Carmichael, William Harold

Carmichael, William Harold

September 23rd, 2020

Born in Toronto, November, 1924, Bill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Parkhill. He is survived by his wife, Anna, and predeceased by wives Doris Geldard (1992) and Dorothy Nickell (2014). He will be missed by his children: Catherine (Paul) Eagles, Doug (Sharon), David (Jennifer), Will (Frank), and Ken Carmichael. He was the grandfather of Russell, Ryan, Robert, Tara, Bryan, and Heather; great-grandfather of Sebastian, Oliver, Edison, Lilly, Liam, Ella, Mick, and Jasper. Survived by his sister Joan Hadley. Predeceased by his parents, William Carmichael and Leila Smith, and by his siblings: John, Ruth, and Helen. Bill was an excellent athlete, playing on City of Toronto champion high school football and basketball teams. He pitched a no-hitter in minor pro baseball. After serving in the RCAF during WWII, he completed a degree at the University of Toronto and taught high school Mathematics in Toronto schools and elsewhere in the province for 40 years. He was the Principal of Listowel District Secondary School. The family wish to thank Anna Carmichael for her wonderful care in the last years of Bill’s life. Bill was a long-time member of Westmount Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 2:30 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at St. George Cemetery, St. George, Ontario on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Registration is required to attend the visitation and service.

To register for Bill’s visitation and service, please click here:  Westview Funeral Chapel's registration page for Bill Carmichael's Funeral Service (Visitation one hour prior)

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/ attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, Westmount Presbyterian Church, or Canadian Cancer Society.

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Rob and Gerry Hillssincere sympathy to all the Carmichael Family love friends from Westmount Church
Marie and Darwen Lowe and familyOur thoughts and Prayers are with you on the loss of your father, remembering good times as neighbours in Weston - Queens Drive .
Mark TarBushMy Mother taught while Bill was principal at Listowel DSS. I was only there for one more year as a student when he started there, but we kept in touch. I was pleased to get to host him for a visit while I was at Western, and then again, around the mid 2000's when he reconnected when my Mom died, and then continuing to the buildup to the LDSS 125th celebration which we both attended. I do wish to convey my condolences and positive comments on my memories of him.
Karen & Sandy PincottOur deepest sympathy on your loss. Treasure your memories of a special man they will warm your hearts in the days ahead. God Bless.
Gwen MooreIt was a privilege to know Bill. He was always such a positive gentleman with a smile that said he was glad to see you. I will always remember my friend Bill. I often sat beside Bill at church. part way through the service he would poke you to get your attention and give you a mint candy. If the world was made up of people like Bill it would be a wonderful world. Thank you for being my friend Bill.
Steven TrattWill, my condolences to you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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