PRYDE, William (Bill) George, Capt (Ret’d), CD, RCAF/CAF – Finance
Bill passed away peacefully at Perley Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the age of 81. He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend of 40 years, Glenda. Step-father of Sean (Patricia Reilly) and Shane Smith. He was a loving Poppa to his four granddaughters, Fiona, Martina, Piper and Emerson.
Born in Tillsonburg on December 28, 1941, Bill entered military service as a Radar Technician. He received university training at Royal Roads Military College (Victoria) and Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston), and was awarded a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Economics. He reached the rank of Captain in the RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces. He served as Finance Officer during two UN tours in Egypt and Cyprus, and ultimately served his country for 47 years, 26 years in service and 21 years as a civilian in DND.
Bill was fascinated with genealogy and spent many hours tracing his family’s roots. He enjoyed Volksmarching, and held office in both the Canadian Volksport Federation and the Nepean Nomads Walking Club. Over many years, Bill and Glenda enjoyed ballroom dancing, and spent their winters in California.
Family and friends are invited to a Visitation on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Inurnment will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Parkinson’s Canada. Online condolences may be made at colefuneralservices.com