Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Wednesday February 8th, 2017, at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, at the age of 81. William is the beloved husband of Eliza for 61 years. Loving father of Debbie Lathigee and her husband Darcy, Carol Rauws and her husband Earl, and Sandy Clarke and her husband Greg. Cherished Papa of Jeremy, Jason, Sean, Grant, Tammy, Tiffany, Rachel and their spouses, and great Papa of Ella, Kayla, Brett, Sydney, Paige, Alicia, Cam, Tyler, Brandon, Joey, Lauren and Aubree. William will be sadly missed by his sisters Karol Bernard and her husband Ralph, Pauline Getson and her husband Blair and his brothers George and his wife Elma, Blair and his wife Marylois, and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Lewis and Dorothy Bernard, formerly of O’Leary Prince Edward Island. William was a retiree of Fiberglass Canada. Special thanks to Dr. Kim and the Bluewater Health Palliative care Team. Cremation has taken place, to be followed by a private Memorial Service. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “William’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit. Arrangements entrusted to McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George St., Sarnia.