William Ashdown, 89, of Boca Raton passed away on July 6, 2019. William was born in Danbury Essex England on August 10, 1929 to parents Francis Hawthorne Ashdown and Rachel Evelyn Shears. William traveled to St. Lucia in the mid 70's which he where he met his bride, Callista Ernest Ashdown.
The Ashdown's eventually settled in Boca Raton and opened a Card and Gift shop that included a Post Office. They enjoyed operating the shop for 16 years. Although Bill was semi-retired; he took employment with Crabtree & Evelyn & Swarovski working until he was 80 years old before fully retiring.
Bill loved the game of soccer, and ice hockey, especially the Florida Panthers. He also had a special passion for Auto Racing and Yacht Racing.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 37 years Callista. He is also survived by his brother Peter Ashdown (retired Formula One auto racer) and his wife June. He will be greatly missed by son Paul Ashdown, his wife Sofia and their son Jacobie; beloved grand-daughter Pauline Hodgson and her husband Shane and their children Morgan and Ellie; six additional grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. William will be dearly missed by his brother-in-law Rene Ernest and his very best and long-time friends: Hilary & Guy Wyatt, Lidia & Joe Cupelli, Richard Zent, Millie Noviello, Pat McCarthy, Lizzie Loh and Rick Waddell.
A celebration of life memorial service will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 13th at Glick Family Funeral Home.
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