For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
GORMAN, Andrew Drummond (Drummie) - CD, B.Sc. - 75, Halifax, passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 26, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born December 1, 1931, in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Thomas Bernard Gorman and Catherine Florence (MacDonald) Gorman. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952 and retired in 1987 after 35 years of service as a weapons officer, serving on many ships, including HMCS La Hulloise, Sioux, Chaudiere, Ottawa, Margaree, Sussexvale, Ontario, Beacon Hill, Magnificent and various shore positions. He also trained at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England. Prior to joining the navy, he spent two years with the Pictou Highlanders. After retiring, Drummie formed his own computer programming business and also served in various volunteer positions with the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Royal United Services Institute (past secretary/treasurer), and Federal Superannuates National Association (past secretary). He was a member of the Naval Officers' Association, Royal Commonwealth Society, Royal United Service Institute and the Sackville Trust. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and much-loved children (from his first marriage), daughter, Catherine, Calgary; sons, Paul (Hanni), Calgary; Picton, Terrace, B.C.; Patrick (Camille), Terrace, B.C.; John, Telkwa, B.C.; brother, James (Mary) Gorman, Dartmouth; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and four very dear nieces, Gail, Jennifer, Erin and Shannon. We all love you and will miss you. Cremation has taken place. Visitation in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, on Tuesday, May 29, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Halifax, on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Last Post Columbarium, Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Donations may be made to HMCS Sackville, Naval Memorial Trust.
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