Gooch, William Edward 'Bill'

Bill Gooch of Meaford passed away peacefully at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood surrounded by the Love of his Life and Best Friend for 61 years, June McPhee Gooch and his local family Lynne and Tom Annis on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Born in Toronto, ON on January 28, 1935, he was a son of the late George H. Gooch and Rose (Steen) Gooch.

Bill was survived by his sister Phylis (Late Bill) in California, many nieces and nephews and various aunts and uncles and cousins seldom seen, and brother-in law Dr. Wm. McPhee (late Linda) of B.C. He was predeceased by siblings George (Late Ruth), Stanley (Late Shirley), Vera Weinberg (David) of California, Bob (Dolly), David Little, John McPhee (Jackie) of Nova Scotia.

He was a Life Long Employee of the Electrical Manufacturing Industry and Pensioner of SQ D Manufacturing Co.

At Bill’s insistence, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

He will be buried alongside his parents in Glendale Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Etobicoke.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to Campbell House Hospice would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


At Bill’s insistence, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Donations: Hospice Georgian Triangle 'Campbell House'
Make a donation in memory of William Edward 'Bill' Gooch

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Fionnuala Sparling
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    I am so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. He was always such a nice gentleman and I very much enjoyed our chats at the Meaford Hall. My thoughts are with you, June, in your loss, especially in these days of social distancing. May your memories of great times spent together bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  2. Susan Lake, Meaford Hall
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    I am so sorry to read of Bill’s passing. He and June have been steadfast supporters of Meaford Hall for many years attending a wide variety of performances. In fact, as soon as each new brochure came out they would be first in line for tickets. Bill was a kind and friendly man and we will miss him very much. Our sympathies go out to June.

  3. Lynette Gooch Trimble
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    Uncle Bill. I will miss you very much. I have so many fond memories of our times together, going to Holt Renfrew, the Clothes Line, and Noodles restaurant, to name a few.
    Please don’t worry about Aunty June. We will look after her.
    Give Daddy a big hug for me
    Love you
    Lynette, Jamie, Jenny, and Kyle xoxo

  4. Dolly Gooch
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    Bill, you will be missed very much. June is in good hands now, so you have nothing to worry about.
    I remember all of the fun shenanigans that you and Bob got into. They will always have a special place in my hear.
    Love Dolly

  5. Joyce Warfe
    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing.It was a great joy to see them at the Meaford Hall ;our little chats be for show time .He will be sadly missed .My prayers and thoughts are with you .

  6. Isabelle Ridd
    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Dear June
    I am so sorry to hear about Bill. Such a quiet gentleman, with such a sparkle in his eyes. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

  7. Susan Ball
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    A long time ago, a group of young men began their careers at Square D in Toronto. Among them were Bill and my dad, Ralph. Bill and June became Uncle Bill and Aunty June to my siblings and me. One of my earliest memories is of a Christmas Eve when they came to stay with us in Bolton.

    Bill was both a gentlemen and a gentle man with a twinkle in his eye. A lifelong friend, he will be missed. My condolences to Aunty June on behalf of myself and all the Ball family.


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