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William (Bill) Perry Sheffield

October 1, 1944 — May 11, 2024

William (Bill) Perry Sheffield, passed peacefully at home on Saturday, May 11th, 2024.

 Bill was a loving husband, devoted father, cherished grandfather, brother and uncle, and a pillar of strength for his family and friends.

 Born into the embrace of Gladys and Perry Sheffield on October 1st, 1944, in Brampton, Bill was raised alongside his sisters Ruth, Kathryn and Marilyn, forming bonds that transcended time and space. Now reunited with his beloved parents, Kathryn and Marilyn and departed friends and family, we hope that dad will find solace in the arms of those who preceded him in the journey beyond.


We believe his love for astronomy, Star Trek and the unknown will continue, finding wonder and answers in the boundless expanse of the cosmos. From the roar of motorcycles & trains, from minis to mustangs, to the quiet click of a camera shutter or turning of a page in a book, his curiosity was endless. Yet amidst these passions, his greatest devotion was reserved for his wife Edith, a love story that endured through the ages, a beacon of unwavering support and companionship of 52+ years.


To his children, Lisa and Kevin, their spouses Scott and Yasmin, and his grandchildren Noah, Wilson, Allorah, and Ronan, Bill was not just a father and grandfather but a guiding light, imparting wisdom and kindness with each passing day. He was the living encyclopedia of their childhood, a repository of knowledge and laughter, always ready with a tool for any task and a smile to brighten the darkest of days.


Bill's generosity knew no bounds, his willingness to lend a helping hand an indelible mark on all who knew him. Whether fixing bikes, tinkering with cars, or crafting a deck for the pool, his ingenuity and warmth left a lasting impression on the hearts of those he touched.


Dad, as memories of shared moments flood our minds, we find ourselves grappling with the enormity of your absence. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow, our spirits burdened by grief. Yet amid the pain of loss, there lingers a profound gratitude for having been blessed by your presence, for having known the depth of your love and the breadth of your compassion.


Though our hearts may ache with the weight of your absence, we find solace knowing that you have found eternal peace in the embrace of heaven. We take comfort in knowing that you are reunited with your loved ones. May your spirit soar among the stars, your warmth and laughter echo through the halls of eternity.

Special thanks to Susan from Saint Elizabeth, all the staff at the Kidney Dialysis Unit in Barrie, the Red Cross and the West End Family practice in Wasaga Beach for their compassionate care, conversation and friendship.


In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in honor of Bill's memory. 


Rest in peace, dad. You will be deeply missed, but your spirit will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing you.

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