Preston, William Howard Bailey

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November 15, 1925 - September 2, 2017

Preston, William Howard Bailey

William Howard Bailey Preston, MD of Coppell Texas, passed away at 10:27pm on September 2, 2017 in Plano, Texas surrounded by family.

He was born on November 15, 1925 in Bellville Ontario, Canada to Judd Bailey Preston and Alice (Osborne) Preston, with sister, Helen, brother, Royden and James all now deceased.

Bill was married to Joyce Marie Bousquet on June 3, 1951 in Espanola, Ontario Canada.  Joyce passed away in 2008 after 57 years of marriage to Bill.

Bill graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine and practiced family medicine and general surgery from 1951 to 1980 in Burlington, Ontario Canada.  Bill was loved by all his patients, friends and family. He always had a smile and never meet a stranger. In 1980 he moved to Duncanville, Texas to practiced medicine until retiring to Punta Gorda, Florida in 1995 with Joyce. There he enjoyed sailing and golfing. In 2001 Bill and Joyce moved back Coppell, Texas to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Bill and Joyce finally moved to Christus St. Joesph Village where they made many friends and enjoyed their time together at this wonderful senior community.

Bill is survived by his children, Judy Marie (Dawn Gardham) Preston, Dean William Preston, Michael John (Debra) Preston, Scott Gregory (Teresa) Preston and Paul William (Lori) Preston; grandchildren Jessica, Christopher, Bailey, Macie, Noah and Luke all will miss their grandpa dearly.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Holy Family Chapel/Christus St. Joseph Village, 1103 E. Sandy Lake Road, Coppell, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Chapel at Christus St. Joseph Village, 1103 E. Sandy Lake Road,  Coppell, Texas.

Special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph Village, Legacy at Willow Bend and Vitas Healthcare for their care and compassion while taking care of Bill during his final days.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

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Patricia Malott (née Krukowski)

September 27, 2017 9:08AM

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your dad. I had the pleasure of knowing him as Uncle Bill and your mom (my Godmother) as Auntie Joyce. I have such fond memories of both of them from throughout my childhood. In more recent years, I always enjoyed getting updates from my mom, Sally Krukowski, on your dad and how he was doing. Your parents were both such remarkable people and will be truly missed.
Love, hugs and prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Tricia and family and Sally Krukowski of Burlington

Neil Shaw

September 21, 2017 2:17PM

Rest in Peace dear Bill. After All these years I finally discovered you were 5 years my senior. What superb memories of your undivided care and attention 1960 -1980. Thanks from my three children, Wife, Doreen and my self. Your balanced unbridled optimism, humor and medical expertise always made our day. Never can I forgett the day when you were a few minutes late, and had to appologise, " Oh dear a doctor's day is always open to new phalanges... " I've just been down to the Brant Inn and had to give Jayne Mansfield a Flu' Shot in her bum "! ........Thanks Dr. Preston, sincerely, Neil Shaw.

Doug Kirkwood

September 19, 2017 8:23PM

My family & I are sorry to learn of Bill's passing. We first met his family at Xmas time 1969 while viewing our first new boats at the builders yard. It was the beginning of a wonderful friendship that created so many happy moments in many places for years. He will be missed.

Mike Preston

September 19, 2017 12:28PM

I just wanted to thank all of you for your beautiful messages. This means a lot to our family knowing that he was loved by so many people.

It was so nice to hear from Suzie, Jean (Thomas) Dougherty , Pat Swarbrick. WOW it has been so long that we have had a chance to talk. And to all my dad's patients that took time to reflect on their experiences with him. He did truly love being a doctor and missed all of his patients when he left for Texas..

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I left contact information on the obituary if you'd like to ever get in touch.

Patricia Ross nee Swarbrick

September 17, 2017 8:45PM

Sorry to read of Bill's passing. Many fond memories of skiing with you guys in Mont Tremblant and driving through blizzards up to Blue Mountain. And beautiful sunny days on the sail boat. Hold your memories tight. Big hugs from Burlington 🇨🇦❤️

Sandy Isard nee Carr

September 17, 2017 11:36AM

I knew your Father as an Empathetic Genuine Physician while he was at Joseph Brant when I was employed there as a Physiotherapist
Also I met u through Mohawk College
while we were pursuing our Careers!
My condolences to you and Family
In my Prayers
Hope u get in touch!!

Jean Dougherty

September 16, 2017 5:37PM

Hi Dean
My thoughts are with you , Judy, Michael, Scott& Paul
Loved your Dad. Fond memories. Especially him devouring your Mom's pies. Xoxoxo


September 16, 2017 5:24PM

Hi Dean, Judy, Michael, Scott & Paul
So sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad as a Dedicated family man and Doctor .
I have very fond memories.

Pat Thomas

September 15, 2017 11:21AM

Very sorry to have read about Bill's passing this day in the Burlington Post. As a nurse, I remember him fondly. He was devoted to his field in medicine and to his family.


September 14, 2017 9:41PM

Bill was our first family doctor when we emigrated to Burlington Canada in 1977. Such a loving personality, always had time for his patients and was missed by many on leaving Canada. Rest in peace Bill.

Susan Krukowski

September 14, 2017 7:34PM

We are saddened to hear of our Uncle Bill's passing. My Mother and Father, Edward and Sally Krukowski from Burlington, Ontario, have very fond memories of spending time with both your dad and Auntie Joyce. They enjoyed many adventures while sailing with your parents. My husband and I had the pleasure of having both of your parents at my wedding.
Please know that your father is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Susan Krukowski and Family

Esther Rae

September 14, 2017 6:32PM

Dr. Preston was our family physician for so many years. Our entire family were his patients. He was compassionate, caring and very aware for all of us in the Rae family. It was our pleasure to have him as our best caregiver. We trusted and respected him always. Thanks Bill you are in our thoughts The Rae family

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