WILLIAMS, Reuben ` Chico `. January 14, 1939 - August 5, 2016. Passed away Friday night, after a long battle with Cancer, at the Health Science Centre in St. John`s.
Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Norma Williams, Brothers, Michael & Colin and sister Janet, all of Hamilton, Bermuda. Leaving to mourn his wife and best friend of 35 years Betty ( Cook/Greene ) Williams. Brothers- Burnell and Tyrone, sister- Diane ( Roy) Trott. Children- Shanie, Penny Goater, Tony- Bermuda, Reuben Jr. - New Jersey, Natasha - Toronto, Brandi (Jehu ) Bryant - North Carolina. Step- Children- David (Deborah), Susan (Helen). Kevin. Stephen (Annie) Greene and Karen Giblon as well as Twenty Nine Grandchildren, Eight Step- Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.
Chico came to Newfoundland from Bermuda on a two week booking in 1969 and stayed for 45 years. He performed with ` Bermuda Life` throughout the Province through the 1970`s. He embraced Gospel in the choir at the Cowan Heights United Church, St. John`s for over 20 years. When he relocated to Bellevue. Chico then joined the Faith United Church, Thornlea, where he was a soloist with their choir and also sang with the Norman`s Cove Pastoral Charge choir.
Resting at Faith United Church, Thornlea. Visitation, Monday & Tuesday, August 8 & 9 from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, August 10 at 2:00 pm from Bethel United Church, Main Road, Norman`s Cove. Burial at the Faith United Church Cemetery, Thornlea.