Le Ber, William  John Thornton

Le Ber, William John Thornton "Bill"

May 22nd, 2016

LE BER, William "Bill" John Thornton

September 22, 1927 - May 22, 2016

Bill passed away peacefully in his 89th year. He did so holding firmly to the promise of Jesus that "The one who believes in me shall live, even though they die." John 11:25. Bill will be sadly missed by Jane, his wife and partner of 64 years but has been reunited with their daughter Elizabeth (1955-1956). He leaves behind his daughter Suzanne (Peter) Mogan and son James "Jim" (Marlene). To his five grandchildren: Robyn (Noah) Bright, Katie (Will) Graham, Fraser, Gavin and Lauren, he was known and loved as "Bopa". Bill was predeceased by his brother Robert "Bob" Le Ber (1980) and is survived by his loving sister Barbara (Victor) Hibbs and sister-in-law Ellie Le Ber. Bill graduated in 1950 from the Ontario Agricultural College (now U of Guelph) with a degree in Chemistry and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Education from University of Ottawa. He spent his career as a high school teacher and guidance counsellor in St. Catharines at Sir Winston Churchill school and other area schools. Bill's summer spent working at Ontario Pioneer Boy's Camp led him to his faith, and began an enduring relationship with Pioneer Camps which has been continued by all his children and grandchildren. He and Jane were active members of Queen Street Baptist Church in St. Catharines, and during their many summers at Lake of Bays they were members of the Norway Point Church community. On moving to the London area in 2001 they joined North Park Community Church. Friends will be received at North Park in London on Thursday, May 26th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of Bill's life will then be held at North Park at 11:00 a.m. Guests are invited to stay for a reception hosted by the family's community of friends at North Park Community Church, 1510 Fanshawe Park Road. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Ontario Pioneer Camp, www.pioneercamp.ca/support-us/donate

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Herb and Margaret RussellTo Jane and Family; Herb and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you. Although we are far away on Friday our thoughts will be with you during this difficult time. May our Lord comfort and sustain you. Herb and Margaret Russell
Roy BotDear Jim, So sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and the family. Our father was born 1925 and passed away 1995 at 70 years old. You were somewhat fortunate to have enjoyed your father till his 89th year. Thoughts will be with you during this difficult time. Roy
John RasenbergJim and Marlene, We would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family, sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Sincerely, John and SueAnn Rasenberg
Christopher ShoreDear Mrs. Le Ber, Suzanne, and Jim/Jamie, So very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up in Queen Street Baptist Church, and at Sir Winston Churchill, and your dad. He was a wonderfully kind man, unfailingly gracious, and a great inspiration for faithfulness and devotion. May the good Lord give you His comfort at this time. Christopher Shore
Mr and Mrs Maxwell JuddDear Jane & Family: We were deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing, he was our very dear and special friend and it was a privilege to have known him. We will miss him very much but there is comfort in knowing that his beautiful spirit will live on in the wonderful family he left behind. We wish you the Lord's grace and comfort to see you through this great loss. We hope to see you soon and we will go over the good memories built during our many years of friendship. at that time. We send our love and heartfelt sympathy, Max & Shirley Judd
Dave DerryDear Suzanne and Jamie My deepest condolences to you, your mother and your families. My thoughts are with you at this time. Dave Derry
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