Bill was unexpectedly taken from his loving family on March 3rd in Maple Ridge, BC at the age of 62.
Bill is survived by his sons Devon (Anastasia) and Jeremy, and his sisters Delores Hamm (Peter), Dorothy Aubert (Ian), Denise Gray (Rodney), and Darlene Simper. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Bill was born on March 27, 1953 in Nanaimo BC to Doris and Del Aubert. He graduated from Nanaimo District
Secondary School (NDSS) as an active school band member, where his love of music was born. He attended university in Bellingham and Berkely College in Boston, preparing himself for a career in education. Bill became a music teacher and taught in Meritt School District, and later in Maple Ridge at Garibaldi Secondary School and Maple Ridge Elementary. His sons remember him as a selfless, caring father and friend to all who knew him.
Bill’s love of music became his career, and he ran the music program at Garibaldi for 18 years. He played in numerous bands over his lifetime, including Bayside, Virgil, The
Sergeant Pepper’s Tribute Band and most recently the resident band HouseRules at the Billy Miner pub.
A ceremony of Bill’s life is scheduled for Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 pm at the Garibaldi Secondary School Theatre with a reception to follow at Town Hall Public House in Maple Ridge, BC. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill’s life. The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out with their condolences.