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Pakkala, William

In loving memory of the late William Pakkala who passed away peacefully at Extendicare Falconbridge on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the age of 85. Beloved son of the late William and Georgia Pakkala (Hickey). Survived by his beloved wife Sonja Pakkala (Peltoneimi). Loving father of Ken (Julie). Cherished brother of Linda and the late Mary-Lou (Vic). He is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. William served with the Irish Regiment of Canada as a Personel Officer and was an active member of the Irish Regiment Old Guards Association and a teacher with the Rainbow District School Board for more than 30 years. He enjoyed playing hockey in his younger years and playing golf, till he could no longer play. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lockerby Legion, Branch 564, 2200 Long Lake Rd. in Sudbury on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Pet Save.

5 Condolences

  1. Dear Sonya – Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of a dear husband and father. May the eternal light shine upon him forever.

    Anne and Bill Melnychuk

    Posted by:Anne & Bill Melnychuk
    December 22, 2016
  2. Sincere condolences to Ken and Sonja. Bill, Sonja and Ken were our neighbours while growing up in what was called Broder Twp. He was my grade 8 teacher and principal at Ester Rd. Public. I asked him to speak at my wedding. I will always remember his smile, which lit up a room. It is hard to hear of his passing.

    Posted by:Randy and Kielo Carlson
    November 25, 2016
  3. I can’t express my deepest sympathy for Sonja and Ken at this time. I always enjoyed my visits with my Uncle Bill and Sonja when I was young. Wishing you both peace at this time. My thoughts are with you both.
    – Sheena, Tony and Oliver

    Posted by:Sheena Carter-Thompson
    November 24, 2016
  4. Sonja and Kenneth – I am so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I am still trying to absorb it. Bill will be remembered for his gentleness, his kindness, his humour, and his very strong love for both of you. You are both in my heart and in my prayers at this very sad time.

    Posted by:Judy (Sandul) Kosmerly
    November 22, 2016
  5. Profound confolences. Bill was my teacher in grade 8 at MacLeod PS. His first year, I think.

    Posted by:Leena Sandblom
    November 22, 2016

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