William (Bill) Pendergast

January 3, 2015 16 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers


Bill Pendergast of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Thursday, January 1st, 2015. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years Phyllis, daughters Leona and her husband Charlie Sharman; and Dianne; grandson Scott and his wife Alexandra; and his great-grandsons Elliot and Felix. Bill was born in Innisfail, Alberta on May 10, 1932 to William and Viola Pendergast. He was one of seven children; predeceased by his siblings Verna, Lena, Hazel, Iris, and Ken, and brother-in-laws Richard, Kenneth and Keith. He is survived by his sister Lorna and her husband Hank, and sister-in-laws Doris, Helen, Sharon, and Shirley and many loving, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bill was a passionate man who enjoyed music and spending time with friends and family, and most especially children. Bill was affectionately known to many in the church and community as “Grampa Bill”. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Naiker for taking such good care of Bill.

Funeral Services
Beulah Alliance Church  17504 – 98A Avenue
Wednesday January 7th, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Because of Bill’s great love of children, memorial donations may be made to the Beulah Alliance Children’s Ministry.

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Our prayers are with you! We shall miss Bill very much – his humour, wit and plain good fun! So good to know we shall meet with him again. We love your family.

  3. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers in this hard time. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Thinking of Phyllis and family during your time of sorrow. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences.
    From: Richard & Donna Buckler, Bowden, Alberta (family of Jack & Dorothy Buckler)

  5. We will miss Bill very much he was such a joker and we enjoyed his sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. Our love and hugs to you all.

  6. To you, Phyllis, and the entire family we extend our love and prayers. His strength is made perfect in our weakness, and we pray that you will know and sense Jesus’ loving arms around you at this time of loss. We will all miss Bill.

  7. Rest In Peace, Uncle Bill. You will be forever missed, but we know we will meet again. The ones that have gone ahead are waiting for you with open arms..What a wonderful reunion you must be having. We will miss your smile and sense of humor, but we have the rest of our lives for our memories. Our prayers go out to Auntie Phyllis, Leona and Charlie, Dianne, Scott and Alex, Elliot and Felix at this time of sorrow.

  8. Phyllis….we are so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our family was very close to you both for over 50 years. Jim and I plan to fly from Vancouver and Don will drive from Calgary to be at Bill’s service.

  9. It is with saddened hearts we heard of Bill’s passing. We shall never forget his biggest smile and even with lots of health challenges, a very cheerful heart everytime we saw him. Bill loved telling a good joke and he was always the instigator of a good prank. His love of music and playing the organ at Retreat in particular, was a gift. We will miss you Bill but you are at last free from pain and with your Lord. To Phyllis we offer our sincere condolences and love. May you feel the love of family and friends at this time.

  10. Phyllis, Leona, Diane and all your family.
    Our very Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Bill. We extend Lots of Love and Prayers to you all. Bill was such a special person, cousin and friend. We will miss his smile, his emails, his sence of humor and his beautiful singing voice. We love you so much Phyllis! Our Deepest Sympathy.
    Verna & Larry

  11. So sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our condolences to you Phyllis and all the kids and grand-kids. I will miss Bill’s crazy sense of humour. He always knew how to make you laugh and he never let on about any of his health troubles. I will also miss his caring and loving heart but know that one day we will meet again. I know he will have more stories to tell us when we all finally catch up to him. Bye for now Brother Bill.
    Love and sympathy from Duane & Audra & Adria & Claudia.

  12. Dear Phyllis & Family,
    We are so thankful for the introduction that we had to you by Harv & Ella in 1964. What fond memories of the friendship, faith and fun that we have shared.Our prayers continue with you in this difficult time. Looking forward to a wonderful reunion in Heaven.
    Our love to you,
    Orville and Myrna

  13. Thoughts and Prayers to you Phyllis and your family.
    With deepest Sympathy
    Bob and Irene Rowntree

  14. Thoughts and Prayers to you Phyllis and your family.
    With our Sincere Sympathy
    Bob and Irene Rowntree

  15. Our condolences to you Auntie Phyllis and your extended family.
    We will always remember Uncle Bill as a kind, fun loving Christian Man.
    We will miss his daily emails, and wit.
    He is now in a better place!


    Don and Maxine Bos

  16. Phyllis, our condolences to you and your family for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were blessed to be your neighbours for as long as we were and to have known your kindness and love.

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