My privilege to have known him these past 40 years. Generous, kind, caring, and tall!! Always caring about your welfare and pushing his own aside with a wave of his hand. Teacher - he loved talking about the horses, the trees, the land, the Bruce Peninsula.
oh yes and about a fine head of cattle! Mentor - he was the best example of how hard work and perseverance could get you where you wanted to be. And so caring - he once sent thousands of post cards to Quebec in1995 to say we loved them and didn't want them to leave! Who does that? There's not enough room here to express the man he was and how much he was loved. He and Pat gave me my most treasured friendships and I will love them eternally for that. A little piece of my heart is missing. Till we meet again........
Bill was always gracious, welcoming and kind. He and Pat always made me feel embraced and included whenever we met up. For over 40 years, I have been a great admirer. You will be greatly missed!
I am so so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. I knew him since my husband and I moved to the Bruce 12 years ago. Most recently your Dad served on the Board of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association of which I am Chair but we worked together For many years on the Parks Advisory Committee . Your father did a great job in getting Sources of Knowledge up and running . He had a terrific sense of humour, was warm and without pretension and generous I with his time for his many volunteer activities. It was evident in our many conversations that he loved you daughters very much and was so very proud of you. l will miss him Elizabeth Thorn
My "Uncle Bill " was truly an extrodinary man and I loved him very deeply as he did back to me. For 56 years he has been a close family friend, mentor, advisor, inspiration and life coach. Uncle Bill was not affraid to show his love ,passion and emotion to friend's family and to the world. I enjoyed the weekly hunting trips we had for over 30 years at Blue Top Hunt Club, and our little talks about life and family while there. For such a small , strong guy he had amazing strength, endurance and agility but more than this had a huge heart ! We have lost one of the greats , and the world can never be the same again...
I will miss seeing Bill on the Miramichi River.
Bill was an easy man to love and I did !
Wish I could be at the celebration of his life.