Long-time Invermere resident George William “Bill” McKay passed away peacefully in care at Purdy Pavilion, UBC Hospital, Vancouver, on November 4, 2015. Bill was born in Trail, BC, to James “Jimmy” and Olive McKay, on 14 March, 1937, the youngest of four siblings. As a young adult he studied, lived, and worked in Vancouver before marrying in 1966 and spending a year working, skiing, and travelling in Europe. He then settled in the East Kootenay, living briefly in Creston before moving to Kimberley, and then settling in Invermere in 1979. He was well-known as a Land Surveyor, sailor, golfer, and curler. Bill was predeceased in 2014 by his wife of 48 years, Carol Marie McKay (née Anderson). Bill is survived by daughter, Maria; siblings Diana, Stuart, and Tom; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Parkinson Society British Columbia.