William (Bill) Vandemheen

William Vandemheen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Fri., April 20, 2018 at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He was 82.
He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Francis), and the loving father of Douglas (Franca Robillard), Brian, and Kathy (Rob Gourgon), and was predeceased by Kevin. He was the proud grandfather of Nicole (Dave), Janelle, Jordan, Rachel (Keith), Justin (Lindsay), Dain, and Brady; and great-grandchildren Bryson, Nova, and Jason. He is survived by his siblings, Mac (Ann), Alice Luimes (Albert), Ali VanBeilan (Andrew), Jake, Lubbert (Wanda), and Adriaan (Wilda); and was predeceased by four sisters and one brother.
Visitation was held at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church St. in South Mountain (613-989-3836), on Sun., April 22 from 1 to 4 pm. The funeral was held on Mon., April 23 at 11 am. Interment will take place at Knights Cemetery in Inkerman at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute c/o Critical Care Unit or a charity of your choice.
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