William Boivin

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.

 

16 Comments on “William Boivin”

  1. Marion, Ron & Families:
    We are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I always enjoyed his little jokes when we worked together. I am very sure that he will be greatly missed. I will always remember him on Halloween as I know it was his birthday and always tried to remember to send him an e-card.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very difficult time!

  2. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for many years in the Quality department. We lost touch after both leaving the company but I will always be grateful to him for showing me the ropes in the quality game.
    My condolences to the family.

  3. Please accept my sincerest condolences on Bills’ passing. We worked at Siemens for several years together. My sympathies to Bills’ family and friends..

  4. Sending my sincerest condolences to Madison and family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  5. Aunt Marion, April, Dawn and your families,
    We are thinking of you during this very difficult time. We hope that you can find happiness in all the wonderful memories that you have.
    Our sincerest condolences,
    Don, Charlene, Abbie and Geordie Johnston

  6. My heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you find some peace surrounded by family and friends during this difficult time.

  7. Marion and Family , my condolences on your loss of Bill, we shared many enjoyable years traveling and working together at Siemens, Bill always spoke so proudly of his family. He will be missed, RIP Bill

  8. Thinking of you and hoping you can feel the love of Jesus surround you with family and friends. Your Dad is as close as your fondest memory…treasure it. Love Joy and Ken Ott

  9. April, I am so sorry to hear about your father passing. I hope fond and happy memories help you through this.
    I will remember him, you and your family in prayers. God bless.

  10. so sad to hear of Bill’s passing, worked with Bill at Siemens and got to travel with him. My condolences to the family. RIP Bill.

  11. Heartfelt condolences to all of you!
    I would see Bill alot at the kids school and other events. Full of life and love for his grandkids and family.
    Wishing you comfort and peace.
    Chris,Kevin and Brant.

  12. Marion and family our condolences on the loss of a really good and positive man. He worked with both my husband and I, at Siemens, and will be fondly remembered by both of us

  13. Our condolences Marion and your family,Bill will be sadly missed by both of us,such a great guy,always remembered,Lorne and Fran

  14. The Boivan Family!

    My sympathy to Bill`s Family! I worked with Bill at Fram for many years! He was a great guy and I always found him great worker!

    Blessings,

    Bob Fletcher

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