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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Gerald Gordon Leslie, C.D.


Petty Officer 2nd Class, Boatswain, 14534-H, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 30 Apr 1928


Died: 07 Dec 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia


LESLIE, Gerald - passed away peacefully on the morning of December 7, 2019 with his family by his side, after a fulfilling 91 years. He was a son of Ronald and Mildred Leslie. A long term resident of Dartmouth, Lower Sackville and Mount Uniacke. He was a proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, of which he served for over 20 years, including active service in the Korean War in assignments that put him in harms way. Originally born in New Brunswick, he spent his childhood and early years on Deer Island before signing up for Military service. Dad spent his years after the Armed Forces in sales and marketing in the construction business, nurturing many friendships and relationships in the community. He was an active speaker to schools for Remembrance Day events and participant of the Royal Canadian Legion and all its events. He worked with the community of Mount Uniacke in the concept, design, development and building of Bell Park, which is used and appreciated by many for its beautiful walking trails, views and a pristine lake. He additionally participated in the breakfast program in the local elementary school for many years, and was on the Heritage Committee in his community. Dad loved people, being social, sharing his views and engaging others to laugh. He mostly laughed at himself. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Winters (Leslie) (Rob); sons, Blaine Leslie (Jane) and Steve Leslie (Donna); grandchildren, Christopher, Jeannine, Brett, Lauren, Brad, Brian, Brittany, Brennen; and six great-grandchildren. Besides both parents, Gerald was predeceased by brother, Ronnie (Edith); and sister, Irma. Special thanks to all the staff at the Veterans' Camp Hill Memorial Building, QEII where he was a resident for almost five years. Special thanks to the palliative team who guided his last few days with compassion, tears and ongoing care. A celebration of life will be held on January 4th, 2020, 11 a.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion, Sackville Branch, 45 Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville.


Medals Awarded - UN Service Medals,  Korean Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration


Ships served in:

HMCS BRUNSWICKER - Served in BRUNSWICKER 12 Sep 1950 - 25 Sep 1950 as an OS, RCN

HMCS SIOUX - Served in SIOUX - 19 Feb 1951 - 09 Apr 1952 as an OS and AB (NQ), RCN. Rated AB (NQ) 12 Dec 1951 

HMCS QUEBEC - Served in QUEBEC 08 Jan 1953 - 05 May 1953 as an AB (NQ), RCN

HMCS ALGONQUIN - Served in ALGONQUIN - 29 Jan 1954 -  20 Jul 1954 as an AB and LS, RCN. Rated LS 10 Mar 1954

HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in WALLACEBURG 15 Apr 1955 - 10 Jan 1956 as a LS, RCN

HMCS GASPE - Served in GASPE 08 Jun 1956 - 08 Sep 1957 as a LS and P2QM2, RCN. Rated P2QM2 15 Nov 1956 - Paying-off crew

HMCS CHALEUR - Served in CHALEUR 09 Sep 1957 - 07 Dec 1957 as a P2QM2, RCN - Commissioning crew

HMCS BUCKINGHAM - Served in BUCKINGHAM 15 Dec 1958 - 11 May 1959 as a P2QM2, RCN

HMCS CAPE SCOTT - Served in CAPE SCOTT 11 Jan 1960 - 27 Mar 1960 as a P2BN2

HMCS CHALEUR - Served in CHALEUR 25 Jul 1962 - 22 Sep 1963 as a P2BN2

HMCS CAPE SCOTT - Served in CAPE SCOTT 23 Sep 1963 - 07 Jun 1964 as a P2BN2, RCN

HMCS ALGONQUIN - Served in ALGONQUIN 23 Nov 1964 - 14 May 1965 as a P2BN2 and P2BN3, RCN

HMCS CRESCENT - Served in CRESCENT 15 May 1965 - 12 Sep 1965 as a P2BN3, RCN

HMCS GATINEAU - Served in GATINEAU 13 Sep 1965 - 17 Apr 1966 as a P2BN3, RCN

HMCS NIPIGON - Served in NIPIGON Jan 1969 - 07 May 1970 as a P2BN

HMCS  PORT ST LOUIS - Attach Posted to PORTE ST LOUIS from NIPIGON 08 May 1970 - 14 Aug 1970

HMCS NIPIGON - Served in NIPIGON 15 Aug 1970 - 09 Dec 1970

* Honourably Released 15 May 1971 as a P2BN



Pages 2 and 3 from Gerald Leslie's Certificate of Service



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