Reese-Military1Reese-1-WebAt Bluewater Health on Sunday, March 17, 2013, WILLIAM ALBERT REESE, age 90 of Sarnia passed away. He was the loving husband for 69 years of Marion Eileen (Gillespie) Reese and dear father of Patricia Lauzon (Marcel) of Penetang, Barbara Bell-Leaver (David Bell) of Sarnia and Donna Hemingway (Neil) of Brussels, grandfather of Leanne Martin (Jason), Michelle Baptista (Steven), Richard Leaver (Melanie), Ben Leaver, Dan Leaver and Joel Hemingway, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his parents May (Rowell) and Milton Reese, sister Myrtle Hillier (Lloyd), brothers Ken Reese (Bette) and Lloyd Reese. Bill was a veteran of WWII serving with the R.C.A.F. and following the war he returned to his job at Purity Dairy and retired 40 years later as the Owner/Manager. He was a member of the Shriners International, Liberty Lodge, Lambton Shrine and Sarnia Kiwanis Club. He was involved and active in the horse communities with riding and miniature harness racing for many years at Ridealgh Raceway. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday March 21st at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service on Thursday beginning at 10:00 am. Memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stoke Foundation or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Memories and messages of condolence may be sent through djrobb@cogeco.net

 

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