Obituary of Bill Ste. Marie
At Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, Bill Ste. Marie of Clifford passed away at the age of 82.
Cherished dad of Shelley Haines of Wingham and the late Kevin Ste. Marie who predeceased him on June 28, 2022. Dear grandpa of Sheena and Marshall Haines of Wingham and Ethan Ste. Marie (Skye) of London. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents George & Jean (Elliott) Ste. Marie, aunt Doris Adams, brother Andy Ste. Marie, dearest friend Isobel Larson and many other aunts and uncles.
Bill was a life-long member of the Local 793 International Union of Operating Engineers for over 40 years, working on and paving many roads in the area. This was a job that he was very fortunate to share with his son Kevin and they both loved to remind you which roads they paved and worked on while out driving. The one constant in Bill’s life was his love of baseball. He played with the Hamilton Oldtimers Baseball Organization (HOBO) until he was 79. He was very much looking forward to playing until he was 80, however the pandemic hit and his team was unable to continue. The baseball field was a place that held many wonderful memories for Bill and he has now hung up his cleats.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at the Wroxeter Cemetery at 12:00 noon followed by a Celebration of Bill’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 180 in Wingham from 1:00-4:00 p.m. with words of remembrance at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Seniors Mental Health Program (cheques payable to the Canadian Mental Health Association) or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.