BLOTTNER, William John
December 16, 1952 – September 19, 2015
William John Blottner (Bill). Born Dec 16, 1952 to September 19, 2015 in his 63rd year. Bill passed peacefully and with his wife and kids at his side at Southlake Regional Health Centre after a very short battle with esophageal cancer. He was taken too young. Bill was a strong, amazing man with a big heart. Although Bill was an only child, he opened his heart and considered many of his in-laws, friends, and extended relatives to be immediate family members. He was a loyal and loving husband, an incredible and dependable father, and friend to many.
Bill worked very hard in computer information technology for over 30 years. Bill was also an entrepreneur with a personal business he ran after retirement. He volunteered for Scouts Canada for 15 years as a Beaver Leader, Cub Leader, and at a regional level.
Bill enjoyed camping, fishing, and travelling, as well as neighbourhood parties with good friends.
After retirement, Bill’s lifetime goal and dream of camping across Canada with his wife came true. Bill also entered the world of show dogs with the arrival of their Bearded Collie, Misty. He loved the travel, the specialties, the Bearded Collie Club of Canada, and all the new friends that came with entering this world. A second Beardie, Cara, was added to the family. Bill was devoted to his dogs.
Earlier this year, Bill and his wife, Anne bought a new home, which was part of their retirement dream. Bill thoroughly enjoyed the new friends and social life that came with living in Sutton by the Lake.
Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Anne (Turner); his amazing children Amanda and her husband David Chappell, David and his wife Desiree Pinkerton, and Bree. His adorable grandchildren Andrew, Miranda, Rebecca, Ethan, Story, and Cohen will miss him dearly.
Bill is pre-deceased by his parents, William C.H. Blottner, Dec 17, 2003 and Margaret Anne Blottner, June 4, 2009.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Southlake Regional Health Centre at 596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 2P9. We are grateful for their amazing, compassionate care.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 112 Roxanna Drive, Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0 at 2pm on October 4th, 2015.