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William (Billie) Josiah Best, age 84, of Mount Pearl formerly of Victoria, Conception Bay, passed away peacefully at Agnes Pratt nursing home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family and his wonderful friends & staff at the home.
Leaving to mourn his complaining but loving wife Winnie; eldest son Trevor Best (The Great One), Denise Loder (Sargent Major), Stephanie Carter (Money Bags), & stepson Richard Street; grandchildren Ava and William (Trevor Best), Gavin (Denise and Doug Loder), Seyla and Maddox (Stephanie and George Carter).
Predeceased by his siblings Florence Stanford (Archibald), Helen Parsons (Leonard), Clarence Best (Blanche), and Winston Bess (Dora); and niece Bonnie Sellars.
Dad was born on June 22, 1936, in Victoria, BC (behind Carbonear). Dad was raised in the Town “where the sun always shines”, as he often said. He moved to Mt. Pearl some years ago only to be closer to his Children. He loved to reflect and tell stories of his fond days as a boy growing up in “The Village.” Dad was admired by many that knew him not only for his positive attitude but also for his strength and determination throughout his life & his witty personality. Dad never let his physical disability ever prevent him from accomplishing his goals. He provided himself with an education and was always proud to support his family. He would always chuckle when telling us years ago that as a boy no one would ever think that he would get to a ripe old age. Dad was the one of six children, today he leaves behind his youngest sister Elsie Sellers (Western Bay).
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd., St. John’s. Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from The Carnell Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to Park Avenue Pentecostal Church.