William (Bill) Emmerson

Emmerson, William “Bill” – There’s a time to live and a time to say “see ya”.
Bill said his goodbyes to his family on November 7, 2021 leaving behind his dear wife Elizabeth “Beth”, children and grandchildren Catherine and Michael Greene (Bailey, William, Skeets), Janice and Michael Wilson (Ella, Sean) and Andrea Emmerson (Jake, Nicholas). Gone before him; his infant son Larry, his parents Muriel and Gilbert and his sister Gail Emmerson.
We are going to miss that big smile but we take comfort in Dr. Seuss’s advice “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”.
Thank you for the support received from family, friends and especially Bill’s patient doctors. Liz, we are grateful for your assistance, Earle, your guidance gave us the strength and support we needed to complete this journey.
We hope Coach Carl has the team laced up and ready to go.

Condolences left by others

frank lavallee

one of the best people i have ever met always willing to listen
to my problems good friend will miss his jokes and emails
deepest sympathy from both elsie an i for the family

Gladys Wiggins

Dear Beth and family. I am so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. I have many fond memories of Bill and especially my last visit with you both. Keith thought Bill was a great man and he thoroughly enjoyed his moments with Bill. I pray you will know peace in the midst of the difficult weeks ahead. Gladys

Paul Alpajaro

Dear Mrs.Emmerson and to the whole family,
The Alpajaro family would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you. Bill was a character and we were privileged to have known him. God bless you all…

Chris & Bess Cauchon

May you find peace in the wonderful memories of your dear Husband, Father & Granddad. This is how we keep them alive in our hearts. 💙

Dale Hanna

Stunned by the sad news. Always found something special about Bill. A genuine good guy! Will miss him and his emails. Condolences to Beth and family from Ronda, Tristan and I.

Janet Croteau

Dear Beth
So sorry to read of Bill’s passing, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Frank & Mina Dobson

We offer our condolences on the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather.
May Gods Peace be with you.
Frank & Mina Dobson

Yori Yeddy

Sincere condolences to Beth, Catherine, Janice & Andrea❤️❤️Heaven is a better place with this sweet angel in it.
I will miss your smiling face but cherish my fond memories of growing up with Uncle Billy.
Lots of Love & Prayers Yori

Patricia Thompson

Catherine, Mike & family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending love & prayers to you & your family.

Mary Ellen ( Melchiorre)

Dear Mrs. Emerson and family,
So sad to hear of the passing of your husband,father,and grandfather. I can remember seeing you all as a family,full of the love of life,enthusiastic,and happy toge together.
Thinking of you all as you celebrate Bill’s life. Mary Ellen M.

Tammy Sendzik

Catherine, Mike, and family,
May the memories of your father/grandfather bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Terri Welch

We send our sincere condolences and love to your family. Bill was so full of life and laughter. Hold all those beautiful memories close to your hearts.

Gary Croteau

When i think of Bill memories flow......all those late nites skating, sweating and laughing with the Elliot Lake old timers. Beth he was a wonderful person who everyone respected. He was a natural skater and a great team mate......road trips were hilarious. Hold your family close Beth and remember those wonderful years. Gary Croteau

Nathalie Groulx

Dearest Janice and the Emmerson Family,
Offering sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Dad. Wishing you deep peacefulness and the comfort of knowing his continued presence in your hearts. I will always think of you as a stellar family - Bill and Beth remain solid. Sending love and hugs my friends xoxo

Kathleen Mary Marek

Andrea and Emmerson Family,
We are saddened by your dad passing and extend our condolences to all of you. Just know that you are in our thoughts and hearts.


Dear Beth and family so sorry about your loss. I always loved the story of how Bill use to drive my Dad and Gil Lafleur around at all the hockey tournament. They use to sit in the back seat doing who knows what. My Dad use to call him perfect Bill. He will be missed Charles Flintoff

Jane Miller

Dear Beth, Catherine, Janice and Andrea and family…I am so very sorry to hear about Bill. He has been such a trouper for so many years dealing with his horrible illness that has taken him and so many others way before their time. I will always remember Bill’s great smile, jovial laugh and warm greeting, whether on the street, at the store or driving by. He always had a hello, pet and often a treat for one of my dogs. They would even walk up the driveway and wait by the door in hopes that Bill would see them. His happy disposition made him a pleasure to be around and I always enjoyed our conversations. Bill, I will miss you. I know that the many wonderful memories you have of Bill will keep him forever in your hearts and thoughts and in the hearts and thoughts of his many friends. Please know that I am thinking of you all with a heavy heart. Rest in pease Bill and enjoy happy times with all of those who have gone before you. I’m sure they will now have enough players for a heavenly hockey team! With love, sympathy and big bear hugs…Jane

Claire & Eric Hart

Our sympathy to Beth & Family in the loss of Bill.
Claire & Eric Hart

Margaret Moran

Catherine, Michael and family, I’m am so sorry to hear the news of your dad’s passing. “Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” I hope all of your memories will be a source of comfort as you go through this passage. ❤️

Dorothy Lemieux

My sincerest sympathies to you Beth and your family!
Bill will be missed by so many people!
His ‘Joie de Vivre’ was infectious!
I will miss his jokes that made my day!
But now he will suffer no more, and will be at peace!
He will live on in our hearts!
Miss you buddy,

Freddie&Joanne Smith

Dear Beth and family so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to have known Bill. He got me back into old timers hockey for while he said to me you are never too old to play. Gonna miss you Bill❣️

Eleanor Mercier Dufresne

My condolences to Beth and the girls. What a good guy you were Bill! You will be fondly remembered, especially by your high school kin and 1964 grads of ELHS. Bless you Beth and family in the days ahead.
Eleanor Mercier Dufresne

Brigitte King

Dear Beth (and your girls)
I am so sorry for the sadness you are feeling - I know you must miss Bill so much and always will. Love makes it so your memories of happy times will bring you comfort. He is watching over you all and he is now without pain and discomfort. Allow yourselves to be open to signs and messages he sends
Love Brigitte

Deb and Jerry Brouse

Beth and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I apologize for sending this now but we were not aware of his passing. Bill was such a kind fellow.