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William Bill Chobotar

January 20, 1921 - September 14, 2013

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On Saturday September 14, 2013, Mr. William (Bill) Chobotar of Osoyoos passed away peacefully at Mariposa Gardens at the age of 92 years.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Maria and brothers Peter, Nick, Mike and George.

Bill will be fondly remembered by his loving family including Kay, his devoted wife of over seventy years; children Carrie (Darryl) Hamm, Allan (Sandi) and Dale (Karen); grandchildren Peter (Sandy) Hamm, Chad Chobotar, Wendy (Kevin) Duggan, Amanda (Todd) Farrell, Sarah Chobotar, Nicole Chobotar, Devin Chobotar;great-grand-children Jessica and Emily Farrell,  Ryan and Katie Hamm and West Willier;brother Dennis and sisters Helen Shippit, Sophie Krestinsky, Dorothy Campbell, Jean Nuyts and Shirley Maser.

Bill was born in Sundown, Manitoba and moved to Osoyoos in 1942.

 He served with the Canadian Armed Forces and was a Lifetime Royal Canadian Legion Member.

Bill was a dedicated orchardist for some fifty years and spent time on the board of the BC Fruit Growers Association.

He was an avid golfer and a founding charter member of the Osoyoos Golf Course.

Bill was passionate about his yard and always grew a spectacular garden.

Over the years, Bill and Kay enjoyed many trips and travels to various destinations

A memorial service will be officiated by Pastor Ken Clarke at 1:00 P.M. Monday September 30th at Valley Congregational Christian Church.

 A family graveside urn interment will precede the memorial service.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Condolences & tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dave Ryder
Relation: Family Friend

Very sad to hear the news, I was glad to have had the chance to meet Mr. Chobotar a handful of times, but wish it had been more. He was certainly a character, and you can see where the rest of the family gets their character from.
My thoughts are with you all, regrets that I am out of the country and can not attend.
Sincerely,
Dave

From: John Patterson
Relation: Friend of Family

It is sadness I here of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with Kay and the rest of the Chobotar family. I had a chance to talk to Bill at Dales during a wedding a few years ago and also at moms service. I always enjoyed his stories, especially when he had talked about being in the Vernon army camp at the same time as my dad. Gone but not forgotten. I am sorry I am unable to make the service, but would have really liked to have attended.

From: Sonia Wasylyshyn
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest sympathy on Bill’s passing. May his memory be eternal.
My mother was a cousin to Bill. Her mother was a Chobotar.

Sonia & Walter Wasylyshyn

From: Russ Anthony
Relation: Extended family

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing and send personal condolences to Kay and the family. Time with the Chobotars was always a special visit for us and we enjoyed our many visits over the years – those memories will remain vivid. Bill will be remembered fondly. Russ and Lee

From: Russ Anthony
Relation: Extended family

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing and send personal condolences to Kay and the family. Time with the Chobotars was always a special visit for us and we enjoyed our many visits over the years – those memories will remain vivid. Bill will be remembered fondly. Russ and Lee

From: Darcia Graham ( Antonishka)
Relation: Dad (George) and Bill were cousins

Our sincerest condolences from my family to yours. I will always have the memories of summers visiting with family and one season of cherry picking. I remember that Bill loved to tease me and make jokes constantly.Unfortuately I have not seen him in a long time. Rest in peace you will be sadly missed.

From: Delia and Maurice Hachey
Relation: Friends

All deepest Condolences to the Chobotar family. Maurice and Delia Hachey

From: Betty Burrell
Relation: He was part of my childhood

I only learned of Bill’s passing to-day. My condolences to all of Bill’s family. Bill and Kay were part of my childhood -fellow orchardists, packing house workers and pioneers of Osoyoos. We were all poor together and we knew we could always get a helping hand from Bill & Kay if you needed it.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 30, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Valley Congregational Christian Church
30850 - 71st Street ( new address 4312 Black Sage Road)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday September 30, 2013 at the Valley Congregational Christian Church.

30850 - 71st Street ( new address 4312 Black Sage Road)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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