Inglis, William 'Bill' Alfred

Retired Detective - Toronto Police Services

Born in Toronto on December 26, 1943, a son of the late William and Violet (nee Hawke) Inglis, Bill passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at London University Hospital on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at the age of 76.

Following a thirty year career with the Toronto Police Service, Bill and his beloved wife of 54 years, the former Trina Lewis, retired to their home in Meaford where they enjoyed the quiet of the country life together where both soon became immersed in the community’s many activities.

Bill was a member and served on the executive of the Meaford Curling Club for fifteen years and the Scenic City Golf and Country Club for 10 years. He became involved as a volunteer with the Meaford Scarecrow Invasion Committee and revelled in the camaraderie of others with similar interests.  He was an active outdoorsman and will be recalled as an avid hunter.

Bill is survived by his loving wife and best friend Trina of Meaford and will be remembered as the much loved father and Dad of Alan Inglis and his wife Sharon Burgess and Craig Inglis and his wife Hillary. He will be missed also by his grandchildren: Griffin, Leah, Violet and Henry.

Bill was a dear brother to Norm Mackenzie Inglis and Mary Vogels and special uncle to Barbara (Giles) Allaire and Brenda (Rob)Woods and great uncle to Waverly and Cleo.

In keeping with Bill’s expressed wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering celebrating his life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Grey Rd. 7, 591 St. Vincent Street, Meaford ON N4L 1W7 (519 538 5095) on Saturday April 11, 2020 from 1 until 4 p.m.

If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford N4L 1B9 (www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.

 

Details

Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00 AM
Life Celebration Gathering - Knox Presbyterian Church, Meaford from 1 - 4 p.m.

Donations: Heart and STroke Foundation
Make a donation in memory of William 'Bill' Alfred Inglis


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Wes Sparling
    Saturday, February 1, 2020

    I send my most sincere condolences to you Trina and your family. I always enjoyed the curling games with Bill. I’m sure he will be throwing a few rocks in heaven.
    Wes

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Wes. Bill did enjoy curling among other things. Your kind thoughts are appreciated.

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  2. Jessica Gray (daughter of Rick Stavnitzky)
    Sunday, February 2, 2020

    Dear Trina & family

    Please accept my sincerest condolences.

    Jessica Gray

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Jessica for your kind thoughts. We saw your father a few years ago when he was over our way to pick up his venison. I noticed on Facebook that he had an injury. I hope it is keeping well. Bill had a lot of fond memories of his time with him at 31 Division.

      Reply
  3. Tom & Helen Scott
    Sunday, February 2, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Bills passing We send sincere condolences to Trina and all the family as we will keep you in our thoughts and prayrs

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thank you Tom and Helen for your kind thoughts.

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  4. Susan Boron
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Trina, my sincerest condolences. Doug and I had so many good times with you dating way back to before your twins were born. I remember Bill always with a smile on his face, as they kibbitzed back and forth.
    Please know my heart is with you in this sad time, and that the good memories will sustain you in the future. Love Susan Boron

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Lots of good memories for sure, Susan. We lost two good men.

      Reply
  5. Carl & Mary Adams
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing Trina. We did have some good times and lots of laughs at the curling club. You were fortunate to have taken your European holiday when you did together so you you can enjoy these happy memories. He will be missed.

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Carl and Mary for your kind thoughts.

      Reply
  6. David Blackburn
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Trina, I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He will leave a large hole in your life and many others in this community. My most profound condolences.
    David

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, David for your kind thoughts.

      Reply
  7. Mavis and Doug Speares
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy to the family

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Mavis and Doug. He will always be in my thoughts.

      Reply
  8. Marilyn Knight
    Monday, February 3, 2020

    So sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. My most sincere condolences to you, Trina, and the family.

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thank you, Marilyn for your kind thoughts.

      Reply
  9. Matt Crone
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    I had the honor of working with Bill a number of times over the years. In addition to his extensive abilities as a detective, Bill was just a lovely man to be around. Despite the significant ordeals Bill dealt with in his policing career he was always a positive, professional and fully dedicated cop. We were lucky to have him. My deepest sympathies to the Inglis family.

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Matt. Bill was fortunate to work with a great bunch of people. Your kind thoughts are appreciated.

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  10. Roy Buchanan
    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Grace and I are very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Having worked with him early in his and my career in 14 Division, he was always the consummate professional. He was respected for his knowledge and calm disposition. We extend our sincere condolences to Trina, Alan, Craig, and the rest of the extended family.

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Roy. Throughout his career, Bill enjoyed working with so many great people. Your kind thoughts are appreciated.

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  11. Tim Johns
    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Trina,

    Such sad news, Melanie and I are thinking of you and your family at this time. We enjoyed curling with Bill in the Skips Choice League, and appreciated his competitive yet friendly nature.

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    1. Trina Inglis
      Thursday, February 6, 2020

      Thanks, Tim. Your kind thoughts are appreciated.

      Reply
  12. Richard, Dee & Girls
    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    We are beyond sorry for your loss. I am sure he left many wonderful memories with you for you to all cherish. Our sympathies.

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  13. Bev. and Marion Genoe
    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Sorry for your loss .He was a real gentleman.
    Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your family.
    Bev and Marion Genoe

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