OBITUARY

Bill Osmond

July 8, 1953March 6, 2018
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OSMOND, Thomas (Bill) William Bill was born July 8th, 1953. Bill went to join his family on March 6th, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is now at peace. His family left NL for Ontario when he was only 11 years old. Bill never lost his love for NL and he made many trips home over the years. In his teens he played for the Oshawa Generals but his dream of playing in the NHL didn't happen. He worked for GM for over 30 years and retired in 2007. In 1975 he married Joyce the love of his life. They would take trips to NL and to Nashville where he followed his dream of writing. In Nashville he met many people who became fast friends. In 2001 Frozen North Music was formed with Dave Frolick. Bill had a few songs on the radio over the years. When Bill wasn't writing he enjoyed a game of golf or cheering on his beloved Habs. Nothing was too much trouble for Bill, he was generous with everyone. He was a truly great man and I was proud to be his wife. He will be missed by his family and friends. He leaves behind Joyce (wife), Wanda (Sister) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Dora (mother), Bill (father), Bruce and Roy (brothers), Sandra (sister) and Sadie (sister-in-law). Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, March 9th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held at THE SALVATION ARMY TEMPLE, 570 Thornton Rd. N., Oshawa on Saturday, March 10th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bill Osmond

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EMILY JAMES

March 12, 2018

Joyce;

I never got to talk to you at the visitation as it was so busy, but I just wanted to say that I know how you feel as I have lost many over the last few years . My nephew that you met at the Oshawa hospital last year passed away last May at the age of 52. The only way to get through this terrible time is to think of all the memories you shared together. Be strong things will get better. All the best to you.

Peter & Jockelyn Feltham

March 10, 2018

Today we are thinking of you Joyce, as you say your final good-bye to Bill, the love of your life. We are
saddened that we are unable to be there to join with you.

We have enjoyed knowing you both & have taken lots of great memories with us.

In the difficult days ahead, may you cherish all the great memories you have made together & with the
help of your Faith, Family & Friends, keep those memories close to you.

We will visit with you again when we come back to Ontario.
Love,
Peter & Jockelyn Feltham
Glovertown, NL

Eric Pike

March 10, 2018

To Joyce , Wanda, and Family : Just want to express our sincere and deepest sympathy by the loss of Bill .... We. Will certainly treasure our time spent together in the last three years that we got to know the both of you !!
We will fondly remember him especially his gererous spirit and. Love he shared with everyone. I'm sure that where he is now he is spreading the same joy !! We will never forget him!! May he rest in peace !!
God Bless you all in the days ahead !! Love and prayers ... Eric & Adie Pike.

Kathy (Osmond) Jones

March 10, 2018

Billy as I remember him from being a little boy growing up next door from me. I’m his cousin and living in Peters Arm, it was called at that time , I spent many hours at their home. Sandra was of course who I played with and Billy with his brother Roy was always chasing us and we trying to get away from them. (Lol). They were the good old days. I hadn’t seen Billy in years however last year I was so excited when we chatted and he asked if he could stay at our place , him and Joyce were planning a trip out West (AB). Billy , you didn’t make it out West but I do know you made Heaven and that’s even better. God is good. Joyce, some day I may meet you , from what I hear you are awesome. Stay firm , be strong and may God Bless you in the days ahead.
Kathy and Al Jones, High River, AB

Carolyn Osmond (Hall)

March 9, 2018

Looking at all the family pictures makes me smile, but it also gives me a heavy heart. I was at Bill and Joyce's wedding and probably only seen them maybe once since then. Sad how the years go by and you don't cross paths as often as you wish, especially when we are all connected. What I do remember of him is that he was so fun to be around and always had a joke to make you laugh. He loved his family and music, wish I could hear some of his stories now of Nashville. Rest in peace Billy and to Joyce and Wanda, I'm sending lots of hugs to wrap around your shoulders at this difficult time. Love xoxox Carolyn and (John, Shirley, Jim, Betty, And Terry)

Tammy Wiseman

March 9, 2018

Joyce, Wanda, and family,
I want to express my deepest sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of such a loving person.
I wish we could all be with you at these past few days as you celebrate the life of uncle Bill.
I have had many great moment's with uncle Bill over the years which i will cherish forever.

Love Tammy, Mike, Robin, Hunter, and Conner

Calvin Hibbs

March 9, 2018

Joyce:
We are so sad to hear of Bill's passing. When I saw him last summer I told him he was like a close brother instead of a cousin. I always like "Billy" and would see him almost every summer. My wife and I will miss him coming to the house for a good laugh. He was always in the mood for a good laugh and we just loved that.
Joyce, take good care of yourself, Billy is with his family now. We will see him again.

Ivan Hibbs

March 9, 2018

Beth and I are so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. My oldest brothers and sisters usually called him Billy, as is 11 years younger than I am. I got to know Billy during our many visits to Aunt Dora’s and Uncle Bill’s, and their weekend visits to our Peterview home. We missed Billy and his family so much after they moved from Peters Arm to Oshawa. But we never lost contact. He always shared his love of song writing when he and Joyce visited us, or when we visited them. Billy always showed great appreciation for his family roots whenever we talked on the phone, or corresponded by email. Rest in Peace Cousin Billy.

Florence and John Horwood

March 9, 2018

Had many wonderful memories with Billy when we were young and . Billy and his family lived in Peters Arm in Botwood. We had spent time with him and Joyce , not too long ago and they were a joy to be around. So heart broken Joyce. We cannot imagine your loss.

Ashton McMaster

March 9, 2018

Joyce - - I was sorry to see that Bill has died. He was a wonderful person and one that I always enjoyed visiting with - - whether it was talking about music or sharing a laugh or two or more or even talking about the weather. Bill was never stuck for a great reply that would top mine every time. He lived his dream with his music and you lived it right along with him. He got much further than most people ever hope to and he was excellent with it and totally dedicated to it. I will always remember and smile at his joie de vivre and how he made pleasure out of every moment. You will have wonderful memories that will help carry you through the difficult days ahead. May the thoughts and prayers of your many friends cushion and comfort you as you deal with Bill's loss. God bless, Ashton