GOULD, William Lawrence “Bill”
Born October 7, 1924. Passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Bill married his war bride, Rosemary John (predeceased 2007) in 1945 at Parkhill, Ontario. Together they raised their family of 3 children in Maidstone, Ontario. Survived by his son Dan and wife Bev (nee Reeb). Predeceased by his son Billy (1962) and daughter Judy (1994). Loving grandpa of Jennifer Creary (Andrew) and Stephanie Gould (Mark O’Sullivan). Caring “Big Papa” to Katie and Jack Creary. Eldest caring brother of Gloria Short (late Lynn), Alvin (Eileen), Kay Sutherland (Bill), Raymond (Veronica), Deanna Moore (late Frank), Karen McVittie (Wayne) and predeceased by Yvonne Mitchell (survived by Don), Carl (Mary), Joyce Micelli (Mike) and Ralph (Audrey). Brother-in-law of Joe Johns (Evelyn) and Mary Coyle (late Hugh) and predeceased by George John (survived by Evelyn), Phil John (Molly), Peter John (Phyllis), Mike John (Barb, survived by Angela), Josephine (Dane Guiley, Jerry O’Neill), Helen Bondy (Harold) and Deloris Holland (Ron). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bill was passionate about fishing, travelling, playing cards, and his pets. He was very proud of his trailer at Rochester Place, which he had for 32 yrs.), he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Essex Br. 201 for over 62 years and part of the Royal Canadian Forces for 3 years, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Maidstone, not to mention a dedicated employee of Chrysler Canada for 36 years. Bill’s family would like to thank the staff and residents of St. Clair Beach Retirement Community, especially Elizabeth and Charles. They would also like to thank Dr. Charles McFarlane, Dr. Gharfoor, Dr. Gall and Dr. C. Sheehan and all of the staff on 3C at HDGH-Palliative (Emara Bldg. -formerly Malden Park) your compassion was greatly appreciated. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Avenue East, Essex (519-776-4233) on Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. R.C.L. Essex Br. 201 Service at 7:30 pm and Parish Prayers 8 pm Wednesday Evening. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:00 am from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 12048 County Road 34, Maidstone. Fr. Moe Charbonneau officiating. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. (Please note visiting at the church from 9:00 am until time of Mass). Memorial donations made to M.S. Society of Windsor or to Palliative Care at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare for Staff Education, would be appreciated. Family & Friends may share their memories or make an online donation at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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