At Orangeville Hospital on October 16, 2016, Arthur Ross Billard, of Shelburne, passed quietly surrounded by his family. He was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, the only son of Edwin and Cedella. As a young man, Art played Junior Hockey in Moncton, New Brunswick, until a shoulder injury caused him to change direction. When he decided commercial fishing was not for him, Art moved to Fort McMurray where he became a Carpenter. In Alberta, Art met and married his wife, Patricia (nee Fluney) with whom he has two sons, Scott (Jessica) and Mark (Christine, wife). He will be forever missed.
"We miss thee from our home, dear
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face
We miss thy kind and willing hand
Thy fond and earnest care.
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everywhere."