Bill passed away January 18, 2015 at the Glacier View Lodge. He was predeceased by his wife Daphne and is survived by his daughter Pat and son David (Mavis), his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other numerous relatives. His easygoing nature and quick smile will be greatly missed.
Bill was born in 1925 in Surf Inlet on Princess Royal Island. He lived in several other locations in B.C. before his family settled in Union Bay, where he spent his formative years developing many long lasting friendships.
Bill was always very active in the community, first with the Union Bay Community Club, then with the Union Bay Volunteer Fire Department. After retiring from a career in the forest industry, Bill joined the Union Bay Historical Society and he played a large part in the restoration of the Post Office and Jailhouse museum. One of Bill`s favorite projects was the recovery of a WW II merchant ship propeller from the waters off the old coal dock, which now stands on the breakwater as a reminder of Union Bay`s past. Bill will be missed by many in the community.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Kevin Swanson and the staff at Glacier View Lodge for their care and compassion.
Private family arrangements. In his memory, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.