Toronto Arrows Mourn Passing of Founder and President Bill Webb
A Message from the Toronto Arrows
It is with deep sadness that the Toronto Arrows organization joins the Webb Family in mourning the passing of our President and General Partner William “Bill” Webb after an illness he faced with courage and determination.
Bill was our trailblazer – the father of the Toronto Arrows. He was widely respected and admired for his passion, his vision, and his leadership.
Simply put, there would be no ‘Toronto Arrows’ without Bill Webb. We are profoundly grateful to him for the opportunities he provided, the strength of character he showed, and for demonstrating that we should never be afraid to follow our dreams.
Bill truly was a great man. He was wise, passionate, generous, personable and friendly. A proud Canadian, he cared deeply about the Arrows organization, the team’s fans and his home city of Toronto. More importantly, he was a gentleman, a family man and a friend to so many.
He treated the players and staff who worked for the team like family. He was proud to have helped bring professional rugby to Toronto and Canada, and fiercely believed in rugby as a tool for social good.
Bill was deservedly proud, as well, when it came to his countless civic and charitable endeavours and the positive impact they had on so many. He was a man with deep convictions and never hesitated to promote causes in which he believed.
This is a loss for us all. Our deepest condolences go out to his beloved wife Agnes, his sons James and Stephen, and the entire Webb Family.
His passing leaves a hole in our hearts, and we will miss him terribly.
The Webb Family has conveyed that it is Bill’s wish that the Arrows will continue to flourish and contribute to rugby in Canada, and the entire organization will work to honour that wish and continue Bill’s indelible legacy.
In lieu of flowers, the Webb Family respectfully requests a donation be made in memory of Bill to the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (https://tirfrugby.ca/make-a-difference/donate/), the Canadian Cancer Society (https://cancer.ca/en/) or True Patriot Love (https://truepatriotlove.com/).