William Brennan

Obituary of William Joseph Brennan

BRENNAN – William (Bill), age 86 of Clinton (formerly Grand Bend & Crediton), passed away peacefully with family by his side at Huronview Home For The Aged on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Predeceased by the love of his life May (2018) and son Gerard (2010). Da to Maggie Brennan-Turner & Stewart Turner, Liam & Colleen Brennan, Charlotte Brennan (Nick), Shannon Brennan (Darren Erb) and Lynn Brennan. Grandpa to Liam, Aiden, Brennan, Theresa, Nicole, Hayley, Danielle, Alyssa, Lauren, Darby, Luke, Champain and Declyn. Great Grandpa to Taylor, Jordyn, Camryn and Alix. Brother and brother-in-law to Jenny & Gerry O’Neill, Jack Brennan, Lilly Brophy, Jim & Berni Brennan, Margaret & John Higgins, Pat & Rein Aaslepp, Eamonn & Patricia Brennan, Judy Brennan, Maura McVeeney and Joanie McVeeney. Predeceased by his parents Margaret Manning & John Brennan; siblings May McCall and Gerard Brennan; brother-in-laws Sean Brophy, Jimmy McCall, Jim McVeeney and Martin McVeeney; and sister-in-law Mary Brennan. Fondly remembered by his many nieces & nephews.

Our Da, was a man who could win the hearts of many through his smile, his laughter and his song. His life was rich with many things while his love for his family and “his Ireland” were second to none. Leaving behind all that he knew in 1966 to bravely put forth into motion a new life for he, the love of his life and his young family, Ireland never left his heart and soul. He was all that he needed to be to everyone that loved him - he asked for very little and gave as much as he could to us all. His smile could warm the coldest of hearts, his voice in song drew tears, while his stories were always comprised of fond memories of a life well lived and loved. Our loss is indeed Heaven’s gain. Our superhero has retired his cape - and well deserved it is - yet we know the love that existed here between us will grow forevermore. Love you, Da - Goodnight and God Bless xo. 

Many thanks go out to the staff at Huronview for their genuine kindness, love and support of Billy during his stay there.  Cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of Billy’s life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood. If desired, memorial donations to Jessica’s House would be appreciated by the family.