Peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Afton Park Place, William “Bill” Arthur Silvera passed away at the age of 93. Born and raised in Toronto, Bill attended Riverdale Collegiate where he graduated in 1947 with a Senior Honours Matriculation. His interest in photography took him into the field of commercial art where he worked in companies; Reliance Engravers, Ken Bell, TDF Artists, and Cooper and Beatty. In 1958 Bill began his sales career with Clive Peacock Art Studios, and in 1972 started his own AdPad Studios along with his 2 partners Jim Weekes and Jim Prince. In 1986 they closed the business when Jim Prince retired. Bill moved to Peterborough and ran a studio until 1992 when he retired. Bill was always involved in sports activities. From 1955 until 1967 he was active in the motorsport field as a rally navigator, running in the Canadian Winter Rally 10 times and the Shell 4000 6 times. In the years 1959, ’60, ’61 he was three-time winner of the Canadian Rally Championship and the Fidler Trophy that went with it. Bonnie and Bill’s interest in ballroom dancing earned them Bronze, Silver, and Gold Level Awards. Predeceased by his parents Ialeen and John, and his granddaughter Kelly. Bill is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Bonnie, and three children by a previous marriage, Karen (Ted Baker), Jill Baranowski (Tim), and Peter (Erica). Cherished grandfather of Michael Blakey, Stephen, Daniel, Thomas, and Victoria Silvera. Loved great grandfather of Aubreanna, and Cameron. The family will welcome visitors at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions, those who wish to attend must RSVP with a time to attend the visitation: signup.com/go/roVAPYn. A private funeral service will be held. Interment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery, Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to your local animal shelter.
May 31st 1928 July 19th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de William A Bill Silvera May 31st 1928 July 19th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Sarnia, Province: Ontario