William Alfred Franklin (Bill) passed away peacefully on the morning of August 27, 2012 at the Christine Morrison Hospice, Mission, B.C., Canada. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
  • 92 years old
  • Born on September 29, 1919 in Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on August 27, 2012 in Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

On September 9, 2012, a memorial service was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Aldergrove Branch #265. In Bill's memory, donations may be made to the Christine Morrison Hospice, www.FVHCF.org , or The Java FEPOW Club 1942 (Far East Prisoners of War) www.thejavafepowclub42.org

Posted by Rosalind Plumtree on 30th September 2012
Bill served with the RAF during World War II, and was a Japanese POW. He emigrated in 1948, settling in Victoria, BC. Bill loved Canada and eventually made his career in the lumber industry. As a lumber inspector for the Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau, he worked out of Toronto, returning to BC, to live in Aldergrove, in 1973. He resided in Abbotsford for the past eight years.

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