Bill Wehrle passed away

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Bill Wehrle passed away

Post by A Regulator » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:46 pm

We have lost another great person as Bill lost his battle with Cancer on 4 June 2015 in Victoria BC. Condolences to all
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Bill Wehrle passed away

Post by A Regulator » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:28 am

Bill Wehrle lost his fight with cancer the other day
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Post by single_swine_herder » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:18 am

A true gentleman who held me captivated in the many, many conversations I had with him.
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Post by switchflicker » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:34 am

Bill has touched the aviation lives of so many Canadians who now work across the world. His love for aviation will be in my heart forever. I wish comfort to his wonderful family.
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Post by A Regulator » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:30 pm

]WILLIAM (BILL) WEHRLE Our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on June 4, 2015 in Sidney, British Columbia, surrounded by the love of his family. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 38 years, Cheryll; children Mark (Christine), Susanna (Rob), Dianne (Ken), Chris, Kurt (Christina), and Sarah (Josh); grandchildren Brian, Jared, CJ, Megan, Nicholas and Willow. He is also survived by his sisters Alice, Gertrude, and Marlene, Cheryll's brother Marty and sister Jennifer and their families, five step-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Herman and Maria, sisters Louise and Doris, and brother Herman. Bill was born March 27, 1932 in Winnipeg, to Herman and Maria Wehrle. He grew up on the family farm near Lockport, Manitoba, and in the early 1950s decided to pursue a career in aviation. He learned to fly at the Winnipeg Flying Club, where he became Chief Instructor. In 1959 he established his company, Perimeter Aviation, which grew from a one-person operation to a vibrant organization with more than 500 employees. Along the way, he logged more than 30,000 hours of flying time. His vision, determination, and intelligence enabled his company to grow and prosper over five decades. He was very grateful for and proud of the people who worked with him, many who made life-long careers at Perimeter. For others, Perimeter provided the foundation to launch them into aviation careers across Canada and around the world. He loved flying, and piloted his Duke EUJ until just a few years ago. He loved nature and the outdoors, and so enjoyed the beauty of Vancouver Island after moving here in 1997. His greatest joy was his family, with whom he shared much laughter. He led by example, lived his values of hard work and integrity, and shared his good fortune with many others. His kindness and caring inspire and sustain us. In accordance with Bill's wishes, a private family memorial will be held in the future. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.sequoiagardens.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 08, 2015
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Post by x-wind » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:12 pm

Never had a conversation with Bill, got a chance to meet him once though when he got out of his Duke. What he started at Perimeter's flight training department was the reason I moved across the country to learn and eventually instruct on twin engine airplanes though. He was a real ground breaker in Canadian Private Aviation, as I understand it he was a big part of getting IFR training started outside of the military and Perimeter was the first school to offer the license.
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Post by Antique Pilot » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:57 pm

Bill gave me the training for my ME IFR in May 1971. Gord Plyley from MOT did the ride.

Bill told me that when the engine on a single engine quits your troubles are over. When an engine quits on a multi engine your troubles begin.

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