William HUDDLESTON

HUDDLESTON William Huddleston was born in Blackburn Lancashire, England on March 3, 1905 and passed away in Victoria into the presence of his Lord on January 10, 2006 at the age of 100 years. Bill came to Calgary, in 1912 with his parents and siblings. He completed his education in Calgary, graduating from Business College at the age of sixteen. He took his first job as a male steno with the Royal Crown Soap Company at the high wage of $75 per month. In 1923, Bill began work with the Robin Hood Flour Company in Calgary, and then moved to Edson for two years with the Canadian National Railway. He settled in Red Deer in 1933 to manage the Red Deer Grain Company. Bill was invited to join the Canadian Wheat Board in 1936 and worked for the Board until his retirement in 1970. Bill married Isobel MacLean in 1936, his wife of sixty-nine years. During his retirement, Bill and Isobel moved to Victoria, B.C. to enjoy fishing, tennis, ice-skating and walking. His main interests were his Christian faith, his home and family. Bill was a life member of Gideons International. William is survived by his wife Isobel of Victoria; two sons: Dick and his wife Cheryl Cooney of Red Deer, Mark and his wife Betna of Red Deer. Bill enjoyed time with his seven grandchildren: Bill and Amanda Huddleston and his great grandson Clark of Calgary; Brent and Susan Huddleston and his great granddaughter Marissa and great grandson Laughan of Edmonton; Brad Huddleston of Edmonton; and Christopher, MacKenzie, Mathew and Calista of Red Deer. A Memorial Service celebrating his life was held in Victoria on Saturday January 14. A graveside service will be held in Red Deer at a later date.


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