A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


William E. Billard

December 22, 1943September 14, 2019

Billard, William Emanuel – 75, of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2019 in the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in Halifax, Bill was the son of the late William and Gertrude (Oates) Billard. Bill worked various jobs over the years, including Farmer’s Dairy, the Lord Nelson Hotel and as a security guard but Bill’s most important job was being a father to his only child, Cory, who he loved dearly. Bill was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee with his friends or playing darts and Bingo at the Senior’s Centre where he lived. He was a man who would give you the last of whatever he had, including the shirt off his back. He never complained and was always happy to chat with folks from all walks of life. Bill is survived by his son, Cory, Lr. Sackville, brother Gerry Billard (Brenda), Hants County and sisters in-law, Nadene Rose (David), Melanie Moore (Tom) and Shelley Clee (Paul). Besides his parents, Bill was pre-deceased by brother Edward “Teddy” Billard and his ex-wife and best friend Debbie Billard. Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019 with a Celebration of Life service to be held at 11 am Monday, September 23, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Portland Street, Dartmouth. Burial will follow the service in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lr. Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alzheimers Society.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 23, 2019


William E. Billard

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Donna Rhyno

September 25, 2019

Sorry about your lose Cory. My brother Donald was in the same room as your father at the VG. I REMEMBER your Dad always coloring pictures and signed one for me. I would also every time I went to see my brother I always made a point of talking to your Dad and before I left I would get him a popsicle and an ice cream. He was so polite to me and he loved me coming in because he knew I would get a popsicle or 2 for him and ice cream. God bless you Cory for having an amazing father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Rhyno

Marion McClare

September 23, 2019

Dear Cory, Thinking of you with your Dad and remembering how proud he was of you and how kind and caring you were for him. You made your parents very happy and they loved you dearly. It was a pleasure to know them both. Stay strong for the future ahead. Love, Marion

Raye Billard

September 20, 2019

To Gerry and all the family. Saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Sincere condolences, Cousin Raye

Sarah Romero

September 20, 2019

You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. With love from Sarah, Mary and Nathan.

Ashlyn Simon

September 19, 2019

I never had the pleasure to get to know you very well but when I met you at Debbie's funeral you were very kind and very sweet.. I pray that you are at peace and with your friend Debbie my thoughts and prayers and love always goes to Cory

Arnie and Joanne Mcclair

September 19, 2019

We have many memories of this very wonderful guy. He did many great things to helpy daughter Heidi and I will always be grateful for that. Bill will be forever missed by all who knew him especially his dear son Corey. Rip bill your in a beautiful place now.

Melanie Moore

September 19, 2019

I have so many memories of you Bill that it's difficult to mention just one. Thank you for all you did for me in my early teenage years. I will never forget your kindness. I promise you that I will always be there for Cory so you and Debbie will never have to worry. Rest in peace Bill, you will be missed.