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)

 

ALLEN, Harry Lidster - On Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Fred Douglas Lodge in Winnipeg, MB, Harry Lidster Allen passed away peacefully at the age of 93 years, with his beloved daughter and granddaughter at his side. He is survived by his son, Dr. Robert (Rosemary) Allen of Anthem, Arizona; his daughter, Sandra Forsyth (Ross) of Winnipeg; his grandchildren Michael Allen, Melissa Dolezal, Lynn, Graham, and Clark Forsyth. He also leaves to mourn his passing his brother, Jim Allen. Harry was predeceased by his dear wife, Ethel, of 46 years, who predeceased him in 1984, and his sister, Vera Collyer. Harry was born above his grandparent's bakery, Lidster's Bakery, on the corner of Selkirk Avenue and Main Street in Winnipeg on January 15, 1915. He was the oldest child of John and Charlotte Allen. Harry became a first class stationary engineer, and obtained journeyman papers as an electrician, plumber and in refrigeration. He worked for Winnipeg Cold Storage, Shea's Brewery, and as Chief Engineer of Pelissier's and Labatt's Breweries. Harry served as Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, on the Canadian Frigate HMCS Grou. He saw action on the dangerous Murmansk Run on the North Atlantic and at D-Day. For over 60 years, he lived on Perth Avenue and was a member of the West Kildonan Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for 57 years. Harry enjoyed time spent during weekends, summer holidays, and retirement working at the cottage he built for his family at Lester Beach over 50 years ago. He was always willing to help his family and friends. He was interested in music, and valued books and education. Harry was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who was deeply loved and admired by his family. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Fred Douglas Lodge staff for all the care and kindness shown to Harry during his time spent there. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. with Rev. Paul Peters-Derry officiating. Interment will follow in Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harry may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 8200, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4W5. (the Winnipeg Free Press 26 Feb 2008)

 

HMCS GROU

ASHTON, William (Bill) - Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday August 27, 2009 at Victoria Hospital, London in his 84th year. Bill served proudly on the HMCS Inch Arran during World War II. Loving husband of Evelyn (Morningstar) Ashton for over 61 years of marriage. Dear father of Steven, Susan & Scott (Leslie). Cherished poppo of Kirk, Steven, Erik, Matthew, Travis, Cody, and Leanne. Also remembered by brother, Donald and his wife Pat, brother-in-law Donald and his wife Shirley Morningstar, and nieces, nephews, Vicki and Patty. Bill co-owned Ealing Hardware with his brother Don for over 36 years. He was a member of Forest City Gyro Club for over 35 years, his wife was a Gyrette. According to Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place. A graveside service will take place on Monday August 31, 2009 at 2pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Victory Branch, Oakland Avenue.

 

HMCS INCH ARRAN

BARKER, Stan - Peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Stan passed away at the age of 77 years. Stan was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen; brother Jack; and brothers-in-law, Walter, Ted, John, Hubert; and sister-in-law Jean. He is survived by his children, Sandy (Glen), Lynda (Jan), Cindi (Larry), Bill (Liz), Wendy (Robert), Ken (Shari), and Chris (Debbie) his grandchildren; sisters, Eva, Cecilia (George) and brother Bill (Viola) sisters-in-law, Stephanie, Francis; brothers-in-law, Larry (Anna) and Stephen (Bobbi). Stan was born and raised in Fort Garry and attended General Steele and General Byng schools. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served on the H.M.C.S Eastview until 1945. He was actively involved in many sports throughout his life, whether he participated directly or as a spectator. Stan excelled in curling, baseball and hockey. Stan was a lifetime member of the Fort Garry Legion Branch #90. Stan was employed with Canada Cement. One of his greatest joys in his retirement was his swimming pool, where friends and family would meet. Stan was unfailingly loyal and will be missed by all. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 1:00 p.m. in the Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapel, 1501 Waverley St. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Barker, Don Kendall, Reg Walpole, Gus McDougall, Kris and Jared Rattenbury, John and Paul Piekoszewski, Matthew Crawford, and Sam Barker. The family would like to thank all those who cared for Stan during his illness. A special thank you to the Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services for their professionalism and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Stan to the Salvation Army Memorial Fund, 55 Donald St., Ste. 500, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1L8, or to a charity of ones choice. (the Winnipeg Free Press October 29, 2001)

 

HMCS EASTVIEW

BEDARD, Joseph (Ted) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the unexpected passing of Joseph Robert (Ted) Bedard in Fredericton on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the age of 86. Born in North Bay, Ontario January 21, 1924, the third child in a family of six, he was an avid baseball, hockey and football player, earning the nickname "Teddy" in his high school years. He enlisted in the navy and served as a seaman on the Corvette HMCS Lasalle. Enrolling in UNB in Forestry after the war, he graduated in 1949 and worked briefly for Ashley Colter, before becoming a member of the teaching staff at the Maritime Forest Ranger School, until retirement in 1984. He loved his years at the Ranger School, and spoke proudly of the students, and the fact that the UNB woodlot beside the Ranger School was the perfect laboratory for teaching. He was a member of several Forestry Associations. He was past President and member of the Fredericton Golf and Curling Club Inc. Besides his large and loving family, hockey and golf were Ted's passions. He played hockey while in University for the Red Devils and later was the assistant coach for a number of years and was a loyal supporter of Varsity Hockey until his death. For a number of years he was associated with UNB Alumni and received the UNB Alumni Award of Honour in 1978. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Fredericton. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) MacDonald; his parents Patrick Bedard and Ida Cote, brother Aurel and sister Rolande. He is survived by his children Michele Bedard, Fredericton; Marc Bedard(Charlotte Stanton) Upper Cape, NB; Anne Bedard (Alan Archibald), Bedford, NS; Jeanne McNeill (Mike), Riverview, NB; twelve grandchildren: Amanda McElman (Bruce White); Josh McElman (Heather); Ben Bedard (Margherita Marcone); Nicole Bedard (Andrew Schapurga); Dan Bedard; Alex Archibald, Sam Archibald, Maggie Archibald, Emma Archibald, Meghan McNeill, Sydney McNeill, Brett McNeill; two great grandchildren Daniel and Liam Starr. He is further survived by two younger brothers, Gerald (Ginette), New York, NY; Joseph Bedard, North Bay, Ontario; and a younger sister Henriette Tanguay, Welland, Ontario. Ted lived a full life until his passing, remaining in the home he and Betty raised their children in, and played golf this summer beating his age twice. Visitation will be held at McAdam's Funeral Home, 160 York Street on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 7 to 9 pm and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 will hold a tribute service on Monday evening at 7 pm. The funeral mass celebrating his life well lived will be held on Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Holy Family Parish with Father Jack Dolan officiating. A reception will follow the Mass at Holy Family Parish hall. For those who wish, donations to the MS Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS LASALLE

BELL, John, Lt-Col, C.M., C.D. (17 Mar 1925 - 06 Feb 2011)  passed away at his home with family present on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the age of 85 years. Cherished husband of Mary of Toronto. Loving father of Karn Bell & her husband Michael Loranger of Creemore, Ian Bell & his wife Susan Lee of Montreal, Lauren Bell of Toronto and Kevin Bell & his partner Sandy Gough of Calgary. Proud grandpa of Nathaniel Patrick Loranger of Creemore and Hayley Bell of Calgary. Beloved son of the late James Bell & his wife Maggie of Scotland, dear brother the late Mae Skene of Norwood and James Bell & his wife Marian of Campbellford. Remembered by his nieces & nephew James Bell, Janice Bell, and Christine Bell and their families. Special thank-you to Arne & Karna Neilson, Allan Copperthwaite, Bruce Thompson & his family, Donald Little and Vicki English (V.O.N.). Friends may call at the Weaver Family Funeral Home, Campbellford Chapel on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 11 ~ Noon. Funeral Service to follow at Noon. Pastor Blaine Dunnett officiating. Donations to The All Creatures Trust or Royal Canadian Legion ~ Poppy Fund would be appreciated.

 

HMCS LONGUEUIL

BENSON, William Lloyd (Bill) (1920-2012) - Sadly, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, Bill passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Deer Lodge Centre. Bill was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Eliza, his cherished daughter Patricia, his sisters Edith (Daniel), and Cam (Glen), his brothers Joseph (Cecilia), and the mother of Pat and Bill, Betty Harvey. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 30 years, Norma, his son Bill (Linda) and grandchildren Jenna (Mike), Danielle (Kevin), Scott, and Christopher, his son-in-law Brian Zytaruk, and granddaughter Vanessa. He will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill grew up in the Wolseley area of Winnipeg, where he discovered his passion for hockey. He played three years with the Winnipeg Monarchs in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. At the age of 20 he signed his first professional contract with the New York Americans, of the NHL. Bill left hockey to join the Canadian Navy and served as a Lieutenant aboard the frigates, HMCS Cloyoquot and HMCS Grou. After the war Bill played in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets. Bill was honoured to have been inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986. Betty and Bill married in 1942 and raised their family in Winnipeg. Bill was a devoted and loving father and grandfather who instilled his values of good manners, and respect for others by the example he set. Bill had many happy times while babysitting his grandchildren and always involved himself wholeheartedly in their games and activities. Bill's business career began with Great West Life in 1950, in the Group Office. He was proud of the company and the outstanding people he worked with over the years. After Bill retired in 1985 he was made a honorary member of the American Dental Association for his dedicated service to the members of the ADA. Bill participated in many sports. He played squash at the Winnipeg Winter Club with a group of close friends for many years and also enjoyed golf and tennis. He also belonged to several bridge clubs. He was an avid sailor, competing in Lightning Class Regattas in Canada and the Caribbean. One of Bill's greatest honours was placing fourth in the Canadian National Sailing Team, in the Lightning Class Finals in 1971. Norma and Bill met in 1975 and after a long distance courtship between Winnipeg and Vancouver they married in 1982. They enjoyed travelling and walking and spent their winters in Vancouver. Bill's quiet, kind, and gentlemanly ways will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank the staff of the Special Care Unit, T3, at Deer Lodge for their exceptional care and support over the past two years. A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will take place at McClure United Church, 533 Greenwood Place on Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Judy Limpright officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Deer Lodge Foundation, 2109 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3. (the Winnipeg Free Press 11 Feb 2012)

 

Lieutenant Bill Benson - Greatest Hockey Legends website

 

HMCS GROU, HMCS CLAYOQUOT

BOYD, Norman Bruce (Stormin), Sto 1c, V68454, RCNVR  (05 Jun 1925 - 15 Jan 2014) - Our Loss is great but our love and gratitude is endless for the cherished life of Norman Bruce Boyd. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norm in his 89 year at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Beloved husband of Patricia for 68 years. Loving father of Dell Ann (Donald) Monforton, Susan (Phillip) Harrison, Patricia (David) McClung, Daniel (Susan) Boyd, Richard (Dixie) Boyd, Deneen (Paul) Kucharuk, and also predeceased by his Daughter Doreen Brown and son Norman Boyd JR. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, Karen Mix, Jason Mix, Laureen Rowson, Keith Brown, David McClung, Norman Boyd, Tyler Boyd, Grady Boyd, Daniel Boyd, Mathew Boyd, Danielle Boyd, Mark Boyd, Ryan Kucharuk and Kayla Walsh and his 6 great grandchildren Mackenzie and Katelyn Mix, Clifford and Kevin Rowson, Kaiden Boyd and Connor Boyd. He will also be missed by his sister Sylvia Van Zandbeek. Norman was a veteran of the Second World War. Having served in the Canadian Royal Navy (WWII) from 1942-1945 as a stoker on the HMCS Longueuil, he was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion branch 127 Grimsby. Norm was a dedicated employee of The International Harvester for 44 years. He had a profound affection for his family, a weakness for all sweets, a love of history and a passion for painting and a fondness for reading. While he leaves behind many heavy hearts, his family and friends are comforted by many wonderful memories of his gentle caring and kind spirit. He will always be remember as a man who lived life, loved his family and had compassion and understanding always. Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitecomb Funeral Home, 11 Mountain Street, GRIMSBY (905-945-2755) on Sunday, January 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Joseph Roman Catholic Church 135 Livingston Avenue Grimsby on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen’s Lawn Cemetery. Special thanks to Doctor Deegan, Niagara West Palliative Care Team, Mary Catherine, Tracey, Vanessa, Jessica, and Doctor Algu. In lieu of flowers donations to McNally House Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS LONGUEUIL

BREEN, Hugh F. - The death of Hugh Breen of Ridgewood Veteran's Wing occurred at his residence on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born in Toronto, Ontario and was the son of the late Joseph and Loretta (Sullivan) Breen. Hugh was the husband of the late Florence (Coulas) and the late Winnifred (Jones) Breen. He is survived by his daughter Carol (Glen) McGregor and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenan's Bay View Funeral Home , 1461 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, NB (634-7425). Donations to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE

BROOKE, Eric, M.I.D., V14530, RCNVR / C2LT, 4767, RCN (served 15 Dec 1940 - 15 Dec 1961) - passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 in Lynnwood, Washington, USA. He was 85. He was born Eric Yates on June 5, 1919 in Birmingham, England and was informally adopted by British Subjects Robert and Harriet Brooke and with them immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he was an infant. September 10th, 1939 Canada declared War on Germany and the following September Brooke enrolled in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve as an Ordinary Seaman and was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in January of 1943. Mr. Brooke spent 21 years in the service of the Crown in the trade of Electronic Technician and was additionally trained and certified as a Higher Submarine Detector. CPO Brooke was the recipient of five Canadian Medals and also the national honour Mentioned in Despatches "for gallantry, resolution and skill whilst serving aboard HMCS La Hulloise in successful anti U-Boat warfare." Brooke retired from the RCN in December 1961 and in 1966 immigrated with his wife and three youngest daughters to Mountlake Terrace, Washington. He was employed by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, WA who put his tremendous skills and work ethic to good use in the building of many seaworthy civilian and military vessels including the USCGC Polar Star. He retired a second and final time in June 1984 and began the chapter in his life that was no doubt his best. Mr. Brooke pursued his passions with gusto and they included motorcycling, reading, growing tomatoes, visiting and living in the Southwest United States and Mexico and all things Spanish. He was still riding his Honda Ranch ATV in the deserts of Southern Arizona well into his seventies and we tip our hats to his Tucson cohort: The Wild Horse Ranch Boys. Mr. Brooke married more than once and the mother of his seven children, Jeanne (Somers) Rennie passed away in July of 2004. Charlotte Rae (Brisky) Brooke whom he married in 1982 passed away May 27th 1998; Charlotte, his "pretty girl", was a godsend in the truest sense of the word. His survivors are children Linda Reid-Barbato (Dominic), Burnaby, BC, Canada, James Brooke, Surrey, BC, Canada, Barbara Harrell (Ron), Edmonds, Washington, USA, Kayce Field (John) Bothell, Washington, USA and Susan King, Tacoma, Washington, USA; grandchildren Leah McLean (Peter), Terry Reid, Sara Brooke, Davis Brooke, Ian Clarebrooke, John King and Lisa King; and great-grandchildren Christina Reid, Coby Reid, Bethany Foot and Brooke McLean. His half-sister Sybil Regina (Billy) Barton (nee Williams) resides in California. Two infant children preceded him in death. He had the comfort of knowing his only son James was by his side at the end as was his caregiver Mrs. Sarah Macquarie who had provided for his emotional and physical well being far beyond what she was employed to do. Chief Petty Officer Brooke was known to label anything of importance with the capitalized acronym RCNRET which stood for Royal Canadian Navy Retired. Mr. Brooke had many accomplishments in his lifetime but the one we believe he most wants to be remembered and respected for is his 21 years of honorable military service in Canada and on the High Seas and in particular the significant role he and the other RCN men he sailed with played in the definitive Battle of the Atlantic. Canada Remembers. We Remember. Vaya Con Dios. A memorial and inurnment service will take place at the Brisky-Treadwell Cemetery, Cashmere, Washington on Friday, June 3rd. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army or the Sno-Isle Regional Library Foundation. (The Vancouver Sun 18 Jun 2015)

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE

BROWN, Wilbur (Wib) Andrew - In his 89th year, went to be with the Lord on June 28, 2004 in London, Ontario. He was reunited with his beloved wife, Fern (Gilhuly) only twelve days after her own death. Son of William E. and Alice (Smith) Brown, Wilbur was predeceased by siblings Mildred McNaughton, Ernie, Elmer and Ron Brown. Surviving him are siblings Vera (McNaughton) Marshall of Brockville, Florence Jeffrey (Arnprior), Edwin (Kemptville), Lois Baskin (Vernon, B.C,), Stanley (Smokey River, Alberta), Melvin (Spencerville), and Mabel (Ottawa). Wilbur served Canada during World War II on North Atlantic convoy duty to Britain as an officer on the sub-chaser, HMCS Lanark; after the war he was Lieutenant Commander and Supply Officer of HMCS Brunswicker Naval Base, Saint John, N.B. Retirement from the Navy, and business interests, brought him home to Ottawa for a decade, then to the Bahamas, and, in latter years, to London, Ontario. He never lost his sense of connection to Ottawa where he was born, raised and married, and especially to the Metropolitan Bible Church where his Christian faith took deep root in the 1930s. He is survived by daughters, Ruth (Jack) McLaughlin of Timmins and Diane (John) Atkinson of Vancouver; as well as daughter-in-law, Helena Brown of London, widow of son Kevin, tragically killed in 2001. The children of Diane and Kevin made Wilbur proud 'Papa' to six grandchildren, J.J., Dan and Rebecca Atkinson of Vancouver; Jordan, Jared and Joshua Brown of London. Friends and family may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Saturday, July 10 from 7-9 or Sunday, July 11 from 12:30-2:00. The service will be held in the Chapel, Sunday, July 11, at 2 P.M. A reception follows, and interment at United Cemeteries, Carleton Place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Samaritan's Purse (800-663-6500) would be appreciated.

 

HMCS LANARK, HMCS BRUNSWICKER

BURTON, Russell Herbert (July 27, 1924 - December 8, 2005) - After a brief illness, Russell passed away peacefully at Centenary Hospital. Beloved husband for 53 years to Doreen (Dode), loving father to Brenda and her husband Mike Paradis, doting granddad to Duane and Sarah. Survived by siblings: Thelma Terry, Len, Gerry, Bruce, Alan and Richard. Predeceased by siblings: Earlene Peppiatt, Bud and Joan Hoover. Russell will be sadly missed by other family members, including many nieces and nephews. Russ served during the Second World War on the HMCS Capilano on convoy duty on the North Atlantic. In recent years, he has been an enthusiastic curler with the Venerables at Tam Heather Curling Club. Another interest was antique cars, in particular the ongoing restoration of his 1932 Chevrolet Phaeton. Resting at Ogden's Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt (east of Kennedy Road). Family and Friends may visit on Sunday, December 11, 2005 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service at Ogden's on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations the Canadian Cancer Society, Salvation Army or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS CAPILANO

BUSHEN, Norbert Eldred - Age 86 years old, formerly of West Dublin, passed away peacefully at home in Hebbs Cross on November 8, 2012. Norbert was born in West Dublin, the youngest son of Eldred and Amy (Mosher) Bushen. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. In 1943 at the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. After Basic Training he was sent to Quebec City for weapons training, and then assigned to the HMCS Fort Erie, where he saw service, doing convoy duty between Canada and England. After V.E. Day Norberrt volunteered to stay in the navy to fight in the Pacific. After his discharge he went to trade school in Saint John, New Brunswick to become a carpenter. His first job after trade school was with Fundy Construction Company in 1946 building gypsum loading tunnels near Windsor. He then went to work for M.A. Conden Construction Company in Kentville, which eventually became V.C. Woodworth Construction Company. In 1956 Norbert went back with Fundy Construction and becoming a Carpenter’s Supervisor, until his retirement in 1985, at which time we returned to West Dublin where he worked at his wood lots and his home. Norbert was a great fan of the game of Baseball always enjoying watching the Toronto Blue Jays. Norbert especially enjoyed evening outings playing 45’s or cribbage. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 24, Bridgewater. He is survived by sister-in-law June Himmelman, Sackville; nephews, David (Susan) Ackman, Hebbs Cross; Robert Ackman, Saskatchenwan; niece’s Brenda Ackman, Ottawa; Evelyn (Calvin) Keddy, Berwick; Francis Robar, Bridgewater; Patricia (Mel) Ross, Sackville and several grandniece’s and grandnephew’s. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Evelyn; brother, Lee; sisters, Annie, Eileen and Barbara. He will be sadly missed by Susan Ackman and grandkids Heather and Scott. Special heartful thanks to the Staff of the Lunenburg Palliative Care, Dr. David Abriel, nurses Bonny Sweet and Noleen Ryan and our VON nurse Liz Lawson. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater, where visitation will be held on Nov. 11, from 2-4pm. A celebration of Norbert’s life will be held on Monday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 in St. John’s Anglican Church, West Dublin, Rev. Oliver Osmond officiating. A reception will follow in the West Dublin Hall. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, West Dublin. Family flowers only. At Norbert’s request, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg County Palliative Care and the Victorian Order of Nurses.

 

HMCS FORT ERIE

COCHRANE, Ian William - formerly of Winnipeg, passed away on March 31, 2014, in North Vancouver, BC, in his 89th year. Ian was born on July 19, 1925 in Aylesford, NS, but spent most of his life in Winnipeg. Upon reaching the legal age for enlistment during the Second World War, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Jolliette until the end of the war. Upon demobilization, he worked at a variety of trades, demonstrating the flexibility and ingenuity that were to be two of his trademarks. Dad worked as a carpenter and as a cabinet maker throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s, until, in 1953, during one of the most severe polio epidemics to strike North America, he suddenly found himself bedridden and was told that he would never walk again. Mercifully, he did - but it was a long recovery and Dad found himself incapable of doing the type of work that he had done before. While undergoing rehabilitation in hospital, he met a young occupational therapist named Catherine McIntyre. Less than a year later, they were married and had moved into a tiny house in Fort Garry. Soon afterwards, in 1956, their first son, Sandy, was born. Their second son, Donald, arrived in 1961, shortly after the family had moved into a house in Charleswood that he had built himself. During this time, Dad worked at whatever jobs were available for a man with his physical limitations, until he finally ended up at the then-named Society for Crippled Children of Manitoba. Throughout the next few years, Ian settled into a career with the Rehab Hospital (later the Rehab Centre) where he worked for 20 years. Starting in the machine shop, he worked his way into the field of orthotics and prosthetics, becoming one of Manitoba's first Certified Prosthetists. His ingenuity was allowed to flourish and he designed and perfected many improvements to artificial limbs that were being produced at the time. One of his many sources of pride was that he had continued to take professional development courses throughout his career, and was invited to deliver papers and addresses at conferences in Canada, the US, and in Europe. Mom and Dad had been married for 31 years when she died of cancer in 1985. Dad took his well-deserved retirement a year later and converted his garage into a workshop where he designed and built cabinetry and furniture for friends and neighbours. To be closer to family, he moved to Sidney, BC in the late 1990s, and then later to North Vancouver. At the time of his death, he was living in Evergreen Lodge. Throughout his life, Dad possessed a tremendous sense of humour with an uncanny ability to pun. He loved to play the harmonica and even though his eyesight continued to dim, he loved working on his computer. He loved his grandchildren dearly. In addition to Mom, Dad was predeceased by his parents, and by his sisters Audrey, Thelma and Vivian. He is survived by his sons Sandy (Wendy Van Riesen) and Donald (Adriana Kolar), his three grandsons, Russell, Duncan and Ian Razvan, and by his brother Bob. Dad faced many challenges throughout his life and always marched on determined to succeed. He refused to let his physical limitations interfere with his daily life. He was a devoted son-in-law and father-in-law. He derived immense pride from his manual skills - there was very little that he could not fix, figure out, or build. A private family service will be held in North Vancouver at a later date. Memories of Dad may be sent to the family at donald.cochrane@gmail.com. Thank you to all of Dad's family and friends who have offered their condolences and memories. He will be missed very much by his family and those who knew him. (The Winnipeg Free Press 12 Apr 2014)

 

HMCS JOLIETTE

COLBECK, Francis Aubrey (Frank) - passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Suncreek Village care facility, Surrey, BC at the age of 93. Frank was a World War II, Navy Veteran and served overseas on the HMCS Chebogue and HMCS Trois Rivieres (Three Rivers). He was predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret of over 60 years; parents James and Ethel and his first son Barry. He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Audrey and Doreen; sons, Dene (Lynne), Wayne (Agnes), Jim (Rosemary); grandchildren, James, Barry, Kathleen, Selina, Matt, Daniel, Amanda, Janine, Jackie; great-granddaughter Kali, many family friends and relatives. Special thanks to all the staff at Suncreek Village who became his second family. Thank you all for the special care that you gave our Dad and Grandfather. Cremation with no service by request.

 

HMCS CHEBOGUE, HMCS TROIS-RIVIERES

DANCEY, John Frederick (10 Mar 1926 - 09 Oct 2009) - Fred Dancey was born in Calgary and lived on the North Hill. He also lived in Nepean, ON, Edmonton, AB, Kelowna, BC and Red Deer, AB. Survived by his daughter Debra Lynne Young. Fred was predeceased by his Father, John "Jack" Frederick Dancey of Halifax, NS; his Mother, Florence May Jackson of Manchester England; his wife of fifty years, Alice Jean Hoy; his son, Jackson Reid Dancey; and his four sisters, Evelyn Thompson, Dorothy Armstrong, Joyce Karch, and Hazel Winter. Fred was a Registered Industrial Accountant (RIA). He worked for the Federal Government in ON and the AB Government in Edmonton. In Alberta, he oversaw things such as the Provincial Budget and special budgets such as Kananaskis Country, Museums, and the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. In earlier years he worked for Calgary Power and ATCO. He was involved in the community and volunteering. Fred enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, WWII in October 1944. He served in Canada and the North Atlantic. He was stationed on His Majesty's Canadian Ship Niobe in Scotland on the River Clyde. After the war, he toured on HMCS Joliette. His Father was wounded at the end of WWI and his Grandfather was in the Riel Rebellion. Dad loved sports, traveling and BBQing. He played Junior football in Calgary and was invited out to the Forty-eight Stampeders. He was on the track and field team in grades 8 to 12. He coached AAA Hockey in Nepean. He especially enjoyed golf and hockey, as well as football, baseball, curling, bowling, tennis, cards, boxed in the Navy and watching UFC. Fred passed away after a lengthy battle with renal failure and ALS. Fred requested no Memorial Service or get-together and will be Cremated at Foster's Garden Chapel in Calgary. He thanks all his dear friends and family who visited, phoned and wrote. Dad was a great Father and provider and will be missed very much. 

 

HMCS JOLIETTE

DAVIS, Thomas Edward, Petty Officer - Suddenly, on active service, Petty Officer Thomas E. (Ted) Davis, (V22485), RCNVR, aged 23 years, dear son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Davis, 30 red Deer Ave., Birch Cliff, and brother of Dorothy, of Toronto, and Pte. Donald M. Davis, RCAMC, Italy. Resting at the William Sherrin Funeral Home, 873 Kingston Rd., Toronto. Service in the chapel Monday at 3 p.m. Interment Scarboro Memorial Park. (Naval honors). (The Toronto Star, 20 Oct 1944)

 

HMCS MAGOG

DIXON, C. G. MacKenzie - Born, 29 Jul 1925, in St. Lambert, Quebec, son of Wm. Parker Dickson and Grace (Adams) Dickson, Kenzie died 04 Nov 2013 in Peterborough, Ontario, in the presence of his wife Mary Jane, his beloved companion for 62 years. His early years were spent at the Grove School in Lakefield. Upon graduation, he enlisted and spent two years in the Navy on convoy duty in the north Atlantic on board the HMCS Eastview. After the war, Kenzie enrolled at McGill and graduated as a chemical engineer. In 1955, he and his partner, Bernie Kahane, founded Separator Engineering Ltd. from which he retired fifty years later. Kenzie spent many happy summers at Stony Lake, much of his time on board the Spindrift. He was a loving, and loved, father to Parker, Peter, Hilary, Rebecca (Angus MacDonald) and Amy Dickson, Bronwen (Derek) Perks and Michele Morgan; Granddad to Rian, Eric, Morgan, Hannah, Nicole, Danni, Britain, Molly, Mary Jane, MacKenzie, Ceinwen, Sarah, and Joseph; great grandfather of Grace and Rowan. A memorial service for Kenzie will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge St, Peterborough.

 

HMCS EASTVIEW

DIXON, Charles Garfield, CM, O. St. J, Cdr, RCN(R) (09 Apr 1914 - 28 Aug 2004) - was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and spent most of his childhood on Cape Breton Island. He had many wonderful stories to tell of fishing, family, his dad, and the incredible sailing ship he built by hand. He attended St Mary's University in Halifax, achieving a degree in Commerce before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in September 1939. During World War II, Gar served much of his time on the HMCS Coaticook as Pay Officer, and remained very active in the Naval Reserve in the following years. In 1946, Gar joined the staff of Government House. He served for thirty-three years as private secretary to successive Lieutenant Governors, acting also as the "manager of protocol and ceremony." He was the bridge between the demands of politics and ritual. He worked with the most powerful world leaders, to smooth the way through the complexities of duty and mission, while they conducted business in British Columbia. Gar served under eight Lieutenant-Governors, organized the swearing in of five Premiers, was on good terms with five Canadian Prime Ministers, and coordinated most of the visits of the Royal Family, and, as a result established personal friendships with many of them. It can be truly said of Gar that "He walked with Kings, but never lost the common touch." He retired in 1979, and in 1980, was awarded the Order of Canada. During the past year, Gar was presented the high honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award at a commemorative ceremony at Government House. Gar was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Lorna, and his son, Alan. He is survived by his daughter, Janice Hayes, his two grandsons, Paul Justus Hayes (Aileen) and Sean Hayes (Audrey), his new great-granddaughter, Macy Olivia Hayes, his three sisters, Pat, Evelyn and Marlis, and his brother Milton. Gar will be sorely missed by his family and by the many friends whose lives he touched. Gar loved all of life his family, church, friends, art, beauty, a good party, wine, the Limners, France, and his beloved second home, Thetis Island. A gallant and dapper man, and a gentleman, he was rarely without a smile, and he was gracious to everyone. Gar was a talented photographer, and pictures he took of his family will be our treasures forever. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Vaughan for his care over the years and the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at VGH and 7B for their excellent attention and compassion, as well as the love and thoughtfulness Gar received from the Sunrise Assisted Care facility where he felt very much at home. A celebration of Gar's life will take place at St. Patrick's Church, 2060 Haultain St., Friday, September 3, 2004, at 12:10 p.m., with reception following in the Church Hall. Flowers are gratefully declined. Instead, if you wish, donations may be made to the Vicar's life will take place at St. Patrick's Church, 2060 Haultain St., Friday, September 3, 2004, at 12:10 p.m., with reception following in the Church Hall. Flowers are gratefully declined. Instead, if you wish, donations may be made to the Vic. (The Times Colonist 01 Sep 2004)

 

HMCS COATICOOK

DOBSON, Clifford - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clifford (Dobbie) Dobson, loving father, grandfather and companion, on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Regina General Hospital. Cliff was predeceased by wife Evelyn in 1993, his parents Arthur and Esther, and brothers Edmond, Don, Lorne, Fred, and sister Muriel. Cliff is survived by his daughters Karen (Brian), and Kim (Brian) and grandchildren Derek (Kristin) and Erin; brother Horace and sister Evelyn. Cliff was born in Dysart, SK. on April 26, 1926. Cliff was a graduate of the famous hockey circuit in Regina called the Parks League, progressing to the junior ranks with the Regina Abbots in 1942-44. In 1944 Cliff joined so many other Canadian lads in wearing the blue serge of the Navy. During training in Eastern Canada, Cliff played some hockey for Cornwallis in a Service league in Halifax, also playing for his ship's team, HMCS Ettrick, while serving in the North Atlantic. Following his discharge, Dobbie continued his hockey career with the Regina Commandos in the Western Canada Junior League before attending the training camp of the New York Rangers in 1946. After a short spell at camp, Dobbie was sent to the Regina Caps of the Western Canada Hockey League as spare goal tender for Emile Francis. Dobbie returned East in 1948 to play football for Oshawa in an Eastern league. While he was there, Cliff received a wire to report to the Valleyfield Braves in the Quebec Sr. league, coached by Toe Blake. During this time, Cliff met and married Evelyn Poland in 1949. Cliff gave up the hockey rinks to settle down and raise a family, and embarked on a thirty seven year career with Air Canada, retiring as Airport Manager for Air Canada in Regina at the age of 63. Cliff loved his career at Air Canada, the people he worked with, and the opportunities to travel. The Clearwater, Florida area held a special appeal for Cliff. The warm weather, ocean, and the golf amenities equated to a "little slice of heaven" as he was able to enjoy his lifelong passion of golf. It was in Florida that he met Pat Matteson who has been his companion for the last five years. Cliff had great affection for Pat and her daughters, Barb, Deb, and granddaughter Chantal. His interests also included cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Blue Jays and any Canadian-based hockey team. He enjoyed socializing with family and friends, whatever the occasion. Cliff possessed a sense of humor and was a remarkably kind, loving, patient and giving person who found satisfaction in life's simple pleasures. We will miss you Dobbie. We would like to thank Dr. Elliott and the staff at the Regina General Hospital. A private family interment will be held in Regina Memorial Gardens. Flowers most gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Cliff's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 279 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon S7K 2H8.

 

HMCS ETTRICK

DOBSON, Thomas Smith, LCdr, RCNVR - Died: 07 May 2006, Calgary, AB

 

HMCS WOODSTOCK, HMCS INCH ARRAN

DOUGLAS-CRAMPTON, Richard Daniel (20 Mar 1924 - 03 Mar 2010) - passed away peacefully in Cranbrook on March 3rd. He was born in Warren, Ontario in 1924; a town named after his grandfather, George Warren. He was the youngest of four children and spent the first few years of his childhood hunting, canoeing and riding horses. As soon as he turned eighteen, Dan joined the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII and served aboard the HMCS Dunver until the end of the war. He met and married Bridget Myfanwy Jane Appleton in England in 1947 and brought her back to Canada as his bride. They had six children, David, Nicki, Karen, Stephanie, Fiona and Katrina. Dan was a bush pilot for several years in Northern Ontario and became an accomplished horseman and trainer whose horses competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. His prize stallion Himeryk sired several horses whose progeny are still in the RCMP Musical Ride today. He had a great love of animals and the family home, Tarmoncarra, was always bustling with the activity that only six children and countless pets and farm animals could produce. Dan was widowed in 1991, and a few years later moved to a beautiful ranch outside Kimberley where he lived for the rest of his life. He made frequent visits to see family in Ontario, Calgary and Vancouver. Dan lived a very full life, and will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his children and their families, as well as his seventeen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life held at Elk Ridge Ranch, 8740 Findlay Road, Cranbrook, BC, on Saturday, March 6 - 2:00 p.m. onwards. A second Celebration of Life will be held in Ontario at a later date. Announcement to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the MS Society or the SPCA. (The Calgary Herald 06 Mar 2010)

 

HMCS DUNVER

FLAGLER, Philip Russell (Phil) - (09 Jan 1925 - 27 Mar 2012) - Retired CJBQ Radio - Quinte Broadcasting Co. Ltd. World War II, RCNVR, Telegraphist, HMCS Carlplace - Peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital at 6:40 p.m. with family at his side, in his 88th year. Resided at RR#5 Belleville and the Bayview Retirement Residence. Belleville. Only son of Mary Ellen Flagler (nee McGuire) and Henry Russell Flagler. Husband of Helen (nee Boyd, deceased July 5, 2009). Father of Sandra of Toronto, Carol of Mississauga (the late Reg Phillips), Mark of Cloyne (Kathy) and Philip Jr. of Toronto (Noreen Murphy). Pa to Tracey Gerald and Corey Flagler, and Grandpa to Crystal Phillips. On December 12th, 2010 Phil faced the challenge of receiving a new heart valve, followed by a three month recovery in Toronto General Hospital and rehabilitation in the Sills Wing of Belleville General Hospital. Upon discharge he moved to Bayview Retirement Residence where he continued to live an active life. We are grateful to family, friends and members of the community for their kindness and support over these past few years, especially his niece Beth Burns (nee Boyd, Sherman) and his nephew-in-law George McDonald (the late Ruth Boyd). Phil was the loving protector of and advocate for Helen during her long battle with Alzheimers. A lifelong resident of Belleville he and Helen who were married for 62 years, enjoyed life of many interests: fishing, antiquing, cooking, reading and much more. He will be missed. Friends may call at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave. Belleville (613-968-5588) on Friday from 6- 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Michael the Archangel Church on Saturday March 31st, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a visitation at John R. Bush Funeral Home on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Father Richard Whalen officiating. Interment Belleville Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Gleaner's Food Bank, P.O. Box 20029, Belleville, Ontario K8N 5V1 (613-962-9043) www.gleanersfoodbank.ca. Flowers welcome.

 

HMCS CARLPLACE

GRAHAM, Ron J. (03 Jul 1924 - 02 Dec 2010) - 86, of Sackville/Bedford N.S., died Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 peacefully at home. Born in Debert N.S., he was the son of the late John A. and Beulah (Geldart) Graham. He served overseas in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War on HMC ships Nene, Charlottetown and Swansea, including the Murmansk run. During his service on HMCS Nene, one of the Canadian Frigates of the 9th Escort Group, the crew was tasked with the responsibility for the safe escort of 15 U-Boats intercepted at the end of the war, the largest U-boat surrender of the war. He joined the Meteorological Service of Canada in December 1945; worked in various positions in Truro, Moncton and Bedford. He especially enjoyed his work on Sable Island and the Churchill Falls Power project. He retired from the Department of Environment as Superintendent of Station Operations, Atlantic Region in December 1980. He was a member of the Bedford Baptist Church, a Life Member of the Debert Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and served as Commanding Officer of the Truro Sea Cadet Corps. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mollie (Millard); children Carol MacDougald, Bedford; Tim (Maureen), Bedford; Mary, Middle Sackville; Kristen (Paul) Soulier, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Jane MacDougald (Richard Clark), Halifax; Nicholas, Quinn and Eillish Graham, Bedford; Matthew, Bethany and Ryan Dunn, Sackville; Emilie and Lily Soulier, Colorado Springs; two brothers, Robert, Manotick, Ontario and Bill (Joyce) of Peterborough, Ontario; one sister, Ellen(George) Brown of Hampton, N.B. He was predeceased by two brothers, Jim, Moncton, N.B. and Glenn, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held at Bedford Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 7th at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Bob Ohsberg, Rev. Dr. Ida Armstrong-Whitehouse, and Rev. Dr. Ron MacLean officiating. No visitation at Ron's request. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Bedford Baptist Memorial Fund or the Canadian Diabetes Association (Camp Fund for Children) The family would like to extend special thanks to the home care workers and VON for their dedicated in-home services during the past year.

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, HMCS NENE, HMCS SWANSEA

GRAY, Ernest Charles Born October 19, 1925 – Ernie Gray passed away peacefully at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Friday, May 16, 2014. Ernie loved his family and loved life. He leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, June (Johnson) Gray; his sons Robert (Carolyn), Richard (Sherri), John, Douglas (Suzanne); his sister, Sister Helen Gray, CND; his sister-in-law June Gray; his grandchildren Matthew (Christina), Jim (Kara), Lauren (Troy), Joshua (Erica), Bradley (Lisa), Jacqueline, Michael, David; and his great-grandchildren Jack, Grace, Liam, Abigail, Ryah, Emilia, Emry and Charles Ernest; along with many close friends, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Hubert and Hilda Gray; his brothers Wilfred, Doddy, Frank, Gerry, Donny. Ernie is a veteran of World War II. He was in the Canadian Navy, and served on the H.M.C.S Ettrick. After he returned from the war, Ernie began a long and successful career in the food service industry in Montreal, which culminated in the establishment of TTS Marketing, along with two of his sons. Ernie loved all sports; as a young man he played in the Snowdon Fastball League and played football with the NDG Maple Leafs. An avid golfer, Ernie belonged to Summerlea Golf and Country Club in Montreal and to The Meadows Golf and Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. Relatives and friends may call at the Munro and Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak St. Lancaster Ontario (613-347-3629) on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., and on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lancaster on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 12:00 noon. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to either the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. As a memorial to Ernest, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods.(The Gazette 20 May 2014)

 

HMCS ETTRICK

GRELISH, Vincent Morton (Vince) - passed away peacefully on September 28, 2007 at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend and will be sadly missed and remembered by his loving and faithful wife Nettie of 57 years, beloved sons Leigh (Cathy), Gary (Gail), Wayne (Lali), daughter Karen (Bert), 10 grandchildren, Shiloh, Tanya, Seth, Rene, Jennifer, Kristine, Steven, Laura, Andrew, Sebastian, 7 great- grandchildren Justine, Andrew, Logan, Sherise, Jaidin, Jakob, Dusk and his loving sister Norma fondly known as Tudy. Predeceased by his father Steve, mother Elfreda. Vince was born and raised in Burnaby, during the war he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and sailed on the HMCS Dunver, upon his return he started a long career as a Builder and Land Developer before retiring he taught all 4 of his children the business. He touched the hearts of many people throughout his years and will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288 -108 Ave., Surrey followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations would be appreciated to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. (The Province 03 Oct 2007)

 

HMCS DUNVER

GUIGNION, Robert Norman (Bob) - 80 years, peacefully, on July 15, 2006, at Malden Park. Late of Tecumseh. Beloved husband of 35 years to Claire Marie (nee Rivard). Loving father of Shelley (Pat) McAneeley, of Calgary, AB.; Michael and wife Roberta, of Windsor; and Kevin, of Tecumseh. Dear son of the late Norman (1968) and Eva (nee Pittman) (1996). Dear grandpa of Micheline Maylor and great-grandfather of Ava and Reid Maylor, all of Calgry. Dear brother of Irma and Garth Rumble; Betty Guignion; Sharron and Jim Cameron, of Owen Sound; and the late Bill (2004). Dear brother-in-law of Judy Guignion; Greg and Alene Rivard, of Parkhill; Georgette and Italo Rose, of MI.; Therese and Dave Calquhoun, of BC.; Paul and wife Kathy, of Windsor; Jean and wife Marlene, of Parkhill; Rosalie and Mike Gosselin, of Tecumseh. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII on the HMCS Inch Arran, was a Member of the R.C. Legion Br. 261, was the proprietor of Elite Furniture and Appliance, was a Sears employee, and finally was at Essex Appliance where he retired at the age of 71. Visiting Monday, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Marcotte Funeral Home and Chapel, 12105 Tecumseh Road, Tecumseh (519-735-2830). A service under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran's Memorial Services committee will be held on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Parish prayers Monday at 8:30 p.m. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Anne Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Robert Couture will be the celebrant. A cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Windsor or to the Diabetes Wellness Centre of Windsor/ Essex would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Bob Guignion in the Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on September 24, 2006. All are welcome. (The Windsor Star 17 Jul 2006)

 

HMCS INCH ARRAN

HALE, Frederick Ernest - The death of Frederick Ernest Hale of Saint John, NB, husband of Rita (Wiggins) Hale, occurred on Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Ridgewood Veterans Wing. Born in Fredericton, NB on December 13, 1922, he was a son of the late Frederick and Elsie (Parsons) Hale. Fred was a veteran of the Canadian Navy and served during World War II. He survived being torpedoed while on convoy duty en route from Halifax to the United Kingdom (HMCS Chebogue - off the Azores, October 4, 1944). After the war, Fred worked in the grocery business in Saint John. He ran a successful grocery and butcher shop (Hale’s Grocery) on Russell Street in East Saint John for a large number of years. Many patrons will be familiar with his friendly and jovial personality while doing business. Survived by his loving wife Rita for what would have been 60 years on September 29th,2008; two sons, Fred Jr. (Patricia) of Rothesay, NB and Robert “Bob” (Valerie) of Bedford, NS; two brothers, Gerald (Carmel) of Redbank, NB and Richard of Halifax, NS; four grandchildren, Stefanie and Ashley of Rothesay, Gillian and Jonathan of Calgary, AB; and one great-granddaughter, Morgan; several nieces and nephews including Patsy Robinson of Toronto, ON. Predeceased by three brothers, Victor, Leslie and William; and one sister, Margaret Winchester. Arrangements are under the care of Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint john (506) 634-7424. At the request of the family there will not be any visiting at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held from St. Paul’s Church, Rothesay on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11 am. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to any charity of choice.

 

HMCS CHEBOGUE

HALEY, Arnold Daniel - Many friends will be saddened to hear, of the passing of long-time Fredericton public servant Arnold D. "Arnie" Haley, 24 September 2009. Born 19 December 1921, at home 110 Ludlow Street, West Saint John, he was the youngest son of the late John T. Haley and Violet B. (Donnelly) Haley. His father was Marine Superintendent for the Furness-Withy Steamship Co. during the Depression and World War II. Arnie obtained his early education at St. Patrick's school and St. Joseph's High School. His summers were spent at the family cottage, Grand Bay, and he enjoyed youthful holidays at the Donnelly farm, Barnesville. He continued his high school education at St. Joseph's College, Memramcook, and from there entered Mt. Allison Academy and University. He was the first Catholic student accepted at that institution. Active in university athletics and student affairs while at Mt. A., he was class secretary and was a member of the varsity (rugby) football and hockey teams, playing scrum-half and goalie, respectively, and serving as captain of the hockey team. In 1942 he left Mt. A to join the navy (R.C.N.V.R.). After basic naval training at HMCS Brunswicker he was selected for officer training at HMCS Kings, Halifax. He served in 1943 as gunnery officer on HMCS Melville, on the Triangle Run between Halifax-St. John's- New York. In early 1944, in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe, he volunteered to captain a landing craft. Instead he was promoted Lieutenant and trained in the new ASDIC (sonar) warfare. He was transferred to be anti-submarine officer on HMCS Charlottetown, serving in Caribbean, as part of convoy Escort Group 16 in the North Atlantic, and in sub hunting in the North Sea, English Channel and Mediterranean. After the war he returned briefly to Mt. A., and then studied accounting at McGill University. He was a founding partner of the Fraser-Brace Airline Co., operating between St. John's and Manhattan, and was employed for a number of years in the Federal Income Tax Dept. in Montreal and Sydney, C.B. In 1952 he married Pauline E. Pearson, daughter of Ralph T. Pearson of Sussex, N.B. Promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on the navy reserve list, he joined the regular Navy during the Korean War in 1953 to serve in various training and staff positions at HMCS Stadacona, Halifax; HMCS Cornwallis, Annapolis; HMCS Carleton, Ottawa, and as R.C.N. traveling recruiter for the Maritime Provinces. Returning to private life in 1958, he worked as an agent for various firms including Mead- Johnson and Merck Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Haley entered the N.B. Dept. of Finance during the premiership of Louis Robichaud and in 1964 moved his family to Fredericton. In 1974 he was appointed Director of Pensions and over the ensuing decade he labored successfully to institute the indexing of pensions and established fully-funded pension plans for teachers and nurses. Following his retirement in 1986 he remained a member of the Pension Advisory Board, served as local chairman of the United Way, and enjoyed time at his cottage on Wildwood Island, Magaguadavic Lake. He followed sports and politics keenly, and was a life-long and active Liberal until recent years, particularly as a fund raiser. Although the party had been out of power for nearly twenty years, he raised record amounts for the successful 1987 and 1991 provincial campaigns. Mr. Haley was well-known throughout the province and over his long life he made many fast friends and interesting acquaintances in all walks of life, in the Maritimes, Canada and the United States. He was a member of Order of the Good Time, the Naval Officers Association of Nova Scotia, and the United Services Institute. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club, and was a charter member of the Fredericton I.O.O.B. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline in 2002, and by two brothers and one sister; Pilot Officer James F. Haley, R.C.A.F., killed overseas in 1942, William J. Haley of Saint John, in 1988; and Helene C. McGirr of Saint John, in 1972. He is survived by a daughter, Mary H. Rogers (Denis) of Moncton, and three sons, John T. Haley of Fredericton, James A. Haley (Anne) of Oromocto, and Lieut.-Cmdr. A. Gregory Haley MD, C.F.B. Gagetown; six grandchildren, Haley (Matthew) McDonald, Megan Rogers, and Erin Rogers, and William, Kathleen, and Patrick Haley; also one great-grandson, Jake McDonald. One nephew, Kenneth W. Haley (Pam) of Parrsboro, N.S., and one niece, Heather I. Mason (John) of Saint John also survive. Visiting will be held at McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, on Tuesday 7- 9 p.m., and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place at Holy Family Church, Thursday at 2 p.m., with reception at the church and interment at the Hermitage Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the United Way Forever Endowment Fund or the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Fund. (458-9170)

 

HMCS BRUNSWICKER, HMCS MELVILLE, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, HMCS CARLETON

HARRIS, Raymond (Ray) - passed away on March 19, 2012 after a long illness. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Margaret Harris and his nine children Trudy (Norbert) Kondla, Linda (Al) Curwin, Ray (Sue) Harris, Fred (Karin) Harris, Bonnie Harris, Debbie (Gary) Esligar, Wendy Harris, Candy (Keith) Turly, Sandy (Denise) Harris, ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Ray was born in Calgary, Alberta on March 12, 1925. He grew up in Calgary and met his future wife there. Ray and his three brothers joined the military during World War II to fight for their country. Ray joined the navy and was stationed on HMCS Magog and survived his ship being torpedoed in the St. Lawrence River. He returned home to marry Margaret. Ray and his family later moved to the Standard area and bought a farm. He welded all over Alberta before becoming an oilfield operator in the Standard area, all while continuing to farm and raise his nine children. Ray Harris was a quiet and hard working person who was always willing to help a neighbor and especially his family. He always looked forward to seeing the baby animals each spring, but he liked nothing more than sitting on his deck and watching his grandchildren play. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel, Strathmore at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Standard Cenotaph Foundation (Box 249, Standard, AB, T0J 3G0). Wheatland Funeral Home Ltd. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. 403-934-5666

 

HMCS MAGOG

HAUGHEY, Leonard James (Len) (04 Jul 1926 - 24 Aug 2007) - Len spent two years in RCNVR, 1944 to 1945, overseas on board The La Hulloise. He retired from Air Canada in 1989 after 25 years of service. He was a life member and past president of the Norwood St. Boniface Legion and was very proud to be a member of the M.P.G.A. and C.P.G.A. for 30 years. Survived by his sister Marie McMillan of Vancouver; his two sons, Randy and Norman (Karen); and his wife Lee Russell. Len will be remembered by his friends as a loyal, trustworthy man. Len never shirked responsibility; he always did his best. He was fiercely proud of his sons, thrilled with his grandson Nicholas, and really happy to hear that he would also have a granddaughter in February. He was looking forward to seeing her. For many of his years as M.P.G.A. member, Len volunteered Junior golf lessons every Saturday at Golfl and. He loved teaching his passion, golf. Once again, thank you to John Hague, formerly of Golfl and, for providing Len with a place to teach. Len would also like to thank all the members of the Niakwa Country Club, the Assiniboine Golf Club, Bel Acres and the Wildewood Club where he spent many years as Marshall, Starter and Head Pro. He loved you all. By Len's decision, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. (the Winnipeg Free Press 25 Aug 2007)

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE

HAYES, Denis William - Denis passed away peacefully at home on August 27, 2005. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his loving wife of 59 years, Cecilia, their two children, daughter Susan DeSeranno and son Denis Hayes; grandchildren, Spencer, Parker and Pierson Hayes and Maria, Don and Celia Aline and Suzie DeSeranno; great-grandchildren, Grace and Jackson DeSeranno; as well as his brother Clayton (Margaret) and their children, Joe, Mina, Jenny and Marnie. He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Mina Hayes. Denis was born in Moose Jaw on January 7, 1925 but moved to Brandon with his parents in 1938. In 1942, at the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and after training, served for the duration of the war in the North Atlantic theatre aboard HMCS Red Deer and HMCS Inch Arran. After the war, he returned to Brandon and completed high school. He then attended St. Paul's College and Manitoba Law School from which he obtained an LLB degree in 1951. After graduating and completing his articles, he established the firm of Morkin, Hayes and Dobroworski and practised law with that firm in Winnipeg for nearly 40 years. In 1990, he joined Kleysen Transport Ltd. as general counsel in which position he remained until he retired in 1998. In addition to his law practice, Denis founded Polaris Leasing Co. Ltd. and was its president and principal shareholder for many years while it carried on an office equipment leasing business in Manitoba. Denis was an avid outdoor sportsman. First and foremost a game bird hunter, he never missed going out on opening day of every hunting season. Many happy years were spent with his hunting buddies, Ernie, Hubert, Bud, George and his son Denis, at their hunting lodge at Fisher Branch, MB. Denis was interested in birds of all kinds which be observed and studied with care until he was able to identify over 100 species on sight in the field. He was also an enthusiastic gardener and managed to grow a respectable vegetable garden every year. His other interests included woodworking and making furniture and he turned out many beautiful pieces. As well, the study of geography, military history and researching his family tree. Later in life, Denis took up the sport of trap and skeet shooting and served as president of the Winnipeg Trap and Skeet Club for several years. Denis was a firm but compassionate, generous and wise man and extremely generous with his time and many clients would have benefited by his counsel. Funeral mass will be held at St. Ignatius Church (corner of Corydon and Stafford) at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31. Fr. Brian Massie S.J. will celebrate the mass. Interment will take place in the Roman Catholic section of St. Vital Cemetery on River Road, following the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Denis' memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3G 9Z9 or the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. LeClaire Brothers in care of arrangements. (the Winnipeg Free Press 30 Aug 2005)

 

HMCS INCH ARRAN, HMCS RED DEER

HEARD, Trevor Frederick, Lt (11 Sep 1921 - 30 Jul 2008) - Served RCNVR in Skeena as a writer from 1941 to 1942 on convoy duty in the North Atlantic and endured the infamous Battle of the Atlantic. He was sent to Naden, in Victoria, for Officers' Training in 1942, promoted, and posted to NSHQ Ottawa, as Casualty Officer, after which he was sent back to sea as Supply Officer in Strathadam and La Hulloise in 1945. Trev received an MID during the Battle of the Atlantic, retiring 18th January, 1946. He was a life member of HMCS York, Toronto; Member N.O.A.C. Naden Officers' Mess, Victoria; N.O.A.V.I; Fourandex; Victoria Jazz Society and Victoria Mens' Newcomers' Club. Beloved husband of Pauline, (Paulie) (nee Scott/Pepper), his devoted wife and friend of over 50 years, adored father of Fred of Victoria; David (Sue), Susanne, and Judy Marshall, of Toronto, stepson, Scott Pepper of Edmonton, and stepdaughter, Paula Pepper, of Victoria, dearly loved Poppa to Jennifer Neilson, Christa Robertson and Leigh Heard of Victoria; Dayna Garita, Tamara Beaumont and Christopher Lewis, of Toronto, stepgrandchildren Jesse and Cameron Pepper, Derek and Lucas Witte of Victoria, and Great Grandfather to Haylee and Payton Beaumont, Jacob and Kayla Garita, of Toronto, and Dominic Neilson of Victoria. Trev was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie Parsons, of Montreal, and his parents, Frederick George and Harriet Ann (Jones) Heard of England, Wales and Toronto. Born in Toronto, Trev lived in East York before joining the navy in World War 11. Trev's career after the war, began with Canada Metal and ended with his retirement in 1991 as Director/ Partner of Wessan Plumbing, (now Elkay Canada), manufacturers of stainless steel sinks. The day after his retirement and 71st birthday, he and Paulie drove from Islington, Ontario (Toronto) to Victoria, stopping to dance in Chicago, gamble in North Dakota with friends from Winnipeg, and fish in Kelowna with more old friends, taking up residence on the Victoria Harbour. Trev's passion was jazz, and he always considered himself very lucky to have been able to travel for over 20 years with Canada's Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass", wherever in the world they had concerts, taking Paulie with him, remaining close friends with many of the original band members. He was well known on the Toronto Jazz scene, and Victoria jazz fans will recall seeing Trev at jazz and big band events in Victoria, Washington, and Oregon. He and Paulie loved to dance wherever there was a big band, and had many friends in the music business. In Toronto Trev sang bass for several years with the Etobicoke Barber Shop Chorus, and after moving to Victoria, curled for several years at The Victoria Curling Club. He and Paulie loved to travel, both before and after his retirement, and enjoyed vacations and cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamanian Islands; Jamaica, Bermuda, South America, through the Panama canal, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii, Europe, Mexico, all over the United States and all across Canada. It was not unusual for Trev to go whitewater rafting from the Jasper Park Lodge, motorbike in Bermuda, fly a glider in Hawaii, enjoy music in Jamaica or Aruba, tour a rum plant in Puerto Rico, drive a moke in Barbados, sail the San Juan & Gulf Islands, or fish the Queen Charlottes and Vancouver Island coasts all in one year. Trev loved his own boat At Last" , which he left in Toronto with his family when they moved to Victoria in 1991, in which he and Paulie toured all the Muskoka and Haliburton Lakes in Ontario every summer, dancing wherever they found music. They took in jazz festivals in Quebec City, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Kentucky, Georgia, Arizona, Washington and Oregon, flew to Newfoundland, Maine, Martha's Vineyard, and the Maritimes, and spent time in New York, Florida, the Keys, New Orleans and the gulf coast, enjoying jazz. He always said he had not missed a thing. Trev requested cremation, and the family plan a celebration of his life, to take place some time in the near future in Victoria and Toronto. Those who wish, may make a donation to the Cancer Clinic of Vancouver Island. Good Night Sweet Prince! (The Times Colonist 03 Aug 2008)

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS STRATHADAM

HENRY, Richard Stuart - Master Mechanic, CN Rail - 44 years service, including overseas service with the Zambian Railway - retired 1986, honoured grandfather and always the generous teacher and mentor, R.S. Henry passed away at his beloved ranch near Mulvihill, MB on May 4, 2008 at the age of 82. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Christena, Sherolyn (Paul), Kathryn, Richard (Dorothy), Janice (Ken), also numerous grandchildren, relatives and friends. Our family is most appreciative of the patience, care and kindness shown by the dedicated healthcare professionals at Lakeshore General Hospital in Ashern. Many thanks as well to all of those caring practitioners from homecare for their thoughtfulness and to the gracious folks at Veterans Affairs. To the many friends from the community who made time to drop by for a visit, often bearing gifts, THANK YOU. You will always be welcome in our homes. All who knew him well might expect Richard himself to have said, with that wry smile and laugh at the ready well then, I guess the man upstairs was taking an old sailor today after all . He will be in our thoughts always. A graveside service was held on May 10, 2008 at the Eriksdale cemetery. If you so wish, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2. (the Winnipeg Free Press on 17 May 2008)

 

HMCS MATANE

HOWARD, Edward Ian (20 Jun 1921 - 06 Feb 2013) - Ian passed away as he lived his life, unwilling to give up without a fight; a man of tremendous strength. Ian immigrated from England at the age of six with his father, Vincent, mother Katherine, brother Gerald and sister Tina. As a sea cadet in Vancouver at the beginning of WW II, Ian went to Kings College in Halifax for officer training. From 1941 until the end of WW II, he saw active duty on a number of vessels on the east coast and finished his military career as LCdr on HMCS Inch Arran on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. It was while operating out of the port of Halifax that he met the love of his life, Marian Moore. They were married in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on April 3, 1944. Returning to Vancouver after the war, Ian attended UBC, obtained his Bachelor of Commerce and then his Chartered Accountant designation and with a friend, Dave Dyke, founded Dyke and Howard in 1951 (known as D&H Group today). Ian left public practice in1962 when he purchased Columbia Plastics Ltd., one of his clients. One of Ian's greatest joys was mentoring young people, and he touched too many people to name here. In his final days, Ian said that one of the things that meant the most to him was his relationship with his grandsons, Matthew and Patrick Howard. He loved them so unconditionally, enjoyed the recounting of their exploits and was just so proud of them. Ian felt he had left "footprints in the sand". Ian was predeceased by his mother, Katherine, father Vincent and brother Gerald. Survived by his wife, Marian, sons Greg (Jane) and Brent (Mary), grandsons Matthew and Patrick, sister Tina, nephews John (Leslie), Reg (Rita) and Ron. In California; sister-in-law Phyllis, nephew Bruce (Lynne), nieces Wendy (Kevin) and Leslie (John). In Nova Scotia; nephew Ian (Deirdre), nieces, Deanne, Valerie, Jean and Jo-Anne. The service will be held at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Avenue, Burnaby, BC. at 1:00 Pm on Thursday, February 14th, 2013. Reception will take place at Ocean View Funeral Home following the Funeral Service. Interment to follow the reception at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC. At 3:00 pm.

 

HMCS INCH ARRAN

HOWELL, Ernest Henry, Sto 1c, V93160, RCNVR - Ernest was born in Sep 1922, the son of Mrs. Lucy Howell and the late Eli Howell, 48 Bay Street East, Sydney, NS. He attended Whitney School and entered the Academy in September, 1939. in 1940, he joined the Merchant Navy and served in England until Sep 1943, when he joined the Royal Navy. A year later he was transferred to the RCNVR and was stationed in Halifax until Sep 1945, when he sailed for the Pacific. His ship was passing through the Canal Zone when Ernest was killed in an accident aboard ship.

 

HMCS GROU

ILLIG, Joseph John (Joe) (1924 - 2012) - Passed away peacefully at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on Monday October 15, 2012 aged 88 years. Joseph (Joe) Illig, loving husband of Jean Illig (nee) Sargent for 63 years of marriage. Dear father of Joan Schneider–Cready (Trevor) of Waterloo, Jim Illig (Marlene) of Waterloo, Joe Jr Illig (Peggy) of Baden. Loving Grandfather of Jeremy Schneider (Elke) of Australia, Joshua Schneider of Cambridge, Michelle Illig of Kitchener, Jesse Illig of Baden and Chris O’Brien of Waterloo. Dear Grandfather of 6 Great Grand Children. Fondly remembered by his sister Rita Sheridan of Waterloo and brother Herbert Illig of Cambridge. Predeceased by his parents Alphonse and Rose Illig. Joe was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #530 in Waterloo, a founding member of the K-W Naval Veterans Association and a proud veteran of World War 2 and served faithfully on the HMCS Kirkland Lake. Friends are invited to share their memories of Joe with his family during a memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 6-8 pm. Cremation has already taken place. 

 

HMCS KIRKLAND LAKE

KERRY, Herald C. - Peacefully on Monday, June 20th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa, in his 84th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Olga (Ogee) for 53 years. Loving brother of Ivan (Isabel) of Prince Edward Island, John (the late Marion) of Almonte, Mavis (the late Arnold Graham) of South Mountain, the late George (Ruth) of Oshawa and the late Harry (the late Emily) of Edmonton. Brother-in-law of Marjorie and her husband Bill Sim of Langley, British Columbia and the late Julie Jennings. Herald will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and long time Friends. Proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Charlottetown K244 in World War 2. Former resident of Oakville for over 50 years and employed by Halton Region. Cremation. At Herald's wish, a celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Oshawa Funeral Service "Thornton Chapel", 847 King St. West (905-721-1234)." Always Lovingly Remembered"

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

LANDRY, Clarence Bernard Martin - It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear husband, father, and grandfather at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Born in Whitney Pier, Sept. 30, 1924, he was the son of the late Peter and Mildred (Jollymore) Landry. Clarence enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy on Sept. 30, 1943, and served on the HMCS Levis and was discharged Dec. 7,1945. He married his sweetheart and soulmate, Charlotte (Orychock) on July 4, 1945. He worked as a meat cutter at Gillis’s in Whitney Pier for several years, then at Metropolitan Life Insurance where he met several life time friends. Clarence joined the Sheriffs Department in 1974 where he worked until he retired as chief deputy sheriff in Sydney, and acting sheriff in Arichat in 1989. Clarence was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 151 and was active in all legion activities. He was also a founding member of the Cape Breton Naval Veterans Association. Clarence was an exercise instructor for the exercise group at Branch 151. He was also involved in the past with The Knights of Columbus, as well as a volunteer with Meals On Wheels, and numerous other community service projects. Left to mourn his passing his wife, Charlotte Cecilia of 67 years; his children, Patricia Marie (Glen) Martin, Sydney, and Peter Anthony Landry, Halifax; his two grandchildren, Cameron and Jackson Martin — his special shipmates. Also his brother-in-law, James Gallant, sisters-in-law, Annie Hewak, Catherine Orychock and Mary Orychock; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, as well as his sister, Constance Elizabeth Gallant, a sister in infancy, and his brothers, Leo and Robert Landry. Also predeceased by his sisters-in-law, Nellie Litowski, Agnes Ojolick and Pearl Landry, and brothers-in-law, Tony Orychock, Stanley Orychock, Walter Hewak, Harry Ojolick and William Litowski. Memorials in his memory may be made to a charity of choice. Visitation for Mr. Landry will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima with Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.

 

HMCS LEVIS

Le BLANC, Russell Wilfred - 87, Florence It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of our brother Russell. Russell was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Florence, C.B., the son of the late Andrew F. and Catherine (Brady) Le Blanc. He is survived by his by two sisters, Constance Russell (Sean, Toronto) and Yvonne Lambert (Halifax), as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Catherine (Florence), sister, Marguerite Pearl (Montreal), brothers, Harold Vincent (Halifax) and Ernest 'Frank' (Florence). He grew up in Florence where he attended grade school. Later he attended high school at College du St. Anne in the Annapolis Valley. After graduating from high school, he started a degree at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. He left university for service during the Seconld World War and was a proud member of the HMCS Joliette during the war. After the war he returned to St. Francis Xavier and graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree. He worked for several years in northern Cape Breton before leaving to work in the Canada's Arctic, as well as in Kitimat and Vancouver, B.C. for many years. He returned to Florence and lived in the family home, following his mother's death in the mid-1980s. He was admitted to the DVA Harbour View facility in July 2007, where he was a resident until his death. The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Peter Poulos, his family doctor, and the staff of Harbour View facility for the care Russell received. A Christian Mass of Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Church, Bras d'Or, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, Fr. Peter McLeod officiating. No visitation by request of the family. He will be buried with his family at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Little Bras d'Or, at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Francis Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a mass be said for the souls in purgatory.

 

HMCS JOLIETTE

LUTZ, Willard H.G, F.C.A. - Willard died suddenly at his home in Regina, on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Predeceased by his wife, BettyAnn, he is survived by his sons Douglas (Kathie Manko and granddaughter Rachel Lutz) of Wolfville, N.S., and Bruce of Regina, and by his brothers Ron and Leonard. Born in Weyburn in 1924, he enlisted in the RCNVR and served aboard HMCS Kokanee on North Atlantic convoy escort duty during the Second World War. He married BettyAnn in 1948. In 1958 he completed the requirements for admission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants and joined the Saskatchewan Department of Health as an auditor. He became a member of the staff of the Provincial Auditor in 1968, and was appointed Acting Provincial Auditor in 1971. Upon appointment by Premier Allan Blakeney in 1972, he became the Provincial Auditor. After serving as Provincial Auditor for 17 years, he retired from public service in 1989. In 1980 he was admitted by the Council of the Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan for meritorious service to the Institute. Willard was a fearless and courageous advocate for legislative auditing as the best guarantee of government accountability, and the protection of the public interest. He vigorously criticized Saskatchewan governments of all political stripes for their secrecy, unauthorized expenditures, lack of public accountability and the failure to receive value for money. After lengthy and acrimonious public battles with the Saskatchewan government of the late 1980's he was eventually successful in forcing more openness upon the Government of Saskatchewan. Willard could be a hard man. He was principled; he spoke little, he never apologized and he never backed down. As one M.L.A. said He made it very clear that he served one master: the taxpayers of Saskatchewan. With his retirement, the taxpayers of Saskatchewan lose a good friend. To those who knew him well, he was a very good friend indeed. Friends are welcome to join Doug and Bruce and pay their respects to Willard's memory at Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall Street, Regina, SK, on Friday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m.

 

HMCS KOKANEE

MARLOW, Russell Bruce - passed away at his residence, Rebecca Street, Stratford, on Friday, February 13, 2009. He was the son of the late William and Mary Ann Marlow. Russell enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served his basic training at Cornwallis. From there he went to ALBRO Lake Radio Station. He served aboard the HMCS Magnificent, HMCS Bonaventure, HMCS Lauzon. He later owned and operated a restaurant near Lunenburg, N.S., returning to Stratford where he was employed with the City of Stratford until his retirement. He was a 46-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8 and the Army, Navy and Air Force, Unit 261. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife Shirley Erb, his second wife Lynn Read, brothers Norman and Charlie, a sister Marion Lichti. Russell leaves to mourn a son Ricky, daughters Sonia, Yvonne and Cathy and their families; step children Jen McCarthy (Greg), Jodi Quipp (Roy), Jeff Read; grandchildren Justin, Tyler, Dylan, Sammy and Jeffrey. Brothers David Marlow (Cheryl), William Marlow (Winnie), James Marlow; a sister Sue Vandervliet (Gord) and many nieces and nephews and their families. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford, on Tuesday, February 17 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Terry Hastings will officiate. The Royal Canadian Legion and the Army, Navy and Air Force will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the R C N Benevolent Fund through the funeral home. 

 

HMCS LAUZON, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

MASON, Vere Karsdale (09 Dec 1916 - 01 Jun 2006) - Founder V.K. Mason Construction Ltd. With sadness and love the Mason family announces the passing of Vere Mason in his home with dignity on June 1, 2006. Born in Paradise, NS to Ella (Longley) and Reginald Holmes and raised by his stepmother, Mildred Durling Mason. Beloved husband of Audrey (Prettie, Neish). Predeceased by June (Moses) Mason and sister Joan McKenzie of Montreal. Vere will be missed by sisters, Jean Pell of Halifax and Margaret Preece of Toronto. Much loved father of Elizabeth Betty Mason (Bruce Vidler), Linda (Lyn) (Daniel Voght), David (Michelle), James (Jim) (Tanya Trachtenburg). Special Grampa to Stephanie, Jonathan, Tyler, Thomas, Leda, Eric and Zack. Uncle to Bill Pell, Sharon McKinnon, Sue Clarke, John McKenzie, Joanne Preece and Scott Preece. Stepfather to Rob Neish (Kerry) and Geoffrey Neish and Grampa Vere to Robin and Oliver. Vere attended Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB - B. Sc. 1939, McGill University, P.Q. - B. Eng. 1942, graduating with honours and winning the British Association Medal. After graduation he joined the Aluminum Company of Canada. In 1942 Vere chose to serve in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy on the Escort Frigate HMCS Carlplace until 1946 and was discharged with rank of Lieutenant (E) R.C.N.V.R. After the war he joined George Hardy Ltd., General Contractors in Toronto from 1945-1953. Vere then joined Perini General Contractors Ltd. as Chief Engineer in 1953 and was appointed Vice President in 1957. In 1960 Vere founded V.K. Mason Construction Ltd. in Toronto and established offices in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Some of their projects included: Royal Bank of Canada Building, North York General Hospital, Commerce Court, Four Seasons Sheraton Hotel, Royal Bank Plaza, The Atrium on Bay and Two Bloor West in Toronto; the National Arts Centre, the National Science Library, Carleton University library and Place Guy Favreau in Ottawa; the Rupertsland Square and Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg. In 1988, Vere received an honourary Doctorate of Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Vere was a member of the Beaumaris Yacht Club in Bracebridge, a founding member of Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Florida, and the Donalda Club in Toronto. All who met him were richer by knowing him. He was the kind of man that was a true role model for others. The lessons that he taught by way of his life were by the example that he set. He had a commanding height and stature that always left an impression on others. Even people who only knew him for a short period of time were drawn to him because of his sincere and humble nature. He will be truly missed. Special heartfelt thanks to all those who wanted to make sure that he was as comfortable and as well taken care of as possible. Vere truly appreciated the efforts of Dr. J.D. Robertson, Dr. Michael R. Johnston, Dr. Robert Hyland and wonder nurse Heather Whalen. Thanks also to Princess Margaret Hospital's Thoracic Department for their dedicated expert care and to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, to Dr. Russell Goldman and to Steve Jenkinson for helping so much with your comforting and reassuring words. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 and from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. in ST. John's York Mills Anglican Church, 19 Don Ridge Drive. In memory of Vere, donations may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z5. (The Winnipeg Free Press 06 Jun 2006)

 

HMCS SCOTIAN, HMCS CARLPLACE

MAYNE, Thomas Hanson (21 Oct 1921 - 06 Nov 2011) - passed away peacefully on Sunday November 6, 2011. Loving husband for 68 years of Rose (Sowa) Mayne and the dear father of Thomas Mayne, John (Mickey) Mayne, Tim (Judith) Mayne, Lynda Numsen and Kevin (Maureen) Mayne. Proud grandfather of Kerry Matias, Thomas Mayne, Dawn Mayne, Kristine Mayne, Tracy Prisniak, Jennifer Prisniak, Rolf Numsen, Melanie Numsen, Shannon McNally and David Mayne. Proud great grandfather of Serena, Braden, Cassandra, Nyle, Devlin, Phelan, Brona, Flynn, Clara, Celeste, Kristopher, Chase, Christopher and Tiernan. Tom is survived by his sister Joyce Elliott and sisters and brothers in law Carol Mayne, Irene Mayne, Helen Golchuck, Bill Golchuck, Jean Jarry and George Crastina. Tom was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Flossie Belle (Start) Mayne and his siblings Mary (Andrew) Hanson, Beth (Ron) Forbes, Dorothy (George) Dugan, Ramona Mayne, Edgar (Judy) Mayne, Victor Mayne and Joseph Mayne Tom was also predeceased by his parents in law Joseph and Martha Sowa and sisters and brothers in law Frances (Joseph) Cerminara, Joseph Sowa, John (Paulette) Sowa and Jennie Crastina. Tom was a Royal Canadian Navy WWll veteran (1941 - 1945) serving on the frigate HMCS Cape Breton K350 deployed in the North Atlantic. After discharge he obtained his Electrician Certification, working in many capacities including running his own business. He was employed as a supervisor with TRW St. Catharines, retiring in 1984. Tom and Rose enjoyed many years on their farm in Vineland growing apples and Christmas trees. Every year, Tom looked forward to his week of deer hunting with his buddies on Manitoulin Island. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Canadian Corps, and the Navy League. Attending Navy reunions with his fellow veterans, golfing, enjoying the grandchildren, and taking long country drives with Rose were the pleasures of his retirement. The family would like to thank the staff at Portal Village Retirement home, Welland Hospital and particularly Sandy Forbes for their kind assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 or to the Alzheimer Society. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family in a celebration of the life of Tom Mayne at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56, at 67 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Wednesday November 9, 2011 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

HMCS CAPE BRETON

MELANSON, Edward G. - 85, of River Road in Bowdoinham passed away on Saturday Nov. 18, 2006, at Amenity Manor. He was born on April 25, 1921, in Corberrie, Nova Scotia, the son of Peter and Alma (Amirault) Melanson. Although he spent a lifetime as a carpenter, Ed spent four years in the Canadian Army serving on the HMCS Joliette and HMCS Nipigon. He also worked for the National Research Council in Ottawa, co-owned Melanson Brothers Construction in Wilbraham, Mass., and Friendship Motor Inn in Old Orchard Beach. Ed enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, gardening and just being an outdoorsman. He was predeceased by his parents and five siblings. Ed was survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Corinne Melanson of Topsham, daughter Gail Shears of Fairport, N.Y., granddaughter Kimberly Shears of Middletown, Conn., brother John Melanson and his wife, Verna, of Canada; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond. In Ed's memory, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357. (The Central Main - 19 Nov 2006)

 

HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS JOLIETTE

MORRIS, Edward John - at North Bay General Hospital (Scollard Site), Monday, July 27, 1998. Edward Morris beloved husband of the late Peggy MacDonald in his 61st. year. Dearly loved father of John Morris (Tina Rose) and Lee Lewis (Michael) all of Brampton. Loved son of Clara Morris of North Bay and the late Percy Morris. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Jessica and Gregory Lewis. Dear brother of Bud Morris and Caroline Vaillancourt (Gil) all of North Bay. Edward was a federal marketing agent with Canada Post and also served in the navy during the Cuban Crisis on the HMCS Fort Erie. Family receiving friends Wed. 2- 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. at the McGuinty Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Bill Ellam (formerly of Christ Anglican Church) Thurs. at 11:15 a.m. Interment Sat. at the Assumption Cemetery, Mississauga. (Donations - Heart & Stroke Fund)

 

HMCS FORT ERIE

MURPHY, John Ernest - Born: 25 Feb 1919, Charlottetown, PEI, Died: 14 Jan 1989, Sydney, NS

 

HMCS MAGOG

MacDONALD, William Frederick (Bill) (22 May 1923 -  19 Apr 2009) - The family of Bill MacDonald announces with sadness his death Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Victoria Hospice, Victoria, B.C. Bill was born in North Dumfries Township in Ontario, son of A. Fred and Sarah MacDonald. Survived by his loving wife Sheila, daughter Joan (Fred Duckloe), Stroudsburg, PA and son Bruce (Jane) Nashville, TN and his daughter-in-law, Janice of Atlanta, GA. Predeceased by his elder son, David, on August 10, 2007, his parents in the 1980's, and his sister Marion in 1932. Also survived by eight grandchildren: Christina, Katrina and William MacDonald of Georgia, Robert, Michael and Rebecca MacDonald of Tennessee and Gregory and Allison Duckloe of Pennsylvania, and his brother, Bruce (Florence) and nephew Reed of St. John, NB. Bill served in the RCNVR from 1942-1945 with active sea duty on the Atlantic aboard the frigate HMCS Dunver. He earned his Registered Industrial Accountant certification (CMA) in 1963 and held leadership positions with Babcock Wilcox in Galt, Dahmer Steel in Kitchener and retired as Vice-President, Treasurer from Apex Metals in Kitchener, Ontario in 1989. Bill was a member of Christ Church Cathedral where he served on the Finance Committee and the Stewardship Committee and during his days in Galt was active at Trinity Anglican Church. He previously served as Rector's Warden at the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo, Ontario. A member of RVYC, the Maritime Museum, Sail and Life Training Society as well as the Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, he sailed extensively on Georgian Bay and the Pacific Coast. He enjoyed summers at the family cottage in Parry Sound. Bill was a gifted cabinetmaker with an eye for detail. He also enjoyed biking and a game of bridge. His wife, family and many friends will miss his wit, wisdom, sense of humor and his kindness, integrity, and sense of duty. He was loved and respected by all. Service at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 25 in the Lady Chapel, Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Ave., Victoria, B.C. Interment of ashes at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario is planned for this summer. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Christ Church Cathedral Music Endowment Fund or Victoria Hospice Society.

 

HMCS DUNVER

MacKAY, Clifford (17 Jan 1926 - 05 May 2014) - Left us peacefully on May 5, 2014, to go and watch a "Yankees" game with Grandma Iris and son Jim. He was predeceased by Iris, his wife of 67 years; his best bud, son Jim; brother Todd and sister Rita. This great loss will be shared by daughter Bonnie Robinson; daughter-in-law Sheila MacKay; grandchildren Drew Robinson (Trish); Leigh Robinson (Richard); Aly and Cory MacKay; Great Grandchildren Ayelen, Ryah and Airlie Robinson; brother Ken MacKay, sister Doreen Smith (Jack) and brother-in-laws, Bob Beveridge and Bruce Cooke (Sybil); many nieces, nephews and friends. Cliff was born in Victoria and attended Willows Elementary and Oak Bay High School. He joined the Navy in June 1944 serving in Halifax and aboard the"HMCS Grou". After the war, he worked at Scott and Peden and drove taxi until he started work at Imperial Oil in 1948 where he remained until his retirement 39 years later in 1986. Cliff loved all sports and played softball with the Brentwood Aces and Brodie's Bakery, coached Jim in American Little League and later the Babe Ruth League. Cliff was an avid golfer, a member of "The Cedar Hill Golf Club", and he and Jim started "The Cliff MacKay Invitational" in June 1974 (40 years ago) His loves in life were his family, "Yankees" and dogs Nuki, JJ and Sam. He demonstrated love of family, patience, hard work, how to pay it forward and to always see the good in everyone, everyday of his life. He will always be our "forever rock" and the standard to which we will all strive to be. Thanks to Dr. Brian Pound, Community Health Care Workers and the incredible staff at Hospice for the great care of Grandad. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Victoria SPCA or Victoria Hospice. There will be a celebration of Cliff's life at the Cedar Hill Golf Clubhouse on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

 

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MacNEIL, Archibald Alexander (Archie) ( 17 Aug 1925 - 09 Nov 2008) - After squeezing every second out of every minute of the day, Archibald Alexander 'Archie A.' MacNeil passed away on Nov. 9, 2008, at the age of 83. He was a longtime resident of Creignish and loving husband of Martha (O'Connor) for 52 years. Archie A. embodies Cape Breton culture and tradition as a member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers' Association. Along with his good friend Frankie MacInnis, he regularly attended local dances, concerts and ceilidhs especially in West Mabou and the Judique Interpretive Centre, where he danced his last square set. Archie was an avid sports fan, playing baseball for the Inverness Ravens and the Co-ops as a young man and was a founding member of the Creignish Minor Baseball program. He had a passion for horse racing and proudly cheered on the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and the New York Rangers, whose games he followed without fail. Born to Dan C. and Flora (MacIsaac) MacNeil on Aug. 17, 1925, in Inverness, Archie A. was fiercely proud of his close family, his children, Geraldine (Garry Lavallee), Sandy (Peggy MacKinnon), Curtis (Sharon Tessier), Glen (Anita Rankin), Warna (Henry Brenning) and Morley (Charlotte MacKenzie); 16 grandchildren; sister, Margaret 'Pecka' (John R. MacDonald); brothers, John A. 'Gicks' and James (Jane). He was predeceased by sisters, Hughanna 'Loupie', Kaye and Sadie, brothers, Dan C. and Mickey. He was honoured to be part of his community, its traditions and his neighbours who he loved so. Archie served with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserves from 1943-1946. He saw action in the United Kingdom and the North Atlantic during the Second World War. He served on the HMCS Eastview in the North Atlantic and the HMCS Uganda in the Pacific. He was a member of the Port Hawkesbury Branch No. 043 Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Corp of Commissionaires. Visitation in Port Hawkesbury in Greene's Funeral Home today (Wednesday) from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral at 2 p.m., Thursday in Stella Maris Church, Creignish. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of your choice. 'He danced the last set.'

 

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McDONELL Robert Barry - Born Vancouver, B.C. September 23, 1923. Passed away peacefully at Langley Hospice December 6, 2007. Predeceased by father Allan, March 31, 1957 and mother Ruth, June 9, 1988. Attended Lord Byng High School and UBC. Served in RCNVR, Lieutenant, HMCS Capilano. Bob was president of McDonell Metal Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Chairman, B.C. Division, Canadian Manufacturers Assn., Chairman, Industrial Relations Committee, B.C. Division CMA and Manager, Plant Sales, Maritime Industries (Ulstein Maritime Ltd.) as well as other appointments throughout his career. Retiring in 1986, moved from West Vancouver to Langley, B.C. and loved the friendly, relaxed environs of the country-like community. Bob was an enthusiastic reader; blessed with a superior intellect; as well as having a refreshing sense of humor. He is profoundly missed by wife Doris, family, relatives and friends. We cherish the memories of good times shared. Cremation and No Service by his request. Flowers gratefully declined. Remains in care of Henderson's Funeral Home (The Province 15 Dec 2007)

 

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McGEACHY, Duncan Donald Cameron - passed peacefully November 25, 2009 in his 91st year, surrounded by family. Devoted and loving husband of Joan (Macdonald) for 28 years. Beloved father of three daughters and one son: Lynn (Bruce Smith), Joan, Ruth and Neil (Susan). Lovingly remembered by treasured grandchildren Cynthia and Cameron Andrews, Jana, Kristin, Diane and David McGeachy (Leslie), great-granddaughter Journey, step-granddaughter Kelly (Ralph Schatzmair) and their children Alexandra and Jack, step-niece Heather (Scott MacMillian) and their children Alec, Adam and Graeme. Don will be missed by nephews Ted (Ann), Jack (Jill) and Ken (Anneli) French, sons of his late sister Jean. Donald was raised in Vanderhoof, B.C., and educated at Queen's University in Mechanical Engineering, and in Business at UWO. War time employment included the British Admiralty and, as an engineer, a lieutenant on convoy duty for the Royal Canadian Navy onboard HMCS Lanark and Owen Sound. After the war, he built and developed Unifin and Wolverine Tube in London, Ontario. He was renowned as a pioneer of employee relationships. Subsequent activities included consulting and professional directorships to numerous business corporations, including Gore Mutual Insurance, Trimac Ltd. (Calgary), Unit Drop Forge Inc. (Milwaukee), and Fleet Aircraft (Ft. Erie). Don's community support work included advisory work with UWO, London Health Sciences Centre, YMCA, the United Church of Canada and the Council of Regents for Community Colleges of Ontario. With a strong social and philanthropic conscience, he was instrumental in the building of Westminster College in London and was president of the Stratford Festival Theatre. In later years he set up Takla Charitable Foundation and took a particular interest in environmental preservation projects. He was a hiker, a fly-fisherman and a pilot. A lover of literature, opera and theatre. Donald McGeachy was a gentleman, an ethical man and a model of integrity. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be conducted at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St. (at Dufferin Ave.) on Saturday, December 5 at 11 am by the Rev. Herbert Summers.

 

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McOUAT, Walter Scott - It is with great sadness we say goodbye to our dad, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Walter Scott McOuat who passed away October 22, 2009 in California at the age of 83. Wally, or Walt, was born October 30, 1925 in tSt. Vital, Manitobao parents Grace and Walter McOuat. He was one of eleven children and attended school in St. Vital. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and was stationed on the HMCS Fort Erie, a frigate stationed in the Triangle run of the North Atlantic Convoys. He returned home from the war in 1945 and later in 1960 moved to California where he was a successful businessman and resided until his death in Nevada. He was predeceased by his first wife Ruth (nee Harris), his parents, brothers Arthur, Earle, Donald and Dwight, sister-in-law Sandra (nee Mackay) and brother-in-law Lloyd Woollard. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Angie, daughters, Carol McQuat (Russell) of California and Noelle Wamboldt (Frank) of Mesa, Arizona, grandsons, Cory (Shaunie) and Rusty and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, William of Winnipeg, George and Charles of Toronto and sisters, Marcella Woollard and Danielle Street of Winnipeg and Margaret Annett of Vancouver. (the Winnipeg Free Press 31 Oct 2009)

 

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NEILL, Joseph James (Joe) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Joe Neill, age 86, of Dauphin, MB on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Joe was born June 17, 1926 on the family farm at Valley River, MB and was the fourth of four children to William and Bertha Neill (Spencer). After leaving the family farm he later moved to Dauphin where at the young age of fourteen began his jewellery apprenticeship with Fox Jewellery on Saturdays and after school hours. At the age of sixteen Joe worked at Eatons and then left for William, Ontario to work in the Canada Car as a riveter for the American built aircraft for Japan theatre of war. At the age of seventeen he joined the Canadian Navy and served aboard the Frigate HMCS Kirkland Lake in the North Atlantic. Upon discharge from the navy Joe apprenticed again at Fox Jewellery, later moving to Minnedosa. It was there that he met and married Edith Hopkins his wife of 63 years. Joe then moved back to Dauphin where he started his career as a jeweller with Bill Clark in 1948. He later bought the business and started Neill’s Jewellery on Main Street in Dauphin where it remained until his retirement in 1991. Joe expanded his business to Yorkton, SK and North Battleford, SK and turned it into a family operation. Joe worked very hard over the years, determined to make the business a success. After retirement from his business Joe started his hobby of repairing clocks for people in the Parkland area. Joe loved to work in his clock repair shop in his basement and his family would find him there, working for hours on end. Joe was a “full of life” character that had many friends and would “light up” any room he entered. He loved to spend lots of time with his family and friends. He loved to golf, fish, play cards, work with his carpentry skills and tell his favourite stories of the past. He was always joking around, often making someone a victim of a practical joke. He enjoyed many years with his family and friends at his cabin on Lake Dauphin and also at the Waterhen Lake. Joe was known for his kindness and his generosity. Joe is survived by his wife Edith (Hoppy), son Brian of Dauphin, son Barry and wife Kathy of Yorkton, daughter Jo-Ann and husband Dennis Stykalo of Dauphin as well as son Patrick of Dauphin. Joe also leaves seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, all of which he was always so very proud of. He also leaves one sister, Doris Buckwold of Dauphin. He was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother Lawrence Neill and sister Edra Kidd. On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services handled the funeral arrangements with the funeral being held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church followed by a luncheon. Interment took place at the Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Mark Tiefenbach conducted the funeral service with Derek Stykalo, a grandson to Joe, presenting the Eulogy in celebration of Joe’s life. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 dedicated a Poppy Tribute at the service with bugler Bruce Childs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkland Humane Society. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Penrose and the nursing staff at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Joe left a final quote, “Please, no tears, I had a wonderful like with four great children and an understanding wife.” Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

 

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NORMAND, Bernard Joseph (B.J.) - Founder of B.J. Normand Ltd., Veteran R.C.N., Peacefully at the Montfort Hospital, on January 12, 2014 at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents Mendoza Normand and Jeannette Brulé of Ottawa. Beloved husband of the late Vivian (née Parker) and beloved father of the late Peter (Ann Marie Daly). He leaves his children Bernie (Linda Huckabone); JoAnn; Lee (Ghislaine Parent); Paul (Marie Chantal Sarazin) and Louise. Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren: Natasha (Mike Taylor), Sonya (Jeff Murphy); Jennifer (Davide Grisoni), Jaymee, Jillian, Julia; Caroline (David Pierce), Rémi-Paul (Solmaz Soleimani-Normand); Zaina, Adam and Jirius and 2 step grandchildren: Christine (Parent) Cavanagh and Jason (Parent) Proulx. 4 great-grandchildren: Ashley Dominique Taylor and Aiden Murphy and Émmanuel and Éléa Soleimani-Normand, and 2 step great-grandchildren Victoria and Olivia Cavanagh. Predeceased by his sister Madeleine, his brother Jean (Annette Tessier) and his brother Gaston Normand. He is survived by his sisters: Lucille (Louis Desmarais); Claire (the late Ernest Sauvé); Hélène (Doctor Miguel Brache). He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Patricia Parker Walsh and Annette Tessier Normand. He is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. B.J. was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy for whom he served his country on the HMCS Chebogue. Armed with determination and strength of spirit he founded B.J. Normand Ltd. He is an honorary life time member of the Walls and Ceilings Contractors Association (WACCA). Family and friends are invited to a memorial mass which will be celebrated at the Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral, Sussex Drive on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive condolences at the Church starting at 9:15 a.m. Interment to follow at the National Military Cemetery (Beechwood Cemetery). In lieu of flowers a donation to the Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral 56 Guigues Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5H5 in memory of B.J. would be appreciated. We wish to thank the staff at Governor's Walk Retirement Residence and the staff of the Montfort Hospital 6C for their expert attention and care.

 

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O'GRADY, Joseph Michael (Joe) - 84, died March 27, 2010 at St. Joseph Villa after a courageous battle. He was born May 29, 1925 in Hamilton Ontario. Joe O'Grady was a decorated World War II veteran serving in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Cape Breton (K350) in the Atlantic. Joe O'Grady was a long time member of the Sea Cadets and Naval Veterans Association. He retired from the Canadian Immigration Department where he enjoyed working closely with a number of Federal, Provincial and Regional law enforcement departments. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Knights of Columbus, Wearing of the Green Committee and was a long time volunteer member of the St. Lawrence Credit Union. He is survived by his wife Mary (nee: Brady), daughters and sons, Rosemary and Frank Ajandi, Bernadette and Robert Saunoris, Kathleen and Curt Cooper, Anthony and Ruta (Vaitonis) O'Grady, Kevin and Tracy (Curtis) O'Grady and Veronica and Peter Payne; grandchildren, Rachel and Melanie of Calgary, Alberta, Ryan, Zachary, and Mitchell of Burlington, Sean, Taylor, Tara, Justine, Kristina, Matthew, Lauren of Hamilton and five great-grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his brother Martin and sister-in-law Lois (Mooney) of Mt. Hope; his cousin Roy O'Grady and many other cousins, nieces and nephews of the Walsh and O'Neil families. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, uncle, brother and friend. He was a wonderful, caring person who would do whatever he could at anytime to help someone. His ideals were rooted in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and the teachings of Jesus Christ. His pain and suffering is over. God has prepared a place for him beside his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. Friends may call P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 7 East Avenue South in Hamilton on March 29 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 30 at 2 p.m to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 31 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 475 Mary Street Hamilton at 11:00 a.m. Private family Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Lawrence Church Restoration Fund, St Vincent de Paul Society or the Good Shepherd.

 

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O'NEIL, James Edward Patrick - The death of James Edward Patrick O’Neil of Saint John, husband of the late Helen (McLean) O’Neil, occurred on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing. Born in Saint John on July 9, 1924, he was a son of the late D. Roy and Mary (O’Brien) O’Neil. He attended St. Vincent’s Boys School and then the Saint John Community College, where he worked in the Book store. James was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy, mainly on the HMCS, Grou-Corvette, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the war James became a plumber, working for several years until his retirement. James was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Jarvis Bay and Branch #58 and was a current member of Branch #69 , the Main Brace Club, RCNA Central NB Branch, Vancouver Naval Veteran’s Association and Plumber Union Local 213. Survived by his sons, James Edward O’Neil Jr. (Barb) of London, ON, Brian Clement O’Neil (Ida) of Saint John; daughter, Debi O’Neil of Saint John; three grandchildren, James, Debi and Mark; four great grandchildren, Justin, Holly, Aidan and Cole; sisters, Sr. Helen O’Neil, as well as several nieces and nephews. James was predeceased by his wife, Helen (McLean) O’Neil; sister, Sr. Dorothy O’Neil; brothers, D. Roy O’Neil, Norman O’Neil, and Gerard O’Neil. Resting at Fitzpatrick’s Funeral Home, 100 Waterloo Street, Saint John (634-1965) with visiting on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. A Royal Canadian Legion Veteran Tribute service will be held on Monday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Ann’s Church on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Interment to take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to Ridgewood Veteran’s Wing or to Romero House, would be appreciated.

 

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OCKENDEN Francis Herbert (Frank) - born September 26, 1922 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Passed away in his sleep on the morning of Thursday, July 29, 1999. Frank will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years Mary; his children Lynne (Mac), Rick (Miriam), Deanna (Gary); and grandchildren Brittany and Michael, who know that "Opie" has become one of God's angels. Also by his brother Vic (Delores) of Seattle, Washington and his family, as well as many other loving family members and friends. During W.W. II Frank proudly served on convoy duty in the north Atlantic. He served aboard the frigate HMCS Capilano from its commissioning to its decommissioning. Frank was a resident of Burnaby for 71 years. He worked hard all his life for his family. We thank you Dad. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 1030 Sperling Ave., Burnaby on Thursday, August 19, at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Arthur Nash officiating, followed by a gathering for family and friends at Frank and Mary's "home on the hill" in Burnaby. Frank was a proud member of the Vancouver Naval Veterans Association. Donations in Frank's memory, if you wish, may be made to Vancouver Naval Veterans Association, Sailors' Memorial, Ste. 1705, 7321 Halifax St., Burnaby, V5A 4G5 or a charity of your choice. Dad loved the water. His ashes will be committed to sea at a later date, and a rest bench near the water will be dedicated to his memory. "Star of the Sea, guide him." (the Vancouver Sun 14 Aug 1999)

 

HMCS CAPILANO

PENNY, Harvey Melvin - It is with much sadness and deep regret to announce the passing away of Harvey Melvin Penny on December 17th, 2011. Harvey died peacefully at home with his family. Harvey was the son of John C. Penny and Lillian Joyce (nee Vardy). Harvey lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was born in Sydney, Cape Breton on July 4th, 1925. Harvey had fought a lengthy and courageous battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was a Veteran of World War II and had served overseas in the Canadian Navy aboard the ship HMCS LaSalle. Harvey was a member of Fairview United Church, NSGEU, Canadian Legion, Newfoundland Club and Stadacona Electrical Fleet Club (Honorary Member). He was predeceased by his wife, Georgina Eulah Etheridge, his brothers, Cecil, Lloyd and sister Maudie Anderson. Harvey is survived by one brother Harold George Penny and wife Elaine in Peterborough, Ontario and a niece, Karen Neal. Harvey leaves three children, namely, Barry Scott Penny and wife Nicole in William's Lake, B.C.; Laurie Beth Sinclair and Ian Harvey Penny and wife, Denise in Fall River, Nova Scotia. Harvey was always proud of his nine beautiful grandchildren namely, Michael, David, Jessica, Daniel, Ryan, Kaleigh, Meaghan, Daniel and Amy. Harvey was a Teacher. He loved teaching. He taught many years at the Nova Scotia Community College on Leeds Street in Halifax where he taught many facets of the Electrical Industry. Harvey loved teaching and had a great rapport with his apprentices. Harvey also loved dancing and socializing. He danced wherever and whatever. Harvey's dancing partner and companion was Virtue. She is and was a Florence Nightingale in disguise. Thank-you Virtue. Harvey wishes his heartfelt thanks to Doctors Eric Handley, Fred Archibald, David Anderson; Cobequid Blood Lab and the staff of the Hematology Clinic at Capital Health. Arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531. There will be no visitation as Harvey has bequeathed his remains to Dalhousie University. Donations may be forwarded to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. There will be a Memorial Service at Bedford United Church, 1200 Bedford Highway, on January 3, 2012 at 2 pm.

 

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PERRIN, Stanley Francis (Stan) - It is with great sadness that the family of Stanley Francis Perrin announce his passing on Sunday March 10th, 2013. He died peacefully at the Brampton Civic Hospital with his family by his side. Stan, in his 94th year, was born on May 27th, 1919 in Brantford Ontario. He was the devoted husband and best friend of Helen (nee George) for 68 years. Cherished father of Nancy and her husband Bill Beswick of Georgetown and Debbie and her husband Russ Gage of Whitby. Proud Pop of Christopher, Patrick and Colleen Beswick and Ryan and Kristen Gage. Stan was pre-deceased by his parents Pelton and Gertrude, his brother Ray and his son Donald. Lovingly remembered by his sister May Woodard and family of Newmarket. Stan was a proud veteran and served in the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Carlplace during WWII. Family and friends will be received at Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home, 96 West Street, Brantford on Friday March 22nd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A celebration of Stan's life will be held in the Chapel at Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home on Saturday March 23rd at 10:00 am. In memory contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

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PETERS, Joseph (Joe) - of Saint John, N.B., passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Palmer Road, Prince Edward Island, on January 29, 1923, he was a son of the late John Patrick and Veronica (Bernard) Peters, both of Prince Edward Island. Joe was a veteran of the Second World War. He served as a naval officer from 1940 to 1970 on many Royal Canadian Navy ships, including the HMCS Crescent, Kootenay, Haida and Lanark as Chief Petty Officer and also was Range Officer at Stadacona, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Joe was a long time member of the Cathedral Parish. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Lauza (Gionet) Peters; his brothers, George and Leo; his sisters, Olive, Minnie, Lorette, Aldine, Elma, Alma, Gertrude and Helen. He is survived by his brother, Alphonse of Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia; his children, Jill, Sandi, Donald, John and Jean; grandchildren, Tyler and Jesse Langdon, Mitchell, Mikhel, Marya and Martin Peters; as well as several nieces and nephews. Resting at Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 12 noon. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. For those who wish, remembrances made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, the Imperial Theatre, or the charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated by the family.

 

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PUCKETT, Danny Clark, (24 Jul 1925 - 04 Feb 2005) - It is with great sadness that the family of Dan Puckett announces his passing on February 4, 2005 at the age of 79 years. He was born in Elbow, SK on July 24, 1925 to Clark and Ethel Puckett. In late 1925, the Puckett family moved to the farm near Davidson, SK where Dan was raised and happily spent his whole life. Dan will forever rest in the hearts of his wife, Milan (nee Storey) of 57 years; son, Clark (Amy) Puckett; grandchildren Daniel and Tarah; sister-in-laws, Margaret Puckett and Lois (George) Podratz; brother-in-laws, Lorne (Dorothy) Storey, Barry (Bonnie) Storey and Randy (Irene) Storey; nephews, Jim (Fay) Puckett, Dwight (Lynn) Puckett, Merritt Puckett, Ken Podratz, Clark (Ervine) Munroe, Glen Eddie; nieces Arlene (Jerry) Andrews, Joan Phillips, Susan (Scott) Doan, Corrine (Art) Salcedo, Gaye (Eugene) Thompson, Eleanor (Mike) Lukowich, Ione (Tom) Irvine, Glennys (Isadore) Prusak, Lavonne (Lloyd) Heck, Linda Eddie, Vera (Gordon) Eddie; greatnephews Michael (Kimberly) Puckett, Robert Puckett, Dan (Cindy) Ames, Douglas Ames, Andrew Phillips, Hugh (Wendy) Andrews, Jay Eddie and Kevin Eddie, Trevor (Kristen) Lyke, Derek Lyke, Graham (Debbie) Shearwood, Steven and Shane Shearwood; great-nieces Michelle (Gilbert) Nelson, Laura (Norman) Shoemaker, Lisa (Bill) Thibeault, Judy Ames, Janice (Tim) Manz, Kristen Eddie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a long list of dear friends. In 2002, the Puckett family was joyfully re-united with the Cey family of Saskatoon: Arthur (Sandra) Cey, Sharlene (Derek) Cotton, Richelle Cotton, Brian (Melody) Cey, Glen (Jennifer) Cey, Muriel Cey and Wanda Trippel, along with Norbert, Charles, Bernadette, Mary, Nadine, Joyce, Martin and families. Dan was predeceased by his daughter Lorna; nephews Gordon (Vera) Eddie and Jack Ames; niece Lucille (Jack) Ames; great-nieces Charlene (Perry) Lyke and Vanessa Eddie; grandparents Clark and Ethel; brothers Neil and Don; sisters Helen, Marjorie and Sarah; father-in-law and mother-in-law Andrew and Eleanor; brother-in-laws Hugh (Helen) Eddie, Jack (Marjorie) Munroe, Peter (Sarah) Hepworth and George (Lois) Podratz. Dan Puckett was a very kind, generous and caring man who will be sorely missed by the countless people whose lives he touched. His life was always an active one with his first passion being a love of the land and farming. He proudly joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served aboard the HMCS Lanark on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. After the war, he returned home to Davidson and began farming south of town. On December 29, 1947, Dan married Milan Storey of the Girvin district. Dan was a very talented mechanic and inventor, a trait which inspired others who saw his work. He loved the history of Saskatchewan and was an active collector and restorer of antiques, most particularly, the John Deere line of farm tractors. He also enjoyed hunting and target shooting with his nephew, Jim Puckett, and many hours spent with his good friend Darryl Yousie, a fellow antique firearms enthusiast. Dan belonged to several community clubs and proudly carried the Union Jack for the local Royal Canadian Legion #51 on every Remembrance Day parade since the end of the war. Dan was a friend to all and we will miss him driving his old Model "T " around town, with his dog, Shadow, in the "co-pilot's seat ". The family wishes to thank all the visitors who saw Dan when he was sick, especially Michael and Kim. We know that Dad rests happily with God and with all those who made the journey before him. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the Davidson United Church. There will be ample overflow seating available. Donations can be made to the Davidson Health Centre and/or the Davidson Fire Department. Hanson's Funeral Services Ltd. Box 927 Davidson SK S0G 1A0 (The Regina Leader-Post 07 Feb 2005)

 

HMCS LANARK

RANEY, William (Bill) Edgar, RCNVR, WW II  - Born 27 Apr 1922, Toronto, Ont., he died peacefully in Campbellford on January 27, 2012 in his 90th year. He is survived by his beloved wife and indispensable partner Brigitte and their son Fraser, his son Paul (Patti Mason) of Mississauga and daughters Patricia Camilucci (Jack) of Sudbury and Barbara Sherman (John) of Oakville, his first wife Joyce of Mississauga and step-children Suzanne Dow (Alex) of Flesherton and Eric Luedtke (Allyson) of Ottawa. Predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Alan and Charlotte of Falconbridge and his brother Reginald (Gwynneth) of Dunnville. Bill was a proud sixth generation Canadian of loyalist- pioneer ancestry, born in Toronto on April 27, 1922, the youngest son of Blanche (Davis) and Fraser Raney K.C late of Dunnville, Ontario. Bill was a third generation Q.C. During WWII, Bill interrupted his studies in civil engineering at the University of Toronto to enlist in the RCNVR where he served as Torpedo Officer aboard HMCS Charlottetown, K244, EG 16, in the North Atlantic from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the English Channel. On discharge he entered Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in June 1948. Bill joined the Legal Department of the Hydro- Electric Power Commission of Ontario in November 1948 as assistant solicitor and subsequently rose to become general counsel and corporate secretary to the Commission and its successor Corporation, Ontario Hydro. He retired from Hydro in 1984 to enter the private practice of law. In accordance with Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal gathering. Interment to be in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery, Weston, Ontario. A celebration of Bill's life and gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Bill would have appreciated donations to the Fort York Branch 165 Poppy Trust of the Royal Canadian Legion, 4900 Yonge St., Room 211, Toronto, Ontario M2N 6B7; or the Church of St. Clement, Eglinton, Toronto; or to the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation, or to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

REEDER, Anthony Carl - At Parkwood Hospital, London, Friday, March 1, 2013, after a long struggle, Antony Carl Reeder, of Grand Bend, formerly of Forest and London, age 70. Loved partner of Cindy Ballak. Dear father of Gary and Cathy Reeder of St. Marys, Shawn Reeder of London, Brendan Reeder and partner Nicole of Warwick. Remembered by his grandchildren James, Angela, Louise, Sage, Toryn, Jayden and five great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Paul and Brenda Reeder of Sarnia. Carl will be remembered by his nieces Jessica Reeder and Angela Chipman, Cindy’s sister Debbie Ballak and her husband Phil Wilkins and Phil’s mother Kathryn Wilkins. Predeceased by his parents William and Josephine (Tonks) Reeder. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 498, Grand Bend, Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. (lower level). Carl served with the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Cap De La Madeleine. If desired, memorial donations (payable by cheque) to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, entrusted with arrangements.

 

HMCS CAP DE LA MADELEINE

REID, Charles K. (17 Apr 1925 - 29 Dec 2012) - A resident of Chatham, Ontario. Born in Chatham 87 years ago, he worked for Chrysler Canada (Chatham, Windsor Ont.) for 35 years. He served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve from Apr. 29, 1943 to Dec. 6, 1945 in the North Atlantic Theatre aboard the HMCS Eastview. Member of Branch 28 Royal Canadian Legion (Gold Member) and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Predeceased by his parents Lyle and Irene Reid, brothers Jack, David (Cathy), Barry (Pat), and sister Clara (Doug Parrish), and his first wife Jean (nee Smith) of 50 years. Survived by son Terry (Luann) of Chatham, their 2 sons, and daughter Pamela (Brian Brooks) of Thorndale, their 2 sons, and 2 grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Natalie of Massvale, Australia, and Sharron (Mike Kenney) of Komoka. Beloved husband of Joan (nee Barnwell/Morton) for 11 years. Stepfather of Keith (Peggy) Barnwell of Brampton, their 4 children, and 1 grandchild, and step-daughter Nancy Standard of Chatham, and her 2 daughters. Cherished friend of King and Shirley Terry. In keeping with his wishes, no funeral services will be held. Cremation will occur and a private burial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in memory of "Chuck" to the Foundation of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance or charity of your choice.

 

HMCS EASTVIEW

REITSMA, Gord, C2SG - Died: 03 Sep 2015

 

HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS CAYUGA

RIDGWAY, Matt - Died: 21 Apr 2015

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE

RITCEY, John F. - It is with sadness that we announce the death of former prominent Moncton businessman John F. Ritcey on November 7, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was 87. Born in Fredericton, John was the son of the late Ellsworth and Georgie (Murchie) Ritcey. He was educated in Moncton and held a Business Degree from Mount Allison University. During World War II, John served in the communications branch of the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1945, he was a 20-year-old wireless telegrapher on HMCS Buckingham when she and the Inch Arran escorted a German submarine, U-889, to Shelburne, Nova Scotia to be formally arrested. This involvement led in 1995 to John’s being instrumental in organizing a 50th reunion in Shelburne for the crews of the two Canadian frigates and the German sub. A few years earlier, he had learned that his counterpart on the sub, Gunter Lutzmann, was living in Canada. John located Mr. Lutzmann and had kept in touch; he was delighted to have the opportunity of meeting the foe turned friend at the reunion. In 1950, John joined the staff of Central Trust in Moncton and in that same year married the love of his life, Dorothy Avis Dernier. Their marriage was to last forty-seven years until John lost his beloved Dot in 1997. John was a visionary who was enthusiastic about the growth and development of Moncton. He was active in the hospitality and real estate development industries for many years, and was a former owner of the Brunswick Hotel (now the Crowne Plaza) as well as two downtown motels. He opened the first Howard Johnston’s Motel in Canada on the site of what is now the Holiday Inn, Magnetic Hill, and was significantly involved in the acquisition of lands which would become the sites of Champlain Place and Moncton Mall. John was a leader in his profession and was the founder and charter President of the Moncton Real Estate Board. He was also a past President of the New Brunswick Real Estate Association; past Regional Vice-President of the Canadian Real Estate Association; and a charter member of the governing council of the Canadian Institute of Realtors. He was a former Senior Vice-President, Director and member of the Executive Committee of Central Trust. John was also a very active community volunteer, serving as a member of many charitable organizations including Moncton Rotary, the Kinsmen Club, the YMCA, and Jaycees. As a lifetime hockey fan, John loved being a part-owner of the Moncton Hawks and Golden Flames hockey teams, He was the first chairman of the Maritime Coliseum/Agrena Commission and Chairman of Rodeo East. An avid boater, John was a former member of the Shediac Bay Yacht Club, Pointe-du-Chene Marina and Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, and a life member of the SPCA. John enjoyed his life to the fullest and will be remembered by many for his warm heart, big smile and equally big cigars. He will be much missed. John is survived by a son, John Peter Ritcey (Bev LeBlanc) of Shediac and a daughter Pamela Ann Hosford of Moncton. John and his wife Dot were proud grand-parents of John Andrew Ritcey (Shelby Smith) and Allison Lynn Ritcey of Moncton; Kelley Ann (Andrew) McLean of Kamloops, BC, and Jill Lynn Hosford (Alex Macdonald) of Riverview. They would have been equally proud of their two new great-grandchildren Jaimie Eileen McLean and John Declan Ritcey. One sister, Barbara Staskow, Pointe Claire, PQ and two nephews also survive. The family welcomes friends to share memories and celebrate John’s life at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 in the Chapel at Tuttles Brothers. Family flowers only. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Southeast new Brunswick or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and John will be interred with his wife at Fairhaven Memorial Gardens, Salisbury Road. Special thanks to the staff of Monarch Hall, as well as the entire Shannex staff. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home, 171 Lutz Street, Moncton, NB.

 

HMCS BUCKINGHAM

ROBERTSON, Harold (Bud) - passed away on March 9, 2014. He was 89 years old. He was a veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic and served in the Royal Canadian Navy as an E/A electric on HMCS Magog. Harold Alexander Robertson was the son-law of Paul Hock.

 

HMCS MAGOG

ROBINSON, Wallace Franklin (Frank) - At the Guelph General Hospital, Guelph on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at the age of 85 years. Beloved husband of Frances (Pickard) Robinson. Loved father of Ian (Susan) of Guelph, Judy Robinson of Ayton and Scott of Toronto. Proud grandfather of Krista (Ryan), Jason and Nicholas. Sadly missed by his sister Doris Willard of Guelph. Son of the late Wilf and Jessie (Miller) Robinson. Frank served in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the frigate HMCS Kirkland Lake during the Second World War. For 23 years he was a highly respected partner in the land surveying firm of Black Shoemaker, Robinson and Donaldson. He was a member of the Guelph Wellington Men's Club and a retired member of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. An avid golfer, curler and fisherman, Frank was made an Honorary Life Member of both the Guelph Country Club, and the Milton West Game and Fish Club for his 50 years of active membership with both. Memorial Service at the Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk Street West, Guelph on Friday, August 13th at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Emmy Beauchamp officiating. Cremation with Inurnment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the CNIB, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel - McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home , One Delhi Street, Guelph.

 

HMCS KIRKLAND LAKE

ROSS, Ian Sutherland - 84, Caribou, Pictou County. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ian Ross on Friday, April 4, 2008 with his family at his bedside. Born December 9, 1923 in Westville, Ian was the son of the late Thomas Ross and Minnie C. (Sutherland) Ross. While Ian had a full and remarkable life, from being a veteran of WWII and the battle of the Atlantic, to running his own business and volunteering his time to numerous community organizations and associations, his greatest passion was his family and the many friends he made wherever he went. Ian began his career in the late 1950s at the Ferguson Shipyards in Pictou. In January 1942, he along with several close friends from Westville and Stellarton joined the Royal Canadian Navy. After training as a shipwright in Toronto, Cornwallis and the navy Dockyard in Halifax, Ian sailed the waters of the North Atlantic, first aboard HMCS Kokanee (frigate stationed out of St. John’s), and later as chief shipwright aboard HMCS Middlesex (minesweeper stationed out of Halifax). After the war, Ian returned to Westville and worked for Sutherland and Higgins garage and Service Station. In 1951, Ian took over a Texaco service station on Foord Street in Stellarton and expanded his business in 1962 by starting a home heating fuel delivery service. In 1971 he left the service station and took over management of the Texaco bulk plant in New Glasgow while continuing his fuel delivery business. Ian retired from Ian Ross Services Ltd. in 1987. Ian belonged to the New Glasgow Rotary Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Independent Order of Oddfellows, and was a very active member in the Masonic Order. Ian was past master of Western Star Lodge #50 in Westville, and past district deputy grand master for Pictou County. He was also a member of the Scottish rite and the Shriners. From a young age Ian became a prolific marksman. He joined the Pictou County Military Rifle Association and competed at many local and provincial events, and later went on to be a founding member of the Pictou County Trap and Skeet Club where he found his forte with trap shooting. Ian competed and won many awards at the local, provincial and national level. He was chair of the Town of Stellarton’s Centennial Celebrations in 1989, and received Provincial recognition for his exceptional volunteer service. Most recently, Ian along with fellow members of the Admiral Murray Royal Canadian Naval Association received recognition from the Navy and the Halifax Regional Municipality for their role in restoring and presenting a centennial plaque. Along his journey through life, Ian made many friends. He could travel far and wide and always run into someone he knew. He was a caring and honest individual who would never be afraid to let you know his opinion, but would always be interested in the opinion of others. He had a keen sense of humour, and reveled in kidding or tormenting his friends. Above all else, Ian loved and cared for his family. He was very proud of his favorite granddaughter Crystal, and his favorite grandson Thomas, playing Santa to both of them for many years, and teaching them the two types of good. He was a wonderful dad to his son David and daughter-in-law Brenda. But more than anything, Ian was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife of 56 years, Velma (Weir) Ross. Ian will be missed but long remembered. Cremation to take place. The family will receive visitors from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the H.C. MacQuarrie funeral home, Stellarton A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from the H.W. Angus funeral home chapel, New Glasgow with Rev. Charles MacPherson officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Heatherdale memorial gardens, Alma. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ian may be made to the VON or to any charity.

 

HMCS KOKANEE, HMCS MIDDLESEX

RUSHWORTH, Arthur Roy - Born in Winnipeg - April 16, 1921 It is with great sorrow the Rushworth family announces the passing of our very dear father and grandfather, Roy Rushworth on June 23, 2003 at the St. Norbert Personal Care Home, at the age of 82. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Janey Rushworth; and his loving wife Jean Rushworth in October 1998. He will be fondly remembered by his sons, Allan and Glen, along with their families, Allan, Diane, Kyle and Ian Rushworth of Winnipeg; and Glen, Lynda, Andrew and Kevin Rushworth of Calgary. Along with the immediate family, he will be sadly missed by his sister-in-law Rose Yaskowich of Yorkton; brothers-in-law, Mike Lewandoski of Wynyard and Bill Law of Moose Jaw; also his many nieces and nephews and their families; as well as many long time friends and neighbours. Roy was born and raised in Winnipeg, attended school in the St. James area and later joined the Canadian Navy in 1941 on the ship HMCS Charlottetown, until his release from service in 1945. He met and married Jean (Lewandowski) in 1948. He was employed as a pipe-fitter foreman in C.P.R. Weston Shops until his retirement in 1981. He filled his leisure time with his sons, grandsons and good friends, all who enjoyed his skills of fishing for Manitoba pickerel and took pride in giving a point or two on how to catch the most fish in the least amount of time! He also enjoyed the hunting trips with his friends. His family was a close and dear part of his life. He will be sadly missed by his family, his close friends and everyone who knew him. Time cannot steal the treasures that we carry in our hearts, Nor ever dim the shining thoughts our cherished past imparts. Our family wishes to thank all who extended their care, concern and love. Also thank you to the Nursing staff and Doctors at Grace General Hospital for their care. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Interment and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Roy wished that donations in his memory be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (Manitoba Chapter), 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2. (the Winnipeg Free Press 26 Jun 2003)

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

SALES, Norman Harry (09 Jul 1925 - 02 Dec 2003) - in Duncan, BC. Norm was born in Winnipeg and received his education in St. James and Norwood schools. He served during the Second World War with the RCNVR on convoy duty on the HMCS La Malbaie  and HMCS Lauzon in the north Atlantic. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Beverley; son Russell (Denise) brothers, Ronald (Olive), Raymond; and sister Doreen (Vern Hardie). Funeral is in Duncan, BC, December 10 at Sands Funeral Home. (the Winnipeg Free Press 06 Dec 2003)

 

HMCS LAUZON, HMCS LA MALBAIE

SCOTT, Douglas - On July 22, 2012, Douglas Scott of Regina passed away with his family at his side at the age of 86 years. Douglas was born on January 15, 1926. He was predeceased by his loving wife Lynn in 2012. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Patti Scott (Jerry), Joel Scott, Colleen (Ernie) Weisbrod, Liz (John) Grandy, Ev (Bill) Edwards and OG (Dwight) Nixon; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren and sister Rose Smith. Douglas served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII on the Frigate HMCS Eastview. He was active in his community, and most importantly, in his grandchildren's lives. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with a private family interment to follow in Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Douglas' memory may be made to Regina Wascana Grace Hospice, 50 Angus Road, Regina, SK, S4R 8P6.

 

HMCS EASTVIEW

SHALES, Donald Keith (10 Jul 1923 - 03 May 2013) - It is with sadness that the family announces the death of Keith Shales of Perth Road, Ontario. He passed away peacefully in Kingston General Hospital. Keith led a long and fulfilling life. He was born the second son of Walter and Hazel Shales. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WW II and survived a U-Boat attack on The HMCS Magog. After the war, Keith joined the London Life Insurance company where he became a very successful salesman. In 1963, he was promoted to Director of Marketing, a post he kept until his retirement in 1981. He was blessed with many happy years of retirement living at Red Gate Farm with his beloved wife Marie. Keith was Marie's rock and she devoted herself to making sure they had a wonderful life together. Keith served the Kingston community by heading the Board at Hotel Dieu Hospital as well as countless other charitable events and campaigns. Keith's parents and brother Edwin pre-deceased him. Keith is survived by his son Michael Shales, wife Beth and daughter Laura; his daughter Mary Elizabeth (Patty) Boles, husband John and sons Brent, Scott and Mark and his stepson John Shales, wife Cindy, son Steven and daughter Lisa. A very special thank you goes to Dr. Smith and all the wonderful staff at M.S.S.U. at Kingston General Hospital for their kindness and excellent care. As per Keith's wishes, no memorial service will be held.

 

HMCS MAGOG

SHEFFER George Frederick (21 Oct 1923 - 24 Mar 2008) - With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Fred Sheffer on March 24, 2008. Survived by his loving wife Marilyn (nee Naden). Loving father of Grant, Keith, Glenn and Neil. Loving papa of Michael, Gregory, Ryan, Dylan, Caden, Samantha, Caroline and Josh. Also survived by his brother Lloyd, sister Jean and sister-in-law Carol. Born October 21, 1923 in Brandon, Manitoba. His family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where he attended public and high school. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy on March 17, 1943 during World War II and was commissioned as a petty officer on the frigate HMCS Charlottetown in the Atlantic Theatre where he acted as Electrical Artificer for 19 months. He received the 1939-45 Star and Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Atlantic Star and Clasp and the France and Germany Star. He was a prominent British Columbia businessman as president and owner of Mancorp Industrial Sales Ltd. since 1983. He was also an avid curler and golfer and had been member of the Caledonian Curling Club in Regina and the Coquitlam Curling Club. He had also been a member of the Vancouver Golf Club since 1977. A family celebration of his life was held at the Robinson Memorial Cemetery in Coquitlam, BC on April 5, 2008. In lieu of flowers please send donations to your favourite charities. We all love and miss you very much.

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

SHRUM, Lorne Russell (26 Mar 1916 - 19 Jul 2010) - passed away peacefully in his sleep at Cobourg Northumberland Hills Hospital after a long life well lived. He spent the last eight months living with his daughter and son-in-law in Gore's Landing, Ontario. Lorne was born the eldest of three children in Enniskillen Township, Ontario to Edward and Gertrude (Rilett) Shrum. Lorne served during the Second World War as an ERA in the Navy aboard the HMCS Kirkland Lake. Lorne graduated in 1950 from McGill University in Montreal as a Mechanical Engineer and worked at Hawker-Siddeley, Stelco, Canadian Bronze and Eaton Yale & Towne before starting his own company Accumold in Huron Park, Ontario. In his late 50s, Lorne invented a process to mould copper forms used in continuous casting of ingot steel which is still in worldwide use today. Lorne will be missed by his two children Craig and Virginia (Eric Ritchie) from his first wife Gwendolene (Yates). He was big brother to Kenneth (deceased) and Bernice (Robert Long, deceased) in London, Ontario and Uncle to Robert and his wife Sandra of Elkford, BC. Lorne was predeceased by his second wife Doreen (Hawken). He will be lovingly remembered by stepsons Terry Siddall (Sherry Anne), John Siddall (deceased) and Robert Siddall (Gayle) and their families. His lifelong friendship with Ray Watson and Ray's extended family was cherished by Lorne. As per Lorne's wishes, he has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. For those wishing to do so, donations in Lorne's memory may be made to a charity of choice. (the Toronto Star 24 Jul 2010)

 

HMCS KIRKLAND LAKE

SKINNER, Leslie (Alpha) - Les was born 12 Dec 1924  in Port Arthur and passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, November 13, 2004. Les attended Central School and Port Arthur Tech after which he began working for Port Arthur Shipyards. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy for World War II and served aboard the HMCS Joliette in the North Atlantic Campaign. After discharge at the end of the war, he returned to work at the Shipyards until he was offered a job in the Engineering Department at Great Lakes Paper in 1956. Les retired as Purchasing Manager (Mill Division) in 1985. He was a devoted member of St. John's Anglican Church (President of the Board of Management for a number of years), Cub Leader at St. John's 5th Port Arthur Cub Pack, President of the Purchasing Agents Association of Canada (Thunder Bay Branch) and a member of the Thunder Bay Naval Association.Les is survived by the love of his life for 56 years, Mary (Bubs), children Lesley and Richard BeauParlant, grandchildren Dennise (Todd) Davis, Justin (Stacey) and Paul (Tanis), great grandchildren Keely and Elijah Davis, brother Alvin, niece Kathy Reese, nephews Greg, Chris, and Tim and their families and Raymond & Doreen Herckman. Predeceased by mother Sekri (Susie), father Everett Dyas (Dy) and sister-in-law Celie. A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 228 Pearl Street, Thunder Bay with the Reverend Paul Walmsley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bethammi Nursing Home or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (the Chronicle Journal 15 Nov 2004)

 

HMCS JOLIETTE

 

SMITH, Norman Turner (12 Dec 1922 - 04 Jun 2012) - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Norm. The devoted husband of Frances for almost 68 years, father of three, grandfather of six, and great-grandfather of one. Norm was born in the family home in Richmond (Lulu Island), BC. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, much of it aboard the HMCS Kokanee (K419). Norm worked driving a cement truck for Ocean Cement for 20 years, and then as a business agent for Teamsters Local 213. Norman is predeceased by his oldest daughter, Pat and his wife, Fran. Norm was full of life and laughter. One friend remarked he was not just a great guy, but a "one of a kind" great guy. We will always love and miss him. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Marrwood, in Langley. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and/or the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

 

HMCS KOKANEE

TATE, Charles Ian Passman - Known as "Ian" to most, as "Tof" to his family, and as "Tater" to his few remaining ex-Naval friends. He died June 23, 2009 at the age of 87. Born in Toronto to a Scottish mother and an English father, in 1921, he was proud of both heritages. After eight years in Public Schools in Toronto, he was sent to Trinity College School, Port Hope, where he obtained his "Senior Matric" in 1941. After a brief six months at the University of Trinity College, U. of T., there followed four years of what he called "a notably undistinguished career" in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR). He served first in the naval base just outside the town of Gaspe during the navigation season of 1942, followed by appointments as Anti-Submarine Officer in the Bangor class minesweeper HMCS Mulgrave and a new frigate, HMCS Valleyfield, on convoy escort duty. He was one of two officers to survive the torpedoing of Valleyfield 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland the night of May 6/7, 1944. Of her ship's company of 163, including 14 officers, a total of 125 were lost. Returning to sea, he served as Anti-Submarine Officer in another new frigate, HMCS Coaticook, until the war's end. He remained in the RCN Reserve until being retired with the rank of Lieut. Commander, in 1952. Having had a few months at Trinity College before going on Active Service, he returned there. He had an outstanding career at Trinity before earning a B.A. with honours in Psychology, class of 4T8. Employed by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario for the next 17 years, he had four distinct careers: on major hydraulic generation construction projects (Des Joachims, La Cave, and Sir Adam Beck Niagara Generation Station No. 20); in the Employment Office of Head Office; as one of four Organization Analysts; and finally as Training and Information Coordinator in the ground-breaking Data Processing Department centred on a Univac II computer. He was lured from Hydro to create a Personnel function in the engineering and project management company, Stone & Webster Canada Ltd., Toronto. After seven happy years there, he was again offered a position he couldn't refuse, with Russell M. Tolley & Assocs., primarily administrating multi-employer employee benefit plans. Another seven years saw him joining four others to form Employee Benefit Plan Services in a similar capacity, until deciding to retire in 1987 to their 57-acre property near Kinmount, ON. In 1950, he married Stella Davidson, she having first turned him down when he asked her to marry him on their first date, shortly after the Valleyfield incident, six years earlier. Ian/Tof/Tater was active in many areas. He was Chairman of the Canadian Audubon Society (subsequently steering its evolution into the Canadian Nature Federation). But his chief interests were Trinity College and the University of Toronto. Re the former: he served as Chairman of Convocation and as a long-time member of the Corporation of the University of Trinity College, was appointed a lifetime member. At the U. of T., he was Chairman of the U. of T. Alumni Association. He served as one of Trinity's two representatives on the U. of T. Senate until it was replaced by today's Governing Council. He was then appointed Chairman of one of four of its standing committees. He and his wife moved from Toronto in 1987, first to their newly built home near Kinmount, ON then two years later, to Port Hope, ON where both became active in that lovely town. Stella played a major part in the creation of the Northumberland Lakeshore Hospice Association, while Ian was twice given Community Awards for his part in the restoration of the local Sea Cadet building and of the Corps itself. Stella predeceased him in 1999, after 49 years and four days of marriage that produced two sons, one daughter and five grandchildren. It was his wish that his ashes be placed so that they could join those of his beloved Stella's in the Atlantic Ocean. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 18 at Trinity College School at 1 p.m. in the Davies Centre, with reception following until 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations by cheque to The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 116 Skeena Port Hope, Hospice Northumberland Lakeshore or to Northumberland Hills Hospital Palliative Care. (Toronto Star 04 Jul 2009)

 

HMCS COATICOOK, HMCS VALLEYFIELD, HMCS MULGRAVE

TAYLOR, George - On Saturday, January 28, 2006, George Taylor passed away peacefully with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife Gerry; loving father of Donna (Brian), Shirley (Carey), Bettyanne (Norm), Hilary (Bob), Llewelyn, Darlene and Laureen; dear grandfather and great-grandfather of Darcie (Scott), Stacy, Dylan, Daniel, Isabella, Alex, Mackenzie, Griffin and Carter. Also survived by his sister Connie; and his many sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Beatrice; parents, Edith and George; brother Ron; sister Alma; and one brother in infancy. He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and notably his life-long friend Peter Penton. George was born in Winnipeg on January 2, 1925 living most of his years in the Oakbank area. During the Second World War, he served in the navy aboard the HMCS Grou. In 1949 he began his career with the CNR, retiring as an engineer in 1985. He had many interests including coaching girls basketball. He was a well-known breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers and Welsh Terriers and a respected all-breed dog show judge. From 1991-93 he served as Second VP of the CKC where he was a life member. He served as President and in various executive positions of the Fort Garry Kennel for 43 years. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of 5B and the MICU of St. Boniface Hospital. We would also like to gratefully thank the North Eastman Health Association Inc. coordinators, RN and homecare workers Rhonda, Heidi, Bev, Sandra, Sandi, Fran, Laura, Lorraine, Mary, Debbie, Deidre, Julie, Vernie, Brenda Black, Donna Sale and Erica Emes, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice in George's name. Cremation and internment has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakbank United Church, 582 Balsam Crescent, Oakbank, MB with Rev. Dawn Ballantine-Dickson officiating. Reception to follow at the church. (the Winnipeg Free Press 31 Jan 2006)

 

HMCS GROU

TAYLOR, Roland Shirley (Roly) (27 Aug 1921 - 15 Jun 2011) - Roly passed peacefully on June 15 in his 90th year at Duncan, BC. Predeceased by his wife Charlotte, he is survived by his sister Geraldine Cavers and many nieces and nephews. Roly was born in Winnipeg, one of six children. He joined the RCNVR in 1941 and fought in the Battle of the Atlantic, commanding HMS Roydur and later survived the torpedoing of HMCS Magog. After the war he joined the merchant marine and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in the RCN(R). In 1947, he was decorated by the Royal Canadian Humane Society for saving drowning men at Haddington Island, BC. Roly pursued business ashore and afloat until retiring to Duncan in 1973. Since then he built his Maple Bay house and enjoyed long sea cruises, wood working and wine making. His garden was and is always a delight. A perfect gentleman and adventurous spirit he will be missed by all those who knew him. Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 2:00PM at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 5800 Church Road, Duncan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, HMCS Sackville.

 

HMS ROYDUR (as C.O.), HMCS MAGOG

TEETER, Hawley H. - A resident of Chatham, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Thamesview Lodge, Chatham, on Friday, May 27, 2005, at the age of 80 years. Born in Chatham, son of the late Roy G. and Margaret A. (Hornick) Teeter. Loving husband and best friend for the last 50 years of Dorothy M. (Warren) Teeter. Dear father of Terry Teeter and Dixie O'Rourke of Harrow, and Lynn and Tom Whittington of Chat-ham. Grandfather of Jason Teeter and Kelly Sweet, Terri Lynn and Simo Bekkal, and Lisa Whittington and Rod O'Connor. Great grandfather of Sara and Adam Bekkal, and Eric Teeter. Also surviving is a god-daughter Tracey Warren. Mr. Teeter was a veteran of the Canadian Navy having served on HMCS Charlottetown during W.W.II. He was a retired court officer of Kent County Family Court and had served for many years as the bookkeeper for the Salvation Army Family Services. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, on Monday 2:00-4:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 46 Orangewood Blvd., Chatham, with Major Ernest Budgell officiating. Interment Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham (519) 351-2040. Donations made by cheque to United Way C-K for Parkinson's or Salvation Army Chatham Citadel appreciated. (The Windsor Star May 30, 2005)

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

THREADKILL, Arthur Wesley (17 Sep 1916 - 26 May 2000) - was born in Portage la Prairie in September of 1916. He moved to Winnipeg when he was a young man and worked in the film industry and then at the CNR express. Arthur then met and married Pearl Tinsley of Winnipeg on September 2, 1939, and they enjoyed 61 years of marriage before Art's death. At the onset of the Second World War, Arthur enlisted the Royal Canadian Navy and served aboard HMCS "Kirkland Lake" until the end of the war. He then returned to Winnipeg and rejoined the CNR where he worked for 37 years, retiring in 1977 due to health problems. He is survived by his loving wife as well as his beloved grandchildren (Kim Esau, Kelly and Ian Dixon, and David Esau) and great-grandchildren (Camille, Keith and Alex). Art was predeceased by his mother, father and three sisters as well as his only child (Mrs. Judy Esau). "Papa" will be greatly missed by all his family. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service. A graveside interment will be attended by the immediate family at a later date. (the Winnipeg Free Press 28 May 2000)

 

HMCS KIRKLAND LAKE

TIBBLES, Lorne C. (1925-2003) - Peacefully in hospital in Burnaby, B.C., on August 15, 2003 after a short illness, formerly of Montreal. Lorne was devoted to his loving wife of 55 years Eileen Washer and proud of their 3 children Glen of Calgary, Lynn of Surrey, B.C. and Gary of Burnaby, B.C., 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also surviving are his sisters and brothers Mildred (Jim), John (Lois), Norah (Roger), Dorothy (Michael), Harold (Audrey), Lucille (Brian), Gail (Wally), many nephews and nieces. Lorne joined the Navy and served onboard HMCS Levis during WWII. Private funeral arrangements to be made at a later date. (The Gazette 17 Aug 2003)

 

HMCS LEVIS

TICKNER, Leslie Edward, RCNVR (17 Mar 1926 - 21 Mar 2014) - In Loving Memory Les was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Fred and Annie Tickner. He was predeceased by his sister Alice May in 1926 and his brother Alfred. Les is survived by his loving wife Florence and their 3 children - Edward (Chris); Michael (Donna); Susan (Rob) as well as 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Stanley (Avis) in Moose Jaw and his sister-in-law Jean in Ottawa and sister-in-law Barbara in Williams Lake. Les served in the Navy from 1944 - 1946 on the HMCS Buckingham. He worked as a Marine Radio Operator for 34 years, finally retiring in Sooke in 1983 as the OIC of the Victoria Coast Guard Radio. Les married Flo in 1955. They were married for 59 years on April 14, 2013. In his retirement Les generously volunteered in the Sooke community including the Sooke Elderly Citizen's Housing Society; Food Bank; Jack Brooks Fish Hatchery and the Holy Trinity Church. Les will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road, Sooke, BC.

 

HMCS BUCKINGHAM

TITTERTON, John William (Jack) (05 Feb 1925 - 01 Sep 2007) - With great sadness, we announce that Jack passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer at Stonewall Hospital. Jack was born in Alonsa, Manitoba and was a lifelong Manitoba resident. During the war, Jack served with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Levis. After discharge, Jack joined Air Canada serving for 35 years as an avionics technician. After retiring in 1981, Jack and his wife, Gerry moved to Sandy Hook, Manitoba for many happy years. As health failed, they moved to Stonewall, Manitoba in 2004 where Jack and Gerry lived in the Lion's Manor. Jack will be sadly missed by his wife, Gerry of 62 years. Also left to mourn are his daughter Patricia Wojcik (Rick); son, Douglas (Carolyn) and son Murray (Terry), four granddaughters, Lorelle Furst (Jason), Stacey, Ashley and Alyssa and grandson, David and two great-grandchildren, Zoe and Hayden. Jack is also survived by his sister, Irene Husband (Freeman) and brother, Murray (Birdene). The family wishes to thank all the special doctors, nurses, paramedics and staff at the Stonewall Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. James Boyd and Dr. Jack Lezak for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 9Z9. A memorial service will be held at MacKenzie's Funeral Chapel, 433 Main Street, Stonewall, Manitoba at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 6, 2007. (the Winnipeg Free Press 04 Sep 2007)

 

HMCS LEVIS

VENMAN, Martin Sr., RCNVR (1925-2014) - Veteran of WWII, Member Todd Morden Lodge 647. 70 year member Royal Canadian Legion, MSM with Palm Leaf (Past President Branch 1, Past District D Commander Provincial Poppy Chairman. Provincial Honours and Awards, Chairman. Ontario Command Rep for Veteran's Comfort Fund - Sunnybrook Hospital. Member of Queen's Park Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee.) Peacefully, after a short illness, with sons by his side. Predeceased by Mary (Newman) wife of 51 years, siblings Mabel, Francis, Tom and Betty. Survived by sons Martin Elgin, Fred (Deb), grandchildren Sandra, Colin, great-grandsons Tevin, Hiero. Greatly missed by partner Denise Pearson and siblings Ellen, Jean and Fred. Martin was proud of his east end roots and at the turn of the century was recognized as one of the most influential east-enders. His dedication to the care and well-being of veterans will serve as an example to all of duty and loyalty beyond the call. A promise unbroken in life. Friends may call at Trull Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 1111 Danforth Avenue (east of Donlands), 416-465-4661, on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel Sunday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery, followed by a reception at Pine Hills Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Toronto East General Hospital and the angels of B-3 for their care and compassion.

 

HMCS LAUZON

WALKER, John Weston (Jack) - Suddenly, at Perth Community Care Centre on December 10th, 2009, in his 86th year. Dear father of Ashley Weston of London, Ontario, and predeceased by his loving wife Lydia Fern Walker, (nee` Kerr), and his brother Douglas Albert Walker. At Jack's request, funeral arrangements will remain private. Mr. Walker's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the O'Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. Deepest gratitude to the staff at P.C.C. for the patience and service in providing such loving yet professional care, while maintaining a comfortable environment for Jack, in his final years. Jack worked at the Perth Courier before and after serving in the R.C.N. on the North Atlantic (HMCS Lauzon) in 1943-1945. In the 1950's, he started Tay-Craft boats in Perth, (Colbourne Street); then he worked for Mason Boats in Smiths Falls, honing his boat-building skills. Later, he founded Walker Boats in Port Elmsley, specializing in the building of St. Lawrence skiffs. Jack is best remembered for his working replicas of Canada's Tribal-Class destroyers, the last of which (the Haida) earned him and award at Expo '67, and sponsorship by the D.N.D. Jack is survived by most of his boats. Weigh anchor...Cast off the stern line... So long, old Sailor ...!

 

HMCS LAUZON

WALKER, Kenneth - loving husband and family man died on Monday, August 21, 2006 at Lions Gate Hospital from a stroke. He was born in Wakefield England, October 9, 1924 and came to Canada as an infant. He was predeceased by his loving son Paul Arthur Walker in 1993 at age 30 and by his parents Herbert and Mabel Walker. Ken had his schooling at Queen Mary and Lord Bing High School, and then joined the RCNVR on 3 December 1942 at "Discovery". He served on the ship HMCS Grou as a signalman on the Atlantic run (Escort Group 11). On his return in 1946 he took his Grade 12 at Seaview on Broadway and afterwards he worked for the Government at the Postal Branch and later for Customs & Excise until his retirement in 1980 at age 56. He was active in the Seaforth Highlanders Militia retiring with the rank of M.W.O. Ken was an active member of the Seaforth Association until his death. His fondest memory was his trip with his wife to the 60th Anniversary celebrations at Juno Beach, June 4th, 2004. Ken was honoured to be the Naval escort to the Queen and Prince Phillip. He loved going to the cabin at Stump Lake with the family, hunting, fishing and riding the ATV's. He leaves his beloved family; Bernice his wife of 56 years; daughter Carole, son-in-law Mike Kelly, grandson Josh; son Marke, daughter-in-law Robyn, grandsons Morgan and James; son Tim, daughter-in-law Cindy, grandson David and granddaughter Brittany; brother-in-law Ken Sherlock (Linda); sister Mary Lashbrook; nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives in England. The service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29th at First Memorial Funeral Service Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. Reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Association, the Seaforth Highlanders Museum or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. "Remember if my ship sails from your sight, it doesn't mean the journey ends, only that the river bends." (The Vancouver Sun 25 Aug 2006)

 

HMCS GROU

WARBURTON, Frederick William - Peacefully with Elizabeth, his beloved wife of 65 years at his side, Fred passed away on September 23, 2009. Devoted father of Lynda, Kathryn (Ron), Gordon (Anna) and John (Joanne). Cherished grandfather of Andrea (Michael), Andrew (Jenn), Philip (Chantelle), Karen (Tim) and Lindsay and great-grandfather of Tavin, Jacob, Kian and Ruby. Dear brother-in-law of Betty Warburton of Ottawa. Uncle Fred to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Edna (née Bliss) and George Warburton, sisters Welda, Eleanor and Dorothy and brother Edwin. Grandad will be welcomed in Heaven by grandchildren Sherri and Paul. Born on May 2, 1923, Fred proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy on HMCS Cape Breton where he celebrated his 21st birthday off the coast of Murmansk, Russia. An exceptionally gifted painter Fred has left a wonderful legacy for his family. Visitation will be held at The Church in the Village (Shepherd Village), 3760 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough (west of Kennedy Rd.) on Monday, September 28 from 10 a.m. until the Service at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS CAPE BRETON

WARD, TomMY - Navy Veteran (WWII), Letter Carrier-retired. Peacefully, Saturday May 12, 2007, Thomas George Ward age 87. Husband of the late Lucille Garceau. Loving father of Anne Ward (Gord MacDonald). Dear grandfather of Allison and Kimberley. Survived by a sister Joyce Donaldson of Kingston. Predeceased by his brother John Ward. Served faithfully on the HMCS Otter, Magog and Waskesiu. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue (south of Fallowfield) Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday to Saint Patrick's Basilica for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10:00 a.m. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery, Hull. In Memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation appreciated.

 

HMCS MAGOG, HMCS WASKESIU, HMCS OTTER

LIEWICKI, Michael (03 Jun 1922 - 25 Jul 2009) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike on July 25, 2009 at Seven Oaks Hospital. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Florence, two sons Ric (Angela) and Ken and grandchildren Jonathon, Travis and Caitlin. He is also survived by sisters Kay, Mary (Maurice), Jennie, Elsie (Ed) and Tom (Lovie). Mike was predeceased by his parents Anastasia and John and brother Frank. Mike was a Second World War veteran in the Canadian Navy, serving on the ship the HMCS Hallowel and a member of the West Kildonan Legion for 47 years. He had many hobbies, which included woodworking, painting and sculpting. Most of all he had the ability to fix or make just about anything and was our go to guy whenever any of us needed advice or help. Mike was a great husband, father and a very proud grandfather and we will miss him. At the time of his death, Mike resided at Fred Douglas Personal Care Home. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Fred Douglas for their excellent care during the last few years. As per Mike's wishes, there will be no funeral service held, but a private family service will be held at a later date. (Winnipeg Free Press 01 Aug 2009)

 

HMCS HALLOWELL

WASYLOW, Walter Julian (13 Aug 1922 - 13 Aug 2011) - With great sorrow we announce the passing of Walter Julian Wasylow on August 13, 2011, at the age of 89. He is lovingly remembered by Helen, his wife of 62 years, children Jerome (Angela) and Marion (Dr. Kailash Prasad); grandchildren Andrea (Jean-Pierre Ducasse), Simon (Julie) Wasylow, Philip (Erin) Wasylow, Rajani and Sunita Prasad. Also left with treasured memories are great grandchildren Oleksa Wasylow, Michael-Gerard, Tristan and Gabriel Ducasse, Hannah Smith, Joseph and Allyson Wasylow, and Alton and Sophie Wasylow. He is survived by his sister Rose Shawchuk, sisters-in-law Phyllis Gutiw, Mary (Ron) Guran, Olga (Dennis) Maguire, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Pearl (Mantyka), brother Michael, sister Natalie, brothers-in-law John Shawchuk, Metro Gutiw, John Gutiw and Steve Pobran, sisters-inlaw Anne Pobran, Stella Gutiw, nephews Vern and Craig Pobran, and nephew Terry Gutiw. The family extends its sincere thanks to the staff of the Parkridge Centre in Saskatoon for their great kindness and care. Walter was born and raised in Saskatoon, and spent his early years helping in his father's store, Joe's Grocery and Dry Goods on 20th Street. After graduating from Normal School at the age of 19, he taught in the northern community of Molanosa and helped organize its first Post Office. He then volunteered for the Canadian Navy and served as a telegrapher aboard HMCS Joliette during World War II. After the war, Walter returned to teaching and, after serving at a number of rural schools in Saskatchewan, he joined the Federal Department of Indian Affairs in 1953 and spent 16 years there as teacher, principal, guidance counsellor and finally as district superintendent of the Battleford and Meadow Lake regions. In this time, he attained Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. He was a founder of the Saskatchewan Indian Teachers Federation and organized numerous Indian Cultural Heritage programs. He returned to provincial teaching in 1969, serving as principal of Marcelin and Hafford Schools and then in various assignments at Cairns School in North Battleford until his retirement in 1983. In retirement, Walter travelled extensively with Helen and enjoyed his grand children and great-grand children. The great loves of Walter's life were his wife, Helen, and his family. There was nothing he would not do for her and for them. Although by profession, a teacher, at heart he was a carpenter and handyman, relishing any time when sweat dripped into sawdust. He also loved music, especially the big bands and crooners of the thirties and forties, and was still favouring family audiences with selections on his harmonica only a couple of days before his passing. He was an avid reader and writer, particularly enjoying researching and detailing family histories. He was a man of faith and principle, an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, serving several years in executive positions on parish councils, a Fourth Degree member of Knights of Columbus and a past grand knight. Walter approached all life's tasks with tireless determination and was an irrepressible optimist, maintaining his good spirit to the end. He will most definitely be missed. Prayers for Walter will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will take place Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church (10th Street East and Munroe Avenue, Saskatoon), officiated by Rev. Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian, CSsR. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 279 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H8. (The Star Phoenix 15 Aug 2011)

 

HMCS JOLIETTE

WELLS, James Raymond - Passed away at the Welland Hospital on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Joan (Sisler) Wells. Dear father of Jim and Scott Wells (Beverly) and step father of Gordon Sisler (Janice Giesbrecht), Cathy Sisler, Laura Schmitt (John) and David Sisler (Kathryn). Cherished grandfather of Paul and Collin Wells, Julia and Laurel Sisler, Michael Schmitt, Kealan and Jared Sisler. Survived by his sister Florence. Predeceased by his brother Robert Wells and sister Ada Wells. Missed also by his daughter-in-law Lezlie Harper' Wells. Jim was a Veteran of WW2 and served on the HMCS Capilano, also a member of the Sawmill Golf Club and the St. Catharines Golf and Curling Club. At Jim's request cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the family from 6-9 pm on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the JAMES L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill. The memorial service will by held on Monday, June 7, 2010, at 11:00am at Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill with Reverend Dr. Garry van Bruchem officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations to the New Walker Family Cancer Center or Fonthill United Church would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS CAPILANO

WERT, Lorne Earl (11 Mar 1924 - 17 Sep 2007) - died at the age of 83 years. Left to cherish his memory are wife of 57 years, Irene; children: Lana (Dave) McGimpsey, George (Kathy) Wert, Rick (Valerie) Wert and Glenda "Wendy" Wert; ten grandchildren: Shauna (Ryan), Jennifer (Kelly), Corey, Rick (Natalie), Jody (James), Meg, Michael, Lauren, Samantha and Danny; three great-grandchildren: Alex, Sydney and Brandon; one brother, Dick (Betty); one sister, Melba (Norm); as well as nieces, nephews and friends. Lorne was predeceased by his parents Ann and George. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from St. David's United Church, 4618 - 48 Street, Leduc with Reverend Blaine Gregg officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to St. David's Church Building Fund and Ministries, 4618 - 48 Street, Leduc, Alberta T9E 5X7 or the charity of the donor's choice. Lorne Wert was born in a CNR station in Valparasio, Sask., the son of Ann and George Wert. He and his family moved to Star City Saskatchewan when he was thirteen. It was there he met his future wife, Irene Edworthy. After spending three years in the Royal Canadian Navy, on the HMCS Lanark during WWII, Lorne settled into life as a railroader. He and Irene married in 1950 and had four children. They lived in CN stations in Carruthers, Venn, Pathlow, Quinton and Semans Sask. In 1963 Lorne went into management with CN. The next twenty years were spent in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and Saskatoon. Lorne retired from the railway at the age of 54. He and Irene became farmers on a farm North of Quinton, Sask., summers on the farm and winters in Tucson, lots of visits from kids and grandkids. Lorne said those were the happiest years of his life. At the age of 70 Lorne and Irene moved to Leduc, AB. In all the communities lived in, Lorne and Irene became an integral part of the community. He worked for many community groups, was involved with the United Church, the Masons and many other organizations. He has always been a good and loyal friend. He loved and was so proud of his children, their spouses, his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, but most of all he loved Irene, his "Sam" with all his heart. He was a good man and whenever you hear someone whistling, think of Lorne and be glad. Hainstock & Son Funeral Chapel, Leduc in care of all arrangements.

 

HMCS LANARK

WESTON, Russell Robert - (18 Sep 1924-20 Jul 2008) We celebrate the life of Russell Robert Weston of Richmond Hill, who left us peacefully on Sunday, July 20th, 2008 at York Central Hospital, in his 83rd year. A long-time resident of Richmond Hill, Russ served as a signalman with the RCNVR on the HMCS Eastview in the North Atlantic convoy. Leaving the Service, his career revolved around the transportation industry with 17 years service with the TTC, 14 years with J.D. Smith & Sons culminating in ownership of G & C Cartage for 30 years. Retiring in 1989 allowed Doris and Russ to fully enjoy their annual trip to Myrtle Beach and summer camping. Russ also enjoyed many spring fishing trips to Lady Evelyn Lake. In 1947, following in his father's footsteps, Russ began a long and distinguished affiliation with Grenville Masonic Lodge 629 A.F. & A.M. GRC where he became Past Master in 1962 and Honourary Past Master of Levant Lodge in Buffalo, NY. Receiving the office of Grand Lodge Steward, Russ continued his involvement being active in the Scottish Rite, Toronto and Hamilton Valleys. In September 1999, Russ was honoured to be coroneted as Honourary Inspector-General 33rd Degree A & A.S.R. Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Doris Jean (nee Bennett), children David (Marsha), Brian (Leah), Pat McNaughton (George), Bill (Bonnie) and grandchildren Tracey, Jennifer, Russell Jr., Kimberley and Tyler. Sadly missed by his brother Ralph (Joyce), sister-in-law Rosalie and many relatives and close friends. Friends may call at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Tuesday, July 22nd from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday July 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, July 24th at 11:00 a.m. with interment at Elgin Mills Cemetery, corner of Elgin Mills and Leslie Street. Contributions to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation may be made in lieu of flowers. Envelopes will be available at Marshall Funeral Home. Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part, Happy to Meet Again

 

HMCS EASTVIEW

WHITE, Cecil Garfield, LCdr, RCNVR (23 Nov 1919 - 08 Nov 2002) - A Veteran of WW II, Husband of Florence Irene "Pat", father of Patricia Leslie. A brilliant scholar, in 1938, Cecil was the student with the highest grades entering the University of Toronto, honours Mathematics and Physics. During W.W.II, he served with the Royal Navy in Combined Operations. He was commissioned to the Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. Eagle, and the Headquarters Landing Ship H.M.S. Bulolo. He returned to Canada in August, 1944, and served in the Frigate HMCS Coaticook. Cecil was Senior Actuary in the Department of Insurance for ten years, then Actuary, Vice-President of Metropolitan Life Insurance, until retirement in October, 1984. He was Consultant, Federal Affairs, Canadian Life and Health Insurance, retiring in October, 1990. Cremation. All tributes gratefully declined.

 

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WHITE, Gregor (Greg) Ian (08 Feb 1923 - 09 May 2012) - beloved husband of Helene of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the age of 89 years in his home following a brief illness. Born February 8, 1923 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Dr. Frank David White MD/PHD and Nina MacGregor-White RN. His family immigrated to Winnipeg, MB, Canada in 1929. In his early years, Greg attended St. John's College School, later graduating from Kelvin Grove High School in 1936 at the age of 16. Greg started at the University of Manitoba as a pre-med student. He quickly realized medicine was not his calling and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy, as an Able Seaman at the age of 17. Greg was assigned to convoy duty on the Atlantic Ocean, as an ASDIC Operator on the frigate HMCS Buckingham. He was honorably discharged at the end of WW II, as a Naval SubLieutenant. Upon his return to Winnipeg, Greg enrolled at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1947. During these later years he became a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. Following his graduation Greg headed west to Alberta to begin his career in the oil patch". He met his wife, Helene, in Edmonton and they married in 1952. Greg first worked in the oil industry for Pacific Petroleum, and then a US company, Texas Pacific before starting his own company White Minerals Ltd. in 1966, which has been his passion ever since. Greg had a great affection for animals, and was a strong supporter of the SPCA, The Humane Society and other animal rescue organizations. Greg is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helene (nee Oxley) White; his many relatives in Scotland; and many close friends. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's  Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 2:30p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to the SPCA or any other animal rescue organization of your choice. In living memory of Gregor White, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park (Victoria Times-Colonist May 13, 2012)

 

HMCS BUCKINGHAM

WILCOX, Gordon Bartlett - Peacefully in Ottawa, on Friday, December 30, 2011, with his family at his side, at age 86. Loving husband of Norma (nee King) for over 64 years. Cherished father of Archie (Sheila), Cheryl McHardy and Barbara Underwood. Proud and devoted grandfather of Sarah and Evan Wilcox; Morgan (P.J. Little) and Erin McHardy; Kim and Courtney Underwood. Gordon was born and raised in Verdun, Quebec. While attending Verdun High School in 1943, Gordon enlisted in the Navy and served as an Able Seaman and Orlican Gunner on the HMCS Coaticook doing convoy duty out of Halifax. At the end of the war in Europe, Gordon volunteered for the Pacific campaign and was training new Naval recruits in Esquimalt when the Pacific war ended. Upon returning to his home in Montreal he attended Sir George Williams University and then entered the family business - Archie Wilcox Transport. He became the General Manager and then co-owner of the business with his father Archie. A private Gathering will be held at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Our family would like to thank the staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, both in the emergency ward and on the 5th floor (surgical ward) for their efforts and compassion - truly amazing. In memory of Gordon, those wishing, can donate to www.woundedwarriors.ca

 

HMCS COATICOOK

WILSON, Herbert Edward - Born in Merritt, BC on February 8, 1925. Passed away on September 5, 2010. Herbert served overseas on the HMCS "Kirkland Lake" from 1942 to 1945, worked at the C.N.R. Telegraphs, Alberta and then B.C. Telephone, North Vancouver. Predeceased by son John Charles in 1989. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Kay, and siblings Clarence (Hazel), Cecil (Kathleen), Jean (Jim). A Graveside Service will be held at St. Michael's Cemetery, 83 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta on September 16 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a contribution to the Lions Gate Foundation would be appreciated. (The Edmonton Journal 12 Sep 2010)

 

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