In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
LUCKRAFT, Alan Miller - Passed away peacefully in Surrey Memorial hospital after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Clara, step-son Wayne Jardine (Elvie), step-daughter Betty Morris (Tom) and their families. Al will also be missed by his nieces, nephew and cousins. Al was born Star City, Saskatchewan, and served in the navy including the Normandy invasion during WW2 aboard the HMCS Lunenburg. After leaving the navy Al resided in BC where he enjoyed quiet times fishing and canoeing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Surrey Hospital Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. D. Fransen and Dr. Andrew Wong.
Ships served in:
(AL01-AL04) Alan Luckcraft home on leave
(AL05-AL06) Alan Luckcraft home on leave
(AL07) Alan Luckraft (AL08) Alan Luckraft (left) and Eastman. "He went down on VALLEYFIELD" (AL09) Andriaschuk, Luckraft, Arnold and Sherring
* Webmaster's note: Photo AL08 - The RCN only had one casualty named Eastman during the Second World War "Garnett Russell Eastman". He was serving in HMCS GALT when he drowned in New York City while the ship was in port. The sailor in this photo with Alan Luckraft is likely Garnett Eastman who was lost from HMCS GALT.
(AL10) L-R: Walker, Minnis, Smith, Evans, Collins and Luckraft at train stop in Ottawa - drafted
(AL11-AL12) "R&R in Quebec"
(AL13-AL14) Sailors off HMCS LUNENBURG on R&R in Milford Haven, Wales, UK (AL15) Luckraft, Cochrane and Sherring "E Watch"
(AL16) Supper given to the crew of HMCS LUNENBURG by the town of Lunenburg, NS (AL17-AL18) HMCS LUNENBURG conducting a stern fueling from an oiler in convoy (AL19) Crew members of HMCS LUNENBURG posing with NAZI memorabilia they collected in May 1945 when HMCS LUNENBURG stopped at the Channel Island of St. Helier during the Allied re-occupation of the Channel Islands (AL20) Original on the photo in the article
(AL20) sailors listed in the article: Alfred Lefebvre (of Toronto); Fred Marshall (of Cobourg); Sidney Watt (of Toronto); Edgar Oliver (of Toronto); Lou Pombo (of New York); Allan Luckraft (of Prince Albert); M. Andriaschuk (of Winnipeg); Lloyd Boles (of Toronto)