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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Robert Philips Stone


Able Seaman, Radar III, V79041, RCNVR


Born: 03 Nov 1925, Norway House, Manitoba


Died: 24 Jul 2013, Calgary, Alberta


STONE, Robert Philips - It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of long-time Calgary resident, Bob Stone, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Agapé Hospice in Calgary. Bob was born in Norway House, Manitoba, the fourth child of Ervin and Nellie Stone. He grew up in Ottawa and spent his summers at the beloved family cottage on Charleston Lake. Bob was proud to serve his country in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. In 1946, Bob fell in love with Alberta and spent the rest of his life here. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1950; and in 1951 he married Anne Petryni. Most of his working life was spent in the Oil and Gas industry, where he was a well-known Landman. In his retirement years, he loved his vacations to Hawaii and Las Vegas; and especially to his cottage on Sand Lake, Ontario, where he spent many happy summers. Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of sixty-two years, Anne; two daughters, Julia (Fred) Payne and Nina (Bryan) Wyrostok; as well as four grandchildren, Scott (Leah) Payne, MarySue (Jason) Henneberry, Kate (Mike) Noppers, and Claire Wyrostok; and four great-grandchildren. He is survived also by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob was predeceased by his parents and five siblings. He was an extraordinarily generous and loving man, very devoted to family and friends; and a man of great integrity. He had a terrific sense of humour and wit; and maintained till the end that he had been blessed with a perfect life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Private Funeral Services were held by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Bob’s honour may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Sleep well, Brave Heart. In living memory of Robert Stone, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial.


Ships served in:

HMCS CARLETON - Enlisted 14 Feb 1944. Commenced active service 08 May 1944

HMCS AMBLER - Served in Ambler 19 Aug 1944 - 25 Aug 1944 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS PICTOU - Served in Pictou 28 Oct 1944 - 27 Nov 1944 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS VICTORIAVILLE - Served in Victoriaville 06 Dec 1944 - 16 Aug 1945 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 08 May 1945

HMCS CATARAQUI - Drafted to Cataraqui 29 Sep 1945. Demobilized 29 Oct 1945








(RS01) Robert Philips Stone, Able Seaman, Radar, RCNVR  (RS02) Naval Training and Active Service page from Certificate of Service  (RS03) Shipmate Bill Wendell, Kentville, NS, Dec 1944  (RS04-RS05) Surrendered German U-Boat U-190 - under escort of HMCS VICTORIAVILLE and HMCS THORLOCK - enroute to St. John's, Newfoundland






(RS06) Unknown corvette  (RS07) Depth charge exploding. Webmaster's note.  The photo shows the side of what appears to be a corvette, so it was possibly taken from HMCS PICTOU K146  (RS08) Unknown corvette - photo taken from HMCS VICTORIAVILLE  (RS09) HMCS PICTOU K146







(RS10-RS14) Unidentified sailors on HMCS VICTORIAVILLE K684


Radar III Course


20 Sep 1944 - 16 Oct 1944


Click here to view the name written on the back of the photo


This photo is also posted with sailors numbered and named on the page for HMCS ST HYACINTHE


Courtesy of Julia Payne



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