William Anthony (Bill)

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of William (Bill) Breed, announce the passing of their dear husband, father, grandfather and friend on November 5th, 2015 at the age of seventy-two.

Predeceased by his parents, Mary and William Breed, Bill is survived by his wife of fifty years: Jackie, his daughter: Cindy (Alvin), son: Mark (Sandra), grandchildren: Dylan, Steven, Sarah, Hillary, Benjamin and Curt, sister: Madeline, brother in-law: Malcolm (Barbara), many nieces and nephews and long time work partner and friend, Craig (Denise.)

Bill was born in Victoria, grew up in Burnaby, and spent a short time in Surrey, when he and Jackie married. They moved to Ladysmith, where they spent a number of years until finally settling in Nanaimo.

Bill was a welder/fabricator for many years and although he retired in 2008, he remained working in a “casual” role until he passed. Anyone who knew Bill would know that he was happiest when he was working. Whether it was at the shop he managed for so many years, at home, or lending a helping hand to friends when in need. If he wasn’t in the throes of an existing project, he could be found at the dining room table, at all hours, with his pencil, ruler and sketch pad, designing and creating his next one.

A family man, Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed nothing more than time spent with his grandchildren. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and his weekend game of golf with his friends at Pryde Vista Golf Course.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to NRGH with a special thank you to Dr. Wigmore, Dr. Ehman, nurse “Karen,” and the amazing team of ambulance attendants.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be announced at a later date.

~ Dad – you will be deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever ~

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