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Arthur George Goodeve


LCdr, O-27750, RCN(R)


Born: 10 Apr 1922, Ottawa, Ontario


Died: 21 Dec 2005, Victoria, British Columbia


GOODEVE, Arthur George - Suddenly on December 21, 2005 at the age of 83. George was born in Ottawa on April 10, 1922. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the outbreak of WWII and rose from Midshipman to Lieutenant Commander, surviving the sinking of his ship, the Levis, in 1941. He has lived in every region and most major cities in Canada, working in financial roles in various capacities particularly in the mining industry. He retired in 1982 and moved to Victoria, BC. George is survived by his wife of 47 years, Alice; beloved father of Philip Goodeve, Susan (David) Martin, Anne (Ron) Yungwirth and Victoria (Ian) Noble. He is also survived by 11 loving grandchildren. A celebration of George's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street, on Wednesday, December 28 at 2:00 P.M. with a reception to follow in the Holly Room. If desired, donations in George's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Victoria Times Colonist 24 Dec 2005)


Ships served in:

WINNIPEG DIVISION RCNVR - Cadet (seniority 25 Sep 1939) (Navy List Oct 1939). Appointed Midshipman (seniority 10 Apr 1940) (Navy List Apr 1940)

RMS LACONIA - Served in Laconia in 1940 as a Midshipman, RCNVR (Nauticapedia)

HMS BALDUR - Served in Baldur in 1941 (Nauticapedia)

HMS PARSBORO - Served in Parsboro in 1941 (Nauticapedia)

HMCS SOREL - Served in Sorel in 1941 as a SLt, RCNVR (Nauticapedia)

HMCS LEVIS - Appointed to Levis as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Oct 1941). Survived the sinking of HMCS Levis

HMCS CANSO - Appointed to Canso 04 Mar 1942 as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Apr 1942). Commissioning crew.

HMCS KENORA - Served in Kenora in 1943 (Nauticapedia)

HMCS TEME - Served in Teme in 1944 (Nauticapedia)

HMCS BOWMANVILLE - Appointed to Bowmanville 20 Jul 1944 as Lt(n), RCNVR (Navy List Sep 1944). Commissioning crew.


Article on Lt Goodeve graduating from the Navigators Course at HMCS Kings

The Halifax Chronicle 26 Apr 1943

Article researched by / courtesy of George Newbury


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