West, William 'Bill' Ernest

West, William 'Bill' Ernest

January 29th, 2020

After a long, healthy life of 95 years, Bill passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the Palliative Care Unit - University Hospital in London, Ontario. Bill was predeceased by his wife Trudy (1995); his parents Harry and Myrtle; and sister Evelyn (Robert). Loving father of Barbara and Don (Diane). Dear grandfather of Mark and Steven (Heather), and great-grandfather of Charlotte, Brooklyn and Paul. Uncle Bill will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Bill was a rear gunner in the 196 Squadron of the RAF during World War II. He flew in Wellington and Stirling bombers. In recognition of his participation during D-Day and in the liberation of France, he was awarded The Legion of Honour medal by the French Republic. He was a member of the 427 (London) Wing AFAC. Bill worked at the post office for many years before retiring. He enjoyed golfing, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and debating politics. The family would like to thank the following for their compassionate care for Bill: ParaMed Home Health Care Services: Linda Mason (supervisor) and Emelyn Ramos (PSW); ConnectCare; the staff and nurses of the palliative care floors at University Hospital; Dr. Alvin Yang and Dr. Harris-Schulz for their excellent communication; and Dr. Ziada and Heather (patient care facilitator), for their valu­able input. A funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bill are asked to consider The Salvation Army. 

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Shirley & Scott RobinsonDon, Diane, Barb & Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, grandfather, great-father, uncle & friend. Mr. West led a very long, interesting & engaging life. He certainly will be missed by all of you. We send you our heartfelt condolences & lift you up in prayer. Sending you lots of love, Shirley, Scott & Family in San Diego
Angela VaughanWe are very sorry to hear of the loss of you father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were so blessed to have had many years on this earth to share with your father, during which time I am sure many wonderful memories were made. Love and prayers Len and Angela Vaughan
Lori HelgelandI will never forget the thrill of seeing Mr. West chatting away with Prince Charles on CBC! I'm so sorry for you loss, but so grateful for the time you had with Mr. West. We will be praying for God's peace for your family at this difficult time. Lori Helgeland, David Ypma & family.
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