In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Norman Robert (Joe) Parks


Able Seaman, V32704, RCNVR


Born: 04 Feb 1923, Ottawa, Ontario


Died: 20 Nov 1997, Napanee, Ontario


PARKS, Norman Robert (Joe) - Peacefully at Lennox & Addington County General Hospital on Thursday, November 20, 1997, in his 74th year, Norman Parks, beloved husband of Freida Whitcomb, Napanee, dear father of Cecil, Napanee; Dorothy (Mrs. Leonard McCaugherty), Bath; Norman and his wife Carolee, Bath; Mary (Mrs. Rob McClashan), Napanee; Susan (Mrs. Randy Kilpatrick), Napanee; Hugh and his wife Peggy, Kingston; Scot and his wife Terry, Amherstview; brother of Hy and his wife Petty, Ottawa; Reg and his wife Mary, Kingston; Barbara (Mrs. Nick Vipond), Vancouver; predeceased by brother Clarence and his wife May, sisters Eleanor and Shirley. Brother-in-law of Mrs. Norma McNamee, Belleville; Isabel (Mrs. John Stewart), Kingston. Loving grandfather of Jason, Bill, Stacey, Dave, Katie, Jennifer, Samantha, Robert, Melissa, Sarah, Justin, Michael and Breanna. A memorial service will be held in the Wannamker-Tierney Funeral Home, Napanee, on Monday, November 24 at 11 a.m. Rev. Albert Hoppins officiating. Interment St. John's Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family


Ships served in:

HMCS CATARAQUI - Enlisted 08 Apr 1942. Commenced Active Service 22 Apr 1942

HMCS AMBLER - Served in AMBLER 17 Oct 1942 - 23 Oct 1942 while in training at HMCS CORNWALLIS

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE - 27 Oct 1942 - 02 Aug 1942 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 22 Apr 1943

HMS CAROLINE (Royal Navy Headquarters ship in Belfast harbour, Northern Ireland) - Served in CAROLINE 03 Aug - 30 Aug 1943

HMCS CHAUDIERE - Served in CHAUDIERE 15 Nov 1943 - 09 Feb 1945 as an AB, RCNVR. Commissioning crew.

HMCS CHATHAM - Served in CHATHAM 25 Apr 1945 - 24 Jul 1945 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS CATARAQUI - Serve in CATARAQUI 03 Aug 1945 - 04 Sep 1945. Demobilized 04 Sep 1945.






(NP01-NP02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2  (NP03) AB Parks on HMCS CHAUDIERE H99  (NP04) Depth charge exploding astern of HMCS CHAUDIERE H99


(NP05) New Entry Training - Hood Division

19 Aug 1942 - 25 Oct 1942



Norman Parks - 3rd row, 2nd from left


This photo is also posted on a new entry course photo page for HMCS CORNWALLIS with Recruits and Staff numbered for identification



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