Bill passed away on November 3, 2023, in the home where he lived and raised his family since 1959.  Born, March 31, 1932, in Hanna, AB, he moved to Victoria, BC, in 1947, where he met the love of his life, Doris Mae (nee Flett), and married her on May 15, 1954.  He is survived by Doris and his six children, Norm (Anna), Donna, Ron (Lori), Millie, Terry (Lisa), Gord (Marie), 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren – each of whom he was proud and loved with all his heart.

Family and friends were “everything” to Bill and he fostered caring relationships with a multitude of people of all ages and walks of life.  He dearly loved his two sisters, Millie (Fred-deceased) and Evelyn (Steve) and their families; he also wholly welcomed Doris’ family and embraced them as his, sharing many memorable family occasions throughout the years.  Celebrations have always been very large gatherings at the Wickett household!

Bill was a proud, and the longest serving, member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 324.  He also had many years of enjoyment with his fishing, bowling, curling, and golfing “buddies.”  He will be missed!

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Delta Hotel – Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, Arbutus Ballroom, 100 Harbour Road, Victoria, on Sunday, November 26, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, so that those who knew Bill can come and share their stories and memories of him with his family and friends.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Alan Longstaff

    I send My Condolences to the Wickett Family. I enjoyed working with 0ver the years. He was a good Boss I first met him in the 1974 while working for him in Yarrow before it closed.
    I have good memories of him at the chistmas Party and many other good memories of Bill over the years.


  • Georg Henry

    The Henry family, Aberdeen Scotland

    Condolences to Doris and her family and to his sisters Milli and Evelyn
    We remember Billy and Doris visit to Aberdeen. He was a gentleman

    Barbara, Jenny and Georgie

  • John Carter

    To Doris and Wickett family,
    My thoughts are with you at this sad time. My coming from away to Victoria at retirement age and Bill’s welcoming me as a Victorian was very special. My times with Bill curling and golf were always filled with friendliness and gentle humor.

    It very sorrowful thinking about those times with Bill that are now gone and sharing what turned out to be a pittance of time.

    John Carter

  • Glenn and Tracey Walker

    Will always fondly remember being honorary attendees of the annual Wicket Family Chinese dinner for many many years! Bill was a very special man and I know he will be greatly missed. Sending special hugs to all of the family.

  • Dennis Laughren

    To Bill’s family, I enjoyed working with Bill over the years. He was a good boss and a good guy. Our thoughts are with you over this difficult time of loss. Dennis Laughren

  • Alan and Cecile MacNaughton

    In 1953 I started work at Yarrows as an apprentice where I met Bill in the pipe Shop. He was all business, no fooling around and a great guy to be next to. I have worked beside him, under him and with him for so many years, and I shall miss him dearly.

    Our condolences to the family.

    Alan and Cecile MacNaughton

  • Charlene and David Humphries

    We had the pleasure of meeting Bill Doris and family when their great granddaughter
    Malia came into our lives.Bill and Doris made us feel very welcome in their home.Bill was a very loving and caring person.I very seldom left their home with out some of Doris’s wonderful baking.Thank you Doris.If Bill was golfing out our way he would even bring some to our door.You will be forever in our hearts Bill.

  • Garry Bettridge

    Can anyone name a Nicer Gentleman than “Bill Wickett” . I first met Bill when I was dispatched to Yarrows as my first ever job coming to Canada from New Zealand in 1974 , he met me with a smile and looked me over a bit, as I came to work in Rugby shorts,a Tee shirt & safety work boots, “I hope you have some coveralls” were his first words then shook my hand & said , I see you are a Plumber, Well I’ll put you to work with Jim Peers. How can a guy have such luck on the same Day ?, Meeting & working for Two of the greatest guys I have met in my Life time. Bill always instilled confidence in People & encouraged younger people to take on resposibilities in leadership within our Trade Group. Nancy & Myself had the pleasure of Bill & Doris at our wedding & have remained friends ever since. RIP “Bill Wicket” & Condolences to All Family Members. Regards Brother Garry Bettridge & Nancy.

  • Ivan Crossett

    As Business Manager of Local 324 from 1977 to 1998 I was very gratefully for the knowledge and help that I received from Bill as I was at a total loss of how shipyards worked. The local has truly lost one of if not the most important members during his working life and after retirement.
    I want to offer my condolences to Doris and their entire family. Ivan Crosett

  • Perry Rederburg

    Bill was a wonderful man and a great representative for local 324
    He was also a great teacher as I attended some of the classes he put on through the local
    His family has made a great contribution to the united association, and the people in the trades and beyond he will be missed

  • Judy Armstrong

    I met Bill and his wife, Doris, in the early 1990s at their home in Victoria. I remember many fun and insightful conversations with Bill around their kitchen nook. I especially loved his sense of humour, his generosity and his delight in hosting his family and friends when they visited. Thanks to their daughter and my dear friend, Donna, I stayed with the Wicketts many times through the years and was always welcomed as part of their family. When I lived in their house for a couple of weeks in 2018, Bill ‘put up’ with my singing in their basement when I was practicing at full volume to prepare for a house concert. With a twinkle in his eye, Bill said that ‘it was no problem as he would just turn down his hearing aids’!! I am filled with precious memories as I reflect on my experiences in the Wickett household. Sending my love to all the family and wishing Bill well in his next adventure in Spirit.
    In gratitude for the gift of Bill,
    Judy (Armstrong)

  • Barb(Olding) Wallace

    My heartfelt condolences to the family.

  • Lorraine Steele (Massick)

    I am sorry sad to hear of you beloved fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.

  • Carol & Mike Smith

    My heart goes out to this beautiful family another James bay legend has left us but not forgotten forever in our hearts and memories, who did not love this man!

  • Ken Francis

    Condolences to the Wickett family, Bill was a good man, always had the time for anyone

  • Chris and Family

    Condolences to all the family, what a wonderful man.
    Rest in peace…
    Chris Arden and family.

  • Alyssa

    Poppa, what a sweet heart!.
    Always welcoming. I used to be at his house almost every day. And I never knocked on the door!
    He always had a cheeky joke to share. He shall be greatly missed by all of us. Rest easy poppa

  • Donna Hall

    I always knew Bill as Mr. Wickett. He was always pleasant to us friends of his children, even when we were up to no good! My deepest condolences to all of the family at this sad time.

    Donna Hall

  • Patty

    A beautiful, kind and caring man, always making people feel welcome and lighting up the room with his sense of humor. The one thing that stood out the most to me about this precious man was his unwavering Love for his Doris. It touched me deeply. God Speed Bill.

  • Donna & Wade Robinson

    Whether walking passed his family home, the ball park or see him elsewhere will always be Mr. Wickett. I will remember him fondly and with a smile across my face. He was a caring man who watched out for not only his kids but the rest of us in the neighborhood helping us when we fell off our bikes, roller skates or skateboards coming down the hill in front if their house. It was our pleasure to have been one of the lucky ones to have known him growing up!
    Rest now Mr. Wickett! Donna & Wade Robinson (nee Jeffrey)

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