In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Vincent Thompson


Leading Seaman, Cook, RCNVR


Died: 27 Apr 2007, North Bay, Ontario


THOMPSON, Vincent - At CassellHolme for the Aged, North Bay, Ontario on Friday, April 27, 2007 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased by wife Rosamond Bird and survived by wife Marguerite Ward. Dear father of William (Bill) Thompson of Abbotsford, B.C. and David (Diane) of Oakville. Grandfather to Brian, Michael, Mathew and Laura, great-grandfather to Riley. Also survived by his sisters, Sheila Thomson and Aileen Gibbard, both of Peterborough. As per his request there will be no visitation or service. Donations to the Lions Foundation of Canada in memory of Vincent will be gratefully acknowledged by his family. A special thank you to the 2nd floor CassellHolme staff for the care given to Vincent. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Hillside Funeral Services (474-7655).


Ships served in:




(VT01) Vincent Thompson, Cook, RCNVR






(VT02) HMCS CANSO sailors from Toronto area - L-R:  Coder Wiliam Loughheed;  LS G.E. Elliott;  Stoker Fred Osmond;  AB William Lockett;  AB Charles R. Johnston;  Stoker Thomas Hawkes;  AB W.W. Rowe;  Cook Vincent J. Thompson;  and ERA John A. Murchinson

(VT03) Shipmates at Trafalgar Square, London, England, 07 Aug 1945 - L-R: Fred C. Osmond, Stoker, Toronto, Ontario;  Vincent J. Thompson,Cook, 600 Ontario St., Toronto, Ontario;  and Causy Causgrove, Portland Oregon

(VT04) Canadian Minesweepers Cleared Invasion Path - Led Everything Else - Transcription of article from the Toronto Evening Telegram 14 Aug 1944

(VT05) Ship's company photo - HMCS CANSO J21 dated 1943 - this photo is also posted on the crew photo page for HMCS CANSO






(VT06) German Pocket-battleship. Possibly Lutzow, which was turned over to the Soviets after the war

(VT07) John Diefenbaker



Construction of the DEW Line


There photos, which were taken during the 1955-56 time frame, are not in time line sequence


Landing craft convoy - Site 8 - Aug 1956


Historical note: HMCS LABRADOR (not in the photo) served as an icebreaker for the convoys of USN ships bringing equipment to the Arctic for the DEW line construction








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