Jul 24, 2019
After a weekend on the St. Lawrence River with his family, including a pontoon boat ride that he had looked forward to, Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2019, in his 79th year. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife and tireless supporter of 54 years, Bonnie (Atwood). Cherished and respected by his children Randall, Kathleen (Stephen) and Michael (Kate). Predeceased by his chosen son Guy. Grampee will always be remembered and adored by his grandsons Joseph and Hunter. Predeceased by parents Everett and Naomi and sister Velma and brother in law Ian. Remembered by his siblings Ralph, Merton (Ellen), Faye (Raymond), Alden (Sandee), Donald and their families. Bill was a self-made man, taking over the family farm at a young age. Over the years he drove school bus, worked for the Ministry of Transportation and in heavy construction. His final job as a driver for Weston Bakeries brought him much peace and happiness. He enjoyed the simple things in life - the crust from a pie, old time fiddle music, going for drives in the country with a McDonald’s seniors coffee, music festivals, people watching at grocery stores, the farm report tv show on Sunday mornings, Costco hotdogs, talking about the next motorhome he was going to buy, old trucks, looking at fields of corn, plain donuts, holding the dog on his knee, Sunday Country by Request on the radio, the smell of fresh clover in the fields and spending time with family and friends. Thank you to long time, special friends and their families, Bev and Gary, Dave and Mary, Brian and Sharon, Frank and Phyllis and Debbie. You continued to see Bill through his illness and we appreciate that so much. You hold a special place in all our hearts and you each meant a lot to Bill. As well, a thank you to the many friends at 2727 Princess Street, 675 Davis Drive and 2395 Princess Street apartment buildings and numerous other family and friends for your continued care and kindness. Over his final few years, Bill suffered with many health issues but continued to make a courageous effort to overcome them. Thank you to the dialysis patients and staff for their care and concern at KGH. This past weekend is what we will remember. Although he was in pain and was weak, he made every effort to be with all of us, one final time. We can only hope now that he is resting and that we will be together again someday. Cremation and a private family prayer have taken place. Donations to the charity of your choice. With love from his family.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com
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