EDGEWORTH, William Roy
March 22, 1963 – September 28, 2015
TACOMA, WA, William was born on March 22, 1963, the middle child of James “Wally” and Mary Edgeworth in Maple Ridge, BC. Bill attended Pitt Meadows Secondary School. He earned his diploma as an electronics technologist, with instrumentation specialty, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Bill excelled athletically on the wrestling mats. After college, Bill worked for Leyland Plastics before joining Richards Packaging, Inc. Richards brought Bill to Tacoma, Wash., in 1997 where he built the Company’s flagship plastics manufacturing facility in the USA. Bill was the General Manager for this Washington state location and the corporate Vice President of Manufacturing, traveling world-wide to set up and troubleshoot manufacturing facilities. Bill always favored fast cars and pushed the limit as a USA national record-setting member of the National Hot Rod Association.
But, his greatest joy came when he married the love of his life, Lily Chen, April 29, 2013. Bill’s smile became even wider when son James was born May 12, 2014. The couple is expecting their second child (William or Mary) on March 22, 2016. Less than six weeks after diagnosis, cancer claimed Bill’s life on September 28, 2015. Bill leaves his beloved wife Lily, son James, Mother Mary Edgeworth, sisters Rosemary (Todd) Seminuk, Susan Edgeworth, brother-in-law Jimmy Chan (Grace), step-daughter Brandie Gugliotta (Mike) grandchildren Makayla, Emily and James, nephews Troy (Jordan) Harris, Stephen Chan, niece Shannel Harris (Cameron), in-laws Lin Chen (XI) and brother-in-law Wei Chen of China. He was preceded in death by his father James “Wally” Edgeworth and his niece Alyssa Chan. Bill requested no funeral service. Instead, about 140 family and friends joined Bill’s Richards family for a Celebration of Life in Tacoma on October 3, 2015.
A memorial fund for his young family is established at www.GoFundMe.com/a55hrgms