Passed peacefully into Gods arms, at his residence, on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the age of 85. Predeceased by his loving wife Joan (2010), his parents Reginald and Lillian, his sister Betty Beaudin (Lewis) and granddaughter Ashley Powers ofCalgary. Loving father of Jeri Lee Powers, Sandra Lauder, Lisa Gill and Victoria (Ken) Wegelin. Proud grandfather of Elizabeth and William Lauder, Shelby and Jonathan Powers, Justin and Janelle Gill, Christopher, Kyle (Stephanie), Alexander, and Aden Wegelin. Great grandfather of Evie Lauder, Ashley and Riley Powers Allen. Survived by his brother-in-law David Creery and his wife Marcia.
Bill was born inTorontoand grew up and lived inNiagara Falls. He graduated from theUniversityofTorontoin 1952 with a Bachelor of Architecture. Bill ran a successful business for many years where he was instrumental in the design of many of the city’s schools, libraries and churches. He was very involved in the community and was past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara. Bill had a wonderful sense of humor and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Cremation has taken place. Friends may be received at Morse & Son Funeral Home,5917 Main Streeton Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 7-9 pm. Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Monday, July 30, 2012. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Diabetes Association.