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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 of William (Bill) Thomas McNaughton. Bill was the beloved son of the late William McNaughton and the late Joan (Kerr) McNaughton of Scotland, the loving husband of the late Wilma McNaughton (Purdy) and devoted father of Karey and her husband Rick (Grisdale). Kyla Van Culin (Jason Benedict). He will be missed by his grandchildren Courtney (David Heinstein), Jourdan Van Culin (Alex Mithoefer) and Leah Van Culin, as well as 4 great grandchildren: Avi and Charlie Heinstein and Ama and Taya Mithoefer. His cuddles will be missed by Reason and Rhyme.
Bill was born in Toronto on November 22, 1931 and was the middle child who will be dearly remembered by his sister Margaret (Marg) Taylor and brother John (Carol) McNaughton. Bill grew up on Shaw Street in Toronto, surrounded by family and had fond memories of playing with siblings and cousins in Christie Pitts.
Bill had a long and interesting career with Bell Canada which allowed him to retire at a relatively young age in Huntsville, Ontario. Bill and Wilma were drawn to the tranquility of the Muskoka area and purchased a beautiful property they called Someday Farm. The farm continued to fuel Bill’s love of animals, gardening and the great outdoors.
Following retirement, he became an avid volunteer, he was a lifetime member of the Huntsville District Agricultural Society as well as a judge at the local fall fairs. He became involved in local politics with the Township of the Lake of Bays. He was such an enthusiastic volunteer that there are too many places to list. Bill and his wife Wilma enjoyed showing and competing with their dogs and Bill was a valued member of the Muskoka District Kennel Club.
At an age where some people slow down, Bill discovered a passion for the game of golf. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers in Huntsville – and every good day was meant for golf.
Bill was a gregarious personality who made friends wherever he went – and a friend of Bill’s was a friend for life. He will be missed by his many coffee buddies, golf buddies and church friends.
In memory of Bill and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Algonquin Grace Hospice in Huntsville, www.hospicehuntsville.com or the Ontario SPCA Muskoka Animal Centre www.muskoka.ontariospca.ca
A private celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 9th at 1:00 pm. We welcome you to safely join the family online at www.billingsleyfuneralhome.com
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