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Daniel Raymond Melvin Mcdonald


RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 08 Feb 1939, Quebec


Died: 29 Mar 2019, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia


MCDONALD, Daniel Raymond Melvin - 80, Sheet Harbour, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Northwood, Halifax. Born in Quebec February 8, 1939, he was a son of the late Ninian and Jacqueline (Mills) McDonald. Danny joined the Navy at age 15 and moved up the ranks to Sergeant with 18 years of service. He first sailed on the HMCS Bonaventure and then on four others of her majesty's ships. He took part in the commissioning of the Algonquin and the Ojibwa and served two 18-month tours 1959-60 and 1961-62 in England as Canadian Liaison Staff at Canadian House, London England. He was also stationed in Hochelaga, Que., Shearwater, and Stadacona. Danny loved the Navy and served his country with pride. Danny lived in Northwood from 2004 - until his death due to illness. Danny was an avid Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Canadiens fan, he also sang in a band in his younger years. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Rhyno; son, Shawn (Flo) McDonald, Ottawa; granddaughters, Jessica and Jacqueline; great-granddaughter, Jasia, and nieces, Sharon and Susan. Predeceased by daughter, Sheelagh; one brother and sisters, Gail and Lillian. Cremation has taken place. No visitation or funeral by request. Donations may be made to St. James United Church Cemetery, Sheet Harbour C/O Myrene Keating Owen. (Halifax Chronicle Herald 29 Mar 2019)


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HMCS OJIBWA - Commissioning crew as a LS


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