William James Bleach
Bleach, William James
Bill passed away at his home in Guelph, with family by his side on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in his 97th year. He was the beloved husband for 74 years of Olive (nee Guthrie); proud and loving father of Bill (d. 2014) and his partner Bonnie Bodkin, Anne Culham (David), Jane Aubrey (Lew); cherished Papa of Bill (d. 2010), Jeff Bleach (Erin), Elizabeth Duguay (Zac), Bruce Aubrey (Bryanne), David Aubrey (Kyra), and Larissa Dussin (Michael); and great grandfather of Marcus, James, Parker, Aria, Ellie, Quinn and Billy.
Bill was a WWII veteran, serving in the 10th Anti-Tank Battery R.C.A. as a Lance Bombardier. He was a partner in family-owned Guthrie’s Bakery until it was sold. He then joined Hammond’s Manufacturing where he worked until retirement. Bill’s faith was an integral part of who he was and his Bible was his constant companion throughout his life. He was active in the local church where he served until he was in his mid 90’s. Bill was a faithful husband and a great dad, grandfather and great grandfather. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was the kind of man who was always there to lend a hand. His family remains proud of him and what he accomplished in his lifetime. Bill leaves a legacy of love and faith.
A memorial service will be held at Mrs. G’s Café, Lakeside Church, 7654 Conservation Rd, Guelph, Ontario on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
You may attend the memorial service in person by registering with Gilchrist Chapel at 519-824-0031 where your name and phone number will be recorded. Due to Public Health restrictions, each attendee, except those under the age of 12, must be fully vaccinated, present proof of vaccination, supporting government issued I.D. There is also a requirement for wearing masks.
A light luncheon will be served after the service.
To attend virtually on Saturday, October 23, 20201 at 1:00 p.m., simply click on this link: http://memorial.bleach.family
Memorial contributions to Ontario Christian Gleaners 1-519-624-8245 or Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: www.gilchristchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.