Maj William "Bill" Eggleston, CD (Ret’d)

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    • Maj William "Bill" Eggleston CD

    We regret to advise of the death of Major William Lionel “Bill” Eggleston, CD (Ret’d) on 4 March 2012 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC at the age of 70 years.

    Bill grew up on a farm in the Peace River region near Dawson Creek, BC and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1961 as a Sapper in the trade of Stone Mason. Rising quickly through the ranks, he was promoted to Master Warrant Officer, Construction and Maintenance Technician before being commissioned and promoted to Captain in 1974 and, subsequently, to Major in 1983.

    From trades training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC,  Bill’s postings took him to Picton, ON; Moose Jaw, SK; twice to Summerside, PE; Yorkton, SK where he was the Station Construction Engineer Officer; twice to CFB Chilliwack, BC including a tour at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering; Goose Bay, NL; Comox, BC  as the Base Construction Engineer Officer;  Air Command Headquarters in Winnipeg, MB; and finally to CFB Esquimalt, BC as the Requirements Officer. 

    Bill retired in 1996 after 35 years of service but continued to serve the CF as the Base Esquimalt Capital Construction Coordinator until his final retirement in 2008. Bill also had the privilege of serving a tour in 1989 with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus at the same time as his son Darcy.

    A visitation will be held on 8 March between 3:00 and 4:00 PM.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM on 9 March. Both events will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, at 4725 Falaise Drive in Saanich, BC.  {gdJan2018dc}