Bill Bissett

Joined prior to 1996 ~ Passed Away October 2010

BISSETT, William James Sanford. May 16, 1939 – October 29, 2010. It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved Dad and Husband, William (Bill) Bissett. Bill passed suddenly Friday evening after a long, tiring and courageous battle with Kidney Disease. Bill leaves behind his loving wife of almost 40 years Donna, 2 daughters Jennifer (Richard), Andrea (Pat), a son Bob (Genny) and 5 beautiful granddaughters Callie, Taylor, Jessica, Melissa and Paisley as well as 3 grandsons Andrew, Taylor and Quinn. He also leaves behind a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, many special Nieces and Nephews, and some very special Great-Nieces and Nephews. Spending over 25 years working for Shell Canada, he retired 18 years ago. He loved to keep busy building things, and always had little projects underway, but if the weather was good, he loved to spend time golfing, fishing and spending time with his family. As an avid golfer Bill was always up for a round of golf, and if the weather was bad, you could find him watching golf on tv. He was known for his wacky sense of humor, giving out silly nicknames and having that warm and inviting personality that could brighten any room. Bill had a passion for making his wine, and loved to open a bottle, with a nice dinner. Every time the wine was poured, Bill would raise his glass and make a toast to something, somewhere. Glasses would clink and dinner could begin, savoring that wine. Bill savored life as well, his passion and love and dedication to his family was unsurpassed, and there is a terrible void in our family. Bill and Donna drove at least once a year down to Wyoming to see the other half of their family. There they would spend a week or more with their daughter and son-in-law, and 2 granddaughters, making every minute of their time together count, before the long journey back home. Countless hours of playing with his granddaughters, watching movies and reading them stories were some of his favorite things to do. He looked forward to his weekend visits with daughter Jen and granddaughter Jessica, there were tons of laughs to be had when they were together. For the last 10 years Bill had battled kidney disease, which included 2 separate kidney transplants, and countless hours of Dialysis, all of which were incredibly tiring and painful. But through his fight he managed to be used as an example by the dialysis unit, and help bring attention to the importance of organ donation. Please register today as an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Kidney Foundation. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so He put his arms around you and whispered, Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watch you and saw you pass away and although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove us he only takes the best”