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MARSHALL, William “Bill”

September 21, 1943 — December 5, 2023

William “Bill” Marshall, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Bill was born on September 21, 1943, to Catherine Mac and Melville Marshall in Kelowna, BC. From a young age, he worked with his father on the feedlot, originally located alongside Highway 97. Following his father’s passing, Bill took over the family business and operated it with his three sons.

Bill was an outstanding cattleman and a major cow buyer in North America. His passion for buying cattle was unmatched, as he continued to purchase and transport cattle up until the age of 80 years old. For over 60 years, Bill supported BC Livestock sales. There was never an empty chair beside Bill at the sale as someone was always there sharing a joke, telling a story, or discussing the industry. His ambition and dedication were remarkable. Bill’s unique laugh, witty sense of humor, and tenacious spirit will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his wife Liz; siblings Heather Laity and Bob Marshall; children Donald (Rhonda), Tim (Jennifer), and David (Lisa); and seven grandchildren, Brandon, Morgan, Jake, Alivia, Jordanna, Vanessa, and Logan.

He was predeceased by his parents, Catherine and Melville, and his sisters Shirley Frankie and Barbara Cottle.

Family and friends will honor him, each in their own way. No formal service will be held.

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for Bill and the Marshall Family.

In his memory, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House or BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Central Okanagan Hospice House or BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Link: www.hospicehousekelowna.com, www.spca.bc.ca




  • Lulubelle ROSS says:

    I am sorry for the passing of another good man . Bill will be greatly missed
    Blessing to the family.

  • Shirley Tanemura says:

    Liz and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Bill. Tanemura family

  • Carol Haughton says:

    Liz and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Bill. He was a special man and the cattle business will not be the same without him.

  • Jeanne Janzen says:

    Dear Liz,
    So sorry for your loss. Bill and my husband Jake were in the same grad class at RSS and we met at the reunion years ago. Jake passed away in April of this year. He had good memories of Bill at school. Praying for you in this new journey…not an easy one!!
    With my condolances,

  • Jim Creasey says:

    Liz, Donald, Tim and David.. I have many great memories of the feed lot, your farm and Valley Auction. Your dad is someone I always looked up to, a truly great man. My sincere condolences.

  • Mike Creasey & Darlene Creasey says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Jon says:

    I first met Bill when he was the best man at my sisters wedding in 1966, I Made it a point to stop at the feedlot whenever passing through Kelowna, enjoyed his sense of humour, RIP Bill.

    I first me

  • Ron Whittaker says:

    Liz and family, I’m sorry for your loss of a good man.

    Bill was a member of a significant circle at Rutland High.
    Our early times together are memorable though paths seldom crossed since.
    May you find solace in your memories.

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