Father Bill Somerville, passed away on the evening of Thursday, July 8, 2021. He was 82 years of age. Father Somerville was ordained on May 17, 1969. He served as the Pastor of Saint Paul’s in Richmond and Saint Patrick’s in Vancouver.
He also served as the Assistant Pastor at Saint Jude’s in Vancouver; Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver; Saint Joseph’s in Vancouver; and Corpus Christi in Vancouver. He was Executive Director of Notre Dame High School in the 1970s and coached his final season with the Juggler’s football team in 1981.
He also served as the Archbishop’s Delegate to the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese. Let us remember Father Somerville in our prayers, along with his family.