William Gourley

Obituary of William Craig Gourley

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of William “Bill” Gourley, loving husband of Shirley Bolton Gourley, on April 24, 2022, at Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital. Born November 8, 1950, in Verdun, Quebec, he was the son of the late William and Jessie Fraser Gourley.

Bill was by definition an entrepreneur. From an early age, Bill had the natural ability for buying and selling. Looking for solutions to feed his young family, Bill used a small inventory of automotive parts to pave the way, and became one of Canada’s largest detailing chemical companies. 

Bill never lost sight of the importance of family and community. He dedicated many years to his community by providing leadership and support to Scouts Canada, the Fredericton Community Kitchens, Nashwaaksis United Church and many more. He will forever be remembered as a community man that only wanted to spread love and support to those in need. 

In addition to his beloved Shirley, Bill is survived by his children: Craig, Mark & Bruce as well his princesses Natasha, Sara and Nicole; grandchildren: Will, Elle, Emma, Owen and Daxton; and sister Linda Gourley Kennedy. 

A funeral service will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Nashwaaksis United Church (46 Main St, Fredericton, NB) followed by a Family and Friends Reunion which will be held from 3-6 p.m. at Monks & Jonesie Restaurant at the Fredericton Golf Club (331 Golf Club Rd, Fredericton, NB). 

And for those who wish to pay respects to the family, a short visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Nashwaaksis United Church, prior to the funeral service.

For those who wish, remembrances to the Fredericton Community Kitchens and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick would be appreciated by the family.

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