In Celebration of

William "Bill" Sorokan

March 7, 1924 -  November 16, 2018

William Sorokan
WWII Veteran – Royal Canadian Navy - Signalman
RCMP (Retired)
Peacefully on Friday November 16, 2018 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years Rose Marie (née Gordon). Loving father to Paula (Jamie Cockerham), Mark (Barbara), Cathy (Peter Gauthier), Jim (Sue Hollinger) and Robert (Anna). Loving Grandfather to Shawna, Laura, Sara, Emily, Christopher, Scott, Stephanie, Eric, Andrew, Jonathan and great-grandfather to Dylan, Brayden, Oliver, Lucy, Finley, Ella, Ben and Owen. Dear brother of Peter (Kati Lyons-Villiger) and predeceased by his sisters Mary Frie and Ruth Pollock.
Friends are invited to gather on Friday November 23 in the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. (east of Vanier Parkway) after 10 a.m. Memorial Service will be held in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. followed by interment of urn at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces and a reception.
In memory of William, donations to the Perley & Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.


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Greg Bowen (Friend of Mark and family)

Entered November 19, 2018 from Ottawa

On behalf of my father and I Mark, we offer our sympathies to you and Barbara and your entire family at this difficult time.

Greg and Jerry Bowen

Barbara & David Gourdie (family)

Entered November 19, 2018

Dearest Rob and family,
Saddened by your loss. We are grateful to have known Bill. He was a sweet soul, kind, loving, who gave so generously of himself to each and everyone of us.
May he rest in peace.
With much love and deep sympathy,
Basia & David

Bob Livingston (Friend Volunteer at Perley)

Entered November 20, 2018 from Ottawa

My very sincere condolences to family. This morning I learned about Williams passing and I was deeply saddened. For the past 6 months I visited with Bill every week and I enjoyed every moment that I spent with him. He was loved by everyone. May he RIP.

Nola and Murray Carman (Friend)

Entered November 20, 2018 from Ottawa

Dear Mark and Barb,
We offer our sincere sympathies for the loss of your father.
Thinking of you both,
Nola and Murray

Stanley and Carmen Waldegger (Friend for many years)

Entered November 20, 2018 from Ottawa

A wonderful man with many stories and smiles.


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