Bill was unexpectedly taken from us amid the trees of the west coast. Bill was predeceased by his mother and father (Mary and Thomas Dryden). Left to forever mourn his loss and treasure his memory are his beloved wife of 30 years Angela, his children Anna (Dave), Colin and Gillian (David) and his precious grandson Jackson, his sister Dorothy Steven (Bruce), extended family and many, many friends.
Our lives were richer and the world brighter for his being.
Bill was born in Scotland and that will be his final resting place in the hills overlooking Cove and Loch Long. Bill attended Glasgow/Strathclyde University, where he earned his PHD in Pharmacology. He retired to Sooke from the University of Alberta, where he was a world renowned and respected teacher, professor and researcher. Bill was an avid bagpiper, gardener, model train enthusiast, Presbyterian, history buff, reader, news junkie, volunteer and traveler but mostly he a family man, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, uncle, nephew and brother as well as a true friend to all who knew him.
He will be remembered by his friends and family for his sense of humor kindness, wit and wisdom.
My dearest Bill you were surrounded by love in life and you gave so much to so many. You are forever safe in my heart.
A memorial for Bill will be held on November 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church in Sooke with reception to follow. A hearty welcome to all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the charity of your choice. Alternatively, Bill enjoyed his associations with the Knox Presbyterian Church and the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society – envelops will be made available at the service.