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"AGO" 2008 Obituary


AGOSTINO o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-08 published
HOURIGAN, William Eugene, B.A., LLB, Q.C.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of a loving husband, father and grandfather. William died in Burlington on February 7, 2008 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Teresa and his children Sean and Jan HOURIGAN, Michele and Joe AGOSTINO, Denyse and Doug SERRE, AnneMarie and Geoffrey SHAW, Lisa and Blake PAPSIN, Kelly HOURIGAN, Danielle HOURIGAN, William and Mairi HOURIGAN, and Jacqueline HOURIGAN and Andrew FENTON. Left to remember him are the pride of his life, his grandchildren, Rénee, Greg, Carly, Katie and Jason, Ashley, Dan and Tim, Brack and Tanner, Brooke, Cullen, Brigid, Emily and Isaac, Jeremy and Maddison, Abby and Jack and Spencer. Also left to mourn are his brother-in-law John BENOIT and his sisters-in-law Rose BENOIT, Mary HOURIGAN and Barb HOURIGAN. He was predeceased by his son Danny (1963) and his granddaughter, Alexandra (1994), as well as, his brothers Gerald, James, Joseph and Jack and his sister, Marion COLLEY. Bill was born in Hamilton in 1925 the son of William and Emily Cullen HOURIGAN. He attended Cathedral High School and upon graduation served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada, England and Germany from 1943-1946. On his return from the Air Force, he entered Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto, graduating in 1948. In 1951, he received his LLB from Osgoode Hall, was appointed Q.C. in 1961 and practiced law in Burlington. He served as Councillor and as Reeve for the Town of Burlington and was a founding Board Member of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and the Burlington Braves Football Club. Bill also served for a number of years on the Halton Regional Police Commission and was a member of the Burlington Rotary Club. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, (one stoplight north of Queen Elizabeth Way) Burlington (905-632-3333) on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. where a celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 11 a.m. followed by cremation and interment at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to the Burlington Braves Football Club.

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