Lt William Sinclair (Ret'd)

    • Lt William Sinclair (Ret'd)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant William Sinclair in Cowichan District Hospital on 29 August 2011 at the age of 76 as a result of complications associated with ALS.

    Bill was a Topographical Surveyor who took part in a wide variety of field survey parties with Mapping and Charting Establishment to establish 'ground control' in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and the Yukon and was also on one of the first helicopter parties using Tellurometers in the High Arctic.

    Bill was also an exchange Non-Commissioned Officer with the British Forces in Singapore where accompanied by armed guards, he surveyed the Malay/Thailand border.After his retirement from the Canadian Forces, Bill moved to Regina where he was a partner with the firm Prairie Mapping. At this time, he also served as a Lieutenant with 16 Service Battalion.

    After leaving the Reserves he moved to Victoria where he taught Cartography at Camosun College. Upon retiring from this latest career, Bill moved to a seven-acre hobby farm on the outskirts of Duncan, BC where he lived doing the things he most loved to do - restoring old cars and tractors among his many other hobbies. {khNov2015}