Willard "Will" Buchanan

  • Born: May 23, 1930
  • Died: August 29, 2019
  • Location: Clinton Township, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

BUCHANAN, Willard, J., August 29, 2019 Age 89. Will went home to his beloved bride of over 60 years, Mary Frances. They are, once again, dancing in each others arms. Loving father of Sandra (Mike Myers) Drouillard, Mary (Mark) Bischak, Julia (Joe Gagliardi) Drouillard, Judy (Chet) Brown, and Nancy (Brian Lombardo) Lewis. Proud grandfather of 15, great grandfather of 13, and great-great grandfather of 3. Also survived by his special friend and companion Barbara Montgomery and his brother-in-law Vernon (Marsha) and sister-in-law Carrie. Predeceased by his 6 dear siblings; Loretta, Frank, Arthur, Hugh, Mary, Margaret, and 3 son-in laws; Ed Drouillard, David Anderson, and Leo Drouillard. Willard was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and proudly served during the Koren War. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm with a 7pm Wake service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Wednesday instate 9am at St. Blase Catholic Church 12151 15 Mile Rd (Btw Schoenherr & Dodge Park) until time of Mass 9:30am. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Willard's honor would be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by REBA Cook - Shreveport, LA   September 05, 2019

My Uncle Will, was my second Dad and one of my family mentors. How blessed I have been over the years knowing and being loved by this man. He has been for me an example on how to live my life, raise my children and be the husband I am today, many mistakes for me along the way but always striving to be a man like him. God bless rest in peace I see you in Church, and I look forward to our time in adoration.

Posted by Mike Buchanan - eden prairie, MN - Family   September 04, 2019

So sorry to learn of Will's passing. He was a great friend to my mom and a warm
and generous soul. Rest well.

Posted by Ted Montgomery - Brighton, MI - Friend   September 03, 2019

What a beautiful example of faith, love and joy you were. Our family looked up to you in so many ways. I'll carry your memory and your example throughout my life. May God look over your daughters and families til you meet again. Give Aunt Mary a hug for me. ❤

Posted by Janet Davidson - Westworth Village, TX - Family   September 02, 2019

Will was the best neighbor we could have asked for. He was always there when someone needed help and always friendly and sociable to everyone. We shall miss him greatly as we do Mary and know they are once again happy to be with each other.

Posted by Jerry and Kathie Worley    September 01, 2019

My heart is. heavy from the loss of a dear friend and companion. I will cherish the memories of a generous loving man I have known for over 70 years. My sympathies and prayers are with his wonderful family. God speed Will.

Posted by Barbara Montgomery - Bloomfield Hills, MI - Friend   September 01, 2019

Condolences to the family and we will always remember this great family man. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Gene Oakie - Warren, MI   September 01, 2019

My prayers and love are with the Buchanan family. Will taught me how to be a base singer in the VIP choir. Mary reintroduced to me on playing Euchre and Dominoes. I loved it when Will would start to sing his Irish Limericks. He knew when I was not myself and immediately perk me up with his stories and song. And he wouldn't stop until he saw a smile on my face. I looked forward to our Thursday Night rehearsals every week knowing that Will will be seating next to me and we would make many comments about our music director - all good (LOL).I will miss how he would instruct me on my so called singing ability - how he took the time to go over parts with me. Over and Over and Over - and not give up on me, I will surely miss him. Love to you my friend.

Posted by Paul Marrero - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   September 01, 2019

So sorry for your loss. A special man. It was great to see him at our mom's 90th birthday party in July. I know that meant a lot to her.

Posted by Dan Montgomery - Evanston, IL - Family Friend   August 31, 2019

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a charming man and a great friend to my mom. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Linda Harding - Acquaintance   August 31, 2019

Posted by Mike Myers - St. Clair, MI   August 31, 2019

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Sterling Heights, MI   August 31, 2019

So sorry to hear of your father's passing...such a lovely man and incredibly fortunate to have had 5 doting, loving and compassionate daughters to allow him the mobility and zest for life that he enjoyed!

You are all truly amazing.

Posted by Jacky & Larry Leow - Detroit, MI - Family Friend   August 30, 2019

Dad.....I will truly miss you! I will always remember the good times we had working together turning your basement into a family room. I will miss the way you could sing from your diaphragm and from your heart. I will miss the look on your face when you would show how proud you were of all five of your wonderful daughters. Only a man full of love could do this. You were like a father to me the day I met you, and that is why I always called you "dad." But mostly I will miss the way only you, could dance with mom. I was so envious of how both of you could dance like Fred and Ginger. I wished I could dance like you. I love you and I thank you for all you have given me. Rest in peace and my God bless you and mom.

Posted by Joseph Gagliardi - Madison Heights, MI - Family Friend   August 30, 2019

Mary, so sorry for your loss. Know of our prayers and thoughts as you bear this loss. Wish we could be with you, but we are out of town. We will hold you in prayer especially the day of dad's funeral liturgy. Take care and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Posted by Deacon Ed McLeod - Warren, MI - Friend   August 30, 2019

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