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Edwin Charles (Eddie / Buddy / Dippers) Diplock


Petty Officer 2nd Class, Engineer, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 10 Jul 1944, North Sydney, Cape Breton


Died: 10 Jun 1987, Waverley, Nova Scotia


DIPLOCK, Edwin Charles (AKA Eddie/Buddy/Dippers) - passed away in his sleep, aged 42, on June 10, 1987 in Waverley, NS. He began his East Coast career with the Okanagan, but spent the rest of his sailing days on the Onondaga until he was 'dry-docked' and unable to continue sailing. He was a replacement stoker on Okanagan and was on her when she collided with RFA Grey Rover on July of 1973; he only got to meet his youngest daughter a month after she was born because of the incident. He continued to serve as a training instructor (various courses) at Shearwater. After his discharge he spent his remaining years working with the Halifax Bridge Commission. Born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, NS July 10, 1944, he married Ruth McConkey, originally of Coventry, England, on December 17, 1968 in St. James on the base in Esquimalt, BC. Ed and Ruth were graced with two girls who continue to reside in the HRM. Edwin was buried in the Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia.


Ships served in:

HMCS OKANAGAN - Edwin was a PO2 Stoker on Okanagan during her collision with RFA Grey Rover



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(1) Marriage certificate for Edwin Diplock and Ruth McConkey  (2) Last Tot certificate for Edwin Diplock  (3) Headstone for Edwin Diplock



JLC Course, Green Platoon, CFB Halifax, 1974

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(7) MacIntosh, John, MS  (10) Black, Brian, MS  (11) Gardiner, Gus, MS  (12) Diplock, Ed, MS



Courtesy of Joyce Diplock



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