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PHEE, William “Bill”

1938 – 2022

The family sadly announces the passing of Bill on February 6, 2022, at the age of 83. Bill enjoyed a long, healthy life, but his health started to deteriorate a few years ago when he was diagnosed with a form of Dementia.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 15, 1938, he was the second of six children. Bill served his country with military service in the British Army and pursued a career in the energy industry that took him and his family to many corners of the world.

Bill retired to Kelowna, BC in April 1998 and enjoyed Okanagan life to the fullest. He took great pleasure in his family, friends, grandchildren, and travel. Bill was an avid reader, was a Celtic soccer fan, loved to BBQ, and he knew something about everything; he also loved to play in the financial markets and developed a small import business from Venezuela.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret; children William and Paul; daughters-in-law Kris and Milka; grandchildren Lindsay, Kelsey, and Madison; brothers Hugh and Robert; sister Rosemarie; and many other family and friends.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Bill and Lena, and his sisters Chris and Anne.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association or Interior Health – Central Okanagan Hospice House.

A Memorial Service will be held on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022, at 11:30 am (PST), at Corpus Christi Catholic Parish with Father Ron Dechant presiding, 750 Rutland Rd N, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream (same time, see below). A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022, at 11:30 am (PST)

Corpus Christi Catholic Parish

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The service for PHEE, William “Bill” is scheduled for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022, at 11:30 am (PST). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Corpus Christi Catholic Parish

750 Rutland Rd N Kelowna, BC


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  • Peter hubbard says:

    So sorry to hear. I worked with Bill a number of years back at Syncrude. Great person to work with and lots of fun.

  • Stan and Marion Wawruszczak says:

    Dear Marg and family,
    They say life is a journey. Bills life was an Epic journey, with good memories and lots of stories to tell . Our deepest condolences to you all.
    Stan and Marion xx

  • Elisabeth Pateman says:

    My sincere condolences to you all. Lots of good memories of our days in Fort McMurray.

  • Stan and Marion Wawruszczak says:

    Dear Marg and family,
    They say life is a journey. Bills life was an Epic journey, with good memories and lots of stories to tell . Our deepest condolences to you all.
    Stan, Marion and family. xx

  • Bob Warren says:

    My condolences to Marg and the boys. Bill was a gentleman at all times and will be missed.

  • Rob Perrin says:

    My sincere condolences to Marg, Paul and William

  • george Stevenson says:

    Bill and I were football daft always talking of Scotland. I will always remember how he Loved Scotland even being so far away. Sad news for his loving family his humor will be missed dearly. Condolences to all. In my thoughts and prayers.

  • JOHN ridley says:

    Sad new and condolences to Bill’s family and friends, I worked will bill for many years at Syncrude, despite the serious work being done, Bill would always find time for some fun. I have nothing but fond memories of him and the great stories he told of his travels.

    • John & Sally Ryrie says:

      Very sad to hear of Bill’s passing, many good memories of our time in Fort McMurray. Bill always greeted you with a smile. He was a real and irreplaceable character. Thoughts to Marg and the family.

  • John Reeves says:

    Such sad news, I have great memories of working with Bill on Upgrading Turnarounds, Bill was the leader of the Syncrude recruiting team that hired me in Liverpool Many thanks Bill you were instrumental in Jill and I living this wonderful life in Canada. Wishing condolences to Margaret, Bill and Paul

  • Dale & Hedy Wentworth says:

    So sad to hear that Bill had passed away. Our sincere condolences go out to Margaret & family. Had many uplifting conversations with Bill as we met up on our neighbourhood walks. We will miss his wonderful smile. Love & hugs, Dale & Hedy

  • Winnie Higdon says:

    Margaret and all the Family. So sorry to hear the passing of Bill. When Jim and I lived in Ft McMurray were very privileged to be Friends with both and the Family.. Condolences to all Family and Friends. God Bless. ❤️🙏

  • Lena phee says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of my uncle Bill .I’ll always have fond memories being in Scotland as a child .my thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children
    Fond regards
    Lena 🌺

  • Joyce and Peter Lawrie says:

    Dear Marg and family, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, we have fond memories of you both. We hope your memories bring you peace and many smiles in the days ahead.

  • Seamus Coyne says:

    Margaret, Paul and Bill (jnr), so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.

  • Lee Mask says:

    My sympathies to Marg and family on the loss of a truly great man, Bill Phee. My thoughts are with you.

  • Doreen Mason says:

    Dear Marg, William, Paul and family, I was sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have many fond and dear memories of you, as did my Mum and Dad.
    You were very special to myself and my children when they were young. One doesn’t forget those who filled their lives with kindness.
    RIP Bill.
    Much love, Doreen

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