WISE, William Alexander (Willys)

Wise, William Alexander (Willys) passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital Friday March 11, 2011. Willys was born in Irricana Jan. 2, 1926 and lived in the area most of his life. He was predeceased by his parents Billie and Bertha Wise and his wife Beverley (Cameron), brother Berwyn of Irricana and son-in-law Daryl Hay of Carbon. Willys is survived by his son Bill Wise of Brooks, grand children David and Bonnie and great grand daughter Katie; daughter Susan (Raymond) Silbernagel of Beiseker; daughter Donna Hay of Carbon and her children Peter (Chantal) and Tanya, step children Brandy and Stephanie and Stephanie's daughter Sophie; daughter Kelly (Kevin) Schmaltz of Pincher Creek; one brother Murray (Blanche) Wise of Irricana and sister-in-law Leta Wise of Irricana, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Friends and family are invited to a social to raise a glass in honour of Willys and share a story or two on Saturday March 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Irricana Community Hall (in the Park). The Family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at the Peter Lougheed Emergency, Prince of Peace Manor and Crossfield Lodge for their care of Willys. In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in Willys' name to the: Lighting Project in care of K.I.K. Seniors, Box 454, Irricana AB  T0M 1B0. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd. (403) 443-5111.