William (Bill) D. Graham

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of our founder, leader and friend William (Bill) D. Graham on January 15, 2019. We all knew Bill as a tough business man with a vision and determination that fueled his ambition. He truly loved this company and all of us who helped him follow his dream. Although the strength and tenacity which carried him through his CFL career continued into his business life, those who knew him quickly came to realize that behind his armour was a proud and loyal man with a heart of gold. Bill excelled in all his endeavours because he refused to accept second place. He taught all of us at Graham Bros. to do the same by challenging us to succeed even when we thought it was impossible. His appetite to achieve no matter what the obstacles propelled him to remarkable levels in construction and thoroughbred horse racing.

Bill’s devotion to construction and thoroughbred racing was unquestionable, having received some of the highest honours in both industries and being inducted into the Ontario Road Building and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. There are few others in these industries that have made the profound impact that he has over the past five decades.

Bill was revered as an icon in the construction and thoroughbred racing industries, but despite all his achievements, we will remember him for his endearing virtues as a loyal friend, inspiring mentor, caring brother, and loving father. He will be deeply missed by all of us.


Paving the way for progress.

The strength of our economy is founded on good infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sewers and water. These are the underpinnings of economic growth and progress – the first and most important means of communication and commerce.

Since 1959, Graham Bros. has been building highways, roads, bridges, and industrial developments paving the way for economic progress in Ontario.

The deep knowledge and expertise of our people in all facets of the construction process from the aggregate and asphalt production to road, bridge and underground construction allow Graham Bros. to control and deliver unsurpassed excellence to the customers and communities we serve.

We take pride in our past and look forward to a future of continued service.

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