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William Sears


William Sears

William Sears - 66, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. He was the son of Frances and the late William Sears and was raised in Brookfield, Nova Scotia.

When he was young, he was a member of the 569 Air Cadet Squadron where he achieved the rank of flight sergeant. He was also interested in swimming and attained the Red Cross Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. He was an avid chess player both when he was young and throughout his life. His primary interest was in math and science. He excelled in these subjects at South Colchester High School.

William received his B.Sc. (honours) and M.Sc. at Acadia University. He obtained his PhD (physics) at McMaster University in 1978. William worked at various Canadian universities as a research scientist and as an instructor. His continued industry in his field brought him to the position of Professor of Physics at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Ontario, serving for a time as Department Head. Over the years William published many research papers.

William leaves behind his wife Susan; son, Marc; daughter, Wendy and her husband, Mirek; grandchildren, Maxwell and Samuel; mother, Frances; brother, Brian.

William did what he wanted to do in life and he did it well; rest in peace.

All are invited to attend a graveside interment service that will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Brookfield Westside Cemetery, Carter Road, Brookfield, The Reverend Gary Yetman officiating.


Burial Date
June 14, 2017
Burial Time
3:00 PM
Burial Location
Brookfield Westside Cemetery, Carter Road, Brookfield