It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the sudden peaceful passing of our Beloved Husband, Father, Pepere, and friend Bill (William) Marchand, age 57, on July 31st, 2017. Bill was a resident of Kenora, ON, and was working in Nackawic, New Brunswick. He will be forever cherished and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his loving wife of 35 years Carol, sons Jordan (Delaney), Adrian (Jonie) and his two grandsons Braeden and Maverick. He leaves to mourn his Father-In-Law Armand Marion, Brother in-Law Denis Marion, Sister in-law and Brother in-Law Mona and Jim Boss along with several nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both his parents Florent Marchand (1996), Jeannine Marchand, (2004) and most recently his Sister Ginette Marchand (2016). Also predeceased by his Mother in-Law Lorraine Marion (1994).
Bill was a very quiet, gentle, philosophical, hard-working and patient man. He had a beautiful smile and was a good joke teller. Being around family and friends was also important to him. He loved to cook, especially making his homemade pizzas, spaghetti sauces, and was a master at meat and fruit pies. He enjoyed taking the family on road trips, camping, swimming, fishing, and golfing. He also enjoyed passing his time by reading and solving crossword and sudoku puzzles. He would spend hours just sitting on the deck gazing at the water during the day, and listening to the loons at night. He also loved to peacefully watch the Northern Lights when they were visible. He was always there for advice and always took time to help his sons, especially with their homework. He loved to show off his math skills. He loved .spending time with his grandchildren and was so happy to welcome his second grandson while home for vacation in mid July.
Immediate Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bill's Life will take place at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Kenora, ON, Sept. 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation (CT Scan).
We love you and will always miss your beautiful smile.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements