November 11, 1923 – London, Ontario
September 6, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with much love and sadness that we announce the passing of William John Munford on Saturday, September 6, 2014. He suffered a stroke and died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.
Bill was born in London, Ontario on November 11, 1923 to Agnes and Thomas Munford. In 1943, he joined the R.C.A.F. and served in Canada and England. He attended the University of Toronto and was awarded Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he began his lifelong career with Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1952, he met the love of his life, Enid Glauser, and they were married for 61 joyful years. Their union produced three beautiful daughters and Six Wonderful grandchildren: Barbara Stock (Chris) and children Melanie and Julie; Elizabeth Hamilton (Glenn) and children Iain and Eric and Alison Murray (Tom) and children Holly and Abby. He is also survived by his older brother Thomas (Barbara) of Toronto. He was predeceased by his younger brother Bob in 2011.
Career moves saw Bill in various departments in London, Montreal and Toronto where he retired as Assistant Vice President. Over the course of his retirement years, Bill found great pleasure by participating in the work of the Kiwanis Club of Islington and after moving to Calgary the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Foothills. Many friendships were forged during the Kiwanis years. He was a great example to his family in his work ethnic, his sense of fun and his great love of life.
A Celebration and Thanksgiving of Bill’s Life will be held at Southwood United Church (10609 Elbow Drive, SW) on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to his favorite charity, The Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of Bill Munford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences