Locally/Independently Owned & Operated

Ratchford, William John “Bill”

In loving memory of William John Ratchford who passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at the age of 67. Born in Toronto to the late Charles and Dorothy (nee Crawford) Ratchford. Cherished father of Richard Ratchford (Kristine). Beloved brother of Patrick Ratchford of North Bay and Jo-Anne Mitchell (Earl predeceased). Loving grandfather of Bradley and Juliana Ratchford. Greatly missed by nephew Darin Mitchell (Alison), niece Kristie Madigan (Kelly) and great nephews Jax Mitchell and Ashton Madigan. Special friend to Linda Murray. Bill will be sadly missed by Margaret Witkowski, the Shea family, his many friends and his «fur» grandbaby Winston. Bill was a proud member of Local 95 Insulator’s. He was outgoing, lived life to the fullest and truly enjoyed his annual golf trip to Myrtle Beach and Florida with his son and friends. As per Bill’s wishes there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-northern-cancer-foundation/.

6 Condolences

  1. With a heavy heart I send love to Billy’s Family. We all love him dearly. He told me if I was going to be a Bear, be a Grizzly. I became that Grizzly, no one messes with me now thanks to his advice. Forever one of my Hero’s. Xxxooo

    Posted by:John Casey
    January 11, 2016
  2. The insulator world has just lost one hell of a good man You will be missed by all

    Posted by:bill kampert
    January 8, 2016
  3. RIP brother enjoyed lots of fun on the road with you. You will be missed by lots cheers brother.

    Posted by:Jeff Bursey
    January 7, 2016
  4. My heart felt condolences to the family and friends.
    Glad to have known you Bill, will remember you being “Wild”

    Posted by:Norm Swaebe (member Loc 95)
    January 7, 2016
  5. Gone but never forgotten Bill. Your voice and laugh will live on in the hearts of many forever. Until we meet again my friend…………RIP.

    Posted by:Karen Szumski
    January 5, 2016
  6. So long “Wild Bill” , good memories of the past.

    Posted by:Berny Cusack
    January 5, 2016

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