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William "Bill" Quinn
April 18, 1950 - August 17, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bill Quinn on Sunday, August 17, 2014. <br /> <br />The only son of the late Jim and Nellie Quinn of Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in the UK, Bill is succeeded by his loving life partner Joyce Yu and in the UK by his sister Barbara, niece Pamela and his great nephew Cayleb. <br /> <br />A graduate of Furness Technical School Bill served his apprenticeship at Vickers Limited Shipbuilding Group before becoming an independent contractor working across the UK and in Montreal for a short time. <br /> <br />Bill started with SNC-Lavalin through Kilborn in 1980, after immigrating from Barrow-in-Furness, England to start a new life in Canada. Bill always said he would stay only a few years and then return home, but they were fortunate that he never did leave. Bill worked with SNC-Lavalin for over 34 years and he was a great leader providing a wealth of knowledge to the Piping Department. <br /> <br />Bill was a member of the site engineering team that spent many years working on our autoclave projects for Barrick in Nevada. He made lasting friendships during those assignments and became one of SNC-Lavalin's leading piping designers who was always number one on clients&rsquo; lists when preparing the site teams for start-up and commissioning. <br /> <br />Bill was a natural and talented athlete excelling in a range of sports including soccer, cricket, squash and golf. He played professional football for his beloved Barrow A.F.C. in the English league where he was the team's leading scorer in the 1973-74 season. Bill was also a very capable cricketer playing for Vickerstown in the North Lancashire and District Cricket League where he topped the Division I bowling table in cricket for the number of wickets taken on a number of occasions and was a member of Melville Cup winning side. <br /> <br />In Canada he was a great asset to his company's soccer team and its several league and cup wins were in no small part due to his many goals. Bill was also the prime organizer for a number of annual televised charity matches for the team in aid of children&rsquo;s special needs facilities. <br /> <br />Bill will be sadly missed by all and our thoughts are with his loving partner, Joyce, and his family at this time of tragic loss. <br /> <br /></div>