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William "Bill" Cherrie

November 16, 1924 - September 25, 2020
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William "Bill" Cherrie

Bill died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.

Bill’s legacy is his large family. He was predeceased by his amazing wife Anita Marra, who died 11 years ago. He will be sorely missed by his 6 children Anne, Bill, Anita, Cathy, Pat, and Paul and their spouses. Bill has 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He leaves behind his only sister, Maureen Mullaney and will be missed by his companion, Mary Lou Buckridan.

Bill was born and raised in Windsor, attended Assumption College before serving with the Fleet Air Arms (English Division) during WWII. Bill returned to study at Western University where he met his wife Anita. They were married for 62 years. They had a large brood of kids, 5 under the age of 10, which kept them both hopping. He was an outstanding father. Bill had a successful career in insurance and was able to work hard, take care of his family and still find some time for his golf passion. He was the longest standing member at Essex Golf Club for 62 years and enjoyed every round. His last hole-in-one there was at the tender age of 88. Bill also enjoyed his bridge games, kept active on his computer, lived independently, and drove his car until a few months ago. Bill was a true gentleman. No one ever heard a mean word from him. He was a great listener and the best guy around to keep your confidences. Bill loved his music, especially the Big Band era and Sinatra. He was a marvellous dancer. His friends admired his sense of humour and easy-going nature. Bill was very committed to his faith and actively involved with his Church. It gave him much solace towards the end. Bill had an amazing 95 years and was blessed with loving family and friends throughout his life. We should all be so lucky. He was our hero and one heck of a role model.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s name at the Hospice of Windsor.

On Friday, October 2, 2020, reservations and personal face coverings are required to attend visitation from 3 -5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers will be held on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, October 3, 2020, reservations and personal face coverings are required to attend the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, at 11 a.m. You can reserve your time for visitation or seat for Mass at FamiliesFirst.ca (RSVP) or by calling directly. Cremation to follow.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday October 2, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    When
    Friday October 2, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location
    Families First - South Windsor
    Address
    3260 Dougall Ave
    WINDSOR, ON N9E 1S6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Parish prayers will be held at 4:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity for attendees to visit with the family following prayers.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday October 2, 2020 | 4:30pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Friday October 2, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Families First - South Windsor
    Address
    3260 Dougall Ave
    WINDSOR, ON N9E 1S6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Parish prayers will be held at 4:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity for attendees to visit with the family following prayers.
  • Third Visitation

    Friday October 2, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday October 2, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Families First - South Windsor
    Address
    3260 Dougall Ave
    WINDSOR, ON N9E 1S6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Parish prayers will be held at 4:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity for attendees to visit with the family following prayers.
  • Service

    Saturday October 3, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday October 3, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
    Address
    4401 Mount Royal Drive
    WINDSOR, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    On Saturday, October 3, 2020, reservations and personal face coverings are required to attend the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, at 11 a.m. You can reserve your time for visitation or seat for Mass at FamiliesFirst.ca (RSVP) or by calling directly. Cremation to follow. On Saturday, a livestream link of the Mass will be available on Bill’s online profile. PLEASE INDICATE IN THE COMMENTS WHETHER YOUR GROUP IS ABLE TO BE SEATED TOGETHER. This will maximize seating availability at the church.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: THE HOSPICE OF WINDSOR AND ESSEX COUNTY INC..

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Private Condolence
MZ

Mary & Sam Zaltz

Posted at 10:40am
Dear Cathy,

We send you our condolences on the loss of your beloved father. We know that you were very close with him. We hope that your fond and happy memories of him will comfort you during this sad time.
Thinking of you.
Mary & Sam Zaltz
BM

Bevin Melody

Posted at 02:22am
He beat me this day of this photo at Essex and never let me forget it:) I will miss my grandfather dearly as will all of his grandkids. He will watch over us all and continue to assist my backswing.
GS

George Sandala

Posted at 05:27pm
Many good memories with Bill not only golfing at Essex but also at our annual golf getaway to Springlake Resort in Florida. February 3, 2012 was special. That was the first time Bill shot his age and he needed a 2 putt to accomplish this feat. The attached video shows those 2 putts, together with a photo of his score card, followed by a celebration dinner that night. Memories also include the gang at Bill’s 90th birthday party. The flag half mast at Essex Golf & Country Club honours Bill as a final tribute to a true and outstanding gentleman whom I will miss dearly.
FD

Funeral Director

Posted at 02:59pm
Deepest condolences to the Cherrie family. Your love and fond memories will be of comfort.
Love and prayers
Bianca (Romano) DeLuca.
MB

Mary Brannagan

Posted at 05:18pm
Dear Cathy and Patti,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and your families at this sad time.
Sincerely,
Mary Brannagan , Denise Barlow ( Lariviere), Marilyn Holwell (McKrow)
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