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William Henthorne

May 22, 1922 - February 17, 2011


William was born at his grandmothers, on May 22, 1922, his fathers 22nd birthday,
In St. Helens Lancashire. He lived there until he joined the Royal Air Force in
1939, where he was trained as an engine fitter.

In 1941, he was posted to Canada as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Program, and met Phyllis Bowen. They were married in Calgary on 2nd of September, 1942, and remained devoted to each other until his death.

He was posted back to England, and served in England, Italy, Cyprus, Palestine, Greece, Egypt, and finally in Germany, before leaving the RAF and moving to Canada in 1952.

William worked for Canadian Pacific Airways in Vancouver from 1953 until 1956, when he started teacher training, which he practiced with skill and devotion until his retirement in 1983.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 68 years, Phyllis, children Roger, Colin and Timothy, daughters-in law, Marg, Lorna and Jean, and grandchildren Erin, Ben, Katie, Aleta and Elsa.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jim Robinson
Relation: Former student

I have great memories of drafting class and flying chalk erasers as well as hockey trips.
Rest well

From: Anne Rutherglen
Relation: teacher and member of pipe band

I am sorry to hear about Bill. i remember him playing the bass drum in Nelson’s Pipe band when I was in tthe band as a teenager.

From: Linda Zeznik
Relation: through the Legion

Dear Phyllis,
I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I hope you remember me. I worked at the Legion from1982-1989 and I enjoyed both of you so much. Loving thoughts to you,
Linda Zeznik

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 23, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Ascension Lutheran Church
1805 Silverking Road
Nelson, BC Canada V1L5T4

1805 Silverking Road
Nelson, BC Canada V1L5T4

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