Obituary of William Gerald Hotomanie
March 25, 1977 – October 6, 2021
It is with the utmost sadness that we announce the sudden passing of my son, a brother, nephew, uncle, and friend. William passed away at the young age of 44.
William was a Calgarian born at the Calgary General Hospital. He attended Mount Royal University to study business. William was a great athlete all his life, he started playing little league and advanced to AAA hockey, here in Calgary. His greatest love and achievement was coaching and instructing high-performance tennis players at the Calgary Tennis Academy and the Calgary Tennis Club. He often spoke of the countless hours he spent hitting on the backboard, honing his skills. He also had a great love of music and was known in Calgary as a drummer for the band “Mayfly”. One of his favourite bands was U2.
William is survived by his mother Donalda Blondeau (Chris), father William Guiboche (Laura), sisters, Ashley, and Nikki Hotomanie; and nephews, Jyden, Riley, Kolby, and Matteo Hotomanie. Special friends, Deirdre Jenkins, Mark MacConnell, and Steve Kirk. He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. William was predeceased by his grandmother Elizabeth Hotomanie, and two uncles, Randal Jack, and Faron Lon Hotomanie.
The family would like to thank all his friends for assisting in our time of need. You were amazing friends and he loved you all! Special thanks to my daughters, Ashley, and Nikki. The family apologizes if we missed anyone.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Those attending will be asked to confirm one of the following, (A) COVID vaccination (date requested), OR (B) a negative COVID test (within 72 hours), OR (C) Medical exemption AND valid government identification (with name & date of birth) OR (D) Under 12 years of age. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Hotomaine’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Reception will follow at 28 Applecrest Cres SE. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of William Hotomanie, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, Telephone: 403-248-8585.
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