On Saturday, November the 27, Bill was taken from us after battling Alzheimers for over 10 years. He went to join his family in Heaven and be with our Lord. Bill was the first born of 5 boys to Arnold and Mary Myles on May 15, 1945 in London, Ontario. The family moved to Scottville just outside of Lambeth when the boys were young. Bill went to grade school in Lambeth and was a 7 year man at G. A. Wheable High School. Bill was a great salesman and with his wonderful, positive attitude and encouraging smile he firstly sold clothes at Grafton Men's Clothing Store in London. Then cash registers for National Cash Register in Hamilton and finally found his joy in selling life insurance for 23 years. He established his own business but was forced to sell it after being diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2013. Bill was a good role model and a loving father to Nicky and Kristen and became a wonderful Grandpa to his four grandkids Finley, Nathan, Tea and Declan. He was also happy to have Sean and Shaun as his son-in-laws, getting moral support from his family of girls. Bill loved the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jay's. He enjoyed his seasons tickets taking his girls or friends with him to many games. Tennis and golf were his sports of choice which he enjoyed with many friends. Bill and Jo shared over 60 years together, from high school sweethearts in the sixties until his death. They travelled the world with insurance friends, shared wonderful memories at their family cottage with family and friends. He was so proud to own a cottage on Myles Bay. He became a strong Christian after joining Paul Henderson's Men's early morning bible study groups and eventually leading a group himself. As a couple they found and made great friendships upon joining Park Avenue Bible Church. Bill was a man of strong faith, he was compassionate, dedicated, kind and gentle. He enjoyed his early morning breakfasts with the members of the Rotary Club of Burlington He loved life and his family and treasured his many friends along his life's journey. He will be forever missed by the Myles and Johnson families and his lifelong friends from the Old Gang. Many thanks to everyone at Cama Woodlands where Bill spent his last 4 years. To the staff on Evergreen and especially Brenda and Madeline a big thank you. He was blessed to have been loved and cared for in this Christian home. Alzheimer's is indeed a cruel and heartless disease. If you are reading this obituary, stop right now and give your loved ones a hug. Tell them you love them. Life is too short. It always seems too short. In lieu of flowers, at Bill's request, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Halton.
Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Tuesday November 30, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Rd, Burlington, on Wednesday December 1, 2021 at 2pm. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of visitors who may attend at one time. Please RSVP in advance at www.smithsfh.com
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Published by The Hamilton Spectator on Nov. 29, 2021.