William Sanders passed away peacefully on July 3, 2012 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 90 years.  He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 5th 1922 in the dead of a prairie winter.  That cold start to life no doubt was a great start in building his strong will to survive.  He was a Veteran of the Second World War and one of the fortunate to find a wife from the Netherlands while in active service.  He was an intelligent man who prided himself in keeping up with current affairs whether it was politics, sports or finance he had an opinion on the subjects and would not be ashamed to speak his mind.   He enjoyed watching all the sports but he was particularly keen on Football.  Had he not injured his back after the war he would have loved to pursue the game but unable to play he did the next best thing and became a keen arm chair quarter back.  He had a love for the Okanagan, Penticton in particular where he ended up living for most of his retirement years.  He was sadly predeceased by his loving wife Hester (Keeman), Feb 14th 2004.  He will be lovingly remembered by his eldest son Ted and grandchildren Natalie, Virginia, Victoria and Veronica, daughter Lorraine (Mick) and granddaughter Michelle (Dean) and great grandson Shayle, son Al (Joyce) and grandchildren, Carey (Mason) and great grandson Ryden, and grandsons Chad & Christopher (Nicole) and son Edward (Shelley) and step granddaughters Anastasia and Angela (Adam) and step great grandson’s Isaac & Carter.  He lived a long and healthy life and is now resting in peace. A private family memorial will be held.

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