W.E. (Bill) Turner

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Bill Turner, ALS
Known for Honorary Life Member, 1985

Bill Turner was born in September 1924 at Thompson, Alberta. He lived and went to school in Orion and worked as a farm helper until age 19 when he enlisted in the RCAF.

He took basic training at Toronto Manning Pool, was posted to Hamilton and studied radio for six months at Westdale Tech. He was then posted to Montreal No. 1 wireless for six months final training. He spent his Air Force years on temporary duty at several stations and received his discharge at Moncton, New Brunswick where he was advised to go on to university.

He finished Grade 12 at SAIT in Calgary and was accepted into the University of Alberta Engineering Program in the fall of 1946 graduating with the Class of 1950 Civils.

During university, he worked three summers on the drilling rigs in Alberta. He worked from 1950 to 1953 for the City of Calgary Engineering Department during which time he received his commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor. He started with Midwest Surveys as an Alberta Land Surveyor in 1953 and retired from there in 1981.

He is a retired member of APEGGA and an honorary life member of the Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association.