William (Bill) Saks, born on March 31, 1925, peacefully passed away on October 18, 2023, at the age of 98. His departure is met with great sadness by all those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Elizabeth Saks, and his brother, Dean Saks. Additionally, he has relatives residing in Edmonton, Wisconsin, in the United States, and in Greece. William was preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Saks, his father, Louis Saks, and his cherished uncle, Gregory Papas.
William received his education in Edmonton, culminating in his graduation from Victoria High School. He bravely served in the Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserve during the last war. Following his military service, he dedicated his career to the auto body trade. He owned and operated his own successful auto body repair shop before eventually divesting his interest and embarking on a new path. In teaching at the Provincial Institution in Fort Saskatchewan, he played a pivotal role in guiding inmates to acquire essential skills in the auto body trade.
An ardent sports enthusiast, Bill was an avid supporter of the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Elk’s football team. His unwavering spirit in cheering on his favorite teams was infectious and reflected his passion for sports.
A prayer service to honor William will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 6 p.m. at Westlawn Funeral Home, situated at 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, Alberta. A commemorative service will follow on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, located at 10831 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Both events offer an opportunity to celebrate William’s remarkable life and share cherished memories.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in William’s name to a charity of your choice. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him.