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Obituary for William Alistair Cruickshank

William Alistair “Bill” Cruickshank of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at the age of 79 years. Bill leaves to cherish his memory his son, Darcy Cruickshank; his daughter, Anita Cruickshank; his step-daughter, Judy Keehn; two grandchildren, David (Lisa) Keehn and Aaron Keehn; one great-granddaughter, Malena Keehn; one brother, Donald (Barbara) Barry; his niece, Barb (Terry) Labbe; as well as many other nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Cruickshank; his parents, Alistair and Kathleen Cruickshank; and his brother-in-law, George Burns. Bill was born in Bissett, Manitoba, and moved to Winnipeg with his family at the age of five. They then moved to Trail, BC and later Vancouver. On April 1st, 1953, Bill joined the Canadian Army and was deployed to Egypt, Cypress, Germany, and Korea, serving with the The Royal Candian Army Service Corps, The Royal Canadian Navy, and the Air Force (RCAF). He retired to Medicine Hat and in 1991 moved to Calgary. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending winters in Yuma, Arizona.

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