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.
Published in Toronto Star on Sep. 17, 2016.