Bill was born and raised in Burnaby, BC. He left home to join the Canadian Armed Forces where he spent several years with the QOR and was then rebadged to the PPCLI. A six month tour of duty in Cypress left him with an ongoing passion for travel and photography.
Leaving the forces he spent a few years in the transportation industry with Victoria Taxi and then VIP Limousine looking for the vocation he could dedicate himself to.
He found that, when in 1990 he and his original partner David Murphy, who had retired from a 25 year career with First Memorial, founded what was to become CARE Funeral Services. Because of his basic love of people he found within the Funeral Industry the opportunity to serve society one individual at a time at what is generally the most sensitive and emotional time in anyone’s life.
Not a salesman at heart he enjoys immensely the feeling of having served and the sense of accomplishment at the end of each day.