William "Bill" Forester

William Franklin "Bill" Forester, age 82 of Swift Current, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2018 at the Gull Lake Special Care Centre. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., August 23, from  the First United Church with Annette Taylor officiating. The organist was Patti McCleary. Grandchildren Duncan Spenst, Stacey Neumeier, Chyanne Forester and Logan Forester did the readers. The interment service was held at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK with Duncan Spenst, Stacey Neumeier, Chyanne Forester, Logan Forester, Doug Braden and Ray Braden serving as pallbearers. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Fern; daughter Susan (Danny) Spenst and son Rob (Corey) Forester; grandchildren Duncan (Nicole) Spenst (Reese and Denton), Stacey (Geoff) Neumeier (Jordyn), Chyanne Forester and Logan Forester; brother John (Cindy) Forester; brothers-in-law Frelan (Donna) Saunders and Al Braden; stepfather Ernest Tustian; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Leo Forester (1955) and mother Marjorie Tustian (2005); father and mother-in-law Milton and Ethel Saunders; sister-in-law Vera Braden; brother-in-law Wilmer Saunders; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill was born at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on April 24, 1936. He attended school in Shaunavon and played hockey for the Shaunavon Badgers and Prince Albert Mintos. He came back to Shaunavon to help his mother and worked at a hardware store. Bill married Fern Saunders at Admiral, Saskatchewan in 1956. Bill and Fern moved to Swift Current where Bill worked for Ashdown's Hardware. He then did carpenter work before deciding to go back to school at SAIT in Calgary to become a refrigeration journeyman technician. Bill came back to Swift Current to run his own refrigeration business for 12 years. He sold the business and went farming full time in the Admiral area. In the winters, Bill built many houses on his own in Swift Current. Bill continued his love of hockey by playing with the Swift Current Indians, Swift Current Blues and the Golden Oldies Hockey Clubs. Bill and Fern travelled to many places with the hockey teams and on bus tours with their family and friends. In his later years, Bill was a Swift Current Bronco season ticket holder and seldom missed watching a game. Bill loved all sports and being outdoors. He enjoyed being with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren while boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, camping, snow skiing, snowmobiling, or skating. Even at 81, last Christmas, he could skate better than he could walk. Bill was a hard-working, quiet, honest man who had many talents and skills. He would stop his own work to help fix or build whenever we needed him. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Gull Lake Special Care Centre Auxiliary, P.O. Box 150, Gull Lake SK S0N 1A0 or to The Stars Ambulance, 2640 Airport Road, Regina SK S4W 1A3. Warren's Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. For further information, call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members in our book of condolences.

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