Passed away in Montreal on October 7, 2019. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 40 years Donna Clifford, his children Douglas and Tina, his grandson Grayson, his sister Andrea Kukura as well as many friends. He is predeceased by his brother Nicholas.
Family will receive condolences at Voluntas (4695, boul. St-Jean, DDO (Qc) H9H 2A7) on Monday October 14, 2019 as of 1:00 p.m. A short service will follow at 3:00 p.m.
Arr. Entrusted to Voluntas (Voluntas.ca | (514) 695-7979).
Jonathan CormierOctober 9, 2019 at 12:41 pm
so sorry for everyone’s loss..love you Will and will miss you always xoxo
Frank NichiloOctober 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm
My sympathies, could not attend, dialysis day!!
MaureenOctober 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm
That wonderful schevious smile. Your many friends in the Bahamas sadly mourn your loss
Danielle LarocqueOctober 9, 2019 at 1:52 pm
My deepest sympathies to my friend Andrea for the lost of your brother as well as to Donna , Tina and Doug.
PIerre ProulxOctober 9, 2019 at 3:50 pm
My Deepest Sympathies
John and Louise BulmerOctober 9, 2019 at 5:42 pm
So sorry for your loss. Willy was a great, kind person.
William MenziesOctober 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm
Tina, Martha and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family in this difficult time.
Tony Adderley, Freeport BahamasOctober 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm
What a pleasure to have met you Willy. You were always a kind and outstanding gentlemen. Will miss you Willy.
Tony Adderley, Freeport BahamasOctober 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm
It was a pleasure to have met you Willy. You were always fine gentleman whose altruistic qualities were second to none. Sleep on my friend.
Evelyn B. RobertsOctober 10, 2019 at 10:41 am
My deepest Sympathy to Donna and family. It was a pleasure having met you. A kind gentleman.
Adam RiettieOctober 14, 2019 at 10:47 am
Never had the pleasure of meeting you in person Willy, but you live on through your son Doug! The man he is, only adds testament to the man you were, so Rest In Peace Willy and Gods speed!
Gina EagletonOctober 15, 2019 at 8:32 pm
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Donna I remember Willy and you in our younger days when he worked with Dennis and Jim so sorry for your loss
Audrey SweeneyOctober 16, 2019 at 11:11 am
My condolences to you and your family Donna I’m gina and Dennis daughter
Ron RehelOctober 16, 2019 at 11:15 pm
I had not seen Willy since college and I guess, as often is the case, life circumstances never reunited us. I wish it had. Willy was an outstanding fellow. I reach out to his wife and family and offer my heartfelt condolences.
RobinJanuary 16, 2020 at 12:55 pm
My deepest condolences to Donna,Tina, and Doug. Willy will be greatly missed. When I left McGil University after almost 2 decades to become a CEO of PowerGlobe Corporation, I had met Willy. I was so fed up with high stress level and interdepartmental politics that I have resigned as CEO. Willy and I teamed to start a small two-man renovation enterprise. It was quite a career change from genetic research, teaching as well as working in the dept of information systems resources not to mention being a CEO. Willy never once judge nor questioned my choice and welcomed me with open arms. He taught me building codes with respect to construction and renovation. At the same time making working and learning an enjoyable experience. He was master craftman, master painter and unmatched skillful problem solver. At the time, I was diagnosed with a progressive autoimmune diseases rheumatoid arthritis, hence the desire to work with my hand constructively building things as Lord Jesus Christ has done. Our partnership and endeavor ended shortly after a year due to the rapid progression of the aforementioned disease. However, short it was, it was a pleasure working with Willy. We kept in touch for the last 18 years and remained close friends. Willy was my brother, mentor and friend. He was an amazing father to his children – Tina, and Doug, devoted husband to his wife Donna of 40 years. He was a comedian with a wicked devilish smile that would charm any living being on Earth and beyond. To his family and friends, Willy was non-judgemental, open-minded, compassionate and loved everyone unconditionally. He would literally give the shirt off his back to help anyone in need. Not once in 18 years of knowing Wily did I ever hear him say a negative comment about anyone. Willy may no longer physically be with us but he reside in spirit and love within our heart and memories forever. God bless you my brother. May you rest in peace.