ELLENBURG CENTER — On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, William Tourville, 53, lost his courageous battle and went home to be with God. He awed and inspired us all with his amazing faith and strength. He died at home in the loving care of his family and a very special friend Tracy Durant.
Bill was born on July 1, 1952, the son of Gordon and Pearl (Senecal) Tourville.
Bill was an avid music lover and enjoyed playing his guitar and violin throughout the years. How grateful we are that he passed his musical passion and abilities to his sons and nephews. On April 15, there was a jamboree benefit in his honor. To all of those who supported him and our family, "thanks for the memories."
He is survived by his mother, Pearl Tourville; his loving fiancÃ©, Irene Harrigan; his three sons, Bryan and Brad Tourville and Jason Goodfellow; his three brothers, Gordon, Tom and David; and two sisters, Cathy and Laurie.
His father; and baby brother, Francis died before him.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the E.F. Drown Funeral Service in Ellenburg Depot.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. from St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ellenburg Center Fire Department or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.