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William Stark

January 25, 1918 - December 27, 2010


Stark, William
January 25 1918 – December 27 2010

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill Stark, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Bill passed away peacefully at his home in Mill Bay B.C. He was Predeceased in 2006 by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty. He leaves to mourn his passing: son Alan (Sheila) in England, daughter Anne (Dave) in B.C and their respective families, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews and their respective families in the U.K. and Australia. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Bill immigrated to Canada with his wife and daughter in 1966. Bill had a lifelong passion for music. From early in life he exhibited amazing musical knowledge. He continued to study opera and orchestral scores throughout his lifetime. English literature was another of his great loves it being the subject he chose to study at Glasgow University for his career choice of teaching. He was a lifelong avid reader and also an aficionado of drama. Gardening was a particular delight for Bill especially after retirement to Vancouver Island, where he grew some magnificent award-winning rose gardens. As a young man he taught Music, and later English and Mathematics in Glasgow. For many years until retirement he taught and was principal of several schools in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. Bill taught with the same enthusiasm with which he lived life, becoming a great mentor to many of his students.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Helga and Thomas Krath
Relation: Thru his daughter Anne

Dear Anne, I have known your dad mainly thru our conversations and I knew how close you were to him and how dedicated a daughter you were, both to your dad and your mom. You gave everthing you had, daily visits, bringing him food, visits to the Doctor and Hospitals, cleaning and mental and physical support. You are one of a kind. Keep up your spirit and you will enjoy a long life too, just like your dad.
Our most heartfelt condolences.
Love, Helga and Thomas

From: Mary Sudlow
Relation: father of friend

Dear Anne,
You know that I share the pain you are enduring. He went as he wanted to…still at home.

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