In Celebration of

William Giroux

June 19, 1931 -  October 2, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital at the age of 87 years. Devoted husband of 63 years to Ida. Loving father of Paul and Michael. Cherished grandfather of Cory, Bryan and Kyle. William was predeceased by his brothers Jack, Teddy and Roy. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) Etobicoke on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Gregory’s RC Church, 122 Rathburn Road, Toronto on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. If desired, memorial donation made to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made through


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Lorraine Smith (Friend)

Entered October 3, 2018 from St. Thomas

Mike I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bernard 'Bernie' Frazer (Neighbour)

Entered October 4, 2018 from Ottawa, ON

I am profoundly saddened to hear of "Uncle Willy's" passing. He was a dear, sweet man, whose smile always filled my heart.

I will always remember his unconditional kindness, his wonderful laugh, and his lightness of heart. He was a beacon of light in my childhood. You always knew he would greet you with open arms and an invitation to chat.

He was also a great friend to my father in the early years on West Glen. My father often regaled me with stories of their antics. "Bill" Dad would say, "was a helluva lot of fun!"

Uncle Willy helped my Dad fix, build, and rebuild anything and everything. I remember them spending days installing a fireplace in our rec room or digging up the basement floor to install new sewage pipe.

Bill was a fierce and loyal friend to Dad, a man of honour, passion, and kindness.

I fondy remember the last time I saw him. It was in the 1990's while my mother still lived on the street. I hadn't seen him in many years. He looked at me and beamed, his face so full of joy. Then, suddenly, his eyes welled with tears. "It is sooo good to see you Bernie" he exclaimed. And as the tears rolled down his face, he hugged me as if it would be the last time we would see each other. Sadly, he was right. I am tearing up as I write this.

Bill Giroux was as good and decent a man as you will ever meet. I am so grateful to have known him.

Rest in peace Uncle Willy.

Mittelbergs (Cousin)

Entered October 5, 2018 from Fergus ON

Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. May God be with you and comfort your hearts. Warmest love and sympathy.

Will Mathieson (Old friend)

Entered October 9, 2018 from Centreville

Bill was a wonderful fellow who always was cheerful and supportive.
I am sure Mike, Paul and Ida will miss him greatly.
Regards Will.

Bev and Bart Evans (neighbour from West Glen)

Entered October 10, 2018 from Toronto

Dear Ida, Mike, Paul and family,

We were saddened to hear of Bill's passing, and on behalf of the Frantzke family, we extend our heartfelt condolences. I have fond memories of "Uncle Willy" perched in the shade of the porch on West Glen, always with a friendly smile or wave as we headed up the park entrance. He was a happy and reassuring sentinel, and always with a twinkle in his eye. He raised two fine boys, and I hope your memories of the many good years will be a comfort to you all.

Sincerely, Bev & Bart, and the extended Frantzke family from the carefree days on West Glen Crescent.


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