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William Glenn (Bill) (Monty) Monteith


Leading Seaman, 14400-H, RCN


Died: 01 Oct 2019, age 86


MONTEITH, William Glenn (Monty) - At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 of William Glenn “Monty” Monteith, Cornwall, age 86 years. Beloved husband of Elaine (Ferguson). Dear father of Glenn (Slavica), Alana Cudmore (Guy) and Deborah Monteith. Loving grandfather of Alexander Monteith, Cora-Ashley Cudmore (Ryan Muttart), Alyssa Cudmore, Jennilee Cook (Alden), Kara Wozick, Zachary Wozick and Tarrin Wozick. Brother of Rick Monteith (Christine). Brother-in-law of Jennie Monteith and uncle of Jamie Monteith. Predeceased by his father Charles, step-mother Evelyn Monteith, mother Florence (Wilson) Monteith and by his brother Donald. Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home for visitation Thursday 4-7 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Kingston Branch #30 will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Thursday at 3:45 pm. Funeral will be held at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church Friday at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Crapaud People’s Cemetery or the Legion Last Post Fund would be appreciated.


Bill was born in Startford, Ontario. He joined the RCN in 1951 at the age of 17 and served in HMCS Athabaskan for her Korean War tour and later HMCS Crusader. Bill married Helen “Elaine” Ferguson on Dec 20, 1958, in Charlottetown, PEI. 


Ships served in:

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in Athabaskan during her 2nd Korean War tour

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader during the Korean War


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(1) Bill Monteith - 1957  (2) Bill Monteith on the cover of the CROWSNEST magazine, June 1957 - LS Monteith is fashioning a canvas cover for the quartermaster's desk in HMCS Crusader which served as flagship for Rear-Admiral R.E.S. Bidwell, Flag Officer Atlantic Coast during Caribbean exercises this spring  (3) Bill's speech during the Canadian Korean War Veteran's 2014 trip to Korea





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