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Obituary of Bill McAdam

McADAM, William James "Bill"

passed peacefully at 95 years of age, with family by his side on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at WRH Ouellette Campus. Beloved husband of Lorraine (Damm nee Shepley) and predeceased by his first wife, Vera (2000). Proud father of Donald (Elaine) and Gary (Ingrid). Loving Grandpa of Cindy Battersby (Dave), Mark McAdam, Erin McAdam, Allison Martin (Chris), Ian McAdam and Erik McAdam. Great Grandpa of Bryce, Fiona, Gavin and Carson. Dearest son of the late James and Laura McAdam and brother of the late Jack (late Agnes) and Mary Yandt (late Murray). Bill and Lorraine blended their families, and Bill will also be missed by Lorraine's family including late Susan Lauzon, Kathy Reaume (Randy), son-in-law Gerard Lauzon (Linda), grandchildren, Jessica Hibbs (Darin), Sarah Lock (Andy), Amy Reaume, Katy Heath and great grandchildren, Nolton, Alana, Evan, Caleb, Luca, Benjamin, Charlie and Lauren. Also Lorraine's siblings, June Vogeli (Frank), late Dorothy Alexander (late Doug), late Don Shepley (Gay), Judy Watt (Ron), Karen Simpson (late Jim) and Norma Meloche (Ron). Bill was born in Saskatchewan in 1923 and joined the Air Force in 1940 where he took a position in maintenance. He married his first wife in 1944 and was discharged from the air force in 1945. Bill then took a position with Air Canada starting out in maintenance before moving up the ranks as a flight engineer and then eventually a pilot. His time with Air Canada took him all over the world including Shannon, Ireland where he was posted in maintenance for a year and a half. After 36 years with Air Canada, Bill retired in 1983 and purchased a hobby farm in Arnprior, Ontario, where he raised beef cattle. After 17 years he sold the farm and moved to Guelph where he was closer to his children. A couple of years after they moved, Bill's wife passed away. While in Florida some time later he met Lorraine who was from Colchester North. Eventually, they married and moved to their current home in Harrow on the lake. They enjoyed many years together, spending their winters in Florida, and taking many trips all over the world. He will be forever remembered and missed.The family would like to give special thanks to the 8th floor nurses for the wonderful compassionate care shown to Bill. Visiting will take place at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1pm until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Bill's life at 4 pm. Private family interment to take place in Farnham Cemetery, Arkell, ON. If desired, memorial donations made to W.E.T.R.A. or Olinda Ruthven United Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca