William "Bill" Rooney

Friday, December 21st, 1956 - Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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In loving memory of William (Bill) Kenneth Rooney who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sep 19 2019.

Bill was born on Dec 21, 1956 in Scarborough ON to Wallace and Irene (Gauthier) Rooney. Bill is survived by brothers Bob (Diane) of Sturgeon Falls, and Dale (Sherran) of Thornloe. Beloved Aunt Arvilla (Rooney) Winters of New Liskeard and many cousins whom he loved. Bill was uncle to Dawn (Mike), Shawn (Deanna), Scott (Teya), Greg (Megan).

Bill worked for Ontario Northland Railway on the Bridge and Building Gang for 36 years as a Bridgeman and then a truck driver. He was an active member of the Englehart Legion Branch 104. He loved to scuba dive with his friend Brian Rice. He was also active in darts through the legion. One of his passions was hunting on a beautiful fall day with his nephews and niece.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday October 5 2019 from 1-4pm at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104 Englehart. If desired donations to The Englehart Legion Branch 104 or The Temiskaming Cat Scan Foundation will be greatly acknowledged by the family. Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at www.mcdonaldfuneralhome.ca.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Englehart Legion Branch 104
    51 4th Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 |
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019
    Englehart Legion Branch 104
    51 4th Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    No Service. Visitation from 1 - 4pm
  • Reception

    Englehart Legion Branch 104
    51 4th Ave.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Bleue Paynter

Posted at 10:26pm
I will miss our long phone calls and the laughs we had. I knew it must have been bad news when he didn't call at Christmas and I couldn't reach him, he will be missed by both myself & my hubby. My deepest condolences to those he left behind, I know he will be missed

Amber Robinson ( Neal)

Posted at 05:45am
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I always loved his visits. I have great memories of hanging out in Englehart with him. We always called him “ Big Bill” because when I was little my brother Billy was younger and that’s how they knew who we were talking to.
So sad that he won’t be dropping in for another visit.

Julie Gauthier

Posted at 08:30pm
Dale, Bobby and families, I am so sorry that Bill is gone. I truly enjoyed his stay overs when he had appointments in Collingwood. I will always remember the Blue Jays game that he brought me to and the wild blueberries that he gave me when he'd come over for a visit. I also remember the time he stayed with our family when I was a kid, including his antics at the cottage on Lake Benson. He was a very generous person and a proud northerner. I will miss his visits. We didn't win the big one Billy, maybe you'll hit the jackpot up in the heavens above! Say hi to my Mom and Dad up there!


Posted at 10:02pm
To Bob, Diane, Dale, Sherran and all your Family. So sorry to hear about cousin Bill. On his trips South, Bill would stop in and make the rounds. He always got us laughing. Take care of yourselves. Lyle & Donna Rodgers

Deb Foster

Posted at 05:47pm
We just saw Billy in July when we went North to visit. We are shocked to find out that he is gone and we will never see him again. Danny and I will miss him forever. Our condolences to Billy's family. Rest in Peace Billy.
All our Love
Deb and Danny Foster

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