William “Bill” Emiry McLeod was born on April 24, 1941, in Chapleau, ON, to Willliam Borden and Georgina Isadora (nee Emiry) McLeod. He passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on June 5, 2021, in Sudbury, ON. In between, he led an eventful and accomplished life.  Bill was an academic (WLU B.B.A & MSU MBA), professor of business at Cambrian College from 1969-98, a businessman, and a published author of over a dozen books on business and Chapleau history, the latest and most significant being “St. John’s (Anglican) Residential Schools”.  He was a devoted husband to Sheryl (Ade) for 52 years, loving father to Heather (Jean-Marc Lacoste), David (Carla Royston), and Neil (Jennifer deBarros) and doting grandfather to Paul, Joseph, and Charlie, and cherished cousin to Bonnie Gould, brother-in-law to Hal Ade, Dorothy Covert (Bob), and Rob (predeceased) Ade (Terry) and uncle to many nieces and nephews. He seemed to know almost everyone and had many lifelong and new friends. Bill was a member of the following clubs; the Tim Horton’s Squad, Idylwylde Golf Club, Cambrian Clan, the Eden Point Crew, and the Sunset Chateau Gang in Florida - where he loved to chat about local and world events & politics. What made Bill happy was; his annual trips to see the Spartans homecoming games, travelling, gardening, blueberry picking, making (and drinking) blueberry wine, “amusing” us with his horrible dad-jokes, and cruising in his ’66 Mustang convertible.  He was loved, he will be missed, and he will never be forgotten. Thanks to the wonderful Bayshore nurses and PSWs for their compassionate support and help and to the Maison McCulloch Hospice. Please feel free to support either one of these organizations as well as the Northern Cancer Foundation in Bill’s memory. 


21 Condolences

  1. I am saddened to hear of Professor McLeod’s recent passing and I extend my sincerest condolences to his family and friends – if even they may be separated as all who knew him seem to have been treated like family. Ontario has lost an important chronicler, raconteur, and quintessential Canadian good guy as well as an unflagging cheerleader for aboriginal rights and for Chapleau and the Preserve. Adieu and goodbye.

    By: David Marin
    September 15, 2021
  2. Sheryl,
    We were both very sad to hear that Bill passed away. We wish you well and are thinking of you at this difficult time. We will get together in the near future.

    By: Brian & Carol McCrory
    June 14, 2021
  3. My sincere condolences to Bill’s family on his passing. He was a really nice fellow and I truly enjoyed working with him at Cambrian College. He was an interesting individual, always smiling, happy and engaging, never angry or negative about anything. Bill left us too young and too soon. I’m very happy to have known him and enjoyed his company at some of the gatherings where “Cambrianites” met pre-retirement and after.

    By: Irene Aniol
    June 12, 2021
  4. Sheryl, Heather, David and Neil…we were saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. Bill was a great guy and a good friend to my entire family…but most especially my parents, Frank and Rose.
    My parents loved all of you and considered you all family.
    We will miss him.

    By: Carm and Jennifer Barberio
    June 10, 2021
  5. LARRY and I were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. My heart goes out to your family.
    John 5:28, 29

    By: Gale Larsen
    June 10, 2021
  6. Our condolences to the McLeod family. Bill was a friend of our parents Bill and Bea Stedman dating from Chapleau days, starting when Mom would babysit the young Bill. Such an intelligent man whose insight will be missed.

    By: Jennifer McNichol and Curry Stedman
    June 9, 2021
  7. Dear Sheryl and Family
    We are saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. A wonderful,funny, warm, open hearted man who will be missed by so many and with his leaving a huge void in the Eden point family.
    Bill was a man who made everyone he met feel like a friend. He touched so many of our lives. Thanks for the great memories Bill.
    Thinking of you all.
    Sherry and Norm Pavan

    By: sherry and norman pavan
    June 9, 2021
  8. Our sincere condolences to you and your family, Sheryl. Bill was one classy man. ((hugs))

    Bill taught me at Cambrian College in 1970-72, and then we connected again when I started work there in 1973. Since Bill’s retirement, we’ve shared a passion for history and family history – we even thought we might have a connection at one time.

    By: Nancy & Bob Vaillancourt
    June 9, 2021
  9. Our most profound condolences to Sheryl and the whole McLeod family. As neighbours, our family loved Bill. His kindness, his generosity, his sense of humour, his interest in all of us and his deep caring for our parents, Frank and Rose, was unparalleled. We have so many fond memories of Bill. We will hold them dear and hope that your fine memories will buoy you through the days ahead. We wish you strength. Rest in peace Bill.

    By: Mary and Joe Puntillo
    June 8, 2021
  10. Dear Mcleod Family, we are so saddened to read about Bill’s passing!
    We have such great memories of Bill and the Eden Point families!
    To Sheryl and family we offer our deepest sympathy!
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time!
    John & Louise

    By: John & Louise Maki
    June 8, 2021
  11. Our sincere sympathies to the family for your loss. I had many good discussions with Bill about the sale and marketing of life insurance. Will miss his wit and stories at gatherings. Will have many enduring memories of a friend and scholar.

    By: Don MacDonell and Carole Chamberland
    June 8, 2021
  12. I extend my sincere sympathy to Sheryl and the family. I enjoyed many fun chats with Bill during our Cambrian College years. He was one of many who made it a great place for all.

    By: Jennifer Cawley Caruso
    June 8, 2021
  13. My condolences to the family. I’ll miss my occasional reminiscences with Bill. We first met in our freshman year at WLU, when he was still a Tory. We often spoke about classmates from those times whenever we’d meet. He will be missed.

    By: Carl Hanninen
    June 8, 2021
  14. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. McLeod. He and my parents go way back to the Good Ol’ Days in Chapleau. Deepest Condolences to the family.

    By: Caroline (Murray) Przybysz
    June 8, 2021
  15. Sorry for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories..praying for peace and comfort for you all ….

    By: Don &Sharon Stephens
    June 8, 2021
  16. Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences to all your family in these difficult times.

    By: Fran Elliott and family
    June 8, 2021
  17. Saddened to hear of the passing of my neighbour & former patient

    By: Joseph D'Aloisio
    June 8, 2021
  18. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. We enjoyed Bill’s many story about Chapleau.

    By: Guy and Jane Keown
    June 8, 2021
  19. My sincerest and deepest sympathy to the McLeod family on the loss of a truly great and respected individual. He was the finest professor at Cambrian College and a shining example to us all. We will all miss him.

    By: Enrico Berardi
    June 7, 2021
  20. So sorry to hear the news about one of the original Eden Pointers…

    Bill’s passing leaves a big hole in the old neighbourhood but we’ll always remember him as our very own Phil Donahue and big fan of Duff’s buffet in Ottawa. Our thoughts go out to Sheryl, Heather, Dave and Neil…lots of love from all the way out here in B.C.

    Sincerely, Geoff

    By: Geoff Ledingham & Family
    June 7, 2021
  21. Deepest sympathies for your loss. We have wonderful memories from the neighborhood and of course the visits in Florida.

    By: Helen and Carol Craig & Guy Robineau
    June 7, 2021

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