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Walsh, William Milford

Posted By Obits On August 27, 2010 @ 3:38 pm In Obituaries | 13 Comments


William Milford Walsh, 78, born on November 28th, 1931, died after a short illness with his family present on Thursday evening, August 26, 2010 at the Saint John Regional Hospital.  Eldest son of  the late G. Evelyn & Michael Hugh Walsh of Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia.  “Willie” known by his wife Loretta or “Bill” known by his friends is survived by his wife Loretta Pearl (Thompson) of 55 years, son Michael Thomas of Braintree Mass., daughters Deborah Shaune Walsh-Daigle (Danny) of Fredericton and GayeAnn Thompson Walsh of Walsh Luggage Saint John NB.  Sister Marianne Mack of Mill Village NS, Brother John Michael Walsh (Sandra) of Brooklyn NS, nephews Christoper and Alfred Mack and Margo Leaman.

Bill enjoyed fishing and canoeing with his family on Ponhook Lake, Dancing with Loretta and volunteering with the Liverpool & Halifax Fire Departments.  His careers commenced in Nova Scotia selling Red Rose Tea in Cape Breton and selling cars in Liverpool.  Bill was transferred to Saint John in 1965 with a finance company and then embarked on a new career choice selling Diesel Trucks for many years, driving a school bus while operating their own company Walsh Luggage in Market Square.

Dad enjoyed stockcar racing and announced at the Airport Raceway and Hammond River Raceway for many years in the 70’s.  He loved motorcycle driving and was an instructor for the New Brunswick Safety council.  Bill and Loretta had fun bowling with their friends at Haymarket Square for many years as well.  Dad was a stellar pool player and a fine sportsman bringing in the championship many times with the final power play.  He was an avid model railroader spending many years designing and building his own layouts and watching the birds from his Model Railroading room.  Bill will be sorrowfully missed by his friends and family. 

Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, Saint John NB on Sunday August 29th, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Visitation will also be held on Monday August 30th, 2010 from Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool NS, from 7:30 to 9 pm and Tuesday from 12 noon til time of service. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday August 31 at 2 pm, from Chandlers Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Steven Hopper officiating. Interment will be in Zion Unnited Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Condolence from Betty-Jean & Beverley Colp on August 27th, 2010 7:08 pm

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of William. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Memories of happy times spent together will help ease the pain of your loss.

Condolence from Walter &Sherri Miller on August 28th, 2010 2:59 am

John Mike and Family:
Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Shirley & Paul Shot on August 28th, 2010 5:17 am

Dear John Mike, Sandra and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and stressful time. Remember the good times, love one another and God will see you through.

Condolence from Linda Pauline Leslie & Curtis Maillett on August 28th, 2010 5:47 am

We want to extend our condolences to your family. He will certainly be missed. Most sincerely, Linda & Curtis, Brooklyn

Condolence from Buddy and Marion (White) Whynot and Florence (White) Robar on August 28th, 2010 10:30 am

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time of sorrow..

Condolence from Bonnie Wentzell on August 29th, 2010 10:26 am

To all the family:
Our condolences on your recent loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers
Bonnie and Norman

Condolence from Corrie and Mike Lockwood on August 29th, 2010 2:24 pm

Marianne and Michael we both wish expressed our sincere sympathy on the lost of your brother. Condolences to rest of your family.

Condolence from Barbara & Lloyd Naugler on August 30th, 2010 6:49 pm

Loretta & family: we were saddened to hear of Willie’s passing.He will be missed by all who knew & loved him.God bless you all.

Condolence from cathy wilson on August 30th, 2010 6:57 pm

Words cannot express the loss that you are going through,I was blessed to have met as well as to get to know William during his short stay on 3CN.God bless your family and my prayers are with you.
Cathy Wilson LPN

Condolence from Betty Shupe on August 31st, 2010 10:19 am

Mary Anne, Loretta & family, John Mike and Sandra, Sorry to hear of Willie’s death. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Mervin &Bernadette Hartlen on August 31st, 2010 5:33 pm

Marianne and John Michael our thoughts and prayers are with you both in the loss of your brother. Please extend our sympathy to the immediate family also.

Merv and Bernadette

Condolence from Randi & Ted Dickie on September 1st, 2010 7:57 am

Dear Walsh Family,

We are very sorry to hear of your recent loss. Our thoughts are with you and may you have comfort in all the good memories shared.

With Sincere Sympathy
Randi &Ted

Condolence from Philip & RoseMary Decker on September 4th, 2010 3:21 am

To the Walsh families

Our sincere sympathy to you and your families on the passing of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Philip & RoseMary Decker

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