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William Bill Irvine Breen

November 10, 1920 - July 16, 2015


Bill lived a good long life. He passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Lillian and Wilson Breen, and his wife Patricia. He is survived by his daughter Daryl (Juan), his son David (Lisa) and his granddaughter Leila. After being a flight instructor during WWII, Bill came home to Vancouver to marry his sweetheart Patsy in 1946, and began a successful career as an assessor with Revenue Canada until he retired in 1977. Bill and Pat moved to Nelson in 2006 where Bill spent 9 happy years at Mountain Lake Seniors’ Community. There really are no words to express our appreciation of Alice and Kim, and all the kind and compassionate staff at Mountain Lake, who not only provided loving care, but also respected and valued Bill and enabled him to participate and contribute in whatever way he could. Bill was very generous with both his family and his charities. Two of his favorites were Kootenay Animal Assistance Program and Kootenay Lake Hospital. At Bill’s request there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place.


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From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: Met him at Mountain Lakes.

Bill was a very thoughtful and hardworking person who I came to know at Mountain Lakes. Him and my Dad Leif sat at the same table in Assisted Living for many years. Bill and Pat were two of the first people my Dad got to know at Mtn. Lakes.

My condolences to his family. To Darryl your Dad Bill was a good man who will be missed. May he rest in peace.

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