Tennyson, William

November 20, 1951 ~ December 30, 2015

TENNYSON, William Edwin – Age 64 of Corunna, passed away peacefully with his wife Dianne by his side on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Dianne Tennyson (nee Hayward) for 30 years. Loving father of Jessica (Ryan) DeGasperis and Roy Tennyson. New grandfather of Quinn DeGasperis (born December 25, 2015). Dear brother of James Tennyson of Toronto. Survived by his aunt Joyce Page of Brigden and cousins Janet (Brian) Edgar of Brigden, Carol (Maurice) Lebert of Brigden, David (Jill) Arnold of Brights Grove, Cheryl (Sally Isaacs) Tennyson. Predeceased by his parents Roy (1980) and Dorothy (1991) Tennyson and in-laws Peter (2004) and Maxine Hayward (2014). Bill will always be remembered by his family and many friends for his sense of humour and his incredible strength and spirit as he faced his health challenges which he refused to let define him. The Tennyson family would like to express a sincere thank-you to Dr. Jean Lising and Bill’s personal support workers Michelle Benson and Lori Crone for their compassionate care.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Friday, January 1, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or Parkinson Society.

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  1. My sincerest condolences to the Tennyson family. Bill was a very kind man who assisted me with some great advice over the years, both as a lawyer and a friend. You are in my thoughts an prayers.

  2. My deepest condolences to you all. Thinking about you lots. I always remember Bill to be a great person with a great sense of humour. Xox Beth

  3. Dianne, Jessica and Roy – my heartfelt sympathy to you at his time of great loss and sorrow. Sending you love an prayers that memories will bring healing. Babies are God’s promise that life will go on.

  4. Dianne, Jessica, Roy & family. Thinking of you all today and in the days ahead. Bill had a wonderful sense of humour and was extremely thoughtful. Lots of Love Helen, Mike, James & Ella xoxo

  5. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. He will always be remembered for the kind man he was.

  6. Please accept our sincere condolences on Bill’s recent passing. It’s been a long and challenging journey for all of you. You and your dear family are in our thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time in all of your lives…

  7. Dianne,Roy, Jessica & family .Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times. We will always have fond memories of Bill,his smile, his sense of humour,his strength and stoicism in facing his challenges.He was our good lawyer and friend . He will be dearly missed. John & Marianne

  8. I have very fond memories of Bill growing up together as friends and neighbors. And we had alot of laughs when I worked for his Dad and Bill was home from school every summer. Bill was a great guy and will be sadly missed.
    Thoughts and prayers to Dianne, Jim and their families.
    Tom Clubb

  9. Dear Dianne, Jessica and Roy: Our Appleton Family, Jenipher, Tommy, Andrew and I extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to you and yours at this most difficult of times. Bill was a man of extraordinary integrity with a brilliant mind. He was erudite from his lifelong devotion to both formal and self study. And yet, with all of such attributes within his grasp, he distributed his knowledge in the best interests of those he served, with humility. He was a true professional, and I admired him. Bill had an uncanny ability to quote passages from the works of our world’s most esteemed poets, and to correlate the same to contemporary issues. His innate sense of humour was infectious and he enhanced with his erudition the lives of those of us who were fortunate to fall within his presence. Our Appleton Family was blessed to have known Bill as a friend, and we shall carry his spirit within us, forever and a day.
    Our love to you all,
    Tom, Jenipher, Tommy and Andrew Appleton

  10. Please accept our sympathies. Our thoughts are with you. We remember Bills sense of humor, he made people smile, what a wonderful legacy to leave.

  11. I was fortunate enough to start out my legal assistant career with Bill. He took a chance on a young girl who knew nothing about the legal field, however, through his patience and teachings taught me everything I know today. Bill, Jill and I shared alot of laughs in the office…there truly was never a dull moment. I had the pleasure of watching Jessica and Roy grow from a toddler and infant to fine young adults. Dianne, Jessica, Roy and family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this most difficult time. Rest in peace Bill. xoxo Scott and Nordean Wellington

  12. Dianne and family, my sincere and deepest sympathies for your loss. The chats in his office provided comfort and several bouts of laughter. I hope the memories of Bill will give you comfort and your faith give you peace.

  13. I had the opportunity to work for Bill for many years and we shared many laughs because of his sense of humour and great spirit. He showed me what true strength and courage really was and I will continue to miss him for the rest of my life. Dianne, Jessica, Ryan and Roy, enjoy your newborn and know that the Tennyson spirit will live on in Quinn. Rest in peace Bill. You’ve had a long journey home. Jill Arnold

  14. Nancy and I would like to take this opportunity to express our sympathy to Dianne and family on their loss. Bill was a great friend and valued lawyer for me and the Township when I was working there.