Robert William (Bill) Waltham, beloved husband of Lena Waltham of Strathmore, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on April 8, 2016 at the age of 90 years.
Bill was the loving father of Jacquie (Lyle) Bargholz of Sundre, Ab., Rob (Deb) Waltham of Coronation, Ab., Laurie Waltham of Sundre, Ab., Susan Lindmark of St. Albert, Ab. and Sandra (Carl) Rideout of Chestermere, Ab.
He will also be dearly missed by his eight grandchildren Ryan (Danica), Kevin and Leah Bargholz, Sasha (Peter) Fiselier, Jessie (Bjorn) Dyck, Colby Lindmark, Matthew and Alex Rideout and four great grandchildren: Chase, Evan and Jaden Fiselier and Anastasia Dyck.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by Joyce (Waltham) Wraight and her extended family as well as special friends from Coronation and from the Sagewood community in Strathmore, Ab.
He was predeceased by his parents Archie and Susan Waltham, brother John Waltham and son-in-law Lawrne Airey.
Bill was born in the Sunnyside district of Calgary and moved to the Coronation district at a young age.
He farmed with his father and mother until marrying Lena in 1950. They started farming on their own in the Whittacker area.
Bill’s proudest accomplishments were raising Simmental cattle, obtaining his private pilot’s license, building and flying his own model airplanes and creating beautiful oil paintings.
Bill and Lena retired into Coronation in 1980 where they enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing and travelling to parts of Canada and the U.S. with their friends.
In 2007 they moved to Strathmore where Lena continues to reside in the Sagewood community.
At Bill’s request a small family service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home near Chestermere (1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary) on April 19, 2016 at 2 p.m.
If so desired, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta (10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1) or to a charity of your choice. To express condolences, please visit: www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.