William Wilfred Peel

12 May, 194816 August, 2018

“Time to say goodbye. I passed away peacefully with my close family beside me. My next journey has begun. Sure hope they have bridge cards. Love to you all. Cheers Bill.”

PEEL, William

With great sadness on August 16th, 2018, Bill lost his battle to cancer and died peacefully with his family by his side. Gone too soon, he lived his life with a passion for travel, sport, photography, and helping others. He was an educator. Kind, generous, always thinking of others before himself. Above all, he loved being surrounded by family and friends who enriched his life immensely. He possessed an exuberance for life that we can only hope to aspire to. Survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Brenda, his children Saley (Brent), Tyson (Stephanie) and Brendan (Catherine). His grandkids will miss having him in their life as they embark on their own journey; Taylor, Ryan, Aurelia, Daphne and Michael.

A private service for family members only will be held at a future date. Arrangements entrusted to COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice, (905-432-8484). If you wish, donations can be made to Princess Margaret Hospital – Prostate Cancer Research.


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Vicki Pettigrew

29 August 2018

Bill and I met almost 40 years ago when we were joggers, and discovered that we both worked for the Scarborough Board of Education. Bill and Brenda became dear friends. Our daughters were the same age, and Bill coached them in baseball for a number of years. We have watched their family grow and expand over the years, always delighting in each birth or accomplishment. We were very fortunate to be invited to spend time with them in Hong Kong, and to travel to Japan for a fabulous holiday. Bill's kindness and sense of humour will never be forgotten.

Vicki and George

Allan and Mary McLeod

22 August 2018

Bill introduced us to the "Mac" many years ago in Scarborough and then reappeared in our lives at CDNIS in Hong Kong. We cherish many wonderful memories from both places.
Our sincere condolences to you, Brenda and your family.

Al and Mary

Rosemary Lloyd

21 August 2018

Brenda, so sorry to hear the news about Bill.
I shall never forget you two coming to parents night with a camera in hand to photograph Tyson with his new teacher at Pringle Creek PS.
What a wonderful couple and family!!

Janett Lownie

21 August 2018

I was saddened to hear the news about Bill. He gave his all to whatever he was involved with, be it teaching in Canada or abroad, or more recently his involvement with Durham Lifelong Learning. Because of this he was a much respected and admired person as well as educator.

I still remember the day I spent at Louise and Ray Plante’s cottage several years ago when he and Brenda were there too. I had worked with Brenda at G. L. Roberts, but that was first time I was meeting him. His enthusiasm and love of life were obvious and something I never forgot.

My sincere condolences to you, Brenda, and to your family.

Andrina Matthie

21 August 2018

The Peel Family
Bill has been a bright light in my life. His stories, his energy, his smile. Countless family dinners and cottage memories. It brought me tears when I heard he passed on. He was a great fighter and supporter. He will always be missed but also remembered; always. A great man who loved mom's pie! My heart reaches out to your whole family.
LOVE Andrina

Louise Plante

21 August 2018

Dear Brenda,
How I admired both you and Bill. You were the first to join me in the French department at G.L.Roberts C.V.I. You were the first two I had ever heard of doing an exchange year with another teacher. Both of you courageously tackled many great adventures and succeeded in all of them. You enjoyed life to the fullest, never hesitating to embrace it. We loved sharing our airplane and cottage with you. Truly an inspirational couple. What a terrible loss but I know that you will carry on with grace.
Louise Plante

Ergas Leps

20 August 2018

So sad to hear about Bill. Although it has been a number of years since contact with him, I have many wonderful memories of our training days and more importantly the social occasions. Bill was always so positive and enthusiastic about everything he did and it was catching! A truly fine and genuine person whom will be remembered with great fondness. My deepest sympathy and condolence to Brenda and the family for your loss.
Ergas Leps

Myrna Vosylius

20 August 2018

Condolences and sympathies to Brenda, your children and their families, on the loss of your beloved husband, their father, and grandfather. As cottage neighbours on L. Scugog for many years, you witnessed the loss of my husband of 48 years too, so you know that I understand your grief and that of your family. Life is never the same, but everyone learns to continue, with only precious memories of life with the loved one that is no longer with us. May you be surrounded by love and support, and happy memories of Bill.

Bob Wilson

20 August 2018

This was very sad news indeed. My condolences to the family. I was lucky enough to be able to call Bill my friend. I only got to know Bill when I joined the Oshawa Camera Club. What a guy! Full of energy and enthusiasm for all in life. His light hearted approach was intoxicating. I will miss him so very much.

Mairi & Lorne Huras

19 August 2018

We have never known anyone who had such a zest for life as Bill did. He left us far too soon, and will be sorely missed.
Wishing you many grand slams on your journey.

Love Mairi & Lorne

From the Family