William Eric Urquhart1

#688, (1915 - 1980)


Frances Jean Bonnycastle (1914 - 2006)
  • Barrie Urquhart2

Life Events

BirthWilliam Eric Urquhart was born on 25 May 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia.2
MarriageHe married Frances Jean Bonnycastle, daughter of George Bonnycastle and Margaret Smith Eggo, on 22 Feb 1939 in Vancouver.3
Newspaper Published 22 Feb 1939 in the Vancouver Sun.

Quiet Wedding Of Much Interest

At a very quiet ceremony this afternoon at Ryerson United Church, Frances Bonnycastle, twin daughter of Mr and Mrs G F Bonnycastle, exchanged nuptial vows with Mr William Eric Urquhart, eldest son of Mr and Mrs William Urquhart of Burnaby.

Rev Dr E D Braden read the marriage service and the bride was attended by her twin, Jocelyn, while Mr Hugh Bonnycastle, brother of the bride, acted as groomsman.

A soft wool dress of redberry with matching suede accesories and smart spring sailor with perky bow under the rolled brim was worn by the bride during the ceremony, and when leaving by motor for Seattle, she donned a boxy coat of citron green collared in cloudy beige fox.

Her twin wore a smartly tailored navy blue ensemble.

On their return from the Sound City, the couple will reside on West Tenth Avenue.3
Frances & Bill & a big one!
DeathWilliam died on 5 Sep 1980 in New Westminster, British Columbia.
Details from register: residence RR1 Redroof Road, Halfmoon Bay, married to Frances Jean Bonnycastle, occupation Plumbing & Heating, born May 25 1915 in Vancouver, age 65, father William Urquhart born Aberdeen Scotland, mother Henny Strandberg born Ornsovolk Sweden. Informant son Barrie Urquhart of Vancouver. Cremation.2 
Last Edited4 Oct 2011


  1. Obituary of Frances Jean Wood in Vancouver Sun, 19 August 2006 (online, www.legacy.com).
  2. Death certificate registered in the Province of British Columbia "William Eric Urquhart, #80-09-014664."
  3. The Vancouver Sun, Wedding of Frances Bonnycastle and William Eric Urquhart, 22 Feb 1939. Image viewed at Google news archives.
  4. E-mails from Janna Lee to J Kolthammer, June 2008.