William Conning

Bill Conning

Monday, April 24th, 1950 Friday, September 11th, 2020

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Obituary for Bill Conning

Conning, William Douglas (Bill)
“With Christ Which is Far Better”
Peacefully at his home in Orangeville surrounded by family near and far on Friday. September 11, 2020.Bill Conning, P.Eng in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Judy Conning.Proud Dad of Janet, Lesley and her husband Terry, and Steven and his wife Nana. Joyful Grandpa to Nicholas and Jessica, Kai and Noah. Loving son of Ross and Cay Conning, and brother to the late Ken, and David (Paula) Conning. Sadly missed by brother-in-law Doug (Sue) Grundy, and Susan Conning, and by many dear colleagues and friends.
A drop-in gathering will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m at Dods & McNair Funeral Home Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First Street, Orangeville, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Bill may be made to Loft Community Services, St. Mark’s Church, Orangeville or a charity of your choice.
A tree will be planted in memory of Bill in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The next annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 |
    Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre
    21 First St
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020

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Valerie Soper

I am shocked to see that my cousin Bill has died. His grandmother was my beloved Great Aunt Mary, her sister Florence Elizabeth Nicol being my grandmother.
Bill's artwork was so unique.
I wrote him a letter a few years ago to tell him so. (No reply.) I was eager to know if he had a family photograph that I admired as a child spending my summers in Norwood at (Gr.) Aunt Jean's house. It pictured the family of Mabel, Edythe, Mary, Flossie, Jean, and the only son Ross, who had a pharmacy in Haliburton.
My condolences, Please get in touch as I would be eager for more news.
Valerie Soper
Kingston ON
Comment | Posted at 04:39pm via Condolence


Judy, it is still and always a shock to me when I hear of the passing of friends and acquaintenance. I was so, so sorry to hear from Kathryn of the passing of Bill and of the battle he has waged.
Death take the body,
God takes the soul,
Our mind holds the memories,
Our hearts keep the love,
Our faith lets us know that we will meet again.
Comment | Posted at 12:03pm via Condolence

Barb Van Larkin

My deepest condolences Judy and family. I have many fond memories of Bill from St.Marks. We were on parish council together.
Barb (Watson) Van Larkin
Comment | Posted at 02:43pm via Condolence

Linda Cornelius

Dear Judy and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful gentleman. I worked with Bill at the Orangeville Glad plant for many years. May all your beautiful memories be of great comfort to you in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all.
Linda and Wayne Cornelius
Comment | Posted at 08:31pm via Condolence

Margorie Grime

So very sorry to hear of Bills passing. We had huge admiration of Bill and his kind and gentle nature. Our very sincere condolences to your family.
Comment | Posted at 07:42pm via Condolence

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