Bill MacArthur

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It was with a heavy heart that Director General Gilbert Héroux informed the Vanier community that Bill MacArthur, one of our colleagues in the Physical Education Department, suffered a massive and fatal heart attack at his home on the afternoon of January 1st, 2014.

It was a great shock to everyone and a big loss for all who knew him and worked with him over his long tenure at Vanier. Vanier extended their deepest sympathies to the family, his partner Cathy and his two children and his brother Ian, himself a long-serving member of this community until his recent retirement.

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Obituary as published in The Montreal Gazette:

Bill MacArthur June 1, 1951 to January 1, 2014 On New Years afternoon, Bill died at home in Morin Heights. He is loved and remembered by his life partner of 17 years, Cathy Nesbitt, his children Tarn and Hope, his brothers, Ian (Karen) and Rob, sister-in-law, Maureen, and nephews, Adam and Andy. Brother, Mac, moved on up in 2009. A "Bill Event" will be held at Vanier College Sports Complex, 821 Ste.Croix, Ville Saint-Laurent on Saturday, 11th January 2014. Greet family and friends at 2:00 pm, the Event starts at 3:00 p.m. Kid friendly with refreshments to follow. No flowers. Donations to Makupo Development Group,, or the charity of your choice. View online obituary.

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