The Tourism HR Canada family was deeply saddened to hear of the death of William (Bill) Pallett, who passed away December 27, 2019, after a seven-month battle with cancer.
Bill was Past Chairperson of the Tourism HR Canada Board of Directors and a longtime supporter and advocate of the organization.
A graduate of Ryerson University, he began his hospitality career at Wardair in the 1970s, then moved to a role in training and development with Canadian Pacific Hotels. After furthering his career in continuing education and learning and development in Vancouver, he returned to Toronto as the Director of Executive Development for Four Seasons. He then spent 25 years with Delta Hotels and Resorts, as the company’s Senior Vice-President, People Resources. In 2015, he launched his consulting company, WJP and Associates.
A committed volunteer, he dedicated countless hours to several organizations, including the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) and Mount Sinai Health System in Patient Care, as well as his welcome and enthusiastic contributions to Tourism HR Canada.
Through his professional and personal roles, Bill showed a natural ability to encourage, support, and mentor others. His talents and expertise were respected throughout the tourism sector, and he was a loyal and kind friend to many colleagues.
Bill’s guidance and leadership with Tourism HR Canada will leave an indelible impact. His ability to connect with each board member and other stakeholders contributed to the identity and success of the organization. He will be missed dearly. We are grateful for having known him, and the legacy he leaves behind. Our heartfelt condolences to Bill’s partner of 25 years, Charlie Corrado, and to Bill’s family and friends.
If you wish to sign the guestbook, please find it here: In memory of William (Bill) Pallett.