William "Bill" Ronald NelsonFebruary 20, 1939 ~ September 20, 2015 (age 76)
At South Bruce Grey Health Centre in Kincardine, Ontario, on Sunday, September 20th, 2015, in his 77th year. Bill will be remembered by his wife, Evelyn McInnes; his brother John (Walterine) Nelson of Owen Sound; his children Faye (Brad) Kirkconnell of Kincardine, Dawn (Garry) McKinnon of Atikokan, Kim McBride of Kincardine, and Tim (Colleen) McInnes of Georgetown; his grandchildren Craig (Kelly), Jason, Rachel (Jerry), Shelby, Emma, and Aidan; his 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was an imposing figure in the community and not just in stature. Bill was a loving family man that had a heart of gold, excuded the warmth of a winter fireplace and always had a soft spot for his grandchildren. Bill grew up on the family farm on the B-Line with his Uncles Alf Hartwick and Harold Hartwick, his mother Lenore and his brother Jack.
Most would remember Bill as a town cop that in many cases preferred to give out warnings over issuing a ticket. He started his police career in Kincardine under the tutelage of Chief Earl Wrightson and Constable Ken Fry. Bill also held police office positions in Lucknow and Newmarket before becoming a security guard with OPG. Not one to sit idle Bill also ventured into the butchering field at the Butcher Boy and owned and operated Kincardine Dairy Queen for 11 years with Evelyn. Bill then finished off his working career driving taxi in Kincardine.
Bill was also involved in the community with perhaps his biggest contribution being the Charter President of the Kincardine & District Lions Club. While a Lion Bill cooked up a storm with his “Willy’s Chilli” recipe that warmed the hearts and souls of many a folk while at the same time raising funds for the Kincardine & District Lions Club projects.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kincardine Legion on Friday, September 25th, 2015, from 2 – 5 pm. Expressions of sympathy should be made to the charity of your choice.