After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, it is with deep sadness the we announce Bill’s passing.  Beloved husband of Betty (nee Johnson) and cherished father of Anne (Chris) Fisher, Andrew (Jo-Ann) Porterfield, Jayne (John) van den Breemen, and David (Evelyne) Porterfield.  Dearly loved grandfather and best friend of Zachary and Thomas Fisher, Luke and Kate Porterfield, and Kevin and Erik (Kasia) van den Breemen.  Bill will be sadly missed by his siblings; Bernice (Lloyd) McConache, Joan (Late John) Harrow, Jack (Bev) Porterfield, Jim (Pat) Porterfield, Karen (Ross) Quanz, Carol (Norm) Binning, brother-in-law Ross (Late Pauline Johnson) Elliott and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents Cora (nee Wood) and Leslie Porterfield and in-laws Elgin and Pearl Johnson.  He was a long time employee of Bell Canada, a driver for the Canadian Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels for many years.  Also a long time member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Waterdown.  Visitation will be held at KITCHING, STEEPE & LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 80 Mill St. N., Waterdown on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 1 p.m.  Interment Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.  Our family would like to thank Rodel Tano for his kind and compassionate care and support that enabled Bill to remain at home and Dr. Dhesy-Thind, Leslie Maskell and the entire staff at the Juravinski Cancer Centre for their excellent care and positive attitude.  In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Terry Fox Foundation would be appreciated by the family.  Please sign the Book of Condolence at

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