Rev. William David ANNETT


Rev. William David


William “Uncle Bill” Annett went home to the Lord the morning of Thursday, December 29, 2011. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Muriel Annett and son David. Survived by his wife Agnes, son Ken (Wanda) Annett, daughter Arlene (Barry) Simpson, daughter-in-law Darlene, step-son David and his wife Dawn, step-daughter Karen and her husband David. Grandchildren Kelsi, Mike, Rob, Ariane, Joanna, Chad, Josh, Becky, Tim, Coralee and Sarah and all of their families. He was proud of his many great-grandchildren: Josh, Shaelyn, Alexander, Matson, Elsbeth, Addison, Alexandria, Ayden, Ellyse, Kali, Zachary and Autumn. Born in Fleet Alberta in 1919, Bill met his first wife Muriel at the age of 17. Never a big fan of high-school, he finished his diploma after completing a four year degree at Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury. He attended Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer where he finished his Bachelor of Theology and got “some polish”. Bill and Muriel were married in 1944 and two years later they moved to Washington where he completed his BA in Theology and Psychology with a minor in Speech at Seattle Pacific. Following the passing of their first spouses, long-time friends Agnes and Bill were married in 2000 and have enjoyed nearly 12 years of companionship in Olds and Red Deer. Anyone who knew Bill knows the church was an integral part of his life. He served as pastor of many churches from his first at MacDougal chapel in 1944 and included churches in Didsbury (twice), Winfield, Galahad, Owen Sound, Bowden, Cremona, and Red Deer. In 1966, he oversaw building the church at Oriole Park, which often included such administrative duties as operating machinery in the night. The church grew from 30 to 100 congregants while he was pastor and is now Cross Roads, a thriving Red Deer ministry. Bill retired from leading churches in 1987, however his ministry continued up to the last weeks of his life as he was consistently busy preaching, leading bible study, writing articles, and visiting people. He published the book “Called to Preach” in his 90th year of life. Always fond of corny jokes, baseball (especially at family reunions) and throwing some rocks on the curling rink, Bill will be remembered for his “interesting” golf swing, playful teasing and strong faith. He “served his generation”, loved his family and the Lord. He will be greatly missed.

“I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the course,

I have kept the faith.”

2 Timothy 4: 7-8

Service to be held at Cross Roads Church Saturday, December 31st at 2pm.

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