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William Koehler

William Koehler

April 12, 2008

William Koehler
Koehler, William R.; at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Saturday April 12, 2008. William R. Koehler of Mount Forest in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Hill) Koehler. Loved father of Don Koehler & Susan of Mount Forest, Mike Koehler & wife Barb of Mount Forest, Joyann Koehler & Paul of Mount Forest and Laurie Morrison & Bill of Mount Forest. Loving grandfather of Darrin, Denise, Nick, Nathan, Jennifer and Tina. Dear brother of Doris Yanke of Waterloo and Melva Atto of Hanover. Survived also by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William & Vera Koehler, brothers Lloyd & Harold Koehler and sisters Irene Williams and Jean McLachlan. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 16th at the Mount Forest United Church at 2:00p.m. with Pastor Saar officiating. Memorial donations to Cancer Patient Services would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


Dear Koehler Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our prayers and thoughts are with you throughout this difficult time. Derwyn, Marg, Ryan and Holly Allen

— The Allen Family, April 18, 2008

Dear Koehler Family, Please know that you have our deepest sympathy. Your husband/father was one of the first people we met when arriving in Mount Forest as part time residents in 1973. He was helpful, welcoming and always had something interesting to tell us about. Bill seemed to be very much of a driving force in the community; he cared about the town and its people, his business and its customers and very seriously, about his family. I think he was very proud of it all……and rightly so. He was in many ways a ‘larger than life’ character; his passing is truly the end of a special era in the history of Mount Forest. Bless you all, and as the weather of your spirits changes from spring to summer, enjoy your memories of him. Sincerely, Anne Lamek and Dr. Pierre Beaudry Formerly of Clifford

— Anne Lamek and Dr. Pierre Beaudry, April 17, 2008

Dorthy & Family, I wish to express my sympathies to you and your family. I am sorry that I am unable to attend the memorial today due to prior commitments. I would like to say, that Bill had a big impact on who I am today, your whole family has, and for that, I thank you. Good times and bad, he was always there, to listen, offer advise and to laugh with. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time. Bill, thanks for everything. God Bless Jason Benn & Family

— Jason Benn, April 16, 2008

Dear Dorthy and Family, I just wanted to send my condolences to everyone. I have great memories of him up in Sauble and I know he will be greatly missed. I am sorry I can not be there on Wednesday but will be thinking of the family during this time. Lisa and Morgan (Filipowitsch Family)

— Lisa Wright, April 15, 2008

To Dorthy and family, so sorry to hear that Bill had passed away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. sincerely Bill & Judy

— Bill & Judy Gerber, April 15, 2008

Dear Dorothy and family. Sorry to hear that Bill has passed away. I'll always remember him as my first boss! Sandy and I wish you all the best over the next days, weeks and months.

— , January 1, 2010

Dorothy, So sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a great guy, always cracking jokes. My thoughts our with you and your family. Carolyn & Paul ( Aunt Rene & Uncle James niece)

— Carolyn Schmidt, April 15, 2008

I was saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Sending out my sympathy to you and your family. I have many memories of my vacations spent at Carson's. Bill always had a way of brightening your day and making you laugh. He will truly be missed. Jackie (Jim and Irene's Niece)

— Jackie Schmidt, April 15, 2008

— , August 27, 2012

Dorothy, Please accept our deepest sympathies; Bill was one of the good guys - always a smile and a joke handy. He will be missed. Jay & Noah (Jim & Irene's son & grandson)

— Jay & Noah, April 15, 2008

Dear Dorothy,Don,Mike,Joy and Laurie Our whole family was deeply shocked and saddened when we heard the news about Bill. We all have many fond memories of Bill and your family over the last few decades. Whether it be working with Bill or yourselves, or, just meeting on the street, there was usually a laugh to be had. Bill will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. We hope your entire family will find comfort in your memories of all the good things that Bill did for many, including ourselves, which are too numerous to mention. Bill was a fair and good person who loved his family, and savoured his friends and community. Fine qualities indeed. Fondly remembered by The Marchant Family

— Doris Marchant, Randy, Mitch, Kathy and Families, April 14, 2008

Dear Dorothy and Family, So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill's philosophy of work hard and have some fun doing it made him a pleasure to be associated with. We will always remember the fun times on trips and the good will that was part of our lives. Our sympathy and condolences. John & Barb Bright

— John and Barb Bright, April 14, 2008

Dorothy, Don, Mike, Joyann, Laurie and families -- We were saddened to hear of Bill's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill was a very important part of our community and his smiling face will be missed (that is a great picture of him). Take time to share your many great memories of Bill to celebrate his time with you as you support one another and know that many others are thinking of you as well. God Bless. Don and Marie

— Don and Marie Plume, April 14, 2008

I have many long-lasting memories of Bill, the Koehler family and "Freiburgers". His community involvement and support was admirable and will be fondly remembered. Deepest sympathy, Tammy White-Troyer

— Tammy White-Troyer, April 14, 2008

Dorothy, Please accept our condolences. We will miss seeing Bill at the golf course. Nancy, Paul & Flo

— Nancy & Paul Hewitt, Flo Johnson, April 14, 2008

Dorothy and Family, I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It is hard to lose someone we love, but I pray your lifetime of memories will live on in your hearts. Please accept my condolences.

— , January 1, 2010

Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was such a nice man. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Carrie Wilson (Jim & Irene Thompson's daughter)

— Carrie Wilson, April 14, 2008

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathy to your families. Joe & Karen

— Joe & Karen Koller, April 14, 2008

Dear: Dorothy, Don, Mike Joyanne & Laurie I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a community leader and I have many fond memories from my youth at "Freiburgers". My Thoughts Are With You: John Simpson

— John Simpson, August 19, 2012

Heartfelt condolences for your loss

— , January 1, 2010

Dorothy and Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You will miss a great husband, father and grandfather but we hope your memories will carry you. Alvin and Joan Eccles

— Alvin and Joan Eccles, April 14, 2008

Our sympathy to your family in this time of sorrow. The memory of happy times, friends and family will get you through.Bill was a huge part of our town and will be greatly missed. Gladys Stubbs and family

— Gladys Stubbs, April 14, 2008

Dear Dorothy, Don, Michael, Joyanne, Laurie..........and your families. We are so very sorry to hear the sad news about "Uncle Billy". We have so many fond memories of our times when our kids were younger and we spent time up at Sauble Beach!! Unfortunately we will not be able to be with you on Wednesday as I will be away in Vancouver, however, our thoughts will certainly be right there beside you. Please take good care of each other: Tom, Nancy and family

— Nancy Leathong, April 14, 2008

To Dorothy and family...You have my condolences on the passing of a husband, father, and grandfather.Take good care of one another in the days to come.

— Sheila Hamilton, April 14, 2008

Nancy and I are very sad to hear of Bill's passing. We will always remember Bill for his humor, the card games and his mild personality. The good times together on the EMA trips and the happy memories will always be cherished. Nancy and I are very sorry we can't be there but our sympathy is with you. Our condolences to you and the family. Nancy and Mike Smith

— Nancy and Mike Smith, April 13, 2008

Our condolences and sympathy to you and the family.

— , January 1, 2010

Hi Dorothy and family We were very sorry to hear of Bill's passing so suddenly. Carson's will not be the same without him. We had lots of fun times being neighbours and golfing, sharing a beer and lots of good conversation and stories over the years. He will be missed for sure. Again our condolences for your loss Hope to see you soon Jim and Irene Thompson

— Jim and Irene Thompson, April 13, 2008

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dorothy & Family. Bill will be missed in the Community.

— Carm & Florence Noble, April 13, 2008

So sorry about your loss Norm and Pat Rude, Susan Rude and Deby and Bob Williams and family's

— susan rude, April 13, 2008

We both remember the great old days at Frieburgers and the bon mot wit throughout the store as your family would regale all who came to visit. Sadly we share your loss of Bill and Dad. It was a special memory to have seen your Mom and Dad just last thursday. We know, parents as great as you have are extremely special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Laurie & Tim

— Laurie Watson & Tim Quantz, April 13, 2008

We were sad to here of Bill's passing. We will always remember him as always having a friendly smile and knowing everyone on a first name basis. Our thoughts go to his family at this time.

— Bill & Diane Dineen, April 13, 2008

So sorry for your loss, Bill was a great contributor to this community, we will always have fond memories of Bill meeting and greeting everyone at the grocery store. Our sincere condolences, Adam and Judy Jongkind

— Adam and Judy, April 12, 2008

Please accept our deepest sympathy Dorothy and family in the loss of your loved one. Many great memories we have with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Gary and Sheila

— Gary & Sheila MacEachern, April 12, 2008

Sincerest sympathy to you Dorothy and family on the passing of Bill. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

— Norm & Janet Freiburger & Family, April 20, 2008

Dorothy, Don, Mike, Joyann, Laurie and Families, We were very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a remarkable man that helped many young people enter the "working world" including both of us. Please accept our deepest sympathies, and may all of your happy memories sustain you through your pain. Sincerely, Warren & Betty Small

— Warren & Betty Small, April 22, 2008

We are deeply sorry about your loss and wish you to know that will keep him in our prayers .WE remember him from the time we lived in Mount Forest. Sebastian Mota and family.

— Sebastian and Maria Mota, April 25, 2008

Dear Dorothy and family, Just a note to say we are thinking about you. We are getting ready for the upcoming camping season and will be at Carson's in August again. It's always a pleasure speaking with you and Bill. We truly hope we will see you there...would love to give you a hug and let you know we're there for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Steve & Anita Stanga, Rachel & Tyler (friends of Irene Thompson at Carson's Camp)

— Steve & Anita Stanga, Rachel & Tyler, April 28, 2008

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