LCol Peter Vaughn Williams, CD (Ret’d)

    • LCol Peter Vaughn Williams, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Vaughn Williams, CD (Ret’d) on 27June 2020, peacefully at his home in Ottawa ON at age 60 after a lengthy illness. Peter served with the Canadian Military Engineers for over 29 years.

    Peter grew up mainly in Lahr, Germany before joining the Canadian Military Engineers. During his career, he served twice at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC and served at the Land Forces Headquarters in Quebec and Atlantic and inn2 Combat Engineer Regiment in Petawawa PN. He also served at Canadian Forces Base Suffield AB and had appointments at National Defence Headquarters. Peter deployed for two tours with the Canadian Contingent in Bosnia-Herzegovina during which he received the Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for his quick actions in saving a number of civilians from a burning apartment block in Kljuc, Bosnia. After retiring from the Canadian Forces in 2016, Peter worked in several capacities at Canadian Morale and Welfare Services.

    A celebration of life service to honour Peter will follow at a later date. Memorial donations to the Cancer Society, Scleroderma Society of Canada or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khJul2020dc}[zsp]