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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Obituaries for those who served in the

 

Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

ACHESON, Alan Lawrence (17 Sep 1935 - 27 Dec 2013) - Alan was born in Vancouver, BC to parents Frederic and Mina (Speirs) Acheson. As a boy, Al enjoyed sports and spending time with family and friends – especially summers at a cottage in White Rock. As a young man he worked at the Vancouver Stock Exchange and enjoyed skiing in his spare time. Later in life he enjoyed golf, bridge, curling and all types of social activities. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy to see the world and his first ship was HMCS Sioux. Sailing mainly in the Far East, the ship conducted patrols and Al visited many ports including Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), Okinawa Island, Borneo, Manila, and the Marquesas Islands. In 1958, he married Lois Jeanne Bradshaw of Nelson, BC, and they had two daughters. Al's Navy career progressed on land as the family was posted to Abbotsford, Halifax, Victoria, Ottawa, Bermuda, Ladner, Masset, Lahr (Germany), and Penhold. They enjoyed their experiences meeting new people and discovering new places. Lois often boasted of how quickly she could pack up a house and move the family. Al retired in 1978 after 25 years of service, and they chose Red Deer, Alberta as their home. He recently moved back to the West Coast, a place he truly loved. He settled in Duncan, on Vancouver Island near his daughter Lori. Predeceased by his mother, father and wife, Al is survived by daughters Lori (Gord) Hamilton of Cobble Hill, BC, Tracy (Jack) McClelland of Red Deer, granddaughter Brianne (Richard) Hall of Calgary, grandson Cody McClelland of Red Deer, sister Sandra Hamm of Coquitlam, BC, and is fondly remembered by extended family and many friends from around the globe. Alan's life will be remembered through a Burial of Ashes at Sea by the Royal Canadian Navy at a future date. If you wish, condolences may be extended to the family in care of Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Duncan Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 2P1.

 

HMCS SIOUX

ALEXANDER, Rene Darryl Alexander  (1959-2002) - It was with great sadness that the family of Leading Seaman R. Darryl Alexander, 43, of Catidian Place, Lunenburg County, announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at the Stadacona Hospital, Halifax. Born in Halifax, he was the son of Jack and Blanche (Isnor) Alexander of Italy Cross. Darryl served in the Canadian Navy for the last 23 years as a boatswain, currently serving on the HMCS Charlottetown. He also served on the HMCS Preserver, and the HMCS Iroquois. He served in the Gulf War, and received the Kuwait Medal. Darryl also took part in the Swiss Air rescue effort off the coast of Nova Scotia. He was a leader with the local Beavers Club. Darryl was a friend to so many, and will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Darryl is survived by his parents, Jack and Blanche Alexander of Italy Cross; wife Sharon Rodenhiser; his daughter Rene Alexander of Halifax; step-daughter Christal of Fairfield, Conn., and her twin children Sameer and Sanjay; step-son Cory Rodenhiser of Bridgewater; sister Denise and her husband Jeff Sooley of Prospect Bay; brother Blake and his wife Judy Alexander of Bermuda. Memorial service with Full Military Honours was held Saturday, November 30, 2002 at Bridgewater United Church, 87 Hillcrest Street, Bridgewater, Padre Steve Merriman officiated. Interment will be at sea at a later date. No flowers by request, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, the M.S. Society, or to the Diabetic Association. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. #3, Lunenburg. ( the South Shore Now)

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS IROQUOIS

AMYOT, Frank, LCdr - During the three and a half years the Q 072 served the Royal Canadian Navy many men passed through her decks, but none better known than Lieutenant, later Lieutenant-Commander Frank Amyot. Born on September 14, 1904 at Thornhill, Ontario, Frank was one of six children of Doctor John Amyot. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1926 at the University of Toronto and at Ottawa University, Frank found employment in sales with several companies. At an early age Frank, along with his three brothers, developed a keen interest in canoeing, admitting later, “Canoeing was something of a religion.” His racing career began in 1923 when he won the Canadian Intermediate Singles, and in years to follow he won the senior competition six times. The 1936 Berlin Olympics was Frank’s triumph, setting the new world record for the 1,000 meter race at 5:32.1, winning Canada’s only gold medal for the games. On May 21, 1941, Frank enrolled in the R.C.N.V.R. as a Lieutenant. After completing his training, Frank served in the English Channel until January 16, 1944. Between March 1944 and July 1945 he served on board four MLs, Q 077, Q 072, Q 114 and Q 115. Frank served longest on Q 072, between April 24, 1944 and March 16, 1945 when he was replaced by Lieutenant Angus M.C. Kenning R.C.N.V.R. Frank was remembered as a kind officer who always thought of his men first. As Reginald Cowper, a former crew member stated, “Lieut. Amyot was a good commander, in all ways.” In the words of Harry Barrett, “Lieut. Frank Amyot was a great guy; we would have done anything for him. We all volunteered to a man to serve on M.T.B’s in the English Channel. Lieutenant Amyot said we would remain as a crew and that we would take Q 072 with us and fuel at sea if necessary. The Captain informed us that there was no need to rush forward to be first to volunteer; both he and the First Lieutenant had already signed at the top of the list. In spite of all the excitement nothing more was heard of the M.T.B. proposal. Only those who served with Frank on board the Q 072 would remember “Amyot’s Dream”, to ram a German U-Boat. For his service he received the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the War Medal. After the war Frank moved to Ottawa where he found employment as a Welfare Officer with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. He served as a reservist with H.M.C.S. Carleton and obtained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. On November 21, 1962 Frank Amyot died suddenly in Ottawa at fifty-seven years of age. (written by Kevin Joynt)

 

ML Q072, ML Q077, ML Q114, ML Q115

ANDERSON, Donald DeBlois, QC, BA, LLB - 93, passed away on January 12, 2010, the QEII, Health Sciences Centre, Hospital. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Katherine May (Macdonald) and the late A. P. Anderson. Don is survived by his wife, Helen (Read) and their five children: Donald Bruce, Katherine Jean (Gerald Owen), Glenn Read (Lynn), Gordon Alan (Andrea) and Helen Jane (Ed Wark), and grandchildren, Benjamin, Christopher, Faith, Cameron, Ryan and Molly Anderson, and Sophie, Maggie and Malcolm Wark. He was also predeceased by his only brother, Stewart M. Anderson. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce E. Anderson and her children, Stewart Anderson and Ruth Megannety. Don was educated in the Halifax school system and Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie, Don received Varsity Letters for basketball, rugby and badminton and he also played inter-faculty hockey. Two days after finishing his law exams in May 1941, he went on active service as an officer in Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. He served on the HMCS "Rimouski", a corvette engaged in Atlantic convoy escort work between St. John's and Londonderry. He also served on HMCS "Columbia" as Convoy Escort Group Anti-Submarine Officer on the Triangle Run between Halifax, St. John's, and Staten Island, NY. He taught in the Anti-Submarine Schools in Esquimalt and at Stadacona where he was the Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Submarine Training Centre. Next he went afloat as Executive Officer on the HMCS "Loch Achanalt", a Loch Class frigate operating in the Western Approaches as a member of a group striking force. HMCS "Annan" and HMCS "Loch Achanalt" destroyed the German U-Boat 1006 on October 16, 1944 after a gun battle in the North Atlantic in an area between the Faeroe Islands and the Norwegian Coast. Don took his ship's lifeboat to rescue and capture a number of the U-Boat crew. His final appointment during the war was as Acting Commanding Officer on the HMCS "Moose Jaw", a corvette engaged in convoy work running between Milford Haven, Wales, and South-End England and later Cherbourg. Following his wartime service, Don spent two years in Sydney, Cape Breton in association with his uncle W.N. Macdonald in the shipping and coal mining businesses. Don was Legal Counsel, Executive Assistant, Secretary-Treasurer and charter Director to various companies. In addition, he held various executive positions with the Sydney YMCA and the Navy League of Canada. Don then moved to New York City where he practiced admiralty law for two years and did post-graduate studies at the New York Graduate School of Law. When he returned to Halifax, Don established his own law office and also Elland Agencies, a firm engaged in importing, marine and general insurance brokerage, and marine insurance adjusting and settling claims for German and Japanese marine insurance companies. He subsequently joined the Dartmouth law firm named Drury, Heustis, Anderson, Dickie & Kimball (later named Anderson Huestis) where he was a senior partner until his retirement. He was a founding Director and Secretary of Halifax Cablevision and also of Breton & Industrial Marine Ltd. Don was very active in the community, including President of the Dartmouth Barristers' Society, Counsel member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, National President of the Navy League of Canada, President of the Nova Scotia Mainland Division of the Navy League of Canada, President of the Dartmouth Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary Club of Dartmouth, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mission to Seafarers Maritimes, President of the John W. MacLeod & Fleming Tower Home and School Association, Director of the Halifax Dartmouth United Appeal, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saraguay Club. After he retired from practicing law, Don worked full-time as an "independent investor", researching and analyzing the stock market. Until his mid-80s, he jogged, lifted weights and swam regularly at Dalplex in his spare time. At home, he was an armchair athlete watching hockey, basketball, football, and baseball. He loved spending time with his family and particularly enjoyed his visits with his grandchildren. The Anderson family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on the eighth floor of the QEII Health Sciences Centre who cared for Don. A service will be held in the chapel of Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax on Saturday, January, 16 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS RIMOUSKI, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS LOCH ACHANALT, HMCS MOOSE JAW, HMCS ANNAN

ANDERSON, William Alexander (Junior) Able Seaman RCNVR - Feb. 20, 1921 - Feb, 10, 1990. Born and raised in Sombra, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy from Aug. 1941 to Oct. 1945. Injured during the war, he was discharged medically unfit. He served on corvettes in convoy runs to Ireland and along the US Eastern Seaboard, participated in Operation Torch aboard the HMCS Camrose, served on the minesweeper HMCS Kentville, and his most memorable time in the service was on the HMCS Helen S., a sea going tug. After the war he worked as a Customs Officer for 35 years at Sombra, Port Lambton and Walpole Island. He was involved in Wallaceburg Minor Hockey for over 25 years. An avid antique boater, he was on the founding committee for Wambo. Bill was a member of Branch 18 of the Canadian Legion. An original member of the Sydenham Curling Club, he had the distinction of being on a team that scored the almost impossible, 8 Ender.

 

HMCS CAMROSE, HMCS KENTVILLE, TUG HELEN S.

ARNTSON, Maurice John (Moe), P2BN, 27337-E, RCN (served 01 Nov 1952 - 01 Nov 1974) (1933-2014) - Passed away peacefully with family at his side in Victoria on June 24, 2014. Moe is survived by his soul mate Mary after 42 years of marriage. Also survived by Daughters Bonnie Parhar (Jack), Donna Begley (Dennis), Lorraine Janes (Al), Natasha Arntson, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a kind and generous man who loved his family and made everyone he met feel like family. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy from 1952 to 1974. We would like to thank our many friends, especially Fred and Joyce Kirke. A special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Swiggum and her wonderful staff who blessed us with many more years with Moe. My love, my life, my Moe. Till we meet again. Celebration of Moe's life will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at Chiefs & Petty Officers Mess at 1575 Lyall Street. Viewing will be held at Care Funeral at 2676 Wilfert Road. on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 from 11:00am to 12:00pm. (Victoria Times Colonist 27 Jun 2014)

 

HMCS JONQUIERE, HMCS FRASER, HMCS ORIOLE, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS MALAHAT

ARSENAULT, Gerald (Gerry) 1923 - 2004 Gerald Arsenault, 80, of Shediac and formerly of Moncton passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital following a lengthy illness. Gerry was the son of the late Aubin and Marguerite (Duplessis) Arsenault. He served as a seaman on the HMCS Comox with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. Retired from C.N.R. as a Carman, Gerry was also a former member of the Beausejour Curling Club and the Lakeside Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, Zélia (Cormier) Arsenault; his children, Lydia Arsenault of Nanaimo, B.C., Yolande Arsenault of Ottawa, ON., Vincent (Danielle) of Moncton, Simone Arsenault (Jean Gallant) of Shediac, and Carmen Marshall (Stephen) of Riverview; nine grandchildren, Gilles, Serge, Michel, Maryse, Nicole, Juliane, Martin, Adam, Colin; three great grandchildren, Laney, Byron and Zachary. Besides his parents, Gerry was predeceased by his sisters, Doris and Irene; and by his brother, Harvey. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Shediac on Friday, June 25, 2004 at a time to be announced. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 396 Main St., Shediac (532-3297). Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N. B. or to the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital Foundation Oncology Dept. (The Times & Transcript 2 Jun 2004)

 

HMCS COMOX

ATWOOD, Arthur F.L. Capt., OBE, RCN - Captain Arthur F.L. Atwood, OBE, RCN, Ret'd, who died at his home in Halifax, December 30, was buried with full naval honors in Holy Cross cemetery, Halifax, on January 2, following requiem high mass at St. Mary's Basilica. Senior naval officers from the Atlantic Command, including Rear-Admiral E.R. Mainguy, OBE, Flag Officer Atlantic Coast, attended the funeral. Born in Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, England, in 1869, Captain Atwood entered the Royal Navy as a cadet at the age of 12. He subsequently saw service in destroyers in the Mediterranean, specialized in gunnery, and, from 1914 to 1917, was Gunnery Officer-in-Charge in the RN Barracks at Chatham. In 1917 he transferred to the RCN with the rank of Commander and in November of that year took command of the cruiser HMCS "Niobe". He remained in the ship until May 1919, when he was appointed to an administrative post in the Halifax dockyard. He retired from the RCN in July, 1920, in the rank of captain, and shortly after, as a civilian, was appointed Armament Supply Officer in the dockyard. He retired from the Civil Service in 1930. Captain Atwood was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1925 for services in the Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy. Surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. T.E. White of Bedford, and three sons, John, of Chicago, Arthur of Arvida, Que., and Captain Lorenzo L. Atwood, VRD, RCN, who is at present attending the National Defence College, Kingston. (Obituary originally published in CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, February, 1951)

 

HMCS NIOBE

AUCOIN, MILTON A., 82 Cheticamp. Milton A. Aucoin, 82, of Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp, passed away March 18, 2000, at the guest home. Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Murdock AuCoin and Elizabeth (AuCoin) AuCoin. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. He served on several ships during the battle of the Atlantic. He was on board the HMCS Assinibone during the EPIC battle of the sinking of the German Submarine U-210. He was a member of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association and a member of the Atlantic CPOS Association. He was a past founding member of Cheticamp development Association and an active member of Cheticamp AA. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No.. 32, Cheticamp. Surviving are his wife, Annie Louise Chiasso; son, Eddie, Nanaimo, B.C.; daughter, Mary (Mrs. Maurice Doucet), Cheticamp; sister, Florence (Mrs. Leo P. Chiasson), Antigonish; five grandchildren, Blair, Lisa, Blaine, Nadine and Ken and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, Clifford, Willie, Angie and Joseph Edmond. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be offered today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's Church, Cheticamp. Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Pere Fiset Guest Home, Cheticamp. Arrangements are under the direction of Cheticamp Funeral Services Ltd.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE

BAIN, Glen Donald - Glen, after a long, courageous battle with heart disease peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Tuesday, January 14, 1997, age 73 years, Glen Donald Bain of London and formerly of Stratford, dearly beloved husband and best friend of Barbara Bain, loving father of Richard Bain and his wife Kelly, Linda Freeman and her husband Steven, Dear grandpa of Caroline and Daniel Bain, Jordan, Lindsay, Julia and Maggie Freeman, and Luke and Laura Irvine: who were all special to Grandpa. Dear brother of Robert Bain and his wife Fran of Stratford and John and his wife Jean Bain both late of Stratford and brother-in-law of Jim and Gilda Brown of Beaverton, Oregon. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Glen saw active duty in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and loved his country and flag. He retired from teaching at Thames Secondary School in 1986. Active in his community, Glen served with the Boy Scouts of Canada, Rotary, University Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was an active member and Elder Emeritus of First-St. Andrew's United Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, Richmond Street at St. James, London. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, January 16 at 2 PM in First-St. Andrew's United Church, 350 Queens Avenue at Waterloo Street, London by Rev. Dr. Frank Meadows. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to The Access Fund of First-St. Andrew's United Church would be gratefully acknowledged.

 

HMCS BADDECK

BARRON, Percy Andrew - Wednesday February 16, 2005, The Halifax Herald Limited: BARRON, Percy Andrew - 87, Guysborough, formerly of West Arichat, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2005, in Milford Haven Home in Guysborough with his loving family by his side. Born in Ingonish, he was a son of the late George and Bridgette (Whitty) Barron. He served in the navy during the Second World War and sailed aboard the HMCS Ross Norman from Halifax and throughout Europe. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 43, Port Hawkesbury, and Knights of Columbus Council 4607, West Arichat. In his early years he was a sword fisherman fishing out of Ingonish. He later became a welder working for various companies, the last of which was the Rowan Company on the Oil Rigs off Sable Island, up until his retirement in 1975. He will be sadly missed by his special dog Wednesday. He is survived by daughters, Dianne Humprey (Gary), Georgina Burke, both of Sydney; Aldona Bartlett (Barry), Oshawa, Ont.; Carmen Barron and companion Kevin MacDonald, Boylston; special family member, Della Dorey (George), West Arichat; sisters, Deloris "Lowie" Peters, Mary "Maimie" Peterson, both of Sydney; Isabelle Barrett, Kitchener, Ont.; brothers, Sanford "Gussie", Kitchener, Ont.; George "Leo" (Alice), Oakville, Ont.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Genevieve (Forgeron); sister, Katherine; brothers, Irving, Sylvester, Eugene, Nick, and Walter. His remains are resting in C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat, with visitation today and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the Life of Percy will be held Friday morning at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, West Arichat, with Rev. Stephane Gamache officiating, burial to follow in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery, West Arichat. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

 

HMCS ROSS NORMAN

BEARD, Charles Taschereau, Cdr. RCN - Cdr. Charles Taschereau Beard, RCN, Ret'd., 59, who died November 21 in Victoria, was buried with full naval honors in the naval cemetery at Esquimalt on November 25. Cdr. Beard was Coalition member for Esquimalt in the British Columbia Legislature at the time of his death. He was serving his second term. Born in Ottawa and educated at Ottawa College and Ashbury College, he entered the two-year old Royal Canadian Navy in 1910. He obtained his early training in ships and establishments of the Royal Navy and served throughout the First World War with the RN. Cdr. Beard returned to Canada late in 1920 as commanding officer of the destroyer "Patriot," and later commanded HMCS "Naden," the RCN Barracks at Esquimalt. In 1925 he returned to the U.K. for service with the Royal Navy. In February 1928, he came back to Canada and was appointed in command of the destroyer "Champlain." For the next eight years Cdr. Beard served mainly at Headquarters, holding at various times the posts of Director of Naval Reserves and Director of Naval Operations and Training. In 1936, he was appointed commanding officer of "Naden" for the second time, holding in addition, the appointment of Commander of the Dockyard. Cdr. Beard retired on pension in April 1939 but re-entered the Service on the outbreak of the Second World War. He was appointed to HMCS "Stadacona," Halifax, but returned to the West Coast in April 1940 to commission, as commanding officer, the auxiliary cruiser "Prince Robert". Later that year the "Prince Robert" captured the valuable German motor ship "Weser," which was attempting to escape from a Mexican port. For his part in this action he was Mentioned in Despatches on January 1, 1943. Cdr. Beard retired from the Service in January, 1941. The funeral service was held in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Victoria, following which the funeral cortege formed in HMCS "Naden." Headed by a firing party, guard and bank; flanked by six chief petty officers serving as pallbearers, and followed by the honorary pallbearers and two parties of officers and men, the gun carriage bearing the casket was drawn by hand to the cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Rear-Admiral V.G. Brodeur, RCN, Ret'd; Vice-Admiral H.E. Reid, RCN, Ret'd; W.T. Straith, B.C. Minister of Education; Andrew Motherwell, Dr. Eric Boak, Norman yarrow, J.C. Thow and Captain Eustace Brock, RCN(R), Ret'd. In attendance at the graveside were Read-Admiral W.B. Creery, Flag Officer Pacific Coast, and Commodore G.R. Miles, Commodore of the RCN Barracks, Esquimalt.

 

HMCS PATRIOT, HMCS CHAMPLAIN, HMCS PRINCE ROBERT, HM P-17

BEAUDOIN, Arthur Emile - 1919-2012 - At la Maison Paul-Triquet in Quebec City, on March 25th, 2012, at the age of 92 years and 10 months, passed away peacefully Mr. Émile Beaudoin, husband of Mrs. Yvette Laliberté.  Born in St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, he was the son of Mr. Elzéar Beaudoin, predeceased, and Mrs. Célina Buteau also predeceased.   A World War II veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy, member of the crew of HMCS Athabaskan, he received, among other medals, the Atlantic Star, the Africa Star with bar, the Médaille d’argent de l’Union Nationale des Combattants, the Croix d’honneur avec rosette of l’Association Franco-Britannique.  He was president of the chapitre québécois de l’Association nationale des prisonniers de guerre (European theatre).  He was also the founder of the Cercle Goethe de Québec, and a  retired person of the Quebec government. The family will receive condolences, with the body present, at Coopérative funéraire des Deux Rives, Centre funéraire du Plateau, 693, ave Nérée-Tremblay, Québec G1N 4R8, Saturday March 31st, 2012, from 10:30 to 12:30. The religious service will be held the same day at 13:00 at St-Thomas-d’Aquin Church (2125, rue Louis-Jolliet, Québec G1V 2B7). The body will be laid in the crypt at Mausolée François-de-Laval (Cimetière Belmont). Beside his wife, his niece Nancy Beaudoin (Raymond Deschenes), daughter of his brother Elzéar Beaudoin junior, predeceased, (Rachel Marquis, predeceased), from Methuen, MA, USA, Emile Beaudoin is survived by children of his brother-in-law Adrien Laliberté, predeceased, (Yvette Savard, predeceased), Yves Laliberté (Ginette Massé), Jean Laliberté (Thérèse Arsenault), Jacques Laliberté (Guyane Bellavance), Pierre Laliberté, et André, predeceased, and also many of his comrades in arms who were members of the same associations he was a member of. Our profound gratitude and an immense thank you to all the staff at Maison Paul-Triquet and also the staff at Foyer des Vétérans (CHUQ) for their  steadfast dedication and the good care that was provided. Your expressions of sympathy can be conveyed by donations to la Société Alzheimer de Québec, phone number: 418 527-4294

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

BEAUMONT, William (Bill), RCN, CD - Petty Officer William 'Bill' Beaumont, RCN, CD, of Truro, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. Born in Innisfil, Ont. on May 19, 1930. He grew up in Toron­to and Sebright, Ont. Predeceased by mother and father, Victor and Mina Beaumont. Survived by wife, Bessie, of 59 years; daughter, Beverley (Dave); sons, Victor (Colleen) and Darryl (Patti); grandchildren, Lori-Anne Leger, Red Deer, Alta.; Victor, Halifax; Christine, Pamala, Truro; step grandchildren, Michael and Brittany, Halifax; step great-grand­children, Tyairah and Mahlik, Hali­fax; brother, Victor (Rita), Brechin, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. Bill joined the Navy in 1949. He served on 13 ships, his most favorite one being the HMCS HAIDA. He traveled around the world twice. He fought in the Korean War on the HMCS HAIDA, was injured, and spent time in hospital in Korea. On his return from Korea, he met the love of his life, Bessie. They married in 1954. During his career, they resided in Halifax and Victoria, B.C. They took their children on vaca­tions every summer in Canada and the United States. Bill and family re­tired in 1971 and moved to Nova Scotia from British Columbia. They lived in Hilden for 40 years. Bill held several jobs: purchasing, main­tenance, and real estate. He also owned his own business, Beaumont Ind. Ltd., for ten years. He was in­volved in getting a new school for Hilden, a volunteer Fire Depart­ment, which he became the first fire chief for four years, and became an honorary member. He had a love for sports, especially coaching hockey and ball. Bill loved to play Santa onboard ships for the young kids and at the Hilden School and others. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, February 10, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A Royal Can­adian Legion Tribute Service at 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, in St. John’s Anglican Church, 25 Church St., Truro, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Yetman officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Terrace Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Nova Scotia S.P.C.A., or charity of choice. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Murray for his years of dedication to Bill. Also, sin­cere thanks to the staff of Cedar Crest at Camp Hill Hospital for the excellent care for the past one and a half years. You went above and beyond for Bill and his family.

 

HMCS HAIDA

BELL, Bernard William - 54 of Prospect Bay, died Sunday in Victoria General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Chesley, Ont., he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Smith) Bell. He was a Chief Warrent Officer MMM CD, Retired, and spent 25 years in the R.C.N. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Zinck; four sons, William, East Dover; Thomas, Port Elgin, Ont; David, Dartmouth; James at home; two daughters Susan, St. Catherine, Ont; Ann Marie at home; two brothers, Maurice and Joseph, Elmwood, Ontario; two sisters Beatrice, Toronto and Marjorie, Elmwood, four grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother Harvey and sister June. Cruickshanks Funeral Home, Halifax, where service will be p.m. Tuesday then the body sent to Elmwood for funeral and buriel in Elmwood Cemetery. Donations to Nova Scotia Kidney Foundation.  (The Halifax Mail-Star 06 Feb 1984)

BELL, Charles Edward Wallace 1916-2011  -  passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the age of 94 years. Charlie was predeceased by his wife Marjorie, in 1999, his parents E.G.W. Guy and Jean Bell, and his brother Doug in 1937. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on November 17, 1916, the Bell family relocated to Weyburn before moving to Regina in 1924 where Charlie would attend elementary school at Thompson Public and high school at Central Collegiate. While attending Centre Collegiate, Charlie joined the Regina Boat Club where he was a member of the rowing team. In 1935, Charlie became a Navy Cadet and began work at the Canadian Farm Loan Board. In 1938, Charlie joined the Royal Canadian navy Volunteer Reserve in Regina and was called to active service in 1940. He served during World War II on several convoy duties in the North Atlantic. After the War Charlie rejoined the Naval Reserve at HMCS Queen in Regina. In 1947, Charlie was hired as a cartoonist at the Regina Leader Post. He spent the balance of his career (35 years) with the Leader Post in several editorial positions before being promoted to Associate Editor prior to his retirement in 1982. A proud Regina citizen for over 87 years and avid football fan, Charlie had many hobbies and activities. An accomplished artist, Charlie was well known for his many water colour paintings of his surrounding area. His paintings appeared in the Saskatchewan Arts Board permanent collection, the City of Regina collection and many private collections. Charlie was also a member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada and the Royal United Services Institute. Sailing at Katepwa Lake was a favourite pastime, as Charlie enjoyed spending the summer months at the cottage. He also enjoyed carpentry, cooking and music before capping off the day with a small nip of scotch. Charlie is survived by two nieces: Elinor Robinson of Regina and Glenda Labelle of Calgary along with many great nieces and nephews. Charlie was particularly close to his great niece Judy and her husband ken Fawcett who provided support as needed in recent years. Charlie also enjoyed his close friendship with Gerry Peacock was was a great companion in his later years. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to dr. Jim Carter and Dr. John Alport for attending to Charlie on numerous occasions and to the staff of the Regina General Hospital. Special thanks to Steve Forsythe, who provided regular assistance to Charlie and became a close friend. Honourary pallbearers will be Elinor Robison and Ken and Judy Fawcett of Regina; Robert and Glenda Labelle of Calgary; Bill Ketlock of Olds, Alberta; Ron and Cathy Robison of Calgary; Patricia and Bob McKim of Edmonton; Bob Taylor of Spruce Grove, Alberta; and Scott and Rebecca Taylor of Coquitlam. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held at a later date at a graveside service at Riverside Memorial park. If so desired, a donation may be made directly to the Leader-Post Raise-a-Reader, PO Box 1130 Regina, SK, S4P 3B4 or Regina palliative Care Inc, 4F-4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 1A5. Charlie thanks for your leadership in demonstrating who to grow old with class. (The Leader-Post 27 Jan 2011)

 

HMCS ARROWHEAD

BERRYMAN Bryan John, Commodore, RCN - Bryan passed away at Kingston General Hospital on May 25, 2014 after a sudden illness. Bryan retired to Sharbot Lake (Ontario) in 1993, after a long and distinguished career as a logistics officer in the Canadian Navy, achieving the rank of Commodore, followed by a position in the civil service as Director General, Compensation and Benefits, for the Department of National Defense in Ottawa. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Jane, his sister, Nalda, his three sons, Kevin, Colin and Andrew and his four grandchildren, Kelsey, Michael, Colin and Kate. He was predeceased by his daughter Kerrylynn. His remains were interred at a private family service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund at RCN Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 505, Station "B", Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6.

 

HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS NIAGARA (1964)

BLANDY, Walter Stairs, Cdr (04 May 1924 - 02 Sep 2014) - Predeceased by his first wife, Nora; son Colin and daughter, Jill. Survived by his widow Frances; sister Beryl; son Peter (Ann); nephews John (Jane), Scott (Brenda), six grandchildren and one great-grandson; extended family, Jeune and Susan. Funeral to be held at St. Lukes Anglican Church, September 17, 2014 at 10:30 am. Reception to follow at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club at 2 pm.

 

ML Q051, ML Q102, HMCS GLACE BAY, HMS MIDDLESEX, HMS BERMUDA, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS BEACON HILL, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

BONE, Richard Melbourne - 82, of Dartmouth, passed away in the early hours of April 16 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Left to miss this wonderful man are his best friend and beloved wife of 57 years Janet (Horwood), his three loving children Andrew (Kristen Harper), Jamie (Louise Arsenault) and Susan (Ben Davis), and his grandson Hewson. Dick was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on May 23, 1930, a son of the late Charles Melbourne Bone and Dorothy (Wilson) Bone, and brother to Rollie, Barbara and Ken. After graduating from high school he worked at Algoma Steel, but soon enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Officers’ Training Program. His military career took him to the UK for flight training, and saw him serving on many naval ships (Magnificent, Huron, La Hulloise, Bonaventure) and aircraft (Sea Kings, Avengers, Sea Venoms). He served with Shearwater’s HS-50, VX-10 and 881 Squadrons, and taught at Stadacona’s Maritime Warfare School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics and German) from Dalhousie University in 1977. After retiring from the Canadian Forces, Dick grew his hair and beard and taught math and science for the trades for sixteen years at the Dartmouth Vocational School. Dick’s sense of humour and creative spirit were major forces in his life: he painted, drew, cartooned, designed restaurant menus, built folk art pieces, and was a world-class wildlife carver. He was a founding member of the Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers’ and Artists’ Association, and competed internationally. He taught widely, and volunteered at many schools, teaching young children how to carve and paint. Dick led an active, engaged life full of kindness, generosity and zest. Dick was predeceased by his dear brother Rollie (and wife Doreen). In addition to his immediate family, Dick is also survived by his sister Barbara (and husband Ken) McCracken and brother Ken Bone in Sault Ste. Marie, cousin Bruce (wife Elaine and daughter Amanda) Lewis in Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. According to his wishes, Dick will be cremated, and his ashes buried at sea.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS HURON, HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS SHEARWATER

BOSWORTH, Richard Cooper, Coder, V/49160, RCNVR, MPK - 21 Aug 1944 -  Coder Richard Cooper (Dick) Bosworth, younger son of Mrs. George Bosworth and the late Mr. Bosworth, 30 Dumfries St., Paris, was lost at sea when H.M.C.S. Alberni, a corvette, struck a magnetic mine in the English Channel on August 21, 1944. It was Coder Bosworth's first trip on this corvette, which left port at six o'clock that morning on what was to prove a tragic voyage for many members of her crew. Five hours later, the fatal blast occurred. The young Paris sailor, with his messmates, was lunching below deck, and had no opportunity to escape. His Captain, in writing to Mrs. Bosworth, paid high tribute to the qualities of friendship, dependability and contentment he had seen apparent in her son in his association with the Ship's Company. Enlisting in the R.C.N.V.R., in Hamilton on January 29, 1943, the young sailor trained at Charlottetown, Halifax, and St. Hyacinthe, and then sailed overseas in March, 1944, and was stationed for several months on H.M.C.S. Niobe at Greenock, Scotland, until he went on active duty. Born in Paris, November 3, 1922, Richard, or "Dick", as he was popularly known, received his education at the Paris Public and High Schools. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. After his school days he worked in the service station with his father, who survived him, but passed away in September, 1945.

 

HMCS ST-HYACINTHE, HMCS ALBERNI

BOUCHER, Roger Phillippe - Age 66, Lawrencetown, Halifax Co., passed away in Dartmouth General Hospital on June 24, 2013. Born in St-Georges de Beauce, Que., he was the son of the later Romeo Boucher. He joined the navy in 1965 with dreams of being a diver. His diving career took him from the far north to the south and all parts in between. His fondest memories were working with the original United States Navy Seal Teams and being Chief Pilot of the navy's mini sub, SDL-1. After 31 years in the navy, he began a second career in Explosive Ordinance Disposal, working throughout Canada and the United States with a three year sting in Maui, Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Connie; his children, Robert (Sue), Danielle (Joseph), Rejean and Andre; grandchildren, Alicia, and Etienne. Memorial service to be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, in Pope John Paul XXIII. No flower by request. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. "Strength in depth"

 

HMCS CORMORANT

BOYD, Gordon F. - Gordon grew up in Isle Pierre and Vanderhoof. Because the older boys and young men were away in the war his teenage years were full of challenges and responsibilities beyond his years. In early 1945 he joined the army and then, after the war, the RCN. While in Victoria with the navy he met June Harrison and fell madly and permanently in love with her. They married in 1948. A few years later he used his naval engine room experience to begin a career as a stationary engineer with the BC Gov't where he worked until retirement. Most of his retirement was spent in Maple Ridge. Gordon was crushed by June's death in 1972. He was also predeceased by his son Danny in 1993 and all his siblings (Ben, Vera, Jean, Tommy, and Percy). He is survived by his son Rob (Gail), daughters Bonnie (Tom), Susan (Ron), Cindy (Ross), and daughter-in-law Karen as well as their families - including many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In recent years Gordon's life was clouded by dementia and he received fine care from many professionals, volunteers, kind strangers, and fellow travelers. Many, many thanks for that, especially to the Palm North team of the Lodge at Broadmead and to his companions Della and Lydia. No service by request. If you wish, please donate to alzheimerbc.org.

BRIARD, Kerry Philip Lt(N) RCN, CNAG member. April 8, 1934 - September 11, 2014 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, and grandfather Kerry. Son of the late Alfred and Mary Briard. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Martha (McNeary), his children Wayne (Denise Desjardins), Cheryl, David (Leslie Gensey), Michael (Lori McGuire), and Lynda, and his grandchildren Patrick, Derrick, Darryl, Melanie and Alexander (Desjardins), Jesse (Kayla), Lindsay and Jessica. Also survived by his sister Diane Vegter, nieces Kelly Cooper and Donna White and nephews Scott Campbell and Donald Bondy. He will also be missed by Goddaughter Erin Beazley and close family friend Brian Cullen. Kerry served 31 years in the Canadian Navy. He served onboard HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure. He married his loving wife Martha while on exchange with the US Navy in Norfolk Virginia in 1955. After retiring from the Navy, Kerry worked as a civilian with DND for 13 years. His favourite passion besides his wife Martha was golf. Dad was a member at Hylands and played regularly with his sons and granddaughter Jessica and his Golf buddies. He will be greatly missed by his many friends across Canada. Special thanks to the nursing staff of 5 East at the General hospital and the Doctors from the Ottawa Cancer Centre for their care and compassion. Friends are invited to visit at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (East of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa, on Friday, September 19, 2014 in the Hall of Colours from 1030hrs until time of Service in the Sacred Space at 1130hrs. In lieu of flowers, donations to the would be appreciated.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

BUFFETT, Leslie - Neil's Harbour May 2, 1924 – Sept. 13, 2014 - It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Leslie Buffett of Neil's Harbour, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Neil's Harbour. Born in Neil's Harbour, he was the son of the late Luke and Suzanne (Warren) Buffett. He is survived by sons Wesley (Judy), Glace Bay; Kenneth (Gwenny), Neil's Harbour; daughters Patsy (Norman Boutilier), Neil's Harbour; Cheryl (Terry Shea), Ingonish; brother Jim, Hamilton, ON; sisters Bertha Battiste, Dartmouth; Mary MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury; special friend Marty Rene, Ingonish; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Effie MacKinnon, stepson, Archie; brothers Robert, Hector, Russell and sisters Martha, Trypena and Grace. He enlisted in the army in 1943 and served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corp. He served on the high seas and aboard the hospital ship HMSS Lady Nelson. He made trips to Europe picking up the wounded to return to Canada. After the war he made 8 trips with the war brides. He was discharged November, 1946 and worked as an orderly in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, retiring from the Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Neil's Harbour in maintenance. He was the last surviving veteran of World War II in Neil's Harbour. He enjoyed his retirement growing the biggest vegetables possible and making things with his hands. His yard, flowers and garden were his pride and joy. Most people knew him as the 'Peddler', selling clothes and household items north of Smokey. Visitation for Mr. Buffett will take place on Wednesday at St. Andrew's Anglican Church from 9am to 2 pm. with the funeral service taking place at 2 pm with Rev. Carolyn Sharp officiating Interment in the parish cemetery. Donations to St. Andrew's Anglican parish or Palliative Care, Buchanan Memorial Hospital.

 

HMCS LADY NELSON

BULL, Garnet Maurice (Garnie), LCdr, CD3 (29 Aug 1930 - 15 Aug 2014) Cdn. Forces Decoration - Three Service Bars - QEll Silver Jubilee Medal - The Navy League of Canada Service Medal. Garnie passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC after being in care since early August. The last two years had been difficult for him on the health front, but he never lost his sense of humour. His unbroken service chain as a Sea Cadet, member of the RCN, Sea Cadet/CIL Officer and active member of The Navy League of Canada spanned over 70 YEARS! His service was recognized in 1999 when he was named The (Nat'l) Navy League of Canada Member of the Year! He is survived by his loving, dedicated wife, Wilhelmina (Wilma) Vander Burgh, son James Bull (Sandy), stepdaughter Susan Brillon, 4 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and numerous other family & friends. Garnie is predeceased by his first wife Martha Wilhelmina Bull and parents, Martin & Elsie Bull and all of his beloved siblings. Loved greatly, his presence & leadership will be deeply missed. Garnie was a father figure to many and his legacy of community service will endure. Celebration of Life: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2pm. RCSCC Fraser-Annacis Training Quarters, 555 Derwent Way, Delta BC.

BURKE, Clayton Russell - 74, West Green Harbour passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2014 with family and friends by his side. Born in West Green Harbour, he was a son of the late Royce and Pearl (Johnson) Burke. Clayton’s early years were spent in the Canadian Navy but spent most of his working life as a fisherman. He passed his love of the sea to his sons and grandson. This spring, Clayton enjoyed a 55 year reunion, sharing memories with three of his shipmates from HMCS Cape Scott. During his retirement Clayton enjoyed reading about history, listening to music, beach combing and spending time with his grandson. Clayton will always be remembered as a quiet and thoughtful man, always willing to help when needed. He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Bonnie; sons, Adam, Little Harbour; Peter (Fabyan), West Green Harbour; and his precious grandson, Patrick, Osborne; sisters, Erma Seaboyer, Sable River; Shirley Dawe (Hector), Dartmouth; brother, Leaman (Arlene), Liverpool, and mother-in-law, Jessie Williams, Clyde River. Visitation will take place Sunday, May 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at H. M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, Lockeport. The funeral service will take place on Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. in Holy Cross Anglican Church, Lockeport with Rev. Robert Richmond officiating. Burial in Lower St. Peters Cemetery, West Green Harbour. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

 

HMCS CAPE SCOTT

BURKE, Patrick Jamesa -age 85, September 19, 2014. After a courageous battle with cancer, Pat died peacefully in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII. Son of Florence Mitchel, he is survived by his children, Marlene (Michael) Lahey, Dartmouth; Coleen Branscombe, Halifax; Derryl, Montreal; Kevin (Rhonda), Dartmouth; grandchildren, Kyle, Natalie, Erin and James; nephew, Gary Boyd; several nieces and ne­phews. Pat was predeceased by his loving wife, Monica (Langille) of 56 years; their infant son, Michael; brother, Gerald; sisters, Eileen and Shirley. Pat and Monica lived in several parts of Canada including Ottawa, Halifax, Dartmouth and Lake Charlotte. Pat proudly served in the Navy from 1948-1953, and for his country with active duty in the Korean War 1951-1953. He served on the HMCS Naden, Ontario, Bonaventure, Shearwater, Stadacona, La Hulloise, Nootka Destroyer and in the RCAF 412 Transport Squadron. He then worked in the Dockyard and later ran Burke’s Grocery on Rose Street in Dartmouth with his wife for 18 years. He coached Minor Hockey Bantam Division, Canadian Foresters then managed the Midget Division. He also started the Dartmouth Mixed and St. Peter’s Mixed Bowling Leagues. Pat dearly loved his 'Mon' and missed her greatly after her passing. He told his family last night he only wanted to be with her. He loved and was very proud of his children and grandchildren and so enjoyed his and the family’s dogs. He loved to dance with Mon in their early years together, recall stories from the war, time spent and places traveled during his flying career and of his time growing up at 'The Mount' to any and all he spoke to. His memory for recall amazed us. He also loved to play cards, sing, bowl and garden. Celebrating Christmas was a very special time of year for him and he took great pride in creating his famous paper-thin shortbreads, loaves, gingerbread men, making chocolate suckers and candy wreaths for the kids. He will be greatly missed, especially at this time of year. Love and will miss you Dad from Suze, Kev, Marlene and Sweetie. Visitation will take place Tuesday, September 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral will take place in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 10 Maple St., Dartmouth on Wednesday, Septem­ber 24th at 10 a.m., Father Jim Richards, Celebrant. Reception to follow in St. Peter’s Parish Centre. The family would like to send their very special thanks to Drs. Malik and Wieber, the wonderful nursing staff at 5W Camp Hill Veterans’ Me­morial Building, QEII, Red Cross Homecare and Nightingale for their loving care and support. Donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, IWK Health Centre Founda­tion or any pet charity of your choice.

 

HMCS NADEN, HMCS SHEARWATER, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SHEARWATER

BURT, Harvey R, 94, passed away at the QE II on Monday, May 31, 2010. after a brief illness. Born Tizzard's Hrb. NL, 12 Jan 1916 to Mark and Melinda Burt. Moved to Lewisporte and Corner Brook, NL at a very early age. On graduation from Memorial University, taught in Public School for five years before becoming a Marine Engineer. Joined the Canadian Navy at Halifax in 1940. Served on various ships from 1940 to the end of World War II, mostly on Convoy duty on North Atlantic, Caribbean and European waters. Retired as CPO Marine Engineer. Engineering education consisted of Danforth Tech., Toronto, Marine Engineering School, Esquimalt BC, NS Tech, SAIT, Alberta. Joined DND as Power Plant Engineer responsible for Power Plants and Mechanical Systems at Atlantic Coast Naval establishments, retiring as DND Senior Utilities Officer. He then formed a partnership in a Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering Consulting Firm, was National President and Life Member of the Institute of Power Engineers; President of the MS Society and a member of the Scotia Branch Legion. Fraternal affiliations were: Master of the Loyal Orange Lodge & Preceptory, Lewisporte NL, Life Member of Burn's Lodge #10 AF &AM, Life member of 32 degrees AASR, active member of Philae Shriners AAONMS and the Royal Order of Jesters, CRT 155.He was a member of Rockingham United Church. Survived by wife Mildred, sister Jennie Hackett, NL, daughters Donna (Alan) Schnare Hfx., Brenda Collicutt Bedford, sons Wayne (Linda) Dartmouth, Barrie (Darlene) USA, Grandchildren Andrea ,Andrew, Mark and Caleb, four Great Grandchildren and Step Daughter Judy (David) Edwards, Truro,. Step Granddaughters Shannon, Nicole and four great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Rockingham United Church, 2pm, Monday June 7th, Rev. Allen Darby officiating.Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, on Sunday, June 6th, from 2- 5pm. Masonic Service at 3:30pm. Family flowers only. Donations to the Shriner's Crippled Chiildren's Travel Fund or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS NORSYD

BUSHEN, Lee Palmer, 88, Upper Sackville Passed away at the Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in West Dublin, he was the son of the late Eldred and Amy (Mosher) Bushen. Lee is survived by his wife of 65 years, June (Himmelman) Bushen; daughters, Judith (Paul) Church, Lower Sackville, Patricia (Mel) Ross, Upper Sackville; grandchildren, Norman MacQueen and Danielle Deveaux, Sydney; brother, Norbert Bushen, West Dublin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by family pets, Rosie Lea and Ginger Mae. He was predeceased by daughter, Leah MacQueen, sisters, Anne Ackman, Eileen Robar and Barbara Worth. Lee a veteran of the Second World War, he began his naval career as an ordinary seaman in the Merchant Navy in 1937. Lee enlisted in the RCN in 1939 as able seaman. He advanced to leading seaman, petty officer, to chief petty officer first class, master gunner/instructor. He received the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star and Clasp (denoting France and Germany Star), Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp and the War Medal 1939-45 virtue of his service in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve. Lee served aboard many naval ships, Lady Hawkins, HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS Skeena, HMCS Avalon, Stadacona, Cornwallis, Hochelaga, the frigate HMCS Stettler. Upon release from the Navy, he enrolled in a carpentry course in 1945. He worked on several ships as a carpenter and later became a self-employed contractor, building houses in Liverpool as well as Cape Breton. The family moved to Cape Breton in 1954. He served in the Canadian Army Militia as a sapper for a brief time. Lee closed his own carpentry business after many years and worked for Reid's Building Supplies in Sydney until his retirement. After living in Cape Breton for over 50 years, Lee and June moved to Upper Sackville in 2004 to be near the rest of the family. Lee was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the great outdoors traipsing through the woods near his hunting "shack." He loved his music, when jigs and reels were played, he would often pick up his fiddle or spoons and join in. His interests in "all things navy" continued through his membership in the Cape Breton Naval Veterans' Association. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a legion service 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service to be held 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Church of the Good Shepherd, 28 Trinity Lane, Beaverbank, Rev. Don Shipton officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QE II Health Sciences Centre Foundation Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building Garden Fund, Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund or charity of your choice. Special thanks to the VMB 5 West Garrison Team for their excellent care and support.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS AVALON, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS HOCHELAGA

BUTTON, Fred John - 22 July 1935 - 01 September 2013 - It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved husband Fred on September 1, 2013. I will miss him terribly but I know he is now at peace and out of pain after a year long battle with lung cancer. He died at home, as was his wish. Our good friends Wayne and Donna Malfait and Sheryl Urquhart helped to make his last days much easier. Fred is survived by his wife Molly and many good friends. He retired from the navy after 21 years as a submariner and enjoyed many careers after. He owned Tip Toe Roofing, worked for the CRD, BC Ferries and finally the Coast Guard. When he finally retired again he and Molly went on many cruises to many parts of the world and made many friends during these cruises who he kept in contact with. Fred had a cheeky sense of humour and drew people to him. I would like to thank Wayne and Donna Malfait and Sheryl Urquhart for their unfailing support. I would also like to thank the nurses from the Peninsula Health Unit and the Palliative Response Team, they are angels. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday September 14, 2013. (Obituary originally posted in the Times Colonist)

 

HMCS GRILSE, HMCS RAINBOW

CAMPBELL, Angus Hector, Capt., RCNR, 91, master mariner, of Connaught Avenue, Halifax, passed away at the Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building Thursday, April 9, 1998, after a valiant struggle with pneumonia, which typified much of his life. Born July 26, 1907, he was the eldest son of the late Capt. Daniel J. and Barbara (Livingstone) Campbell, Big Bras d’Or, Victoria County. He plied the seas of the world from an early age, first as a deckhand at age 14, later joining the United Fruit Company fleet on its South American and Caribbean runs. He settled in Halifax as a home port after he obtained his masters (home trade) papers in December 1939 and served as officer in various ships with the Imperial and Standard Oil fleets. After his ship, the SS James McGee, was mined and sunk in Bristol Channel in June 1940, he returned to Halifax and joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve as a navigation officer in July 1940. He served in the following ships: HMCS St. Clair, HMS Snowberry, HMCS Columbia (from where he received two mentions in dispatch citations for his actions in helping save a foundering ship, the SS Matthew Lukenbach), HMCS Prescott and was commanding officer HMCS Kincardine until it was paid off and demobilized in March 1946. Following demobilization, he returned to the Merchant service with the Imperial Oil fleet and obtained his masters (foreign-going) papers. He sailed the world’s oceans and seas, the Great Lakes and Eastern Canada, until he retired in 1972. He returned to sea intermittently for three years after his retirement, serving as an ice pilot in Canada’s northern coastal communities. He was and avid reader, an active gardener and a superlative storyteller. He was a member of Edgewood United Church, Athole Lodge, Naval Officers Association of Canada, Company of Master Mariners and the Canadian Geographic Society. He is survived by his daughter, K. Barbara Campbell and granddaughter, Allison Smith, Halifax; son, Bruce and wife Becky, with whom he resided in Halifax; sisters, Alexandra (Sandie) MacKenzie, New Dominion, Edith (Mrs. Wally MacKenzie), Big Bras d’Or; brother, A. Albert (Bert) and wife Marilyn, Sydney River; several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and Nisha, Timber and Khaki, his beloved companions. He was predeceased by his wife, Beryl Joan (Collins), sisters, Wilhemena (Billie) MacNeil, Sarah (Sadie) MacNeil, Deena, brother Daniel J. Campbell. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax, with visitation Monday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Edgewood United Church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. John Tapscott officiating. Interment of ashes at Oakridge Memory Gardens; the scattering of ashes at sea will take place at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to Missions of Seamen or QEII Foundation, Abbie J. Lane Family Medicine Unit.

 

HMCS ST. CLAIR, HMS SNOWBERRY, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS PRESCOTT, HMCS KINCARDINE

CAMPBELL, William Franklin, LCdr, RCNVR, killed - 06 Feb 1943 - b. 1906. Enlisted in the navy in 1922 and served on several ships including HMCS Skeena before WWII and HMCS Assiniboine in the early stages. He took command of HMCS Louisburg in 1940. Killed in action at sea on 6th February 1943 when the ship was sunk by an enemy torpedo bomber off Oran. From Grand Valley, Ontario, son of Edward and Mary Campbell. He was married to Freda Leckie in 1939 and had one son Lt Colonel (Ret'd) Edward Campbell of the Canadian Army.

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS LOUISBURG

CARL, Charles Gordon, Sig, V54340, RCNVR MPK - 04 Oct 1944 - HMCS Chebogue - Born: 1924, of Meadow Lake was KIA 04 Oct 1944 and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. The Chebogue was a River class frigate commissioned early in 1944. Carl was one of the seamen killed by the explosion when she was torpedoed by U1227 in the north Atlantic. The Chebogue was towed 900 miles to Port Talbot, Wales, but was written off as irreparable after being driven ashore in a gale. Gordon's father Cecil Vincent Carl came from O'Neill, Holt Co., Nebraska, in 1906 and homesteaded SW22-36-8-W3 northeast of Asquith. He married Dena (Rutt), also from Nebraska, at Saskatoon in 1913 and they later ranched at Horse Head and went into business at Meadow Lake in 1925. Gordon was born at Edam and was working as a clerk when he enlisted at Saskatoon early in 1943. Two of his brothers, Cecil Jr. and Allan, served in the RCAF.

 

HMCS CHEBOGUE

CATTON, Darryl Arnold - On August 31, 2014 Darryl Arnold Catton of St. Albert passed away at the age of 53 years. Darryl is survived by his loving family: wife, Teri; parents, Darryl Sr. and Donna; brother, Anthony; sisters, Dayna (Dave) and Angela (Al); numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a very special friend, Bruce. Darryl's sense of humor and musical talents will be greatly missed. His favorite saying was "Have a Good Life". Darryl's wishes were to be cremated with a Family Service held at a later date. Friends wishing may make memorial donations directly to: Sturgeon Community Hospital Foundation in support of the ICU. (the St. Albert Gazette 06 Sep 2014)

 

HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN

CHANTER, Charles Edward (Ed), PO - a veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic, died in Dundas, ON March 21 at age 93. He joined the RCNVR in 1940 and served in HMCS Timmins and Poundmaker. In civilian life he was a machinist, CNMT Trustee and active in church and community organizations. He was predeceased by his wife Henrietta (Etta), brothers Doug and Fred, sister Eva and is survived by brother George, children Edward, Rob, Jean and Bruce and companion Doreen Johnston.

 

HMCS TIMMINS, HMCS POUNDMAKER

CHARLES, John Alexander, Rear-Admiral, CMM, CD, RCN - passed away in Victoria, British Columbia, on Saturday, 25 September 2010. Rear-Admiral Charles distinguished himself in both his naval and civilian careers and in his commitment to his country and community. He was born on 27 March 1918 in Rouleau, Saskatchewan. He entered the Royal Military College of Canada in 1935 and after two years joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1937. At the start of the Second World War, he was a midshipman in HMS BERWICK, which patrolled northern waters and performed Norwegian operations. In the fall of 1940, he joined HMCS RESTIGOUCHE for convoy duty as part of the Clyde Escort Force and, in 1942, HMS LAFOREY for operations in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Sicily, Salerno and Anzio. In 1944, he returned to Canada for staff signal duties at St Hyacinthe, Esquimalt and Washington DC, before taking command of HMCS CRESCENT on 1 January 1948. He completed Royal Navy and joint services staff courses and joined HMCS MAGNIFICENT before his appointment as Director of Naval Communications. On 29 October 1953, he took command of HMCS HAIDA and then became Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East and was promoted to captain. It was upon his return to British Columbia that he served as Commandant of Canadian Services College Royal Roads 1954-1957 before heading back to Ottawa to become Director of Naval Operations and, later, returning to Esquimalt as Commander, 2nd Escort Squadron in command of HMCS ASSINIBOINE. He served as Commodore of the Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff Plans and as Chief of Maritime Operations. He retired from the post of Deputy Chief of Defence Staff in 1974. He was a notable graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada and received an honorary degree from Royal Roads Military College in 1991 and Royal Roads University in 2008. He was a recipient of the Order of Military Merit (CMM), the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) and was mentioned in dispatches (MID). He founded the Friends of Hatley Park Society, a group of volunteers who now work with Royal Roads University to preserve the grounds and gardens. Rear-Admiral Charles is survived by eight children and seven grand children. The funeral service for Rear-Admiral Charles will be held at 1400 on Thursday, 07 October 2010, at Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC. His ashes will be scattered at sea on Friday 08 October 2010 from HMCS WINNIPEG.

 

HMCS ST-HYACINTHE, HMS BERWICK, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMS LAFOREY, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

CHIDLOW, James (01 Apr 1921 - 29 Nov 2007) - Dad left us peacefully in his 86th year at Victoria General Hospital with his family by his side. Dad was born and raised in Bowsman, Manitoba. He served as a blacksmith on the HMCS Provider from 1940 to 1945. After moving to Victoria Dad began his career as a DND firefighter in 1946 retiring as a captain in 1975. He was a life member and president for many years of the Metchosin Farmers Institute. Dad was an avid gardener and took great pride in producing strawberries and his red gladiolas for his many 'valley' customers. Predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years Agnes in 2001, brothers Tom, Hank, Jack, Bill, sisters Ivy, Mae and Beth. He was loved and will be dearly missed by his son Grant, daughters Peggy (Charlie), Donna (Larry), grandchildren: Brandi (Andre), Dallas (Maranda), Becky, Cory (Tracey), Travis, Joe (Jaclyn), Charlene, great grandchildren: Bradan, Brianna, Drayson, Carter, Quyntin, Ashley, Clayton., sister Amy Farewell (Winnipeg), brother Fred (Victoria), many relatives and friends. Thanks to the girls at Juan de Fuca Home Support, Dr. G. Christie and Veterans Affairs for their support over the last few years. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive, Saanich at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2007. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dads memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS PROVIDER

CICCOLELLA, Antonio Vincenzo (Chicho) - age 52, of Dartmouth, NS passed away May 9th, 1999 at the Stadacona Hospital, CFB Halifax after waging a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 7th, 1946 in Rome, Italy, he was the son of Teresa (Recco) and the late Giuseppe Ciccolella. After immigrating with his family from Italy in 1956, he spent his teen years in Toronto, Ontario finishing high school and working at various jobs. At the age of 21 he heard the call of adventure and in 1967 chose to travel the world as a sonarman in the Royal Canadian Navy. He enjoyed tours on several of Her Majesty's Canadian Ships including the Skeena, Assiniboine, Ottawa, Huron, Athabaskan and Protecteur. It was while serving on the HMCS Skeena in June of 72 he met and subsequently married Peggy Embrett of Halifax. In 1973 he again felt the urge to expand his horizons and remustered to the Observer Trade later to become a member of the Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator cadre and served with distinction on Maritime Patrol Squadrons 404 and 405 as well as Maritime Helicopter Squadrons 423 and 406. His 32-year career with the RCN and Canadian Air Force saw him amass ten years of sea duty and nearly 4800 hours of flight time on several aircraft predominantly the Sea King! helicopter. He was recognize for his exceptional service by attaining the rank of Master Warrant Officer and being inducted as a Member of the Order of Military Merit in 1993. A devoted family man with a strong sense of community he volunteered for several years as a Beaver Leader and a coach in the Soccer program in Cole Harbour.

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS HURON, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS PROTECTEUR

CLARK, Charles Robertson (1979) - Truro - Charles Robertson Clark, 85, of Tatamagouche, died Tuesday in Colchester Hospital.  Born in Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary Jane (Johnson) Clark.  He served on the HMCS Niobe during the First World War, and was wounded in the Halifax Explosion.  He was a carpenter by trade and worked in the Boston and Philadelphia areas for several years before moving back to Tatamagouche to take over the family farm.  He was a member of Sharon United Church and a charter member of the Tatamagouche branch, Royal Canadian Legion.  Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Braine, of Annapolis Royal; a daughter, Laurel (Mrs. Russell Swansburg), Moss Point, Miss.; a son, David, Truro; three sisters, Anne (Mrs. William Ward), Fran (Mrs. Fenton Weatherbie), both of Tatamagouche; Jane (Mrs. Roy Colins), Malden, Mass.; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Kate and Laura.  The body is at Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche.  Funeral service Thursday at 2 p.m. from Sharon United Church, Rev. Morley Bentley officiating.  Burial will be in Lockerby cemetery.  Donations may be made to Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital, Tatamagouche.

 

HMCS NIOBE

COADY, Francis Earle - At The Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Saturday, July 10, 2004, Francis Coady of Burlington in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Gerry (nee Nelsson) Coady. Much loved father of Beverly and her husband Edward Thompson of Ottawa and Karen and her husband Michael Kelly of Burlington. Cherished grandfather of Darryl, Mark and his wife Irene, Kevin, Matthew, Ryan and Megan. Great-grandfather of Coady. Dear brother of Barbara and her husband Mike Pepkowski of Thornhill and Raymond and his wife Patricia of Seattle. Predeceased by his brother, Gerald and Lawrence and sisters Thelma and Mary. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the The Carpenter Hospice for their tender love and care. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line ( one stoplight north of QEW) BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 287 Plains Road East, Burlington, on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. Private Interment. If desired, expressions of sympathy to The Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

HMS WITCH, HMS BUXTON, HMCS HAMILTON, HMCS ST. CLAIR, HMCS ETTRICK, HMCS SANS PEUR, HMCS WALLACEBERG, HMCS HURON, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS NIPIGON

COX, Donald Elwood, CPO2, CD1 - Age 74, of Lower Sackville, passed away at home with his family by his side on December 17, 2013. Forever missed is a brother, a husband, a father and a papa. Born in Hanna, Ont., to the late Anne and William Cox; he was one of seven children and was predeceased by his brothers, William, James, Ken and sister, Dorothy; while survived by his brother, Len (Myrna) and sister, Marilyn (Wayne). It was in Halifax that he met his loving wife of 53 years, Sharon. Thankful for his love, guidance and support are his daughters, Paula, Kelly (Paul) and son, Donald (Leticia). He is greatly missed by his grandchildren, Alicia (Joe), Kaleigh, Chelsea, Jordan, Joshua, Cortney and great-granddaughter, Londyn. He joined the RCN, with his parent's permission, at the age of 17 and proudly served his country as a Marine Engineer for 29 years before joining St. John Naval Systems to work with the CPF Program, finally retiring in 1989. He always maintained close ties to his military past, remaining a member of both the CFB Halifax Chiefs and PO's Mess and Sackville Legion Calais Branch 162. While no longer sailing, he remained close to the water. He loved his time spent with Ralph, Kevin, Jeff and the other Jeff at Lake Ainslie during their official springtime Fishing Regatta. Fall brought many of the same friends together for hunting near Mt. Thom. Ironically both events may have included the occasion evening refreshment and a story of the one that got away. The stories varied depending on the storyteller. Though Don and Sharon spent many a "relaxing" summer at their trailer at Lake Charlotte surrounded by family and friends, he still remained full employed by the family as a ski-boat driver, a fishing guide, a trailer/boat/car mechanic, official fire-started and grandchild babysitter (he believed he saw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie more times than any adult should). Don also spent a great deal of time near the frozen water of the ice rink watching his granddaughter Courtney play both ringette and hockey and when he could no longer attend in person, he continued to do so online. In fact he once said his greatest joy was to see all his grandchildren grow into adulthood and to be there to see it start again with the birth of his first great-grandchild. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 22 from 2-5 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. The funeral serviced will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday, December 23rd at 11 a.m., Rev. Ross Bartlett officiating. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to everyone from VON, Northwood, Palliative Care and Dr. Cloney, for all the wonderful care they gave in keeping Don at home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia or The Lung Association Nova Scotia.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS HURON, HMCS IROQUOIS

COX, Gerald Albert, beloved husband of Irene of Calgary, passed away at his residence on February 20, 2008, at the age of 82. Jerry was born on February 7, 1926, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up in the St. James area. Jerry is the loving father of Sean (Holly) of Teulon, Manitoba, and Sheila (Darren) of Calgary, Alberta. He will be truly missed by his grandchildren Heather (Rob), Jared, Devan, Bradley and Katelyn, and great-grandchildren Candra and Josh. Jerry is also survived by his older sister Jane Cox and youngest brother Al Cox both of Winnipeg. Jerry joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCNVR) at the age of 17 years to serve his country on active duty on a corvette. He met and married his dear wifey Irene (Montgomery) while attending and teaching Sunday school at St. James Anglican Church, they shared 57 years together. They have always been dedicated Anglicans who are now members of St. Marks and St. Philips in Calgary. Jerry enjoyed every day of work with his peers on the research team for the Federal Department of Agriculture where he was employed until his retirement. He always took pleasure in his life long passion of fishing in Northern Manitoba with Irene and the family, which soon was handed down as a favourite family hobby with Sean and his grandsons. Jerry always enjoyed a good round of golf whether it be on the course or as an arm chair sports fan on the TV and also was an avid Bomber fan. Jerry and Irene retired to Calgary in 1999 to enjoy a new life with daughter Sheila and her family. Jerry faced many challenges of life with remarkable strength and dignity. He always had a smile to share no matter the circumstances. He will be remembered fondly by all, many nieces, nephews and friends will be remembering him as the jovial guy who truly cared for them and always enjoyed a good chuckle. Jerry's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of those that took a special interest in him with their kindness and compassion. Bless you. A memorial celebration of Jerry's life will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 195 Collegiate Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba (south of Portage Avenue), on Monday, February 25, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. officiated by The Ven Fletcher Stewart. Followed by a private family interment. In lieu of flowers, if family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Poppy Trust Fund either at Manitoba/NOW Command, 563 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L6, or Alberta /NWT Command, 2020-15 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2M 3N8. What a gift it was to have you in our lives. We love you. Calgary arrangements entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home, Reception and Cremation Centre304-18th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. Tel: 403-228-4422. Winnipeg arrangements entrusted to Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tel: 204-837-8255. (The Winnipeg Free Press 23 Feb 2008)

 

HMCS TILLSONBURG

CROWE, Gordon Lee (Grizz) - Age 65 of Dart mouth, passed away at home on September 16, 2014. Born in Collingwood on May 14, 1949, he was a son of Bud Crowe and the late Ruth Crowe. Gordon served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 34 years. He loved to ride and was a founding member of the Defenders Motorcycle Club. Surviving are his wife, Christine McRae; sons, Jason Kyle Crowe, Jody Lee Crowe; daughter, Lindsay Crowe; brothers, the ate Steve (Myrna), Harold (Cindy), Glen, Truro; stepdaughters, Mary Ann, Allison, Stephanie; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one more on the way "Little Cub" grandson. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 2-4 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Following the celebration there will be a gathering in The Ship Victory, Windmill Road Dartmouth, starting at 5 p.m. A thank you to the VON, Halifax Po ice, and EMT for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gordon can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or IWK Health Centre Foundation. ( the Halifax Chronicle Herald)

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS ST. LAURENT

CUMMINS, John James (Jack), TAS, RCN 1952-1957 - Peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Jack Cummins of  Peterborough in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Shirley (Dowling). Dear father of Bill Cummins (Barbara) of Peterborough, Jackie (Lorne Kenney) of Peterborough, Carol Cummins of Mississauga and Jeff Cummins (Manuela) of Oakville. Loving grandfather of Christine, Jimmy, Matthew (Amanda), Kyle, Kayla, Ricky, John Ross, Marissa, Andrea and great grandfather to Chasen, Leah and Anna. Brother of Warren Cummins of Caledonia and the late Eleanor Wesenberg and Beverley Cummins. Uncle Jack will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and Suzanne Regimbald and family. A private family service was held at the Community Alternative Funeral Home - Ashburnham Chapel, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough. If desired, donations to the P.R.H.C. Foundation or to the Five Counties Children Centre Foundation.

 

Photo of John Cummins at HMCS Cornwallis

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS OTTAWA

CURRY, Frank, LS, a veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic and a prolific writer and life - long walker, died in Ottawa at age 94. Frank joined Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in October 1940 and served in HMCS Kamsack, as an Asdic operator on escort duty in the North Atlantic. Promoted to Leading Seaman in June 1943 he then joined the crew of the Bangor mine sweeper, HMCS Caraquet, which patrolled the mid - ocean off Halifax and later the English Channel and vicinity until demobilization in October 1945. He wrote about his wartime experiences, “War at Sea: A Canadian Seaman in the North Atlantic” (that included serving in a corvette), and “A Lifetime of Walking” that chronicle his world - wide travels. He was predeceased by brothers John, Nat and Ed and sisters Patricia and Edna, and is survived by wife Mary, children Frances, Sean and Nathan and brother Bill.

 

HMCS KAMSACK, HMCS CARAQUET

CURRY, Victor S., Lt, CD, RCN (22 may 1919 - 31 Jul 1996) - In Milton, Ontario on July 31, 1996, The Reverend Canon Victor S. Curry, CD, RCN (Ret'd) was called to his eternal home by his Lord. Rev. Canon Curry retired from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities of the Ontario Government. He was very active in the Scouting Movement all his life. After serving as a Lay Reader in Fort Churchill, MB and St Matthews Oriole, in North York, ON, he felt a call to the ordained ministry. He was ordained on the Feast of St Andrew, November 30, 1993 at St Francis at the Point church, in Pt Clear, Alabama. Rev. Canon Curry was a very active minister in a dual capacity. During his winter stay in Alabama, he was Archdeacon in Residence at St Francis at the Point in Pt Clear, under the jurisdiction of The Rt Rev Charles E Morley, and during his tenure in Canada, he served as Canon for the Reformed Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Central and Eastern Canada under the jurisdiction of the Rt Rev Dr Michael Fedechko. In both these positions he was a very humble, giving and loving servant of God. Unassuming but yet most effective. The Diocese has lost an unaggressive but a great champion in our ministry, truly we can join with James Montgomery as he said, "Servant of God, Well Done; Rest From Thy Loved Employ; The Battle Fought, The Vict'ry Won, Enter Thy master's Joy." "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! Reverend Canon Curry leaves to mourn an expressive, loving, devoted wife of fifty and a half years, Francis Jukes (Morrison); son - Gerald (Nancy) Curry; daughter - Alexandra (Rick) Gargano; grandchildren - Christopher, John and Venessa. Also left is dear grandson Edward Jones; 1 nephew and 4 nieces.

 

Photos:  Victor Curry at St. Hyacinthe, Que, 1941          Victor Curry at Churchill, MB, 1944          Lt Victor Curry, CD, 1950

 

Victor Curry served in the RCN from 1939 to 1965, initially as a Telegraphist before accepting his commission. He was involved in the deployment of the LORAN installations; working at Barrington, NS, Whitehead, NS, and then Churchill, MB. After the war he accepted his commission. As an officer, he earned his Watch Keeping Certificate; served as a Div O; Flag Officer's staff; Training Officer and finally Area Officer Sea Cadets. During his career he served in: 

 

HMCS OUTREMONT, HMCS PENETANG, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS SWANSEA, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS HAIDA

DAFOE, Clarence Frederick (1918 - 2004) - at the age of 86, passed away peacefully at the Hanna Health Care Centre on December 7, 2004, with his loving wife Anna at his side. 'Fred' was born in Veteran, Alberta on September 14, 1918. He was the second of four children born to Clarence and Ella Dafoe. In 1928 his mother passed away and in 1930 his father Clarence was remarried. Fred went into basic training in 1939 in Red Deer. He later went to London, Ontario where he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940. In 1942 Fred boarded the HMCS Saguenay as Able Seaman until it was torpedoed and disabled in 1943. He then served on a Harbor Craft until he was reassigned aboard the HMCS Magog. The HMCS Magog was rammed and towed into harbor (webmaster's note: Magog was torpedoed, not rammed). Again, Able Seaman Dafoe was reassigned. This time to the HMCS Hespler where he remained until victory was declared and Fred returned home to the farm near Hemaruka in 1945. Fred was awarded 4 service medals for his honorable contribution to his country. Shortly after his return home from serving in World War 2 Fred attended Sunday school, where he met a graduate teacher named Anna Kroeger. They were married in 1946. They bought a farm 3 miles from where his Dad homesteaded. Fred and Anna were blessed with five children, a son, Dennis in 1947, followed by another son, Barri in 1948. Then a daughter, Michelle was born in 1952 and in 1956 another son, James, arrived, and then in 1958 their 5th child, Carson was born. In 1959, Fred's father Clarence retired from farming and sold the farm to Fred and Anna. Fred, in turn, sold the farm he and Anna had bought from Mike Pidhirney and moved over to the Faraway Ranch, becoming the third generation to farm and ranch on those lands. Sadly, in 1979, tragedy befell them when their youngest son, Carson was suddenly taken from them in a car accident. In 1981, they retired from farming and sold the ranch to their son, James and his wife Wendy. They moved to Hanna where they settled comfortably into life in their new community. Fred loved the farm and all aspects of it. He enjoyed telling and retelling his children and his grandchildren stories of his life on the ranch. It was hard, hard work to build and maintain the ranch and as he would tell the stories you could hear the pride in his voice and see the years melt from his face. His greatest love on the ranch was horses, be it breaking in a new colt or racing across the pasture on 'Snap' to get a cow that had got out. Even up until a year ago he was giving advice to Jim about a horse that was giving him some trouble. Fred was also very proud and supportive of his family and their accomplishments. Fred always loved to curl, entering bonspiels in Veteran, Youngstown, Consort, Coronation and Hanna. When he and Anna retired to Hanna he was most excited because their new house was 'right handy' to the curling rink. They even curled as far as Nelson, B.C. in a summer bonspiel. When they retired they also bought a motorhome and began to travel extensively across Canada and they especially enjoyed touring the east coast visiting New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland; and the west coast particularly Vancouver Island. They also spent a few winters down in Phoenix, Arizona with Fred's sister, Nell. Predeceased by his son Carson in 1979; Fred is survived by his loving wife Anna of Hanna; children; Dennis (Diann) Dafoe of Calgary, Barri (Lonnie) Dafoe of Prince George, B.C., Michelle (Shannon) Mitchell of Beaumont, AB., and Jim (Wendy) Dafoe of Veteran, AB., 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Nell Glass of Vancouver, B.C., Jean Sankey of Calgary, AB., Amy (Gordon) Hewitt of Red Deer, AB., Rosemary (Eddy) Leake of Quesnel, B.C. and Eunice (Bob) Anderson of Red Deer, AB. as well as numerous other relatives and a host of many friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. in the First United Church, Hanna, AB. with Rev. Dr. Clarence Sellars officiating.

 

HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS MAGOG, HMCS HESPELER

DEAN, Thomas George - Peacefully at the Juravinski Hospital on Thursday, June 28, 2012 in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Lynda. Loving father of Sean and Ashley, Belinda and Geoff. Dear brother of Judy (Gary), and Jackie (Rick). Tom was retired from the Hamilton Fire Department and a member of the Hamilton Naval Veterans Association. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Ave. Drive, Stoney Creek on Monday, July 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a memorial service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. In Tom's memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS MARGAREE

DICKS, Norman Thomas (Tom), CPO2 - Age 61, Lawrencetown, Halifax County passed away on 29 July 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Alfred and Cecelia (Gosbee) Dicks. Tom proudly served in the Canadian Navy for over 31 years retiring in 2004. Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife and best friend, Dawn (Eisener); son Sean, Ottawa; stepsons Christopher (Melissa) Sweet, Jonathan (Simone) Sweet, grandsons Benjaman and Jonathan, all of Edmonton, sisters Joan MacNeil, Jean Hann, brothers Michael (Darlene), all of Halifax, Walter (Darlene), Newport Corner and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents and brother, Richard, Calgary, brother-in-law Robert MacNeil, Halifax. Tom recently had the opportunity to spend a week with his stepsons, their wives and his grandsons, which were the apple of his eye. That week will be treasured by all. Cremation has taken place. At Tom's request, there will only be visitation on Friday 2-4 & 7-9 in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road. No Service. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Family Flowers only please.

 

HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS FRASER

DIGOU, Raymond Frederick - It is with great sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Ray Digou, 91, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, surrounded by a loving and devoted family. Born in Sydney, April 20, 1919, he was the son of the late John ‘Jack’ and Mabel (MacIntyre) Digou. He was raised in South Bar, where he spent most of his life. In his early years, he demonstrated a wanderlust which lead him to a variety of notable experiences. Raymond was a member of St. Alphonsus parish. In 1937, following a sudden windfall which lifted his ‘spirits’, Ray joined a few friends and embarked on an epic adventure. In a Ford Model A, they made a cross-Canada journey to British Columbia, went down to California, dipped into Mexico, crossed to the U.S. east coast, then returned home to Nova Scotia. While recounting the story of this trip, Ray never failed to include his belief that they drove the first Nova Scotian car across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. In November 1939, during the early days of the Second World War, Ray joined the merchant marines, crossing the Atlantic on the Greek-flagged SS Nicholas, working as a stoker, shovelling coal in the engine room. During that voyage, he earned extra pay by slaughtering sheep kept on board for food. At one point, the ship was boarded by sailors from a German Navy submarine, and he, with a few British nationals, had to hide below to avoid capture. This incident may have caused him to rethink his employment choice, because for a brief time he returned home before deciding to choose a vehicle which offered a bit more protection. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, Sept. 17, 1940, and later that year, as a ‘man of means’ celebrated Christmas by marrying the love of his life, Mary MacMillan on Dec. 30. Together they would raise seven children. Ray served in the Navy throughout the Second World War, working below deck in various capacities. He served on various ships including HMCS Nootka, HMCS Fundy, HMCS Medicine Hat and HMCS Regina. He participated in the Murmansk Run, one of the most dangerous supply routes of the war. In his later years, Ray proudly recounted his memories of serving on HMCS Thorlock when, at war’s end, the German U-boat U-190 surrendered to this ship May 12, 1945, off the coast of Newfoundland. Shortly afterward, Ray was discharged on Aug. 17, 1945. For his wartime service, Ray was awarded the following: The 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star, the Africa Star with Bar, the Canadian Voluntary Service Medal, the War Medal 1939-45, North Sea and Murmansk Russia Ribbon 1939-40. Following the war, Ray returned home to his family in South Bar, and became employed at the Sydney Steel Plant. In the late 1940s, he built the home which would later become a focal point for his growing and extended family. At times, Ray experienced layoffs from ‘the plant’, which hindered his efforts to support a growing family. As a result, he spent some time working elsewhere. In 1954, Ray decided to re-enlist, this time in the Royal Canadian Air Force. During this term of service, he worked as a stationary engineer and was posted to various locations such as Goose Bay and Calgary (where one of his sons was born). From Calgary, Ray made frequent service trips to the many of the newly-constructed northern RCAF radar stations. He was discharged in 1957. Later, the call of the sea once again attracted his attention, and in 1962, Ray signed up for service in the newly-created Canadian Coast Guard, and spent time in the Arctic, sailing through the North West Passage on the recently-built icebreaker CCGS Joan A. MacDonald. After leaving the Coast Guard in 1963, Ray re-settled in South Bar, returned to the Steel Plant, working in the electrical department and stayed there until his retirement in 1981, after 18 years of service. Ray retired early at the age of 62 so he could, along with Mary, provide several years of daily care for his injured daughter Susan, who later passed away in 1987. On Oct. 3, 1991, Ray was devastated by the passing of his wife, Mary, his beloved wife of 50 years. Finding himself alone, he decided to become active in his community, revive some of his early interests, and develop new ones. He became active in Branch 128 Royal Canadian Legion, Whitney Pier. He experienced great pleasure while performing with the Legion Singers. His services to the legion were recognized by his comrades with the award of a life membership in Branch 128, as well as the Legion 50th Anniversary Medal. As Ray was so proud of his nautical experience, he joined the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association in 1993. Spending time with this group of fellow sailors, recounting past exploits and adventures, allowed these stories to remain fresh in his mind. Ray also rekindled his early interest in musical instruments. He greatly enjoyed travelling around the area providing entertainment as a member of the Ukulele Players. Ray always became excited when the opportunity arose for him to ‘entertain’ visitors to his home using instruments ranging from his harmonica to his high-tech organ. Ray’s early naval/nautical interests re-emerged in his golden years in the form of a nautical-themed museum he created in his own home. Here, in one room, visitors could find more models, certificates and pictures than thought possible. Ray and his museum were even the subjects of two extensive articles in the Cape Breton Post. Ray was active and in relatively good health through most of his retirement. He continued to drive his own vehicle until his 90th birthday. Shortly afterward he acquired an electric scooter which he used with great glee to travel down to the nearby wharf. Ray continued to live his his own home until his passing. This accomplishment was a result of the support he received from his family and homecare. He remained an engaging and entertaining storyteller who welcomed the opportunity to regale friends and relatives with tales of his early years, some of which may even have been true. He was quite proud to have contributed to Canada as a member of four services — merchant marine, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Coast Guard. It is believed that the time of his death, Ray was the oldest man living in South Bar. Raymond is survived by his loving children, Jerry (Earl) Sherwood, Gabarus, Mabel (Kevin) Pinhorn, South Bar, Raymond Digou, Vernon, B.C., Robert (Kay) Digou, South Bar, Lawrence (Linda) Digou, South Bar, John (Cathy) Digou, Waverley; grandchildren, Earlene (Doug) MacPherson, Rosemary (Stephen) MacLean, Ray (Susan) Sherwood, Kevin Pinhorn, Stephen (Corinne) Pinhorn, Jaime (David) Walker, Jennifer (Ryan) MacArthur, Raylene (Jimmy) Murphy, Suzanne (Bill) Rosentreter, Jean Paul Digou, Michael Digou, Robbie (Rosie) Digou, Elizabeth (Mike) Hall, Lori (Nigel) Westbury, Heather Digou, Danielle Digou and Maria Digou; as well as 24 great-grandchildren, Donna and Douglas MacPherson, Kelsie, Janelle and Cameron MacLean, Keith and Jesse Sherwood, Christine, Erika, Jessica, Jeffrey and Matthew Pinhorn, Jack and Anna Walker, Angelena and Ryan MacArthur, Nicole and Keagan Murphy, Taeler and William Rosentreter, Celine and Dillon Hall, William Digou and Julia Westbury. He is also survived by his sister, Emily MacIsaac, South Bar; brother, Jackie Digou, South Bar; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mary, daughter, Susan Nemeth, sister, Lucy Gillis, brother, Harry Digou, two grandsons in infancy. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 5 at the S.W. Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in the funeral home chapel with Fr. Ray Huntley officiating. Interment to follow in St. Alphonsus Church Cemetery. A reception will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier.

 

HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS FUNDY, HMCS MEDICINE HAT, HMCS REGINA, HMCS THORLOCK

DOOKS, Dale Allan - Age 69, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2014, in North Vancouver, B.C. Born and raised in Halifax, Dale was a former proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy and a lifelong avid boater. He moved to Surrey, B.C., in the mid-1990s and later to North Vancouver. Dale was a long-time employee of Thunderbird Marina in West Vancouver. Dale was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary (Boutilier) Dooks (of Halifax). He is survived by his loving wife, Doreen (Giles); daughter, Kimberley (Michael), and grandson, Ewan. We want to thank the doctors and staff on 7 West of Lions Gate Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 27, from 3-7 p.m. in First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. At Dale's request, there will be no service.  The Halifax Chronicle Herald 26 May 2014)

DOWLING, Herbert Edward - Herbert Edward Dowling, 71, of Park Haven Estates, formerly of Gordon B. Isnor Manor, Halifax, died Saturday in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Herbert and Mary (Flannigan) Dowling. He worked for more than 22 years with the Royal Canadian Navy as a LDG Stoker, retiring in 1946. After retirement, he work with the HMC Dockyard for more than 24 years, retiring in 1940. Surviving are two sons, Carl and Donald, both of Halifax; three daughters, Marie (Mrs. Raleigh Mombourquette), Chezzetcook; Shirley (Mrs. Jack Cummins) Mississauga, Ont.; Valerie (Mrs. Carl Sampson), Spryfield; two brothers, Archie, Bedford; and Harry; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Beegan, Halifax, Mrs. Beatrice Gates, Montreal; (Mrs. Mary Brown) Dartmouth; 28 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Anna Angeline Martell; a daughter, Eileen; two brothers, Patrick and Frederick; a sister Maggie. The body is at R.D. Lindsay Funeral Home, Halifax. Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m., in St. Lawrence Church. Burial will be in gate of Heaven cemetery, Lower Sackville.

 

Medals for Herbert Dowling - 1939-45 Star, Defense Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal w/bar, War Medal 1939-35, Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

 

HMCS FESTUBERT, HMCS CHAMPLAIN, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS COMOX, HMS NEWFOUNDLAND, HMCS UGANDA

DUVALL, Herbert - January 14th, 2014. Former ONVC Shipmate Herbert Duvall crossed the bar. (108th Past District Deputy Grand Master, Ontario District of the Grand Lodge A.F. and A. M. of Canada). Herb just received his 50-year Past District Deputy Jewell on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in his 93rd year. Herbert, beloved husband of 59 years to the late Eira Joan Duvall. Loved father of John Duvall and his wife Pam and Joan and her husband Blain Moffat. Loved grandfather of Cheryl & Jeff Duvall (Katie) and Michelle (Craig) & Christopher Moffat (Jessica) and great-grandfather of Jaxon. Dear brother of the late Gerald Duvall and his wife Jean. Dear brother-in-law of Howard Toaze (Gwen), Grace Thompson (Don) and the late Kathryn Kennedy, Eileen Andrews and Nelson Myles (June). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends may pay their respects at the Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division St., Bowmanville on Friday, January 17th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Masonic service in the Morris Chapel on Friday January 17th at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service from Orono United Church, Orono on Saturday, January 18th at 2 p.m. Spring Interment Orono Cemetery. Donations in Herbert’s memory to Orono United Church or the Charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. "Herb" joined the Club in 1989. He also served with the RCN in WWII aboard the HMCS Bowmanville. We thank you for your service "Herb". Fair winds and following seas shipmate. R.I.P.

 

HMCS BOWMANVILLE

DZIOBA, Lawrence (Larry) OMM, CD, Captain - Passed away peacefully in the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C. on May 20, 2007. Larry was born in Vita, Manitoba on 27 August 1932. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy from Ridgeville, Manitoba as a Cadet at Royal Roads in 1949. His Naval career spanned thirty eight years and included commands of Her Majesty's Canadian Ships Algonquin, Saguenay, Terra Nova and Protecteur. His last command, from which he retired in 1987, was that of Base Commander, CFB Esquimalt (NADEN). He is survived by his loving wife Jo and his sons Bruce (Patty) and Richard (Alison), daughter Heather (John) and grandchildren Danielle, Anna, Kate, Peter, Brittanny and Christopher; his sister Irene and her family, and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Paul's Church at 1379 Esquimalt Rd., Esquimalt BC on Tuesday May 29th at 1:30pm with a reception to follow at CFB Esquimalt Wardroom. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (The Victoria Times-Colonist 25 May 2007)

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS PROTECTEUR, CFB ESQUIMALT (NADEN)

ECCLES, Brian George Wilfred - January 18, 1943 - August 15, 2014, Lower Sackville. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear partner, father, brother, and grandfather all too soon at the age of 71. Brian passed away peacefully on August 15, 2014, with his family at his side after a curageous battle with cancer. Always a man of great pride and dignity, he carried that through to the end. Brian was born in Transcona, Man. to the late Clifford and Betty (Gibson) Eccles and was predeceased by his wife, Joanie (Robertson) Eccles. He is survived by his loving partner, Jackie Barkhouse, Cole Harbour; daughter, Colleen (Eccles) Kusack; her mother, Anita (Rosenhek) Eccles and grandsons, Ryan and Kyle Kusack, all of South Surrey, B.C.; sister, Arlene (Eccles) Kaminski and nephews, Carl Kaminski, both of Campbell River, B.C. He will also be sadly missed by his stepchildren, Dennis (Karen) Robertson, Fall River; Derrick (Shawn) Robertson and children, Sidney and Alex, Sackville, N.B.; Darlene (Donny) Robertson and son, Luke, Windsor Junction. Brian joined the Naval Reserves at HMCS Chippawa in 1959, at the age of 16. He then joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1961 and served as a sonarman and diver. He was based on both the east and west coasts throughout his naval career and also served as a Reservist at HMCS Malahat and Scotian, making many lifelong friends along the way. His final posting was as Chief of the Sonar School at CFB Esquimalt; he retired from his career in the Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class. Brian was so proud to have 39 years of service in the Canadian Forces and was a dedicated supporter of our troops and veterans. He then went on to work as a civilian at Royal Roads Military College, Victoria, B.C., in the Physics Department and later as a Commissioner at Cobequid Health Centre, Lower Sackville. He spent many hours volunteering on the HMCS Sackville, promoting our naval history. Brian always enjoyed time spend with old naval buddies and childhood friends. His love of coin and stamp collecting, model boat building, and sailing reflected his love of all things naval and he enjoyed sharing this with his grandsons. His love for his family was seen in all that he did, being strong for us through the end. Brian will be sadly missed and was truly a gift to all who knew him. The family would like to give special thanks to Drs. MacNeil and Rayson and nurses Helen and Angela for their kind and compassionate care. As per Brian's wishes, and naval tradition, there will be a committal of his ashes at sea from CFB Esquimalt, Victoria, B.C. A memorial will take place at a later date in Victoria, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to HMCS Sackville (canadasnavalmemorial.ca)

 

HMCS ST. CROIX, HMCS FRASER, CFB ESQUIMALT (CFFSE, Sonar School)

EDGAR, Eric Gordon, MMM, CD1 - of Waverley, passed away on June 7, 2014, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Brooke Town­ship, Lambton Co., Ont., he was the youngest son of the late Robert H. and Winnie (Vannatter) Edgar. He served his country in the RCN for over 29 years. He was a P.M. of Virgin Lodge No. 3, GLNS. member of ACPOA, NOAC, RUSI, RCL. CNAG and the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foun­dation. He was an avid bridge player and an enthusiastic golfer. He is sur­vived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Russell); daughter, Kristie (Barry Misener); son, Dan (Donalda); his beloved grandchildren, Jeffrey, Nicholas and Stephanie Misener-Gordon, Robert and John Edgar and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and stepmother, Gladys (Pierce); broth­ers, Richard, William, Robert Murray; sisters, Ruth and Marion. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be scattered at sea. A Memorial Reception will take place in Shearwater Aviation Museum on Monday, June 16th, 2-4 p.m. Dona­tions may be made to Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS ANNAPOLIS

ELLERTON, Darrel James - Born 23 December 1944 in Victoria, BC. Passed away 8 June 2004 in Squamish, BC after a short battle with lung cancer. Predeceased by brother Donald in 1955, daughter Denise in 1973, and father LCdr James Ellerton in 1984. He is survived by sons Carl and Jason of Squamish, mother Anne McCully of Victoria, brothers John (Gail) of Victoria, Robert (Christine) of Burnaby, and all his aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. After serving in the RCN for 7 years, he went on to become a top notch welder (Local 170), known throughout Western Canada for his skills in the trade. He will be missed by everybody who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held 1:00 to 4:00 in the Squamish Funeral Chapel on Saturday 26 June. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

EMBLY, Geoffrey Edward James, Captain, who commenced his naval career as a boy seaman in the Royal Navy during WW II, died in Dartmouth, NS May 13 at age 90. His wartime service included surviving the sinking of HMS Cossack after the ship was torpedoed in October 1941. After the war he immigrated to Canada where he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Following retirement from the Navy he served with the safety branch of the Canadian Coast Guard. He was predeceased by his wife Kathleen (Kay) and brother Ken; survivors include daughters Janice and Marilyn, son Geoffrey and half - brother Peter. In keeping with Geoff’s wishes his ashes will be committed to the deep from HMCS Sackville during Battle of the Atlantic ceremonies in May 2015. Donations in his memory can be made in support of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, HMCS Sackville, PO B ox 99000 STN forces, Halifax NS., B3K - 5X5. On - line donations to : www.canadasnavalmemorial.ca

 

HMS COSSACK

ENSOR, Gerald B. (Ben) - At the Saint John Regional Hospital on Monday, December 30th, 2002, Gerald B. (Ben) Ensor of Saint John West, husband of Barbara (McDaid) Ensor. Born in Saint John, the son of the late Albert Ensor and the late Zita (Dee) Shannon Ensor Hatfield. He had attended St. Vincent's School, was active in sports and loved to speed skate. A Veteran of the Second World War having served as an Ordinary Seaman with the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Longueil. He was a member of The Main Brace Naval Vets also The Crows Nest, NFLD. He was a long time employee of the DVA Hospital having been an admissions officer. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Surviving in addition to his wife Barbara is his daughter; Mary Jane and her husband Grant Murphy of Saint John, also 3 grandsons; Brian, Eric and David, a special cousin Bette Mackin, several other cousins, nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in law. He was predeceased by his only son Mark. Resting at CASTLE "Fallsview" Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John West (634-1701). A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church 12 noon on Thursday, January 2, 2003. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting at "Fallsview" on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Donations to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. (The Telegraph-Journal 02 Jan 2003)

 

HMCS LONGUEUIL

FALLDIEN, Einar Sherwood, CD, RCN - Age 72. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Einar Sherwood Falldien on October 27, 2013, in Valley regional Hospital, Kentville. Einar was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Vera (Dunbar) Falldien; and brothers, Gib Hall and Karl Falldien. After 35 years in the RCN he retired to him home in Ellershouse where he continued to spend quality time with his family. Einar is survived by his wife, Rachel (Thomson) Falldien; his sons, Charles Falldien, James (Katherine) Falldien and David Falldien; brother, Jack (Pat) Falldien, Sudbury Ont.; sister, Segrid (Hans) Geiler, Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Natalie and McKenzie as well as many nieces and nephews. He has been cremated. If you wish to attend the Celebration of Life, it will be held at 1355 Hwy. No. 1, Mount Denson, N.S. on Saturday, November 2nd from 2-5 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Soldier on Fund. (The Halifax Chronicle Herald, 30 Oct 2013)

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS PROTECTEUR

FALLOWFIELD, John Thomas (21 Oct 1947 - 09 Jun 2013) - John lost his battle with cancer at Victoria Hospice. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa, July 13, 2001 and his mother, Marjorie, July 25, 2009. He leaves to mourn his passing wife, Janet, son Patrick (Jennifer), grandsons Ryan and Kyle, father, Irwin, sister Colleen (Rodney), brother Larry (Rhonda), mother-in-law, Marilyn Noakes and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He also leaves our precious little dog, Singer, John served with the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) for 38 years. After retirement, he started a lawn and yard care business. Following that, he worked at the Legislature as a member of the indoor sessional staff where he retired in February, 2013 due to his illness. John loved to ride his Harley, walk our dogs and spend time at our place at Lake Cowichan. Thanks to the caring staff and volunteers at Victoria Hospice and RJH 7N. At John's request, he wished that any donations be sent to: Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, 2390 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC V8N 1V7. Ride On!

 

HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS MACKENZIE

FANCY, Fraser George, PO1 - 68, of Dartmouth, Passed away peacefully April 16, 2013, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Pictou on December 13, 1944, he was a son of the late Thomas and Katheryn (Sinclair) Fancy. Fraser served 27 years in the Royal Canadian navy as a naval weapons technician, and he was a long-standing member of the ANAF Club, Unit 349, Dartmouth. Fraser loved country music, the outdoors, camping, hunting, and was an avid car enthusiast (especially classic cars), loving to take long drives in his Chev. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Yvette (Aucoin); son, Ian (Susan), Dartmouth; daughters, Brigette, Halifax; grandsons, Nicholas, Colin, Joshua and Gavin, Dartmouth; brothers, Tom (Marilyn), Ontario; George (Lee), Quebec; Samuel, California; Bob (Judy), California; many nieces nad nephews. He was predeceased by his chosen brother, Clarence Anderson. Many heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Coronary Care Unit 6.4 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 20th from 2-4 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the charity of your choice.

 

HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS HURON

FARRELL, William Lionel Douglas (Wild Bill) (Daisy) LCdr, RCN (28 May 1925 - 07 Feb 2008) - Son of Catherine (Kit) Ann McCaffrey and Francis (Bub, Bob) Michael Farrell. Predeceased by wife Trudy (Marshall). Survived by five children: Doug (Cheryl), Susan (John), Billy, Bobby (Sharon), Glenda (Jim), eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild (all in the Maritimes). Siblings Frank (Doris), Dan, Marcella, Helen (Howe-deceased). Numerous nephews, nieces and a few cousings reside in Ottawa and environs. Bill attended several Ottawa schools: St. Brigid's, Lisgar, Ottawa Tech and Ottawa U. before enlisting in the RCN. One of Canada's more colourful aviators, Bill trained on Fairey Barracudas, and Fairey Swordfish biplanes in Scotland at the end of WWII before being posted to Canada's first aircraft carrier, HMCS Warrior, from which he flew in Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers. He flew, also, from Canada's second carrier, HMCS Magnificent. Later, Bill served aboard the destroyer Iroquois during the Korean war. Bill took early retirement from the Navy. After a brief stint as administrator first at Moirs and then at the local hospital, Bill returned to his first love, aviation. Bill flew light twins for several years from Kelly Lake airport on duties that included ambulance flights and beach landing on Sable Island. Later, he flew Beaver aircraft into remote strips of Labrador and Newfoundland. When that company folded Bill resumed work as an instructor at the Shearwater Flying Club. He took part in the annual Spruce Budworm spraying operations in New Brunswick flying Grumman Avenger aircraft until an engine failure caused him to crash into the bush demolishing all of the aircraft, except for a small portion of the aircraft surrounding the cockpit from which he emerged unscathed. Bill was an ardent advocate for naval aviation as editor for the Shearwater Aviation Museum's periodical. Bill also spearheaded a battle to preserve the Shearwater airport. A proud Canadian and a true patriot, Bill spent his final years attempting to persuade government authorities to re-equip our navy with a carrier-based task force to take part in UN and NATO operations. As well, Bill lent his talented pen in defence of national and international issues: in his last days he took on the cause of Omar Kadr. Bill, Wild and Wonderful! Now with the Angels and the Saints, teasing and punning and engaging them in heavenly (and possibly outrageous) adventures. He led, he taught, he supported, he comforted. He shared his talents and himself. A Somebody. He added glamour and excitement to our lives. Memories are fixed in playback mode.

 

HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS IROQUOIS

FARRIS, Terrance Leroy (Terry) - 55, Tiverton, Digby Co., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, Friday, November 12, 2004, in Kentville. Born on October 29, 1949, in Kentville, he was a son of Ernest Farris, Kentville, and the late Dorothy (Francis) Farris. He had been employed with D.B. Kenney Fisheries, Westport, Digby Co., for the past eight years. He spent 12 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Fraser, the Algonquin and the Protector. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 92, Freeport, Digby Co. and a member of the Digby Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Terry was known to his buddies as "Buzzard" and will always be remembered for his great sense of humour. He is survived by his partner, Janet Titus, Tiverton; children, Christina Farris, Pictou, Pictou Co.; Terry (Karen) Farris, Digby; Janet's children, Tiffany and Morgan, Tiverton; sisters, Carol Ann (Joseph) Samson, Kentville; Linda (William) Stevens, Foxbrook, Pictou Co.; Valerie Farris, Kentville; Theresa (Alfred) Parks, Centreville, Kings Co.; brother, David (Susan), Coldbrook, Kings Co; Seven Grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, November 14, in the W. C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 15, in Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot, Kings Co., Pastor Thelma McLeod officiating. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to Annapolis Valley Victorian Order of Nurses or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to W. C. Hiltz/White Family Funeral Home, Kentville.

 

HMCS FRASER, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS PROTECTEUR

FERRIS, P. Morgan -The death of P. Morgan Ferris occurred November 29, 2002 at Ridgewood Veterans Wing, Saint John, NB. Morgan is the husband of Audrey (Keith) Ferris. He was born in Saint John and was the son of the late Guy and Ellen (Osburn) Ferris. Morgan was a veteran of WW II having served overseas as an underage volunteer on the HMCS Haida. The HMCS Haida patrolled the English Channel with convoys to Murmansk Russia, for which he received a medal of Honour from the Russian Ambassador in 1993. Morgan was employed with the Saint John News Company for 50 years until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Men's Club of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Milford Merry Makers, Westfield Golf and Country Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #69. Morgan was an avid walker, gardener, enjoyed attending auctions and spending time at his cottage on Kennebecassis Island. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters Heather (Tommy) Norman of Calgary, Janice (Murray) Sproul, Jennifer (Jeff) Bower, Andrea (Dale) Murphy all of Saint John, a brother Lorne (Mabel) Ferris of Fredericton, Sister-law Joy Keith and several nieces and nephews. Grampy will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Erin, T.J., Morgan, Keith, Lauren, William and Ella as well as his friends and caregivers Sharon and Thelma. Morgan was predeceased by his brothers Edward and Sydney, and sister Geraldine Day. Resting at Brenans Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424) with visiting on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute to a Veteran Service to be held at the funeral home, on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Manawagonish Rd., on Monday, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation (Diabetic Centre), Bruce Melanson Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donors' choice. (The Telegraph-Journal 02 Dec 2002)

 

HMCS HAIDA

FISHER, Douglas Carl, 1900-1990  -  Doug, born in Ontario, worked Great Lakes freighters 1920-21 before moving back to Sask. He had been a member of RCNVR with HMCS Unicorn in Saskatoon prior to mobilization, & was with Arvida from commissioning to wars end. He served in coast guard as petty officer on H.M.C.S. Labrador, an icebreaker and the first military vessel to circumnavigate North & South America. After the coast guard, Doug worked on setting up DEW line sites & BOMARC missile silo's in Ontario & Churchill, Man. He later worked with Kaiser Resources as engineer in coal mines at Grande Prairie, Alta., Stewart, B.C., and Elkford, B.C. After retiring, Doug continued working as gate/security at Elkford. He passed away in Vancouver. (Information provided by Doug's nephew Ian Chaykowski).

 

HMCS ARVIDA, HMCS LABRADOR

FLACK, Eddie (Ed) CPO2, RCN, 1960-1995 (24 Jan 1940 - 06 May 2014) - Ed passed peacefully into spirit in Victoria Hospice on May 6, 2014. Surrounded y the love of his wife Pat of 53 years and family members presetn. thank yo to everyone who supported Ed during his journey, family and friends - you known who you are. Remembering him always Bryan, Greg, Kerry and spouses, cherished 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many extended family. A special thanks to the Angel staff of Victoria Hospice for their constant care and comfort. A Celebration of Life will take place June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations to Victoria Hospice or charity of your choice.

 

HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS YUKON, HMCS ANTIGONISH

FLANAGAN, Leonard George (Bud) C.D. Chief Petty Officer First Class, RCN - On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 2:15 A.M. at Perth, Ontario, Bud passed of cancer, peacefully in his sleep at age of 82. Much beloved husband of 63 years to Pearl (Jennex). Father of Richard "Rick" (Pauline) of Moncton, N.B. and Ronald "Ron" (Monique) of Ottawa. He was predeceased by son Derek (Fiona) of Vancouver, B.C. Bud was the brother of Patricia (Jean Guy Levesque) of Rockland, Ontario. He was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth and brother-in-law Fraser Brown. He is survived by grandchildren Tara, Patti-Joy, Jason, Jonathan, Christopher, Geordie, step-grandson Marc, Tristan and Sanche and predeceased by step-grandson Jeff Gendron. Also survived by eleven much loved great grandchildren. Bud served in the RCN 1947 - 1975 on the following ships H.M.C.S. Nootka, Huron, Quebec, Restigouche, Chaudiere, Athabaskan, Cap de la Madeline, Crescent and Bonaventure. As well as numerous shore establishments in Canada and England. He was also employed with Revenue Canada Taxation 1975 - 1987. Bud was a member of the Atlantic C.P.O's Association, H.M.C.S. Quebec Ass. and the Canadian Legion Branch 244, Perth, Ontario. Bud felt he lived through the greatest era although it included wars and a depression. He loved and was proud of his family and many friends. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St., West, Perth, Ontario on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. A celebration of life service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Cremation and ashes are to be interred in the North Atlantic at a later date. Memorial donations, if so wished, may be made to Friends of H.M.C.S. Haida, 658 Catherine St. W., Hamilton, Ontario L8L 4V7 to help keep this great ship maintained. The family wish to thank the staff and nursing staff of the Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth and to Dr's Alan Drummond and Paul Anderson for their kind, compassionate and understanding care.

 

HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS HURON, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS CAP DE LA MADELINE, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

FLOWERSMITH, Martin Sebastian, St. Peter's. Born at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. On Dec. 1, 2009, Martin Sebastian Flowersmith passed away at Richmond Villa Veterans Centre in St. Peter’s, Cape Breton, N.S., at the age of 77 years. Born in Toronto in 1932, he was predeceased by his father, Martin and mother, Joan. Survived by sons, David, Martin Jr., Fred, Bob, Chris, Don, Jim, Paul and daughter, Elise, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his good friends, Sandy, Clayton, and a host of naval comrades who knew him as ‘Rosie,’ from HMCS Huron, with whom he served his country during the Korean War. After his service in the navy he pursued his life’s calling as a stationary engineer from international airports to the Nova Scotia Power Commission at Point Tupper, N.S., finishing a long and successful career serving his country as an engineer with the Canadian Coast Guard on icebreakers in Canada’s arctic. A “well read” man, Martin loved his life in Cape Breton, he could always be found at his “castle” in River Denys pursuing one of his many pastimes. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

 

HMCS HURON

FRAM, Joseph - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our hero and father Joseph Fram on October 25, 2013 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus at the age of 92. Loving husband of the late Alma Fram (nee Roy) and special friend to Ivy. Beloved father of Terry (Tana), Michelle Donais, Gary (Wendy), Tim (Ida), Barb Malnar (Joe), Phillip (Cathi), Cathy Gerry (Don), Chuck (Kathy), Steve (Nancy), Brian (Dyan), Vivian mark. Cherished Papa (Frampa) to 24 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Dear brother to Molly and Gerry Charron and the late Leo (Jean). Survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Joseph was past president of LCUC and was retired after having worked for 26 years as a letter carrier at Canada Post. He served his country proudly and dedicated his life in service to the Naval Veterans. Joe was a kind and gentle man and was loved by all that knew him. Visitation at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Main Chapel) 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Monday, October 28, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 2-05 and 7-9 p.m. A combined Naval/Veterans Memorial Service, under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran's Memorial Committee will take place on Monday at 8:15 p.m. Parish Prayers Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church (1947 Meldrum Rd., at Tecumseh Rd. East) from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass to celebrate Joe's life.

 

HMCS HEPATICA, HMCS BRANDON

FRECHETTE, Michael Phillippe - Windsor resident Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Michel Philippe Frechette was the sole occupant of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13., 2008

 

Frechette -- a member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment and the Land Force Atlantic Area (LFAA) chief cook -- was in Virginia as part of the advance party for Exercise Southbound Trooper VIII, the largest annual exercise for soldiers of 36 Canadian Brigade Group, scheduled to take place Feb. 15-24. A release from Frechette’s family noted, “he was a dedicated family man and extremely professional in his duties, and was highly regarded by his military colleagues.” Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1959, the release noted, “he was the loving husband, soulmate and true love of Caroline Vigneault and proud stepfather to Kevin Verge and daughter Tanya Verge. “Mike was a very proud man with a wonderful sense of humour and was proud to serve his country,” the family said. “He was loved and will be missed by all.”  West Nova commanding officer Lt. Col. Greg Starkey said, “the regiment is shocked and saddened by the news. MWO Frechette was an extremely well-respected member of the regiment, with whom we were looking forward to many years of continued service. He’s going to be missed.” Frechette had been a submariner among other things during his 29-year permanent force service, including service on the food services staff at Camp Aldershot before joining the West Novas. In the unit, he was sergeant major of the headquarters company. “It was unexpected,” Starkey said of Frechette’s death. As for participation in the exercise in Virginia, Starkey said, “the exercise will carry on.” The West Novas and other Nova Scotia troops will conduct training with United States regular force, National Guard and Air Reserve. “MWO Frechette served his country for many years in the regular force before retiring and joining the West Nova Scotia Regiment as a cook,” 36 Canadian Brigade Group commander Colonel David Henley said in a Feb. 14 release. “His dedication to Canada and his contributions to the CF are a great example of the selflessness and sense of duty of all soldiers serving this country. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and the regiment.” One person in the second vehicle sustained undetermined injuries. Virginia State Police are investigating the accident. Repatriation and funeral arrangements are to be determined. The West Novas have a sub-unit in Windsor and have provided individual members for United Nations, NATO and domestic operations. The reserve unit contributed 18 troops as part of the Second Royal Canadian Regiment’s rotation in Afghanistan early last year and suffered no fatalities or serious injuries. Former West Novas continue to serve on operations as part of other units and corps.

 

HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS OKANAGAN

GAAL, Joseph Stephen - HMCS Chebogue - MPK 04 Oct 1944  -  Although only 20 years of age when the torpedoing, in mid-Atlantic, of the Canadian frigate, Chebogue, caused his death, on October 4, 1944, A/B Joseph Stephen Gaal had a veteran's service behind him. He had enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R., on March 21, 1942, and trained in London and Halifax. In June he went to sea as a torpedo man and served on corvettes, frigates, and fairmiles. On his last trip on the Chebogue, when the frigate was struck, A/B Gaal was killed instantly, and his body was caught in the wreckage. The frigate was then towed by an Allied ship for 1000 miles, only to be caught in a terrific storm that blew 12 hours in the vicinity of South Wales and caused the Chebogue to flounder and drift, through the dense rain, on to the sandy bottom of Swansea Bay. The storm was so severe that it loosened the wreckage and A/B Gaal's body was washed into the sea seven days after his death, to be recovered a few days later. He was buried on October 16 with full naval honors at St. Morriston, Swansea, Wales. Born April 12, 1924, in Hungary, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gaal, Joseph came to Canada and Brantford with his family in 1928. He attended St. Basil's School and later the Collegiate Institute. He worked for a time in Galt before his enlistment. His brother, Charles, was also an A/B in the R.C.N.V.R., and the two brothers saw a great deal of one another, although they served on different ships. Once they sailed together on the Queen Elizabeth, in September, 1943, as volunteers for service on British destroyers, and were at H.M.C.S. Niobe, Greenock, Scotland.

 

HMCS CHEBOGUE

GALBRAITH, Bayard Emery (May 2, 1921 – July 26, 2014) - With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the death of Bayard Emery Galbraith, which occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Bayard was the eldest son of Arthur and Gladys (Breen) Galbraith, and was a life-long resident of Saint John, born on May 2, 1921 and raised on the West Side – a true West Sider. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy, their three children Sheila (Wayne – brother of Jeffrey) Davenport, David, and Hyla (Jeffrey - brother of Wayne) Davenport, six grandchildren Lesley (Jason) Brown, Erinn (Matthew) Thebeau, Kyle (Laura) Davenport, Emily (Justin) Davenport, Elizabeth (Alex) Davenport, Rebecca (Adam) Davenport, three beautiful great-grandsons, Nolan, Liam and Jack, and several nieces and nephews. Bayard was predeceased by his parents, his brother Bruce and sisters Ruth and Jean, and each of their spouses. Bayard was a strong family man, and devoted his life to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, providing a safe, and happy home in which all grew up with fond memories. Bayard was a veteran of the Second World War, serving aboard various ships as a Stoker Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy in various theatres of the naval war, including time in the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic, and on the Murmansk Run, for which he earned his Canadian War Service medals, and medals from the Russian Federation. Bayard worked before, and after the war for Murray and Gregory, where he learned his cabinet making skills, putting his hand to many examples at his home on Pugsley Avenue. He entered the Public Service in 1954, with Canada Post as a letter carrier, and retired as inside support staff with the post office in 1986. Bayard grew up in the United Church, attending Carleton United, Crescent Valley United, and upon merging with in 1970, at Portland United Church, where he sang for many years in the choir, and served on various boards. Bayard had a keen sense of the world around him, was an avid reader, enjoying especially books on ships and the sea. He enjoyed bowling with city leagues in his adult years, and in his youth he enjoyed basketball and tennis. Bayard found great pleasure in picking berries, and in preparing jams and jellies with Dorothy as a team. As a Galbraith, he found great interest in researching the genealogy of the clan with the Lorneville connection, and he compiled an extensive record tracing the family history. Funeral arrangements are with Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, (634-7424) with visitation on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, and 7:00 – 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be held from Brenan’s Chapel on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM, with interment at Ocean View Memorial Gardens following the service and reception. Donations may be made to Portland United Church, the Diabetes Association, or of the donor’s choice, in memory of Bayard.

GILLENO, Frederick Charles Giles (Fred) - Of Middle Sackville, formerly of Dorchester, Ont., passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in his 51st year. Born on June 2, 1964 in London, Ont., he was the s on of the late Albert 'Ray' Gilleno (2013) and Kathleen (Armstrong) Gilleno (2014). Fred is survived by his daughter, Ashley and son, Ryan; brother, Rob (Linda) of Dorchester, Ont., and nieces, Katelyn and Lauren. Fred started his career on the HMCS Margaree but spent most of his naval career on the supply ship HMCS Preserver and earned medals of honour during his time. He had a love for music and enjoyed sharing his creations with his family. Cremation took place in Nova Scotia. Friends will be received in Bieman Funeral Home, 3970 Hamilton Rd., Dorchester, Ont., Friday, August 15, from 7-9 p.m. A Service of Committal will be held in Dorchester Union Cemetery Columbarium on Saturday, August 16 at 11 a.m. A reception will be held in Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3513, 1227 Donnybrook Dr., Dorchester, Ont. immediately following the service.

 

HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS PRESERVER

GILLESPIE, Alexander William (Bill) (Gil) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander William 'Bill' 'Gil' Gillespie, LCol. (Rtd), O.M.M., C.D. (81) on June 28, 2014, in the Halifax In­ firmary, QEII, due to complications from surgery. Born in Brock­ville, Ont., Bill was the only son of the late William and Maude L. (Gorman) Gillespie and the beloved baby brother to Mary Waymouth (deceased), Dorathy Hutton (deceased), Marjorie Jackson, Alberta; and adopted sister, Soyie. The family moved to Hamilton, Ont. shortly after his birth where Bill attended various schools. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an Ordinary Seaman in October 1950. In 1952, he transferred to the Naval Air Branch and was trained as an Air Fitter at H.M.C.S. Shearwater. After training, Bill served on various Naval Air Squadrons on both coasts and ships, including H.M.C.S. Magnificent for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953 and with the first United Nation’s Peacekeeping Mission to Egypt in 1956. In 1976, he was commissioned as a Captain (AERE) and served as the Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Officer in 427 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, CFB Petawawa, 1978 to 1981. In 1981, he was transferred to N.D.H.Q. as the Aircraft Project Officer for the CH-147 Chinook Heavy Lift Helicopter. Promoted to Major in 1982, he was chosen for exchange duties at the United States Naval Aircraft Repair Facilities, Pen­sacola, Fla., as the H-1, H-2, and H-3 Project Officer. On returning to Canada in 1984, he was assigned duties as Aircraft Maintenance Officer for the Sea King Helicopter at CFB Shearwater. In 1986, Bill was promoted LCol. and was transferred to N.D.H.Q. as Section Head of D.D.D.S. 2. On his release in 1988, Bill went to work for I.M.P. Group Aerospace Division as Director of Aircraft Programs and in 1989, was promoted to Vice President of Aircraft Production. Bill retired from the I.M.P. Group in 1992 to spend more time at the lake with his wife June and to play hockey and swim with his grandchildren whom he adored. Bill was a community-oriented individual from the days of his youth when he organized an outdoor rink in his community, to later in life, when he became a Cub Leader, Vol­unteer Fireman, Little League Coach, President of the Rate Payers Associ­ation, and President of a swim club. In retirement, he was President of his Parish Council, Chairperson of his Church’s Annual Picnic and organized and ran the Neighbourhood Watch Program in Mineville. He was also Past-President of the Shearwater Aviation Museum where he was an avid volunteer. Although Bill’s favou­rite sport was hockey, which he played until his late sixties, he obtained his greatest sports achievement while playing football for the Shearwater Flyers of the Nova Scotia Senior Canadian Football League when they won the Maritime Cham­pionship in 1952. His second love was swimming and for years he could be found at the Shearwater or Naden pools teaching youngsters and adults how to swim safely. He is survived by his much-loved and loving wife of 60 years, June Marie (MacDonald); daughters, Jacqueline (Brian) White, Patricia (Craig) MacDonald, Sandra Gillespie, and Donna Gillespie (York Friesen); sister, Marjorie Jackson, Calgary, Alta.; his grandchildren, Brenton, Sean, and Nicholas MacDonald, Dartmouth; Kyle and Lindsey White, Australia/Toronto, Ont.; Conor, Jessica, Noah and Riley Gillespie-Friesen, Dartmouth; as well as great-grandchild, Gavin MacDonald; numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. Thank you to the doctors and nurses of 5.1 and 7.1 of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, for their special care. Visitation will take place on Wednes­day, July 2, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., in Mattatall’s Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will take place in Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 10 Maple St., Dartmouth, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, with re­ception to immediately follow in the Shearwater Aviation Museum, 34 Bonaventure Ave. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation or charity of choice.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS SHEARWATER

GILSON, Garfield, J.C.P., Lt (N), CD, P.Eng - 35, Halifax, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2005, as the result of a sudden illness. Born in Fort Frances, Ont., he was the loving son of Struchan and Patricia (Steer) Gilson. He was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy), serving as engineering officer for the Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic. He attended the College Militaire Royal in St. Jean, Que. , as well as the Royal Canadian Military College in Kingston, Ont., where he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering. During his service with the Navy, Garfield served in a number of engineering positions throughout the fleet, including a recent deployment to the Middle East with HMCS Toronto. He was very proud of his career and was well respected by his peers. Garfield was also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia. Garfield was a man of honour and integrity. He was a loving and supportive husband and father, whose greatest joy was his family, especially his six-week-old son Benjamin. Garfield spent many hours working to create a lovely and comfortable home for his family, whose love for him goes beyond what words can say. Garfield was an avid cyclist and was a member of the Bicycles Plus cycling team. He loved cycling with a passion and could often be found riding along the roads or in the woods. He also loved to be active outdoors, where he could frequently be found with his dog Maggie. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Garfield and Laura Steer (Midland, Ont.), his paternal grandparents, Eric and Elizabeth Gilson (Worchester, UK), his step-grandfather, Jack Travers (Worchester, UK), and his uncle, Piers Gilson (North Bay, Ont.). In addition to his parents, Garfield leaves to mourn his loving wife, the former Jane MacNeil and son, Benjamin, both of Halifax; brother, Eric (Jennifer), and sister, Rylee (Rich) Raymond, all of Edmonton, Alta.; nieces, Melissa and MacKenzie Raymond, both of Edmonton, Elizabeth MacNeil, Dallas, Tex.; nephews, Andrew and Iain Gilson and Kaelan Raymond, all of Edmonton, Brett and Evan MacNeil, Halifax, Ryan MacNeil, Dallas, Tex.; parents-in-law, Michael and Louise MacNeil, Sydney; brothers-in-law, Glenn (Alison) MacNeil, Halifax, Gerard MacNeil, Sydney, and Bruce (Tam) MacNeil, Dallas, Tex. In accordance with Garfield's wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral services for Garfield will be held Friday, July 29, at 11 a.m. in the 12 Wing Shearwater Chapel, Shearwater. A private burial will take place at sea at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations in Garfield's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Atlantic Funeral Home, Bayer's Road, Halifax.

 

HMCS TORONTO, HMCS FREDERICTON

GORDON - Able Seaman Lloyd Murchison Gordon (V/1267) / Missing presumed killed 29 April 1944

Born December 19, 1920 in Appin Road, PEI., youngest son of John Gordon and Mamie (MacLeod) Gordon, dear brother of Lewis Gordon, Cassie (Gordon) MacPhee, John Gordon Jr., and Florence (Gordon) Gamble. Lloyd Murchison Gordon presumed killed in action when HMCS Athabaskan was sunk in battle in the English Channel, April 29th, 1944. Murchison (Murky) joined the Navy Oct. 31, 1939, at the age of 19, taking his basic training at the Charlottetown Naval Barracks, thence to Halifax, July 1940. Early in 1941 he went overseas on the Canadian destroyer, St. Francis, as a gunnery rating, returning to Canada in September of the same year. His next sailing was on the newly built corvette HMCS Oakville, where for more than a year and a half he served as a gunner down in southern waters. It was while on convoy duty there, the crew of the Oakville sank a German U-boat, when Murchison, as captain of the gun-crew credited with the sinking, received mention in dispatches for “distinguished service”. This action was in the Caribbean Sea when with complete disregard for his own safety, and in order to get his gun back into action, he immediately removed the hot charge of cordite from the breach of the gun when the third charge misfired, throwing it with all his might into the sea. He returned to sea aboard HMCS Athabaskan, which was torpedoed and sunk in the morning hours of April 29, 1944, “still firing at two German destroyers that struck at her in the haze of a starlit night”. On April 30 the radio carried the news of the sinking and anxious relatives awaited further word. Although he was reported “missing” on May 2nd, hope was entertained that he had been taken a prisoner of war. However, In October last, his mother was informed that he was not among those taken, and on Jan. 15th last, the official report was received: Presumed killed in action April 29, 1944. News of Murchison’s untimely death was received with sorrow and regret, not only by his family and loved ones, but by all those who had been privileged to know him. Murchison was born in Appin Road Dec. 19, 1920, the youngest son of John Gordon who predeceased him by six years, and Mamie MacLeod Gordon. He was a most likeable lad possessed as he was, of a kind and sunny disposition, attractive and manly personality, and a splendid physique. He spent much of his time in Clyde River, with his brother-in-law and elder sister, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MacPhee, and was greatly attached to the small niece and nephews there. He spent two days of his final shore leave with Mr. MacPhee in England, only nine days prior to his death. The remaining members of his family who sadly mourn the passing of a brave, dutiful and affectionate son and brother, are his mother, Mrs. John Gordon now living in Charlottetown, two brothers, Lewis, Appin Road, John a S.B.A. at the HMCS Queen Charlotte, Charlottetown, two sisters, Cassie, Mrs. Arthur MacPhee, Clyde River, and Miss Florence, Crapaud, five nieces and nephews all mourn the loss of a loving and considerate uncle: John and Ann Gordon, Appin Road, June, Tommy and Artie MacPhee, Clyde River. - Published with permission of Judy A. (McPhee) LeDrew.

 

HMCS OAKVILLE, HMCS ATHABASKAN

GORMAN, Andrew Drummond (Drummie), Lt. Cdr., B.Sc., CD, RCN - 75, Halifax, passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 26, 2007, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born December 1, 1931, in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Thomas Bernard Gorman and Catherine Florence (MacDonald) Gorman. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952 and retired in 1987 after 35 years of service as a weapons officer, serving on many ships, including HMCS La Hulloise, Sioux, Chaudiere, Ottawa, Margaree, Sussexvale, Ontario, Beacon Hill, Magnificent and various shore positions. He also trained at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England. Prior to joining the navy, he spent two years with the Pictou Highlanders. After retiring, Drummie formed his own computer programming business and also served in various volunteer positions with the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Royal United Services Institute (past secretary/treasurer), and Federal Superannuates National Association (past secretary). He was a member of the Naval Officers' Association, Royal Commonwealth Society, Royal United Service Institute and the Sackville Trust. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and much-loved children (from his first marriage), daughter, Catherine, Calgary; sons, Paul (Hanni), Calgary; Picton, Terrace, B.C.; Patrick (Camille), Terrace, B.C.; John, Telkwa, B.C.; brother, James (Mary) Gorman, Dartmouth; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and four very dear nieces, Gail, Jennifer, Erin and Shannon. We all love you and will miss you. Cremation has taken place. Visitation in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, on Tuesday, May 29, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service in Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Halifax, on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Last Post Columbarium, Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Donations may be made to HMCS Sackville, Naval Memorial Trust.

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS BEACON HILL, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

GOUCHER, Sheerman Vaughan (Sam), CPO1, RCN - 73, of New Minas, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Annapolis Royal on March 20, 1940, he grew up in New Minas and was a son of Alberta (Longmire) Goucher, Kentville and the late George Goucher. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 and retired 32 years later. Upon retirement, he joined the Canadian Frigate Program as a Quality Inspector at the Irving Shipyard in Saint John from 1989-1997, retiring to Annapolis Royal and most recently moved to New Minas. He enjoyed all family gatherings from the oldest to the youngest. He particularly enjoyed playing cards, especially 45's and excelled in local tournaments. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Dianne (Fisher-MacNeil); sons, Brian (Debby) Hodges, Aylesford; Chris Goucher, Kingston; Tony (Edith) Goucher, Kentville; Tim (Darlene) Goucher, Dartmouth; step-daughter, Joanne (Brian) Head, Saint John; step-son, Michael (Emily) MacNeil, Michigan; brothers, George (Barb) Goucher, Hampton, New Brunswick; Peter (Libby) Goucher, Wolfville; sister, Elizabeth "Liz" (Art) Aucoin, Kentville; his first wife, Gladys (Smith); grandchildren, David, Kevin, Candace, Jessie and Wesley Hodges, Christopher, Shane, Sarah and Jessie Goucher, Crystal, Andrew and Nick Goucher, Matthew and Amanda Goucher, Brayden Head, Shane, Lauren, Liam and Cameron MacNeil; great granddaughters, Desere, Haley, Hannah and Heather; nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by daughter, Tina Goucher (Bob). Sam won many friends wherever he was. His outgoing personality and sincere caring for all of his family and friends will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, Reverend Doctor John McNally officiating. Burial will take place in the Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS ST. LAURENT

GRAVELLE, Gerry - Passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter by his side on May 16, 2011, at the age of 65. Gerry was the loving husband of Avis (Grant) for 40 years. He will be sadly missed by his only daughter, Sherri Gurini (Jeff). His grandchildren, Daphne and Lily will miss their Papa. Gerry is survived by his sister, Diane Loeffen of Oshawa, Ont. as well as many nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased by is parents, Jules and Sally (Blondin). Gerry served in the Canadian Forces (Navy) in Halifax for 25 years and upon his retirement he returned to the area. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS OTTAWA

GRAVES, Parker F. - Formerly of Saint John, passed away in Toronto General Hospital, June 10th at the age of 80. Survived by his wife Stella and five children, nine brothers and sisters, Murray of Oromocto, Raymond of Saint John. Mildred, Marjorie, Vella, Barbara, Kathryn, Ruth, and Nancy. Predeceased by his brother Stanley. He served in the Second World War on the HMCS River Class Destroyer St. Croix. (the Telegraph-Journal 12 Jun 2002)

 

HMCS ST. CROIX

GRAY, Joseph Denis Normand (1957-2004) - Joseph Denis Normand Gray, 46, husband of Marie Jacinthe Hebert, of Shearwater, NS, passed away on October 23, 2004. Born in Val-Saint Michel, Quebec, he was the son of the late Romeo Gray and Emerise (Doucet) Gray. Joseph served over 24 years in the Canadian Forces, served in Chatham, Cold Lake, AB, Bagotville, QC and Shearwater. He also served on HMCS St Johns, Halifax and Preserver. Joseph is survived by his wife, Marie Jacinthe; mother, Emerise; three sons, Alban of Dartmouth, Gary and Gabriel of Shearwater; three brothers, Bernard (Gisele) of Aldouane, Robert (Lucie) of Irishtown, Jean-Guy (Jennifer) of Cold Lake, AB; many nieces and nephews. Resting at Thompson Memorial Home, St. Louis de Kent with visitation on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, Thursday from 9 AM until time of funeral. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Louis des Français Roman Catholic Church, St. Louis de Kent on Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place in the Parish Cemetery. Local arrangements in care of Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252). The Moncton Times & Transcript 26 Oct 2004)

 

HMCS ST. JOHNS, HMCS HALIFAX, HMCS PRESERVER, CFB SHEARWATER

GREGOR, James Hill - age 81, of Hinchey Avenue, New Waterford, Cape Breton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his residence. Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late John C. and Bertha (Crockett) Gregor. Jim was a member of Calvin United Church and a graduate of Central School in New Waterford. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a signal man on the HMCS Leaside, a Corvette used during the Second World War. He belonged to the Cape Breton Naval Veterans. Following the war Jim worked for the Sears Company in New Waterford, Sydney and Brockville, Ont. He was an avid Expos baseball fan and sports enthusiast who also enjoyed hockey and music. Jim will be remembered as an outgoing man who loved people. He is survived by two sons, Jerome (Rosalie) Ridi, Sydney, and John (Bonnie) Ridi, Brockville, Ont. Also surviving are two sisters, Eileen Durdle, twin sister, Peggy Harrington, both of New Waterford, four grandchildren, Kelli, Amber of Brockville, Ont., Angela, Stacey of Ottawa, great-grandchild, Joshua of Brockville and several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his wife, the former Germaine Brenna and one sister, Joan Sharpe. Visitation will take place Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.,at the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. Funeral service officiated by the Rev. Duncan Roach will be held Friday, 2 p.m. in Calvin United Church with interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, followed by a reception at the church. Jim will be taken to Calvin United Church Friday at noontime. As an expression of sympathy for Jim, donations in his memory may be made toCalvin United Church or a charity of one's choice.

 

HMCS LEASIDE

GROOT-KOERKAMP, Gerald Peter - Gerald Peter's courageous 14-year battle to live each day to its fullest despite cancer, has quietly come to an end, at the age of 46. Gerry was born on October 31st, 1966 in Ottawa, Ont. and passed away peacefully at home in Eastern Passage, on January 12th, 2013. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Groot-Koerkamp (of Dunrobin, Ont.) Gerry is survived by, and the cherished son of Lambertus and Eleanor (Lane) Groot-Koerkamp of Dunrobin; his dearly beloved wife of 24 years, Dee Ann Morgan-Groot-Koerkamp of Eastern Passage; dearly loved children, Alexander and Evan Groot-Koerkamp of Eastern Passage; his sisters, Anne-Marie (Greg) Coffin of McKinney, Tex.; Diane Groot-Koerkamp (Rob McMillan) of Beaverton, Ont.; Dinie (Bruce) Reed of Ottawa; Margaret Groot-Koerkamp of Abbotsford, B.C.; and Lisa Groot-Koerkamp of Ottawa; his uncle and aunt (godparents); Martin and Estelle Lane of Ottawa; and all of his aunts and uncles in the Netherlands. He is loved and remembered by his adored 12 nieces and nephews, many cousins, friends, and co-workers, both past and present. Gerry left Ottawa in 1987 to serve his country on an ocean he had never seen. He met and married his wife in Halifax, and spent time serving in both Halifax and Esquimalt, B.C. during his proud and honorable 16-year career as a Naval Weapons Technician. More recently Gerry worked for Wolseley Canada, Eastern Region. OVer the years Gerry had given the gift of his time to a variety of organization including, but not limited to, Scout's Canada, Belmont Park Community Council, Bluefins Swim Club, Swim NOva Scotia, spending countless hours officiating at many swim meets around the province for Age Group, Varsity, and Summer swim programs, as well as Special Olympics. Most recently he volunteered his time forthe Navy League of Canada and 339 RCSCC Iroquois. At Gerry's request, a celebration of his life will be held at a date to be announced. Gerry's family wishes to extend sincere thanks to all of the health care providers and support staff at Capital Health, the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, Palliative Care, Community Care, VON, and Bayshore Home Health. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in Gerry's name to one of the fore mentioned registered non-profit organizations or Kid Sport Nova Scotia.

 

HMCS HURON, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN

GUEST, Albert A., CPO - Chief Petty Officer Albert A. Guest, who died in the RCN Hospital at Esquimalt December 14, was buried at sea from the minesweeper HMCS "Sault Ste. Marie" in waters of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, off Race Rocks, on December 18. The flag-draped casket was brought to the ship's side on a gun carriage drawn by 32 men under Petty Officer James Luke. In charge of the 12-men firing party was CPO Douglas Barker. On arrival at the burial area, the ship was stopped. Chaplain (P) B.A. Peglar conducted the service and at its conclusion the body was committed to the deep, the firing party fired three volleys and the bugler sounded the "Last Post" and "Reveille." Chief Petty Officers Richard Williams and Gerald Freeman placed wreaths on the water. Pallbearers, close friends and messmates of Chief Petty Officer Guest, were Chief Petty Officers Frank Elston, Leo Benaman, Phillip Richert and Robert Murray, and Petty Officers James Rogers and Robert Hughes. Chief Petty Officer Guest had been a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for the past 15 years. Born in Esquimalt, he joined the RCN at "Naden" as an officers' steward in August 1935. He had served in the Cruiser "Uganda", the destroyers "Skeena" and "St. Laurent" and in various shore establishments on both coasts. (CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, February, 1951)

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS UGANDA

GUY, Rex Geoffrey, Captain, OMM, CD, RCN - Rex passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born and educated in England, he was a son of the late Commander Rex Guy and May Guy. He was a ship's officer in the British Merchant Service from 1942-49, including war service in convoys to and from the United States and Canada carrying aviation spirit, commercial alcohol and munitions to the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel. He emigrated to Canada in 1949 and served on Canadian National Steamships Canadian Observer, Canadian Constructor and Lady Rodney. He entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951. Rex served in many appointments afloat and ashore, including HMCS Portage, HMCS Griffon, HMS Dryad (for specialist navigation/operations qualification), HMC Ships Sussexvale, Athabaskan, Iroquois, Sioux, and in command, Crescent, Fraser, Protecteur, OIC Navigation Training Centre, HMCS Naden, ADC to MGEN GR Pearkes VC, Lt. Governor, British Columbia, Sea Training Staff Atlantic, Senior Staff Officer, Current Operations Maritime Command Headquarters, Chief of Staff Operations, Northern Region Command Headquarters, Yellowknife, N.W.T., Queen's Harbour Master, Halifax, Base Administration Officer, CFB Halifax, and Commandant, Canadian Forces Fleet School. Rex retired in 1983, with the rank of Captain. His naval service continued until 1993 in the part-time capacity as a Convoy Commodore, and he was responsible for Canada's Convoy Commodore organization and their training. Well-known in NATO Naval Control of Shipping circles, he was regarded as an authority on Naval Control of Shipping and Convoy Operations and authored major advances in convoy operational doctrine and communications procedure. He made presentations to Commons and Senate Committees on the GST, Commons Committees on HRD, Federal/Provincial CPP Hearings, Commons and Senate Committees on Bill C-78 and to the Nova Scotia Pricing and Review Board. He was a member of John Murphy M.P. Constituency Committee on HRD and Social Reform. He represented the FSNA to the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia as an advisor to the Senior Citizens Secretariat and played a major role in the production of the Nova Scotia Seniors Safe Driving Report as its chair and in its presentation to the Provincial Cabinet. He was past chair of the Group of NINE Advisory Committee of Nova Scotia and was a senior's representative on the Road Safety Advisory Committee of Nova Scotia. Rex was appointed to the Nova Scotia Provincial Planning Committee for the UN International Year of Older Persons and represented Nova Scotia at the founding meeting of the Canadian Co-ordinating Committee for IYOP. He represented the National Congress of Seniors at the United Nations World Assembly on Aging in Madrid, Spain. He was instrumental in having the National Congress of Seniors established made up of 12 organizations based on the Group of NINE Model in Nova Scotia. In 1984 he became active in the Federal Superannuates National Association as a result of threats to pensions and retirement benefits. He was president of the Orchard Valley Branch of FSNA from founding in 1984 until 1992. He was Regional Director for Nova Scotia and a member of the National Board of Directors from 1992 including chairman of various major committees and member of the national executive committee until 1998 when he became the National President of the Association until 2004, and remained active in the association as immediate past president until his death. Rex is survived by his wife, Phyllis "Liz" (Woodworth) Guy; daughters, Joanne (Chris) Espinel, Invermere, B.C.; grandsons, Nicolas, Vancouver, B.C.; David, Calgary, Alta.; Linda (Ronald) Thibault, grandsons, Michael and Jonathan, and granddaughter Laura, all of Halifax; Patricia (John) Tupper and granddaughters Emma, Kathryn and Olivia, all of Lower Sackville; Ashley and Stephanie (Andre) Sa and their daughter Daniela, all of Vancouver, B.C.; brothers, John (Shirley) Guy, Ottawa, Ont.; Bill Guy, Vancouver, B.C.; sister, Mary Guy, Ottawa, Ont.; various nephews and nieces. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 19, in the Stadacona Faith Centre, Gottingen Street, CFB Halifax, Chaplain Charles Black and Rev. Donald C. MacPherson officiating, with a reception to follow in the Ward Room, CFB Halifax. Interment in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville, at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick (902-538-9900).

 

HMCS PORTAGE, HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS FRASER, HMCS PROTECTEUR

HAMMOND, Thomas Hopkins (Tom) - (WWII Veteran)  Passed away peacefully at the P.R.H.C. on Thursday, December 5, 2013. Tom Hammond of Buckhorn in his 89th year. Tom served his country during World War II in the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Longueuil. He was a member of the R.C.L. Branch #77 Lakefield and the Oshawa Navy Club.

 

HMCS LONGUEUIL

HAND, Robert Frederick (Fred), Dr. a WW II veteran who served 14 years in the Royal Navy followed by 15 years in the Royal Canadian Navy (1948 - 1963) and a Life Me mber of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust died in Sherborn, Mass May 14 at age 101. Following retirement from the RCN he entered private medical practice and taught at Dalhousie Medical School. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline and brothers George an d Thomas; survivors include children Douglas, Miranda, Gordon and Richard.

HANLON, John (17 Dec 1921 - 03 Jun 2012) - A very good man left us this past Sunday and we will truly miss him….his wife and partner of 66 years, Audrey, sons Ward (Marlene), Glen (Keri), grandchildren Trace (Ali), Jackson and great granddaughter, Avery. John was born in Rivers, Manitoba. After a tour of duty with the Canadian Navy in World War II, Audrey and John married and moved to Brandon in 1949. He worked for the Canadian National Railway his entire career. However, his real passion in life was his family, friends and community. His community involvement was diverse. President of the Brandon Minor Baseball Association, President of the Brandon Credit Union, President of the Brandon Circle 8 Square Dance Club and President and Life Member of the Brandon Kiwanis. Along the way, he developed a huge gathering of friends and acquaintances. He was a curler, a golfer, a barber shop singer, and a sports fisherman. To Audrey’s joy, he loved to dance and as such, they were always the first on the dance floor. John’s Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7th at the Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of John may be made to Central United Church, 327-8th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 3X5.

 

HMCS ROYALMOUNT

HARNICK, Joseph Allan - Peacefully, at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in his 81st year. Joseph Harnick, beloved husband of the late Norma Harnick. Loving father to Wendy and John Beard, Joe and Gaye Harnick, Don Harnick, Marianne and Tom Ramey, and Pamela and Ron Robb. Proud and loving grandpa of Christopher and Patrice, Jennifer and Max, John and T.J., Ricky, Emily, and Bailey. Great-grandpa of Miranda and Duffy. Dear brother of Brenda Paton. Predeceased by his grandson James. The family will receive friends at the J.W. Hart Funeral Home, 113 Lock Street East, Dunnville (905-774-6335) on Friday from 3-6 p.m. Funeral Services will take place in the Chapel immediately following 6 p.m. Memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS LEASIDE

HARPER, Irvine Lyle - June 7th, 1928 - May 27th, 1997 - Lyle was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years after World War II. He served all over on peace keeping missions. Lyle served on the HMCS Magnificent and the HMCS Bonaventure. Both of which were aircraft carriers. After the Navy, he moved to Burlington, Ontario, and them back home to Tupperville, Ontario. Son of Mr. & Mrs. William D. Harper.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

HASLER, David Charles (10 May 1928 - 25 May 2014) - passed away peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Dave leaves behind his beloved wife, Loraine (Graves), his children, Colleen, David (Paula), Maureen (Larry), Michael (Mary Margaret), Mary, Susan, Dan (Tracy), Christa (Wayne), Bill (Bride), Maria (Sean). Grandchildren, Shannon, Christopher, Joshua, Olivia, Ryan, Josef, Mikel, Niki, Danielle, Megan, Janna, Katie, Ellen, Lynzie, Darcy, Will, Michael, Gianna. Great grandchildren, Jayden, Blake and Quinlee. His brother Arthur (Rita), sisters, Catherine, Dorothy, Eileen (Al). Dave was predeceased by his father, John Thomas Hasler, his mother, Ellen Jane (Jackson), brother, Thomas John (Cerita), sister Marion (Walter). Dave served his country for 21 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring in 1969. He went on to a second career in car sales for Scotia Chev Olds/O’Reagen’s. He was a great friend of Bill W. Dave enjoyed life to the fullest. He was happy spending time at the family camp, hunting and fishing. He loved music and had a beautiful singing voice. Most of all Dave loved his family and being in their midst at the many family gatherings. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 28, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, at Albert J. Walker Funeral Home, 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 29, 10:30 am. at St Michaels Church, Herring Cove Road, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Catholic child sponsorship program, ‘Chalice’. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home and Chapel, Coldbrook (The Halifax Chronicle Herald 27 May 2014)

HEANS, Robert Pattison (Shakey) - Robert was born on April 10, 1931, in Saint John, NB. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy on January 21, 1949 and served until September 25, 1964. He moved to Victoria, BC, and served on various ships. He left for Korea aboard HMCS Athabaskan, the Second Athabaskan, from August 1951 to August 1952. While he was there, he spent some of his leave time entertaining children at the local orphanages with some of the other men aboard the Second Athabaskan. He was awarded service medals on April 30, 1952, and Canadian Forces Decorations on February 23, 1961. Following his time with the RC Navy, he went to work in HMC Dockyard. Robert, Bob to his workmates, served thirty-five years as a rigger and retired in 1986. He married Ethel Isabel Olsen on September 6, 1952. “Patt,” to his wife and family, lived in Victoria and then moved to Cobble Hill in 1969. He enjoyed the outdoors, and volunteered at the local food bank delivering food, running errands, and growing vegetables in the garden. He was a volunteer for many events, parades, and marathons. He made climbing ropes for children’s outdoor play areas. He died too soon in 1994 at age sixty-two. Robert was a long-time member of The Legion.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

HELPS, George Elgin - Died: 1 Jan 1994 - George joined RCN in 1956 at HMCS Chippewa, Winnipeg, MB. Served with VU-32, VS-880, VS-881 and HMCS Bonaventure to 1966 working on board to repair Trackers. Leading Seaman. Private pilot, enjoyed motorcycling, camping and fishing. Born 1933 in Manitou, MB and passed away from cardiac arrest at age 60 in Morden, MB. Survived by his wife Joan, son Rick, and son Randy in Morden, MB and daughter Patricia in Libau, MB.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

HILL, Edwin Byard, CWO,  RCN, CD - 81, Dartmouth, passed away June 14, 2008. Born in Barrie, Ont., he was the son of Byard and Helene (Hobson) Hill. Ed joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1946 and retired as Base Chief Warrant Officer CFB Shearwater in 1972. Postings also included Summerside, Downsview and HMCS Magnificent and Bonaventure. He worked in the Architectural Hardware Division at J.W. Bird Company from 1972-1992. Ed volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Blood Services and the Shearwater Aviation Museum until he became ill. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine (Cain); sister, Barbara Moore, and brother, John (Marie); children, Rick (Chris), Janet (Rick) Privett, Kathy (Roy) Millett, Stephen, Sheila, David (Kathryn), Trish (Robert) Boutillier; grandchildren, Colin, Lisa, Johanna, Jonathan, Amy, Kristina, Hannah, Taylor, Andrew, Nicole, Alex, and great-grandchild Ethan.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE, CFB SHEARWATER

HUGHES, William Andrew (Bill), Rear-Admiral, RCN, CF - Died on 11 July 2013, his ten-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer ended. Born 24 Oct 1927 in Quetta, India. The Admiral was very proud of his family’s military heritage as the son of the late LCol. L.M. Hughes, RCHA, and the late Betty Hughes (Gray of Victoria). Grandson of the late BGen. William St. Pierre, PWOR (CO 21st Battalion CEF). Survived by his wife of almost sixty-two years, his everlasting friend and joy, Miriam (nee Carter); by sons Laughlin and Roderick (Barbara); granddaughters Jessica, Amy, Diana, and Victoria and great-grandson Owen. Also, brother BGen. Robin L. Hughes (Ret’d) (Diana), Jack M. Hughes (Susan). Pre-deceased by his sister Ann Carmichael. Raised in Kingston, ON he was a Wolf Cub, Boy Scout, Sea Scout, and Sea Cadet. Admiral Hughes entered Royal Roads Naval College in 1944 to start his thirty-eight year naval career. He served in ten RCN ships, five RN, and one USN submarine. He served in HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. The Admiral served in eighteen shore establishments and Headquarters. During this period, he visited sixty countries, all Canada’s provinces, and twenty-seven US states. The Admiral never stopped loving the Navy, its sailors, and fellow officers. He was proud of his sea-going commands HMCS Beacon Hill, HMCS Gatineau, and the 1St and 5th Destroyer Squadrons. He retired as the Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, and to make a political point he was rowed ashore in a navy blue Admiral’s uniform, not a CF green uniform. In retirement, he and Miriam moved to the Bahamas for a four-year adventure before returning to Victoria, BC. Tennis, investing, and philanthropy were his interests in retirement. In 2012, the Admiral was awarded the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service for his work creating the Naval Memorial Window for the RCN’s Centenary in 2010. A special thanks goes to the Admiral’s excellent oncologist Dr. Adrian Yee, the compassionate care of our family physician, Dr. Elizabeth Grant and the professional and sensitive staff of Victoria Hospice for making the final days so comfortable. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Peter and Paul Naval and Garrison Church, 1379 Esquimalt Rd, on Saturday July 20, 2013 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at the Wardroom, CFB Esquimalt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Ave., Victoria, B.C. V8R 6V5 for research into a cure for multiple myeloma.

 

HMS RENOWN (1946) HMS JAMAICA (1946), HMS GLASGOW (1947), HMCS HAIDA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMS VERNON, HMS OSPREY, HMS SEA EAGLE, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS BEACON HILL

HUNT, Ramsey Lindbergh (Lindy) - Ramsey Lindbergh Hunt "Lindy" born 9 August 1933 in Port Au Port, Newfoundland. On 7 April 1951, at the age of 17 Lindy joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he served on HMCS Magnificent, an aircraft carrier where he received training as a Fire Fighter. On 8 April 1953, he was honorably released from the Royal Canadian Navy, returning home to look after his ailing father. Lindy at this time commenced employment with the Base Fire Hall at Harmon US Air Force Base in Stephenville, Newfoundland. When the United States decided to close the Harmon Air force Base, Lindy left his position with Base Fire Hall and commenced employment with Crash Rescue Services at the Stephenville Airport where he eventually was promoted to Shift Supervisor. He met Greta Marjorie Pike who was employed as a school teacher in Port Au Port, not long after coming home from the Royal Canadian Navy and they were married on July 26, 1961. They had one son who was born on the 16 August 1962, Ramsey John Albert Hunt. Lindy was active with Branch 35 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Stephenville and was the Commanding Officer of the 2904 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Port au Port from 1972 until 1979. Lindy obtained his private pilot's license and enjoyed flying with his young son, he helped form the Port au Port, East Volunteer Fire Dept and was Fire Chief of this organization, he was an active salmon fisherman who enjoyed fly fishing and moose hunting in Newfoundland. In 1984 at the age of 51 Lindy and Greta decided it was time for a change in their lives as they were now alone and their son had left home to pursue a career with the Canadian Military Police, in Ontario. Lindy accepted the position of Chief of Crash Rescue Services at the Fredericton Airport in Lincoln, New Brunswick and he and Greta moved to Fredericton eventually settling in Lincoln. From 1992 until 1995 Lindy was the Commanding Officer of the 2647 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Oromocto. Lindy and Greta vacationed every summer at their cottage located at Crabs River, Newfoundland. Lindy was successful with his passion for Moose hunting In New Brunswick having obtained his license from the annual draw on two occasions and successfully obtained a Moose. Lindy was an active member of The Anglican Parish of St Margaret's in Fredericton and he retired from Crash Rescue Services with Transport Canada on 9 June 1995, having spent 44 years of his life employed in the capacity of a Fire Fighter with different Organizations. Lindy missed talking to people something he enjoyed the most in life and commenced employment with Checker Cab in Fredericton mainly so he could meet and talk to new people. He left Checker Cab in 2003, and had heart surgery at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Lindy never recovered fully from this surgery; however he was able to maintain an independent lifestyle with his wife Greta at his side. Lindy lost his wife, Greta to Cancer on September 3, 2009. On Monday, February 22, 2010 Lindy died at the Dr Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton at the age of 76 years. Lindy was a loving husband to his wife Greta, a loving father, hero and a positive role model for his son, Ramsey, a loving father in law to Betsy, and a loving grandfather to his grandchildren Nathaniel, Vanessa and Taylor. Lindy will be missed. A memorial service will be held for Lindy at The Anglican Parish of St Margret's, 775 Forest Hill Road, Fredericton New Brunswick at 10:00 am, 26 February 2010. Instead of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Ramsey Lindbergh Hunt. Lindy's remains will eventually be brought to Newfoundland and placed with his wife Greta's remains at the cemetery of the church they were married in, St Michael's Anglican Church in Saint David's, Newfoundland. Lindy has missed being with his dearest Greta. (The Daily Gleaner 25 Feb 2010)

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT

HUSSEY, James Gavin ( 1925 - 2003) passed away peacefully August 31, 2003 at George Derby Center in his 79th year with loving family by his side. He is survived and will be forever missed by his wife Joy of 42 years; sons, Clinton, Amanda and granddaughters Tate, Lanny and Heather. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Candice; his brother Len; sister-in-law Norman and brother-in-law Dave Heintz. He is also survived by his brother Glen; his sisters, Pam, Ethel (Jack), Pearl and sister-in-law Betty. Gavin was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a life member of the Musicians Union FM145, a talented clarinet, sax, flute player who will be missed for his humor, music and love of family. He spent many winters in his beloved Mexico. Adios mi amore A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 6, 2003 at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, N. Vancouver. Phone 604-980-3451.

 

HMCS TILLSONBURG, HMCS RUNNYMEDE

JACK, Andrew McQueen - joined the Royal Navy in 1919 as a Boy Seaman, at the age of 15. When he reached age 18, he became a Stoker 2nd Class. He saw a wide variety of service in peacetime and World War 2 in frigates, destroyers, cruisers, an aircraft carrier and several motor torpedo boats. He completed two tours in destroyers on the China station in peacetime. He also saw service afloat during the Palestine and Spanish Civil War Campaigns. His wartime service was in the North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South and West Africa, Mediterranean, (Malta, Crete, Greece) and the Normandy Landings (Operation Neptune). He was released from the Royal Navy in 1945 as a Chief Stoker, immigrated to Canada in 1947, and settled in London, Ontario. At the outbreak of the Korean War he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve at HMCS Provost. He was immediately sent to the West Coast where he served in HMC Ships Ontario, Sault Ste Marie, Crusader (Korean Theatre) and Sussexvale. He completed his engagement in 1960 at HMCS Malahat when he reverted to the RCNR retired list. He was then employed in HMC Dockyard until 1967 at which time he had reached retirement age. Andrew McQueen Jack died on 29 June 1987 after a courageous battle with an industrial illness. He was buried at sea off Victoria with full Naval honours. Mrs. Jack died on 15 November, 1992.

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SAULT STE. MARIE, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS SUSSEXVALE

JACKMAN, Gregory Craig, Master Seaman - Cole Harbour, passed away August 12, 2009. Born in Harbour Breton, N.L., he was a proud member of the Canadian Forces for 13 years and was currently serving on board HMCS Preserver. He is survived by his wife, Robyn (MacDonald); son, Nathan (4); daughter, Natashia (1½); parents, Melvin and Lavern Jackman, Harbour Breton, N.L.; brother, Chris, Gander, N.L.; father-in-law, Byron MacDonald, Greenwood; sister-in-law, Josie Adamson, Abbottsford, B.C. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 15 at 11 a.m. in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., 902-462-5601. Funeral Director Danna Walker. (The Chronicle Herald 14 Aug 2009)

 

HMCS PRESERVER

JACOB, Michael Hier, CPO2, CF - Avid sportsman of Barrie, passed away suddenly at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, on Friday January 30th 2009 in his 55th year. Beloved husband of Lise Jacob (nee Ackerman) Cherished father of Amanda and Sara Jacob and Stephanie and Shawn Ackerman. Loving son of Eileen Jacob and the late John (Jack/Jake) Hier Jacob. Lovingly remembered by his brother Duncan (Penny), and sisters Jacqueline Jacob and Jean Porter (Mike). Dearest brother-in-law of Michel (Donna) Parent and son-in-law of Richard Parent (Donna). Predeceased by his mother-in-law Lilianne Parent. Michael will be sadly missed by his many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and friends. Friends may pay their respects at The Steven R. Bridge Funeral Home, Angus, on Thursday February 5th 2009 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass of a Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, CFB Borden, on Friday February 6th 2009 at 11am. Cremation to follow with spring interment at Barrie Union Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS GATINEAU

JANSON, Frederick N., CPO, RCN - Private funeral services for CPO Frederick N. Janson, of Montreal, who was drowned on July 29, while home on leave, were held in Montreal on July 31. CPO Janson was a member of the ship's company of the Halifax-based frigate HMCS "La Hulloise." Born in Montreal on 4 October, 1920, CPO Janson served in the RCNVR from February 1942 until November 1945. He entered the RCN in August 1946. During the Second World War he served in the Bangor minesweeper "Wasaga," the frigate "Stettler" and the corvette "Woodstock". He also spend a period at HMCS Avalon, the RCN establishment in St. John's, Newfoundland. Following the war he saw service in the destroyers "Iroquois" and "Haida" and the aircraft carriers "Warrior" and "Magnificent." CPO Janson was drafted to the "La Hulloise" in June of this year. (CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 11, September, 1950)

 

HMCS WASAGA, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS WOODSTOCK, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS AVALON

JOHNSON, Earl Frank - on August 19, 2014 at the age of 97 at Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre. Predeceased by his devoted wife of 57 years, Patricia (2009), he will be sadly missed by his son Peter (Jorhdin). Grandfather of Jessica and Bailey and the many nieces and nephews in Ottawa that he watched with pride as they have grown up. Earl was the eldest of five children and is survived by his brother David who resides in London. Predeceased by his brother Kenneth, his sister Margaret and his sister Muriel Anderson. Special thanks to Terry Brisebois, who for many of his sunset years was both a devoted friend and caregiver. The staff of Rideau 2 South at the Perley Rideau must be thanked for the excellent care that they provided every day. Earl was unique with a myriad of hobbies and interests ranging from boat building to writing poetry to studying the Great War and WWII. He was a proud veteran of WWII, having served in the RCN. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Earl's Life on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9 613-731-1255 Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. followed by a Reception. Inurnment at the Beechwood Cemetery will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation or to the Navy League of Canada – Ottawa Branch.

 

HMCS NIAGARA

JOLLEYS, John William (Jack) - Jack was born in Calgary, AB in 1924. In 1936, his family moved to British Columbia and settled in Burnaby. Jack joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 at the age of seventeen. He was sent to Sydney, NS, training to be a gunner at Cornwallis. From there, he returned to Vancouver to join the HMS NABOB aircraft carrier. Jack served as an Able Seaman on the Nabob and spent two years of active duty during World War Two, mostly patrolling in the waters off northern Scotland. Jack survived a torpedo attack and was part of the crew that stayed with the Nabob until it limped its way to Scapa Flow. Upon returning to Canada in 1945 after the war, he married and settled in South Burnaby and began raising a family of six children. He worked in a foundry for a short time, and in 1948 began working for the Burnaby School Board as a carpenter. In 1958, he moved his family to Cloverdale, BC, where he lived until he retired in 1984. His main contribution to society was to the Veterans of Canada through The Royal Canadian Legion. He joined the RCL in 1947 at South Burnaby Branch #83. He transferred to Cloverdale Branch #6 in 1968. In 1983, Jack was elected President of Pacific Command and held this position for two years. He followed by working his way to Dominion Command and in 1991, the then President passed away in October, and as a result Jack stepped into the position of Dominion Command President of the RCL. He was then duly elected to the same position in 1992. Jack worked energetically in the field of Veterans Service and Housing. He held a Directorship on the Shaughnessy Hospital Board of Trustees and was a Life Member of the George Derby Long Term Care & Rehabilitation Centre in Burnaby, where he was instrumental in the building of the present facility. He was a founding member of the Amos Ferguson Society and also sat as a Director of the Southdale Manor Senior Citizens Housing project in Cloverdale. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Keremeos, BC, where they resided until he passed away in 1999. Prior to his death, he was Chair of the 75th Anniversary celebration of The Royal Canadian Legion for Dominion Command. He was the recipient of the Queens's Jubilee Medal, the Palm Leaf to the Meritorious Service Medal of RCL, and the 125th Anniversary Canadian Confederation Medal, as well as his war medals earned during World War Two.

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMS NABOB

JOUDRY, Guy N, CPO - 78, Halifax, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2011 at home with his loving son David by his side. Born in Welland, Ontario, he was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Alfred D. Joudry. Guy served with the Royal Canadian Navy for over 26 years. Following retirement from the Navy, he became a business owner and Resolute Club Treasurer. Guy was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by son David and his fiance Cathy, and cat Frankie. He was predeceased by his loving wife Corrine. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (477-5601). In keeping with Guy’s wishes there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 2 p.m. In Emmanuel Anglican Church Cemetery, Sussex St. Spryfield with a reception to follow from 3-6 p.m. At the Resolute Club, 5461 Inglis Street, Halifax. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Emmanuel Church Cemetery Fund, C.Backman, 149 Glenwood Dr. St. Margaret’s Bay, B3Z 2E7.

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS

KEAY, Joseph Dennis - age 90 of Allan Ave, Stellarton passed away on May 29th, 2014 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax with his family by his side. Born in New Glasgow he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Lauretta (O’Neil) Keay. Joe was a life long resident of Stellarton. He was a Veteran of WWII, having served with the RCNVR as a signalman. Joe was a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, Admiral Murray Branch. He was also a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br #28 Stellarton, serving on the Board of Executives, being an avid dart player Joe played in the Pictou County Dart league. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. During his working years Joe worked as a master brick layer. Joe was an avid outdoorsman having enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children: William (Holly) Keay of Pictou, Gerald (Cindy) Keay of Concord Mills, Janice (Glenn) Keay of Greenhill, Thomas (Terri) Keay of Grimsby On., Lois (Lindsay) Sutton of Hammonds Plains, Four grandchildren and Two great grandchildren, Joe was predeceased by his wife the former Janet "Jennie" O’Quinn, Sisters: Mary, Agnes, Veronica and Blanche. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. on Monday in the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton. Catholic Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday at 11 A.M. from Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church with Father Peter MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #28 Stellarton.  The family would like to thank 6th floor Jubilee East Wing nurses and volunteers of the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building for the care and compassion given to both Joe and his family. Monday, June 2, 2014 The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, N.S.

 

HMCS MONT JOLI

KINNEY, Leilen Perley (Lee) - husband of Sheena (Kinghorn) Kinney, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at the Saint John Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in California Settlement, April 14, 1939, he was the son of Victoria (Spencer) Kinney and the late Perley Kinney. As a young man, Lee began his life as a sailor, travelling the world aboard the HMCS Bonaventure, a career which he loved. The navy taught him his future trade in the electrical field. He was a member of Local 502 as a journeyman electrician for over 40 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping every summer for several years at both the Cambridge Narrows and Pleasant Lake Campgrounds, where many friendships and memories were made. Lee had a huge heart. He was always willing to help anyone in need. Everyone knew they could depend on him, no matter what they needed. Lee dearly loved and thoroughly enjoyed every moment with his two granddaughters, Katelyn and Sarah Kinney, who lovingly referred to him as Banky. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grampy (Banky) who will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He will be in our hearts forever. Lee is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sheena (Kinghorn); daughter, Rhonda Kinney; son, Brent (Louise); two granddaughters, Katelyn and Sarah Kinney all of Saint John; his mother, Victoria Kinney of Grand Falls, NB; sisters, Janice (Edgar) Hodges of Brantford, ON, Shirley (Leon) Peters of Hamilton, ON, Lena Levesque and Donna (Robert) McCarthy, all of Grand Falls, NB and Linda (Joseph) Cook of Hamilton, ON; brothers, Lemuel (Germaine) of Green River, NB, and Lester (Roseanne) of St. Leonard, NB; sister-in-law, Theresa (Bruce) Patten of Toronto, ON; and several nieces and nephews. Lee was predeceased by his younger brother, Leonard and his father, Perley Kinney. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424) where the family will receive visitors on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will take place in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. (The Telegraph-Journal 14 Aug 2008)

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

KOWBEL, Morris, 4648, AB, HMCS Alberni , MPK 21 Aug 1944 - of Blucher, born in 1921, Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. Morris was born at Vonda (interestingly his file gives Wanda!) and was working as a labourer at a casket factory at Listowel, Ontario, when he enlisted at London in 1941. He was mentioned in despatches 1945-06-14. Brother of H Kowbel. They were the sons of Anton Jacob (Jake) and Maria Kowbel who homesteaded NE34-39-1-W3 southeast of Smuts, later moving to a farm at Blucher and eventually retiring to Saskatoon.

 

HMCS ALBERNI

KOZLOWSKI, Henry 1925-2009  -  Passed away on January 28, 2009 at the West Island Palliative Care Residence (WIPCR) after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be dearly missed by his wife of fifty-four years, Alice (nee Poirier); his son Alan (wife Diane) and daughter Susie (husband Emilio); his four granddaughters Stephanie, Melissa, Amanda & Natasha; as well as his sisters Stella, Kay and Helen, and his brothers Joe and Wally; and many relatives and friends. Special thanks to the staff at the WIPCR for their professional & compassionate care during the last five weeks of his life. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. at 2500 avenue des Perron, Auteuil, Laval A memorial service for family members will be held in the chapel at the same location on February 3 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ARROWHEAD

KUX, Hubert Ernst (Bert) (07 Jan 1944 - 21 Sep 2007) - Peacefully at the Victoria Hospice on Friday evening with his wife Heidi by his side. Born in Werdum, Poland, Bert joined the Canadian Army as an Apprentice Soldier in 1960, retiring in 1988. The highlights of his 28-year military career include CFB Lahr and CFB Baden in Germany, 3 PPCLI in Victoria, the Airborne Regiment in Edmonton, HMCS MacKenzie and HMCS Kootenay, RSS Pacific in Vancouver, as well as four United Nations Peacekeeping tours in Egypt and Cyprus where he saw armed conflict. After retirement, Bert contributed another 10 years with the Naval Reserves in Victoria and most recently with the Corps of Commissionaires at the Victoria Airport. Bert was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and big game hunting. Bert is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife Heidi, son Kurt and wife's parents Poldi and Rudi Fiala of Victoria, his parents Walter and Emma, sister Karen (Brad), brother Ron (Leslie), nephews Bryan, Stephen, Mark and Shane, niece Emma, aunt and uncle Marie and Walter Steinke, and cousins of Ontario, as well as extended family in Germany and Austria. The family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at the cancer clinic, Richmond Pavilion, Victoria Hospice and Community Health Care for their wonderful care and compassion. A celebration of Bert's life will be held at a later date. At Bert's request, those who wish to make a donation may do so to a charity of their choice.

 

HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS KOOTENAY

LAMBIE, Vincent Frederick: Died on January 22, 2009, at the age of 81. He was born on November 8, 1927, to Maj. Richard and Laura (Halstead) Lambie. He attended Chebucto Road School and Queen Elizabeth High School. In 1945, he won a scholarship to Royal Roads Naval College, where he graduated in 1947. For 28 years he sailed on ships including HMCS Ontario, Crescent, Warrior, Magnificent, Prestonian and Cayuga. He earned the Korean War Medal (1953) and the International Commission for Supervision and Control Medal for service in Indo China (1959-60), where he learned to speak Vietnamese, which he continued to use throughout his life. He married his sweetheart, Elizabeth MacKinnon, on July 6, 1963. After retiring from the navy as a lieutenant commander, he attended law school at Dalhousie University, graduating in 1975. Vince enjoyed practicing law for 21 years. He also served as chairman of the Nova Scotia Horse Racing Commission, where (as the son of a cavalry officer) he fought the use of whips and performance-enhancing drugs. After retirement, he served as honourary legal counsel to the Shearwater Aviation Museum and the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, which operates HMCS Sackville. Vince’s lifelong passion was sailing. He bought his first boat at age 12 with money he earned selling newspapers on the streets of wartime Halifax. He logged thousands of nautical miles around the globe over seven decades, visiting exotic spots including Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, Isle of White, M arblehead, New York City, Miami, Bimini, Bequia, Martinique, the Exumas, and the Turks and Caicos. He loved to sail the South Shore and the Bras D’Or Lakes. Later on in life, his favourite spot to tie up the boat was Liscombe. Vince was a proud member of the Cruising Club of America, Bras D’Or Station. He was a long-time member of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Ski Wentworth, and the Waegwoltic Club, where he loved to swim outdoors from June until October. Vincent was predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Robert. He will be terribly missed by Elizabeth, his first mate of 47 years; and his crew, Laura (Chris Sutton), Christopher (Judy Obersi); and his beloved grandchildren, Jacob, Rebecca, Madina, Marcus, and Nadia. A celebration of Vince’s life will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 29, in Bethany United Church, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, Shearwater Aviation Museum, or any charity of your choice. The family wants to say a special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers who tried to make his life more comfortable.

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS PRESTONIAN, HMCS CAYUGA

LANE, Robert L., CD, Capt, RCN, B.Sc (Mil), P.Eng. - At home in Ottawa, Dec.27, 2013 in his ninety-fourth year. Bob, beloved husband of Lucille Brough, father of John (Dianne Slimmon), late Wendy (Norman McDougall) and late Peter (Letizia Amadini; first wife, Marcia George) and grandfather of Kate (Stuart) and Ann of Toronto, Dylan (Nunich) of San Francisco, Max of Ottawa and Gabriel of Philadelphia. Bob joined the Navy in 1939 from the Royal Military College, attended the Royal Naval College and Royal Naval Engineering College in England where he was awarded a King’s Commendation for Bravery as a volunteer dispatch rider during nighttime air raids on Plymouth, 1941. He served in the Atlantic, Pacific and Korean waters. He loved the seas and ships. His service afloat included times in cruisers, HMS Glasgow, HMCS Uganda, and Ontario and destroyers HMCS Saguenay and Cayuga. He served in many technical and personnel positions ashore including SACLANT and attended the National Defence College. After retirement, one of his proudest achievements was helping to bring about the present transportation system for the disabled in Ottawa. He was also a management consultant at Agriculture Canada. He was a keen lover of animals, birds, insects and fungi. Friends and family are invited to visit at Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa after 10:15 a.m. on Friday January 3, 2014 until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the National Military Cemetery. There will be a reception at 12:15 p.m. after interment. Bob attributed his lasting health in part to the kind professional care he received at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, 40, Ruskin St., Local H2408 Ottawa, ON. K1Y 4W7 would be appreciated.

 

HMS GLASGOW, HMCS UGANDA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS CAYUGA

LANGLOIS, Stephen Gilbert - Age 72, of Mill Cove, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late Leo and Edith (Harper) Langlois. Steve was retired from the Royal Canadian navy with 28 years' service and was an active member of St. Marks Anglican Church, Mill Cove. Survived by his daughter, Deana (Shon) Burwell, Hubley; grandchildren, Blake and Joey; sister, Beverly, Montreal. Predeceased by his loving wife, Christine and daughter, Belinda. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5th in St. Mark's Anglican Church, Mill Cove. Rev. Laurie Omstread officiating. Burial to follow in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Fox Point. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Marks' Anglican Church, Mill Cove.

 

HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS IROQUOIS

LATHAM, James Oswald (Flim) - 84, Sydney a resident of Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, formerly of Leonard Street, Sydney, passed away at Taigh Na Mara on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Born in Louisbourg, he was the son of the late Ernest and Mary Agnes (Kelly) Latham. Jim was a veteran of the Second World War, serving with the Navy on the HMCS Uganda and Woodstock and retired as maintenance supervisor from the courthouse, Sydney. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12 and the Cape Breton Veterans' Association. Surviving are his wife, Lois Anne (Harris); daughters, Kelly (Bill) Goode, Quispamsis, N.B., and Dorothy (Nipper) Libbus, Coxheath; sons, Ross (Ruth), Belleville, Ont., Tony (Jocelyn Guindon), Montreal, Que., and Terry (Brenda Tabor), Sydney; brothers, George and Merle, Howie Centre; grandchildren, Nicole, Amanda, Jami, Katie, A.J. and Justin and stepgrandchildren, Kenneth, Heather, Lynn, Craig, Kelly,Jo, Ian, Luke and Dylan. Jim was predeceased by brothers, Ernest and Terrance and a brother and sister in infancy. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel, Saturday, 11 a.m. with Rev. Albert Maroun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

 

HMCS UGANDA, HMCS WOODSTOCK

LATTER, Edward Joseph Paul - Passed away peacefully on September 24, 2014 at age 94, surrounded by his loving family after a memorable life. Born March 19, 1920, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late William and Florella (Dempsey) Latter. He is survived by his sons James, and Phil (Sharon) Latter, daughters Gail (Allan) Munroe, Janet (Ron) Latter-Wilmot, Carol (Doug) Latter, Susan (Daryl) Latter-Glenham and sister Elizabeth (Ray) Jollimore. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren, Erin, Andrea, Jordan, Jenna, Oliver, Max, Nicholas, Celia, Thomas, Marissa and great-grandchildren Tyler, Alex, Alden and Ruby. Edward was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife Sheila (Wingfield) Latter, his youngest son Christopher Latter, and by his brothers William, Basil, Graham, Murray, James (Jim) and sister Barbara Burke. Edward (‘Ned’) joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving from 1939 to 1945, mainly protecting convoys and supply ships travelling across the Atlantic from German U-boats. His first commission was aboard the HMCS Fraser patrolling Newfoundland’s frigid waters before heading south to patrol the Caribbean. He later returned to Halifax to pursue electrical studies before joining the HMCS Kootenay. During one part of his naval career, his ship was rammed and he risked his own life to rescue a colleague caught between the two vessels and in danger of being crushed. After the war, Edward joined the Treasury service for a time followed by his long career with the Federal Department of Fisheries as an inspector, finally retiring in 1980. He and Sheila lovingly raised their seven children in Herring Cove, and later Yarmouth, N.S. Edward was a man of strong character and impeccable principles- quiet, kind, charitable, loving, and a man of great faith. A humble man, he cherished his family and taught us many life lessons, inspiring us with his integrity, generosity and keen intellect. His total devotion to family, sense of humour, stoic independence and support of all who were in need will forever be remembered. He loved fishing, especially trout, and often fondly recounted tales of long ago fishing excursions with his brothers. He enjoyed debating local and world events and he also loved book keeping, managing his financial affairs meticulously, setting a high standard in budgetary discipline that few others could achieve. He will be so greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Visitation will take place from 7-9 pm on Sunday September 28th and on Monday September 29th from 11am-1:45pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. The funeral service will take place in the same location at 2 p.m. on Monday September 29th, followed by a reception in Atlantic Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome (no lilies please) or donations may be made to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS FRASER, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE

LAWLER, Karl Elbert (02 Jun 1932 - 21 Aug 2014) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Karl Elbert Lawler, 84, of Halifax. Karl passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends on August 21st, 2014 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Odessa, Ontario, he was the son of the late John and Della (Shillington) Lawler. Karl is survived by his son John (Maureen), daughters, Maria (Stephen) Innes, Della (Stephen) Jewers, sister Nola (Lawrence) Rashotte, grandchildren, Angela (David) Budge, Stephanie (Michelle) Jewers, Stevie (David) Busk, Danielle and Parnell Lawler, great-grandchildren Ashton, Skyler, Jaydon, Kalley, Ethan, Liam, Rhiannon, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Trudy (Arsenault) Lawler, brother Ford (Pearl) Lawler. Karl will be remembered as a man who enjoyed telling jokes, stories, entertaining and cooking. As a lover of food and drink (especially whiskey) he was famous for his potato donuts "spud nuts", salmon salad sandwiches with horse radish, his big family turkey dinners with beer stuffing and his double decker turkey sandwiches. Karl was avidly proud to have served 35 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO). As an engineer in the Navy, although he loved working with machines, motors and his hands, he absolutely loved the comradery of the men and women he served with. He was a life long motorcycle enthusiast serving as a member of both the Goldwing Touring Association and as a certified chief instructor for motorcycle training in Shearwater for the Nova Scotia Safety Council. Karl loved to teach others, to share his wisdom and had an impeccable memory for jingles and ditty's that made him laugh. He enjoyed watching auto racing, wrestling, westerns, sci-fi, Jacques Cousteau, The Nature of things with David Suzuki, Holmes on Homes and cartoons such as the Pink Panther and Betty-Boop. Karl was extremely passionate about his family and has gone above and beyond for many over the years. Known as the man who could fix anything but a broken heart with a wire coat hanger, he could be found at anytime helping someone with a project. He will forever be lovingly missed by family and friends. Visitation: 6-8 pm Sunday and 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm Monday at Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be 9:15 am Tuesday, St. Mary's Basilica, 5221 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS FRASER

LeCOUTER, Marc - Of Middle Sackville, passed away on Jul 19, 2014, at 51 years of age. He was a Petty Officer First Class of the Royal Canadian Navy, serving as Weapons Engineering Manager with the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School. Marc was the only son of Donat and Florence LeCouter of Bathurst, N.B. Marc was a passionate drummer, and had a lifelong love of music especially the great Canadian Rock banks. Marc loved the reaction of the crowd when he played. He thought the world of each and every member of his family and would do anything for anyone. He was kind and helpful to all. Loving husband and best friend to Angela Selig; loving "step dude" to Ian and Hope; loving brother to Donna (Dave Legacy), Deborah Perry and Carolyn Williams. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Matthew, Emily (his goddaughter), Aidan and Abracy; extended family including his Military family, and his faithful companion Jasper. Visitation will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, today, July 23, from 7-9 p.m. A Service of Christian Burial will take place in St. Peter's Catholic Church, 10 Maple Dr., Dartmouth, on July 24 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the church hall. Burial at a later date. If desired, donations to Hear and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia would be appreciated by Marc's family.

LEEDER, Calvin David Edward, PO2, RCN - It is with a heavy heart and sadness that we announce that Retired Royal Canadian Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class, Calvin David Edward Leeder passed away peacefully on January 11th, 2014, at the age of 77 in Arborstone Enchanced Care, Halifax. Born February 24th, 1936 in McMurrich Township, Ont., to the late Arthur "Robert' and Myrtle (Cousins) Leeder. He will be welcomed in the open arms of his wife, Doreen Phyllis (MacDonald) Leeder; his parents, Robert and Myrtle and sisters, Marie and Velva. He will be sorely missed by his sisters, Audrey, Una, Mona, Leona and Sheila of Ontario. He was blessed with seven children whom he carried in his heart, mind and soul, Deborah Fraser, Shelburne; Cora Leeder, Halifax; Brenda (Phillip) Ryan, Halifax; Dale (Mark) Brewer, Middle Musquodoboit; Kimberly (Arthur) Smith, Indian Harbour; David (Joanne) Leeder, Ottawa, Ont.; Jo-Ann Leeder, Halifax; as well as grandchildren, Robert, Bradley, Joshua, Tasha, Philip, Kathryn, Morgan and Courtney and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will take place on January 17th at 11 a.m. in T. K. Barnard Funeral Home, 85 Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville. We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to his second family at Arborstone Enchanced Care, especially to the 3rd floor staff for all they gave and provided. God Bless you a l. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Calvin to Canadian Diabetes Association.

LEGENDRE, Lucien (Louis), PO1 - Age 65, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully and prayerfully Friday, December 6th, 2013, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Shawinigan, Que., he was the son of Arthur and Florette (Bellemare) Legendre. Survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathleen "Kathy" (Spicer); sons, Michael (Sarah) and James (Michelle); grandchildren, Reese, Lily and one on the way; sisters, Denise (Michel) St. Pierre, Helene Lavergne, Rachel Legendre; brothers, Denis (Monique), Fernand (Nicole), Charles (Chantale). He was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Yvon Lavergne. Louis served 28 years in the RCN from 1967 to 1995 in food services. He prided himself on getting a smile or a laugh from everyone he spoke to. He enjoyed his daily walk abouts up to Tim Hortons and Sobeys, playing (winning) card games (Groups & Runs) and Scrabble, playing and watching tennis with his boys, reading his bible, and chatting with his uncle, Andre Bellemare. He was an extremely devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather who always felt family was the most important thing in life. Visitation will held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 10th in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11th in the funeral home chapel, Rev. James Haughn offiating. Burial to take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Bible Society.

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS MACKENZIE

LeGEYT, Thomas Albert (Tommy) (02 May 1920 - 05 Sep 2014) - passed away at the Colonel Belcher extended care home. He was 94 years of age. He was born in Calgary, Alberta. Tommy served with the Navy on the HMCS Snowberry and HMCS Middlesex during World War II, and remained an active member of the Calgary Naval Veterans Association. Tommy was predeceased by his lovely wife Nora. They were married for 67 wonderful years. He was also predeceased by his parents, his brothers Reg, Phil and Charles. He is survived by his brother Ed (Lorraine), sister-in-law Jean, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tommy's family wishes to thank all the staff at the Colonel Belcher for the excellent care they gave him while he was a resident. At his request there will be no Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Tommy's name can be made to the Vet's Angels Program (145 – 251 Midpark Boulevard SE Calgary Alberta T2X 1S3 or to a charity of your choosing. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, Reception Centre & Crematorium, 1605 - 100 Street SE, Calgary, AB (403) 272- 5555.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY, HMCS MIDDLESEX

LEROUX, Lorne Emeril (Lash) - Aylesford East, Kings Co., passed away peacefully surrounded by family in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, on 6 January 2011, after a lengthy battle with small cell lung cancer. Lorne was born 13 February 1942, a son of the late Salem and Loretta (Mainville) Leroux. Lorne is survived by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Diane (Gates) Leroux; sons, Shawn (Allison) Leroux, Winnipeg, Man.; Michael (Carla Chapman) Leroux, Lower Sackville; daughter, Michelle (Joseph) Cussick, New York; grandchildren, Brennan, Holli, Julia, Conner, Ian and Lauren; great-daughter, Olivia; brother, William (Kathy) Leroux, Pickering, Ont.; sister, Denise Laverdure, Pembroke, Ont. Besides his parents, Lorne was predeceased by a grandchild, Brandon Sinagra. Lorne spent 29 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Petty Officer 1st Class) serving his country proudly while wearing the black and white of the Canadian Navy. After retirement, Lorne and his best friend Diane operated Oak Tree Greenhouses in Aylesford. Lorne was a survivor! Upon being diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2009, Lorne did not give up. He and Diane spent quality time with each other enjoying Tim Horton's coffee/tea whenever possible. Lorne loved his hockey and was a true Maple Leafs fan. During his last hours, Lorne asked Shawn for a pepsi and the score of the Canada/Russia game, showing that he truly was a sports fan through to the end. He coached both his sons throughout their years playing minor hockey and supported his daughter in all that she participated in. Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service for family and friends later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the Victorian Order of Nurses. Our special thanks to all the medical professionals for their wonderful care. Thanks also to our extended family and friends for their great support and understanding. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900)

 

HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS HURON, HMCS ALGONQUIN

LEWIS, Larry N. (07 Dec 1954 - 31 Jan 2014) - It is with sad and heavy hearts to announce the passing of my kind hearted husband Larry who passed away on Friday January 31, 2014 at the Halifax Infirmary surrounded by loved ones. Survived by his loving wife Jeannie, his Dad, Norman Lewis; son Jeremey; sisters, Beth, Rhonda, Jo-Anne; brother, Kenny and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his little brother Paul, mother and grandparents. Larry joined the Navy when he was young and had a distinguished career there where he made it up to “chief”. He thoroughly enjoyed his time there sailing on the open sea. He retired from the military in 1995 and went on to work at the Halifax Shipyards in 2001 as a engine fitter advancing on to quality assurance, a job he truly loved. He fought a hard and long battle with cancer and sadly lost. Through it all he stood tall and strong, even when cancer took away everything. He never once complained. He was determined the one thing it wasn’t gonna take was his job. He worked till the very last day. Well done honey, you won that one. His favorite place to go for peace and quiet was our riverfront property. He’d sit there and watch the river go by while enjoying a few cold ones, on a hot summer day. There will be no services as per Larry’s wishes. He has been cremated and will be returning home to his loving wife until were together again. I’d like to thank all who’s helped us through this difficult time, also to the paramedics and fire fighters who assisted the staff at the emergency department and Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Rest in peace Larry. I‘ll love you forever. “TGFE”.

 

HMCS OKANAGAN, HMCS IROQUOIS

LLOYD, Mark, of Lower Sackville, passed away on September 4, 2014, at the age of 50. The youngest child of Keith Lloyd and Monica Beattie (Parry), Mark was born in Cardiff, Wales. The family moved to Canada in 1971 and lived in Ontario where Mark grew up with his sis­ter, Christine. In 1981, Mark joined the Canadian Navy. It was in Halifax where Mark met his wife, Loretta 'Kelly' (MacIssac), and they married in 1989. The couple lived briefly in Victoria, B.C., before settling in Lower Sackville, where their daughter, Adrienne, was born in 1993. Mark retired from the Navy as a Hull Technician in 2008. Since then, Mark enjoyed playing a round of golf at Air Lanes Golf Course, woodworking, Saturday morning coffee with his friend, Ches, hanging out at Possum Lodge with 'the boys' and, most of all, spending time with Kelly and Adrienne. Mark is survived by his wife, Loretta and daughter, Adrienne, Lower Sackville; his father, Keith Lloyd, London, Ont.; mother, Monica Beattie, Kingsville, Ont.; Christine Carson, London, Ont.; Jack Lloyd, Caledon, Ont. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Olive Lloyd. Among those who mourn his loss are many nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation took place under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd. and in lieu of flowers, donations made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Founda­tion (www.jdrf.ca). A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

LOGAN, Bill, HMS Puncher RIP (HMS Puncher was manned by RCN personnel except for the Air side) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Nicholas William (Bill) Logan, Age 89, on September 12, 2014 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in New Glasgow on January 10, 1925, Bill was the son of Mary Ann Perry and Charles Logan and the adopted son of Hannah and Robert MacIntosh. Always ambitious and willing to help others, Bill delivered newspapers and worked in the coalmines of Pictou County in his youth. During WWII, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMS Puncher. His Navy service took him to North Africa, England, France and Norway and he and his fellow crewmembers were inducted into the Order of Neptunus Rex when they crossed the Arctic Circle in 1945. After the war he joined Dominion Stores Limited, retiring after 40 years as manager of Halifax-Dartmouth stores. Bill was active in his community and was a member of Halifax Chamber of Commerce, St Thomas Aquinas Church and St Michael’s Church where he sang in the choir under the direction of his wife Dolores. Bill was a leader, an educator, a warrior and a gentle soul. He had a magnificent sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. His acts of goodness, wisdom, kindness and bravery will always remain in our hearts. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (nee Fougere) and his stepfather, Robert (MacIntosh). He is survived by his wife, Dolores (nee Ward) and daughters Rosemary McDougall (Mike McGrenere) of River John/Halifax and Coleen Logan (Dr. Julia Sagebien) of Halifax; granddaughter Courtney MacDonald (Justin Sutherland) and great grandson Aidan of Scotch Hill, Pictou Co.; step sister, Mary Fennell of New Glasgow; god daughter Anne Marie Melanson of Tracadie; nephew Berky Hayman of Antigonish; many relatives and friends, including those he met at the VMB and his favorite pet therapy "granddog" Stella. Special thanks to the staff and veterans of V4 West, Veterans Memorial Building who gave their love and support to Bill during his stay there. A memorial service will be held at St Michaels church on September 23 at 1:00 pm, reception to follow In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

 

HMS PUNCHER

LOSEE, William J., Lt (P), RCN(R) - 29, of HMCS "Cataraqui" Kingston, died in Kingston December 30 of leukemia. Lieut. Losee, who served in British carriers in the Far East in the Second World War, entered the active list of the RCN(R) as a Lieutenant (P) in April 1947. He was enrolled in the engineering faculty at Queen's University at the time. In the three succeeding years he spent most of the summer vacation periods on naval training and voluntary service on the East Coast. He took flying refresher courses at HMCS "Shearwater," trained and served in "Stadacona" and was in HMCS "Haida" for a brief period. He received his Bachelor of Science degree last spring from Queen's along with a scholarship. Ten days prior to his death he received word he had won first prize in an essay contest sponsored by the Canadian Mining Journal. Lieut. Losee joined the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm as a rating in May 1942 and subsequently received his commission in the RNVR. He was demobilized in March 1946. Funeral services were held in Ottawa January 2 and burial was in Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston. (The CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, February, 1951)

 

HMCS CATARAQUI, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS SHEARWATER, HMCS STADACONA

MARCUS, Robert Charles Jackson (17 Feb 1929 - 06 Dec 2013) - Robert passed away peacefully at home. He was a fantastic husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and step-father to his children whom he was very proud of. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy on many ships and ports for 25 years. After retiring from the military he worked at Canada Post. He then ventured into helicopters which he loved with all his heart. He moved to the mainland and married Betty-Lou and they spent 20 happy years together. Golf was his pleasure and is probably already planning a few games where God has sent him. We will miss you everyday Robert (Bobby Jack, as his family called him). A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, December16 from 1-4 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1025 Ridgeway, Avenue , Coquitlam.

 

HMCS CAYUGA

MASON, Dudley Herbert - HMCS Otter - Killed 26 Mar 1941  -  Sto. 1/C Dudley Herbert Mason lost his life on March 26, 1941, when, with the rest of his crew, he was forced to leave his flame-swept ship, the H.M.C.S. Otter, while on duty off the coast of Halifax. The furious waves of the Atlantic at that time caused the lifeboat in which he had taken refuge, to capsize. Coming from England as a small boy, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mason, Dudley attended Paris Public Schools and Brantford Collegiate and was an employee of Penmans Limited at the time of enlistment. He was 31 years of age and the first casualty to be reported in Paris. He was married to Patricia Taverner and had three children, Barbara, Robert and Donald.

 

HMCS OTTER

MATHESON, John Edwin - Age 51 of Eastern Passage, passed . away suddenly March 19, 2014. Born in Edmundston, N.B. John retired from the Navy after 25 years as a sonar technician. He was a member of Halifax Regional Search and Rescue and the UN NATO Veterans Group. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing poker and camping. Most recently John was learning how to play guitar. John is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda (Hobson); daughter, Shannon, Dartmouth; son, Aaron, Eastern Passage; father, Clifford and his wife, Dyan Matheson, Oxford; mother, Gay (Mitton) Matheson, Dartmouth; sisters, Dee Corbiel (Bob), North Bay, Ont: Kathy lsaac, Moncton, N.B.; brother, Clinton (Karen), Saint John, N.B.; stepsister, Kim Ripple, Florida; stepbrothers, David Schoffield (Kelly Anne), Beaver Bank; Graham Schoffield, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother, Burton. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday with a funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday April 9, Rev. Jane Clattenburg officiating, with a reception to follow, all in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Halifax Regional Search and Rescue.

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS

MERK, George Adam,V32584, Stewart, HMCS Alberni, MPK 21 Aug 1944 - George Adam Merk (b.1923) of Regina was MPK on 21 Aug 1944 and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. He was the son of Anton and Angelina Merk. George was born at Vibank and attended Sacred Heart school and Scott collegiate before enlisting at HMCS Queen early in 1942.

 

HMCS QUEEN, HMCS ALBERNI

MILES, George Ralph, Commodore, OBE, RCN - Commodore of the RCN Barracks, Esquimalt, who died suddenly at his residence on the morning of February 19, was buried at sea from HMCS Ontario on February 21. Committal services aboard the ship followed funeral services with full naval honors from Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria. Services in the cathedral were conducted by the Rt. Rev. Harold E. Sexton, Bishop of British Columbia. Chaplain B.A. Peglar, RCN, read the lesson during the funeral service and conducted the committal service aboard the Ontario. Following services in the cathedral, the casket was placed on a naval gun carriage and drawn by 32 seamen, all from HMCS Naden, to the Ontario's berth at the Outer Wharf. The funeral cortege was led by a 24-man firing party and a 48-man guard of honor, all from Naden. Commodore H.F. Pullen, commanding officer of HMCS Ontario, was insignia bearer. As the cortege neared the ship, an 11-gun salute was fired at one-minute intervals.  When the ship arrived at the committal area, Chaplain Pegler read the service and the body was committed to the sea. The firing party fired three volleys, the bugler following with the Last Post. The guard of honor presented arms as the ship's guns fired an 11-gun salute. At the conclusion the bugler sounded Reveille. Read-Admiral W.B. Creery, Flag Officer Pacific Coast, cast a wreath on the sea on behalf of the officers and men of the Pacific Command. He was followed by other high-ranking officers and civilians. Included among the floral tributes were those from the Governor General, Lord Alexander; Defence Minister Brooke Claxton; Vice-Admiral H.T.W. Grant, Chief of the Naval Staff and the Naval Board; Premier Byron Johnson of British Columbia, and the Atlantic Command of the RCN. Honorary pallbearers were His Excellency the Governor General, represented by Cdr. K.C. McRae; the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, represented by Cdr. Hew Patterson; Premier Byron Johnson, represented by Hon. Captain John Cates; Mayor Percy E. George of Victoria, represented by Alderman Frank Mulliner; Reeve A.I. Thomas of Esquimalt; Admiral Percy W. Nelles, Vice-Admiral H.E. Reid, Rear-Admiral Creery, Commodore J.C.I. Edwards, Brigadier W.J. Magill, Group Captain J. Easton, Captain W.B. Holms, Captain H. Kingsley, Cdr. G.H. Davidson, representing the Chief of Naval Staff; Cdr. A.C. Wurtele, Captain Massey Goolden, Captain C.D. Donald, Cdr. (S) B.F. Gorely, Shipwright Cdr. E.H. Gilhen and Cdr. (E) R. Balfour. Active pallbearers were Chief Petty Officers George Harvey, David Nelson, Donald Painton, John Spellman, John Rimmer, Thomas Heatherington, John Waldron and Thomas Booth. Commodore Miles was born in Rothesay, N.B., on February 26, 1902. He entered the Royal Naval College of Canada as a cadet in 1919 went to sea as a Midshipman in ships of the Royal Navy. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was commanding officer of the destroyer HMCS Saguenay, which formed part of the escort of Convoy HX-1, the first convoy to sail from Halifax. He was in command of the Saguenay for more than 18 months. During this time his ship was struck by a torpedo and heavily damaged, but was brought safely back to port. For this feat of seamanship and for "gallantry and distinguished service before the enemy as Senior Officer of an escort group," Commodore Miles was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In 1942 Commodore Miles served as Captain (D), Halifax, and was responsible for the administration of escort vessels operating out of the port and for the efficient training of their crews at a time when the U-boats were making a determined bid for supremacy in the Atlantic. A year later he commissioned the new Tribal class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan and commanded her during numerous patrols in the English Channel and along the enemy-held coast of France. While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay in the summer of 1943, the Athabaskan was struck by a glider bomb, one of the first ships to be damaged by the new German weapon. Again Commodore Miles brought his ship back to port, and was awarded a Mention in Despatches for his "courage and seamanship" on this occasion. In December 1943 he was appointed ashore and took up the duties of Director of Plans at Naval Headquarters, Ottawa. A year later he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic, at Halifax. From March 1946 until August 1948 Commodore Miles was Chief of Naval Personnel and a member of the Naval Board, at Headquarters. His next appointment took him back to sea as commanding officer of HMCS Magnificent and Senior Canadian Naval Officer Afloat. In August 1949 he was appointed Officer-in-Charge, Montreal Area, and in February 1950 became Commodore of the RCN Barracks, Esquimalt. (CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 6, April, 1951)

 

HMS ORION (01 Jul 1919 as Midshipman, RCN), HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS SAGUENAY

MITCHELL, Walter D., Able Seaman, RCN - Memorial services for Able Seaman Walter D. Mitchell, 19, of Rockingham, N.S., who lost his life in the crash of a Firefly aircraft on June 7, were held at sea June 9 on board the aircraft carrier "Magnificent," of whose ship's company Mitchell was a member, and ashore June 11 at St. George's Anglican Church, Halifax. The memorial service on board the carrier was conducted by Chaplain W.E.L. Smith, RCN(R), and was attended by officers and men of the ship's company, who formed a hollow square about a cross and wreath which had been placed on the flight deck. At the conclusion of the service, the wreath was dropped on the sea by the commanding officer, Commodore K.F. Adams, and a funeral firing party fired three volleys over the water. The service in St. George's Church was attended by members of AB Mitchell's family and by friends and shipmates. Rev. E.G. Gabriel, minister of St. George's, officiated, assisted by Chaplain G.A. Stone, of "Shearwater." AB Mitchell, a writer serving aboard the carrier, was a passenger in an aircraft flown by Lieut. (P) D.J. Fisher, of Toronto, which lost power and crashed into the sea off Sambro Head. It sank in a matter of seconds. The pilot managed to get clear and was picked up by a nearby fishing boat, being transferred to the destroyer "Micmac" and later to the "Magnificent" A native of Halifax, AB Mitchell joined the RCN there in June 1948. He served at "Stadacona" and at "Naden" before being drafted to the "Magnificent" in January of this year. (The CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 10, August, 1950)

 

HMCS STADACONA, HMCS NADEN, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

MOFFAT, Jack Arthur (Red) - age 101 of Halifax. Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 1, 2014. Born on April 3, 1913 in Vancouver, BC, he was the youngest son of the late Alexander William and Emily (Drury) Moffat. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Muriel Duretta (Hurshman), daughter Dale Moffat and son in law Charles Evans, Halifax and six nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Leslie, William and sister, Winnifred Riley. Family ties were important to him and he enjoyed regaling any willing listener with stories of the past. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a shipwright. He was a carpenter by trade and had a passion for working with and fashioning wood. He was an avid gardener and loved the natural world. A kind and caring gentle man, he was always ready to help anyone who needed a handyman. His road in life was not always easy but he navigated it with determination and arrived at his final destination on his own terms with integrity and honour. Many thanks to all the care workers at Home Instead, with particular gratitude to Dianne Crawford, a true angel. In lieu of flowers, a random act of kindness would honour Jack’s memory. A reception and sharing of memories will be held from 2-4pm, Saturday, September 13 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. Interment will take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville at a later date.

MOFFAT, William John Bingham (Bill), Maj (R), CD - 66, of Dartmouth, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the QEII Hospital. Born in Vancouver, B.C. on May 15, 1934, Bill was the youngest of two children born to Grace Wilson of Sheffield, England and William Moffat of Glasgow, Scotland. Bill and his older sister Betty were raised in the North Vancouver community of Lynn Valley. After high school, he attended the University of British Columbia with plans of studying to become a dentist only to end up joining the Royal Canadian Navy (R) as a Midshipman at HMCS Malahat (Vancouver Island) on Nov. 1, 1956. Bill trained as a naval aviator and was awarded his Wings on May 17, 1957. That same year he was transferred to CFB Shearwater where he was based until his retirement from the forces "36 years less a day" later. In 1959, Bill served the first of several tours on board HMCS Bonaventure beginning with VS-880 Squadron. Many other postings and accomplishments followed, most notably: Weapons Officer aboard the HMCS Inch Arron, 1962; awarded Watchkeeping Certificate, 1963; offered a permanent commission, 1963; navigation officer on HMCS Algonquin, 1963; transferred to rotary-wing aircraft, 1970, Officer-in-Charge, Base Maintenance Test Flight, 1983; XO of HS 423 Squadron, 1987; retiring May 14, 1990. Bill accumulated 8,105 hours in both fixed-and rotary-wing military aircraft, including the Avenger, Tracker, Harvard, Expiditor, Hiller and Sea King. He completed over 769 deck landings, of which 114 were made in fixed-wing aircraft. Bill also accumulated more than 700 hours on various civilian aircraft, including the Stearman, Warrior, Twin Otter and Bell 206. After his retirement from DND, Bill went to work for the Ministry of Transportation in 1991 in Moncton, N.B., as an Investigations Inspector in the Regulatory Compliance Branch, retiring in 1998. Bill is survived by his three children, William, Robert and Ann-Marie, his grandson Andrew and granddaughter, Allison, his beloved wife Yvonne Ongo (nee) of North Sydney, Cape Breton, and his sister Betty.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS INCH ARRAN, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS ALGONQUIN, CFB SHEARWATER, HMCS MALAHAT

MUNROE, Frank Charles (08 Oct 1922 - 28 Feb 2014) - With saddened hearts, but with hope eternal, we the family announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend. Frank passed away at home where he was lovingly cared for by his wife and soul mate, Edna. Always proud to have been born and raised in Whitney Pier, Frank was the youngest son of the late Angus and Lillian (Breen) Munroe. Frank attended Whitney School and Sydney Academy before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served on HMCS Kapaskasing (minesweeper), HMCS Iroquois (destroyer) and HMCS Victoriaville (frigate) while engaging in Convoy duty during the Battle of the Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland. Following his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Sydney where he studied at the Empire Business College. After graduation, he began employment in the insurance business working as an independent salesman for 12 years before joining Allstate Insurance, where he worked for 28 years. With his outstanding sales ability, Frank was a gold record winner as top salesman in North America and a two time top winner in both auto and home owners’ sales. Frank embraced life with energy and determination in a job well done, qualities he instilled in his children and grandchildren. His hobbies were varied; including fishing and hunting, skating, boating with family on the Mira, and before his illness, wintering in Florida. Frank loved to travel and his trip back to his roots in Scotland was most memorable. In his later years, although confined to a wheelchair, he looked forward to his daily jaunts around the block where he enjoyed socializing with neighbours. Many of his canine friends, especially Jiggs could count on Frank giving them a little treat. Frank was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 128, and prior to his illness he was a member of the Naval Veterans Association. He was a strong supporter of various charities including, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Heart & Stroke, the Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and Christmas Daddies. He strongly believed in the value of a good education and willingly offered support to his children and grandchildren as they met their educational goals. Surviving are his devoted wife and best friend, Edna (Hallett); loving daughters, Carolyn Profit, Lisa (Andre Ouellette) Munroe, Nicole (Stephen) Hardy; grandchildren, Melanie, Melissa, Ryan, Evan; Cole, Zachary; Erika, Victoria, Kyle; special great-grandsons, Lucas, Brodie; brother-in-law, Lloyd Eddy and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Alexander ( Jean), John (Ann), Cyril (Mabel) and his sister, Annabelle. He was the last surviving nephew of Jack Munroe, the famed mining proprietor, war hero, author and boxer, honored in the Nova Scotia & Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Many thanks to Dr. Susan MacLeod, the VON and palliative care nurses who visited his home, and his three private caregivers, Gary Bernasky, Betty Morrison and John Bourgeois. Your kindness and compassionate care to Frank was always a comfort and much appreciated. Visitation will take place at Sydney Memorial Chapel, 49 Welton St., Sydney, today (Monday, March 3) from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Chapel on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Whent and Rev. Boyce Elliott officiating. Burial is to take place at a later date, in Eastmount Cemetery, Whitney Pier. Memorial donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Father’s love never dies ... it glows eternal ... forever in our hearts.

 

HMCS KAPUSKASING, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS VICTORIAVILLE

MURDUFF, Charles Orville - WWII Veteran, member of the Peterborough Naval Club and retired long-time employee of GE. Passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's at Fleming on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Teresa. Loving father of Jack (Carol), Sandra Pearson (Grant) and the late Lynn Gibson (Lewis). Grandpa will be fondly remembered by Kirk Pearson (Michelle), Shannon Gibson, Drew Pearson, Brandy Herd (Ryan) Dave Pearson (Ashley), Scott Murduff (Erin), Mike Murduff and great-grandchildren Jason, Alexis, Logan and Colton. Dear brother-in-law of Brenda Murduff. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Nisbett Funeral Home and Chapel, 600 Monaghan Road S. Naval Service will be held at 10:45 a.m. with a Memorial Service immediately following. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. In memory of Chuck, donations to the Arthritis Society would be appreciated.

 

HMCS MATANE, HMCS WOODSTOCK

MURRAY, Arthur William (Bill) - Halifax, passed away January 5, 2014. He was born in Halifax, October 22, 1920, to the late Arthur Vincent Murray and Mary (Mae) Elizabeth Murray. Prior to the Second World War, he graduated from Halifax Academy and attended Nova Scotia College of Art 1939-1940. In early 1941, he joined RCN, graduated as a Sub Leiut., RCNVR from Royals Roads Naval College in August 1941, 2nd officers training class. He saw service in examination vessels and minesweeper HMCS ‘Kelowna’ in North Pacific waters; joined new construction Fairmile Q097 in fall of 1942, operating with 76 Flotilla in North Atlantic; commanded Q093 October 1943- April 1944; joined the historic corvette HMCS ‘Sackville’ and served as Executive Officer up to November 1944. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander RCN(R) on reserve list 1952 and saw reserve time in HMCS ‘Haida’ and ‘Micmac’. Following his discharge in January 1946, he resumed his education at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, Ill. He graduated in 1948 and followed up with studies in advertising at Northwestern University. He met his wife, Vera (Hansen), in Chicago where they were married on August 7th, 1948. He worked with Drake Studios, The Daily Newspaper, Chicago American, and for many years with Geyer McAllister Publications. He joined Wall Street Journal in 1960 and, in 1963, was appointed regional advertising manager of the Cincinnati, Ohio office. In 1972, he and his wife returned to Halifax where he took up his appointment of supervisor of advertising, Nova Scotia Department of Government Services. He retired in October 1984, and he and Vera settled in Vero Beach, Fla. Following the death of his wife in May 1998, he returned to Halifax in September of that year. He was an active member of the Nova Scotia Naval Officers Association and was awarded the N.O.A.C. Bronze Medallion in 1980 for service to N.O.A.C. and Canada. He was also a member of RUSI (Royal United Services Institute); a trustee! of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (HMCS Sackville); and, for several years, was a member of AAEC (Association of American Editorial Cartoonists). He was active in newspaper work in Cincinnati. Bill is survived by sister, Mrs. W.L. Garrison, several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601). Abiding with Bill’’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in memory may be made to the SPCA or the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. (The Chronicle Herald Metro 09 Jan 2014)

 

HMCS KELOWNA, ML Q097, ML Q093, HMCS SACKVILLE, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS MICMAC

MYLES, Thomas (Tommy) - 52, Elmsdale, passed away on April 3, 2007, at his cottage. Born in Ruhr, Germany, he was a son of the late John and Julia (Lappin) Myles. Tommy joined the Canadian Forces (Navy) in March 29, 1977, as a marine engineering mechanic. He served aboard many ships including HMCS Yukon, HMCS Onondaga, HMCS Annapolis, HMCS Nipigon, HMCS Saguenay, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Skeena, HMCS Montreal, HMCS Regina, HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Fredericton, HMCS Toronto, and also served ashore at FMG Atlantic, FMF Cape Scott, CFB Halifax, and currently CFNES. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage, golfing, hunting, fishing. Surviving are daughter, Vhari Myles, Ottawa; brother, Johnny (wife Angela) Myles, Scotland; nephews, John and David; sister, Frances Tummon, and nephew, Mark, Scotland. Visitation will take place today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. in CFB Halifax, Stadacona. Donations in memory of Tommy can be made to Matthew Burke Fund.

 

HMCS YUKON, HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS MONTREAL, HMCS REGINA, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS FREDERICTON, HMCS TORONTO

MacCULLOUGH, Harold Allan, Captain - who joined the RCN in 1948 after serving in the US Army Air Corps 1944 - 1947, died in Dartmouth, NS in January. During his naval career he served in Ottawa, Montreal, Charlottetown, St John’s, Eastern Passage and Cornwallis; HMCS Ships Magnificent, Cape Breton, Lanark and Columbia; Canadian Defence Liaison Staff, London and No 1 Management Consulting Services Unit (Halifax). After retiring from the Navy in 1975 he was employed as a civilian management consultant with DND. He was predeceased by his wife Janette Catherine and brother Sherman; survivors include children Allan, Robert and Dianne and sister June.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS CAPE BRETON, HMCS LANARK, HMCS COLUMBIA

MacDonald, Frank Joseph - passed peacefully away on September 21, 2006. Born on November 23, 1914, in New Waterford, he was a son of Gertrude Louise (Frazier) and Harry Condon Macdonald. Frank grew up in Halifax, and was the eldest of six children. He served on the HMCS Sackville, part of the Canadian Navy's North Atlantic escort convoy from 1941 to 1945. Upon receiving licensure as a public accountant in 1946 , he came to Santa Barbara and worked as an Assistant Manager for the Chamber of Commerce from 1947 to 1949. It was in Santa Barbara, on the municipal tennis courts, where he met the love of his life, Martha Michelet. A few years after getting married they moved with two children to Washington, DC, where he took a position in the State Department's Agency for International Development. His work took them to Costa Rica, Paraguay, Brazil and Jamaica, where Frank served as an executive officer. During his overseas duty he and Marty had five more children. Frank served his last nine years for the State Department in Washington, DC, before retiring in 1976. Frank was a kind and gentle man. He was a wonderful husband and father whose devotion and love was the centre of his life. Frank's hobbies included tennis, bridge and traveling. He enjoyed taking walks at the Santa Barbara Harbor, as he had an affinity for the ocean. A member of St. Raphael's Church for 30 years, and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, his faith was an example to his family. He is survived by his wife, Marty and his children, Kathleen (Jim) Tulley of Titusville, Fla.; Mary (Carl) Klingelberger, Foley, AL; Patrick (Helen) Macdonald, Boulder, Col.; Michael Macdonald, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Jeanne (Tom) Bowman, Bulverde, Tex.; Rod (Juli) Macdonald, Elizabeth, Col.; and Eileen (Craig) Herrin, Santa Barbara, Calif. He was also blessed with 11 grandchildren. He is survived by his siblings, Harry Macdonald, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Tess Desrochers, Laguna Hills, Calif.; Anna Godwin, Halifax. He was predeceased in death by his sister, Patty Moody and brother, Tommy Macdonald. Service was held in St. Raphael's Church on Monday, September 25, at 10 a.m. The Rosary was prayed at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 24, in Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapel, Ward Drive, Goleta, Calif.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

MACFADYEN, Steven Ellis (Steve), CPO1 - Died 29 Oct 2009 - Born in Conway, PEI, he joined the militia 5th Signal Regiment in 1962, transferred to HMCS Queen Charlotte in 1963, enrolled in the RCN and graduated recruit training April 1964. CPO1 MacFadyen served in HMCS Hochelaga, HMCS Swansea, HMCS St. Laurent, HMCS Cabot, HMCS Shearwater, HMCS Athabaskan and HMCS Cataraqui, as well as several land posting. He transferred from the regular force to the primary reserve at HMCS Queen Charlotte in August 1995. His last appointment was Coxswain of HMCS Queen Charlotte from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. He was accepted as a member of the Order of Military Merit in 1988 and has received the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, the NATO Former Yugoslavia Peacekeeping Medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration. He was an active member on many community and national organizations. A funeral service will be held at the Belvedere Funeral Home Satyurday 31 Oct 09 at 1000. Interment will take place at Sherwood Cemetery. (Source: NAVRESGEN 042/09 N01 16841)

 

HMCS SWANSEA, HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS HOCHELAGA, HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE, HMCS CABOT, HMCS SHEARWATER, HMCS CATARAQUI

MACLELLAN, Vincent, Rev., Antigonish - Born 28 Sep 1921 at Sydney , Nova Scotia , Canada Fr. Vince MacLellan, 87 years old, priest of the Diocese of Antigonish and long-time member of the St. Francis Xavier University family died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Green Meadows Adult Care Facility in North Grant, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia.Fr. Vince was a graduate of Sydney Academy and joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1942. He served in Halifax, Montreal and aboard the HMCS Acadia. He was discharged from military service in 1945 upon which time he entered his beloved St. Francis Xavier University as a student. In 1949 he graduated from St. F. X. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and entered priestly formation at St. Basil’s Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. Fr. Vince was ordained into the Priesthood of Jesus Christ at St. Ninian’s Cathedral on May 30, 1953 by Bishop John R. MacDonald. Later he immersed himself in graduate studies at the University of Toronto, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and at Stratford-on-Avon, England. He received a Masters of Arts Degree from Notre Dame. From 1953-54, Fr. Vince had a short appointment as curate to the Pastor of Stella Maris Parish in Pictou, N.S. In 1954 he returned to St. F. X. University and was appointed to the faculty and served as an Associate Professor of English until his retirement in 1986 after 32 years of service dedicated to teaching and higher education. Fr. Vince faithfully pursued the Xaverian motto, “Whatsoever Things are True” as an educator, priest, chaplain and loyal community member. After a very generous teaching career, Fr. Vince continued to engage himself at the university serving as a mentor, often assisting students having difficulty learning English. In the wider community of Antigonish, he enjoyed serving as Chaplain to the Knights of Columbus, Chaplain to the Antigonish Highland Society, Chaplain to the Royal Canadian Legion and faithfully ministering as Chaplain to the residents of The Orchard Villa and The JJ Carroll House. Born September 28, 1921 in Sydney’s North End and baptized in Sacred Heart parish, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (MacNeil) MacLellan. Fr. Vince is survived by his sister, Betty (Murdock) MacIsaac, Sydney and brother, Freddie, Oshawa, Ontario; nieces and nephews, Claire (Luc) Rollin, John MacNeil, Valerie Matheson, Vince Mac Neil, Judy Fougere, Sister Maureen MacIsaac, Francis MacLellan, Steven MacLellan, Heather Flynn, Mary Cottreau, Allan MacLellan and Freddie MacLellan Jr.; brother-in-law, Malcolm MacNeil and sister-in-law, Patricia (Pledge), as well as many grand-nieces and grand-nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, Peter and Donald and his sisters, Mary, Anne (Malcolm) MacNeil and Rita; niece, Marie (William) Tucker, nephew, Douglas and brother-in-law, Murdock MacIsaac and sisters-in-law, Isabel (MacDougall) and Irene (MacNeil). Visitation for Fr. Vince will begin on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. in Morrison Hall, StFX Campus and continue Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the same location. At 6 p.m. his remains will be transferred over to StFX Chapel where a Bible Vigil will commence at 7 p.m. presided by StFX Dean Fr. Alex MacKinnon and homilist Fr. Rod B. MacDonald. Visitation will continue after the Liturgy of God’s Word until 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday June 29th at 11 a.m. at StFX Chapel with Bishop Raymond Lahey presiding and Fr. Paul MacNeil homilist. Priests of the diocese are invited to concelebrate. Faculty from the university are invited to process in academic regalia. After the liturgy everyone is invited to Morrison Hall for a luncheon reception. Funeral arrangements are under the care of MacIsaac’s Funeral Home, Antigonish.

 

HMCS ACADIA

MacLEOD, John Trites (04 Oct 1935 - 22 Jan 2014) - It is with great sadness that the family of John MacLeod announces his death, which occurred on January 22, 2014. John T., as he was known to many, was born in Sydney, to the late John A. and Jessie (MacLeod) MacLeod. John joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1956 and became a member of the Naval Air Branch where he trained as an aircraft technician, serving with VS 880 and V U 32 Squadrons, and on HMCS Bonaventure and Annapolis and later at Maritime Air Group Headquarters. He rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer before his retirement from the Navy in 1983; later working in the engineering department of IMP Aerospace for 10 years, and then serving briefly as a member of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires at the Canadian Forces Armament Depot in Bedford. John enjoyed playing badminton, basketball and track but the sport he was truly enthusiastic about was sailing, to which he was introduced at the early age of 13, by his brother, King, leading to a lifelong passion for racing at the local, national, and international levels. He first crewed with Art Rooney, winning the Canadian Snipe Championships in 1956 and later with Harry Henderson winning the Western Hemisphere Snipe Championships in 1958. After joining the RCN he was selected as a crewmember on the RCN Yawl 'Pickle' on which he participated in the Newport to Bermuda Ocean Races in 1958 and 1962, and the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race in 1963. As well as being on the water, John enjoyed photography, woodworking, music, researching genealogy, and travel. He was a member of Woodlawn United Church, Kiwanis Club of Woodlawn, and over the years taught University Naval Training Division (UNTD) Cadets how to sail, was a Cub Leader of 1st Cole Harbour Pack, a member of the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA), Shearwater and Dartmouth Curling Clubs, and Canadian Naval Air Group (CNAG). John is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Rob (Brenda Daly) of Quispamsis, N.B.; Calum (Bev Bollong) of Guelph, Ont.; Rod (Suzan Park) of Ottawa, Ont.; grandchildren, Ian, Kyle, Michael, Hayley and Logan of Guelph and Quispamsis; sister, Sandy Callaghan of Hampton, N.B., and several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents; sister, Isabelle, and brothers, David, Russell, King, Roderick (Lefty), and John Alexander Jr. (in infancy). John and his family wish to thank the medical teams, support staff, and volunteers at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, for their tireless care and compassion. Visitation will be held in the Shearwater Aviation Museum, 34 Bonaventure St, Shearwater, NS (12 Wing Shearwater), on 24 January 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held at Woodlawn United Church, 54 Woodlawn Rd, Dartmouth on 25 January 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Woodlawn United Church Accessibility Fund, or the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS ANNAPOLIS, CNAV PICKLE

MACNEIL, John Alexander - 74, of Sydney Mines, N.S., passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in his Ontario home. He was born June 16, 1931, son of the late John and Irene (MacDonald) MacNeil. As a young man in the early 1950s John MacNeil joined the Navy. During his Navy career he was a member of the Canada Steamship Lines travelling on the Great Lakes as a seaman. His career continued as a crew member of the White Star Line and served on th e Olympic aircraft carrier, known as The Magnificent. He proudly served two years on the HMCS Haida during its second tour of duty in Korean waters and travelled the world. Throughout the later years, close to retirement, he enjoyed serving on the Sam McBride ferry boat for the City of Toronto. During his retirement years he truly enjoyed the life of leisure and kept busy creating woodworking master pieces. Beloved husband of the late Gertrude Tremblett (Butt), also of Sydney Mines, who died at age 57, March 1 0 , 1992, in Ontario. Loving father of eight children, Sheila King (husband Johnny) and Mike Tremblett, both of Nova Scotia, Jane Christie (husband Fred), Judy Tettman (husband Chris), Susan Tremblett, Peter Tremblett (wife Tammy), Sandra Ghany (husband Herold) and Irene Kay, all of Ontario. Proud grandfather of 17 and greatgrandfather of three. He is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Harding, Nova Scotia, Yvonne Jerrett, Ontario; brother, Ronald MacNeil, also of Ontario; four nieces, Erna, Irene and Donna, Ontario, and Corrine, Texas. Also survived by close companion, Shirley; her five children and two grandchildren, Sheldon and Jordan. We love you Dad and may God keep you by his side as you rest in peace. Visitation for the late John A. MacNeil 'Sandy' will be held at Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home, 467 Sherbourne St., Toronto. Viewing will be held Sunday, June 26 from 7-9 p.m. and again Monday, June 27 from 10-11 a.m. Chapel service at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. The ashes of John A. Mac- Neil will be laid to rest at the Brookside Cemetery in Sydney Mines, at the footstone of the late Gertrude Tremblett (Butt) at a later date.

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

MACPHERSON, Ian Alexander - 82, Brooklyn, passed away on January 15, 2009, in the Veterans’ Unit of Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Wolfville, he was a son of the late John and Velma (Tuttle) Macpherson. Ian attended Tower Road School, Halifax, prior to joining the Navy and attending Royal Roads Naval College (1942-1944). He became a midshipman on HMS Devonshire during the Second World War, Chief Gunnery Officer aboard the Nootka during the Korean Conflict and an officer aboard the St. Laurent in 1956. During his naval career Ian was also Captain of HMCS New Glasgow and HMCS Ottawa. In 1959, he was the Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II during the Royal Tour of Canada, living at Buckingham Palace and sailing on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Ian retired to Brooklyn, Hants Co., in 1980, after living in Halifax, Victoria, Winnipeg and England. He was an avid reader, birdwatcher, stamp collector and active in the local Anglican Church. Ian is survived by sons, Colin (Lomie) Macpherson, Pembroke, Ont.; Peter (Carole) Macpherson, Beamsville, Ont.; daughter, Diana (Peter) Baldwin, Port Williams; grandchildren, Matthew, Ian, Graeme and Stuart Macpherson, Peter and Gillian Baldwin. Besides his parents, Ian was predeceased in 2004 by his wife, Jill (Davidson) Macpherson. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 19, at 2 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, Brooklyn, Hants Co. A reception to follow in the church hall. Donations in memory of Ian may be made to the Veterans’ Unit of Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 239, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0.

 

HMS DEVONSHIRE (1942), HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS OTTAWA

McCULLOCH, Paul Lancelot Steele (Moose) - “Moose”, as his friends and old shipmates in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) called him, “crossed the bar” on Sunday morning, January 18, 2009, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. He was born June 15, 1927 in Victoria, B.C. and was educated at Glenlyon School, Brentwood College, and Royal Roads Naval College. A keen sportsman who excelled at rugby and cross country running, Paul loved the sea from an early age and was an accomplished sailor. Upon graduation from Royal Roads in 1946, he entered the RCN and was one of three Canadian midshipmen selected to serve aboard the new British battleship, HMS Vanguard, for the first official cruise of the Royal Family to South Africa in 1947. McCulloch was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, winning a Mention in Dispatches for outstanding navigation aboard HMCS Athabaskan during nighttime operations off the coast of North Korea in 1952. A navigation specialist, he served in numerous ships, notably the aircraft carriers HMCS Magnificent and Bonaventure, and the St. Laurent. He commanded the frigate HMCS Antigonish on the West Coast in 1964-65. In 1966, McCulloch was posted to Winnipeg as a naval staff officer with the CF Unification Task Force. From an unpopular job at home, he was posted as a student to the Royal Navy Staff Course at Greenwich in England. On graduation in 1968, he returned to Canada and assumed command of the destroyer HMCS Restigouche (1968-1970). Shore jobs abroad included a posting to Rome where McCulloch was on the Directing Staff of the NATO Staff College, then served for three years on the International Military Staff at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. On retirement, he devoted his considerable energy and talents to lovingly restoring two historic heritage homes in Nova Scotia: The Bollard House in downtown Halifax, and The Peter Smyth stone house in Port Hood. He was one of the founding members of The Friends of the Public Gardens in Halifax, and also served on the board. McCulloch was active in several other organizations dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Nova Scotia: the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, Friends of the Halifax Commons, and the Chestico Historical Society, Port Hood. He leaves his beloved wife and best friend of 56 years, Joyce; sons, Ian, Sandy, and Hugh; daughters, Gillian and Sarah; grandchildren, Henry, Angus, Meaghan, Nelson, Rowan, Morgan and Alexander; siblings, Liane, Phoebe, Lance, and Richard. Paul was a beloved husband, a devoted father, an older brother, a genuine friend, an officer and gentleman, a heritage activist, and hilarious raconteur. He was a man to whom service, honour, and compassion came first. Paul and his favourite words “Éthat reminds me of a story!” will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George’s Round Church, Halifax.

 

HMS VANGUARD, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS CAYUGA

 

McGACHY-SMITH, Thomas (Mugak), PO1 - It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Thomas McGachy Smith, 50, Lake Echo, on November 5, 2013. Tommy, or "Mugak", was a charismatic, larger than life personality with a heart of gold, an infectious brand of humor, and was highly thought of by all who knew him. Hi pride and joy were his three wonderful boys and his beloved Scottish pedigree. Hailing from Montreal, by way of Port Glasgow, Scotland, he never missed an opportunity to instill his " Scottish wisdom" on most anyone he crossed paths with. Tommy loved to spin yams, talk "Scottish backwards", and relay his unique brand of humor and talent, as only he could. Ret’d RCN PO1 Thomas Smith was a NESOP by trade and served his country proudly for 26 years. He especially loved is early years in the Navy (or the "Gravy as he sometimes referred to it) and always said that his time onboard HMCS Saguenay (1982-86) as his fondest. Popular and well-respected by all he sailed with, Tommy was a key member with the Naval Gun Run team for several years (Nova Scotia Tattoo) and served Canada loyally in many ships and shore establishments as well as deploying around the world in numerous operations. Mugak was an avid sportsman and lifelong supporter of) his beloved Glasgow Celtic football team. A diehard Chicago Blackhawks fan, he was also a Green Bay Packers and lifelong Montreal Expos fan. He often recanted stories about his visits to Jarry Park and the Big "O". He closely followed the Montreal Alouettes with Cece and even "tolerated" some of the classic Hab heroes. Tommy loved his Montreal times and maintained close ties with his dear friends there. Rock music played a huge role in Tommy’s life. He loved the United Kingdom and New York punk rock scenes, the Doors, the Who, Pink Floyd, the Coop, Warren Zevon, Joy Division, and, of course, Sabbath. A bit later in life, Mugak became a musician himself, where on he took up the guitar and turned heads with his talent and enthusiasm. It was not long before he was writing songs and playing live onstage. He made several recordings and had planned to release an al m of original material in 2014. Tommy is survived by his parents, Thomas and Mary Smith, Port Glasgow, Scotland; his former wife, Sheryl (Wilson), Riverview, N.B.; and his sons, whom he loved dearly, Michael, Halifax; Quinton, and Joseph, Riverview, N.B.; his brother, Paul (Emma); nephew, Archie, Bournemouth, England; his beloved Uncle Cecil, Montreal; his Aunt Jeannie, Santa Monica, Calif; and a wide array of cousins and relatives worldwide. Ironically, Tommy passed away on Guy Fawkes Day (bonfire day), one of his special days of the year. A visitation for close friends and family will be held Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. The funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

 

HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS TORONTO

ORMSBY, Chuck, Radar Operator, RCNVR - Peacefully at home on September 3, 2009 in the presence of his loving family and friends. Beloved husband of Shirley, and father of Michael and Maureen. Sadly missed by his relatives and friends. Special thanks to Chuck's doctors, caregivers, and wonderful friends and neighbours for their loving care. A memorial service will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Pkwy. S. (north east corner of Yonge St. and Industrial Pkwy. S.), Aurora, on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 1 p.m. If desired donations to cancer care at Southlake Regional Health Centre would be appreciated.

 

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT, HMCS HEPATICA, HMCS BLAIRMORE, HMCS PRESCOTT, HMCS NORANDA

McLAUGHLIN, Harry (1942 - Dec 2013) - It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of an amazing man, Harry McLaughlin at home, surrounded by the strong love of his family and friends. He will be profoundly missed by his wife and soul-mate, Barb; his children, Jeannie (John) and Brian (Jennifer) and their families (6 grandkids), first wife Karen, his sister Kathy, brother Richard (Penny), Little Sister Tianay (Matt), his many nieces and nephews, and his devoted extended family, friends, neighbours, and pets. Harry had a positive energy and big, caring heart which he shared generously with others. His passion for life, strength of character, and integrity enriched the lives of all that he touched. Harry was an avid runner and tri-athlete who genuinely enjoyed sharing his experiences. Harry spent over 30 years in the Navy and upon retiring, continued with his love of building and repairing. One of his favourite comments when starting a project was, "It needs to be bigger!" Thank you to the Oceanside Hospice (especially Jean, Ken and the Friday group), Dr. Forrest, Dr. Bell, his caring staff, our Home Care Nurse Alana, and our thoughtful community, for all your help and support. Harry believed in the importance of helping others- whenever he saw a need, he did his best to fulfill it. Harry was an active supporter of the Qualicum Cat Rescue, the Oceanside Hospice and acts of kindness to others. Please continue his legacy. We will always feel Harry's strong hugs comforting us. You will never be forgotten in our hearts. Please join us in honouring Harry on Saturday January 4th at 2pm at Fairwinds Golf Club.

 

HMCS YUKON, HMCS PROVIDER

McMAHON, Johnston Alsenas (Jack) (02 Feb 1923 - 02 Jan 2014) - Born in Peterborough, Ont., in 1923, he was a son of the late Harold and Sybil McMahon. Jack is survived by sister, Frances Harris, of Oakville, Ont. He was predeceased by a sister and a brother. His wife, Elsie, passed away in 1978. Jack is survived by six daughters and two sons: Jacqueline Dobson, Halifax; Elizabeth Otter, Winnipeg; Nancy Buck, deceased (Surrey, B.C); Catherine Moore, St. John's N.L.; Patricia MacDonald, Halifax, Denise Rankin, Westville; sons, Daniel and Donald; also by several grandchildren. Jack joined the RCN as a Boy Seaman in 1940 and during the war years served aboard the original destroyer Saguenay and Corvette Drumheller in the Battle of the Atlantic. In 1943, he joined the Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla 65 until the end of the war. In 1944, he was Mentioned in Dispatches while serving in the English Channel. Following the war, until his discharge in 1948, he was Admiral's Coxswain in Halifax. He was employed at The Joint Maritime Warfare School and the DND Fire Department until his retirement. Jack is also survived by his companion of many years, Ruth Mitchell. From 1981 until the present, Jack and Ruth spent the majority of their winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jack was always an active hunter and fisherman and a long-time member of the Halifax Wildlife Association and the Atlantic Beagle Club. Also a member of Vimy Branch 27 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Oakfield Golf and Country Club, as Associate member of the Atlantic Chiefs and PO's Association as well as the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. Cremation has taken place and our family will lay Dad to rest with our mom Elsie in Liverpool at a later date. ( the Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

 

HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS DRUMHELLER

McQUEEN, Sherwood (Bud) - Born In: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, March 9th, 1933 - Passed in: Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada, August 10th, 2010. The death of Sherwood (Bud) James McQueen of Fredericton, formerly of Lakeville Corner occurred Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Born March 9th, 1933 in Saint John NB, he was the son of the late William and Doris (Raynes) McQueen. Coming from a long line of servicemen, having unbroken service for 100 years. Beginning in 1910, with his grandfather, James in WW1, his father, William in WW II, and sons, Allan and Robin. Bud served in the Reserve Navy until enlisting at the age of 24 where he served in Navalaire with the helicopter squadron for 25 years retiring in 1982. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as being an accomplished woodcarver and gunsmith. Bud was member of the Brunswick Street Baptist Church where he served in several capacities. Bud is survived by his loving wife Audrey (Gorham) McQueen; four children; sons, Allan (Sue) of Calgary, AB and Paul (Jane) of Napanee, ON, daughter, Wendy (Kenneth) Murray of St George, NB and son Robin (Anna) of Tracyville, NB and Halifax, NS; grandchildren Samantha, Melanie, Tasha, Tarley, Sheldon, Kaitlyn, Leah and Timothy; four great grandchildren; brother, William (Dianna) of Saint John, NB; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Maureen Curwen. Resting at McAdam's Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton) with visiting on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. A funeral Service will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, August 13th, 2010 from the Brunswick Street Baptist Church in Fredericton. Following a reception at the church, Interment will take place in the Byno Cemetery, Lakeville Corner. Donations made to Brunswick Street Baptist Church Benevolent Fund or the charity of ones choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

NEUMANN, Larry Lawrence - passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital on September 17, 2014 at the age of 91. Larry was born in Ellerslie, Alberta on November 18, 1922, to Emil and Olga Neumann. He had 7 siblings: Ferdinand, Herbert, Sidonia, Eleanor, Freida, Edna, and Edlyn all of which were predeceased. He is survived by his loving wife, Susie, of 67 year; his son Derrill (Barbara), and his grandchildren: Scott (Chelsey) and Lara (Mathieu). Larry served in the Royal Canadian Navy on HMCS Kokanee during the Second World War. After the war, Larry achieved his Master Plumber accreditation and was a past president of the Mechanical Contractors Association. He thoroughly enjoyed being with his family, fishing and hunting in the great outdoors, traveling throughout the world and spending time with his numerous pets. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice. A memorial service for Larry will be held at a later date.

 

HMCS KOKANEE

NEWMAN, Grant Hilding -  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father and grandfather, Grant who passed away September 19, 2014 at his home at the age of 93. Grant was born December 6, 1920 in Viscount, SK. In his youth, he grew up on a farm in Viscount. He lived in a small one-bedroom paper shack. He enjoyed hunting rabbits and getting into mischief with his older brother, Walter. The family moved to the new farm house in 1941. Dad left home to join the Navy in 1942. He trained in Calgary as a Radio/ Radar Operator and graduated 2nd in his class. Big city living brought him his first introduction to indoor plumbing! In April, 1943 he was sent to HMCS Stadacona in Halifax. On completion of his training in 1944, he was transferred to HMCS Prestonian, as a Petty Officer (only technician on board). By 1945, the war was winding down and he returned to St. Hyacinthe and he became a radar instructor until the war ended in September, 1945. He wanted to carry on with his love of electronics and went to work at the Record Shop. By 1948, he was dating our future mother, Maureen; she worked at the front counter selling records. At first she wouldn't give him the time of day as the bookkeeper had told her dad was married with 6 children! It was a match made in heaven; they wed on June 29, 1951 and enjoyed 37 years together before mom passed away in 1988. Mom and Dad enjoyed many years as life-time members at HMCS Unicorn especially the many years of curling and social gatherings. We believe he was the oldest living HMCS life-member. Being in the Navy was very important to dad and he always had many stories to share. Dad worked for Eaton's for over 20 years and then purchased a confectionery with mom by his side in 1977 (Twin Stores). After its sale in 1982, Dad retired again, but he later went on to work as a commissionaire and remained employed with them well into his 70's. Dad's greatest love was working in his yard. He took great pride in his flowers and garden. His favourite spot was sitting at the dining room table and looking out over his backyard and watching the birds. The birds really appreciated his bird bath. He even fed the squirrel peanuts; that was one spoiled squirrel. Another favourite past time of dad's, was wine making. He always brought a bottle of his wine to all family gatherings. We could always rely on dad to keep all of our stuff in good running order. He loved the challenge of fixing anything broken. He inherited this from his father, Hilding, who was a well-known builder/carpenter in the Viscount area. Dad was an avid sports fan including his two favourite teams – Roughriders & Blue Jays. His love of baseball started as a youth on the "Midway" baseball diamond at the farm where he grew up. Prior to his brother Murray's passing, they enjoyed many summer fishing trips together. He looked forward to it every year. Up until his sudden death, Dad remained very active. His latest project was helping his neighbour refurbish their shared fence. He was extremely proud of his staining job. He is survived by his three daughters, Janice and granddaughter Kathy (Sean); Joanne; Barb (Don) Ludwig; sister-in-law, Lou; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen (1988); mother, Myrtle; father, Hilding; brothers, Walter; Erland; Murray; sister-in-law, Isabelle. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. At our father's request, there will be no funeral. Dad you will be greatly missed by us and everyone who knew you, but you will live on in our hearts forever. It brings us much comfort to know he has been reunited with our mother. Love you both. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 24 Sep 2014)

 

HMCS ST-HYACINTHE, HMCS PRESTONIAN

NICHOLLS, Richard William (Nick) (12 Dec 1925 - 10 Jun 2011) - Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Friday, June 10th, 2011, passed away in his 86th year. Predeceased by his wife Mary Nicholls. Dear father of Arthur Nicholls of London and Tim (Ann) Nicholls of Woodstock. Dear brother of Alice Manning of St. Thomas, and predeceased by his brother Fred Nicholls. Also loved by his 3 grandchildren Julian, Ben and Samantha Nicholls. Special friend to Barb Brennan and family of London. Cremation has taken place, and a graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London, on Wednesday, June 15th at 1 P.M with reception to follow. Please gather at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street (at Wavell), London, before the service. Memorial donations appreciated to the Alzheimer Society.

 

HMCS LONGUEUIL

O'HANLEY, John Angus - 78, of Shediac Cape passed away at The Moncton Hospital, Saturday, February 9, 2002. Born in Moncton Jack was the son of the late Roderick and Margaret (MacLeod) O'Hanley. Jack retired in 1994 as President and General Manager of Imbrex Cassidy Ltd., Moncton and President of Packer Floor Covering, Montreal. Jack was a member of Wesley Memorial United Church, former member of the Moncton Golf and Country Club, B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, Moncton City Club, Life Member and past President of the "Nummies" and a 50-year member of the United Commercial Travelers. Jack was a veteran of the Second World War, serving as leading signalman aboard the HMCS Midland and HMCS Ottawa. Jack is survived by his wife, Betty (Walker); daughters, Peggy Read (Dave), Jeanie Smith (Phil), Shediac Cape; son, Bill (Liz), Shediac Bridge; grandchildren, Becky and Amy; great grandchildren, Billy and Emily; brother, Donald (Norma), Moncton and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Jean Elizabeth Dick and his brother Buddy. Resting at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995). There will be no visitation by personal request. Funeral service will be held at Wesley Memorial United Church, corner of St George and Cameron Street, Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 2:00p.m. Reverend Lloyd Bruce, Reverend Paul Cumming officiating. Reception in the church hall following the service. Interment in the spring. In Jack' s memory, those wishing may make donations to the NB Heart and Stroke at 1-800-663-3600. This would be appreciated by his family. (The Times & Transcript 12 Feb 2002)

 

HMCS MIDLAND, HMCS OTTAWA

OLSEN, Stuart - was born August 29, 1957 in Vancouver and died March 28, 2011 in Victoria, BC. He is survived by his loving wife Tammy and beautiful daughter Sara. Also survived by his parents Einar and Lil Olsen, brothers Michael and Peter, sisters Janet McDiarmid and Celeste Olsen, niece and nephews Michelle, Walter and James Olsen. A memorial service will be held on Monday April 4 at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel in Duncan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Ambulance 205-169 Craig Street, Duncan BC V9L 1V8.

 

HMCS YUKON

OPDEBECK, Neil Francis - Halifax, passed away peacefully at the QEII Halifax Infirmary, on Sunday, August 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Calgary, he was the son of the late Frank and Patricia (O’Neil) Opdebeck. Neil was well loved and respected by his friends, colleagues and members of the community. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 years, having worked for St. John’s Naval Services and the Corps of Commissionaires. Neil was well known for his sense of humor and his ability to run a tight ship. He was a member of St. Michael's Parish for 45 years. He spent his spare time with his children, taking them on various adventures. Neil loved animals and will be especially missed by his cat Charlie. He will loving be remembered by his wife of 49 years, Christine Opdebeck (Dorey); children, Lynn (Chris) Nicholson, Frank Opdebeck and Pamela Opdebeck (Jonathan Chen); grandson, Jakob; brother, Michael (Pat) Opdebeck; sister, Patsy (Marcel) Lapointe; many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses of QEII 8.3, for their compassionate care and support. Arrangements are under the care of J. A. Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, where visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 7 at 11 AM in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Fr. Frank Pellerin as celebrant; reception to follow in the parish hall. Neil will be interred with his wife's family, of who he was very fond, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in West Arichat. Family flowers only, donations in Neil’s memory can be made to St. Michael's Parish.

 

HMCS FRASER

OUTHOUSE, Vincent Edison (Skip) - 87, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Tiverton, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Simondson and Jennie Outhouse. He was a veteran of the Second World War, where he served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Camrose. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 143, Port Maitland. He worked for the Canadian Coast Guard for 21 years where he served on the Lurcher Light Ship and the Robert Foulis. He is survived by daughters, Carole Nickerson, Overton; Iris Johnson, St. Catharines, Ont.; Crystal (James) McDormand, Westport, Digby Co.; sons, Burton (Nettie), Port Maitland; David (Anne) Walker, Bridgewater; brother, Murray, Freeport, Digby Co.; sister, Arlene Hersey, Tiverton, Digby Co.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn a companion, Hazel Hall. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Elinor Thompson; brothers, Burton Ellsworth and Alvertus. No visitation by request. Funeral was Thursday, April 4 in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Rev. Donald Moses officiating. Interment in Port Maitland Beaver River Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Zone 12 (RCL) Van Fund.

 

HMCS CAMROSE

OWENS, Fred G. (Buck), CPO2, CD, SSM, CDS Commendation - age 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 3, 2013, in the VG Site, QE1l. Born in Noris Arm, N.L., in 1943, Fred was a son of e late Titus and Nelly (Whitt) Owens Fred joined the Navy in 1962 and served with distinction for 35 years, finishing his naval career in 1997 as a Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class in charge of Bedford Rifle Range. Following his retirement from the Navy he joined the Corps of' Commissionaires. Always an active member of his community, Fred gave his time to many organizations, including Fultz House Museum, Arsenault’s Ambulance Service, Search and Rescue, Citizens on Patrol, Shaw Cable and Canada Games. He was n long-time member in good standing of the Sackville Legion, Calais Branch No. 162. After moving to Ketch Harbour with Carol, his wife of five and a half years, Fred George became a valued member of St. James United Church where he was much loved for his beautiful smile, contagious laughter, generosity of spirit and true community involvement. Most recently Fred participated in the popular Sambro Dinner Theatre, where he shone in his acting role. He also had the honour of giving his first public performance of his accordion skills in Sambro. No matter where Fred was, people were always drawn to his warmth, kindness and great love of life. Fred touched many hearts and will always be remembered by the pee pie privileged enough to have known him. A devoted and loving son, father, brother, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, Fred loved time with is family. He is survived by his adoring wife, Carol Fiander Owens and her children and grandchildren, Mme Marie (Peter) Adiletta, Paul (Christine) Fiander and Victoria (Patrick) Devenish and Lauren, Christopher, Emily and Sarah and his daughter, Carla (Danny) Owens a his grandsons, Tristan (April) Adams and Luke Adams and granddaughter, Rhiannon Owens; great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Alana; brothers, Cecil (Kay) Owens and Irvin (Nancy) Manuel; sister, Daphne (Burt) Freaks; his adopted "mom" Madge Lantz and special nieces, Lisa and Karen. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, NS B35 0E1 (455-D531). Funeral service and interment, followed by a reception, will be held Tuesday, August 13, at 3 p.m. in St. James United Church, 3811 Old Sambo Rd., Sambo, Rev. Keltie Van Binsbergen officiating. Donations may be made to St. James United Church, Old Sambro Road, in memory of Fred.

 

HMCS PRESERVER

PASK, Charles Anthony (Tony) (19 Jan 1958 - 26 Oct 2008) - Shawinigan Lake, BC Always one for adventure, Tony went on the road at 16 leaving Shelburne, NS, and crossing the country to fish off Prince Rupert. Returning to Nova Scotia, he worked odd jobs before joining the Navy. This launched a 25+year career that allowed him to travel the world from Alaska to San Francisco, Japan and Dubai as well as three tours of the Persian Gulf, gathering a wealth of friends and stories along the way. Everything was fair game for discussion, from politics and philosophy to the Montreal Canadiens' Stanley Cup chances or the New York Yankees' pitching prospects. Retiring as Chief Petty Officer, Tony had more time to play golf, which he enjoyed more for the camaraderie than the score. Ever up for a good debate (or crib or Scrabble), he loved to entertain friends and family with his legendary pastas, spiced with wit and washed down with liberal amounts of Pask-made vino or Captain Morgan. Tony prized good conversation, good books and good food, but above all, his family: Danni, Alex, and Mitchell, as well as family and friends from the East to the West Coast who will never forget him. No service will be held at Tony's request. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cancer Society. A toast to Tony will take place at 413 Viaduct Ave West, Victoria, this Saturday, Nov. 1, at 3pm.

PEACH, Robert Avery (1918-2004) - Port Morien - Passed peacefully away at Taigh Na Mara Veteran's Home on Saturday, March 20, 2004, Robert Avery Peach of Port Morien. Bob was born in Port Morien, son of the late Henry and Mary (Boutilier) Peach. Educated at Gowrie School, Port Morien, he entered the local fishery with other family members. In November 1940, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on ships of both the Royal and Royal Canadian Navies. He saw action in the North Atlantic and other areas and was a crew member on the HMCS Algonquin during the D-Day Invasion. Following his return from overseas he married Una (Gray) in Halifax on March 14,1945. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Bob and Una returned to Port Morien. Bob fished for a few years until securing employment with Seaboard Power Corp. where he was employed for 31 years. He was very active in the community and the church and was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55, Port Morien. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by brothers, Wilfred (Naomi), John (Clare), Arthur (Kay), James (Mae) and Harvey (Amy) and sisters, Hilda (Clayton) MacRae, Mildred (William) MacLeod and Margaret (Joseph) Keefe. Survived and sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Una, Port Morien; brother, Howard (Gertrude), Port Morien; sons, Ron (Liz), Glen (Margaret), Port Morien, David (Donna), Nfld.; daughter, Wendy (Duncan) Lee, Sydney; grandchildren, Jason, Stephanie, Deron, Krista, Pauline, Colin and Kristen; as well as great-grandchildren, Aaron, Logan and Kaitlyn. No visitation. Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Morien, Fr. Paul Findlay officiating. Interment at St. Paul's Cemetery, Black Brook. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church, Port Morien, Taigh Na Mara Veterans Home, Glace Bay or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay.

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

PECK, Clifford Roy - Roy Peck, 82, of Moncton, went home to be with his Lord on Friday September 8, 2006 after a brief battle with Cancer. Born in Georgetown, ON. Roy was the eldest son of the late Walter and Edythe (Dillon) Peck. He was educated in Georgetown, and as a radio operator at the Canadian Electronic Institute in Toronto. Upon graduation he served the Norwegian Merchant Marine as a radio operator on the S/S Ravnefjell prior to joining the Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve at HMC dockyard (Halifax) as a radio Artificer. He served at sea on the HMCS Winnipeg and HMCS Dunver. Following a time as a radar technician at HMC dockyard he became the Marine Supervisor, Maritime Region with Canadian Marconi Company working in Halifax and Montreal. He returned to HMC dockyard in 1952 working in the electrical engineering office involved with radio, crypto, electronic warfare and submarine electronics. From 1966 to 1973 he was group head marine electronics at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, NS, after which he changed careers to personnel, becoming a personnel officer at the Bedford Institute. In 1975 he transferred to Moncton as personnel officer with Transport Canada from where he retired in 1983. Roy was active in Scouts Canada as a Cub leader, Scout Master and group committee member. In 1990 he received his 25 year pin for service with the Steeves Memorial United Church Troop in Moncton. He was recognized for 40 years service with Scouts Canada. He was a member and past president of the Dartmouth Y's Men Club. His Church life was active enabling him to serve his Lord as a Sunday School Teacher at West End and Bayers Road Baptist church in Halifax and Stevens Road United Baptist, Dartmouth. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent at Bayers Road and Stevens Road Churches. In Moncton he was a faithful member of Uplands Baptist Church and former member of the church choir. He loved his music and gave praise to the Lord through his participation in choirs at all churches to which he belonged. His faith in God never wavered and it carried him through his entire life. Roy will be sadly missed by his wife of over 61 years Marguerite (Peggy) (Graves) Peck: his children, Christine Taylor (Dennis), Stratford, PE; Darryl (Marilou), Toronto, ON; Deborah Zwicker (Barry), Tantallon, NS; Clifford (Cathy), Random Island, NF; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his brother Doug, Guelph, ON and fifteen nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his younger brother Ralph. Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995), Monday 7 to 9 pm. A service of Celebration of his life at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday September 12, 2006, 1:30pm. Rev. Norman Woodworth, Rev. Gordon James officiating. Reception following the service. In Roy's memory, donations to Friends of the Moncton Hospital, N.B. Alzheimer Society, Canadian Cancer Society or memorial of choice. Published Saturday September 9th, 2006, Times & Transcript

 

HMCS WINNIPEG, HMCS DUNVER

PENDERGAST, James Edward - The death occurred at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Sunday, January 2, 2011 of Mr. J. Edward Pendergast, RCN (Veteran of W.W. 11), of Charlottetown and formerly of Kensington, P.E.I. and Riverview, N.B., in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Donalda (nee MacDonald) Pendergast, and dear father of John Pendergast of Halifax, N.S., Liz Pendergast (Paul Shaw) of Stratford, Donald Pendergast of Charlottetown, and Katherine Pendergast (Donnie Arsenault) of Egmont Bay. He is also survived by five loving grandchildren Jared, Erin, Madeline, Emily and Robyn; brothers and sisters, Patricia Stanyer of Richmond, B.C., Austin (Ethel) Pendergast of Darnley, Tom (Sheilgh) Pendergast of North Bay, Ont., Eugene “Casey” Pendergast of Bedford, N.S., Frances (Tom) McSwiggan of Ottawa, Ont. and Fr. Arthur Pendergast of Palmer Road; sisters-in-law, Eileen Pendergast of St. Louis, P.E.I., Sr. Wanda MacDonald, Sr. Katherine MacDonald, Anna MacDonald (Richard Duffy), Geneveive MacDonald (Carl), Etta Anderson and brother-in-law John A. MacDonald. He was predeceased by his parents James & Gertrude (nee Cullen) Pendergast; infant son, Fraser; twin sister, Mary and brothers, Reg and Bill. Resting at the Hennessey Funeral Home until 10:15 Wednesday morning then transferred to St. Pius X Church for funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment later in the family plot in St. Patrick’s Parish Cemetery, Fort Augustus. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation or the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. Branch #1 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a veteran’s tribute service at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m.

 

HMCS EYEBRIGHT, HMCS SARNIA, HMCS NEW LISKEARD

PETTER, John Charles Frederick - age 86 of Waverley, passed away Monday August 11, 2014 with his family by his side in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in England, he was a son of the late Frederick and Annie Petter. He loved sports and in his younger years, played rugby in England. John retired from a career in the Royal Canadian Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After retirement from the Navy, he worked at Canadian Tire on Tacoma Drive for 20 plus years. John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Shirley; daughter Linda (Craig), Waverley; son Lee (Shelley), Porters Lake; grandchildren Harley, Tristan, Jade and Joshua; brother, Allen and also nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday August 16th at 10am in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main Street, Dartmouth, Rev. James Haughn officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy of Canada or the World Wildlife Fund.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

PETTIGREW, Jack, Sto 1c,  A2383 - Son of Archibald Pettigrew, and of Amelia Pettigrew, of Toronto, ON. Died 12 April 1941 at the age of 33. He is buried at the Sandwick Cemetery, Sec. M. Grave 2973.

 

HMCS TRILLIUM

POWELL - Joseph Henry, Lt (E), RCN - 54, of Mahone Bay, N.S., died March 17 in Camp Hill Hospital. Funeral services were held March 21 in Halifax. Burial took place in Fort Massey cemetery. A veteran of 25 years' service with the Royal Canadian Navy and three years with the Royal marines, Lieut. Powell retired in 1945 and since that time had lived in Mahone Bay. Born in Yorkshire, Lieut. Powell served in the Royal marines in HMS "Warspite" during the First World War. He came to Canada in 1920 and joined the RCN as a stoker, serving in the cruiser "Aurora" and the destroyers "Patriot," "Patrician," "Vancouver," Champlain," "Skeena" and "Saguenay." He was promoted to the rank of Warrant Engineer in 1940. (CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 7, May, 1950)

 

HMCS AURORA, HMCS PATRIOT, HMCS PATRICIAN, HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS CHAMPLAIN, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS SAGUENAY

RIEDL, Paul - Paul Riedl was 22 years old when he joined the Canadian navy, and spent 3 1/2 years as a Chief Petty Officer aboard the Minesweeper HMCS Kentville patrolling the Atlantic Ocean in WW II. Paul passed away at the age of 91. July 31, 2012.

 

HMCS KENTVILLE

ROBERTSON, Donald Morrison, AB, 3302, RCN, killed - 12 Apr 1941 - Born 1920 in Watrous and is buried at Sandwick cemetery, Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. Robertson's father James served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers during World War I, his uncle was the first Watrous resident killed in that war, and three of his brothers followed him into the services. In an interesting twist, Don Robertson was the first Watrous casualty of the second war. Robertson enlisted at Esquimalt late in 1938 and appeared in the honour guard which welcomed King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Esquimalt the next year. He served aboard HMCS Trillium and was fatally wounded rescuing a shipmate while the Trillium was under attack by a German fighter off the coast of Scotland. For this he was mentioned in despatches. Donald was the son of James, a tailor, and Jessie Robertson who came to Watrous from Scotland in 1910 and later retired to Vancouver. Mention in Despatches: "For courage and devotion to duty when attacked by enemy aircraft - HMCS Trillium."

 

HMCS TRILLIUM

ROBITAILLE, Gerard Joseph (Gerry), CPO1, CD - Age 79, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2014, in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII. Born October 7, 1934, in Quebec City, Gerry was the eldest son of the late Cyrille and Therese (Carrier) Robitaille. Gerry proudly served our country with a long military career in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He sailed on many ships, beginning with the HMCS Iroquois in 1952 and retiring from the HMCS Preserver in 1984. He was predeceased by his wife, Abbie (Baxter) in 2003; brother, Jean Paul Robitaille and niece, Jill Coughlin. He is survived by his companion, Lane Thomas, Halifax; son, Michael (Val) Robitaille, Beaver Bank; his daughter, Fran (Paul) Grichen, Ottawa; granddaughters, Nicole Robitaille (Bill Sarty), Dartmouth; Jennifer (J. P.) Lachance, Beaver Bank; grandsons, Devan and Mitchel Pennell, Ontario; and great-granddaughters, Ava Grace and Tessa Kate Lachance, Beaver Bank. He is also survived by brother, Michael (Pat) Robitaille, Madoc, Ont.; sisters, Helene (Gordon) MacLeod, Dartmouth and Rae Beckman, Belleville, Ont.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Gerry could often be found at his favorite local 'watering hole', sharing a laugh and a beverage with his many dear friends. He was proud to boast that he had never spent any time in jail and he never got a tattoo. Cremation has taken place. At Gerry ’s request, in lieu of visitation or funeral service, his ashes will be scattered at sea and a memorial reception will be held in The Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. Sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, support staff, and volunteers in the Palliative Care Unit of the VG Site, QEII and Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII. Donations in memory of Gerry may be made to Capital Health Palliative Care Services or Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS PRESERVER

ROLLINSON, Frederick, Leading Seaman, RCN - Funeral services for Ldg. Sea. Frederick M. Rollinson, 36, of HMCS "Stadacona", who died in Halifax on April 23, were held on April 27 in Toronto. Burial took place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Born in Rollinson, Alberta, Ldg. Sea. Rollinson was living in Toronto when he joined the RCN in February 1931. In the years before the war he served in the destroyers "Saguenay" and "Ottawa" and ashore at Halifax an in the United Kingdom. In May 1942 he was drafted to the "Ottawa" for the second time and was among those rescued when the ship was torpedoed in the North Atlantic in September of that year. Later he served in the destroyers "Iroquois" and Qu'Appelle". In April 1946 he joined HMCS "Micmac" and the following year was injured when the ship was in collision with a freighter off Halifax. LS Rollinson was awarded the RCN Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in October 1946. (CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, June, 1950)

 

HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS MICMAC

RONAN, Arthur (1924-2009) - Mr. Arthur Ronan, husband of the late Alice Ronan, of Miramichi, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 85. Art was the son of the late Thomas Pierce and Eloise (Leblanc) Ronan and served in the Navy on the HMCS Hepatica. He worked at Pierce's Lunch Restaurant, Frasier's, Metropolitan Life, and then went on to become the owner and operator of Ronan Sanitation. He attended St Mary's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch #10. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Donna Bergeron (Andre) of St Bruno, Quebec, and Joanne Ronan of Halifax; four sons Robert (Dawn) of Halifax, Ray of Moncton, Pat (Madeline) of Hardwicke, and Dana of Miramichi; two brothers Tom (Betty) of Ottawa, Ontario, and Leo (Beryl) of Riverview; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Art was predeceased by his wife Alice Mary, and two sisters Norma Adair, and Jean Ronan. The family will receive relatives and friends at Northumberland Funeral Home, on Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 23, 2009, at 11 am, from St Mary's Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St. (The Times & Transcript 21 Nov 2009)

 

HMCS HEPATICA

RYBCZYN, Alexander Roman (Al) - Age 57, of Lower Sackville, passed away January 30th, 2014, at home on his favourite couch after a courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his close friends and family throughout the best and worst of his fight. Born in 1956, in Bradford, Eng and, he was a son of the late Wasyl and Stefania (Fedkiu) Rybczyn. He immigrated with his parents and sister, Irene, to Toronto in 1963. Growing up in Toronto, he worked several different jobs during his teenage and young adult years before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1978 as a Marine Engineer, retiring in 1998 as a Petty Officer, 2nd Class. He continued to work as a reservist for the DND Damage Control Division until March 2011. He held a great love of music of all types, teaching himself bass guitar early in life and joining a punk rock band with some of his closest friends in the 70’s. His interests extended into the many realms of science, especially modem physics and astronomy, and he was a bookworm in the most endearing sense of the term. He loved golfing, vegetable gardening, cooking, chess, and anything that challenged his mind. He had a great love and respect for animals, especially dogs, and did his best to love by the mantra "Do no harm". Al will be sadly missed by his dog of 11 years, Badger, and the other canine cousins in the family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Fedwa "Feddy" (Elkateb); daughter, Stephanie Rybczyn, at home; mother and father-in-law, Mohamed and Theby (Rahal) Elkateb; brothers and sisters-in-law, Zenko Balahura, Moneir (Rose); Celwa (Reza); Aisha (George), Houda (Mario), Suehila (James); niece, Olivia; nephews, Darius, Gabriel. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene. Al will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the many other lives he touched. He was thankfully able to see many of these people one last time in the recently passed months. His family would like to thank the staff of the V.G. Site, QEII, Palliative Care Unit, and V.O.N. nurses, especially Barb Stewart and Rhonda Roche, for all of their help during these difficult times. Together, they made Al’s battle and passing as painless for him as possible, an did everything they could to help him and his family through it. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, February 13, between 12-2 p.m. on the Bridge at the Chief ’s and Petty Officer's Mess CFB Stadacona. Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the The VG Site, QEII, Palliative Care Unit; Victorian Order of Nurses Nova Scotia Chapter; S.P.C.A. Nova Scotia Chapter, or any cancer research charity.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

SAUNDERS, James Patrick - 45, of 405 Pearl St., Milton, Ontario, passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, July 6, 2001. Born in Halifax, he was a son of James and Jean (Fitzgerald) Saunders, Pugwash. He was raised in Carbonear, Nfld., where during his high school years was a member of the R.C.S.C.C., Beothic, Harbour Grace, NF., until joining the Royal Canadian Navy, serving 61/2 years on board the HMCS Ottawa and the HMCS Fraser. He then moved to Ontario where he has resided and worked until now. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #23, Carbonear, NF. He enjoyed music, especially playing the guitar and singing and was also an avid sports fisherman. Surviving are his daughter Leah, Shubenacadie; sons: James and Ryan, both of Halifax; granddaughter Taylor, Shubenacadie; sisters: Joan Parsons (Len), Red Deer, AB, Jan Saunders, Pugwash, Jill McIntosh (Rick), Fonthill, ON; nieces: Becky, Jaclyn, Sara and Laura; nephew Cody. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, with a Legion Tribute Service at 7 p.m., both in Mundle's Funeral Home, Pugwash. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. George's Anglican Church, Pugwash, Rev. Bruce Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Palmerston Cemetery, Pugwash. Memorial donations may be made to the St. George's Anglican Church, IWK Grace Children's Hospital, or a charity of choice.

 

HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS FRASER

SAWYER, Thomas Anthony - Thomas Anthony (Terry) Sawyer CPO, RCN, Ret’d Veteran of WWII and Korea 1926-08-31 to 2013-09-06 Tom (Terry) Sawyer has now, at the age of 87, followed those of his shipmates from HMCS Warrior, Cornwallis, Donnacona, Swansea, Sioux, La Hulloise, Stadacona, Granby, Magnificent, Prestonian, Nootka, New Waterford, Montcalm, Assiniboine, and Discovery, HMS Dolphin, HM submarines Andrew, Alcide, and Aeneas, and HMC S/M Ojibwa, who have ‘crossed the bar’ before him. For 50 years, the Navy was his life. Through the ranks to chief electrician, communicator (coder), ship’s diver, submariner, rifle team instructor, Bisley shot, and on ‘civvie’ street, captain of Horton Maritime Explorations Ltd's submarine Auguste Piccard, and DND QA and electrical officer for the refit of Navy ships in BC and Ontario. Post - retirement he worked on the restoration of a Swordfish at Downsview, and the restoration of electrical systems on HMCS Haida, as well as volunteering at the Oakville Humane Society. To those in the Canadian and Royal Navies and the numerous Naval Associations to which Tom belonged, please have a ‘tot’ in memory of Tom and all those who have crossed the bar before. He leaves behind his wife Laine and children Carolyn, Allen, Christopher, and Timothy, and granddaughters Emily and Jessica.. At Tom’s request, friends and colleagues are welcome at a wake at the Oakville Royal Canadian Legion Branch 114, 36 Upper Middle Road East Oakville, Saturday September 14th , from 1 pm (1300 hours) until about 5 pm (1700 hours). There will be a time for reflection at 3 pm (1500 hours). In lieu of flowers, Tom’s favourite charities were the Humane Society, the Foodbank, and the Salvation Army. 

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS DONNACONA, HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS SWANSEA, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS GRANBY, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS PRESTONIAN, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMS ANDREW, HMS ALCIDE, HMS AENEAS, HMCS OJIBWA

SEELY, Norman W. (Rip) - The death of Norman William "Rip" Seely of Ragged Point Beach, Saint John, husband of Bette (Hastings) Seely, occurred on Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, after a period of failing health. Born in West Saint John, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Elizabeth Anne (McAllister) Seely. Rip was a graduate of Saint John High School he entered the Canadian Armed Forces and served as a Naval Seaman aboard the Aircraft Carrier HMCS Nabob from 1939 to 1945 and joined the Saint John Police Force serving as a Detective before moving to New York, USA, where he was employed for many years, before retiring to Saint John. Rip was a well known athlete and was a member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in Basketball and Baseball, and was voted the most outstanding basketball player of the Century for New Brunswick and was a member of the Saint John Hall of Fame. Rip was an extremely active supporter of basketball and wheel chair basketball in the Saint John and Kennebecasis area, and has a tournament named in his honour, "The Rip Seely Challenge", and was an honourary member of St. Malachy's Memorial High School and Saint John High School Basketball Booster Club.. He was a member of Trinity Anglican Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Day (Tony) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts and Wendy Eagan (Tom) of Greenwich, CT., two sons, Norman Seely (Patricia) of Fredericton , NB and Scott Seely (Dr. Georgia Seely) of Richmond, VA., one sister Shirley Martin of Boynton Beach, FL, eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Muriel McCarthy and brother-in law Hillary "Woody" Martin. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424), with visiting on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute to a Veteran Service will commence at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Brenans. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of the donors' choice. (The Telegraph-Journal 11 Jul 2003)

 

HMS NABOB

SHIERS, Arthur E. - Born March 17th, 1938, passed away June 7th, 2013, after six weeks of illness. Art is survived by his wife, Eve; daughter, Elena; son, Derek; daughter-in-law, Janet and grandchildren, Andrew and Ashley; sisters, Donna Tiemens of Burlington, Ont.; April Sawler of Halifax; brother, Gary Shiers of Whitby, Ont. and nine nieces and nephews. Art served 32 years in the Canadian Armed Forces having worked all three elements. The highlights of his service were two years aboard the HMCS Athabaskan, two years service for United nations Peacekeeping missions in Cyprus and Egypt, and three years spent in Germany. Art attended Richmond School and Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax. He was an active member of the former St. Lawrence Parish, now Saint Benedict Parish. As well, Art was a long-time member of St. Vincent de Paul Society and Knights of Columbus. He will be tremendously missed by his family. A reception will be held in Saint Benedict Parish Hall, located at Dunbrack Street and Radcliffe Drive, on Wednesday, June 12th from 7-9 p.m.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

SIDAWAY, John Francis (Frank) (1921-2007) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family April 8, 2007 in his eighty-sixth year. Beloved husband of Doris McGregor and cherished father of Grace, Elizabeth (Steven) and John (Anjanette). As well as his precious grandchildren; Ashley, Sean, Mathew and Stirling. He also leaves behind his loving siblings, Leonard (Janice), Betty (John) and many nieces and nephews. A WWII veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy. (H.M.C.S. Woodstock) Member of Shriner-Karnak Temple Devonshire lodge #120 and Branch legion #29. He will always be remembered by his family for his gentleness and loving devotion as well as those whose lives he has touched. The family would like to thank the Dialysis Unit at Hawkesbury General Hospital for all their wonderful care and tenderness and much thanks to all those who helped with home care.  Visitation will be held April 12, 2007 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 chemin de la Foret, Outremont 514-279-6540. Service in the Mount Royal Cemetery April 13, 1007 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of the Shiner Hospital for Crippled Children. A fighter to the end. "Rest in peace Daddy - till we meet again - Promise". (the Montreal Gazette 11 Apr 2007)

 

HMCS WOODSTOCK

SILVER - Fredie Gorman Silver, MWO (24 Feb 1942 - 12 Feb 2003) - On February 12, 2003, I lost my best friend and loving husband of 41 years. My children Stephanie, Fred, Tina and Shawn lost their wonderful father. Ron, Nancy, David and Kim lost a terrific father-in-law, and our grandchildren Charles, Michelle, Emily, Dylan, Connor, Sarah, Kate, Madison and Jacob lost their Grampy. Fred died in a placed he loved, his woodlot in Lake Pleasant. It was the place he went to grieve for his lost mother Florence, sister Elmeda, and parents-in-law, Kenneth and Joyce. He loved to hear the wind whistling through the trees and the birds singing and to watch the deer feeding outside his camp door. Fred was born in Springfield, Annapolis County, son of the late Florence and Wesley Silver. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Swift Current, Saskatchewan in November 1959. During his eight year career in the Navy, he served on the HMCS St. Croix and was among the commissioning crew of the HMCS Provider. In 1968, Fred transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force, and from that time until his retirement in 1985 our family moved back and forth across Canada numerous times. After his retirement, Fred worked at South Shore Ready Mix, and then became Manager of Fred’s Irving in New Germany. Fred was a member of the Reserve Unit in Bridgewater until his retirement in 1997, and was a member of St. John’s in the Wilderness Anglican Church. Fred will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Harvey and Mona, Springfield, and Gordon and Terry, Round Hill, his sister Betty and her husband Max, Dartmouth and brother-in-law Donald, West LaHave. His loss is also felt by his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, neighbours and friends. A celebration of Fred’s life was held on February 16, 2003 at St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church. CARD OF THANKS It is hard to put into words our feelings of appreciation to all the family and friends who helped us with words of comfort, hugs, calls, visits, flowers to our home, fruit baskets, cards, e-mails, and countless meals after Fred’s tragic death. Thank you to Reverend Catherine Robar, Janet Tipert, the church choir, organist Lana Veinotte, piper Sandy MacMillan, and the honour guard from Greenwood, all who played an important role in the celebration of Fred’s life. Thank you to Adam Tipert and Sweeny’s Funeral Home for making things as easy as possible in a difficult situation. Thank you to the members of the ACW for the delicious lunch provided after the service. We were also very moved by the overwhelming number of memorial donations made in Fred’s name to the St. John’s in the Wilderness Hall and various other churches and charities. Thank you to all who contributed so generously in Fred’s memory. May God’s love always shine on each and every one of you who shared in the joy of Fred’s life and who share now in our sorrow after his death. Carolyn and Family.

 

HMCS ST. CROIX, HMCS PROVIDER

SIMPSON, John Frederick (Jack) - 67 years, Feb. 20, 1995 at The University Hospital, London. Beloved husband of Thelma. Beloved father of David and Diana, Ingersoll, Jeff and Norma, Windsor, Alan, Vancouver, Jackie and Sean Moriarty, Windsor and Elaine and David, Toronto. Dear grandfather of Jennifer, Melissa, Rebecca, Jeffrey John, Stephanie and Seannaugh Simpson, all of Windsor, Laura, David and Dawn Simpson, all of London and Conor, Patrick and Liam Moriarty, all of Windsor and great-grandfather of Jillian. Dear son-in-law of Hilda Shepherd, London. Jack was a member of Branch # 12, Royal Canadian Legion and a member of the Iron Workers Local 700 and retired from the Office of the Worker Advisor. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home, 895 Ouellette Ave. from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 23 at 9:15 a.m. to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaSalle for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. followed by cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the V.O.N. or Home Care. A Royal Canadian Legion Service under the Auspices of Branch #12 will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

 

HMCS DUNDAS

SIMPSON, John Murray (Jack) - age 84, of Halifax. Jack passed away peacefully in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax, on the morning of September 1, 2013. Jack, as he was known by his friends and family, served his country for 25 years with the Royal Canadian Navy and retired as a Petty Officer 1st Class. Jack spent a further 10 years with the Canadian Coast Guard. Jack and the love of his life, Clara, spent 20 years as Snowbirds at their second home in Florida. He was a former member of the Masons and Shriners. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 64-plus years, Clara (Nickerson) and their children, Linda Simpson, Windsor; Donna Olsen (Carmen), Truro; Iohn (Leanna), Ft. Saskatchewan Alta.; Jim, Halifax and Stephen (Denise), Dartmouth. Jack was a and father to Troy Simpson (Sonja): Colin Olsen, Bethanne Robinson (Danny), Jennifer Simpson and Alyssa and Natasha Simpson. He was also very fortunate to be a great-grandfather to CJ Olsen, Cody Simpson, Ryan and Paige Robinson, and Reid and Norah Simpson. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 6, in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbour. Jack’s family sends a special thank-you to the nurses and doctors who cared for Jack during his stay on the 4th floor (west wing of Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building. Thank you also to the staff who cared for Jack at the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, including the Abbie J. Lane 9th floor staff and Canadian Red Cross who supplied Jack with necessary equipment for his brief stay at home. Donations to Canadian Red Cross in Jack’s name would be welcome.

SMITH, Larry Douglas - HMCS Chebogue - Killed 04 Oct 1944  -  P.O. Larry Douglas Smith, E.R.A., 24, lost his life on October 4, 1944, after the Frigate Chebogue had been torpedoed by an enemy submarine and the story that surrounds the action is one of heroism to inspire all other brave men who follow the sea. For hours the Chebogue had trailed the submarine, when suddenly it dived and let loose its deadly explosives. P.O. Smith was blown into the water, terribly wounded. A/B K. R. Holloway, on a passing ship in the convoy, and who by coincidence was a Brantfordite, saw him and went to his rescue. But despite the courage of A/B Holloway, who was Mentioned in Dispatches for his bravery, P.O. Smith succumbed eight hours later. With full naval honors he was lowered to rest in the sea bringing to a close an R.C.N.V.R. career that had begun early in the spring of 1943. Born at St. George, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Smith, who now reside at 125 Sydenham St., P.O. Smith moved to Brantford with his family when he was small and attended primary school here and also the Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He was a member of the Rawdon Street Mission. P.O. Smith had a different and rather unusual hobby, that of cooking. He came by the knowledge of it through his mother who for long years was a cook at the Bodega Tavern. On Christmas night, after Mrs. Smith had finished her working day, she would come home to find her own dinner prepared by her son. It was not an idle hobby because, during the period when factory work was not plentiful, the able cook found employment at some of the local hotels. His hobby was his "umbrella" for a rainy day. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow and son, Larry Alfred.

 

HMCS CHEBOGUE

STRICKLAND, John Donald - Peacefully on September 7, 2014 in Victoria at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his first wife, Helen in 1977 and his second wife, Audrey in 2006. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Lorne) Christensen of Sooke and son, Ted (Debbie) of Cornwallis, NS; three grandchildren, Stephen (Leslie), Carina (Tim) and Anita (Richard); two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Spencer. Dad served proudly with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1965, retiring to Victoria. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Private cremation. Condolences may be offered to the family below.

SYLVESTER, Roy Howard, LCdr, RCN  - At Sunnybrook Veterans' Wing, Toronto, in his 91st year. Survived by Ruby, wife of 61 years; sons Cmdre (Ret'd) James Sylvester and wife Diane, William Sylvester and wife Jennifer; grandchildren Byron, Jocelyn and Tanya. Commanding Officer of Canadian Warships Arrowhead and The Pas during W.W. II; served post-war in Halifax, Windsor, Victoria, Ottawa and London, England retiring from the RCN in 1965. Subsequently employed at R.L. Crane of Ottawa until 1966 and Anthes Business Forms/McLean Hunter of Toronto until 1984. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the staff of DVA and Sunnybrook for their service, support and kindness. Visitation will be held at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre (275 Lesmill Road, Toronto, 416-441-1580), on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Published in the Toronto Star on August. 29, 2009

 

HMCS ARROWHEAD, HMCS THE PAS

TAKAOKA, James Kiyoto, RCN (14 Feb 1933 - 31 Aug 1973) - Reflect today on forty- one years since our dear loved family member was granted eternal peace, and trust light perpetual continues to shine upon him. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and "good friend" to many. In his short life he loved the sea, became a seaman, naval officer, track competitor, marathoner (Boston) but his main focus was to be a good servant of The Lord. "The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them for they are at peace." "We loved them in life, let us not forget them in death". St. Benedict. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN R.I.P. Lovingly remembered by Cicely and Beskal family, Roger, Kayla and the Takaoka family living in Canada.

TITUS, Alexander Cowan, Lt, O-073515, RCN (12 Apr 1927 - 11 Dec 1950) - A memorial service for Lieut. Alexander Cowan (Sandy) Titus, 23 of Toronto, who died December 11 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Halifax, were held on board HMCS "Micmac" December 15, with shipmates and other close naval associates in attendance. Burial services were held the same day in Toronto. The service in the "Micmac" was conducted by Chaplain (P) Harry Ploughman in the after mess flat of the destroyer while she lay alongside in the Dartmouth slips. Lieut.-Cdr. F.C. Frewer, commanding officer of the "Micmac," in which ship Lieut. Titus had served for the past 13 months, read the lesson prior to paying verbal tribute to the deceased on behalf of the ship's company. Lieut. Titus was born April 12, 1927. After graduation from Royal Roads in July 1946, he entered the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS "York" as a midshipman and went to the United Kingdom for courses and training at sea with the Royal Navy. He was confirmed in the rank of sub-lieutenant in May 1949 and returned to Canada a month later to take a communications course at "Stadacona." He was appointed to the "Micmac" in November 1949 and two months later was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. ( CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, February, 1951)

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS MICMAC

TOBIAS, James J., CD, LCdr, RCNVR, RCN / CAF - Passed away suddenly at home, 17 March 2006 Bridgewater. Born in Saint John, NB, he was the son of the late Solomon and Jean (Corey) Tobias. He served in the RCNVR during the Second World War, on convoy duties, minesweeping during D-Day. Engaged in the Liberation of Cherbourg, France, Channel Islands and Bordeaux. Demobilized in 1945, re-engaged in RCN in 1948, commissioned from the ranks in 1960. Served in Buckingham, New Waterford, Weapons Officer on Cayuga. Physical Education and Recreation Officer at Cornwallis, NS, Esquimalt, BC and Greenwood, NS. He served as Commanding Officer of HMCS Acadia, a National Sea Cadet Camp at HMCS Cornwallis for a number of years, retiring in 1980. In civilian life, he was a motel manager, clothing store manager, and real estate agent. Also a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 24, Conquerall Bank Fire Hall, NS, Naval Officer's Association, Atlantic C & Po's Association Volunteer Driver for Senior Wheels in Bridgewater. During his retirement, he enjoyed boating on his boat, Jambar, oil painting of which family heirlooms are many, travel, darts, bowling, golfing, time spent on the computer, and time spent with family. Predeceased by brothers Fred, Louis, Francis, David sister Vicky. Surviving are his companion, Barbara Proux of Bridgewater; sons Jamiel, Calgary, AB, David, Victoria, BC; daughters Catherine, Homestead, FLA and Elizabeth (Slauenwhite) Halifax, NS; grand-daughter Lindsay; grandson Jamiel; sister Alannah and brother Peter. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Saint John, NB. A memorial service will be held from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Waterloo Street, Saint John, NB on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 10:00am. Donations to Senior Wheels, Bridgewater. (telegraph-Journal 24 Mar 2006)

 

HMCS BUCKINGHAM, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS ACADIA (National Sea Cadet Camp at HMCS Cornwallis)

TREMAYNE, James Douglas (Jim) (1926-2012) - passed away peacefully on May 1, 2012 after a long illness. He is lovingly remembered by Jean (LeFeaver) his devoted wife of 62 years, his children Susan (Clifford Moon), Carol, Michael (Lynne), Lisa (Phillip Jones) and John (Vicki) and their cherished grandchildren Andrew, Kalin, David, Karen, Laura, Emily, Christopher, Ian, Kirsten, Alex, James, Cecilly and Stuart. Predeceased by his brothers Bill and John and sister Agnes Probert. Jim was born in Toronto but spent his formative years at his cherished Rothesay Collegiate School in New Brunswick where he excelled at athletics. Jim loved his country having served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII and as an officer in the army reserve during the 1950s. He graduated from engineering at University of Toronto and pursued his passion of civil engineering. While he took great pride in his engineering challenges, his greatest career pleasure was working with his colleagues as President of Winter and Associates. Jim lived his life in a simple, ethical manner and relied on his spiritual compass in all his endeavours. For the past ten years, with exceptional grace, dignity and determination, he dealt with the effects of renal failure. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Karanikolas and the staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation. A visitation will be held on Friday, May 4th from 10 a.m. at St. Olave's Anglican Church, 360 Windermere Avenue, with the service to follow at 11 a.m.

 

HMCS WOODSTOCK

TURNER, Paul Edgar (Topsy) - 61, Eastern Passage, passed away on February 26, 2009 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Blackpool, England, he was the son of the late Margaret Beranice (Hepworth) and James Clifford Turner. He is survived by his wife Janet; sons, Paul and Andrew; daughter, Karina; grandsons, Shawn, Stephen, Mitchell, Karman, and Nathaniel; granddaughters; Samantha, Kaitlin, and Shannon; sisters, Wanda, Cheryl, and their spouses. Paul joined the Royal Navy in 1963 and was a dedicated Submariner for a combined 40 years serving both England and Canada proudly on O class submarines. He served Britain in Borneo and the Falkland Islands, receiving many medals and awards throughout his service to Queen and country. Paul retired from the Royal Navy in 1990 as a CPOMEM to pursue an opportunity within the Canadian Navy. Paul emigrated from Plymouth, United Kingdom, to Nova Scotia, as a Chief Electrician where he served for 13 years, retiring in 2003 as PO1. After being home for a short time Paul decided that retirement was not his cup of tea and sought employment with NETE as senior supervisor until he took sick in 2008. Paul was also an avid "football" fan, coaching Dartmouth United U12 to U18 boys teams between 1995 and 2002, including the Provincial Championship Team of 1999. The family would also like to say a great thank you to all of the doctors and nurses involved in Paul's care, including the Victorian Order of Nurses and Palliative Care that were there for Paul and his family. Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. in A. L Mattatall Funeral home, Portland St., Dartmouth, with a Memorial service immediately to follow. A celebration of Paul's life will take place following the service in the Chiefs and PO's (Submariner's Mess) MOG5, Halifax Dockyards. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation on behalf of the late Paul "Topsy" Turner.

 

HMCS ONONDAGA

TYTLER, Donald Milne - Peacefully in Kingston General Hospital overlooking Lake Ontario on Tuesday, November 15th 2005 in his 82nd year. Loving husband of Betty (née OSBOURNE) and father to John, Ian and Meg all of Toronto. Long-time friend to Gwenyth BAYES of Toronto, brother to Ruth and brother-in-law to Terry and Margaret OSBOURNE of Cambridge. Pre-deceased by his brother John and his wife Thoni. Don was never far away from water. He spent his summers growing up on Toronto Island, was a life long member of the R.C.Y.C. and member of the Canadian Olympic Sailing team in 1952 and 1956. During the War he served aboard H.M.C.S. Galt in the North Atlantic. Don will be fondly remembered by family and Friends as someone with a warm sense of humour, always willing to lend a helping hand. He spent many pleasant summers at the family cottage on Buck Lake near Huntsville. Don was a graduate of the Faculty of Applied Science at UofT (4T9) in Mechanical Engineering and spent twenty years with the Toronto District School Board in their Engineering Department. The family will receive visitors at the Paul O'Conner Funeral Home at 1939 Lawrence Avenue East (between Warden and Pharmacy) on Sunday, November 20th, between 3-6 p.m. The funeral service will be on Monday November 21st at St. James Chapel 635 Parliament Street at 11: 00 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sunnybrook Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS GALT

VANIER, Edmond Albert Sr. - Edmond Albert Vanier Sr. passed away peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Friday September 3rd, 2004. Born January 29th, 1923 in St. Agathe Quebec, a Navy Veteran of the Second World War, he last served on the HMCS Wetaskiwan, aka- Fondly known as the "Wet Ass Queen." During the post war, Edmond worked as an electronic tech at Abitibi Pulp and Paper in Iroquois Falls Ontario until 1957, Johns Manville, North Bay Ont. until 1964, then Rothesay Pulp and Paper Saint John, NB. until his retirement. He was also active in the Labour movement-past president of local # 601. He also enjoyed being a ham radio operator in the amateur radio club. Edmond was predeceased by his parents, the late Stan and Emma (Michaud) Vanier and three brothers, Victor, John and Dan. Edmond is survived by his wife Rita (Keeping), children, Ruby (Darwin) Ryan, Edmond (Lorraine), David (Frances), Valerie Savoie, and Robert, brother Sam of Calgary, and a sister, Beatrice of Montreal. Edmond will be missed by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements are under the care of Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John, NB (646-2424). At Edmond's request there will be no visitation at the funeral home but a Memorial service will be held on Wednesday September 8th, 2004 at 2 pm from the Fundy "Chapel." Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian War Amps or to the memorial of the donors choice. (Telegraph-Journal 08 Sep 2004)

 

HMCS WETASKIWIN

WALLER, Harold Taylor - age 73, passed away suddenly after a brief battle with cancer. Harold, or “Hal” to almost everyone, was born in Kingston Ontario. He was the son of the late Mary (Taylor) and Clifford Waller. Hal was very proud of his youth spent growing up the Portsmouth area, but when he moved to the East coast he never looked back. He considered Nova Scotia his home. Hal joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1958 and served as a cook on many ships including the Fort Erie, the Assiniboine, the Nipigon and the Preserver during his 25 years. After his naval career, Hal worked at the Autoport in Shearwater for another 10 years. In 1959 Hal’s friend Ken set him up on a blind date, and that’s when he met the love of his life, Cecilia. Hal and Cece were married in 1961, and they raised their family in the beautiful Woodlawn area of Dartmouth welcoming sons David, Jeffery, and after a wee gap, daughter Patricia. Hal was a Lifetime Member of the Kinsmen Club of Dartmouth and K40. Joining shortly after the club’s inception, Hal worked tirelessly on multiple community projects to benefit the residents of Dartmouth. Hal’s efforts to establish the Kinsman rink that stood on Caledonia Road won him the first ever “Dartmouth Kinsmen of the Year” Award. Hal also chaired the Kinsmen Christmas Miracle for many years, and more recently could be found working at the very successful Kinsman Community Brunch at the East Dartmouth Community Center. If Hal loved anything as much as his family and his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, it was spending every summer at the family cottage in East Linden, NS. The family spent many years enjoying BBQ’s, bonfires, crib games, family celebrations and long conversations, all with Hal – as usual – in the middle of it all, louder and larger than life. When people ask me about our Dad Hal – the first word that always occurs to us is “big”. Hal was a big, burly man. He had a big laugh, and a big voice and a big appetite. He had a big temper sometimes, and the big opinions that sometimes went with it. People didn’t mind it much though, because he also had a big heart and he gave the best big hugs. He was fiercely loyal. He had lots and lots of friends whom he loved dearly. And when Hal loved you, you knew it. He will be very, very missed. Hal was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and Donald, and son David. He leaves behind beloved wife Cecilia, son Jeff and daughter Patti and daughter-in-law Michelle. Hal also leaves 6 grandchildren who were his absolute joy: Edward, Margaret (his “favorite-est granddaughter”), James, and Thomas Waller, Benjamin and William Tabor all of Dartmouth. Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 15th at St. Thomas More Church, 1 Kuhn Drive, Dartmouth at 11 am. A reception in the church hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Dartmouth Funeral Homes Ltd.)

 

HMCS FORT ERIE, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS PRESERVER

WALSH, Ebert Norval (Red) (10 Apr 1933 - 31 May 2014) - 81, Valley View Villa, Riverton, formerly of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Shawville, Que., he was a son of the late David Clifford Norval and Ethel Bertha Maye Walsh. Ebert began working at Scott Paper in 1967 and had been employed as a Power Engineer Second Class in Department Five until retirement in 1992. In earlier years, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy and had been a Power Engineer with Nova Scotia Power, Tuffs Cove for several years. Ebert was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter, who enjoyed spending time at the cottage in Lochaber with his family. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Priscilla Walsh; daughters, Nancy (Pleman) Woodland, Cole Harbour; Janice (John) Spears, Stellarton; son, Brian (Stephanie) Walsh, New Glasgow; grandchildren, Ashley, Pleman Jr., Jonathan, Amanda, Jillian, John Jr. and Ben; sisters, Doreen Walsh, Montreal, Que.; Dorothy (Lawrence) Cross, Wakefield, Que.; Hazel (Alton “Mickey”) Weedmark, Carp, Ont.; brothers, Lennis Walsh, Bristol, Que.; Earl (Elaine) Walsh, Huntsville, Ont.; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Gilbert, Mayburn and Keith. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4 with Rev. Donna Tourner presiding. Interment will be in Abercrombie Cemetery. The Walsh family wish to thank the staff of Valley View Villa and the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their care and kindness. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Ebert’s memory to Aberdeen Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit Endowment. Monday, June 2, 2014 The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, N.S.

WARWICK, William (1913-2013)  - Long time native of Saint John and Westfield, Bill Warwick passed away August 23, 2013, just 46 days after an exuberant and very happy 10th birthday celebration with family and friends. born July 8, 1913, son of Harry (O.H.) and Nina (Bulyea) Warwick. Bill was predeceased by his loving wife Mary in 1997, and his beloved daughter Charlotte who passed away of MS two months later. In addition, his newborn daughter Elizabeth Ann died shortly after birth in 1944, and his best friend and brother Harold passed away at the age of 94 in 2009. Bill is survived by his energetic 102 year old sister Marjorie, living in Penticton, and his 95 tear old sister Phyllis, bowler and golfer extraordinaire, living in Westfield. He is also survived by his two daughters Heather Carlin (David), Kelowna, BC; Mary Ann Bibby, Edmonton, Alberta; son-in-law Gary Thurston (his partner Helen) Amherst, NS. He was much loved and will by missed by his 5 grand children: Stephanie Taylor (Mike), David Carlin (Darren), Ken Bibby (Kim), Andrew Bibby (Julie), Craig Thurston (Nancy) and his 7 great grandchildren: Graham and Laura, Chloe and Brooklyn, Shea, Cole, and Owen. Bill grew up in Saint John graduating from high school in 1930 and then joined the Bank of Nova Scotia where he retired in 1973. As a highly respected and well loved bank manager, Bill and his family were transferred around the Maritimes about every two years: to Summerside, to Woodstock, to Kentville, NS and to Yarmouth and then back to Saint John. He was a very long time member of The Westfield Golf Club, an active member as a young man, then in later life as a social member. Both Bill and Mary always participated fully in the communities in which they lived. Dad was always a volunteer in many services and organizations, among them Rotary, the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, school boards and the several United Church Boards in the various communities. In Westfield, after he retired he worked for several years for the Village of Westfield and took on several positions with the Westfield United Church. These were never "a duty" for him - he enjoyed the opportunities for social interactions, story telling, and laughter. Having been transferred by the Bank to Montreal in 1940, Bill began his naval service at the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, Montreal Division in March of 1941. He and Mary were married in Saint John in August of 1940 and shortly after he was sent for Officer Training to Royal Roads in Victoria. After his training, for the next year and a half he served as Lieutenant on board H.M.C.S. Captor II in Saint John, NB. Warwick's service on the HMCS Arrowhead, based in Halifax, began in January 1943. Warwick spent 955 days escorting Allied merchant ships across the Atlantic and down the Atlantic Coast to New York and Boston. On May 9, 1945, in the middle of the North Atlantic, Warwick received a signal from the Admiralty that the "German high command has surrendered unconditionally". His last assignment was to return the Arrowhead to the Royal Navy. With a small crew, he put it "on the mud" in Milford Haven in June 1945. Warwick was honorably discharged September 23, 1945. Bill continued to have a great respect for nature and a continuing love of the River. He was one of the last survivors of the Sand Point Canoe Sailing Club from the 1920s and spent many hours salmon fishing in Northern New Brunswick and on the Miramichi with close friends. Lake Wedderburn however, a camp and lake belonging to the Warwick family for generations, truly became perhaps one of the most important parts of his life. Fishing with his buddies and his brother Harold during the fishing season, and then taking family and friends out in the summer for weeklong holidays were annual summer highlights. In these past years, since 1997, Bill became a very happy traveler. He made several trips to BC and Alberta, the most recent being 2 years ago, for his sister Marjorie's 100 birthday. His more local trips were to Halifax, Woodstock, Fredericton, Charlottetown perhaps two or three times a year to visit old friends about his same ago. Friends and family will remember Bill not only for his sense of humour, his incredibly quick wit and his enjoyment of a good practical joke, but also for his positive attitude and love of life and his devotion to his friends and family. he was also known for his love of dogs and not least, for his fudge making abilities. His fudge has been eaten by friends, family, and colleagues across Canada for decades and he handed out the recipe at his 100th birthday party; he loved making it and he loved giving it away. Bill was a true gentleman. He loved life to the fullest and had utmost respect for every person he met. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter, love - and fudge. A very special thanks goes out to Bill's several caregivers but especially: Valerie, Sharon, Brenda, Lynne, Edith and Valerie who have been so helpful and loving over the past few years, and to Dr. Jim West who through his home visits, his kindness, consideration and medical skills, helped make it possible for Bill to continue to take pleasure in living in his riverside home. Visitation will take place at Brenan's Bay View Funeral Home, 1461 Manawagonish Road, Saint John West (634-7425) on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Westfield United Church. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS ARROWHEAD, HMCS CAPTOR II

WATERHOUSE, Douglas Reginald - HMCS Matane - MPK 21 Jul 1944  -  Signalman Trained Operator Douglas Reginald Waterhouse, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Waterhouse, 69 Victoria St., lost his life at sea off Brest, France, on July 20, 1944, when German planes bombed H.M.C.S. Matane on which he was serving. A tribute from the ship's captain stated that he had died in action doing his duty and that he had always followed the highest traditions of service. Sig. Waterhouse was an unusually fine type of young man with a capacity for many interests and talents. He was born in Brantford and his schools were Major Ballachey and the Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He was an able athlete and made the senior basketball and rugby teams. He was a member of the Zion Church basketball team in 1941 when it captured the Provincial Sunday School championship. His Zion Church activities included membership in the Sunday School and the Young Men's Club. Later he attended the Colborne Street United Church. An enthusiastic Boy Scout, he became after his enlistment, interested in the Deep Sea Scouts and when at Halifax and overseas in Londonderry, he joined the branches there. He was a member of the Brantford Boys' Band for four years, playing the cornet and the euphonium. In London, Ont., while taking his basic naval training he was with the Station Band at H.M.C.S. Prevost. He also served at H.M.C.S. Hyacinthe. Posted to H.M.C.S. Matane, he was sent overseas on anti-submarine" patrol.

 

HMCS ST-HYACINTHE, HMCS MATANE

WHITE - Chaplain Charles DeWolfe White, OBE, RCN, 47, Command Chaplain (P) of the Atlantic Command, died in the RCN Hospital, Halifax, on April 22, following a brief illness. Funeral services, with full naval honors, were conducted April 25 from All Saints Cathedral, and burial was in Camp Hill cemetery. Archbishop G.F. Kingston, Anglican Archbishop of Nova Scotia and Primate of all Canada, officiated. A firing party of 24 men and a naval guard of honor led the procession from the cathedral to the cemetery. They were followed by the gun carriage bearing the flag-draped coffin and drawn by 32 men from "Stadacona". The honorary pall-bearers marched beside the gun carriage and were followed by the insignia bearer and pall-bearers. The mourners, consisting of clergy from the three armed forces and naval officers from ships and establishments of the Atlantic Command, were next in the procession, followed by an escort of 200 men from "Stadacona", "Magnificent" and "Shearwater". Private cars brought up the rear. Honorary pallbearers were Cdr. A.G. Boulton, Cdr. R.L. Hennessy, Cdr.(P) B.S. McEwen, Cdr.(S) H.A. Black, Cdr.(E) J.S. Horam, Ord. Cdr. G.B. MacLeod, Instr. Cdr. I.F. Ritchie and Cdr.(L) J. Deane. Pallbearers were Ordinary Seamen John C. Thomas, Bernard W. Dubois, George T. Parker, Richard V. Mallory, Joseph A. Appleyard and Francis MacArthur, all from "Stadacona". Padre White was widely known throughout the Service. Entering the Navy in 1940, he served first in HMCS "Venture", in the Halifax dockyard. In November 1942 he went to Ottawa and became the first Protestant chaplain to serve at Headquarters. A year later he went overseas to set up a chaplain service for the RCN in the United Kingdom. In August 1944 he was appointed to HMCS "Uganda" and remained in the cruiser throughout her period of service in the Pacific theatre. He left the "Uganda" in December 1945 to become Command Chaplain (P) at Halifax, an appointment he held until the time of his death.  Padre White was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in The King's New Year's Honors List of January 1945. The citation spoke of the marked success with which he had carried out his duties, both in Canada and overseas, and of Padre White's "great understanding of men" and his "excellent influence and great help to all those with home he came in contact". His services received further recognition when the degree of Bachelor of Divinity was conferred on him by The University of King's College in 1946. A native of Kentville, N.S., Chaplain White received his early schooling there, at Summerside, P.E.I., and at King's College School, Windsor, N.S. He graduated from the University of King's College, Halifax, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1925, and in 1927 was ordained to the priesthood of the Church of England in Canada in Christ Church, Windsor, N.S.  Between 1927 and 1940, he served in the parishes at Arichat and Petite Riviere, N.S., was chaplain of King's College School and was rector of St. Luke's Church, Annapolis Royal, and St. George's Anglican Church, Halifax. He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Blackall of St. John's Nfld., and one son, Andrew, residing at 16 Ogilvie St., Halifax; by his mother, Mrs. Ethel White, of Windsor, N.S., wife of the late Ven. Archdeacon Charles deW. White, and by five brothers and four sisters. (CROWSNEST Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, June, 1950)

 

HMCS UGANDA

WIGMORE, Gerald A. - Passed away at the Moncton City Hospital on Saturday, September 9th, 2006 at the age 81. Loving husband of Enide (Steeves) Wigmore of Lower Coverdale. Born in Sunny Brae on May 12th, 1925, Gerald was the son of the late Henry W. and Rose (Brown) Wigmore. Retired from CN and Marine Atlantic. Member of St. George's Anglican Church but attended Salem Baptist Church in Salem, Albert Co. regularly for a number of years. He was a member of the Acacia Lodge, Past Master of Zetland Lodge and the Moncton Shriners. Gerald also served overseas in the North Atlantic Convoys from 1943 - 1945 on the HMCS Leaside. Also served in the Canadian Army Reserve for 15 years. Besides his loving wife, Gerald is survived by his brothers-in-law; Alden Steeves (Evelyn) of Moncton, Hinson Steeves (Sharon) of Joggins, NS and Norval Steeves (Sheila) of Salem, sister-in-law; Joy Steeves of Lower Coverdale and by many nieces and nephews. His brother and sister-in-law; John and his wife Doris predeceased him. A special thank you to Mike Steeves for all the help you gave to us in the past years. Visitation will be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from the funeral home chapel on Thursday, September 14th, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Danny Steeves officiating. Burial to follow at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. The family would appreciate donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Salem Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530. (Moncton Times & Transcript 12 Sep 2006)

 

HMCS LEASIDE

WILSON, Rodmond Clair (04 Dec 1932 - 11 Jun 2014) - Passed away peacefully with his family at his side in Victoria on June 11, 2014. Clair is survived by his wife of 56 years Rosemarie, sons Shaun (Dawn - Paige, Aidyn) and mark (Emily), grandsons Jordan, Nicolas, and Kieran. He is also survived by his brother Mervin (Georgina) and several nieces and nephews. Clair was born in Brandon, Manitoba and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy form 1956 - 1979. He served on British and Canadian Submarines and retired as Chief ERA of HMCS Saskatchewan. A Celebration of Life will be held at Heritage Acres, 7321 Lochside Dr. Saanichton BC, July 27, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 1 pm.

 

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN

WRIGHT, Gregory Lloyd - Age 65, of Fox Point, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Black’s Harbour, he was a son of Freda (Justason) Wright, St. Andrews, N.B., and the ate Carroll Wright. Gregory retired from the Royal Canadian Navy and worked with the Commissionaires at CFS Mill Cove for 27 years. Besides his mother, he is survived by his daughters, Charlene and Jolene; grandchildren, Gregory and Erika, all of Fox Point; brothers, Terry (Linda), Sackville; Scott, British Columbia; sisters, Jackie and Belinda, both of St. Andrews, N.B. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his wife, Sharon and son, David. The family will receive visitors 3-6 p.m. Sunday, December 29 and funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 30, both from Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards, Rev. Lynn Uzans officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

WROCLAWSKI, Paul Joseph Edward - Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class. Age 48, passed away suddenly June 15, 2014. Paul was a son of Georgina Edwards and the late Chester Wroclawski. He will be deeply missedby his children, Eric John Alexander and Alexandra Analise Catherine. Paul leave behind his partner, VanEssa Robert; his mother, Georgina; and sisters, Barbara Wroclawski, Beth Lafleche. He was predeceased by his brother, Mark. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd. (477-5601) where a visitation will be held Friday, June 20, from 6-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place in the funeral home chapel, Saturday, June 21, at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HEart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia (5657 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, NS B3J 3R4, as well as the Halifax and Region Military Family Resource Centre, WP 106, Windsor Park, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5.

 

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