He is gone…

William H. Davison
April 2, 1927 – November 17, 2008

Rest In Peace

Davison, William Henry (Bill)

Passed away peacefully in his sleep after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s on Monday, November 17, 2008 at the age of 81.

Beloved husband of Betty (nee Harris) Davison for 50 years. Loving father of Kathleen Mortensen (Kevin) of Kitchener, adopted daughter Nancy Davison and Lorna Ritchie of Pickering. Dear brother of Mary, Josie, Betty and Jane all of England and Northern Ireland.

Predeceased by his parents Joseph Davison and Mary Ann (nee Polland) and siblings John, Tom, Mick, R.J., Patrick, Audran (Hugh) and Veronica (Rona).

Bill was a Sergeant in the British Army for 11 years from 1942 – 1953 and was a C.A. with Revenue Canada for 22 years.

A man of tremendous faith and charity, Bill was a constant presence in the parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Mississauga for 39 years. He was a lector, cantor, choir member and attended mass almost daily.

A man of words and letters, Bill never hesitated to speak and write his mind and was not intimidated in the least by celebrity or hierarchy. He was a lover of books, music, fine food and all animals.

Bill’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Parish prayers 3:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon. Prayers will be offered in the funeral home chapel at 9:30 am Thursday, November 20, 2008 followed by procession to St. Mary’s R.C. Church for Funeral Mass at 10 am.

Fr. George Nowak officiating.

Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Elora.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Parkinson Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

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37 thoughts on “He is gone…

  1. My sympathy goes out to you. I hope you find some comfort in this difficult time and hold on to all the beautiful memories of your dadBless you and take care Love marja

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  2. Dearest, I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that you are loved and cared for, and that your dad is now at peace, and reunited at last with all — decades' worth — of his memories of a wonderful life with his family, with you. (hug)

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  3. Kat, I was afraid of this….My condolences, to you and your family. Your father sounds like a remarkable man. He served his country well, in more than one capacity. Thanks for filling us in, in this obituary post. A very sad post for you to write, I would imagine.Stay strong, Kat, in this time of sorrow…

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  4. Words seem so inadequate Kat but it is all I can give you at this moment in time.I am so sorry to read of your father's passing. May you find comfort in your memories and knowing that he's at peace now. My thoughts are with you and your family.HugsPeggy

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  5. I just came by quickly to wave hi (so behind cause of computer problems and busy schedule)…and read this…I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It must be so difficult…I'll be back later to catch up, but all my prayers are with you and your family.

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  6. Kat,I am so very sorry. May your father find peace. My dad has been gone for nearly fifteen years, but we still laugh at Dad stories. He is with us always, and I know yours will be with you as well.

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  7. though he rose to another skyour hearts are not bereftfor they are filled eternallywith the loving memories he leftDear Katmy sincere condolences to you and your familyyou're in my heart and thoughtsFenny

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  8. It is now Sunday and I see that you have not posted. I hope you are surrounded by the love of family. I have had you in my prayer and will have prayer for you at church this morning. Take care, will look forward to your posts when you return.!!

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  9. Kat-Just got your e-card today.I am so sorry about your dad.He sounds like he was quite a man.“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.”Prayers to you and your family at this sad time.Keep the faith.I'm an email away should you ever find the need for someone to listen.{{{hugs}}}~m

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