This blog has been dormant for quite a while.
It’s perfectly alright because it’s meant to be discovered by relatives of pilots who flew with 443 Squadron.
It would take you many hours to read all that I wrote about that squadron I never knew had existed before Nicole Morley wrote a comment on another blog.
This is how my blogs are created.
This is a great picture of Ivor Williams.
Ivor gave it to Nicole and she scanned it.
When Nicole sent it I did not know where that picture was taken.
Now I know.
WILLIAMS, William Ivor
At London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital, on Friday, January 13th, 2017, in his 94th year. Ivor was the much loved husband of the late Dulcie (née Williamson) (2014). Dear father of Garry (Heidi) and Judie (Gerry) Wheaton. Proud Grandpa of Jill Kazakoff (Jason), Beth Wheaton (Geoff Milsom), Megan (Mark Letellier) and Darcy Williams (Mike Pearson). Great grandfather of Madeline and Allison Kazakoff, of Edson, AB; Sydney and Michaela Dulcie Milsom, of Edmonton; and Ben Williams, of London. Fondly remembered by his niece Myra Henry (Bill), of Goderich, as well as by other members of his extended family. Predeceased by sister Eluned McNair (2014) and brother Maldwyn (WWII).
Ivor participated in the Normandy Landing (RCAF) in June 1944. Post-war, he became a journalist, eventually taking the position of managing editor of the London Free Press. Later in his career, he was editor of the Regina Leader Post for about 15 years.
Active at Westmount Presbyterian Church, Ivor also took part in professional organizations and volunteered in his community. He enjoyed his time with a wide circle of friends. Many thanks to the caregivers at Inspirit and Highview Residences in London, where Ivor spent his last 5 years, as well as to the Ortho and Palliative Care staff at Victoria Hospital.
Thanks also to Ivor’s friends who faithfully visited him, took him for coffee and drives and shared memories with him. Cremation has taken place, and a celebration of Ivor’s life will be conducted at WESTMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH , 521 Village Green Avenue, London at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Westmount Presbyterian Church, the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex Inc., or to the charity of your choice.
Information and online condolences are available by visiting http://www.westviewfuneralchapel.com13136576