It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the sudden passing of Billy Macintosh on Monday, June 10, 2024, at the age of 74.

Born on April 5,1950, Billy was a son of the late Murdock and Hattie (Daisley) MacIntosh.

Billy lived in Edwardsville and worked at Kmart for a number of years, after which his love of buying celebration cards and caring for his chickens really blossomed. He later resided in Westmount where his daily routine of visiting the Sydney River stores included purchase of birthday cards and gifts, which he delivered to family and friends.  Billy’s unique ability to remember birthdays continued for generations. It wasn’t unusual to wake up to balloons on the mailbox or Billy at the door with a special card or gift. He really had a love for children and a great interest in their education.

Billy’s faith was strong, as was evidenced by his regular attendance at Mass at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount. Being a beloved member of the community, he will be missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents, Billy was predeceased by all his siblings, Bedford, Susan, Sadie, Jeanette, Shirley and Lambert.

Billy is survived by brothers-in-law, Alex MacInnis, and Lonnie Wells; sister in-law, Paulette MacIntosh; as well as several nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren.

Special thank you to the VON staff and the community support services for all their care and patience to enable Billy’s independence.

Heartfelt thank you to a special friend, Lloyd who was always there for him; to Tracy and family for their love and support and to Normena, for the kind chats and companionship.

On behalf of the family, a big thank you to all who took the time to pick him up and watch out for him.

Memorial Mass to celebrate the life of Billy MacIntosh will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Parish, Westmount, with Fr. Douglas Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Church of Incarnation Cemetery, Edwardsville, with a reception to follow at the WINS Community Hall, Edwardsville.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Pier Community Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.pierfuneralhome.com

We hope his kindness has a lasting impact on his many friends who helped him along his way.

Online Condolences

I went to school with Billy at Riverview. I always enjoyed a chat with him, usually at The Dollarama or Walmart. Rest In Peace Billy, you will be missed
From:  Ann Marie Mac Donald

Our condolences to everyone. Billy will be missed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful and caring man. Birthdays won’t be the same for you all. Hugs from Bonnie, Tristen and Deirdre (Montreal)
From:  Bonnie Fraser

Dear Family of Billy,
we are new to Frenchvale but we have had the opportunity to pick up Billy and enjoy a chat. We actually drove him to Sobeys June 10th on my way to a 9am appointment, he seemed fine, so we are shocked at his passing.
I will miss seeing him walking to check on his chickens as I travelled to work each day.
The Fedora Family
From:  Wanda Fedora

Bill was such a sweet, caring man and I had the pleasure of knowing him for many years. He truely cared about people and always inquired about what you were going to do with your time off, what the kids were doing with their summer, birthdays, holidays… he was a true gem. If everyone had a heart like Bill’s, the world would be a much better place. My deepest sympathy to the family. May he rest in peace 🙏
From:  Stacey Axworthy