George William “Bill” Fridgen, a retired RCMP veteran of 40 years is celebrating his 100th birthday on April 27, 2017.

A resident of Iroquois Ontario, Bill began working for the railroad in the 1930s, and has maintained an apple farm on the Saint Lawrence River in retirement.

Bill joined the RCMP on January 2, 1941 in his native Saskatchewan. He served in “A” Division, Depot and HQ as the Quartermaster Sergeant until his retirement on December 30, 1974. He is a Life Member of Ottawa Division.

Bill’s life has been full. He played hockey in Saskatchewan, served in the Navy during World War II, worked in public relations at a department store and newspaper in PEI, and provided personal security for US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.