William C. Tate (Bill) Memorial Guestbook
Submitted by brad on Fri, 2008-04-11 19:00
Bill Tate died April 10, 2008 after a mercifully short battle with Cancer.
A memorial service will take place Tuesday April 15 at noon at Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. near Queensway in Mississauga. Friends, colleagues and the Garrett community are welcome.
An obituary can be found at the W.C. Tate memorial page
Also please leave your thoughts and memories in the comments below.
Wed, 2008-04-16 12:59
Bill Tate's Celebration of Life
Dear Brad and all the family of Bill Tate,
I attended your father's funeral yesterday to pay my respects to a wonderful man and I have to say it was one of the most special funerals I have ever been to. I worked at GML from 1979-1988, and would likely still be a part of Allied Signal / Honeywell had I not chosen to stay at home to raise my children. It was a fabulous place to work and it really was like one big happy family. I met so many wonderful people and had so many great experiences in my time there. Your father was a very well respected and gentle man. I knew him enough to say hello and have a few words, and he knew my name and would always acknowledge me. After hearing the family who spoke so lovingly about him yesterday, you gave us all a very personal glimpse into the life of a truly remarkable man. It's wonderful that you've had such an amazing man in your lives.
I want to apologize for not approaching the family yesterday. I got a little caught up in the "Garrett Reunion", seeing some people I hadn't seen for twenty years.
What I would like to say to your family is this. Your love for your father, poppa, Bill is the greatest gift you gave him and I just know he was so proud of all of you yesterday, and every day.
I felt fortunate to be a part of Bill's Celebration of Life. Thank you.
Fri, 2008-04-25 17:01
I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a great man, and I know you and your family will always miss him.
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