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Peter Michael Van Der Pluijm


Petty Officer 1st Class, Engineer, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 02 May 1947, Bathurst, New Brunswick


Died: 23 Dec 2006, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia


VAN DER PLUIJM, Peter Michael - 59, Lawrencetown, Annapolis Co., passed away December 23, 2006, in Lawrencetown. Born in Bathurst, N.B., he was a son of Antionios and Irene (Tremblay) Vanderpluijm, Bathurst, N.B. Peter retired from the Royal Canadian Navy after 29 and a half years during which time he served in the Gulf War from 1989-1990 as an Engineer on the HMCS Protecteur. He was a very active member and employee of Lawrencetown Branch No. 112, Royal Canadian Legion, and served as the Sergeant at Arms. Peter enjoyed fishing, curling and camping and loved his family dearly. He is survived by his wife, the former Rosalind Cromwell; daughters, Donna, Vancouver, B.C.; Julie, Toronto; sons, Michael, London, Ont.; Peter, Vancouver, B.C.; sisters, Cathy Vanderpluijm (Mark White) and Jackie (Paul) Picot, both of Bathurst, N.B.; brothers, Stephen (Joanne) and Anthony (Bonnie), both of Bathurst, N.B. He was predeceased by sister, Nancy. Cremation has taken place. A Legion Tribute conducted by Lawrencetown Branch No. 112 will be held 7 p.m. today in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. (902) 825-3448, and funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 28, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Bridgetown, Father Tom McQuade officiating. Donations in memory may be made to Addiction Services, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital or Veterans Unit, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. (Halifax Chronicle Herald 26 Dec 2006)


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