Beloved husband and best friend of Debbie (nee McKenna) married for over 47 years. Cherished and loved father of Craig (Melissa), Jen (Geoff), Kimmy, Jamie, Kyle, and Joel. Proud grandfather/papa of Taylor, Kirstyn, Maddie, Grace, and Ruth. Dear brother of Donald (Ann) and brother-in-law of Bill Johnson, Sandi (Abe), Pat, and Tracy (Bill). Predeceased by his parents William and Catherine, his in-laws Doug and Ruth, his sisters Kaye, Aileen, and Margaret, his brother-in-laws Jim, Dominic and Brian, and his nephew Cory. Bill will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.
Born in Brantford, Ontario, Bill loved to have a cigar and enjoy laughs on the golf course with his boys. He enjoyed many years of volunteering with the Ontario Golf Association and for a year had his dream job of being president of the association. During his retirement years, Bill enjoyed his time working at the Elmira golf course. When not golfing, he enjoyed spending time travelling with his family. His family will cherish many memories of visiting Walt Disney World, shopping trips in Erie, Pennsylvania, and visiting nearby sites such as Niagara Falls and Blue Mountain (no matter how much he pretended to be annoyed by the shopping and Disney overload).
Cremation will take place. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grand River Hospital Foundation as expressions of sympathy.
Debbie and family would like to extend a special thank you to Nurse Allison from Care Partners.
As Bill would say "hit it straight and stay out of the rough"
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Bill's obituary notice on Facebook.