Greenhow, 'Bill' William Paul

Greenhow, 'Bill' William Paul

April 16th, 2016

Born May 3, 1962, and taken too soon from us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 but now alive forever with his Saviour.  Bill was ushered into His presence after suffering a heart attack during a cycling event – one of his favourite activities.  Beloved, devoted husband and best friend to Nikki (Newsome), his wife of 29 years.  Loving and caring Dad to Luke, Joel, Caleb and Aaron.  Dearest son to Dr. Paul and Trish Greenhow, and favourite son-in-law to Bill and Doreen Newsome.  Loved brother to Doug (Linda), Robert (Angela), of Denver, CO, and Paul “P.J.” (Shannon), of Toronto.  Loved brother-in-law to Jeff (Gerri), Stephen (Senia), and Greg (Sherry).  Dear uncle to Sarah, Ali, Eric and Jake Greenhow; Ella and Adam Greenhow; Kate and James Greenhow; Amber, James, Jordan and Maranda Newsome; Sophia Newsome; and Adam and Carly Newsome.  Bill also leaves behind many cherished aunts, uncles, extended family members and friends whose lives he touched.  Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be conducted at COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH, 100 Meadowcreek Drive, Ilderton on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00 noon, with visitation at the church from 11:00 a.m.  Reception to follow at the London Hunt Club.  Interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Arva.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider New Life Prison Ministry or a charity of your choice.   

“We are so thankful for your deep and abiding

love for us.  You have left us a strong legacy of faith that

will always sustain us.  We love you and each day will miss

you in our lives.  You have a place forever in our hearts.”

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The Boorsma FamilyNikki, Luke, Joel, Caleb and Aaron Please accept our condolences. We are deeply saddened by your loss and pray that each of you will find strength in Jesus Christ, Our Lord. With love, Michael, Carolyn, Rachel, Joshua and Aaron Boorsma
The Elson familyDearest Nikki, Luke, Caleb, Joel, and Aaron, We are grieving with you and for you with the passing of Bill. We are praying for God's strength and comfort for each of you today and always. Love, the Elsons.
Paul TauschekNikki, Luke, Joel, Caleb and Aaron, my heart breaks with you for the loss of Bill. He was a wonderful friend and a strong brother in Christ who inspired me and spurred me on to be a better follower of Jesus. Please take comfort in the fact that Bill is where he has wanted to be since The Lord called Him out of darkness and into His glorious presence. Numbers 6:24-26 Paul Tauschek
Wendy HolmesNikki: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Wendy Holmes
Sandy TauschekDear Nikki, Luke, Joel, Caleb and Aaron, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill's love of Christ, his love of all of you, and his love of life was infectious. He was a wonderdul, faithful friend to our family and he will be forever missed. I am so thankful for the time we had with him. He has touched all of our lives and we are the richer for it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Don and Kate HunterDear Nikki, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys as you come to grips with this tremendous loss. Please know that you will continue to be lifted up before our God in prayer, that the everlasting arms will encircle and equip you. Words fail as we contemplate your sorrow. May God comfort you all. XO
Greg and Shannon Dravis & FamilyWe will remember Bill as a Quiet, Gentle Man who easily shared his faith in Christ Jesus with anyone who would ask him to give a REASON for the HOPE he had. He will be sorely missed but has left a Lasting Legacy in Four Wonderful Sons who will continue to SHINE as their Dad did, for his Saviour. Lord, bless Nikki, the Boys, Bill's parents and the rest of the family with Your AMAZING GRACE at this time and may they know the PEACE that passes understanding as they walk through these difficult days. Amen.
Caroline PalmerNikki, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.
Carmen JonesNikki and family, Such a shock to lose your dear husband & father of your boys at this young age. Nikki, I think of you often & enjoy my memories of our growing up together. Lean on your great family for support, they will always be there.
The Sibley FamilyNikki, Luke, Joel, Caleb & Aaron, our hearts break with yours at the passing of Bill. We love you and pray you will know the comforting presence of the Saviour as you walk through this time of loss.
Jody WeirNikki I am so sorry to hear of your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. May the many memories of Bill get you through this difficult time. Jody Weir
Marion McKee and FamilyOur Mom and the rest of our family were deeply saddened to hear of Bill's death at such a young age. Our Mom was very fond of Bill throughout his life. As a young child "Billy" frequently came next door to ask Mrs McKee to give him a cookie. I am sure Mrs McKee gave him one every time. As a man, back in 2005, Bill visited my Mom after our Father died. Bill brought her comfort and support. Mom deeply appreciated these visits from Bill at such a difficult time for her. We are thankful for Bill's Christian faith and that he is is now with Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nikki, his children, Paul and Trish, his brothers and the rest of the family.
Lianne RubyNikki, Luke, Joel, Caleb and Aaron, we were saddened to hear of your loss of your husband and father. Please know we will be praying for you. Words can not express as we think of your loss. Reading the comments on Facebook and here, what a legacy of faith and love he left for you and others towards his Saviour! ❤️ You are loved! Glenn and Lianne Ruby
Heather Wind-MulderSo sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. I was talking with my two oldest boys, Gerrit and Justin, and we looked up pictures from their birthday party back in 2010 at Arva park playing capture the flag. Caleb and Aaron attended, along with other HIGH Day boys.
Heather ParkDear Trish and Paul, There are no words to express the shock and sadness I feel on hearing of Bill's sudden passing. Please know that my deepest sympathy and love are with you and your family. Heather, Graham and Lindsay
Timm & Sylvia BrowningPlease know that we are praying for you & your family during this very difficult time. May Jesus strengthen & comfort you now & in the coming time ahead.
Lis langeNikki. Thinking of you and your boys at this sad time. May your memories and love of family, faith and friends strengthen you all. I am so so sorry to hear this. Lis Lange
Sharon StapSo sad to hear of your loss, Nikki! You and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff, Allie, John and Sam HartomNikki, Luke, Joel, Caleb and Aaron - we have been holding you all very close in prayer since learning of Bill's passing. Our hearts are broken for you. Bill was the kindest, gentlest of men - a true gentleman, in every sense. We grieve with you and will keep you in all of our prayers.
Cheri MitchellNikki, I want you know there is such a sadness at St Joe's for you and your boys. We are heart broken about the loss of your beloved Bill. Prayers are abundant for you and your family.
Greg MalesNikki, I am saddened at losing my friend Bill. His love for Jesus was deep. His love for you and the kids was always in his conversation. His loss will leave a hole in all of our hearts. Nikki, may the peace and comfort of the living Saviour fill this hole and abide with you and your children in the days to come and forever. I am praying for you.
Betsy and Clarke MunroDear Trish and Paul, we are shocked and saddened for you and your wonderful family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. A heartfelt family hug from our family to yours.
Barbara & Bob MoorheadOur deepest sympathies Trish and Paul on the loss of your son. How absolutely devastating! We wish you peace.
Jo Ann SweeneyDear Paul, Trish and family. The John Sweeney family send our condolences at this very sad time. Happy memories hopefully will help to ease the pain of losing a son.
Sharon ForbesThere are some who bring a light so great into the world that even after they have gone the light remains - Nikki, although I didn't know Bill well, his light in the Lord was evident for all to see. He is in the Joy of the Lord now but will be truly and sadly missed by those left behind. His memory will live on in his four wonderful sons, to be salt for the Lord, as their Dad was. Nikki, it is my prayer that you will know how tightly God is holding you at this time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you and your family and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace! Amen
Penny BartholomewDear Paul and Trish, my heart breaks for the two of you. please accept my deepest sympathy and love.
Sheila LucasNikki-Thinking of you and your boys during this time of loss. May your love, memories and faith carry you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lucy JeffreySo sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in prayers. Bill Greenhow was a man of God and i'm confident that he is resting with the Angels in heaven. RIP Bill.
Mary StanleyPraying for you and your boys, Nikki. May God be very near as you grieve the loss of your beloved husband.
Leanne TillaartRIP Bill The world has lost you too soon but the Angels have gained a soul that is nothing but heart. My condolences in this difficult time.
Karen MacDonald-SmithDear Paul and Trish, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. My memories of Bill are of a kind, fun and very caring person. I can't begin to imagine the pain you and Bill's family are feeling, but I hope as time goes by the many cherished memories you have will help. My deepest sympathy to you both, Nikki, the children, and of course, Doug, Robert and Paul.
Mary HaydenI am heartsick at this news. I had a lot of respect for Bill, he was a truly decent man. The world is a colder place without him. My deepest sympathy to Bill's family, of whom he always spoke with such pride.
Dal Bello FamilyNikki and family, we would all like to express our sincere sympathies on the passing of Bill. He was taken far too soon in life and will leave a hole in many hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, your boys, your parents and the entire family as you make your way through this tragic time of life. The happy memories will always be there to help you through this. Severina, Micheal, Jillian and Dennis
Chris & Lisa ShipleyDear Nikki, Lisa and I are so grieved and shocked by the tragic news of Bill's sudden passing. He was such an encouragement to us, especially when we first began in ministry. Our hearts go out to you and the boys at this difficult time. Praying for God's peace and strength! Love you all.
Ruth SwentekDear Nikki and family, May your strength be found in Jesus during this profoundly painful time, and may the Holy Spirit fill you with His comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janice ThompsonOh Nikki and family; so very sad to hear this news, such a great loss! Remembering all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May God be your strength and comfort during the days ahead and may the "peace that passes all understanding" be yours through Christ our Lord.
Gary & Judy Oswald Nikki & Family our thoughts & prayers are with you at the loss of your husband & father. May you have the strength through God to carry on for now & evermore. May you also have comfort knowing that Bill has gone on to a better place in Heaven.
Steve Presti RIP Bill.. I justed talked to you a week ago and you were full of life, hope, passion for your family, and your love for God. You will be missed by many and I am glad to have called you my friend
Clarinda & Victor ParadinhaNikki & Family our thoughts & prayers are with you at the loss of your husband & father. May you have the strength through God to carry on for now & evermore. May you also have comfort knowing that Bill has gone on to a better place in Heaven.
Sandy MacEwanMy heart goes our to Bill's family and kids at this sad time. I had the privilege to work with Bill for year's and his kind and friendly soul will truly be missed. He spoke of his wife and kids with such pride and his faith in God was unwavering. May you find peace in knowing that his spirit lives on in your amazing memories. He touched many people in this world.
Diane Spearing/BloomfieldMy heartfelt sympathies Nikki. I remember you from Medway and then working with your parents here at London life. I am so sorry and may God hold you very tight during this difficult time
Bob and Darlene TompkinsOur thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. Bill was a wonderful man of God. We were all blessed by having known him. We will continue to pray for your family for God's comforting arms to surround you all.
Doug & Donna WardNikki and family. We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. Bill is leaving a legacy of godliness that will go on for future generations. We pray that God's comfort and peace will help you through this time of turmoil and that the hope of a blessed renuion in heaven will carry you through.
The Krohn familyDear Trish and Paul, Doug and young Paul. We are heartbroken to hear about the tragic loss of your beloved son, Billy. Billy used to sit behind Bebe in class and always bugged her with many questions. It seems it was only yesterday. It was so generous of you to send a condolence card after the recent loss of my husband Bill. I know how painful it is, losing a loved one. But you will always keep him in your heart and thank the Lord for the time he spent with you on this earth. Our sincerest condolences, Michelle, Bebe's and Brian's families.
Michael SweeneyI was very saddened to hear of Bill's passing and send the prayers and thoughts of my entire family. Billy's parents and my parents were old friends, and I worked with Billy during 2 summers in construction in London during our high-school years. It was hard work and Billy was up to the challenge. I haven't seen Bill in many years, but when I think of Billy, I see that big grin and remember vividly his positive attitude and his deep compassion for others. May the strength of his faith assist you during this difficult time.
Sandi and Bernie WelfredDear Nikki and family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We have such fond memories of him and all your family. Although we are out of the country travelling, please know we will hold you all close in our love and prayers. Love in Him, Sandi and Bernie Welfred
Vince & Lori LondiniI remember Bill as a kind and thoughtful co-worker. His ready smile always brightened my day. In the years after we worked together, I remember Bill's encouragement and kind words at the finish line of the MS Bike event where we'd see each other every year. I will carry those memories with me.
Bebe Krohn Rakowicz and familyI will always remember Billy as a loyal friend with a great smile. He was always happy. I pray that knowing families are forever may comfort you at this time. God bless you.
Joan and Bill RobinsonWe were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Bill. Words fail us, but please know that you are in our prayers. God is faithful, ever present, and His grace is sufficient for even such a time as this.
The Gariepy FamilyOur deepest condolences to your family. I always enjoyed playing worship with Bill. He was great inspiration to me and the worship team. - Andy
Cheryl DubyNikki, I never got to meet your Bill but the way you spoke of him said it all. I am so sorry for you and your boys. I hope you find solace in the memories you created together and the sons that you brought into the world. I am thinking of you. Cheryl
James & Ruth HaigjDear Nikki, Joel, Caleb & Aaron, we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing--we have happy recollections of meeting you both at Pioneer Camp which the boys enjoyed over several summers. May loving memories sustain you during this sad time. James, Ruth, Andrew & Alison Haig
Rosemary StonemanLast summer I was sitting on the deck at the cottage, looked over to the "Greenhow cottage" and there was someone riding his bike around on the lawn, totally enjoying himself. I did not recognize Bill - I finally had to ask who it was!! As I write this, I picture that moment in time. I will always hold that memory of him. All of us at the "Stoneman cottage" feel very saddened and send our love and thoughts to all of you at this time.
Bob and Ilene CrossanHello Paul. I heard the terrible news from my sister Avis Anne. Nothing can be more devastating than the loss of one's child. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you both and family. By reading the above condolences, Bill was obvious a wonderful man, son, husband and father. If I may,Paul, I still fondly remember the clicking of you ankles as you ran track in the halls of Westdale, and our cold Easter trip to your family cottage on Hall's ?? Lake, many years ago. Bob
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