Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Thursday, August 17th 2023, William “Bill” Preston Maven, passed away at the age of 95. Bill was a beloved husband and dance partner of his wife Shirley (nee Wilcox) for 70 years. Loving father of Robbie (deceased), Cheryl and Basil Magee. Cherished friend of Joanne and Paul Myers, Joyce Magee and Arran MacLauchlan. Adored Grandpa of Shan and Kyle, Tyler and Rebecca, Haley and Matt, Abby and Brad, Mallory and Tim. Proud Great-Grandpa “Bill” to Sadie, Maisie, Frank and Isla.
Bill was a respected business owner and pharmacist of Leggett and Smith pharmacy in Bolton. Bill loved to travel with his wife Shirley, especially to Barbados, but his chair on the boathouse at Salmon Lake was his favourite place to be. Summers at the cottage together will always be cherished. Grandpa Bill was a proud sports fan and could often be spotted in the stands at Cheryl, Tyler or Maisie’s hockey games, a waterski competition, or Sadie’s swim practice. Bill valued education and was a lifelong learner. He taught all generations how to swim, how to play euchre and how to ballroom dance. Small in stature but his larger-than-life presence could always be felt. The boathouse will never be the same without him.
Private family service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213).
Interment Nobleton Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Bethell Hospice Foundation, 15835 McLaughlin Road, Inglewood L7C 1H4 or William Osler Health System Foundation, directed to Palliative Care at Brampton Civic Hospital, 20 Lynch Street, Brampton L6W 2Z8.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com