William David “Bill
William David “Bill” McDavid, resident of Edmonton, AB passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Bill was born in Stettler, AB on June 29, 1948 and grew up as a youngster attending Waverly and Stettler High Schools receiving his education. In his younger years Bill loved all sports but was especially a good baseball player. He possessed the desire and interest to learn about photography and had a special love for music, as he became a fully self taught guitarist by the age of 15 years. He played in bands in Stettler called the Treble Makers and Go For Broke, being the entertainment for many events and wedding dances. Bill then made the decision to move to and explore the big city of Edmonton. It seemed only appropriate as he was an avid Oilers fan. For many years he worked as a hair stylist then becoming a specialist in the photo lab and electronics departments of Superstore. An avid reader of spiritual books and also continued to attend the jam sessions at music stores and pursued his music through writing much of his own. By nature Bill was shy yet patient and generous of his time and attention! He would do for others before he would do for himself and was loved by everyone who crossed his path. He was a fantastic uncle to his nephews keeping them entertained and would play ball hockey with them non stop if they had asked. He looked forward to seeing them all as he came to Stettler yearly for Christmas celebrations. He always spoke of a highlight of his life being the trip to New Brunswick with his Dad for Ken and Lesley’s wedding. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched…………..
Predeceased by his parents Dave and Gerry; Bill leaves to mourn his passing: brother Jim (Irene Huse) of Victoria, sister Kathleen McDavid of Sherwood Park, brother Ken (Lesley) McDavid of Stettler; nieces and nephews: Kristina McDavid of Vancouver, Nicole (Andrew) Heshka of Edmonton, Brad McDavid (Natasha Whittenberg) of Red Deer and Adam McDavid of Edmonton; as well as a host of special friends. Funeral services for the late William David “Bill” McDavid will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Heartland Chapel of the Stettler Funeral Home, 4707-70 St. Stettler, AB (directly south of Walmart) with Rev. Caroline Langford of St. Georges Anglican Church, Stettler officiating. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-742-3422. Condolences may be sent to the family through visiting the website at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com