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Harold William Lynn

Mar 13, 1925 - Jan 21, 2020

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  A Memorial Service for Bill to be planned at a later date.

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Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation

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Lynn, Harold William “Bill”

March 13, 1925 - January 21, 2020

Harold William “Bill” Lynn passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on January 21st, 2020 at the Rocky Mountain House Medical centre, at the age of 94.

Bill was born March 13, 1925, in a little farmhouse just outside Stettler, Alberta - the oldest boy in a family of 4 - three boys and one girl, to Walter & Thirza Lynn, local farmers in the Nevis area. In May of 1947, Bill married Vera and soon moved to Calgary where they had three children, Nancy, Bruce & Brent. In 1963, Bill & Vera moved their family to a farm in the Dovercourt area, where they soon added two more children to their brood, Neila & Bill, Jr. Then after close to 32 years on the farm, and after a brief time in Rocky, they moved to the Condor area where they enjoyed 18 years before due to failing health they moved to Rocky once more, where they resided until their passing - Vera in 2016.

Over the years Bill & Vera as foster parents welcomed many children into their home - even being recognized by the Alberta Government for 25 years of service & commitment to the foster community. Besides building their home and outbuildings himself on the farmstead - Bill was the MGyver of fix-it - nothing was beyond his expertise and ingenuity, from heavy duty farm and road construction equipment down to the smallest kitchen appliance. As a couple, Bill & Vera were always active in their community and made friends wherever they went.

Throughout his career, Bill enjoyed a number of work experiences – starting with his very first job at McTaggart Motors in Stettler, on to the construction of the original Alberta #2 Highway, followed by a stint of 17 years while in Calgary at the Calgary Brewery. After moving to the Dovercourt area, alongside their dairy farm, he took other trucking & road construction opportunities through the years culminating with his own road maintenance business, Lynn’s Grader Service, which he continued to operate until his retirement. Bill loved to spend time tinkering in the shop, helping all the boys with their vehicle maintenance and repairs and spending time with his family. He was a genuine example of a strong work ethic, independence, and was a man of his word.

Bill is survived by his daughters Neila Knapp(Bill) and Nancy Anderson (Casey), sons Bruce (Ann) Lynn, Brent (Emelia) Lynn, & Bill Lynn Jr, his grandchildren Ashley, Shane (Jodi), Sayword (Kyle), Katelyn (James), Greg (Brittany), Rob (Zarleigh), Gerry & Mikala; and five great-grandchildren, Abigail, Chale, Lowen, Krew and Sayler. Bill was predeceased by his wife Vera in 2016, parents, brothers Walter & Lowell, sister Ila, and son in law, Bert.

A Memorial Service for Bill to be planned at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Condolences

Kevin and Nadine ( Cole) Cusack :

Nancy, Casey and all the family, our condolences on the passing of your father.
He was an exceptional man and I’m sure he will be so missed. Your parents were good friends and neighbors to our family.

Keith Schultz:

I have wonderful memories of sweet Uncle Bill and funny Aunt Vera; they were always so welcoming and friendly, and were great role models and parents. I know my mom and dad always looked forward to visiting with them. My prayers are with the whole Lynn family. Sincerely, Keith

Brenda & Frank Kraft:

Have very fond memories of Uncle Bill; he was always the utmost gentleman. Please accept our condolences and know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Brenda & Frank

Verla & Randy Girletz:

It was so easy to like Uncle Bill; he was such a gentleman & took a genuine interest in whatever a person was doing. You were blessed to have such wonderful parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Verla & Randy

Barb Anderson and Aaron:

Our condolences to all of the family.

Barbara Ramsey :

Sending you my love and wishing your family comfort at this time. I have many happy memories or visiting your folks both in Calgary and at Rocky Mountain House. Uncle Bill was a wonderful and good man. He will be missed. I am sure his reunion with Aunt Vera, Grandma and Grandpa, along with Lowell, Ila and my Dad was very joyful and sweet. We love you, Barbara

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