Bill Wheeler

Obituary of Bill Wheeler

It is with great love and sadness that we announce that William "Bill" George Wheeler passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at the age of 89. Bill was born June 15th, 1930 the sixth of eight children to the late Richard and Victoria (Walker) Wheeler on the family farm in the Blue Hill District. It was growing up on the family farm where Bill developed his love for farming. Bill was a proud farmer and continued to work the family farm for a number of years. In fact right up till his passing he loved going for drives in the countryside and watching the farmers work the land. Bill also worked at SIAST in maintenance and grounds keeping to which he retired in 1994. Bill married the love of his life Martha Laraine LaBar on November 4th, 1961 and for 57 years they built a beautiful life together and raised their two children. Bill and Martha loved to travel, and travelled all over North America with their trip to the North West Territories being his favorite. Bill adored his family and took great pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by loving wife Martha; his Parents Richard and Victoria Wheeler; infant brother Everett, brothers Don (Elva); Jack (Pat); sisters Violet (Hugh) Ridley, Kathleen (Allwyn Gray) (Reo Tremblay); father in law Leemon LaBar; mother in law Jessie LaBar; brothers in law infant Elmer, Victor (Maggie Ridley), Lewis, and Bernard; and sister in law Hazel Holstrom. Bill is survived by his loving daughter Janet (Harvey) Stewart, and son Ricky Wheeler; brothers Bob (Lorraine), Ray (Glennis); sisters in law Joan (Bill) McNabb, Dorothy LaBar; and brothers in law Enos (Vivian) Labar, and Edwin Holstrom; grandchildren Natasha (Dave) Kennedy, Chad Stewart, Jodie (Russ) MacDonald, and Cody (Lindsay) Stewart; 11 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and dear friends all of whom he loved deeply. In keeping with Bill’s wishes a private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Bill’s honour to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Dr. F. H. Wigmore Regional Hospital, and the staff on Memory Lane at Pioneer Lodge for their compassionate care in a very difficult time.   David Case - Funeral Director

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