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Hamilton Brooks (Hammy) Skilling


Submarine Detector, RCNVR


Died: 23 Oct 1990


SKILLING, Hamilton Brooks - Passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday October 23, 1990, Mr. Hamilton "Hammy" Brooks Skilling, at the age of 69 years, beloved husband of the late Marion Skilling. Hammy was born in Fernie, British Columbia. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Sonar Operator (Submarine Detector) on HMCS WINNIPEG during the second World War. His long career in the brewing industry began in Fernie where Hammy was an assistant brew master and led him to management positions in Cranbrook, Winnipeg, Prince Albert and Lethbridge. He was a longtime member of the Lethbridge Golf and Country Club and Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch #4. Hammy is survived by his daughter Daneen (Joseph) Mercer of Edmonton; his son Bryan (Lee) Skilling of Lethbridge; and four grandchildren: Christopher, John, Nathan, and Hannah; sisters, Jacklyne (Murray) Bogorus, Ronnie (Brian) Jeffery and Barbara (Grant) Markoski. He was predeceased by his sister, Hazel.


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(1) Hamilton Skilling on a beach - place unknown  (2) Norm and Friends on a Corvette. "The odd one from either end - Request for marriage leave"  (3) Hamilton Skilling beside train  (4) Hamilton Skill (right) & friend at Chapleau train station, Ontario  (5) Hamilton Skilling (2nd from left) and friends (this photo was possibly taken during the same train trip as photos 1 & 2)  (6) An Atlantic convoy - photo possibly taken from HMCS Winnipeg J337  (7) Unknown sailor on unknown ship - possibly HMCS Winnipeg J337


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(8) Unknown River class destroyer  (9) Unknown cruiser  (9) HMS Vidette I48  (10) Unknown American battleship


Courtesy of Chris Skilling



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