Bill passed away peacefully on a sunny Sunday afternoon with his wife and son holding his hand, and surrounded by love from family and friends.

Bill was a lover of life, with a quirky sense of humour.  An entrepreneur, a brilliant cook, a motorcycle guy, a martial arts instructor, an outdoorsman, and a musician.  He cheered for the Canucks and the Lions, and he loved to sit in the warming sun with a spy novel.  A lifetime highlight was a 2015 culinary tour in Puglia, where he learned to make cappuccino old-style.

Bill was a proud father to Nathan (Devon) and loving husband to Dale, adored his newborn granddaughter Ainsley, fun uncle, loyal friend and family man. Though brutally honest at times, he truly believed one should treat others how you want to be treated.

A celebration of life will be arranged in the Spring. Please contact the family for details.

Sincere gratitude to all the health care providers and staff on 5 South at RJH who eased his final days.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Grace Moises

    Hi Dale,
    Sincere condolences to you and the entire family on Bill’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  • Francesco Creanza

    Sending condolences to Bill’s family. His Canadian flag will always fly high in our home down in Puglia.

  • Gary Brandt

    Sending my condolences to Dale and Nathan

    Bill was an awesome friend to me and also our dear friend Floyd who passed on 6 months ago. We met in Vancouver 50 years ago when I was 19. Bill had a passion for the outdoors and sports. Camping at Cowichan Lake or hiking the Juan De Fuca trail were some of the great memories that I have of Bill and Nathan. He loved the Lions, Seahawks and the Canucks.

    Bill struck gold on New Years Eve 1977. I was there. That was when he met Dale. You cannot find a more loving and supportive partner as Dale. They were both blessed.

    I hope I meet up with Bill someday in the cosmos. We can talk about the Canucks winning the Stanley Cup. I LOVE you Bill. Adios Amigo!

  • Paul Woodall

    Dear Dale,
    I was saddened to read in the paper today of the loss of your husband. I know this is a very difficult time but hold onto the happier moments, they will be of great comfort to you. My heart felt sympathies to you and your family.

  • Helen Baker

    I’m so sorry to read of Bill’s passing. I promise life will get better with each passing day.

  • Jackie Eddy

    Dear Dale, I just saw this very very sad news! My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Much love.

  • Ralph Stanbridge

    To Dale and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you all the strength and stamina to endure what must be the hardest of times.

  • Betty Ready

    Dear Dale,

    I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My sincere condolences to you, Nathan, Devon and little Ainsley.


  • Diane Crowther

    Dear Dale, Nathan, and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

  • Lois Fernyhough

    So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

  • Susan Smedley

    Dale, it’s hard to imagine you without Bill nearby–I can only hope that the happy memories will triumph over the sense of loss, and soon. I’m so glad that you have Nathan and Ainsley to support you and remember with you. Lean on the sympathy of your fellow retirees, also! I pray for the peace of Bill’s soul and your consolation in his absence.

  • Anita Kess

    Dear Dale, Nathan and Ainsley,

    Joe and I are sending you our most sincere condolences and holding you closely in our thoughts.

    Happy memories make for hard goodbyes. Bill was one of a kind.

    Joe and Anita

  • Bob Poore

    Sending sincere condolences to the family. May your happy memories help you through this sad time.

  • Linda K. Gray

    The family has lost a great father, husband, uncle, cousin, and human being. I have wonderful memories of all the cousins; we were all close at one time and Bill was a big part of my life in the seventies when we both lived in Vancouver; we remained good friends throughout our lives. I will truly miss him.

  • Nadia Sidky

    Dale, I’m so very sorry. My heart goes out to you. I hope to see you soon and look forward to hearing stories about Bill’s wonderful life when you’re ready to tell them. I am here anytime you want to talk.

  • Barbara Doyle

    A beautiful family man!! May you hold wonderful memories in your heart. So sorry for your loss.

  • Norma Hill

    My condolences to Dale and Nathan on the loss of Bill. Your beautiful obituary tells what a fine man he was. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Dominic Bergeron

    My dear Dale, I have no words. I wish I could relieve the pain somehow. I know there are a lot of people supporting you and your family. My deepest condolences.

  • Susan Woodworth

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Dale, Nathan and his family. I’m so so sorry Bill has been suffering so much.
    I shall definately attend his celebration in the Spring.
    Bill was very kind to me and he will be missed.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Rest in Peace Bill.

  • Cathy & Kerry

    Dearest Dale, Nathan, Devon, Ainsley and family.
    We are so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing ~ so glad you were able to be there with him. Wonderful photo of Bill and a lovely tribute. Sending you all much love and many hugs. Cathy & Kerry

  • Mike Mosher

    When Bill and I were just young pups we spent many hours in his parents basement at the work bench building Meccano sets and stationary steam engines. You guys remember those ….. Good memories. The heard thins again. So sorry.

  • Angie Bowles

    Dear Dale, my deepest condolences to you and your family; thinking of you at this time and sending lots of strength and courage. Hugs and love to you.

  • Susan Johnston

    Dale, I’m so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family.

  • Laurie Moaher

    So sorry to hear this incredibly sad news. My deepest sympathy to his entire family.
    Laurie Mosher

  • Margot Hatheway Hayes

    Dale and Nathan: I am so very sorry. Bill lived in Fredericton during my teen years and I have fond memories of Cindy’s little brother, Bucky and his motorcycle. The world is a lot less bright with Bill not in it but I will hold his memory in my heart as I am sure will all who knew him.

  • Pam Chudiak

    May I add, Best Man at our wedding and our 2 daughter’s Godfather. Yes, the Chudiaks do have heavy hearts. We send soooo much love and light to Dale, Nate, Devon and Ainsley. RIP Bill!

  • Steve and Annette Duben

    To the Mosher Family,

    We are deeply sorry for the loss of your father and husband. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May his memory bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Hold onto the precious moments you shared and the love he imparted. Lean on your loved ones for support and know that you are not alone. May your father rest in peace, and may you find solace in the cherished memories you hold in your heart.

    Our Sympathy and Love,
    Steve and Annette Duben

  • Rob Davies

    Dale, Nathan and family.
    So sorry to hear the sad news about Bills passing. He was one of the good guys! and a friend who I will miss.
    He was proud of his family that he loved the most.
    I was always encouraged by Bill and proud to call him friend.
    Rob Davies.

  • Shelley and Jim Dores

    It is with heavy heart we hear this news. We will always love your dedication to us all and your quirkiness regarding navigating your life.
    Dale and Nathan, our hearts are with you.!
    Rest well, Bill.

  • Jared

    My sincerest condolences to you and yours during this difficult time Nathan. Sending well wishes for a prosperous future!

  • John Schmuck

    We have great memories of old days with Bill.
    He used to love his warmed up sake when we got together.
    Bill provided plumbing skills at our house when we did our kitchen Reno.
    In his next career after that he sold one of our cars for us.
    Rest well, Bill !

  • Melinda C Harris

    Dear Dale, Nathan, and Ainsley,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss and understand how difficult this time must be for you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that you are not alone and that I am here for you if you need anything. Sending you big healing hugs to help you through this tough journey.


  • Amabel de Lara

    Sending peace, love and comfort to Bill’s family. Deepest condolences from Amabel and JB

  • Bill O’Donnell

    Sending sincere condolences to Dale, Nathan and Ainsley and to his many friends and business connections.
    Thinking of you, Dale and family.

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