Armitage, William (Bill) Arthur
On Thursday, September 29, 2005, William (Bill) Arthur Armitage of Sioux Lookout ON, passed away unexpectedly in Thunder Bay ON at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Bill was born in Thunder Bay, but the better part of his life, he lived in Sioux Lookout. Bill had a vast social circle. Those who knew him, loved and respected him. Aside from his love of sports, particularly baseball, hockey and football, Bill lived for the arrival of fishing and hunting season. His field of professional expertise ranged from an early career with CN rail, to in his later years, a career in aircraft maintenance, which lent to the opportunity for Bill to travel overseas. The love in Bill's life is minimal to the love felt for him by his family. He was a father, grandfather, "big" brother and uncle. He will be forever missed but not forgotten! Bill is survived by his children, April Cappel (Calabogie ON) and her daughters, Allyssa and Edina, his son Richard Armitage and his wife Keri ( New Zealand) and his son Rubin. He is also survived by his sister Lorraine Hurd (Armitage) and her husband Don(Thunder Bay ON), her children Christine and Daniel Shultz. His brother Jim Armitage and wife Brenda, their children Michelle McNeil (Armitage) and husband George, Laura Armitage (fiancÈ Phil Vieira) and Andrew Armitage. Bill is predeceased by is loving wife Alida Armitage (Larocque) of Sioux Lookout. His father " Cookie" L.C. Armitage and adoring mother Margaret Fox (Armitage) and Step father Don Fox of Thunder Bay. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held at Our Savior Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Thunder Bay at 10am on Tuesday October 4, 2005. Family and friends are welcome. The service will be preformed by Rev. Deagle. Private internment to be held at a later time at Riverside Cemetery in Thunder Bay. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Port Arthur Continental Little League. Special thanks to T.B.R.H.S.C. , ICU for the special care and extra efforts in your attempts of save Billy. Our family would also like to recognize all those assisted in all attempts to aid Billy in the last few days, from the wheel barrow to the air lift from Sioux Lookout. We will not forget any of you. 'One last word, Billy got his moose!