Willard Bruce ZUEHLKE

Willard Bruce ZUEHLKE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Willard Bruce Zuehlke, Bill to those who knew him.

Bill is predeceased by his eldest son Chris and sister Irene and lovingly remembered by his wife, Marie, of 64 years; his son Buzz (Lynn); daughters, Maureen Peever (Hal) and Deanne Larsen (Bob); grandchildren, Chris, Jen, Dustin (Lara), Brett, Kari, Tiffany (Pat) and Oliver; great grandchildren, Samantha, Ava, Julien and Kameron; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was born Oct. 26, 1922 at Mrs. Ellingson’s maternity home at 18th and Lonsdale in North Vancouver. He attended Lonsdale Elementary and graduated from North Vancouver Highschool.

Bill volunteered for war service in the Navy in 1942. He spent most of the war on the Prince Robert, the first combat vessel to enter Hong Kong in 1945. Bill lived his most of his life in N.V. and worked as a tanker truck driver for Johnson’s Terminals. After his retirement, he and Marie were snowbirds for many years in “Bill’s Blunder Bus”.

Bill was famous for never being short of words, sometimes inventing his own such as “oh poof” and “do-blob”.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Hamilton, the staff at CGH, the Birchwood and Parkholm Lodge for their kindness and support.

No service by request. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the summer at the lake. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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