A longtime resident of the Morrisburg area, Bill Barclay passed away suddenly at home on Friday, January 31, 2014. He was 69.
Bill was born in Morrisburg, on June 7, 1944, to his parents Alex and Mary Barclay (nee Murdock). During his school days, Bill was an avid football player.
Following some years away from the area, Bill returned to Morrisburg to start his family and build a successful business.
Bill was a proud member of the community. He was a man of strong faith and character, a kind-hearted man who touched the lives of all the people whom he encountered on his journey of life.
Bill was always an optimist, always willing to pitch in and do whatever was needed, all the time truly believing that things would work out in the end.
He was a guiding light. He set the example of what a good husband, father, pop, and friend should be. He always did his best to be patient, kind and loving with all those who crossed his path. He was a true gentleman.
Bill loved life and always wanted to see what was over the next hill. He enjoyed many of the pleasures that life had to offer. Whether it was playing with his grandchildren, enjoying a bottle of wine, travelling to new exciting locations, sharing a laugh at the lunch table with the boys, playing golf at mens night or spending time at the Indian River Hunting Camp, one could see that Bill lived life.
This adventuresome spirit led him to many areas of the world with his beloved Karen. He never let the dust settle under his feet.
Bill is survived by his wife Karen, his son Will (Kristen) of Iroquois, and stepchildren Steve (Trish) Morrow of Morrisburg and Jen (Jamie) Carr of Cornwall.
He was the much loved pop of Rory, Emma, Kai, Sammy, Charlotte and Mitchell and dear brother of Barbara (Alex) Cummings of Kemptville and Bob (Linda) of Morrisburg.
Bill was dear son-in-law of May Jarvis of Morrisburg. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral service was held at St. James Anglican Church, Morrisburg, on Wednesday, February 5th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Sue McCullough officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown.
Pallbearers were Allan Bell, Sam Laurin, Gord Hawn, Gord Spearman, Mike Barclay and Jeff Barclay. Honorary pallbearers were Ted Jarvis, Roy Brister, Doug Bush, Bob Steele, Bob Ruddock, Earl Hummell, John Bell, Gerry Crowder, Steve Crowder, Ron Latimer and Steve Penner.
Donations to C.H.E.O. would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.