March 20, 1937 – August 17, 2022
In loving memory ~
On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, William (Bill) Marshall of Nanaimo passed away peacefully with his three children by his side. Born in London, England on March 20, 1937 the family would move to Edinburgh, Scotland when Bill was two years old. This is where he would pick up his well known Edinburgh accent. He immigrated to Canada with his wife and two oldest children in May 1967. He worked for BC Ferries until he retired in 1999.
In his 85th year, Bill, leaves behind his sister Jean (Ernie), his children Karen (Warren), Bill (Debbie), Kevin (Marla); six grandchildren, John, Shawn, Alicia, Baylee, Carter & Reece; three great grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews in England, Scotland and the USA.
He was the oldest of three children born to Frederick and Lilian. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Grace and a sister (Anne) at the age seven in 1954.
A very special thank you to the NRGH 5th Floor sta for their excellent care. Your kindness, compassion and support were very much appreciated.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 1 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services at 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C. We will gather for a drink and a toast to Bill at his favourite neighbourhood pub afterwards.
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