Daniel “Dan” Dettwiler

    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Daniel “Dan” Dettwiler at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on 14 August 2013 at the age of 93.

    Born in Basel, Switzerland, Dan immigrated to Canada with his mother, settling in Vancouver BC.  He was a WW II veteran serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  After the war, he worked as an electrical contractor throughout the province until 1973.  He then joined the British Columbia Government as an electrical inspector, serving the Nanaimo area until his retirement in 1985.   Dan was a member of the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club, Nanaimo Yacht Club, Canadian Power Squadron, a Mason and a Shriner.

    Dan will be laid to rest with a family-only grave side service at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.  Donations may be made directly to the Salvation Army or the Shriners Physically Challenged Children's Fund.  {gdOct2016kh}