Posted: November 24th, 2015


William “Bill” Stanton

1928 – 2015

Mr. William “Bill” Stanton of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Peggy Stanton, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Bill was born on September 27, 1928 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England to Neil & Evelyn Stanton.

He immigrated to Canada in 1938 with his aunt and resided in Rocky Mountain House and attended school there. He then left the farm and came to Lethbridge to seek employment. He met his wife of 63 years and raised 5 children. He was employed with the City of Lethbridge for 40 years with the electric department. He had a love for classical music, the outdoors, he loved to fish and hunt, and he was an amazing wood craftsman. In retirement, he had a passion for raising orchids. He also enjoyed cross country skiing, golfing and bowling. He was active in the Reserve Armoury in Lethbridge, as well as the Orchid Society.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Besides his loving wife Peggy, he is survived by his three daughters JoAnne (Allen) Wiebe, Susan (Warren) McEwen, Patricia Piekema (Brian Quinn); his two sons Timothy Stanton and Robin (Becky) Stanton; eight grandchildren Megan, Alyssa, Kim, Kirsten, Brendan, Scott, Kailyn, Logan; step-grandson Aiden; six great-grandchildren Alivia, Luke, Emmalie, Brynlee, Sheena, Gavin; brother-in-law Peter (Terry) Savage; cousin Ray Rogers (Addlin) of Calgary; sister-in-law Judith Knighton of England.

He was predeceased by his parents Neil & Evelyn Stanton; Derrick & Barry Stanton (Maureen); sister Mary Yates (Ron); infant son David; mother and father-in-law Bill and Anne Savage; brother-in-law Bill Savage Jr.

At Bill’s request, there will be no funeral service. A private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to a charity of your choice.

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