BICKNER, William Glen

July 3, 1926 – February 17, 2017 (90!)

Born outside Regina Saskatchewan the youngest of 8 whose father died young in a threshing accident, Bill grew up looking after his mother. Moving to Vancouver after the War to be with older sisters, he bought his first house at 18 for him & his mother. Soon after he met the love of his life Lee (Lydia Albrecht). Married for 68 years they raised daughter Linda (Brian) who later had David (Danine with Anaston & Liam) and Nicola: and son Wayne (Donna) who later had Scott (Kris with Ryen & Lexi); Amie (Trevor) and Matthew. Moving to Sullivan Station, Surrey in 1952, he was involved in his community while working for BC Electric – in several capacities from trams to buses, to supervisor at their gas division – now Fortis. Bill loved to travel first camping with family and friends then later throughout the world and enjoyed people of all cultures, speaking Bicknerish and sharing a good glass of wine in attempts to communicate. He loved beauty, creating it in the gardens of their homes, his paintings and carvings.

Most of all he loved his family.

We love and miss him dearly. We know you are walking amongst flowers looking toward the sunset.

Surrey Now Leader

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