Bill was born in Listowel, Ontario on September 8, 1941. He was predeceased by his father Howard, his mother Francis, and his first wife Clara. He is survived by his sister Patty Hamilton of Listowel; good friend and partner Joan Smith of Kitchener; daughters Kim Smith of Cambridge, Barb Keeso of Kincardine, and Laurie Wilson (Shaun) of Kitchener; step-children Jean Smith of Kitchener and George Smith of Kitchener; grandchildren Jocelyn Keeso (David Harry) of Kitchener, Tyrah Wilson of Kitchener, Lucas Biebesheimer of Kincardine, Caitlin Biebesheimer of Kincardine, and Alexis Smith-Dimitrioski of Kitchener; great-grandchild Kaliyah Harry of Kitchener.
Special thanks to the staff at Innisfree House in Kitchener for their kindness and care during Bill's final days. In lieu of flowers, donations to Innisfree House would be greatly appreciated. Celebration of life for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com or 519-772-1237. Please visit Bill's obituary notice on Facebook.