William Arthur Arnfield

July 17, 1923May 10, 2012

Arnfield, William (Bill) passed away in Port Alberni, BC on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the age of 89. Survived by Marie, his loving wife of 62 years; daughters, Terry (Bill) Legenza and Shelley; son, Spencer; and granddaughter, Kendal. He was Kendal’s adoring “Gappy”.

Born in Toronto, Bill spent most of his life in Ontario. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for four years. Bill was a proud veteran of WWII serving aboard the HMCS Blairmore, seeing action at Omaha Beach on D Day. Bill worked as a graphic artist for many years before retiring. He moved to Port Alberni in 1995 to be closer to Kendal, his only grandchild. He volunteered at the wood working shop for the Sunshine Club for five years. Bill enjoyed golfing and and spending time with his good buddy, Roy, and his many coffee breaks with friend, Doug.

A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the West Coast General Hospital Foundation, 3949 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 4S1

The family wishes to extend their thanks to all of the staff at West Coast General Hospital for the exceptional care Bill received during his stay.


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Susan Paiement

June 24, 2012

Mrs Arnfield and family,
We were so sad to hear the news of Mr. Arnfield's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers,
Truly, The Paiement and Fry Families

Joanne Edwards

May 18, 2012

Dear Shelley,
Your Dad was an exceptionally good man.
He was a devoted husband to your Mom, a loving Dad to you three kids and a doting grandfather to Kendal. By all accounts he was also a wonderful friend and my many fond memories of your Dad always bring a smile to my face and to my heart.
At the end of the day, we need only ask ourselves one question; did we love and were we loved in return? The answer in your Dads' case is a resounding, unequivocal YES!
He truly was one in a million and he will be missed by all of those whose lives he touched.
My thoughts are with you all......

May 17, 2012

Dear Marie and family.
I was so saddened to read of Bill's passing.
Bill was so good to my dad Bob when he lived in the condo. He would check in on him all the time and have a crib game or two. He was my dad's guardian angel and I really appreciated the friendship he showed to my ailing father. I will never forget that.
Every once in a while I'd bump into Bill, sometimes with you Marie and sometimes by himself. I enjoyed our catch up conversations.
Bill was one in a million, so pleasant and so genuine. He will be missed.
Thinking of you.
Rita LaJeunesse

Russ & Family Letson

May 17, 2012

Dear Marie and family,
Thinking of you all at this time.We have wonderful memories of Bill especially up at the cottage. He had the energy of an Energizer bunny.

Brock and Margaret

May 16, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's peace pass over all of you in this stressful time and bring you comfort.

Carol Mitchell

May 15, 2012

Shelley, so sad to hear about your dad, sounds like he's had a wonderful life, and being close to you and Kendal created so many amazing memories for you all. Huge hugs to you and Kendal of course.

Katrina White

May 15, 2012

Marie, Shelley, Spencer, Terry and Kendal. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Marie, you and Bill were so good to me when I was just getting settled in Toronto. Small town girl in the big city!! I'll always remember Bill fondly, and the time I spent visiting you both. I spent many a Saturday enjoying your pool, and especially enjoying that rare glimpse of Spencer when he was around! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.