October 13, 1926 - March 4, 2017
Service Date: March 11, 2017
Funeral Home Ottawa - Westboro Chapel
On Saturday March 4, 2017 at May Court Hospice, Ottawa, in his 91st year. Born in Montreal in 1926, the youngest of six children, Bill was an athlete, physical education teacher, outdoorsman, summer camp director, carpenter and all-round handyman and story-teller. He was equally at home with a canoe paddle, golf club, ski pole, curling broom, hammer, coach’s whistle, or square dance caller’s microphone in his hand, and spent many happy summers at his beloved cottage in Dunany (Wentworth) Quebec. Lovingly remembered by Mirjam (nee Kuusisto) his wife of 67 years, children John (Daniele Brochu), Shirley (Gerald MacAlpine), David (Vera) and Heather (Douglas Osterman-Burgess), 11 grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren, and all his nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Vincent and the staff and volunteers at May Court, who brightened his last weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Care Ottawa directed to May Court Hospice or the charity of your choice, would be gratefully accepted. Visitation will be held at the
Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home
403 Richmond Rd., Ottawa
on Friday, March 10th from 2 – 4 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, March 11th. at 2 pm. Reception to follow.