Rorison, William (Bill) John 

December 2nd, 1961-July 9th, 2023 

The family wishes to commemorate the life of William J. Rorison who passed away unexpectedly on July 9th, 2023 at the age of 61 at his home in Garson, Ontario. 

Bill was the cherished and beloved Father of William V.J. Rorison (Amanda, Maverick, and Audrey), and Chelsea Rorison. He is survived by his parents, William V. and Carmen Rorison and was the oldest of their 3 children. Brother of Tim Rorison (Val, Brittni, Alyssa, Christina) and Kim Scagnetti (Chris, Tyler, Kyle). He is missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Bill was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, where he started his career at NIM Disposals Ltd as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic shortly after trade school. Sometime later, he applied for the Greater City of Sudbury where he designed, fixed and upkept the Fire trucks for the city, some of which are still in service today. A turn of events gave him an opportunity to become a Fire Fighter, where he retired as Captain in 2017. Bill was extremely courageous, and he will always be remembered as a hero.  

Bill was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, boating and just exploring any chance he got. He would collect rocks and mementos throughout his adventures that he shared with his loved ones. Some could say he kept everything. He had a heart of gold, and never took life too seriously. He knew how to make people laugh and was always willing to lend a helping hand or word of advice. He could fix almost anything, and if he couldn’t, he would find a way to jimmy-rig it exceptionally. He had a captivating view on life and shared his stories and experiences with those around him. Although his time on earth was short, he had an amazing impact on his two children who will continue their journey with the knowledge and strength he taught them to have. Bill was an amazing Dad who strived to raise Billy and Chelsea with love in their hearts, and he will be forever missed, but never forgotten.

We ask that those who knew him take a second to honor him. Remember the memories that they have of him and keep the good times rollin”. 


3 Condolences

  1. I had many fun and eventful times with Bill during his career at the Fire Department. There always ended up being a story with every snowmobile trip.
    My Condolences to the family .

    By: Al Lammi
    December 2, 2023
  2. My sincerest condolences to Chelsea, Billy Jr and you entire family.
    Billy was a kind man and a good friend. I remember , with a smile, the times we would get together for coffee and long talks. He often talked about the two most important people in the world to him, Billy and Chelsea. I enjoyed when we’d take drives together, exploring the outdoors or when I’d bring my grandson to fire hall and Billy would give him a tour of the trucks.
    I will always remember Billy and his kindness and I will smile.

    By: Vickie
    December 1, 2023
  3. Bill was a fellow co worker, a good friend and all around great guy. My sincere condolences to his family.

    By: Gerry Guido
    December 1, 2023

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