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TEESDALE, William “Bill”



With sadness and love, the family of Bill Teesdale announces his passing on February 2nd, 2023 at the age of 60.

Bill was the beloved son of Gloria Teesdale (the late Jim, 2008). Dear uncle to Abbey Kowal (nee Muraca) (Tom III) and great uncle to Tommy IV. Nephew to John and Janice Teesdale, cousin to Philip (Sara) and David Teesdale. Predeceased by his sister Joanne (2013) Muraca (nee Teesdale), grandparents Bill (2014) and Sally (2012) Gibbs, John (1984) and Isabelle (1984) Teesdale.

Bill excelled exceptionally in school, going on to University of Guelph. In 1987 he graduated with his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics with a minor in Mathematical Science. 

Following graduation he worked full-time work as a Research Technician. Over the years his participation in active research never ceased and was co-author on over 60 papers cited over 4200 times. In summer of 2022 Bill quietly retired from his position of Facility Manager from the Department of Physics after 35 years of service.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 26th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Guelph University Arboretum.

Those who wish can make a donation for a memorial tree at the Arboretum to honour Bill.


A tree will be planted in memory of William J. Teesdale in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest. 

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