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JACKSON, William Thomas

Published:Jan 06, 2016

Event Date:Jan 04, 2016

 

William Thomas JACKSON

JACKSON, William Thomas 1936 - 2016 It is with great sadness, but with many cherished memories, we announce the passing of Bill, courageously at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice on January 4, 2016. Devoted and loving husband of Velma Columbus. Loving father of Shawna (Malcolm) Bruce, John (Constance) Jackson and dear stepfather of Christine (Steve) Berta and Jeff (Lisette) Columbus. Adored grandfather and Papa Bill to Alexandra, Brittany, Kayla, Nicholas, Savanna, Matthew, Makayla, Ryan, Bo, Abbygael and Joseph. Bill is survived by his aunt, Dorothy Gauthier, cousins, Robert (Barb) Gavin, John (Diane) Thomas, Marlyne (Rene) LaPointe and Beatrice (Gord) Slade. He will also be missed by extended family, Jerry (Lizette) Andreyechen, Larry (Jean) Wilkins and Tom (Maria) Geamurane. Bill retired from Stelco in 2006 after 46 years as a construction electrician. He was a proud Captain (retired) with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Cadet Corps in both Hamilton and Beamsville, and enjoyed many years working with the Cadets. He also enjoyed his time volunteering at Our Lady of Lourdes Children's Breakfast Club, where he made special friends with his "church ladies", Ann, Leona and Marie. Throughout his life, Bill enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing and was always eager to tell a tale about his Michigan adventures. He shared many special fishing trips with Bill and Sue Eden. Bill will be sadly missed but is now at peace, catching the "big one" at his secret fishing hole. Sincere thanks to Dr. Jim McMillan for his care, compassion and friendship. Also, thank you to his many care providers during his illness. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" , 947 Rymal Road East, HAMILTON (905.574.0405) on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Ancaster. For those who wish, memorial donations made to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or Mission Services would be appreciated. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.ca

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator

Location: Hamilton

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By ed | JANUARY 06, 2016 11:50 PM
RIP Bill he was a great guy always a pleasure to talk to made life in stelco fun
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