ARMITAGE 1963- 2008 William Martin "Will" Armitage, beloved husband of Shirley Armitage of Red Deer, passed away suddenly at the Wetaskiwin Hospital, Wetaskiwin, Alberta on Friday, February 22, 2008 at the age of 44 years. Will was born on October 11, 1963 in Red Deer and was raised on a farm west of Red Deer. He graduated from Camille J. Lerouge in 1981. Will had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life. He loved to hunt, go skiing in the winter and water-skiing in the summer. Will's sense of adventure and zest for life allowed him to take up skydiving and eventually become a jumpmaster. He was always fixing things, earning the nickname "McGyver". Will was an active volunteer, volunteering for all his children's 4-H, various sports or school activities, spending time helping out with the Big Brothers and Sisters program, the County of Red Deer Fire Department for the past sixteen years, where he was the Red Deer West Community Captain or just anyone who needed a helping hand. He loved to spend time with family and friends, creating memories of all the good times they shared. Will was a dedicated husband and father who worked tirelessly for his family, but for how hard he worked, he loved and played even harder. For all those who were fortunate to have known Will, the twinkle in his eye, the way he loved to tease and his beautiful smile that warmed and touched us all will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Armitage, his four loving children, Connor, Courtney, Kenzie and Quentin, his parents Rex and Joanne all of Red Deer, a brother, Darryl (Mary Ann) Armitage of Lacombe, Alberta, seven sisters, Maureen Armitage, Elaine (Pat) Manor, Linda Armitage all of Calgary, Alberta, Karen Armitage, Lorna (Dale) Szalacsi both of Edmonton, Alberta, Sheilagh (Doug) Marks of St. Alberta, Alberta, Dianna Armitage of Red Deer, his mother-in-law, Betty Bonnett of Ponoka, Alberta and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends. A Prayer Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Interment will be held at Alto-Reste Cemetery. Memorial donations in Will's honour may be made directly to a trust account set up in his children's name at the RBC, Royal Bank of Canada, 1, 6791 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.

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