William "Bill" Henry Hamilton
1936 - 2023
William "Bill" Henry Hamilton
Visitation Information
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Visitation Time
2-4pm and 6-8pm
Visitation Location
Cobb's Funeral Home
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday November 15, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Cobb's Funeral Home
Requested Charity
PAW (formerly SPCA) or Albert County Food Bank
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William Henry Hamilton, affectionately known to his family and friends as Bill, Billy, Dad, Pépère, Poppy, and Poppies, on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

He took his roles very seriously in life; honesty, commitment, and hard work were his foundation that he based his life on. Everything he put his mind to do he accomplished. His love for clothes and people led him to his chosen vocation for many years in the Retail Clothing Industry. He began his much-loved profession with a popular locally owned business Family Outfitters where he was taught "if you look after your customers, the sales would follow". This became his motto for success. He later went on to Tip Top Tailors and Moore’s to pass on his knowledge and skills as Store and Regional District Manager for many more years.  

Many folks would say Bill was in sales, yet he truly was once of the best customer service men anyone had the privilege of knowing. He never forgot a customer’s name and went above and beyond for them. Using his knowledge gained over the years and his keen customer service wisdom he ventured out into entrepreneurship and created his own company, Hamco, providing valuable customer service to the trucking industry such as Armour Transport.  Amour Transport became his most valued customer, supplying their drivers with uniforms and footwear.  Staying idle was never in his vocabulary.  Following the sale of his company, he drove cars for auction companies until the Covid Pandemic… which according to Bill "forced my retirement at the young age of 83". He will also be remembered as a being a good athlete. He was inducted into the Dieppe Sports Hall of Fame for coaching baseball. He loved the games of baseball, golf, and hockey. He was a season ticket holder of the Moncton Wildcats for many years… Go Cats Go! 

Above all, Bill was a family man.  He will be deeply missed by those that loved him most, his family.  

Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Ermen) Hamilton.

Left with fond memories are his wife Sharon, daughters Cathy and Karen (Kurt), sons Jeff (Charline) and Michael (Nathalie), step-sons Allan and Christopher (Sharon) Thurrott, brothers Frank (Judy), Peter, Danny, also special cousin John Ermen, who was like a brother to him, 13 grandchildren; Renée Bourgeois-Mazerolle (Stephen), Danielle Bourgeois (Mel), Ashley Wallace (Nick), Emma Hamilton (Ryan), Ryan Cobb, Cory Hamilton, Sydney Hamilton (John), Alex Cobb (Jen), David Hamilton, Kallie Thurrott, Sophie Hamilton, Waylon Thurrott, Louis Hamilton, 4 great grandchildren; Olivia, Ève, Indie, and Sam, his special little fury boy, Benji, and several cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. Aside from his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Geraldine.

Bill’s family will welcome relatives and friends at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd, Riverview (506 869-2007) on Tuesday, November 14th from 2-4 and 6-8. A service to celebrate his life will take place from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15th at 1pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to PAW (formerly SPCA) or Albert County Food Bank would be appreciated.

For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed and recorded. Please click here to register to view Bill's service.

William "Bill" Henry Hamilton