February 3, 1927 – October 7, 2017
at the age of 90 years
A celebration of his life will be held at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Ave. NE at 1:00 pm on Monday October 16.
Bill Haviland passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct 7, 2017. He was born Feb. 3, 1927 to Charles and Minnie Haviland in Port Arthur, Ontario. After high school Bill went to McGill University where he studied Chemical Engineering. His first job after graduation was at the Dryden Paper Company in Dryden Ontario where he met and married Dell. They had 2 children, Janis and Jim. Bill’s career took them to South Carolina, back to Dryden, on to Vancouver and then Prince George where they spent from 1966 until 1996 when they moved to Salmon Arm. Bill took early retirement in 1983 and they became snowbirds enjoying 21 winters in Arizona. Dell passed in 2013. Bill kept very busy with Church and friends, skiing, bike riding, kayaking, playing tennis and table tennis. In 2015 Bill met and married Jessie Deacon. They had a wonderful, fun filled year together before Bill’s cancer made him slow down and finally took his life. Bill is survived by his loving wife Jessie, his 2 children and their spouses, 4 grandchildren and their spouses, 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Celebration of his life will be held at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Ave. NE at 1:00 pm on Monday October 16.
Donations in memory of Bill will be accepted to the Baptist Missionary Society of Latin America through the Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6TH Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 1J2.