Spr John William "Bill" Lees (Ret'd)

    • John William Lees Headstone
    • RCE GVIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper John William "Bill" Lees (Ret'd) at home in Humbolt, SK on 8 January 2001 at the age of 80 years.

    Bill was born near Humbolt on his family's homestead.  He attended Hillsley and Golden Acre schools and worked on the farm. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1942 and was stationed in Prince Albert and Chilliwack, BC with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  After the war, Bill returned to the farm with his family and worked until 1964 when he moved to Humboldt. For the next 15 years, he continued to work the farm, but also worked for the local John Deere dealership.  Bill then worked for the Town of Humboldt for five years before retiring in 1984.  Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28 in Humboldt.

    A funeral service will be held at the Westminster United Church on 12 January.  The Royal Canadian Legion will provide a guard of honour.  Interment was in the Field of Honour at the Humboldt Public Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Saskatchewan Lung Association.  {dcApr2017gd}[zsd, zpp]