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September 29, 2020

William “Bill” Delbert Splan, beloved husband of the late Mary ‘Evelyn’ Moffat, of Teeswater, died peacefully surrounded by his family, Sept. 29, 2020, at the Kincardine hospital. He was 87. Son of the late Clara Harriet (nee Caswell) and William Delbert Splan of Kincardine, he was predeceased by his brother, John (Jack); and sisters, Marjorie (Jean) and Hilda. Dearly missed by his step-children, Janet Harrison (late Rick) of Lac La Biche, Alberta; Cathy Fleming (John) of Allenford; Wade Gibson (Janice) of Amberley; Glen Gibson (Rita) of Edmonton, Alberta; and Mary Gibson of Kincardine. Fondly remembered by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Bill’s family and many friends will attest that he lived life to the fullest, never shied away from an adventure, and loved to travel in earlier years. Always involved in the community, he sponsored minor soccer teams and was involved with local service clubs. For many years, Bill operated a successful flooring business, well-known in Kincardine and area as “Splan, The Carpet Man.” A life-long resident of Kincardine, Bill loved to relate stories of local characters and history, and has contributed memorabilia and photos to many of the historical collections to be found around town. The family extends many thanks to Dr. Jason Murray and Dr. Damian Gunaratne, and the emergency staff and palliative care staff at the Kincardine hospital, for their kindness and care to Bill and family, during his short stay. A private graveside service will be held later in Kincardine. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. The family requests that any donations made in memory of Bill be directed to the Huron Shores Hospice, Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Condolences on-line at