William "Bill" Charles Purcell

30-Sep-1953 - 18-Aug-2021

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William "Bill" Charles Purcell


It is with heavy hearts that the family of William “Bill” Charles Purcell announce his sudden passing on August 18, 2021at the age of age 67. Born in Dartmouth, on September 30, 1953, Bill loved the outdoors and shared that love with his son and grandchildren at his beloved hunting camp in Middle Musquodoboit.

Recently retired after 35 years in civil service with the Department of National Defence, Bill had fond memories of his time in the Reserves with 723 Comm Sqn. Always up for a joke and a drink, his loss will be felt by all who knew and loved him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Hope and Clarence “Bud” Purcell. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue (Wright) Purcell, his son, Tim Purcell (Debbie Martin) and grandchildren Ocean, Marty, Anna-Rose, Mabel and Everett.
He is also survived by his sister Christine Purcell; nieces Alisha and Kayleigh.  

A memorial service will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth on Saturday, August 28th, from 2-4pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife.



Funeral Details

  • Time to Remember

    Atlantic Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    28-Aug-2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Gina Boyd | 28-Aug-2021


On behalf of the entire Boyd family (shayna, nathan, brandon, Jonathan, Kevin, gina, ayden, Issac, ) we wish you our sincerest condolences. Over the years we enjoyed Bill's silly prankster ways, and he so often loved to share his deer meat catches and stories of catching the big one. We couldn't have picked a better papa for our ocean, and we will miss having him in our lives. Prayers for all of you, and know we will be here if you need anything.

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Posted by Dennis Lutz | 24-Aug-2021


Sorry for your loss, Tim. I have lots of good memories working with your father, renovating work, parties, camping, fishing trips,hunting and many more great times. He will be greatly missed, there was no one like him.

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