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GREENLEY, William 'Bill' George Victor - Passed away suddenly at home on February 15, 2017.

Born July 23,1927 in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Florence and Allan Greenley.

Bill was married to Florence Ruth Rose on July 11, 1953 and had a family of three beloved children. Mary Elizabeth, David (Vicki) and Anne (Kent).

He had three cherished granddaughters Tara Greenley ( Zach ), Kelly Lee (Chris and great-grandaughter Gracie) and Jacqueline Beckett.

Bill spent many happy early years in Toronto and on Manitoulin Island with his parents. After graduation from Queens University and obtaining a Chartered Accountant designation Bill worked with Price Waterhouse, Canadian Gypsum Company Ltd. and Hershey Canada where he spent 19 years.

Bill was proud to have been the first Canadian executive at Hershey Canada, where he started as controller at the plant in Smiths Falls and rose to be the Vice-President. 

Bill was happiest in his next career which was to own and manage W & R Greenley Booksellers for 32 years, which he built with his beloved wife Ruth and much loved dog Mac. He was very proud of the bookstore and worked to make it one of the most successful independent bookstores in Canada. Bill loved books and his collection of books gave him much joy. It was never work for him to go into the store and it vitalized him until his 82nd year.

There will be no funeral, a celebration of life will take place later, timing to be announced.

Bill was a strong supporter of the United Way, and the family asks that donations be given there in lieu of flowers.

HastingsObituaries.com

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GREENLEY, William 'Bill' George Victor - Passed away suddenly at home on February 15, 2017.

Born July 23,1927 in Toronto, Ontario, to parents Florence and Allan Greenley.

Bill was married to Florence Ruth Rose on July 11, 1953 and had a family of three beloved children. Mary Elizabeth, David (Vicki) and Anne (Kent).

He had three cherished granddaughters Tara Greenley ( Zach ), Kelly Lee (Chris and great-grandaughter Gracie) and Jacqueline Beckett.

Bill spent many happy early years in Toronto and on Manitoulin Island with his parents. After graduation from Queens University and obtaining a Chartered Accountant designation Bill worked with Price Waterhouse, Canadian Gypsum Company Ltd. and Hershey Canada where he spent 19 years.

Bill was proud to have been the first Canadian executive at Hershey Canada, where he started as controller at the plant in Smiths Falls and rose to be the Vice-President. 

Bill was happiest in his next career which was to own and manage W & R Greenley Booksellers for 32 years, which he built with his beloved wife Ruth and much loved dog Mac. He was very proud of the bookstore and worked to make it one of the most successful independent bookstores in Canada. Bill loved books and his collection of books gave him much joy. It was never work for him to go into the store and it vitalized him until his 82nd year.

There will be no funeral, a celebration of life will take place later, timing to be announced.

Bill was a strong supporter of the United Way, and the family asks that donations be given there in lieu of flowers.

HastingsObituaries.com

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