William Alfred Ethier January 30, 1929 – October 27, 2012. Ethier, William Alfred of Abbotsford, BC, passed away peacefully in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Justine, his five children, Jim (Digna), Beth (Alan), Mary Anne (Kevin), Tom (Geneen), Bill (Sarah), and his nine grandchildren: Andrew, David, Daniel, Colin, Katherine, William, Louise, Justine and Claire. He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews and many friends.
Bill was born January 30, 1929 to Jules and Annie Ethier of Belleville, Ontario, youngest of four children. Predeceased by his parents and his three sisters, Elizabeth Henderson, Evelyn Wemyss, and Peggy Keast.
Bill started with the Toronto Dominion Bank as a teller in Sarnia, Ontario in 1949. Moving up in the bank, he was transferred to Welland, then Brockville, and then west to Surrey in 1966 and managed the Whalley branch until 1973. He then worked for Lugano Holdings for a few years and then went back into the banking world and retired from the Prospera Credit Union in 1991. He was very active in his community. With humour, energy and his charismatic way he served on the Surrey Hospital Board, the Lion’s Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Knights of Columbus and his church, helping many in need.
A prayer service will be on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm. Memorial services for Bill Ethier will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, November 1, 2012. Both services will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local food bank.