Peacefully passed at the Sault Area Hospital on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Sandra. Dear father of Suzanne Childs (David) and Tracey Pillart (Joe). Grandfather of Amanda, Ashley, Alexandra, Danielle and Kaylie. Loving brother of Charles Shepherd (Ailie) and Mary Ellen Brouillard (Bernard). Uncle of several nieces and nephews. Friend and companion “Max”. Bill devoted many years in the steel industry. He established Grove Storage and Elder Flower Adult Daycare in Philadelphia and Bruce Street Storage in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. He was active in the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce and CIBPA. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 11 am until time of funeral service at 2 pm. Mrs. Helen Smith officiating. Memorial contributions to the Humane Society may be accepted by the Arthur Funeral Home and would be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com.