A longtime resident of Morrisburg, William “Bill” Ernest Mongor passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor, Winchester with his loving family by his side, on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. He was in his 95th year.
William was the son of the late Alfred Ernest Mongor and Christina Jane (nee Bullied).
Having lived in Morrisburg since 1940, William married the late Phyllis Esther Deeks, October 12, 1940, in Morrisburg, before going to serve in WWII from 1940 to 1945, as a navigation and radio instructor for night flights.
William worked for Christie’s Bread, having a daily run from Brockville to Cornwall. He later worked at Eckel Industries from 1963 until his retirement as Plant Manger in 1984. His kindness and thoughtfulness to former staff and co-workers is well remembered.
He served his community as a member of St. James Anglican Church, the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #48 for over 60 years.
His family was number one. Over the years, William passed down his belief of strong family values to his children and grandchildren. People often called him the “salt of the earth”.
Facebook is nothing when one thinks of Bill. He pioneered social networking before social networking was thought of. It was called Ham Radio, and because of that the children got to talk to Santa on the radio every Christmas Eve. Since 1950, this became his passion for a lifetime with his call number being VE3BOQ.
His quiet courage, gentle spirit and twinkling in his eyes will be forever remembered.
Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 71 years, Phyllis. He was cherished father of Sandra Van Allen of Morrisburg, Barbara (Pete) Cougler of Madoc and Linda Droppo of Morrisburg.
He was loving grandfather of Barry (Linda) Van Allen of Morrisburg, Nancy (Garnet) Waldroff of Ingleside, Mike (Kim) Van Allen of Morrisburg, Christopher (Renee) Cougler, Matthew (Carrie) Cougler, both of Toronto, Kelly (Chris) VanBeilen of Morrisburg and Kevin (Carla) Droppo of Bradford.
Bill was dear great-grandfather of 11 and great-great grandfather of one.
He was predeceased by sisters Isabel Hardy, Marina Simpson and son-in-law, Leland Van Allen.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home, 28 Sir James Morris Drive, Morrisburg on Sunday, from 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Susan McCullough of St. James Anglican Church performing her last funeral service prior to her retirement. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown.
Pallbearers were William’s seven grandchildren: Nancy Waldroff, Kelly VanBeilen, Christopher Cougler, Matthew Cougler, Kevin Droppo, Barry Van Allen and Mike Van Allen.
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or Dundas Manor will be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Condolences may be made at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com