By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 21, 2016.
William “Bill” Bilesky”
February 3, 1922
– November 16, 2016
William â€œBillâ€ Bilesky passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on November 16, 2016 at the age of 94 years.
Bill leaves to mourn his granddaughter Geryl-Lynn (nee Hagen) Broer; grandsons Trevor and Jeff Marsh; great grandsons Austin, William, Jude Marsh; son in laws Garry Hagen, Phil & (Sue) Marsh.
He was predeceased by his parents Gregory and Sophie Bilesky; wife Dora Bilesky; daughters Alberta Hagen, Mary Elaine â€œLanoâ€ Marsh; son Carlyle Bilesky; grandsons Randy Marsh and Brad Hagen.
Bill was born February 3, 1922 in Skowaityn Poland. His dad immigrated to Canada in 1924 followed by Bill and his mother in 1928 and they eventually settled in Alberta. Bill enlisted in the air force in 1942, it was during this time he met Dora Hill, and they were married in June of 1944. Bill was discharged from the air force in 1945 and they settled in Lethbridge, where Bill worked for many years as a parts man for Beny Chev Olds. They moved to Edmonton for a while to be near family, before retiring back in Lethbridge. Bill and Dora enjoyed an active life together; travelling, camping, visiting friends and family, they were also active members of the Salvation Army in Lethbridge and Edmonton.
After Dora passed, Bill moved into the Blue Sky Lodge and then into the Legacy Lodge, where he stayed busy with all the lodge activities up to his passing. Bill will be remembered by all who knew and loved him as kind gentle man.
A special thanks to Dr. K Frick (family doctor) and to the nurses, care givers and staff of the Legacy Lodge for their special care to Bill.
A Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Billâ€™s name may be made to a charity of oneâ€™s choice.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.