A gathering of family and friends will take
place at the Blenheim Legion (downstairs)
on Monday September 17, 2018
beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday September 17, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
George William “Bill” Bourdeau of Blenheim passed away on Thursday September 13, 2018 at the age of 85 years. He was the last surviving member of his family having been predeceased by his parents Thomas & Norma (Manning) Bourdeau and by his sisters Margie Martin and Joanne Moore.
He was loved for many years by his wife Lynne Gardiner and her children Heather Gardiner (late Raymond Baylis) & Franco Palazzi and Melissa Gardiner & James Traxler. He was an awesome grandfather to Hunter Baylis, Rylan Traxler and Grace Traxler. He will be remembered fondly by his mother-in-law Irene Hall (late Albert C. Hall) and by his sister-in-law whose name is also Irene Hall.
Bill was an accountant who worked for many years at and retired from Mallory Industries. He loved life and lived it like there was no tomorrow. He golfed, he curled, he travelled and he gambled just enough. His undeniable charm and outgoing personality afforded him the opportunity to meet many people from many walks of life including the legendary Johnny Cash who he had a drink with under a bridge in Chatham. He loved old country music…especially Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. It was without question however, that the friends Bill loved being surrounded by the most were his friends at the Blenheim Legion where he spent hours playing pool and cards.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday September 17, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 and will be followed by a gathering of family and friends at the Blenheim Legion beginning at 6:00 p.m.