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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


John Wylie Jenkinson


Able Seaman, RCNVR


Born: 06 Dec 1921, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 22 Dec 1999, Calgary, Alberta


JENKINSON, John Wylie  - passed away on December 22, 1999, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimers Disease. A native Calgarian born on December 6, 1921, Wylie proudly served his county with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard HMCS HAIDA from 1940 to 1945. In 1946 he married Kaye, his wife and best friend for fifty-three years.  He was the loving father of Donna (Russ) Piche, Wendy (Stewart) Scalf and Bill  Jenkinson, all of Calgary. A much-loved grandpa of Myles Picke. Also survived by a sister Elva (Tom) Tyson of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Sue Kahler Ellis and Ruth Kahler; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Wylie was employed as an electrician with Cominco for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1982. he was an active member of the Calgary Naval Veteran's Association, HMCS HAIDA Association and the No. 285 Legion. Family wishes to thank Dr. Gladman and the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre 2 East Staff for their loving care. Memorial Services will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary on Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 3:00 p.m.


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION CALGARY - Enlisted 12 Dec 1940

HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY 24 Jul 1941 - 06 Jan 1942 as an OS & A/AB, RCNVR.  Rated AB 16 Dec 1941

ML Q067 - Served in Q067 26 Mar 1942 - 15 Apr 1943 as an A/AB & AB, RCNVR

HMCS HAIDA -Served in HAIDA 11 May 1944 - 11 Jun 1945 as an AB, RCNVR.  Wylie serving in HMCS HAIDA when she rescued the survivors of ATHABASKAN G07

HMCS TECUMSEH - Demobilized 23 Jul 1945


Training and Active Service Record for AB Jenkinson



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