William Grenville Davis
1929 - 2021
BORN
1929
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Ward Funeral Homes Brampton Chapel
52 Main Street South
Brampton, ON
July 30, 1929 - August 8, 2021

It is with immense sadness that the family of William Davis announce his passing on August 8, 2021. After spending much family time in his most favourite of all places, his cottage in Georgian Bay, Dutch died of natural causes at home in Brampton, surrounded by members of his family. He was 92 years young. Beloved husband to Kathleen, father to Neil (Ruth) Nancy (Michael) Catherine (Abraham), Ian (Rose), Meg (Paul) and predeceased by his sister Peggy (William) and survived by his sister Molly (William). Dutch to his grandchildren Christine (Nariman), Kathleen, Spencer, Michael, Meg, William, Robert, Noah, Kerr, Molly, Jack, and Emmett and his great-grandchildren Soraya, Layla, and Alma. A private family funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, followed at a later date by a public celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Please visit his Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com

Published by Brampton Guardian on Aug. 11, 2021.
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Hello - I wrote this tribute for the late Hon. Premier Bill Davis in September for this website: here is the link:

https://barakah.com/2021/09/23/remembering-the-late-william-davis-premier-of-ontario-during-his-highness-the-aga-khans-visits-to-canada-in-1978-and-his-silver-jubilee-in-1983

I would appreciate it if you could forward this message to members of the family of the late Premier.

Thank you

Zahir Dharsee, Mississauga, Ontario
Zahir Dharsee
Friend
November 4, 2021
Bill Davis was my kind of Tory and a great man for Ontario. My years attached to his Gov’t working as Executive Assistant for his Solicitor General (Mr. George Taylor, QC., another wonderful gentlemen and leader) were some of the best years of my life. I was a fly on the wall in a few meetings where he presided. So impressive yet he had a quiet demeanour. I learned so much from them it affected the course of my life.
Chris Fuller
October 29, 2021
My condolences. The Honourable William G. Davis was Premier when I was a wide eyed 13 year old Legislative Page in 1976. I recall him joking with me one afternoon about my great name...he set me at ease and I never forgot that. RIP sir.
William (Bill) Hunter
Acquaintance
October 29, 2021
My sincerest tribute to a man of ultimate integrity and constant fairness to the people of Ontario. Thank you, Bill, for your personal advice and support in my terms as MPP for Brampton.
Joseph Spina
October 29, 2021
In 1971,just before election day Bill sat with me in my home and told me the polls told him I was not going to win, the polls were right, the following year he returned to my home for a meet and greet with community leaders. Bill and these two events had a profound impact on my life and I never got the opportunity to thank Bill, I do so now!
HERBERT D BRYANT
Friend
October 17, 2021
I've always admired Mr. Davis snd I was so elated to meet him, he wanted me to get involved in politics and I asked him if he'd be my mentor and he gladly said of course. My sincere condolences to his family and friends...Rest well and someday when I get to heaven we'll meet again and you can be my mentor
Sandra Ward
Friend
August 19, 2021
My condolences to the family on hearing Mr Bill Davis passed . I am a Bramptonian since 1969.. He put us on the map !He was a very respected honourable Premier.. and a honourable human being. They don’t “make “ them like that anymore . He will be sorrily missed by all!
Sheila Martin
Acquaintance
August 18, 2021
Mark Usher
August 16, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. My condolences to the Davis family.
Nancy Kiaer
August 14, 2021
We received a congratulation telegram from Mr. Davis 60 years ago when we got married which we have treasured all these years
Bruce and Donna (Hutchison) Wanless
Acquaintance
August 14, 2021
Now cracks a Noble heart. Good night, sweet Prince; and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. W. Shakespeare. Thank you for the education, fun and laughter. May light perpetual shine upon you.
Thomas C. Agnew
Friend
August 11, 2021
Bill was a great man, we use to speak at the McMichael Gallery when John Arpin use to play. also chatted when at Eaton Island up north. He will be greatly missed.
Timothy D Smith
August 10, 2021
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