William James “Bill” Freeston, 80, of Golden Age Manor, Emo, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, May 3, 1998.
He was born Feb. 5, 1918 in Saltcoats, Sask. to the late Louis and Kathleen Freeston.
Bill grew up in Neilburg, Sask. and later moved to West Vancouver, B.C., where he was employed by the Municipality of West Vancouver until his retirement. In 1990, he moved to Emo, and in his later years had resided at Golden Age Manor.
He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Molly Dyck, in 1978; his second wife, the former June Blonc; and by two sisters, Valerie Freeston and Marie Soucy.
Bill is survived by two brothers, Bud Freeston and wife, Dorothy, and Bob Freeston, all of British Columbia; two sisters, Laura and husband, Norm Gunter, and Bea and husband, Ron Johnson, of B.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 7, 1998 at 10 a.m. at Knox United Church in Emo. Rev. Frances Flook will officiate, with interment in Devlin Cemetery in Devlin, Ont.
Friends may visit prior to funeral services on Thursday morning at Knox United Church in Emo.
Pallbearers will be Larry Mann, Dennis Mann, Jon Soucy, Paul Soucy, Kevin Cawston, and Gary Bynkoski.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Knox United Church, Box 186, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.