CRUISE, William (Bill) Edward - 71, of Mississauga, succumbed to lung cancer surrounded by his family on November 12, 2012. Bill is survived by his wife Nancy, daughter Valerie (Henry), sons Dwaine (Robyn), Curtis (Kim) and Shawn (Kym) and step-son David Nantais. He is predeceased by parents Margaret and Martin Cruise, sisters Helen, Kerry and Darlene and brother Bernard. He is survived by his first wife Lois, brothers and sisters Marjorie, Marilyn (Ed), Vernon (Doreen), Larry (Joan), Diane (Bob), Donnie (Marita), twin Bonnie (Joachim) and Judy. He is also survived by his grandchildren (in birth order) Mike, Jeff, Crystal, Scott, Tim, Melissa, Courtney, Carly, Brian, Jesse, Nicholas, Samantha, Madison, Danielle, Noah, Jordan and Nicole and great-granddaughters Isabella and Emma as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Bill was an amazing man and loving father, husband, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend to all. Bill was born in Renfrew, Ontario on May 30, 1941. He served as President for 5 years in the Bramalea Seniors Lions Club before it was disbanded and received the Helen Keller award. He also donated blood regularly. Bill could always be counted on if someone needed help and many people will feel his loss. His final gift was the gift of sight to a stranger through donation of his eyes. A special thank you to the nurses and doctors in ICU at Mississauga Trillium hospital for their loving care and support to Bill and his family. A celebration of his life will be held at Octavian (Best Western hotel), 559 Bloor St. W, Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 17th at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association (www.lung.ca) or by phone at 1-888-566-LUNG.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 15, 2012