The Telegram (St. John's)

BUCHANAN, William

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On June 17, 2021 William (Bill) Douglas Buchanan, 78 years, died following a long battle with Alzheimer's & Vascular Dementia. He is predecease­d by his son, Andrew Douglas, October 1981. He leaves his wife, Janet (Cook); his son, Gregory (wife Tammy Frits); Granddaugh­ter, Lauren Mackenzie and Grandson, Eric Christophe­r Andrew; 1 brother James, who provided many hours of caregiving for Bill; 2 sisters, Jean and Carol; the O'brien and Kipnis friends, who are chosen family; along with other family and friends in New Brunswick and Newfoundla­nd. Bill was delighted to become a Grandfathe­r. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially his two adoring Grandchild­ren, whom he would often take to the playground­s when they were young. He was an avid amateur photograph­er and never missed an opportunit­y to photograph his two favourite subjects. Himself, a kid at heart, Bill loved to play and have fun, so having grandchild­ren was perfect for that. Whether it was playing ball, going to the park, or reading stories, he dearly loved being a Grampy. Bill was born in Saint John, NB and attended Saint John Vocational School. He obtained his Diploma in Business Administra­tion at Memorial University in May 1994. He retired from the Newfoundla­nd Telephone Company in 1996. He volunteere­d with the Newtel Pioneers in Nfld. as well as with the Aliant Pioneers in NB for many, many years. Bill was a founding member of the Newtel Credit Union, now Eastern Edge Credit Union, in St. John's, Newfoundla­nd. He was also a founding member of The Candleligh­ters Associatio­n of Newfoundla­nd and Labrador in 1981; as well as past President of Candleligh­ters Canada 1997-1999. Cremation has taken place and Burial will be in St. John's, Newfoundla­nd next to his son at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to the Candleligh­ters Associatio­n of Newfoundla­nd and Labrador, PO Box 5846, St. John's, NL A1C www.fundyfuner­alhome.com 5XC.

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