SOMERVILLE, William Arthur June 3, 1924 to September 28, 2013 Bill was born in Montreal and moved to Winnipeg at a young age. He was the only son in a family of 5 sisters. He will be loving remembered by his wife of 65 years Isabel, his daughter Catherine, son Jim and wife Allison, granddaughter Jolene and husband Marshall and great granddaughters Kendell, Sydney and Jordan. He attended Gordon Bell High School and then joined the Navy for WW2 as a Communicator and took part in the D Day Invasion at Gold Beach. He had varied careers with CN Rail, Duncan and District Credit Union, Pat Bay Cadet facility and Inland Security but the true joy of his life was his involvement in all of his extracurricular activities - Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Navy League of Canada, the Legion, the Masonic Lodge and all its concordant bodies, the Shrine, the United Church AOTS and the Royal Naval Association. Bill embraced all of these organizations with commitment, enthusiasm, pride and a desire to serve. He made everyone feel welcome and important in his life and was always interested in hearing the stories and remembering the details. Everyone who was lucky enough to cross his path was enriched by his friendship. A Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com
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Published in The Times Colonist from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2013