William Williams

Obituary of William James Williams

Williams, William James "Bill? ? at QHC-Belleville General Hospital, after a final battle with cancer, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in his 79th year. Son of the late William & Emma Williams. Beloved husband for 58 years, of Gloria (nee Gill) Williams. Loving father of William Jr. and his wife Cheryl Williams of Belleville. Much loved grandfather of Rachel (Blair) Gannon & Erin Williams. Bill is survived by his sister-in-law; Aileen ( Warren) Snell of Belleville and brother-in-law; Robert Gill of Winnipeg. He is predeceased by his brother Kenneth Williams. Bill was a dedicated volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, recognized with the prestigious Citation of Merit (National Award) in 2006. His positions with the Society over his 22 years of service include; Hastings & Prince Edward Unit President, Ontario East Regional President, Provincial Board Member, Information Outreach Volunteer, Peer Support Worker, Transportation Convener, and Volunteer Driver to name a few. By offering his valuable time, skills and leadership, Bill assisted the Canadian Cancer Society greatly in carrying out its mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Bill was a member of Bridge Street United Church for many years and served there on various committees. He was also a long time member of the Board of Directors at Elmwood Cemetery. A Private Family Inurnment Service, officiated by Rev. Dr. William Smith, was held at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of the Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (968-2273). Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be a fitting tribute to Bill?s memory.
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