It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Charles Fry on April 7th, 2018. Bill is predeceased by his sister Lorraine (Kelly) and survived by his loving wife Patricia (nee Salter), children Andrew, Gordon, Charlaine and Dan, grandchildren Dana, Brandon, Simon, Michael, Alexis, Shelby and Forrest, and great grand children Brayden and Jada with a 3rd grand child to be born any day now.
Born in Victoria, BC in 1932, Bill began his love of music at the age of 12 when he was placed in trombone lessons by his father Charles. What followed was a life of music evolving from school and military bands, to a variety of orchestras and jazz ensembles, to years with the Victoria Shrine Band and rewarding stints with the Victoria and Vancouver symphonies.
His love of music was rivaled only by his larger than life sense of humour and infectious laughter … he participated in many social groups that performed outrageous skits and general comedy acts that would have the audience in stitches. He was just a natural performer.
A 41-year Provincial Government employee specializing in native land claims, Bill was a proud member of several Masonic lodges and a long-time member of the Victoria Shrine Club Giza Temple #9 (president 1996).
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shrine Children’s Hospital or Kiwanis Pavillion.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Brian KellyApril 16, 2018
Jack & Lil RossiterApril 16, 2018
Donna HumphriesApril 15, 2018
ARLENE SMITHApril 15, 2018
Lynne and Don JohnsonApril 14, 2018
Joan BatesApril 14, 2018
cousin Donna PooleApril 13, 2018