William “Bill” Belton peacefully passed away with his family at his side at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the age of 82 years. Prayers will be recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Friday evening, December 5, 2014, at 7 pm, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday morning, December 6th, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B5, in memory of Bill.
Bill was born in Calgary, Alberta on July 16, 1932. The family moved to Tappen for a few years before settling in Revelstoke when Bill was eight years old, a place he was proud to call home. He worked for over 34 years for CP Rail as a brakeman, conductor and finally as supervisor of crew management. He was highly respected by the running crew and the office staff.
Bill was a life-time member of the Revelstoke Golf Club. He was an exceptional golfer having won the club championship numerous times, as well as other tournaments throughout the years. In winter Bill participated in Men’s Bowling Leagues. He could also be found with the boys at the local hockey rink watching all levels of hockey. Summers were spent at Mara Lake surrounded by family and friends. He loved his boat in which he spent countless hours cruising the lake with Lenore, taking all the kids waterskiing and tubing. Bill was also an avid water skier himself and still enjoyed the sport on his 80th birthday. He enjoyed his coffee group with the boys at McDonalds. Bill adored his grandchildren and spent hours playing golf with them or cheering them on at a ball diamond, hockey rink or swimming pool. Bill was a first class gentleman, amazing friend and a great father and husband to his family.
Bill was predeceased by mother and father, Edith and William Belton. He is survived by his wife Lenore of Revelstoke, two children: Terry (Toni) of Langley and Sherri (Tim) of Toronto; six grandchildren: Matthew, Tori, Mark, Olivia, Thomas and Sarah; one brother Ronald (Paula); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Bill’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Bill’s family would like to thank their family and friends for all their love and support and special thank you to Gail Piatelli and the staff of Queen Victoria Hospital.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.