William (Bill) Gardner passed away peacefully on the 19 th of October 2023. Bill was born on the 12 th of August 1930 in Edinburgh Scotland to Esther and William. He was the elder brother to his sisters Sally and Ina. He married his true love Moira, in December 1957, and welcomed the first of his eight children the following year. A move to Canada followed in September of 1967.
Bill never forgot his Scottish roots. He spent many years with the Black Watch mentoring cadets. Burn’s dinners will never be the same without his “ode to the haggis”. He was also a member of the Calgary Burn’s Club Singers. He proudly sang with them at the Edinburgh Tattoo. In true Bill fashion he also volunteered as a White Hatter at the Calgary International Airport.
I think that of asked what his legacy was he would have answered FAMILY; Karen, David, Paul, Peter, Gail, John, Iain and Tracey, his many grandchildren and many more great grandchildren, too many to list. He was a role model to all.