Celebration of Life


Saturday, March 2, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Old Richmond Road, Nepean

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Submitted by adele on Mon, 02/05/2024 - 01:42:PM

Peacefully on Saturday, February 3 at the age of 88.  Beloved husband of Vickie Townson, much-loved father of Catherine Cameron (Douglas), Valerie Albrecht (Dan Hamilton) and Jennifer Hughes-Fennell (William Fennell, deceased).  Bill’s grandchildren, Jeremy Kennelly, Sean Kennelly, Michael Kennelly, Zachary Desson, Molly Desson, Isaac Desson, their spouses and partners, and his eleven great-grandchildren will be missing their “Papy”.  Bill was predeceased by his son-in-law, Kevin Kennelly.

Bill is remembered for his resilience, strength, kindness, quick wit and ability to make each person he met feel special.  He most enjoyed his family, his love of science fiction, and his weekly golf games with his buddies at Hylands.

Many thanks to the staff at Peter D. Clark Long Term Care for their care and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Old Richmond Road, Nepean, followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bruyère Foundation.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/07/2024 - 06:55:AM


Norman & Pearl Fennell

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Vickie and all Bill's family. We always enjoyed our visits with him. He will be missed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/09/2024 - 03:33:PM


David Brewer

Dear Vickie, deepest condolences in you loss of Bill. You and the family are in my prayers. I fondly remember working wit Bill many years ago. David Brewer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/09/2024 - 06:29:PM


Ian and Penny Ashe

We were saddened to hear last Sunday of your loss and please accept our sincere condolences. Ian and Penny

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/10/2024 - 11:32:PM


John Reade

Dear Vicky
Even though we haven’t seen Bill in a while we still speak kindly of him when we gather for golf. He will always be in our prayers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/01/2024 - 02:30:PM


Charlotte Muluila

Dear Vickie,

I know there are no words that can ease the pain that the entire family are going true
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
My heart goes out to you for the loss of papa Bill
It was such a pleasure , privilege and honour of taking care of papa Bill
He was an incredible smart, polite to anyone, funny, fascinated with plane, and thoughtful person may his memory live on forever
May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging turbulence
Please accept my condolences
Vickie remember love never die

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 03/02/2024 - 11:33:AM


Elaine Patterson and Ron Kanagaki

Dear Vickie, We are so sorry that we could not be with you in person today, but we are with you in spirit. So very sorry for your loss of a wonderful partner.

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