Passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 2, 2012 at 83 years of age. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Shilson) with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage. Loving father of Karrie (Martin) Baker. Dear godfather of Sonya DiBiase and Curt Hebert. Son of the late Clyde and Georgie Baker. Son-in-law of the late Leonard and Jean Shilson. Brother of Fern (Gerald) Vincent. Predeceased by his sister Doris (late Harley) Trimble and his brother Jack (Evelyn) Baker. Bill will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was a longtime member of Bethel-Maidstone United Church. He retired from Chrysler’s after 41 years of dedicated service and was a member of the CAW Local # 444. Bill is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Saturday, friends are invited to meet the family after 10:00 a.m. at Bethel-Maidstone United Church (933 Talbot Rd., Maidstone) followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Linda Hollingsworth officiating. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Leamington. Donations may be made to Bethel-Maidstone United Church or the charity of your choice. You may send your condolences online at

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