Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall update

This is Lynda, Bill's wife, writing for those of you that have not heard the sad news that Bill died on Friday 13 July at home in Cornwall from a sudden heart attack. His funeral was held at Penmount Crematorium Truro on 3 August and afterwards at St Mawes sailing club, it was well attended and lots of stories were told. His ashes were scattered at sea from the Working Boat Florence on 1 September in an area we regularly race so he will always be able to tell us where to go.

I am in Fernie at the moment for 2 weeks seeing many friends and I will be back on the hill skiing this winter.

Now cracks a noble heart -
Good night sweet prince.
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Hamlet Act 5 Scene 2

Posted by Lynda


  1. Our thoughts are with you Lynda . We live in Tasmania , Australia, but have followed your blogged lives for many years , and about a decade ago we met you on a Fernie lift one day when Bill must have been busy elsewhere.
    kind regards
    Deb and Mike Foster

  2. Bill's blog brought much joy to our household in the UK while we were waiting for our Fernie Fix. So sad to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you and your family and friends. Nathan, Morag, Matthew and Anna Balls

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this Lynda.
    I spent 12 months in Fernie in 2007. When I returned to Australia I found Bills Blog by accident. I have read it daily during winter ever since. I will miss his humour and straight forward approach to life greatly. I also share Bills love of sailing.
    My thoughts are with you and your family. I’ hope the Griz provides a season to remember in honour of Bill.
    Kindest regards