1931 - 2019
William Raymond Pyrch, beloved husband of Anna Pyrch, passed in Lethbridge on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
The Funeral Service was held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
Bill is survived by his wife Anna Pyrch; children Jocelyn (John) Davy of Lethbridge, Calvin (Karla) Pyrch of Coaldale and Karen (David) Chilibecki of Vegreville; grandchildren Michael Davy, Michelle Davy, Nicholas Pyrch, Kristan (David) Adkins, Jessica Pyrch, Melissa Pyrch, Dean Collett, Erin Collett, Cole Chilibecki and Curtis Chilibecki; great grandchildren Max, Zoey, Shawn, Owen, Scarlett and Violet. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Leonard (Dorothy) Karl.
He was predeceased by parents Katie and Olie Pyrch; brother John Pyrch; sister Kay Paul and brother-in-law Peter Paul.
Bill was born on May 27, 1931 at Gwynne, Alberta to Olie and Katie Pyrch, he joined an older brother John, followed by a little sister Kay. Following high school, Bill went to work with his father at the CPR, where he spent his entire career.
Bill and Ann met in Camrose and were married in 1956. With the railroad they moved often also living in Thorsby, Compeer and Strome. They eventually settled in Taber with their three children in 1965, where they resided until 2017 when they moved to Elim Village in Lethbridge.
Bill had many artistic interests including painting, needlework and stained glass. All of the family enjoys pieces of his work in their homes. He took pride his yard and won several best yard awards while in Taber and he loved working in the flower shop. He was also active in the Taber Choralaires and the Knox United Church Choir.