BADGER, William 1934-2018 It is with great sadness that the family of William Wright Badger announces his passing on July 1, 2018, at the Institut universitaire gériatrie de Montréal. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, his children Stacy (Réal), Jill (Cash), Willy (Sumie), and Robyn Badger; and his stepchildren Christy (Tom), Gregory (Eglantine) and Natalie (Bill) Lavers. He is survived as well by eleven grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Thomas, Hugh, Sho, Kai, Ruby, Callum, Jasper, Edwin, Maxwell, Cary and Jonathan. Bill was preceded in death by his brother Barry (David) and is survived by his brothers Bryan (Janet) and Brandon (Rosemary), nieces, nephews, friends and the mother of his children, Janet Rattray Matthews. Bill was the much loved and respected patriarch of the family who was known for his kindness and humour right to the end. In addition to his family, music and athletics brought him joy throughout his life. He was a fearless athlete who played many sports. Bill was raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec and educated at Royal Military College and Bishop’s University. He inspired young people as a teacher of mathematics and as a pioneer in the teaching of computer science for over thirty-five years at Bishop’s College School, St. George’s School, and Selwyn House School. A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home (5610 Sherbrooke St. W). If desired, donations can be made in Bill’s name to the Institut universitaire gériatrie de Montréal. A heartfelt thanks to the exceptional and compassionate team on four east at this hospital. Gazette Obituary
Bill taught at Selwyn House School from 1990 until his retirement in 1998. He taught computer science to both the Elementary and Senior schools, Math to Grade 7, and coached football and curling. After his retirement he continued to coach curling until 2002.