Peacefully, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 William (Bill) Govier passed away at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. with his family at his side.
    Bill was born July 12, 1923 at home in the town of Auburn, Huron County Ont. to Herbert and Alice Govier.
    He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Margaret (nee Nesbit); daughter Linda (Stanley) Armstrong; sons, Tom (Gail) and Herb (Donna); and one sister, Laura Sillery of Exeter, Ont.
    Bill adored his grandchildren, Corrie (Emma), Lisa (Ryan), Russell, Jennifer (Dave), Sarah, and Jim; as well as his great-grandchildren, Evan, Keira, and Dillon; and sister-in-law, Lill Govier of Oshawa, Ont.
    Bill was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Alice; and brothers, Carl and Albert Govier.
    After farming in Huron and Perth County, Bill and Marg moved their family in 1962 to Rainy River District. Bill was a farmer and logger, and also worked 21 years for C.N.R. as a track man and foreman.
    He enjoyed his Charolais cattle, donkeys, goats, and chickens.
    His first job in Rainy River District was clearing the right of way of Highway 11.
    Family and friends were received Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. at the Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, Ont., where funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at 3 p.m., with Rev. Eileen Bragg officiating.
    Interment in Emo Cemetery in Emo.
    The pallbearers were Tony Bliss, Ken McDonald, Delbert Redford, Ken Fisher, Dennis Pelepetz, and Andrew Nussbaumer.
    If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit at La Verendrye General Hospital, 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2C1 or St. George’s Anglican Church, General Delivery, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
    Online condolences may be left at www.northridgefuneralhome.com