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)

 

ANDERSON, Kenneth Wingfield - Born on July 26, 1924, he passed away peacefully on August 25, 2012, at Albright Residence. Predeceased by his wife Eileen Grace Anderson. He will be sadly missed by his children Nancy Lynn (David), Keith Anderson (Colleen), Neil Anderson (Susan) and Marilyn Powell (Les), his grandchildren Derek, Kimberly, Karen, Kyle, Jeffery, Heather, Sarah, Scott and Daniel, and eleven great-grandchildren, as well as his sister Annetta Atkinson (Warren) and cousin Doreen Leish (the late John). Kenneth was a veteran of WWII; he served as a Lieutenant in the RCNVR aboard HMCS Vision and HMCS Chaudiere. After the end of the war he attended University of Toronto earning a Mechanical Engineering degree; was employed at Hayes-Dana (Merritton), Beaver Lumber (Thorold), and Niagara College (Welland). A long time resident of Port Dalhousie he served on Port Dalhousie and Lincoln County Boards of Education, and was a President of Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the 5th floor staff of Albright Residence, Beamsville, for their special care. The family will receive friends at the Hulse & English Funeral Home and Chapel, 75 Church St. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church in Port Dalhousie, with visitation at the church an hour prior to the service. Reception to follow after the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Andrew's Church would be appreciated.

 

HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS VISON

ANDREWS, James Kenneth - Passed away March 3, 2008 and was born September 21, 1928 in Carman, MB where he grew up on the family farm in Elm Creek. He completed his schooling and joined the Reserve Army (Manitoba Mounted Rifles). In 1946 the family sold the farm and moved to Victoria and operated a small convenience store on Camosun Street. He joined the Navy as a gunner serving on the HMCS Crescent, highlighted by his trip to Hong Kong in 1949. After the Navy Service was completed he applied and was accepted with the DND Fire Service. He purchased and operated with his mother the Crown & Anchor Auto Court. Jim built his Colwood home in 1966 with the assistance of many firefighter chums. After 30 years of devoted service with the fire department he retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 1983. His retirement was filled with hours of caring for his gardens, woodworking classes and producing beautiful wood carvings. Jim also enjoyed the walking group with the Juan de Fuca Wramblers and held the position of volunteer bus driver. He enjoyed annual pilgrimages to Manitoba. Survived by his loving wife, Lillian; son, Douglas (Lynn), daughter, Anne (Robert) Vincent, grandchildren, Maureen (Mark) Garland, Mariah; great grandchildren, Nathan and MacKenzie. Lillian's daughters, Charlene Johnson, Denise (Bruce) Malcolm, Lori ( John) Potts, along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thank you to Dr. Heidi Martins of the Victoria Cancer Society and Dr. Gordon Christie. Memorial Service will be held at Sands of Colwood, 317 Goldstream Ave. on Saturday March 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined, if friends so wish a donation may be made in Jim's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS CRESCENT

ANSLOW, John R. B. (Jack) - Passed away peacefully on September 23, 2009 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital at the age of 94. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 72 years Agnes, Sons, Jack (Alma), Tony (Joanne), Daughter Janice (Sig) Neufeldt and daughter in law Joan. 14 grandchildren 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand daughter. Jack was predeceased by his son Richard. Jack served in the Navy from 1936 to 1960 on the land Bases of Naden, Stadacona, Cornwallis and Dockyard and HMC Ships Fraser, Skeena, Sioux, Crescent, Athabaskan and HMS Cumberland. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. The family would like to thank the staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Emergency Ward for their kindness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday September 29, 2009 at 2:00pm at St. Pauls Anglican Church Esquimalt Rd.

 

HMCS NADEN, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMC DOCKYARD, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS FRASER, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS SIOUX, HMS CUMBERLAND

ARKLE, James - After a courageous battle with cancer, Jim passed away in Richmond, BC, on June 12, 2003. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Margaret, and is survived by his wife of 45 years, Evelyn; his sister Joyce (Ken) his sons, James (Pat) and Robert (Mary) his daughters, Patricia (Nelson) and Traci (Michael) and his five grandsons and five granddaughters. Jim was born in Winnipeg in 1932 and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1950 serving aboard the HMCS Crusader during the Korean conflict. Jim became a firefighter after being released from the navy and after a distinguished career of 32 years, retired as Firechief, Banff/Lake Louise, AB. A private service was held in Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Firefighters Burn Fund. (the Winnipeg Free Press 21 Jun 2003)

 

HMCS CRUSADER

BAGSHAW, Lawrence (Larry) Brian, born September 7, 1914 in Nottingham, England passed away peacefully overlooking the fruits of his labour in his garden on Tuesday, June 30th, 1998. He will be remembered by Iola, his wife of 55 years, daughter Bryanne Eastwood and Kathy Mann, sons-in-law John and Lanny and his five grandchildren, Lisa, Kyle, Megan, Adam and Michael, whom he adored. From 1940-1945 he served on the HMCS Buckingham and The Crescent in defence of his country. He was employed, both in Winnipeg and Vancouver, as an executive in the food industry, later retiring to Victoria where he continued his constant quest for knowledge and self-improvement. Larry was proud of his many years involvement in the Shriner's Club and he loved his dogs and gardening. A private family service is being held. In lieu of flowers donations to the CNIB would be appreciated.

 

HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS BUCKINGHAM

BAILEY, Sidney Charles - of Moorefield passed away after a brief illness at Palmerston Hospital on Wednesday, July 21, 1971 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Gertrude Wilson. Dear father of  Edwin Bailey of Norwood, Ron Bailey of Agincourt, John Bailey of Moorefield, Mary (Mrs. A. Ballantyne) of Cobourg and Trudy (Mrs. F.G. Watts) of Willowdale. Brother of Bert of California and Mrs. Daisy Perry of Toronto. Also survived by 16 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Resting at the Hugh McAuley Funeral Home, Drayton. Funeral Service in Moorefield United Church on Friday at 2:00 p.m. Interment Bethesda Cemetery.

 

HMCS BROCKVILLE

BAKER, Mark Raymond, NavComm (May 11, 1963 - June 11, 2014)  age 51 years of Eastern Passage died June 11, 2014 at Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Toronto, Ontario he is a son of Edward and Edith (Elvrum) Baker. He was a retired member of the Royal Canadian Navy. He is survived by a son Kevin, daughter Samantha Baker (Cory MacDonald), sister Karen Giardette (Carlo)-Whitby ,Ontario, brother Mike (Leona ) Barrie, Ontario , as well as his former loving wife Sherry. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Eastern Passage Community Funeral home, 5 Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage

 

HMCS HURON, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS FRASER, HMCS PRESERVER

BIRCH-JONES, Peter Meredith, Cdr, RCN - September 23, 2009 Peter Birch-Jones died peacefully at the Palliative Care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital surrounded by the love of his family, after a short battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his father and mother Hugh and Marjorie, his brother Ronald, and his loving and wonderful wife Sonia who died at home in November 2008 of the same illness. He leaves behind five children, Christopher, David, Jennifer (Suzzanne), Michael (Sandy) and Timothy (Pamela), two step-daughters Brooke McGuire (Bob) and Beverly Gruhn (Hermie) as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Peter was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan December 10, 1925 while his parents were en route from Japan to England. They stayed in English Bay Vancouver, followed by several West Coastal cities, finally settling in Victoria. He began his education at Monterey Public School then St. Michael's Prep School for boys, then on to Brentwood College. He entered the Royal Canadian Naval College at HMCS Royal Roads, graduating in the spring of 1945. Thus began his Navy career, including service in the Far East in HMS Duke of York, HMS Implacable and HMS Cowdray in the Home Fleet. He returned to England for training at Royal Naval College Greenwich and training establishments in Portsmouth. He then returned to deployment in the Far East in HMCS Crescent to China and in HMCS Sioux in Korea. Then he went on to the UK for further training, where he met and married his first wife Angela Firth. They returned to Canada and settled in Victoria, with Peter serving in HMCS Naden, HMCS Venture and HMCS Crescent. He was then posted to Halifax on the staff of the Flag Officer Atlantic Command. Next he served as Executive Officer in HMCS Restigouche, and then on to Toronto, where he attended the RCAF Staff College. They moved to Ottawa where he was Director of Common Military Training at CFHQ. Subsequent postings included serving as the Commanding Officer of HMCS Margaree, then at Canadian Forces Staff College as Deputy Director. He returned to Victoria, serving in HMCS Provider, and then as Queen's Harbour Master Esquimalt, BC. In 1975, he met and married his beloved second wife, Sonia, and retired from the Navy settling in Victoria. He was subsequently employed by P.S. Ross International on a contract to the Government of the Shah of Iran for a year. Back in Victoria, he obtained his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Victoria, and embarked on a second career in the public service with the B.C. Ministry of Health, retiring as Director of Staff Development and Safety Programs in 1987. Sonia and Peter loved traveling to visit their extended family and many friends in North America, as well as to other parts of the world including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Turkey, China and Australia. Peter and Sonia moved to the south coast of Spain in 1987, settling in Mijas, Costa Del Sol. In 1990 they returned to Victoria, where Peter became president of the Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver Island, and joined the Board of Governors of Saint Michael's University School. In 1996 they moved to Qualicum Beach, where Peter was on the Board of the Oceanside Hospice, was a member of United Services Institute of Nanaimo (North Island), and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. They lived very happily until Sonia's passing in November 2008. A service of remembrance for family and friends will be held at 1:30 on November 21, 2009 at St. Anne's & St. Edmund's Anglican Church, 407 Wembley Road, Parksville, B.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Peter's memory be made to the Oceanside Hospice Qualicum Beach, or the B.C. Cancer Society.

 

HMS DUKE OF YORK, HMS IMPLACABLE, HMS COWDRAY, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS NADEN, HMCS VENTURE

BLACK, Christopher David, M/Cpl, CD - age 49, Dartmouth, taken from us suddenly at home on August 12, 2012. Chris is survived by his loving wife Robin MacDonald, parents Noel and Bev Black, brother Mike (Eveline) and their children Nick and Kylie, brother Boyd (Marianne) children Travis, Sheldon and Stacey. He was very close to Robin’s family, her brother Bruce (Charline) and children Kelsey and Brandon, her brother Shane and her sister Nicole (Carmen) and their daughter Madison. Chris spent his entire career in the Air Force with postings in CFB Baden, Germany and CFB Shearwater, Nova Scotia. He also served with pride on the HMCS Iroquois with the Helo Detachment in the Gulf War. Chris was passionate about many things, first and foremost was his love of flying a close second was the amazing (but continual) renovations of his and Robin’s home. When you were around Chris you were always laughing. He had a great sense of humor and was a teaser extraordinaire. Our lives have been greatly enriched by having him in it. He will always be loved and fondly remembered by all who knew him. A wake celebrating his life will be held 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home 771 Main St. Dartmouth. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2012 in Atlantic Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, CFB SHEARWATER

BOUGHTON, Benjamin Ernest Dec. 9, 1924 Nov. 22, 2008 Predeceased by his wife Margaret, and brothers: George, Robert and Cecil and sisters: Elsie and Peggy. Survived by sons: Ronald (Pat), Don (Pearl) and Danny (Linda); daughters: Theresa, Tricia (Charley) and Arla (Tony); 15 grand children; 9 great grand children; brothers: Don (Flo) and Chuck (Mary); sisters: Mable, June, Edna (Carl) and sister-in-law Georgina (Les) Gawdun as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family. He will also be missed by many Bingo Pals at Brentwood, Sidney and Juan De Fuca Seniors' groups. Ben was born in Carbon, Alberta and was one of 11 children. He mined coal in the Drumheller before he joined the RCNVR between 1943 and 1945. While in the service, he served on the HMC Ships Givency, Springhill, Niobe, Naden and Stadacona during WWII. In 1951 he joined at HMCS Tecumseh and served aboard HMCS Crusader during the Korean War. He also served on the Port Quebec, Cayuga, Wallaceburg, Athabaskan, Saguenay, Fraser, St. Croix, Columbia, Cowichan, Naden Venture, Malahat, Cornwallis and Stadacona. He retired from the Navy in 1974. After retirement from the service, he worked for Suburban Motors and Saunders Subaru. Many thanks to the staff at VGH 6 C North and Westshore Lodge for the excellent care that they provided. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday November 27, 2008 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Station Road, Langford from 1:00 3:00 pm. Donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation: 107-1001 Cloverdale Ave. Victoria, BC V8X 4C9.

 

HMCS NIOBE, HMCS NADEN, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS TECUMSEH, HMCS VENTURE, HMCS MALAHAT, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS ST. CROIX, HMCS FRASER, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS SPRINGHILL, HMCS PORTE QUEBEC, HMCS WALLACEBURG, HMCS COWICHAN, HMCS GIVENCHY

BOVEY, John Henry Gordon, O-007930, Capt, RCN - Born: 13 Dec 1916, London, England   Died: 20 Oct 1989, Victoria, BC

 

HMCS SWIFT CURRENT, HMCS WALLACEBURG, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS ATHABASKAN

 

LANGLOIS, Howard Francis Sr. - Born May 29, 1931 in the town of Amherstburg, Ontario. Passed away May 12, 2002 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Helen; his two sons, Howie Jr. (Michele), Heath (Carol) and his two daughters, Halana (Robert), Heather; grandsons, Kyle, Jordan, Brayden, Jake; granddaughters, Whitley and Sophie; brothers, Ernest (Marge) of Amherstburg, Ont., Leo (Ethel) of Burnaby, B.C., sisters, Rose Lowes ofParksville, B.C; Beverly Livingstone (John) of Burnaby, June McManemy (Gary) of Amherstburg, Ont. Many nieces, nephews and cousins from New York, Ontario, Alberta and B.C. Howard joined the Royal Canadian Navy on September 29, 1950, retired from the regular forces in 1973 as Chief Petty Officer. From 1973 to 1977 he joined the Reserves retiring as LCdr. From 1977 to 1992 Howard was the Market Food Service Manager for the T. Eaton Company. Howard served in Korea in 1953 aboard HMCS Iroquois. Many other ships he sailed: HMCS Crusader, La Hulloise, Beacon Hill, MacKenzie. Submarines: USS Burfish, HMCS Grilse, HMS Artemis, HMS Alliance. Shore establishments, CFB Naden, Aldergrove, Patriot VU33, Chilliwack, Hochelaga, Cornwallis, Malahat (R), HMCS Quadra National Cadet Core. Howard was the Past President of the Petty Officer's Mess. Howard visited many countries throughout his navel career. The medals that adorn his lapel are: Korean, United Nations Korea, Centennial medal, Queen Silver Jubilee, Canadian Declaration and Nato. His family was always excited to see him exiting the ship with gifts, memories and outstanding stories. Howard died after a courageous battle, his wife and children by his side. Howard will be lovingly remembered and cherished for his smile, humour, generosity and class. He was a man who lived life large with a smile and a zest. Special thanks to Dr. Ben How for his caring and support. The world is a better place because of Howard Francis Langlois Sr. A service of remembrance was held on May 17th. (The Times Colonist on May 18, 2002)

 

HMCS NADEN, HMCS PATRIOT, PATRICIA BAY VU33, CFB CHILLIWACK, HMCS HOCHELAGA, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS MALAHAT, HMCS QUADRA, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS BEACON HILL, HMCS LA HULLOISE, USS BURFISH, HMCS GRILSE, HMS/m ARTEMIS, HMS/m ALLIANCE, CFS ALDERGROVE

BRUNET, J.A. David - a well remembered family practice and occupational medical doctor died suddenly in his eighty-fourth year, in Tallinn, Estonia, while enjoying a cruise on the Baltic. David lived a very full and varied professional life. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy Voluntary Reserve from 1940 to 1946 on HMCS Assiniboine, at Canada House in London, at signal school in Ste. Hyacinthe, and at the naval base in Sydney, N.S. Upon graduation from McGill University Medical School in 1952, he received the Alexander Stewart Memorial Prize and then interned at the Montreal General Hospital and the Queen Mary Veterans Hospital. David's career spanned many fields of medicine. He went first to Grand-Mere as a family doctor and later became executive director of the Grand-Mere Hospital from 1965 to 1973. Thereafter, he became Woodlands Doctor for Consolidated Paper Corporation; subsequently becoming the Corporation's Medical Director and Corporate Vice-President. Upon retirement in 1987, he became director of the School of Occupational Medicine at McGill and medical director to Twinpak until 2002. David held certifications in family medicine of the College of Family Physicians, in Occupational Medicine and Community Health as well as fellowships in the College of Family Medicine, the American Occupational Medicine Association, and the Quebec Industrial Association. He was a member of the American College of Hospital Administration and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London). His professional activites included: President of the College of Family Physicians 1970-71, President of the Industrial Medical Association 1971-73, President of the Canadian Council of Occupational Medicine 1981, Director, Quebec Medical Association 1961-72, Canada Council on Smoking and Health 1976-81, National Director of the Canadian Cancer Society 1971-81, Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the College of Family Physicians 1969-70, Examiner main board of the College of Family Physicians 1970-77 and CCOM 1981, Civil Aviation Examiner 1965-89. He was a CBOM charter signatory 1982, Governor of the Canadian Council on Health and Safety 1983-97, vice president of the Traffic Injury Foundation 1984, member of the Royal College Specialty Committee in Occupational Medicine, member of the Medical Association Committee on Publications 1984-91, Chief Examiner (french language) for Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Associate Medical Director for Professional Services at the Royal Victoria Hospital (Montreal) 1974-76. Amongst honours received were membership in the Cunningham Society, he delivered the 25th anniversary W. Victor Oration of the College of Family Physicians 1979, Queen's Jubilee Anniversary Medal, and the OMAC Meritorious Service Award. He was a member of Royal Montreal Golf Club. He is survived by Joyce Fair, her daughters and her grandchildren and his children, Jane Brunet, Louise Goodwin (Bob), David (Mary) and their mother Betty, Helen Norby (Reg) and his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, colleagues, and particularly by the many patients whose life he touched. Visitation at 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with reception to follow at the Collins Clarke Funeral Home Chapel, 222 Highway 20 (Cartier exit 49) Pointe-Claire, Qc, on Friday June 17. In lieu of flowers, donations to the VON (Ste. Anne de Bellevue branch), the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ST-HYACINTHE, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

CARTER, Lorne Fulton - 76 of Stewiacke passed away July 27, 2012, at home with his family by his side. Lorne was born on March 11, 1936 in Halifax; son of the late Elta Carter. The majority of Lorne's youth was spent in Cumberland County between Mansfield and Greenville Station; with many fond memories of working on the farm. On his 17th birthday, Lorne joined the RCN/CAF as a Naval Signalman and completed 20 years of loyal service before retiring in 1973 at the rank of CPO2. He served on many ships, with some of his proudest moments being the Yeoman of HMCS ASSINIBOINE during the Honourable Roland Michener's Governor General Cruise and a member of the commissioning crews of HMCS MARGAREE and his final ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN. Following his military service, Lorne was elected as a Stewiacke town councillor for 3 years prior to dedicating his time to the fire department. Lorne spent 25 years in the volunteer fire service, including 20 years as the Chief of the Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Department. His most memorable time as Fire Chief was when he was the driving force behind the construction of the Stewiacke Community Centre and Fire Hall and being the guiding hand in erasing the centre's operating deficit. He held many positions in the provincial fire service, such as President of the Chief Fire Officers of Nova Scotia for 2 years and served on many committees. His greatest love within the fire service was in the field of Fire Investigation. He served many years as Vice President of the Fire Investigation School held yearly at Acadia University. Apart from volunteering, he worked throughout the area as a self employed carpenter from 1973 until retirement. In his spare time he loved to garden and spent many happy and enjoyable hours on the farm of Eddy Tupper, now known as Wharf Road farm. He also enjoyed curling as a member of the Stewiacke Fire Department team. Lorne was the loving husband of Faye (Patriquin) for 54 years, and proud father of daughter Debbie (James) Sexsmith of Stewiacke and Blaine Carter (Darcy) of Enfield. Lorne was the proud grandfather of Michael, Bradley and Melanie Sexsmith; Emily and Conlan Carter; also great grandfather of Ben and Carter Sexsmith. He is also survived by a Sister, Linda Stalter, Alabama. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger's Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at Ettinger's Funeral Home on 31 July 2012, from 6 to 9 pm. This visitation will include a memorial fireman's service from 6 to 630 pm. The Funeral ceremony will be held at the Stewiacke Community Centre/Fire Hall on 01 Aug. 2012 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Lorne's memory to any of the following charities which were related to his life: The Lung Association, Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Association or The Canadian Naval Memorial Trust – HMCS SACKVILLE. Sincere thanks to all the excellent support from the VON and palliative care workers, who were so vital in ensuring a positive and dignified care plan in his final weeks.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS MARGAREE

CASE, Lyle Gladwin - The death of Lyle Gladwin Case occurred at his home in Halifax, N.S. on Friday, June 18, 2010. Formerly of Saint John, Lyle was born in Kitchener, Ontario May 4, 1955, and resided between 1970 and 1974 in Saint John. Lyle served with the Navy from 1973 to 1978 primarily on HMCS Athabaskan. Lyle is survived by his partner of 36 years Phyllis Sperry of Halifax, brothers Stephen (Linda) of Bangkok Thailand, Randy (Chantal) of Saint John, Donovan (Heather) of Quispamsis, several nieces and one nephew. Lyle is predeceased by his parents, Lyle E. Case and Annagrace W. Case, and one sister Melanie W. Case. A memorial service is being held for the family in Halifax. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

CLEOUGH, Doug - It is with extreme sadness that the family of Doug Cleough announce his sudden passing in Truro on Saturday, August 25, 2012, in Colchester County Hospital. He was the beloved son of Douglas and Isabel Cleough of New Annan. Besides his parents, Doug is survived by his adoring and loving wife, his soulmate, Miriam Louise (Durling); sister, Valerie Fetinko (Cleough); nephew, Joel; nieces, Tabitha and Holly Fetinko of Dartmouth; paternal grandfather, Leonard R. Cleough, of Chemanus, B.C.; his mother and father- in-law, Ret’d. RCMP S/Sgt Russell and Marian Durling, of Malagash; numerous aunts and uncles across Canada and the United States; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and Brent Stiller, of Ontario; nephews, Erik and Thomas and niece, Holly. Doug also leaves behind Chelcey Gibeault Cleough his chosen daughter. Doug was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Laura (Benoit) Guthro and James Guthro and paternal grandmother, Dorothy (Paterson) Cleough. Doug was born in New Glasgow on April 16, 1962. He completed his education in Dartmouth, and in 1984, joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He was posted to HMCS Iroquois, which was commissioned into service by his father Doug (Sr.). In 1987, he joined the RCMP after serving many years as an Auxiliary officer, and was posted to the Marine Division in Sechelt, B.C. While posted there, Doug enjoyed an appearance in Red Serge in an episode of the Beachcombers television show. Doug was transferred to 'B' Division, Newfoundland Marine Division, where he enjoyed many years of service and leaves behind many friends. Doug returned to Nova Scotia as Detachment Commander of the Cole Harbour Detachment. He retired from the RCMP in February 2012 as Sergeant of the Integrated Halifax Regional Court Section, having served for more than 24 years, and qualifying for his Long Service Medal and bronze clasp. Doug was passionate about motorcycling with his 'biker babe,' and exploring the back roads of the Province. Doug and Miriam were in the process of building their dream retirement home with the help of Doug’s childhood friends Arthur Swan and Craig Kirk, his dad Doug and father-in- law Russ. Doug was loving every minute of it. He will be sadly missed by everyone whose life he touched. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, August 31 at 2:30 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Biker Down Society.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

COLCLOUGH, Frederick John, CWO, RCN (22 Feb 1931 - 10 Mar 2003) - He loved, laughed and left this world a better place. A memorial service will be held at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road and Quadra in Victoria on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 2 pm, with a Celebration of Life reception to follow. (The Vancouver Sun 15 Mar 2003)

 

HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS YUKON, HMCS ST. CROIX, HMCS FRASER, HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS WINNIPEG

COLDWELL, Robert S., (1949-2014) - Born in Winnipeg, MB Bob passed away peacefully in his home. Bob enjoyed his 33 years of service with the RCN with postings in BC, MB, ON and NS. He spent his 10 years of retirement RVing with Sandy, his loving wife of 39 years and golfing with his buddies at Olympic View GC and in Hemet, CA. Bob was predeceased by his father Roy, survived by his mother Isobelle, brother LeRoy, sister Lynn, sons Steven (Kim) Chris (Kellie) and grandchildren James and Jessie. Bob had an inner calmness and was a gracious, kind man with a sense of humour that will be missed. Thanks to Island Health, Beacon Services, Sooke Hospice and the many Doctors involved in his care. No services are planned.

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

COPPARD, John George, Cdr  (July 29, 1966 – March 5, 2012) John passed away peacefully at home March 5 in the company of family and friends. He is survived by his father, Dennis; brothers Paul (Andrea) and David (Rita); sister Pat (Mark); along with nephews Aidan, Alex and Alexei; nieces Elisabeth, Cate and Sophia; extended family and countless friends. He was pre-deceased by his mother in 1996. John grew up in Williams Lake, B.C., eldest of four children of Dennis and Maureen Coppard, and joined the Canadian Forces in July 1984, at the age of 18. He attended the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, graduating in 1988 with a BA in English. He later served as a Maritime Surface Officer with the Canadian Navy aboard various ships in Canada’s Pacific Fleet, including HMCS Provider, HMCS Huron and HMCS Vancouver, before moving to the Forces’ Public Affairs branch. John loved the military for its camaraderie and adventure, but in public affairs he found his niche. He began at CFB Comox, writing news releases about search-and-rescue efforts and spending his off time skiing, sailing and kayaking. Later, he became Deputy Director of Naval Communications in Ottawa with Chief of Maritime Staff Public Affairs, and was deployed on operations in the Balkans as a public information officer with the NATO stabilization force in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2006, John was posted as a strategic communications advisor to the government of Afghanistan in Kabul, as part of Canada’s Strategic Advisory Team. John immediately took to Afghanistan, the country and the people. He loved his work and life in Kabul, from advising ministers to touring the countryside and meeting new friends from all over the world. Once he’d tasted the experience, he wanted to go back. So in 2008, John, now a naval commander, retired from the Canadian Forces and accepted a civilian posting as spokesman for the senior civilian representative for NATO in Afghanistan. In the summer of 2009, however, shortly after having signed on to serve a second term in Afghanistan, he learned he was suffering from a brain tumour and was evacuated to Brussels for surgery. While he was in Brussels, his living unit back in Kabul was badly damaged in an early-morning bombing of NATO headquarters. After the surgery, John returned to Victoria to rest, recover and get treatment, but though he was often tired from chemotherapy, he continued to lead an active life. He worked on behalf of the Conservative candidate in Victoria in the federal election campaign and was active in the Catholic church, devoting his time and energy to pro-life and anti-euthanasia campaigns and serving with the Knights of Columbus, while never neglecting his single malt scotch or the comfy chairs at the Union Club. His friends and family remember him for his ability to charm people of all walks of life, his sense of humour, intelligence, wit, kindness, positive spirit and, above all, his zest for life. Wherever the action was, he wanted to be part of it. As one of his many friends wrote, “The world is less fun with his departure from it.” Prayers will be offered Friday, March 16, at 7:00 pm at McCall Brothers Floral Chapel at Johnson and Vancouver streets. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Andrews Cathedral on Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 pm, with a reception to follow at the Union Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice Foundation (www.victoriahospice.org), in thanks for the wonderful care provided by the palliative team.

 

HMCS HURON, HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS PROVIDER

COSH, Digby Rex Bell, A/LCdr (P) - Killed in a flying accident during bombing exercise in the United Kingdom on 14 June 1944

 

HMCS FRASER, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS SKEENA, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, HMS PURSUER, HMS FURIOUS

CURRIE, David Wayne, LCDR - 61, Beaver Bank, passed away January 29, 2008, unexpectedly and peacefully at home. David was born in Fredericton on April 28, 1946, to Keith Currie, Kingston, Ont., and Eva Termarsch, Parry Sound, Ont. He is survived by daughters, Beth Shier, Oakville, Ont., and Alyson Currie, Halifax; and by his siblings, Robert Currie, Bath, Ont.; Cynthia Young, Caledonia, Ont.; and Thomas Termarsch, Parry Sound, Ont. Missing their Grampie terribly are Julia and Paige Shier, Oakville, Ont. He was very happy to have been recently reunited with his first born child, Jennifer Last, who was adopted at birth. He is also survived by many loving relatives - aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins by the dozens! He was predeceased by stepfather, Gord Termarsch. Beth and Alyson wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has provided love and support at this most difficult time, especially to our mother, Janet Richards, and stepfather, Brian Richards. Also, words cannot express our gratitude for the presence and assistance of the Hughes family, Dad's thoughtful and watchful neighbours. Dad grew up in New Brunswick and Ontario. He experienced many schools, homes and communities which contributed to his adaptability in life. He exemplified incredible responsibility for his brother, Bob, and sister, Cindy, during this time. His varied and exciting childhood might have given him a wanderlust that led to his life as a naval officer. Dad joined the navy in 1966, fresh faced and excited to sail the seven seas and get out from behind the butcher counter at Dominions. Unfortunately, to set sail, he had to give up his long-standing obsession of beating the county sheriff to the county line while street racing in immaculately maintained "1957 whatevers"! Dad's 29 year military career was varied and extensive. While serving for Canada, he often found himself in a position of responsibility over and above his rank. He enrolled in ROTP in 1966 and found himself at the top of his class. His only problem was needles (which would cause trouble when he was required to inject himself with insulin, due to Type II diabetes much later in life). How many times did we all hear the story of his "sewing machine effect" when he had to inject himself with an antidote for nerve gas during training! But that's nothing compared to when he had to eat goat eyeballs in Turkey as an ambassador for NATO. From the time he began active service in 1967 to when he retired in 1996 he had a long lasting impact on military protocol, operations and training. He served in a number of command and training positions and earned several service medals and commendations. Some of his commissions included: Commanding Officer of HMCS Thunder in 1970, Surface Anti-submarine Warfare Officer in Norfolk, Va., in 1982, Director of Public Policy at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from 1994-1996. Ever happy to conquer a new ship, dad served on HMCS Margaree, Thunder, Nipigon and Fraser. Dad also occupied numerous teaching positions at the Fleet School and Stadacona in Halifax. He rounded out his career as the Executive Officer of HMCS Assiniboine and Acting Commanding Officer of HMCS Iroquois. He was happiest effecting policy and writing speeches, his forte, from 1993 to 1996 in Ottawa. Even Prime Minister Jean Chretien wrote to congratulate him on his career. In the late 1980s Dad found his second family in the local stock car racing community at Scotia Speedworld. As a young man he had torn up the track at places like Cayuga Speedway in Ontario, and as above, challenged the local law. This renewed passion grew quickly into a love of the people and the sport. Dad was able to enjoy this hobby/obsession along with his daughter, Alyson, who joined him on the track in 1991. He was a respected competitor, a valued pit mate and dazzled the crowd with a full moon of his checkered boxer shorts each time he won a race, much to their delight and expectation. When Dad was not under his or Alyson's car, he could be found all over the pit putting in his two cents worth and lending parts. Usually the top points finishers for the year had something under the hood or suspension donated and usually installed by Dad. Dad took the opportunity to improve his driving skills at Mosport on several occasions both in the IROC and open wheeled driving schools. When he was no longer able to race, he continued his involvement in the sport by becoming the Original (2001) Technical Inspector for the Carquest Pro Stock Tour. He spent many seasons and long hours on the road with the Ledwidge family and Mike Caplan, to various Maritime tracks doing what he loved with his race track family. This family is an extensive network of diverse individuals, family networks and business partnerships that Dad was exceptionally proud to be a part of. Dad had a passion for social action. He was a founding member of the citizens association opposing the quarry in Sackville. As a long-standing resident of Lakeview Avenue, Sackville, he fought to preserve the ecology, serenity and quiet of Springfield Lake and made great strides in bringing the community together in mind and sprit as he worked tirelessly on improving the Springfield Lake Recreation Centre and the annual neighbourhood celebration called Camelot Days. More far reaching, he single handedly tried to save Santa Claus from misuse in commercials and ads at Christmas. He appeared multiple times in letters to the editor section of the prominent paper of his current residence. In these letters he espoused his amazing insight into political and social matters. His ability to remember, understand, and explain to others the consequences of past actions and events was remarkable. It is a skill that the great leaders of our time should attempt to emulate. In his retirement Dad thoroughly enjoyed living in Beaver Bank near the stream with deer in the backyard and birds in the trees left to grow wild. He refused to mow his lawn more than twice a year so he could watch the lupins and wildflowers grow where a manicured lawn once grew. Above all, he loved the sunlight streaming in his living room window and the peace and serenity of his home. He also spent many, many months at the Shier home in Oakville, Ont., helping Beth cope with the challenges of raising two girls who spent quite a bit of time in hospitals and doctors' offices. Above all he loved to play with his granddaughters, Julia and Paige, and shared with them his endless knowledge and wonder for life. It was one of his greatest delights. He taught his granddaughters to be thoughtfully inquisitive and playfully engaged with their world. He also cultivated in them a fierce sense of right and wrong and taught them about stewardship and activism. He could have given them no better gift. He smothered them in enough love to carry them through all of their days. Words cannot express how much this relationship means to the family. Although he was Anglican and went through the process of converting to Catholicism around the age of 12, he died a vehement atheist who firmly believed that the body is a vessel to carry one's soul and we have felt his peaceful loving presence in the past days. Please join us as we celebrate Dad's life. In honour of his military past, his memorial service will be officiated by Padre Charlie Black (Ret'd) in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Halifax at 14:00 hours (2 p.m.) Saturday, February 2. Visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Following his memorial, as per his wishes, Dad will be cremated and his ashes returned to the sea that he loved so much. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS FRASER, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS THUNDER

DAVIES, Harold Lindsay (Hal), Capt(N), RCN - Born: Oct 1936, Wokking, Surrey, UK   Died: 15 Feb 2011, Nassau, Bahamas - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Capt(N) Hal Davies, CD, RCN Ret'd, who passed away suddenly on 15 February, while on vacation with his wife in the Bahamas. He was the beloved husband of Jean, proud and loving father of son Stephen Davies (Halifax), his spouse Erin Horton, daughter LCdr Joanna Davies (Kingston, ON) and brother of Philip Davies and brother-in-law to Marylin (Terrace, BC). Born in Woking, Surrey, UK in 1936, Hal moved with his family to Canada in his teens. After graduating from Trinity College, Toronto in 1959, he ran away to join the Royal Canadian Navy and quickly became a remarkable leader and strong supporter of the Navy and all its sailors. 'Captain Hal' had a very distinguished Naval career, including such highlights as command of HMC Ships SASKATCHEWAN, NIPIGON, QU'APPELLE and PROTECTEUR, as well as being Commandant of the Fleet School and Commander Sea Training. He loved the Navy and continued to be a strong supporter, following his retirement in 1989. He was captain of HMCS SCOTIAN and was very involved in the HMCS SACKVILLE Memorial Trust. Hal later became an accomplished consultant in the aerospace and defence sectors and led Tecsult Eduplus in Halifax. He continued to achieve great success in business right up until his death. An avid sailor and expert skipper, he led many sailing crews to victory, not only on the race course, but also in life. He didn't just lead, he changed lives. A funeral service will be held at 1100 on March 1st at St. George's Round Church in Halifax, with a celebration of his life to follow at CFB Stadacona Wardroom. His ashes will be scattered at sea, at a later date. His passing has left a deep and unfillable void for all who knew and loved him. He will be forever missed and never forgotten. Fair winds and following seas.

 

HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS INCH ARRAN, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS PROTECTEUR

DE COSTA, Edward Lawrence (28 May 1918 - 28 Jan 2013) - Surrounded by caregivers, family and friends, Edward passed peacefully in his sleep. Ed was born and raised in Esquimalt, BC. He had an active life as a young boy in all sports and outdoor activities, including soccer, baseball and boxing. During retirement, he enjoyed TV, travel and fishing. He was predeceased by Johanna, his wife of 68 years and his loving son, Edward. He is survived by his other children and their spouses; daughters, Eileen De Costa (Earl Wicks), Joanne De Costa (Joe Romano); sons, Michael De Costa and Robert De Costa and many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad had a wonderful life and a great career. He served in the RCN from 1938-1958. He participated in the battle of the Atlantic. He survived the sinking of HMCS Fraser and served in the Korean War. His other career of 10 years was in Shop 3 at Dockyard. He was the specialist in steering and propulsion. Ed was an Esquimalt Pioneer, Alderman in Esquimalt for 17 years. He was a founding director of the CRD, Esquimalt Rec Centre and Archie Browning Sports Arena. He was a Director on the Victoria General Hospital Board and was instrumental in the dedication of the Gorge Kinsmen Park, Saxe Point Park and Highrock Cairn. Dad was an active member of the ESQ Legion, ESQ CPO Association and the Peninsula Lodge for over 60 years. Ed will be remembered as a great father, loving grandpa and a wonderful mentor to all of whom he touched in his 94 years. He will live in our hearts forever, never forgotten. Rest in peace Dad. Thanks a bunch to all staff, A3 and caregivers to dad at the Broadmead Care Centre. You were always there for Pops. You shared an activity, laugh, coffee, wine or sing song with dad. He was happy and content in his final stay with you. Love ya all. A Memorial Services will be held at McCall's Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Broadmead Care Centre, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC, V8X 4Y7.

 

HMCS FRASER

DEAN, James G. (Jim) - Born: May 1937   Died: 03 Jan 2015

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

DECHAMBEAU, Robert Maynard (30 Jan 1951 - 05 Apr 2010) - With much sorrow we announce the passing of Bob on Monday, April 5, 2010 at his home in Victoria, BC. Beloved husband and friend of Heather MacDonald. Survived by his wife Heather, daughter Bree, sisters Sharon and Robin and brother Ronald. Bob served his country with bravery as a fire fighter in the Canadian Navy from 1968 to 1992. He served aboard the HMCS Huron from 1974 to 1976 and the HMCS Saguenay between 1985 and 1987. He also taught fire fighting at the Canadian School of Instruction. After his retirement, Bob dedicated himself with enthusiasm to the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, gardening, diving, and travelling. Inconceivable that this force of nature died so young. Unconscionable that his heart, so big, could stop beating." Friends are invited to a come-and-go open house to celebrate Bob's life at 956 Westing Road in Victoria on April 16 between 5 pm and 7 pm. A social will also be held at the Royal Canadian Legion at 411 Gorge Road East on May 7 starting at 7 pm. Donations may be made to Victoria Hospice, the Canadian Poppy Fund or the Vancouver Island Compassion Society.

 

HMCS HURON, HMCS SAGUENAY

DECHAINE, Ross James, CD (17 Oct 1952 - 30 Jul 2013) - 60 of Grand Lake, NS, passed away peacefully July 30th, 2013, at the QEII Centennial Building with my family at my side. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, I was the eldest son of the late John and Lynette (Lovering) Dechaine of Stoughton Saskatchewan. At an early age I entered the military and I had a very successful career in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving for twenty years with postings in Manitoba (Portage La Prairie, Winnipeg), Nova Scotia (HMCS Iroquois) Europe (Lahr, West Germany) and Alberta (Edmonton). After all that movement, I decided to follow my wife's wishes to retire and reside in her beloved province of Nova Scotia. My retirement was short lived, as I became an employee with Canada Post Corporation and worked for this organization until my official retirement in September 2012. I leave behind my lovely wife of thirty four years, Mary Alice (Robbins) Dechaine; sisters Judy (Garth Graham) Stoughton, Saskatchewan, Doris (Kent Bilokreli) Yorkton, Saskatchewan; brother John (Jocelyn) Dechaine, Gimli, Manitoba; sister-in-law Margaret (Angus Weeks) Wilmot, Nova Scotia as well as their families. By my wishes, there will be no memorial service and I will be cremated with a private interment held at a later date in Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers and donations, I wish everyone to make every effort to enjoy your life, your friendships, and the most precious of all possessions – Your Family.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

DICKSON, Stanley Philp - Passed away suddenly at his home on March 11, 2008. Stan was born June 18, 1917 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and spent his youth in Edmonton, Alberta before enlisting in the RCN in 1941. While assigned to the HMCS Assiniboine and later the HMCS Gatineau he saw active convoy duty in the North Atlantic and in the English Channel as support for D Day operations. At war's end he found employment with the T Eaton Company. Moving to Victoria in 1964 he worked his way up to manage the Contract Sales Department. Stan retired in 1982 and found the easy life in his gardens and salmon fishing on the ocean. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday with a large party at the Church with family and friends and a good time was had by all. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eva, sister May in Edmonton, children Joyce, Don (Melody), Dale (Joyce) and Judy (Larry), grandchildren Jason and Jillian Ditomassi, Philip Dickson, Natalie Orpen (Michael), Darren Dickson, Drew Dickson and Kelly Dickson. We love you dad, we love you grampa. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, Monday March 17th at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stan's memory gratefully accepted to Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, BC Hospital Foundation and Operation Eyesight.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS GATINEAU

DUNN, Patrick John (Paddy) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick John Dunn (Paddy) on January 22, 2010. He died suddenly from complications after a courageous fight with cancer. Pat was born in Blind River on August 15, 1953 and grew up in Little Current, Ontario. In 1972, Pat joined the Navy and after basic training was posted to Victoria where he spent his entire career. He was very proud of his accomplishments during his thirty years of military service during which he served on four different ships and was CERA of HMCS Algonquin. One of his proudest achievements was the time he spent in Cambodia with the Canadian Peace Keeping Force in 1993. Pat retired from the Navy in 2002 when his dream job became available at the DND Damage Control Training Facility. Pat will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Patti; and his son, Buck. Also survived by inlaws, Kathy and Hugh Robertson, Rob and Joan Payne; nieces, Samantha (Sheldon) Lachambre; Kim (Corey) Liddell; Jenny (Chris) Payne; and nephew, Greg Payne; and his cousins in Ontario. Pat was predeceased by his son, Patrick William; his father, Bun; mother, Joey and brother, Gene. Special thanks to his doctors and nurses at the Cancer Agency for his care and support. Our thanks also go out to our friends and co-workers who have been so supportive of us throughout Pat's illness. Funeral service will be held at Sands Funeral Home in Colwood, Monday, February 1 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "Fair Winds and Following Seas"

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS YUKON

ESBAUGH, Thomas Jerome, LCdr, CD (23 Aug 1951 - 09 Mar 2012) - 60, of Brookside, Nova Scotia passed away suddenly at home on Friday, March 9th, 2012. Born in Kitchener-Waterloo to Jerry Esbaugh and Thelma Esbaugh (Hoy). He is survived by his beloved wife Gale of 38 years, two adoring sons Bryan and Andrew, grandson Wyatt, daughter in law Anne-Marie and sister Wendy. In 1971, Tom enrolled in the Canadian Navy as an Ordinary Seaman and subsequently received his commission as a Naval Officer in 1976. Tom held several extremely rewarding positions throughout his naval career, which included Navigator of HMCS Fraser, Combat Officer of HMCS Margaree, Executive Officer of HMCS Miramichi, HMCS Iroquois, and HMCS Cormorant and the Commanding Officer of HMCS Chaleur. He concluded his distinguished career as the Division Commander at Seamanship Division, CFNOS. He retired after 35 years of distinguished service to Canada and the Canadian Forces. After retirement he continued to be active training and mentoring naval personnel both at home and abroad through consulting which he thoroughly enjoyed. Tom also enjoyed a very fulfilling life outside of work. He particularly enjoyed the company of his many friends and family, traveling with Gale, life at the cottage and, of course, fishing. To quote Tom, "The time has come for me to farewell. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you all for your support, friendship and assistance over the years and I wish you all fair winds and following seas. Thanks for the memories." Visitation will be held from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm on Tuesday, March 13th in J.A. Snow Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax (902) 455-0531, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 14th at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers or memorials the family has requested donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS FRASER, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS CORMORANT, HMCS CHALEUR, HMCS MIRAMICHI

EVANS, Harold William - We are sad to announce the passing of Mr. Harold William Evans of Calgary on February 14, 2014 at the age of 93. A veteran of WWII, Harold served in the Canadian Navy and was discharged from service on the HMCS Assiniboine in September 1945. He worked most of his life with the Canadian Pacific RR. Harold was a first class athlete competing in the Pan American Games and qualifying for the Olympic Wrestling Team. He was inducted into the Alberta Amateur Hall of Fame for wrestling in 1968. Harold shared his time and talents coaching at the YMCA for many years. He spent his retirement travelling across Canada and the USA in his motor home. Harold was always the first to offer help and the last to want any kind of fuss in return. He is loved by many and missed by all. A small Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE

FERGUSON, John Rolfe - Peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on April 25th in his 92nd year. Born in Folkestone, England, to John Alexander Ferguson of Edinburgh, Scotland and Irene Soales of Belleville, Ontario. Loving husband of Maisie Alder of over 60 years. Generous and caring father of John (Susan), Ronald (Corinne) and Mark (Monica). Kind and fun loving grandfather of Brandon, Chelsea, Matthew, Evan, and Samantha. Will be greatly missed by his sister, Audrey Jenkins (Gwynn). Predeceased by his sister Betty and brothers Willard, Ian, Roddy and Bruce. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve from 1939 - 1945 in HMCS Assiniboine and HMCS Chaudiere. Founder and long time president of JRF Financial Consultants of Ottawa. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road, on Tuesday, April 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His life will be celebrated in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 30 at 1 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. The family would like to thank the staff of Gatineau 1 North at the Perley Rideau for their devoted care.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS CHAUDIERE

FINCH-FIELD, Ronald Clayton (11 Aug 1927 - 13 Jul 2006) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ronald Clayton Finch-Field on July 13, 2006 at the age of 78 at the Deer Lodge Center in Winnipeg. Ronald came from a family of 11 and is survived by his siblings, Edward, Jack, Fern, Lois, and Edith (Edie); his children, Clayton (Toshya) Finch-Field, and Rhonda (Warren) Sontag; grandchildren, Brett, Roxanne, Cassandra, and Devon; and his former wife and best friend until the end, Barbara MacDonald. Ronald is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Ruth as well as his siblings Horace, Reginold, (Reg) Berkley (Birk) and Gwen. Ronald joined the Navy at the age of 17 near the end of the Second World War and served in the Korean War as Chief Petty Officer (P.O.) on the HMCS Crusader. Ronald joined the CNR in 1956 and transferred to VIA Rail in 1978 eventually retiring in 1986 at the age of 59. In retirement, Ronald loved camping and fishing and was especially interested in astronomy. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff on the T5 Unit at Deer Lodge, especially, Barbara Tallman and Jim Green. At Ronald's request cremation will take place and no service will be held. Ronald will be laid to rest at the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation. (the Winnipeg Free Press 16 Jul 2006)

 

HMCS CRUSADER

GRAY, Ernest Lawrence (Ernie) (28 Mar 1924 - 11 Nov 2008) - Peacefully, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Ernest (Ernie) Gray passed away at home at the age of 84 years. Remaining to forever cherish Ernie's memory are his wife Margaret; son Robert (Sharon); granddaughter Jessica; grandson Dylan and sister Dolly (Thorvaldson). He was predeceased by his much loved daughter Debra Gray; sister Lenore; brother Vernon and mother Marion. Ernie was born and raised in Selkirk, Manitoba. He served in the Canadian navy on board the HMCS Assiniboine from 1942 to 1945. He moved to Winnipeg where he was employed by the Hoover Vacuum Company where he met his wife Margaret Gray (Stewart). Ernie went on to become a self employed entrepreneur throughout the 1950's and 60's. He then worked for Silverwoods Dairy from 1966 to 1986 when he retired. He loved to garden and travel, two activities which he shared with his wife Margaret. They grew and journeyed throughout the world and life together for 55 years. Their favourite place was Waikiki, Hawaii where they shared many happy times. A private family service will be held in the Chapel of Memories in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 2157 Portage Avenue. (the Winnipeg Free Press 15 Nov 2008)

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE

GREEN, Allan Miles (20 Feb 1925 - 28 Feb 2014) - His earthly work complete, Allan returned home to his loving God and Heavenly Father. Left to mourn his loss are his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Dorothy (Nokes), his cherished and adoring children: Carol (Clayton) Eaton, Nancy (Rick) Hogarth, Richard Green and Beverly (Jim) Johnson. Loving Grandpa to Peter, Mark, Bryan, Emily, Michelle, Tiffany, Jennifer, Sarah, Natasha and Courtney. Proud Grammpy to Aryanna, Olivia, Simon, Wayne, Christopher, Maya, Kylen, Skylar, Aidan, Luke and Oliver. Also survived by brother Dr. Ross (Shirley) Green, nieces, nephew, many cousins and extended family. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Gladys Green, in-laws Harry and Elisabeth Nokes and his youngest daughter Janet. Born and raised in Belleville, Ont. Al entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 serving on the HMCS Destroyer Assiniboine until deployed in 1945. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1949, Al married the love of his life Dorothy. After working various jobs, Al began his Federal Public Service career by what is now known as Human Resources Development Canada from 1960 until retirement in 1986. Al made considerable volunteer contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association since 1972 through strong leadership and enthusiasm. His involvement and commitment in the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES) allowed him to travel to many Canadian and USA cities and formed lifetime friendships. Al was an active member of Trinity Anglican Church serving faithfully on many Boards and committees. For over 10 years, Al was an invaluable volunteer, team and Board member of Marney Patterson Invitation to Live Ministries. Al was honoured by many awards and Life Membership in C.D.A. and IAPES for his contribution to humanity. He received the Jaycee Citizen of the Year Award, the Anglican Bishops' Award of Excellence for the Diocese of Huron as well as Canada Volunteer of the Year for his many years of voluntary service. Since 1960, Al served in a number of organizations including Boy Scouts, YMCA, St. John Ambulance, Mental Health, International Personnel Association, Telephone Distress Centre, Home and School, Toastmasters, Naval Veterans, Federal Superannuates and Trinity Community Table at the Executive level sometimes active in as many as six Boards at one time. Al considered himself a "pretty ordinary person - God driven but ordinary". An example of a well respected, hard working, wonderful man who loved his Lord, his wife, children and extended family, Al will be sadly missed by them as well as anyone who had the pleasure and good fortune of knowing him. Visitation will be held at Coutts Funeral Home , 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, 519-621-1650 on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 12 Blair Rd., Cambridge on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1 p.m. In respecting Al's specific wishes "No Flowers". Donations may be made to Trinity Anglican Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE

GROVE, Rodger Wayne - lost his lengthy and courageous battle with Cancer on Jan 29th 2013. He was born in Sarnia Ontario on Jan. 9th 1958 to Gary and Helen Grove. Rodger attended Lochiel Public School and graduated grade eight before moving onto S.C.I.T.S High School where he graduated with honors in 1976. Rodger then made his career decision to join the Canadian Forces as he attended Camp Borden on July 18th of 1976 and began basic and trades training getting certified as a Marine Electrician. After Camp Borden, Rodger then embarked on his long decorated career starting with HMCS Kootenay. He then enjoyed postings to Fleet diving unit, Gatineau, Fundy, CFFSE, Huron, FMFCB, Sea Training, and as Coxswain of HMCS Regina. In 1992 while on the Huron he earned the Gulf and Kuwait Medal. Recognition of Rodger's achievements and successes continued in 2003 when he was invested into the Order of Military Merit. After Regina he became Coxswain of FMFCB before taking his commission in 2007 as the CBRN training officer in CFFSE DC DIVISION 3. Predeceased by his Father Gary Grove on July 22, 1992, Rodger is survived by the love of his life, wife of 33 years, Jane Grove and their three sons John, Gary, and Nick. As well Daughters in law Katherine Grove and Andrea Grove as well as his beloved Grandson Riley Grove , his Mother Helen Grove, Brother Kevin Grove, Sister Debra Hardie (Mike) and Sisters in law, Mary Gardiner, Linda Hill ( Mark), Jackie Brazier (Jim) and his many loving nieces and nephews. There are also many people to Thank for giving us our last year with Rodger, starting with Dr. Richard Klasa and Cathy Paul of the BC Cancer Clinic in Vancouver. I really need to thank LT. Cmdr. Ian Meredith for his unwavering support even at the times his family really needed him and for always being a friend to Rodger. I don't know how we would have gotten through the last month without you Iain. I also need to thank Dianne Johnston, Nadine Lawless and Dr. Gary Saunders from the Base Hospital for their never ending support for Rodger and our family over the last year and to all the nurses and Doctors who made it possible to have Rodger home for his final week. Last but definitely not least I need to thank our family, extended family and friends for all their support right to the end and going forward.

 

HMCS HURON, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS REGINA

GUILDERSON, Ron, CPO1, Nav Sig - Born: 25 Apr 1943 Died: 29 Aug 2001

 

"The Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt (CFFSE) first opened in HMCS Naden, Building 92 on 8 October 1958 as the Naval Technical School. Since then, CFFSE has evolved to become a comprehensive naval training facility, conducting over 200 courses for the full breadth of naval occupations for non-commissioned service members. On 17 February 2009, The Communications Training Centre at Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt was renamed to the CPO1 Ronald H. Guilderson Building. CPO1 Guilderson was a friend and mentor to many Canadian Forces sailors, in and out of the communications trades." He touched many sailors throughout his career, with his wit, charisma, and no-nonsense leadership approach," said CPO2 Pierre Picard, who coordinated the ceremony. "It was only befitting that the Communications Training Centre be renamed after such a role model." Throughout his career, CPO1 Guilderson worked his way up to Chief Yeoman of Signals in HMCS Algonquin. He was the Base Chief Petty Officer between 1991 and 1994, and later became the MARPAC Fleet Chief Petty Officer before retiring in 1995."

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS HURON, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS PROVIDER

HANSEN, Jeffrey Carl (Jeff) - Born: 15 May 1959, Newfoundland and Labrador; Died 25 May 2009, Bauline Line, Newfoundland and Labrador - Jeff proudly served his country for 28 years retiring in 2006 as a Chief Petty Officer Second Class, as Chief Engineer aboard the HMCS Huron. Jeff passed away suddenly at his residence on Bauline Line. Leaving to mourn his loving wife and lifelong partner Kathy (nee Currie), his sons Carl (Tammy) and Robert (Kelsey); also his parents Ben and Joyce Hansen; brothers David (Phoebe), Peter (Rachel), Colin; sisters: Marina (Ches), Heidi (Wayne), Sarah (Mark), Valerie (John); brother-in-law Rob (Lorraine); sister-in-law Nola (Joe) and his precious grandchildren Payton, Jacob and Ryker. Also, many nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at on Thursday, May 28th from 12 noon - 8 p.m. Funeral service on Friday, May 29th at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church, Mount Pearl. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in his memory may be made to a charity of ones choice.

 

HMCS HURON

HARRIETHA, John Clarence, MWO - 77, With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Clarence at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Thursday, July 24, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sydney Mines in 1931 and later moved to Bras d’Or with his family. He was the son of the late Joseph and Dora (LeBlanc) Harrietha. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Bras d’Or. Clarence worked at No. 1 Colliery in Sydney Mines prior to joining the Armed Forces in 1953. During his 28 years, he served in Petawawa, Korea, Debert, Gagetown, Germany, Winnipeg, Shiloh, Egypt, Ottawa, Halifax and HMCS Assiniboine. He retired as master warrant officer in 1981. Upon retirement, he worked as commissionaire at the Braemore Home, Sydney River. He was an active member of Branch 8, Royal Canadian Legion in Sydney Mines. Clarence had a true love of life, his family being first and foremost. He had many friends and acquaintances wherever he travelled. He was well known for his outside Christmas decorating and gardening. He had a true passion for nature, whether it was travelling, snowshoeing, feeding animals or going for walks. His hobbies included taking pictures, and scrapbooking. He was also a Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jays fan. Clarence is survived by his wife, Thelma (Tillie) White Harrietha; daughters, Thelma (Carmen) Solimine, Mississauga, Ont., and Linda (Jack) Benstead, Brandon, Man.; grandchildren, John (Wanda) McGuire, Tom (Yvonne) McGuire, Angela (Jason) Floyd and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Joe (Sharon) Harrietha and sisters, Carlotta (Gerry) Flowers, Rose (Eldon) Johnston and Violet (Ted) Jarvis. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Harrietha. Visitation for Clarence Harrietha will take place in J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, 635 Main St., Sydney Mines, Sunday, July 27, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Bras d’Or, with Fr. Peter MacLeod officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. There will be a legion service at the gravesite. The family would ask that donations in Clarence’s name be made to the Palliative Care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

 

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HATTEN, Gordon Daryl (11 Aug 1928 - 02 Jun 2013) - Passed away in New Westminster, B.C. after a long illness. Daryl was predeceased by his sons Fred and Daryl Jr. and brother Lloyd (Jean). He is survived by brothers Gerald (Jerry) Richards (Frances) and Jim Yousph (Ethel); his daughter Darlene (Andy), son Allan (Carolynn); and grandchildren Justin, Lorence, Molly, Lucas and Janelle. Daryl was generous, fun loving and blessed with a wonderful sense of humour. He always had a welcoming smile and a helping hand. After growing up in Calgary, Daryl served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His service in the Navy included seeing action during the Korean War aboard the famous HMCS Crusader. Daryl was active in several organizations including the Royal Canadian Legion, the Britannia Masonic Lodge and the Chief and Petty Officers Association. A private service will be held at God's Acre Veteran's Cemetery in Esquimalt, B.C. Daryl's family would like to thank the staff of the Fraser Home Health Care Unit and his good friend Ellie for their support during his final days. (The Times Colonist on Aug. 18, 2013)

 

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HAWKINS, Alan Robert (Justice), CPO, RN, RCN - Born: 16 Jul 1923 in Fife, Scotland. Passed away 22 Jul 2015 in Leicester, England. It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Chief Petty Officer Alan Robert Hawkins. Alan (known as ‘Justice') was in the Royal Navy submarine service for 15 years and then joined the Canadian Navy. Having served on submarines at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth, he was posted to Chatham Dockyard to stand by the building of the Ojibwa. When he arrived, he was the first rating (C2ER4) sent to the ship and he was there for several months during which time he was promoted to C1ER4 and partook in all the sea trials and work ups. He was appointed as Coxswain Chief of the Boat shortly before the commissioning and eventually snorkelled across the Atlantic from Portsmouth to Halifax on the Commissioning cruise. He remained in Halifax and later started the submarine school at HMCS Stadacona and trained many of the Canadian submariners who would eventually also be posted to HMCS Ojibwa. He returned to England in 1970. Alan was 92 years of age and a keen supporter of Project Ojibwa. Those wishing to contact his daughter Ann Marie may do so at amhawkins@sky.com

 

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HOWLETT, Michael Gerard, CPO1 M.M.M., CD - age 49, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike. Surrounded by his loving family, he left us peacefully with the same strength and determination with which he lived his life. He is survived by his loving wife Marina and children Martin (Jen), Clayton (Meaghan), Sarah (Phil), Kirstie, mother Evelyn, father Ronald Joseph (predeceased), brothers Wayne (Joanne and Joshua), Ken (Marsha), father-in-law Romeo Plante, sisters-in-law, Rosalie (Chris), Delorie (Tom), Suzanne (Vic), Giselle (Gordon), brother-in-law Norris (Claudette), grandchildren Preston and Stephanie, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Born in Stephenville, NL, Mike dedicated his life to his two loves - his family and his Naval service. Michael's incredible selflessness, strength and determination underscored the way he lived. A true sailor and friend to all, Mike served his country well in more than half a dozen ships and shore establishments and most notably as Coxswain of HMCS Algonquin until August 2009. A vigil prayer service was held on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of The Rosary Catholic Church, 798 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC. Funeral Services will be held on Mike's birthday, Friday, March 19, 2010 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of The Rosary Catholic Church, Langford followed by a celebration of life commencing at 1:00 p.m. at the Chiefs and Petty Officers mess, CFB Esquimalt, 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer research. The family wishes to give special thanks to Fr. Mike Favero, Doctor Ellen J. Anderson, Nurse Michelle Atchison, Dr. Kate Diskin, Dr. Boylan, Rita Ward, neighbours, friends, shipmates and all those who provided so much love and support to Mike and his family.

 

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HUNTER, Douglas Howard ( 1932 - 2006) - Suddenly on December 25th, 2006, Douglas Hunter passed away at the age of 74 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Helen, two sons Frank (Kathy) of Langley, BC, Michael (Monette) of Kamloops, BC, as well as one sister Patricia (Terry) Steer of White Rock, BC, also four grandchildren, Frank's daughters Faith and Charlotte and Mike's sons, Ryan and Jacob. Doug was predeceased by his daughter Nancy in 1969, also sisters, Esther, Eleanor and Audrey. Doug served five years in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1951 to 1956, and in 1953 he sailed to Korea on the HMCS Crusader. Doug was proud of his time in the service. Doug and Helen celebrated their 47th Anniversary on December 19th. Over the years they had many adventures together. They spent ten years in the rural community of Cherryville, BC, and Doug was given an honorary life membership in the Cherryville Community Association. They later moved to Saskatoon, SK, living there for 5 years before returning to the Lower Mainland where they went into apartment management and were well known in the Burnaby and New Westminster areas. They would later move to Kamloops in 2004 residing here since. This kind, quiet and gentle man will be dearly missed by his loving family as well as the McWhinnies, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. "Doug shipped out on Christmas Day, 2006" "Gone to check around" Cremation. A Memorial gathering will be held in the Spring. Thank you to the paramedics and to the emergency team who all tried so hard to save Doug's life. Donations may be made in Doug's memory to the Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver, BC.

 

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JONES, George Clarence, Vice Admiral, RCN - Born: 24 Oct 1895, Halifax, NS   Died: 08 Feb 1946, Ottawa, ON

 

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KENNY, H. Edward (Ed) - 77 years. Died January 19th, 2003 at Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus. Beloved husband of Kay (Hartshorn). Dear father of Carol and Mark Kenny-Scherber, Waterloo. Dear grandfather of Claire and Brittany. Dear brother of Fred and Mary Kenny, Simcoe; Allen and Peggy Kenny, Sauble Beach, Ont. Dear brother-in-law of Eve Wright, Oshawa. Dear uncle of John, Christine, David, Brian, Richard, Joanna and the late Brenda. Ed served during WWII on the HMS Belfast in the North Atlantic and the late HMCS Uganda in the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Naval Veterans Association and Branch #255 R.C.L. In the earlier years, Ed was active in St. Michael's and All Angels and St. Aidan's Anglican Churches. Visiting in the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E., on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 from 12 noon until the hour of the Memorial Service in the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Rev. John McIllmurray officiating. Cremation with burial at sea to follow. In kindness, Memorial tributes to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (The Windsor Star on Jan. 21, 2003)

 

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KILBRIDE, Gerald (Gerry), LCdr, a.k.a. Hemprope Harold - Beloved husband, father, grandfather, neighbour and friend, passed away peace­fully in his home surrounded by his family on November 9, 2006. Gerry was 75. Gerry was born the youngest of a large Prince Edward Island family to Percy and Catherine (MacIntyre) Kilbride. After graduating from St. Dunstan's Univer­sity, Gerry enjoyed a distinguished career in the Canadian Navy, filling his free time with community volunteer work, most notably as a driving force in the KILBRIDE establishment of minor hockey in Dartmouth in the 1970s and in supporting his children in their own volunteer and career endeavors. Gerry leaves behind his loving wife, Mary (Johnston); his children, Susan (Don), Teresa (Jack), both of Dartmouth; Sean (Heather), Kyung-hee, Patrick (Cheryl), all of Toronto, and Laura ('Andy), England. Grampy will be sadly missed by Janette, Harold, Jennifer, Gia, Stephen, Jeffrey, Leena, Sophie, Lea, Marie, Sadie, William and Elise. Gerry also leaves behind his brother, Lorne, and sisters, Eva, Anna, Teresa and Loretta. He was predeceased by brother, Gus; sisters, Kay, Lorraine and Eleanor, and he suffered a formidable loss four years ago with the death of his dearly loved middle son, Joseph "Jody". Gerry, Dad, Grampy, by whatever name we know him, graced his family and friends with a tremendous creativity, a whimsical sense of humour, an excellent command of the written and spoken word, the love of a good story and a kindness towards all creatures, great and small. An inspiration to his children and grandchildren, Gerry lives on in the memories they share and in the lives they have chosen for themselves. Donations may be made to the QEII Health Sciences Centre Palliative Care Department or a charity of your choice.

 

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KIRK, Anton - Peacefully, on Sunday, August 3, 2008, Anton Kirk, aged 93 years of Winnipeg. Anton was born on October 21, 1914. Predeceased by his wife Patty in 1995. Anton and Patty had been longtime supporters of the Cultural and Arts community in Winnipeg. He had volunteered many hundreds of hours at music festivals, museums, and senior care homes. Anton had lived demonstrating an outstanding philanthropy and dedication to the betterment of the community. He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. He proudly served his country in the Second World War on HMCS Uganda in the Pacific theater. Home is the sailor, Home from the sea. Prayers will be sung 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 10 at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main St. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 11 at Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mary the Protectress, 820 Burrows Ave. with Rev. Dr. J. Buciora officiating. Interment will follow in Glen Eden Cemetery. (the Winnipeg Free Press 09 Aug 2008)

 

HMCS UGANDA

LATREILLE, Armand George - On Saturday, November 22, 2008, St. Boniface Hospital, at age 84. Armand is survived by cherished friend and companion Viola Morrow, daughter Rose-Marie (Bob Christie), son Marcel (Micheline Labelle), grand-daughter Alison, sister Armande Latreille (sgm), sister Yvette Heisz, and brother-in-law Fred Wieffering. Predeceased by remarkable son Marc, loving wife Annette (Mousseau), sister Irene (Wieffering), father Georges and mother Louisa (Gobeil). During the Second World War, he proudly served in the armed forces on ships HMS Sheffield and HMCS Uganda, among others. His career was largely with Royal Bank of Canada in Manitoba, Ontario and Québec, from which he retired in 1977. The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the many caregivers at the St. Boniface Hospital's Palliative Care Unit. There will be a celebration of his life at Green Acres Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Urn Placement to follow in Green Acres Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make a donation to a charity dear to you. Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, (204) 222-3241. (the Winnipeg Free Press 24 Nov 2008)

 

HMCS UGANDA

LENNOX, Robert H., R.C.N.V.R. - Born August 29, 1918, died peacefully on Friday October 11, 2002 in his 85th year. Graduate of Montreal High, McGill and Harvard Universities. Beloved husband for almost 52 years of Elizabeth Graham Law Lennox. Father of Ross (Janet), Anne (Paul), Bruce (Harriet), and James (Lynda). Grandfather of Brent, Jill, Robert, Michael, Fiona, Cameron and Laurel. Brother-in-law of Robin and Susanne Law of Toronto and Nancy and Bob Love of Victoria. Served with distinction in WWII on the HMCS Uganda as a Surgeon Lieutenant 1943-45. Active in pediatrics and academia in Montreal, New Orleans, and Cali, Colombia. From 1968 until retirement, worked as Chief, Maternal and Child Health, Department of National Health and Welfare. Was very proud to have served as a member of the Badgley Commission and in the development of maternal and child health programs internationally. Before and after retirement, he took great pleasure in traveling the world over, and in his four children and seven grandchildren, whom he adored. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair, and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave. at Richmond Rd. on Tuesday October 15, from 11:30 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Donations to the Unitarian Service Committee at 56 Sparks St., Ottawa, K1P 5B1, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Many thanks to wonderful friends, family, and our neighbours for their support. (Published in The Ottawa Citizen 13 Oct 2002)

 

HMCS UGANDA

LYNCH, David Thomas - It is with great sadness that the family of David Lynch announce his death on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at the age of 60. Born in Sussex, NB on September 27th, 1952 he was the husband of Hope Lynch of Rusagonis. In addition to his wife, Hope, David leaves behind his parents, Thomas and Lois Lynch of Sussex, NB; sons, Corey and Scott Lynch of Rusagonis, NB; siblings, Gary (Linda) of Duncan, BC, Elaine of Sussex, NB and Neil (Vera) Lynch of Castlecar, BC; several nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as his three dogs, Bandit, Kaylee and Sasha. David was predeceased by his infant sister, Mary; grandparents, Ira and Margaret Gulliver and James and Mabel Lynch. David was a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces who served his country for 30 years. After his retirement he became an APO for the NBSPCA and was vice president of NBATVF. David was also an avid outdoorsman. Visitation will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, November 17th at 10 am with Fr. Monte Peters officiating. For those who wish, donations in David's memory can be made to the SPCA or NB Heart and Stroke.

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

MACEY, Robert (Bob), LS, RCN - member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 300, Norwood and lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. Passed away peacefully at his residence with family by his side on Friday, December 31, 2010. Robert Macey of Norwood in his 72nd year, loving husband of 37 years to Sharon (Holmes). Dad will always be loved and remembered by David of Peterborough, Jeannette (Rana Masuduzzaman) of Ottawa, Robert (Jacquie) of Tara, Sarah (Mark Carruthers) of Beeton and Elizabeth Krawiec (Stephen) of Mississauga. Dear grandpa of Sean, Victoria, Regan, Sam, Justian, William and Brenna. Also survived by his siblings Gordon (Ann), David and Nancy Macey and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Audrey Haas (Bud). A funeral service will be held at the Hendren Funeral Homes, Norwood Chapel on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with visitation to commence at 12 noon. Legion service to commence at 11:30 A.M. A reception will be held at the R.C.L. Br. 300 Norwood. Cremation. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the R.C.L., Br. 300 Norwood.

 

HMCS CRUSADER

MALLORY, John E., CWO - Peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2014 of Mr. John E. Mallory (CWO Ret'd) of Stratford, formerly of Halifax and Regina age 61 years. Beloved husband of Dale (nee Robison). Dear brother of Russell (Priscilla), Betty Ann (Al, deceased) Williams, Sherry (Lloyd) Unique. Brother-in-law of Carole Mallory, Diane (Emmet) Aylward, Marlene Robison, Leona Turner (John Farrar), Cindy (Keith) Craswell and Carol Robison (Ed Morrissey). John is also lovingly remembered by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Elizabeth Mallory; his brother, Robert; and nephew, Tanner Craswell. Resting at the Hennessey Cutcliffe Charlottetown Funeral Home from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. There will be no visiting hours by personal request. If so desired, contributions in memory of John may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the P.E.I. Humane Society.

 

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MARSHALL, Robert Benjamin (Bert) (28 Aug 1924 - 16 May 2009) - passed away peacefully in the evening of May 16, 2009 surrounded by family. He was educated at Eldorado School, Miami Collegiate and Carman Collegiate in Manitoba. He served in the navy and was assigned to the HMCS Uganda during the Second World War. In 1948 he married his sweetheart Kathleen Helliwell. They were blessed with three children, Stan, Geraldine, and Colleen. In his lifetime Bert and Kay lived in Birtle, MB, Altamont, MB, The Pas, MB, Cudworth, SK, and most recently settled in Middle Lake, SK with many friends in each place. He will be dearly missed by son Stan (Anne) Marshall of Ottawa, daughter Geraldine (Terry) Bialkoski of The Pas, daughter Colleen (Allen) Baumann of St. Benedict, SK, granddaughters April (Troy) Carnegie of The Pas, Crystal (Craig) DeSpiegelaere of Alexander, MB, Pamela Baumann (Joey Adam) of Humboldt, SK, Kristen Marshall and Alexandra Marshall of Ottawa, grandson Willie Baumann (Deanne Almond) of St. Benedict, SK and great grandchildren Emma and Sam Carnegie of The Pas as well as step-granddaughters Natalie and Sophie Malek of Ottawa. Born August 28, 1924 on the family farm near Roseisle, MB, he was second youngest of five sons born to Maude and Robert (Bob) Marshall. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Henry, Stan, and Cecil. He is survived by one brother John (Helen) Marshall of Starbuck, MB and Sister in law Eva Marshall of Morden, MB. Bert was an avid gardener, nature lover, bird lover, wood worker, curler, cribbage player, and dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Forever the inventor he had an inquiring scientific mind and always looked for a better way to do things. His greatest joy was to be in the garden working with roses, fruit trees, and perennial flowers. A memorial service was held at Westminster United Church in Humboldt, SK on Wednesday May 20, 2009. If desired, in lieu of flowers donations to Bethany Pioneer Village, Middle Lake, SK, S0K 2X0 would be appreciated by the family. (the Winnipeg Free Press 23 May 2009)

 

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MATTSSON, Thomas Edwin - 56, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home January 27, 2005. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of Rita (Fitzgerald) and the late Ralph A. Mattsson. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in July 1966 serving in the Black Watch (Cyprus), peacekeeping and later aboard HMCS Huron until his honorable release in August 1978. He spent several years working as a Special Constable with the Halifax City Police. Surviving are his loving wife of 25 years, Sharon (Murphy); daughters, Lisa Marie Monin (Kerry) and Brenda Lee, both of Ontario; stepchildren, Robert, Dartmouth; Ross and Rosalind, both of Ontario; five grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Cathy), St. John's, NL; sisters, Roberta (David) Pulsifer, Marilyn O'Neil, Susan, Karen Boutilier, Paula McLellan, Bonnie (Bob) Pettipas, Monica (Mark), all of Dartmouth; sisters-in-law, Shirley Murphy, Donna (Norm) Dodgson; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all. Cremation has taken! place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. today. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday in Saint Thomas More Catholic Church with reception to follow in the church hall. Family burial to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.

 

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MELVIN, Dave Wallace (Mel) - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearest Dave “Mel” Melvin on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He was born on July 12, 1928 in Wainwright, AB to Milo and Dora Melvin (nee Pfenning). Dave moved out on his own when he was 15 years old and while playing in the Salvation Army youth band met his lifelong friend Walt Sandford. Dave entered the Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Crescent and the HMCS Iroquois. While in the Navy, Dave met the love of his life, Millie Chambers, in Victoria, B.C. They married December 7, 1949. After they married the couple moved to Alberta and eventually settled in Stettler where they opened, and operated, Mel’s Shoes for 25 years. After selling Mel’s Shoes in 1978, Dave went to work for Westward Parts (Red Deer) who he travelled for until retiring. The couple moved to Riondel, B.C. in 1994 where they lived until he experienced a stroke in February of this year. As someone who lived a life following Jesus, he looked forward to Heaven. His wife and children were at his side listening to a song of worship and celebration at the moment that he stepped from this world to the next. The family would like to thank Dr. Nav Rattan and the nurses, therapists and staff on Units 33 and 35 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for the excellent care received. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Millie, two sons Budd (Maureen) and Darrel (Bonny), one daughter Margie, (Kevin Jeffrey) and one sister Joyce Rogers. Also to cherish Dave’s memory are his wonderful grandchildren, Jeremie, Ryan, Lacey, Cori, Joel, Tim, Stephen and Amy, his great grandchildren, Shea, Autumn, Colton and Rylee, as well as numerous other family members and friends who will miss him dearly. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Victor Melvin and infant sister Dorothy. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations in honor of Dave may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #202 5913 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4.

 

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MILLER, Hugh Theodore (Ted) - 91, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2007, in Digby General Hospital following a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Bear River, a son of the late Josephine (Riley) and Carl Miller. He was a veteran of the Second World War and was very proud to have served in the Royal Canadian Navy doing convoy duty in the North Atlantic on such ships as HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Granby, HMCS Drummondville and HMCS Chaudiere. After the war, he worked as a supervisor in the "Clothing Stores" at HMCS Cornwallis. He was a past president of the Digby Pines Golf Club and Digby Curling Club. He was a member of the Valley Seniors Golf Club and a life member of the Maritime Seniors Golf Club. He belonged to the Bear River Legion. He enjoyed mixed marathon bridge, men's bridge and was an enthusiastic member of The $10 Poor House Poker Club. He was a faithful member of the Irving Coffee Club. Ted was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Rice); brothers, Beverly, San Diego, Calif.; Frank and Reginald, both of Bear River. He will be sadly missed but wonderfully remembered by brother, Clinton, Wilmot; sons, Douglas (Debby), Smith's Cove; Gary, Bedford; grandsons, Aaron (serving in Afghanistan), Colin (Michelle), Fredericton, N.B.; his good friend, Jean Raymond, Digby; other family and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Jayne's Funeral Home. No visitation. Interment will take place in September, date not yet determined. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.

 

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MITCHELL, Allen K. (Al) (18 Sep 1939 - 11 Aug 2015) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Allen Mitchell at Victoria Hospice. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doralie (Dru), a large and loving family, and many friends. He served 25 years in the Navy and worked 15 years at RJH. He was an avid golfer, gifted musician, and doting grandpa. "Gibby doesn't go to sea anymore, but plays on" A special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Ave, August 25, 2015, from 2-4 PM. (The Times Colonist from Aug. 18, 2015)

 

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MOHR, Richard Walter (Rick), PO1, Nav Comm - 42, of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia passed away, at home, on December 25, 2008, lovingly surrounded by his family. Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, he was the son of Gerhard Mohr, Mississauga, Ontario and the late Elisabeth (Oswald) Mohr. Rick served in the Canadian Navy for 22 years receiving his basic training in Cornwallis and Esquimalt. He served on the HMCS Nipigon, HMCS Gateneau, HMCS Athabaskan, HMCS Fraser, HMCS Charlottetown, HMCS Preserver, HMCS Provider, HMCS Toronto and most recently again on the HMCS Athabaskan as Manager of its Communications Department. He served during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf Conflict, many NATO Tours of Duty, and was an Instructor at the Fleet School. Although Rick served his country with pride and dedication he devoted his spare time to family activities, with particular attention to his children's soccer games and playtime with his dogs Schroeder and the late Maggie. He coached soccer for the Scotia Soccer Club where he also served on the executive. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, hiking and time spent as a Scout leader. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted father and husband. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Natasha (Zinck), daughter Elisabeth and son Andrew; sister Sandra (Al); grandfather Walter; step-mother Florence; cherished mother-in-law Tootsie; sisters-in-law Cynthia (Andreas Paul); Carla (Glen); Alexis (Phil) and very special sister-in-law Chrissie (Gary); brother-in-law Shane (Rhonda); and very special family friend Gary Carson. He will be sadly missed by his many aunts and uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a very special grandmother Stephanie and grandparents Martin and Theresa. Visitation will be held Monday, December 29th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Stoneridge Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakridge Memory Gardens. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada or the QE II Foundation Neurosurgery Unit.

 

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MORINO, Maurice (Moe), CWO, CD (06 Oct 1921 - 03 Mar 2011) - as Moe preferred to be called "Chief Stoker ", passed away peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital March 3, 2011. Moe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Norma; his sons, Joe, and Tom; his six grandchildren, Angelica, Tony, Mike, Joey, Kaitlyn, Laura; and five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Marquis, Isaiah, Brandon, and Bella. Moe proudly served 28 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, including duty during the Second World War in the North Atlantic and the Korean conflict on the HMCS Crusader; retiring from the Navy Oct. 6, 1971; then working 20 years as an engineer with the department of public works. Moe was truly a great man, devoted to his family as they were to him, who kept his sense of humour to the end. Moe will be greatly missed and will forever remain in our hearts. No formal service or flowers at Moe's request. Private cremation with Moe's remains to be placed beside his son, Jim, who predeceased him on August 1, 1969.

 

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Mac INNIS, Alexander Joncas (Skip) - (23 Apr 1940 - 05 Apr 2012) - 71, Port Hood, Inverness Co., died April 5,2012, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in St. Mary's Hospital in Inverness, he was the son of the late Alexander Daniel and Loretta (Joncas) Mac Innis. He was a member of the St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. He attended school in Antigonish and was a long-time member of the Marion Boys' Choir. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for seven years on the HMCS - Iroquois Kootenay, Annapolis. He worked with construction for the Department of Highways for 25 years, 1980-2005. He is survived by his children, Susan (Mathew Fatt), Kim (David Austin), Joe (Alauna MacLean), Tracey (Andy Ing), Craig (Kelly Mac Innis) and their mother, Margie. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren. His wake will be held at the Port Hood Resting Place on Saturday, 2-4pm and Sunday, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The funeral will be held on Monday at 3pm at St. Peter's Parish, Reverend Vincent Van Zutphen officiating. Donations accepted to the Lupus Society of Nova Scotia, P.O. Box 38038, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1X2.

 

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MacKENZIE, Harold Arthur - 91, died peacefully August 15, 2012 with his three daughters, Jocelyn (Tom Huppert), Alison and Susanne at his side. Son of late Harry and Eva MacKenzie, Truro, NS, he is survived by his sister, Eileen Durkee-Cooper (Les) of London, ON, grandchildren; Stephanie, Adam, Alexander, Sophie and Matthew of Ottawa, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Dr. Gordon MacKenzie (Gladys) of Ottawa, John MacKenzie (Ginny) of Orillia and his brother- in-law Harold Durkee, of London. Harold proudly served in WWII as a Navy Officer on HMCS Uganda. Post war he had a successful career as a self-employed P.Eng. then worked for the Department of National Defense before retiring. A former MPP for Ottawa Centre, he was active in politics for many years. Dad loved being on the water, downhill skiing, dancing, flying his private plane, his many pets and was a member of the Masonic Temple, Ottawa Consistory 32 degrees. A very special thanks to his wonderful health care team at the PRVHC. A family service will be held off the shores of Halifax, NS. A reception and celebration of life will be held in Ottawa on September 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. For those wishing to attend the reception or contact the family may do so at FamilyHAMacKenzie@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Society, Ottawa Humane Society or the Kanata Food Bank.

 

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MacLEAN, Forbes Ralph - born in Strathclair, MB. Passed away April 21, 2015 surrounded by his family. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Olga E.; his daughter, Carlea (Jim) Bridger. Predeceased by daughter Ronelle and son Rodney. In his early years, Forbes joined the Army, served 2 years then joined the Canadian Navy and retired after 19 1/2 years. Forbes worked at the University of Victoria as a mechanical tradesman for 22 years. He was very well respected by his colleagues and friends. Forbes had a passion for woodworking and turned and carved round picture frames as well as making picture frames for local artists. During his retirement, he decided to build a violin which was tested by a local music teacher, who acknowledged it was in fine tune. We’ll miss you. Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Hatley Memorial Park, 2050 Sooke Road. Tea to follow at Emery Hall located 537 Glencairn Lane. Flowers gratefully declined.

 

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McGREGOR, Douglas B., CPO1 (1943-2006) - 63, Parrsboro, formerly of Halifax, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at home. Born in Winnipeg, he was a son of the late William and Verne-Pearl (McGill) McGregor. He was retired from the Royal Canadian Navy having served 26 years with the HMCS Skeena, USS Charles F. Adams, HMCS Restigouche, HMCS Iroquois, HMCS Athabascan, CFB Mill Cove, CFB Shelburne, and was a military instructor with CSD Dartmouth. Following his retirement from the military, he worked for 17 years with Paramax Electronics (Lockheed Martin). He was a member of the Parrsboro Golf Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Karine Hinch; daughter, Kelly-Anne McGregor, Halifax; son, Robert (Lisa), White’s Lake, Halifax Co.; grandchildren, Liam, Aidan, Tristan, Shawndrea. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday (May 9, 2006) in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

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McKEE, William James (Bill) - husband of the late Gladys Evelyn (Graham) McKee, passed away peacefully at Ridgewood Veterans Wing on Monday, January 2, 2012. He was born on April 28, 1925. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy serving aboard the HMCS Assiniboine and others during the Second World War from 1939-1945. After the war, Bill returned home to Saint John and worked at the Atlantic Sugar Refinery. He was then employed as a crane operator at Saint John Shipbuilding for 29 years. Bill loved music and proudly led the Caledonia Pipe Band as Drum Major for many years. Bill was also a lifetime member of the Chief and Petty Officer Mess of the HMCS Brunswicker as well as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #58. He is survived by his sons: David (Yoko) of Montreal and Bob (Monica) of Saint John; daughters: Lynn Shelley (Tom) of Saint John and Gloria Youwe (Phil) of Kamloops, BC. He was a devoted grandfather to his seven grandchildren: Emiko Takeda (Alan) of Victoria, BC; Sachiko Takeda-McKee of Montreal, QC; Jesse McKee of Banff, AB; Kyle McKee of Saint John; Jamie Woods (Reg) of Belleisle Creek, NB; Kate Youwe of Auckland, NZ and Sam Youwe of Vancouver, BC. He is also survived by his sister Helen Hope of Saint John and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, James and sisters, Clementine and Jenny. Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Thursday from 7 to 9 PM, with the Royal Canadian Legion holding a short “Tribute to a Veteran Service” at 7 PM. The Funeral Service will be held from Brenan’s Chapel on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish, remembrances to Ridgewood’s Van Fund or Bobby’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

 

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NEALE, John - With great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of John at Lions Gate Hospital on April 28, 2010 at age 83. John was born in Battleford, SK to English parents Cyril and Catherine Neale. One of eight children, he enjoyed a simple and happy prairie childhood with his siblings. Early in the 1940's his family moved to Vancouver where John enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served aboard the HMCS Crescent patrolling the West Coast from Alaska to Panama. Following his service, John became a cabinet maker and pursued his passion for woodworking throughout his life. He then began an extensive career in the pharmaceutical field firstly with B.C. Drugs Ltd., where he met his wife Mary. His career continued with Pacific Coast Wholesale Drugs and later with Alpha Pharmaceuticals, retiring in 1991. John and Mary (nee Hoyle) were married in 1951 in Vancouver and settled in the Dunbar area where Greg and Laura were born before moving to the Dundarave neighbourhood in West Van where they have resided in the same home for 48 years. John was very active in his retirement, pursuing his many talents and interests including golfing, bowling, collecting stamps and playing on the Seniors' slow-pitch baseball team. He was an avid sports enthusiast, never missing Hockey Night in Canada. As a member of the West Van Seniors' Activity Centre he volunteered for over 10 years as a supervisor in the Woodworking Shop and was a member of the Stamp Club. John is predeceased by brothers Douglas (RCAF WWII 1943); Donald; and sister Doris Sheppard. Survived by his loving family; wife Mary, son Gregory (Isabel), daughter Laura; sisters Dora (Hugh) McInnis, Margaret Dixon; brothers Kenneth (Nita), Ernest (Janette) and sisters-in-law Bernice Neale, Edna McIntyre and brother-in-law Jim Hardy. He will be lovingly remembered by many dear nieces and nephews, the Lewis family and long-time friends and wonderful neighbours; cousins Will, Jessie and Violet in Battleford and the Burdett, Corrigal and Sutherland families. A Memorial Service will be held on June 12th at 2pm at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. (at 21st St.) Flowers gratefully declined. A quiet and gentle man (The Province 08 May 2010)

 

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NIEFORTH, Angus Walter, PO1 (13 Dec 1938 - 05 Apr 2010) - 71, of Enfield passed away peacefully Monday, April 5, 2010 in the Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, following a courageous two year battle with cancer. Born in Lantz, he was a son of the late Guy and Elizabeth (Byng) Nieforth. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1957 and retired in 1987, serving on the HMCS Sault Ste. Marie, Crusader, Swansea, Yukon, Cape Scott, Kootenay, Quapelle, and Annapolis, and at Scotian, Shearwater, Subronone, CDLS Washington, United Nations Peacekeeping - Damacus, Syria, and Greenwood. Following his time in the military, he was employed for ten years as the Provincial Service Officer at Nova Scotia Command. He worked tirelessly for the Royal Canadian Legion, serving in many capacities, including being the past president of the Montgomery Branch 133. For his efforts, he received the Meritorous Service Award and the Palm Leaf Award. Angus was a former member of the Fox Hollow Golf Club, Stewiacke. He was a treasurer for the East Hants Liberal Association and a member of the Chiefs and P.O.'s Association. He was also active in establishing the Emergency Measures Organization within his community. His passions included hunting, fishing, golfing, and gardening. He is survived by wife of 45 years, Sheila (MacDowell); sons, Mark (Angela), Elmsdale, Stephen (Andrea), Toronto; grandchildren, Courtney and Christopher Nieforth; sisters, Myrene (Vaughn) Horne, Enfield, Ruth Carroll, Dartmouth; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother, Myron and sister Maxine. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. No visitation by request. A legion memorial service will take place at 10:45am before an11am funeral mass, Friday, April 9 in St. Bernard's Church, Enfield, Father Andrew Rembarczyk presiding. Burial will take place in the St. Bernard's Columbarium. A reception will follow at the Enfield Legion. Special thanks to Dr. Mulroy and Dr. Morzycki at the Cancer Centre, Dr. Bruce Montgomery and his secretary Lynn at the Elmsdale Medical Centre, and especially the doctors, sitters, and staff at Colchester Regional Hospital. Donations in memory may be made to Colchester East Hants Palliative Care and the Hospice Society, 207 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 5A1.

 

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NIPIUS Reginald George (13 Jun 1918 - 23 Jul 2008) - 90, died in hospital after a brief illness. His loving wife Agnes and 4 generations of his family miss him dearly. He proudly served on HMCS Uganda during WW2. Reg and Agnes lived in Whonnock from 1961 where he was active in his community. Reg was family-focused, outgoing and jovial. He had a song and a cheery `hello' for everyone. All are welcome on Friday 1 August to attend: Graveside Ceremony 11:00 a.m. Whonnock Cemetery, 96th Ave, (off 272 St), Maple Ridge Memorial 1:00 p.m. Thornhill Hall, 26007 98th Ave, Maple Ridge.

 

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O'KEEFFE, Francis Montgomery (27 Sep 1925 - 14 Nov 2007) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank at Tabor Home in Abbotsford at the age of 82. Frank was born in Cambellton, NB. He served on the navel ship HMCS Uganda in WWII. Predeceased by brothers, Wallace, Daniel, Arthur and Skip. Survived by sister Marie, St. Hubert, Quebec. Lovingly remembered by daughters, Sharron (Peter) O'Keeffe, Vancouver, Carol (Wayne) Belcher, 100 Mile House; grandchildren, Michelle, Debbie, Carla (Chad), Brandon (Rebecca), Carli, Kayla, Devon; great-grandchildren Devan and Kaylin; nieces, nephews and many friends. Frank will be remembered for his great sense of humor and loving spirit and will be sincerely missed by all. Frank's family would like to send a sincere thank you to the caring staff at Tabor Home for their love and kindness during Frank's stay there. A Service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in Forest Lawn Chapel, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

 

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O'NEIL, William R. - At the age of 20, Bill enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R and in 1943 began training in England with the Royal Navy. He served on H.S.M. Glasgow during the D-Day invasion and was later posted to HMCS Uganda in Charleston S.C. Soon thereafter, the Uganda was posted to the British Pacific fleet, which took Bill around the world and through places such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and Ceylon to Sydney, Australia. At 91, Bill is a true living hero. With love and admiration, Nancy & Perry, Janet & Leo, Kyle & Nathan. (The Windsor Star 11 Nov 2013)

 

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PERDUE, John (Joe) Joseph - aged 88, with family at his side, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011 at the Health Sciences Centre. Born February 9, 1923 in Windsor, ON, John had five siblings: Michael, Jerry, Madeline (predeceased) Evelyn and Martin. As a young man, he and his brother Mike, joined the Canadian Navy where he proudly served during the Second World War aboard the HMCS Uganda. He never forgot his time in the Navy and in latter life became a member of the legion and volunteered at the Naval Museum. After the war John began his civilian life in Kingston, ON. There he met a nursing student named Laura Elizabeth Shaver. They married in 1954 and began a caring, loving relationship that lasted for 57 years. John then set his sights on the grocery store business and with his usual focused determination and exemplary work ethic was driven to move up the corporate ladder which he did. With his career on track, a family life followed. Five children were brought into this loving couple's life; John Joseph Jr., Michael Allan, Gordon Andrew, Marie Elizabeth and Lori Diane. John (Joe) loved life, people and above all, his family. After retiring from a corporate life, Joe decided to take a position with the Commissionaires at the Winnipeg Airport. This was a perfect retirement job, as Joe was a very charismatic, charming man who loved to interact with people. Even in retirement, his excellent work ethic resulted in a promotion to Sergeant in the Commissionaires. He enjoyed a busy life which included his passions of camping, travelling to Hawaii with his wife every year and golfing with his children. He shot his first hole-in-one at the age of 80. He took great pride and enjoyment with his eight grandchildren: Faith and Darci Perdue, Ben and Christopher Holmes, Liam and Aidan Kratschmar and Sophie and Simone Perdue. Joe set an example to all as to how to live a life filled will love, integrity and loyalty. Joe touched many lives and was very much loved. This love was returned to him by the great care he received from his loving, dedicated wife Betty and by all his children, but in particular his eldest son John who made sure that his mother and father lived an exceptional life of travel and camping adventures while remaining in the comforts of their own home throughout their later years. Joe will be lovingly missed by his wife Betty of 57 years; sons, John, Michael, Gordon (daughter-in-law Holly); daughters, Marie (son-in-law Erik) and Lori (son-in-law Ron); and grandchildren: Faith, Darci, Sophie, Simone, Ben, Christopher, Liam, Aidan; and siblings, Mike, Jerry, Evelyn and Martin. We would like to thank Nurse Marlene Pomarenski for her wonderful homecare over the last few years. We would also like to thank the nursing staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their care and compassion. We would also like to thank Dr. Zoheir Bshouty for his kind and continuous care throughout the years and a very special thanks to Dr. Justin Wong for his exemplary care and compassion that is beyond description. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Naval Museum. Services will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., St. John Brebeuf Roman Catholic Parish, 1707 John Brebeuf Pl. Viewing will be one half hour prior to service. Our hearts are very sad, we miss you very much Dad and we will forever remember and follow in your footsteps and always try to live up to the greatness that you have shown to us. (the Winnipeg Free Press on October 11, 2011)

 

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PETERSON, Lloyd Edward, RCN, CPO, Electrician - 90, of Bedford passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Cobequid Centre, Lower Sackville. Born in North Cobalt, Ontario December 2, 1919. He was the son of the late Charles and Svea (Westburg) Peterson. Lloyd was a naval veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He served on many ships during his service overseas such as the HMCS Inch Aaron, HMCS Uganda, but his special ship was the HMCS Iroquois. After his discharge, he went to work at Motor Wheel in Ontario, and came back to Halifax to be near his daughter and family. Lloyd is survived by his wife Patricia (Corey) Peterson, daughter Colleen (Don), stepdaughters Cheryl and Karen, stepson Gary (Bobbilee), sister Norma Fox, Williams Lake, B.C., brother Norman, London Ont., grandchildren Carla and Rod MacLeod, step-grandchildren Corey, Jesse, Paige, Autumn, and Jaida, great-grandchildren Katie and Donnie, and special grandsons Justin and Devon. Lloyd was predeceased by first wife Dorothy Burns, sister Lily Ericson, and brother Rudolph. Visitation will be held Friday, June 4th from 3-5 and 7-9pm at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax where a funeral service will be held Saturday, June 5th, at 11am in the chapel. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Garden.

 

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PHILLIPS, Stanley (nee ASPESLET) - With heavy hearts the family announces the passing of Stanley Phillips, loving brother and uncle, at the age of 87 years. His will be sadly missed by his sisters and brothers, Viola (Jay), Ruby (John), Sylvia, Iris, Doug (Joan) and Nigel (Helen) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Stan is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Ethel Aspeslet and two brothers, Anton and Lawrence. Stan proudly served with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II on HMCS Uganda, and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 46 years. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m. at First Memorial Harmony Chapel, 10541 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First Memorial-Riverview Chapel, 11090 - 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan.

 

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PRINGLE, James C. (Jim) (JC) CD - Born in Haliburton, Ontario, Jim passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the age of 66. JC served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 28 years as a stoker, sailing on HMCS Assinboine, Margaree, Athabaskan, Fraser, Nipigon, Gatineau, and Terra Nova, all on the East Coast, and teaching at the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School. JC went on many NATO Missions in the North Atlantic and missions to the Mediterranean and Africa. Retiring in 1995, Jim returned home to Ontario where he studied small engine mechanics at Georgian College, and spent his very active retirement years in Haliburton, Barrie, Timmins, and St. Thomas. Jim was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #129, Haliburton. Jim will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Corey (nee Beaton); his children Valerie Pringle (Will Garrett) and Jeff (Rhonda) Pringle, and their mother, Vicki (Backman) and grandchildren Kelsie and Gavin of Halifax, Nova Scotia; his sister Roberta (Ted) Cullin of Consecon, Ontario; his brother Gary (Jean) Pringle of Haliburton, Ontario; nieces Rose, Tina, Tabitha, Sabrina and nephew James. Predeceased by his parents Merle and Rosa (Pasquino) Pringle. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and burial at sea will be held at a later date.

 

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RACINE, John - died: 19 Jan 2015

 

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RAMAGE, Melville (Ronald) - passed away suddenly April 13, 2004 at the age of 78. Predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Agatha. He is loved and will be missed by his family: Robert (Courtney), Brian (Castlegar), Myron (Victoria), Julie (Burnaby), Warren (Westbank) and Neil (Coquitlam); nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Ron served in WWII aboard the HMCS Uganda as a member of the RCNVR. A Memorial service will be held Monday, April 19th at 3:00pm from Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. "Lest We Forget" (The Vancouver Sun 16 Apr 2004)

 

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RASHBROOK, Gerard W. (30 Jun 1924 - 26 Sep 2009) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father in Saanich Peninsula Hospital after a lengthy illness. Gerry fought the good fight and with Mae at his side, enjoyed life to the end. Gerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mae; daughter Geri (Don); son Sid (Angie); grandchildren Elizabeth, Janice and Matthew; great-grandchildren Rennie and Liam. He is also survived by sisters Vera and Beverly, nieces and nephews Jackie, Beverly (Danny) and Jerry (Joy). Born in Vancouver, Gerry joined the RCNVR in 1941 and served on the HMCS Bayfield in the N. Atlantic, on the HMS Glasgow for the Normandy invasion and on the HMCS Uganda as part of the British fleet in the S. Pacific returning to Victoria in August 1945 as V-J Day was declared. He joined Woodward's hardware department in Vancouver in 1954. In 1963, Gerry transferred to Mayfair in Victoria and it was here he found his niche. His greatest happiness was when he bought a small acreage in Central Saanich, built our home and raised a few steers. Life was good! Gerry loved to travel and enjoyed the research and preparation almost as much as the trip. He enjoyed woodworking, all sports and card games, especially poker, and was an active member of the Central Saanich Lawn Bowls Club. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the Palliative Care unit at SPH who made his passing peaceful. Thanks also to the management and staff of Amica Beechwood Village who helped to make our final home together such a happy place to be. A service will take place Friday, October 9, 2009 at 1:30pm at Shady Creek United Church, 7180 E. Saanich Road, Saanichton with reception to follow in the adjacent hall. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, 2166 Mt Newton X Rd, Saanichton BC V8M 2B2. (The Times Colonist 03 Oct 2009)

 

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RATH, William James - Passed away peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Shirley Doris Smith Labelle Rath. Survived by his only child Paul Rath and his wife Heather and his grandsons Matthew and Alan. Bill was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Bill joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in the HMS Newfoundland and HMCS Uganda as a first class stoker. In his career he worked on the CNR Railroad - Stratford and then at General Motors Diesel - London. He will be truly missed by all the Labelle family including Nancy and Roger, Brian and Marlene, Kevin and Jan, Karen and Pat and Rick and Wanda. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews who loved Grandpa Bill. He is also predeceased by Beatrice Adoline Rath (2001) from Stratford (1st wife). Survived by his sister Audrey May Beltz and her family. Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the London Food Bank. The Memorial Service and the celebration of the life of William James Rath will be held at Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch #317 (311 Oakland Ave, London) on Sunday May 5, 2013 from 1-4 pm in the upstairs room.

 

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RENNICK, John - Petty Officer - Passed away at Ste-Anne's Hospital on November 26, 2003. Beloved husband of Edna Gagner. He also leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews. Petty Officer Rennick served in HMCS Uganda during WWII. A private service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Blythe Bernier Funeral Home, 940 Ogilvy, Montreal (514) 495-8082. (Published in The Gazette on Nov. 28, 2003)

 

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RHYDDERCH, Rhys - Passed away peacefully in Langley, BC January 5, 2013. Rhys is predeceased by his loving wife Jean. He will be dearly missed by his brother Trevor (Carol) of Toronto, daughter Julie (Glen) of Toronto and son Dale (Vancouver). He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Steve (Maritia) of Vancouver, Alison (Shady) of Toronto and Paul of Vancouver. Rhys leaves behind four great- grandchildren, Dylan and Kristen of Toronto and Jade and Rhys of Vancouver. Rhys joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and proudly served for three years on HMCS Assiniboine. He then worked at Woodwards Stores until his retirement in 1986. Funeral Mass for Rhys will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's Parish, 20676 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC.

 

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RIVINGTON, George Neville Campbell (Riv) - A WWII Navy Veteran, Electrical Engineer Peacefully at Alta Vista Manor on February 14, 2011 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved partner of 62 years, Bunty Chatham, his brother Glenn, niece Nancy, and nephew Roger. A quiet, gifted man with a gentle soul, he is mourned by his children Diana, Bob (Karen McClave), Louise (Brian Brownlee), and David (Katy Hymas). Proud grandfather of Kathy (Andrew), Andrea (Matt), Allison, Nicholas, and more recently twins Noah and Bailey; delighted great grandfather of Vanessa; loving uncle to the many children of his brothers Glenn (Olive), Donald (Erva), Douglas (Helen) and sister Helene (Keith). Born on the home farm in Carp, eldest of Ruggles and Myrtle (Campbell) Rivington's five children, he studied at Carp Public School, Nepean High School, and Queen's University (Applied Science 42 Electrical). He had a distinguished naval career. As Senior Radar Officer and the only Canadian on a British cruiser, Neville sailed with H.M.S. Kenya in the North and South Atlantic and Indian Ocean. One night in Gibraltar, Neville picked up a hockey game from New York over the short wave radio and broadcast it over the Kenya's PA system much to the surprise of his British shipmates. Summing up Neville's performance on the HMS Kenya, Captain Robertson wrote: He has done a big job well." In July 1945 he joined the HMCS Uganda in Esquimalt as Senior Radar Officer and looked up Bunty, a Queen's friend. They married and settled in Montreal when he joined Montreal Engineering. His children tracked his travels as a consulting engineer on the map over the breakfast table. His work took him across Canada and around the world. He retired as Senior Vice President of Monenco in 1987. Avid golfers and bridge players, Neville and Bunty had a happy retirement in Manotick (Carleton Golf Club) and Alta Vista Manor. They enjoyed gatherings of the Engineer Wives Association (husbands' auxiliary) and many reunions of close-knit family and friends. Thanks to the caring staff of Alta Vista Manor, Comfort Keepers, and Joan Dillon for their support. The family will receive friends at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Wednesday, March 2 from 2 4 p.m. and from 6 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Donations to WaterCan, The Ottawa Mission, St James' Cemetery Fund or a charity of choice would be appreciated.

 

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ROLSTON, Keith WWII Vet. - Peacefully, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, on Sunday April 7, 2013, age 91. Beloved husband of the late Mary Paterson and the late Doris Weagant (nee Adams). Survived by his nephew Dale Boyd (Lynda) and niece Sharon Boyd (Robert Whitfield). Great uncle to Derek and Sarah Boyd. Predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Boyd and his brothers, Roy and Noel Rolston. Keith is former owner/builder of Rolston Funeral Home, now presently the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Keith was a member of the Rotary Club, Probus and a Mason, Mt Zion 28 Lodge. A special thank you, to the staff of the Ottawa Civic Hospital and the Bayfield Manor for their care and compassion. Family and friends may visit the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm & 6 to 8 pm. Funeral Service will be held at St James Anglican Church, 35 Clothier Street West on Thursday at 11am. Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

 

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SAUNDERS, Arthur Robert, AB, 41047, RCN, MPK - 25 Jun 1940 - Service at Tilbury in Honor of Kent Country's First War Casualty - Tilbury, Sept. 10 - memorial service for Seaman Arthur Saunders, first war casualty of Kent County, who lost his life when HMCS Fraser went down early in the summer, was conducted in the Darrel S. Mofffat Memorial Church. The central pews were occupied by Mrs. Saunders, widow, and her son, Norman, and daughter, Edith, with a group of close friends. Legionnaires, members of the Home Guard and local soldiers of various units at home on leave. The minister, Rev. W.J. Maines, gave the sermon. Two minutes silence was observed and following the National Anthem Orval Burton sounded the Last Post.

 

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SMITH, John Lodington (23 Oct 1924 - 22 Nov 2011) - It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather John Lodington Smith on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at Luther Special Care Home in Saskatoon. John is predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Phyllis, brothers Philip, Peter and Walter and sisters Alice Turner and Margaret (Peggy) Bond. He is survived by his wife Betty (Saskatoon), son Kim Smith (Nassau, The Bahamas), daughter Robynne Smith (Saskatoon), grandsons Kyle and Ryan Pochylko (Saskatoon); special friend Scruffy; and numerous nieces and nephews spanning four generations. John was born in Parksville, BC, the youngest of 6 children. After 7 years on Vancouver Island the family moved to a farm south of Cupar, Saskatchewan. At 18 he joined Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, training across Canada and became a Meteorologist Technician. He served on the Canadian Cruiser HMCS Uganda, spending time in the Mediterranean Sea and South Pacific. In August 1945 the Uganda docked in Victoria, BC to re-fit and returning to action, but V-Day was declared. Upon returning to Cupar, John and Walter farmed together on the family land. John completed the Diploma in Agriculture at the U of S in 1948. In 1954 John married the love of his life, Betty Rauch from Melville and they had two children, Kim and Robynne. John believed in community service and was active in the church and community in Cupar. He spent countless hours with St. Mary's Anglican Church, Cupar Town Council, Cupar School Board, Royal Canadian Legion, Scouts Canada, Cupar Curling Club, Cupar Memorial Rink, Echo Lodge in Fort Qu'Appelle, and Shalom Lodge in Cupar. Following the sale of the family farm in 1977, John continued his community service. John and Betty were not your typical Snow Birds, instead spending their winters in Saskatoon to help with their grandsons. Kyle and Ryan have many fond memories of their Grandpa taking them to bowling, amusement parks, school activities, and all over Saskatoon and area. After living most of their lives in Cupar, John and Betty moved to Saskatoon in 2008 to be closer to Robynne, Kyle and Ryan. John was very proud of his grandsons and would do anything to ensure their wellbeing. John will be most remembered for his quiet gentle manner and being a gentleman. Those who know him well would comment that John was an observer and not a man of many words, but when he had something to say, it was very often insightful and to the point. John was one of those rare individuals who always put others before self, striving to make the community he lived in a better place. As a fitting tribute to John's lifetime of community service, his brain was donated to the Parkinson Related Disease Research Program. Funeral Services and interment are being planned for the Summer of 2012 in Cupar. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and gratitude to people who assisted John with his health issues in the last few years of his life. Those people include Dr. Szott, Drs. Alex and Ali Rajput, Dr. McMahon, the staff of the Luther Special Care Home, Home Instead staff especially Clint who kept Dad laughing and taking him for drives around Saskatoon, Home Care staff especially Karen and Betty who took such good care of him. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be sent to either Luther Special Care Home (1212 Osler St. Saskatoon, SK S7N 0T9) or Rajput Parkinson Related Disease Research Endowment RUH Foundation. (The Saskatoon Star Phoenix 26 Nov 2011)

 

HMCS UGANDA

SMITH, Robert Neville Gowers, Cdr, RCN - After a brief illness Bud slipped quietly away. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Katie, his ex-wife Joan and their two children, Julian Robert of Zihuatanjo, Mexico, and Sally (Shayne) Gregg and two granddaughters, Natasha and Alexandra of North Vancouver. Also Katies children, Paul (Bonnie) Johnston and granddaughter Morgan of Nanaimo, Robert B. Johnston of Langley, and Nancy (Scott) Van Berkel and three grandchildren, Ryan, Stuart and Lauren of Calgary. In the United Kingdom, cousins, Margaret Heathcote, Jack and Joan Gowers, Barbara Wood; and many of the Gowers extended family. Cousin Desmond (Margaret) Smith of Wellington, ON and Kathleen Douthitt of San Marcos, CA. "Bud" was born in Winnipeg September 3, 1925 to William Neville Smith and Caroline Gowers Smith. Bud was a sea cadet before being selected to attend Royal Roads Victoria in 1942. His naval career consisted of serving on the HMCS Uganda in the Pacific during the Second World War, postings in London, England, and with the U.S. Navy, Coronado, CA. He served aboard the HMCS Labrador, first ice-breaker to navigate the North-West Passage. Bud received his Business Administration Diploma from the University of Western Ontario in 1967. He became a director of the Treasury Board in Ottawa 1967 to 1971, then Director-General of Urban Affairs 1971 to 1973. He was a director of Educanada from 1971 to 1975, and upon moving to Victoria in 1976, became owner of Sprott-Shaw College of Business. Bud served his community over the years as trustee of the Greater Victoria Library Board, Victoria School Board, and board of Glenlyon and Norfolk Schools. He was a past president of the Canadian Club of Victoria, a member of the Private Career Training Council of British Columbia, Naval Officers Association of Vancouver Island, a member and twice President of the Association of Canadian Career Colleges. A longtime member of the Victoria Rotary Club, he was honoured to serve as volunteer president of the Goodwill Enterprises for the Handicapped of Vancouver Island. He was a founding member of the Rotary International Yachting Fellowship of Vancouver Island. As an avid golfer, he particularly enjoyed the Rotarys Tuesday Duffers Club. Buds love of life, his spontaneity will be missed by all who knew him. A light has gone out but will reappear in the heavens as the star he always has been. Rest in Peace, old Buddy. The family wishes to give praise and grateful thanks to the staff of 7A/B Victoria General Hospital and all of the many involved in care giving during his brief illness. To Drs. Con Rusnak, Will Orram and our attentive, compassionate G.P., Dr. Peter Meyer. The kindness of friends and neighbours has been very much appreciated. God bless you all. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 4030 Douglas St., Victoria, BC; Tom Oshiro officiating. A later memorial service is planned for 12 noon September 3 at St. Michaels Church in Victoria Beach, MB. Canon Harvey Carmichael officiating. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the charity of your choice. (the Winnipeg Free Press on June 29, 2001)

 

HMCS UGANDA, HMCS LABRADOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS PATRIOT (1964)

SPEARS, Patrick Harold (Pat), MSBN (17 Mar 1949 - 13 Oct 2013) - Son of the late John James and Winnifred H. (Moore) Spears. Survived by wife, Evelyn (Oakley) Spears; daughter Honeylynn P.A. (William) Spears-Mandeville; grandchildren, Katlynn, Sharon, William, and Samantha-Charlotte Spears-Mandeville, all of Halifax; sister, Muriel Polly; brothers, Gerald (Donna), George (Flo) Spears, all of Pictou County; sister in law, Kay Spears of Halifax, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brothers, Donald (Victoria) and John James Spears. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held at a later date.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS YUKON

ST. DENNIS, Orval Ernest - Active Service HMCS Uganda in the Atlantic and Pacific Peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Sunday, May 26, 2002 in his 78th year. Husband of the late Elinor (nee Sinfield). Loving father of Rick (Patricia) of Smiths Falls, Doug, and William (Marsha), both of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Chris, Greg, Kelsey and Kara. Dear brother of Catherine "Kay" Hannah (Ronald) and predeceased by Elcombe (Lorraine) and Ruth. Survived by Aunt Marion of Arnprior and several cousins, nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the USA. Orval was a dedicated Public Servant, Department of Veterans Affairs and Public Archives Canada, Records Management Branch for over 25 years. He was a decorated World War II Veteran Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Uganda, Cpl. GGFG, Sgt. & Lead Drummer GGFG Bugle Band, Lead Drummer OYB 56 Bugle Band, Lead Drummer Royal Canadian Legion Branch 480 Bugle Band and a long serving member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 480. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road at Roosevelt, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 480.

 

HMCS UGANDA

STANICK, Steve (31 Mar 1962 - 13 Jul 2013) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife Gayle; children Brittany (John), Krysten, Magdalena (Ian), Chris (Bry-ann), Ashley; granddaughter Serena; his mother Pauline (Glenn) Kerr; and Terry and Brenda Holunga; his siblings, Jim (Mel), Heather (Fred), Demetrios (Brandy), and Ted (Amanda). He was predeceased by his father Boyd. Steve served his country for over 22 years in the navy. He was notably serving aboard HMCS Athabaskan as part of Canada's commitment to the first Gulf War. He spent the past seven years as a reservist working at 1 CAD Air Division. Special thanks to Don (Diane), Frank (Jo), Padre Mintz, and Captain Anderson. He touched a lot of hearts and will forever be missed. Funeral will be held Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the 17 Wing Community Chapel (location is 2235 Silver Avenue off Wihuri, formerly known as Whytewold Road). Burial will be following at Brookside Cemetery with a reception to follow at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations be made in Steve's memory to Military Family Resource Centre.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS GATINEAU

TEMPLETON, Robert Alexander (Bob) - Bob's family sadly announces his passing on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at the Circle Drive Special Care Home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bob, age 81, passed quietly after a valiant battle with lung cancer. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Martha Templeton in 1996. Bob's passing is mourned by his daughter Jean Whittaker (Steve) and three sons, Blair (Padma), Derek (Beverly) and Bruce (Laura-Gail) Templeton and eight grandchildren and his sister Jean Hamilton (Bill) and extended family. Bob Templeton was born on June 3, 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Alexander and Clara Antoinette Templeton. In 1942, Bob became a third generation railroader, apprenticed as a Machinist at the CNR Fort Rouge shops. Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943, training as a radar technician. He served honourably aboard HMS Belfast and HMCS Uganda, seeing action in the Atlantic, North Sea, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters. Bob participated in the December, 1943 battle with KM Scharnhorst and the famed Murmansk convoys. Serving past VJ day in 1945, Bob returned to Winnipeg and the CNR. Bob met and married his life partner Martha Templeton (nee Wiwchar) in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan in 1954. They had four children and provided them with a rich and inspiring upbringing. In his sunset years, Bob was proud of the professional success of his children: a nurse, a surgeon and two engineers. In 1956 they moved to Winnipeg residing in a VA house on Greendell Avenue in St Vital. In 1968 Bob and the family moved to Montreal, living on Fredmir Street in Pierrefonds. In 1979 Bob and Martha returned to Winnipeg, rebuilding their Greendell home. In 1988 they moved to Canora, Saskatchewan, returning to Martha's Wiwchar family homestead farm. Since 1997 Bob has been residing in Saskatoon most recently at the Sierras of Erindale condominiums on Keevil Crescent. In his final months, Bob benefited from the loving care of the Circle Drive Special Care Home in Saskatoon. Bob remained with the CNR until his retirement in 1985. Bob participated in the exciting days of transition from Steam to Diesel and Diesel-Electric Locomotives on the Canadian railroads. He was successful in many areas of endeavour with the railroad, serving in the Shops, Mechanical, Motive Power and Headquarters assignments. Bob was Manager, Motive Power of the Pointe Ste Charles Works in Montreal during the 1970 and 1980s. Upon his retirement in 1985, Bob and Martha enjoyed world wide travel adventures and treasured visits to their dispersed children. Bob Templeton was a life long Mason, affiliated with the Kamsak Temple. Bob maintained his mechanical skills over the years, always able to get things working. His handmade furniture will be treasured by his children. Bob has requested a private cremation. Donations in lieu of flowers should be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society or Circle Drive Special Care Home in Saskatoon. His ashes will be interred beside Martha at their Home Church in Gorlitz, Saskatchewan. There will be a family celebration of Bob Templeton's life on June 3, 2007 at the Church grounds. (The Star Phoenix 11 Sep 2006)

 

HMS BELFAST, HMCS UGANDA

THOMAS, Joseph - Peacefully on Thursday, March 25, 2004 in his ninety-first year after a brief illness at Charles Lemoyne Hospital. Survived by wife Florence, loving father and father-in-law of Roderick, Cheryl, Marilyn (Robert). Cherished grandfather of Robert Jr., Daniel, Lorraine (Michael), Roderick Jr., Suzanne (Stephane), Tammy, Penny, Christopher and Cory-Anne. Proud great-grandfather of Amber, Austin, Amanda, Daniel, Sarah, Katherine, Emily, David and Paige. Former seaman of the HMCS Uganda. Veteran of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 159. Memorial service will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 4955 Montee St. Hubert on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. for anyone wishing to attend.

 

HMCS UGANDA

TILLEY, Harold (1923 - 2013) - Member of Royal Canadian Navy/Canadian Forces 1941-80. Peacefully on Thursday, June 27 at his residence. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Jean (nee Coffin). Loved father of Richard (Laudy), Halifax; Stewart (Linda), Toronto and Patrick (Trish), Ottawa; Barbara, Edmonton and grandfather of seven wonderful grandchildren. Survived by brother Donald, Kingston; sisters Joyce, Maine and Jennifer, Calgary. Harold was born in New York City to Arthur and Mary (Nee Fortier) Tilley, raised in Mahwah, New Jersey, attended Lakefield College School (1936-41) and Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1941/42. During World War II he served in HMS Anson, HMS Melbreak, and HMCS Huron. He was navigation Officer for 262nd Flotilla LCI(L)s at DDAY landing in Berniere- sur-Mer. His post-war at sea service was in HMCS Charlottetown (XO), Antigonish (XO), Crescent, Nootka (Korean War), Jonquiere (CO) and Saguenay (CO), as Captain Sea Training Atlantic, and as Commander Seventh Escort Squadron. Numerous staff and training positions in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and London, England. Attended Imperial Defence College, London and commanded CFB Cornwallis. An accomplished sportsman, he was Commodore of the Canadian forces Sailing Association (Ottawa), President of the Canadian Forces Ski Club (Ottawa) and a member of several tennis clubs. After retirement he continued a lifetime of community service at St Thomas the Apostle Church (Alta Vista), and as a member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada. He was a long-time member at both Camp Fortune and the Highlands Golf Club. A keen philatelist, he was an active member of several Ottawa stamp clubs. "The family would like to thank Dr. Coulombe and her palliative care team for all their assistance during the last two months." Funeral Service will be held in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2345 Alta Vista Dr. on Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMS ANSON, HMS MELBREAK, HMCS HURON, HMCS ST BONIFACE, HMCS JONQUIERE, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

TOTTEN, Clifford Raymond - In loving memory, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2007. Cliff was born in Sarnia, Ontario on February 17, 1926. Predeceased by his loving wife, Murdena (nee McGregor) Totten (June 10, 2006). Survived by daughter, Rose Alzu, sons, Walter (Cathy), Tom (Wendy), Chuck (Chris), 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and son-in-law Julio Alzu. We love you Dad. Clifford served on the HMCS Uganda as a member of the Royal Canadian Navy. The Family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital for the excellent care provided. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10:00 am at First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 376821 (Victoria Times Colonist 06 Jun 2007)

 

HMCS UGANDA

TRACY, James Richard (Jim) - 55 of Eastern Passage. It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of James "Jim" Richard Tracy on July 24, 2014. Jim was loving husband to Claudia Sullivan-Tracy, caring father to Meghan Jones (Jonathan Dykeman) and grandfather of Gideon Dykeman. Jim was survived by his son, James Jeffery Tracy, Father, James Herbert Tracy and siblings, Glenn Tracy, Lisa Tracy-Brooks, Michael Tracy, Bruce Tracy many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by Grandparents, Eileen Tracy, Sally and Art Doucette, his Mother, Betty Doucette and his Nephew Trevor Sullivan Jim served with the Royal Canadian Navy for ten years as a Signalman and had many fond memories spent at sea and abroad. In the navy Jim exemplified his natural patience, determination, and his profound love of the ocean. Jim later became a paramedic in the HRM and served for twenty-six years until his death. In his many years as an EMT he saved many lives and even brought a few into this world. His fellow Paramedics in Musquodoboit Harbour will sorely miss Jim and his skills. As well as the nurses at Twin Oaks Hospital where he loved working the CEC Though he loved his career his true calling in life was supporting his family. He was devoted to making their lives the best they could be. Jim was a loving father who taught his daughter that love has nothing to do with genetics. One of the happiest times in Jim’s life was the birth of his grandson Gideon. He was the light of his life and cherished the time they spent together and their frequent Skype calls. From Gideon’s point of view whenever Grampy came into the room everyone else took a back seat. Even in hospital Jim beamed with pride as he showed anyone who would look at videos and pictures of “His Boy”. His love for his grandson was only paralleled by the love he felt for his wife and partner of 26 years, Claudia. They were best friends and enjoyed each other’s company even just doing mundane things like grocery shopping. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday July 30th at 2pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Reception to follow in the funeral home reception centre In lieu of flower please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation or your local food bank. This loss will be felt deeply by those who knew and loved Jim. His memory will continue on through his family, friends, and those lives he touched through his work. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors who worked tirelessly to keep Jim comfortable in his final weeks.

 

HMCS HURON, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS MONTREAL

TURETZEK, George Michael Alphonse - 58 Courageous, funny, strong, positive; these words all describe the wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend that passed away September 21st, 2011. George Turetzek was born in London, Ontario in March of 1953. He was the son of the late Wilma Turetzek. George is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary (Robicheau) Turetzek, his daughters Erin (Patrick) Mbugua, Megan (Adam) Turetzek-Windsor and Heather Turetzek. George spent the last three years of his life enjoying being a grandfather to Grace Mbugua. George is also survived by his brother Don Howe (Squamish, BC), father and mother-in-law Dick and Marie Robicheau (Margaretville, NS) and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Chief Petty Officer Second Class George Turetzek joined the military in August 1972. He met Mary when he was 24, and they were married in 1977. George was very dedicated to his work as a Naval Electronics Technician. He served with pride for 39 years, (often trying to recruit his daughters!). A highlight of his career was being honoured by Princess Anne for his work during the Gulf War. George never passed up the opportunity to live life to fullest, despite his fight with cancer for the past six years. He loved spending time with his family, bowling, golf, playing bridge, renovating his house and playing with Grace. Not one person could convince him to slow down! He was very involved in the Dartmouth Ham Radio Club for over 30 years, South Woodside Community Center and First Baptist Church. George will be remembered by his overwhelming positive attitude and unwavering faith. He was an inspiration to many and will be forever loved and forever missed. The family would like to thank everyone who provided outstanding healthcare and support to George and the entire family. Your love and kindness has been very comforting to us throughout this journey. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 25 at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 2pm-4pm. (217 Portland Street, Dartmouth). Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 27 at First Baptist Church, 2pm (100 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth). Rev. Martin Zwicker officiating. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Dartmouth or Victoria Vale Baptist Church or Charity of your choice.

 

HMCS HURON

TURNER, John Michael (30 Oct 1922 - 26 Feb 2011) - Born in Edmonton, John lived life to the fullest for 88 years. He joined RCN June 2, 1941. Stationed at many bases across Canada from H.M.C. Dockyard, Halifax, to HMCS Naden in Esquimalt, he was Chief Photographer and Goalie. He retired as LCdr. at DND Ottawa, then worked at the National Film Board for several years before coming to Victoria. John attended Royal Navy School of Photography in the south of England. He joined the cruiser HMS Uganda" in Newcastle on Tyne in 1942. Re-commissioned HMCS Uganda" in 1944, the ship proceeded to the Pacific campaign through the Suez Canal and Australia before returning home via the Philippines and Hawaii. He is survived by Ethel, his wife for 30 years, his daughters Suzan and Louise, granddaughters Caitlin (Jared), Meghan, Lauren and Betsy Kate, as well as Trish, Brian, Maurie (Jan) and other nieces and nephews in Canada and U.K. Predeceased by his siblings, 1st wife Luella, and youngest daughter Janis. He loved music and nature and had a wonderful sense of humour! He was fluent in French and attended film festivals in Versailles and Cannes. Up until 2008 he played squash, delivered Meals on Wheels" and was an active member of the Legion Britannia Branch 7. Thanks to the staff at Lodge at Broadmead during his final illness. Service at 1st Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr., Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to ALS Society, or Alzheimer Society.

 

HMCS NADEN, HMCS UGANDA

WALKER, Leslie, CD (13 Sep 1918 - 08 Nov 2009) - Peacefully and with dignity, our father Leslie joined his loving wife Dorothy already at rest, one day after what would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. Dad was predeceased by his parents John and Mary and his half brothers Harry, Jack and Walter Waterhouse. Dad is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law John (Gisela), George (Claire); grand-daughters Kristin (Gail, Christopher, Alex), Jennifer (David) and great-granddaughters Mykenna, Emmy and Kerigan. Dad is also survived by nephew Glen Waterhouse and his family of Surrey, BC. Leslie was born in Winnipeg and spent his childhood in the original Osborne Village. He attended Gladstone, Earl Grey and Kelvin schools and shared many interesting stories of his family life in Fort Rouge. At 14 years of age, dad joined Sea Cadets and then at the age of 19 he joined the Naval Reserve and while in training on the West Coast the Second World War began. He immediately volunteered for active service. At this time in November of 1939 dad and mom were married. He served on board HMCS Comox, then on HMCS Swift Current and then as a New Entry Instructor on HMCS Cornwallis and finally as Regulating Petty Officer on board HMCS Uganda in the Pacific. Upon completion of duty in January 1946, dad returned to Winnipeg and to the T. Eaton Company, rising to the position of Floorwalker. Dad was the last Floorwalker in Canada for the T. Eaton Company and retired as the Head of Security at the Eaton's warehouse on Wellington Avenue. In 1951 dad joined the Naval Reserve at HMCS Chippawa. He served as a Reservist on the HMCS Quebec and attended the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. He was the President of the C.P.O.'s Mess in the 1960s and later retired from the Reserves as a Chief Warrant Officer. Dad always looked forward to spending time with his family and enjoyed a good debate. He was a good grandfather and was always happy to show his granddaughters card tricks or the finer points on how to become a good golfer. Dad enjoyed golf, curling, bowling, billiards and poker nights with his Navy buddies. Unfortunately he had to give these things up when he lost his sight to Macular Degeneration. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff on Tower 7, Deer Lodge Centre for their respect, compassion and the excellent care they provided to dad every day. A special thank you to Cliff Cooke for his visits. Cliff is dad's last remaining Navy poker night friend. Crossing the Bar Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho' from out our borne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1889 At Dad's request, cremation has taken place and a private family service was held. REST IN PEACE CHIEF'

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS UGANDA, HMCS SWIFT CURRENT, HMCS COMOX

WALLS, Bertram Robert - Passed away suddenly on April 2, 2005. He was 84 years of age. He was born in Calgary, Alberta on May 26, 1920 and was educated there. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939 and served in World War II and the Korean campaign. Known affectionately as "Bulkhead " by his many friends and shipmates, he served in the following ships and establishments; Naden, Wolf, Ungava, Quatsino, Niobe, HMS Berwick, Uganda, Athabaskan, Antigonish, Cayuga, Sioux, Sault Ste Marie, Saguenay and Beacon Hill. During his 26 years of service he received numerous decorations. Upon his retirement from the RCN on April 5, 1965, he operated the barber shop in HMC Dockyard at Esquimalt for 23 years. He is survived by his wife Connie of Victoria, brothers Jack (Mary) and Chuck (Claudette) both of Calgary and sister Margaret Whitford of Yarrow, B.C. He was predeceased by his parents Bertram and Beatrice, brothers Victor and George and sister Greneth. Donations in his memory may be made to the Chief and Petty Officers' Veterans Assistance Society. (The Times Colonist 06 Apr 2005)

 

HMCS UGANDA, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS BEACON HILL, HMCS SAULT STE. MARIE, HMCS QUATSINO, HMCS UNGAVA, HMCS WOLF, HMCS NADEN

WASHBROOK, Harold - On October 15, 2007 at 82 years of age. Beloved husband of 60 years to Doreen (nee MacMillan). Loving father of Kenneth and wife Lynda Washbrook of Victoria, Wendy and husband Stuart Stratton of Harrow, Keith and wife Nancy Washbrook of Windsor, Kevin Washbrook and wife Andrea Chapman of Vancouver. Dear son of the late Wesley and Hazel Washbrook. Cherished grandfather of Daryn, Dennis, Monica, Keiren, Sarah, Amanda, Alex, Cole, Mia, Andy and Kelley. Dear brother of the late Irene, William and Donald Washbrook. Harold was a veteran of WWII serving with the Royal Canadian Navy onboard the cruiser HMCS Uganda. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #255. He retired from the Windsor Police Services as a Detective in 1982 after 28 years of service. Also a member of the Dominion Lodge #598 A.F. & A.M. and the Moramos Shrine Club of Windsor. Harold was a charter and founding member of the Walker Homesites Athletic Club. If you so desire, donations to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund, would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Masonic Service Wednesday 7:30 pm. Visitation will resume Thursday from 2pm until Funeral Service, 4pm under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Services Committee at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Cremation to follow.

 

HMCS UGANDA

WATSON, John (Jack) (09 Aug 1922 - 26 Sep 2009) - Peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2009, surrounded by his family, Jack passed away at Deer Lodge Centre. Jack is survived by his loving wife Margaret (Peggy) (nee MacLaren); children, Bonnie Wylie, Laurie Watson, Janice (Frank) Janzen, Jackie (Mike) Hatfield, John (Julia) and Rob (Lorelei); sister Jean (Arnold) Klayh; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by mother and father, John and Emma Watson and brother Don Watson. Jack was born in Winnipeg and attended Luxton and St. John's High School. Jack served in RCNVR from 1940 to 1945 and ended service on HMCS Uganda. After that his career included 25 years at CN Express. Jack was a unique character who followed his own path. He was kind, gentle and will be remembered as a man of integrity. The family extends their thanks to the staff of Tower 4 at Deer Lodge Centre for the exceptional care provided to Jack during his stay, making him comfortable and providing support to the family. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of Winnipeg, Canadian Cancer Society or Deer Lodge Foundation. The family would like to invite you to join them for a reception at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. on Thursday, October 1, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. Chapel Lawn 885-9715 (the Winnipeg Free Press 29 Sep 2009)

 

HMCS UGANDA

WILLDEY, Thomas (Tom), CD,  LCDR, RCN (31 May 1943 - 19 Feb 2011) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected death of LCDR Tom Willdey. He was the loving husband of Juliana Willdey (Turnbull). He was born in Ottawa to the late Mary (Davis) and Jack Willdey. Tom served on the HMC Ships Margaree and Athabascan. His postings included CFB Shelburne, Intelligence at Maritime Command, National Defence Headquarters (Ottawa), Family Support Services (Halifax), Gunnery Range at Osborne Head, and Staff Officer, Cadets. Tom retired after 34 proud years of service where he was a respected leader known for integrity and fairness. As an active member of the parishes of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Saint Benedict, Tom was a faithful steward who always acted when called upon. Tom truly lived by the motto "ask not what you can do for me, but what I can do for you." He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5449. Very community oriented, Tom served as past president of both Maskwa Aquatic Club and Rockingham Heritage Society. He was a dedicated volunteer at Ronald MacDonald House, a charity close to his heart. For the past fourteen years, Tom was an avid curler at the CFB Curling Club and enjoyed playing with the Metro Curling Masters. Tom loved the outdoors, especially spending time with family at the lake. Each spring he met with friends for a fishing trip in Algonquin Park. He recently went on an adventure to the Yukon, canoeing the Stewart and Yukon Rivers with his son, grandson, and daughter in law. Tom valued family above all else. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Juliana Belle Willdey (Turnbull); children, Karla (David), Katherine (John), and Brian (Stephanie). Papa will be dearly missed by his grandchildren; Willy (The Willster), Elliott (The Ellios), Lila (Niblets), Jack (Buffer), and Sophia (Snippets). He leaves behind two beloved sisters, Maureen Lothian and Patricia Willdey along with many treasured nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, February 23, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 24, in Saint Benedict Parish, 45 Radcliffe Drive. Celebrant of Mass will be Reverend James Mallon. Family flowers only. Donations in Tom's memory may be made to Ronald MacDonald House, 1133 Tower Road, Halifax or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS MARGAREE

WILLIAMS, Walter (Lofty), 21046, RCN - Born: 10 Apr 1893  Died: 1983

 

Walter "Lofty" Williams. He joined HMCS Niobe shortly after it arrived in Canada. He then left the Navy and volunteered to be an Artillery Gunner during WWII.

 

Portrait of Walter William

 

HMCS NIOBE

YOUNG, Charles M. - Born: Stradford, Ont., 14 Mar 1924   Died: London, Ont., 14 Apr 1981. Services from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, 615 Baseline Rd. East, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, 18 Apr 1981. Officiant: Bishop Colin Hagan. Charles was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

 

HMCS MILLTOWN

 

 

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