2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

William James Latourell August 1, 1936 - February 3, 2012

Peacefully surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Ottawa General Hospital on Friday February 3, 2012, Bill Latourell in his 76th year of Kemptville. Beloved husband of Marion. Loving Dad of Dean (Tina) and Dawn (Tim Sutton). Cherished Grandpa of Katie, Alicia, Julie, Amy and Bethany. Dear brother of John, Patricia, Ralph, Winston, Dorothy and the late Boyd. Uncle of many nieces and nephews.

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Bill will rest at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Rd. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. A Funeral Service will be held in the same location on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. Spring Interment South Gower Cemetery. By family request donations may be made to the Heckston United Church or the Beth Donovan Hospice (Kemptville). Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made to


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    Bruce & Maureen Harrison says

    Dear Dawn, Tim and children.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this traumatic time of your lives. Please accept our condolences.

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    David Gagnon says

    Marion, Dean and Dawn,

    Our deepest condolences to you and all the Latourell family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man and will live on in our hearts.

    David Gagnon & family

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    Wendy & Larry Weber says

    So wish I was there with you all. In my heart I am. I was lucky enough not to see him going downhill, so for me he will always be the happy, funny guy that became so special to me over the years. I will miss him so much, as I am sure so many people will. He will always be part Dad, friend, and hero to me.

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    Dale and Lois Keyes says

    Marion and Family:

    We are so sorry to read about Bill’s passing in the Citizen. We are in Florida but want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bill was such a wonderful, jovial person and I know Dale will miss visiting with him as parties in South Mountain. Please take care of yourself and we will be up to see you when we get home in April. Love, Dale and Lois Keyes

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    Paul & Debra Gaw , Family says

    Our thougts and prayers are with you at difficult time.

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    Karen Wallace says

    Thinking of you Marion and family
    Sincerely Karen Wallace

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    Kathryn Johnson Joly says

    Dear Marion, Dean, Dawn and families:
    Pierre, myself and Andre are very sorry to hear about Bill. I have so many great memories of him over the years when we attended family gatherings at Aunt Wilda’s and Uncle Glen’s in Chesterville. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. He always had a story or joke to share, and was always such a positive person. We will all miss him! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. Love your cousin, Kathryn.

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    Kathryn Boyd says

    Marion, Tim & Dawn – My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am sorry that I cannot be there to celebrate Bill’s life with you.

    I have many fond memories of visits with Bill. His stories have delighted and entertained many and I shall miss the engrossing accounts of his life’s adventures and misadventures, as only Bill could tell them!

    Recently, he expressed a keen interest in my work and travels in the north and he put my knowledge to the test with his curiosity and his questions! I felt a real kinship with his curiosity about the world. And I appreciated the interest he took in my life.

    I wish you peace and warm remembrances.


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    Ruth Dukelow says

    William James Latourell
    Bill was a brother,husband,parent,

    grandparent,and friend;

    A cousin to many, one on whom all could depend.

    He was always very kind,

    although to many a tease;

    But spending time with him

    was an opportunity to seize.

    His faithful love for family

    was especially unique,

    His face would light up

    when of them he did speak.

    At his home, all were welcome,

    during daytime or at night;

    A crowd at his kitchen table

    was a most familiar sight.

    If one ever felt lonely,

    grumpy, or even ill,

    A remarkable cure

    was a visit with Bill!

    His stories of life

    produced laughter galore…

    One would not like to leave

    without hearing more!

    May God bless his soul,

    and his family so dear;

    Those cherished memories of him,

    may you always hold near.

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    Sarah Parsons says

    Marion, Dean, Tina, Dawn, Tim and girls. I am at such a lost for words. Memories of Bill come back and make me smile. He meant so much to our whole family that we all are feeling the loss with you. I am sure though he is at peace now with Grandpa Hess and Mom. Love you all.

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    Audrey.Sloan says

    Expressing my condolences to the family

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    Bob and Heather Phinney says

    Dean, Tina, Julie, Amy, and Bethany:

    We were sad to hear of your dad/father-in-law/grandfather’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you find strength and peace during this difficult time. Be comforted in knowing that he will always be loving you and watching over you from his new heavenly home, and from that very special place that he occupies in your hearts.

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    McGahey Law says

    We just wanted to let you know our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. Nothing we can say will ease your pain but we just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. Our deepest condolences.

    Kym, Jenny and Ginette

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    Jim & Deb Ireton says

    We would like to express our sympathy to the Latourell family on the loss of Bill.
    Jim enjoyed Bill’s support during his Kemptville Co-op days.

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