William "Bill" Howard Day

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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William "Bill" Day
1950 - 2019

Mr. William "Bill" Day of Yorkton, SK, formerly of Estevan, SK, beloved husband of Doreen Day, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 69 years.

Bill was born in Bienfait, SK on May 16th, 1950 to Howard and Clara Day. He was raised on a farm northeast of Estevan, attending Bethel Rural School until grade 8 followed by Immaculate Heart High School in Estevan. From 1966 to 1968 he was a proud member of the South Saskatchewan Regiment in Estevan. Over his life, he held several different jobs including autobody mechanic (Holmgren Motors, later Senchuck Motors), as well as Oilfield Electronics. He started working for SGI in 1981 and retired in 2002. He then worked for Estevan Diversified Services until 2009 when he and Doreen moved to Melville. It was there he continued his love of working with the intellectually and physically disabled at Rail City Industries, and then at SaskAbilities when they moved to Yorkton in 2015.

Bill and Doreen were married on July 29th, 1977 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. They had two wonderful daughters; Roxanne (Brett) Franklin of Yorkton, and Kelly (fiancé Steve Lamb) of Prince Albert, and two grandsons Zachary and Tyler Franklin.

Bill was a farm boy at heart, and continued to garden until a few years ago. His main source of pride was his family, which was evident when they moved to Melville to be closer to their grandsons, who adored him. He was a hardworking, loyal man of integrity who had many friends throughout the years.

Bill faced his diagnosis of Acute Leukemia with the same strength and bravery that he faced life. He never feared death, and truly found “the peace that passes all understanding” even in the midst of illness. His faith in God was unshakeable.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Howard and Clara Day, sister Joyce, brother Richard, newborn brother James, ‘unofficially adopted’ son Frank Gorrell, special cousin Garry Thompson and numerous other relatives and friends

He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Doreen, his daughters and grandsons, and everyone who had the honour to know him.

The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Estevan. The interment took place in the Bienfait Cemetery.

Memorials in memory of Bill may be made to the Estevan Diversified Services, 1339 6th St., Estevan, SK, S4A 1B2 or the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan (designate to the Cancer Patient Lodges), #200 - 4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina, SK, S4W 0G3.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, in cooperation with Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 2:00pm
    Royal Canadian Legion - Estevan
    1317 - 4th Street
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  • Interment

    Bienfait Cemetery
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Debra Gress-Warner

Posted at 10:37am
Deepest sympathy Doreen and family.

Allison Holzer

Posted at 11:57pm
Our condolences to the Day family. We will always remember Bill as the “Santa” from across the street!
Allison and Phil Holzer
Marianne Holzer

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Posted at 09:56am
In memory of our dear friend & past coworker, Bill. Forever remembered & loved: Gail A, Tammy G, Bob W, Anita F, Laura W
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Larry and Robin Dupuis

Posted at 06:12pm
Bill was my adjuster for a car accident he was a kind honest man. Our condolences to Doreen and family. Larry and Robin Dupuis

Tina Day

Posted at 11:32am
Rest in Peace Uncle Bill.
My sincere condolences to Auntie Doreen, Roxanne and Kelly.

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