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Roman Saretsky


Able Seaman, V45575, RCNVR


Born: 11 Nov 1924, Humboldt, Saskatchewan


Died: 02 Oct 2007


SARETSKY, Roman - was born to parents Karl and Florentina in Humboldt SK where he was raised he passed away at the Veterans Village at Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon at the age of 82. Roman was in the Navy in 1943 during the war on the destroyer HMCS Saskatchewan where he lost his left arm in the Battle of the Atlantic. He was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded an "Oak Leaf ". Roman was very active in the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion in both Humboldt and Saskatoon. Prior to retirement Roman worked for over thirty years as the Registrar of Land Titles in Humboldt and later Saskatoon, He leaves to mourn his wife, Eileen; a sister, Aileen (Carl) Daly in Oakville, Ontario; and seven children, Jean (Dennis) son Douglas; James (Mary) daughters Kristine and Laura; Joan (Micheal) Grace children Matthew and Lindsay; Michael (Cori) daughters Lauren and Amy; Tom (Patrice) daughters Stephanie and Kathryn; Donna (Paul) Cyr, son Scott; Steven (Janet). Eileen extends a special thanks to the staff of House 11 in the Veterans Village. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St.Paul's Cathedral on Friday October 5, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with the Vigil of Prayer on Thursday October 4 at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Saskatoon Funeral Home.



Citation for Mentioned in Despatches:


SARETSKY, Roman Martin, Able Seaman, V45575, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 3 October 1944.


"For outstanding leadership, skill and devotion to duty in H.M. Canadian Ships Qu'appelle, Skeena, Saskatchewan and Restigouche in a successful action with enemy trawlers and U-boats." (Note: AB Saretsky was serving in HMCS SASKATCHEWAN as the time of the action)



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