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William "Bill" Gilroy

December 11, 1932 - March 9, 2019

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Passed away suddenly at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 86, but not before cracking some jokes with the nurses, and complaining about technology “these days”.

Bill will be forever missed by his wife Carol, daughter Mary (Denis), and son Will (Brittany). His silly phrases and jokes will continue to be repeated by his two grandchildren Grayson (8) and Clemence (3), with whom he loved to spend time.

He also leaves behind his two brothers, Bob (Joan) and Ross (Charlene), as well as many loving nieces, nephews.

Bill was a skilled marksman. He excelled at farming, fixing stuff, and finding five uses for just about anything. He enjoyed bowling, euchre, and dessert. He would often be heard saying “there is no such thing as a bad pie, just some are better than others”.

Bill spent his life enjoying fresh air. He served his country in the military working on planes and travelling across Europe. After which, he moved to Alberta to farm – getting into many shenanigans with pals. He ultimately settled in the beautiful town of Minesing, where he met Carol and many more wonderful friends and neighbors.

Following his wishes, there will not be a service, but well-wishers are welcome to reach out to family through

Anyone interested in making a memorial donation is encouraged to support the caring work of Hospice Simcoe, 336 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie, ON.

A special thank you to the caring and professional paramedics, nurses, and doctors who cared for Bill, and to the kind and supportive staff at Adams Funeral Home, Barrie.