November 24, 1930 – March 30, 2021
Weldon was predeceased by his wife of almost 59 years Kay Bouleau (Zinger), his parents Louis Napoleon (Paul) Bouleau and Evaline (Lila) Lebrun, brothers Louis, Clifford and Vircle and sister May, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his children, Gail (Victoria, BC), Jim (Gloria) and Sandra (Port Alberni, BC); grandsons, Walter (Edmonton, AB) and Joaquin (La Paz, BSC); great-granddaughter, Naomi; sister Charlotte (Shirley). as well as three sisters-in-law, Eileen Grant (Delta, BC), Josephine Zinger (Unity, SK) and Annabelle Leroy (Smith Falls, ON).
Born in Arnprior, ON, Bill enlisted in the military and was stationed in Chilliwack prior to being deployed to Korea. Upon his return to Canada, he married Kay Zinger, trained as an electrician and eventually settled in Port Alberni where he worked at the Alberni Plywoods. He was a proud supporter of the IWA.
Bill was an active member of various groups such as the Knights of Columbus, the Legion and the Sunshine Club where he could enjoy companionship often while helping others.
Square dancers for many years, Bill and Kay eventually switched to ballroom dancing, an activity they enjoyed until shortly before her death in 2011.
Gardening and fishing were two of his favourite past times. Bill played hockey in a mill league, curled and played badminton in town groups, and enjoyed playing crib and pool at the Alana Club and the Legion.
Bill often said, “I never expected to live this long” and more recently “I can’t believe I’m 90!” He felt he had a good life and he was ready to go. Following a brief illness, he died peacefully with family in attendance. Bill and Kay will be interred together in the Field of Honour at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a donation in Weldon/Bill’s name to one of the organizations he cared about: Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Society, Canadian Wildlife Federation or David Suzuki Foundation.: Thank you.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesmemorial.ca
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