SHERMAN, Bill Sherman LargeWilliam Gerald “Bill” of Port Dover, passed away suddenly with his loving family at his side, at Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, February 15, 2013, in his 81st year.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty (1992). Cherished father of Mark and Dawn of Huntsville and  Nancy  Gibbons of Port Dover.  Loving grandfather of Connor, Quinn, Graham and Maisie. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Frank and Joan of British Columbia, Connie Roberts, Gertrude and Fred Lindsay of Alberta, Barb and Doug Mummery, Lil Awde all of Port Dover, Bob and Bonnie Awde of Wellington.  Will be sadly missed by son-in-law George Gibbons and his many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by his companion and best friend Evelyne Waters.  Predeceased by his parents Charles and Gertrude, sisters Doris Sherman, June Orvis and Audrey McRae and her husband Al, and brothers-in-law Harold Roberts and Doug Awde. Bill was owner/operator of Sherman’s Market for many years before his retirement. Since retirement, Bill spent many hours feeding and watching his feathered friends both at home and at Long Point. He was an avid gardener and spent many hours planting and pruning. He was a great history buff and loved to read. There were not many subjects that Bill was unable to carry on a conversation about. Through his life he did a lot of travelling and had many stories of his adventures. Bill will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Bill on Sunday, February 17, 2013, 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530. A Service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 11 am at Grace United Church (Chapman & St. George Sts.). The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. Cremation to follow. For those wishing, donations to Bird Studies Canada (Port Rowan)  or charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. On-line condolences and/or donations can be made at

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