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Harvey Armstrong Lennox


Lieutenant, O-41640, RCNVR


Lieutenant-Commander, O-41640, RCN(R)


Died: 10 Jan 2006


LENNOX, Harvey Armstrong - In his 95th year on Tuesday, January 10th after a brief illness at Extendicare Hamilton. Predeceased by his much loved wife of 61 years, Cicely-Joan Lennox (nee Newmarch). He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Susan (Bill), Peter (Lynne) and John (Geri), and grandchildren Richard (Jayne), Mark, Andrew, Amy, Michael and Kimberley.


Harvey was born in Hamilton, Ontario to John and Jean Hamilton Lennox, brother to George Robertson Lennox and half brother to John McCullough Griffith Lennox (all deceased). After attending Hillcrest School, Hamilton, Pickering College in Newmarket and Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Harvey worked for several years at Dofasco. He then entered service in the Royal Canadian Navy, training at Royal Roads in Victoria, and eventually achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. At the end of the war he brought his new bride from Vancouver to Hamilton and returned to Dofasco. His long, successful career at Dofasco ended with his retirement in 1973.


Harvey was involved with many charities and organizations over the years, including as an elder at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels V.O.N. He was an active member of the Hamilton Golf & Country Club, the Hamilton Military Institute, the Probus Club and a charter member of the Burlington Golf & Country Club.


In keeping with Harvey's wishes, a private funeral has been held. A memorial reception in celebration of Harvey's life will be held at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club, 232 Golf Links Road (at Halson St.), Ancaster on Saturday, January 21st at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Harvey requested that donations be made to the Canadian Red Cross, Hamilton Branch, Disaster Services, 400 King St. East, Hamilton, ON L8N 1C4, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Community Outreach, 70 James St. Hamilton, ON L8P 2Y8 or to the charity of your choice. (The Globe and Mail 14 Jan 2006)


Ships served in:

HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Appointed to ROYAL ROADS 02 Jan 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1942)

HMCS BURRARD - Appointed to BURRARD 15 Aug 1942 as a SLt, RCNVR (Seniority 22 Dec 1941) (Navy List Sep 1942).  Appointed Lt, RCNVR (seniority 22 Dec 1942) (Navy List Mar 1943)

HMCS CHATHAM - Appointed to CHATHAM 04 Aug 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Aug 1943). Seniority backdated to 22 Dec 1941 (Navy List Feb 1944)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX, Torpedo School, 25 May 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List Jul 1944)

HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Appointed to ANNAPOLIS 01 Sep 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR

* Retired List as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 22 Dec 1941) (Navy List Oct 1946)

HMCS STAR - Appointed to STAR 22 Oct 1946 as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1947).  Appointed LCdr, RCN(R) (seniority 01 Jan 1948) (Navy List Jul 1948)

HMCS STAR (Retired List) - as a LCdr, RCN(R) (seniority 01 Jul 1948) (Navy List Jul 1952)

* Last noted in the Navy List at HMCS STAR as a LCdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1960)



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