Bill Bentley

A photo of Bill Bentley


Moose Lodge,
110 Duke Street, Wallaceburg
Friday May 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.



William (Bill) Bentley, at the age of 88, passed away on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance with his family by his side. Bill was the loving partner for 39 years of Tilly Plat. He was from a family of 11 children and raised 8 children of his own – Stephen (Vickie), Barbara, Dan (Jane), Pam (Jim), Shirley (Chris), Hettie, Tim (Coleen), and Sarah.  Bill was a hard working man who loved the simple life. He always made time for his family, friends, and running his beagles.  What   mattered most to him was being with family and friends watching a game of hockey or baseball, or being outdoors enjoying some fishing or hunting.  His fun loving pranks and friendship will be sadly missed by all who had the good fortune to know and love him. 

A private family gathering will be held Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home. 

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will take place Friday, May 20th, 2022, in Wallaceburg at the Moose Lodge, 110 Duke Street, beginning at 3pm. All are welcome to attend. 

Friends wishing to remember Bill with a memorial donation are asked to consider Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

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To: Uncle Bill's Family, We were sad to hear of Uncle Bill's passing and sad for your loss. Uncle Bill will always be one of our favorite Uncles. Forever in our loving memories. Beth ,Victoria, Emma and Bryce

Words cannot fill the void in all of our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to all the Bentley family. Our memories of Uncle Bill will last forever. Vada & Don

Sorry to here of passing of Bill. I was always happy to see your father at the cement plant or at our place with his dogs on a hunt. He not only smiled with his face but had a smile in his eyes. Good guy.

Steve, Vickie, Tim and family So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Hope all your memories will help you through these difficult time. John & Linda Lewis

To Tilly and all the family we are saddened to hear about your loss , we send our condolences and prayers.

To Tilly and all the family we are saddened to hear about your loss , we send our condolences and prayers.

So very sorry for your loss. Our many thoughts of sympathy and prayers are with you and all of your family. RIP Bill 💙🙏💔 Susan & Brad Smith & Family

There is no number I could use to describe the memories I have from my childhood with Bill. I don't ever recall a time we were able to drive past 3 maples in Alvinston and not stop for ice cream. I am truly sorry for your loss.

At this sad time may you find comfort in the knowledge that there are others who care about your loss and are remembering you. Treasure your memories of the times you had with Bill.

So sorry for you loss. He was a great man. We truly enjoyed his company at the field trials and he will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for him and the entire family.

Steve and Vickie, Travis and Tristan and the entire Bentley family. Thinking of all of you during this sad time. Remember and treasure the memories, We have heard many interesting stories of Bill, raising his children, hunting, raising beagles and enjoying life in general. Our sincere condolences to all.of you!

Sending sincere sympathy to Bills family.

Thinking of Uncle Bill’s kids, my cousins, at this time of tremendous loss. The pain of losing a beloved dad is sad and fills your heart with sorrow, because he cherished your lives and loved you well. I remember times long ago with Uncle Bill, mostly at the reunions. His larger than life presence and child- like approach to life would draw everyone into whatever pranks or laughs he orchestrated, and he made sure that all participated in the fun. The last time that I saw him, he was passing through Kingston with Tilly, on an adventure to the east coast. We ate dinner overlooking Lake Ontario, and he was relaxed and happy. Steve, Barb, Dan, Pam, Shirley, Hettie, Tim, Sarah, and Tilly. I am so sorry for the loss of your loving dad/partner.

Dan,Tim and families Our sincerest condolences to you and your family I haven’t seen him or you for a long time but I do remember him from watching our ball games Terry and Sandee Campbell

My prays are with Bill family at this time, RIP Bill

Dear Tilly & family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

My thoughts are with the family. Bill was a nice man and will be missed by many! Take care of yourselves!

Dear Tilly and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My sincere condolences. Hugs.

Tilly, I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing! Keep all of the memories of the great times you had close to your heart it will help you get through this difficult time. My condolences to all of his children, though I only knew Sarah. Hugs my friend. ~Denise

Very sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Tilly and family…. My deepest condolences to each of you….

So sorry to hear of your loss. Remember the good times! Love Eva

Tim and Family...our deepest sympathy for your loss...we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, and should you need anything pls dont hesitate to reach out

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Pat

Very sorry for your loss Tilly. Bill was a great man. Hope you are doing well.

My condolences to the family

So sorry Tilly ,our sympathy to you and the family . Bill was a great guy . We went to the same one room school many years ago . Rest in Peace Bill .

Our deepest condolences to Tilly and the Bentley family. We are going to miss ‘Neighbour Bill’. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tilly, Sarah and family So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers! Please extend my sympathy to the rest of the family

Friend You gave no one a last farewell, nor ever said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. A million times we will miss you, a million times we will cry. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God took you home. We will meet again some day I know in a better place. We thank God he made you our friend while you were here on earth. Loved beyond words, missed beyond measure. Always and forever in our hearts. Jeff and Mary Hill

Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to all family members.

Tim and The Bentley Families, so sorry for your loss, Bill loved his family and was so proud of all of you.

So sorry for your lose

Uncle Bill will greatly missed. We have so many great memories of him. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Our deepest condolences to Tilly and the entire Bentley family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Best brother in law ever

Our sincere condolences to you, Pam and Jim, and the extended family. Losing a parent is so difficult, treasure the wonderful memories.

To all the Bentley family my very deepest condolences to you at this time. RIP Mr. Bentley.

Tilly, Sarah and Bentley family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, may you find comfort in the memories you have created over the years,