Smith BillSMITH, William Michael 'Bill' - Peacefully in his sleep in Burlington on Sunday, July 8, 2018, after 79 adventure-filled years.

He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Ingrid, his sons and daughters-in-law Henrik and Doris, and Hans Christian and Chantal, and grandchildren Siena and Conrad.

A world traveler, a Royal Air Force veteran, a member of the Bermuda Police Force, where Bill retired as a Sergeant, and a dedicated employee of Ford of Canada where he spent 31 years.

Bill believed in service and giving back: he was a cub scout leader, spent 25 years with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel, and was a leader in the Niagara Peninsula Crime Prevention Committee.

He found joy in life’s simple pleasures: washing his cars, a good steak and a comfortable chair. As Bill would always counsel, “Carry on as if we know what we are doing." We will miss you.

Funeral Service at Smith's funeral home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington on Thursday, July 12th at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.

For those who wish, donations in memory of Bill to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.