WILLIAM JAMES BAIRD “BILL”
Bill was born in Stettler, Alberta on August 22, 1947 to parents John and May Baird. He was the second child of four children; Betty, Bill, Johnny and Barb. He grew up on a farm south of Byemoor. Bill married his high school sweetheart, Pat Jones on July 22, 1966. Together they bought a farm near Endiang and began their life together. Over the next few years they had three children: Sandra, Russell and Wendy. Bill and Pat worked hard at making their farm a success. They always found time to do a little camping and fishing, which they both enjoyed with family and friends. When Bill was younger he did a lot of curling, sledding and baseball, he also loved the fall season as it was filled with hunting deer and geese. Bill passed away suddenly on May 9, 2014 at Byemoor, Alberta at the age of 66 years.
Bill is survived by his loving family: daughter Sandra (Pat) Keith of Byemoor, son Russell (Leah) Baird of Hanna, daughter Wendy (Jeff) Cosens of Hanna; beloved grandchildren: Nicole (T.J.) Devaleriola and their sons Carson and Tucker, Tyson (Karylyn) Keith and their son Jace, Brittiany (Jesse) Hebert and their son Duncan, Alison Baird and Nolan Baird, Kacey DeGiano and Derek Cosens; sisters Betty Dick (Louis) and Barb (Howard) McBride; other family members and many friends. Bill was predeceased by his wife Pat in 2002.
A graveside service for Mr. Bill Baird was held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Byemoor Cemetery, Byemoor, Alberta with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. Memorial donations in memory are gratefully accepted to Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements.