MWO William James "Jim" Coish, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that Master Warrant Officer William James "Jim" Coish (Ret'd) died on 12 July 2008 at age 75.
A coal miner, Jim was born in New Waterford, NS. and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1957. After completing his basic training at RCSME he served for more than a year with the United Nations contingent in the Gaza Strip. Jim transferred to RCEME in 1964 and spent two tours in Germany (1964-67 and 1974-78). He then served in Currie Barracks in Calgary and then CFB Chilliwack 1979 - 81 before retiring at the rank of Master Warrant Officer.
A Memorial Service was held on 19 July 2008 at Henderson's Funeral Home, Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.