Brightland, Ernest William (Bill)

Ernest William ‘Bill’ Brightland
May 27, 1940 – May 17, 2024

With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Bill on May 17, 2024.

He is predeceased by his parents Annah and Arthur Brightland.

Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years Margaret, his children Sarah Maier (Eric) of Utah and Alistar Brightland (Sara) of Qualicum Beach, his grandchildren Ian Maier, Erica Piehl, Isaac Brightland and Rowan Brightland and his great-granddaughter Olivia Piehl.

Bill was born in Coronation, Alta. on May 27, 1940, only child of Arthur and Annah Brightland.

Bill was a graduate of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary and University of Alberta in Edmonton.

He was a radio operator and electronic technician for the Department of National Defence (DND) in Fort Reliance, Northwest Territories and RCMP in Edmonton.

After becoming a teacher, Bill taught electronics in Medicine Hat, Alta. and metalwork and math in Port Alberni, B.C.

Upon retirement, he became a sheep farmer, a ham radio operator, and with his wife Margaret a B&B Operator in Tofino, B.C. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

At Bill’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army in Bill’s name.

Yates Memorial Services in charge of arrangements, 250-248-5859.

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