Bill Dillabough


It is with great sadness we regret to notify you that William (Bill) Dillabough passed away on April 9th, 2014. 

Bill was born in Ottawa, on March 16th, 1930, to William and Maude Dillabough (nee Hayes). He lived the majority of his life in Morrisburg with his loving family.

Bill leaves behind many loved ones including his beautiful and loving wife Phyllis Dillabough (nee Lawlor), a brother Ron Dillabough (Monique) and his four amazing children: Bill Dillabough (Michelle), Gordie Dillabough, Penny MacKean (Allan) and Wendy Stewart (Paul). 

For those of you who knew Bill you will know that family was his number one priority, and it was what brought him true happiness. 

Amongst leaving behind a wife, a brother and four children he also leaves many loving memories in his grandchildren: Billy Dillabough (Jennifer), Amanda Woolsey (Kodey), Sheena Crowder, Christopher Osler, Travis Dillabough, Brittany Dillabough and Brooke Cooper (Greg).  

He was predeceased by his parents William and Maude Dillabough, and by three sisters and seven brothers.

Bill lived an interesting and exciting life over the last 66 years with his beloved wife, Phyllis.

As many know of Bill’s political career, he was a member of council for four years and 16 years as Reeve of Morrisburg and the Warden of the United Counties.

Bill also served on the boards as president of the ODHA and on the board of the CAHA.  

He also, ran a successful family business for 65 years with the assistance and support of his devoted wife. 

Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1961, as well as a member of Morrisburg Legion Branch 48. He was also a member of Lakeshore Drive United Church.  

Bill and “his bride” had a passion for travel. They travelled to Russia and Austria for the World Hockey Tournaments and enjoyed vacationing in the Caribbean.  Always together, they enjoyed being with friends and family.  They always enjoyed their company.  Whether it was for dinner, vacations, functions or events, Bill loved seeing, talking and spending time with people. 

Family meant everything to Bill. He always said that family came first and always showed how much he loved us all.

He told his family regularly how much he loved them and how much they meant to him. 

Bill Dillabough was a remarkable friend, a loving and devoted husband, an extraordinary father, and an incredible grandfather.  

Besides his family, Bill had one other love in his life…hockey, or more specifically the Detroit Red Wings. He was the most dedicated fan of 75 years, and his family will be cheering on the Red Wings during the 2014 playoff season. 

Bill was a handsome, caring, funny, smart, affectionate and generous man throughout his life.  He will be greatly missed., and he will be forever loved.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.  Spring interment of cremated remains will be at Fairview Cemetery in Mariatown. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  

Arrangements were entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg.  Online condolences may be made at


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