It is with broken hearts we announce that after a hard- fought battle with esophageal cancer, Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by love on December 10th at the age of 62.
He is survived by his spouse Sandra Hillcoat. His daughters Jamie (Kevin), Carrie (Derek) and “special father” to Spencer Prochnicki. Survived by 3 grandchildren, his brothers David (Kathryn), Andy (Tammie), Ian (Linda), Brian (Kim) and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents James and Doreen (nee Candy) Gibson.
Bill enjoyed a long passionate career in the union movement. Bill was a proud member of Unifor Local 414 and currently was proud Area Director for Unifor Canada.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday December 15th starting at 1 pm, at the Doubletree by Hilton, 30 Fairview Road South, Kitchener with Memorial Tributes at 2 pm. Reception to follow.
In Lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Many thanks to surgeon Dr. Paul Chiasson, Palliative Care physician Dr. Duncan Schwarz and Freeport Health Center Palliative Care staff for the amazing end of life care Bill was given. 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.
‘And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make’