William Charles Trentini

William Charles Trentini – Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

After two short months of illness, Bill left for another resting place on March 30. Bill was the last surviving member of the Trentini family, predeceased by his father Hugo E. Trentini, his mother Bertina (Dow) Trentini, and his older brother Richard H. Trentini.

Bill grew up in Milford, NH, then a small town surrounded by rivers and wooded hills, where his boyhood was spent playing basketball, performing in school plays and active in community service. After high school, Bill attended University of Vermont before joining the United States Armed Service and was stationed in Germany. Returning from the Service, Bill attended the University of New Hampshire and went on to continue his graduate studies at the University of California at Davis, where he would meet his wife, Linda (Doty) Trentini. Bill and Linda arrived in Sackville, New Brunswick, another small, green and wooded town, by way of Buffalo, New York, to join the faculty of Mount Allison University as Professor of Microbiology, where he had the honour of teaching talented young minds, many of whom became lifelong friends.

Bill loved Sackville and chose to spend his life there, where he moved from scientist and professor to artisan and potter. Bill built a successful pottery studio and travelled throughout the Maritimes attending many arts and crafts festivals. In his retirement, Bill enjoyed volunteering in the community and planning many memorable trips for himself and Linda to France, Italy, the Caribbean and long weekends in Toronto with their daughter Serena. Bill was happiest though, at his home on Woodlane Drive, looking out onto the gardens, pines and birch trees with a glimpse of Silver Lake. It was a refuge of calm and beauty during his last days.

Bill is survived by his loving wife and adoring daughter. Please consider a gift in his honour to the New Brunswick Extra Mural Program – Tantramar Unit, Medecins Sans Frontieres or the Nature Conservancy of Canada.