April 6, 1929 – March 2, 2013
Bill passed away peacefully on March 2, 2013 after a short illness. He was a native Cumbrian, and lived in Bampton, Cumbria until he joined the Royal Air Force at age 17. Married to the love of his life, Myra Mounsey, in 1956, he went on to have 2 daughters, and one son (Valerie, Susan, and Andrew). There are 6 grandchildren (Jemma, Connor, Ellen, Alex, Nina and Vivienne).
After leaving the RAF, Bill started working in sales, and worked hard to achieve success, joining the agricultural business in 1965. He never stopped learning and loved both agriculture and horticulture working in that business until his retirement in 1996. His love of the outdoors, and especially of his beloved Lake District, was unsurpassed.
Bill always put his family first, by his actions, his words, his kindness, and his sage advice. He was very close to his sister Emma, whom he had spent much time with during their childhood. Emma passed away in 1998, and she is missed dearly by all. Myra and Bill always travelled, shopped, went on holiday, dreamed, lived and loved together. They were as one.
The entire family can’t imagine having more loving and caring parents and grandparents. God blessed us with you, and called you back to him when your time on Earth was done. You are forever a part of us, and whenever we see a beautiful garden, you will be right by our side.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on
Friday March 8th, at St Mark’s Church,
138 Hoylake Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC.
To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements