William David Buxton Sr., CD (Ret'd)

    • William David Buxton Sr., CD (Ret'd)
    • RCE EIIR Hatbadge

    We regret to advise of the death of William David Buxton Sr., CD (Ret'd) in Bangor, Maine, on 29 April 2011 at age 68 after a short battle with cancer.

    Born in England during World War II to a war bride and a Canadian serviceman, he arrived in Canada with the family at the age of two to live in British Columbia. His father, Bill Buxton, had served in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Sicily and Italy and came home to Canada to join the Royal Canadian Engineers.  Growing up in Chilliwack, BC, William later moved to New Brunswick as a teen where his father was involved in the building of Camp Gagetown in the 1950s. After schooling, he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and he later transferred to the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. William's military years saw him living in various places in Canada and Europe.

    William he took his release from the Dental Corps in 1972 to start his civilian career as a denturist. In his civilian life, William was involved in the denturist movement in Canada, holding many positions provincially, nationally, and internationally, while owning denture clinics in New Brunswick at Fredericton, Woodstock, Minto, Sussex, Petitcodiac and Havelock. In 1998 he moved to Maine to help establish New England Denture Centers with their son. The Buxton family has three generations of denturists that graduated from George Brown College, Toronto. Bill was a former councillor with the town of Sussex, NB.

    Services will be announced at a later date to be held at Pushaw Lake with interment to be in Fredericton, NB. Those wishing to remember Bill in a special way may make gifts in his memory to any local animal shelter.  {kh9Sep2015}[zri]