Williams, Brian Joseph

Williams, Brian Joseph

October 17th, 2018

On October 17, 2018, Brian Joseph Williams passed away peacefully in London ON after a seven-year struggle with Alzheimer brain disease. The immediate family appreciate the support of families and friends and the caring staff of peopleCare Oakcrossing Long Term Care Facility, the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex and the McCormick Day Program. Brian was born on March 20, 1938, in Bay Roberts NL. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Marcella (Lee) Williams and his brothers John (Joan) and Terry. His entertaining personality will be etched in the memories of his wife, Violet (Reis), daughter Aindrea (Roy) Cramp, grandson William and his twin sister Peg (Art) Gilbert. Also mourning his loss are his other siblings: Kathleen (Dick) Akerman, Clare Walker and Kevin Williams and Aunt Alice (Mike) Finn. He will be deeply missed by members of the Reis family who will never forget him. Brian was a radio operator with the Canadian government for 35 years. He was trained in Morse code and radio systems in St. John’s NL and in weather at the Toronto airport. He worked in marine and air-ground communications, monitoring and radio inspection in Camlachie, Windsor, Ottawa, Kingston and Almonte in Ontario and Port Harrison and Great Whale on Hudson Bay in Northern Quebec. He loved his ham radio, fishing, salt water swimming, walking and talking, crossword puzzles and travelling especially in Canada, Ireland and Germany. In retirement he was employed caring for cats in private homes when owners were away and was a volunteer driver for the Nepean Home Support Services and Hospice of London. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 21st from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 10:00 am with visitation one hour prior.  A reception will follow.  Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery, 493 Springbank Drive. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Brian are asked to consider the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex, 435 Windermere Road, London ON N5X 2T1. 


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Arlene RiehlI am so very sorry to hear about Brian’s passing! It has certainly been a huge struggle for him, and you and family as well. Hugs to all!
Peter Williams To Vi, Andrea and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful man whom I’ll always fondly remember as Uncle Brian. My best memory of Brian will remain his hearty laugh and infectious sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. God Bless, Peter Williams. Ottawa, ON
Gerri DinelleDear Vi, Aindrea and Family, I am so sad to learn of Brian's passing but know that his struggles are over and he is at peace. My sincerest sympathies for your loss and my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Brian was a good man. He loved his family unconditionally and only spoke of them with love and kindness. He had a zest for life and I will always cherish all the good memories that I have of him. He will continue to live on in the hearts and memories of those that loved him.
Gerri DinelleDear Vi, Aindrea and Family. I was so very sad to learn of Brian's passing and my heartfelt sympathies go out to you during this very difficult time. The last seven years were very challenging for all of you but he is now at peace. Brian was a good man with a wonderful sense of humour and a zest for life. He loved his family unconditionally and cherished his friends. I have many fond memories of Brian and can still hear his infectious laugh. He will continue to live on in the hearts and the memories of those that loved him.
Frank and Genie FroudeVi, Aindrea, Roy and William, We are saddened to hear of our dear friend Brian's, passing. We have many fond memories of good times together. We shall miss Brian's friendly and jovial nature. Our memories of him will last a lifetime.
AnnetteWe will all miss Brian, his smiles, stories and his generous nature. He has left your side but will always be in your heart! Hugs, Jacob, Jessie, Dan, Raelynn, Hannah and Annette.
Sharleen MarengereDear Vi and Aindrea We are very sad to hear of Brian's passing. We send our heartfelt sympathies and are thinking of you both. We are relieved that he is at peace and the difficult visits are over. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will fondly remember how outgoing and friendly Brian always was. Knowing him for 45 plus years was quite amazing.Sending our love.
Joyce and Keith GilbertOur heart felt sympathy is sent to Violet and the Reis families in the passing of Brian. By the sounds of it he was quite the man if he was able to keep up to the Reis family and enjoyed his job.
Joyce StubbingsBill and I are so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. Brian always had a smile on his face and was never dull to be around. We always enjoyed being in his company.. hugs to you all !
Nathan EvansWe are so sorry to hear of uncle Brian's passing. May you cherish many great memories of times spent together. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Nathan, Lisa, Kole, Austin, Jalin and Reis
The Zehr FamilyJarrot, Thomas, and I are thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. Brian will never be forgotten.
Mazhar MuhammedMay our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please our my sincere condolences Peoplecare staff
Mazhar MuhammedMay our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. Peoplecare staff
Lijo Joseph, Assistant Director of Care, PeoplecareSorry for your Loss. Heartly condolences. Peoplecare Management Team
Joe MacPhersonI am so sorry to learn of Brian's passing. I worked with him in Ottawa (Department of Communications) and found him to be a great guy to work with and as a good friend. Condolences to his family.
Ralph and Eleanor ElgSincere Sympathy Violet, Aindrea and the Reis Family. Cherish your Memories.
Bruce and Marilyn CurryHello Vi: Although it's been a long time since Bruce taught with you at A.Y Jackson, we have fond memories of our time together, and especially of Brian whom we thought to be both funny, charming and a wonderful host when you entertained us at your home. We trust that you fully enjoyed your life together. Please extend our condolences to your wider family. Bruce and Marilyn Curry
Sharon & Al NeillDear Vi, so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. We only met Brian socially at AY functions but remember a warm-hearted, likeable, friendly man. Our deepest condolences to you and yours. Hugs, Sharon
Pam ColemanIt was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to care for Brian at Oakcrossing. He had a smile that just lit up the room. He and his wife showed us what true courage and unwavering love looks like. May God bless you.
Lorelei (Froude) and Ron RancourtVi, Aindrea, Roy and William, We are so incredibly sorry to hear of Brian's passing. Our deepest condolences to you all during this incredibly difficult time. When I think of him, I will always remember his warmth, his playful personality, and many years of wonderful conversations that showed his deep caring for those around him. I have very fond memories of spending time with your family and Mr. Williams over the years. From the time during one trip as a child - I must have grown so much in between visits - I remember eagerly racing to the door after arriving to be the first one to ring your door. Mr. Williams opened the door with a smile on his face, teasing me with a "Can I help you little girl ?" while hearing Aindrea in the background saying " Dad! That's Lorelei!" To remembering Brian standing up and singing to us at our wedding, I will always hold those memories and many more in my heart. Our deepest sympathies. Please know that we are thinking of you all. Love Lorelei, Ron, Caeden and Riley
Anne and Des Burke,Vancouver,B.C.Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brian and all the Williams family at this time
Lorraine ( Lee) & Dick SaulnierDear Vi and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He will be greatly missed especially his sense of humour. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love, Lorraine & Dick
John KluverMy hearfelt condolences to the family. Brian was quite the individual. Brian was forever smiling, laughing, practical jokester, an infectious laugh, and a joy to work with. One of my first road trips while working with him was a ship inspection. While driving there you felt the sea, though you were on the highway as throttle on, throttle off, throttle, on ... your trip was rock and roll. I went with him to Cadinal three times and each time the ship failed inspection. Either the radio, generator, antenna connectors, or some element we needed to inspect failed. He called me his bad luck piece. We always had a great day when we went out on inspections. May he rest in peace!
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