March 3, 1932 – July 22, 2013
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Willard Norman Slater. Bill passed away at Mills Memorial Hospital on July 22, 2013 with family and friends by his side.
Bill was born to Heskin and Vesta Slater in Mission City, BC, March 3, 1932. He lived in
various communities throughout the years working with the School District, and Logging/Fishing industries in BC and around the lower mainland. Bill has been a resident of Terrace for the last 20 years, and often frequented the local coffee shops where he loved to sit and play his scratch and win tickets. Bill was fondly thought of in the Terrace community, and over the last year enjoyed the company of his McConnell Estates companions.
Bill was predeceased by his Mother and Father, his brothers Floyd, Mike, Clyde and Gilbert, his sisters Margret, Ruth, Alta, Marie, Hazel, and his niece Norma (Paul) LeFrancois. Bill was the last surviving member of the Slater family at 81 years of age.
He is survived by his nieces Margaret (Frank) Pelle, Maralyn (Ron) Clark, nephews Ronald (Rita) Wright and Kenneth (Lene) Wright, as well as numerous great, to great-great-great nieces and nephews. He was Uncle Willard to us.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Staff at Mills Memorial Hospital, and the Staff at McConnell Estates for the excellent care they provided. The family would also like to express their appreciation, and extend a special thank you to Pat Smith and Colin Tree, devoted friends.
“We never lose the ones we love, for even though they’ve gone, within the hearts of those who care, their memory lingers on.”