William Finn

The family of William (Bill) Finn, with broken hearts, announce his passing in the arms of his caregivers at Tilbury Manor Thursday, July 30 2020 at the age of 89. Reunited with the love of his life Marilyn. Beloved father of Michelle (the late Daniel Salive), Brian Finn, Gerald and Dianne Finn. Dearest and loving Papa to Alysha and Kurtis Strong and Great-Papa to Nash. Survived by his siblings Eleanor Carson (the late Norris), Richard and Evelyn Finn, Joyce and Joe Salive, Cindy Finn (the late Robert Wayne), Donna and Ed Carson, in-laws William and Linda Fenner and their children. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Bill is predeceased by his parents Norman and Yvonne Finn, his siblings Dorothy and John Jack, Mary and Hector Bulley, Anna and Leonard Penman and Donald and Marie Finn. Also predeceased by in-laws Clyde and Grace Fenner and Patricia Fenner.

Bill was a retiree of Arvin Meritor (Rockwell) Tilbury and previously of Canadian Pacific Railway. In retirement he spent many years camping with his wife. He was involved with Bowling Leagues, Tilbury Minor Hockey and Baseball and once a proud member of St John’s Ambulance where he put in many hours at the arena and local events. Dad had 4 1/2 years of excellent care at Tilbury Manor after surviving a stroke along with other health issues. He enjoyed many activities there and always had the “gift of gab” as they say. He will be truly missed and loved forever. Cremation has taken place. Burial and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Donations can be made to Tilbury Manor or the charity of your choice.


29 Comments on “William Finn”

  1. Michelle
    My sympathy to you at this time of the passing of your father. I remember how good you were to him, and you will have many wonderful memories. Good memories are God/s blessing to us.
    Shirley Clark

  2. We would like to express our condolence to Michelle Brian and Gerald and their families. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Bill will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Mom would often tell the Finn stories of them growing up. Treasure all of your good memories and hold them close to your heart. Brenda and Larry Babcock

  3. To the Finn family and friends, my condolences. May you remember happy memories. I wish you all peace at this difficult time.

    Russ Blair

  4. Sending deepest sympathies to the Finn family on their loss.
    Ralph and Jan (Thibert) Reinhardus

  5. So very sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences Michelle and family.

    Ken & Diane McKinlay

  6. RIP Bill.

    You were always a great neighbour. You will be missed. I will always remember you out taking care of your lawn and making sure us kids didnt walk on it. You Marilyn are back together now. To the kids sorry fir the passing of your dad. As I got older your Dad and I would always have good conversations about anything that was going on. He will be missed.
    From the Moynahans on Vanier.

  7. I’m So Sorry for your loss. He’d probably tell you I was a pain in his Butt when I lived across the street on Vanier…he loved his lawn. To many stories to share here. Before his stroke I talked to him in the post office most mornings. The first time I told him who I was I sware I could see in his mind him remembering me and yelling Get off my Grass! Haha! Truly a Good man.

  8. My deepest condolences to Michelle family and friends. Sorry for your loss. Saw Bill 2 weeks ago when I was visiting my Mom in the dining room. I enjoy talking to him when I ran into him uptown.

  9. Michelle, Brian, Gerald and families,
    Sending much love and our sincere condolences. Uncle Bill was loved and will be missed!

    Kevin and Magdelaine ❤

  10. Deepest sympathy to you and all of your family…..there are no words to take away your grief but knowing you were a dedicated daughter who always took care of him is such a blessing.

  11. Michelle, Brian, Gerald and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Had a lot of long conversations with your Dad over the years. He always had a lot of info to give you. He will always be remembered. Hugs to you all!
    Sue & Paul Chaput

  12. So very sorry for your loss Michelle. My deepest condolences to you, Alysha and the rest of your family. I know the last few years were difficult for him & for you so I pray you can find comfort in the happy memories.

  13. I worked with Stan at Rockwell for many years and enjoyed our conversations. Thoughts and prayers to the family, Hugs.

  14. Bill you will be missed by all who knew you and your family. We were neighbours for many years. Had many many years of talks. Plus your care of your lawn and keeping the kids off your lawn for many years hahaha. Then in your later years it was okay for them to walk on the lawn it kept it short and you didn’t have to cut it as often hahaha. You have been missed on Vanier Dr. and will be missed more now. Susan Moynahan.

  15. Prayers for you guys through this difficult time. Mom would be so happy to see Uncle Bill . She always talked about her brother and she love her brother so much. Love and hugs Tony and Debbie Carter

  16. Condolences to all of you. Uncle bill will be missed. A tall man with a big heart. I remember the story that mom told that he would go downtown in chatham where mom worked and play his guitar until she would get off work and then they would go out on the town.lol. She would always get an eskimo kiss from her big brother. He came into town one last time when she was very ill and they gave each other their last eskimo kiss that made me cry but she loved it and him. I know she will be waiting in heaven with another eskimo kiss for him. Love cheryl and ray tetrault

  17. Michelle, to you & all your family: my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I hope your many good memories will see you through these difficult days. Judi Aitken

  18. Michelle, Brian & Gerald – I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I will always remember your dad with a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed greatly by you all. Hugs to all. Talk about him and your mom all the time – keep their memories alive for people to know who they are. Lots of love to you all. Hugs!

  19. Deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Bill. Always there will a quick laugh, joke and a huge grin. Many hugs and kisses to my family and I love you all so much. I know he’s partying up there with the rest of the gang and tearing up the place. R.I.P. beautiful man.

  20. Bill was an awesome Man! And he loved the purple bus I had to your with my band. At the last time I saw him at Alysha and Kurtis’s wedding and we had a couple good laughs chatting. You were a trouper who had so many interesting stories and always enjoyed your company. God Speed William and may you Rest in Peace! \m/

  21. Loved how you always told me at the finn christmas that my dressing tasted just like Ma’s. Loved your gift of gab. lol Im sure the knuckles are cracking the tables if they play euchre in heaven.

  22. It’s been 50 years since we were neighbours along the tracks, time has certainly moved on. We remember Bill as a friendly man who always had time for a word…or many words.

    Condolences to Michelle, Brian, Gerald and the Finn family.

  23. So sorry for your loss. He was a sweet man. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

    Debbie Taylor & Gary St.Jean

  24. Dear Michelle, Brian and Gerald, our deepest sympathy to all of you and your families. Uncle will be missed and fondly remembered.
    Thinking of you,
    Shelly and Ken Jack

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