Bill Antonello, of Fairview, AB suddenly passed away September 20, 2017 at the age of 59. Bill is survived by his wife Louise Antonello, son Dustin Antonello, and daughters Krissy Fredericks and Jennifer Hodgson. Also, three young grandsons Jaxson, Kasen, and Keegan Fredericks.
Bill was born September 29, 1957 to Maurice and Dorothy (predeceased)Antonello in Chatam, New Brunswick, where he and his younger brother Perry grew up in a Military based family who lived in various bases in Canada and Germany. Bill followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the Canadian Forces at the age of 18. A career highlight for Bill was working with the Canadian Snowbirds as an aero engine technician. While being posted to the air base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan he met Louise and they married there shortly after on December 21, 1985.
In 1996 Bill decided to pursue his career passion as a Harley-Davidson technician and attended college in Fairview, AB. He then worked in Saskatoon, SK at Redline Harley-Davidson for 8 years before beginning his current career, a Harley-Davidson technician professor at GPRC-Fairview.
Bill was a loving father and husband, and enjoyed spending his free time riding his Harley with Louise, and playing with his grandsons. Bills co-workers and students along the years have become extended family and have left an imprint.
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been arranged with the Stollery Children’s Hospital in memory of Bill to honour his grandson Jaxson in his fight against Childhood cancer and all donations will be directed to Pediatric Oncology research. https://secure.stollerykids.com/
A memorial service for Bill will take place at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Fairview Thursday September 28th at 2pm, followed by a Harley ride, and a luncheon with a time of fellowship at the GPRC Atrium at 4pm.