BLATHWAYT, William Charles - Veteran, WW II March 27, 1920 - December 13, 2017
Our beloved father Bill died suddenly in hospital on December 13, 2017, he was in his 98th year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Noreen (2006) and his grandson James (2014).
He is survived by his children Anne (Chris) of Grenville, NY, Gerry (Alex) of Ottawa, Dawn (Don) of Etobicoke and Justin (Carol) of Etobicoke. He leaves behind his grandchildren Wills, Anne, Ian and Patrick.
Bill answered the call and joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a young man in 1939 and served his country for 25 years. He was able to travel the world with his career in the Navy.
While in Belfast awaiting the Commissioning of the HMCS Magnificent, he met the woman of his dreams. Bill and Noreen were married in 1951 and they started their life together in London, England before returning to Canada.
They spent 55 years together raising a family and helping to build St. Mary's Church and the Brampton community. Bill loved the outdoors, his cats and he was passionate about passing on a healthy planet to future generations.
But, most of all, family was everything to Bill. He spent his weekends taking his children hiking, swimming, trekking and camping. He spent his years after the RCN with Consumers Gas, the Commissionaires, the Sheriff's office and travelling with Noreen.
He was so proud of all his grandchildren and loved to offer them his advice. He left his beloved home in Brampton and moved to an apartment in 2010.
Thank you to the Personal Care Staff who helped him over the last 7 years, your kindness spoke volumes.
Thank you to the Canadian Veterans Advocacy for helping him receive a pension late in life. Having his service to our country recognized meant so much to him.
He was a kind, thoughtful, caring man who will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 52 Main St. South (Hwy. 10), Brampton, on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
A Funeral Mass will follow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 66A Main St. South, Brampton, at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment to take place in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shepherd's Trust or Toronto SickKids Hospital.