In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Richard Arthur (Dick) Simon

 

Lieutenant, O-67136, RCN(R)

 

Died: 05 Oct 2004, Scarborough, Ontario

 

SIMON, Richard Arthur (Dick) - (Retired after 45 years from the Toronto Star as an Editorial Artist) On October 5, 2004 at Scarborough General Hospital in his 95th year. Dick Simon, dearly beloved husband of the late Mary Read. Loved father of Rick Simon and Lynne Simon. Cherished grandfather of Darren. Friends may ball at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS CHIPPAWA - Appointed to CHIPPAWA 21 Sep 1943 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Oct 1943)

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS For Disposal or Under Training 07 Jan 1944 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Feb 1944).  Appointed SLt, RCNVR (seniority 16 Jun 1944) (Navy List Jun 1944)

HMCS STONE TOWN - Appointed to STONE TOWN 19 Jun 1944 as a SLt, RCNVR. (Navy List Jul 1944). Commissioning crew.  Seniority backdated to 09 Jun 1944 (Navy List Sep 1944) Appointed Lt, RCNVR 18 Apr 1945 (Flimsie dated 10 Aug 1945)

* Retired List as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 09 Jun 1945)

HMCS YORK (Retired List) as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1952). Last noted on the Retired List at HMCS YORK as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 09 Jun 1945) (Navy List Jan 1960)

 

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(RS01) Portrait of SLt Richard Simon  (RS02) Flimsie for Prob SLt Simon at HMCS CHIPPAWA dated 07 Jan 1944  (RS03) Flimsie for Prob SLt Simon, RCNVR at HMCS KINGS dated 18 Jun 1944  (RS04) Flimsie for Lt Simon, RCNVR on HMCS STONE TOWN from 18 Apr 1945 to 10 Aug 1945  (RS05)  Flimsie for Lt Simon, RCNVR on HMCS STONE TOWN dated 11 Jun 1945  

 

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(RS06) Sketch of HMCS KINGS by Lt Richard Simon  (RS07) Oil painting of HMCS STONE TOWN K531 by Richard Simon  (RS08) Lt Richard Simon (left) 2ith 2 Sea Cadets as RCSCC ONTARIO  (RS09.) Headstone for Richard Simon and his wife Mary (née Read) Simon at the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa (Vaughan), ON.

 


 

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(RS10) New Entries at HMCS CHIPPAWA circa Sep 1943-Jan 1944  (RS11-RS12) Sailors at HMCS CHIPPAWA on the march  (RS13) Prob SLts at HMCS CHIPPAWA circa Sep 1943-Jan 1944  (RS14) Sub-Lieutenants' Mess Dinner at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg

 


 

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(RS15) Sketch aboard HMCS VISON S11 by Lt Richard Simon dated 15 Aug 1943  (RS16) HMCS VISION S11  (RS17) HMCS VISION S11 seen through a gun port from the harbour defences on either George's Island or McNabb's Island, Halifax Harbour  (RS18) HMCS VISION S11

 


 

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(RS19-RS23) HMCS STONE TOWN K531

 

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(RS24) HMCS STONE TOWN K531  (RS25) HMCS STONE TOWN'S pendant numbers "K531" (RS26) Artwork for HMCS STONE TOWN designed by Lt Richard Simon.  It is not known where on the ship it was displayed as this photo does not show if it was on the bridge, the ship's gunshield or some other part of the ship  (RS27-RS28)  HMCS STONE TOWN'S funnel marking for EG C-8 designed by Lt Richard Simon

 

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(RS29) Gift of Wardroom's visitors book during the commissioning of the STONE TOWN in Montreal - from St. Mary's, Ontario - accepted by Lt. Commander W. Moffat  (RS30) HMCS STONE TOWN'S mascot "Stoney"  (RS31) HMCS STONE TOWN sailors ashore  (RS32) Sailors with mascot Stoney aboard HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS33) Bedford Magazine Explosion - 18-19 Jul 1945

 

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(RS34) Some of HMCS STONE TOWN'S crew  (RS35) HMCS STONE TOWN'S quarterdeck  (RS36) Lt Richard Simon (left) with fellow officer on the bridge of HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS37) Unknown petty officer by the signal lamp on HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS38) HMCS STONE TOWN'S whaler crew

 

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(RS39) Unknown sailors painting ship on HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS4) HMCS STONE TOWN Christmas Tree decorated with toilet paper - Christmas 1944  (RS41) Bi-plane flying past HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS42) Officers on the bridge of HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS43) Tot time aboard HMCS STONE TOWN

 

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(RS44) Lt John (Jack) Campbell (left) with unknown officer/rating on the bridge of HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS45) Crew of HMCS STONE TOWN all wearing lift jackets - perhaps an abandon ship drill  (RS46) Officers on the bridge of HMCS STONE TOWN - L-R: LCdr John Band;  the Convoy Commodore;  Lt Fred Kinsman  (RS47) Lt Charles Godwin, Gunnery Officer, HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS48) Lt John Paul Guite, Watch Officer, HMCS STONE TOWN

 

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(RS49) Lt Hugh Scully and Paym/Lt William (Bill) Fitzgerald, HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS50) HMCS STONE TOWN'S mascot "Stoney"  (RS51) HMCS STONE TOWN'S CO addresses the crew while at St. John's, Nfld  (RS52) Obstacle course race on HMCS STONE TOWN  (RS53) Richard Simon on watch on HMCS STONE TOWN K531

 

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(RS54-RS56) The Wardroom's Touring Car

 

From the memoirs of John (Jack) Campell, Lt, RCNVR/RCN(R):  The 1915 Lea Francis racing car was strapped to the HMCS STONE TOWN and hauled back and forth across the Atlantic for fun and frolic in Ireland or the Maritimes

 

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(RS57) Officers of HMCS STONE TOWN just prior to the crew photo being taken  (RS58) HMCS STONE TOWN crew getting into position for the crew photo ...  (RS59) Ship's company photo HMCS STONE TOWN

 

The crew photo is also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS STONE TOWN K531

 


 

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(RS60) Corvettes in line ahead.  This photo was taken early in the war as all the corvettes have their mast in front of the bridge  (RS61) HMS REDMILL K554, Lisahalley, Northern Ireland.  On 27 Apr 1945, HMS REDMILL was hit by 2 gnat torpedoes fired by U-1105 and lost 60 feet of her stern.  She was towed to Lisahalley by HMS RUPERT K561  (RS62) HMS ENCOUNTER H10  (RS63) HMCS EDMUNDSTON K106  (RS64) HMCS GUELPH K687

 

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(RS65) HMCS HUMBERSTONE K497  (RS66) L-R: unknown frigate, HMCS STONE TOWN K531  (RS67)  HMCS POUNDMAKER K675  (RS68) HMCS LEASIDE K492  (RS69) Fairmile ML Q053

 

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(RS70) Ships alongside at Lough Foyle  HMS LOCH DUNVEGAN K425 INBOARD, HMS BRAITHWAITE K468 centre, HMS FOLEY K474 outboard  (RS71) Ships alongside Lough Foyle (RS72) RCN Training vessel HMCS ORIOLE

 


 

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(RS73-RS75) The surrender of U-244

 

On 12 May 1945 HMCS STONE TOWN sailed from Londonderry as escort to convoy ONS.50 on her way home. On 13 May 1945 a Sunderland aircraft belonging to RCAF 423 Squadron spotted U-244 on the surface ahead of Convoy ONS-50. HMCS STONE TOWN and HMCS HUMBERSTONE were directed to investigate and made initial contact with U-244 before turning her over to HMS LOCH TARBERT and continuing as escort to Convoy ONS 50

 


 

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(RS76) Canadian sailor holds the White Ensign and the Nazi flag onboard the surrendered German U-boat U-190 at St. John's, Nfld  (RS77) Surrendered German U-boat U-190, St. John's, Nfld

 


 

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(RS78) Newspaper article date 19 Jan 1952 on storm damage to weather ship CGS STONETOWN after she searched for survivors of the vessel Pennsylvania  (RS79) Weather ship CGS STONETOWN c1957-58  (RS80) Info on CGS STONETOWN

 

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(RS81) Launching a weather balloon from CGS STONETOWN  (RS83) CGS STONETOWN in rough seas  (RS83) CGS STONETOWN'S radars - 1957  (RS84) Officers of CGS STONETOWN  (RS85) Scrubbing the deck on CGS STONETOWN

 

(RS81-RS85) these photos are c1957-58

 


 

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(RS86-RS88) Cartoons  by Richard Simon when he was a cartoonist for the Toronto Star

 


 

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(RS89-RS91) HMCS STONE TOWN'S bell  (RS92) Richard (Dick) Simon holding the STONE TOWN'S bell  (RS93) Richard (Dick) Simon c1993

 


 

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