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William van Lieshout
November 20, 1932 - January 20, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Wilhelmus Franciscus (Bill) van Lieshout, 82, of Edmonton Alberta Canada, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2015. <br /> <br />Bill is survived by his wife Geertruida (Trudy) van Lieshout (nee De Rijk) of 55 years, daughter Theresa van Lieshout, son Robert van Lieshout, son James van Lieshout, his two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Thomas Moschopedis. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will be sorely missed. <br /> <br />Born in Diemen Netherlands, but raised in Mierlo-Hout North Brabant Netherlands, Bill grew up in a large loving family of thirteen brothers and sisters. As a child he was quiet and reserved, always polite but with a fun-loving character. He loved working with his hands and began his working life in his father's workshop as an accomplished furniture maker and carpenter. He and Trudy married in 1959, and soon after emigrated to Canada to seek new opportunity. He became a successful general contractor, building many homes, schools and other commercial buildings in the Edmonton area, housing for the Canadian military in Cold Lake Alberta and housing in far north of Canada. In his later life he eased into driving a taxi until his retirement. He loved dogs and enjoyed reading, watching movies and puttering around the house fixing things. He was eager to help his neighbours and served as the community president for a number of years. <br /> <br />Bill's remains were cremated at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens and his ashes will be interred. <br /> <br />A celebration of his life, for family and close friends will be held at the home of his son James at 1:00pm on Sunday February 1, 2015. <br /> <br />Online condolences can be left here or mailed to 16-16415-77st Edmonton Canada T5Z OS8</div>