William N. Ashby
Ashby, William Neil (C.A.) - Peacefully at University Hospital, with family at his side on Monday April 18, 2016, of London in his 83rd year. Loving husband of Maureen (Leinster), father of James, John (Tracey), Bob (Jen) and Brian (Serena). Cherished grandfather of Spencer, Quinton and Amelia; Emily and Sarah; Jaden and Tyler.
Bill was born April 25th, 1933 in Toronto. After earning his Chartered Accountant designation, he moved to London with Canada Trust. Bill worked the majority of his career with the Middlesex County Board of Education as the Superintendent of Business and Treasurer. He was very active in the community serving as President of the London East Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow) and President of the Stoneybrook Sports Association. Bill also served on several committees, and was Treasurer at Siloam United Church for many years. He enjoyed sports, wood working and cherished his time with family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Harris Funeral Home (220 St. James Street, London) from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Friday, April 22nd. A Memorial Service will take place at Siloam United Church (1240 Fanshawe Road East, London) on Saturday at 2pm. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to London East Rotary Club, Siloam United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice.
April 19, 2016, 3:14 pm
•When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. I extend my most sincere condolences to you and your family.
Jim and sandra Dunning
April 20, 2016, 7:15 am
Dear Maureen and family,we were very saddened to hear of Bill's death. We cherish the many fun times we spent together at Rotary functions where Bill's smile, his sense of humor and his great story telling always added so much to the events.May the happy times you shared help to ease the pain in your hearts and may God bless all of you and give you some peace during this difficult time.affectionately Jim and Sandra
April 20, 2016, 11:25 am
Sorry to hear your family's sad news. I've found that it is reassuring to think that one's father continues to live on in his children.
Linda Butler, The Ventin Group Architects
April 20, 2016, 1:23 pm
I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Mr. Ashby several years ago when he was on the School Board. He was a great man and true gentleman. My thoughts and sympathies go out to his family.
Marty & Debbie Schieck
April 20, 2016, 1:42 pm
Dear John and Family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on this great loss. As we feel your pain and mourn with you please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 20, 2016, 2:01 pm
John & family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May a lifetime of wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.
Wayne and Lillian Mah and Family
April 20, 2016, 10:23 pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
April 21, 2016, 11:40 am
The Bain family is so sorry for your loss. Bill was one of the first and most welcoming person to come forward when we joined Siloam. Always helpful and smiling. When we left the church, he was definitely one of the folks we missed. He lived a good life well and was a fine man.
Wayne & Shelly Shepherd
April 21, 2016, 12:36 pm
With our love and deepest sympathies to the entire family.
April 21, 2016, 3:51 pm
Maureen, Bob, Jen, Emily & Sarah,
My deepest sympathy to all of you, Bill was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
Annemarie and Erich Schroeder
April 22, 2016, 9:30 am
Dear Maureen and Family, our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Our London cousin informed us of Bill's passing. We always enjoyed his Christmas letters, and shall miss receiving them. We'll be in touch, stay strong! Love to you all!!
April 22, 2016, 9:57 am
Dear Maureen & family. So sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Enjoyed so much working with Bill while I was a trustee on the Middlesex County Board of Education. He was a man of honesty and integrity and had compassion for others. He would always greet you with a smile and valued his friendship with others. Bill was always well respected by those he touched. God bless you Bill.
Mary Ellen Johnston
April 22, 2016, 10:06 am
Jim, we are deeply saddened to hear of your father's passing. His kindness and generosity toward us while staying in London will forever be appreciated and remembered. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy, Mary Ellen
Garry and Donna Wolfe
April 28, 2016, 7:59 am
Our sympathies to the family. We know how much he will be missed.
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