Bill (William) Hicks Sr. “Cougar Bill”

June 21, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with sadness that the family of Bill (William) Hicks Sr. announces his passing on June 21st, 2023.
Dad is predeceased by his wife Frieda in 1989 and his partner Rita in 2021, as well as three brothers and two sisters.
Bill is survived by his sons Willie (Linda), Ed (Shannon), Doug, Roy (Linda), and Pete (Margaret). He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and his two sisters Marlene and Min, all of whom will miss him dearly.
Bill was born in Vallican in 1933 to Buck and Tibby Hicks. As a young man he met his much-loved wife Frieda and together they raised their family of 5 sons. Later in life he met his cherished partner Rita and with her came even more family that enriched his life further.
Dad lived a long and healthy life: hunting, fishing, gardening, huckleberry picking (in his secret patches), and procuring firewood until his final days. Dad was a friend to many and he will be remembered.
Slocan won’t be the same without him.
Kole Roth of Clark’s Funeral Services has been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at

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