Visitation

Family and friends will be received at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond on Thursday, November 10, from 2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm.

Service

A private memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11 at the funeral home.

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Donations

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Scleroderma Society of Canada, or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Click DONATIONS at the right side of your computer screen to place a donation. To contribute directly, mail your donation to: Scleroderma Society of Canada, 41 King William Street, Suite 206, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A2 or Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 20 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

William A. Shanks

Death Notice

SHANKS, William Allan (Bill) - It is with deep sadness that the Shanks family announces Bill’s passing on Friday, November 4, 2016. After a brief illness, he died with his family at his side, at the age of 66. Loving husband of Judy. Proud father of Jeff, Tim (Sara), and Kaaren (Matt Scott), all of London. Doting grandpa of Daniella, Tessa and Benjamin. Dear brother of Gavin (Gloria) of Kingston. Brother-in-law of Larry (Judy) Vigna, Lorraine (late Rick) Ryan, Arlene (Bill) Ouimet, and Francine (Steve) Tomas, all of Sault Ste. Marie, and Roseanne (Keith) Ashley of Little Current. Predeceased by his mother Janet Shanks (1968), father Allan (2003), and Louise Shanks (2002). Bill will be remembered fondly by many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as by his close friends, business colleagues, and clients. He began his career as a Chartered Accountant in 1972, and retired in January, 2016 as a partner with BDO Canada LLP. Bill was an avid golfer and lifelong basketball fan. He had an eclectic taste in music, and spent many hours listening to his ever-growing collection of CDs. His devotion to his family, and special love for his grandchildren were evident to all who knew him. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, where Bill received such attentive and compassionate care over the last 6 weeks. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond on Thursday, November 10, from 2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm. A private memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Scleroderma Society of Canada, or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.