Roger's sense of humour remained with him to the end which he spent at the Sidney Care Home. Donations may be made in his name to Heart, Stroke and Lung Foundation, Epilepsy, Diabetes or BC Cancer Foundation RCNVR - HMCS CAPE BRETON RCN - HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS ANTIGONISH BOWDITCH, William (Bill) Watson, LCdr ( - ) - Beloved husband of the late Ann Bowditch passed away peacefully at Luther Court in Victoria, BC.Thanks for the kindness and compassion given to Roger and Joan during his brief stay. He is survived by his children Regina (Gordon), Bill, and Birdena (Don), his grandchildren Robert (Tara), Richard (Nadine), Jennifer (James), Sarah (Darian) and Tanis (Halsey), and his greatgrandchildren Miranda, Will, William, Jevin, Rosalind, Alexandra, Meghan and Wyatt. He studied at the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Gosport, England and trained as SBA in HMS Victory in Portsmouth, England. Laurant as well as HMCS Fraser on wartime convoy duty in the North Atlantic.
He also looked forward to his annual duck hunting trip out west with his brother Jim. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Sharon and Veronica (Peter) Arany, his only grandson, Stephen, Halifax; special friend, Nora Brown; sisters in law, Doris Gourley, Halifax, Judy Bak, Swift Current, Saskatchewan as well as a nephew and several nieces.Bill was known as a caring, generous man who was devoted to his family.His life long love of boats and the sea meant that normally there was either a boat under construction in the garage or a boat ready to go in the driveway.Always a gentleman, his integrity, strength and dignity were evident in everything he did.His greatest gift was a genuine love and support he gave to his family and friends.He had a life long love affair with the automobile and never tired of washing his car.Special thanks to Doctors and staff of Royal Jubilee (Respiratory and Heart Units), Victoria General especially Dr. James Forster and staff for their devoted care for many years and to the BC Ambulance Service for prompt and efficient care.Upon retiring and wintering in Florida, he discovered his love of golf at the age of 70. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Margaret (Power) Bak of 37 years; second wife Agnes (Leggatt) (Everett) Bak of 19 years; his younger brother, James.Visitation will be held 2-4, - pm, Thursday May 31, 2012 at Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Boley was a WWII Veteran whose 30 year career began in 1935 as a Probationary SBA in HMCS Naden, Victoria retiring in 1965 as Lt. Born February 6, 1915 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan to John and Veronica (Dombroski) Bak.