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Hugh Charles Ashcroft, C.D.


Lieutenant-Commander (LD) (E), O-3106, RCN


Born: 11 Jan 1922, Hafford, Saskatchewan


Died: 13 Oct 2012


ASHCROFT, Hugh Charles - passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2013. Born in Hafford, Sask. on January 11, 1922 to Harry and Florence (Whittemore) Ashcroft, Hugh spent his early years on the family farm before joining the Navy at 18, having sailed on Corvettes in North Atlantic during World War II and on the HMCS Huron during the Korean War, Hugh ascended to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. Following his posting to Halifax as Naval Overseer East Coast in 1965, Hugh worked as a contracts officer with the Department of Supply and Services until his retirement in 1987. On October 13th, 1943 Hugh married Emily Rogers, a financial clerk in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps, to whom he remained a loving husband and a devoted caregiver. Hugh was also a beloved father of Beverly (John) Low and Heather Terry, both of Lower Sackville, and son Harry (Mary) Ashcroft, of Dartmouth and the much-beloved brother of Irene Martin of North Battleford, Sask. He was the adored "Grampie" to Rhonda (Stephen) Woodward of Lower Sackville, Dr. Darren (Sara) Low of Sydney River, Leah Terry of Melfort, Sask., Janine Terry of London, England, Neil (Frances Willick) Terry of Lower Sackville, Charles Ashcroft of Dartmouth, Naomi (Gary) Bartlett of Calgary, Alta., and great-grandfather of Sally Woodward of Lower Sackville and Zevff Low of Sydney River. Hugh was predeceased by his wife, Emily, son-in-law, Tony Terry and brother-in-law, Melvin Martin. A memorial service to honour his life was held on Friday October 18th at 2 pm at Fairview United Church with the reception following in the church hall. There will be no visitation by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory made be made to Fairview United Church Memorial Fund, 3524 Dutch Village Rd. Halifax, NS.


Ships served in:

NAVAL HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to NHQ Ottawa, Naval Technical Services, on Staff of Principal Overseer, Sorel for LABRADOR 16 Dec 1953 as an A/Commissioned Engineer )A/Cmd Eng), RCN (Navy List Jan 1954)

HMC DOCKYARD HALIFAX - Appointed to HMC Dockyard Halifax, Add'l for HMCS LABRADOR 15 May 1954 as an A/Cmd Eng, RCN (seniority 13 Aug 1953) (Navy List Jul 1954)

HMCS LABRADOR - Appointed to Labrador 08 Jul 1954 as an A/Cmd Eng, RCN (Navy List Oct 1954). Re-appointed to LABRADOR 30 Mar 1955 as a Cmd Eng, RCN (seniority 13 Aug 1953) (Navy List Apr 1955)

NAVAL HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to NHQ Ottawa, Naval Technical Services, Engineering, Staff officer Engineering Facilities 04 Apr 1955 as a Cmd Eng, RCN (Navy List Jul 1955)

HMCS FORTUNE - Appointed to Fortune 01 Apr 1957 as a Lt (E) *, RCN as Engineer Officer and Squadron Engineer CANCOMINRON TWO (seniority 01 Apr 1957) (Navy List Jul 1957)

HMCS NEW GLASGOW - Appointed to New Glasgow 09 Dec 1958 as a Lt (E), RCN, Engineer Officer (seniority backdated 06 Jun 1955) (Navy List Jul 1959)

HMCS STADACONA - Appointed to Stadacona as a Lt (E), RCN (Navy List Oct 1961)

PRINCIPAL NAVAL OVERSEER WEST - Appointed to OSEER W, Staff of Resident Naval Overseer Vancouver 04 Nov 1961 as a Lt (E), RCN (Navy List Apr 1962

HMCS YUKON - Appointed to Yukon 25 May 1963 as a Lt (E), RCN (Navy List Oct 1963)

PRINCIPAL OVERSEER MARITIMES - Appointed to OSEER E, Staff of Principal Naval Overseer Maritimes, Engineering Department as a LCdr (E), RCN (seniority 06 Jun 1963) (Navy List Apr 1955)



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