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John William “Bill” Wood passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at the age of 79 years. There will be no formal funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Golf Club, P.O, Box 1680, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Bill.

Bill was born in Victoria, B.C. on May 30, 1935. Bill worked as a school teacher, mainly in Revelstoke but also for about 10 years in Africa. He was an avid bird watcher and golfer. Bill enjoyed travelling, the hockey pools and playing cards with friends. He had a great group of friends that he enjoyed spending time with.

Bill was predeceased by his parents and by his wife Beverley in 1996. He is survived by two children: Susan Whyte of Revelstoke and Mike Wood of Revelstoke; granddaughter Cassandra Whyte of Revelstoke; one brother Neal (Marilyn) Wood of Parksville; one sister Mary Wright of White Rock as well as numerous nieces & nephews.

Bill’s children would like to thank their friends, as well as their father’s friends for all their love and support. They would also like to thank the Revelstoke Homecare for their care and compassion.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to Bill’s family by viewing his obituary at

Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.