Toronto, July 18, 2013. Past President of the PHSC and past editor of the Photographic Canadiana, Bill Belier passed away peacefully at St Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated next Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at All Saints Church on Royal York at La Rose (just above Eglinton).
Bill was well known in the photographic industry and in the PHSC. He was president in 1983 – 85 and organized the very successful PHSC 10th Anniversary PhotoHeritage 1984 seminar and dinner at York University. Completing his tour as president, Bill became editor of Photographic Canadiana from 1985 – 1986, although he was a major influence on the magazine throughout his presidency.
Once he completed his support of the PHSC, Bill became closely involved with the Rotary Club. We enjoyed the Rotary Club’s delicious Christmas cakes for many years. A more detailed coverage of his activities is included in his obituary published in the Toronto Star