William "Bill" McPherson

23-Jun-1937 - 21-Aug-2018

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William Barr McPherson

June 23, 1937 – August 21, 2018

Bill passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018 with his wife by his side at Rosewood Manor in Richmond, B.C. Bill was born and raised in Vancouver, graduated from Kitsilano High School, studied Aeronautical Engineering Technology at B.C.I.T., and at the Northrop Institute of Technology in California. 

In 1961 Bill joined Canadian Pacific Airlines as an aircraft mechanic and with the mergers of the airlines he retired from Air Canada after 40+ years of service. Bill also worked for Trans Australian Airlines in Melbourne.
As a teenager Bill was an enthused racing cyclist, training at the China Creek velodrome, and competed in the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver. Bill travelled the world and had many other interests. He enjoyed hiking locally and abroad, fishing, boating, motor homing, photography, stamp collecting, ham operating and was an avid reader of all books. He was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club, loved the old cars, and always looked forward to the car tours.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Norman and Clara McPherson, and sister Noreen Mundy. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lynn, nephews Paul Mundy (Tracey), Wesley Mundy (Karen), nieces Susan Crayford (Barry), Pauline Van Koll (Fred), many cousins in the U.S.A., as well as extended family members.

Many thanks to the staff at Rosewood Manor for their constant kindness and care of Bill. A special thank you to Dr. Bernadette Yuan for her dedicated care, support, and compassion as she followed Bill on his journey with Alzheimer’s.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Bill to Rosewood Manor Care Foundation, 6260 Blundell Road, Richmond, or to the charity of your choice.

Rest in peace sweet William – a kind and gentle man. You will be missed terribly and always loved.

Funeral Details

  • Memorial Service

    Richmond Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    08-Sep-2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Afternoon to Remember

    Richmond Funeral Home

    Event Times:

    08-Sep-2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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