William Carpay

William Carpay

1940 - 2021

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Obituary of William Carpay

Wilhelmus Antonius Marinus Carpay was born in Utrecht, Netherlands Aug 27, 1940. Bill, came to Canada with his family July 1956 , they settled in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

On September 7, 1963, he married Nancy Marie Patenaude; they raised 4 children Kathy, Annette, Christoper and Cher-Lynn

Bill’s main interest was his music, he was very passionate about it , playing guitar in a small band, then playing the organ and guitar with the music ministry in church, which included the charismatic prayer meetings that he led. He conducted the Mission City Seniors Choir for 10 happy years; other interest include camping holidays with his wife and children.

Bill and Nancy moved to Camrose Alberta from Terrace, British Columbia to be closer to family members. While here he re-started his favourite hobby of growing African Violets, he also learned to use the Instant pot and cooked up many meals.

After 8 years of illness, Bill died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital on May 13, 2021.

Due to the pandemic restrictions a private family Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m, Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  A live stream will be available to view the Funeral Mass at www.stfxcamrose.caedm.ca.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Church Building Fund.