KIRK­LAND, Wil­liam Gif­ford

The Hamilton Spectator - - Classified -

Peace­fully on De­cem­ber 2, 2018 in Kanata, On­tario. Born on June 21, 1938, Bill grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Toronto with a de­gree in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing. He spent much of his ca­reer as a nav­i­ga­tor in the Cana­dian Armed Forces. Bill mar­ried the love of his life, Anna Jean Rhem, on May 13, 1961. Af­ter re­tir­ing from the Cana­dian Coast Guard in Parry Sound, they moved to Till­son­burg where both were ac­tive in the com­mu­nity and lo­cal bridge club. He is pre­ceded in death by his wife Anna, sis­ters Katherine and Judy and brother James. Bill is sur­vived by his sons, Wil­liam Red­ford, David Michael and partner Rachel Rob­bins and grand­chil­dren Hannah and Cate, and by his daugh­ter Mary Anne Marr and partner Ronald Dens­more. Bill had a love of ev­ery­thing avi­a­tion and his ad­ven­tur­ous spirit took him on many jour­neys through­out his life. He loved shar­ing his joy of fly­ing and took count­less stu­dents, neigh­bours and friends for lo­cal fly­ing tours. His spirit will con­tinue to soar.

Fu­neral Care En­trusted to Kelly Fu­neral Home - Kanata Chapel,

580 Ea­gle­son Road, 613-591-6580.

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