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William Kates

Date of Death: Friday, July 17, 2015
Yahrzeit Day: Av 1
Date of Funeral: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time of Funeral: 10:00 AM
Memorial Service Location: Chapel service
Burial Service Location: Community Section
Shiva Details: Shiva Private

Location of Funeral:

Chapel service

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Location of Burial:

Community Section

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Rhea Wolfowich
My deepest condolences on the passing of William. I have many fond memories of him at the JCC. May your many memories help you through this difficult time.
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Dorothy Barnoff
Sincere & deepest sympathy. Those of us at the JCC have fond memories of Billy. Rest in peace.
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Elv
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow here at the JCC. William better known as Bill or Billy will always be remembered in our hearts.
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Lightman Family
My deepest Condolences to the family, Bill will be missed.
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Cheryl
Bill, the gym isn't the same without you. I miss your jokes, I miss your smile, I miss you! You will be missed by so many people, you have touched many of our lives in a good way, may you rest in peace
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milt and Malky Snow
We were .very sorry to hear about Bill. He was one of our oldest friends and a usher at our wedding. He will be missed by all including his old club members at Club Baldwin Jrs. Rest in peace.
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Darryl
Billy, You were a fixture at the BJCC and always had a smile and a kind word for me. You will be missed for sure at the BJCC. Your best friend and advocate Avishay will miss you as well.
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David Usher
Billy and I knew each other for over 60 years when we both belonged to the same wrestling team, although we never saw one another often ,whenever we did at the Y he would come over and give me a big hug and a hefty smile. I will truly miss him.
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Norman Gardner
Billy was an example of a mensch. He was popular with so many people who met him and an inspiration to many aspiring athletes. He always had a sense of humour and it was always a pleasure to see him. It is sad to see him gone.
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Terry Levitt
I will remember Uncle Velvle as a good Uncle when I was young. I lost touch with him when I moved out west. I renewed our relationship by email and hoped to see h on my next visit to Toronto. I am saddened by his sudden loss.
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Cindy lee
Hi Cheryl I was just talking about Bill to my husband and some of those in my past I was remembering I see Bill passed away this summer, had not been in touch with him in a very along time, moved to the states but have great memories of him from the JCC, I went once with him to the casino, I asked him does cherly know of course he told me he did, but I think he really didn't , my dad and him were characters, but had a heart of gold, sorry for your loss and hope he didn't suffer
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Paul Green
I knew Bill 40 years ago when I was 10 years old and he was dating my mother. He would take me to the JCC sometimes and he lifted weights and used me as a weight sometimes, I would sit on his knees and he would go up and down on the bars. He was a big guy, I thought he would never die, its very painful to learn of his death, He was so strong,
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