There is a flag of England, St. George’s Cross, which flies at half mast in Qualicum Bay in honor of the passing of William Smailes. On Friday morning, March 12, 2004, William Smailes passed away peacefully in his sleep at Arrrowsmith Lodge, where he lived the past four years. Bill, as he was known by his friends, was a carpenter by trade. Bill provided leadership to crews of men in the construction of bridges, universities, and pulp and paper mills across Canada and overseas. In retirement, he built a sea-side home, where he and his wife Pamela could sit on the deck, sip a cup of tea, and enjoy the view of eagles, fishing, boats and pods of whales going by. Now in his eternal retirement, William is able to enjoy the best view of all. Dad; William; Uncle Billy; Father; Bill; Grandpa; you are eternally loved and will always be missed. God bless you Dad. Pamela, Lorraine, Steven and Mark, Michael, Robert, Birdy, Nathaniel and Thomas.
Arrangements entrusted to PARKSVILLE FUNERAL CHAPEL, CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM (248-4644)