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William Tonkin, 67, of Northfield passed away suddenly from complications following emergency surgery Saturday morning September 29, 2018. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also loved gardening, the Red Sox and the Patriots. He enjoyed time with friends and family, especially loved hearing the exploits of his nephew and great nephew. Bill was his great nephew Robert's greatest fan and thought Robert's success at hunting was somehow influenced by his own. Bill was sometimes called the mayor of Canterbury, due to his love for the community. He was a country guy with country manners and a country thirst. He is survived by his brothers Robert, Richard and Jeffrey Tonkin, nieces, nephews, countless friends and his loving companion Mary Tilton.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Park Cemetery in Tilton. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post #49 in Northfield.