Wilfred Freir “Bill”

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Wilfred Lloyd Freir “Bill” on Thursday February 4, 2021 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Born in Chatham 72 years ago, the son of Wilfred and Mable Freir. Beloved husband of Pat for over 52 years. Dear father of Kelly Freir-Wilcox (Trevor) and Kim Stass. Grandfather of Korey (Linda) and Michelle. Bill had many great memories of car racing with his Dad. Pat and Bill worked together for years tending to several race horses and traveling between local tracks. He loved his daughter’s dog Maddy and even considered her his dog. Bill’s family and kids made the biggest difference in his life. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered. Special thanks to Dr. Kathryn Bailey for her exceptional care and compassion.


17 Comments on “Wilfred Freir “Bill””

  1. So sorry to hear about Bill passing away . We hung out together when we were younger playing cards shooting pool. Our condolences to you Pat and your family. RIP my friend

  2. Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I met Bill at Raleigh Raceway and had some great times with him. RIP Bill

  3. Pat and family
    So so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great man and always had a smile on his face. He differently will be miss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  4. Dearest Pat and Family

    Bill was one of a kind! We will miss his stories and caring demeaner around the building.
    He could take a stressful day and turn it into laughter with a few sentences. We hope knowing
    He is at peace now will help you in the days ahead. Please feel free to reach out to us any time of the day or night.
    Dave and Kim
    Resident Managers Grandview Apts.

  5. Thank you for always asking about my day/week. Or asking how my family was doing as you genuinely seemed to care and always had good advice to offer.
    Thanks for always stopping me in the hall to chat. Going to miss seeing you around Mr. Bill. You always had a way of making people laugh and that will be greatly missed.

    Pat, if you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to the family. We are here for you if you need us.

  6. So sorry Pat to hear about Bill. His great memories will live on in all of you. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

  7. Always enjoyed seeing Bill at the apartment when we lived there. He had such a wonderful smile and a great laugh. He will be missed so much.

  8. To the Freir family,
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
    First met Bill when he played goal in Blenheim many years ago.
    Encountered Bill around Chatham through the years and always
    enjoyed speaking with him
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Doug Hodgson

  9. Pat and family, my condolences on Bill’s passing. I will make sure cousin Louise Claeys (Pollock) knows.

  10. Pat and girls,Im so sorry to hear about Billy. We talked not long ago and I know his health wasnt the best but we joked we are too tough to let it get us down. He was always joking around or teasing when we were growing up and its a good memory to have. Sheila (Mifflin) Hrabek

  11. Loving remember my bother Bill in our years of growing up together you Cathi and I were so happy together, on the beach with our Nannie, and then your Mom & Dad taking you and I to the lake for peaceful times. I so miss you Billy for all the goodness installed into or lives. Been a long time since we were together.
    ‘I ll miss you may you rest in peace, loving you always your sis, Terry♡♡♡♡♡♡

  12. Hello Pat. How I remember you both so well. Remembering the passed always gives me a warm feeling. Our lives have gone separate ways but my prayers are with you Pat and your family. God bless

  13. Our deepest condolences to you Pat and family on the passing of Bill. Have many memories of years ago hanging out with Bill.

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