William Alexander Chuhay

William “Billy” Alexander Chuhay

As a result of sepsis, from a perforated bowel, passed away suddenly at his sister Carol’s home on October 7th, 2017. William “Billy" Alexander Chuhay, in his 53rd year, was the beloved son of the late William Sr. and Dorothy Chuhay and loving brother to Carol and Lynda.  Billy arrived as an early present on Mother’s Day, May 10th, 1964. As a bouncing ten pound bundle of joy and energy, Billy the youngest in the family, kept everyone busy tending to his needs. School was not Billy’s forte but he excelled in his love of music, comedy and theatrics. William enjoyed participating regularly at the local karaoke club where he was affectionately known as “Waylon Willy”. He never needed to look at the screen for the lyrics as he had the songs all memorized. He loved entertaining friends with stories of his quirky family, like the time he had to pull his sister, Carol, out of the rose bushes after she lost her balance and went in head first. Not funny! Billy rarely passed up an opportunity to tell a good joke as he loved to laugh. His favourite comedians were Robin Williams and Russell Peters. Here again, he could memorize comedic skits and deliver them with the same inflexions and accents as the original.

Nothing pleased Billy more than getting dressed up to the nines to go out on the town. Yet, he was quite content enjoying the simple pleasures in life, like a family BBQ, a can of Coke, and having a smoke while listening to his favourite country music. William could also be very stubborn, especially when it came to looking after his own health and going to see a doctor. This often worked to his own determent.

Billy also had another side which only those closest to him were lucky enough to experience. He was a very gentle, caring, generous, sensitive and thoughtful guy who was devastated by the passing of his parents. He valued his family and friends more than any accumulation of money or possessions. Billy would give the shirt off his back and the last dollar in his pocket to anyone he saw in need and all he wanted in return was some respect.

William will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those who loved him dearly.