The Tree - Person Sheet
The Tree - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Charles (Bill) O’Connell
Birth24 Oct 1943
Death25 Sep 2018, Wanganui Hospital, New Zealand
Burial29 Sep 2018, Waverley General Cemetery, New Zealand
FatherCharles John O’Connell (1908-1965)
MotherRuth Boardman Billing (1919-2003)
Misc. Notes
Name of “William O’Connell”, not married, from hand-drawn ‘Billing’ tree, prepared circa 1979, in Muriel Leo’s (nee Oliver, 1917-1998) collection.

Preferred name of “Bill” from father’s headstone inscription:
In Loving memory of CHARLES JOHN beloved husband of Ruth O’CONNELL and loved father of Bill and Alec, died 13th September 1965 aged 57 years

Second given name, date and place of death, estimated year of birth, name of wife, confirmation of name of brother, found in January 2019, from Death Notices in:
Published in The Wanganui Chronicle from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2018
Published in Taranaki Daily News on Sept. 27, 2018
O'CONNELL, William Charles (Bill). Suddenly in Whanganui Hospital on 25 September, aged 74 years. Dearly loved husband and soul-mate of Jean. Loved brother of Alex and Barbara and their family. Special uncle to Garry and Gladys, Linda and Richard, David and Jackie; Murray and Paula, Brian; Michael, Janine and Doug; and their families. A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held in the Waverley Community Centre, Chester Street, on Saturday 29 September at 1pm.

Tribute from Murray Fake, Hawera, Taranaki and photo of Bill with Daniel and Kendyl Fake from the Legacy website:
Loved and respected uncle of Murray and Paula; Extra-special Uncle Bill of Daniel and Kendyl Fake. You set such a fine example and were a big part of our lives. We will miss your cheeky sense of humour and witty banter. Rest easy.

Burial details from South Taranaki District Council cemeteries search in January 2019:
Record: 28254
Surname: O'Connell
First Names: William Charles (Bill)
Cemetery: Waverley General
Date Of Death: 25/09/2018
Date Of Interment: 29/09/2018
Age: 74
Plot No: 18 Z

In January 2019 Brian of nzolivers found photos of Bill with parents and brother:
Family group of four. From left they are Charles John, William Charles, Alex Leonard and Ruth Boardman O'Connell (nee Billing).

Bill made a comment on the photo on 12 October 2014 which provides dates of birth of Bill and brother Alex:
My father, Charles John O'Connell (4/6/1908 - 13/9/1965) nursing me, William Charles (24/10/1943) baby, Alex Leonard John (29/7/45). Mother, Ruth Boardman O'Connell (14/12/1919 - 2/7/2003) nee Billing
- Bill O'Connell
Marriageaft 1979
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