One by one, the remaining survivors of WW2 are crossing over:
CUTRESS, William George "Bill"
May 8, 1920 - July 2, 2020
William George Cutress was born in Calgary, Alberta on May 8, 1920 to Harry and Olive Cutress (nee Maltby).
Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy for the duration of the Second World War, working on mine sweepers on the Atlantic Ocean.
After the war, Bill moved to Burnaby with his wife, Molly (McGibbon) and joined the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 83. They raised their 4 children in Burnaby until the marriage dissolved in 1969. He eventually moved to Langley with his second wife (Molly Hill-Tout) and transferred to the Aldergrove Legion Branch 265.
He was very active in the Legion, and it was a big part of his life. Patriotic and community minded, he was well respected for his energy and devotion to making things better wherever he could. He was also a member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers, the Oldsmobile Club, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
On May 8, 2020, Bill celebrated his 100th birthday and was able to hear the good wishes from a small group of socially distancing friends and family. He also received his 75 year membership pin from Aldergrove Legion members.
Survived by daughters Maureen Seesahai, Linda Dunaway, and Louise Steemers (Terry Viau), son Bill (Evonne) and stepdaughters Joan Rodgers (Daryl Sundstrom) and Cathy Lauridsen (Egon), five granddaughters, one grandson, and eight great-grandchildren. Bill also leaves behind nephews Chris Cutress (Charlotte), Hank Cutress and Norman Cutress, niece Sharon Malmston (John) and his dear friend, Stella Bottomley.
We will miss him terribly.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Langley Hospital, Comfort Keepers care aides, and staff/friends at Harrison Landing.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Aldergrove Legion Branch 265, Box 145, Aldergrove, B.C., V4W 2T7.
A Celebration of Life will be planned and announced at a later date.Messages of condolences to the family may be left at: www.firstmemorialaldergrove.com
Published on July 9, 2020
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