On Monday our long time treasurer Bill Gagnon passed away. Bill was a member of the Virginia Military Vehicle Association, a 22 years veteran of the United States Army, he served his community for 50 years as a volunteer firefighter with Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department. He had retired from VCU Health Systems. I knew Bill for over 25 years. He was a great guy who was always willing to help. He was with the council when it began in 1995 and served car hobbyists for years. I will deeply miss him - Fred Fann. Bill's obituary is below:
GAGNON, William Wade, 70, of Mechanicsville, passed away on, April 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Marnelle W. Gagnon. Bill is survived by his sister, Margaret G. Norfleet; niece, Sheryl M. Arzuaga (Alfred); nephew, Kevin A. Norfleet (Drew); two great-nephews, one great-niece, several cousins and other family members and friends. Bill served our country for 22 years in the United States Army, he had 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and retired from VCU Health Systems. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville Chapel, 8014 Lee Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111; where a funeral service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, 7161 Stonewall Pkwy., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.