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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Arthur Edward Saxby


Commissioned Commissary Officer, O-65203, RCN


Born: 19 Apr 1913, Hindringham, Norfolk, England


Died: 06 Aug 1991, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia


Arthur joined the RCN as an Officer's Steward. His service number as a rating was 40408. He Commissioned from the Ranks in 1952 and retired from the RCN 19 Apr 1961.


SAXBY, Arthur Edward - 78, Martin's Brook, Lunenburg County, died Tuesday in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Norfolk, England, he was a son of the late William George and Agnes Elizabeth (Fenn) Saxby. He had served with Royal Canadian Navy from 1930 to 1960 and later employed as administrator for five years with Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. He later operated a farm, raising purebred livestock. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 23, Lunenburg, and was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg. He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel Falkenham; a son, Hewart, Martin's Brook; five daughters, Heather (Mrs. Kent Pate), Halifax; Susan (Mrs. George MacKay), New Glasgow; Wendy (Mrs. Bruce Ellis), Dayspring; Diana Saxby, Fall River; Teena (Mrs. Philip May), Garden Lots; two sisters, Doreen (Mrs. Harry Calaman), Portsmouth, N.H.; Mrs. Ellen Brand, England; 14 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice. The body is in Dana L. Sweeny's Funeral home, Lunenburg, visiting 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Fred Hiltz officiating. Burial will be in Martin's Brook Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only, donations may be made to Veteran Unit of Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, St. john's Anglican Church or Martin's Brook Cemetery. (Halifax Chronicle Herald, Wed, 07 Aug 1991 / Researched by George Newbury)





A wedding of much interest to a very large circle of friends at home and abroad was soleminzed at 7.30 o'clock, Wednesday evening, Nov. 25th at Zion's Lutheran church, Lunenburg when Miss Mabel Faulkenham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Faulkenham, "Lilydale" became the bride of Chief Petty Officer Arthur Edward Saxby, R.C.N., son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Saxby, Norfolk, England.


Against a beautiful background of potted plants and hothouse blooms, the double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. George Innes, Chaplain of His Majesty's Forces, assisted by the Rev. L.G. Bald, supply pastor of Zion's church. Mrs. Harry Morash presided at the organ; .......


Cpl. Willis I. Faulkenham, R.C.A.F. and Guy Faulkenham, C.R.A., brothers of the bride, ushered the guests, who numbered about one hundred to their seats.
Miss Sylvia Whynacht, .... acted as senior bridesmaid.


Nieces of the bride, Shirley Faulkenham and Barbara Faulkenham, .... were the junior bridesmaid. Another niece, small Judith Faulknenham, .... performed the duties of flower girl. 


Petty Officer Roland Vaillancourt, R.C.N., attended the groom.


The bride entered the church with her father by whom she was given in marriage. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The bride's mother, who assisted in receiving the guests, .... Aunts of the bride Mrs. Foster Lohnes, East LaHave, and Mrs. Lorne Nicholas, Lunenburg, poured tea. Serving refreshments were, Mrs. Guy Faulkenham, Mrs. Roy Faulkenham and the Misses Frances Spindler, Isabelle Spindler, Dorothy Crouse, Elsie Hatt, Janet Conrad, Erma Nicholas, Ethel Naas and Marguerite Mason. Mrs. Jessie Beck, Mrs. Marjorie Lohnes and Mrs. Ella Byers replenished; and Mrs. Willis Faulknenham, Jr., and Mrs. Armand Faulkenham, directed the guests.


P.O. Saxby replied to the toast to the bride, which was proposed by Capt. George Innes and to the groom a toast proposed by Rev. L. Bald.


During the evening the young couple left for Bridgewater en route to Montreal where the honeymoon will be spent.


Out-of-town guests include Mr. and Mrs. Keith DeMone, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bazley, Mrs. George DeMone, Halifax; Mrs. Reg. Duncan, Mrs. Melbourne MacKenzie, Dartmouth; Warden C.B. and Mrs. Conrad, Capt. Foster and Mrs. Lohnes, LaHave; Capt. and Mrs. Robert Mosher, Riverport; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Goddard, Bridgewater; Arthur Burns, R.C.N.V.R., Halifax. (The Lunenburg Progress Enterprise, Wed, Dec 2nd, 1942, pg 4 / Researched by George Newbury)



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Headstone for Arthur Saxby and his wife Mabelle at the Martins Brook Cemetery, Martins Book, NS


Grave marker for Arthur Saxby at the Martins Brook Cemetery, Martins Brook, NS

Photographer / Courtesy of George Newbury



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