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June 12, 1936 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Bill McQUEEN Obituary

William “Bill” McQueen passed away on February 7, 2024 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. Born on June 12, 1936, in Eston, Saskatchewan to Charles and Ena McQueen, Bill started life out at the family ranch near Richlea, SK but later moved to Dodsland, SK where he grew up and went to school. 

Bill started trucking in the 1950s and launched his first company, W.B. Trailer Co. Ltd., based out of Saskatoon alongside his business partner Bob Kinzel. Saskatoon was also where he met his wife Dorothy, who he married in 1958. He and Dorothy moved from the city with their children in 1972 to start a farm on newly purchased land near Tessier, SK. Two years later Bill started feeding cattle, establishing McQueen Feedyards Ltd. with his family. 

Bill will be remembered for his passion and contributions toward the cattle industry. He was instrumental in forming the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association and served the organization for 12 years in the capacity of President (1983-1986) and Director (1980-1989). Driven by curiosity, he loved travelling and seeing new things, but mostly meeting new people. Never shy to strike up a conversation with a stranger, Bill had a knack at forming connections and sharing a genuine interest in the stories of everyone he met. 

Bill is survived by his wife Dorothy, son David (Nancy) McQueen, daughter Heather (Bert) Anderson, and grandchildren Ashley Anderson, Matt McQueen, Sarah (Brenan) Anderson and Bailey McQueen. He is also survived by his two great-grandchildren, Payton and Madalyn McQueen, sister-in-law Lois McQueen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Charles McQueen and Ena Rudiger, sisters Sadie Anderson and Gayle McCulloch, and brother Tom McQueen, sister-in-law Yvonne Losie and brothers-in-law Ralph Losie, John Anderson, and Jerry McCulloch.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful nursing staff at Rosetown Hospital for their excellent care. 

A Celebration of Life was held for Bill at Harris Community Centre (405 Main Street, Harris, SK) on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Bill to the Rosetown & District Health Centre directed to the Alex Ositis Foundation Inc (P.O. Box 1251 Rosetown, SK S0L 2V0) or Tessier Cemetery Fund (P.O. Box 35 Tessier, SK S0L 3G0).

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Celebration of Life
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Harris Community Centre
410 Main Street
Harris, SK S0L 1K0


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