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Glen Allen Northgrave, M.I.D.


Lieutenant-Commander, O-55750, RCNVR


Born: 1917           Died: 2010


NORTHGRAVE, Glen Allen B.A. - Last surviving member of the family of Walter T. and Ada Northgrave, loving and devoted husband of the late Nancy Stodart who he lost in 1991 after 33 years of happy marriage, father of Nancy Cameron Northgrave, most admiring brother-in-law of Derek Stodart of Toronto. Predeceased by brother Walter in 1980 and sisters Nancy in 1990 and Ella 1997.


Glen graduated from Upper Canada College and Trinity College University of Toronto in 1940. He leaves nephews: Terry, Brian and Paul Northgrave, Tim and George Trow, John Pollock, Andrew and Bruce Stodart and nieces: Andrea Wainwright (nee Northgrave), Victoria Pollock, Alexandra Correa, Nancy Kennedy (nee Stodart) and Lesley Jane Dodd (nee Stodart). All much beloved.


Glen served in the RCNVR for 5 years (1940-1945). He was mentioned in dispatches for service at Dieppe and served in Corvettes on convoy duty (1943-1945). He was a founding member of the Canadian Raleightes (1960). A group of Canadians who volunteered for Naval service and were sent overseas to train as seamen and prospective officers. He was blessed with many friends who made his life very rich by his association with them. He had a very happy life. He was a dedicated member of Eglinton United Church in Toronto for over 60 years where he also had a great many friends and supporters.


"To those of you who loved me, imperfect, I send my valedictory salutations" ~ Tagore


The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 12 noon until the time of service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 27 followed by a reception in the Rosedale Room of the funeral home. If desired, donations may be made to K-Wing Comfort Centre, c/o Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5. (Humphrey Funeral Home)


Citation for Mentioned in Despatches: NORTHGRAVE, Glen Allen, Sub-Lieutenant, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 2 October 1942 (no Canada Gazette). "For gallantry, daring and skill in the combined attack on Dieppe."


Ships served in:

HMS RALEIGH (Royal Navy Officer Training Establishment) - Appointed to RALEIGH (Mess 27 Collingwood) in 1940 as an OS, RCNVR 

HMCS KING ALFRED (Royal Navy Officer Training Establishment)

* Commissioned From Ranks

* Listed as serving in the Royal Navy as of 31 Dec 1940 as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Jun 1941)

HMCS WETASKIWIN - Appointed to WETASKIWIN 12 Mar 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR

HMCS MEDICINE HAT - Appointed to MEDICINE HAT 19 Sep 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR

HMCS MILLTOWN - Appointed to MILLTOWN 19 Apr 1945 as a Lt, RCNVR (seniority 31 Dec 1941) (Navy List May 1945)

* Demobilized 09 Jul 1945




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