Passed peacefully on Monday November 6th, 2017 at 97 years of age at Iler Lodge. Beloved husband of the late Olive Irene Drouillard (nee O’Shea).  Cherished father of Jackie Dumaine, Ann Charette and husband Gary.  Loving grandfather of Stephanie, Kim and husband Jeff Johnston, J.R. and April, Jayson and Julie, Cindy. Great grandfather of Jen, Tina, Amber, Savannah, Aaron, Nolan, Taylor, Payton & Kaj. Special great grandfather of Wayne Marentette. Great great grandfather of Kirin and Karter. Survived by sister-in-law Ann Sigall. Dear brother of Rose Marie, Eddie and Ken (all deceased), Geraldine Atkin and the late William, Vernan Drouillard and the late Rose, Bonnie Potter and the late Dan. William retired in 1983 from Daimler Chrysler after 43 years.  He was a WWII Veteran as a Royal Canadian Mechanical Electrical Engineer.  William was a member of Legion 594, a past member of Stoney Point and Windsor Sportsman’s Club. Bill was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and ATV’ing. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Iler Lodge for their outstanding care and compassion towards their dad. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor and Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. As per Bill’s request, Cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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