William Emerson “Bill” Tindall

    •  William Emerson “Bill” Tindall
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    We regret to advise of the death of William Emerson “Bill” Tindall on 30 December 2016 of North York ON at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in Toronto ON at the age of 93 years.

    Bill was born and raised in Toronto and was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of the Second World War. Initially a member of the Governor General’s Horse Guards and having lied about his age, and because he had studied machine drawing in high school, he was he transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1940. He started with the 8th Field Company in Camp Borden and was later transferred to Camp Petawawa for training. The 8th Field Company was re-designated the 4th Battalion, Royal Canadian Engineers and sent to England in 1941. They were largely employed on large camp and airfield construction tasks and based around Basingstoke, west of London.  Bill was employed as a truck driver.  Later, after the Normandy Landings, Bill was sent to Canadian Chief Engineering Works, 21st Army Group based in Brussels in Belgium where he spent the rest of the war. 

    Bill was active in many community activities including the Shiners and the Masons. He received the Légion d'Honneur from the Government of France for his participation in the Battle of France.

    A Masonic service and Celebration of Life will be held together at a later date. Donations to Sunnybrook's Veteran's Comfort Fund or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 

    Note: See Bill Tindall’s Memory Project interview at https://cmea-agmc.ca/sapper-stories-historica-canada-memory-project-upda...