Passing of William John (Bill) Jay

April 23, 2013

Sadly another former Optimist is no longer with us. We have just learned that Bill Jay passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Bill marched with the Toronto Optimists, was Drum Major for the Optimist Bantams and marched with the Jesters.


At Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, April 21, 2013, Bill Jay, Palgrave, at the age of 75 years, beloved husband of almost 54 years of Marie Elford. Loving father of Brian, Christine, Scott and his wife Ruby. Adored grandfather of Cecilia, Tysen, William, Charlotte, Ryan, and Bryce. Dear brother of Betty Murray. Fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Wednesday evening 7 - 9pm. The service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, April 25 at 11:30am, followed by cremation.

Visitation and Funeral

  • Visitation: Wednesday, April 24th from 7 - 9 pm
  • Service: Thursday, April 25th at 11:30 am
  • at Egan Funeral Home
    203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50)
    Bolton, ON L7E 2C6
    (905) 857-2213
  • Google map to Egan Funeral Home