Thank You For Your Caring And Support

The family would like to thank all of our neighbours and the staff at the woolen mill for their generous support.  We have received a huge outpouring of help, love and well-wishes.  Thank you all for your phone calls, emails, cards and caring thoughts.  Bill was clearly very dear to many people and we feel a tremendous sense of community. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people.

Memorial Service Details – August 18th, 2012

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, the family has decided not to have a public funeral service.  Instead, a memorial celebration of life will be held on August 18th, 2012 at the woolen mill. One thing Bill always loved was throwing a huge party.  Many people will remember the great lamb and pig roasts that he hosted at the woolen mill.  We hope that you will join us and share stories, music and a big barbecue in memory of Bill.

In Memory of Bill
In Memory of Bill


The Purves-Smith family would like to invite you to join us in celebrating Bill’s life.


William Purves-Smith Memorial

August 18, 2012
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stories, Food & Music 
Rain or Shine



Custom Woolen Mills
30453 Range Road 272
Alternate location for inclement weather
Lone Pine Hall
1 km South of HWY 582 on Range Road 274



4:00 Gathering & visiting
6:00 Roast lamb, salads, cold cuts
6:00 – 10:00 stories & music
No pets please.
Please bring a lawn chair and warm clothing (Bill recommends wool) because it can get cold in the evening.
Guests are invited to bring their instruments, songs, pictures and stories to share.





Fen, Ruth, Esther, Noah, Zeke, Lorelee and Maddy

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