OBITUARY

William "Bill" Morgan Rochester

4 February, 192813 March, 2021

With great sadness, the family announces that Bill passed away at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 13, 2021 in his 94th year.

Beloved husband of the late Kathryn “Kay” (2019) for 67 years. Devoted father to Dave (Katherine) and John. Cherished grandfather of Daniel (Caroline), Matthew (Meaghan Gaudet) and Andrew. Proud great-grandfather of Amelia and Mariella. Dad will also be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Gertrude and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bill studied at MacDonald College (McGill University) in Montreal where he met and married Kay Logan in 1952. Bill and Kay settled in Ontario, where they raised their family. Over the years they lived in Toronto, Acton, Guelph, Alliston, Huntsville and finally Cambridge, Ontario where they have resided since 2000. They also spent many enjoyable summers at their beautiful, secluded cottage on Cardwell Lake near Huntsville.

Dad spent most of his working life with Ontario Correctional Services, first at the Guelph Correctional Centre and later at Camp Dufferin near Alliston Ontario. He retired in 1988 and after retirement spent many happy years with Kay at their summer cottage working on projects that highlighted his skills as a handyman. Dad was well known for his Christian faith and strength of character. His desire was to honour Jesus in his everyday living. He was actively involved in church work in each of the communities where he and Kay made their home. In later life, he faithfully acted as loving caregiver to his dear Kay until her passing in 2019 The family wish to thank the staff at Fairview Suites for their compassionate care in the latter years of Dad’s life. Your love and concern for our father (grandfather) has been a special gift to our family and we are grateful.

A private family service will take place at New Hope Cemetery, Cambridge. In respect of Covid 19 concerns there will be no Celebration of Life service. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Ontario Christian Gleaners or Forward Church Cambridge would be appreciated by the family.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

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Mark Logan

17 March 2021


Here are some words from my heart as I think about Uncle Bill and will miss stopping in at Cambridge to see him and Aunt Kay where I always left encouraged after our discussions.
Uncle Bill was a straight shooter, unafraid to say what needed to be said, a good father who corrected when needed and you could tell when he was kidding around which he often did, his expression and smile gave it away.
He loved His Savior and loved Aunt Kay and he was clear about his deep affection for both. I enjoyed visiting and discussing Biblical topics with him. He and my Dad had that and the love of the outdoors in common.
I’m happy that he is with the Lord and Aunt Kay. This world is not our home but his light shone brightly for those of us who come after to see.

Matt Logan

16 March 2021

I can echo the thoughts expressed by my brother, Bert. Uncle Bill was a man of character and we were so blessed by the influence of Uncle Bill and Aunt Kay in our lives. Our many New Years Day hockey games with David and John in Guelph still make me smile.

Rest in the arms of Jesus Uncle Bill

Matt

BERT LOGAN

16 March 2021

It is with sadness that I write a memorial for Uncle Bill. He was married to my Dads sister Kay. I grew up in the Kitchener area and we loved visiting with our cousins John and Dave.
I also got to spend some time with Uncle Bill hunting and a bit of fishing.
I have great memories of road hockey in Guelph and the fun arguments with John about his love for Montreal Canadians Some of those arguments got heated but Uncle Bill would settle everything down with his firm voice of reason.
Most of all I will always remember Uncle Bill for his genuine love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He always was discussing the Bible and seeking to follow Christ. He told me how this love transformed his life. I have very fond memories of Aunt Kay and Uncle Bill.
To John and Dave ,please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss . Memories will live on .
Sincerely
Bert Logan

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