In Memoriam

An image of William J. Pierce.
William J. Pierce, MEd’71

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, William (Bill) Joseph Henry Pierce, loving husband of Donna and father of Matthew, passed away at the age of 78 at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital.

William Joseph Henry Pierce (BA, MEd) was born on November 19, 1941, in Saint John, NB, to Joseph Henry and Mary Louise (Conway) Pierce, both of New Brunswick. He served with the 8th Canadian Hussars and then received multiple degrees from the University of New Brunswick and UBC. Bill married Donna Ruth MacLeod on July 17, 1967, and taught or worked in education for more than 30 years in Tanzania, Thailand, and Canada.

Bill will be missed by friends and family. He was a loving eldest brother to Robert Pierce, Marie Thorton, Margaret Price, and Gertrude Brown, and was predeceased by Harvey (Lenny) Pierce. Bill had many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and was also close to the extended family of wife Donna, of Montague, Prince Edward Island.