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WILLIAM ARTHUR SOMERVILLE June 3, 1924 - September 28, 2013 Bill was born in Montreal and moved to Winnipeg at a young age. He was the only son in a family of five sisters. He will be loving remembered by his wife of 65 years Isabel, his daughter Catherine, son Jim and wife Allison, granddaughter Jolene and husband Marshall and great-granddaughters Kendell, Sydney and Jordan. He attended Gordon Bell High School and then joined the Navy for the Second World War as a Communicator and took part in the D Day Invasion at Gold Beach. He had varied careers with CN Rail, Duncan and District Credit Union, Pat Bay Cadet facility and Inland Security but the true joy of his life was his involvement in all of his extracurricular activities - Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Navy League of Canada, the Legion, the Masonic Lodge and all its concordant bodies, the Shrine, the United Church AOTS and the Royal Naval Association. Bill embraced all of these organizations with commitment, enthusiasm, pride and a desire to serve. He made everyone feel welcome and important in his life and was always interested in hearing the stories and remembering the details. Everyone who was lucky enough to cross his path was enriched by his friendship. A Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Duncan United Church, 246 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com H.W. Wallace 250-701-0001

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 05, 2013

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I always enjoyed family gatherings at the Somerville home. The cousins gathered after dinner to entertain the adults. We were an entertaining bunch with little talent. You always took time to listen and comment and joyfully laugh at all of our skits! I can still hear your laughter. Those were the best of times. Rest in peace Uncle Bud. - Posted by: Lesley Massey (Niece ) on: Oct 07, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of Mr. Somerville's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Somerville and family. - Posted by: terri srigley (winnipeg neighbour) on: Oct 07, 2013

  • I will always remember our family dinners and laughs. Uncle Bud made each occasion a celebration of life. From us nieces and nephew, son and daughter who entertained the grown-ups with song and dance. These are my memories of my Uncle Bud. Thank you for being the man in my life to look up too! - Posted by: Dawn J Hillstrom (Niece) on: Oct 06, 2013

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