William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD


Yes we have lost another Rifleman, a very good friend!
Another Great Soldier’s life has come to an end.
Jim was a leader in the QOR of C Association.
He was a well-known soldier all across this great Nation.

For years Jim worked at SPD[•], opposite me
When I ran the front desk down at CSPD[•].
His voice on the radio coming out here from Saanich –
In time of great stress showed a real lack of panic.

We worked together to help catch the bad guys.
Jim ran the black net smoothly that was no surprise.
If you want something done then you call the RSM.
Jim Carroll was an example to all of us Riflemen!

We will miss you my friend as you are now in that Big Mess.
Wearing your QOR Rifle Greens with your medals full dress.
You marched at 140 up to the heavenly square.
RIP Sir, we will follow, we’ll soon all be there.

CARROLL, James (Jim) William
March 30,1936 - March 28,2009

Jim Carroll: 1936 - 2009Passed away peacefully March 28, 2009 after a lengthy battle from lung failure. Survived by his wife of 47 years Roberta (Bobby) Marilynn Carroll: Son Doug (Sandy) and grand children, Bryce and Hailey, son Gord and grand children Karissa and Chelsea.

Born in Regina, raised and educated in Maple Creek Saskatchewan, Jim joined the militia in 1952. Shortly thereafter Jim started his 26-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1955 he moved to Victoria with the Queens Own Rifles where he met his wife to be Roberta (Bobby) Jim’s career took him and his family all across Canada from Victoria to Gagetown and eventually back to Victoria in 1980 as Regimental Sergeant Major of the 3rd battalion PPCLI.

Retiring from the military in 1983. Jim started his second career with the Saanich Police Department as a dispatcher until 1996. After fully retiring Jim became very instrumental and active with the Queens Own Rifle Association as treasurer, organizer of functions, or to just keep the members of the Association informed across Canada.

A true outdoors man, Jim shared his passion of hunting and fishing with his boys. In the early years, Jim enjoyed sharing his enjoyment for sports by coaching teams in hockey and fastball. In recent years Jim's passion for sports carried on as he enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports.

Jim enjoyed the Sunday family dinners and dining out with wife Roberta and their close friends.

A very special thank you to the doctors and nurses of the respiratory ward on Royal extension 4, and 3 of the Jubilee Hospital.

There will be a memorial service at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falasise Drive, Royal Oak on April 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of your choice.