It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Herbert William (Bill) Hay on November 17th, 2015 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 92 years.
Bill is survived by his wife Ruth; one daughter, Veronica (Tony); one son, Barry (Carolyn); two grandsons, Craig and Scott; two nieces, Anne and Brenda; and one cousin, Joan.
Bill was born on March 23rd, 1923 in Horley, Surrey, England. He served in the British Navy during WWII on the tank landing craft, was a carpenter by trade and also worked for Mobil Oil. Bill and Ruth came to Canada in 1987 and enjoyed many happy years exploring B.C. and also their winter trips to Arizona. Bill loved music, the movies and all that knew him will remember his great sense of humour.
In respecting Bill’s wishes, he was cremated and there will be no Funeral Service held.
We, Bill’s family, would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Screen, Dr. De Beer, Dr. Philp, Dr. Oswald and the many other Doctors who looked after Bill with such kind and compassionate care. We would also like to thank the many care-givers at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital who gave such wonderful attention to Bill during his many hospital visits: especially Hannah, Megan, Katelyn and Erica, who were such a comfort in his last few days. Thanks are also extended to all at Carrington Place, to Fyllis and the care-givers on Carrington Short Stay who went above and beyond to make Bill comfortable.
Bill has sailed his last ship into the sunset and he will be missed.
Cremation arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187