1955 - 2017
William Blair Locke, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 62 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Bill’s life at the Vauxhall Legion, 217 - 5 Street North, Vauxhall on Saturday, January 13, 2018 between 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. Bill will be privately laid to rest at the Vauxhall Cemetery.
Bill is survived by his siblings Dwight (Marge) Bathgate of Calgary; Chris Jespersen of Coaldale and her children Michelle, Brad, Ryan and Neal; Hugh (Darlene) Locke of Vauxhall and their children Jennifer and Kevin; Shelley (Barry) Turner of Patricia and their son Jason; Ivan (Laurel) Locke of Hays and their children April and Adam. He is also survived by his special auntie Edna Paysen.
He was predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Mable Locke.
Bill was born in Taber on December 2, 1955 and grew up in Hays. He enjoyed working on the family farm and helping our neighbor Rex Nelson. Bill was involved in 4H and also played baseball, hockey and curling. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed time spent with friends from near and far. Bill even tried his hand at bronc riding, hence the nickname “Bronco Billy”. He worked for several local companies hauling everything from heavy equipment to oil. Bill also worked for feedlots and was last employed at Perlich Bros. He was complimented many times on his work ethic and his care for animals. Bill was a kind, gentle soul and we hope he has found peace. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.