William Ferbey
William Ferbey
William Ferbey
William Ferbey
William Ferbey
William Ferbey

Obituary of William (Bill) Ferbey

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It is with great sorrow and heartbreak that the family announces Bill’s sudden passing in his home, on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, just two weeks after his 89th birthday. His friends and family were hoping to be able to throw a huge 90th birthday for him, but instead, we will be mourning him.

Bill was predeceased by his loving wife Tilly, of 50+ years, who passed away in November 2012. He is also predeceased by many brothers and sisters and a grandchild who died at birth.

He is survived by 3 children, Jennie [Marvin-deceased], Andy [Holly] and Amanda [Beau]. One sister [Jean Thornton], one grandson Damien [Crystal], and 4 sisters-in-law Margaret Tabak, Shirley Fricke, Anne Tabak and Jean Skiech. As well as several nieces and nephews, his special friends Richard and Freta Pytel, and John Bestward.

Bill loved cats. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter. He and Richard often went on hunting trips together and brought back lots of wild meat to share with family and friends. In his working days, he had his own trucking/delivery business. He worked side by side with his son Andy, going their own way in the two trucks. After he sold the trucks, he worked at Pickseed Mill in Dawson Creek

In his spare time after he left the Pickseed Mill, he became known as the “firewood man.” His wood pile was his pride and joy in his yard. After he retired from wood chopping, he puttered at his old fishing and hunting hobbies and going for coffee with his friends.

His sister Jean remembers him as a man with a tough exterior and a gentle inside.

One niece once said, “he was loud, loveable, and had a good heart.” They loved to play crib together.

He was also a great teaser to his daughter-in-law.

He had a difficult early childhood being brought up in foster care, but finally had the chance to meet some biological family members and form a loving bond.

A special thanks to Anne Tabak [Aunt Dolly], for the comfort and support she has shown and especially to Jennie, who was his only daughter living in Dawson Creek.

Also, a thank you to Betty [his special friend] for being a great companion to him.

R.I.P. Dad. You will be mourned and missed by many friends and family who loved you.

A service will be held at a later date when it is safer to travel, for those who want to attend.

For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Bill to the charity of your choice.


Very Respectfully, Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium

A Memorial Tree was planted for William
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium
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