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William "Bill" Arthur Swinimer

February 23, 1944 — November 13, 2023

Swinimer; William (Bill) Arthur
Surrounded by his loving family, William (Bill) Arthur Swinimer passed away at home on November 13, 2023 at the age of 79. Bill was born on February 23, 1944 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his loving wife Susan, children Jennifer (Tim) Silvester, Dan (Elaina) Swinimer and Amanda Swinimer, grandchildren Madeleine and Eva Silvester, Jesse (Kirsten), Sadie and Grayson Swinimer, and Mahina and Nesika Burley, great grandchildren Nala and Emme Swinimer, sister Rae Sawler and sister-in-law Pat (David) Orriss. Predeceased by mother Hilda Swinimer and siblings Elaine Demont, Joan Nauss and Jack Swinimer. Uncle Bill, or “U.B.”, was beloved by many nieces and nephews and their families, both in Ontario and Nova Scotia. 
A very special thank you to Drs. Anand, Darei, Mollen and Gulamhusein, and the staff at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. A heartfelt thanks to Bill’s loving caregivers, Grace, Reggie, Renzi, Edna, Reizel, Aileen, Ninette and Wendy who made it possible for Bill to be at home. We will be forever grateful.
After a successful career with the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bill founded Uniplast Industries, a multinational plastic film company. His exceptional success in business was recognized by the City of Orillia in 2001 with the creation of the annual William (Bill) Swinimer Business Leader of the Year Award. Bill passionately supported a number of charities and was especially committed to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, giving generous donations on behalf of his family and sitting on the board of directors. His commitment to the community of Orillia culminated in his induction into the Orillia Hall of Fame in 2023.
While Bill was profoundly successful in business, his lifelong focus was definitely his family and friends. His extraordinary life of kindness, generosity, leadership and success has been an inspiration to all who knew him.
“A true measure of a man is how he treats someone that can do him no good.”
A Celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Hawk Ridge Golf Club, 1151 Hurlwood Lane, Severn on Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 2 - 5 pm.   With special words of remembrance to be said at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, The Couchiching Conservancy, or South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
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