Posted by Ken Kurtis on December 21, 2021 at 18:40:16:|
(You can post a note the family will see on Bill's FB page.)
This is from Bill's son Kevin:
It is with great sadness that I share, with all my father Bill Bushing's Facebook friends, that his long battle with his multiple cancers came to an end this morning and he is finally at peace. To those that our family hasn't reached out to personally before this goes out I apologize that you learn of it this way but he has so many friends and touched so many people that its impossible for us to contact all before putting this out there. In the spirit of how he was, we know he would have put it here first anyways before calling anyone if he could have done it himself because he always updated Facebook first.
Hopefully he's diving now and finally finding his mermaid. We will have plans for celebration of life at a time to be determined later next year.
My ask of his friends now is if you have pictures or stories of how he touched your lives share them below as a celebration to him. Thank you.
I'm very grateful that I got a chance to visit with Bill one last time in the hospital about two weeks ago. He was in fairly good spirits then despite the pain he was fighting. And as Kevin said, those of us who cared about Bill can find some solace in knowing that he has finally found peace. I'm sure we'll be doing some sort of remembrance of Bill during both the Cleanup and Chamber Eve in 2022. But hopefully he has touched many of you with his love of the ocean and specifically of Catalina and in that way, will live forever.