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William Kenneth Stroud

May 30, 1932 - July 24, 2013

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William Kenneth Stroud, son of Earl and Betty Stroud, husband to Shirley, father to Lynne, Ron and Ken, brother to Dot, Max, Keith, Laverne, Joyce, grandfather to Brette and Shawna and Uncle to many nieces and nephews passed away on July 24th 2013 at 11:00pm at the Cranbrook Hospital.

William, Bill to all of us, grew up in Killarney Manitoba.  During his school years Bill excelled both scholastically and as an athlete with hockey and golf being his favorite sports.

Bill had two careers, the first as an RCMP, his favorite, and a second career as a Land Agent for Trans Alta Utilities, which was safer. Bill retired after 24 years from the RCMP with the rank of Staff Sargent and worked another 17 years with Trans Alta Utilities before retiring to Kimberley British Columbia.

As mentioned, Bill enjoyed hockey and played at a high level and shooting low scores on the golf course but disliked being shot at while working.

Bill`s sense of humor laced generally with sarcasm and his steadfast convictions provided the framework to work as an RCMP Officer.  As the old saying goes, Bill would treat a total stranger better than his loved ones at times, helping someone in trouble, he barely knew, was common. These actions often left a confusing message for his family but left no doubt he had compassion.

This was also evident in Bill`s commitment to helping the communities he lived in, building a healthy environment for children by organizing or supporting sporting events from hockey to baseball and establishing  junior golf programs so children had a good environment to grow.

Bill`s compassion for animals ran equally strong, often seen feeding the ducks at Elizabeth Lake and taking his dogs Leia and Leo everywhere he and Shirley went.

Bill would wish to apologize to all the restaurants he frequented in the Kimberly area for reducing their weekly revenue by his absence!

And the family thanks WayLyn Ranch Golf Course, BJ`s, Bear`s Eatery and Buddha Belly for being there for Bill during the failing health part of his life.

Bill will be missed.          

Bill also specifically requested no celebration of his life. So the family is respecting those wishes and for those who want to do something, the family requests you do something nice for someone you barely know…. He would like that.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Donna Taylor
Relation: Shirley's friend and hygienist

My condolences Shirley and family. Shirley, I miss your warm smile and friendly face. Please drop me an email. I would love to get in touch.

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