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Gay, William "Bill"
With sadness we announce the passing of Bill on January 14, 2021 at Erie Shores HealthCare at 74 years of age. Son of the late Sterling and Lenore Gay. Loving husband of Marlene Markham-Gay. Cherished father of Elizabeth Gay and James Gay. Dear step-father of Kelly (Jim) Kickham, Todd (Christine) Markham and Denise (James) Gillan. Loving grandfather of Joel, Celine, Marcel, Madeleine, Bryana, Austin, Colton and Landyn. Dear brother-in-law of Shirley and Jack Thomas, and Sharon Landgraff. Bill was an active member of his community. He was passionate about history, earning his BA in history later in life. Bill shared his knowledge of local history with Heritage Essex, Leamington/Mersea Historical Society, and Windsor-Essex Historical Society. He was a Councillor for the Town of Essex and was an organizer of the Essex Fun Fest, Citizen of the Year and Essex Model Train Show. He was a member of CHYR Alumni, was employed at CHYR Radio from 1965 to 2001, and self-employed at Media Marketing. Bill was also a member of the Essex United Church and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 201. A celebration will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). If desired, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or Heritage Essex at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.