On Saturday February the 8th Molson’s stock price fell sharply on the news of Bill Eves’ passing. Senior executives at Molson called an emergency meeting to brace for the impact of the anticipated drop in sales.
As a highly regarded principal for 33 years with the separate school board he created many fond memories for staff, students and families. After his retirement he pursued some of his many hobbies including cooking, carpentry, gardening and sending daily joke emails to family and friends. Perhaps most important to Bill was educating people on the dangers of holding in your farts. Sadly, he was unable to attain his life-long goal of catching his beloved wife Judy “cutting the cheese” or “playing the bum trumpet” — which he likened to a mythical rarity like spotting Bigfoot or a unicorn. He also mastered the art of swearing while being splattered by grease cooking his famous wings. In fact, he wove tapestry of obscenities that still hangs over the Greater Kingston Area.
Before passing Bill forged a 76 year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion, and wisdom. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years Judy, his children Rob (Helen), Tim (Mary-Jo), Angela (Brent), Andrew (Stacey), and his grandchildren Noah, Macy, Teagan, Ella, Claire, Lucy and Will. While his whole family is deeply saddened by Bill’s passing, there is a rumour floating around that he told some the nurses at St. Mary’s of the Lake that this was all just an elaborate plan to get out of shovelling the driveway. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! On a serious note, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Dr. Ainsley Alexander and the staff at KGH McConnell 9 and Dr. Stewart and the staff of 2 South at St. Mary’s of the Lake for the amazing care given and the compassion shown in Bill’s final days.
As per his wishes, a “Praise Bill Party “ – a celebration of his life — will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Service at 1:30 p.m.) on March 22, 2014 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre — 421 Union Street, Kingston Ontario. We would really like to share some of your best memories of Bill at the Praise Bill Party. So please take a moment and share your memories with us on-line at www.paynefuneralhome.com
As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to St. Mary’s of the Lake or the Kingston Humane Society which can be placed through the funeral home at PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, Box 324, Odessa, K0H 2H0