William (Bill) Wilfred Almdal

May 26, 1939 - May 6, 2022
May 10, 2022 5 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with much sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, and friend William (Bill) Wilfred Almdal. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife Rose, daughter Deanna (Arjan and mother Judy) and stepchildren Michael (Audra), Michele (Dave), Tania (Kaz) and Glenda (Randy).  He is also survived by his grandchildren Colton, Harley, Jaden, Dayton and Levi and Ella as well as sisters-in-law Joan and Shirley, and many nephews, nieces and Danish relatives.

Bill was predeceased by his son Michael, parents Ivy and Theodor, brothers James, Lawrence, Neil and John .

Bill was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the youngest of 5 boys born to Ivy and Theodor. He graduated in 1963 from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Civil Engineering.  After graduating, he spent 10 years with the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Schefferville, Sept-Iles and Labrador City.  In 1973 Bill relocated to Calgary where he worked for Shell Canada and Petro Canada. In 1984 he accepted a position with Syncrude in Ft. McMurray and he finished his professional career there 20 years later as the executive director of RIWG (Regional Issues Working Group).

William (Bill) was an active member of CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy) for many years and served as president in 1995.

Bill received numerous accolades for his many volunteer involvements over the years. Some of his roles included president of Oakridge Community Association, policy chairman for the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, Rotarian and others.  Bill enjoyed travelling, curling, gardening, playing games and entertaining with family and friends. His humor and story telling will be missed by many.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Stony Plain Alliance Church, 2 Keystone Dr. July 16, 2022 at 11:00 AM
In lieu of flowers a donation to Neighbourlink Parkland, a non-profit organization helping those in need, would be greatly
appreciated. Neighbourlinkparkland.ca/donate

A special thank you to the staff of the Misericordia Hospital and EMS service

  1. Rode our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Bill. We were Fort McMurrites and in fact lived on the same street. Bill is quoted in a framed picture on our living room wall referencing the Regional Issues Working Group that Phil and he worked on. He was a great community member and a very gentle soul – Rest In Peace Bill. Cathy MacDonald & Phil Lachambre. ❤️

  2. It is with sadness that I hear of Bill’s passing. A man committed to helping others in anyway possible. He was very influential in my career in local politics and becoming the Mayor of the RMWB In Fort McMurray. We look forward to attending the celebration of life in Stony Plain.

  3. Bill was a great Albertan dedicated to making a strong Alberta. We need more citizens with Bill’s drive and sense of community. He will be missed.

  4. Rest in Peace Bill. You will be sorely missed by your Rotary family.

  5. Our sympathies go out to Rose and her extended family.
    We met Bill when he joined the Rotary Club of Stony Plain. He had a fine sense of humour and a vast knowledge of the world of science. A true humanitarian, he provided us with many interesting guest speakers & his commitment to NeighbourLink Parkland was commendable. Rest In Peace.

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