November 19th, 1934 – October 19th, 2013
It is with sorrow in our hearts we have to announce the passing of William (Bill) Lester Hollingsworth on October 19th, 2013.
Bill was born and raised in Revelstoke. He was an accomplished athlete
and true outdoorsman. Bill started ski jumping at the age of 15, he
competed in Revelstoke, Field, Vancouver and Kimberley. He attended the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway as a spectator. He was a baseball
enthusiast starting at a young age playing in little league and continued on to the B.C. Senior Games. Bill was an avid curler who competed in many bonspiels.
Knowledgeable in all aspects of the outdoors, he devoted his life to hunting, fishing and guiding, sharing his wisdom freely. He followed his passion of the outdoors and joined Parks Canada as a Warden. Bill was a Warden at Yoho from 1958 – 1964 until he transferred to Wood Buffalo. He completed his duty as Chief Warden in 1968 when he moved to the Kootenays.
Bill gave up his position as Warden and became a carpenter for Parks Canada in 1969. That is where he found his love for construction and spent the remainder of his life building everything from homes to jewelry boxes. Bill and his family settled in Edgewater in 1970 where he built his first home. Bill moved to Radium in 1991 and built two more homes.
Bill spent countless hours in the bush and many more helping people with renovations. He had a quiet strength, was very humble and a relentless tease. He has impacted many lives and will be fondly remembered.
Bill is survived by his partner Lorry who filled his heart with love and took tremendous care of him for the last 15 years.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Marlene and survived by his son Michael (Marianne); daughters Julie (Keith) and Kari; sister Jane (Mel); niece Vicki (Paul); grandkids Justin, Jaime-Lee, Jamie, Julie (Brad), Jorja and Nicole; and great-grandkids Paytten and Mykkel.
Bill died with a dear friend doing what they loved.
At Bill’s request there will be no service.
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