William Robert Godfrey  19142017

William Robert Godfrey 19142017

William Robert Godfrey
1914-2017
William passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional
Hospital on December 26, 2017 at the grand age of 103. He was
pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy, of 73 years. Born in Chatham, NB,
Bill enjoyed a full and wonderful life with his career and
family.
Bill graduated from UNB in 1935 with a BScEE but pursued a
career in Civil Engineering. He started working for the Town of
Chatham as their District Highway Engineer. When WWII broke out, Bill
was drafted by the Federal Government for the construction of airports
and worked in Pennfield Ridge, NB, Sherwood Naval Base, Dartmouth, NS,
Goose Bay and Gander, NL. Later he was put in command of developing
water supplies for all the airports in the Eastern Air
Command.
In 1947, Bill accepted the position of City Engineer for the
City of Saint John and later became the Director of Works. In 1954, he
joined the Consulting Firm of James F. McLaren Associates Ltd. In
1959, he formed his own Engineering company under the name of Godfrey
Associates Ltd. – Consulting Professional
Engineers.
Bill was a Life Member of: The Water Pollution Control
Federation; The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province
of New Brunswick; The American Water Works Association; The
Engineering Institute of Canada; The New England Water Works
Association and The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada. He
was the first Maritimer to be Chairman of the Canadian Section of the
American Water Works Association.
Bill was an avid golfer and curler. He was President of the
Riverside Golf and Country Club in 1962. At the age of 96, he shot a
birdie while playing a round of golf in Florida. Bill skipped his rink
to win the British Console Trophy and the Likely Trophy representing
the St. Andrews Curling Club. Bill was also « Worshipful
Master » of Hibernia Lodge #3, Saint John and a member of the
Luxor Shrine Oriental Band.
William is survived by his two sons: Grant W. (Beverly)
Godfrey of Saint John, NB and Douglas R. (Lynne) Godfrey of Banff, AB;
three grand-daughters: Andrea (Eric) Flynn of San Diego, CA; Trisha
(Peter) Fitzgerald of Saint John, NB and Southorn Godfrey of Toronto;
five great-grand children: Cole and Luke Fitzgerald and Ethan, Braden
and Camille Flynn.
Our sincere gratitude is extended to our wonderful caregivers
that gave their devotion and care to Bill through his final
years.
Arrangements are under the
care of Brenan’s Funeral
Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John,
NB (634-7424). A Memorial Service will be held
from Brenan’s Chapel in the Spring – May,
2018. Remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Society or the charity of the donor’s
choice.
www.brenansfh.com

Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de William Robert Godfrey 19142017.source

Décès pour la Ville: Saint John, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick

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