Bill Carnegie

A photo of Bill Carnegie

It is with great sadness that the family of William Ross “Bill” Carnegie announces his passing on November 11, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Chatham on December 28th, 1946 Bill was the son of the late Ross Carnegie and Josephine Ford (Turner).  Predeceased by his step father Calvin Ford.  Bill was the loving companion of Rose Simpson.  He was a proud father of Andrea Gebal (Ed), William Ross Carnegie Jr (Cindy) and Carl Carnegie.  Step father to Sherry, Shelley (Harold), Daniel (Penny), Andrew (Melissa) and nine step grandchildren.  Grandfather to Nicholas, Allison, Austin, Zack, Makalia, Jayden and Sam.  Bill will be dearly missed by his brothers Jim Carnegie (Judy) and Douglas Carnegie (Darlene), by his step sister Beverly and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his family, Bill will be greatly missed by his good friends Paul Phillips and Henry Aartsen and his best friend “Carson”.

At an early age, Bill determined that he wanted to be a police officer and served a long career starting out in OPP Dispatch in Chatham before transitioning to a Police Officer at the age of 21.  His career spanned 30 years when he retired at the age of fifty.  To fill his days in retirement he enjoyed driving a gravel truck for Sykes Trucking for many years.  He also enjoyed his many travels and his time spent with friends including the late Howard Zimmer and his good friend George Hurst in Florida.

A special thanks to the staff at the Chatham-Kent Hospice for their exceptional kindness and compassion, his brother Jim for his daily visits and support and to Pastor Bill Terris for his visits and prayers during the last week.

Cremation has taken place.  As per Bill’s wishes there will be no service.  In memory of Bill, at tree will be planted in the spring on Bill and Rose’s property.  Donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice are appreciated.

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I have just heard of Bill’s passing. Very sorry to hear this. He was very proud of his career in policing. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends.

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing Rose. We wondered why we hadn’t seen him for some time at Jack’s.

Sad to hear of his passing..condolences to the families..may he rest in peace

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sorry to hear of Bill's passing.

My deepest sympathies to the families ..was a friend of my deceased father DOUG as to how I met him

Our deepest condolences to your family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Sadness.

My condolences to Jim & Judy and all family and friends of Bill.

so sorry for your loss.

Rose, Please know that we are thinking of you and send our sympathy to you and your family members.

Rest in peace,you earned it,a true community copper.

Rose & The Carnegie Family Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. Doug & Pat

Worked many times with Bill. I will miss his pearls of wisdom. So sorry for your loss

Rose. Sorry for your loss.Thinking of you at this time Cory Simpson

Jim and Judy so sorry for your loss. Sincerest sympathy. Fred & Kaye

Rest in Peace my friend , You werw a servie to your community and Province

Rose, Jim & Judy, Doug & Dee & families, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Jim & Judy; Sorry to read of your brother's passing. Hope your good memories will bring you some solace. Share those memories often. Elaine & Garry Warriner

Thinking of you all!!!!! ❤

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time, big hugs ❤️

Rose & The Carnegie Family - Thoughts & Prayers Are With You . I enjoyed working with Bill . Sincere Condolences Don Roskamp Chatham Police Service ( ret )

Thinking of you Carl, Andrea and Bill. Love and prayers