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Walter Robert (Bob) Churcher




Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Radio Technician, 6312-E, RCN


Born: 1925, Antler, Saskatchewan


Died: 1972, Victoria, British Columbia


CHURCHER, Walter Robert - In Victoria, on November 16, 1972, MWO(S) Walter Robert Churcher, aged 47 years, born in Antler, Sask., and a resident of 3542 Wishart Road, Colwood. He is survived by his loving wife Lenora, one daughter Darlene, and two sons, Robert Grand and Trevor William all at home; his father Robert Churcher of Brandon, Manitoba; four sisters, Mrs. Munn, Nesbith, Manitoba; Mrs. Smeltz, Mrs. H. Wilson and Mrs. Lacey of Brandon; one brother Grant of Winnipeg; several nieces and nephews. MWO(S) Churcher had served 28 years with the Canadian Navy at the time of his passing was serving aboard HMCS CAPE BRETON.


The funeral service will be held in St. Andrew's Chapel, Naden, on Monday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m with Chaplain W. Taylor officiating. Interment at the Veterans' Cemetery. McCall Bros. Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements. (The Victoria Times Colonist)


Ships served in:

HMCS ONTARIO - Served in ONTARIO in 1949 as a LS.  Listed as part of Ontario's Electrical Dept. as a LS during the 1949 Spring Cruise

HMCS CAYUGA - Served in CAYUGA in 1951 as a PO. Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a P2RT3

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in CRUSADER in 1954 as a PO


HMCS OKANAGAN - Commissioning crew as a CPO


HMCS CAPE BRETON - Served in CAPE BRETON in 1972 as a CPO2







(RC01) Portrait of Robert (Bob) Churcher  (RC02) Article - Robert Churcher home on leave after Korean War service  (RC03) Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Churcher, member of the Guard, with HRH Queen Elizabeth II - 08 Jun 1959 at HMS Dolphin, RN Submarine base, Gosport, England  (...) Chief Petty Officer Robert (Bob) Churcher in a deep conversation with Rear-Admiral Robert Timbrell  (RC05) CPO2 Robert Churcher's Mess card for the Chief Petty Officers' Mess, CFB Esquimalt





(RC06) CPO Churcher on the helm of HMCS OKANAGAN - source: HMCS OKANAGAN'S commissioning book (RC07) Obituary for Robert Churcher - transcribed above  (RC08) Headstone for CPO Churcher in the Veteran's Cemetery, Esquimalt, BC.



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