Lt Commander William Gourlay, CD
SAC 1938-1941

While at St. Andrew’s, Bill was a Prefect, played First Basketball and Rugby, was a member of the Track team, and a Sergeant in the Cadet Corps. In 1941, Bill was the recipient of the prestigious Macdonald Medal.

From 1941-45, Bill was a Fighter Pilot in the Canadian Air Force and during WWII flew over Holland and Belgium.

After the war, Bill returned to Canada and after studying at University of Toronto, enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy where he began a 38 year career as a Pilot at the Shearwater naval base in Nova Scotia. In 1968 he retired from the Royal Canadian Navy with the distinction of LCdr (P) CD and returned to Toronto where he joined Guaranty Trust as a Business Development Officer, a position he held until his retirement in 1986.

Bill died June 4, 2005, in Toronto. He is survived by his wife Danielle.