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Herman Cornelius Sulkers

 

RCNVR

 

Born: 05 May 1920, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

Died: 06 Nov 206, Chilliwack, British Columbia

 

SULKERS, Herman Cornelius - The family of Herm Sulkers sadly announces his passing at his home in Chilliwack, BC on Monday, November 6, 2006 at age 86. Herman, husband of the late Lorraine (nee Trick) Sulkers; loving father of Jane, Cathy, Paul and Neil, proud grandfather of four granddaughters and seven grandsons, will be sadly missed. Born in Winnipeg May 5, 1920, Herm has left a great legacy of caring and integrity, shared among his many friends. Survivor of the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan, and a year as a Prisoner of War, Herm has dedicated much of his life remembering and cherishing the sacrifices of his comrades and of our veterans. He was very community minded, and will be missed by all. Funeral services and Poppy Ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, Chilliwack United Church, 45835 Spadina, with a Celebration of his life to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Chilliwack, Branch #4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion. PLEASE WEAR A POPPY

 

Ships served in:

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Herman survived the sinking of Athabaskan. He was rescued / captured by German naval forces and became a POW for the remainder of the war.

 

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(1) HMCS Athabaskan G07 Gun crew.  Front row (L-R) Vince Myette, Bill Pickett, Gerry Milot, Art Barrett, Eugene Fuller.  Rear row (L-R) Herm Sulkers, Maurice Watson, Bob Moore, John Gordon, Ernest Raymond Anderson, Ray Roberts, Jim L'Esperance  (2) "X & Y" turret crew on HMCS Athabaskan G07.  Back row, 2nd from left - John W. Fairchild. 4th from left - Louis Ledoux  (3) Athabaskan G07 POWs at Marlag und Milag. Harry Hurwitz is in the white shirt  (4) Marlag und Milag POW camp

 

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Photos courtesy of Paul Sulkers

 

 

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