William Bill Hamilton Black

December 16, 1921January 27, 2013
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BLACK, William (Bill) Hamilton - At home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Kay Black. Dear father of Barry (Barbara) and Jerry (Judy). Proud grandfather of Kathy Perrier (Graham), Brady, Cheryl McIver (John) and Bryan (Anna). A great grandfather to Ashlyn, Rowan and Lachlan. Brother of Elvin (Doris), late Lloyd (Irene) and the late Maurice (late Isobel). Brother-in-law to late Margaret Prince, Maisie Prince (late Albert), late Edith Prince and Cecelia Whittaker (late Charlie). Remembered by many nieces and nephews. Served in the RCAF during World War II in Dartmouth, NS. Active member of the communities of Timmins, Elliot Lake, and Sault Ste. Marie and highly respected in the construction industry. Enjoyed Northern Ontario life including swimming and snow shoeing in his 90th year. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. A funeral service will follow in the chapel at 3 pm. Mrs. Janet Norman officiating. Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Expressions of sympathy may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2013

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James Sloots

February 11, 2013

It is with much sadness that we reflect on our neighbour Bill, a gentleman of wit, charm, humour and deep character. It was an ordained gift that we settled in Sault Ste. Marie next to him ('97-'06). He invited us over to his house to spend our first New Year's a mere 6 weeks after moving in. It was a privilege to get to know him, and his sunny disposition, which truly demonstrated patience in adversity. We made of point of visiting him every time we returned to the Sault, with our last visit this past summer. We missed him after moving, and will miss him even more now. We look forward to the day that we will meet again and find great comfort in that fact.

Barry, Jerry and family, our deepest sympathy on the loss of this wonderful man.

James, Kirsten, Tamsin, Jacob, Katie and Anna Sloots

February 9, 2013

Barb and Barry: Betty and I just heard of your loss. Our sincerest sympathies are with you and your Family.
Ivan and Betty Harris

Daphne and Peter Hurley

February 2, 2013

Jerry and Judy: Your father was a kind and wonderful person. We loved both seeing him at Christmas and hearing about your internet conversations. We are sad that he is no longer there for you.

Flash & Heather Therrien

February 1, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

February 1, 2013

Jerry, Judy, and the girls. We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandy & Serge

John & Sandra Cudmore

February 1, 2013

Jerry, Judy and family: Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one - Dad, Grandfather and Father-in-law. Mr. Black was a dear, sweet man with a keen mind, young spirit - a real gentleman. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came to NS or chatting on the computer at your place. His wonderful qualities lives on in your family.

Corinne Hamel

January 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Corinne & Bob

Dale Roddick

January 31, 2013

Sorry to hear this news.
Our condolences to you and your families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dale and Ann

Joan Boychuk

January 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of the loss of "Mr Black". I live on the street behind and have known him for years and would often chat with him when he would be out on his bike/trike. He told me many times how he loved to fish and would love to be able to go out in the boat when he went visiting....He certainly was a kind thoughtful and caring man

Stan Gordon

January 31, 2013

Dear Bill,

I was thinking about emailing you soon to see what capers you might have been up to. I loved trading emails with you, and knowing that this will be my last message to you dampens the eyes and constricts the throat. Saying a final goodbye was not expected.

I'll miss helping you tinker around with your trike and, afterwards, chatting over a cup of coffee and one of your homemade muffins. But your spirit carries on, and I'll still be watching for you to come flying down the street on that big blue machine with a load of groceries in the back.

Thank you, Bill. I am richer for having known you.