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John William “Bill” McArthur

McARTHUR, John William “Bill” - Of St. Thomas passed away at the Parkwood Hospital on Sunday March 3rd, 2019 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of the late Kathryn (Derrough) McArthur. Loved step-father of Sue McCaw (late Rick) and the late Larry Lampman. Dear grandfather of Steve (Kim) McCaw, Laurie (John) Milles and Stacy McCaw and proud great grandfather of Mariah and Lily. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was born July 20, 1922 in Blenheim, the son of the late John and Gertrude (Howe) McArthur. John was the last surviving member of his family, having been predeceased by siblings June (Howard), Keith McArthur and Jerry (late Donna) McArthur. Bill worked for Bell Canada and then worked and retired from Hartz Mountain. He has been a faithful legion member of Branch 41 of the Royal Canadian Legion for 72 years. He served in the Army with the Irish Regiment during WWII and was deployed in Italy, England, the liberation of Holland, France and occupied Germany. Bill was an avid Cleveland Indians and Toronto Maple Leafs fan and also followed the Blue Jays. Resting at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday March 9th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the South Park Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday, March 9th from 1:00-2:00 p.m.. Donations can be made to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, the Parkwood Hospital Veterans Care Program or the Poppy Fund at the Legion.13329148
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