Billy will be known to members and officials as the heart and soul of the union's training rooms at St George's Basin in Southern NSW.
He was also a constant presence around the Southern NSW Branch Offices - a fountain of knowledge, good humour and comradeship.
His passing, whilst sad, has been mercifully quick, given that Bill was fit enough to take his usual place in the SNSW union rooms only two weeks ago.
The union extends its deepest sympathies to Billy's family, friends and comrades.
The funeral and memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday 2nd May at Rankins Funeral Parlour at 270 Cowper St, Warrawong (in the Illawarra).
Billy wanted it known that in lieu of flowers he requested donations be forwarded to the Port Kembla Mission to Seafarers.