William Donald Lechky

May 11, 1951 - March 3, 2023
March 6, 2023 33 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with heavy hearts we announce that William (Bill) passed away peacefully at 71 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Gloria; sons Scott (Carrie), and Shawn; two grandchildren Nathan and Kayla; sister Debbie; sisters-in-law Carol and Ailien (Jerry); brothers-in-law Barry (Carol), Robert (Cheryl), Lewis (Penny) and Dave Fehr; nieces Chelsey (Mike) and Kristy; nephews Jonathan (Laura), Travis (Wanda), Trevor (Erin), Tyler (Leslie), Kurt (Candace), Derek (Alanna) and John (Taralee); and numerous great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.

Bill was pre-deceased by his parents Daniel and Ann Lechky; brothers, Robert and Ernest; grandparents Peter and Pearl Lechky, Simeon and Anastasia Choma; parents-in-law Joseph and Ann Semashkewich; and sister-in-law Deborah Fehr.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff on Units 41 and 24 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for their care and compassion.

A celebration of life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Woodvale Community Centre, 4540 50 Street (Millwoods Golf Course) in Edmonton, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to STARS (stars.ca).

All funeral arrangements made through JUST cremations.

  1. Gloria and family. My heart saddens for the family’s loss of Bill’s passing. Thinking of you all, at this difficult time! May Bill rest in Peace.

    • Our sincere condolences Gloria and family thoughts are prayers are with you. May the many memories help you through this difficult time.

  2. You were a beautiful soul Bill. It was my honour to have worked with you and known you at Garda. My deepest condolences to all your family and relatives

  3. Debbie and chelsey
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. The memories of this wonderful brother/uncle will always help you through the hard times.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  5. Gloria, Scott and Shawn
    I was sad to hear the news of Bill’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless

  6. I want to let Bill’s family know that they are being thought of at this difficult time.
    Bill will be missed and remembered. I left GW Cash Services ( were I had met Bill as a work colleague), in 2018, and even recently, he still sent me the occasional text message to say hello and remind me in not so many words, that I was remembered and being thought of.
    I will remember his humour and easy-to- get- along with personality fondly.
    Rest easy Bill…

  7. My sincere condolences to all the family!

  8. My deepest condolences to all of the family, may Bill rest in peace.

  9. Randy and I send our deepest condolences❤️❤️

  10. Gloria and Boys

    Our thought and prayers are with you in these difficult times.
    Bill was a good friend throughout all our school years and will live in our hearts and souls forever

  11. My deepest condolences to you and your family Gloria. Bill was a good friend in high school.
    Bill Jones

  12. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Gail Nowakowsky

  13. So sorry for your loss, Gloria and family. A truly kind man gone too soon and will be missed by many. I am glad I had a nice visit with Bill in the hospital a few weeks ago. May you all hold the memories dear to your heart. God bless you all.

    Love. Wendy Yakowchuk, Jordan, Carter & Andy.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heart goes out to you all Gloria, Scott, and Shawn. May he rest in peace.

  15. Our deepest condolences Gloria, Scott and Shawn. We are thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time. Rest in Peace Bill.

  16. My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family Gloria. RIP Bill
    Auntie Mary Dudla

  17. Gloria and family so sorry for your loss our deepest condolences to you all. May Bill’s memories comfort you through out the years. 🙏🙏🌹🌹

  18. Gloria and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy. Wishing you courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.

  19. Honoured to have known you Bill as a member of the armoured car industry! A true teamster member you wanted all to be treated fairly! You will be sorely missed my friend by all who had the pleasure of knowing you! RIP

  20. Gloria and Family:
    My sincerest condolences to you all. I have many wonderful memories of Bill and his sense of humor and stories while I was with Rod and G4S as it was known then. He had a great heart and was a wonderful man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    RIP Bill

  21. Deepest condolences on the loss of Bill. He will live on in the memories of the people who knew and loved him.

  22. Dear Gloria & Family: So very sorry for your loss. Sending love, sympathy & peace to you & yours. Nadine Arneson xo

  23. Gloria, Scott, Shawn
    So saddened to hear of Bills passing.
    May he rest in peace and may you find peace as well.
    My deepest sympathies

  24. Sending our sincere condolences to you Gloria & your family. Hope you find solace in the memories you & Bill created.

  25. Dear Gloria and family, I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Bill. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember Bill as a kind and caring person who welcomed our family during the summer of 2018. I will always be grateful for the wonderful memories my kids and I had with Bill. Bill will be deeply missed and may he rest in peace. My deepest sympathy.

  26. Hi Auntie Gloria, after hearing that Uncle Bill passed away, I was really sad and it brought me to tears because I will never get to see him again and I will miss him. I still remember how nice he was to play with me, how he cared for me and I will always remember him being with me. May he rest in peace.

  27. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family members. May your memories of Bill eventually replace the loss you feel now.
    My memories are of the twelve years of schooling together, competing in school badminton tournaments, watching Bill struggle to type with his one shorter finger (he did pass), and getting caught in the birch trees beside the school before the hospital was built. Tobogganing in the ditches being pulled by a car and spending time with other classmates at the Matador Cafe also provided many memories. Bill’s musical skills as a drummer was loved by all while playing in the band “The Reno’s”, especially when he drummed Wipeout. He was kind, level headed, always supportive, but also ready to be risky to have some fun.
    Bill will be missed and will live in our hearts forever.

  28. Dear Gloria, Deb and family, So sorry for your loss. May all your memories comfort you in the years ahead as you celebrate his life. RIP

  29. Dear Gloria – you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort in this most difficult time. May all the fond memories of Bill, last with us all forever. God bless and grant him eternal rest.

  30. Dear Gloria and Family, I’m so sorry to hear that Bill has passed away. Arms around you all.

  31. Thinking of Gloria and all the Family and Friends who will be feeling the deep loss of losing someone they loved and treasured. Bill will be sadly missed and remembered. I will remember all the fun and laughter at each Holdis/ Derko / Semashkewich function with Bill. Sending my deepest sympathy, Love Colleen

  32. Charlie and I send our deepest sympathy to all on Bill’s passing. May fond memories keep him close to your heart forever!

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