Sproule, William 'Bill' George Bassett

Sproule, William 'Bill' George Bassett

October 16th, 2019

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, William George Bassett Sproule of London, at the age of 83. Sadly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Audrey Sproule. Loving father of Steven (Leslie) and Rob (Anna). Proud Gramps of Sasha, Emma, Cate and Annie. Predeceased by parents; Mae and Harold Sproule; sisters, Marie and Marilyn; and brother Ross. Bill loved spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid University of Guelph Gryphon fan.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. ~ 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 ~ 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A memorial service will be conducted at RIVERSIDE UNITED CHURCH, 695 Riverside Drive, London, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider London Regional Cancer Program or a charity of your choice.

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Dorothy GilliesMy condolences to Bill's family, especially Steve. I enjoyed my time working at London Life with both Bill and Steve. It was always a pleasure to meet Bill at retiree events. I hope you will be comforted by the love and support of your family and friends. Sincerely. Dorothy Gilllies
Terry CliffordBill played a significant role in my life. In high school he inspired me through sports. This carried over to university where he helped me so much with the transition to a whole new world. I really enjoyed being a team mate in football and admired his love and support for Footballl at Guelph. My condolences to Audrey, Steven and Rob - Bill was a rock in your lives and I want you to know he was in mine as well.
Ken Sproule & Sandi ProachTo Audrey, Steve, and Rob and families. Please accept our deepest condolences. Just heard the news of Bill's passing from brother Wayne. So very saddened by this news. You do not come across true gentlemen much any more but this man was truly one. So happy to have in recent years reacquainted with him. Love Ken & Sandi
Don Taylor and Suzanne BrubacherTo Audrey - thank you for bringing Bill to his final Redman/Gryphon Homecoming game - with Steve and Sue Stewart's help. Bill, sitting beside me in Stu Lang's new football emporium enjoyed the win over Ottawa. Bill always thrived on his defensive captains call -"We'll meet at the quarterback". To Steve and Rob, I'll always remember your mothers surprise birthday party for Bill at Homecoming, and the fun your kids had with Bill. As a Alumni teammate, Bill will always be remembered as one of our greatest leaders.
Wayne and Barb SprouleTo Audrey and family. The four of us have had some fun times this last number of years. It was great getting to know you and Bill not only as family but friends. We shall miss that gentle man that was so interested in knowing more about the extended family. We remember the first time you and Bill came to our “Sproule” Christmas to be overwhelmed by the Georgetown crowd. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts go out to you,Steve and Rob and families at this tiime.
John and Linda LangfordWe were very sorry to hear of Bill’s death. Our sincere condolences to you Audrey, and family. I really enjoyed working with Bill on the property committee and kibitzing with him. Bill was such a great guy, friendly and caring and so knowledgeable and level headed. A true Gentleman. God bless everyone. John and Linda
William StevensDear Audrey, Rob and Steve, what a wonderful picture of Bill. I will remember his warm eyes and gentle smile. He was a lifetime supporter of the Guelph Redmen and Gryphons, a team leader, devoted to family and friends. Much loved and sadly missed.
Rev'd Canon Gregory Smith & Marque SmithDear Audrey, Gregory and I are so sorry to hear about your beloved Bill's passing. He was a warm, wonderful and welcoming man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memory forever be a blessing. Hugs, Marque
David and Linda CoppIt was always a pleasure to greet Bill and many of his team mates at Gryphon games and at the Hall of Fame Dinner where he was a regular attendee. Our sincere condolences to the Sproule Family.
Jim & Win MacKenzieWin and I are deeply saddened to learn of Bill's passing and we send our condolences to Audrey and family. Bill was a very close and steadfast friend ever since we first met as freshmen at OAC in 1955. He was the kindest man that we have known and we will miss our annual get-togethers and frequent telephone conversations when all the latest sport news was discussed. The world could use more like Bill. We will miss him.
Bob and Ann MillerIt was with shock and sadness to learn of the death of such a wonderful human being and a great friend since our first year at OAC in 1955. I had the pleasure and privilege to board and share a large room with Bill in their home in Guelph. We were always amused by his mother asking why we had so many empty "pop bottles" in the closet. Audrey and Ann quickly became good friends later and we enjoyed a cruise, many fun trips, frequent theatre visits to Stratford and Drayton and our annual reunions with them and the MacKenzies. Out heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to Audrey, Steve and Rob and their families. Bill will be sorely missed by so many. Ann and bob
Pixie SabadosSo sorry, to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with Bill, for many years at London Life, he was always a gentleman and such a great guy. He will be missed by everyone, that ever touched his life. My most, sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Bill.
Bob & Mabel DevolinDear Audrey & family So sorry to hear of Bill's illness & then passing. He was such a kind & gentle man & such a joy to be with. We will all miss him at our Sproule Christmas gathering in Georgetown Our love & sincere sympathy to you Audrey & your family
Bob and Ann MillerOOPS. I used the word them instead of you. So sorry for the goof Audrey. The intention was sincere. Bob
Lisa Stiver (Miller) and FamilyAudrey and Family, my sincerest condolences for your loss. Bill was such a dear friend to my dad Bob Miller, and we share many fond memories, especially of time spent together in my childhood and sharing a passion for skiing. I still have photos Bill sent of my son Ben, under 2, trying on Bill's ski boots! Ben thought Bill was something special as well. So so sad to hear of your loss and sending love and hugs during this hard time. Take Care, Sincerely Lisa, Ron and Ben Stiver
Lynne and Bob BakerDear Audrey, We are so saddened to learn that Bill passed away last week. Will you and your family please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Bob and Lynne Baker
Cindy & Russ RaikesAudrey and family, our sincere condolences for your loss. I (Cindy) had the pleasure of working for Bill for a number of years in the London Group Office. When we ran into him over the years, it was obvious he was a proud husband, father and 'Gramps'. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cindy and Russ.
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