Posted: November 2nd, 2012

William “Bill” Heller of Medicine Hat, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at the age of 99 years, beloved husband of the late Elsie Heller. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Lloyd (Paulette) Heller of Walsh and Wayne (Katharine) Heller of Medicine Hat; four grandchildren, Mathew Heller (Marie-Louise Marceau Cotton), Stephanie Heller (David Green), Anne Heller (Lance Sundby) and Rosalyn Heller (Eric Smith); one great grandson, Ericson Smith; a brother-in-law, Ben (Erna) Schorr and sisters-in-law, Rachel Schorr and Wilma Heller as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and John Heller; his wife Elsie on January 29, 2000; brothers, John and Otto; sisters, Emma Chambers, Mary Derheim and Edith Chambers. Dad loved to tell stories about growing up south of Walsh on the family farm. He was proud to be the pitcher for the Walsh baseball team. In the drought and depression during the 1930’s, he found work on farms near Brockett in the Alberta foothills. Mom and Dad married in 1940 and farmed and ranched in the Walsh area until they retired in 1980. While ranching, they often found time for sports like curling and lawn bowling as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends. Mom and Dad spent several winters in Arizona. In his latter years, Dad would take long daily walks and he spent much of his time gardening and preserving his vegetables. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Blaine Schaufele officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation, 666 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bill Heller, or you may visit www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca and leave a message of condolence. Funeral Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 4C2

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  1. Ken Webber Family says:

    Lloyd & Paulette, Mathew & Lou, Steph & David;
    We are very sorry to hear of Grandpa Heller’s passing but we remember him with a warm heart and thanks for having had the opportunity to know such a wonderful person. I will remember him as a kind and caring person who was calm and understanding of things that mattered in life. We should all take a page from his book.
    Thinking of you and the rest of the family during this time of being together,
    Love Ken, Brandi-Lee, and Atlas Webber

  2. Ray Kohls says:

    Lloyd, Paulette. Mathew & Steph Our sincere condolence to your family in the passing of your father. Thinking of you at this time Ray & Jeanette Kohls

  3. Sharon & Gordon meid says:

    Lloyd & Paulette, Matthew and Stephanie

    We are so sorry to hear that Grandpa Heller has passed away. He will be truly missed by all who knew him . Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Love Sharon and Gordon

  4. Allan&KathyCooper says:

    Lloyd, Paulette, Matthew and Stephanie,
    Sorry to hear about Your Dad and Grandpa’s passing. Paulette spoke of him often,he sounded like quite the guy. I know he will be missed but I also know you were blessed to have him in your lives for so long. We’re thinking of you.
    Allan and Kath

  5. Howe Family says:

    Lloyd, Paulette, Mathew, Stephanie, Lou and David.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were blessed to have known him. Our condolences.
    Chris, Sarah and Bob

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