Bill Green
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Obituary of Bill Green

GREEN:  William John “Bill”
Peacefully at home with loved ones at his side on Sunday, November 10, 2019, in Peterborough, Ontario at the age of 77.   He faced his cancer with dignity and courage. Bill was born on February 28, 1942 in Mimico, Toronto.  He attended John English Public School, Mimico High, and New Toronto Teacher’s College. Bill started teaching in September 1962 in Longbranch.  He moved to Peterborough in 1968 and was a highly respected and valued Teacher, Vice Principal and Principal with the Peterborough Board of Education. His enjoyable and rewarding career spanned 35 years.  He positively impacted the lives of many young people while working alongside compassionate and committed teaching colleagues.  Bill was an avid athlete from the young age of 9, playing organized baseball and hockey in Mimico.   He continued playing these two sports after moving to Peterborough well into his 70s.  Bill loved sports and also enjoyed fishing, golfing, kayaking, snowmobiling, and cycling with Lori and friends.  He also loved playing bridge and euchre. Bill often recalled happy times spent at the cottage on Gold Lake with his former wife Mary, his boys and Mary’s family.  Bill is deeply loved and tremendously missed by his partner and wife of 27 years, Lori Pettersone-Green.  He was a loving father and will be dearly missed by his sons Allan (Catherine) and Brian. Bill will also be forever missed and loved by his and Lori’s chosen daughter, Molly Gibson Kirby.  Bill will be lovingly remembered by his sister Ruth (Paul Schaub) and their sons Andrew and David (Karen) and their grand-daughter Violet.  He is predeceased by his parents John “Jack” Green and Elsie Alexander of Mimico.  Bill will be dearly missed by his cousins Charlotte (Al) Eichler, Jim (Kathy) Anderson, Bill Alexander, and Heather-Jane (Mike) Maurice, and their families.  Bill will be remembered lovingly by his in-laws Lynn Hill (Brian Norman), and Paul (Karla) Pettersone.  Bill was a loving uncle of Tracy (Trevor) Comeau,  Katie (Jay) Clarke, Becky (Nick) King, Michael (Emily) Norman, Leigh Norman (Jordan Fitzgerald), Bradley (Ginny) Pettersone, and the late Meredith Pettersone.  Sadly missed by his 10 great nieces and nephews. Bill will be affectionately remembered by his many dear friends, former team mates, bridge buddies, teaching colleagues and his family for his fun-loving zest for life, his sense of humour, his friendliness and helpfulness to all. Bill was grateful for his active, fun and happy life.  He did what he enjoyed doing with the people he cared about.  Visitation will be held at ASHBURNHAM FUNERAL HOME, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough, on Friday, November 15th from 1 p.m.  A Celebration of Bill’s Life will begin at 2:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.  If desired, donations to Hospice Peterborough would be appreciated.

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Friday
15
November

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019
Ashburnham Funeral Chapel
840 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Visitation
Friday
15
November

Celebration of Life

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019
Ashburnham Funeral Chapel
840 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Celebration of Life
Friday
15
November

Reception

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, November 15, 2019
Ashburnham Funeral Chapel
840 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Reception
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