VE3NR - January 27, 2010

William J. 'Bill' Wilson
Ottawa, Canada
QCWA # 15305
To all members of QCWA Chapter 70.
Chapter 70 has lost another very well liked member. As a former senior offical at Industry Canada, Bill Wilson VE3NR was a strong supporter of amateur radio and a good friend. His obituary follows. VE3NR William Wilson QCWA # 15305 Ottawa Citizen Friday Jan 29,2010

Ken Pulfer, VE3PU, Secretary Chapter 70

WILSON, William (Bill) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Bill at his residence Wednesday January 27, 2010, age 88.

Beloved husband of Mary (Irvine) for over 62 years. Loving father of Elizabeth (Douglas McQuaig) and Irvine (Nancy). Proud grandfather of Scott (Libby), Stephen (Jenifer) and Jennifer McQuaig and Kimberly, Jeffrey and Christy Wilson; great-grandfather of Quinton, Stephanie, Ashton, Ashlie and Emily. Cherished brother of Mariann (the late Cameron Rougvie).

A graduate of Queen's University in electrical engineering, Bill joined the Marine Radio Service of the Department of Transport in 1947. He later transferred to the Radio Regulations Division to look after many of the engineering aspects of the use of radio in Canada, including space communication. He was Canada's representative for many years and chaired the Administrative Council of the International Telecommunication Union.

After retiring he continued his involvement in telecommunication with the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation (CARF) and wrote the Code of Ethics for radio amateurs in Canada.

Bill and Mary are longtime members of Rideau Park United Church. Bill was a member of Ottawa Presbytery and chair of the Property Committee for many years. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) Sunday, January 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Monday, February 1st at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to the Mission and Service Fund of Rideau Park United Church would be appreciated.

VE3NR - Bill Wilson