Bill Padley
Bill Padley
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 20, 1940
  • Date of passing: Sep 28, 2013
Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure...

This memorial was created in the memory of our loved one, Bill Padley, who was born on April 20, 1940 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on September 28, 2013 at the age of 73. 


We will love, miss and remember Bill, and ask that those who knew and loved him help us to remember and celebrate his life, and the wonderful person that he was.  Through our cherished memories, stories, laughter and love, Bill's life and legacy will continue on. Please use this site to share with the family any funny stories, fond memories and photographs you have of Bill, as well as Bill's favourite songs as music was an important part of his life. Alternatively, you can send your memories, stories and photos to rutherford.l.m@gmail.com. 

As per Bill's request, there is no memorial service planned at this time. Should a celebration of life or wake be planned at a later date, updated information will be provided on this site.


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

        -Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by John Laidlaw on 23rd October 2013

"Bill and I worked together at O'Connell School in 1995 -96.  He was a great support and we became great friends and breakfast buddies until he was unable to get out.  We miss you at our weekly breakfasts and often reminisce about the good times."

This tribute was added by Roger Miers on 20th October 2013

"It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Mr.Padley today. Mr.Padley was a kind, gifted teacher with a great talent for getting in touch with students having a tough time. My favorite memory of him, and im sure all of his student, was building those logs cabins. He was my favorite teacher, and no teacher left an impression on me the way he has. You will be missed my friend."

This tribute was added by Janet Rhoddy on 8th October 2013

"Bill, We had some good family times and fun together.You were always the teacher, taught me how to ski and to like hockey. Can't believe how you managed that. I remember your undying love and devotion to Sean and Scott. Rest in Peace Bill, you are forever missed."

This tribute was added by Olivia Leishman on 7th October 2013

"Bill will be missed by many. He was a gifted teacher who cared about his students and who could handle the more difficult students. Bill thought the world of Scott and Sean and there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't think about them. He was passionate about cars and hockey. Conversations with Bill were always animated and my family had many a laugh with him. RIP Bill"

This tribute was added by Carol Bishop on 6th October 2013

"I am a grandmother and it took a lot of years to meet a teacher like this man . With out his help everday  I know my grandaughter would not have graduated and many many others that followd after her . He had a special way and kindnes that sould at all times with his students. He will be missed in the years to com.
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This tribute was added by Don Yamkowy on 5th October 2013

"Sorry to hear about Bill's passing.  Kerry and I both often think about Bill during his time in Dawson Creek in the late 1960's."

This tribute was added by Hanna Taylor on 5th October 2013

"I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  He was a longtime friend who will be remembered with affection.  Sending his family my sincere condolences."


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Lauren Rutherford

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