William Saunders

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, October 25, 2019
Eagles Funeral Chapel
1611 North Main Street
Westville, Nova Scotia, Canada


Hopewell Cemetery
140 Fox Brook Road
Hopewell, Nova Scotia, Canada


Family will receive visitors on Thursday from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm

Memorial Donations

Donations in his memory may be made to the Pictou County Special Olympics or to the Relay For Life.

Obituary of William Saunders

William Roderick "Bill" Saunders, 75 of Hopewell passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in New Glasgow to the late Christina "Tina" (Reekie) and Alvin MacKay, Foxbrook.

Bill was a truck driver working for various trucking companies over the years. He had an adventure for traveling and loved to tell stories about family and friends. An avid Maple Leaf fan, he also enjoyed fishing, working in the woods and having a nice glass of tequila.

Bill's heart was in Foster Avenue, Stellarton where he spent much of his time as a boy. A loving husband and grand father, Bill ‘s greatest pride was his children.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Alva (Archibald); children Shannon MacLean (Patrick), New Glasgow; Dwayne Saunders, New Glasgow; Stacey Rhodenizer (Joey), Stellarton and Derek Saunders, New Glasgow and grand daughter Karmen MacLean, New Glasgow.

He is also survived by brothers Alvin MacKay (Claudia); John Saunders (Alice); sisters Eileen Turner; Evva Melvin (Ivan); sister- in law Debbie MacKay; brother-in-law Richard Vance and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was predeceased by his brothers Charles, George and David MacKay, sister Janet Vance, and in-laws Marguerite and Alvin Archibald .

His family will receive visitors on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday from Eagles Funeral Chapel, Westville with Rev. Charles McPherson officiating. Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Pictou County Special Olympics or to the Pictou County Relay For Life.

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