Bill passed away peacefully on Sunday August 19th, 2012 at Dunrovin Park Lodge in Quesnel with his wife Jennifer at his side. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jennifer; his children Angela (Merle) Sinclair and John (Marlene) Higgins his 4 grandchildren Audrey, Tyler, Jessica and Jacob; as well as his brother John of Florida, his two sisters Anne and Margaret, both of Ontario, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his mother and father, John and Elizabeth Higgins.
Bill was born in Scotland on January 27, 1939. He was an officer in the Merchant Navy in the 1960s when he met Jennifer. They married in 1969, had their children and then moved their family to Canada. They moved several times, including back and forth across Canada, before they finally settled in the Quesnel area.
Bill was proud of his Scottish heritage, loved the bagpipes, and was thrilled to learn to play them later on in his life.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1490 Beryl Street, Quesnel, on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:00 am.