Bill Smithers (13 Feb 1942 - 7 Jan 2018)

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Location
Black Torrington Parish Church Black Torrington Beaworthy EX21 5PU
Date
19th Jan 2018
Time
2pm
Funeral Director
Norman Lock & Son

In loving memory of Bill Smithers who sadly passed away on 7th January 2018 aged 75 years.

Funeral Service at St. Mary's Church Black Torrington on Friday 19th January at 2.00pm.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust by retiring collection or may be sent to N. Lock & Son, Gardenia, Black Torrington, EX21 5QD. 01409 231281.

Melanie Cook donated £25 in memory of Bill
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Hilary Walliker donated £30 in memory of Bill

We were very sorry to hear that Bill had died on 7th January. He was always such a cheerful and lively person. Our thoughts are with you.

With love from Hilary and John

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Katy Bovaird donated £50 in memory of Bill
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Patricia and Richard Ward wrote

Dear Gerrie, Matthew, Rebecca and Natasha,

We are so very sad to hear of the death of your lovely husband, father and grandfather. We recall many happy times in Cobham with you all and remember Bill as an unfailingly welcoming host, always so positive and cheerful in outlook and with such a zest for life.

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Adriana Kelidi donated £10 in memory of Bill

Lots of love xxx

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Harry and Nan Sadler wrote

Dear Gerrie and family - our thoughts are with you today as you celebrate Bill's life. We are so sorry not to be with you but want you to know we are right beside you in spirit, and sending youour love and support. What a lovely man was Bill, so hard to believe he is no longer with us. Love, Nan and Harry xxx

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Harry and Nan Sadler donated in memory of Bill

We have such happy memories of times shared on and off the stage with Bill - his smile lit up the room, and his wicked sense of humour was a joy. What a lovely man - we shall miss him so much. xxxx

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June Hayden donated £20 in memory of Bill
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Tracey, Peter & Nathaniel Bottoms donated £40 in memory of Bill

We met in a professional capacity initially but over the years Bill has shown us great friendship and fun - a quality not commonly associated with that business role but one we greatly appreciated in those early days with so much technical speak and jargon.

Bill's gentle, welcoming way always put you at ease whether it was face to face, over the phone or through an email - we shall miss his smile and fun ways that he extended to us all.

With all our love Tracey, Peter and Nathaniel

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Bubbles Lighting donated £150 in memory of Bill

Bill supported our business in a professional capacity for so, SO many years and was knowledgeable, supportive, welcoming and funny throughout. Despite the distance he was there whenever we needed him and his emails always had a way of making you smile.

We shall miss working with him greatly but fondly remember the times we met up and those emails that were signed off in a theatrical guise. Thank you for all your help and support 'King Rat' Bill.

With Love Peter, Tracey and the team at Bubbles Lighting.

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David and Gail Illman wrote

Bill will be sorely missed. He was a wonderful friend and the best neighbour to have.

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Emma Clements wrote

The pub won’t be the same on Friday evenings without Bill. He has been both a great supporter of the village pub and a personal friend. Love to all the family.
Emma & Stuart

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Emma Clements donated £20 in memory of Bill
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Rebecca Phillips posted a picture

Me and Pa Xmas day a few years back, glass in hand...chuuurs! Xxxx

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Leveret Sharp lit a candle
Leveret Sharp donated £10 in memory of Bill

A photo I found from my wedding. Bill was a second grandad to me and I love him with all my heart. He was a truly magical human. I hope you’re having a good time in heaven eating too much food and enjoying some fine wines. I love you and miss you xxx

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Snezzy Floyer wrote

What wonderful photos showing the wonderful, fun loving personality of Bill. We miss him and think of him often. He was very special and we are very sorry for your family's loss. Snezzy and Mark.

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Zoe Kyriakou donated £10 in memory of Bill

Rest in peace

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Sally Hill lit a candle
Sally Hill wrote

This photo says it all - happy, smiling and enjoying life. The village will be a poorer place without him.

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Nick Laing-Taylor posted a picture

Happy Days with the Bashers on the Isles of Scilly

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Sally Hill donated in memory of Bill

The photo shows Bill's true character - smiling, cheeky and enjoying life. The village will be a poorer place without him.

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Carol and Jeremy Flaskett donated £10 in memory of Bill

In loving memory of my knight in shining armour. Loved and remembered always. Carol xxxxx

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Heather Creed wrote

Dear Bill, How i loved our days in Cobham and with the "Players " you will always bring a smile to my face and a chuckle in my heart. I will never forget you .

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Jane Fawcett donated £20 in memory of Bill

Happy memories Bill, a great thespian buddy xx

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Tasha Smithers wrote

Everything feels wrong without you dad. I love and miss you so much . Tasha xxx

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