WILLIAMS; Noel Arnold, 61, of Brooklyn, Queens County, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Trinidad, West Indies, on December 18, 1950, he was a son of the late Una Sylvia Williams and Francis Felix Poon.
Noel immigrated to Toronto in 1969 to begin his career with McCormick Canada as an electrical engineer until his retirement in 2002. He met and married his wife, Verna, in 1975, and together raised three sons. During his working years, Noel, being a creative and brilliant man, invented and built his company Greenline Products Inc. and holds a patent for his Sure Seal beverage lid machine and was continuing with this project in Nova Scotia. Up until the time of his death, Noel was working with Oickle’s Electric as an electrical engineer at Resolute Forest Products.
Family was everything to Noel. Vacations and free time were spent teaching his sons how to fix and build just about anything. He enjoyed cheering on his beloved Maple Leafs and travelling with his wife, sons and in- laws. Their many road trips to Nova Scotia will be fondly remembered as a source of comfort and joy in the years to come. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Noel is survived by his wife of 37 years, Verna (Roache), formerly of Lockeport. His sons Noel Jr. of Brooklyn and Roger of Toronto. His brothers Mark and Shawn, both of Toronto. His extended family in Trinidad, his uncles, aunties and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His father- in-law Herman Roache of Lockeport.
He was predeceased by his youngest son Richard at the age of 14. His mother-in-law Evelyn Roache.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brooklyn. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. No flowers by request, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Nancy and Earl
Noel and family, So sorry for the loss of your dad. Keep his memories close to your heart.
Patti MacKay Blmke
Noel – Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May good memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
TO VERNA AND NOEL’S FAMILY. SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT NOEL PASSED AWAY . I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR A SHORT TIME BUT LIFE JUST ISN’T FAIR . NOEL WAS SUCH A SOFT SPOKEN KIND HEARTED MAN . CHERISH ALL THE MEMORIES YOU HAD WITH HIM . TAKE CARE . SINCERE SYMPATHY . BRENDA LAWRENCE . OPD/QUEENS GENERAL.
my thoughts are with you once again .. with another loss to you and your family.may you alway know noel will be with you always in your hearts my deepest sympathy is with you
My deepest condolences. Noel was indeed a wonderful man. Intelligent, inventive, ambitious, kind, generous, gracious…. It was a pleasure to know him.
Clay Weagle Oakhill Sawmill
I want to wish Noel’s family my sincerest sympathies at this time of loss and sorrow. Noel was a great guy to work with and bounce ideas off and get opinions of how things should work. He was a pleasure to be around and full of fun when work didn’t get in the way. He will be missed.
Valerie and Donald Inness
Dear Noel and Family:
It was our misfortune not to have met your father. We are so sorry for your loss. It is a very sad time for you all, with the love and strength of family the healing will start.
Amber’s Aunt Val and Uncle Donald
My condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Noel the past year. He is a exceptional individual with a lot of heart and soul and a tremendous sense of humor. He taught us many things and will not be forgotten. Sincere Sympathy.
Ray and Gail Roache
Verna, Noel and Roger
so sorry to hear of Noel’s passing. We loved him dearly. He was such a warm, friendly man with a soft voice, warm hug and a ready smile. It broke our hearts to learn of his sickness. May your memories of Noel sustain you through the coming days and years. May God wrap his arms of confort around you all and make Himself known to you in a deep personal way.
Lisa Williams McIntosh
I am sending out my deepest sympathy to you all from myself and my children Evan, Morgan and Jonah. I am so happy that Evan and Morgan were able to see Uncle Noel this past summer and spend some time with you all. I have many happy family memories of Christmas Eve gatherings, backyard BBQ’s, vacations at the cottage and birthday parties with Uncle Noel & Aunt Verna and the boys. Those memories are cherished forever. We will miss him dearly. We love you all so much.
Glenn, Kathy, Jamie & Jennifer Stephenson
It is with hearts full of sorrow that we send this message to Verna, Noel & Roger. Please know our thoughts are with you at this time. Noel will always be remembered as a kind, loving man and we know he loved all of you dearly. May the wonderful memories sustain you for all time.
All our love,
From my family to your family, our deepest sympathies and love. Noel
will always be remembered, as the special person he was..
richard and helen williams
will be sadly miss by brother inlaw and sister inlaw will. miss all of our family times. you were always special to us and in our hearts a super husband and father and friend and was always there for our family as well. we do not know why you had to leave us but you sure set a great example for your family and all who knew you may you rest in peace until we meet again.god bless helen and dick
Dear Verna, Noel Jr. & Roger
My heartfelt condolences, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Noel’s passing, may he rest in peace…
I have many fond memories of Noel from working at McCormick Canada, he had such a wonderful sense of humour, one of the good guys you meet throughout the walk of life. God Bless him!
He always spoke so highly of his family, embrace the beautiful memories..
Hugs to you all,
Aunt Verna, Noely & Roger
My heart goes out to all of you in your time of sorrow. Uncle Noel was such a kind person, with a great big heart and we are all blessed to have had him in our lives.
I will always cherish the wonderful memories of all our family get togethers; from the backyard bbq’s with karokee, Christmas parties, vacations or just dropping by for a visit and watching a Leaf game with him.
Uncle Noel you were a very special person in my life and I am going to miss you very much.
I will be praying for you all.
With all of my sympathy and love,
Natalie Meisner & Family
Uncle Noel combined strength and sweetness is equal measures. Such a great Dad and family man. So intelligent and wise and inventive and loving. You will be missed, but we keep your smile and your spirit close to our hearts forever.
Noel was a wonderful person. I am glad to have had the opportunity to get to know him and become friends.
My deepest condolences to Noel’s family.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Williams’ family. To Noel may you rest in peace. Only your body will be gone, your sweet memories will be remembered and will stay forever in the heart of your loved ones.
John Ayton & Family
Dear Verna, Roger and Noel:
Noel Sr will always be remembered in my heart as a great family man who always put his family first and was always asking about the welfare of ours. He was very intelligent, kind, thoughtful and had integrity in everything he did. We shared many laughs together over the years and he will be truly missed.
John Ayton and family.
I am deeply saddened by the news of Noel’s passing.
Please Bless him and his beautiful family. I feel very blessed to have known him and to have shared the laughs at McCormick with him over the years there.
I will always remember Noel.
Verna, Noel and Roger,
My heart goes out to you and your family on the passing of Noel. He was a great human being and had a sense of humour about him that I will always remember! He was always in good spirits whenever I was around him and made you think that life should be this simple, unfortunately life for him was not so simple. A good man was taken from us way to prematurely and I will always remember him with that smile on his face!
Once again my condolences to your family and will miss him dearly.
May your Family always Miss your warn Friendly, Loving, Heart as I do. We grew up together a Tunapuna Boys Rc School. I searched all over the Internet for you, but forgot your last name changed to Williams, which only came to my memory last week. Oh Noel, I will forever remember the days we had going to Elementary School. I am Truly sorry we never had the Opportunity to meet as Adults. I will see You in heaven with Jesus.