Mr. William "Bill" Day of Yorkton, formerly of Estevan, beloved husband of Doreen Day, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 69 years. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 2:00p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Estevan. The interment will take place in the Bienfait Cemetery. . Memorials in memory of Bill may be made to the Estevan Diversified Services, 1339 6th St.Estevan. SK S4A 1B2 or Cancer Patient Lodge (Regina) C/O Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan PO Box 40039, RPO Grasslands Regina,,Regina, Sk S9W 9Z9
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William (Bill) Day of Yorkton SK, beloved husband of Doreen Day, passed away on Tuesday July 16th, 2019 at the age of 69. He was born in Bienfait, SK on May 16th, 1950 to Howard and Clara Day. He was raised on a farm northeast of Estevan, attending Bethel Rural School until grade 8 followed by Immaculate Heart High School in Estevan. From 1966 to 1968 he was a proud member of the South Saskatchewan Regiment in Estevan. Over his life, he held several different jobs including autobody mechanic (Holmgren Motors, later Senchuck Motors), as well as Oilfield Electronics. He started working for SGI in 1981 and retired in 2002. He then worked for Estevan Diversified Services until 2009 when he and Doreen moved to Melville. It was there he continued his love of working with the intellectually and physically disabled at Rail City Industries, and then at SaskAbilities when they moved to Yorkton in 2015.
Bill and Doreen were married on July 29th, 1977 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. They had two wonderful daughters; Roxanne (Brett) Franklin of Yorkton, and Kelly (fiancé Steve Lamb) of Prince Albert, and two grandsons Zachary and Tyler Franklin.
Bill was a farm boy at heart, and continued to garden until a few years ago. His main source of pride was his family, which was evident when they moved to Melville to be closer to their grandsons, who adored him. He was a hardworking, loyal man of integrity who had many friends throughout the years.
Bill faced his diagnosis of Acute Leukemia with the same strength and bravery that he faced life. He never feared death, and truly found “the peace that passes all understanding” even in the midst of illness. His faith in God was unshakeable.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Howard and Clara Day, sister Joyce, brother Richard, newborn brother James, ‘unofficially adopted’ son Frank Gorrell, special cousin Garry Thompson and numerous other relatives and friends.
He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Doreen, his daughters and grandsons, and everyone who had the honour to know him.