William Herman

William John "Bill" Herman

1956 - 2020

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William John Herman


Dec 11, 1956 – March 9, 2020



It is with profound sadness that the family of Bill Herman announces his sudden passing on March 9, 2020 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Bill will be remembered for his amazing generosity and compassion for others. There isn’t much Bill didn’t do or try. In his early years he was a marathon runner, tri athlete, skier, pilot, avid fisherman, curler, hang glider, lifeguard, volunteer paramedic and mine rescue captain.  He had a love and passion for coaching hockey. His commitment to coach hockey and mentor young athletes was a leadership role he loved that impacted countless people. Bill worked for BC Hydro for 32 years and it was his second family. He was very dedicated to family, his many friends and will stay in all our hearts forever.


Bill is survived by his loving wife Heather of 42 years, sons Jeff (Antonia), Brad (Shelby), and Ryan. Grandsons Cassius and Sutter. Mother Marie Kozak, sister Vicki O’Neil, brother Gord Herman (Sue). Sister in-law Anne Little and father in-law Len Little. Nieces and Nephews Conner and Lauren,  Jacilin (Derek) children Logan and Landon, Bud (Nicole) and Cassie, Chris (Tori) children Parker and Jordan, Kelly (Zach) children Morgan and Casey. As well as many other special friends and extended family.


Predeceased by Gram and Poppy Masich, Fred Kozak, Brother in-law Rob Little, Mother in-law Doreen Little.


A Celebration of Bill’s life will be postponed until a later date.

Memorial donations in Bill’s honor may be made to the STARS Air Ambulance Foundation

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