Bill, loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on August 20th, 2015. We are especially grateful for the 14 years of life he shared with us since his successful heart surgery in 2001 and feel blessed by the fact that his passing was so brief and unexpected: allowing him to enjoy every day. “Billy” as he was known to his parents, older brothers, and younger sister, was born in Edmonton Alberta, the third son of Winifred “Winny” and Henry Harder.

He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Walter and Bobby. Bill is lovingly missed by his wife Margaret “Marge” Harder, his daughter Cheryl Chapman, his much younger sister Joyce Robb, his sister-in-law Alda Lucas, and the many good friends that came to his life as brother and sister in-laws through the Thurlow family. A thank you beyond words is due to the people at Wexford Creek. Their care and compassion shows in their words and deeds every day. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Good Samaritan Society which operates this outstanding facility would be welcomed.

Bill’s life will be celebrated on September 23rd at 2:00 pm during a celebration of life in the chapel at Wexford Creek, 80, 10th Street, Nanaimo B.C.

We will miss his laugh, his conversation, and his sense of humour. His love will live in our hearts.

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