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William Gifford Kirkland

KIRKLAND, William Gifford - Peacefully on Dec. 2, 2018 in Kanata, Ontario. Born on June 21, 1938, Bill graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in mechanical engineering. He spent much of his career as a navigator in the Canadian Armed Forces. Bill married the love of his life, Anna Jean Rhem on May 13, 1961. After retiring from the Canadian Coast Guard in Parry Sound, they moved to Tillsonburg where both were active in the community and local bridge club. He is preceded in death by his wife Anna, sisters Katherine and Judy and brother James. Bill is survived by his sons, William Redford, David Michael and partner Rachel Robbins and grandchildren Hannah and Cate, and by his daughter Mary Anne Marr and partner Ronald Densmore. Bill had a love of everything aviation and his adventurous spirit took him on many journeys throughout his life. He loved sharing his joy of flying and took countless students, neighbors and friends for local flying tours. His spirit will continue to soar.13315526
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