James William (Bill) Willment
February 28, 1938 - July 5, 2023
In Loving Memory
James William (Bill) Willment
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James William (Bill) Willment on July 5, 2023. Bill passed at home in Armstrong after a lengthy, brave, and courageous battle with cancer.
Bill was born to William and Hany Willment on February 28, 1938, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Bill grew up on a farm in the Southminster district helping in fields and around the farm as well as enjoying duck hunting in the fall, riding his horse, and hanging out with neighbourhood friends. As an adult he worked on the oil wells around Lloydminster for several years and later moved to BC where he remained. He worked at a variety of jobs in BC until taking a job at the Armstrong Dairyland Cheese Plant where he worked for 26 years until he retired in Dec 1999.
Bill was an avid and accomplished curler having started at a young age at the local curling rink. He went onto many competitions and bonspiels with his father, neighbours and friends on the prairies winning several trophies over the years. He continued curling for some years in BC as well and passed on the love of the sport to his eldest son.
Bill was a quiet man who had an infectious laugh and a quiet twinkle in his eye. He was a real home body enjoying puttering about his home. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing crib, a game he learned and shared with his dad. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly. He got along with anyone who knew him and had a few very close friends who held a special place in his heart.
Bill was preceded in death by his father William, mother Hany, and son Rob.
Bill leaves behind his grieving family; wife Darlene of 40 years, Son Doug (Rhonda) Willment; Son Rob’s children grandson Trevor, granddaughter Danyka; Son Mark (Janet) Willment, grandson Taylor, granddaughters Mak and Bri; Stepson Lee Harrison, grandson Shawn (Mel), granddaughter Syd (Chris); Stepson Clint (Lisa) granddaughters Jordyn, Nyah, Halle; One sibling his younger sister Judy Byer. Bill will also be missed by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank Dr. Devlin & Dr. Viljoen at our local clinic for their amazing care of Bill. Dr. Hardy, the Oncologist and his staff at the Vernon Cancer Clinic. The Nurses at Pleasant Valley Health Centre, Integrated Services for their special care and consideration for Bill, especially Sierra. Special thanks to Stephanie and Carrie in Ambulatory Care in Vernon Hospital for always making the appointments to help Bill the most. Home Support and too many more caring persons over the time of Bill’s illness.
A celebration of life will be held later.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to our local Health Clinic, Haugen Community Healthcare Society, P.O. Box 495, Armstrong BC V0E 1B1.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-546-7237
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