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Murray (Muzz) Lahey

 

Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class, 33963-H, Electrician

 

RCN / C.A.F.

 

Born: 18 Jun 1935

 

Died: 26 Dec 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia

 

LAHEY, Murray (Muzz) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Murray (Muzz) Lahey on December 26th, at the age of 84 in the Veterans Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Martin)of 63 years, sons Stephen (Heather), Bill (Sandy), daughter Theresa Crocker (Barry), grandchildren Erin (Nicolas), Colin (Savannah), April (Mathew Chappell), Sean (Patricia), David (Rachel) and two great grandchildren Alice and Weston who he loved dearly. He was the last remaining member of his family and was preceded by his father William Lahey and mother Vera (Cribby), sisters Shirley Fraser, Vivian Baron, and Margaret Fraser. Muzz joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955. During his naval career he served on various warships, taught electrical at Stadacona, was a member of the Chiefs and POs mess, and retired 32 years later as Chief Petty Officer. After retirement Muzz was employed with Versatile Vickers and St. John's Naval Systems. He was instrumental in teaching the electrical program for the new frigate systems. Muzz was a long time member of Hartlin Point Golf Club, Mic Mac Canoe Club as well as a Director for the Canadian Canoe Association who participated in bringing the Junior and Senior World Championships to Banook Lake. Muzz grew up and spent his life in Dartmouth where he made many long lasting friendships and was always telling jokes wherever he travelled. He enjoyed woodworking, sports and was a proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In 2014, Muzz's life collided with dementia. We would like to sincerely thank the nurses, staff, and therapists on the 3rd floor at the Veterans Memorial Hospital and Linda Gerrior for treating our dad with compassion, dignity and respect. Viewing will be Wednesday, January, 8, 2020 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St. Dartmouth and celebration of life will be Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's society in memory of Murray Lahey.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in Scotian Mar 1955 - Apr 1955

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Served in Cornwallis Apr 1955 - Aug 1955
HMCS HURON - Served in Huron Aug 1955 - Jan 1957

HMCS STADACONA - Served in Stadacona Jan 1957 - Dec 1957
HMCS BONAVENTURE - Served in Bonaventure Dec 1957 - Aug 1959
HMCS CHALEUR - Served in Chaleur Aug 1959 - Oct 1960
HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in Athabaskan Oct 1960 - Aug 1962

HMCS MALLARD - Served in Mallard Aug 1962 - Sep 1963
HMCS STADACONA - Served in Stadacona  Sep 1963 - Mar 1964

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche Mar 1964 - Mar 1966

HMCS STADACONA - Served in Stadacona - Mar 1966 - Jun 1967

HMCS THUNDER - Served in Thunder Jun 1967 - Sep 1967

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in Assiniboine Sep 1967 - Sep 1968

HMCS MARGAREE - Served in Margaree Sep 1968 - Aug 1970

CFFS HALIFAX - Served as CFFS(H) Aug 1970 - Oct 1970

CFTSD 202, SOREL - Served in CFSTD 202 - Oct 1970 - Jul 1972

HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in Iroquois Jul 1972 - Jan 1976. Commissioning crew as a P2ET
CFFS HALIFAX - Served in CFFS(H) Jan 1976 - Dec 1979
HMCS HURON - Served in Huron Dec 1979 - Dec 1981
CFFS HALIFAX - Served in CFFS(H) Dec 1981 - Aug 1983

 

 

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