William passed away peacefully on September 1, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Lodge. He was born on September 15, 1922 on a homestead 20 miles outside of Neepawa, Manitoba. He is predeceased by 5 brothers and sisters. His oldest sister Sonia and brother Don reside in Winnipeg.

Bill joined the Lake Superior Regiment and fought in WW2 during 1944-1945. After serving in a peacekeeping role in Europe, he joined the Airforce as a tailor and was stationed in Winnipeg. He recently received France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour.  Bill met Margaret in Winnipeg, they married in 1949 and spent 71 wonderful years together.

After tours with the air force throughout Canada and Europe, he accepted early retirement and moved to Victoria in 1965. Bill worked at W&J Wilson Clothiers and finished his career at Woodwards as their head tailor.

Bill enjoyed gardening, walks around the nearby golf course, and excelled in stained glass. Travelling Europe and visiting family in Winnipeg kept Margaret and Bill busy.

Survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Donna, son Glen (Debra), grandsons Graham, Cameron (Kasia) and  great grandson Ethan.

A Celebration of Life to be held at a later time. Tributes, if desired, may be made to Veterans Memorial Lodge.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Clark Russell

    Glen, Margaret and family

    My condolences to all of you. I was schoolmate and friend with Glen in the early 70’s at Reynolds and remember very fondly times spent at Glens house and how wonderful both your parents were to me. I remember war stories from your Dad concerning his time in Europe and always thought he was a kind and thoughtful man despite the terrible things he must have seen and experienced. He will be missed.

    Clark Russell

  • Sylvia Sinclair

    Peggy, Donna and family
    We are so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing! Please accept our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!
    Sylvia and David Sinclair

  • Frances Peffers

    Dear Margaret, Donna, Glen and family, sending my love and condolences on the passing of Bill. I just saw it in today’s news paper and wanted to let you know Iam thinking of you today and always. Really loved working with your dad and mom. Sincerely yours Frances Peffers

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