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RE: Colonel William Wilton CD Ret

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WILTON, William (Bill) Chesley (Col. CD Ret.)– Passed peacefully away on 29 January 2007, at the Health Sciences Centre, in the presence of his family, William Wilton at the age of 86 years. Bill served with the 59th Royal Artillery during WWII. He attended UNB and obtained a degree in Forestry Engineering. Bill worked with the Canadian Forestry Services until his retirement, subsequently he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Bill joined the militia after the war, and served in various positions including Commanding Officer and Honorary Colonel of the 56th Field Squadron Engineers and Commander Newfoundland District. Bill was also very involved with the Army Cadets and served as President of the Army Cadet League of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Branch. Predeceased by his daughter Doran (1954); his wife Elizabeth (2001) and his son Ches (2006). Also predeceased by brothers-in-law Ted Trenchard and Robert Pretty and sister-in-law Amy Wilton. Left with fond and loving memories his son Derek, wife Susan and grandchildren Felicie Young (husband Andrew), Kimberley and Peter, daughter Judy Caul, husband Tony and granddaughter Andrea (fiance Liam McNamara); and son Gary, wife Joan Cranston and grandchildren Rebecca Wilton and Peter Cranston; sisters: Georgina Trenchard, Winifred Pretty and Mima Penney (Phonse) and brothers: Robert and Claude (Ulah); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends; and the many friends he made at Elizabeth Towers. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, 30 January 2007; from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, 31 January 2007; and from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Thursday, 1 February 2007. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, 1 February 2007 at 2:00 pm from Carnell’s Chapel. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Bill’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial guest book please visit www.carnells.com