William “Bill” Russell Ritching


December 24, 1930 – December 11, 2013

William “Bill” Russell Ritching born in Gore Bay December 24, 1930, son of Russell G. Ritching and Maud E. (Chisholm). Brother to Doris Fowler (Jim) predeceased. Bill was a special uncle to Linda (Fowler) Hunter and husband Dave. Beloved great uncle to Kristin (Mike) and Dore; great-great uncle to Gabe, Soren, Owen and Alana who treasure their time with Uncle Bill at Tobacco Lake. He was a surveyor for Public Works Canada for over 25 years based in Toronto. He returned to Manitoulin in 1986 living between his home in Little Current and the family camp at Tobacco Lake. His frequent visits with his cousin Clive “Scott” Chisholm sparked a strong interest in family history. He developed strong computer skills and after completing the family history helped others research their families. He was active in genealogy until the spring of this year. At Bill’s request there will be no funeral service however there will be a celebration of Bill’s life held during the summer; date to be announced. Arrangements by Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.