LCol William Andrew "Bill" Dow, CD

    • LCol William Andrew "Bill" Dow, CD
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    We regret to advise that Lieutenant Colonel William Andrew (Bill) Dow, CD (Ret'd) passed away peacefully on 16 August 2005 at the age of 80.

    Bill was born in Regina, grew up in Winnipeg and received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil) from the University of Manitoba. He served overseas with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during the Second World War.

    Bill was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1950 and subsequently served with Engineer Militia units in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto prior to his promotion to Major and appointment as Officer Commanding 6th Field Squadron RCE in North Vancouver in 1960. In 1964, he was appointed Second in Command of 7th Field Engineer Regiment, RCE, Vancouver. In 1972, he was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 6 Field Engineer Squadron and held this appointment until his death.

    Among his accomplishments, Bill formed the 6th Field Museum Association and oversaw the creation of its organization and facilities. Lieutenant-Colonel Dow was active in many community and national associations. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his significant contribution to Canada. Well respected and admired within the business community in Vancouver, Bill was also the Costa Rican Consulate in Vancouver for many years. He was National President of the Military Engineering Association of Canada and National Chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations. He was also Secretary of the Royal United Services Institute, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and a Trustee of the Corps of Commissionaires. 

    A Thanksgiving of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, 23 August at St. Martin's Anglican Church, 195 E. Windsor, North Vancouver. A reception will follow at the J.P. Fell Armoury at 1513 Forbes Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to "The Museum", 6 the Field Engineer Squadron, 1513 Forbes Avenue, North Vancouver.{khMay2016}