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Joseph Brian Valiquette




Lieutenant-Commander, O-74819, RCN


Born: 09 Aug 1931, Detroit, Michigan


Died: 22 Jan 2010, Ottawa, Ontario


VALIQUETTE, Joseph Brian - It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Joseph Brian Valiquette, at the age of 78, on January 22, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario. Brian was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 9, 1931. He attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, B.C. from 1950 to 1952, graduating with honours. He retired from the Royal Canadian Navy after ten years of service and subsequently worked as a civilian for the Department of National Defence. He is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Inez Valiquette and his son Michael. He is survived by Blanche Valiquette (nee: Gerard), of Victoria, B.C. and their children Douglas, Lynda, Elizabeth, Mark, and Christopher; his granddaughter Tamara and his grandson Bryce. Our family love remained strong through the years and we are deeply saddened. We will miss you, Dad, and will never forget your laughter and sense of humour which live on in each of your children as your gift to us. At Dad's request, a special mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 4 Perry Street, Ottawa. The family wishes to thank the staff and palliative caregivers at Carlingview Manor for their excellent care and constant attendance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. (Victoria Times Colonist 26 Jan 2010)


Ships served in:

HMCS MALAHAT - Appointed to Malahat 27 Apr 1951 as a Cdt, (UNTD), RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1952)

HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to Ontario 05 Sep 1952 as a Midshipman, RCN (Navy List Oct 1952)

HMCS BEACON HILL - Appointed to Beacon Hill 16 Jan 1953 as a Midshipman, RCN (Navy List Apr 1953)

HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to Ontario 16 Mar 1953 as a Midshipman, RCN (Navy List Jul 1953)

HMCS MAGNIFICENT - Appointed to Magnificent 07 Sep 1953 as a Midshipman, RCN (Navy List Oct 1953)

HMCS NIOBE (England) for training with Royal Navy - General Education and Warfare Course, Greenwich - Appointed to Niobe 20 Apr 1954 as an A/SLt, RCN (Navy List Jul 1954)

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Appointed to Athabaskan 11 May 1956 as a SLt, RCN (Navy List Jul 1956).  Appointed Lt, RCN (seniority 02 Jul 1956) Navy List Jul 1957)

HMCS MIRAMICHI - Appointed to Miramichi 14 Nov 1958 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Jan 1959)

COMLAN, Senior Naval Officer St. Lawrence River Sub Area - Appointed COMLAN 21 Feb 1961 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Oct 1961)

HMCS INCH ARRAN - Appointed to Inch Arran 18 Nov 1963 as a Lt, RCN (Navy List Apr 1964)

HMCS PROVIDER - Appointed to Provider 17 Sep 1964 as a LCdr, RCN (Navy List Oct 1964)


LCdr Valiquette retired 02 Feb 1965 (The Nauticapedia)



Wedding announcement for Joseph Brian and Blanche Gloria (née Gerard) Valiquette

The Halifax Mail Star 09 Apr 1954

Research by / Courtesy of George Newbury



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