Thank you to everyone who sent such kind messages and supported Bill’s family by joining the streamed memorial service, in these challenging times. Our positive memories of Bill will be with us all, always.
Dear Val & Wendy, as the Almoner (Welfare Officer) of Lodge Fraternal, where Bill was an honorary member and regular chorister, I write today (after viewing the wonderful memorial service) on behalf of the Worshipful Master and the members of Lodge Fraternal. We extend to you and your extended families our sincere sympathy on Bills’ passing. May the many beautiful memories you have of Bill, remain with you all as a treasured blessing. He will be greatly missed in Masonic circles.
Great service for a very special man . Great friend and Golfing mate for 40 years ( it was always the highlight of my week ) Such a happy and lovely bloke .Bill will be sadly missed by all. I will cherish the memories
What a man, what a life, what a innings!
A wonderful service – great expression of the legacy that Bill has left in his family.
A beautiful tribute to Bill, he was a wonderful man.
Thank you to the family for allowing me to view the service.
I only met Bill 5 years ago through Sandringham and Brighton Lodges.
All that was said about him during the tribute to his life, could never cover all the goodness & brotherly love which he unleashed on all that shall now miss him for all the friendship and kindness that he bestowed upon those privileged to have spent time with him.
We all shall remember him well.
Beautiful service for a beautiful man. So many fond childhood memories as well as later memories with Bill & Jean. Well done Val & Wendy for your beautiful words and for arranging such a wonderful memorial. My sincere thoughts are with you and your families at this sad time.
A wonderful man who had a big impact on a lot of people – a truly unique human being!
Thank you for the service Val, Wendy & all, it was very well done.
Laurie & Cheryl
PS Many at the Par 3 were also sad to hear the news, though may not have ‘attended’ today.
Dear Val and family , beautiful service watched by two of his favourite girls From woodlands golf club Lyn Merrick and Theresa Fothergill ps. We will miss his laugh and his squeezey hugs which were always on the agenda when saw us. R.I.P. Billy we will mIs you❤️.
Bill was a true friend, gentleman, and great Freemason. I will miss him.
Martin Streager. Lodges: Hand of Friendship, Mount Scopus and Collegians,
A marvellous memorial ceremony for a wonderful man.
Thank you to Val, Wendy and family for allowing me to view, and be with you today.
So long to my mentor and friend. Till we meet again. So Mote It Be.
Lovely service and fitting tribute to a wonderful man and true gentleman in every sense of the word. Bill will be greatly missed by all at all of our Masonic assemblies both official and social.
Ray and Kath Rowe
To Bill’s family,
Thank you so much for the opportunity to share the service for Bill.
I was always pleased to pick him up for Lodge and enjoyed our chats.
Sincere condolences to all. Fond remembrances.
So pleased to have known Bill. He was a true gentleman, wonderful sense of humour, lovely smile. What a wonderful full life he has had, and given to others.
He will be sadly missed,
Our condolences to the family.
Zelda Gaff and Karyn de Courcy-Cann
It was our privilege to be a neighbour of Bills for more than 20 years. He was generous and warm. It was a delight to know him
Jillian and Phillip Liefman
A beautiful tribute to Bill. Much love to you , Wendy and Val, Thankyou for allowing me to view the service.
I will always remember Uncle Bill very fondly .. he was always smiling and full of praise and positivity
May he Rest In Peace
Love Jenny Ellison ( Gee) xxx
Such a true gentleman. Love and condolences to all at this sad time.
Wonderful service for a wonderful man.
Great Service for a remarkable man.
Will always have fond memories of Billy. His ability and love of dancing was something else. That will keep me smiling for a long time to come.
Wbro Jason Dawson
Bill was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. Interesting and fun to talk to.
A life not wasted and a life ended well.
A wonderful man honoured by the farewell given him today
Condolences to the family from Geoff Mattson Ringwood Soverign Chapter.
A great mentor to me in the lodge, and a man who new my father. Will be very sadly missed. Peter Henshall’s comments were right on the money.
Rest in peace Bill
Val and family, thank you for the lovely memorial service for Bill, greatly missed.
Bill you were a terrific bloke. We will always remember you. RIP.
And what a lovely service. Thank you to all involved.
A very special man and a very fitting and special service
thank you Val and Wendy for including us in this amazing deeply personal celebration of your dad’s life. We only got to share him for a fraction of the year (for many years ) but we so enjoyed having him stay with us. Many happy memories for all of us, really loved how he called me “Jewel ” . Such an amazing gentlemen and great sense of humour. sending all our love, Julia, Steve, Max, Jack , Sandy and “mum”. xxxxxx
Bill had the ability to welcome everyone as though they were his best mate. He was the most wonderful human I have ever met. I will always remember him as the most gentle, warm and welcoming person. My sincere condolences to the family and his many friends. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
John and Jeannette Papadakos
I met Bill at the age of 5 when my Dad was getting his car fixed. He was a gentleman then and has always been one! Dad went to various Lodges with Bill and when I “took the step” I enjoyed Bill’s company too at visiting Lodges.
We last saw him in the South at the Gardenvale a few months ago after the “Little Ships” Night. Always an engaging speaker we had a wonderful chat over dinner & on leaving Judy said: “What a Gentleman”. She does not know the half of it!
A ture gentleman and a great mentor.
Lived respected and passed to GL above with memories of him to be cherished.
What an inspiration and example for living life to the full with respect and dignity Bill has given us.
Remarkable long life. Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. Thoughts with you and all of the family.
Always great having a chat with Bill about Jaguar cars and Merlin engines. My condolences and, I’m sure, the members of the RVAC go to Val, Wendy and families
Rest in Peace, Bill. You will be greatly missed at lodge.
Thanks Bill for many happy times together. We will miss you.
RIP Wor. Bro. Bill Morecroft, a true gentleman, one of the pillars of freemasonry and especially Sandringham district lodge. You will be sorely missed
Bill and I first met nearly 20 years ago. He was a man of principles,and had a smile for all. Never a bad word said about anyone or anything.. He was a charmer. My wife said he was a better dancer than me.Oh yes he would dance with all the women at social functions. He was a great friend and Brother. The world has become a bit smaller without him in it. Sincerest condolences to Val and all the family. MHDSRIP. Harry and Jenine Adlerstein.
Solars Masonic Master’s Year Group 2007-2008.
So sad that Bill has gone. He was smiling all the time, love to share his good character with everyone. RIP big Bro. Always remember you.
He was a great golfer and a great man, sadly missed.
Hampton RSL shares the first two verses of the Airman’s hymn in tribute to our last great RAAF airman from WWII – vale A/SGT William C Morecroft (No. 19227)
The Airman’s Hymn
O Ruler of the earth and sky
Be with our airmen when they fly;
And keep them in Thy loving care
Amid the perils of the air.
O let our cry come unto Thee
For those who fly o’er land and sea.
Strong son of man, save those who fly
Swift-winged across the unchartered sky;
Each anxious hour and lonely flight
Serenely challenged, day and night.
O’er land and ocean safely bear
All those in peril in the air.
Fly higher than your “B” Flight Beaufort No. 620 Billy.
Bill was a truly wonderful and interesting man I was so proud to call my Uncle. Deepest sympathy to Wendy, Val and families.
Rest in Peace Bill, I am your Italian Friend and Brother Max.
I will miss you my friend.
My deepest Condolences to the Family.
Bro Bill will be sadly missed by all that were fortunate to have know him and not forgotten for his sense of humour, love of dancing, good company, fellowship and mentor to many Freemasons. MHDSRIP
He was a true gentleman, his presence at lodge will be sorely missed.
I will more than happy to join . Firstly happy birth day . I wish all the best.
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