William Frederick (Bill) Rostek
September 12, 1930 – November 26, 2018
It is with broken hearts and tearful sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bill Rostek, with his loving family at his bedside, at the Montfort Hospital on November 26, 2018.
Bill was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Shelagh, children Bill (Lee), Kelly (Brian), Michael (Christine) and Wendy (Bruce) and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Andrew, Marisa, Mikayla, Mathew and Mark.
Bill served his country for 46 years in both the Canadian Armed Forces (32) and the Public Service of Canada (14) with great honour and distinction. As a Royal Canadian Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Bill spent most of his time with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He completed his military service at 202 Workshop in Montreal, Quebec and in 1980 he transferred to the Public Service remaining in Montreal until 1987 then joining the Canadian Forces Land Engineering Test Establishment, in Orleans, Ontario from 1987-1994. It was in this same vibrant community of Orleans where Bill enjoyed his retirement years.
Bill was a proud Cape Bretoner heralding from New Waterford, Nova Scotia. A nationally acclaimed athlete, Bill was elected to the Military Sports Hall of Fame Honour Roll in 2006. He was a first-rate chef and do-it-youselfer and approached life with great determination and discipline. Our lives are forever changed with Bill’s passing, but our memories of him will remain foremost in our hearts.
A celebration of life will be held at the Orleans Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632, 800 Taylor Creek Drive, Orleans, Ontario on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. Condolences and sharing of memories can be left at www.beechwoodottawa.ca.
Celebration of Life
Orleans Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 632
800 Taylor Creek Drive, Orleans, ON, CANADA, K1C 1T1