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.