On Thursday January 21st, 2016 Mr. Wallace Eugene Fleming originally of Nelson, BC passed away peacefully at Villa Caritas Health Facility in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 92 years. At the service, a Colour Guard of the Royal Canadian Legion honoured his service with the RCAF.
He spent 3 years in the Royal Canadian Airforce doing bombing runs over Europe. Curiously by different routes Arthur, his twin, and he ended up as navigators on heavy Mitchell and Lancaster Bombers, stationed at different air bases in Yorkshire, England. Wallace had to parachute out after his aircraft was hit, was then captured and spent 4 months as a POW in Germany. Once liberated he had to walk back to Allied Command.
He initially worked for Esso at the Edmonton Refinery after the war, and then started his own business at the beginning of the television era, renting and installing TV sets in Edmonton. He worked often with his twin brother Arthur doing mineral surveying in Canada. His main hobby was handicapping the Thoroughbreds and was an expert at playing Cribbage. Wallace is survived by his children: David (Elnora) and Leonard (Susan), grandchildren; Robyn (Mike), Brett, Shannon (Bill), Tiffany, Brittany, and Rebekah, great grandchildren; Cory, Justin (Leslie), and Victoria and great great grandchildren; Haylie and Maria. He leaves behind his sister Rosemary and brother Gordon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Fern; daughter Anne; brothers: Arthur, Robert, Clive, Donald and sister Gladys.