CWO William D. Calder (Ret'd)

    • CWO William D. Calder (Ret'd)
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    • CWO William D. Calder (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise that Chief Warrant Officer William D. Calder (Ret'd) passed away on 30 April 2010 in Edmonton. Bill was a WWII veteran of the 33rd Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers where he served as a Sapper in Britain and saw action in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

    After the war Bill served with 8th Field Engineer Regiment from 1955 to 1973 rising from the rank of Sapper to Chief Warrant Officer and serving as the unit’s Regimental Sergeant Major. He was one of the original founding members of the Edmonton Sappers Club in November 1945 and he served many years as the President and Vice-President of the club. He was a driving force in keeping the club active over these many years. Bill was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and often attended the Annual Retired Sappers Reunion in Chilliwack BC. He was also very involved in Edmonton community work, volunteering many hours in support of minor hockey.

    In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kipnes Centre or a charity of one’s choice. On line condolences may be made to Serenity Funeral Service, South Edmonton at or (780) 450-0101. {gdFeb2016kh}