Bill Stephens passed away on March 11, 2014 at Royal Inland Hospital. He was 70 years old and lived at East Barriere Lakes Road, Barriere, British Columbia. Bill is survived by his wife Dorothy Draper, son Shad Stephens (Laura), grandchildren Eva and Jamie Stephens, his daughter Shannon Higdon (Rory) and grandson, Travis Higdon. He was predeceased by his parents Muriel and Donald Stephens.
Bill was a Blacksmith by trade; horse shoeing was his life. He loved to ride and build motorcycles. He loved to tell us stories and ride horses. Bill was a great husband, loving father and grandfather who worked hard to provide for his family.
Donations can be made in honour of William Stephens to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Branch #200, 4940 Canada Way Burnaby, British Columbia, V5G 4K6, Kamlooops@kidney.bc.ca, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 120 – 540 Seymour Street, Kamloops, British Columbia, V2C-2G9.
A Memorial Service for Bill Stephens took place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 242, Barriere, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family, and the service may be seen at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com
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