Brown, William (Bill) Hubert

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William (Bill) Hubert Brown
Jan. 24, 1934 – Dec. 3, 2021

William (Bill) Hubert Brown (retired RCAF Sergeant) peacefully passed away in Stettler, Alta. on Dec. 3, 2021.

Bill leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 69 years Georgina (nee Watson); sons Randy (Barbara), Ted (Maricel); daughters Roxanne (Bob) Watson and Beverly (Dennis) Soellner and their families.

Grandpa was very much loved by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bill also leaves behind many extended family and friends.

Bill loved life and lived it to the fullest.

A willing and eager learner he loved a challenge and always engaged with enthusiasm and tenacity whether it was as an outrider in the Calgary Stampede, golf, flag football or the simple pleasures in life such as cooking or gardening.

While Bill loved to learn, he enjoyed and excelled at sharing his knowledge and experiences.

There is no greater example than his time at Waverly School in Stettler.

Using his Air Force Survival Training, Mr. Bill imparted that knowledge on staff and students alike and included a demonstration of eating earthworms.

His favourite pastimes included playing crib with Georgina at home and across Canada in tournaments.

He was also a pretty good bowler having won a tournament some years ago in Fort McMurray.

An outdoor enthusiast, Bill hunted, fished and served as a ground search leader and search and rescue spotter while in the Air Force.

He was a voracious reader who particularly enjoyed reading about Canada’s military, politics and Alberta and Canadian history.

A devoted and community-minded sports fan Bill played, coached and managed adult and youth hockey and ball teams.

He also served on a Credit Union Board of Directors, the Elks, and had been a Legion member for many years.

As a passionate Calgary Flames and Stampeder supporter, Bill took great joy in celebrating in person the Stampeders’ Grey Cup win in Edmonton in 2018.

Bill’s trademark smile and ease of laughing will be missed as will his remarkable ability to tell a story or reminisce about a life much loved and well lived.

Cremation has taken place and in accordance with Bill’s wishes, there will be no funeral.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.

Stettler Funeral Home was entrusted with the care and arrangements.

For further information please call 403-742-3422.

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