William Russell Kane

13 August , 195014 October , 2018

Peacefully, after a brief battle with Cancer, on October 14th, 2018 at the Brantford General Hospital in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Donna for 42 years. Loving father of Brianna (Matt Brass) and Jessica. Son of Agnes and the late William Kane. Bill is survived by his brother Steven (Betty Ann), sisters in law Janet (David) Dreher and Carol DiPrimio, many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his best friend and granddog Roxy as well as his other granddogs, Kaufman, David and Zeus. Bill had a 46 year career in the carnival industry beginning with Canada Conklin Shows and transitioned to North American Midway Entertainment – Canada Co. Bill was a Grand Knight of St. Basil Knights of Columbus Council #13442 and a member of Be a Man, Brant Carving Club and TSSA. The family will receive friends at the THORPE BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 96 West St., on Sunday, October 21st from 2-4pm and 7-9pm and Monday, October 22nd from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, 50 Palace St., on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11am. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Basil’s Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids Project, Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Sunday, 21 October , 2018
  • Visitation Monday, 22 October , 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 23 October , 2018

William Russell Kane

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Nancy Fuschino

22 October 2018

Brianna, I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my heart and mind. My most heartfelt condolences. Big hug, Nancy

David Bagozzi

21 October 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Hope and David Bagozzi

Laurie Camilleri

21 October 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked with Bill at Conklin Shows and always admired his knowledge and the way in which he dealt with others. He was a role model and inspiration to many. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless. Laurie Camilleri.

Tamara Boudreau

19 October 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Bill's death and want to express my heartfelt condolences to the Kane family. Bill was highly valued and well respected. His hard work and attention to detail benefited the carnival industry in many ways. I had the honor of working with him and he is someone I aspire to be like.
Although many of us are unable to attend the funeral, Bill will always be in our thoughts and hearts as we struggle on without him. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Tamara Boudreau,
Quinton Snowdy,
North American Midway Entertainment


18 October 2018

I am deeply saddened to learn that Bill Kane has passed away. He was a good friend and I remember the pulled pork he would make for the members of the Knights of Columbus and coordinating the Parish breakfasts at St Basil's and his unwavering commitment to the Knights of Columbus. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

Bryan Powers

18 October 2018

Many of us had the pleasure of working the past several years with Bill and his crew from North American Midway throughout the preparation and take-down phases of the CNE, in Toronto.

Bill’s consistent support, pleasant demeanour and dedication to his work and the safety of his workers will be sadly missed; and leaves some very large shoes to fill.

Sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones, on behalf of all of us from H.E.L.P. Safety Services.