WO II William "Bill" Simpson

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    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Second Class William A. (Bill) Simpson, RCE (Ret'd) in his 87th year in Ottawa on Wednesday, 28 November 2001 after a lengthy illness.

    Bill was a World War II veteran of 1st Field Company, RCE. He had enlisted as a "boy soldier" in December 1931 and went overseas as Company Quartermaster Sergeant with 1st Field Company RCE. He subsequently served as Quartermaster Sergeant (WOII) at 7(British) Corps and 1 Canadian Corps then transferred to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps and reached the highest warrant rank of Conductor (WOI). He was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Regiment, transferred to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Canadian Engineers but eventually came back to the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1946 in his substantive rank of Quartermaster Sergeant (WOII) with the Directorate of Works.

    Bill was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Past President of the Montgomery Branch 351 and a much honoured and dedicated volunteer of the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club and Kiwanis. In Memoriam donations to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club or CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) would be appreciated by the family.