Paul and JoAnn Lovell-Kristoferson
December 9, 2013, 2:57 pm
Dear Barb, Ross and family, Very sorry to hear that your Dad has passed. His legacy of love lives through the actions of care and compassion you all provided to him these past difficult months. May the many wonderful memories you have of Bill help to mend your fractured hearts. In sympathy and prayer, Paul and JoAnn
December 9, 2013, 8:18 am
Very sorry for your loss Barb.
December 9, 2013, 9:43 am
Barb, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family through your Dad's illness, and will continue to be with you during this difficult time.
December 9, 2013, 10:06 am
I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My condolences to you and your family. Take Care.
December 8, 2013, 10:22 pm
I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was the kindest soul with a heart of gold. I will miss our visits together. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless you all.
Brian Woods (formerly from Leroy Ave)
December 9, 2013, 6:52 am
I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I can't forget his deep voice, but more importantly, Bill was always a very friendly person.
December 9, 2013, 2:36 pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. It's been a long battle for all of you and I hope that you were able to spend as much time as you wanted with him over the past couple months. I am in Ottawa so I will not be able to attend the funeral, but please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Tina
December 9, 2013, 10:32 am
Barb, I so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sending you strength and love during this difficult time.
December 9, 2013, 10:46 am
My deepest condolences to you and your dear family at this time Barb. I pray the strength of God will comfort you all. This life is not always easy, but there are better days ahead according to the promises of God.
God bless you all.
December 9, 2013, 1:14 pm
To Barb and her familly,
I want to express my sympathy for your loss and to let you know that my thoughts are with you.
December 9, 2013, 4:52 pm
Dear Barb and Ross, and to all your family.
Please accept our deepest sympathy and thoughts of the heart at this time. Words do feel inadequate but we pray that the comfort of your family and friends will be your strength right now. May you be lifted up and please know you have been and are in our prayers now. We will remember Bills smile, and his rich and real personality! For all he has given you Barb as a father only can - we celebrate his life! In peace Anne and Jonathan. Barb and Jack.
December 9, 2013, 7:02 pm
So sorry, Donna, for your loss. I so well remember the times Bill would come to pick you up after our meetings, and I would hear his voice, so low I was sure he could make the windows rattle when he spoke. God be with you in your sorrow. Marie (Bosom Buddies)
December 9, 2013, 7:14 pm
So sorry to hear about your Dad. It was obvious to all of us that met him that he was a good man.
Enrico De Pippo
December 10, 2013, 8:37 am
Dear Barb, my deepest and sincerest sympathies to you and your family.
December 10, 2013, 8:55 am
Barb, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 10, 2013, 8:58 am
Dear Sue, Ray and I are so sorry for the passing of your Dad. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and Barb at this sad time. It was only a week ago that I put up the Christmas sign he made for us many years ago. Hugs to you all. Love Tina and Ray
December 10, 2013, 9:53 am
I am sad to hear the passing of Bill. I have great memories of Bill and the family when I had a relationship with Barb. Bill was a kind, hardworking and great family man. Bill was very funny and it was a pleasure being around him and the Family. Bill would help out any body with no questions asked. You will be missed! Barb, our prayers and sympathy are with you and the Family.
Your Friend for Ever Paul Spindler
December 10, 2013, 10:35 am
I am so sorry for your loss Barb. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
December 10, 2013, 11:05 am
Barb, I am so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. My condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you.
December 10, 2013, 11:24 am
Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know what a devoted daughter you are, and how much he means to you. I hope that you can find strength in your family and friends at this difficult time.
December 10, 2013, 11:26 am
I had the privilege of knowing Bill from the days we lived in the old Victoria Hospital neighbourhood&through my sister Evelyn Ross' ties with Dundas United church.
Not once,in all those years,do I recall an unkind word from or about Bill.
He always knew your name,had a hug for you and was simply the kindest and most sincere person you could ever hope to meet
My deepest condolences for your great loss.
December 10, 2013, 11:58 pm
Barb, may the love your father so generously gave you be your strength and consolation. And may the gathered time of memories be held in your heart forever. Thinking of yourself, Ross, and family at this difficult time. Wishing you peace in the days to come. Heather, Paul and the girl's.
Sue DuGas Cates
December 12, 2013, 10:37 am
So very sad to hear. Mr Mailer..(I could never just call him Bill)...was such a wonderful man. He used to come and letter our race car and it was always a big day to get to see him. My kids thought the world of him. Now all grown up and hearing this sad news, we have talked about his deep voice and the smell of cherry pipe tobacco and the great childhood memories they hold for him and what a wonderful man he was.
It was always so special to run into Mr Mailer at the theatre or in a store, you would hear that deep voice and think I know that is Mr Mailer, and then always a great little visit. I bet he is now at the big race track in the sky lettering race cars for all of our other special angels in heaven.
He was one very special man! Our hearts go out to all his family.
RIP Mr Mailer. xox
Sue, Amy and Nicole.
February 18, 2014, 10:57 am
Message: Message: We met with William Mailer -my Uncle Bill - many times through the years. Tragically, our paths crossed only a few times over my lifetime and that was at all the usual events, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Funerals. We wanted to write something immediately but required time to make it right. Distance has a way of ensuring that people cannot become as close as they would like. Our family was always living so far away from London. My life began in Trenton and then we moved to Centralia. Centralia was closer to London for our mother Margaret, Uncle Bill's sister. My parents took the opportunity to have me visit with Aunt Donna, Uncle Bill, and cousins Barbara and Susan in their home for a few weeks. Aunt Donna had a Birthday Party for Uncle Bill on the last day of my visit. Uncle Bill was old - I was only ten but he was already thirty-six. I remember the tour at the Kellogg's plant that Aunt Donna took us to while Uncle Bill was at work. Just imagine there was a time when a food factory let people tour through it. That was before terrorists changed the world forever. Kellogg's announced their closure December 11, 2013 the day Uncle Bill was put to rest. I also remember the trip to new restaurant in town. In 1968, fast food had come to London - McDonald's chose London as its test city and I always remember that trip to the restaurant because I was there. That was when they served the fries with ketchup already on them. The Gillespie's were such a large brood that our parents could not afford to take us to restaurants very often so that was a huge treat. In 1977, I met up with Julius and we became inseparable. We met Uncle Bill at different family functions his voice always distinct. So much so that when we had a late Surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary party for Margaret and Gordon Gillespie in our home in 1997, Margaret told us she recognized her brother's voice in the room and she knew right away that the party was not for me. Our pretext for getting Margaret and Gordon to our home was that they were coming to a Surprise Birthday party for me. The next few times we met was at my Father Gordon's funeral in 1999 and my Mother Margaret's funeral in 2010. In 2011, I suffered a brain aneurysm. I am still recovering and Julius is always by my side. We worry about Aunt Donna because as you all know - Uncle Bill was always by her side too. Susan is far away in Ottawa but Barb still lives and works in London. Nonetheless, we can rest easier because Donna has her daughters, Uncle Andy and Aunt Helen, and her many friends to ensure that she is okay. I do not have a driver's license back yet but my sister Barb comes to visit me, she has her driver's license, and she has suggested that she will drive me to London for a visit soon.