William WENTLAND

William WENTLAND

WENTLAND, William Edwin. March 1, 1931 – July 9, 2014. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William Edwin Wentland. He is cherished by his wife Hildegard, of 61 years. Lovingly remembered by his children: Gudrun Anderson and Heidi (Ray) Illig; grandchildren: James (Manpreet) Cody, Aaron Lindenbach, Blake Illig, Donavan Illig, Joshua Illig and Josiah Illig and one great-grandchild Nitika Lindenbach. Born in Shoenwalde Poland William spent the first 23 years of his life in Poland and later Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1954, spending time in the interior of B.C. before settling in Vancouver. William spent years working in different forms of industry, spending the last 20 years working for Alcan Aluminum (Rio Tinto) in Richmond B.C. William had an amazing memory for detail and often told stories of years gone by. He was a gifted musician which included playing the accordion, piano, harmonica and clarinet, not to mention years spent singing in various choirs. William will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and strength of character. He was an intelligent, kind and generous man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him, an overall amazing human being. A memorial service will be held Friday July 18, 2014 at Evergreen Manor, 1351 Everall St., White Rock B.C. at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522.


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