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In Memory of William R. (Bill) Halka

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of William R. (Bill) Halka on May 16, 2023, at the age of 79.  Beloved husband and best friend of the late Denise Halka.  He was the son of the late William Halka Sr and the late Madge Burbridge.  Loving stepfather of Christine Casey (Bernard Laberge), late Kevin Casey (Lucie Hébert) and Bruce Casey (Darlene Sharpe). Adoring step grandfather to Sandra, Geneviève, Isabelle, Nathan, Jakob, Joshua and Mackenzie. He will be immensely missed by his sister Susan (William O’Leary) and brother Richard (Emese Tolnai).  Predeceased by his sister Marilyn (Peter Delroy).  Also, he will be missed by his late wife Denise Halka’s siblings. He also held a special place in his heart for Nathaniel Sivret, Creslin Johnson, Cyndi Masson, Céleste Chevrier, Katie Kamara, Corey Stone, Matthew Lauzon and their children. He loved his cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbors whom he cherished very much.  Bill was a devoted foster parent for over 24 years and in recognition of his involvement and volunteer work, memorial donations to the Childrens Aid Society Dare to Dream Program or Youth Transition Program would be greatly appreciated by the family. Celebration of Life will be held on June 8 2023, at the Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd, Orleans.  Visitations from 12:00 to 1:30pm followed by a mass in the chapel.  Burial at the Notre-Dame Cemetery, 455 Montreal Rd at 3:00pm.

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My sincere condolences to the family XX
I was blessed to meet such a kind soul. Bill and his family are such incredible people. Bill was always so joyful and easy going, He always had great stories to tell me when I’d come over. His thoughtful and humorous nature made him all that special. Bill, your life was filled with love and happiness from all your loved one, friends, your foster family as well as any acquaintances that were lucky enough to have met you. You hold a special place in our hearts. We honour you for everything. Rest easy.

Sandy my sincere sympathy on the loss of your grandfather. yours truly, Jocelyne and Phil Nolan.

My handsome sunshine, your smile and laughter will be greatly missed. I will certainly miss you on next St-Patrick’s Day. Love you bunches… Carole

To Bill’s family,

Please accept my condolences. Bill and I had some great times growing up in Hamilton and I cherish those memories. We spoke often in the last couple of years as he struggled with his many challenges. Rest in peace Bill.

Ray Kovacs

we met Bill through his stepson Bruce and Darlene Sharpe. We found that Bill was a very kind person and would except everyone in his life. He never judge a person and always gave his heart to everyone. Rest In Peace . Love Lorraine and Ross

My condolences to stepchildren, grandchildren, etc. I did not know Bill well but met him a few times. What a great man and I knew this through his wife Denise. All the work they did with children, they did out of the goodness of their hearts! Bill is with his beloved wife and for that, I am thankful. Take care and hope the memories help sustain you all during your grief.

I met this wonderful man at the Besserer residence. He shared meals with my aunt and 3 other ladies on the 3 er floor cluster. Bill was always such a gentlemen, ensuring that the ladies at his table had eaten before he left the table and took great pride in making them laugh everyday despite the obvious pain he was in. He also looked out for them, making sure that that they had their meals if they had to stay in bed, simply said he was a gem! We were all heartbroken to hear of his passing. We did not travel long on the same road, but it was long enough to know that we were blessed to have shared the road with this caring, funny, kind man. He is greatly missed but never will be forgotten. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

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