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45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC


William Earl Wellington Greer

March 25, 1931July 1, 2020

William Earl Wellington Greer passed away on July 1, 2020 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack, BC.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years Delphine; brother Doug (Lolly); daughter Earla Ann; son Michael (Lena); step-children Laurel Alves (Jim), Don (Kathy), Patrick and Dennis Allenby; grandchildren Erin (Dave), Kaine, and Maia (Carter); step-grandchildren Scott (Kaitlynn), Tyson, Dustin, Brandon and Spencer and 13 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Nellie, first wife Eileen (1976), brother Don and great-grandson Kaiden.

Earl was born March 25, 1931 in Ansonville, Ontario. He worked on the Railway in Moosonee, Ontario, in Kirkland Lake selling insurance and finally found his career as a fire fighter with the Moosonee Fire Department. In 1975 he moved to Chilliwack to join the fire department at the CFB Chilliwack, were he eventually became Fire Chief, retiring in 1994.

Earl loved fishing, hunting, curling and golfing. For 25 years Earl and a group of friends went to Texada Island for their annual fishing trip/tournament which he greatly enjoyed, having many fond memories and a few trophies as well. He also enjoyed hunting trips with friend, family and in-laws. He and Delphine went on three cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska and Panama Canal, several trips across Canada, into the United States and once to Sweden for his son's wedding with a side trip to the Amsterdam.

Earl has left a hole in all the lives that he touched and will greatly missed by many.

A graveside service will take place Chilliwack Cemeteries at a later date.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Connie audrey Greer

July 27, 2020

When I think of Uncle Earl, I remember laughing alot. He just knew how to tell a silly joke or story and was always in a good mood. I saw him a couple of years ago when we all went to my father Don's gravesite and we again started telling stories. I will miss him but remember him fondly.

Leah Elzinga

July 7, 2020

Condolences to Del and Family. Uncle Earl ( as we referred to him) will be missed dearly. He was a dear friend to my parents and was around all my life which is why the “Uncle”. Wish we could have lived closer to enjoy more visits, but when we saw each other the visits were wonderful.

I’m sure he is with Dad and Eileen now reminiscing.

Love you Uncle Earl. You will be sadly missed.

Leah And Paul Elzinga
North Bay, ON

connie clarke

July 7, 2020

My heart breaks for you Del and I feel your pain. Bud and I loved you both very much, shared many good times and memories together. Now our guys are together again and we will join them one day for more happy travels. Much Love Connie

Canadian Military Engineers Association

July 7, 2020

The Canadian Military Engineers extend to you and your family our deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow.

Brigadier-General Steve M. Irwin, CD (Retired)
Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Military Engineers

James Camsell

July 6, 2020

My sympathy for Del and family. Earl was one of my Dad's best and oldest friends and I considered him an uncle. I spent years hunting and fishing with him in the 1980's especially in northern BC and have many fond memories of Earl cooking up meals for the hunting party as he liked to stay and make camp. He would always have a hot meal ready for the return of the hunting party at end of the day. I also remember him not complaining when my Dad conscripted us into a fishing trip requiring 14 portages with boat, outboard motor, etc. in a tick infested region of Manitoba in the late 1970s which was an early version of Survivorman! I suspect he is now with my father (Fred) having a scotch or two and discussing much over a fire. A great guy and someone who I looked up to. Take care all.

James Camsell (Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador)


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