The Cape Breton Highlanders

William Fairley Metcalfe

William Fairlery Metclafe

William Fairley Metcalfe -

Dutch Brook passed away, at home, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Albert and Violet (Day) Metcalfe.

William served with the Cape Breton Highlanders in the Second World War. He worked for many years with Fred Pierce Ltd., in Glace Bay. He then opened his own business, Metcalfe Metals, in North Sydney, and taught night classes in Sheet Metal. William was a corp. sergeant major and scout leader with the Salvation Army in Sydney Mines. In the 1960s, he went to work at the Cape Breton Regional Vocational School, Sydney; where he was a sheet metal instructor, until retire­ment. Along with his wife, William oper­ated Metwood Small Options Home, Dutch Brook. He was also the secretary/treasurer of the Cape Breton Highlanders Association.

Surviving are his wife, Priscilla;  daughter, Heather (Edgar) Almon, Sydney; grandchildren, Lisa, Brent, David, Daniel, Dale and Angel; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Metcalfe and Yvonne Carr, both of Ontario; a nephew, Willard Mombourquette, Sydney Mines and sev­eral other nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Maxwell (Rocky) and a brother; Jack.