William Qualtrough
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William James QUALTROUGH

April 25, 1930 - September 8, 2016

Dad passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Predeceased by parents Robert and Gladys, wife of 60 years Lola, son Bob, brothers Terry and Harry, sisters Beryle and Isabelle. Survived by sister Barbara (Mike), sons Bill (Heather) and Jim (Cindy), daughter-in-law Jan, grandchildren Brandon, Ryan, Holly, Leona, Lindsay, Christina, Billy, Gus and Keith and great-grandchildren Aaron, Tommy, Audrey, Annelise and Ethan.

Special thanks to the doctor and nurses at the Providence Healthcare Palliative Care for their fantastic care of our dad.

Dad had a lifelong passion for the Navy, starting as a sea cadet in Winnipeg (JTC VC), joining the naval reserve in Edmonton (HMCS Nonsuch), Commanding Officer of the first Navy League Cadet Corps in Edmonton, eventually becoming National President of the Navy League of Canada.

Dad initially worked for the railroads (CPR and Pennsylvania), then on to employee benefits business. He worked for many years with Johnson & Higgins Willis Faber and finally to the Pension Commission of Ontario until retirement. Dad made lifelong friends wherever he worked.

A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Holy Trinity Guildwood, 85 Livingston Rd., Scarborough, on Saturday, September 24th at 1 p.m. Donations can be made to the Church of the Holy Trinity Guildwood or to the Navy League of Canada.

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Published in Toronto Star on Sep. 17, 2016.
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September 25, 2016
Our hearts go out to the Qualtrough family. Bills passing is a big loss. Our lives are richer for having had known him. Bill and Lola's presence at our family reunions were always the high point of our day. Love and hugs to the Q's from the Hawkins cousins.
Irene Hawkins
September 24, 2016
Dear Bill and all the Qualtrough Family,
We were so sad to hear of your incredible loss. Tony has known your Dad since their C.P. days - 65 years ago. We got to know your parents and sons through the Pennsylvania Railroad days. Your parents were just the kindest,dearest,friends and we have kept in touch over all these many years. There is a poem that reads
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go -- others stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same" Your parents certainly left footprints on our hearts and we are blessed with many fond memories at this difficult time.
We pray that all your wonderful memories of precious time spent with your parents will help heal the holes in your hearts and bring you comfort and peace. Much Love Always Tony and Julie Heuman
Tony and Julie Heuman
September 21, 2016
I was very saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Q.
I count myself very lucky and privileged to have met such a true Gentleman!
From my family to yours I offer condolences and best wishes as you carry his legacy forward.
Dave Soehner
September 20, 2016
Bill and Lola were both good neighbours and good friends. That's a rare and very special thing! We remember our days together on Sir Raymond and all the good times very fondly.

We offer our sincere condolences to the Qualtrough family on this great loss.

The Robertson Family
Judith Robertson for Jane Robertson
September 20, 2016
We were delighted to meet Mr Q each time we were in Canada. A very lovely family.
Ian & Gillian & family from Scotland
September 17, 2016
A true friend and associate. He will be missed.
Alan Sloan
September 17, 2016
I met Bill in the mid 1950's when he was with the Navy Reserve (HMCS Nonsuch) in Edmonton. My father, William Arnuld Halliwell, was the bandmaster of the H. M. C. S. Nonsuch Reserve Band at the time. I used to go to his band practices as well as assist him in organizing music for band concerts, etc. We frequently met Bill on these visits to Nonsuch. I still recall his good looks and easy smile!!
All the best to the family,
Evelyne (Halliwell) Stogryn
Whitby, Ontario
September 17, 2016
You will never meet a more dignified, genuine man. Mr. "Q", Grandpa "Q", we will miss you and keep you in our hearts forever. Dawna, Steve and Katie Dearing XO
Dawna Dearing
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