Obituary of John "Bill" William Rathbone
John (Bill) William Rathbone, age 67, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 3, 2019, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, surrounded by friends and family.
He was born April 23, 1952 to John and Ilene Rathbone, the second of two children. He was a graduate (1971) of Sir Wilfrid Laurier C.I. and graduated with a BSc. in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario in 1975. Bill worked as a sales representative in Toronto for Xerox, Yellow Pages, and Royal Lepage, where he displayed his exceptional sociability, charisma, and sense of humour. Bill loved movies, cars, skiing, and spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his children, John, Daniel, and Elizabeth, his sister Sharon, his grandchildren, Jack and Isla, and his nieces and nephews.
Bill will be put to rest in a private burial, with a public memorial to take place in the future.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Bill be directed to "The Palliative Care Unit", in care of the Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
Please share your memories, photos and sentiments of John's (Bill) life here at his memorial webpage.
Uniquely entrusted to eco Cremation & Burial Services Inc.
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