William "Bill" S. Fairhurst

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FAIRHURST;  William Shaw ~ Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the age of 87.  Bill Fairhurst was the beloved husband of June Fairhurst (nee Davison).  Loving father of Brian.  Dear brother of Elizabeth Hurst, Margaret Robbie, David, James, the late John and the late Phyllis Fairhurst.

Service Information

As per Bill’s wish, there will be no visitation or service. In memory of Bill, donations to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Fallis & Shields Funeral Home and online condolences or donations may be made at fallis-shields.com.


Brian, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your father is in a better place- May he Rest In Peace. Sending prayers your way.

Omar Moghal

June and Brian, Our sincere sympathy on the passing of Bill. We have many fond memories of our days in Port Elgin when we lived in the same sub-division.

Frank and Linda Richardson

June and Brian, we were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I’ll always remember all the fun times in Port Elgin especially the impromptu flights. , the memories will always be with us all. xo

Carol and Steve Shoniker

My heart goes out to you and your family. Although I don’t know exactly what to say, I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember your Dad.

Alejandro Sanchez

It was about 39 years ago I met Bill, working for the same company and sitting near each other. Bill was able to relate to and laugh with people of any age or background. A good listener with much wisdom to offer, he affected many people positively. When my son Billy became engaged last year it was with Bill Fairhurst’s words in mind I told him that a worthwhile goal would be to become a good husband and father. I like to think Bill has merely gone Home where he is telling of his lovely wife, June, his wonderful son Brian and his secondary loves, his airplane and motor bike and greeting brethren with “happy to meet again”.

Dale Pearson

Bill, we will miss you dearly. You were not only our great neighbour for 18 years, you were family to us. We will forever cherish the memories we made. Our sincerest condolences to June and Brian.

Tom & Isobel Findlay

Bill and I met almost 40 years ago when I was hired by Hydro. A mutual friend could not wait to introduce us, he described Bill as an incredible individual and he certainly was. For the next few years Bill and I spent a lot of time talking and laughing. He taught me a lot about life, the lodge, I learned about whole new version of the English language and slang from various parts of the UK. Bill was liked and respected by all. He will be deeply missed and the only regret that I have is having lost touch over the last several years. My deepest condolences go out to his family.

Danny Ferrando

I have known Bill for 50 years. We travelled construction sites for a portion of that time and what good fun we had. His jordie and my Irish accent made things interesting. Very sad to hear of his passing. R.I.P. old friend.

Gordon Clements