Date of Death: April 29, 2020
Date of Birth: Feb. 22, 1934
Memory from the Trinity Times, Oct 2021: Trinity was sad to lose one of its best in late April when Bill Marshall passed away after a long battle with blood cancer. Bill is remembered by many as the “milkman”, delivering milk for Meadowland Dairy of Port Coquitlam. Marie Coulter fondly referrs to Bill as her “milk-boy”. He also worked at the Rubber Mill in Poco. Bill proudly served as a Captain in the Coquitlam Fire Dept., and was a member of the first full time crew hired in Coquitlam.
Bill was active in the Masonic Lodge, and the Y-care exercise group. Bill, a life-long member of Trinity, donated many, many hours on the property committee, and of course, he was most valuable guiding us through the complex (to us) procedures of Fire Alarm tests. As well, he sat on the Board of Stewart House (formerly Trinity Housing Society) for many years. If you ever needed a job done, Bill could find a way; he understood safety so we knew it would be done right. Bill was a very generous man in so many ways. Trinity has been given many gifts in kind from Bill and his family. Bill’s generosity with his truck, wheelbarrow and muscle was never refused when looking for little jobs to get done at Stewart House.
Bill Marshall had a heart built for fun and generosity. He always found ways to include his family in the activities he loved to do. Boating with his friends and family locally is where he loved to be. Even his last place of residence with his daughter, during the Covid restrictions, was on the river. He was so happy to be there.
Bill’s daughter, Debra, said that he was known for his selfless, unconditional love. His heart shone through his eyes when talking about his time with family and friends. He had a way of making everyone feel “special”. Laughs and good times were always where Bill wanted to be. A gentleman with firm beliefs and a strong faith.
His love of life, positive attitude and big smile will be missed by all of us here at Trinity.
Obituary: LINK to Vancouver Sun