The death occurred on Monday, February 18, 2013 at The Pines, Bracebridge of Bill Mar.
Beloved husband of Gerri. Dear father of Carey (Carolyn), Colin (Karla) and Melanie (Timo).
A Memorial Service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. A reception to follow in Sutherland Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations to:
The Pines, 98 Pine Street, Bracebridge ON P1L 1N3.,
Sunnybrook Foundation, H332-2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 on-line donation to sunnybrook.ca/research, top right corner click on donate now and fill information (by mail or email please indicate the donation is in memory of Bill Mar) or
Huntsville Hospital Foundation, 4-100 Frank Miller Dr. Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7
Bill Mar took the time to start a Judo Club at the Huntsville High School in the late 1960’s. He was a tough instructor. I remember he had one RCMP, a few students from the High School, and even some gals; there were maybe a dozen of us. I was not one of his best students but I could see you really had to work hard to be graded. Much respect for that man. Sorry to see him leave so soon.
my thoughts are with you Gerri
Leslie (Jewell) Tempest
Dear Carey, Colin, Melanie & Gerri;My thoughts have been with you since learning of your dad’s/Bill’s passing while I was away. I fondly remember my time spent at your place and the invaluable role your dad played in our community. Blessings and prayers,
Kim (Bell) Gordon
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I have fond memories of my Dad and him having LONG talks outside the post office. He was a gentle and kind soul.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You and your family will be in my thoughts. I hope you are surrounded with much love and support during this horrible time.
Don, Nadine and Ken Dipock
Dear Gerri, Carey, Colin, and Melanie,We were sorry to read of the passing of Bill. We fondly recall Bill as the DJ for our wedding and all the technical help he provided Huntsville Publlic School. Please know that you have plenty of support in this difficult time.
With sympathy and prayers,
Don and Nadine Diplock
Joy Salmon Moon
Dear Melanie, I am sad to hear of the death of your father. I did not know him, but since moving north twelve years ago I have met many many people who did. The moment I say you are my doctor, they say “Oh
Dear Gerri and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I fondly remember him being behind the sound and light controls at many a Rotary show I participated in. I know he was always so proud of the accomplishments of his talented children. My sincere condolences to you all. Lynn PS I didn’t know he was at the Pines. My brother is also there.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Mrs. Mar… A former stuent
Alison Moy (Young)
Aunt Gerri, Carey, Colin and Melanie,I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. He is remembered fondly for his warm, caring smile, his gentle nature and his dry wit. Love to you all in this difficult time.
Win and Martha Watson
Dear Geri, We didn’t get a chance to talk to you at Sutherland Hall today, but it was so wonderful to meet Carey and see Colin and Melanie and talk to them. They spoke so lovingly of their dad and of you and of your whole family.Of course, we think of you mostly as one of the very best teachers that Dan ever had, and we remain so very grateful for that. He thinks the world of you, and so do we. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Geri. Blessings, Win and Martha
Dear Geri and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill, we fondly remember him as the quiet man who always helped out at HPS for any concerts that our kids were involved in….please know we are thinking of you and sending love and hugs, Tom, Evelyn Jennifer, Catriona, Courtney, TJ Coker xo
Geri, I am so sorry to here of Bills passing. Stay strong…hope to see you Fri if not we are long overdue a visit!!! Didnt get to patricias or would have had a chat there.with love & prayers
Angela Habraken (Young)
Dear Aunt Gerri, Carey, Colin and Melanie,My heart goes out to you and your families at this very difficult time. Uncle Bill was a wonderful, caring, smart and talented man, and he has created an amazing legacy. He had a great sense of humour and I remember fondly our many family get-togethers. I hope you will be comforted by your cherished memories and the knowledge of how much he loved and was loved.