Obituary of William Hamilton
WILLIAM (BILL) STEWART HAMILTON
1952 – 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of William (Bill) S. Hamilton, peacefully at home on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in his 67th year. Bill will be sadly missed by his wife, Lorna MacGillivray, and by his sisters Betty and Alice, his brother Arthur (Lorena) and sister-in-law, Sylvia MacGillivray. Also mourning the loss are his nieces, Vicki Myers (Andrew MacDonald), Genii Myers (Derek Kowalski), and Olivia Hamilton; his nephews, John Hamilton, Danny, Greg, Ted and Chris MacGillivray; grandnieces, Lauren and Jenna Kowalski and grandnephews, Alex and Jack MacDonald.
Bill was born in Huntingdon, Quebec to the late John and Elizabeth (Todd) Hamilton. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from Mount Allison University in 1973 and became a Toronto-based gold geologist with extensive experience in Canada and Mexico. Since the mid 1970’s Bill practiced exploration geology for several mining companies in those regions, including Corona Corporation and Campbell Resources Inc. In his earlier years he was employed by the Geological Survey of Canada and the New Brunswick Mines Department. Since 2001, Bill has been a private consultant, providing exploration services to a number of companies, principally in Mexico. In 2016, Bill joined the Board of Directors of War Eagle Mining Company Inc. and served on its Audit and EHS Committees.
Bill particularly enjoyed his time spent in Mexico and the Mexican colleagues with whom he worked over the past twenty-some years. He loved the mining and exploration business and enjoyed entertaining his colleagues and friends with comical stories of his bush experiences.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue on Wednesday, August 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A service will also be held at Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel on Thursday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Big on Beagles Rescue, or to a charity of your choice.