William Charles (Bill)
Sept. 5, 1953 – Aug. 7, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother, uncle and best friend. Bill passed away at his home near Cow Lake on August 7, 2012.
Bill was born on September 5, 1953 to William and Gladys Hummel. His birthplace was Calgary, AB, where he spent his early years. His parents bought a farm and moved west of Rimbey, where he attended school. He started working early in his life, with construction on the Rimbey School, body shop work, oil patch and pipelining.
Later Bill worked at the Bonny Glen Plant and the Rimbey Gas Plant. When Bill’s health declined, he was forced to an early retirement.
Bill lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He had a green thumb. His gardens, yard and flowers thrived, and he was very proud of this.
He loved his horses, pets and most of all his faithful dog, Teddy. Teddy was Bill’s constant companion for the last eleven years.
Bill was a great cook and baker, and always had something prepared for company. His big smile and big hugs also greeted friends and family.
Bill is survived by his siblings, Larry (Fern) Gillespie of Oyen, AB, Frank (Alison) Hummel of Rimbey, Valerie (Vern) Browne of Rimbey, David Hummel, of Red Deer, Margaret Hummel of Bentley, Jack (Sharlene) Hummel, of Rimbey and best friends, Randy and Karen Cross, of Rimbey. Bill also leaves to mourn numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.
Bill was predeceased by his brother, Tommy Hummel in 1978; his father, Bill Hummel Sr. in 2003; and his mother, Gladys Hummel in 2005.
Friends and family feel they were blessed to have had Bill in their lives.
We will cherish the memories we have of Bill. Forever in our thoughts and hearts.
A graveside service was held August 11, 2012 at the West Haven Cemetery.
If wished, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.