It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of William (Bill) Ritson Toppin on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 83 years old. Bill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Marnie (Arlindo), Cristie (Larry), Melanie (Garrett) and Korri (Dan); by his brother Raymond, sister Nancy (Les); his grandchildren: Connie (Travis), Courteney, Cassie, Michael (Carlee), Jesse (Nikki), Nicholas (Paige), Jonathan, Kayla, Lexie (Jordan), Garrisen, Sadie, Jace, Dontae (Rachel), Peyton (Scott), Dominic, Piper; his great-grandchildren: Cheyanna (Jacob), Tanisha, Deacan, Addy, Ava, Jonathan, Nicholas, Ryan; and a niece who held a special place in his heart Pamela Rae (Danny), Austin along with numerous beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Ethel and Robert, sisters Fran (Ben) and Jo, wife Connie, daughter Tammy and son Tracy.
Bill will be remembered for his love and commitment to family, his pride in carpentry, gardening, hours of playing canasta, and a good game of pool. Grandpa had infinite patience looking for frogs, doing puzzles, getting his hair curled and his nails painted. He was always willing to share his experience of life’s lessons with his children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to YESS: Youth Empowerment & Support Services, https://yess.org/.
Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101