SPERLING On August 25, 2004, William (Bill) John Sperling passed away peacefully at the Lacombe Hospital at 80 years of age. Bill was born on February 13, 1924, in Chamberlain, Saskatchewan. In 1994 Bill and his wife, Esther moved to Lacombe where they became parishioners at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Bill was a Life Member in the Knights of Columbus and performed many charitable works. Bill was predeceased by his mother, Marion Sperling, in 1987 and his father, John Sperling in 1990, both of Chilliwack, BC, and a sister, Agatha Christine in 1930. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Esther; daughters Virginia Albanese (Mike) of Marina del Rey, CA, Patti Dickson (Pat) of Maple Ridge, BC, Gina Hesketh (Jim) of Victoria, BC, Maureen Colbeck (Brian) of Coquitlam, BC, Audrey Migvar of Olds, AB, and Debbie Nieuwenhuis (Lambert) of Lacombe, AB, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, siblings Helen Sidney of Vernon, BC, Bertha Kreger (Herb) of Kamloops, BC, Ray Sperling (Phyll) of Chilliwack, BC, Bob Sperling (Doris) of Sardis, BC, Norm Sperling (Pat) of Peachland, BC, and Maurice Sperling (Emily) of Vernon, BC. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr’s R. Keller and B. Kinash and all the nursing staff in Unit B at Lacombe Hospital who took such good care of him for the last two months. Family and friends are invited to Prayer Services to be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church 5128-53 St., Lacombe on Sunday August 29, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Lacombe on Monday August 30th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Lacombe Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2 or to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society Box 5576, Lacombe, AB T4L 1X2. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to wfch@telusplanet.net (Subject Sperling) WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL Serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. (403) 782-3366 (403) 843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"

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