STODDARD, William “Bill” Mitchell – We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Granite Ridge Retirement Residence with family by his side. Bill was in his 96th year. He was the Beloved husband of the late Doris Eileen Carter Stoddard (Thompson). Cherished father of Gary (Karen) Carter of Lakefield, Bill Jr (Eren) of Elmhurst Illinois USA, and Brent (Karlan) of Gravenhurst. Bill was the much-loved grandfather of Tyler (Stephanie), Carly, Haley (Jason), Jamie (Samantha), Sabrina, Abril, Danny, and Sofia. Great grandfather of Grace, Liam, Hayden, Nolan, Ryan, Lauren, Elliot, and Riley. He was the last surviving member of his family. Predeceased by siblings; Helen Campbell, Mona Lofthouse, Evelyn Palmer, Jack Stoddard, and their spouses.
Bill was an RCAF World War ll Veteran and proud to serve overseas as an officer. He was active in the Masonic Lodge in Bowmanville, and a past president of the Shriners of Bowmanville Royal Order of Jesters Temple #83. Bill had a long and successful career with the LCBO and retired as the chief auditor for the province. Bill and Doris enjoyed an active retirement including many wonderful trips, winters in Florida and making wonderful memories at their cottages on Lake Muskoka.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and compassion shown to Bill by the entire staff at Granite Ridge Retirement Residence over the past nine years and to the family during these recent few very difficult days. Thanks also to Dr. Gair for his continued professional watch over dad’s health.
Friends and family are invited to join the family on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 2 – 3 PM at Cavill-Turner Funeral Home, 215 Bay St., Gravenhurst where the celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the chapel at 3:00 PM.
Donations may be directed to Shriners Children’s Hospital. Personal condolences offered at www.cavillfuneralhome.com
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de William Bill Mitchell Stoddard Saturday May 11th 2019..