Bill Bond, the husband of Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond, has died.
“I am broken hearted at the loss of our amazing ‘Billy,’ Shirley said in a tweet. “He faced this difficult journey in the same way he lived his life, with a quiet strength and an overwhelming, deep love for his family. He was my best friend and my life partner.”
Bill had been facing a series of health challenges during the last several months and, most recently, suffered a stroke. He passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
“I struggle to imagine a world without Billy in it,” Shirley posted on her Facebook page. “He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend … More later, but for now, rest well Billy, we love you to the moon and back!”
They were married for more than 41 years.
Condolences have been pouring in on social media.
We pass along our deepest condolences to Shirley Bond on the passing of her husband Bill. One half of Team Bond. Bill and Shirley have worked tirelessly on behalf of all of Northern BC with wit and humor, energy and passion they were an amazing team for all of us. pic.twitter.com/BuMZJcqbCW— PG Hospice House (@PGHospice) June 9, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss @shirleybond . Renee and I send our deep condolences to you and your family.— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) June 9, 2020
Oh Shirley, I am so, so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family tonight. Peace and love. https://t.co/b1e3PjJzct— Keith Baldrey (@keithbaldrey) June 9, 2020
@shirleybond so saddened by the news. Bill meant alot to us as was just always there. Will always remember Bill as a kind man who would regularly ask about my family & talk about life. In our busy/intense jobs he was such a refreshing breath of normal. We will sure miss him.— Bob Zimmer MP (@bobzimmermp) June 9, 2020
Sending you ❤️ and 🙏🏽s.— Jody Wilson-Raybould 王州迪 Vancouver Granville (@Puglaas) June 9, 2020
My heart breaks for my friend @shirleybond… Bill was a remarkable man. His love for family was unparalleled. I am grateful to have known him.— Kyle Sampson (@SampsonKyle) June 9, 2020
Shirley – you are in my thoughts and my prayers, and I am here as your friend if ever you may need me. I am so sorry for your loss. https://t.co/SvF0QFeQ2P