Posted: May 23rd, 2018

1931 ~ 2018

William D (Bill) Butterwick of Foremost, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on May 21, 2018 at the age of 86.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Delores and two sons Dan (Donna) and Randy (Norma); daughter-in-law Cynthia; 8 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Myrna (Bob) Kuhl, Vivian Butterwick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; his son Bev; and a daughter-in-law Sam; sister Nora and husband Bill Ferris; and brothers George and wife Alice, and Bernard; step-sister Bernice Riley; and step-brother Jerry Cooke and nephew Darrel Kuhl.

Bill was born in Nemiskam, Alberta on June 4th, 1931 to Ashley and Jeanette Butterwick. He attended grade school in Nemiskam and high-school in Foremost and upon graduation in 1949 he married his high-school sweetheart Delores and settled down in Nemiskam. They moved to the Manyberries area when Bill accepted a job with Montana Power in 1951 and to Foremost in 1983. He started working on the drilling rigs during his high school years part-time and had a long and distinguished career in the energy industry.

Bill will be remembered for his love for his family, friends and his community.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 2:30pm on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 1 Ave. W., Foremost, AB.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Gilbert Bourgeois says:

    To Dan and family.Sorry for your loss.I had the oppertunity to meet Bill when he worked at CDN Montans gas.Good man treated every body the same.. Will be missed.

  2. Luella Cousins says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. I remember some of his performances in theatre and I know the whole community will be affected by his passing. His legacy will live on in the lives of his children and their children. He will certainly never be forgotten.

  3. Terry Chiarizia (Hougen) says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I will always remember what good friends you where to my mother. Taking her to a Flames game at the Saddledome, something she was so pleased to be able to go to and never foregot. Please accept my sincere condolences to the family.

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