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January 28, 1952 ~ May 26, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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On Friday, May 26, 2023 we said good-bye to William “Bill” Hammon at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK. His life partner of 47 years, Debbie Quintin, was by his side.
William Ian Hammon was born January 28, 1952 in Lethbridge, AB. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golf, baseball, fishing, bocce ball, and pool — most recently winning first place at Swift Current’s Nights League championship, with record high scores. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, he especially enjoyed spending winters in Mexico with friends.
Bill made his living of 35 years working in the Oil and Gas sector, but his true passion was driving truck during the seeding and harvesting season. He would jump at any chance he got to get behind the wheel for any neighbour or friend in need of a driver.
Upon his Cancer diagnosis, the man we knew and loved did the only thing he knew how to do. He believed he had already had the opportunity at a second chance at life with 21 years of sobriety under his belt. Rather than feeing defeated, he chose to see the time he had left as a gift and set about taking every opportunity to make every moment count. His positive attitude, strength, and determination saw him exceeding all expectations. But that was who he was, he spent his life determined to be better, to do, better. He was a kind, compassionate, loyal man who with his quick-witted sense of humour paired with his appetite for fun was left no shortage of companionship. He was a faithful friend that will be dearly missed by many.
Bill is survived by his life partner of 47 years, Debbie Quintin; Jordan, of whom he loved as his own daughter; his sisters, Jennifer Morrison and Denise Hammon (Bill Sokol); his sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane Cozart, Guy Quintin, Lanny (Connie) Quintin, Kevin (Patti) Quintin, Brent (Yvonne) Quintin, and Rena Quintin (Clark); and by so many loved nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Jean & Jerry Hammon; his sisters-in-law, Joan Quintin and Krista Volk Quintin; and by his brothers-in-law, Richard (Tex) Morrison and Ernie Cozart.
As per Bill’s request, there will be no formal funeral service as we held celebrations of life while he was still here with us.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Bill Hammon, donations made to the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family.