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Glen Evans Pugh


Coder, RCNVR


Died: 09 Feb 2005, Chatham, Ontario


PUGH, Glen Evans - Passed away peacefully in Chatham after a short illness on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 in his 91st year. A native of Chatham Township, he resided in Chatham-Kent all his life and served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1939 to 1945 on the HMCS Pictou. He is survived by his wife, Christena (Gillespie) Pugh and his three children: Brenda Campbell (and her husband Bernie) of Windsor, Vaughan Pugh (and his wife Martine) of Chatham and Patricia Pleli (and her husband Phil) of Windsor. Loving and proud grandfather of Ian, Peter and Jamie Campbell, Colin and Kyla Pugh and Jillian and Christopher Pleli. Brother of the late Helen Burlock of London, Willard Pugh of Chatham Township and Owen Pugh of Dorchester. Survived by sisters-in-law Janet and Beatrice Pugh, Donna (Ralph) Houston, Helen Reade, Rita, Billie and Diane Gillespie and many nieces and nephews. In his prime, Glen was very active in sports, including hockey and baseball. He was also a great music lover and thoroughly enjoyed the Chatham Concert Band's summer concerts. The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to the staff of Residence on the Thames, the staff of 2nd Floor Surgical at CKHA and Drs. G. Walker, J. Turnbull and J. Leigh. Visitation at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005. Funeral Service will take place at the Funeral Home on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Heather Scott officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Glen Pugh are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Society or charity of choice.


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(GP01) Glen Pugh outside the arena at St Hyacinthe just before a hockey game  (GP02) Seaman Glen Pugh - location unknown  (GP03)  Glen Pugh 1st on right. "Taken in Lachine Canal Montreal. Just finished going through this minesweeper." written on back of photo  (GP04) Unknown River Class destroyer. "So Long Fellas - Dec 1943" written on photo



HMCS ST HYACINTHE Signal School Hockey players


(7) Glen Pugh



HMCS ST HYACINTHE Signal School Pucksters


(1) Hamilton, R., Centre (of Fort William, ON  (2) Pow, M., Left Wing, of Verdun, Quebec  (3) McKie, T., Right Wing (of Chatham, ON)  (4) Burns, J., Utility  (5) Webb, Roy, SBA  (6) Wallace, J.G., Pay-Lieut, Sports Officer (of Calgary, AB)  (7) Weaver, D.E., Left Wing (of Kitchener, ON)  (8) Pugh, G.E., Defence (of Chatham, ON)  (9) Pickell, R.A., Goalie (of Saskatoon, SK)  (10) Sturk, S., Defence (of Winnipeg, MB)  (11) Blackburn, F.W.. Defence (of Windsor, ON)  (12) Wotherspoon, J., Centre (of Edmonton, AB)  (13) Cameron, G.H., Centre (of Winnipeg, MB)  (14) Anderson, J., Defence (of Edmonton, AB) (15) Mullins, A., Utility (of Glace Bay, NS  (16) Martin, W.  (17) Granston, W.G., Goalie (of Calgary, AB)  (18) McKeever, C.B., PTI, Coach (of Calgary, AB)


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


Click here to view a newspaper clipping of the above photo




Communications Branch - Halifax - 26 Nov 1944


(5) Gillespie, Ian A., Lt  (6) Pugh, Glen E., Coder



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