestry for many years, relocating many times and finally settling down in Nelson B.C. with his wife Margaret. He was a man who would strike up a conversation with anyone and had a great sense of humour. Bill had a passion for animals. Also liked to fish, run, play card games and tease his grandchildren. Bill is pre deceased by his parents Robert and Anne Troup, wife Margaret and Niece Wendy. Survived by his son Bill (Marion) Troup of Golden B.C., daughter Debbie (Mike) Marrello of Nanoose Bay B.C., brother Kelly (Barb) Kelowna B.C., sister Betty (Howard) Northey of Red Deer Alberta, 6 grandchildren, 11 beautiful great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial to be held in Nelson B.C. in spring 2013 to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be sent through Bill’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC