Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Bill Frieday Obituary 2023

*** Please share your favorite memory of Bill be be included in a special keepsake book for the family HERE.

My Dad has left us.....

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Father, Bill Frieday, on August 7, 2023, in Collingwood, ON. He was 89 years old and died peacefully at Hospice Georgian Triangle surrounded by his family. He was cared for until the end by a circle of family and a team of kind health professionals who made him feel the utmost care and comfort. We are incredibly grateful for their support and deep love for him.

Bill was a remarkable man who dedicated his life to community service. He touched the lives of many people with his kindness, generosity, compassion, and sense of humour. He was also a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, friend, and business associate. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Some fun facts about Bill:  

He supplied Tim Horton with his first donut boxes  

He saw the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in 1967

He was the Master of Wexford Masonic Lodge in Scarborough 

Past President of Wasaga Lions Club

Wasaga Beach Citizen of the Year 

Publisher of Beach Booster in Wasaga Beach

Past President Scarboro Figure Skating Club

Past VP Pointe-Claire Figure Skating Club

Past President Ottawa Club of Printing House Craftsman

Member Toronto Club of Printing House Craftsman

Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF) 

Member Ionic Lodge A.F.&A.M. No. 526, Ottawa

Member Cedarbrae Golf and Country Club, Toronto

Member Rivermead Golf Club, Ottawa  

Member Board of Trade Toronto

Hobbies:  Photography, Curling, Golf

Bill is predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Bev Frieday (nee Nicholls).  Loving Father of Patti Kennedy and Peter Frieday (Crystal). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Cameron Hoit (Angela), Lindsay Parkinson (Phil), Taylor Hoit (Shaun), Blair Kennedy (Alyssa) & Lauren Frieday, his great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Louise Frieday of Arnprior, ON. Bill will always be remembered for his love of people, patience, creativity, leadership, and his devotion to his entire family.

Cremation and a private family gathering have already taken place; entrusted to Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach, ON.   

Donations to Hospice Georgian Triangle would be a thoughtful way to remember Bill.

Sydney Paul William Frieday

Born Arnprior, ON

May 24, 1934 – August 7, 2023


My Dad Bill with my Mom
Their engagement photo
Married 65 years.
My Mom Beverley (nee Nicholls)
passed away December 10, 2021

Their song was
by Fats Domino

Mom & Dad
Forever Beachers
Together at Last


COPYRIGHT 2007-2023 Patti Friday b.1959.

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