McRaebillywebSuddenly, at his home near Oil Springs, on Friday, January 11, 2013.  BILLY McRAE, was in his 54th year.  He is survived by his daughters Tanya McRae (Jen Bradley) and Stacey McRae, his grandchildren Dreden, Mekenzie, and Wylde.  He will be missed by his common-law wife Pam LeBlanc, and her children Jessie and Jeff, and her grandson Landon.   Bill is also survived by his sisters Catherine and Ron Callaghan, Linda McRae and Rick McGuire, and his brother John McRae and Kelly Bristol.   Bill was predeceased by his parents Don (1986) and Joyce(2010) (Salisbury) McRae and his brother Joel McRae (1986).  He is going to be missed by his best friend Gary “Spanky” Spinks.  He will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.  Visitors will be received from 12:00 noon to the service time at 1:00 p.m.  Mr. Allan McKeown officiating.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at

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