John Billey

January 17, 1934 - April 6, 2023
April 11, 2023 5 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with heavy hearts that the family of John Billey announce his passing on April 6, 2023 at the age of 89.

John will be lovingly remembered by Victoria, his wife of 66 years, children Douglas (Deb) and Judy (Brian), 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson as well as numerous extended family and close friends.

A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 10:00 am at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 116 Street, Edmonton.

A special thank you to the nursing staff at the University of Alberta Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

  1. A wonderful man who put his family first and always did his best to teach good values. He was funny, protective, and didn’t put up with any kind of nonsense. Missing you a lot and it’s going to be weird without you.

  2. Auntie Vickie and family we are so sorry to hear about John. Remember all the great times lived as a family. Take care.
    Patrick and Debby Solway (Sproat)

  3. Papa (Gigi) will be missed beyond all measure. He left a legacy in his kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great great grandson that will make his spirit live on forever. He had a kind heart and gentle spirit and this side of earth will not be the same without him on it. Until we meet again, Papa. We love you, we miss you and we’ll take care of Grandma for you. Love Jessica, Michael and the kids ❤️

  4. Papa is deeply missed. When thinking about him I am drawn to fond memories at farm and the lake where as a child we would spend all summer long exploring all that nature had to provide us with – Papa as our guide. As I grew older, he became a guide to lifelong skills and life itself. One such fond memory is that of him teaching me drive.

    Papa’s Driving Lesson:

    I remember the time when my Papa decided to teach me how to drive before I got my license. As a seasoned semi-truck driver, he was the perfect person to teach me the ins and outs of driving. But little did he know, he was in for a wild ride.

    You see, I was always a studious person who followed rules to a T. So when I saw the speed limit sign that said 50 km per hour, I took it as gospel. I thought that meant I had to maintain that speed no matter what, even around corners! My Papa was probably holding on for dear life as I zoomed around the curves without braking once.

    But he was a patient and understanding teacher. He gently explained to me that it was important to slow down and brake when going around corners to avoid crashing. He taught me how to smoothly go around corners at a safe speed, and he did it all with a smile on his face.

    Thanks to his guidance, I passed my driving test on the first try. And I’m sure my Papa was beaming with pride as I drove off into the sunset, following all the rules of the road (including braking around corners).

    My Papa was a great teacher, a skilled driver, and a kind-hearted man. And I know he’ll always be with me, riding shotgun on all my future drives.

    I find comfort in knowing that my Papa will always hold a special place in my heart and that his memory will live on through the stories and memories we all share with others. Although he may no longer be physically with us, his spirit and love will continue to guide and inspire us.

    Miss you Papa!

  5. Dear Auntie Vicki❤️, Doug, Judy and the entire family we are so sorry for your loss. Uncle John was one of my favourite uncles, his kind and loving heart will be missed. I will listen for his whistlening❤️❤️
    Love you all
    Wendy & Dani

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