If it’s true the amount of friends shows what kind of person you are – the late Bill Jamieson was one of the best.
Jamieson passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital on August 14, 2020 at the age of 77-years-old.
On Saturday, September 12, 2020 starting in Cobourg, Bill’s last wish was kept with his grandson leading the way.
Billy Big Rig’s Last Ride was held starting at 1 p.m. on Division Street in Cobourg and ending in Bailiboro.
“If you knew Bill, you knew he was a truck and loved everything about it. He loved being with his grandchildren and talking about trucks, being their co-pilots and escorting for the big loads.”
Ryan said his grandfather wanted a convoy of trucks or “big rigs” as a celebration of life.
“He was a truck driver for years and this is what he wanted.”
With over a 100 commercial motor vehicles including dump trucks, utility trucks and everything in between friends of Jamieson came from as far away as Toronto to Trenton and north of Peterborough.
Along the route, people were parked with their families waiting for the procession to pass.
“He’d be going crazy,” Ryan said if his grandfather could see the turnout of trucks.
“He’d love it.”
At approximately 1 p.m. the air horns blasted and Ryan lead the way as members of the Cobourg Police, Port Hope Police and Northumberland OPP tried their best to block roadways for the convoy that stretched for kilometres.
“We’re pretty happy about the turnout – there is lots of trucks.”
“Lots of good people here, that’s for sure.”
Who all came to celebrate the life of another good person – Bill Jamieson