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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

John Adrian (Jack) Hulbert

 

Leading Tel, RCN

 

Died: 01 Mar 2012, Toronto, Ontario

 

HULBERT, John Adrian (Jack) - Died peacefully, surrounded by family March 1, 2012 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Shirley for 63 years, loving father of Ken, Marnie, David, his wife Leslie and Bruce, cherished grandfather of Trevor, Thomas and Ellis. Jack served six years during WWII in the Royal Canadian Navy, followed by over 35 years with Toronto Hydro. He was an avid amateur radio operator, who loved classical music, travelling, gardening and bird watching. Jack was always ready to lend a helping hand. He had a great sense of humour and was quick with a story. His was a long and happy life. Friends may call on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at St. George on Yonge (5350 Yonge St.) at 2 p.m., visitation beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George on Yonge or a charity of choice. (Toronto Star 05 Mar 2015)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS HUSKY

HMCS FLEUR DE LIS

HMCS THE PAS

HMCS SOREL

HMCS NANAIMO

HMCS THORLOCK

 

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(1) Canadian Tars in the Making . . . At an Atlantic Training Base. The Montreal Standard Newspaper November 4, 1939

 

(2) Coast-to-Coast Hook-up . . . Nine Seamen From Nine Provinces.  The Montreal Standard Newspaper November 4, 1939

Names of sailors in the article:  (L-R) AB H.W. MacDonald from PEI; Ordinary Tel A.D. Chisholm from NS; Ordinary Sig J.B. McGratton from NB; Ordinary Tel D.R. Turner from Quebec; AB G.A. White from Ontario; Ordinary Tel W. Spohr from MB; Ordinary Tel J.A. Hulbert form Saskatchewan; OS T. Bullough from AB and Ordinary Tel B. Brockhouse from BC.

 

(3) John Hulbert (left) and his cousin Laurence (Laurie) Manuel waiting at the train station during the war

 

Courtesy of Bruce Hulbert

 

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