William “Bill” George Tulloch
December 6, 1936- March 8, 2008
After battling cancer with undaunted courage, Bill passed away quietly in his sleep at his home at Little River.
He is predeceased by his parents George and Edith and brother James.
He leaves behind to mourn, Elaine, his best friend and wife of 50 years; children, Christine (Keith) of Roberts Creek, Laurie (Mike) of the Comox Valley, Mark (Karen) of Abbotsford, Lisa (Tim) of Winnipeg; grandchildren Cory, Katey and Douglas; his brother Brian (Kathy) of Ontario as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill joined the RCAF in 1953 and served his country in Canada, with the United Nations in the Middle East, and with NATO forces in Germany. After retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces he worked locally at Hartman’s Auto Supply and Central Builders until his second retirement in 1997.
He was a lifetime member of the Third and Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus and active in numerous charitable fund raising efforts for community projects. In the 1980’s he was instrumental in starting the Comox Valley Charitable Bingo Association – an umbrella organization that supported various Valley charities. He served both as a board member and an executive member of the Bingo Council of BC.
During the summer Bill loved to be outdoors, but especially enjoyed just being out on his boat. Winter would find him enjoying curling with the Seniors Curling League. At any time of the year you could find him tinkering in his workshop.
Bill’s family will be forever grateful to everyone who made his last six weeks at home possible.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Paul Murphy at Christ the King Catholic Church, Tunner Drive, Courtenay on Thursday March 13, 2008 at 11:00 am.
Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care Project; or to the Youth Transition Project – Comox Valley Child Development Center – at 237-3rd Street. Courtenay BC V9N 1E1