William Alec THORLEY

Born: Tue., Jun. 9, 1931
Died: Fri., Mar. 27, 2020

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THORLEY, William Alec

Peacefully in the early hours at West Lake Terrace on Friday March 27, 2020 Bill Thorley passed away after struggling with dementia and other health issues.

Survived by his much loved and cherished partner Mary, pre-deceased by his wife Kay in October 2000 and survived by family in southern Ontario and England.

Bill served in the R.A.M.C. in England, where he was born and in Canada with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment. Bill was an avid lover of anything to do with railroading and was the charter president of the local model railroad club and travelled many times to conferences meeting notable people such as Dustin Hoffman, Sidney Poitier and former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. In his career and business of painting he worked for celebrities such as the late Robert and Heather Urich and Burt Reynolds.

As Bill requested there will be no visitation or service and cremation has taken place.

Thanks to the Dr.'s and nurses at PECMH and West Lake Terrace for the care Bill received.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton, ON


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Ronald Hotston
   Posted Wed April 01, 2020
Dear Mary:
Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Bill. We had known Bill for so many years and we know that you certainly were a great part of the good life he lived. His illness was so sad for a man who loved to chat with everyone. We are thinking of you during this sad time.

Ron and Helen Hotston

Vivian Kimball
   Posted Sat April 04, 2020
Hi Mary
It has been a while since we have been in touch and hopefully we can connect again in the near future.
So sorry to hear of Bill. My prayers are with you at this time.
Hugs - Vivian

Angela Schofield-Kennedy
   Posted Sat April 04, 2020
Dear Mary,
We are thinking of you! SORRY to hear of Bill's passing. We met you both at Cuatro Palmas Resort in Cuba many years ago! When Bill serenaded us on the bus back to Nova Scotia! oh the memories we shared in those 2 weeks. We'll never forget! :) We always talked of driving up to see you both! But...family and work slowed us down from doing that. Hold his memories close! Take Care!

Mike & Angela (Schofield) Kennedy
Rob & Shelley Schofield
from Nova Scotia

Monica Alyea
   Posted Sun April 05, 2020
Hi Mary,

I am so sorry for your loss. I had numerous conversations with Bill over the years and we always ended up with something to laugh about. And I loved his stories - with exaggeration or not! Please know I am thinking about you in these difficult times on so many fronts.

sincerely, Monica Alyea

Kristine Dingman
   Posted Sun May 03, 2020
I am so very sad to hear of Mr.Thorley's passing. He was a kind and generous heart. We shared many smiles and dark rums together. Cheers Mr.Thorley !

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