• Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
William Hamilton Black 1921 - 2013
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February 10, 2013
It is with much sadness that we reflect on our neighbour Bill, a gentleman of wit, charm, humour and deep character. It was an ordained gift that we settled in Sault Ste. Marie next to him ('97-'06). He invited us over to his house to spend our first New Year's a mere 6 weeks after moving in. It was a privilege to get to know him, and his sunny disposition, which truly demonstrated patience in adversity. We made of point of visiting him every time we returned to the Sault, with our last visit this past summer. We missed him after moving, and will miss him even more now. We look forward to the day that we will meet again and find great comfort in that fact.

Barry, Jerry and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful man.

James, Kirsten, Tamsin, Jacob, Katie and Anna Sloots
February 9, 2013
Barb and Barry: Betty and I just heard of your loss. Our sincerest sympathies are with you and your Family.
Ivan and Betty Harris
February 1, 2013
Jerry and Judy: Your father was a kind and wonderful person. We loved both seeing him at Christmas and hearing about your internet conversations. We are sad that he is no longer there for you.
February 1, 2013
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
January 31, 2013
Jerry, Judy, and the girls. We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandy & Serge
January 31, 2013
Jerry, Judy and family: Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one - Dad, Grandfather and Father-in-law. Mr. Black was a dear, sweet man with a keen mind, young spirit - a real gentleman. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came to NS or chatting on the computer at your place. His wonderful qualities lives on in your family.
January 31, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Corinne & Bob
January 31, 2013
Sorry to hear this news.
Our condolences to you and your families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dale and Ann
January 31, 2013
So sorry to hear of the loss of "Mr Black". I live on the street behind and have known him for years and would often chat with him when he would be out on his bike/trike. He told me many times how he loved to fish and would love to be able to go out in the boat when he went visiting....He certainly was a kind thoughtful and caring man
January 30, 2013
Dear Bill,

I was thinking about emailing you soon to see what capers you might have been up to. I loved trading emails with you, and knowing that this will be my last message to you dampens the eyes and constricts the throat. Saying a final goodbye was not expected.

I'll miss helping you tinker around with your trike and, afterwards, chatting over a cup of coffee and one of your homemade muffins. But your spirit carries on, and I'll still be watching for you to come flying down the street on that big blue machine with a load of groceries in the back.

Thank you, Bill. I am richer for having known you.

January 30, 2013
Barry and Barb, Thinking of you and your family with deepest sumpathy. Nicki
January 29, 2013
So sorry to hear the sad news. It was wonderful that you were able to spend a great deal of time with him since your retirements.
Our deepest sympathy,
Chris & Mike Glister
January 29, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the Black family for the loss of Bill.
I only had the privilege of knowing him a few months but will missed. I hope i helped him feel as comfortable as possible and the family will be in my thoughts.
Thank you Barry and Jerry for not making me feel like a stranger while I visited your father.
I only knew Bill a short time but I will always remember him.
Once again my deepest sympathy to the Black Family.

WeCare Home Health
January 29, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Nan Martin
January 29, 2013
I am so very sorry for the passing of your father. It is wonderful that all the family members were able to spend as much time with him as they all did. So try to remember all the good times you had together as you mourn his passing. You have my deepest concern and sympathy.
January 28, 2013
We're so sorry. We can only hope the pain of your loss is offset somewhat by knowing that his life was a job well done.
January 28, 2013
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you at this sad time and hope that the wonderful memories left behind will help ease the sorrow.
Carl & Ilse Hoffman Kitchener
January 28, 2013
Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family during this difficult time. Karen and Greg
January 28, 2013
Barry and Barb, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We met Bill during our visit with you in The Villages just a couple of years ago. He was a real gentleman, very charming, and had obviously lived a full and interesting life. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.
January 28, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.
His lasting memory will always be in your heart.
Our deepest sympathy.
Dottie & Joe
January 28, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. His lasting
memory will always be in your heart. Our deepest sympathy.
Dottie & Joe
January 28, 2013
Barry, Barb and family: Sheryl and I are sorry to hear the news. It appears he had a great life and we are sure having you at home with him over this last while was a great comfort. Are thoughts are with you and the family.
January 28, 2013
So sorry for your loss,know that, while your father will be missed by all your family, he is now in a better place, and receiving his reward.

Brian Mann(The Villages, FL.)
January 28, 2013
"Sorry for your loss, Bill will be greatly missed by all. Our hearts are with all of you in this difficult time."
sue Lelievre, Steven mad Mel and Laurette Lelievre.
January 27, 2013
We are sorry for your loss and hope that the love of family and friends will comfort you during this difficult time.
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