McGregor, John Wilfred William (Bill, Willie)

Passed away on February 21, 2023. Willie was born in Massey, ON to the late Raymond and Cecilia (Hayes) McGregor on December 27, 1934. Much loved and dearly missed by his wife Ruth (Lee) McGregor, his children Mark, Jewel (Kevin Hobbs), Patricia, Scott, and Pamela. His grandchildren Sarah and Christopher Hobbs (Lacey), Ethan, Bethany (predeceased) and faraway grandchildren Marly, Karsten, Jesse, and great grandchildren, siblings Catherine and Theodore Bellmore (predeceased), Roy and Lorraine McGregor, Stewart and Anja McGregor (predeceased), Tom and Lois McGregor (predeceased), Carol Ann McGregor, Peter and Debbie McGregor. Willie had many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews which he much loved and combined them all in a family history book.  He was very proud of his Native Heritage with Whitefish River First Nation at Birch Island.  He worked at Empire Motors, George Taylor Hardware and moved south to Amherstburg in 1965 and worked at Earl Jones and Sons as their Traffic Manager.  In 1989 being lonesome for the north he made his move to Manitoulin Island and built their new home in Little Current, while working at Tim’s Hardware.  His great passion was fishing and cars. He was very gifted in many things, including wood carving and had a true resilience in life.  He loved music, playing cards, talking to people, and traveling.  As per his wishes there will be no visitation or service.  Donation in his memory can be made directly to Manitoulin Health Center Auxiliary (Little Current site)


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