It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) Stykel announces his passing on February 5, 2023, at the age of 88 years. Bill is predeceased by his father Cornelius, mother Jennie and stepfather Jim Elliott; two sisters, Margaret and Annie; and two brothers Henry and David.
Born March 12, 1934 in Kipp Alberta, Bill moved to Edgewood, BC at the age of four. He was educated there and lived and worked on the farm. Later he worked for B.C. Hydro; Department of Highways and Department of Forest Service, until joining the Royal Canadian Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. He served from 1957 to 1987, retiring as Master Warrant Officer. Bill served at Comox B.C; North Bay, Ontario; Cold Lake, Alberta and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Retiring from the military, Bill continued to live in Moose Jaw. Bill developed many life-long friendships from his work, church, and activities. He enjoyed watching all his grandchildren in all their activities. He enjoyed carpentry and as a result he built three homes, using his endless energy, strength, and huge interest in everything. He liked mechanics and working in his yard, he could fix everything. He was generous with his time, helping family, friends, and strangers. He was always on call. He taught his children to be reliable, hardworking, and caring people just as he was.
Above all, Bill faithfully served the Lord throughout his life and focused on his family. He was a great father and grandfather. We all learned many valuable lessons from our dad and grandpa. Bill will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Esther of 62 years; sons Rick (Lynda), Les (Sue); daughter Debbie (Joe) Locken; grandchildren Nicole, Lee (Zelfa), Morgan (Adam), Chelsey (Matt), Taylor (Anjella), Nolan and Grayson; As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 1:30 pm at W.J. Jones and Son Funeral Home, 474 Hochelaga St. W, Moose Jaw, Sask. Pastor Scott Elger will officiate.
Donations made in Bill's memory may be made to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada, P.O. Box 670, Stn K, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2H1.
1 Corinthians 2:9- "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
In living memory of William, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries). Chrystine Dacey- Funeral Director