William "Bill Herman McLeod - died at the age of 71 on March 17, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elliot Lake. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, after battling cancer. Bill is survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 49 years, and his children Barry (Wendy), Rolanda, Yolanda, Randy (Annette), and Marvin (Jeanette). He will be greatly missed by his siblings Patricia, Judy, Ken (Liz), Verna (Dave), Maryann (Harvey), Debbie, Tillie (Mike), Ralph (Marie), John (Carol), and Dorothy (Dominic). Bill will live on in the memories of his grandchildren Karla, Justin, Jordan, Brooke, Jesse, Keith, Sidney, Joshua, Noah, Jak, and Max, and his many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his brother Gord and brother-in-law Fred Bartley. Bill returned to his roots in the Serpent River First Nation Community in 2001, upon his retirement from Toronto's Crown Cork & Seal, where he worked for 36 years as a Stores Clerk. Bill was a respected member of the Serpent River community, where he served as a long-time counsellor, and helped re-build and restore its social programs. He was devoted to both youth and the elderly, and helped guide the community in projects such as the re-building of Mount Lake Camp and Sugar Bush, the restoration of the Walkhouse Dock, and the construction of an outdoor rink facility and baseball diamond. Bill loved to watch sports and cook for his family. His keen sense of humour and affable manner will be missed by all. Bill's legacy will endure through his lifelong commitment to community engagement projects for the Serpent River First Nation Community. Visitation for Bill commences on March 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm, in the Lifestyle Centre in Serpent River First Nation Community, Culter, Ontario. The funeral will take place on March 20, 2014, 11:00 am at the Church of Our Lady of the Highway, Highway 17, Cutler, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Bill McLeod SRFN Community Recreation Fund, where Bill's legacy will live on in perpetuity. Arrangements entrusted to Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.12726028
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Posted by Blake Lewis (cousin) On Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bill's passing was not only a personal loss but a community loss as well. Margaret and I send our thoughts and prayers. Fond memory - Billy was the tallest boy at Serpent River Indian Day School back in the 50s. Us smaller kids always got him to put the heads on our snowmen because he could reach without damaging our hard work. He never refused, always did it with a smile or laugh. Keep your fond memories close and he will never be far away. Blake & Margaret