JOHN CHARLES WILLIAMS

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JOHN CHARLES WILLIAMS, CD June 4, 1922 - March 19, 2014 Son of the late Bessie Williams (nee MacGillivary) and John Parker Williams. Big brother to the late Elizabeth "Girlie" Murray (nee Williams) and brother-in-law to the late Louis Murray. Survived by his nieces and nephews Margaret, Elizabeth, Gregory and Stephen. Fondly remembered by Ellery Butula and John Fahie. Uncle John to Sue and Russell Revie and their children Cameron, Tara and Gillian. Also missed by his many nieces and nephews. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for his many years of service as a piper to the Toronto Scottish Regiment and then the 48th Highlanders of Canada. John lived a wonderfully long life. It was not without its trials and lost loves, but he lived it on his terms. Right to the end he enjoyed a good book, smoked his pipe, drank some wine and told a great story. He will be especially missed by his nephew Stephen. Visitation will be held at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 366 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. Funeral Mass to take place at St. Peter's Church on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment following at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Imperial War Museum (IWM), Development Office, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, UK (www.iwm.org.uk) or to a public library of your choice. May he rest in God's love and peace.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 22, 2014
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