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Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Ronald Farinton Drew

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Ronald Farinton Drew, RCNVR

 

Born: 05 Oct 1922   Crossed the Bar: 10 Jan 1990

 

HMCS Reindeer Z08

 

Photo: Ronald Farinton Drew shortly after receiving his commission

 

Ron was born in Toronto, October 5, 1922 to Thomas Ernest Farinton Drew and Lealla Margaret Drew (nee Lynch) - brother to Gordon Drew. After he left the Service, he continued his education at the university of Toronto with a degree in History. He completed his MA in Russian history at Cornell University in New York State. Further he completed his PhD at Stamford in California again in Russian history. He taught at the University of Houston for his entire career and passed away shortly after his retirement. He was married to Katherine Fisher, who shared his interest in history and retired as the head of the History Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas They both travelled extensively throughout Europe as part of their professional studies. Ron passed away on the 10th of January 1990 at Houston Texas.

 

From the collection of Ronald Drew

Courtesy of Gordon Drew

Unknown corvette

From the collection of Ronald Drew

Courtesy of Gordon Drew

Ronald Farinton Drew as a rating with his mother

From the collection of Ronald Drew

Courtesy of Gordon Drew

Possibly a recruit training photo

From the collection of Ronald Drew

Courtesy of Gordon Drew

Possibly a recruit training photo

From the collection of Ronald Drew

Courtesy of Gordon Drew

Ron (left) and a fellow officer leaving after leave at our family cottage on Wards Island in Toronto

From the collection of Ronald Drew

Courtesy of Gordon Drew

 

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