OLIVER, William Otis (Bill), 90, life-time resident of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully at home on September 29, 2011.
Born in Milton on May 9, 1921, he was the youngest child of George Llewellyn Oliver and Muriel Rebecca (Boyd) Oliver.
He was the last surviving member of his family. In his early years, he worked in the woods and throughout his life always had a deep connection with trees and nature. He was gratefully employed with Bowater Mersey Paper Mill, and retired in 1983 after 40 years of service. He was the last active founding member of the Milton Canoe and Camera Club.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vera (White) Oliver, daughters, Barbara (Stephen) DeLong, Lower Branch, Linda Oliver-Parks (Gary Parks), Second Peninsula, Cathy Oliver (William Nycum), Tremont, and son, Stephen (Christine) Oliver, Milton, along with grandchildren, Emily DeLong, Michael Parks, Matthew Parks, Riley Oliver, and Bailey Oliver. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Muriel “Dugie” Oliver and Dorothy Oliver, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Nora Whynot, Muriel Whidden, Vesta Huskins, Evelyn (in infancy), and brothers, Perry, Ernest, and Lyman “Russ”.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held Sunday, October 2, from 7 until 9:00 pm. and funeral will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Milton Christian Church at 2:00 pm. Reverend Neil Bergman officiating. Burial in Milton Community Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to Milton Christian Church or Milton Canoe and Camera Club. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Floris and Cecil Bartlett and family
To the Family
So sorry for your loss.
Love niece Floris and Cecil
Heather Scott (Bartlett)
I was so sad to hear that Uncle Bill had passed away. I have such fond memories of him and Aunt Vera growing up. He always treated me as one of his own kids. Such a sweet man. He will be greatly missed by all.
Love to Aunt Vera and my cousins.
Debbie & Gene Wamboldt
thinking of you in your time of need
Vera, Cathy, and Families,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather.
Keep memories and family close by at this difficult time.
MaryAnn & Scott Rhyno
Steve and family,we are sorry to hear about your dad.Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Chris Andrea Jessica and Zack LaRocque
Vera,Steve and Family,
So very sorry to here about Mr. Oliver, he will be very miss. Our thoughts are with you all.
Chris,Andrea,Jessica and Zack
Sherri and Ted Roy
Just a note to let you know that we are sorry to hear of Bill`s passing. WhenTed worked at natural resources, he spoke with Bill quite often and enjoyed his company very much. Take care, Sherri and Ted Roy
Brenda and Ira Huskins
We were sorry to see of the passing of Billy Oliver, please find comfort in the days ahead. God Bless!
brian and kim mansfield
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Allan & Beth LaRocque
We are very sorry to hear of Mr. Oliver”s passing. He was a very nice person and will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you all.
Anne, Duane & Morgan
Thoughts & Prayers with all of you at this sad time.
Vera and family, So sorry to hear of Bills passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Barb, Shirley and Millard
colleen thibodeau (bartlett)
So sorry to hear of Uncle Bills passing. Will always remember the great summer vacation at your home.Our thoughts are with you. Colleen, Les, Amanda,Holly
Rod and Anita Thistle
So sorry to hear of your loss Aunt Vera. Our prayers are with you. And to Stephen, Barb, Linda and Cathy and their families, our thoughts are with you as well. Uncle Bill had some great stories to tell. Going to miss him.
Rod and Anita
Vera,Barb,Linda,Cathy and Steven,My thoughts and prayers are with. Take care.Belinda
Judy and Ray Dawson
Aunt Vera, Barb, Linda, Cathy and Steven
We are very sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prays are with you all at this difficult time. We will miss our yearly talks every summer when we visited. May the memories you share help you through this sad time.
Ray, Judy, Matthew and Shirley
Margo & Borden Hanley
To all the family. Our deepest sympathy on Bill’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and gentleman. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Margo & Borden
Danny Manthorne & family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Rick and Deb Bartlett
Our thoughts are with Aunt Vera and our cousins. Uncle Bill will be missed.
Love Rick and Deb
John & Peggy Whynot
To the family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad and difficult time.
Dear Barb, — Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father.
Valerie & John Kempton
Vera and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Our prayers are with you.
MARILYN WHYNOT / AVERY CROFT
TO VERA AND FAMILY OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY GOES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME!!YOU ARE IN OUT THOUGHTS!!
David Wm White
Sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Thinking of you all. You have lots of good memories,Take Care
Anne and Darrell Conrad
Vera and family,
Our thoughts are with you all at this time. I will always remember the many chats with Mr. Oliver about his knowledge of the wood land in the area. It was always my pleasure to spend time with him!
please accept our condolences, our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.
Rosalie & Philip Croft
Dear Aunt Vera, Barb, Linda, Cathy & Steve,
We were both so sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. Take comfort in all your memories of the good times and find strength in your family and friends during this most difficult time in your lives. Even though we can’t be there with you our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss for your family.
God Bless you all,
Rose & Philip & family
Chris and Cheryl Mansfield
Vera and family, our condolences to you and the whole family at this sad time. Bill always had a ready smile on his face and always a kind word. Your happy memories will keep you going through this difficult time.
You are in our thoughts,
Cheryl and Chris
Our deepest condolence to Vera and Family.So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing.Take comfort in all the memories and the good times and find the strength during this most difficult time in your lives…God Bless you all
From: The Auxliary Of The Milton Canoe & Camera Club
I always enjoyed my visits to your home and seeing to Bill. He was a wonderful man who was loved by his family. May he rest in peace.
sorry for loss steve
My heartfelt sympathy to you Vera and all of your family. You are in my thoughts.
Pat Sampson (Wentzell)
I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing It was always a joy to visit for Bill always had a smile and a happy word. I will miss him. Vera my thoughts and prayers are with you now.Take care.
doug & sylvia zwicker
sorry to hear of your loss. we would like to send our deepest sympathies.
To Vera & the Oliver family,
I am very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful,kind and gentle man Bill was. I enjoyed every visit . His gentle manner ,smiles and his stories will remain forever in my heart. What a close and loving family you all are. God Bless you all.
To Aunt Vera & family,
Our thoughts are with you at this time in your life.
Be strong for each other and always look forward, with a loving arm around the past.
Carol & Laurie
Leo Glavine, MLA Kings West
Please accept my most sincere condolences in the loss of Bill.
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Leo Glavine, MLA
Garnett & Jan Winchester
Stephen & family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Sincerely, Garnett and Jan Winchester
So sorry to hear about your dad. My sincere condolences go to you and the rest of your family. Take care and keep your father in your heart forever.
Dear Steve And family,
Very sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. My heart and prayers are with you all.
Rev Jennifer Garbin
Dear Vera and family,
It is with a heavy heart that I read this announcement today. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of sitting with Bill and listening to his stories, getting him to have a chuckle and saying a prayer. He was a great man who cared so very deeply for all of you. Please know that although I am far away, you are in my heart and my prayers. I knew this time would come, as we all did…I just didn’t think it would be so soon. God’s peace be yours now and always – with love – Jen
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
Dear Vera, Barb, Linda, Cathy and Stephen,
I just checked the obituaries online and was so sorry to read of Bill’s passing. The years go by so quickly and although time passes, I am left with many fond memories of childhood days … playing the old organ in your barn, hiding in the hedges surrounding your property, as we played ‘hide and seek’, and always feeling welcome in your home by both you and Bill, Vera. Although Bill will be missed by many, he will be remembered as a good man, with a ready smile and a kind word. Our love and prayers are with you! Lynn and Larry Lowe xo
Eleanor and Sherman Roberts
Dear Steve and Christine:
So sorry to hear of your father and father-in-law’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences.
Sherman and Eleanor
Brenda Reid ( Wentzell )
Vera, Linda and family – my thoughts are with you. I well remember playing at your house and always being amazed by an inside washroom.