Captain William "Bill" Czuboka, CD (cls) (Ret’d)

    • Captain William "Bill" Czuboka, CD (cls) (Ret’d)
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    • Captain William "Bill" Czuboka, CD (cls) (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain William "Bill" Czuboka, CD (cls) (Ret’d), peacefully, on 10 April 2017 in Ottawa, ON at age 82. Bill served a full career with the Canadian Military Engineers starting as a Sapper (Combat Engineer) and retiring from Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa as a Captain.

    Bill was born in Winnipeg, MB and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1954 to start his military career as a Field Engineer.  After his basic training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering he was posted to 1 Field Squadron and he served with that unit in Chilliwack BC, Germany and Petawawa ON. He remustered into the Topographic Survey trade in 1958 and was posted to Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) in Ottawa. Field work with the unit included Exeter/Stratford survey in 1958 and Churchill, MB in 1959. Among Bills accomplishments is included that he received a commission as a Canada Lands Surveyor (cls) - a very hard commission to achieve.

    Bill was selected for an exchange tour of duty with 42 Survey Engineer Regiment in the United Kingdom (1967-69) and was Commissioned from the Ranks from the rank of Master Warrant Officer to Captain in 1982.  He served in Mapping and Charting Establishment as a Captain until 1983 and then had a second exchange tour with 42 Survey Engineer Regiment (1983-1985 ). On return to Canada Bill was posted to National Defence Headquarters/Director of Cartography and then to Director Ceremonial and finally to the Director Automatic Data Processing Operations at Tunney’s Pasture from where he retired from the Canadian Forces. In his retirement Bill undertook a major project to compile and digitize the photographs of the personnel of ASE/MCE over the years.

    Funeral service will be at St Maurice Parish in Ottawa on Friday 5 May at 11:00 am, followed by a reception in the hall, and interment at Hope Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be left with the Funeral Home. {khApr2017}