William George Gibbon Livingstone
1925 - 2020
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Livingstone, William George Gibbon. Passed peacefully on May 17 2020 in Burlington at age 94. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife Olive (Tyndall) Livingstone 2005. Father of Pamela (Ian), Lorna, and Sylvia. Grandfather of Heather, Carly, and Colette. Great Grandfather of Braeden, Jesse, and Darcie. A Civil Engineer from Trinity College Dublin (BA, BAI), Master of Education from U of Toronto, Associate Member of Institute of Civil Engineers (AMICE) from London, England. Bill lived in Burlington, and worked in Stelco, Lorne Park Secondary School, and Mohawk College. He enjoyed building rock walls, camping trailers, tree forts, go-carts, and toys to name a few of his many projects. Playing piano, wood burning, and mapping family trees were hobbies he loved. Thank you to Toni, Tony, Mark, Lakeshore Place and Hampton Terrace staff. In lieu of flowers, donations to Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation are appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be planned in the future.

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Published in The Hamilton Spectator on May 22, 2020.
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May 29, 2020
We are so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Such a kind, gentle and talented man. As children, we often heard stories of Bill and Dad as cousins growing up in Ireland. We have, and will always treasure, samples of his woodworking and marquetry skills as well as personalized family genealogies. Nobody but Bill sends wooden post cards addressed in calligraphy and created with his wood burning skills. A Beautiful Man!
Heather, Robin, Sylvia and Gwen Doherty, Westlock Alberta
Heather Baron
May 27, 2020
Bill was indeed a very kind and gentle person. He always showed interest in what you were doing. In his latter years he took great pride in making bird houses for so many people. We will remember him with fondness. Our deepest sympathy to you, the family.
Tom and Cip Bibby
May 26, 2020
We first met the Livingstone's when my family moved to Canada in 1978. Bill and Olive were family were friends of my mothers both originally from Ireland. We used to call him "Uncle Bill", as he was a cousin of our mother's. I will remember him as a kind and gentle man. who was always busy with a project or two on the go. Over the years he made me several beautiful mementos for me, in wood and calligraphy which I still treasure to this day. Mum and Uncle Bill were good friends, and later in life when she built her home, he made many visits to her place in Georgian Bay to help her with projects. He also helped her to build a playhouse for the grandkids which he aptly named Tir Na N'Og, which refers to a myth of a mystical land where one is gifted with everlasting youth, beauty, health and happiness. May he be at rest there now, amongst our other loved ones who have passed.
Tania Hrebicek
May 25, 2020
Bill was my loyal friend at St. Christopher's Anglican Church and at Lakeshore Place. He will be missed.
Rev. Dr. Lloyd Gesner
May 25, 2020
I worked at Mohawk College. And met Bill there. we shared an Irish birth. he was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. We had great chats over the years. My husband is from Balbriggan, where your mum was a teacher. It was great to meet her too at some of the graduation ceremonies. So sorry for your loss. it is a small world, because through one of our chats, it turned out my father in law made their first bedroom suite, when they were married.
When he came here in 1980, he mentioned the livingstones were in Hamilton, but we didnt find them. He referred to them as Bill Livingstone and Miss Tyndall!!! Just a little memory, I thought might interest you all.
Joyce Byrne
Joyce Byrne
May 25, 2020
A great instructor. I remember him well.
Former Mohawk Student
Ron French
May 23, 2020
Girls, your Dad was hard working, musical, fun, interesting and a godly man. Treasure his memory in your hearts. Our prayers and sincere sympathy to each of you and your families.
Marie Dunn
May 23, 2020
Bill was my delightful Irish neighbour- church friend. Always a smile and wanting to lend a hand, l ll raise a glass of Bailleys to you.Rest in peace . Barbara
Barbara Court
May 23, 2020
Bill Livingston was a kind gentleman who was in Lakeshore Place at the same time as my mother-in-law Jean Kennedy, who also has passed on Jan 10th. Bill was so friendly and seemed to be always busy making things out of wood. I hope that Bill and Jean are able to reconnect on the other side and while they are at it, look up Jeans daughter, Joanne, who was my beloved wife.
Dennis Brodie
May 22, 2020
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Bill was a caring person and very supportive of me when I entered the ministry at St. Christopher's. He made several items, including a Celtic cross and lectern, to assist me in my services at the LTC Facilities
Our sincere condolences.
Rev. Carole and Brian Langlotz
Rev. Carole Langlotz
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