William James Toland

23 May , 19344 February , 2019

Bill (William) Toland left this earth February 4, 2019 after 84 years of passionate living.

He enjoyed watching every sport imaginable from soccer to tennis, but especially his Montreal Canadians. He was an avid follower of current events and politics and loved nothing better than a lively exchange of opinions. He had a keen sense of humor and his hearty laugh filled the room. Earlier in his life, he played competitive games of darts with associates at the Moose Lodge. Bill was a member of the United Steelworkers Union in Hamilton since 1963.

He was married to the love of his life, Doreen (Gowans) for over sixty-three years. They shared the adventure of immigrating from Edinburgh, Scotland and building a life for their family in Galt. Bill was very proud of his three daughters, Audrey (Joe Liotta), Maureen, and Denise (Jamie Hostler), his six grandchildren, Ryan Dykeman (Anne), Andrew Hostler (Amanda), Emily Dykeman (Matt MacDougall), Stephanie Hostler (Matt Grimwood), Marcus and Jared Liotta. He thoroughly enjoyed his five great-grandchildren, Peri and Jack Grimwood, Sophie and Liam Hostler and Connor MacDougall. In addition, he leaves behind good friends, nieces and nephews, and his special sister-in-law, Betty Ross.

A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, February 9th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Barthel Funeral Home, 566 Queenston Rd., Cambridge, 519-653-3251. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, 9 February , 2019

William James Toland

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