William Bill Lindner passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Strafford General Hospital, after a Covid related illness in his 85th year.
He was born and raised in North Easthope Township by his parents Andrew and Frieda Lindner (Koehler).
Bill is predeceased by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Also predeceased by grandson Christopher William Lindner (Dec.7, 2008)
Loving husband of Ruth Lindner (Hislop). Devoted father to Robert Lindner and Ruth Gingell, Roger Lindner and wife Anne, Jeffrey Lindner and wife Shelley and Matthew Lindner. Missed by his grandchildren; Nicole Lindner, Carina and Joe DeSapio, Natasha and Justin Carter, Cassandra and Ethan Lindner Langerak, Samantha Lindner, Laura Lindner, Lydia Lindner, Shaelyn Lindner, Kaileigh Lindner and great grandchildren; Andrew and Theo as well as a large extended family.
Bill spent his life as a stone mason and part-time farmer. He helped change the profile of his hometown; Shakespeare, Ontario. He loved playing music with his friends in the band but what he loved most was spending time on the farm with his grandchildren and family. He also loved to fish and was a “crack-shot-never-miss” deer hunter.
A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 202 Erie St., Stratford, ON. on Tuesday May 2, 2023 at 12 noon with a two-hour visitation from 10am -12 pm. prior to the service. There will be a time for fellowship and refreshments downstairs afterward.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Grand River Hospital Paediatrics Unit in memory of Christopher Lindner (https://grhf.ca/products/care-never-stops-donation), the Stratford General Hospital Foundation cancer wing (www.sghfoundation.org) or the London Health Sciences Hospital cancer wing (www.lhsf.ca); directly or through the James A. Rutherford Funeral Home, 804 Ontario St. Stratford. 519-271-5062.