It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of William "Billy" Mahoney on October 12th, 2021. Billy was born on December 23rd, 1961 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was the son of William Murray Mahoney and Patricia Mullins.
Billy served in the Canadian Armed Forces as both as an Infantry man with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment as well as a Naval Acoustic Operator with HMCS Halifax. He was a skilled diver, a guitarist, and a talented photographer!
Billy had so many passions in life, he was an excellent skier, holding a pass at Crabbe Mountain since 2003. He was very much into nature, fishing, hunting, canoeing, camping. He loved the mountain he lived on and loved building things, especially making hand crafted gifts for his nephew, niece and granddaughter.
He travelled extensively during his life and loved to share stories about his adventures. His gardening was second to none, if anyone knew Billy at all, they knew his marijuana plants were an endeavor he took great pride in. He had a baseball cap collection like I’ve never seen the likes of, and you could be guaranteed to receive a text "just to chat" at 3 am in the morning! He loved cheez whiz and toast and Alpine beer along with his extensive Alpine memorabilia collection. He had a huge love of motorcycling and his beautiful Purple Harley Davidson was one of his prized possessions.
But what he loved most was his family. The sun rose and set on his little granddaughter Maeve and his son Ryan was his world. He loved his father Bill and was as protective a brother as anyone could ever be. Family was EVERYTHING to Billy.
There are no words for how much Billy will be missed. In addition to his parents, Billy will be greatly mourned by his son, Ryan; granddaughter, Maeve; his three sisters, Katherine (Edwin), Donna-Marie (Paul) and Bev (Tom); his brothers, Joey (Cristine) and Troy; niece and nephew Tree (Ray), Melissa, Bobby, Graham, and Jared; great niece and nephews, Prestly, Marshall and Jasper. This writing would not be complete without including his beloved companion Buck, his beautiful German Sheppard who never left his side.
A special thanks to his niece Tree and her husband Ray who went above and beyond for Billy when he needed it most, from a hot meal to help fixing his car they were there. Thank you to each and every one of his family and their significant others for pulling together during this time of pain and loss.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Funeral Home. Billy’s memory will be celebrated privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association.