Peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on February 15, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 66. Cherished husband and best friend of Carole for 42 years. Adored daddy of LeighAnne Dowie & Laura and Marc-André. Loving brother of Donna Sinclair, Victor Dowie & Lynda, Victoria Bizzotto & Gino. Dear brother-in-law of Robert Rivard & Jenn. He was a proud uncle of Rob, Kenneth & Francine, Debra & Robert, Elizabeth, Cheryl & Martin, Debra & Luc, Jennifer & Tom, Robert, and Karen & Jeff. Bill retired from Chrysler after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a proud foster parent and mentor with the CAS for 25 years and was a volunteer driver. He leaves his legacy of love of family and many memories of fun travels. Bill was 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. In kindness, donations to the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County or Malden Park would be appreciated by the family. The family kindly asks that the visitation and mass be a “perfume-free zone” due to a severe allergy. Visitation Tuesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Kof C and parish prayers 7:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 10:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (804 Grand Marais Road) for Mass at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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