RoachwebROACH, William “Willie” – Passed away peacefully at PeopleCare, Tavistock on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Madeleine Roach (nee Leblanc) (September 8, 2011).  Dear father of  Cliff Roach (Barb) of Woodstock, Claudie Roach (Susan)  of Woodstock, Diane Purchase of Tavistock, Precilla Hoelke (Ron) of Victoria, BC, Ronnie Roach (Calista) of Cape Breton, Claudette Todd (Peter) of Woodstock, Ricky Roach of Woodstock, Marilyn Burson of Woodstock and the late Roger Roach (Sally) of Cape Breton.  Loving remembered by his 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Predeceased by his parents Emilien and Esther Roach, his siblings and a daughter-in-law Mary Roach.  Willie was a lifelong barber and founder of Willie’s Barbershop, which is still serving the community of Woodstock. Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Thursday, March 3, 2016  from 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m.   A funeral mass will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1420 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock on Friday, March 4, 2016  at 11 am with Father Rick Dales as celebrant.  Interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Woodstock will take place at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations to the Holy Trinity Parish Building Fund would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611.  Personal condolences may be sent at  The family  wish to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at PeopleCare in Tavistock for the wonderful care that Willie received.

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