Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Bill passed away peacefully on November 4, 2023 in Victoria, BC with his family at his side. Predeceased by his parents Phyllis and Alfred Greaves and sister Penny.  He is survived by his loving wife Donna; daughter Cassie and her children Tyler, Ashley; son Dan (Suzanne) and their children Charlotte, Marcus, Ella, James; brother Gordon (Lynda); sisters-in-law Carol, Gail, Janice; brother-in-law Terry (Stephanie) MacDonald and nieces and nephews.

Bill grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Victoria in 1969.  He was proud to serve with the PPCLI for seven years.  He was then employed by BC Tel (Telus) until retirement.  Following his retirement he joined the Commissionaires, his last position at City Hall.

He loved playing and watching sports, golf, hockey and football, some of his favourites.  An avid fan of the Detroit Redwings and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  He also enjoyed music, movies, his precious cats, the outdoors, holidays in Parksville and trips to Courtenay.  Bill’s greatest love was for his family.  He was an amazing husband, dad and grandpa and will be so very missed.

Bill’s easy-going disposition and keen sense of humour helped him to live with early onset dementia for the past seven years.

The family would like to thank Drs. R. McKay, M. Ward, H. Domke, C. Chew and the doctors and staff at RJH and Gorge Rd. Hospital for their care.  Special thanks to the staff at Aberdeen Hospital (Bill’s home for the past 2 years) for their excellent care and kindness.

Donations, if desired may be made to the Eldercare Foundation, Victoria or a charity of choice.

A private Memorial Service will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens.

            Nite Nite, Love Love, Morning Time

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Mark Breslauer, CEO -Commissionaires

    On behalf of Commissionaires – Vancouver Island and Yukon, please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss of Bill.
    Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

  • Bill Houldsworth

    Although it has been 20 years since my retirement from TELUS, happy memories of Bill still remain. Always a happy guy you could share a laugh with. He was more than a good man. Cheers to you Bill.

  • Herb Kenny

    Condolences to the Family from all members of the Edmonton Branch of the PPCLI Association. Once a Patricia Always a Patricia. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him. may he Rest in Peace. VP.

  • Don Schaffer

    Bill was Commissionaire while I worked at the City of Victoria. He was a friendly and kind man who was easy to talk to and always had a story to tell, but he was good at his job and could always be relied on. I enjoyed working with Bill and missed him after he left; it was great to bump into him once in a while and get the big smile and friendly greeting. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss.

  • Dot Wikman

    It was with great sadness that I read about Bill’s passing. Our family spent a lot of time with Bill and family at American little league and he will be fondly remembered. Our most heartfelt condolences to you Donna, Cassie and Dan and your families. May God give you comfort.
    Dot, Chris and Karlin Wikman and families

  • Jack

    Condolences Donna & family.
    Rest easy Bill.
    Kia Kaha – Forever Strong

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