Wm. Bill Willis of Sarnia

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at Bluewater Health on Saturday, February 4, 2012, Wm. “Bill” Willis of Sarnia passed away at the age of 65.  Bill was an avid outdoorsman, worked with Local 1089, loved horses and bull riding.  He is survived by his loving partner, Judy Miles, daughters, Julie Wasson (Dave), Jennifer Willis, Mandy Willis and step children, Kimberley Miles, Marjorie Zandbergen (Murray) and Dan Miles. Loving grandfather to David, William, Amber, Nicholas, Joey, Aydan, Zachary, Kyle, Dakota, Brianne, Madison and Haylee.  Dear brother of Louanna Hudgel (David), Frank Willis (Jane).  Also survived by his mother-in-law Donna Vowles, sister-in-law Margaret Willis; brother-in-law, Ellwood Gibbs, brother-in-law, Rennie Alexander, sisters-in-law Barb Boyle (Steve), Deb Raes (Chris) and Cindy Bell (Paul). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his, beloved mother and father, Ruby and Morley Willis, mother-in-law Frances Swann, daughter Jody Swann, brother, Jack Willis, sisters, Marilyn Gibbs, Sharon Graham (Jack), Margaret Johnson-Cook (husbands, Irvin Johnson and Jim Cook), Morlene Willis, niece, Cindy Willis, nephew, Rick Graham and Bailey.  Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow at Lakeview Cemetery and Crematorium.  Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Sarnia Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/obits.php?id=2142

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