William "Bill" Howard Day

Tuesday, May 16th, 1950 - Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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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

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.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 2:00pm
    Royal Canadian Legion
    1317 4th St.
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  • Interment

    Bienfait Cemetery
    Weldon Road
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Barbara Hayden

Posted at 01:36am
Doreen, Roxy and Kelly I only heard the news today about Bill. We worked a long time together when he came up to Weyburn. He talked me into applying for the injury position and He became my mentor when I got the job. I enjoyed working with him and missed him when he retired. He was a caring kind hearted person and I don’t think I ever seen him without a smile. May all the happy memories help. Bill will be watching over all of you and playing cribbage with Daryl and Terry.

Ron Grobbink

Posted at 06:25am
Doreen,Roxy,(aka as Roxy Roller) and Kelly- Joan and I are in Portugal when we heard the sad news of my best bud Bill passing away. Bill was truly a great person. He took me under his wing ,when I moved to Estevan 30 years ago . My first three months in Estevan I was staying in Hotel .My wife Joan and my sons Ken and Mike were in Regina waiting to move to Estevan. During that time Bill invited me over for supper many times so I could enjoy his family and home cooked meal.Actually Bill called me the day after I got the job at SGI in Estevan to congratulate me and welcome me to the Estevan office. He invited me to come down Friday night for meet the staff, drinks and the biggest steak I have ever seen in good old Noonan. When I retired from SGI, Tammy from the SGI office (always count on Tammy)made up photo album of pictures taken at office events over the many years. In just about every picture Bill and I are seen together. Not sure where the wives were(lol). I will miss Bill’s yearly call to wish me a Happy Birthday. Joan I and are sad we will not be able too attend the funeral. Bill left us to early . That being said Heaven is better place with Bill’s presence.
Sincerely and lovingly Ron and Joan Grobbink

Tammy Danylko

Posted at 11:30am
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tammy, Brent Danylko and family and Joyce Hauck

Randy zulyniak

Posted at 07:31pm
Our deepest sympathy to you Doreen and your family. Bill was such a kind hearted person we were lucky to have known him. He will be deeply missed.

Randy & Lori Zulyniak

R,R daunheimer

Posted at 01:45pm
Our condolences to Doreen and family. Keep the good memories. Our prayers are with you. Ron and Ruth Daunheimer

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