This week we celebrated the life of Bill Small, David’s father and mentor who passed on February 12th, 2015. Bill personified the phrase “live life to the fullest”. His multitude of accomplishments in his professional life (President of the CHBA & BILD, Chairman of the National Home Show) and personal life (licensed pilot, Director of the Royal Canadian Flying Clubs’ Association), are outdone by his accomplishments in his family life: a devoted husband of 65 years to Betty Lou Small, a proud father of 3 daughters and 1 son, and an adoring grandfather and great grandfather to 11.
As family members recounted their precious memories of Bill at the funeral, words like mentor, inspirational, and “super hero” were used to describe him and the lasting impression he made on their lives. It is clear that his wisdom, ambition and adventurous spirit will carry on through the memories of his loved ones.