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OBIT - THIRSK, William - February 3, 1999 - Parkland

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Obituary of William Thirsk
The Stony Plain Reporter

Mr. Bill Thirsk was born on August 14, 1908, in Markum, Ontario as the oldest son of Frank and Ida Thirsk. 
He passed away on February 3, 1999 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Stony Plain, Alberta. He 
had reached the age of 90 years, 5 months and 19 days.

Mr. Thirsk is lovingly remembered by his brother Ben of Quesnel, BC, his sister Hattie Danielson (Orville) of 
Kenmore, North Dakota, USA, and his sister-in-law Violet Thirsk of Moose Jaw, Sask. He is further survived 
by 8 step children: Edward (Della), Roy (Betty), Don (Pat), Lloyd (Merna), Fern (Emile), Marvin (Doris), David
(Nettie), and Teresa (Harvey); 18 step grandchildren, 28 step great grandchildren, numerous nieces and 
nephews, and a host of good friends. Mrs. Thirsk was predeceased by his parents, his wife Mary on July 21, 
1998, by his sister Mary Slind of Quesnel, BC, his sister Florence Allan of Quesnel, BC, and by his brother 
Freddie Thirsk of Moose Jaw, Sask.

Mr. Thirsk was a very private and quiet but well spoken man who was greatly appreciated by his family and 
friends. Over the past 9 years he was a gracious and valued member of East Parkland Bible Church. He had 
a great interest in, and gave his full support to the building of this new Church facility. He also frequently shared 
with the Pastoral staff of his salvation experience and of his walk with the Lord. During his time of fellowship in
this church he was also an avid supporter of various mission ventures and television ministries.

In the last few years of his life, Mr. Thirsk was stricken with Alzheimer's Disease, and slowly deteriorated both 
mentally and physically. On February 2, 1999 he slipped quietly from this life and into the presence of his Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ - his journey complete. Indeed, Mr. Thirst will be sadly missed and fondly remembered 
by all who knew and loved him.

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