About Noble Bill

The Compass - - EDITORIAL -

• Full name —Wil­liam Squires; • Birth­date —Aug. 4, 1928; • Home­town —born down by the wa­ter in Sibley’s Cove, lived his en­tire life there; • Fam­ily —de­ceased wife Dorothy (nee Clarke); two sons and two daugh­ters; eight grand­chil­dren; five great-grand­chil­dren; • Oc­cu­pa­tion — re­tired taxi driver toand-from St. John’s start­ing in 1947; • Vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tions — Trinity Con­cep­tion Shrine Club; Orange­man’s so­ci­ety; church vol­un­teer; • In­ter­est­ing facts — Bill once drove across the Heart’s Con­tent bar­rens with two men stand­ing on the bumper of his taxi be­cause he had no room in the cab. He could never leave a per­son stranded; Re­mem­bers neigh­bours from New Mel­bourne com­ing out of their houses to shovel him out when his taxi got stuck in the snow; Went to Goose Bay with other is­land Shriners to help with the Win­ter Games over 30 years ago; Was a found­ing mem­ber of the TC Shrine Club.

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