AUBERT; William (Bill) Arnold
Was unexpectedly taken from his loving family on March 3rd in Maple Ridge, BC at the age of 62. Bill is survived by his sons Devon (Anastasia) and Jeremy, and his sisters Delores Hamm (Peter), Dorothy Aubert (Ian), Denise Gray (Rodney), and Darlene Simper. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews and extended family. Bill was born on March 27, 1953 in Nanaimo, BC to Doris and Del Aubert. He graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) as an active school band member, where his love for music was born. He attended university in Bellingham and Berkely College in Boston, preparing himself for a career in education. Bill became a music teacher and taught in the Merritt School District, and later in Maple Ridge at Garibaldi Secondary School and Maple Ridge Elementary. His sons remember him as a selfless, caring father and friend to all who knew him.
Bill’s love of music became his career, and he ran the entire music program at Garibaldi for 18 years. He played in numerous bands over his lifetime including Bayside, Virgil, The Sergeant Pepper’s Tribute Band and most recently the resident band “HouseRules” at the Billy Miner pub. A Celebration of Bill’s life is scheduled for Sunday, March 13th at 2:00pm at the Garibaldi Secondary School Theatre with a reception to follow at Town Hall Public House on Lougheed Hwy & 207th St in Maple Ridge. All are welcome to attend and join in celebrating Bill’s life. The family would like to thank Dr. Shiraz Mawani for his support, kindness and respect to Bill and his family over the years. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with their condolence