Linda and I have known Bill for the last 35 years and I worked with Bill at the MTO for 25 years. We had great times together, both at work and outside of work. We are very saddened to hear of his passing. Rick, Mike and family please accept our deepest condolences, from Linda, Don, Debra and Jason Petruccelli.
Dear Rick and Mike,
My deepest condolences on the sudden loss of Bill. Uncle Bill was a smart, strong, "one-of-a-kind" type of man. Bill forged his own great life with individualism, commonsense, and most importantly always a sense of humour. Bill always called a spade a spade. Having survived the great tragedy of losing his father at age 9, he had witnessed pain but luckily this made him even stronger. Growing in the Junction with his buddies, led to one adventure after adventure. He certainly was mischievous. Luckily Marg came into his life in his twenties to help settle him down a bit. She was a wonderful influence on him just as his close older sister, Mary was. These two women, both nurses grounded him. Bill could just cope with any of life's misfortunes thrown at him. He had the right attitude. Always telling others - not to worry, it will be fine. This was a great lesson for us all to hear.
Of course, Bill couldn't be more proud of his two boys - Rick and Mike, equally. This pic taken up in Muskoka last summer shows his contentment with life, The Wileys had visited the Humphrey cottage and despite not being there for ages, Uncle Bill could tell us much about spending summers up there during his teenage years and beyond. Here's to the "I will do life the way I want" man! Love, Hope and family