It is with great regret that the family of Deidre Williams (age 47 years) must announce her passing on October 6, 2018 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Deidre rose above her health challenges with a positive, courageous and determined zest for life. She is pre-deceased by her father, Terry Williams, infant brother Sean and sister-in-law, Yuko Williams. Deidre leaves to mourn her mother Jeanette Williams of Mono, Ontario and Bay Bulls, NL and her brother Michael Williams and his children Yui, Naoto and Takao currently residing in London, England. She is also mourned by her aunts; Bernice Nagle, Megan Hunt Walsh and Michelle Sullivan. Deidre will also be sadly missed by her six cousins. Deidre was a devoted daughter, sister and aunt, she was a loyal friend, an exceptional teacher and a passionate equestrian. She taught for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and was an active member of the Orangeville Branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. Since her early teens, Deidre’s passion lay in her equestrian activities. Her skill with and affection for her horses was evident to all who knew her. She was sought out and respected as an advisor regarding many equestrian issues. Thanks are extended to the medical staff at Princess Margaret and Saint Micheal’s Hospitals in Toronto for the care she received over the past 8 years and to the Orangeville Palliative Care Team who were her supports during recent weeks. Deidre was laid to rest at the St. James Catholic Cemetery in Colgan, Ontario on October 12, 2018. A donation in her memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.