It is with great sadness that the MBSJJHL announces the passing of the late Bill Strickland. Bill held many positions in his contribution to the SJJHL and will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues.




William Thomas Strickland
October 30, 1945- October 13, 2020

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William “Bill” Thomas Strickland at the Agnes Pratt Home. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and faithful friend, at the age of 74 years.
Predeceased by his parents Abram and Margaret and his first wife and mother of his children Patricia (Sheppard) Strickland.

Leaving to mourn and respectfully honouring his life, with kindness and loving memories his children: Rhonda (Franz) and Todd (Tammy); grandchildren: Ashley, Kassie, Tyler, Colby, Kenzie, Layton and Arionna, his wife Rev’d Emeline Coffin-Strickland and her children: Garry and Darlene, Roger and granddaughter Samantha, who loved him dearly; his siblings: David (Gabrielle), Edward (Bonnie), Geoffrey (Mercedes), Norma (Jim Edgecombe), Frank (Carol) as well as extended members of the Strickland family. Also left to mourn Scott, Rachel and Victoria Churchill, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Members of the Fowlow and Sheppard families, and the Morgan and Coffin families.

Bill was a prominent businessman and owner of Bill’s Cycle & Sports. Bill was well known for his dedication and participation in the Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Association including the Minor, Junior, Senior and Female Hockey Associations. A generous giver of his time, energy and expertise as well as goodwill. A lover of animals, especially his dogs Jessie, Kelsie and very generous to the less fortunate.