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William Carl "Bill" Hinrichs

1924-2021

William Carl "Bill" Hinrichs

It is with sadness that we announce Bill’s peaceful passing on April 4, 2021.  Son of Carl Samuel Hinrichs and Elizabeth Anne Elliott, Bill was raised on a farm near Littles Corners, Ontario until he joined the Navy in 1942.  Following the war, he married Edith Parker of Kirkwall, Ontario, and later they settled on the Parker farm in Kirkwall where they raised their two children.  They had been married 64 years when Edith passed away in November 2012.Bill was active in several community organizations.  He was a member of the Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, where he sang tenor in the choir, led Sunday School and was recognized as an Elder Emeritus in 2018.  He was a member of the Rockton Agricultural Society (lifetime achievement award in 1998), director of the Rockton Fair (photography and pet show sections) and, in the early years, acted in the Rockton Dinner Theatre.  He was also an active member of the Sheffield Lions Club, the Hamilton-Wentworth Federation of Agriculture, Chicken Farmers of Ontario, the Sheffield Boy Scouts troop and several local hockey teams.He was an ardent photographer who was rarely seen without a camera by his side.  He loved being around people and endeared himself to many by taking their picture.  Often, he was the only person missing from a group photo.Bill will be dearly missed by his son Rob (Ruth) of Dundas, daughter Anne of Kirkwall, grandson Andy (Kristi) of Mississauga and granddaughter Elena of Toronto, and great-grandsons Jackson and Tyler.  Bill was predeceased by his sisters Hazel (Bill White) and Jesse (Winston Nisbet). A private funeral service and internment is planned, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.  The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the "guardian angels" of Queen's Square Retirement Residence and Hilltop Manor of Cambridge for their dedicated commitment, care and compassion.

 

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