In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
Bill Teschke joined the Navy in the early 1950s and later transferred to the RCAF. The photos below are from a photo album "1951 - NOOTKA - Bermuda" Family lore says that he went to and from the Bermuda on a training exercise in 1951 on the NOOTKA.
TESCHKE, William Rudolph (Bill Dad, Poppa) - Bill loved his work, his holidays, his friends, his family, his life. He proudly flew a desk for the RCAF, before becoming a Trudeau-era Ottawacrat where he relished all challenges and had an unparalleled capacity to solve difficult problems. He measured the success of a cottage holiday by the books he read, crosswords he solved, lawn furniture he built, and Chinese poker he won. He delighted in travels with Kay, got a kick out of humbling big city snooker hustlers and "skinning" fellow golfers, played the best Bumble Boogie (wish we had recorded it), leapt at the chance for a political debate, and never gave an inch in games, from duplicate bridge to Monopoly. We will miss him. Kay, Kay Jr. & Calvin, Jill, Eric, Ann, Kim, Jack, and Anna. Bill wished to be remembered as he was when he could still laugh. Please join us for a celebration from 2 to 5 pm, January 18th, 2009 at Kay and Bill's Vancouver home. We hope to host another gathering this summer at the cottage. In lieu of flowers, send us stories or make a donation to Community Living Renfrew County South would be welcome P.O. Box 683, 326 Raglan Street South, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 4E7. (The Ottawa Citizen 17 Jan 2009)
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(WT01) Unknown sailor (WT02) Bill Teschke (centre) with friends in Levi, QC. Quebec City in the background. You can see the Chateau Frontenac and the funicular (WT03) Bill Teschke (right) with shipmate in Bermuda. They are both wearing HMCS YORK cap tallies (WT04) Bill Teschke (right) with shipmates in Bermuda. They are both wearing HMCS YORK cap tallies
(WT05) Bill Teschke onboard ship in Bermuda (WT06) Unknown Tribal class destroyer (WT07-WT08) Bill Teschke on board ship in Bermuda