Bill Woods

Bill Woods

Friday, March 20th, 1942 - Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Charles William (Bill) Woods
March 20, 1942-April 23, 2020
“There is no such thing as luck; it’s when preparedness meets opportunity”.

Celebrations for a life well lived are taking place for Charles William (Bill) Woods of Listowel, who succumbed to a courageous battle with chronic illness, on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in his 79th year.

Bill was proud of his roots growing up on a farm east of Mount Forest with his two brothers and sister. Any project in which he engaged was done meticulously and with great thought whether it was working at Ideal Supply as the Electrical-Industrial Sales Manager, strategizing to win numerous curling competitions, creating a woodworking masterpiece, tenderizing a steak or serving as chair of the new Steve Kerr Arena Building committee.

Service to his community was a defining feature of his personality as he was instrumental in getting the first Listowel Daycare built, was a Co-chair for the building of the Clocktower, and Chair of Maitland Terrace. He was a member of the Mount Forest Kinsmen and the Listowel K-40 service clubs. Every election at every level of government, Bill was seen nailing down signs, working in committee rooms and handing out information. Bill was a lifetime member of the United Church of Canada.

A dedicated employee of Ideal supply for 41 years, he took pride in mentoring young employees, even meeting regularly with them after his retirement. During these years, he enjoyed many games of golf and billiard with his buddies.

His steadfast commitment was to his family both his immediate family and his siblings and their families. Bill was proud of the education, accomplishments and careers of his sons, Randy and Jeff and he extended his fatherly interests to all their friends on the Boys Weekends at the family cottage south of North Bay. As was Bill’s talent, he took a fix-er upper property (with Shirley in tow as assistant) and engineered it to become a beautiful resort retreat.

Bill will be greatly missed by his right-hand gal, Shirley (Holliday), who was married to him for almost 55 years, his sons Randy (Kelly Judge) and Jeff (Kim Kristensten), his step-grandchildren Taylor and Spencer Caldwell, his siblings Frances Busey (Shel), Ronald Woods (Brenda) and Herbert Woods (Barbara), along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and a lifetime of great friends.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, on Monday April 27th at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Bonnie Holliday officiating. Friends and family are invited to join the family virtually through a live stream service at

Due to Covid regulations, no more than 10 people are allowed at funerals. Please respect the family and guidelines by attending the ON-LINE funeral only.

Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.

If desired, memorial donations to The Listowel Hospital Foundation or Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

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  • Service

    Monday, April 27th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Monday, April 27th, 2020 2:30pm
    Eaton Funeral Home
    385 Main St. W.
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    Due to Covid regulations, no more than 10 people are allowed at funerals. Please respect the family and guidelines by attending the ON-LINE funeral only at
    Rev. Bonnie Holliday
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    875 Davidson Ave. N.
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Dave Dubrick

Posted at 08:20pm
Shirley & Family: So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was a true mentor to me for a number of years in my early tenure at Ideal Supply. I would like to think he had a lot to do with me staying with the company for my entire working career. He always made time to lend an ear, for advice on a product or a customer to secure an order. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Dave and Kelly Dubrick

Ewart & Susan Bancroft

Posted at 11:41am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley and with your family

Ewart & Susan Bancroft

Marilyn Goldie

Posted at 11:05pm
Dear Shirley and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing! My deepest condolences to you all! My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Marilyn Goldie

Wayne & Shirley Young

Posted at 05:42pm
Dear Shirley & family: So sorry to hear of Bill's passing.Sending our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time.Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary Moon

Posted at 04:26pm
We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family. Gary and Patricia Moon

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