William Boivin (Bill)
October 31, 1943 – August 27, 2020
It is with great sadness that the family of William Boivin (Bill) announces his death after putting up a great fight, on Thursday August 27th, 2020, at the age of 76 years. Passing peacefully at home, with his loving and devoted wife Marion, of 53 years by his side. Marion and Bill always enjoyed taking their Sunday drives together. He is survived by his two daughters April Laprise (Lucien) and Dawn Boivin (Patricio). His 6 grandchildren (Madison, Tiffany, Logan, Griffin, Ava, Gabe, and Winston (grand-puppy)) meant the world to him. He will be remembered by them as their biggest supporter and cheerleader, showing up at all of their sporting, musical, and academic events. Their happiness always came first and was spared at no cost. He often proved this by driving 20minutes to Grande Pointe from Chatham every morning for several years to take April’s children to school, which was only 5minutes from April’s home; ensuring that they began every day with a smile. He also enjoyed the many visits that Dawn made with her children from Ottawa to visit them, they always brightened his day when they visited.
Bill is survived by his siblings Albert (Betty), Ronald (Janet), Marie and Yvonne, as well as his many nieces and nephews. Several cousins who were more like siblings will also be remembering him.
After a career of work and travel for Siemens, Bill spent most of his time golfing, fishing, bird watching, going for Sunday drives, and spending time with his grandchildren. Bill was quick-witted and loved to crack jokes, he will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his great taste in music.
This picture of an eagle was taken by Bill on one of his many bird watching adventures. Cremation has taken place. Bill’s family will be remembering him privately
Donations can be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.