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SWEENEY, William Michael

SWEENEY, William Michael

William Michael Sweeney
1927 – 2018

After a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, Bill passed away on July 7, 2018 in Kelowna, BC. Bill was born December 16, 1927 in Vancouver, BC. He attended the University of Portland where he received a football scholarship. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He entered the Seminary and became a Priest of the Oblates of Mary (OMI). He served for 27 years in Northern Missions. Bill and Carol were married in Kelowna, BC. He took a job with the Canadian Cancer Society as the Interior District Co-ordinator until he retired in 1993. Bill was an active member of the 4th Degree Knights in Kelowna and 3rd Degree in Lady of Lourdes.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Leo Sweeney, sisters; Leona and Patricia Battle, brothers; Ed, Jack and Frank Sweeney. He will be missed by his loving wife Carol, step-daughters; Theresa (Gord) Andersen and Katherine Kohlen, his loving grandchildren; Michael Andersen, Carter Andersen and Katelyn Kohlen as well as his sister Margaret and brother Leo in Ireland.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at David Lloyd Jones Home for the exceptional care and love given to Bill. Thank you to 4th Degree Knight, John Sokolowski, for his faithful visits for the last three and a half years. Thank you to Rose and Josephine for communion services every Monday. Also, to Sylvia and Rev. Dick from the Anglican Church Community, your kindness was appreciated. Thank you to Dr. Banwell for your years of care.

Funeral service to be held on Friday July 13 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in West Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca.

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Condolence Messages
  • Jul 22, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. May the Lord be a close and continuous comfort during this time of sorrow and heartache. It's been so many many years since we were neighbours and corresponded, but we still hold our neighbours close to our hearts. Our prayers and hugs we send out to you and to the girls Theresa (Gord) Andersen and Katherine Kohlen and their families. Neighbours from the past, Terry-Lynne Shauer (Morehouse) and Evelyn Shauer (Smith).
  • Jul 14, 2018
    So sorry Carol may He Rest in the Arms of our Lord, he always had a smile, joke and even a hug for all he met, Laverne and myself always enjoyed to have him and his fellow priests join us for a meal and fellowship and always a must have his favorite apple pie and cheese for desert. Now it's time for you to take care of yourself. ....Julia
  • Jul 14, 2018
    Dear Carol, what a blessing for Jerry and I to share time with you and Bill. We shared a few tears and a lot of laughs. R I P boys. Love Carol.
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Carol and family,
    So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I will always remember his smiling face and cheerful outlook on life. He had an amazing singing voice and the children from daycare connection will also miss him. He always had a smile on his face when the children would stop to say hi.
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today and every day.
    May God hold you in his loving arms as you grieve the loss of a loved one.
    Hugs from Cindy Menghini and the children in the infant and toddler and 3-5 programs of Daycare Connection Childcare Society.
  • Jul 11, 2018
    I will miss BIll so much and also you Carol you were always a steadfast member of our family, may he rest in peace. Carol please take care of yourself. Love Sylvia.
  • Jul 11, 2018
    Sorry for your loss Carol,Bill will be greatly missed by all.Take care