In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Reginald Barry Coulter


Petty Officer 1st Class, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 21 Sep 1939, Star City, Saskatchewan


Died: 11 Feb 2021, Ladysmith, British Columbia


COULTER, Reginald Barry (Gramps) - died peacefully at home in Ladysmith on February 11, 2021 in Ladysmith, BC at the age of 81. Reg is survived by his daughter, Jody Coulter (Duane), grandsons Ryan and Greg Olson, and son Justin Norton. Reg was born on September 21, 1939 in Star City, Saskatchewan to Reg and Hilda Coulter (Anderson). He joined the Navy at age 17. During that time, he was part of the Commissioning crew of the submarines HMCS Grilse and HMCS Rainbow. He proudly served in the Navy for 30 years and retired as a PO1. He loved his family, his brothers David and Bob Coulter as well as his two sisters Maxine Coulter and Carol Schuetz. He had many nieces and nephews who meant the world to him. He was big hearted, and the door was always open to anyone needing a place to stay. You could often find Reg riding around town on his scooter, usually on his way for his daily Timmy's visit. The family would like to thank Dr Kennedy for taking care of Dad for many years, Jim Brown for all his help over the years, and Doug Olson who was like a son to him. Due to COVID a memorial will be held later. (Victoria Times Colonist 27 Mar 2021)


Ships served in:

HMCS GRILSE - Commissioning crew

HMCS RAINBOW - Commissioning crew as a LS




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