For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

William Hugh McNair

 

RCN

 

Born: 06 Oct 1930          Died: 31 Oct 2010

 

McNAIR, William Hugh - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, who lost his courageous battle with cancer with his family be his side. Predeceased by daughter Mary. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years Bette, daughters Morna (Rob) Marilyn (Norm), Missie (Bart), son-in-law Pat, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He served 25 years in the navy, worked many years at Crofton Mill. Dad loved golfing, traveling and enjoyed his community volunteering. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. There will be a private family celebration of life held in dads honour.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS ONTARIO

HMCS JAMES BAY  - Served in James Bay as a LS, Stoker Mechanic

HMCS SIOUX

HMCS ST CROIX

HMCS STE THERESE

 

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(WM01) Identification photo for William McNair  (WM02) Course photo at HMCS NADEN, Esquimalt  (WM03) William McNair and Family on unknown ship  (WM04) William McNair on unknown ship  (WM05) William McNair ashore - location unknown

 

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(WM06) William McNair enjoying breakfast ashore  (WM07) William McNair, sporting a beard, on an unknown ship  (WM08) William McNair (standing first on left) at an unknown ship's function  (WM09) Course photo - 1970  (WM10) Group photo - location / event unknown

 


 

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Photos taken at some form of shrine believed to be in Japan

 


 

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RCN Neg # E10766


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RCN Neg # E10767

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RCN Neg # E10768

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RCN Neg # E10769

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RCN Neg # E10770

 

 

 

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back of photo

RCN Neg # E10771

 

 

 

RCN Hockey team - its is not known which ship or base they are from

 


 

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Ship's Company Photos

 

(WM26) HMCS JAMES BAY  (WM27-WM28) HMCS SIOUX  (WM29) HMCS ST CROIX c1966

 

These photos have also been posted on the ship's company photos pages for: JAMES BAYSIOUX, and ST CROIX respectively

 


 

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(WM30) HMCS ST CROIX  Crossing the Line Ceremony - 1966

 

(WM 31-WM34)  "What am I doing here" - 1966 port visit information for: (WM31) Balboa, Panama Canal Zone (WM32) Rio de Janeiro  (WM33) Buenos Aires  (WM34) Recife, Brazil

 

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(WM35) HMCS ST CROIX - Crew list

 


 

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(WM36) HMCS STE THERESE - Crossing the Line Ceremony - 1959  (WM37-WM38) HMCS STE THERESE 309

 


 

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(W39-WM40) Baseball players from HMCS SIOUX  (WM41-WM42)  HMCS COMOX 146, HMCS FORTUNE 151 and HMCS JAMES BAY 152


 

(WM43) HMCS ONTARIO departing Esquimalt

 

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(WM44) USN aircraft carrier seen from HMCS ONTARIO while ONTARIO is entering San Diego Harbour 15 Feb 1949  (WM45) HMCS ONTARIO lowering the ship's jeep onto the pier in San Diego  (WM440WM48) San Diego, Calif. Feb 1949

 

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(WM49-WM52) Hollywood Burlesque Theatre - San Diego, Calif. - Feb 1949  (WM53) San Diego, Calif.

 

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(WM54) Capt James Hibbard and Cdr Patrick Budge, CO and XO of HMCS ONTARIO  (WM55) Painting the yardarm on HMCS ONTARIO  (WM56) Longest Bar - Tijuana, Mexico - Feb 1949  (WM57) Street photographer - Tijuana, Mexico - Feb 1949  (WM58) TiJuana, Mexico - Feb 1949

 

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(WM59) Sailors from HMCS ONTARIO going ashore at Magdalena Bay, Mexico - Feb 1949  (WM60) Magdalena Bay, Mexico - Feb 1949  (WM61) Ship's Doctor from HMCS ONTARIO giving check-up to the locals of Magdalena Bay, Mexico  (WM62) 90% of the population of Magdalena Bay, Mexico  (WM63) Local boy - Magdalena, Mexico

 

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(WM64) Rear view - Magdalena Bay, Mexico - Feb 1949    (WM65-WM67) HMCS ONTARIO entering the locks of the Panama Canal at Balboa enroute to the Atlantic  (WM68) HMCS ONTARIO transiting the Panama Canal

 

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(WM69) Native hut - Panama  (WM70) Ruins of old Panama  (WM71)  Golden Alar, Panama   (WM72) Unknown location  (WM73) Train to Guantanamo, Cuba - Spring 1949

 

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(WM74) ONTARIO sailor talks to a local - location unknown  (WM75) Local man in unknown location  (WM76) Sailfish = Acapulco  (WM77) Acapulco  (WM78) Locals selling perfume filled eggs - Acapulco

 

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(WM79) Water-skiing - Acapulco  (WM80) Grounded pirate ship - Acapulco  (WM81) Acapulco, Mexico

 

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(WM82-WM86) Entertainers aboard HMCS ONTARIO - Acapulca

 

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(WM86) Sing song at night aboard HMCS ONTARIO. Cdr Budge entertaining. Spring Cruise 1949  (WM87) Crossing the Line ceremony on HMCS ONTARIO  (WM88) HMCS ONTARIO transiting the Straits of Magellan  (WM89) Chilean battleship LA TORRE (former HMS CANADA)  (WM90) Ship's company of HMCS ONTARIO taking part in some form of service at the monument of Arturo Prat Chachon at the Placa de Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile

 

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(WM90) Tom Beneman's Restaurant, Hollywood, Calif.  (WM91) The Brown Derby, Hollywood, Calif.  (WM92) Earl Carroll Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.  (WM93) NBC Radio, Sunset and Vine, Hollywood, Calif.  (WM94) Admiral's inspection of HMCS ONTARIO, Esquimalt, BC - 07 Jul 1949

 


 

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