STRATHY William. William Van Cortlandt Strathy, born April 16, 1924 in Montreal, QC died peacefully in Abbotsford, BC on August 17, 2012. He grew up in Lachine, QC and trained as a pilot during WWII. He flew with the RCAF in Europe, supplying resistance movements against the Nazis. He continued to fly as a professional pilot after the war with the Royal Air Force in the far East. He returned to Canada in 1950 and flew with the RCAF until 1969 when he went to corporate aviation, flying for the Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada and Alcan until 1991. Bill loved and was grateful for his long career as a pilot. He is survived by beloved wife Dawn, son Nick, daughter-in-law Daini, and grandchildren Esther, Maria and Jack.
Visitation will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2S 1M1, on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Mike Stewart officiating.
Tributes and condolences may be left at:
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534