William PRICE


PRICE, William Robert Passed away in Ottawa on Thursday, October 16, 2003. He was ninety-four years of age. He was predeceased by his wife, Myrtle Hogan, in 1986. He was also predeceased by his sons Dennis (1934) and Brian (1985). He will be mourned by his remaining children, Joyce King (Arthur) and Joan Lambert of Ottawa; Lorna Hanneman (late Garry) of Arnprior; Robert (Gemma), Gwyneth (Richard Keeler) and Catherine (Louis Vachon), all of Ottawa and by his grandchildren, Margaret McLeod (Ross), Paula Turner (Glenn), Mark Hanneman (Mary), Jeffrey Hanneman (Patricia), Stephen Hanneman, Christopher Hanneman (Danette), Danielle Price (Robert Aguirre), Megan Price (Brian Torgunrud). He also leaves 15 great-grandchildren to mourn his passing. William was born on March 24, 1909, in the village of Bedlinog, County Glamorgan, in Wales. He was the son of Thomas Price and Annie Marie Mortimer. At an early age he was placed in an orphanage for boys near Merthyr Tydfil. In 1923, he became one of the many 'home children' who were being sent out to Canada at that time. Here he was placed in the Marchmount Home for Boys in Belleville, Ontario. Soon afterwards he was taken on as a farm labourer, first in the Belleville area and later near Arnprior. He settled in Arnprior, where he married and raised his family. In 1941, he was employed by the Canadian Tire Corporation, and in 1956 he became the authorized CTC dealer in Arnprior, a position he retained until his retirement in 1970. William served as a member of the Arnprior Town Council in 1958-59 and 1974-78; he also served as the Town's reeve in 1981-82 and 1983-85. William was proud of his Welsh heritage and for many years was an active member of the Ottawa Welsh Society. He also sang tenor in the Ottawa Welsh Choral Society. Friends may call at the PILON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 9:30 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior on Monday morning October 20th 11:00 o'clock. Interment in Malloch Road Cemetery. Songs of Praises I Will Ever Give to Thee

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 17, 2003
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