24061 KearnsKEARNS, Bill…..

Robert William “Bill” Kearns 78, of London, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Victoria Hospital, London.  Bill was a loving and caring husband who is survived by his wife Beverly (Rhodes) Kearns. He was extremely proud of his four children, Bill Jr. of Ottawa, Neil and his wife Gwen of Whistler, Lauria and her husband Ryan and Robert all of London.  He is survived by his brother Rod “Ferg” and adoring grandchildren Breanne, Riley and Krista as well as, several nieces and nephews.  Bill was the son of Ferg and Janet Kearns, and was born and raised in Kincardine.  He lived most of his life in London and spent summers at his cottage in Inverhuron. Bill enjoyed a career in journalism and broadcasting until he retired.  He was passionate about historical research and authored four published books.  He was known for his profound ability to reminisce and he will be remembered as a gentle man who could tell a delightful story with a dry wit.  He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.  Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:30pm, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation 180-633 Colborne Street, London, ON  N6B 2V3.  Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

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