Tuesday, 12 October 2010

SK Willard (Bill) Eric Cousins VE3GPR

Bill Cousins VE3GPRKorean War Veteran

Peacefully at home on Sunday October 10, 2010. Willard (Bill) Eric Cousins age 79. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Rogers) Cousins. Loving father of Betsey Stewart (Andy), Velda Eburne, Judy Andrews (Dana), Walter Cousins, Daren Cousins (Danielle Cote) and Sandra MacKenzie (Allan). Predeceased by his son Wayne Cousins. Survived by his sister Betty-Ann Caseley (Clifford). Cherished grandfather of Tammy, Tracy, Kyle, Travis, Krystal, Jason, Tanya and Darren. Also survived by several great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Grant Brown Funeral Home, Rolston Chapel, Kemptville on Thursday October 14th from 1 to 3pm followed by Funeral service at 3:30 pm at the South Gate Wesleyan Church, 1303 French Settlement Road, Kemptville. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Guide Dogs or Korean Veterans Association of Canada.


Anonymous said...

I just saw that Bill went SK. That's too bad. He was the fellow I talked with first when I wanted to become active as an amateur...I had my ticket but was never active. I got 3 different rigs from him that put me on the air on VHF, VHF mobile and HF (HW-8). He was a super guy who was always willing to help out a newcomer. He will be missed for sure. -- Scott ve3vvf

Bob Baillargeon VE3MPG said...

Hi Scott,

I'd known Bill since the mid 80s and he was a kind gentleman willing to help new and old amateurs alike. He will be missed. Bob VE3MPG

Slinky Ant said...

Bill, a fine gentleman, I bought my first transceiver from him, HW16 with HB10. I still have it. I will re-cap the radio and use it during SKCC event.

Thanks Bill

Ying VA3YH