Passed away peacefully at home in his 89th year.
Beloved husband of Jane (Duyzer). Loving dad to Debbie Bonney (Art), Donna Rivers, Bill Mortimer (Wendy), Bob Mortimer (Cheryl), Tom Mortimer (Bonnie) and Jo-Anne Swales (Ken Schippling). Proud grandpa to 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law Rina Paton and Betsy Duyzer, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Pre-deceased by his parents, Stuart and Alice Mortimer; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Boomer; sister, Gail Coxson; parents-in-law, Tony and Bertha Duyzer; brothers-in-law Tony Duyzer, Bert Duyzer and Bruce Paton; son-in-law, Dave Rivers.
Bill was an owner/operator with Deluxe Taxi, as well as a long-time employee of Canadian General Tower until his retirement. In his early days, growing up in Galt, Ontario, he enjoyed playing on numerous hockey teams. Later in years you could find him on the links at Grand Valley Golf & Country Club where he made many friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of ParaMed Palliative Team for all their assistance, care and compassion which allowed Bill to be home. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date when it is safe for family and friends to gather.
Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com or by calling 519.267.7199. Please visit Bill's obituary notice on Facebook.