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Grace McGrath
March 28
I met Bill though the Alternatives to Violence Project in the late '80s. Later I met Rosemarie at the conference Bill organized in Canadian and at the AVP conference in Oxford England. I felt very connected to him and loved being with him with the constant twinkle in h... Continue Reading
Sandra Hitchman
March 28
Craig and I will always remember our chats with Bill and Rosemary.
Bill was a joy to be around.
He will be deeply missed.
Our sincere condolences.
Craig and Sandra Hitchman
Don and Harriet Woodside
March 26
When we were with Bill he was always cheerful, enthusiastic and energetic. The kind of guy who was easy to talk to and easy to listen to. We respected all the work he did through Alternatives to Violence. We imagine he had an impact on many people who valued his commitme... Continue Reading
Daphne Davey
March 25
Dear Rosemarie and family: Fond memories of Bill from some years ago when I lived in Ontario. Sending loving thoughts at this time.
Daphne Davey, Prince Edward Island Quaker Meeting.
Brett McGee
March 25
I was fortunate to be able to know Bill as I was growing up. Forever fond memories travelling with Grandma to see great uncle Bill and aunt Rose at the cottage near Hastings. He was one of the most inspiring souls I’ve ever met. We’ll miss your wit and good conversati... Continue Reading
Raymond Elliott
March 24
Because Bill's sister, May, was always, 'Auntie May', to my brother and I. He then became 'Uncle Bill'. My memories of Bill were mostly after he came to Canada.
Bill joined our family on several trips through the Kawartha's. Bill's discussions with our Dad, Sam, ended u...
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Steve and Sandra Duckworth
March 24
We met Bill at Janet and Gordon Keith’s home at a Quaker worship group. Again, when we became an Allowed Meeting and restored the old house in Orillia, he was there, with his unfailing energy and wonderful sense of humour , enriching our Worship with his wisdom. In 1989... Continue Reading
Margaret Slavin
March 23
Thank you to Bill and Rosemarie for your faithful, intelligent and passionate work for so many years in the many good works you brought to pass in Africa, in Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), in your long adventure-filled marriage, an... Continue Reading
Susan McMaster (nee McClure)
March 21
I remember William with the warmth and admiration of Friend from a now slightly younger generation -- I was a child in the Ottawa and Toronto Quaker Meetings when he was a young adult. Thank you, Bill, for your kindness to youngsters like me.
Susan McMaster (nee McClure)...
Margaret Clare ford
March 21
Bill brought kindness, wisdom, patience and humour wherever he went. His memory is a continuing blessing.