Sheeler, William

Sheeler, William

August 19th, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill Sheeler, on Monday, August 19th, 2019, at the age of 89. Bill passed away peacefully. Cherished and loving father to Fred (Patti), Nina (Hubert), Greg (Holly), Geoff (Cathy), Brian (Chantel), Anita (Chris) and Moira (Jeff). Papa/Grandpa to 17 grandchildren and Great-Papa/Grandpa to five great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Nina and Bruce Sheeler, and by his brother, Lyle and sister-in-law, Marg. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews. Friend to many, Bill was known for his generosity to others, as well as his many acts of kindness. Bill was born in West Lorne on February 12, 1930, and moved to London in September, 1965. He was a school teacher and vice principal in many surrounding high schools and retired from the school board in 1988 after 35 years. Bill was known as a favourite amongst students and even recently, students would come up to him and thank him for being a great teacher and mentor to them. Bill loved Jesus Christ and accepted Christ when he was 14 years old. He had always been involved in church life, serving in churches as a superintendent of Sunday school, a deacon and elder. In his spare time, he was a lay preacher. He also enjoyed visiting with people, writing cards of encouragement, talking, laughing and spending time with his family. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Grand Wood Park and Kensington Village for their loving care and compassion shown to Bill. A visitation will be held on Thursday, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A funeral service will be conducted at WESTPARK CHURCH, 955 Gainsborough Road, London, on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider WestPark Church. 

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John BarnesCondolences to all the family. John Barnes & Dorothy Anderson
Glenn KennedyVery sorry to hear the news. Our condolences to the whole Sheeler clan, and may God comfort you all. Glenn & Carol Kennedy
Ross and Gayle CampbellOur condolences, we’re thinking of you!
Luanne BendleMy thoughts & prayers go out to all of the family! 😞🙏💕
Tim and Jill HartwigOur condolences to each of you. We will long remember Bill for his humor and the keen interest he showed in the lives he met. You just could not leave a conversation with him without feeling the spark and zeal he contained. Picturing this as he is now in heaven puts a smile on my face - what an honor to have known him here!
Frank, Lisa, Jesse and Ali GiffinAlways a smile and a kind word is how we will remember him! Our condolences to the whole family. xoxo
Carrie psw grandwood I'm so sorry to hear the passing of bill sheeler this morning I will miss him dearly always fun stuff with him at grandwood, my condolences go to the family and friends r.i.p xo carrie
Dianne LeboldMoira, Anita, and family: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved dad. Sending you a big hug from Mike, Meghan and I.
Tom Telfer Sending sincere condolences at this sad time. Bill was very helpful to me at Forest City School. Enjoyed his warm smile.
Judy Robinson So sorry for the passing of your Dad.He was my history teacher at West Elgin .Often saw him at my class mates remberence events over past years he was a great teacher
Brenda (Dymock) DicksonOur condolences to all the family. Bill was my history teacher at West Elgin and also my Sunday School teacher at the Baptist Church in West Lorne. He was a much beloved teacher to me and many others.
John Roney The picture says it all! Your Dad was a great friend, mentor and colleague. He was kind and caring and the smile and laugh were contagious. I shall miss our visits, but you will miss him more. Treasure your many memories of a great Dad!
Jeff Ste. MarieBill always lit up any room he came into. He was a positive person who always made you feel valued. He leaves a great legacy of lives touched over many years. Thanks Bill, you will be missed. My condolences to his family, may the hope found in Psalm 23 encourage their hearts.
Paul AugustineTo the family: Please accept my condolences on the passing of Bill.
Steven HollandBoth myself and local 101 send our condolences to you and your family. We stand in solidarity with you and support you in these hard times.
Carla, Jim & ZacharyWishing you all strength as you say goodbye to a wonderful man. He has a beautiful legacy to keep a spirit alive.
Marlene PayneCondolences to the whole Sheeler family. Sending my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Mr. Sheeler was a large influence on my late husband getting him into local and not so local history. After my husband passed Bill would occasionally send me little notes saying "Thinking of You" with words of incouragement, these little notes were such a welcome surprise. just so thoughtful. Mr Sheeler would often be a speaker in our church, next door to the Baptist Church. We always looked forward to these Sundays. He was a much loved and respected teacher to myself and my late husband Ron.
Perry WillitsTo the Sheeler Kids, I remember your Dad's jovial demeanor and wonderful smiling face! My late parents loved him and were especially fond of your grandparents! He will be missed. God bless you all! Sincerely, Perry Willits
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