Bill Hope


Bill Hope

Bill Hope died on Sunday, December 16, 2012 in the comfort of his home with his life partner, Patrice Perkins.  He succumbed to complications of heart failure at the age of 61.  Bill was a Seattle businessman and Washington native.   Bill attended St. Michael’s University School in Victoria, B.C, and Pacific Lutheran University.  He loved his cats, and he loved Patrice for 32 years.

Bill always had a smile on his face.  His sense of humor was contagious; his friendship was constant.  He left us too soon.  He was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him.


In Bill’s memory, donations may be made to the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, 850 Republican Street, Room 453, Brotman Building, Seattle, WA  98109.


A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a future date.  For details, please send contact info to



16 Responses to “Bill Hope”

  • Fran Clifton says:

    Bill was one of the most warm hearted and gentle people I have ever known. His laugh was definitely contagious and his sense of humor razon sharp keen. I will miss his gracious style and his ability to lighten up a room.

  • Mary Smith says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ingraham Staff and Students

  • Leanne Hust says:

    So sorry Patrice for your loss. Thank you for sharing these pictures. You and Bill have wonderful memories and those will never go away. What a beautiful smile Bill has and his eyes just sparkle!

  • Janet Davis says:

    Patrice, I’m so sorry about Bill’s passing. You and Bill were the most loyal and enduring couple, a great example of love for us. My condolences to Bill’s family and friends.

  • Tom Campbell says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and I will miss him. My prayers are with you Patrice.

  • Vickie Coambs says:

    Patrice, I will be keeping you and Bill in my heart and remember the great times we shared, especially Bill enjoying himself at our Lodge (deck) in Grass Valley. My blessing to you dear friend.

  • Terri & David Haugen says:

    There’s a hole in our world right now, yet we cannot even fathom the pain you are experiencing, Patrice. You and Bill have been our rocks, our anchor, and we love you both. Someday, we’ll see the good of his passing. In the meantime, we’ll keep his memory alive.

  • Keith Nicholai Haarsager says:

    Dear Patrice,
    I’m saddened to read the news of Bill’s passing this morning. He was a great guy and a joy to be around; to laugh with, to debate with. And yes, to act with.
    It was my honor just to be a small part of his life.

    My thoughts are with you Patrice and I wish you comfort during this time.

  • Teri-Heirloom Estate Sales says:

    Bill & Patrice were going to be new neighbors in Des Moines. I became friends with them while they were remodeling. Bill & Patrice were like a breath of fresh air in my life as we had very wonderful visits toegether. Bill always had interesting stories to tell and had a great personality. In the short time that I knew Bill, he was a honerable man who loved Patrice deeply. I will miss his laughter and company, but hope to keep in touch with Patrice. May God bless you always.

  • Chris Kelly-Storbeck & John Storbeck says:

    Patrice, you are in our thoughts and we would like to send you lots of hugs. It will be a hard journey without him, but time heals. Take care.

  • Chris Kelly-Storbeck & John Storbeck says:

    Patrice, you are in our thoughts and we send you lots of hugs. It will be a hard journey but time heals. Take care.

  • whitaker says:

    Patrice I only new Bill for a year but what a privilege and if I can be of any help please let me know-we had many wonderful conversations–ditto`s on all the above comments. Peace.

  • Julie Szmania says:

    Dear Patrice: we are so very, very sad and sorry for you loss. Bill was a great guy to say the least and ever so helpful in our business over the last 22 years. We will miss him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you especially and all his family. Blessings, Julie & Ludger

  • Jennifer Zutis says:

    Patrice, the first time I met Bill when I was 20 years old I just loved his sense of humor and his delightful personality. I was so thrilled to have friends like the two of you. Even though many years passed between visits his upbeat personality never changed from visit to visit. I am very sorry for your loss, our loss.

  • Bruce MacKenzie and Anna Hanson says:

    Oh Patrice, We are so saddened. We had no idea Bill had passed. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  • Ron Walken says:

    1/9/2018 I had been thinking about Bill lately and today poked around on the internet and was surprised to learn he had past. Absolutely, Bill and I got along well as we both seemed to look for the humor in life. I will always think of him when I see one of the unique gifts he would come up with.

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