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William Duffy

William Charles "Bill" Duffy

Monday, June 23rd, 1958 - Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Bill passed away with his family by his side after being diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago. He was predeceased by his beloved Lorraine (Peever) in April 2015. He is survived by his daughters Meaghan (Tanya) and Kate (Justin). His sisters Patti, Barbara, Kathleen and Karen and their families. Also, his brother in law Brian Peever his wife Patti and their family. Bill was born to Bill and Adele Duffy and raised in Port Colborne. His love of ships started with a summer job as a deck hand and evolved into a lifelong career. Through experience, hard work and continued education Bill worked diligently through the ranks to become a licenced Captain. He went from the helm of a ship to an office when he joined the head office of Upper Lakes Shipping. He went on to hold various executive positions with Essroc, McKeil Marine, Northern Transportation Company Limited (President, NTCL) and TF Warren Group. The family would like to thank and acknowledge the medical and home care teams. His daily visits with the PSW’s resulted in not just care but many laughs, Bill was a “charmer”. His wish to live out his life in the comfort of his own home would not have been possible without their help. Thank you Liz and Lisa R. A special and heartfelt thank you to Lisa H who has been with Bill since his home care started. She understood his sense of humour, was a confidante and shared laughs and tears with him. Also, a special thank you to Maria who, as Bill’s fulltime caregiver for 8 months, made sure he was well looked after. They too, shared a wonderful friendship. Maria learned so much about birds and fauna. Bill made sure the birds were well fed. We spent many hours entertained by Bill’s many backyard visitors, it was a magical place….. Visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. where the Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Burk's Falls Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers Bill would appreciate donations to McNally House, ALS Society or CNET.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, May 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home
    11 Mountain Street
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 10:30am
    Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home
    11 Mountain Street
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  • Interment

    Burk's Falls Cemetery
    33 Peggs Road Mountain Road
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Laurie Huneault

Posted at 10:42pm
It was heart wrenching to hear that Bill was stricken with ALS. Bill was such a fun loving optimist that deserved to enjoy life. There are many memories of parties, travel and great social time where he was the life of the party. Always ready with a tune and his wonderful smile. Please accept my sincere condolences Meaghan and Kate for the loss of your dear loving father. Patti, Barb, Kathleen and Karen I am so sorry for the loss of your brother.
With extreme sadness...
Laurie Huneault

Steve & Jane Fletcher

Posted at 03:34pm
We are very sad to learn of Bill's passing. We have lots of warm memories of Bill and Lorraine and how he would light up, when he spoke of her. We love the picture of Bill on his Harley. We know that was one of his true pleasures. For family and friends, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Bill, you have left us with the inspiration to enjoy life!

Joan Cosby

Posted at 02:51pm
Such sad news about Billy. He'll always have a special place in my heart... To Patti, Barbie, Kathy and Karen.... hold on to your love for each other... it's what gets you through in life... Love always .... Joan Hopkins Cosby


Posted at 04:57pm
May the family of William Charles "Bill" Duffy please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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