Soon after his arrival in Ottawa, W.C. was appointed to the Department of Munitions and Supply as Hon. C.D. Howe’s Executive Assistant. In April, 1941, Lieutenant Colonel W.C. Woodward terminated his duties in Ottawa and returned to Vancouver. In August of 1941 he was appointed as the sixteenth Lieutenant-Governor, Trustee and Keeper of the Great Seal of British Columbia. This was the boy who had once sold papers to the gold miners roaring off to the Yukon! This was the young man who in 1907 had sat perched on an office stool, keeping the books of a small corner-store on Main Street!