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September 20, 2015

William “Bill” Ronald Nelson died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine hospital, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in his 77th year. Bill will be remembered by his wife, Evelyn McInnes; his brother, John (Walterine) Nelson of Owen Sound; his children, Faye (Brad) Kirkconnell of Kincardine, Dawn (Garry) McKinnon of Atikokan, Kim McBride of Kincardine, and Tim (Colleen) McInnes of Georgetown; his grandchildren, Craig (Kelly), Jason, Rachel (Jerry), Shelby, Emma, and Aidan; his seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was an imposing figure in the community and not just in stature. He was a loving family man who had a heart of gold, exuded the warmth of a winter fireplace and always had a soft spot for his grandchildren. Bill grew up on the family farm on the B-Line with his uncles, Alf Hartwick and Harold Hartwick; his mother, Lenore; and his brother, Jack. Most would remember Bill as a town cop who, in many cases, preferred to give out warnings over issuing a ticket. He started his police career in Kincardine under the tutelage of chief Earl Wrightson and constable Ken Fry. He also held police officer positions in Lucknow and Newmarket before becoming a security guard with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Not one to sit idle, Bill also ventured into the butchering field at the Butcher Boy and owned and operated Kincardine Dairy Queen for 11 years, with Evelyn. He then finished off his working career driving taxi in Kincardine. Bill was also involved in the community with perhaps his biggest contribution being the charter president of the Kincardine and District Lions Club. While a Lion, he cooked up a storm with his “Willy’s Chili” recipe that warmed the hearts and souls of many a folk, while at the same time, raising funds for Lions Club projects. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kincardine Legion, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. Expressions of sympathy should be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Huron Shores Cremation Services, 1-888-982-8175, with a memorial on-line at

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