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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William Wesley “Bill” McLeod on April 21, 2021 peacefully with family by his side at Health Sciences North at the age of 77 years.  Cherished Husband and soul mate of Maryln for 54.5 years in which they were seldom apart, they were “two peas in a pod”. Devoted father and role model to Todd (Catherine), Chris and Mark. Remarkable grandfather to Connor, Morgan, Ethan, Charlotte, Bree, Markus, and Carter. A true hero to all his children and grandchildren. Loving brother to Dale (Elwood) Dunn who he was always happy to lend a helping hand to. Predeceased by parents Ottie and Marjorie McLeod. Also remembered by many brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Bill’s love was for his family was unconditional and everlasting. He held a special bond with his fishing group which he is described as a “gentle rebel”. Bills numerous nicknames included but not limited to Wee Willy, Wild Bill, Billy, Willy, and Billy the Kid and was often mistaken for Sir Elton John. The sound of his laughter, mischievous sense of humor and fun-loving sprit is something that will be missed by all. He never spoke a bad word about anybody. He went out of his way to help and accommodate others with his caring and compassionate nature. He was a community man and loved the city of Greater Sudbury.  Having started working for the family business McLeod Motors at age of 14, he attended Ryerson University after high school where he studied business, then returning to Sudbury where he worked his entire life. He was a proud long-time member of the Home Builders Association. Bills last 15 plus years were spent working for Evans Building Center, as the main representative for contractor and commercial sales. Bill loved spending time at Lake Wahnapitae at the family “camp” enjoying his family and many dear friends. Bill was known as a daredevil on the water in his younger years. Playing and coaching hockey, curling, tennis, car racing, competitive skiing were just some of his many interests. A special thank you to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for all their help as well as Dr. Sauve and the nurses at Health Sciences North ICU who made Bill’s final days comfortable. This hard-working man was a true and honorable gentleman who was one in a million, referred to as a legend of our time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NEO Kids’ foundation would be greatly appreciated. There will be a Celebration of Life planned for a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted with Ranger’s Cremation and Burial Services Ltd. Online condolences can be posted at


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