TAMS, BILL WOctober 5, 1928 – March 12, 2013

at the age of 84 years

Bill passed away peacefully at his home on Shuswap Lake with his wife, Shirley and his family at his side.

An Avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Bill spent many enjoyable hours fishing and hunting with his sons and friends on Shuswap Lake and at the Coast. He could often be seen sitting at the end of the dock at his home enjoying his morning coffee and watching the sunrise. Dad said,  “I love to be on the water, I never tire of it.”

Bill spent his working life with BC Telephone and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He really enjoyed his long retirement, spending many years travelling with Shirley. Most summer weekends would find him surrounded by his extended family enjoying barbeques with the wine flowing. There are lots of good times to remember.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, his sons, Bob (Deb), Brian (Deb), and Daughter, Sue Bergren (Terry), five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Community Care/Palliative Care nurses (thanks Mern) for their wonderful care and support. Thanks also to Fischer’s Funeral Services for all their help and support. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Shuswap Community Care.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

“I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily  without regret.”-Robert Haig-Brown