In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Kenneth Donald (Don) Cale


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


Born: 1946, Toronto, Ontario


Died: 17 Jul 2021, Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia


CALE, Kenneth Donald (Don) - Age 74 of Nine Mile River, born in Toronto, Ont., to the late Arthur and June (Goodings) Cale. It is with great sadness that we announce Donís sudden passing at home on July 17, 2021. Don entered the Canadian Armed Forces into the Navy at the age of 18, retiring as Petty Officer 1st Class after 31 years of serving his country. After retirement Don continued serving the community as a member of the Lionís Club and was always active in helping the community with fundraisers, delivering of medical aids to the elderly and community spring cleanups along with other Lionís Club activities. With the same giving spirit, Don donated blood to the Canadian Red Cross on more than 100 occasions. He loved woodworking and made many pieces of furniture for his family and was always there when help was needed with a project. Over the 20 years he spent with Shirley, they had travelled to Wales tracing Donís family tree, took many trips to Cuba and Florida on vacation and travelled to British Columbia to visit family. Their nightly ritual was to sit and watch Jeopardy in which Don was an expert while enjoying having dessert and a cup of tea. Don will be sorrowfully missed by his partner of 20 years, Shirley Dixon; daughters, Dawn, Hebbville; Debora; Calgary, Alta.; Lynn, Enfield; extended family members, Barbara, Randall, Paul, Joy, Bridgette and Peter; many grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Pamela; first wife, Patricia (Moss); brother, Graham; granddaughter, Sarah. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in Donís memory can be made to the Enfield Lionís Club or to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Saltwire Network 27 Jul 2021)


Ships served in:

HMCS SUSSEXVALE - Served in SUSSEXVALE 1965-1966 as an OS, AB.ER, RCN

HMCS FRASER - Served in FRASER 1967-1971 as an AB, LS.ER

HMCS PRESERVER - Served in PRESERVER 1973-1989 as an LS, MS, P2, P1ER

HMCS PROTECTEUR - Served in PROTECTEUR 1990-1992 as a P1ER




Crossed the Bar Index