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HIBBERTS, James William "Bill"

Hibberts, James

HIBBERTS, James William "Bill" - It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of James William “Bill” Hibberts, 76 years, of Windsor Junction. Bill passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Ron and Bessie (Pedigrew) Rayner. He was a beloved and devoted husband for 46 years to Ellen (Kerr) Hibberts, his soul mate and best friend. His children were his pride and joy; the centre of his universe, and he will be lovingly remembered by, Sean (Kathy) Hibberts of Sackville, Jeffery (Danielle) Hibberts of Fall River and Amanda (Matthew) Campbell of Oromocto. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren; Cassie Roy, and Aidan and Isla Hibberts. He cherished every second he spent with them and he would light up every time they were near. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind members of the Kerr family, Archie Dunham of Sackville, Jimmy Tanner of Debert, Al Bouchie of Ontario and his life-long friend, Frank (Susan) White of Windsor Junction. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Mary Dunham of Sackville. Bill served as a member of the Black Watch, in the Canadian Armed Forces, in Oromocto in the late 50s. He worked at the Halifax Regional Water Commission for 30 years before retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Bedford Lions Club and a legend in the bowling world, as a pin boy and a bowler. Bill was very proud of the house he built, where he resided for the past 41 years. He made amazing friends on Eagle Point Drive and he loved to spend time with all the neighbours. He considered himself the “Gatekeeper” of the street. Bill loved to laugh, tell stories, sing 50s songs, listen to music, collect Elvis memorabilia, manage his son’s hockey teams, carpool his children, pick weeds, race cars, drink Tim Hortons coffee, hunt, fish, play solitaire, and sit on his deck. He was best known for his dry sense of humour, sarcasm, quick wit, and mischievous nature. But more than anything, family was everything to him; he will be forever in their hearts. Sunday dinners will never be the same without him; he will be dearly missed. His infectious smile and loving soul will always be treasured and forever remembered. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and visitation will be held in TK Barnard Funeral Home, 85 Sackville Cross Road on Thursday, August 10 from 6-9 p.m. The memorial service will take place in St. Rose of Lima Church, 9 Jamieson Drive, Fall River, on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Interment to take place following the reception at Oakridge Memorial Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Road. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Rose of Lima Church would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.tkbarnardfuneralhome.ca.



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