William “Bill” John Erwood

    • William “Bill” John Erwood
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45
    • William “Bill” John Erwood

    We regret to advise of the death of William “Bill” John Erwood peacefully at the George Derby Veteran’s Centre in Burnaby, BC on 17 December 2013.

    Bill was born in 1921 in Vancouver and grew up there.  Bill was a WW II veteran having joined the Army in 1939 as a Sapper in 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers.  In June 1941, he transferred to the 3rd Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, part of the 3rd Division Engineers, while the unit was still in Camp Debert NS and he deployed to Europe in August of that year.  3rd Field Park Company was to support the Allied advance through France, Belgium and Holland.  After the war, Bill worked as a surveyor.  

    Service and internment will be held on 10 January 2014 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue, South Surrey, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada. {gdMar2016kh}