McLeod, William “Bill”

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William Wesley “Bill” McLeod on April 21, 2021 peacefully with family by his side at Health Sciences North at the age of 77 years.  Cherished Husband and soul mate of Maryln for 54.5 years in which they were seldom apart, they were “two peas in a pod”. Devoted father and role model to Todd (Catherine), Chris and Mark. Remarkable grandfather to Connor, Morgan, Ethan, Charlotte, Bree, Markus, and Carter. A true hero to all his children and grandchildren. Loving brother to Dale (Elwood) Dunn who he was always happy to lend a helping hand to. Predeceased by parents Ottie and Marjorie McLeod. Also remembered by many brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Bill’s love was for his family was unconditional and everlasting. He held a special bond with his fishing group which he is described as a “gentle rebel”. Bills numerous nicknames included but not limited to Wee Willy, Wild Bill, Billy, Willy, and Billy the Kid and was often mistaken for Sir Elton John. The sound of his laughter, mischievous sense of humor and fun-loving sprit is something that will be missed by all. He never spoke a bad word about anybody. He went out of his way to help and accommodate others with his caring and compassionate nature. He was a community man and loved the city of Greater Sudbury.  Having started working for the family business McLeod Motors at age of 14, he attended Ryerson University after high school where he studied business, then returning to Sudbury where he worked his entire life. He was a proud long-time member of the Home Builders Association. Bills last 15 plus years were spent working for Evans Building Center, as the main representative for contractor and commercial sales. Bill loved spending time at Lake Wahnapitae at the family “camp” enjoying his family and many dear friends. Bill was known as a daredevil on the water in his younger years. Playing and coaching hockey, curling, tennis, car racing, competitive skiing were just some of his many interests. A special thank you to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for all their help as well as Dr. Sauve and the nurses at Health Sciences North ICU who made Bill’s final days comfortable. This hard-working man was a true and honorable gentleman who was one in a million, referred to as a legend of our time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NEO Kids’ foundation would be greatly appreciated. There will be a Celebration of Life planned for a later date. 


7 Condolences

  1. To Chris and the McLeod family, my deepest condolences on Bills recent passing. I made it a point to stop in and have conversation with Bill over the last eight years as I was working on my camp but also working nearby at the Frirnddhip Centre. Bill was just so lovely to talk to and get updates on everybody and talk building materials. Bill would always come down after he was paved and He was just so easy and lovely to talk to. I will miss our conversations. My condolences to the family.

    By: Joe Farrell
    May 5, 2021
  2. Our thought’s and prayers go out to all of Bill’s family. Michael and I have fun memories of our cousin Bill when our family would visit at the camp on Lake Wahnapitae. Hugs to all.

    Suzanne, Michael & Mai Clerk
    Fenelon Falls

    By: Suzanne Clerk
    April 27, 2021
  3. My deepest sympathy to Maryln, Todd, Chris & Mark. Bill was an awesome coach and soft spoken gentlemen. I have fond memories of Bill and teammate Todd and will always cherishes those memories. My heart goes out to you guys…

    By: Russ Tilson
    April 26, 2021
  4. My heart goes out to all the family upon the passing of my Uncle Bill. My memories of Bill are brief and aged, but I remember him fondly and have always hoped for the best for all the McLeod’s from a distance. Sending a hug to everyone.

    Pete (and Shannon) Baker

    By: Peter Baker
    April 26, 2021
  5. Todd, Catherine and the entire McLeod family. Mailiis and I offer our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Joe and Mailiis.

    By: Joe Guido
    April 23, 2021
  6. Deepest condolences to Bill’s family.
    Bill was an absolutely pleasure to deal with at Evans and always had great chats.

    By: John Nioius
    April 22, 2021
  7. My deepest sympathy to Maryln, Todd, Chris, Mark, and family. Losing your Husband, Dad, Grandfather, etc. is very difficult. I will keep you in my heart and prayers during this difficult time. Bill is an Angel now flying in the sky and watching over everyone. Hugs to all.

    Brenda Duncan

    By: Brenda Duncan
    April 22, 2021

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