ARTHUR KNOWLES BOLTON
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Arthur K. Bolton on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Winnipeg at the age of 91 years. Art experienced heart and knee problems and finally cancer in his last years.
Art is survived by his beloved wife Daphne of 65 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his brother Leonard; parents, Charles and Irene Bolton.
Arthur was born in Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire (Merseyside), England on October 20, 1923. He was educated in the area and worked there briefly before volunteering for R.A.F. Aircrew in 1942. Art’s service career took him to Canada in 1943 where he trained as a Navigator at #5 A.O.S Stephenson Field, Winnipeg. During his time there he met his future wife, Daphne. Returning to England in January 1944 he furthered his Navigation training at several R.A.F. Stations before joining #15 Squadron at Mildenhall to fly in Lancasters over Europe for 30 missions. Following that Art transferred to Transport Command and after additional training was assigned to #10 Squadron in Poona, India. There he flew throughout India and spent several months in Burma before transferring back to England and de-mobilization in September 1946.
Art obtained a berth on a ship bound for Canada and landed in Winnipeg late in 1946. After working briefly for CNR he joined Gutta Percha & Rubber and was with them and various affiliated companies, finally Fort Garry Automotive Industries, until 1970. At that time he left to join Silver Heights Medical Group as Business Manager staying there until retirement in 1986.
On November 5, 1949 Art and Daphne were married. They enjoyed Contract Bridge, bowling, curling, golf and travel together (including several trips to the U.K.), in later years spending many vacations in Kauai, Hawaii and cruising. Art was particularly fond of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He also enjoyed his collection of music on records, tape and CD’s.
In compliance with Arthur’s wishes, there will not be a Funeral Service. His Interment will be held in St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery, 135 Anderson Avenue.
Special thanks to the Deer Lodge Centre personnel.
Donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 – 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
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