William August Orton

August 11, 1923June 26, 2018

It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of William Orton – Father, Businessman, and Mason - on the morning of June 26th at Kamloops Seniors Village. Dad was a veteran of ww 2, having entered the navy early (lying about his age). He was on loan to the British Navy for his entire service. Upon the end of the war, he declined to stay on, despite being asked to. His family needed him. After the navy, he started working in the forests of Vancouver Island. During this time, he met Mom in Nanaimo. They were wed in Nanaimo, where Dad had a small business. After a few years passed, they moved to Kamloops to open another small business. He expanded this business to the point that he learned to fly and purchased a small plane that he used to visit family and dealers across Canada. He worked in his own business until 2015. He is pre-deceased by our Mother, Beverly, and his brothers Albert, Keith, and Edwin, and sisters Lorraine, Louise and Ruth and grandson Kurtis. He is survived by sisters Isobel and Irene. He is also survived by his 5 children: Karen (Joe), Kathryn, Mark (Barb), Susan and Fred (Daphne). In addition, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchild. He will be missed by all. Pastor Don Maione will lead a Celebration of William’s life in the Schoening Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 6th at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at


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William August Orton

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