It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William Paton in his 74th year on March 25, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. Beloved son of the late Robert & Joyce Paton. Loving brother of Barbara Paton, Margaret Paton, Christine Knighton, and Elizabeth Crowley (Terry). Dear Uncle of Bob Walker, Jon Walker, Bill Walker, Ben Whitfield, Kate Whitfield, Lila Knighton, Catherine Crowley and the late Rachel Sanders.
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Bill was the property manager for Brookfield Place in Calgary until health concerns persuaded him to take early retirement. He moved to Crowsnest Pass, Alberta to be closer to nature. Bill spent many years hiking, skiing and catching fish which he would then carefully release. He was active in the Crowsnest Conservation Society and passionate about protecting the pristine environment around him, especially the creeks. Bill’s love of nature was infectious and influenced many friends and family members. He had an amazing talent for photography and captured images of wildlife from all around the world.
Bill had a gentle soul but that didn’t stop him from making very astute observations about many of the events taking place in the world today. He was an independent thinker. You could always count on Bill to give a reasoned response to any question. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Nature Conservancy of Canada or Crowsnest Conservation Society would be appreciated. On-line condolences can be made at www.dermodys.com