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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


George Francis Learn


Stoker 1st Class, V63394, RCNVR


Born: 29 Jan 1925, Bridgeburg, Ontario          Died: 25 Dec 1939, Fort Erie, Ontario


LEARN, George Francis - of 410 Kraft Rd., Fort Erie died at Douglas Memorial Hospital on December 25, 1989. Born in Bridgeburg, Ontario on January 29, 1925 Mr. Learn was self-employed as a carpenter. He was a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Hamilton Learn; his sons, George Wayne and wife Linda o Grimsby; Edward Brian of Fort Erie; his daughters, Sharon (Mrs. Simon Arsenault) of Scarborough and Brenda (Mrs. Ian Wright) of Orillia; 10 grandchildren; his brother Stanley Floyd and wife, Beverly; his sisters: Margaret (Henry) Sider, Hazel (George) Pullen, Florence (Mickey) Bernatz, Vera (Bob) Hamilton, Alice (Carl) Falcon, Marion (Derek) Yarrow, Edna (Chuck) Osborne, Pearl (Jerry) Fleming. Mr. Learn was predeceased by his brothers, Edgar and Alan and by his son, Dale Kevin Learn. Father Ken Cardwell officiated the funeral service held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 28 in the Fort Erie Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes. Interment was in McAffee Cemetery.

The 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and German Star w/Atlantic bar, CVSM with Clasp, the War Medal 1939-45


Ships served in:



HMCS LA HULLOISE - Drafted to Frigate 7 on 18 Apr 1944. Served in La Hulloise 21 May 1944 - 29 Nov 1945 as Sto 2c / Sto 1c, RCNVR. Commissioning Crew / Paying off Crew


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(1) Portrait of Seaman Learn  (2) Identity disc and ID bracelet  (3) George's Rank, Trade and Good Conduct badges  (4) Certificate of Service  (5) Naval Training and Active Service record  (6) History Sheet for Stoker ratings  (6) Document for Volunteering for service for duration of hostilities in the Pacific theatre  (8) Stokers Mills, Leslie, George Learn and McCabe - Halifax, Nov 1943


Courtesy of Brian Learn


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