Bill Crooks

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Friday, November 18, 2022
Silver Springs Golf & Country Club
1600 Varsity Estates Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Bill Crooks

February 21, 1932 - Calgary, Alberta

October 20, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Bill passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 20 after a short illness at the age of 90 years.


A loving partner and best friend to Norma for over 65 years and amazing Dad to Carolyn and Jeff, Rob and Faye, Cathie and George, Rich and Carolyn, and Ross and Gina. He was an extraordinary Grandad to Megan (Mike), Julia (Rory), Erin, Rachel, Will, Emma (Francis), Nolan, Elodie and Max. His passing leaves a huge void that we are all feeling deeply. He put a smile on everyone’s face, made everyone he encountered feel seen, and inspired us all to see the good in this world.


Bill passed away with Norma holding his hand. All his children and many of his grandchildren were able to be part of his last days. It was wonderful to witness the loving and attentive care he received from the health team at the Manor Village at Varsity. His loss will be keenly felt in that community as well.


Bill grew up in High River and held many fond memories of his childhood and friends and felt very connected to that community throughout his life. Bill was an orthopedic surgeon having completed his training at the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan and at the Cleveland Clinic. He practiced in Calgary for over forty years with the Associate Clinic and at several hospitals. Being a doctor was his true vocation and even in his retirement, he informally consulted on medical questions for friends and family. It gave him great joy to have the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of people’s lives.


In retirement, Bill and Norma travelled widely, often with friends and relatives, enjoying active vacations and learning opportunities. One of their favourite places, however, was the beautiful Kananaskis.


An original member at Silver Springs Golf Course, Bill kept his membership until last year, continuing to enjoy golf and his many great friends there.


In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: 403-955-8818.


A Celebration of Life and reception will be held at the Silver Springs Golf & Country Club (1600 Varsity Estates Dr NW, Calgary, AB) on, Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Dr. Crooks’ 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. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Bill Crooks, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.


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