William (Bill) Arthur
Passed away peacefully in Campbell River Hospital February 6, 2008 at the age of 90. Born in Rosalind, Alberta, September 8, 1917. Bill was predeceased by his Father (William Block), Mother (Lillian Block), Son (Gordon Block), Brothers (Brian and Dick Block), and Sister (Bernice Hutchinson).
Bill will be greatly missed by his Wife of 57 years (Mary), Bothers (John and Bruce), Sisters (Inez, Esther, Lila and Alwilda), Sons William (Debbie), Ronald (Christine), Gary (Andrea), 4 Grandsons, 4 Granddaughters, 1 Great Granddaughter and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Born in Alberta, Bill was raised as a farm boy. His Father died when he was 12 years old. Thus, Bill faced many responsibilities and hard work at an early age. He experienced many jobs in order to pay his way through school. In 1941 he signed up for the Navy, where he became a member of the combined forces and worked on Assault Landing Crafts as a member of the The Second Canadian Flotilla L.C.A. under the command of the Royal Navy. He received medals for service in Greece, Africa, Italy, France, Germany and both Dieppe and Normandy. After the war he went into the store business, married and started his family in Drayton Valley, Alberta.
In 1966 Bill semi-retired to Cortes Island, B.C. before retiring to Campbell River in 1985. He remained in Campbell River until his Time of Rest.
A service will be held at Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home on Saturday, February 16th, at 11:30 am. Reception to follow at the Campbell River Legion Hall.
Campbell River Funeral Home
In Care of Arrangements