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WILLIAM “BILL” YAKAMOVICH
Passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 William “Bill” Yakamovich 1933-2018 at the Cornwall Community Hospital; age 84. Beloved husband of Rita (nee Lundin) for 61 years. Loving father of sons, Bill (Pamela) in Fall River, NS, Michael (Julie) in Whitby, ON and daughter Cheryl in Ottawa, ON. Also respected and loved by three grandchildren, Lindsay, Andrew and Jennifer. Dear brother of Anne Gaudreau of Laval, QC. Predeceased by five sisters and two brothers.
Bill was born near Roche Percee, SK and in the younger years lived in Taylorton, SK (a coal mining area, southeast of Estevan). He worked in Estevan where he met his future wife Rita Lundin. He left Estevan, and then worked for the Dept. of Transport as a meteorological observer, surface weather in Regina and as a Radiosonde technician at Coral Harbour, NWT. He came back to Estevan in 1956 when he married Rita. They then went to Lakehead (Thunder Bay). In 1957 Bill became an air traffic controller, where he was stationed at Edmonton, Goose Bay, Ottawa, Calgary, then back to Ottawa. From there, in 1978 they moved to Ingleside, and worked in Cornwall as an instructor at the Transport Canada Training Institute (TCTI) until his retirement in 1988. In 2003 they moved to the Panoramic Towers in Cornwall. Bill (VE3 RWY) was also a member of the Cornwall Amateur Radio Group. Bill loved to travel, camp, fish, play both golf and pool. He also liked the oneness within nature while he was gardening.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or service.
Arrangements entrusted to McArthur Bros. & MacNeil Funeral Home & Chapel, 428 Second Street East, Cornwall (613 932-6300). Condolences may be made at www.mcarthurbrosfh.com.