• Reuben “Chico” Williams

    August 5, 2016
  • 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.