Bill Glanfield

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GLANFIELD, Bill April 5, 1919 March 10, 2007 After a long and courageous battle with heart disease, Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Central Care Home. Bill was born in Nanaimo Regional Hospital and was an only child. He is survived by his 3rd wife, Mildred; daughter Linda (Lee) McQuirter of Sarnia, Ontario and son Leonard (Maureen) Glanfield of Victoria. Bill was the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Kevin (Margaret) Glanfield and Michelle (Walter) Bohn; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kevin Glanfield Jr. and Jade Bohn. Bill was predeceased by his 1st wife Gloria Halliwell Anderson in 1990 and his 2nd wife Edith Dunn Glanfield in 1991. Bill enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941. He served for 25 years including time on an escort convoy in the Atlantic during WWII and also served time during the Korean conflict. He retired from the R.C.N. in 1966 and was then employed by the BC Liquor Control Board `til 1984. Bill was a secretary of the Victoria Power Squadron and was active with the Sidney Legion Branch #37. He enjoyed gardening, boating, fishing and traveling including around the world three times. He had an avid interest in studying history and reading books on aviation and listening to Hawaiian music. His sense of humour will be missed. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, on Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00 PM with a reception to follow in the Garden Room.. If desired, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Central Care Home or to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to www.firstmemorialfuneral.com Saanich link. 348581
Published in The Times Colonist from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2007