John William (Bill) Trainor

December 23, 1934 - October 19, 2021
October 25, 2021 2 Condolences Print Obituary

We are saddened to announce Bill passed away at the University of Alberta hospital at the age of 86 years.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Irene Trainor, sisters Helen Pitt, Mary Trainor, Elizabeth Morrison and brother George.

He leaves behind sisters Doris McKenna, sister-in-law Frances Trainor and many nieces and nephews.

Bill will be dearly missed by his Edmonton family, Frank Moren and his daughters Alannah and Abby, as well as his many long time friends.

Born and raised in the rural farming community of Albany, Prince Edward Island, Bill left home to complete his studies at St. Dunstan’s University( now the University of P.E.I) in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Upon graduation, Bill began a career in teaching before leaving the Island to pursue his studies in Theology.

A move to Montreal presented the opportunity to return to teaching for many years in Point-Claire, Quebec.

In 1977, a desire to see and experience more of his homeland prompted Bill to drive across Canada to Edmonton, Alberta, where he accepted a teaching position at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Bill enjoyed a long career at N.A.I.T teaching Technical and Business Writing while developing and establishing many long term friendships.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 2:00 PM (MST) at
The Unity Church of Edmonton, 11715 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Memorial Service
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2 pm, MST
The Unity Church of Edmonton
11715 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta

The service will be live streamed at:

N.B: The church will only be able to accommodate forty people to allow physical distancing.


  1. I worked with Bill at NAIT for many years. He was a kind and generous man with a sharp mind and keen wit. May he rest in peace.

  2. Bill was an exceptional NAIT colleague with immense personal and professional integrity who commanded great respect from his students. His teaching blended discipline with charm humor and motivation, RIP Bill – many lives are better because of you.

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