William Sigmar LEA

MAY 13, 1929 – AUGUST 27, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William; he was pre-deceased by his mother Kirsten, his father Johannes, his first wife Helen; his three brothers Pedar (Gerd) of Stavanger, Norway; Sigurd (Collette) of Nanaimo, Fred (Anne Marie) of Port Alberni, & his brother-in-law Harold Legg (Alice) of Nanaimo. William is survived by his wife Verna, his daughter Karen (Mark), his sisters Mary, Judith, Torill (Roald) of Norway & Bjorg (Port Alberni) & brother Jon (Edith) of Stavanger, Norway; brother-in-law Dennis (Kay) Hannah, brother-in-law John & sister-in-law Beryl Armich; grandchildren Tayler & Marisa Anderson; great grandchildren Kloe & Evelyn; step children Kathy Towle, Corinne (Henry) Rikkers, Brenda Abbott, Valerie (Paul) Gerbracht, & James (Avy) Krasniuk, step grandchildren Donna (Billy) Morrison, Darren Tyler, Lindsay (Steven) Viala, Alora (Chris) Hanson, Ryan Hanson, Kyle Kasper, Sarah (Greg) Hornby, Nicole (Jon) Maguire, step great grandchildren Dylan, Josh, Tavia, Rayne, Cale, Makayla, Gavin, Gage & many nieces and nephews. William was employed as a truck driver for thirty-two (32) years with Stewart & Hudson, Johnston Terminals and Haggard’s Trucking. He loved bowling, fishing, camping & travelling; he also was a long time member of the Sons of Norway, serving in many positions. William was a loving husband, father, and grandfather – he will be greatly missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held at Yates Funeral Chapel – 4470 Gertrude Street, Port Alberni – 11:00 AM – Friday, September 9, 2016. No flowers by request, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca

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