During World War II, Bill narrowly escaped with his life when his Canadian Navy ship was torpedoed in the North Atlantic.
Besides hockey, Bill excelled in numerous other sports. In curling, Bill skipped Bridgetown to the Nova Scotia Legion Championship in 1957 with a second place finish at the Canadian Championships in Saskatchewan. In lawn bowling, he combined with Middleton’s Jack MacNeil to capture the Nova Scotia Doubles Championship and a Bronze medal at the Canadian finals in Vancouver. He excelled in baseball and softball and, in golf, sported a handicap of 6 in his prime.
Bill coached minor baseball and hockey from 1952 to 1960, served as a Town Councillor in Bridgetown from 1954 to 1962 and was chairman of the Regional Housing Commission for 12 years. He also managed to find time to own and operate a barbershop for 40 years.
Bill Foster passed away just before the first inductions into the Sports Heritage Wall of Fame on September 24, 1998.