St. James, William Isaac
August 17, 2023


On August 17, 2023, William (Bill) St. James passed away at the age of 76.

He is survived by his loving wife Orise, his daughter Melissa, son in law Marc-Andre, son Matthew and his adored grandchildren, Antoine, Amélya and Connor. He also leaves behind his brothers Gerard, Benny, and his sister Isabelle. He joins his beloved sister Gail in heaven.

Also leaves behind his mother-in-law Vera, sisters-in-law Johanne and Veronique, stepdaughter Melissa, stepson Jordan and grandchildren Lyric, Muse and Maeve.

He joins his father Leonard and his mother Lydia St. James at the Protestant Cemetery in St. Constant.

We will miss your sense of humour, your sweet smile, your generosity, your kindness and having drinks together, you were always the life of the party.

Bill managed his own company successfully (Resistaloy Inc.) for more than 45 years. He was the best boss you could ever have. He leaves behind his loyal employees Jean François and Simona.

At his request there will be no service. A celebration of his life is being planned.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas.

24 responses

  1. Marc-André

    September 8, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    You were a great man like a father for me I wanted to thank you for everything I hope to see you again one day rest in peace. Love you Bill.

  2. Orise Seguin

    September 8, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    September 8, 2023 at 2:40pm
    I love you very much sweetheart, after my dream of you, I know you are in a good place. Leave the door open for me Babe.

  3. Liz Oliver

    September 8, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Bill, only new for a few years but we sure made some lasting memories. Going to miss you walking behind Orise when we were face timing. R.I.P. Catch up with you on my next journey.

  4. Gay Grannary

    September 8, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am sad about your loss, Bill. A regret is not recently getting a chance to catch up. I love you, Cousin, and have always enjoyed our long-lasting tongue-in-cheek rivalry. Rest in peace.

  5. P. Lorraine St. James Lapalme

    September 8, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Bill’s family and friends.

  6. Gerry

    September 8, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Bill, you had a tough beginning with asthma, but you overcame it . Sadly, now fate has dealt you a bad hand when you least expected it. I will miss discussing various subjects and problems with you, and listening to your wit and quick repartee. We will meet again at that “big cribbage game up there”.

  7. Linda Gates Campbell

    September 8, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    Bill, I am so glad I had the opportunity to really get to know you when I visited you and Orise. You made such a lovely couple and were so suited to each other. Bill, I only wish I had known you longer. You had a heart of gold and were such a kind loving man. You will be sadly missed.

  8. Lisa Marie Proulx

    September 8, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    It’s been a pleasure having you as a client and chatting it up! It was easy to see you were a loving husband and a wonderful man! You’ll sure be missed, may you RIP!

  9. Barbara McConachie Jones

    September 8, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    My sincere condolences on Bill’s passing.

  10. Deborah Lapointe

    September 9, 2023 at 10:23 am

    So very sorry to hear of Bills passing , my condolences to all of the family,

  11. Carl St. James

    September 9, 2023 at 10:46 am

    I was very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a good soul, and I will miss the discussions of current events and travel, and the many jokes. I will also miss the times when Bill would join my father and I for an animated game of cards. RIP Bill.

  12. Linda Hall

    September 9, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Bill, I was honored to be part of your wedding to my dear friend Iris. You became a part of our family/friends group even if it was too short a time. RIP Bill

  13. Sharon Lucas-Palmer (Isabelle's daughter)

    September 9, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Uncle Billy, I have the best memories of you from my childhood and I will miss you very much. May the angels take care of you and I know you are with Aunt Gail, Memere and Pepere now.

  14. Debbie McCarthy (Isabelle’s eldest)

    September 9, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    Uncle Billy, you were larger than life. We will all miss you. We will cherish our memories from the farm, playing cards, playing RISK, cooking up some great meals and taking part in some very lively discussions. Never a dull moment. We know you are with Aunt Gail and Memere and Pepere. Rest easy, Uncle Billy. Xx

  15. Roxanne Ross

    September 9, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    Bill you were you so good to my mom . You were so good to my mom! You were of course also so good to your children and (from where I stood ) good to Dianne too. You always protected your family… always in their corner, taking care of business fiercely and with love. A stand up family man. Thank you for all the love and care you gave.

  16. Ron Friend

    September 9, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to my 2nd family (Isabelle, Gerard & Benney). We were neighbors & Billy was my best friend. I will cherish all the memories forever. Rest in Peace Billy. All my best goes out to Orise, Melissa & Matthew.

  17. Linda Miller & William O'Reilly

    September 10, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Our deepest condolences.

  18. Susan Williams

    September 10, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Bill was a wonderful man and loved by all who knew him

  19. Susan Williams

    September 10, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Bill was liked by all who knew him

  20. Maureen Nicholson

    September 10, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Always sad to hear of old school friends and neighbours leaving us. My condolences to Billy’s
    family and close friends.


    September 11, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Dear William, (Bill) , how you will be missed. You were my shining star. You carved your way in this life, and left a legacy your family will be proud of. No one was left behind. You were tenacious, never relenting, at whatever task you attacked. You kept RESISTALOY flourishing for over forty years. Bill, my grief is great, and I tackle my sanity, that this has to be a mistake. I may be the big sister, but you, Bill were the “go to” guy for me and others. You had the answers. We enjoyed great time s playing cards and cooking great meals, especially when mom and dad were still with us. I recall cooking a turkey for you and Orise, when you arrived in Florida. You will live forever in my heart dear Bill. Rest in Peace


    September 11, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    It was with great sadness that I received news of my uncle Bill’s sudden passing. My condolences to Orise, my cousins Matthew and Melissa, and to my father, Gerard whom I know will miss the regular card games that were a great source of humour and friendly competition. The good ones leave us far too soon. Rest in peace, Bill.

  23. Carmen Paquin

    September 13, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Being married to Billy’s cousin Ian St James (deceased 2017) in my later life was one laugh after another what with the great conversations we had and the meals we cooked and baked. Getting together with Billy and Orise here and also in Florida was always fun. Seeing Ian, Billy, Ron Friend and Donnie St James eating pizza in our house six or so years ago was a scream. The large St James family has always been great to know, Billy being one of the funniest. He really was a “good guy” as was his email address. It’s nice to know you are with Ian. Rest in peace, Billy, wherever you are.

  24. Dany Goulet

    December 29, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    All my condelances to the family.


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