WO Victor Donald William “Bill” Lewington, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Victor Donald William “Bill” Lewington, CD (Ret'd) on 28 August 2014 at Heritage Village in Chilliwack at the age of 79.
Born in Iberville, QC, Bill joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1953 at the age of 17. He had a full career as a Combat Engineer that took him to all the Field Squadrons with postings from Chilliwack, Germany, Gagetown, Chilliwack, Petawawa, Valcartier and back to Chilliwack. Bill was also a long-standing Combat Diver - one of the first, having participated in the Army Diver Trials in the late-60s and he was a strong supporter within the Combat Divers Association.
Bill retired from the CF in 1978 and then worked as a civilian in the CFB Chilliwack base Audio-Visual Library. Bill spent many years in the Boy Scout movement, as a cub and scout leader with Chilliwack and Fairfield Island scout troops. He volunteered regularly at the Legion Branch 280 with the Colour Party and other positions.
A Celebration of Life was held on 4 September 2014 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280.