Weldon PURVIS

Weldon PURVIS

PURVIS, Weldon, B. (Bill). Lt-Col (retired). November 29, 1929 – February 20, 2014. An active, intelligent man, born and educated in Vancouver who attended Prince of Wales, McGee and UBC – Bachelor of Commerce and Oxford. He joined the Canadian Air Force while at UBC and went on to make it his career serving in Germany, France, Italy, and Canada, retiring as Deputy Base Commander, Chilliwack Forces Base. Bill and his wife loved to travel, and he was proud of having stood on the shores of 5 of the 7 seas. He will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend of 57 years, Eleanor. His sister-in-law Jessie Thomson, White Rock and his brother-in-law Frank Boyd, Calgary. His nephews Stephen (Debbie) Crombie and John Thomson of Vancouver, and Bill (Barbara) Boyd of Nanaimo. His nieces Patricia (Dan) Howard of White Rock, Jane (Mike) Blaine of Surrey and Laura (Rick) Willett of Coquitlam and many good friends. A service of Remembrance will be held at the The Church of the Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Avenue, White Rock on March 7th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers give to the charity of your choice.


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