McLeod, William ‘Bill’ Andrew Paul

McLeod, William ‘Bill’ Andrew Paul

February 14th, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of William ‘Bill’ Andrew Paul McLeod, 75, of London, Ontario, announces his passing on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Victoria Hospital. Bill is survived by his wife, Gail (née Dolbear), of 52 years; his son, Shawn; his daughter, Jennifer; and his 3 granddaughters: Skyler, Mea, and Avery. He is also survived by his siblings: Dave (Ena), John (Ruth), Byron (Betty), Bud (Pat), Dorothy (Rob), Don (Dale), Ken (Cheri), and Robin (Laurie). Bill was predeceased by his parents, Julia (1997) and Robert (2014); and his siblings, Ruth (2013) (Zoli), Ted (2011), and Douglas (1957). Bill grew up in Hyde Park and attended Medway High School and Oakridge Secondary School. He ran a successful delivery business for 40 years with his brother, Bud. Bill was known for his love of the outdoors. Even after retirement, Bill frequented back roads and conservation areas where he observed birds in their natural habitat. One of his favourite journeys was a birding trip to the United States with his brothers, Dave and Rob. Bill was also known for his annual trips to Point Pelee. Bill loved exploring the U.K. and Europe on two grand tours he took with his wife. He embraced the philosophy of living life to the fullest. In his later years, Bill collected Monarch eggs and caterpillars to help repopulate the species. He enjoyed teaching his granddaughters about the life cycle of the butterfly. Bill was an avid gamer and a long-time member of the London Crokinole Club. He enjoyed family gatherings and sharing his passion for trivia. Bill was immensely proud of his family and never passed up an opportunity to share this love with others. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider Nature Conservancy Canada to assist with their Monarch habitat program.

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Burton & MarilynGail, Shawn, Jennifer, Skyler, Mea, and Avery, we are so very sorry to hear about your loss of Bill. He was such a great guy. Bill always made family parties so much fun and kept us all entertained. I will remember Bill as a very positive guy and a genuine people person. May you find some kind of solace in the great memories that you have of Bill. God bless you all. Burton & Marilyn Dolbear
Don and Diane WilliamsByron and Betty We are sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and brother in law. We know Bill will be missed by the entire McLeod Family. Please convey our condolences to your family.
Diane VeldhuisDear Gail & Family Please accept my very sincere condolences in the loss of your husband & father. It is a hard time for everyone now, but especially for those who grieve a significant loss. Early on in the pandemic I lost Ken . Just know that I am thinking of you & you will be in my prayers for comfort , strength & peace as you go forward. Diane
Jan Berman (Strapp)I remember Bill well and fondly! He started school with me in the little 2 room in Hyde Park. 8 years later we went to Oakridge and then annexation sent us on to Medway. I remember Bill as very artistic and talented with absolutely perfect handwriting! He was a lefty and I found watching him fascinating! So many warm and wonderful memories of our childhood! My heartfelt condolences to all the McLeod siblings and their families and to Bill's wife Gail and family. Our worldly loss is a huge gain for heaven! Sending hugs with much love! Jan Strapp Berman
Audrey & Andrew StephenWe are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father & the girls’ grandfather. Bill was such a kind man. He will be sadly missed and remembered so fondly!
Ken and Laura ScottShawn, Gail, Jenn and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. He was such a nice man, and good joker. Reflect on the good times when he would take you to the middle of nowhere to "Doug's Bird Sanctuary" or crazy places like that. Sending lots of love to Skyler, Mea, and Avery as well.
Greg StrappSo sorry to read about the loss of Bill. I had many enjoyable ride alongs in the Bob's Delivery van. Ruth and I send our condolances to your family.
Lynne Desjardine & FamilyThinking of You all at this time of sorrow, during the loss of Bill, Grandpa. We will miss his fun games at our bbq's & family dinners together. Remember the good times we had together. "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves!!! Sister inlaw, Lynne Desjardine, nephews Jason & Simon .
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