William Hembruff

Died: Sat., Jun. 7, 2014


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William Herbert Hembruff  
"Bill"

A resident of Hamilton.
Died peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital, on June 7th, 2014 at the age of 83 .
Born to Janet (Varey) and James Hembruff, on December 20th, 1930.
Beloved partner of Mary Lencses for over 40 years.
Dear brother of
Donald Hembruff (predeceased) wife Norma of Manitowaning.
Marilyn Harasym (husband Morris predeceased) of Manitowaning,
Uncle of
Brenda Maguire (Doug), Karla Hembruff Lovelace (Gerald),
Shirley Harasym Osborne (Rob), Steven, Jim Harasym (Marilyn), Larry Harasym (Adrienne), Janet Prairie (Gary) .
Great uncle of
Sara, Marilee, Mallory, Evan, Mitchell, Jeffrey, Joel, Carter, Elijah, Brodie,
and great great uncle of
Keighley, Landen, Hailee, Michael, Hannah.

Bill drove buses all his life, he was known as  "Bussie Bill".  He drove public school, high school, charter buses and for many years as a city bus driver.  He was known for his love for Tim Horton's, and at Tim Horton's for his fondness for their broccoli soup.  He loved spending time in the sun, and exercising, skating  & roller blading till he was 80.  In younger years, he played hockey & ball.  Every winter for many years Bill & Mary traveled together to Florida for the winter.

Family and friends will gather at Island Funeral Home from 3pm with    
Funeral Service at 4:00 pm on Wednesday June 11, 2014.
Burial at Hilly Grove Cemetery
Donations to Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer  would be greatly appreciated.
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Bill and Maimie Sim
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Marilyn and family
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Cherish the wonderful memories.

Doug and Bonny ( Holmes) Kilgour
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
Our sympathy to Bill's entire family. We have not seen him since those high school bus rides but remember a wonderful calm good natured man.

John & Mariel Jackson
   Posted Mon June 09, 2014
To Bill & his Family and friends, we were sorry to hear of Bill's passing,I hadn't seen Bill in years but the memories he left us will last forever, a very loving man, I remember when he drove the school bus he would put on after shave lotion and we could smell it, now our laws prohibit it. He would bring his little Jeep "Willy" with a snowplow on it to our Sucker Lake farm and plow our pond so our family could skate on it. That's the kind of person he was, we are all going to miss him, he had a Heart of Gold. Bill may you Rest in Peace.

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