February 5, 1957 – May 3, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of William Alexander Hay, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 3, 2022.
William lived an extraordinary life. William was a loving father and husband, a friend to many, a three continent hotelier, an international businessman, an entrepreneur, an accomplished athlete, and a devoted volunteer.
William had a life of adventure. He was loved by so many and we will cherish the memories, stories and laughter forever.
Look up at the stars, I am the one blinking, I will always be with you and I am okay.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton on Monday, May 9 from 5 – 8 o’clock.
The funeral will be held in the chapel on Tuesday morning, May 10 at 11 o’clock with a reception to follow at the Albion Bolton Community Centre. The family invite those who wish to view the service on Tuesday, or watch it afterwards, and may do so through live streaming at
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Followed by cremation. Private interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Diabetes Canada (diabetes.ca)
The soccer community was lucky enough to work with William and got a chance to see what a great man he was. Ontario Soccer will miss him dearly and wanted to extend our sympathies to the family.
My condolences to the family and may he rest in peace. He will be missed.
Steph & Jeff Van Noort
Sending our thoughts and love to the family. Alex & Victoria may your dad Rest In Peace.
To the Hay family. I was very saddened to hear that William had passed. William was a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with William and his family. Angelo Sperduti, Bolton, Ont.
Win, I.am so very sorry to read of the loss of your husband. May you and your family find comfort in your memories
Thank you for making the world smile with every road you took, I was very saddened to hear the news. I will always remember the great games and memorable moments growing up on the ice!! Thanks for being a great mentor, coach friend and all around incredible person! Keep your stick on the ice 🙂
William was a great soccer leader and a mentor and friend to me. The commitment he gave to soccer in Ontario was truly breathtaking and selfless. He cared deeply about the game and the joy it can bring to so many, especially our kids. Humble and contrite, and a true professional who was not afraid to be courageous in his decision-making if it meant doing the right thing. A true example to us all. He will be missed deeply. Rest easy, my friend.
Friend, neighbor, and a terrific positive coach. William you touched a lot of people and built bridges that few can do. rest in peace. Oakman Place lost its Leader and Mayor
The Hall Family
Dear Win and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Wil’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all. Jenny and Don Ogden
I had the pleasure of knowing William only through his most generous and gracious commitment of both time and effort to soccer in Ontario, which greatly and positively benefited and influenced both the sport and the players.
He was a fine man who will be missed.
Anne and Dave Pilniuk
Win, Victoria and Alex.
Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are by your loss.
May the pain you feel today and in the days to come will be overwhelmed by the feelings of gratitude and love for having had such a wonderful person in your lives.
Cherish the memories, the photographs and speak to him and of him often, for he is still there, forever in your hearts and souls.
Anne and Dave Pilniuk
William was a great guy. I enjoyed our long talks about the state of soccer and the world in general. He was a man of integrity. William will be missed by all.
We will never forget the support William gave our family, we will always remember.
With the loss of William … there are not enough words to describe the man he truly was, a devoted husband and father. A man who was there for you and asked for little in return. His sense of humour, although dry to some, was a fine art and will be missed. He always knew what to say and when. We all share in the loss of William and will be hard pressed to fill the void any time soon. Thank you for sharing William with myself and my entire family. The Phillips Family
Burlington Soccer Club
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of William. The soccer community and the pitch will miss his smiling face and vision. Our sympathies to his loved ones and all those close to him. May you find comfort in your memories and his everlasting impact on this world.
Victoria & family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss and hope you feel surrounded by much love. I hope you take comfort in your memories as you grieve. We are thinking of you at this most difficult time.
Karen & Darrin
My condolences on the passing of William
I’m sure there are a lot of memories to hold on to. Cherish them.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Alex and
Victoria at this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Wil.
Dear Win, Alex and Victoria,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of such a great man so devoted to his family and community. Bill always had such a calm and understanding personality that made him so easy to get along with .Our thoughts are with all his family and we will never forget what he has done for the community
Ron Sant and family
Brams United Soccer Club
We are deeply sorry for your loss. William was a truly dedicated advocate for youth soccer and will be missed on the pitch. Our sincerest condolences to his family friends and community. Thank you William for your impact to soccer in Peel Halton and Ontario Soccer.
Sincere and profound condolences Win, Alex and Victoria. William was an extraordinary man. I remember when my husband died, Wil appeared on my doorstep and vowed to include my then 13 yr old son on his hockey team complete with rides equipment and above all – the most valuable coaching. RIP William, you have left the world a better place!
Brampton Soccer Club
We are all deeply saddened with the loss of William. We especially send our special condolences to his wife and family. We are so sorry for your loss.
William was a great and very special person. He touched the hearts of many and will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace my friend. Thank you for your outstanding service, advice and friendship.
Sincere condolences to Win, Alex and Victoria, and extended family.
To Win and Family,
My sincere condolences, we share in your loss. William was an amazing person who was generous with his time to all. He will be missed. Thank you for sharing William with us all.
Rest In Peace Bill
You’ll be missed in the community , but never forgotten.
I am still in such shock at the loss of such a tremendous and larger than life friend. I met Will through his wife Winn at Irish dancing. Eventually as the years passed, I got to know Will and what a character he was. His eyes simply danced with mischief and he had an infectious sense of humour. My fondest memories of Will are at Pioneer Village with our book club. We had fine dining and a carriage ride and once we reached the chapel, Will and I were exchanging jokes. The ‘sermon’ in the little church house began at night for Xmas eve, and all Will and I could do was giggle non stop. I rememeber feeling so happy and alive but also aware of the fact that Will and I were interruping the church service. His humour was hilariously funny and I often enjoyed joking with him on the phone before he gave it over to Winnie. Will, you were a Scottish hero and a warrior. You have left an indelible mark on the world. You were greatly loved and always will be and you will missed as well. Rest easy, dear friend. See you on the other side one day! Love, Dehlia (and Keith)