For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Obituaries for those who served in the

 

Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

ATHERLEY, James Joseph - Died suddenly at home on June 29, 2008 at the age of 87. Born December 19, 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Eldest son of James Gerald Atherley and Dorothy Vera Roy. Predeceased by his brothers William, Patrick, Terrance and Frederick. Survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Florence Atherley (Kelly); daughters, Anne Atherley, Lois Atherley (Tony Giaccio), Maureen Howey (Jon), and Barbara Ferrazzi (Gabriel); sons Jim Atherley (Wen) and Ron Atherley (Michele Townshend) and his sister Eileen Young. Jim was the the proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Jim proudly served on the HMCS Sackville during WWII. Following the War, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with an Honours Degree in Chemistry. Jim enjoyed a successful career and rose to the position of VP of Operations at Canadian General Tower. His career took him on ventures across the US, Canada, South America and Europe. Jim will be deeply missed by his family and friends for his enduring friendship, kindness and generosity. Visitation to be held at McCall Bros. Funeral Home, Vancouver & Johnson St., on Thursday, July 3, 2008, from 6:00-8:00 pm, with Prayers at 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Andrews Catholic Cathedral, 740 View St., on Friday, July 4, 2008, at 12:10 pm. with Entombment at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive and Reception to follow at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 107 1001 Cloverdale Ave., Victoria BC, V8X 4C9 would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

BARKER, Glen - It is with great sadness that the family of Glen Barker announces his passing on June 3, 2013 at the age of 87. Glen leaves to mourn, his wife, Esther, celebrating 65 years of marriage; his daughter, Vicki (Jim) Duggan; his son, Glen "Tiger" Barker; grandchildren, Merrick and Carson Duggan; and his sister, Mildred Savory. He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Harry Savory and by his close friend, Amigo. Glen had been an active year-round sports enthusiast which inspired his family's lifestyle. He was a keen volunteer including over 20 years with the American Red Cross and their affiliations with abused children, as well as several years with Sky Harbor Navigators. Glen served proudly in WWII on the HMCS Corvette Snowberry in the North Atlantic. He cherished his friendships and many good times shared at the family cottage at Pigeon Lake and in Mesa, Arizona. At Glen's request, no formal service will be held. Cremation has taken place. Flowers are gratefully declined.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY

BARWIS, Dewey Ira Charles (13 Apr1924 - 22 Dec 2008) - Sadly we announce the passing of our son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Dewey was born in Sask. and answered the call of his country in July 1941. He served aboard H.M.C.S. Timmins in 1942 on the Triangle Run until 1943. He was then drafted to the Bangor mine sweeper, Drummonvillle, until 1943, then to the H.M.C.S. Nene, a sub hunter frigate and convoy escort in the battle of the North Atlantic until the end of th the war in 1945. His next calling was in 1952 aboard H.M.C.S. Athabaskan during the Korean War. He was then stationed at Naden with the P&R.T. branch and was involved with many navy sporting events including coaching hockey and fastball teams. He retired from the navy as a C.P.O. 1st class in 1966. His next occupation was with the D.V.A where he was a counsellor for veterans for 22 years. Dewy and his family settled in Sooke in the early 50's and have lived there since. Dewey leaves his mother Merle, sister Esther, loving wife forever Helene, sons Richard (Betsy), Terry (Kathy), and daughter Lee, four grandchildren, Deanna, Tara, Brett, Becky, and nine great grandchildren. To his country he was a hero and to his family a man of courage, integrity, and unquestionable honesty. He will be dearly missed. A service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Sooke BC at a date to be determined. For information please phone Richard at 250-642-5129. In lieu of flowers a donation in Dewey's name, can be made to Sooke Minor Hockey at Seaparc Rec Centre, Sooke, BC.

 

HMCS NADEN, HMCS TIMMINS, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS NENE, HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE

BENNETT, Rupert Stanley- Passed away peacefully on May 21, 2007 on his beloved Bell Island, aged 82 years. Stan was born May 13, 1925 on Bell Island. He is predeceased by his parents Ruben and Jane; brothers and sisters. Survived by Barry (Marion), Curt, Ruth (Kevin), Barb (Ben) and Jim, plus his many loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Stan left Bell Island and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in time for World War II. He proudly served Canada on the HMCS Trentonian and other ships. After the Trentonian was torpedoed, Stan survived more than a day in the waters of the English Channel. After the war, Stan met Gail. They married and settled in Galt, Ontario. Stan was a devoted father to his five children. He worked long and hard to provide for his family. After retiring, Stan moved to Chemainus, B.C. He enjoyed the west coast, but longed for his true home, Bell Island. About nine years ago, Stan returned with his faithful dog, Newfie, to Bell Island. Back home, Stan met Jessie again. They spent many happy days together. Stan was always a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, wherever he lived. He had a great sense of humour and was quick to laugh. Stan was a humble man who lived his life according to his beliefs - family, loyalty and courage. Visitation at Pendergast’s Funeral Home on Bell Island on Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services to honour Stan will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 2 p.m. in St. Cyprians Church. Interment in Anglican Cemetery, Bell Island.

 

HMCS TRENTONIAN

BODIAM, Donald Howard (09 Feb 1925 - 14 Mar 2014) - It is with a sense of sadness that the family of Don Bodiam announces his passing on March 14, 2014 at Raglan Village, Collingwood, in his 90th year. Don of Toronto, Smith Falls and Stayner, beloved husband of Helen (nee Campbell) for 67 years. Dear father of Bruce, Brian (Lorene) and Kevin (Melinda). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Taeya (Robert), Blake, Ryan (Melissa), Justin, Shawn and great-grandchild Daniel. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Edna. Don was very active with the West Toronto Optimist Club, where he made many close friends. Formerly with CP Rail for 42 wonderful years. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMS Rosthern during WWII. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the Raglan Village for their exceptional care, loving support and warm compassion. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home - Stayner Chapel (7313 Highway 26, Stayner) on Monday, March 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Brethren in Christ Church, 1152 Sixth Line North, Clearview Township (North of County Road 91) on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. Spring interment in Stayner Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by Don's family.

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

BOONE, Roy Malcolm - Peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, May 29, 2011. He was born in Montreal on February 23, 1925 to Blanche and Malcolm Boone. Predeceased by his wives Vera (nee Kisil) and Margaret (nee Malcolm). Uncle Roy/Poppa Roy will be sadly missed by his brother Cecil (Barbara), niece Sharon, nephew Allan, great- nieces Jennifer and Sara, step-daughters Maureen and Marlene (Guy) and granddaughter Kalene. Roy was a WWII Navy Veteran who worked as a telegraphist on the HMCS Stellarton and was a longtime employee of Shell Canada. He received numerous scholarships during his school years and graduated from university with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Thanks to all the wonderful staff at the McCall Centre for their compassionate care. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW), on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation.

 

HMCS STELLARTON

BUDGE, Patrick David, D.S.C., CD, Rear-Admiral, RCN  (served RN 1920 - 1928 / 14 Nov 1928 - 03 Aug 1963) - was born in Dover, England in 1904. He joined the Royal Navy as a boy seaman in 1920 and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1928. By May 1936, he was posted to the destroyer HMCS Saguenay. In May 1940, he was appointed to the destroyer HMCS Ottawa where he was "mentioned in despatches for good services in an attack on an enemy U-boat". In 1943, Budge was appointed Executive Officer of the destroyer HMCS Huron which was one of the ships guarding the seaward flank of D-Day landings in June 1944. Commodore Budge was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for distinguished services against the enemy while his ship, the Huron was serving in the 10th Flotilla, of four British, four Canadian and two Polish destroyers on the night of June 8-9 when they intercepted four German destroyers off the Île de Bas, sank two and badly damaged a third. In August 1945, he was appointed commanding officer of the destroyer HMCS Gatineau. Commodore Budge came ashore in April 1949 as executive officer of HMCS Cornwallis RCN training establishment near Digby, Nova Scotia. In September 1953, he became Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer Naval Divisions at Hamilton, Ontario. In March 1958, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer, Atlantic Coast with additional appointments of Chief of Staff to the Canadian of the Commander Canadian Atlantic Sub Area of NATO. In October 1959, Rear Admiral Budge was appointed Chief of Naval Personnel and member of the Naval Board. He was three times awarded the Canadian Decoration (CD). He was well known for his musical talents and for his capability in organizing and conducting choirs. He and his wife Myrtle, had one daughter. He retired from the navy, in Victoria, British Columbia and died there in 1998.

 

Newspaper article on the death of Rear-Admiral Budge

 

HMCS SAGUENAY, HMS VERNON (1934), HMS THRUSTER (1935), HMS WARPOLE (1935), HMS SABLE (1936), HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS SAMBRO, HMCS SOREL, HMCS HURON, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS CORNWALLIS

BUSH, Huntley Henderson (Ley), RCN - A Veteran of World War 2. Passed away peacefully on Saturday June 14, 2008 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 82, surrounded by his 4 loving daughters; Leslie BUSH- Harriss, Kimberley Gould, Kerry Cook, Lindsey Dragone. Survived by his wife Dorothy and his sons-in-law Hal Gould, Mike Cook and Nick Dragone. Lovingly remembered by his 8 grandchildren, Daniel Harriss, Hallie and John Gould, Jordan and Barrett Cook, Frank, Dana and Cole Dragone. Also survived by his sisters Audley (George) Jackson, North Carolina; Beverley Murray, Toronto and Linda Bresnahan, Massachusetts, and their children. Born Verdun, Quebec 1925; served as Seaman for RCN and RN and on HMCS Snowberry 1943-45. Member of P.E.O., A.P.P.E.G.A., I.E.E.E., U.N.T.D. (Upper Canada) and Zeta Delta of Sigma Nu. Ley grew up in Montreal, and maintained ties with Friends, colleagues and family there after he left to enlist in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17. His service in the navy on the HMCS Snowberry, and particularly its role during the preparation stages of D-Day, had a profound effect on his life and he continued his association with the Canadian Naval Association until his death. As a veteran, he attended memorial services held in Canada, Normandy and recently at the 60th anniversary of the V.E. Day celebrations in The Netherlands. Upon his discharge from the service, Ley travelled to Toronto where he met and married Dorothy Mountjoy. He then enrolled at the University of Toronto and obtained his Electrical Engineering Degree. He was passionate about his chosen profession and only retired, reluctantly, in his seventies. His career allowed him to indulge another passion: travel, and he worked on many projects abroad, including Europe, Hong Kong and The Phillippines. Ley and Dorothy had four daughters in quick succession, who subsequently married and provided him with sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren whom he adored. Poppa was devoted to his grandchildren and has left them all very special memories of family ski trips, evenings at the horse races, and amusing tales and anecdotes from his childhood. He will be thoroughly missed and his memory cherished. Ley passed from this life as he lived it: unfailingly civilized, considerate and dignified. Rest in peace Dad. The Family wishes to thank the staff at Hearthstone by the Lake for their kind care this last year. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Rd. W. Oakville. Please call for arrangement details. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Hospital for Sick Children or as desired will be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY

BYERS, Kenneth - A WWII Veteran. Peacefully in Brampton, surrounded by his family on Monday, July 19, 2010, Ken Byers in his 88th year. Dearly beloved husband of the late Shirley. Beloved father of Linda (Wayne), Laura (Gerry), Phil (Arlene) and Scott (Mary). Cherished Papa of Tracey, Ken, Jeff, Adam, Melinda, Brandon and Cory and great-granddaughter Nicole. Resting at Newdiuk Funeral Home, Kplingchapel, 2058 Kipling Ave. from Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Glendale Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

CARTMILL, John (Scotty) - in hospital June 22, 1976, John Cartmill aged 55 years. Late of 4191 Albert St., North Burnaby. Survived by 2 sons, Bill, Aldergrove, Paul, New Westminster; a brother, Stanley, Delta; a sister Mrs. H. Nygard, Maple ridge; 1 granddaughter. A member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148, Padre D.J. Gillies will conduct the funeral service Saturday, June 25 at 11.00 AM in the Burnaby Funeral Directors Chapel, 4276 Hastings St., North Burnaby, Cremation.

 

HMCS TROIS- RIVIERES, HMCS LOCKEPORT, HMCS ONTARIO, HMS NORFOLK

CATLEUGH, George Bruce (the Hatter) - passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 one day after his 89th birthday. Born and raised in Toronto, where he met and married Lillian, his wife of 50 years who passed away in 1994. George proudly served in the navy aboard the HMCS Regina. In 1936 he established 'The Hatter' a store that provided a unique service in the sale and maintenance of men's headwear. His clientele included celebrities, politicians and others providing custom made hats for documentaries, commercials and historic events. Upon his retirement in 2005, George would drop in to visit the store wearing his signature cap. George is survived by his children George Jr. (Pat), Len (Marg Warren), Louise (Julian Geller), Keith (Jocelyn), Nancy, Steven (Donna) 18 grandchildren (predeceased Susanne 1984) and 5 great- grandchildren. Friends may call at The Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge St., Richmond Hill (4th traffic light north of Major Mackenzie Dr.) for visitation on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. A private funeral service will be held. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

HMCS REGINA

CHILD, Kenneth (Ken) (1926-2014) With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ken. Survived by his wife of 68 years Bette, son Rick (Sue), grandchildren Michelle and Jason (Holly). Ken served in WW2 and the sole survivor of the HMCS Shawinigan. Past President of the University Golf Club and Gyro. Member of Cordova Bay Golf Club. Ken and Bette spent many enjoyable years living in "Sidney by the Sea" their little piece of heaven on the waterfront. Ken was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Team at N.G.H. No service by request. Donations to the Heart And Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

 

HMCS SHAWINIGAN

CHRISTOPHER, Roye Howard Joseph (1918-2009) - born in Weymouth, Dorset, England passed away suddenly having just celebrated his 91st birthday with family and friends. Roye was predeceased by his loving wife Arlene; they are now together to celebrate sixty-one years of marriage. Roye is survived by his loving family; son Ken, daughter Diane and her husband John Barkley, his dear granddaughter Andrea Barkley and grandson Jim and his wife Megan Barkley. Roye served during WWII on HMCS Quesnel, a corvette patrolling the Atlantic sector in convoys. Upon leaving the navy, Roye joined the Alberta Liquor Control Board as a clerk at the 9th Avenue Warehouse in Calgary. At age fifty-seven and after thirty years, he retired as senior store manager Westbrook which was recognized as the number two store in Alberta. Roye and Arlene always enjoyed camping in their trailer well into their retirement. They traveled all over the world and spent many winters in Phoenix and Victoria. Roye's entire life revolved around his family and he will always be in our hearts and thoughts. A traditional Service celebrating Roye living life to the fullest will be held at Leyden's Chapel of Remembrance (corner of 17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

 

CHRISTOPHER, Roye Howard Joseph - September 12, 2009 - Dad, we are confident that if we asked you about your life, you would with comfort tell us you had a wonderful life of Ninety-one years and wouldn't change a thing. Your hard work, unselfish ways and love built with Mom a great family. We are continuing to live the life lessons you taught us every day and will continue to build the foundation of family and life you have shown us. We didn't understand when you told us Mom was waiting for you, but we now understand and feel the presence of you both (together forever) with us, everyday. Forever Proud Diane and Ken.

 

HMCS QUESNEL

CLARANCE, Charles Douglas - passed away peacefully May 12, 2003 in the Nanaimo General Hospital. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie; three sons, Gregory (Lori); Rod (Melanie) and children, Tessa and Conor; Neal (Linda) and children, Jessica, Jeffrey and Rebecca. He was predeceased by his sister, Verna and her husband, Ken Pate, and is survived by their children Lance (Darlene) and Vicki (Ian Higgenbotham) and many nieces and nephews. He was born in Kelowna in 1921 and grew up in Vancouver. On completion of senior matriculation in 1941, Doug joined the Canadian Navy and served in Canada and overseas as Lieutenant on HMCS Regina and Qu'appelle. On leaving the Navy after the war, he complemented a degree in Chemical Engineering at UBC and worked with Dupont in several locations in Canada. He lived 23 years in Baie d'Urfe, Quebec where he was a Town councilor and involved in many initiatives that shaped the towns future. An avid outdoorsman, Doug loved to spend time bird watching, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, gardening and golfing. He retired to Gabriola Island in 1984 where he became a proud Islander. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 18, 2003 at Gabriola United Church, 2600 South Road, Gabriola Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS REGINA, HMCS QU'APPELLE

CLARK, Douglas, Sick Bertha Attendant - died: 1987

 

HMCS RIMOUSKI

CLARK, James (11 May 1922 - 04 Jul 2013) - was born on May 11, 1922 to Thomas and Emily (Tyson) Clark. He was the youngest of four siblings, John, Dora, Tom and Jim. Jim's mother died when he was only two and his father remarried Jessie who was the only mother Jim knew. Although the family was very poor, Jim had fond memories of his childhood and the adventures he had with his best friend and brother, Tom. Jim joined the Canadian Navy in 1940 and was assigned as an ASDIC operator on the HMCS Timmons where he spent most of the war. He met Groa Margaret Evelyn Kjartanson at a dance after the war and they married on May 22, 1947. Their only child and daughter, Terry Lyn Clark, was born on October 31, 1952. Jim worked hard all of his life. He worked in his uncle's warehouse as a young man and also in a gold mine, as a welder on the Canadian National Railroad and sorting index cards for Air Canada. After moving to California in 1956, Jim got a job in computer operations for Union Oil of California which was his favourite. He retired from Union Oil in 1980. Jim's wife Evelyn passed away in 1976. He and Dorothy were colleagues at work and went on their first "date" in 1979. They married in Las Vegas on March 22, 1980 and moved to Winnipeg in July 1981 where they remained until Jim's passing on July 4, 2013. Jim was a kind and gentle man. He enjoyed his life and cherished his family. Everyone who met him was better for the time spent with him. Jim had a good life and was happy to be with his family and his loving wife Dorothy. Jim is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughters Terry Clark and Celeste (Steve) Waldroop, granddaughters Lauren and Sydney and a host of family and friends. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. (at Luxton Avenue) on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations

 

HMCS TIMMINS

CODRINGTON, Robert - Private services were held on January 11th for Robert (Bob) Smith Codrington who passed away January 6th. He was 83. Dr. Codrington was born in Victoria, British Columbia to Walter and Margaret Codrington on December 11, 1924. His father was a tile layer and Navy man, his mother a nurse in the war. They gave Bob and his brother a good but modest upbringing. In 1943 at the age of eighteen he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and continued his schooling starting at the Royal Roads Naval Academy and the University of British Columbia where he received his undergraduate training as a radar specialist. After service in the North Pacific Theater on the H.M.C.S Shediac, Bob graduated from the University of British Columbia, receiving a BA (1946) with First Honors in Physics and an MA (1948) in Physics and Mathematics. From 1945 till 1947 he was an instructor in Physics at the University of British Columbia. In 1948 he received a U.S. Navy Scholarship to the University of Notre Dame where his PhD thesis published in 1951 was the first detailed study of the motion in large organic molecules using nuclear magnetic resonance. In the period 1951-54 he was an Assistant Research Specialist at Rutgers University Physics Department and a junior member of the Estermann Committee of the Office of Naval Research concerned with the development of magnetic resonance type submarine detectors. He was also an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Rutgers. He met his wife, Margaret "Betty" Daniel, at the University of British Columbia in 1945, where she was a secretary. They married in 1948. In 1954 he joined the Schlumberger Corporation to continue work on magnetic devices and built a number of NMR instruments one of which became the prototype of an NMR Analyzer widely used in the food industry. In 1956 Betty and Bob had their daughter Catherine Elizabeth. It would be their only child. Bob joined Varian Associated in Palo Alto in 1962 and the family moved to Los Altos Hills where he spent the rest of his life. He continued to work in the field of the NMR with Varian and in 1984 became project manager for a new Varian venture to combine NMR spectroscopy and NMR imaging for medical diagnostic use, eventually creating what we know today as the MRl. Bob had met and worked with several famous scientist throughout his career, the likes of Albert Einstein, H.C. Torrey, J. Robert Oppenheimer to name a few. After retirement he became an independent consultant in biophysics and radiology. He has been an adjunct professor of biophysics and radiology in the University of California System and a special lecturer at Universities around the world. He has won various awards for his work and is a member of the A.P.S., I.S.A., S.M.R.M., ISMAR and Sigma Xi. In his free time he loved hunting and fishing. In his later years liked tinkering around the house and reading his books. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Catherine Codrington Rotes; son-in-law, Paul Rotes; grandchildren Sam and Hayley Rotes; brother Bill Codrington and wife Lea; nephew, Craig; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Newton and Marjorie Cameron and their children and grandchildren; Laura Ferreira, sons Jeremy and Lee; Steven Titus; Donald Cameron, son Ezroy; Brian and Ann Cameron, children Lucas, Molly and Daniel; Ian Cameron and Susan Rice, children, Jake and Maris. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Betty Codrington. A donation in memory of Robert and Margaret Codrington may be sent to: In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Codrington c/o Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA

 

HMCS SHEDIAC

COND, Angus Lawrence Mowet (Larry) Naval Officer, RCNVR - Served aboard H.M.C.S. Spikenard and H.M.C.S. Ottawa in W.W.II Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Whitby on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 in his 89th year. Larry, beloved husband of Ruth for 60 years. Loving father of Jann (Don) McQuay, Tony (Debbie) Cond, Judi (Paul)Taylor. Wonderful granddad of Michael, Darren, Stuart, Gillian, Kristen, Jamie and great-granddad of Meghan and Grant. Larry was an avid sailor and a caring family man. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 2:30 pm at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 333 Rossland Road West, Oshawa (corner of Rossland Rd. and Park Rd.). The family will receive friends at the Church from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 2H1 or to St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 333 Rossland Road West, Oshawa.

 

HMCS SPIKENARD, HMCS OTTAWA

CORKUM, Carmon Murray Sr. - 79, Wileville, Lunenburg County, died February 3, 1998, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in West Dublin, Lunenburg County, he was a son of the late Walter and Sadie (Croft) Corkum. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving on HMCS Saskatoon from 1941-45. He was later employed by Upper Lakes Shipping and Department of Transport, Coast Guard Division, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24, Bridgewater; the FSNA, and the Veterans' Association of Lunenburg County. Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Haughn; son, Carmon, Jr., at home; brother, Mervyn, Dublin Shore. He was predeceased by brother, Elliott. Public Legion tribute service 7 p.m. Friday in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John's Anglican Church, West Dublin, Rev. Michael Hawkins officiating. Burial in Brookside Cemetery, West Dublin. Family flowers only. Donations to St. John's Anglican Church, West Dublin or South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

 

HMCS SASKATOON

CULLEY, Raymond Willard - passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary. Ray was born on June 27, 1925 in Calgary. He is survived by his wife Phyllis, his children, Colleen Metge (Denis Champagne), Jill Asbell (Bernie) and Brooke Culley (Katherine) and his grandchildren Kate and Emily Asbell and Wednesday and Wyatt Culley. Ray will also be missed by his older sister, Lois Melton (Bill) of Reno, Nevada, his younger brother, Robert Culley (May) of Calgary, his oldest friend and cousin, Bill Cunningham (Norma) of Calgary and cousins Maureen Lamond (Don) of Calgary and Elaine Stolar (Jerry), West Vancouver. He was predeceased by his parents, Belle (nee Dewar) and Willard Culley and one sibling, Donald. Ray was attending Western Canada High when he enlisted to serve in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. He served as a T/O Signalman on the corvette HMCS Summerside until World War II ended. Ray made fourteen crossings from Newfoundland to Londonderry and back and the experience influenced the subsequent course of his life. His memories of these years are recorded in his book, "His Memories Can Survive" which has been given a place in Canada's War Museum. Following his wartime service, Ray worked as a bookkeeper for a number of firms including GMAC Finance and finished his formal career at Canada Customs and Revenue Agency in Vancouver. Ray continued to work after retirement for Statistics Canada and the Census Bureau. And, his voluntary enlistment in the RCN came full circle at the Naval Museum in Calgary where he could be found touring visitors in recent years. Ray was married to Phyllis on September 8, 1951 in Lethbridge. He and Phyllis lived at various times in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Regina and Lethbridge - the city where they primarily raised their three children. While there, he volunteered for the Sea Cadets as a Second Lieutenant amongst other endeavours that helped the youth of the community. Ray was an avid curler and won his share of men's and mixed bonspiels throughout Southern Alberta and BC. He was a faithful fan of the Calgary Stampeders and the Calgary Flames - much to Vancouver Canuck's fan Phyllis' chagrin. He had a great love of opera, the theatre and classical music throughout his life. Ray's avid interest in movies started when he worked as the Assistant Manager of University Theatre on Bloor Street in Toronto in 1946. He was very proud of his movie extra calls in Vancouver; a glimpse of him can be seen on such TV shows as the X-Files and the movies Happy Gilmour and Stay Tuned. His grandchildren were the delight of Ray's life. It was with great joy that he watched Kate and Emily grow up to be kind, loving, phenomenal women, and with the same joy watch Wednesday and Wyatt excel in their busy young lives. In his final years and despite his failing health, Ray found the energy to go on vacations and cruises, visiting Scotland (think Scotch), France, Argentina, Japan and Hawaii and revisit some of the sites of his wartime experiences in Ireland. In May 2005, he was given the honour of placing the wreath at the mouth of the River Foyle on behalf of Canada's Navy veterans in a ceremony commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic. A Celebration of Ray's life will be held on Thursday, March 6 at Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue S.W., Calgary at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT or the Diabetes Association (Foothills). The family would like to thank the staff of Rockyview General Hospital for making his last days comfortable and dignified. Special thanks to those who serve Unit 73, Dr. Van Olm and Dr. Botha, and special friend Bert Maginley. Ray was also given care by many throughout his long and rich life and we would like to thank them all as well. He was a lovely man.

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE

CURRIE, Joseph - 88, Northumberland Veterans Unit, Pictou, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in the unit. Born in Stellarton and raised in Westville, Joe married the love of his life, Hazel LeBlanc, in 1946, and spent the next 66 years in Pictou, raising a large family of eight boys and seven girls. During World War II, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy and maintained a strong bond over the years with his friends and shipmates from HMCS Strathroy. After the war he spent several seasons as part of the crew of CHS Acadia, and at Ferguson Industries Shipyards. He worked for 35 years for the Dept. of Public Works in Pictou, retiring in 1988. His final two years were spent as a resident of the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Northumberland Veterans Unit in Pictou, under the tender care of an amazing staff of devoted professionals. He was the son of the late John Daniel Currie and Catherine Currie, and was predeceased by sisters, Bernadette “Boops” MacDonald, Edna Doyle; brother, George Hawes; grandson, B.J. Landry; son-in-law, Mark Scheuker. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hazel (LeBlanc); children: Dan (Sheila), Bernard (Marlene), Andrew (Mary), Peter and Fraser, all of Pictou; Fred (Wendy), Coldbrook; Alexis, High River, Alberta; Paul (Marcella), Edmonton, Alberta; Bernadette, Calgary, Alberta; Beatrice (Lionel), Lower Sackville; Cathy, Halifax; Lorraine (Larry), Windsor; Nancy (Danny), Luxembourg; Peggy, New Glasgow; Scott (Nadine) Halifax; and sister, Gertrude (Dick) Spittachine, Calgary. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Joe was a former choir member of Stella Maris Church, Pictou; a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 8608; a 60 year member of both, Branch 16, Royal Canadian Legion, Pictou and the Admiral Murray Naval Veteran Association, Pictou County; and also a lifelong member of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Association. Arrangements are entrusted to McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou, with visitation Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Pictou, 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23, with burial in the parish cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Stella Maris Church Building Fund, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, or Pictou West Food Bank, would be appreciated.

 

HMCS STRATHROY

DARLING, David Ira - Peacefully in hospital on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in Ottawa. Aged 87. Predeceased by his dearly loved wife of 48 years, Barbara (Barry) in 2003. Truly wonderful father to Wendy Pentland (Mark Frederick) and Barry Darling (Leslie). Loving grandfather of Brock, Zoe, Tyler and Trevor. Big brother to Jean Doran (London) and Dell (deceased). David was born in Schreiber, Ontario. His family subsequently moved to Windsor where he attended Patterson Collegiate. He was a stationary engineer at Long Manufacturing at the beginning of WWII. At 22 David joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. He sailed on the HMCS Sackville (corvette) during the height of the Battle of the Atlantic. He was promoted to Warrant Officer and subsequently Lieutenant and ended his naval career as Lieutenant Commander. David served in various engineering departments of HMC Dockyard in Halifax with responsibility for all dockyard equipment procurement. He became department manager of HMC Dockyard Halifax before being promoted to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa in 1959. In Ottawa, David was seconded to identify and resolve the accident and safety management problems of DND and later was appointed as the first Director of General Safety for the Canadian Armed Forces. He was a recipient of the National Safety Council's highest honour, the Distinguished Service to Safety Award, and twice received the Council's coveted Cameron Award. David was a talented jack-of-all-trades, an avid golfer and loved restoring his wooden boats including his 1950's Century Runabout. David ensured that his children had opportunities that he was denied due to his childhood during the Depression. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed. Interment will be at a later date. Those who wish may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

DEARLOVE, Kenneth - May 29, 1921 - February 19, 1942 Signalman Lost at sea off the coast of Ireland. H.M.C.S Spikenard. Gone but never forgotten, your sister Gerry.

 

HMCS SPIKENARD

DEVEY, Ronald Joseph - At Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale, Friday November 24, 2006. Ronald Joseph Devey of Markdale in his 82nd year. Veteran of World War 2, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, HMCS Timmins and HMCS Mount Royal, served in D-Day invasion, retired inspector Ontario Provincial Police. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Marchen) and loving companion of the late Queenie Reed. Dear father of Catherine Devey of Markdale, Richard Devey (Diane) of Markham and William Devey (Carol) of Peterborough. Loving granddad of Michael Devey of Markham. The family will receive Friends at the May Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 28th, from 1 p.m.-2: 00 p.m., where a memorial service will be held at 2: 00 p.m. If desired, donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would be appreciated.

 

HMCS TIMMINS, HMCS ROYALMOUNT

DOLAN, Owen Charles - was born in Regina, Sk. on September 4th, 1921, one of six children born to Casey and Naomi Dolan. He died on Wednesday November 27th 2013 in Vancouver BC, held fast in the arms of his wife and children. Owen attended Campion Jesuit College in Regina and in 1952 graduated in Arts & Law from the University of British Columbia. Owen had practiced probate law in Vancouver for over 60 years. He taught law at U.B.C. and chaired several sections of the Canadian Bar and Benchers Committees. He received honours by both the Law Society of B.C and the Canadian Bar Association. Owen sat on the Boards of Sunny Hill Hospital for Children, St. Vincent's Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, and the National Council of the CNIB, as well as the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, receiving the Canada Volunteer award in 1987. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, first in the North Atlantic aboard the HMCS Saskatoon and then in the assault landing crafts in the invasions of Normandy, Southern France and Greece. In 1997, the Government of Greece recognized Owen with a commemorative medal for his significant contribution in the Greek theatre of war. Owen leaves to mourn his close and devoted family, his dear wife Marjorie of 69 years and his eight children , ( 7 daughters and 1 son) Colleen , Maureen, Marsha, Sheila, Kelly, Tracy , Jody and Anil , his children in law , John Kelly, Michael Stephens, John Ellis, John Gowan, Peter Dobell, Arthur Cogswell and Shelley Dolan. He also leaves to mourn his 17 gifted and talented grandchildren and his 9 adorable great- grandchildren all of whom will miss their "Owey". Owen was predeceased by his parents, his sister Kathleen, his brother Terrence (Irene) and is survived by his sisters Marie Dolan, Eileen Story, Sheila Parks and his brother - in - law Doull McLeod as well as 18 nieces and nephews. A private family Funeral Mass has taken place at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. A memorial for Owen will follow at a later date. Donations in Owen's name may be made to the Salvation Army, 3833 Henning Drive, Burnaby B.C.

 

HMCS SASKATOON

DONER, Stanley Guy - Our father, Stan Doner passed away at Vernon Jubilee hospital peacefully with his family at his side on March 21, 2013 at the age of 86. Stan was born in Cranbrook in 1926 to Elmer and Edith Doner. He had a brother Archie and sister Dorothy. They lived briefly in Nelson and then transferred to Penticton which he considered his home town. He graduated there in 1944. At 17 he joined the Navy. He spent 2 years on a Corvette, the HMCS Saskatoon, as the torpedo man. He was also in charge of low voltage maintenance as well as depth charger throwers. He often recalled the North Sea’s storms as something to be afraid of. He married Margery Anne Selvage (McLellan) in May 1950. She had 2 children, Anne and James (Jim). Stan and Marge raised 6 kids: Anne and Jim, then added Archie, Alan and Perry and a daughter (Mary Lynn) who died in infancy. Marge died in 1992 leaving a large hole in all of our lives. They had 9 grandchildren. Our father felt this was a very happy family. After the war Stan went to work for Okanagan Telephone (which was later acquired by BC Telephone) until 1984. He was a pioneer in the industry and enjoyed helping implement all the breaking technologies. As a ‘combination man’ and wire chief he did various jobs from tower and pole maintenance to work in the switch rooms. He always enjoyed the work. He especially enjoyed the people he worked with. Stan spent 37 years there until his retirement in 1986. He was very active in the Legion in Penticton and Vernon. In 1975 he launched a concrete houseboat (The Cathouse) that he built in the back yard with the help of his family. We enjoyed it greatly. I’m sure dad was worried about the kids disappearing on it for weeks on end but we all came back alive and happy. In 2002 Stan united with Joan Schroeder and they became soul mates. They worked on mastering computer programs and gardening as hobbies. They also loved to travel. Stan loved golf. He always felt he wasn’t that good but he enjoyed the time he spent with friends. He had a great sense of humour. He always tried to be fair and was the first to offer help. He was the quickest to hold a door or help carry a package. All in all, Stan was a great guy who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Our father asked that no formal celebration in his honour be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Alzheimer Society.

 

HMCS SASKATOON

EDGETT, Raymond (Ray) - 73, of 216 Second St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, June 5, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances. Raymond was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Kenora, Ont. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Edward and Jennie (Cunningham); and his loving sister, Mary Edgett. Raymond is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Antonia Marie (Coran) Edgett; daughters, Kayleen Mary Cross (Mike), Donna Rae Paterson ( Russell), and Rae Ann Edgett and a special friend, Todd Wood. He also is survived by four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Tessa, Megan, and Brandon; and two brothers, Gordon L. Edgett of Tucson, AZ., and Alvin T. Edgett, of Vancouver, B.C. Raymond retired from the Canadian Post Office in 1990 after more than 25 years as a mail carrier. Raymond served in the Canadian Navy during World War II on the HMCS Smith Falls. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29, and the Kitchen Creek Golf Club. Ray was an avid sportsman, with a special passion for golf, although he participated in many other sports. A funeral mass will be held for Raymond on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Fort Frances, with Father Eugene Whyte O.M.I. officiating. Honourary pallbearers will be all those whose lives were touched by Ray. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 206 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B8.

 

HMCS SMITHS FALLS

FAULKNER, Guy Herbert - 90, of Upper Economy, passed away Feb.13, 2011 in Colchester Regional Hospital. Born in Bass River, Colchester Co., he was the eldest son of William and Geneva (Fisher) Faulkner. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II Guy left high school and went to the Nova Scotia Hospital to train as a male nurse. From there he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in September 1940 as a Sick Bay Attendant. He served aboard the corvette HMCS Summerside from Sept. 1941 to June 1943. After a few months duty ashore in Halifax, he joined the frigate HMCS Group in Nov. 1943. On March 17, 1945 he married Jean Agnes Anderson, who had recently been discharged from RCAF Women's Division. Guy was discharged from the navy in January 1946 and at that time enrolled at Dalhousie University in a program to finish high school, followed by a Bachelor of Science, including pre-dental requirements, and in 1953 graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Guy practiced in Halifax and Middleton, N.S. Following this, he taught for several years at the Dalhousie Dental School as an Associate Professor, retiring at age 69. For the next 12 years he cared for his wife Jean, whom he lost to Alzheimer's disease. Almost to the end of his own life, he enjoyed watching the tides in the Bay, the phases of the moon, and the wildlife that passed through the fields and air near his home. Guy is survived by daughter Joice Faulkner; grandsons Colin Rennie and Kevin Rennie; brother and sister-in-law Leigh and Edna Faulkner; sisters-in-law Jean Faulkner, Shirley Faulkner, and Betty Parker; brother and sister-in law Bill and Alice Anderson; a number of cousins; and many nieces and nephews. Guy was predeceased by his wife Jean Faulkner; brothers Bertram, Edgar, Vincent, and Fred; sisters-in law Ruthene Faulkner and Charlotte Faulkner; as well as brother-in-law Richard Parker. The family wishes to thank Pauline Diadick and her family, Dr. Karen Ewing and Dr. Roe and staff at the West Colchester Community Health Centre; The Bayside Pharmacy, Continuing Care, the VON, Red Cross, Dr. Smith and the palliative care team, Dr. Blois and the emergency room staff, the wonderful staff of 4 South, and the Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home. Everyone was extremely caring and helpful in our time of need. A memorial service celebrating Guy’s life will be held later in the spring. Anyone wishing to make a donation in honor of Guy's life can remember one of the following: VON, Palliative Care, Hospice Society, West Colchester Community Health Centre, Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation.

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE, HMCS GROU

FINCHAM, George Edward - A Veteran of WWII. Peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 age 86 years. Born in Verdun, QC, July 12, 1923, the fifth of seven sons born to the late Edward Herbert Fincham and his wife Christina Shaw Mollison Fincham. Predeceased by his wife, Sophie Weslak Fincham (1983) and five brothers Herbert, Alwyn, James, William, and Douglas. Survived by his sons Dalton (Marjorie), Ottawa, Daryl (Ruth), his beloved grandchildren Sophia and Gregory of Kemptville who have lost their Poppa, his sweetheart and confidante, Isobel Heron, his youngest brother, Kenneth (Alicia), Dundas ON, his sisters-in-law Helen (Al), California, May (Jim) Montreal, Lill (Bill), Brussells, ON and Giselle (Doug), Montreal. Special Poppa to Tom, Laurie, Neil, and Andrew Tennian. He will be fondly remembered by the Armstrong family and Weslak family of Western Canada, many nieces, nephews and friends. During WWII, George served 1942 - 1945 in the Royal Canadian Navy as a NASDAQ Operator aboard the corvette, HMCS Sudbury K162 and the frigate HMCS Capilano K409 on convoy duty in the north Atlantic between St. John's Nfld and Northern Ireland. He is believed to be the last contact with the St. Croix before it went down. George graduated from Sir George Williams University and was employed by Stats Canada in Ottawa. George wishes to thank the paramedics and emergency staff of the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital who cared for him during his final hours. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave., at Richmond Rd., on Monday, September 14, 2009 after 11 a.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice at May Court or The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Civic Campus specifically for the B5/AMA unit or the Emergency Department.

 

HMCS SUDBURY, HMCS CAPILANO

FREEMAN, David Henry - Peacefully and surrounded by his family, in Victoria, B.C. on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in his 89th year, of heart failure. Survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Coira Elizabeth Freeman (nee Collen), his sister Em (Bill Harborne), his son David J. Freeman (Marion), and dearly missed by his two granddaughters, Lynne Elixabeth (Asif Haque) and Leigh Anne (Jeff Xerri). Born in St. Eustache, July 27, 1912, served in the Royal Canadian Navy, 1930 to 1962, C2QR3. He was generous and caring and always had a cheeky sense of humour and a sparkle in his eye. 

 

HMCS QUESNEL, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS NIAGARA, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS FRASER, HMCS ARMENTIERES, HMCS NADEN, HMCS CHIPPAWA

GARCEAU, Paul - A Veteran of WW II. Peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre at the age of 84. Husband of Grace (Salt Spring Island), beloved father of Ann (Gerry) of Nova Scotia, Susan (Julia) of Salt Spring Island, Jane, Carol and Jessica (Bruce), all of Ottawa, Becky (Brian) of Kars and foster daughter Janice (Eric) of Orleans. Devoted grandfather to Joshua, Melissa, Timothy, Amy, Matthew, Samantha and Ela. Predeceased by parents Oscar and Eugenie Garceau, and stepmother Lina, brothers Albert and Gilles and sisters Laurette and Lucienne. Survived by sisters Francoise (Aurele) and Lucille (Rosaire) and brothers Bernard (Andree) and Michel (Eunice), as well as many nieces and nephews. Paul was a fun-loving man who kept his corny sense of humour until the end. No doubt he honed that funny bone during his five years of service in the early 1940s with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Sackville. After a variety of jobs, Paul settled into a lengthy civil service career in various departments of the federal government. Although land-locked in Ottawa, his love of the sea kept calling, resulting in many wonderful family excursions to the Maritimes. Back in the '60s and '70s, much of his Centretown neighbourhood knew Paul was also good at turning curbside trash into veritable treasures through the use of his wood-working skills. His church communities at both Gloucester Presbyterian Church and Knox Presbyterian were a very important part of Paul's life. Always one to help others, Paul co-founded the Ottawa Distress Centre in 1969, taking the first call on March 17, 1969. Paul also volunteered with the Red Cross and, in later years, delighted in driving other seniors around town and to Florida. His friends were spread far and wide and many, especially Veronica Scrimger, stayed close and helped him greatly in his later years. During his stay at the Veterans' Centre, Paul was a delight to all and will be missed greatly by many. The family would like to thank the extraordinary staff at the Perley (Ottawa 2 East), the dialysis unit and Ambulet drivers for making Paul's final years as good as they were. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., on Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m. Paul's ashes will be scattered at a later date at his beloved Lake Halverson in Quebec. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Perley Foundation or the Canadian Naval Memorial HMCS Sackville Trust, Box 99000, Station Forces, Halifax, N.S., B3K 5X5.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

GARRETT, Dudley Morine, AB, RCNVR - On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1944, on active service, Sydney, NS., AB Dudley Morine Garrett, RCNVR, in his 21st year, dearly loved and only son of Dudley M. and Audrey Morine Garrrett, brother of Alison, grandson of Mrs. Morine and the late Horace Morine, grandson of the late Alexander N. Garrett and great-nephew of Sir Alfred Morine, Toronto. Funeral arriving at A.W. Miles Chapel, 30 St. Clair Ave w., Toronto, on Saturday evening. Service in the chapel on Mnday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery (Naval honors).

 

Newspaper clipping from the Toronto Star newspaper - One of those heart-searing official message, beginning "regret to inform" and ending, "killed in action," reached the parents of Dudley "Red" Garrett yesterday in Toronto. Only son of Dudley Garrett, Sr., Red joined the Canadian navy and had been on active service in the north Atlantic waters for some time. A natura athlete, who starred at high school football and hockey, young Garrett played professional hockey with Providence and with New York Rangers before he enlisted. Tall, powerfully built, red-headed and with a natural flair for the spectacular, his greatest disappointment came after a trial with the Toronto Leafs when was was coldly dropped from the roster overnight. Through the insistence of E.W. Bickle, Leafs' president, post-war rights to Garrett were given leafs by Rangers in exchange for Bucke McDonald's contract.

 

Sports Biography for Dudley Morine Garrett - Born in Toronto on 24 July 1924, Dudley “Red” Morine Garrett was an amateur hockey player. During the Second World War, he played with Toronto Shamrocks, the Toronto Marlboros, the Toronto Red Indians, and the American Hockey League’s Providence Reds. During the 1942-1943 season he played twenty- three games with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. While serving his country in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, he played hockey for the navy teams of Toronto, Sydney and Cornwallis. Able Seaman Dudley M. Garrett lost his life at sea in November 1944 off the Newfoundland coast when H.M.C.S. Shawinigan was torpedoed by the German submarine U-1228. His remains were recovered then buried in plot 10, lot 91 in Toronto Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In 1947, the American Hockey League commemorated Dudley Garrett by creating a trophy to be presented annually to the best rookie.

 

Crow's Nest newspaper article on the death of Dudley Garrett - dated Jan 1945

 

HMCS SHAWINIGAN

GOULD, Grant Allenby, Surg-LCdr, RCN(R) (12 Mar 1918 - 24 Apr 2008) - In Newport Beach, California. Born in Uxbridge, Ontario to Thomas and Alma Gould and predeceased by siblings Thomas Bruce, Winnifred (Mac) Cannington, Russell Herbert (Florence) and nephew Glenn. Survived by his loving companion, Anne McKnight and family; children, Marilyn Anne (Mortimer-Lamb), Sheila Arlene, Grant Anthony (Dianna) grandchildren Geoffrey, Stephanie, Jaimie, Kimberley and Sasha sister-in-law Eileen Gould-Bailey of Uxbridge, nephew Doctor Tom JOHNSON and family of Lindsay, Ontario, niece Mary Jane Preston and family of Port Hope, Ontario. Also survived by Gia DeSilva, his assistant, devoted friend and caregiver in his final days, and dear Ed O'Sullivan, thank you. Dad graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School and interned at the Ottawa Civic Hospital before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in World War 2 where he met and married Sheila Neil, R.N. Upon residency at the Halifax Naval Hospital, Nova Scotia, he was posted overseas, serving on the HMCS Regina. In the Normandy invasion, his ship was torpedoed while rescuing survivors in the English Channel. Blown off the bridge and with a crushed chest he performed heroic surgical and medical care of the crew for which he was decorated by King George VI. Brilliant physician and general surgeon, accomplished pianist, small-aircraft pilot, magician, honorary member Newport Beach Tennis Club, mechanic to his 2-door. '70 Cadillac DeVille convertible, craftsman and devoted animal lover, to name a few of his many talents and loves. A tremendous intellect and unique human being, you will be greatly missed, Dad. God Bless you. Donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 

GOULD. Grant Allenby, 0-28140, Surg/Lt, RCNVR  - Mention in Despatches - HMCS Regina - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 17 October 1944. "For gallant and devoted attention to the wounded."

 

"Members of the crew had cause to be grateful for the efforts of the corvette's medical officer, Surgeon-Lieutenant G.A. Gould. Although half-choked with fuel oil, and so painfully wounded that he had to take morphia himself, Gould remained at work throughout the night in the wardroom of the American ship (actually the Landing Craft Tank LCT-644), performing one amputation with only the limited supplies available to him from the vessel's medical chest." (page 329 "Far Distant Ships")

 

HMCS REGINA

GREEN, Frederick Albert (Fred) (12 Dec 1919 - 02 Oct 2007) - of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at the age of 87 years. Fred was born on December 12, 1919 in Calgary, AB. From 1941 until 1945 he served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy. His tours of duty were with the HMCS St. Clair and HMCS Snowberry, on the Bay of Biscay and the North Atlantic Ocean. In 1949, he married his wife Frances. Fred was a member of the Native Calgarian Society and the Banff Trailers Square Dance Club. His hobbies included carpentry, gardening and working with stained glass. He also enjoyed the outdoors and led an active social life. Fred is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Brian Deobald; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Lisa Green, Fred E. Green and Carol Morrison; as well as his dear grandchildren, Shannon Deobald, Rebecca Deobald, Kyle Green and Zachary Green. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Len Armstrong; and his brother-in-law Alvin Berger. Fred was predeceased by his wife Frances in 2003; his parents Frederick and Rose; and his sisters Jessie, Dorothy, Margaret and Ida. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) today, October 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta, Suite 134, 1935 - 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T3E 7C8. In living memory of Fred Green, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY, HMCS ST. CLAIR

GREENBLATT, Moses, Telegraphist, V-23388, RCNVR, of Montreal, was killed in action when the corvette HMCS Spikenard was torpedoed and sunk in the north Atlantic on the night of February 10, 1942, while on convoy duty. Moses enlisted in the navy at Montreal in August, 1940 and, after training at Halifax, was posted aboard HMCS Spikenard. Born on October 1, 1921, he was the son of Mrs. Eva Greenblatt and the late Mr. Joseph Greenblatt. He was educated at the Mount royal Public School and the Talmud Torah. Prior to his enlistment he was in the fur business.

 

HMCS SPIKENARD

GREIG, Robert Wallace (Bob) (13 Jan 1922 - 11 Dec 2007) - passed away peacefully on December 11, 2007 after a short recurrence of cancer. As Bob would say, he was born in someone's kitchen in LaFleche, Saskatchewan on January 13, 1922. He was the second of three sons of George and Kathleen Greig. From a prairie homestead, his family eventually settled in Penticton in 1931. His father died in 1935 and Bob, along with his two brothers, left school to support their family. After various jobs, he enlisted in the navy in July 1941. He initially served as a gunner on the corvette LePas. He saw convoy duty for those first years of the war. On the corvette Summerside, he served on D Day. After D Day Bob sought a transfer to the Pacific Theatre, served on the Cruiser HMCS Ontario and saw the liberation of Hong Kong. He was discharged in June 1947 and immediately returned to school to get his Grade 12, then in his mid-twenties he continued on to law school, graduating from UBC in 1953. While articling in Victoria, he met and married a sweet, kind, gentle lady", Norma Nunn. They were married on July 31, 1954 and settled in Vancouver while Bob began work as a lawyer. It was in 1955, during the time they were in Vancouver, that their daughter Karen was born. In 1956 they moved back to Victoria where Bob was employed by the Registrar of Companies. A son David was born in Victoria in 1957. In 1963 the family moved to the interior, and Bob joined the Kamloops law firm of Kennedy, Andrews and Taylor as a partner. Bob was appointed Magistrate for the Kamloops area in 1968, and in 1970 became a Judge of the Provincial Court. In 1972 Bob accepted a transfer to Delta and the family moved to Tsawwassen. During those years in Tsawwassen, both children graduated high school. Eventually both went on to law school, Karen at UBC and David at UVic, and both became lawyers. Nearing retirement, Bob transferred to Victoria, retiring in 1990. In 1991 Bob was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As with everything in his life he faced it head on and with his characteristic determination. He lived a good sixteen more years during which he and Norma traveled extensively and watched their grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Not satisfied at the time, with the status quo for those with prostate cancer, he and Norma, along with other survivors and their partners established a prostate support group dedicated to serving the needs of the newly diagnosed. For this he and Norma were awarded the Straith Award by the Vancouver Island Prostate Cancer Research Foundation in December 2006. Throughout his life, he was a loving, generous and supportive son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, remembered by all who knew him as a true gentleman. His life has been an amazing one filled with love, duty, sacrifice and generosity. Of Bob it can be said he left this world a better place than he found it. Bob was predeceased by his father George, his mother Kathleen, his two brothers Norman and Allan, his father-in-law Alfred Arthur Nunn and his daughter-in-law Charmaine Greig. He is survived by his wife Norma, his mother-in-law Winnifred Locket Nunn, his brother-in-law Ken Nunn, his daughter Karen (Stephen) son David (Gabrielle), grandchildren Brandon (Ayako), Rebecca, Andrew, Ciro, Maya, Natalie, and greatgrandchildren Jessica and Nicholas, as well as many friends and colleagues. One final word: Bob never gave up entirely on the horse thing". It was a lasting regret. We know he's riding with the best now and we wish him happy trails. Although he had not much to say He showed us in his quiet way His love would shine through his eyes and smile And his words were comforting all the while. Very heartfelt thanks to Dr. Terry Hartrick, Dr. Lea Norgrove and the angels" at Saanich Palliative Care, the volunteers and nursing staff. The service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services at 4725 Falaise Dr. (Saanich) on Dec. 19 at 2 pm. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Ken and Jan Willoughby Student Fund, c/o the BC Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Ave., Victoria, BC, V8R 6V5.

 

Photo of Robert's headstone (below his parent's headstone)     Newspaper memorial

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE, HMCS THE PAS, HMCS ONTARIO

HANTELMANN, Norman Allen - Norm was born October 14, 1922 and was the second youngest of six. His first career was as a Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy and then his second was that of Optometrist. He moved to Chilliwack in 1951, joined Rotary in 1971 and is survived by three children, Brian, Laurie and Lee, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service to be held October 12th at 1:00 p.m. in Henderson’s Tea Room.

 

HMCS SUDBURY

HARPER, Donald Llewellyn, RCNVR - Passed away peacefully, with family by his side on November 8, 2009 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Julia 'Jeanette' Harper (nee Kennedy) for almost 63 years. Loving father to Stephen (Mary), Karen Twinney (Sam), Michele and Maureen; adoring Grandad/Don-Don to his eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Son of the late Henry and Louisa Harper and dear brother to Betty Paradis (Gravenhurst), the late Gwen Primo and Hilda Danielson. Don was a WWII Veteran who proudly served his country in HMCS Saskatoon (K158) and was a retired long serving employee of Imperial Oil. He will be lovingly remembered always. A private memorial service is planned.

 

HMCS SASKATOON

HARRIS, John F. (Jack) - of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. John was predeceased by his beloved wife and soul-mate, Ethel in 2004. Dad's passing was not sad but rather it was happy as he is now with Mom, who he missed so much. Along with her picture, he always had this saying on his wall. Loved you yesterday / Love you still / Always have / Always will

 

Jack was born in Hanna, Alberta on April 13, 1919 and was raised in Calgary. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II as Chief Petty Officer and served on several ships, the last one being the HMCS Sackville. He often entertained family and friends with stories about ship life in the North Atlantic and Caribbean. After the war, Jack and Ethel settled in and around Carbon and Calgary. He farmed in Carbon for many years and had a busy career as a carpenter. Jack will be remembered for his keen sense of humour, attention to detail, his personable, giving and fun-loving nature. He would never miss his daily word puzzle. Dad will be greatly missed by his children, Cheryl (Paul), Bob (Beth), Ken, Teresa (Glen), and Tim; grandchildren, Peter (Tanis), Jennifer (Craig), Brian (Lyndsay), Sandra (Mike), Russell (Lucy), William, Christopher, Kelsey- Rae, Shandra and Monique; and six great- grandchildren, Isaiah, Juno, Ayla, Dharma, Kurt, and Miles. He is also survived by sisters- in-law Kay Kennedy, Marg Hatton, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Grandpa Jack will be fondly remembered and missed by all. Many thanks to the staff and friends at Whitehorn Manor who helped to make Jack's last five months enjoyable, especially the last few weeks when they went above the call of duty to make sure he was looked after. Also a big thanks to the people at the I.D.A. Simons Valley Drug Mart for your service and help these last few years. Jack has requested that no Service be held. The family will gather in Carbon to celebrate Jack's life and lay him to rest alongside his beloved wife Ethel. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to charity of your choice. In living memory of John Harris, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

HAZELWOOD, Eric Eugene - age 68 of Lawrencetown, passed away suddenly on August 9th, 2015, at home. Eric was retired from the Canadian Naval Armed Forces. Throughout his retirement, Eric kept busy by fly tying, fishing, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He is survived by wife Dalyce; sons, Shaun (Kristin) and Brian; and daughter, Dalyce. He is also survived by his mother, Gertrude Nauss; sisters, Elizabeth Morrill, Shirley Hampton; brother, Norman Hazelwood; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Eric. There will be a private family service at Eric's request. (Halifax Chronicle Herald 11 Aug 2015)

 

HMCS BRAS D'OR, HMCS FRASER, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS TORONTO, NRS ALBRO LAKE, CFS MILL COVE

HILL, W. Clayton (Clay) - peacefully passed on July 24, 2007 surrounded by his loving family, wife of 57 years Mary, sons Tony (N. Vancouver), Bruce and daughter-in-law Sachiko (Vancouver). He will be sadly missed by many relatives and life long friends. Born in Vancouver in 1924, Clay was the N.S. Health Dept. Community Care Coordinator from its inception until his retirement in 1987, after which he and Mary were able to travel extensively. He served on HMCS Sudbury during WWII. No service by request. Donations to the Parkinson's Association in lieu of flowers.

 

HMCS SUDBURY

HIRTLE, Richard Daniel - 93, of Timberlea, NS, passed away on February 12, 2013 at QEII. Born in Halifax he was the son of the late Angus Lavanus and Florence Hirtle. He was in the Royal Reserves Navy, commissioned the HMCS Sackville. He was a carpenter by trade and built eight houses. Richard loved his Maple Leafs. Survived by his wife Rita Murial Hirtle, daughter Sheryl Florence Hirtle and son Gary Wade Hirtle. Four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Daniel. Several brothers and sisters; Billy, Teddy, Ruth, Pearl and Tussie. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday February, 19, 2013 at 2:30pm followed by a reception. Both will take place at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Private burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Garden at a later date. We would also like to thank the staff at the Renal Dialysis Unit of the Dickson Building for the kindness shown to our Dad. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Renal Dialysis Unit at the Dickson building.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

HOLINSHEAD, Perry Collyer - passed away early last evening Saturday, 31 March, 2007 while a long term resident of the Colonel Belcher Extended Care Facility in Calgary, Alberta. He had been sick with pneumonia since Wednesday. Perry, was the husband of our Aunt Lurline Annie (Powers) Holinshead and had been in an extended care facility for the past 12 years to the day, having suffered several severe strokes on 31 March, 1995. Although in a wheel chair, paralysed and unable to speak, Perry was always smiling and seemed cheerful and was understanding, when ever we have had the opportunity to visit him. Perry was born 29 September, 1924 in Huntsville, Ontario and was a Veteran of WW 2, having served in the Royal Canadian Navy from June 1943 to October 1945, as a Signalman at various shore establishments and aboard the vessels GLENCOVE, PEREGRINE, and the corvette HMCS Rosthern in North Atlantic service. Perry is survived by his wife of 54 plus yrs., one son Gifford, both of Calgary, and two sisters residing in Ontario. Lurline has advised that there will be cremation, no service, and ashes will be spread at Perry's favourite fishing spot at a later date.

 

HMCS GLENCOVE, HMCS ROSTHERN, HMCS PEREGRINE

HOUNSELL, Lionel Raymond Edward, OS, V/23734, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942 - Lost at sea February 10, 1942. HMCS Spikenard. Always remembered, sister Nesta and Gerry. (The Montreal Gazette, 11 Nov 2008)

 

HMCS SPIKENARD

HOWDEN, David Maxwell - Born in Honolulu May 10, 1923 died May 30, 2004. He is survived by his wife Rosalie (Lort), his three sons Douglas (Dolly) of Langley, Bruce (Brenda) of Scotland, Philip of Vancouver, his sister Jocelyn Howden of West Vancouver, half brother Michael Howden of Scotland, his grandson Gregory (Bronwen) of Vancouver, his granddaughter Kristie (Peter) Campbell of Delta and step-grandsons Dylan and Christopher Anderson of Langley. Upon graduation from North Shore College School for Boys, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy serving in several locations and attaining the rank of Lieutenant serving in HMCS Summerside. After the war, David was employed by Macmillan Bloedel for almost 40 years in various managerial positions. During his life in Kerrisdale he was instrumental in founding the Kerrisdale Soccer Association. He also sat on the Board of Directors of the Kerrisdale Community Centre for over 30 years and was very involved in many other community endeavours. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and care aids of the Arbutus Care Centre for their kindness and loving care of David over the past four years. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated. A celebration of David's life will be held Sunday, June 13th at the Seniors Centre of the Kerrisdale Community Centre from 3:00 p.m.

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE

HUTCHISON, John Borrowman - It is with great sadness that the Hutchison family of Pine Falls, Manitoba, acknowledges the passing of John Borrowman Hutchison. John is survived by his wife Mary of 65 years, their four children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Eric (Nancy: Cam (Launi) and Cait), Cathy (Paul: Michael (Jung-Ae: Duncan), Aidan (Jean-Francois: Claire), Michael (Kate: James, Sarah Beth, Robb, Annie), and Mark (Janet: Meaghan, Liam). He is predeceased by his sister Helen, and his brothers Dave, Clarence, and Ray and survived by his brother Peter. John was born April 13, 1924 to Mahnia (née Glass) and Harry Hutchison near Dauphin, Manitoba. He grew up in Pine Falls with his sister and four brothers: together making up an all-Hutchison ice hockey line. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17, and served as a stoker on the Corvette HMCS Rosthern. During one memorable afternoon, he learned that an entire box of cleaning soap was more than adequate for washing his standard issue blanket, and paid for the error by going without a blanket until his next paycheque. While attending a dance on leave in Halifax, John's eye was caught by a stunning redhead in a white pleated skirt across the floor. They managed to introduce themselves after Mary escaped her erstwhile dance partner: John married Mary McMullen on July 7, 1946 in her hometown of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The couple settled in Pine Falls where John worked in the paper mill and farmed, and Mary taught English and music. The two were avid figure skaters and were actively involved in many musical and social activities in Pine Falls, including the Stirling Pipe Band. Over the course of his 43 years at the paper mill, John worked his way up to Papermill Superintendent, and was highly respected throughout the entire paper industry. In his retirement, he was flown to paper mills across North America to lend his expertise to solving paper machine problems. After retiring, John and Mary enjoyed travelling the world together, including Australia, Hawaii and Europe. John loved spending time at the shack with his grandchildren, teaching them to outrun bears, and swim and water ski without getting wet. John worked hard and loved his family: he would light up telling stories of Navy life, and loved waking early every morning to make porridge and toast for everyone. His family wishes to extend their deepest and most heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Sunnywood Manor of Pine Falls, MB. A celebration of John's life will be held in the summer of 2012: for further information please contact Sarah Beth Hutchison at sarahbeth.hutchison@gmail.com, or Cathy McNeil at (204) 367-2393. Donations to the Sunnywood Manor Personal Care Home or a charity of your choice are gratefully appreciated in lieu of flowers.

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

ILLINGWORTH, Richard Drake (23 Sep 1922 - 25 Apr 2014) - Dick was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Audrey (2003). He is survived by his children; Ritch, Jean (Chris), Lois (David), Carol (Greg) and Jim; his grandchildren Christy (Mike), Jake, Michael (Joanna), Dan, Kevin, Keith, Laura, Bonnie and Mackenzie and great grandchildren Tyler, Jessica and Ellie. Dick was born and raised in North Vancouver. After serving his country aboard the H.M.C.S. Rosthern during WWII, he returned home where he met Audrey. They married in 1948 and raised their children in North Vancouver. Upon retirement from Burrard Dry Docks, Dick and Audrey moved to Salt Spring Island. They enjoyed gardening and some world travels with many new S.S.I. friends. In 1997 Dick was recognized as a Life Member in the Canadian Legion for his many years of service in that organization. The family would like to extend thanks to Dick's special Brinkworthy and Legion friends who enriched his last years. A Celebration of Life will be held May 10th, 2pm - 4pm at the Brinkworthy Clubhouse, 2202 Brinkworthy Road, Salt Spring Island. Those wishing to make charitable donations may do so to the Legion Poppy Fund or the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

IRELAND, Alexander (Doug), RCNVR, RCN - Born Sept. 22, 1922 in Regina Sask. to Victor & Selina Ireland. Dad joined the R.C.N. Reserve in Dec. 1940 as an Ordinary Seaman Telegraphist and trained in H.M.C.S. Stadacona in Halifax, N.S. He was drafted to H.M.C.S. Sudbury and in 1942 to H.M.C.S. Assiniboine on ocean convoy duty from St. John's (NFLD) to Londonderry (N. Ireland). It was during this time he met Ann Dix Roper in St. John's (where she was born to Edgar & Ethel Roper) and they were married May 17, 1945. To much sadness, Mom predeceased Dad June 29, 2007 after 62 years of marriage. In Oct. 1946 Dad enlisted in the R.C.N. as a leading Telegraphist. Dad retired from the Navy as a C.P.O. 1st. Class in 1967 and joined the Can. Naval Auxiliary Fleet. In 1975 Dad became the Queen's Harbour Master and retired from that position in 1988. Dad remained active on the Executive Committee with the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 172. Dad is lovingly remembered by his children, Douglas (Linda), Patricia (Walter), and Randy. His grandchildren, Tina (Kent), Sandra, Darcee (Jim), Dana (Larry), Jayna (Sean) and great grandchildren Cole, Ethan, Toran, Will & Hunter. Dads Brother Sid (Marina), sister in laws Mary Haag (N.Y.) & Micky Sheppard (N.F.L.D.) and many loving nieces and nephews and friends. Dad is predeceased by his loving granddaughter Danielle Brown Jan. 1999, brothers Vic & Jack, sisters Pat, Betty, Mary and other family members and friends. We would to thank the doctors and nurses that looked after Dad, especially Kori, and thanks to caregivers of Beacon Home support. A Celebration of Life for Mom and Dad will be held at St. Paul's church 1379 Esquimalt Rd. on April 23 at 1:00 P.M. with The Rev. Canon Gates officiating. No flowers by request. If desired donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 172 would be appreciated.

 

HMCS STADACONA, HMCS SUDBURY, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

JORDAN, Donald, AB, V/19161, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942 - was born at Montreal on 13 Aug 1920. He was educated at Hugh Beaton, Walkerville and Windsor Vocational Schools, taking a curse in electronics. He joined the Navy on 11 Nov 1940, at Windsor. Previously he served in the Essex Tank, and Royal Signal Corps. In the summer of 1940 he served as a Life Guard at East Windsor Beach, and was also a member of the YMCA. Seaman Jordan was a member of the crew of HMCS Spikenard, which was sunk by enemy action. He was not married and is survived by his father, Mr. Richard Jordan of Windsor, Ont.

 

HMCS SPIKENARD

KATZKO, Michael Alexander - passed away peacefully at his home in Parksville, B.C. on January 1, 2004 at the age of 78 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dinah and his sons Michael, Gary and Robert, daughter-in-law Joy and grandchildren Alison, Alex, Ian, Chad. He will also be missed by the Ceriko family, Mitchell family and too many other relatives and friends to mention. Born in Montreal on August 20, 1925, he proudly served his country during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy escorting convoys across the North Atlantic aboard the corvette HMCS Riviere du Loup. After the war, he pursued his interest in industrial art design and worked for Taylor Advertising Ltd. and Opus International notably on the Western Canadian and Bell Canada pavilions for Expo 67 as well as the Centennial Confederation Caravan. He then branched out with his own company- Summit Displays. He moved briefly to Brockville, Ont. in 1981 then retired in the Nanaimo - Parksville area in 1987 where he provided guidance to the development of the Vancouver Island Military Museum in Nanaimo and was one of the founding members for both the Vancouver Island Woodcarvers Club in Nanaimo and the Oceanside Woodcarvers Club in Parksville/Qualicum. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mikes name to the District 69 Hospice Society in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

 

HMCS RIVIERE DU LOUP

KELL, John McCleary (25 May 1923 - 27 Mar 2004) - He is survived by his wife Joyce; children, Michael, Susan (Gerry), Dan (Nora-Lynn) and Cathy (Mike); ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; and his sister Susan Epton. John was a native Calgarian, growing up on the south side of the Bow River. In 1942 John joined the Royal Canadian Navy serving on a Corvette, HMCS Shediac, assigned to convoy escort in the North Atlantic until his discharge in 1945. Upon his return, he married Joyce Robinson, his wife of fifty-nine years, and began his career with Canadian Western Natural Gas Company Limited. John worked for CWNG in various job capacities until 1981 when he retired from his position as Personnel Manager. Upon his retirement John and Joyce relocated to the West Coast to live out their retirement years. John's passion in life was people. Throughout his personal and professional life, and during his thirty years coaching hockey and baseball in Calgary, he helped many individuals develop their natural talents and abilities. John was blessed with a listening ear and empathetic heart and will be sadly missed by all he touched. A celebration of John's life will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2004 at Country Hills Golf Club, 1334 Country Hills Boulevard N.W.

 

HMCS SHEDIAC

KENNEDY, William Carter - Loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bill passed away peacefully in his sleep early on January 2 at Victoria General Hospital at the age of 88, joining his beloved wife Sheila after a separation of 19 days. He endured declining health for several years, and his death follows an incident on Christmas Day. A man whose life was defined by work and duty, Bill was born in New Westminster on October 15, 1922. He grew up on his grandparents' farm in Surrey, BC (now the Kennedy Heights area). He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939, just prior to the beginning of World War II. He went on to spend 25 years in the navy. He served on a number of ships, including the HMCS Courtenay, Shediac, Uganda, Athabaskan, Crusader and Fraser. He retired from the navy as a Chief Petty Officer in 1964, and joined Canadian Pacific Transport. For more than 20 years, he drove nights for CP, transporting the next day's Victoria Colonist (and later, Times-Colonist) up Island. His final working years were spent in the Corps of Commissionaires at the old Royal Roads Military College in Colwood. An avid athlete and sports fan, he played lacrosse and rode a motorcycle in his youth. In his later years, he closely followed the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Toronto Blue Jays. He met Sheila O'Brien in 1954, and they went on to spend the next 56 years together. He was predeceased by Sheila, who passed away on December 14. He is survived by children William (Josephine), Patrick, Gerry (Leta), Kathryn (Mike) and Susan (Gordon), grandchildren Katlynn and Cameron, and great-granddaughter Lexia. He is also survived by half-brothers David (Karen), Gord (Wendy), Don (Nancy), Linda (Doug), Irene (Harry), Delores (Hyte), and Marjorie. Predeceased by half-brothers Walter, Robert and John. We would particularly like to thank Nikki Bedi and the staff at the Chequered Flag restaurant, whose friendship and kindness our father treasured. A memorial service is planned for 1:30 PM, on Friday, January 7th at the Canadian Legion Hall Prince Edward Branch #91, 761 Station Avenue, Langford.

 

HMCS SHEDIAC, HMCS UGANDA, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS FRASER, HMCS COURTENAY

KEYS, Frank (09 Dec 1923 - 04 May 2008) - Formerly of Montreal, Quebec, Frank resided in White Rock B.C. Peacefully passed away in his eighty-fourth year, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's, on May 4, 2008. Survived by his wife of 31 years Adrienne and his children, Michael (Susan), Rodney (Tanya), Deborah (Lorne), and step-daughter Julie, his seven grandchildren (Amanda, Samantha, Sterling, Sarah, Kate, Eric and Spencer) and his sister Elsie. The family is extremely proud of his contribution to Canada's war effort during WWII as a volunteer in the Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Sorel which was actively involved in convoy duty on the North Atlantic. Prior to retirement Frank was an executive at American Biltrite and Thompson Rubber Co. Frank will be missed terribly by those that cherished him.

 

HMCS SOREL

KIECH, Theodore (Ted) - South Bar It is with great sadness that the Kiech family announce the passing of their father Theodore 'Ted' Kiech. Ted passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his home in South Bar at the age of 94. Born in Sydney on May 2nd , 1920, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Niedelska) Kiech. He was a World War II Navel Veteran serving on the corvette HMCS Regina and member of St. Mary's Polish Church, Whitney Pier. Ted is survived by his sons Greg (Lisa) and Tom, his daughter, Lauren 'Loraine' (Gary) Hall, his grandchildren, Sabrina and Olivia, his sisters, Bernice Ratushny, Louise (Ted) Baker and Valerie Deturbide and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ted was predeceased by his wife, Hilda (Sigut), his sisters, Mary Baryluk and Jennie Melski; brother, Alex; brothers-in-law, Edmund Ratushny, Eugene Deturbide, Peter Baryluk and Anthony Melski, as well as a brother, Stanley and a sister, Cecelia who died very young Visitation for the late Mr. Kiech will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at T. W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Celebration of Life Mass will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9 at St. Mary's Polish Church, Wesley St. Whitney Pier. Rev. Paul Murphy will officiate. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks. Donations in memory may be made to St. Mary's Polish Church Building Fund or to a charity of choice. "Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznum" (May he rest in peace forever)

 

HMCS REGINA

KITCHEN, Cyril - A telegram received yesterday by Mrs. Cyril Kitchen, 51 York road, Dundas, from the ministry of national defence announced that her husband, A.1. Leading Stoker Cyril Kitchen, RCNVR, is missing, believed lost on active service. Mrs. Kitchen, who was married two years ago this month, lives with her mother, Mrs. Maude White, who is O.C. the W.W.A.C. Her father, Chief Petty Officer Frank White, is serving with the RCNVR and recently returned to his duties after being on leave. He served with the Royal Navy in the last war. Several other relatives are on active service. Leading Stoker Kitchen, who was 23 years of age, has been with the RCNVR on service since October, 1939. Before his enlistment he was prominent in amateur athletics, especially as a cyclist and swimmer. An aunt, Mrs. J. Hall, lives on Canon street east, Hamilton. He was employed by the Wentworth Radio company, Hamilton.

 

HMCS SPIKENARD

LANE, William Victor (Vic) - born June 16, 1923 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the Richmond Hospital. In your eyes, we were perfect. In our eyes, you were loved Vic grew up in North Vancouver and served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS St. Boniface and HMCS St. Lambert during World War II. A long time resident of Richmond, Vic had a life long passion for automobiles, aircraft and jazz. Vic and Rena visited Mexico many times in recent years and considered it their second home. Always the gentleman and forever young at heart with a great sense of humor, he will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Survived by his wife, Rena, son Craig (Karen), and daughters Alanna, Adrienne, Andrea (Derek), and 6 grandchildren: Sophie, Don, Veronica, Liam, Genevieve, and Hazel. Brother Norm and sisters June and Loris. Predeceased by his brother Art. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA would be appreciated. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Please call Craig at (604) 986-5263 for details. Adios Amigo

 

HMCS ST. LAMBERT, HMCS ST. BONIFACE

LANGILLE, Ernest Gordon - 86, Isaac's Harbour, Guysborough Co., Ernest was born in Isaac’s Harbour in 1922 to Winifred (Levy) and Angus Langille. He crossed the bridge of life into the arms of his loving Lord and Saviour on Monday, October 6, 2008, after a short battle with cancer in St. Martha's Hospital in Antigonish. Ernie was a Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, bravely serving his country faithfully during the Battle of the Atlantic and in other theatres of war. He served on the HMCS Niagara, HMCS Stadacona, HMCS Sudbury, HMCS Medicine Hat, HMCSQ069 and HMCS Comox. After the war, he worked briefly on the Great Lakes, the Canadian National Railways and started a career that spanned 34 years with the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Prior to his retirement, he was the Superintendent of Fish Hatcheries in Southwestern Nova Scotia. His final posting was Superintendent of the Antigonish Fish Culture Station in Fraser's Mills, Antigonish Co. Ernie retired to his paradise, Isaac's Harbour, Guysborough Co., where he was raised as a boy. During his wonderful retirement that spanned 30 years, he was involved in community activities and fulfilled his dreams. He was heavily involved in the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge of Nova Scotia. Ernie was the driving force behind a new monument erected in Goldboro as a tribute to veterans of both world wars and the Korean Conflict. He was a recipient of 60-year service medal from the Royal Canadian Legion, Arras Branch 59, Antigonish. He was passionately involved in the Masonic Lodge and served as the Worshipful Master of Stormont Lodge 96, AF and AM. He was recently presented the 50-service year medal by the Grand Chapter of the Masonic Lodge of Nova Scotia. Ernie was a model father, who protected and wisely taught his children, always having their best welfare at heart. He was the youngest son of Winniefred (Levy) and Angus Langille, Isaac's Harbour. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Natalie Langille (Burlock); his sons, Gary (Louise) Langille, Halifax; Donald (Ricky) Langille, Bridgewater, and Ken in Yarmouth; his grandchildren, Jordan, Halifax; Jenna, Hartford, Conn., Christine, Fredericton, N.B.; Thea and Alexa, Halifax, and his great-grandchildren, Maddox and Sam, Fredericton, and Caidin and Callie, Halifax. He is also survived by his sisters, Beatrice Davis, Digby, and Eileen Garrett, Ontario. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2 p.m. in Isaac's Harbour United Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery, Rev. Gary Manthorne officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, October 10, 7- 9 p.m. in G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour, at which time there will be a Masonic service. There will also be visitation an hour before the service in Isaac's Harbour United Baptist Church the next day. Family flowers only. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Isaac's Harbour United Baptist Church, Isaac's Harbour, Guysborough Co.

 

HMCS SUDBURY, HMCS NIAGARA, HMCS MEDICINE HAT, HMCS COMOX, ML Q069

LAVERS, Keith (Red), CPO2, CD, SSM (28 Apr 1953 - 02 Aug 2015) - age 62 of Tantallon, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 2, 2015. Born in Montague, PEI, he was the youngest son of David and Ella Lavers of Georgetown, PEI. Keith joined the Navy serving on HMCS Iroquois for a brief time before joining submarines. He served on HMCS Ojibwa, Okanagan, Onondaga, and Victoria, with a three year exchange to HMS Dolphin (RN) and serving with submarine sea training. He retired after 30 years' service. He then joined NETE as a contractor still working with submarines. After working with them for over 5 years, he then moved on to CSMG/Babcock Canada helping to start up the Halifax/Dartmouth office, and being their Senior East Coast Representative until his time of passing. He enjoyed working in his garage, doing small engine repair, gardening, reading, spending time with friends, and most importantly spending time with family especially his granddaughter Olivia and dog Sasha. Survived by his wife of 36 years, Joan (Irving); daughter, Amanda, Halifax; son, Michael (Shawna) Timberlea; sister, Margaret (Dale) Gallagher, Cornwall, PEI; brothers, Gordon (Marion) and John, Georgetown, PEI; brother-in-law, Charles "Sonny" Yorston, Rosemeade PEI; granddaughter, Oliva, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by mother, Ella; father, David; eldest brother, David "Buck", and sisters, Marion. and an infant sister. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Rev. Ellen Wilson officiating on Saturday, August 15 at 1:30 pm with a reception following at CFB Halifax Fleet Club. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Prostate Cancer, Wounded Warriors Canada, or a charity of choice.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS OKANAGAN, HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS VICTORIA, HMS DOLPHIN (Submarine Sea Training)

LUNDAHL, Len Edward - Passed away January 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He was born in Estevan Saskatchewan January 29, 1921. Predeceased by his wife, Jean (Mcgregor) in 1982, his parents Cora (Bergholtz) Lundahl and James Lundahl in 1945 and 1980, he is survived by his daughters, Bev Lundahl of Regina, Saskatchewan and Carol (Miro) Turcanik of Westbank B.C.. His grandchildren Franz Len Lenger (Kim), Daniel Lenger, of Regina; Clinton Turcanik of Calgary AB and Paulina (Spencer) McChesney of Kelowna B.C. He also leaves great-grandson Franz Christopher Lenger and great-grand-daughter Mercedees Lenger of Regina. His brother Ralph Lundahl of Coquitlam, B.C. and nieces Susan Zuckerman, Betty Hess and nephew Roy Lundahl as well as numerous nieces and nephews of his late wife Jean. Len took his elementary schooling in Ellsworth country school. He attended High School in Benson Saskatchewan and River Falls Wisconsin, USA. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 until 1945 as an Engine Room Artificer. His duties were aboard HMCS Quesnel, a corvette, which escorted convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic. Len married Jean McGregor in 1945 and they farmed near Bryant Saskatchewan until 1972 when they retired to Estevan. They both worked as landscapers for Prairie Nurseries and Len was farm manager there as well. Later he was caretaker at Estevan Nursing Home and then worked for SMILES as a handyman. Len became ill in 1978 and a few years after his wife's death he moved to Regina. The family would like to thank Broadway Care Home for all the kindness and care they provided for Len during his latter years. A memorial service will be held at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home at 2080 Victoria Avenue E, Regina, SK on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at Estevan in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Legion.

 

HMCS QUESNEL

MARGISON, John Eric (Jack) - Died peacefully at 91 years at Anishinabe Long Term Care Centre (ALTCC) in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec, on July 13, 2010. Jack was born in Toronto to Oswald Margison and Ida MacDonald. He married Ruth Patricia Crocker, of Toronto, on December 11, 1943, in Halifax, NS. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1942 as a chemical engineer. Jack served in the Second Great War as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve from 1942 to 1945. He spent this time as Gunnery Officer on the HMCS Sackville, as torpedo instructor in Halifax, and as Torpedo Officer on the HMCS Algonquin. Jack was very proud of his time on the North Atlantic and wrote a book about HMCS Sackville. Jack worked in Shawinigan Falls and Montreal, Quebec, as a chemical engineer after the war. He returned to Toronto in 1953 and started his process engineering firms. Jack loved to canoe and fish in the marshy bay at their cottage on Balsam Lake. He was fascinated with glass and took glass blowing courses at the Ontario College of Art in the 1970's. After his retirement in the 1990's he volunteered for several years at the Hugh McMillan Centre on Bayview working as a helper in classrooms and loving every minute of it. When he resided in Toronto, he was a member of St. Margraret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church. Jack loved music and, although he always said he couldn't carry a tune, sang little snips of his favourite musicals for years after most other words had left him. He is survived by his children - Brian of Lakefield, Ontario; Denise and husband Colin Payne of Euroka, NSW, Australia; Chris and wife Mary Anne Bardawill of Thornloe, Ontario; and Jeff of Westport, Ontario - Grandchildren Tahshi Payne of Sydney, NSW, Australia; Josie and husband Ryan Guyatt of Central Coast, NSW, Australia; Erik and Aura Margison of Thornloe, Ontario - Great- grandchildren Isabella and Cohen Guyatt of Central Coast, NSW, Australia and brother Arthur Margison of Cobourg, Ontario. Jack was predeceased by wife Patricia, March 8, 2002. A Mass was held at ALTCC on Sunday, July 25. A Celebration of Jack's life will take place in Toronto at a later date. The interment of his ashes will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Toronto. Memorial donations to Anishinabe Long Term Care Centre, 20 Algonquin St., Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec J0Z 3B0 will be gratefully acknowledged. The family wishes to thank the staff at ALTCC for all their loving care of Jack for the last 5 years. Jack is no longer 'still in the land of the living' but in our hearts always.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE, HMCS ALGONQUIN

MATTISON, Donald Osborne - 5 Garrison East, Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QE II, and Sackville Cross Road, Lower Sackville. In sorrow and with a great sense of loss, we the family, announce the passing of Don Mattinson in Camp Hill on July 31, 2011, surrounded by his family. Our much loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Donald was born in Pugwash, on January 16, 1919, a son of Harry and Laura Mattinson. As a young man he volunteered for sea duty with the RCN during the Second World War, where he was helmsman aboard the Corvette, HMCS Sorel. But fate ended Don’s sea career and changed his life when he fell ill and was hospitalized in St. John’s. Sorel and her crew set to sea without Don, and after his recovery he was kept ashore and assigned to the fleet mail office, an event that would prepare the way for a lifelong career with the Canadian Post Office. Don met his future wife, Rhetta Sarah Avery of Grates Cove, NL, during a blackout, while on leave in St. John’s. Within minutes of meeting her, he knew he had found the woman he was destined to marry. In the same careful manner with which he steered HMCS Sorel through enemy waters, Donald, with his new wife, set a course for their young family, which eventually grew to include four daughters, Donna (Greg) Dill, Gillean, the late Kathryn (Donald) Beauchamp, and Lauren (Wendell) Williams; two sons, Avery and Harry (Debbie McCann); 11 grand and four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The key to their success in this endeavour was always love, with family always occupying a central place in his heart. His family, he was fond of bragging, was his greatest joy and achievement, and he was never happier than when they would all arrive home for family celebrations and holidays. Donald was a gregarious individual who enjoyed golfing with his many buddies, especially when he managed a hole-in-one. His love of the game led he and Rhetta to spend many winters in Large, Fla. Don was always known as a fair-minded man who took part in the life of the communities in which he lived. He was past president and founding member of the Canadian Legion in Pugwash; founding member of Northumberland Links Golf course; past president of Lower Sackville Chamber of Commerce; charter member, King Lion, and life-member of the Sackville Lions Club. Don’s post office career grew when he was chosen as first postmaster at Shannon Park, and again at Shearwater, and then postmaster at Lower Sackville. He later served as postmaster at Halifax, Port Hawksburg, and finally Amherst until retirement. During his postal career he was also a well-respected President of the Canadian Postmasters Association, Maritime Branch and also a Director on the National Board. Besides immediate family, left to morn are sister-in-law, Phyllis Strong, Newfoundland; brother-in-law, Ralph (Betty) Avery, Florida; sister-in-law, Rosa Mattinson, Dartmouth and his many friends. He was predeceased by his only sibling, Ralph Mattinson. The family recognize and thank the staff at 5 Garrison East, Camp Hill for the treatment Don received while living there, with a special thanks for the outstanding care offered by the nursing and dietary staff. Donations: the Camp Hill Veterans’ Garden or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Funeral and visitation- Atlantic Funeral Home, Lower Sackville, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday. A reception will follow in Sackville Lions Club.

 

HMCS SOREL

MOORE, James Doran, LCdr,  RCN - of Burlington, Ontario, 92, died peacefully at home on November 2, 2009. Born February 20, 1917 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Patrick and Virginia Moore, raised and educated in Calgary, Alberta. He served on various ships in the Canadian and Royal Navies in the English Channel and in the Atlantic Convoy, before Commanding Corvette HMCS Strathroy until 1945. Doran had a successful career with Firestone Canada, which he joined directly following the war. He rose from a sales position in 1945 to become President and CEO in 1969 and Chairman of Firestone Canada in 1979, retiring in 1981. He went on to become President of the Rubber Association of Canada until 1985. His leadership extended well beyond his business and military achievements as he lent his talents to his beloved Church and various charitable organizations in his community. He was Chairman of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Chairman of St. Joseph’s Villa. He served on the boards of the Hamilton and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The Hamilton Foundation, and the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club. He was President of Opera Hamilton, and Campaign Chairman of Hamilton Burlington United Way. He is survived by siblings the Honorable Kenneth and Audrey Moore, Patricia (Moore) Swartzlander, Virginia (Moore) and Brendan Kelly, and Eileen (Kelly) Moore. He will be deeply missed by his wife Patricia, and his seven children and their families, Marcia and Barry Slater, Patrick Moore and Tamarin Dunnet, Suellen and Gerard Murphy, Barbara and Alex Lawson, Nancy and Paul Murphy, Michael and Diane Moore, and Sarah and Rick Machel. Doran also leaves behind 22 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren, and the legacy of an extraordinary life well lived. Visitation will be at Smith's Funeral Home , 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington (905-632-3333) on Thursday, November 5th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 196 Kenwood Drive, Burlington, on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Donations in his name may be made to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation, Burlington, St. Joseph's Villa, Dundas or your charity of choice.

 

HMCS STRATHROY

MORRIS, Ashley Harl - 89, of Advocate Harbour, and formerly of Halifax, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan. Born in Advocate Harbour, he was a son of the late Dimoch and Gladys (Lunn) Morris, and stepfather, Willard Morris. Ashley was a veteran of the Second World War. He joined the Merchant Navy in 1940. He was a survivor of the M.V. Frederick S. Fales and after being rescued survived a bombing in England. Upon returning home, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and survived two additional torpedo attacks and one more bombing in England. The last corvette he served was on the H.M.C.S. Sackville. He completed his service duty as an instructor at C.F.B. Cornwallis. Following the war, Ashley joined the Halifax City Police Department where he remained until 1959. He later was the owner/operator of Morris Aluminum until 1984. Upon his retirement in 1984, he moved to Advocate Harbour entering another career as volunteer. He was a member of the Bayview Memorial Hospital Board and Sand River Community Correctional Centre Board, was active with the Advocate District Development Association, was instrumental in the erection of the Advocate Cenotaph in 1985 and chaired the Remembrance Day Services Committee until 1994. He was an Elder in the Advocate United Church, was a faithful member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a member and Past Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 2 and Minas Lodge. Ashley received his 50 year Jewel for his dedicated service and membership with the Masonic Lodge in March 2007. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Mabel Berringer; daughters, Verna Jonasson (Wayne), Lower Sackville; Debbie Lyver, Halifax; Diane Morris (Tom McTiernan), New Glasgow; sons, Albert (Judy), St. Catharines, Ont.; Robert "Nick" (Beverley Boutilier), Halifax; Richard (Dale), New Maryland, N.B.; Kenneth (Shirley), Dartmouth; Gregory (Heather), Advocate Harbour; sisters, Marie Malone, Ajax, Ont.; Betty [Pomeroy] Roach (Don), Kingston, Ont.; brother, Floyd (Ruth), Advocate Harbour; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald, Rollie, Dara. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Friday [December 21, 2007] in Smith’s Funeral Home, Parrsboro, where a Masonic Lodge service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday [December 22, 2007] in Advocate Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Hirtle officiating. Burial in Advocate Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS SACKVILLE

MORSE, John William - Born: 06 Mar 1890, Bayham Township, Elgin County, Ontario. Died: 18 Apr 1989. Son of Hiram K Morse (born: 29 June 1853) and Eliza Morse (born: 25 Dec 1853)

 

HMCS NIOBE

MOXON, Stanley Vern - Passed away at the age of 89 years at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital after a series of strokes. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Sophie, daughter Lynda and husband Bob Boyle. He will be missed by grandchildren Jennifer Hoskins & companion Trevor Morrow, and Daniel Boyle and his wife Melissa. Stanley adored his 4 great-grandchildren Sarah, Emily, Lucas and Kaitlyn and loved to see them when the family got together. Predeceased by brother Jack Moxon. Dear brother to Donald Moxon and Dorothy Mortenson. Stanley was a naval veteran of WWII, having served as a signalman on corvette HMCS Rimouski, escorting convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war, he became a barber and had a shop on Sandwich Street. Later on, he was employed by the City of Windsor in the Public Works for 30 years until his retirement. He was a lover of literature and was a published writer of short stories. Thanks to Hotel Dieu Stroke recovery unit and especially Dr. Cohen and Dr. Chow. Visitation at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Main Chapel) 253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. on Monday, July 18, 2011 from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service under the Auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee will take place on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS RIMOUSKI

MacEACHERN, Donald (Wiggie) - 82, SYDNEY. Donald Francis MacEachern, 82, of St. Peter's Road, Sydney, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, surrounded by his family. Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late James and Mary F. (MacDonald) MacEachern. He was a member of St. Theresa's parish, Sydney. Donald was a veteran of the Second World War, serving from June 1942 to August 1945 with the Royal Canadian Navy on HMCS Sherbrooke. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128, Whitney Pier and a recipient of the 50-year medal. He was employed at the Sydney Steel Corp. for 43 years in the rail department, retiring in 1982. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Gallant; three daughters, Mary Ellen, Halifax, Catherine (Jean) Boudreau and Joan, both of Charlottetown; four sons, Bernie (Norma), Ennismore, Ont., Michael (Joan), Westmount, Ronnie, at home, Harvey (Lisa), Glace Bay; three grandchildren, Mary Ellen, Murray (Julie) and Gary. He is also survived by a brother, Harvey (Claire), Sydney; two sisters, Margaret 'Polly' (Joe), South Portland, Me., and Ursula, Sydney; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter in 1955, also by four brothers, Lauchie, Angus, Bernie and Kiley and four sisters, Josie, Peggy, Annabelle and Christena. Visitation for the late Mr. MacEachern will be Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, Rev. Angus MacDougall officiating. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to Cape Breton Palliative Care Society, VON or a charity of choice.

 

HMCS SHERBROOKE

MacIVER, Alexander John (Jack) - It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Alexander John (Jack) MacIver on Sunday, May 11th, 2008, at the age of 83 years. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his seven children, Alexander John (Sandy) of Vancouver, Ian of Toronto, Laura-Leigh Brook (Jim) of Breckenridge, Colorado, Douglas (Evelyn) of Winnipeg, Tracy VanderEnde (Herb) of Vancouver, Kim Turnley (Dave) of Winnipeg, Jackie Dragojevic (Mike) of Toronto. Also mourning his loss are his 16 grandchildren, Meghan, Drewe, John-James, Tyler, Ryan, Shelley, Douglas, Andrew, Alexandria, Ryan, Susan, Zachery, Danielle, Shauna, Jonmikal and Seth. The annual fishing trips to northern Manitoba including Knee Lake and Bolton Lake will long live in their memories. Jack was predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brother A.B.C. (Bruce). Also left to remember him are Jack's sisters, Francis Ballingall of Tawassen, BC, and Diane MacDonald of Winnipeg. He is remembered with fondness by Terri, Bryan, Melissa, Nicole and Michael of Los Angeles, his sisters-in-law, Anne Loreque of New Mexico, Edna Storsater (Ralph) of Montreal and Phyllis MacIver of Winnipeg, along with his many nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Winnipeg on November 9th, 1924 where he resided all of his life. Educated at Linwood School in St. James, he joined the R.C.N.V.R. in the spring of 1943. While on active duty following the D day operations his ship, the HMCS Trentonian, was sunk in February 1945. Upon his return from the war he married his long time sweetheart Mary Butchart on November 10, 1945. Over the years, Jack remained in contact with his few surviving shipmates. He recently visited his friend and shipmate Vince Hadley (Ivey) at their home in White Rock, BC. Jack was responsible for publishing the history of the HMS Trentonian. Jack found his calling in the automotive industry. A self made businessman Jack became owner and dealer principal of Midway Chrysler Plymouth in August 1969. Jack was recognized as the Time Life Dealer of the year in 1985. He was best known for the slogan where you're the boss and the Midway jingle that followed. Jack loved Winnipeg and Winnipeggers. He was generous in giving back to his community. Often he was the anonymous benefactor for those in need especially when children and summer camps were involved. Over the years Jack remained involved in many organizations; and continued his association as past president of the Winnipeg Lions Club, the St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association. For many years Jack served on Chrysler Canada's dealer advisory council. He was also actively involved in many civic and charitable organizations; through the Shriners [and Jesters] Ducks Unlimited, the Fort Whyte Society and as one of the few 60 year pin holders with the Masonic Temple. He also enjoyed his long time membership with cohorts in the Passwa Club and with the Winnipeg mafia' brain stormers. Jack was a Board member of MPIC and the Associates of the Asper School of Business. He was a lifetime member of the PC Party of Manitoba. Jack was a very active member of Knox United Church. He spent many years as chairman of the board of the Duval Foundation. He volunteered his energy and efforts to many diverse projects throughout the City and particularly with and through HMS Chippewa. He was gratified to learn that his last volunteer effort would also be a success when the City announced that permission had been granted for a parade honoring cadets from all levels of the armed forces [air, sea and land] to be celebrated for the first time in June 2008. Jack enjoyed many activities having been a long time member of the Winnipeg Winter Club, the Carlton Club, the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Golf Country Club. He enjoyed his recognition as a select member of the hole in one' club. His favourite place of all was sitting with Mary by the fireplace at their second home at Block 12 Falcon Lake where he surrounded himself with his many friends and family. He loved the sound of the loons in the evening. The grandchildren especially remember the sauna to warm up in after the thrilling tube rides behind the boat driven by Uncle Dave. The family would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Unit Staff of the Health Sciences Centre on 4GD for all their support during Jack's brief stay. A celebration of the life of A. J. Jack MacIver was held on Thursday, May 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at Knox United Church - 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB. Interment followed at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB. If friends so desire donations may be made to the CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave., R3G 3M3 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald Street, R3L 0K6.

 

HMCS TRENTONIAN

MacLEOD, Louis - Passed away peacefully Sunday evening, October 16, 2011 after suffering from Parkinson's Disease. Lou was born in Long Creek, Prince Edward Island, Sept. 29, 1918. Lou spent 93 years living life working, sailing, traveling, watching sunsets, loving, being the best husband, father and grandfather anyone could be. Lou, beloved husband of Ria Marshall, the love of his life for 56 years and father of William Albert, (Linda Susan) and Linda Louise, (Brian Holden). Cherished grandfather of Adam (Monica) and Mark, Jacob and Jordan. Also survived by sister-in-law Irene, nieces Angela (P.E.I) and Joan (New Brunswick) and nephew Winfield (British Columbia). Also survived by brother-in-law Albert Marshall (Florence), sister-in-law Linda Marshall (Greg Pelerine) and many nieces and nephews and special cousin Clarence Robinson of Niagara Falls. Predeceased by a son Douglas (1962), his parents Thomas and Eleanor, brothers Wendell and Roy and sister Mary. Lou started out as a lobster fisherman in P.E.I. until he volunteered and served for five years in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II serving as Leading Seaman in the "Battle of the Atlantic" on the HMCS Shawinigan K136, the Sherbrooke K152 and the Montreal K319. After the war Lou worked in Northern Quebec and Northern Ontario. He moved to Niagara in 1951 to work at the Sir Adam Beck #2 project. Following that he joined the Ironworkers Local 736 and worked in steel erection all over Southern Ontario until retirement. Lou was an avid sailor at the Parkway Sailing Club on the upper Niagara River, a member of the FMCA and Winnebago Clubs. During his retirement he and wife Ria traveled all over North America and Mexico with their motorhomes. This couple also traveled the world together including Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Great Britain and all over Europe. One of Lou's greatest pleasures in life was teaching his children the world of sailing and later taking his grandsons camping. A long life well lived. Lou will be greatly missed, but always remembered by his loving family and friends. Lou's family will receive friends at Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls on Wednesday evening from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate Lou's life will be held at Southminster United Church (6801 Hagar Ave.) on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Lundy's Lane Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Southminster Memorial Fund and the Parkinson Research Society.

 

HMCS SHAWINIGAN, HMCS SHERBROOKE, HMCS MONTREAL

McCORMICK, James Ralph (Bud) - The North End has lost a charitable and colourful citizen with a big smile and an even bigger heart. It is with profound sadness we announce that the death of James Ralph (Bud) McCormick, devoted and loving husband of the late Bernice McCormick (Henneberry), occurred on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing, South Bay, NB. Born in Saint John, NB on August 7, 1921, he was the son of the late James and Ellen (Connell) McCormick and was step-son of the late Lillian McCormick. He grew up on Clarendon St. in the parish of St. Peters, playing ball beside his beloved church, swimming in Marble Cove and watching the Saint John Beavers glide across the ice in the old Forum. He was educated at St. Peter’s and later St. Vincent’s Boys School. Ralph served his country proudly during WW II with the Royal Canadian Navy on the Flower Class Corvette HMCS Snowberry. He was well known outside of the North End as a bus driver for many Saint Johners, and even a liquor store clerk, but he blossomed as the friendly man in General Delivery for the “Post Office Department of the Government of Canada” and aided in the implementation of a new tool called the Postal Code in the early 1970s. Ralph was honoured to have been asked to sing solo at countless weddings and funerals during his life. He started singing with Mrs. Quigley at St. Peter’s Church and he sang with both St. Peter’s and St. Pius X choirs for many years. It was not uncommon to hear him sing to his always welcomed visitors in his kitchen or on his veranda. He had quite a repertoire and often made up some lyrics to the delight of his family and friends. His loyal dogs (Angel and Duchess I, II and III) would follow him on his daily walks or behind him on his lawn tractor or sit at his feet as he wrote about his day in stylish calligraphy. He was unequivocally devoted to his church, attending mass daily throughout his life, even searching out churches while on shore leave during the war. Ralph’s enduring love was for his family, who will miss his sometimes abrasive but always tender approach to them. He was so proud of his only child Maureen, who he affectionately called “Mo,” and couldn’t get enough of her two boys, Brandon and Ryan, but his heart ached since he lost his “Bern” in 1997. Ralph is survived by his daughter, Maureen Humphrey (Jon MacQueen), Saint John, NB; two grandsons: his first born grandson Ryan (Saint John) and Brandon (Halifax; currently serving with the Canadian armed Forces in Afghanistan) Humphrey; close family friend, Roy Snook, brother-in-law Harold Henneberry, sister-in-law Geraldine Scott, several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews and God-children. He is already missed by his pals Vern, Goldie, Mike, Hal and Mack. He was predeceased by brothers John and Arthur (Rita), one sister Eleanor McKinnon, nephew John Henneberry and special sister-in-law Rita Henneberry. Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his nephew Msgr. Brian Henneberry, VG from St. Pius X Church with Rev. Doug McNeill concelebrating, on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY

McMURRAY, John (Jack) W.S. (30 Oct 1921 - 27 Jul 2004) - Peacefully on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, Jack McMurray passed away at the Deer Lodge Hospital. Jack leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 59 years Frances; his sons, Doug of Winnipeg, John (Fran) of Sidney, BC; his daughter Glenna (Doug) Enns of Victoria, BC; his grandchildren, Gordon, Michael and Kathryn; his sister Ivy (Rod) Horne; his brothers, Sydney (deceased), George, Douglas (Edie), Raymond (Florence) and Melville (Sherry) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was born and raised in Winnipeg. He began his working career with Ashdown Hardware. During the Second World War, he served on the HMCS Rimouski in the North Atlantic, until his discharge in 1945. He then began his 40 years of employment with Crown Cork and Seal, retiring in 1985. Jack was an active member of the St. Vital United Church, as well as the Windsor Masonic Lodge. He belonged to The Every Second Tuesday Club, and enjoyed curling, golfing and his summers at Caddy Lake. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Deer Lodge Hospital for the care given during Jacks stay. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4 at the Lindenwood Manor, 475 Lindenwood Dr. E. with Rev. Peter Douglas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

 

HMCS RIMOUSKI

McNAMARA, Brian Vincent - The death of Brian Vincent McNamara of 516 Hillside Drive, Miramichi, NB, occurred at the Miramichi Senior Citizen Home on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 following a lengthy illness. He was born in New Prospect, Nova Scotia in 1923, the eldest son of the late Vincent and Margaret (McAleese) McNamara and was a life long resident of Miramichi. Following service in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII as a Telegraphist on the Corvette HMCS Snowberry, Brian was employed by several lumber companies before entering the Public Service of Canada at the Renous Ammunition Depot, followed by employment at the Miramichi Manpower and Employment Branch, retiring after more than thirty-five years of service. He was active in Community and Church affairs, holding various executive positions on the Newcastle Library Board, Branch # 10 Royal Canadian Legion and the Miramichi Senior Citizen's Friendship Club. He was a faithful member of St. Mary's Senior Choir for many years. He enjoyed sports, and in his earlier years was a member of the Chatham Head Tigers Baseball team. In his later years he still enjoyed bowling, skating and snowmobile. Brian was predeceased by wife Margaret (Peggy) Jeffery in 2004 and his brother Donald. Brian is survived by one daughter: Marsha McNamara of Miramichi, NB, two grandsons Matthew and Daniel (Wanda) and great granddaughter Hope, two granddaughters Harmony and Brianna and great grandson Franky; two brothers: Bill (Mae) of Miramichi, NB and Keith of Victoria, BC; three sisters: Lois Lee, June Bowes and Carol Mitchell (Mike) all of Miramichi, NB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Bell's Funeral Home on Thursday evening only from 7 to 9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church on Friday at 11 AM with Father Tom Fowler officiating. Burial will take place in the Miramichi Cemetery. In Brian's memory a donation may be made to the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick or a memorial ones choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell's Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY

NISBET, John. (1922-1984) RCNVR 1939-1945 HMCS Shawinigan. We will remember them. lnisbet70@yahoo.ca (The Montreal Gazette 11 Nov 2007)

 

HMCS SHAWINIGAN

NORBURY, Horace Linton (Lyn) (22 Dec 1920 - 05 Feb 2011) - Passed away peacefully at home in Victoria, surrounded by family. Lyn was pre-deceased by his beloved wife "Rita " in 1987, brother, Doug in 2008. Born and raised in Calgary. Lyn served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2 working as an engine room artificer on the HMCS Sudbury Corvette as a convoy escort boat in the North Atlantic. He settled in Victoria at the end of the war and eventually met and married Rita Weber from Shawnigan Lake. He worked as a head sawyer for several saw mills on Vancouver Island through out his career. Lyn was an avid sportsman, but his passion was tennis. He was an honorary member of the Oak Bay, Saanich and Esquimalt Tennis Clubs for many years. Lyn loved to travel and on one of his many adventures, cruised up the Amazon only to discover at the end, a grass tennis court and he without a tennis racket. He enjoyed many evenings at his pool, socializing with friends around the "fire pit ". Lyn found love again with "Barb ". Together, they shared many adventures. With the strength of his spirit, Lyn was her hero. He is survived by Barb, his partner of many years, her children and grandchildren; son, Richard (Deb), daughter, Jacquie (Jim Lilley) and son, Martin (Erica), 7 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Dr. J. Arnason, Dr. R. Weir, Community Home Care Nurse, Lynn Boechler and the Palliative Response Team for their compassionate care. A celebration of Lyn's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

HMCS SUDBURY

ONESCHUK, William (Bill) Sr. - 81 years, peacefully, on August 11, 2003 at the W.R.H.C. Metropolitan Campus. Late of Malden Park and formerly of Tecumseh. Beloved husband of Margaret and predeceased by his first wife Mary (Stanko) (1978). Loving father of William Jr. "Bill" and wife Judy, Suzanne "Sue" Oneschuk, all of Windsor; Robert "Bob" and wife Sue, of Tecumseh. Dear step-father of Gerald Glovasky and wife Scarlet, of Windsor; Richard Glovasky and wife Debbie; Larry "Sam" Glovasky and wife Bonnie, Michael Glovasky and wife Bernice, all of Tecumseh. Dear grandfather and "Pa" and great-grandfather to numerous children. Dear brother of Jean and husband John Balaban; Nell and husband Ray Drouillard; and Olga Yarich, and will be remembered by many brothers and sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews. Bill was a veteran of W.W.II, was a survivor of the H.M.C.S. Regina, retired as a District Chief of the Windsor Fire Department, Member of the Navy Club, The War Pensioners, The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 261. Visiting Tuesday, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Legion Service will take place on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. followed by Parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (735-2830). On Thursday, August 14th, family and friends are invited to gather after 10:00 a.m. at the St. Anne Church (Tecumseh) until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Ray Lawhead will be the celebrant. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. As your expression of sympathy, a donation to the Windsor Firefighters' Benefit Fund, 815 Goyeau St., Windsor N9A 1H7 or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of William Oneschuk in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on September 28, 2003. All are welcome.

 

HMCS REGINA

OUELLETTE, Edouard (Gummy) - died: 2002

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

PETERS, Kenneth Robert - It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Ken Peters who died peacefully with family by his side on January 16, 2013 at Eagleview, Comox, BC. Ken will be missed dearly by his wife Muriel and children, Dave (Afona), Dan (Penny), Laurie (Gerry), six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Harold & Edna Peters' son Ken was born in Cumberland on June 15, 1925. The young family then moved to Burnaby BC. In the late 1930's they moved back home to Union Bay where Ken lived for the rest of his life. On September 30, 1943, Ken volunteered to join the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Following training at HMCS Queen in Regina he was assigned to active duty aboard the Flower-class corvette, HMCS Rosthern, deployed in the North Atlantic Convoy Escort Command until the end of the war. Ken fondly remembered those days aboard ship and especially being part of the infamous 1945 Halifax VE Day celebrations. Upon discharge, Ken returned to Union Bay and began a career in the trucking industry starting with trucks used for construction of the old Island Highway. Eventually he bought his own logging trucks and spent many years as a contract log hauler for Rosewall Logging in Union Bay. In his early "retirement years" Ken delivered concrete throughout the Comox Valley for Comox Valley Redi-mix. Ken was always actively involved in Union Bay community life. He served for over 25 years first as a volunteer fireman and eventually as Chief. During those years he campaigned long and hard for a new fire truck and the construction of a new fire hall. He donated many volunteer hours to the Union Bay Community Club, Credit Union, Historical Society and the United Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping trips with family and friends. He especially enjoyed many happy years spent with family and friends at the Peters' Hornby Island cabin. The family wishes to extend our gratitude to the Comox Hospital and Eagleview staff and Dr. Janice McLaughlin for their wonderful care of Ken. Also Muriel would like to thank her family and many special friends for their caring and support during this difficult time. A celebration of Ken's life will be held at the Union Bay Community Hall on February 9 at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Union Bay United Church, Parkinson's Society, the Royal Canadian Poppy Fund or charity of your choice.

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

PICKFORD, Reginald John (Jack) Rear-Admiral RCNVR/RCN/CF - passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Riverpark Place Retirement Residence, Ottawa. He was born in Outremont, P.Q. in 1920. Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen (Crease), his parents, Charles and Anne (Nancollas), and by his brother Ken. He was a devoted father and will be greatly missed by son John (Heather Armstrong) (Ottawa). He was a dear and loving Grampy Pick and Great Grampy Pick to granddaughters Sarah (Shawn Flynn), Jessica (Jeff Fraser), great-grandchildren Isabelle, Josh, Zachary, Angus, Abby and Hazel (all in Halifax). He was a special uncle to nephew Stephen (Montreal). He joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) in 1937 and went overseas in 1940. While attached to the Royal Navy (RN), he led a demolitions raid on Brest France and later he survived the sinking of the HMS LISTRAC in the English Channel. Returning to the RCNVR he spent the war escorting North Atlantic convoys. He commanded HMCS RIMOUSKI and was present at the Normandy landings. He was awarded Mention-in Dispatches and the French Legion of Honour for his war service. Post war, in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Canadian Forces (CF) he held several sea and shore appointments in Halifax, Ottawa and Victoria. He was the first commanding officer of HMCS KOOTENAY, commander of the Second Canadian Destroyer Squadron and later of the Canadian Atlantic Fleet. He held positions in Canadian Forces Headquarters Ottawa, the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, UK and as the Canadian Naval Attache in Washington. He concluded his career as Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and retired in 1975. He was a much-admired naval officer, leader and mentor with a passion for all things to do with the sea and seafaring throughout the ages. A very special thanks to the residents and staff of Riverpark Place who were his loving second family for many years and who provided wonderful care throughout the years, especially in his final days. A Military Graveside Service will be held in the National Military Cemetery located at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. Reception to follow in HMCS Bytown, the Naval Officers Mess, 78 Lisgar St., Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust or the Navy League of Canada.

 

HMS BROKE (1940), HMS LISTRAC (1940 - survived the sinking of HMS Listrac), HMCS THE PAS, HMCS RIMOUSKI, HMS OCEAN (1944), HMS PRETORIA CASTLE (1945), HMCS UGANDA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS KOOTENAY

POIRIER, Fernand Eugene - A Veteran of WW II. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Fernand Poirier at the Montfort Hospital on May 7th, 2010 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Rita Clavelle of 66 years of marriage, loving father of Louise Binda and Suzanne (Pete Richer), dear grandfather of Raymond, Sophie, Stephane, and Nicholas, and cherished poppa of two great grandsons: Jessey and Kevin. Son of the late Eugene Poirier and Leonie Patry, and predeceased by his two sisters Simone Chretien and Jeannette Poirier. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as Stoker Petty Officer during World War II for 5 years, was an employee of OC Transpo for 37 years, and volunteered for the Patro of Ottawa, as well as many other organizations. He was a tender, loving, and devoted family man. He was very talented and helpful at all times for everyone. The family will receive relatives and friends in the Sacred Space at the Beechwood Cemetery, on Friday May 28th from 10 a.m. until the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. In memory of Fernand Poirier, instead of flowers, we would prefer Eucharistic Mass at the St. Jacques Catholic Church, located at 1031 Notre Dame Street, Embrun, Ontario, K0A 1W0, or donations to the Ottawa Mission, located at 35 Waller Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

VALINDA, HMCS ROSTHERN, HMCS NENE

PULLEYBLANK, Howard William (08 Sep 1924 - 27 May 2014) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Howard Pulleyblank on May 27th 2014 in his 90th year. Beloved husband for 65 years of the late Kathleen (Kay). Cherished father of Carol (Garry) Poste and the late Sandra Lee Pulleyblank (1976). He will be sadly missed by many surving relatives & friends. Howard was born in 1924 in London Ontario. He served overseas for 2 years in WW2 for the Royal Canadian Navy as a crew member of The Corvette H.M.C.S Rimouski and took part in the invasion of Normandy. He had a dedicated career with National Revenue Canada - Customs & Excise Division for over 40 years in the Connaught Building in Ottawa Ontario. Howard, was a great history buff and had a passion for researching the family tree. .. His greatest joys in life were his family and pets and photography and playing bridge with his daughter Carol, along with enjoying good music and his wife's gourmet cooking. His favourite songs to dance with his wife Kathleen for 65 years were "In the Mood" by Glen Miller Orchestra and I did it "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. Howard has now joined his beloved Kathleen and their hearts are together in heaven. As per Howard's wishes cremation has taken place and a private interment in St Mary's will follow at a later date. For those that wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, Ontario.

 

HMCS RIMOUSKI

ROBERTS, Leslie (Les) (30 Sep 1918 - 08 Dec 2011) - passed away peacefully at City Hospital with family by his side Thursday, December 8, 2011. He is loved and missed by his wife Velma Roberts; son Gord (Marg) Roberts; daughter Ellen (John) Armstrong; and grandchildren Kevin (Gillian) Roberts, Brent Roberts (Amanda Carr), Joel (Kiko) Armstrong, and Jonelle Armstrong. Les was born and lived his whole life in Saskatoon except for his five years in the navy during World War II as a Wireless Operator with time spent on the H.M.C.S. SASKATOON corvette. He then started employment of nearly 30 years with the Unemployment Insurance Commission where he met his beloved wife Velma. They were married October 21, 1950. As a youth he was active as a Cub, Scout, and Rover, especially enjoying their camping program. Later, he enjoyed golfing, curling, swimming at the YMCA, stamp-collecting, and being a member of his church and it's men's club, Y's men's club, and Nutana Legion. With his extended family and friends he regularly enjoyed camping trips and bus tours all over North America. He liked a practical joke, visiting, and being of service to others. He was also a role model of a devoted family man and friend. He was a hard worker with a cheerful, even spunky disposition. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. We celebrate the rich life he led, surrounded by the friends and family who meant the most to him. Funeral services will be held at Saskatoon Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Afterwards, relatives and friends are invited to join the family for refreshments at W. A. Edwards Family Center across the street from the Saskatoon Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan Inc. 1405 Faulkner Cres., Saskatoon.

 

HMCS SASKATOON

ROBERTS, Robert Nelson (Bob) (18 Oct 1923 - 17 Mar 2009) - Peacefully at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday March 17, 2009. Robert (Bob) Nelson of Woodstock in his 86th year. Beloved Husband of 63 years to the late Doris Elizabeth Roberts (nee Bain) (March 14, 2009). Dear father of Maureen Roberts, Cam Roberts and his wife Deenna, Doris Smith and her husband Douglas and their children Warren and Brenda. Loved “Bobbie” of Chris and his wife Michelle, Stephanie Mowat, Dana Stevenson and her husband Tim, Kurt Roberts and his fiancée Katrina. Amazingly great “Bobbie” of Alexis, Logan, Hope, Jesse, Jasmine, Jeremy, Bridget and Vanessa. Loved and cherished by all of his nieces, nephews and their families, as well as his extended cottage family, Alice Robertson and her family from the beautiful cliffs of Port Burwell. Dear brother of Raymond and his wife Pauline of Woodstock and Fred and his wife Inga of Kingston. Predeceased by his infant son Nelson, sister Dorothy Schertzberg and brothers Kenneth and David Roberts. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Snowberry during WW II and was then employed with Bigham the Mover (Allied Van Lines) for over 40 years. Friends may call at the Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (519-539-0004) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the complete funeral service will be held in the chapel Friday at 1:30 pm. Interment following cremation at Hillview Cemetery. Contributions to the VON-Sakura House would be greatly appreciated. A special thanks to the many caring staff at the Woodstock General Hospital.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY

ROUND, Gilbert (Gib) - Formerly of Montreal, Que. After a long challenging battle at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at the age of seventy-five. Beloved husband of Rita Round. Loving father of Janet Thompson (Randy) and Diane Dumoulin (Claude) and predeceased by his son Keith Edward (1961). Dear Grandpa of Shane Dumoulin. Survived by sisters Lillian Taggart, Bernice Beeston (Bill) and brothers Frank Round (Olive), and Lawrence Round. Brother-in-law Darcy Groleau (Claire) and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Township Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins, 435 Davis Drive (Waterloo Village) Kingston, Ontario on Thursday, January 16, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel at 1 p.m. followed by a reception in the Trillium room. For those wishing Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

SAUBERLI, Robert James, Sto 1c, V-36616 - Born: 28 Sep 1925  Died: 25 Oct 2010

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE, HMCS NIAGARA, HMS ARETHUSA, HMS BELFAST, HMCS ONTARIO

SAVAS, James Diamond (1922-2008) - WWII Veteran. After a brief illness, James, loving husband of Anna Rita (nee Tocheri) passed away peacefully on Friday November 28th. Dad will be sadly missed by his children Jamie, Rick (Denise), and Cheryl (Jim Tranter). Poulis' jokes and shenanigans will be fondly remembered by his fortunate grandchildren Kara and Zoe (Marathon), Rebecca, Sam, Nick (Whitby) as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by brother Gus (Charles) and sister Tess Gerrie. Survived by brother Ted (Evelyn) and sister Vivian (Al Stones). Jimmy proudly served his country aboard the HMCS Sackville and Whitby during WWII. He was actively involved in coaching youth baseball (Corvette Park) and hockey (Saint Maria Goretti) for many years and continued his baseball career with Scarborough Seniors slow-pitch league up until the age of 80 when ''The Wheels Fell Off''. Friends and relatives will be received at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough on Tuesday December 2, 2008 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday December 3, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE, HMCS WHITBY

SAWCHUK, William (Bill) - WWII Canadian Naval Veteran, Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 75, Past Grand Master Mason of the Orient Lodge, Retired from CN Rail where he worked for over 30 years. Peacefully on Monday, November 15, 2010 at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Church Site at the age of 87. Bill, beloved husband of the late Joyce. Dear father of Donna and her husband Steve Stonehouse. Special friend of Norma McCann. Bill will also be sadly missed by many other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Eglington Chapel of the Mcdougall & Brown Funeral Homes, 1812 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street), on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Complete funeral service to be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

SHAW, Thomas Donald (12 May 1921 - 30 Nov 2013) - Calgary, Alberta. Don departed this world to join his wife, Ruth (nee Kaupp) and brother Bob on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the age of 92 years. He joined the navy during WWII and was assigned to the crew of HMCS Shediac K110, a "Flower" class corvette. Don and Ruth were married in New Dayton, Alberta in 1946. He was a member of the 14 Old Time Salesmen, Legion 264 in Kensington and A.C.T./UCT. Don was a native Calgarian, who in his later years volunteered as Santa for various Calgary organizations. He loved cars and his greatest joy was puttering in his garage. Don is survived by his two daughters, Donna Pass (Jim) and Marianne Shaw; and two grandchildren, Andrea and Philip. A Private Family Service with Interment at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans Food Bank (http://calgarypoppyfund.com). In living memory of Donald Shaw, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

 

HMCS SHEDIAC

SMITH, Jack Newton (19 Sep 1919 - 23 Dec 2003) - Quietly, after a brief illness, Jack Smith passed away at Pinawa Hospital surrounded by the love of his family. Jack was predeceased in 2001 by his beloved wife, Millie. He is survived by their children, Marilyn (Robert Gregoire) of Toronto, Maureen (Richard Couturier) of Mission Viejo, CA, and Leonard of Winnipeg, as well as by six much-loved grandchildren, Suzanne, Patrick, Jason, Kate, Allex and Anna. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Margaret Smith, and by his only brother, George. Jack was born on September 19, 1919 and spent his childhood living over his parents grocery store in the west end of Winnipeg. During the Second World War, he served for five years with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the H.M.C.S. Timmins. After the war, he worked with Winnipeg Hydro and with the Greater Winnipeg Gas Company until being transferred to Toronto with Northern and Central Gas (Norcen). Jack finished his career in Winnipeg with the Motor Vehicles Branch of the Manitoba Government, and then retired to enjoy country life in Lac du Bonnet with Millie, surrounded by the warmth and humour of her large extended family. Quiet, kind, dignified and loyal, Jack was known to all as a gentleman and a gentle man. He enjoyed thoroughbred horse racing, curling and golf. The greatest, most enduring love of his life was Millie, with whom he enjoyed 53 years of happy marriage and with whom he built a family that included three very lucky and grateful children. As a father, he was second to none, and he will be deeply missed by his children and by family members who were pleased to call him their Pop, their brother-in-law, or their Uncle Jack. Jacks family is extremely grateful for the gentle care of the nursing staff at Pinawa Hospital, for the kindness and skill of Dr. Louis Nel, and for the wonderful staff at the Bonny Vista Lodge in Lac du Bonnet and sister-in-law Olly Campbell, who watched over him so conscientiously during this past year. Funeral services to celebrate Jacks life will be held on Monday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sobering Funeral Chapel, Park Ave. East, Beausejour with Pastor Jake Doell officiating. Friends may view one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Brightstone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lac du Bonnet Regional Library, Lac du Bonnet, MB, ROE 1AO.

 

HMCS TIMMINS

SOBKOW, Walter J. (25 Jun 1921 - 21 Dec 2012) - 91, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Walter will be forever missed by his children; daughters, Terry and Cathy; and son, Ken. He leaves behind one grandson, three great-grandchildren; special brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews as well as numerous other family and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda and son, Chris. Walter served five years in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II as a leading Stoker crossing the Atlantic many times aboard Corvette escort ships and many years later retired as Assistant Chief of the Edmonton Fire Department after 35 years of service. Walter will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit. From a grateful family, a very special thank you goes out to the staff of "angels" who work at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans where Walter called home for almost two years. They gave him such wonderful care and compassion. A Celebration of Walter's Life will take place Saturday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Care Kipnes Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5E 6M8.

 

HMCS TIMMINS

STABLES, John Stirling (12 Jun 1924 - 02 May 2013) - passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Kipnes Centre for Veterans. John was predeceased by his first wife Jacqueline, twin brother Stewart and his brother Ken. He leaves behind to mourn his wife Enid; sons Ted (Judy) of Campbell River, BC, Bryan (Linda) of Shannonville, ON, and Barry (Arlene) of Trenton, ON; Enids children; Judy Burnham of Wabamun, Andy (Liana) Crighton of Edmonton, Debbie (Doug) Gauthier of Onoway. His sisters Mary (Merl) Whitty of Calgary, Bonnie Bessette of Newcastle, NB and his brother Gordon (Shirley) of Gravenhurst, ON. He has three grandchildren in BC, five grandchildren in ON, and 12 great- grandchildren. John served in the RCN aboard four different ships - Q086, HMCS The Pas, HMCS Westmount and HMCS Ettrick from March 1942 until October 1945. He then trained as an automotive mechanic in New Brunswick and served in the army reserves. In June 1950 he joined the RCA, served two tours in Korea (May 1951 - May 1952, March 1954 - July 1954), peacekeeping in Germany 1959-1962 and was stationed across Canada during the rest of his military career. He applied for a release from the army in December 1970. He then taught automotive at Keyano College, Fort McMurray 1971-1980, at NAIT, Edmonton 1980-1990. He retired from NAIT and moved to Gainford. He was hospitalized with Alzheimer's in June 2010 and was moved to Kipnes Centre for Veterans in November 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1. Many thanks to the staff and caregivers at Kipnes for all their tireless efforts on John's behalf. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Good Shepard Anglican Church, 15495 Castledowns Road Edmonton, AB at 1:00 p.m.

 

HMCS THE PAS, HMCS ETTRICK, HMCS WESTMOUNT, ML Q086

STUART, James Duff - passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on May 28th, 2002 with his family at his side. Jim will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife and sweetheart Joan and his children Anne, Kathy (Roger), Jane (Paul) and Jim (Michelle). Jim will be remembered always by his grandchildren Terra, Lindsay, Katie, Kevin, Braden, Taylor, Jay, Ian and Tiana as well as many cousins, his nieces and nephew. Jim was predeceased by his son-in-law David Mackie and his brother Bill. Jim was born in Vancouver on March 29th, 1924. He graduated from Magee High School and U.B.C. At nineteen Jim served overseas with the LCI(L) flotilla in the Canadian Naval Forces allied invasion at Normandy in 1944 and returned to patrol the East Coast aboard the HMCS Rosthern. He was an avid sailor, and long time member of the Royal Vancouver and Deep Cove Yacht Clubs. He will be remembered by many for his golden trumpet and his love of music. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m. at the Deep Cove Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lions Gate Hospital Pulmonary Equipment Fund. Seventy-eight years of challenges, adventures, hard work, great friends and fun. Fifty-two years of "matrimonial bliss" and three generations to cherish all the memories. What a wonderful legacy! SMOOTH SAILING GRANDPA . . .GOOD-BYE MY LOVE . . .

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

SWONNELL, Horace Walter Edwin - passed away peacefully November 14, 2000 at Victoria General. Horace was born April 19, 1912 in Winnipeg, Man. and was raised in Sturgeon Creek/St. James. He joined Drum and Fife Band in 1930 in the naval reserves, the 2nd Motors Machine Gun Corps in 1931, and formed his own Astorians, band group in 1934. Horace worked for Eatons Mail Order 1928-38. He was an amateur Ham radio operator 1936 (VE4 AFD). "Swanee" served in the Second World War as a telegrapher on both coasts and on the corvette HMCS Quesnel. He reenlisted in the Navy (radio communications) until 1962 retiring as CPO 3rd Class. During that time he did shore work on both coasts (Naden, Matsqui to Newport Corner, Stadacona), as well as sea trips on HMCS Ontario, Cayuga, Athabaskan and Saguenay. He then worked for Yarrows, V.M.D., and Dockyard as a marine wireman until he retired in 1976. Predeceased by his wife Beth in 1998; his sister Phylis (Jack) Pattie; step brother Walter (Irene) Wiggin; step sisters, Hilda (Reg) Bamford, Dorothy (Bev) Simpson, Gladys (Jerry) Tweedie. He is survived by his brothers, Frank (Vi) and Ed (Ann) son Dennis (Wendy) daughter Darlene (Alan Penner) grandchildren, Lori-Anne, Jennifer (George) White and Steve and great-granddaughters, Belle and Emerald. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 18 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St., Victoria, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

 

HMCS QUESNEL, HMCS NADEN, NRS MATSQUI, NRS NEWPORT CORNER, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS SAGUENAY

TAYLOR, Albert Douglas, Telegraphist - 20, RCNVR, reported missing at sea Aug 8 with the loss of HMCS Regina, is now presumed dead, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Taylor, McRoberts Ave., have been informed. He was petty officer and senior cadet with the Sea Cadets before joining the RCNVR. Born in Toronto, he moved as a child to Barrie, where he got his early education, which he completed at Western Commercial, Toronto. When he enlisted in August, 1943, he was employed by Metropolitan Transport Co. He had been with the Regina two months to the day when it was lost. Telegraphist Taylor was a member of the Alexandra yacht club and of Prospect Park United church. A sister, Betty, is at home. (Toronto Star, 31 Jan 1945, page 11)

 

HMCS REGINA

TAYLOR, Donald - 82, of Traverse City, MI and Ruskin, FL passed away on April 14, 2006. Born in Windsor, Ontario, 9/27/1923, and attended Walkerville Collegiate. With his wife, Shirley Jenner, they moved to Lansing, MI in 1949. They resided in Holt, MI for 38 years, and then moved to Traverse City, MI, Spider Lake. Don was a Canadian Navy WWII Veteran, serving aboard the Corvette HMCS Summerside from 1943-1946 In addition to 14 Atlantic Crossing, his ship escorted the first wave of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach. Dr. Taylor received his BA from Assumption College/University of Western Ontario, his MBA (1949) and Ph.D (1955) from the University of Michigan. Don was a Horace H. Rackham Fellow at the U of M Graduate School. Beginning in 1955 he was a Professor with Michigan State University's Department of Marketing & Transportation and was Chairman (1962-1977, 1981-1984) before retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1986. He was listed in Who's Who in America, was a consultant to major corporations, was Co-Director of Michigan State's Latin American Studies Center, and was on the Board of Directors of Clarke-Gravely Corporation. With his family, he spent five years (1956-1958, 1962-1964, 1972) in Sao Paulo, Brazil serving as the MSU's Chief of Party (1962-1964) for a U.S. AID mission to establish a University College of Business in Brazil. In 1964 he was named an Honorary Professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation Escola de Administracao de Empresas. He co-authored three marketing textbooks, many journal and proceedings. Following his retirement he built Summerside II, a trawler cabin cruiser that was his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jack C. and Kenneth R. Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Jenner Taylor ; sons, John C. (Nancy), Stephen B. (Laurie), Michael J. (Lauri); 8 grandchildren, Lisa, Anne, Hilary, Forrest, Reed, Kelsey, David, and Katie. A Memorial service will be held at the MSU Alumni Chapel, E. Lansing, MI on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the MSU Development Fund, 300 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI 48824 for the MSU Marketing Department, or the American Cancer Society.

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE

TAYLOR, John A. (Jack) - died peacefully at the Grace Hospital on August 22, 2014. He was born April 23, 1925 to Timothy and Amelia Taylor and grew up on Collegiate Street. He remained in St. James all his life except while in the navy. Dad joined the RCNVR as soon as he was 18 and served as a sailor on the Triangle Run, guarding North Atlantic convoys. He served on HMCS Burlington and HMCS Trail, a minesweeper and corvette. After the war he began an apprenticeship and qualified as a journeyman sheet metal worker. He started working for Bill Wolfe, for whom he had great respect, and eventually was employed by Quest Metal Products for 20 years. He was very good at geometry so enjoyed the challenge of creating custom 3D industrial kitchen equipment from flat sheets of metal. He retired in 1990 after finishing his career supervising the refitting of Winnipeg Transit buses. For relaxation Dad loved to golf and curl and did so as long as he could. His golf scores attested to his inherent honesty! He had a large group of friends from Rutland Street and the St. James Legion who joined him in these activities. Dad was a Blue Bomber fan all his life. Country music was his favourite, especially Patsy Cline and Hank Snow. Dad was a straightforward, friendly and easygoing man with a wonderful sense of humour. He lived life simply and without complaint. He did not fear death and died the way we all want to: content with his life. We were blessed to have him in ours. Simone Laramee, with whom he raised six children, predeceased him, as did his second wife Isabella Cruickshank. His granddaughter Caroline Taylor, great-granddaughter Tabitha Brown, sister Mae, her husband Jack Millar, and brother-in-law Ken Sinclair also predeceased him. His sister Betty Sinclair and brother Rob (Peggy) survive him. His six children also survive him: Nancy (George Hamilton), Kathy Taylor, Vic (Debby), Amy (Harvey Zacharias), Faye (Gary Thompson) and Celeste Taylor. His grandchildren are Trista (Steve Brown), Cal Hamilton, Susie Taylor, Ian Taylor, Matthew Zacharias (Laura), Daniel Zacharias (Marianna), Sam Thompson (Hilori), Ava Thompson (Liam), and Christine Taylor for whom he was a loving substitute father figure. His only great-grandchildren Elizabeth and Olivia Thompson delighted him. Many people made it possible for Dad to remain in his apartment until his last day. The family thanks Catherine Cameron, Pat Anderson and the many home care workers they organized to help Dad; Dr. W. Groebler; Laurel Rose, geriatric Clinician at Deer Lodge Centre; and his many friendly and helpful neighbours, especially Jan and Betty, and Sharon and Greg. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Alzheimer Manitoba, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, R3C 4G2, or to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS TRAIL, HMCS BURLINGTON

TAYLOR, Samuel Patterson (27 Nov 1924 - 10 Dec 2009) - Papa passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2009 after a battle with liver cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years Irene, son Ron (Marsha), daughter Linda (Brian) and grandchildren Ryan, Kimberley, James, Michael and Lisa. Sam was born and raised in Edmonton, AB along with siblings, George, Frank and Jean. Here he developed a love of sports that ranged from hockey to football to golf that carried on through his life as he helped with his son and grandsons various sports teams. After proudly serving his country during WWII for 3 years with the RCN on the HMCS Shediac, the majority of Sam's working career was spent with Sears, retiring as the manager of Major Appliances. A memorial service and tea will be held Thursday, December 17, 2009, 1:00pm at St. John The Baptist, 534 Glencairn Lane, Colwood, BC. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS SHEDIAC

TURNER, Herbert Archibald - passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the age of 85 years. A celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Tuesday afternoon, December 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Wyn Gittins, neighbour and friend, will share words of remembrance followed with a reception in the Mountainside room at Bowers giving an opportunity for the family and friends to continue their memories of Herb. Cremation with internment to follow later in Mt. Ida Cemetery. Herb was born on August 14, 1925 in Salmon Arm of two pioneering families, the MacKays who arrived here in 1904 and the Turners who arrived in 1907. He grew up on an orchard on Lakeshore Road, being the second of four boys. After high school graduation he joined the Navy and served during 1944 and 1945 as a radar 3 operator on a corvette, the HMCS Rosthern out of Halifax on the “triangle” run (Halifax, Saint John’s, Nfld, Bermuda). He was on leave when the war ended and thought the sirens on V-J Day were actually in celebration of his 20th birthday. During 1947 – 1948 he worked at the Eldorado Uranium mine at Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories. He returned to Salmon Arm in 1949 and married Lorna Minion. Following the big freeze and loss of all apple trees in their orchard in 1949 he took a job at the Farmer’s Exchange Mill. In 1954 they moved to Kitimat to work at Alcan, this lasted 24 years and it was here that he became involved with Amateur Radio, a passion he enjoyed for the rest of his life. His call letters are VE7WI. In 1980 he returned to the Shuswap living at Sorrento, then moving into Salmon Arm in 2004. Retirement was active for Herb, including, traveling, reading, golf, gardening, computer, amateur radio club, Salmon Arm Historical Society, Friends of the Library and volunteer and contributor to Haney Heritage and Village Society. He was blessed with granddaughter, Kayla, who shared a very precious and close relationship, keeping each other youthful. A kind, compassionate and gentle man, he is well remembered for his sense of humor, he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all those who called him “Uncle Herb”. He would want all to “keep smiling”, and said “A stranger is just a friend you have never met”. Predeceased by his father, Fred; mother, Gertrude, brothers Don and Mac Turner. Herb is survived by his loving family, wife, Lorna; son, Dale (Wendi) Turner of Kelowna; granddaughter, Kayla Turner (Jon Lemon) of Kelowna; Brother Hugh (Audrey) Turner of Kamloops, and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives. Memorial donations in memory of Herb Turner may be sent to the Salvation Army or to Haney Heritage Village and Museum. The family extends their appreciation to Doctor Amy Megyesi (Tiessen), Second Floor nurses and staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital , and Doctor Denis Lavoie of Vernon.

 

HMCS ROSTHERN

MacDONALD, Augustus William (Gussie) - Gussie was born on 13 May 1913 in Westville, NS. He enlisted in the RCNVR on 03 Sep 1942. He served aboard HMCS Melville J263, Bangor Class Minesweeper. On 25 Nov 1944, HMCS Melville was approaching the mouth of Sydney harbour, when a heavy gale kicked up high seas, and a wave swept over the ship, carrying Gussie overboard. He body was recovered inside the harbour. He was 28 years old. He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the War Medal.

 

HMCS MELVILLE

MACKAY, Hugh Campbell (19 Nov 1921 - 20 Jun 2008) - was born in Preston (now Cambridge, Ontario) on November 19, 1921, the third son and fourth child of John Alexander Mackay and Janet Sarah Death. Raised and educated in Cambridge, Hugh served in the Second World War on the H.M.C.S. Summerside. Hugh married Audrey Roberta McIntyre on September 22, 1945 and together they had two children, Wendi Jane and Richard Hugh. Much of Hugh's working life was spent in an executive capacity with Galtaco (the Galt Malleable Iron Company). Upon his retirement in 1972, the family moved to Victoria. Despite suffering a serious stroke in 1973, Hugh exhibited great courage and dignity throughout his life. He was a man of integrity and compassion. He maintained a remarkable optimism, a keen interest in the people around him and an unparalleled determination to enjoy all that life had to offer. Hugh and Audrey shared a lengthy and wonderful retirement, travelling to many parts of the world and enjoying the companionship of good friends and relatives. Hugh is survived by Audrey, his loving wife of 62 years, his two children, Wendi and Rick, his two sisters, Ruth Acker and Jean Blowey, and many other dear friends and family members. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Hugh's name may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE

WALSH, Donald E. 1924-2014 - Veteran of World War II with Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, on active service aboard H.M.C.S. Trail and H.M.C.S. Portage. Dad passed away peacefully on May 4th, 2014. Pre-deceased by his cherished wife Isabel, (nee Mack). Loving father to Kathleen (Richard), Kevin, Brendan (Ellen), Brian (Bonnie), Sean, Patrick (Jennifer) and Timothy (Carolyn). Proud grandfather of Mark, Erin, Aileen, Krista, Kyra, Patrick, Keelin, Gillian, Liam, Caitlin, and the late Ryan. Dad was "Uncle Donny" to many nieces and nephews . He will be greatly missed by all of us and by his many friends. Visitation on Thursday, May 8th,2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, Sherbrooke St.W Montreal. Church service on Friday, May 9th,2014 at Saint Gabriel's Parish at 11:00 am. Burial at the Field of Honour Cemetery, Pointe-Claire at 12:30 pm.

 

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