Obituary of William John Schenk
After a life well lived, William 'Bill' John Schenk passed away on January 14th, 2019, at the Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, at the age of 97. He was the beloved husband to Verna, his high school sweetheart, whom he married when he returned from the war 73 years ago. Bill is the dear father of Diane (Terry) Hallett, and Bill (Janice) Schenk. He is the proud grandfather of Christie Hallett (Todd), Carrie Marling, Marcy Hallett (Darren), and Jaclyn (Ryan) Harrison. He will also be forever cherished by his three great grandchildren Riley & Keira Marling and Brady Lambert. Bill is survived by his siblings Marjorie, Don, Ken & Eleanor and predeceased by siblings Marion, Bertha, Harold, Jim and Carl. Bill will also be dearly remembered by many extended family and friends.
Bill was a long-time resident of Georgetown, a successful local business man who founded Glen Knitting Mills in 1952, and avid golfer and curler and founding member at The Club at North Halton. In his younger years Bill also enjoyed the outdoors and was an active member of Hunters and Anglers Association. In his retirement he enjoyed spending his winters at his home in Panama City Beach Florida and playing golf at Bay Point.
He will be remembered as a strong and quiet man, who loved and took care of his family. He worked hard his entire life, and always gave back to his community.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.