William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD


It is with much sadness and chagrin
That I see our ranks growing further thin
At the roll call out there on the square:
Now, many Riflemen are no longer there.

Author’s Note: At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember him – RIP Roy

Many veterans of the 1st Battalion QOR of C and 3 Battalion PPCLI will remember Roy. After retirement from the Army he was a very active full time member at the Esquimalt Legion on Admirals Road here in Esquimalt. A long time Sergeant-at-Arms for the RCL, he will be missed. Please pass this along to the black puttee net.

Leonard Roy Aylesworth
Leonard Roy Aylesworth
November 4, 1936–June 23, 2012
Roy was born in lnnisfail, Alberta in 1952. At the age of 16, Roy joined the Army. At the age of 19 Roy became the youngest Sergeant in the Canadian Armed Forces. Roy was a dedicated military man with an exemplary career. He was a lifetime member of the Esquimalt Dockyard Legion Branch 172 where he held many positions including President and Sergeant at Arms. He was awarded the very coveted Palm Leaf and the Meritorious Service Medal. Roy’s dedication to the Legion is evident: he is held in high regard by his fellow members and is immortalized in the mural he had commissioned for the Legion.

Roy is survived by his three children: Bill Aylesworth. Cheri Mactier (nee Aylesworth) and Andy Aylesworth, three grandchildren: Dave Mactier. Brianne Mactier and Liam Aylesworth, his brothers: Arnold Aylesworth and George Aylesworth and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Ronald Aylesworth and Bruce Aylesworth.

Roy had many friends and will be sadly missed. The family would like to thank the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their care and compassion and Legion Branch 172 for all their help and cooperation.