William (Bill) Alfred TURNER


March 19, 1912 – April 1, 2014

William (Bill) Alfred Turner died very peacefully April 1, 2014, in the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with his son Wayne (Paulette) and wife Shirley by his side.

Bill was born in Sapperton, BC the second eldest of four brothers born to James & Eileen Turner.

Bill is predeceased by all three of his brothers; Harold, Colin & David. He is survived by his wife Shirley, son Wayne (Paulette), as well as ex-daughter-in-law Wendy, grandchildren; Darla & Rodney, and great grandchildren; Kelsey, Joshua, Devon & Dillon.

Bill worked in many mills on the mainland as well as in Port Alberni. He was a shingle sawyer.

During the 2nd World War, Bill worked at the Prince Rupert shipyards as a rigging supervisor preparing mine sweepers for action. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the interior of BC as well as on Vancouver Island. He always had a dog and owned two quarter horses which was his favourite breed.

Bill and Shirley were married on the Mainland on March 16, 1995.

A memorial service will be held at the Baptist Church on Pym Street on April 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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