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Earl Magee


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


Died: 01 Sep 2012


MAGEE, Earl - It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Earl Magee on September 1, 2012 at still a young age of 63. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is survived by his wife Catherine; daughters Michele and Stephanie; his mother Mae; sisters Colleen (Peter), Karen (Tony), Carol, and brother Don (Susanne) along with numerous nephews, nieces and a great number of family members and friends, all that loved him dearly. Each one could tell you many good memories with Earl. He is predeceased by our son David (brother of Michele and Stephanie); his father Morris; our niece and cousin Michelle, and his first wife Trudy. Earl served 26 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Naval Weapons Technician, reaching the rank of Petty Officer First Class. His career took him below the surface as a submariner, sailing the surface in many ships, as well as teaching new sailors his knowledge of the craft he loved so well. He sailed to many ports and had many adventures. After he retired, Earl wanted to change his life far from the sea. While on vacation, we decided to move to Eriksdale. Earl had many ups and downs in life but toughed his way through them. Earl was a kind man with a keen sense of humour. No matter how low you felt he could make you crack a smile. He was a big man with a kind and loving heart. There will never be another man like him. He is loved and dearly missed. As per his wishes no funeral will be held. A private memorial service will be at a future date. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask you make a donation to a charity of your choice. We would like to thank Lundar Ambulance, Ashern and Lundar R.C.M.P. detachments, as well as Arnason Funeral Home of Ashern for all the help and kindness they have given us. Also, we thank the Interlake Co-op in Eriksdale for the kindness they have shown us as well as the many people that have extended their kind words and helping hands at this time. We are very grateful. (Winnipeg Free Press 08 Sep 2012)


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