William Rolland Buchner
BUCHNER Lt. Col. William Rolland Buchner, M.C., M.I.D., C.D., C.D.S.M., Q.C. Peacefully at University Hospital on Monday, May 15, 2006 in his 87th year. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Dorothy Buchner. Loving father of Bill and his wife Elaine, John Buchner all of London, Anne and her husband Ken Cheney, Joan and her husband Bill Ackehurst, all of Barrie-Innisfil, Jane and her husband the Rev. Peter Townshend of Waterloo. Grandfather of William Buchner, Ken, Tim and Cynthia Cheney, Allison Ackehurst, and Anna, Christopher, Andrew, and David Townshend. Brother of Ross (predeceased) and his wife Marion Buchner of Durham, Palmer Westgate and his late wife Elaine of London, the late Andy and Annette Buchner of Fort Wayne, Indiana and predeceased by his brother-in-law Bernard and his wife Emma Loveridge of Toronto. Bill graduated from Stratford Collegiate, attended the University of Western Ontario, and served in World War II as Forward Observation Officer, 23rd Field Regiment (S.P.) at Caen, Falaise Gap, Kapelsche Veer, the Rhine and Hochald Gap. After attending Osgoode Hall, Bill commenced the practice of law in London in 1948. He was Past President of the Middlesex Law Association, Past Chairman of the London Board of Education, Past President of the Corps of Commissionaires, Founding Director of the London Bar Admission Course, proud Commander of the Seventh Field Regiment of Wolseley Barracks London, author of Canada Ours to Defend, caring and active member of the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond. The funeral service will be conducted in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 280 St. James Street at Wellington by the Rev. Canon Donald R. Ford on Thursday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment in Kintore Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be gratefully acknowledeged.
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