Obituary of William (Bill) Henry ANCHOR
September 13, 1925 – Powell River, British Columbia
November 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
William (Bill) Anchor of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the age of 95 years.
Bill lived a full and active life, he was an avid golfer, a fisherman and he loved vacationing in Maui. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having enlisted in the army at the age of seventeen. He was also a faithful blood donor with the Red Cross.
He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-two years Marion Ciepliski, his son Glen and wife Anne, daughter Loraine and husband Ray Rafuse, son Darryl and his wife Deon, sister Carolyn and husband Tom Baird, his sister-in-law Sheila Cusick, as well as his grandchildren, Lucas (Emory), Christina (Terrance) and Mandi; and great-grandchildren, Sophie, Jaxon, Marissa, Dylan, Emily and Nixon. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Walter Ciepliski, Donald (Marty) Ciepliski, Basil (Sally) Ciepliski and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley, his father Henry, his mother Anne, sister Evelyn and brother George (in infancy), as well as his great grand-daughter Angelina.
A Private Funeral Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB). Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Bill’s obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Unit 590, 1212 – 31 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7S8 Telephone: (403) 263-5300 or (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 – LIFE (5433), www.lls.org/canada.
In living memory of Bill Anchor, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.