BENTLEY, William “Bill”

BENTLEY, William “Bill” – William “Bill” Bentley died at home on Friday, January 7, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in St. Stephen, NB, son of the late Douglas and Jean (Browning) Bentley.

  At a young age, Bill and his family moved to Montreal, Que. and then to Burlington, Vt. After he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the US Army and was deployed to Vietnam from 1968 – 1969 with the Delta CO. 2nd. /60th.9th Infantry Division and came home with a Purple Heart.

  In 1972 he married Helene Beaulieu and then in 1974 they moved back to St. Stephen into his former home on Pomeroy Ridge where they have lived ever since.

Bill was known throughout the area as a master carpenter and craftsman and could often be found working in this shop building anything from decoys and birdhouses to cabinets. He enjoyed being outdoors and loved fishing, hunting, and working with his new sawmill.

  Bill leaves behind his wife, Helene, of 49 yrs.; son, Keith of Baltimore, Md.; daughter, Kimberly of the Valley Rd.; sister, Pam Lavery (Frank) of Vermont/Florida; sister-in-law, Annette Phillips (Star) of South Carolina, as well as a nephew, Jason, and niece, Kelly.

  At Bill’s request there will be no visitation or service. Cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

  For those who wish, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to an organization of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

  Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.