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William (Bill) Forbes

10 January, 193511 November, 2018
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FORBES, William Smith (Bill) Born Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland. Passed away at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday, November 11th, 2018, at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Marie. Loving father of Mike (Tammy), Brenda (Robert), Richard (Kirsten) and Lynda. Lovingly remembered by 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Wednesday, November 14th from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, November 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery in Whitby. Memorial donations to Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Care in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

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Lynda Forbes

14 November 2018

The other day I lost my superhero. This superhero didn't wear a cape, or drive a car with gadgets, wasn't bullet proof and defiantly couldn't leap tall buildings, hell in the end he couldn't even get out of bed. There will be no action figures or blockbuster movies made about him, he would hate the attention even if there was. But what makes a superhero? To me a superhero is someone who saves lives and makes the world better for those that they save, and in that category, he meets the requirements. See, this superhero made an extremely selfless decision a very long time ago to save 4 little babies and raise them as his own, He wasn't perfect, but he didn't have to be because everything he did was for his family. He taught me strength, unconditional love (and trust me, I tested that alot as a teenager), the value of hard work and honesty but most of all he taught me to be thankful for people like him in this world. Anyone, who without a second thought, can take in 4 children is beyond a superhero to me. I will forever be thankful that I was chosen to be part of his family and the great legacy he has left behind. The world will be a little colder now that he is gone. I hope the angels are ready because this old Scot will be keeping them on their toes!! Love you Dad, miss you now and forever!!!

Fred and Susan Hansen

13 November 2018

Dear Marie and Richard and Kirsten,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We know that the wonderful memories you made with Bill will remain in your hearts and minds. Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy.
Susan and Fred

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