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)

 

ALLAN, Donald Sutherland - Peacefully at Meighen Manor, surrounded by family, on February 7, 2005, in his 86th year. Graduate of U of T, Mechanical Engineering, 1941. Served on HMS VICTORIOUS / HMCS MEON, WWII. Longtime employee of EMCO and member of the RCYC. Survived by his beloved wife Dorothy (nee Hoyland). Missed by family Anne, Rob and Kirk Allan, Patti & Steve Haskell, Dorothy & John McGinn, Kathy & John Black, Michael Doyle & Gaston Comeau. Cherished Papa of 8 grandchildren. Special thanks to the caring staff at Isabel & Arthur Meighen Manor, Davis Wing. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home - A.W. Miles chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) for a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12. Private interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.

 

HMS VICTORIOUS, HMCS MEON

ALLAN, John Neil Murdoch, Rev., died in his 81st year on March 22, 2001, in Vancouver General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine; son Grant, daughter-in-law Margaret; granddaughters Katherine, Jennifer and Heather; his sister, Jeanie Moss, and her family. John Allan was born in Vancouver on July 26, 1920, and raised on the Sunshine Coast at Stillwater and Powell River. The family subsequently moved to West Vancouver where John attended West Vancouver High School. His early years consisted of schooling in West Vancouver and spending summers with his father, who worked in the forest industry at various sites along the coast of British Columbia. Early in his life, he developed an interest in marine life and a deep appreciation for the rugged wilderness of the West Coast. John attended the University of British Columbia, studying biology and zoology, but found his studies interrupted by the Second World War. He joined the medical branch of the Royal Canadian Navy and was trained to run a sick-bay. He served on the HMCS Prince Rupert (K324) from its commissioning in 1943 until the end of the war, making 18 transatlantic crossings in convoy. After the war, John returned to UBC where, as a member of the music society, he met Ernestine Summers, an accompanist for the glee club. They married on September 17, 1948. After finishing his studies at UBC, John attended Knox College, Toronto, and upon graduation was appointed to Port Alberni, B.C., his first full-time charge. During this time, John developed his interest in oil painting, and he and Ernestine celebrated the arrival of their son, Grant. After Port Alberni, John served the church in Nelson, Murrayville and Newton. During his ministry at Newton, he also served as chaplain to the fire hall and was both a member and, later, convener of the Camp Douglas Committee of the Presbytery of Westminster. In 1966, John returned to his zoological background and joined the Vancouver Public Aquarium as an aquarist. After moving back to Vancouver, John and Ernestine found new joy in their fellowship at Central Presbyterian Church, with John on the board of managers and Ernestine in the choir and, eventually, on the pipe organ. John's retirement in 1985 allowed him to pursue his love of painting once again and, with Ernestine, a shared love of opera and tours to Seattle, San Francisco and New York for new productions. In recent years, he continued reading and pursuing his interests in many fields, despite a hip injury seven years ago that made walking and climbing stairs difficult. A service of remembrance and thanksgiving for his life was held on March 27, 2001, at Central Presbyterian Church. The Presbytery of Westminster extends its sympathy to Ernestine and the family. John Allan touched the lives of many people as he served his Lord.

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

AMELIA, Mike - at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital on Tuesday, August 14th died peacefully surrounded by his immediate family. Mike was born in 1924 to Adeline and Joseph Amelia in Windsor, Ontario, the fifth of ten children. Mike was predeceased by siblings Antonio, Raphael, Harry, Carmelle, Rosie and by granddaughter Krista. Mike was a kind giving man and devoted father and husband. He is survived by Louise, his wife of 59 years, and children Tony & Suzanne Amelia, Trudy Winter, Joe & MaryBeth Amelia, Rachel & Ritchie Clark, Tina & Byron Hodgson, and siblings Joseppi & Harriet Amelia, Andrew & Jean Amelia, Lucy & Bernard Graboweicki and Madeline Price. Surviving grandchildren include Roberto and Melissa Amelia, Jesse and Rachel Winter, Karen, Mike, and Leopoldo Amelia, Rosie, Georgia, Mollie and Willie Clark, Dakota and Grace Hodgson, and great grandson Rylan. Mike served his country during World War II on the HMCS St. Stephens. He was past-President of the Chatham Builders Exchange and the Maple City Country Club. He was the founder and president of Amelia Construction and was generally involved in the community. At Mikes request there will be no funeral service. A Memorial will be held at a later date. (The Windsor Star 17 Aug 2007)

 

HMCS ST STEPHEN

ARCHER, William Lee, LCdr - On Sunday March 6, 2005 unexpectedly in Toronto in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Gwen and loving father of Janet. Bill was born in Hamilton, Ontario son of the late Reverend William L. ARCHER and Caroline L. MacGREGOR and is predeceased by his brothers Robert, Edward, Geoffrey and sister Isabelle. He is fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Bill was considered a man of strong principle, integrity "an honourable man". Bill grew up in the Niagara area and attended Ridley College. He started work in Toronto as an office boy and then as a junior with the Imperial Bank of Canada. In 1940 Bill joined the R.C.N.V.R. as an ordinary seaman, then a signalman and leading signalman. He trained at Royal Roads and received his commission as a Sub-Lieutenant. Bill saw service on the east coast, Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Atlantic Ocean in H.M.C.S. Lightfoot, and to the Pacific Ocean in H.M.C.S. Prince Rupert and was appointed Lieutenant Commander. After the war Bill graduated from McGill University and went to Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Bar in 1953 and appointed Queen's Council in 1962 and became a Life Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2003. Bill began as a partner in the firm Alexander, Hughes, Archer, and was as passionate about his practice of law as he was about political life. In 1958 he was elected to Toronto City Council and Metro Council. Bill had the ability to connect people, cut through red tape and problem solve. He had a great love of the city and was an active member of Council, as an alderman and controller. Bill served as a chairman of various committees on transportation, parks and works. He was the Coordinator of the Yonge Street Pedestrian Mall, and instrumental in obtaining the William Lyon Mackenzie fireboat. Bill had the habit of asking awkward questions and challenging our assumptions in searching for the right decision. He was keenly involved in urban development of the downtown core. He served as a member of the Planning Board and the Library Board and was much involved in providing the new Reference Library. Bill was Chairman Residential Division, United Appeal, a member of the 1972 Ontario Task Force on Policing, President of the International Institute and involved with various other community organizations. He served as a municipal politician until 1972, including a run for Mayor in 1966. Bill was appointed as the Commissioner for the Provincial Review of the Regional Municipality of Niagara from 1975 to 77. In later years Bill served on the Toronto Historial Board with a passionate dedication. In 1977 Bill received the Toronto Award of Merit. Bill sailed Star Boards and was a life member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, the Board of Trade, and the Royal Canadian Legion, Fort York Branch as well as a member of Zeta Psi. Throughout his life he was an active member of the federal and provincial Progressive Conservative Parties. The family would like to thank the staff of the Emergency Room at the Toronto General Hospital for their kindness and caring. The family will receive Friends at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West (2 stops lights west of Yonge St.) on Wednesday March 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. If desired, a memorial donation to YOUR favourite politician or political party would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a service will be held in Stamford, Ontario at a later date.

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT, HMS LIGHTFOOT, HMCS HESPELER

BANKS, Larry Earl, Sr. - Passed away in the presence of his family at the new Georgian Manor Nursing home in Penetanguishene, Ontario on Sunday January 26th, 2014 in his 98th year. Predeceased by his loving wife Blanche of 70 years, as well as 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Dear father of Larry Jr. (Shirley) of Midland, Ontario and Beverley Ann Glauser (Ron) of Richmond B.C. Larry is survived by his brother John (Hazel) of Chilliwack, B.C. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Bradley Banks of Midland, Ontario, Jacqueline Robson (James) of Midland, Ontario, Michael Glauser (Hayley) of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and Shannon Elliott (Jason) of Tsawassen, B.C. Also remembered by two great grand-daughters; Kennedy and Jordyn Banks as well as four great grand-sons, Joshua, Benjamin and Timothy Elliott and Drew Robson. Larry proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, on the HMCS Ribble, both in Canadian waters and Europe. He retired after many years of work from Babcock and Wilcox in Cambridge, Ontario. Larry was an Elder at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, Ontario and a former Elder at Gale Presbyterian Church in Elmira, Ontario, where he and Blanche resided for many years. Larry and Blanche moved to Penetanguishene in 2010 to be closer to their family and enjoy, as a navy vet, the great waters of Georgian Bay. A Celebration of Life will take place later this spring, for both Blanche and Larry. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the New Georgian Manor, where the loving care of staff went well beyond that of caregivers as well as St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (cards available through the Henry Walser Funeral Home, Kitchener, 519-749-8467). Interment in Memory Gardens "And at the closing of the day Amidst the sunset flames I'll be waiting in the clouds If you'll just call my name"

 

HMCS RIBBLE

BATTERSHILL, James (Jim) Henry - Born February 28th 1925, died April 5th 2012 Jim Battershill was born in Winnipeg to Marjorie (nee Andrews) and John Worthy Battershill and died in Kelowna. He began his life-long pursuit of learning by graduating from high school at age 14 and completing a BA in French at the University of Manitoba. In WWII he served as a radio operator on HMCS Seacliff in the North Atlantic. Following the war, he went to medical school and was a general practitioner in Winnipeg for nine years. Jim then specialized in internal medicine at the St Boniface and Winnipeg General Hospitals. He later moved to Vancouver, where he pursued a career in TB control at the New Westminster Clinic. Always dedicated to his family, Jim retired early to care for his beloved wife. Jim was predeceased by wife Peggy, brothers Frank and Bill, and grandson Marcus. He is survived and will be missed by his sons, Paul (Brenda) and Peter (Kelly), his daughter, Janet (Andy) Kluftinger, and his eight grandchildren.

 

HMCS SEA CLIFF

BAXTER, Leslie Ray (Les) - beloved husband for fifty-six years of Amanda of Sylvan Lake, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 8, 2006 at the age of 82. He leaves Amanda and their children, Susan (Glen) Millis, Blair (Gail), Laurie (Peter) Hodgins, Lorne (Kelly); twelve grandchildren; and his sister Freda Day of Duncan, B.C.; two sisters-in-law, Helen Runzer, Ellen Kirby; and several nieces and nephews. Les was predeceased by his parents, brother Harold and sister Dorothy. Les was born near Crossfield to Emma and Fred in 1923. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Meon. Les started his married life and career as a machinist in Nobleford, Alberta. He had a long career with the City of Calgary Transit, retiring in 1979. Amanda and Les moved to Sylvan Lake in 1990. Les enjoyed boating and in later years took pleasure working with the model steam engine club in Bragg Creek and then in Airdrie. Family was very important to Les and he loved seeing his children and grandchildren having fun at the lake. His career became his hobby in retirement spending many happy hours in his machine shop. A Funeral Service will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Friday, January 13, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital.

 

HMCS MEON

BERNUY, Jacques A. - Died January 5th, 2007, age 84, in Victoria (BC), older son of the late Jean Bernuy and Juliette Guilbert and husband of late Denise Paradis. He leaves his two sons, Luc and Marc, his little children, Laurent and Isabelle, his sisters and brother, Helene (Jim), Marguerite (Bob), Agnes, Therese (Matt), Madeleine (Paul), Jean, Louise (John) and their children. He was a man of such simplicity doubled with an unlimited imagination, and a man of letter, true lover of the French language and literature. Veteran of the Canadian Navy, he served on the H.M.C.S. Ste-Therese (1943-45) with the Allies on the Atlantic, and in 1950 got married to his sweet Denise. He was the first French Canadian terminologist at the translation office of the Canadian Government in 1953, and then became editor/revisor and finally, Director of the translation office at the BellNothern Research in Montreal, until his retirement in 1987. In conformity to his wishes, he was cremated and interred in Victoria. Any correspondence could be sent to his sons: luc.bernuy@sympatico.ca and macb@videotron.ca, or by mail, to Luc Bernuy, 8657 Souligny, Montreal, QC, H1L 2T1. A memorial service will be held, sometime this year, for his relatives and friends. We'll all remember your teachings as a father, grandfather, older brother and loving uncle, like precious pearls in our lives. In God we put his soul. (The Times Colonist 13 Jan 2007)

 

HMCS STE THERESE

BLAKE, William George (Bill) - was born kicking and screaming at VGH on April 3, 1925. He survived the U-boats while serving with the Navy in WWII but was finally torpedoed by kidney cancer on December 21, 2004. Bill is survived by Dean, his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 58 years, and three wonderful children Ginny (Hugh) Munro, Steve (Liz), and Wendy (Dan) Allan. He doted on his four grandchildren, Tricia, Kyla, Paul, and Tara to whom he continued to give advice from his hospital bed. Bill was never free from the mother-in-law so is also survived by Ethel Smithers. As students at Britannia Secondary, Bill and Dean had a special friendship with Tom and Marge Bradley, which remains to this day. Tom and Marge spent many hours with us as we laughed and partied in Dad's palliative care room. Bill was an exceptional person with many talents. Bill tooted his own horn as a member of the Salvation Army, Kitsilano Boys', and RCMP bands. He was a true competitor and had the leather balls to play rugby and football for Britannia and rugby for South Burnaby, Ex-Brits, VRC and UBC. Bill won the Big Block twice and the Howie McPhee trophy for good sportsmanship. Bill's service in the RCMP was interrupted by his need to serve the country in the Navy aboard the HMCS New Glasgow, escorting convoys across the North Atlantic. After the war Bill returned to Vancouver and took the advice of his PE teacher, Gordie Allen, to go to UBC to earn a B.Ed. Bill spent his career with the Vancouver School Board first teaching at Tecumseh Elementary in 1951. The next ten years were at Kitsilano Secondary teaching mathematics. In 1961 Bill became a vice-principal at Van Tech, later moving to Lord Byng. Bill was Principal of King George Secondary for four years before being promoted to Director of Instruction and later Assistant Superintendent. Retirement saw Bill continue his hobbies of carving, woodturning, travelling, curling, and golf. Bill kept a poster of London quoting, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". Bill and Dean tired of neither taking many trips to England and other places. He kept his sense of humour and good spirits right to the end becoming one of the first to almost get kicked out of palliative care for having too much fun. Everyone who knew Bill will miss him and we hope you help us celebrate his life at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Salvation Army. Dad asks us to support this group because of the help they provided him when he was a child. Special thanks to all the staff at MSA Hospital who treated Dad with such respect and kept him comfortable. (The Province 26 Dec 2004)

 

HMCS NEW GLASGOW

BOBOWSKI, Frank - beloved husband of Florence (Misyk), passed away February 22, 2009 at the age of 84 years at the Victoria General Hospital after many years of emphysema. Frank was born October 29, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended Champlain, Luxton and St. John's Schools. Shortly after graduating he joined the Canadian Navy. He served in the North Atlantic as a radar operator aboard the HMCS Drummondville and Penetang. He was very proud of his naval service. Upon returning from the services he gained employment with (City Hydro) Winnipeg Hydro. He was the first special meter reader to work evenings and Saturdays to accommodate Hydro customers. In 1967 he was promoted to the position of supervisor of meter readers from which he retired in 1983. His retirement winters were spent in Victoria BC which he and Florence enjoyed very much. The summers of course were spent at his cabin in Sherwood Lake, Ontario - his pride and joy and his most favourite place on earth. With the help and kindness of Irene and Jim Carpenter, he was able to go there for several years longer, even with his failing health. Frank was predeceased by his mother Anna, father Stanley, three brothers and one sister. He leaves to remember him, besides his wife Florence, his sister-in-law Rena, niece Joyce, great nephew Jake (Hiro) of Vancouver, B.C., nephew Stanley (Donna), great-niece Carrie of Winnipeg and niece Gail (Dan) who was his house sitter, uncle sitter, gofer and all around Girl Friday - all done with love. He was so appreciative of all she did. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Brookside Cemetery, Walkleyburg, MB where most of Florence's family and many of his mother's family are laid to rest. (the Winnipeg Free Press 24 Feb 2009)

 

HMCS PENETANG, HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE

BRUCE, William Ernest (Bill) - 73, Dartmouth. It is with sadness we, the children and grandchildren, announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Friday, December 21, 2007. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was the son of the late William and Sarah (Knowles) Bruce. Bill served in the RCN as an engineering technician. During his period of service, he served aboard HMC Ships Haida, Irquois, Micmac, Penetang, Outremont, Bonaventure, Chignecto, Porte St. Louis and Protecteur. He also served in HMC S/M Okanagan and British Submarines Finwhale, Aeneas and Walrus. Upon his retirement from the forces he was employed with DND as the Aux. Vessels Refit Officer until 1995. He took great pride in the fact that he was deeply involved from the outset with the restoration of HMCS Sackville, the Canadian Naval Memorial, and was later able to assist them in their endeavours. He also enjoyed helping his family, neighbours and many friends and acquaintances in their projects. In particular, he enjoyed cooking for family, neighbours, friends and shut-in seniors. Nobody went hungry when he was around. He was an up person with a good sense of humour and quick dry wit and he particularly enjoyed being the brunt of his own jokes. He was the King of Cole Harbour Lions Club. He was a past member of the Atlantic C&PO's Association, and Submarine Old Comrades Association. Surviving are his sons, William, Dartmouth; Stephen and Glenn, Brampton, Ont.; Scott (Margaret), Kingston; daughter, Colette (Michael) Nied, Moncton, N.B.; grandchildren, Adam, Jessica, Alyssa and Marlies, and sister, Marilyn Bartlett, Brantford, Ont. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; his eldest son, Michael, and sister, Blossom. In accordance with his wishes, his remains have been cremated and there is no visitation. A celebration of life service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 27, Pastor Dave Maffet officiating, with a reception to follow, both in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, IWK Health Centre Foundation, or Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Grave marker for William Bruce at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, N.S.

 

HMCS PENETANG, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS OUTREMONT, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS CHIGNECTO, HMCS PORTE ST LOUIS, HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS OKANAGAN, HMS/m FINWHALE, HMS/m AENEAS, HMS/m WALRUS

BURNETT, Edward Coutts (Ed) - passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, October 26, 1999. Ed is survived by two daughters, Virginia Burnett and husband Jim Elliott of Winnipeg and Constance Anne Burnett Alton and husband Bill of St. Albert, Alberta. He is also survived by grandchildren, Daniel Brautigan and Christopher and Adrienne Alton, as well as his brother John Burnett of Winnipeg. Ed was predeceased by Virginia and Connies mother, Olivia. He was born May 27, 1921 to Elizabeth and John Burnett in Aberdeen, Scotland. After the family moved to Canada, Ed was raised in the West End of Winnipeg and graduated from Daniel McIntyre High School. Ed served with the Royal Canadian Navy as Yeoman of Signals during the Second World War, his last ship being the HMCS Outremont. He was a life member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess of HMCS Chippawa and a member of the White Ensign Club. He was also a member of Club 60 Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada and of the Shriners. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. at Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eds memory may be made to a charity of ones choice. (the Winnipeg Free Press 29 Oct 1999)

 

HMCS OUTREMONT

 

CALFAT, Gregoire (1921-2009) - Peacefully passed away in Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital, on August 13, 2009 at the age of eighty-eight. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Phyllis (Norrish) and their eleven children Louise Stock, Claire, Paul (Linda), Diane, Anne Di Gennaro (Ronaldo), Suzanne Beauchamp (Bruno), Joanne Cook (Dwight), Richard (Ava), Nelson, Brian and Francine (Martin), his seventeen grandchildren, his three great-grandchildren, his sister Marguerite James (Robert Sr), his brother Louis (Irene), his brother-in-law Edwin McAnany (predeceased sister Yolande Sr) as well as many other relatives and friends. Special mention to the staff of the Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital, Qc for their loving care. Special thanks to the Moser family for their generosity. Gregoire Calfat was a decorated veteran of WWII, served on the frigate HMCS Port Colburne, participated in the Murmansk Run and the D Day landing of the allies in France. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:45 a.m. at La Resurrection Chapel (Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery), 4601 Cote-des-Neiges Road, Montreal. The family will receive condolences at the chapel one hour prior to the service. A reception for family and friends will follow after the burial at Centre funeraire Cote-des-Neiges, 4525 Cote-des-Neiges Rd. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated (305, Boul. Des Anciens Combattants, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Qc, H9X 1Y9, 514-457-3440). (The Gazette 15 Aug 2009)

 

HMCS PORT COLBORNE

CAMERON, Joseph Kerr (Joe) - It is with great sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of Joseph (Joe) Kerr Cameron on March 28, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Betty; his daughters, Judi (Phil) Morton, Wendy (Tom) Morris, Pattie Cameron (Brian Smith), and Bonnie Cameron (Paul Zedic); and his grandchildren, Lisa and Scott Morris. Joe was born August 24, 1920 in Saskatoon, SK, the only child of John and Mary Cameron who emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland. He was a member of the RCNVR during World War II, serving on the HMCS Ste. Therese. He married Margaret E. (Betty) Griffiths in 1946. They lived in Saskatoon where their four children were born. Joe worked for the federal government (Veteran's Land Act) for several years after the war, then became involved in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster. He was transferred to Calgary in 1958 where he spent the rest of his life. He was a member of Optimist International, serving as District Lieutenant Governor, a member of the Order of the Blue Goose, 1965 to 1966 President of the Central Chapter, Alberta Association of Insurance Adjustors, 1972 to 1973 Regional President, CIAC (Western Region). A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church (924 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Rod Sykes officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Beverly Centre (Glenmore) Garden Fund, 1729 - 90 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4S1. A special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Beverly Centre (Glenmore) for their exceptional loving care. In living memory of Joe Cameron, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 31 Mar 2003)

 

HMCS STE THERESE

CAMPBELL, Everett Lawrence - passed away peacefully, at his home in Sydney River, on April 19, 2010, surrounded by his family. He was just shy of his 93rd birthday. Born on April 24, 1917, he was the youngest child of Ernest and Ellen (Grantmyre) Campbell. He was predeceased by his brother, Ollie and sisters, Eva Rutherford and Libby MacDonald. Everett is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Fi (Frances Bruce) and children, Bruce (Nansea Tomalty), Antigonish, Lisa (Paul) Patterson, Sydney Forks and Glennie (Darin) Paton, Cochrane, Alta. He was dear Papa to grandchildren, James (Alison) Morrison, Jill (Chris) Morrison Campbell, Robert Patterson, Galen Conroy, Beatrice Campbell-Raymond, Laurie and Rachael Paton and great-grandchild, Everett Morrison. He is also survived by his loving nieces, Erna (Rutherford) Blasko, Elenor (MacDonald) Francis and Cheryl (Rutherford) Allen; nephews, Grant Campbell and Butch MacDonald; brother-in-law, Bill Bruce and sister-in-law, Jeannie Theile. Also dear to Everett's heart were Bill Hunter, Judy Hazell, Brenda Conroy and Lorne MacPhail. Growing up in the North End of Sydney, his fondest childhood memories were of swimming across Sydney Harbour to Westmount and the times he spent helping at his maternal grandparents farm on the North West Arm. Everett served in the Battle of the Atlantic as a de-coder on the Frigate HMCS Runnymede. After the war ended, he returned to Cape Breton and to his job with the CNR, retiring in 1978. Throughout Everett's life, his deep faith was nurtured in the church. One of God's gifts to Everett was a wonderful bass voice which was enriched and developed by studies with May Walshman. Beginning in the St. Andrew's choir, and then with the choir of the Sydney River United Protestant Church, Everett sang well into his 80s. He was a founding member of the Cape Breton Chorale and was an invited guest soloist in many churches around Cape Breton. Often accompanied on piano by his loving wife, music was an integral part of their marriage. An extremely creative and contemplative man, Everett appreciated beauty in nature and in the arts. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a highly developed dry wit. He took great pride in the renovations and additions to their 200 year old farm house and his beautiful flower garden. It seemed only fitting that Everett would remain at home until his passing. This was made possible by the tender care provided by Dr. Steve MacDougall, the services of County Home Care, Veteran's Affairs, VON and Palliative Care. The family is deeply grateful to these people, along with the many dear friends who provided comfort and support over the past few years. In keeping with Ev's wishes, a simple graveside service will be held with his family. Everett was a generous and kind man, and was quick to provide to those in need. In honour of his spirit of sharing and giving, donations in Everett's memory can be made to Loaves and Fishes. "May happiness blow on secret winds and surround you forever in the ways of beauty."

 

HMCS RUNNYMEDE

CAMPBELL, Ian Lorne (23 Apr 1917 - 16 Jun 2009) - Born in Toronto to Dr. Colin and Frances Campbell. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 1985, daughter Heather in 1982, elder brother Colin and sister Vivien Stewart (Sandy). Lovingly missed by his wife Maxine, devoted doggie Benji, son Ian Stuart, Heathers children Jennifer (B.J. and children), David, sister-in-law Mary Campbell and many dear relations. Pre-war Ian joined Thompson and McKinnon (Stock broker US and Canada) enlisted with the Queens Own Rifles and granted a Commission. Late 1940 transferred to the RCNVR training at Royal Roads (Second Class) the majority of active service was spent in the N. Atlantic ending up as C.O. HMCS Royal Mount, retiring as Lt. Commander. Post-war Ian joined R.A. Daly Co. becoming partner and V.P., prior to joining Dominion Securities in 1954, becoming a partner he was known as an ideas man and for uncompromising integrity. Health led to retirement in Victoria, 1972. Ian had a great zest for life. In Toronto was president of the B.B.B., founding member and president of the Clan Campbell Assn, sailing at R.C.Y.C, hobby farming, flying his TriPacer, golfing at Rosedale-later at V.G.C and with Maxine at R.C.G.C. A staunch Christian he worshipped at Christ the King. His faith gave him grace, courage and tenacity to endure significant health problems with a smile and twinkle in his eyes. Ian felt blessed by faithful loving family, friends, excellent care by doctors, medical staff, and at V.H.C. he was most appreciative. Service June 27, at 2:00 PM. First Memorial Chapel 4725, Falaise Drive. Flowers gratefully declined, and a donation to Victoria Hospice Foundation, 1510, Fort St. Victoria, V8S 5J2 or Operation Eyesight 4, Parkdale Cresc, N.W. Calgary, T2N 3T8 welcomed. (The Times Colonist 20 Jun 2009)

 

HMCS KAMSACK, ML Q051, ML Q108, HMCS BORDER CITIES (NOTE: according to his obituary, he was CO of HMCS Royalmount, however, neither the available Navy Lists nor lists of commanding officers for HMCS Royalmount, show him being appointed to Royalmount.)

CLARKE, James Murdoch - Born in Nova Scotia, raised in Montreal, James died in his eighty-fourth year at Ste Anne's Veterans Hospital on July 1, 2006, following a long illness. James was schooled in Montreal and the day he graduated as a mechanical engineer from McGill University he enlisted in the RCNVR. He served as Engineering Officer on HMCS New Liskeard and then HMCS Royal Mount on the Halifax-Ireland North Atlantic run for two years. While on leave in Montreal, he married Isabel Forrester, his partner for fifty-eighty years until her death in 2003. Following the war, he worked at Building Products Ltd, serving as manager of the Ville St. Pierre plant for many years. Predeceased by his parents James and Margaret (Smith) Clarke and sister Ruth McCormick of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. He is survived by his two sons, Peter James in Ottawa and Grant in Toronto, and cherished grandchildren Katherine and Joanna in British Columbia, and Sara with great-grandchildren Anisa and Simone in Switzerland. Also surviving are sister Marion Dormer in Ottawa and brother Arthur and his wife Denise in Dorval, and numerous nephews and nieces. Denise has watched over James in the recent difficult years and has our eternal gratitude. The family also thanks the dedicated staff at Ste. Anne's and John Noel, his caregiver before his admission to Ste. Anne's. Visitation at Collins, Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 5610 Sherbrooke St. West at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with burial at Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Society, 1253 McGill College, Suite 402, Montreal, QC H3B 2Y5, would be appreciated. (The Gazette 06 Jul 2006)

 

HMCS ROYALMOUNT, HMCS NEW LISKEARD

CLARKE, Lyle Reginald, 2422-E, RCN - Born: 08 Jul 1934, Saltspring Island, BC, Died: 28 Mar, 1954, Port Kells, BC

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

COWAN, Herbert Thomas (Bert) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Feb.14, 2011 at the age of 93. Sorely missed by Susan, his wife and companion of 40 years, his son Barry and wife Ingrid, his grandsons Daniel and Thomas, son-in-law Frank Rytir, granddaughter Rebecca and husband Kevin, brother George, as well as many nieces and nephews in the Toronto area. He is predeceased by his beloved daughter Victoria Anne and his first wife Victoria Louise. Bert was born in Toronto, March 17th 1917, the fourth oldest of six children. He travelled to Vancouver in 1941 and knew from the first day this was "home". He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served aboard the Frigate HMCS Port Colborne in the Atlantic, discharging in the summer of 1946. He worked in the display business and later, engineering and drafting supplies. His "retirement" job as a boat broker fulfilled a lifelong passion for sailing. For many years he and his family enjoyed sailing, exploring the natural beauty of B.C.'s coastline and many wonderful friendships evolved from within the boating community. He was a skilled watercolour artist, loved music, art, travel and of course the numerous Lakeland Terriers that ruled the house. Bert said "this is not a dress rehearsal" and "life is uncertain, eat dessert first" and did his best to embrace this philosophy. His graciousness, wit, wisdom and unfailing support as a husband, father and grandfather will be deeply missed, but treasured as a legacy by all. A memorial celebration to Bert's life will take place at a later date. (Vancouver Sun 19 Feb 2011)

 

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CROSBY, Walter Roland (Bing) - 81, Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Walter on December 17, 2007, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born May 1, 1926, in Hawkesbury, Ont., he was a son of the late John and Alice (Whitmore) Crosby. Although born in Ontario he spent all of his adult life here and considered himself a true Nova Scotian and pursued many hobbies including gardening and woodworking. Walter was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years where he served on the Weather Ship HMCS St. Stephen among others. He took photography courses during his enlistment and photographed some famous people including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and John Diefenbaker. After his service he pursued his love of photography for the National Research Council for 21 years. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline (Johnston) Crosby; daughter, Gayle (Peter) Llewellyn of Georgetown, P.E.I. and son, Stuart and Jacquie (Benteau) Crosby of Dartmouth. He will be missed by his beloved grandchildren, Jocelyn and Jonathan Llewellyn and Gregory and Patrick Crosby; his sister, Ola Crosby, L'Orignal, Ont.; and his brother, Ralph, Fredericton. He was predeceased by brothers, Gordon and Elmer Crosby. He will also be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law. Many thanks to Dr. Brad Izzard and the doctors, nurses and staff of 3 East, Dartmouth General Hospital. Walter has been cremated and there will be no visitation by request. Burial at sea will take place at a later date. Service will be held in Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., on December 22, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dartmouth General Hospital or a charity of your choice

 

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CUMMINS, John Joseph - Peacefully on October 21st, 2011 at Extendicare Halton Hills. Predeceased by his loving wife, Eileen; his parents Martin and Mary Ann (King); a sister, in infancy; brothers James and William, sister Eleanor and his infant grandson Christopher. He is survived by his sister Mary, his children Joan (Liam), John (Sue), Michael (Veronica) and Colleen (Fraser). John leaves 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. John was born in Georgetown on June 27th, 1915 and spent his entire life there, with the exception of war-time service in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was an engine room Petty Officer on the HMCS Runnymede, a mid-ocean escort in the North Atlantic. As a young man, he worked at Sandy Campbell's market garden, on Bill Sinclair's farm and at the Dominion Seed House. He was then was hired at the local Alliance Paper Mill. Having qualified as a steam engineer in the Navy, he became the chief stationary engineer and the maintenance supervisor for the mill. With its closing in 1977 (by then it was part of Domtar), John retired, having worked there for almost 40 years. John's busy work schedule did not leave much time for recreation, but he enjoyed his Association with the Holy Name Society at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Branch 120 of the Royal Canadian Legion and The Georgetown Hunters and Anglers Association. An avid hiker, he was a long-time member of the Bruce Trail Club, completing the entire 800km trail seven times (most of this when in his 70s and 80s). He also hiked the entire 400km Ganaraska Trail (including the remote wilderness section) when he was in his 80s. John was a voracious reader, a tinkerer, a man of many talents, but most of all he was a dutiful son, loving brother, devoted husband and doting father. The family thanks the staff at Extendicare Halton Hills and Dr. J. Van Bendegem for the loving care and attention they gave our father. Visitation will be held at J.S. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Georgetown on Thursday October 27th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Legion service to be held at 6:45 pm. Funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, Georgetown on Friday October 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society or The Bruce Trail Conservancy would be appreciated.

 

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DALGLEISH, William - At Bluewater Health-Palliative Care, Sarnia, on Sunday, March 6, 2005. William Dalgleish, 80 years, of Oil Springs. Beloved husband of the late Rosie (née Schneikart) (2000.) Dear father of Bill and Cindy Dalgleish of Acton and Gaye Dalgleish of Petrolia. Loving grandfather of Caitlin. Dear brother of Beverly and Dick Richardson of Tilbury and the late Duane Dalgleish. Bill served his country during World War 2 with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the frigate H.M.C.S. Royal Mount. Visitors will be received on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Reverend Mark PERRY of Oil Springs United Church officiating. Interment in Oil Springs Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Bluewater Health Foundation (Palliative Care) or the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

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DAVIS, Vernie (07 Dec 1923 - 02 Jan 2012) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Vern, aged 88, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 after a short illness. He leaves behind Maria, his wife of 62 years, as well as two sons, Darrell (Karen) and Brian. In addition, five grandchildren, Bradley, Maggie, Jordon, Spencer and Mitchell, have lost their treasured Papa. Vern was predeceased by his mother and father, and his two brothers Floyd and Irwin. Vern will be missed by many people, including his colleagues from the City of Edmonton, where he worked as a tax assessor for 36 years; friends made on Friday and Saturday nights dancing with Maria at the Legion and 700 Wing; the Summerland “Big Wally” gang, with whom the family enjoyed many vacations; and of course, the countless volunteers and players touched by his devotion to minor hockey in the city of Edmonton, where the tournament he co-founded 49 years ago remains the largest Minor Hockey tournament in the world. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Rd. Edmonton. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 10985 124th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9. Donation envelopes will also be available at Evergreen. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Stroke and Neurology Units, as well as In-Patient Family Medicine, at the University of Alberta Hospital for their compassionate care.

 

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DILLON, Edward Emmett (Eddy) - was born in Montreal on February 26, 1925. He attended D'Arcy McGee High School. Ed joined the navy on August 10, 1943, just short of his eighteenth birthday. After training at H.M.C.S. Cornwallis he was assigned to H.M.C.S. Nene on May 15, 1944 and served on the Nene until the end of hostilities. He was discharged on October 26, 1945. For a short period he was employed by T. Eaton Company then later employed by Northern Electric where he spent some time on the DEW Line. Ed died on April 24, 1982 in Sherbrooke Quebec at the age of 57.

 

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DRYDEN, Henry Norris II - Born: 05 Aug 1906, South Africa, Died: 06 Apr 1950, Halifax, NS

 

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EGAN, Joseph Martin - 87, died May 22, surrounded by family, at Sarnia's Bluewater Health, where he'd spent six months struggling to get home. Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Virginia (Huggins), and loving children Phil (Laurie) of Oakville; Larry (Rita) of St. Catharines; Vince (Marilyn) of Sarnia; Barbara (Ian) of Sarnia; Beverly (Dave) of Courtright; Mary-Jane (Peter) of London; Vici of Hong Kong; Paul of Detroit; and Cort (Tara) of Hamilton. He is also survived by step-children Nancy (Jeff) ; Terry (Maria); and Gayle, all of Sarnia; and by a sister, Theresa Foley, of Toronto. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Joe is predeceased by his first wife, June (2000) and daughter Frances June (Moe) Egan (1985) and brothers Vince (1988) and Frank (1989), sister Mary Cowley (2000) and parents Vince and Annie. Joe was born March 6, 1922 in Toronto, and moved as a youngster to Point Edward and later, Sarnia. Joe attended SCITS (Sarnia Collegiate and Technical School) specializing in electricity. When the Second World War began, Joe enlisted in the Navy and served valiantly during the Battle of the Atlantic, as HMCS Prince Rupert's electrical artificer. In 1944, the Prince Rupert sunk the German sub U-575 and Joe guarded German prisoners. It was while on furlough in Hamilton that Joe met June. The couple raised 10 children and operated a successful family business, Power Installations (Sarnia) Ltd. A Master Electrician, Joe was 29 when he launched the electrical-mechanical contracting business that helped build the Chemical Valley and employed hundreds of skilled tradesmen.Joe always made time for his kids, who fondly remember trips to Niagara Falls and Expo ’67 in a city bus converted to a camper that slept the entire family. In 1985, the Egans’ youngest daughter, Frances, died in a house fire. The family successfully pushed for a groundbreaking smoke alarm bylaw. Joe and June were named to then Sarnia mayor Marceil Saddy's honour roll. That same year, Joe contacted the surviving crew of the U-575 and an amazing reunion was held in Germany, with Joe and June staying at the home of the sub’s former captain. Joe was proud of his war record and this lesson in forgiveness and redemption, often speaking to students on Remembrance Day. He was also proud of his three grandsons who served in Afghanistan. Joe was an artist, writing articles, producing videos, and working on books about the war, his life, and other subjects. In the late 1990s, June developed Alzheimer's disease and Joe was her loving, patient caregiver, insisting she be cared for at home where, as he put it, she felt safe. After June's death, Joe rekindled a romance with a high school sweetheart. He and Virginia wed that same year — a union that extended and enriched Joe’s remaining life. Joe was a longtime member of the Sarnia Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, the Sarnia Construction Association and the National Electrical Contractors Association. Friends will be received at Stewart Funeral Home, 254 George St., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to The Brain Injury Association of Sarnia-Lambton, or the charity of your choice.

 

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FIGUARY, Gerald Robye - 77, of Glace Bay, NS, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Glace Bay Healthcare Complex. Born in Port Aux Basque, NL, he was the son of the late Percy and Mary (Alley) Figary. Robye joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952, serving overseas on the H.M.C.S Penetang. Following his discharge, Robye was employed with H. Hopkins Limited as a truck driver for over 35 years. He was an avid Cape Breton Screaming Eagles fan, as well as a fan of the Montreal Canadians and the Cape Breton Oilers. He is survived by his wife, the former Judy Hann; children Catherine (Michael) Bendixen, Denmark; Melody Butler, Truro; Wendy Miller, Black Rock; Dale Shewchuck, Dartmouth; Amanda (Ryan) Dean, Glace Bay; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; stepmother Dorothy Figary, Port Aux Basque; sisters Shirley (Paul) Patey, St. John's, NL; Verna (Frank) Andrews, Port Aux Basques, NL. He was predeceased by sister Marilyn Foote; grandchild Garilynn Stewart. There will be no visitation as per Robye's request. A private family memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2pm in Patten's Funeral Home, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay with Rev. Michael Goodfellow officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Robye's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff in the I.C.U. of Glace Bay Healthcare Complex for their compassion and dignified care of Robye during his illness. Arrangements under the direction of Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay, NS.

 

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FINKBEINER, Eugene Paul (Gene) - Born on February 3, 1924 in Crediton, Ontario, passed away peacefully at the IOOF Home on Sunday July 10, 2011 at the age of 87. In 1943, Gene joined the Royal Canadian Navy, and was stationed aboard the HMCS Ontario, which was part of the Liberation Fleet in Singapore and Hong Kong. On discharge from the Navy, he took a Medical Laboratory Course at the Hamilton General Hospital, graduating in 1948. While at the hospital he met his wife Wenonah “Nonie“ (nee Einarson), who was a student nurse. They were married in Muskoka in 1949. Gene and Nonie worked in Hamilton until 1953, when they moved to Barrie, where Gene was employed as a lab technologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital. He retired in 1987, after almost 35 years service. He was dearly loved by his wife and his 4 children: Christine and John MacKay of London, Michael Finkbeiner and Leslee Squirrell of Waterloo, Maureen and Peter Smith of Guelph, and Paul and Susan Finkbeiner of Oakville. He was the proud Grandpa of Kyle and Neil MacKay, Jacob and Laura Smith, and Dalton and Jackson Finkbeiner. Gene was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Shrine. He was a 33rd Degree Mason, and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 9 Robert St. in Thornton, on Thursday July 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Thornton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre.

 

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FORSYTHE, Samuel Urguhart - Passed away peacefully at Ajax-Pickering Hospital on Wednesday February 20th, 2013, at the age of 88. Survived by Mary his cherished wife of 67 years. Beloved dad to Anne-Marie (Frank), Barb (Phil), Jim (Yvonne) and Steve (Frances). Proud Granddad of 11 grandchildren and “Great” Granddad to 10 great grandchildren. Respected Masonic Brother for over 50 years, WWII veteran and Poetaster. The family will receive friends at the McEachine Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, (Ajax), 905 428-8488 on Sunday, February 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday February 25 at 2 p.m. Cremation. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or a charity of choice.

 

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FRIESEN, Harvey (27 Mar 1934 - 11 Apr 2007) - Harvey died at home surrounded by his loving family. It was with great sadness that we let him go realizing with a grateful heart how fortunate we were to know this most humble, kind and compassionate man. Harvey was born on a small family farm in section 2, township 14, range 12, west of the 3rd meridian near Rosenbach, Saskatchewan. Harvey was from a pioneer Mennonite family from Russia who settled on the Prairies in 1870. He was shaped, as others were on the Prairies, by the difficult events occurring in Canada during the 1930's and 40's. His Grandfather Daniel, whom he deeply respected, had an enduring impact on his life. Harvey was moved when he saw him reach out to assist others during the great depression and the subsequent drought and dust storms. Harvey also never forgot hearing Tommy Douglas speak about Medicare in Regina. Harvey is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancye, his three children, Chris (Manuela), Tim (Kathleen), Tara (Kim) and his 6 beloved grandchildren, Rachel, Hannah, Madeline, Liam, Lucas and Maya. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Jacob (Elsie), Harry (Erla), Lawrence (Sharlene) and many nieces and nephews. Harvey joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1956 as a Medical Laboratory Technician and served onboard the HMCS New Glasgow from 1964 to 1966. After the Navy, Harvey and his family settled in Ladner, BC. He was privileged to be part of the planning of the Medical Laboratory at Delta Hospital before it officially opened. Harvey retired in July 1997 as Director of Diagnostic Services considering it an honour to have served the people of Delta. Working with many fine people to change the direction of the Hospital, Harvey continued his interest in health care as a founding member of the "Save the Delta Hospital Society" and the "Delta Healthcare Association". Harvey's interests were broad. They included healthcare in Africa and the Ukraine, pastoral care, sponsorship of refugees, cycling, cross country skiing, woodwork, gardening and the great outdoors. Harvey was a deeply spiritual person and a member of the Ladner United Church; Harvey's faith guided him throughout his life. "As I walk through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where there was a den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep, and as I slept I dreamed a dream" -John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress. Dear Friends, we invite you to a Celebration of the life of Harvey Friesen on Saturday, April 21 at 2 pm at the Cedar Park Mennonite Church, 5300 44th Ave., Ladner, B.C. Reception will be at Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Avenue, Ladner, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice or the Harvey Friesen Memorial Fund would be sincerely appreciated. Harvey's family is making a donation to the Harvey Friesen Centre for Youth in Lilongwe, Malawi in Southern Africa. Donations can be made through the Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS on line at CAP AIDS' website - www.capaids.org or mailed to the Harvey Friesen Memorial Fund c/o CAP AIDS, 126 O'Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M4K 2K7. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040 (The Vancouver Sun and The Province 19 Apr 2007)

 

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FULLER, William (Bill) Richard - born January 11, 1915 at 1929 McIntyre Street in Regina, SK, passed away peacefully at Wascana DVA Veterans Home on June 23, 2008. Bill is survived by his loving wife and partner of 53 years, Eileen; daughter, Mavor Reilly of Burlington, ON and son, Don (Hilarie) of Regina, SK; four grandchildren, Kathy (Mark Jenson) Reilly of Burlington, ON, William Reilly of Vineland, ON, William Cody Fuller of Regina, Lacey Fuller of Regina and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Violet (nee Gereau) Fuller; mother, Gertina; father, Richard; brother, Stanley and sister, Florence Watt. Bill was born and raised in Regina, a true "Prairie Boy ". He attended Victoria School and Balfour Collegiate in his youth and was very active in sports, especially baseball and hockey. As so many men of his time, Bill answered the call and served in the Canadian Navy through World War II on board the HMCS New Waterford. Upon Bill's return from active duty, he took employment in October 1945 at Sasktel retiring in May 1975. Bill's father, brother and son Don also worked for Sasktel, a three generation "Telephone Legacy ", of which Bill was very proud. Bill enjoyed a very active and full retirement with Eileen, dividing time between summering at the Saskatchewan Beach cottage, traveling and enjoying several winters in the sunny climes of Thousand Palms, California. Bill was always an avid sports fan, but first he was a devout Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. Bill and Eileen never missed a game, and never left their seats in Taylor Field before the final whistle blew. His family and friends remember Bill as a loving husband, father and as a big-hearted man, full of fun, and quick to laugh. At Bill's request, a private family interment will take place. We should all be so lucky to enjoy such a rich, full and happy life bye Dear bye Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB or Canadian Legion. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.

 

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GALPIN, Richard Robertson - was born in Vancouver British Columbia on May 29, 1915, first child of his parents Alfred and Louise Galpin. His father worked as an official with Canadian Customs and Immigration, his mother maintained their home. Richard was the third generation of the family born in Vancouver. He was joined in a few years by his beloved sister Esther Louise [Who later married C.G. (Bud) Killam. They are survived by their children, son Richard (Veronica), daughter Nancy Sinclair (Richard), and son Michael (Lynette) all of Vancouver]. He grew up in Vancouver, attending public schools. He graduated from Kitsilano High School, and attended the University of British Columbia, where he received his Bachelor's degree. When he spoke about this time in his life, he remembered the friendships he had, and the love of his family. During this time he held many part time jobs that shaped his outlook on life, including working as a lumberjack, streetcar motorman, and on the railroad. As a young man, he enjoyed sailing, music and the outdoors, and played rugby for the Merelomas. His love of music has always been central to his life, and started with piano lessons as a boy. While attending UBC, he was introduced to a friend of his sister's Helen Stevenson, who he courted and married. After graduating from UBC, he attended Medical School at McGill University, and received his doctorate in 1943. After graduation, he was immediately assigned to service aboard the HMCS Waterford. He served through the remainder of World War II in the Canadian Navy and saw combat throughout the Atlantic Theater as a ship's surgeon. His decorations include: The Battle of Atlantic Medal, Normandy Star, Defense of Britain Medal, and the Victory Medal. He continued to have an affiliation with the Canadian Navy until his death, rising to the rank of Rear-Admiral (Reserves). He relished this connection to the navy throughout his life. He was particularly proud of his Honorary United states Naval Insignia, including Surface command, and Naval Aviator (U.S.S. Nimitz). He was also an honorary member of the Detroit Navy League. In 1949 Richard emigrated to the United States to begin his Pediatric training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He completed this and became Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He joined Dr. Lloyd Kemp in his office at the corner of Brown and Southfield, and joined the staff at Beaumont Hospital when it was a single building lying on the outskirts of the city. He went on to practice pediatrics in the same location for over thirty years., caring for multiple generations from the same families. During his clinical practice he became especially interested in early childhood development. With his belief in the importance of nurturing this special period of a child's development and through the strength of his efforts, he founded the Neuro-Education Center at Beaumont Hospital. From early shoe-string budgets, he sheparded the center through it's early years, and maintained an interest in "the Center" for the rest of his life. It has now become the Center for Human Development at Beaumont Hospital. He and Helen had four children Kenneth, Peter, Lindley and Sheila. The children were raised in Birmingham. During this time Richard and Helen were involved in many community affairs from the Birmingham Jazz Festival, the Birmingham Kite Festival to the origins of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and were members of Christchurch Cranbrook. During this time he was an avid competitive sailor, a Member of Crescent Sail Yacht club. He passed on his love of music and sailing to his children. Helen and Richard divorced in 1970. In 1973 he was introduced to Maxine Rich by mutual friends. They courted for two years and went on to be married in 1975. The marriage lasted until their deaths. As a couple they were inseparable. As well as traveling, they loved to entertain at Maxine's house in Orchard lake, were avid ballroom dancers and enjoyed boating on Cass Lake. Richard is survived by his first wife Helen Galpin of Comox, B.C. and son Peter (Nina) and their twin children Akira and Mikiko, daughter Lindley (Carey) and her children Karen and Amy, father-in-law to Mary Bodo (Kenneth), daughter Sheila Meredith and her children Thyra and Nedra, and their children Walter, Ella and Daniel. Stepchildren, Tina Browne (Charles) and their children, Paul, Theodore, and Isabel, Todd Rich (Denise) and their children PJ and Zachary. In lieu of flowers, the family and Dr. Galpin request donations to either Mariner's Church Music Fund at 170 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226 or the Center For Human Development at Beaumont Hospital, 1695 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 120, Royal Oak, MI. While the world may seem a darker place without his the light of his smile, his skill as a raconteur and his joy at the piano. His contribution to the world has been great, and we carry him with us always.

 

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GIBSON, James Edward (Jim) - of Cupar, SK, passed away suddenly on December 24, 2004, while attending a family gathering. Jim was born November 20, 1922, and was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce; his parents, Bill and Sarah; his brother, Gordon and nephew Rob. Jim is survived by his children, Glenda (Dick) Huynink, Bill (Shelly) Gibson, and Jamie (Colleen Stephen); his grandchildren, Tanner, Dustin, Brody, Danielle and Kyla; his sisters, Ruth (Dal) Ward and Shirley (Vic) Stan, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was raised on a farm south of Dysart. He loved to ride horses and played baseball and hockey. Jim served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943 to 1945 on the HMCS Orkney. Upon returning from overseas, he returned to farming and he married Joyce Hughes in 1948. Together, they farmed south of Cupar for over 40 years. During this time, Jim was active in coaching hockey, driving school bus, and attending his children's various sporting events. Jim and Joyce were excellent dancers (just like Fred and Ginger) and attended many dances in Cupar and surrounding area. They also spent many hours playing cards with family and friends. After retiring from farming, Jim enjoyed golfing with Joyce, going on trips to Las Vegas, and going to the harness races. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and encouraging their participation in many activities and hobbies. This past summer, at 81 years of age, Jim enjoyed a final horseback ride. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A CELEBRATION OF JIM'S LIFE will be held at the Cupar United Church on Thursday, December 30, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing may make a donation in Jim's memory to the Royal Canadian Legion, 3079 5th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 0L6, of which Jim was an active member.

 

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GOODBRANDSON, Siggi - It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dad, grandfather and friend, Siggi Goodbrandson, who passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at The Waverley. Siggi is survived by his wife Isabel; daughter Gail (Robert); sons, Gary (Linda) and Garth (Lisa); grandchildren, Shawn, Chris, Jonathan (Caryn), Leanne, Samantha and Dale. He is also survived by his brother Lefty Goodbrandson and his sister Ollie Huggard. He was predeceased by his parents, Gudbrandur and Alfeidur (Jenny) Goodbrandson; and his brothers, John, Kris and Buddy. Dad was born in Selkirk, MB on February 16, 1925. Dad and Mom were married in 1951 and would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 25, 2006. Dad was a devoted and caring husband who remained deeply committed to Isabel through her journey with Alzheimer's. Dad served in the Second World War. He joined the Navy and was a quartermaster on the HMCS Ste. Theresa. After marrying Isabel and the birth of Gail and Gary, dad returned to the University of Manitoba and graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1958. Upon graduation, Dad returned to the Department of Highways. Dad certainly enjoyed working for Highways and in particular his time in Carman as District Engineer. Dad retired in November 1990 as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Highways. In all, dad worked almost 40 years with Highways. Dad had a tremendous passion for sports with special interest in hockey and golf. Dad played hockey for Selkirk Fisherman and was often referred to as The lamplighter for his goal-scoring prowess. When his playing days were over, Dad turned to coaching where he coached the Selkirk Fisherman, Carman Beavers and most proudly the Winnipeg South Side Nationals. Dad was also an avid golfer. He was a member at the Southwood Golf Country Club for over 30 years. Some of Dad's favourite golf memories were playing on Southwood's Mundie Putter and Senior Putter teams as well as in the WAGAN group. Dad enjoyed playing in the Grey Owl and Tamarack golf tournaments. Clear Lake was always a very special place for Dad and Mom and the time spent with family and friends. Dad had a tremendous attitude towards life. Despite suffering a serious stroke in 1991, Dad was able to maintain a positive outlook on life. He was always cheerful, friendly and happy to see you. He enjoyed the time spent with family and was always interested in their activities. We were fortunate to have Dad for as long as we did. He never gave up, never complained and persevered. It is a shame that his heart wasn't as strong as his character. Dad was an inspiration to all his family and will be deeply and sadly missed. A special thank you to the staff and residents of The Waverley for their support, kindness and friendship over the past six years. Dad certainly appreciated you and his time at The Waverley. May the white rabbits be with you always. A private family service to honor his memory and to celebrate his life will take place. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be sent to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, The Victoria General Hospital Foundation Inc., 2340 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, MB or the University of Manitoba Men's and Women's Golf Teams to Golf Manitoba, 200 Main St., Winnipeg, MB. Glen Eden Funeral Home 4477 Main Street 338-7111 (the Winnipeg Free Press 05 Aug 2006)

 

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HAIRE, James Eric - passed away March 17, 2004. He was born in Edmonton on June 6,1924. He went to school in Edmonton to grade 12, followed by one year at university. During his school years Jim played a tuba in the Edmonton Schoolboys Band and the Edmonton Fusiliers Reserve Army Band. He joined the RCNVR at Edmonton Nonesuch Naval Station in 1943 and was discharged in 1946 at Naden Naval Base in Victoria, B.C., after serving on HMCS Uganda for four months. In 1946, Jim married Doreen Duncan and in the same year they moved to Vancouver. The Haires have three children, one son, James (passed away Jan.4/92) and two daughters, Beverley and Karen. Jim was working in the dairy and dry cleaning industries at that time. He started his own business, installing and repairing dairy, dry cleaning and laundry equipment for about three years, then moved into sales in the same industries. In 1959 he was transferred to Edmonton by his company, where they bought a house that they still live in. He continued in sales until his retirement in 1989. The Haire's have five grandchildren, all born in Edmonton. Jim's hobbies are stamp collecting and watch and clock repair and restoration.

 

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HARRISON, Stephen Andrew - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved and adored Father in his 98th year. Dad passed away suddenly at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday, December 17th, 2012. Predeceased by his wife Marie (2005), survived by his daughters, Donna (Wayne Smith) & Shirley (Wayne Holly). Also survived by 5 grandchildren,10 great grandchildren and his niece Nancy Williams (Dave). Dad was very proud to serve Canada in WWII on the HMCS Saint John as a radio signal operator. In 1944 he participated in the infamous Murmansk run, a convoy of 25 warships escorting 28 freighters with food for Russia. He was a member of RCL Branch 24 in St. Catharines for over 70 years. Dad truly enjoyed his amateur radio and all the friends he made and listened to over the years. VE3 BOE is now a silent key. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 140 Russell Avenue in St. Catharines on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. We would like you to join us for a light lunch and refreshments at the Church following the service. Funeral arrangements by Passfield Mortuary Services . If desired, donations in Dad's memory can be made to Christ Lutheran Church or The Salvation Army. No flowers please.

 

HMCS SAINT JOHN

HOGARTH, Robert (Bob) - 85 years, passed away on May 12, 2011 at the Village of Aspen Lake. Beloved husband of Marion for 63 years. Loving father of Tom and wife Debbie, Mary Jane Mascarin and husband David. Cherished Grandpa to Alex Hartley (Gord), Ainslie Hogarth (Paul Clairmont), Madison Hogarth, Jamie Mascarin (Carolina), Courtney Cruz (Kevin), Emily Mascarin and great grandfather to Hazel and Ivy Hartley, Matteo and Jacob Mascarin, Meredith and Charlie Cruz. Predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Bob was a veteran of WWII having served on the HMCS Orkney. Also, Bob was the owner of Windsor Adjusting Company, Past President of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), Essex Golf & Country Club and the Windsor Club. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Morris Sutton Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (519-254-8633). In kindness memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ORKNEY

HUGET, Roy Elmer (23 Jan 1923 - 25 Feb 2011) - On February 25, 2011 Roy Elmer Huget passed away peacefully at the age of 88 with family at his side. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 68 years, Mae, his children, Donna (Mel), Del (Joan), Neil (Johanna), his sisters Myrtle, Olive, Gladys, and Bernice, his brother, Jack, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and many friends and acquaintances. Roy was predeceased by his son Rodney in 2008, his parents Edward and Alma, his sisters Helen (infant) and Kay, and his brother Clarence. When Roy Huget was a teenager he built a boat, which promptly sunk at the dock, much to the amusement of his siblings. But that did not stop Roy. World War II broke out and he enlisted in the navy, where he served in the Atlantic as a steam engineer aboard HMCS Prince Rupert. Later, while working as an electrician and in various supervisory capacities chiefly for Industrial Power and R. Angus Caterpillar, Roy built a home for his young family, two travel trailers, a large pickup camper, a heavy-duty grain box for his son-in-law's farm vehicle, the list goes on. Roy renovated numerous properties and assisted friends and family with work on their homes, cottages and other projects, asking only for their friendship in return. Roy was not long for coffee and chit-chat around the table; there was always something cooking in the garage or somebody across town needing his help and expertise. Somewhere in the middle he found the time and built another boat, this time a fine craft for which his sister Myrtle sewed the sail. Later in life Roy discovered the pleasures of golf, RV camping, and snow-birding in the southern states, where he maintained his rig and helped others repair theirs, and where he and Mae made many life-long friendships. Roy, and his great skill with his hands, will be sorely missed. Cremation will take place. As Roy wished, there will be no funeral service, but an interment of his remains will occur at a later date. The Huget family wishes to thank the caring professionals and staff of the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Centre for Veterans, Veterans Affairs Canada, the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, CapitalCare Norwood, St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital, and dear friends in Roy and Mae's apartment building for their kind and loving efforts during Roy's last difficult seventeen months. (The Edmonton Journal 01 Mar 2011)

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

HUNTER, James Campbell (Jim) - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness and surrounded by his family, on July 28, 2008, in St. Mary’s Hospital, at the age of 86. Jim was born in Pembroke, Ontario in 1922, moved to Toronto as a boy and then in 1966 he moved his family to Kitchener. Jim was predeceased in 2005 by his loving wife, Mildred, after 61 devoted years of marriage. He was the loving father of Larry (Angela), David (Leslie) and Paul (Helen); grandfather to four, great grandfather to four and wonderful brother-in-law to Olivia Ruth, uncle to Martin, Christopher, and Cheryl. He was the last surviving member of his family. Jim spent his working career at the London Life Insurance Company and Great West Life until his retirement. He was a past-President of Life Underwriters Association. A long-time community volunteer, Jim was a past-President of the Canadian Cancer Society. He also was an active parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church and contributed greatly to their Refugee Committee. Jim was a rare gentleman as he had a generous heart and a love of laughter. A special thanks to the extraordinary care given to Jim by the nurses on the third floor of St. Mary’s Hospital. Jim’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener, 519-749-8467 on Thursday for memorial visitation from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, August 1, 2008 at 2pm. Rev’d Canon Sonjie Pearson officiating. Cremation has taken place and Jim will be laid to rest with Mildred in Pembroke at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS PENETANG

JOHNSON, Robert Alvin (Johnsie), PO - Died: 08 Apr 2015

 

HMCS PRESTONIAN

KERR, Robert Nelson Wellington - Passed away in St. Mary's Hospital, Timmins on Monday, September 17, 1990, aged 69 years. He was predeceased by his wife Glenora in 1981 and a brother John in 1966. He is survived by his children Clyde "Skip" (Diane) of Cambridge; Sandy (Jane) of Zimbabwe; Wendy (Mrs. Terry McIntosh) of Fergus; and Tim (Kari) of Fergus; five grandchildren, Kate, Kristy and Robert of Cambridge; Sarah and Kimberley of Zimbabwe. He is also survived by a brother Bruce of Sudbury, and a sister Betty Buck of Woodstock. From 1943-1945, Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy on Board H.M.C.S. Prestonian. From 1945-52 Bob and his wife Glenora lived in Little Current where he worked at the family business, W. B. Kerr and Sons, Marine Works. From there his career of 31 years with Austin Airways took him to Sudbury, Moosonee, Kapuskasing, and Porcupine where he has resided since 1962. In 1986, Bob was presented with the prestigious Gordon B. Rayner Award in recognition of his outstanding lifetime contributions to Civil Aviation. Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 177, and the Royal Canadian Naval Association (Manitoulin Navy Veterans). Funeral services were held Saturday, September 22, 1990 at the MacKay Funeral Home, South Porcupine. Interment was held at Cold Springs Cemetery, Tuesday, September 25, 1990 where a brief service was conducted by long time friend Dan Larouche. (Manitoulin Expositor 03 Oct 1990)

 

HMCS PRESTONIAN

KILLOP, John Alexander (15 Sep 1924 - 25 Oct 2007) - After a lengthy illness with his family by his side on October 25, 2007 at 83 years of age. Devoted husband of 60 years to Madeline Killop. Beloved father of Karen and husband Jim Strasser, Kevin and wife Sandy Killop, Judith and husband Michael St. Pierre, Laurel Killop and husband Randy Campbell, Tim and wife Linda Killop. Cherished grandfather of David, Michael, Kimberly, Nicole, Mark, Stephen, Chris, Natalie, Meridith, Alexander, Ryan, Shawn and the late Jason (1994). Dear brother of Frank and wife Helen Murphy and the late Agnes Rowles, Mary Peterson, Bill Murphy, Charlie Murphy, Joe Killop, Norman Killop, Billy Killop. Brother-in-law of Frank and Muriel Teoli, Pat and Joe Ciccoritti, the late Lenny husband of Sandra Dabbs. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a veteran of WWII serving with the Royal Canadian Navy as an ASDIC operator on the HMCS Montreal 1943-1945, joining when he was 17. He was a member of the RCL Branch #594. John also retired as an investigator for Workmans Compensation Board. If you so desire, donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Saturday 7-9pm and Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Legion services Sunday 7pm at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. On Monday family and friends will meet at Assumption Church (350 Huron Church Rd.) after 8:30am followed by Mass at 9:30am. Interment, Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

 

HMCS MONTREAL

KIRCHIN, Clifford William - Deceased on December 20th, 2007, in his 92nd year, in Salmon Arm, B.C. in Shuswap General Hospital. By his side were Pam Kirchin, his wife of 64 years and his son Steve Kirchin and wife Ingrid. Cliff is also survived by his grandchildren Shane (Shelley), Ginger (Frank), and Tera (Nick); his greatgrandchildren Dayton (High River, Alberta), Mikayla and Gracie (Sooke, B.C.), his dear sister Winnie (Victoria, B.C.); brother-in-law Tony Grimston and family (Victoria, B.C.), and several relatives in England and USA. Cliff was predeceased by his sister Amy and his parents. Born in Victoria, B.C. August 18th, 1915, Cliff was an active member of the Boy Scouts of Canada from 1925-2005, and was presented with the lifetime/appreciation award in 2005. Cliff was a WW 2 Vet, having served his Country as a Navy Petty Officer on the ships HMCS Orkney and the Wasscasu. A Memorial Service in his memory was held on Monday December 24th, at Lakeside Manor, with close friends, immediate family, and the Royal Canadian Legion in attendance. As per Cliff's request, a Memorial Service for Cliff will be held in Victoria, B.C. in the New Year, date to be announced. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the kind staff of Shuswap Lake Hospital and especially to Doctor Levins. They would also like to extend their appreciation to the staff and residences of Lakeside Manor for their constant and continuous support. (The Times Colonist 28 Dec 2007)

 

HMCS ORKNEY, HMCS WASKESIU

KOVITS, William Charles (Bill) (11 Sep 1934 - 22 Sep 2015) After a long battle with lung cancer, he leaves behind Shirley, his loving wife, best friend and companion of 59 years, and brothers Herman and Fred. Predeceased by his brother Norman. Born in Lashburn, Saskatchewan, he was brought up in Prince George, BC. In 1951, at the age of 17, he signed up at HMCS Chatham in Prince Rupert, thus beginning his 25 year career in the Royal Canadian Navy. Serving as a stoker and diver, Bill served in Korea in HMCS Athabaskan. After retiring from the navy in 1976, he joined the BC Sheriff Service. Bill was a founding member of the Victoria Judo Club. As a life-long member, he helped to mould the club into one of BC's most successful clubs. His 6'4" presence, handlebar moustache, ship on his chest and unique style of instruction will remain in the memories of all who were lucky enough to have met him on the mats. He attained the rank of 6th degree black belt, a rarely-achieved senior rank. Thank you to Eric Cherneff and Mickey Fitzgerald for their support during this trying time. "30 knots and no smoke!" At Bill's request, there will be no service. Donations in his memory may be made to the BCSPCA. "30 knots and no smoke!" (Times Colonist 10 Oct 2015)

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

KURESH, James William (06 May 1943 - 08 Mar 2014) - Jim passed away peacefully in Victoria Hospice on Saturday, March 8th after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife and soul mate, Winnie, daughter Kelly Litle of Nanaimo, BC, son John Litle of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, stepdaughters Susan Keillor and Traci Woodske, brother John Kuresh in West Kelowna, BC, sister Sherri Plumridge in Vernon, BC and many other relatives and friends across Canada and the US. Jim was born in Wayne, Alberta and later lived in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and North Vancouver, B.C. He joined the Navy in 1961 and was a gunner on the HMCS Outremont until his release from service in 1964. He worked for DND in Colwood, BC, as a fuel gauger from 1978 until his early retirement in 1998. Jim had a love of music at very early age. He played guitar in a rock and roll band in his late teens, taught himself to play the banjo and in recent years joined the Victoria Bluegrass Society. He also enjoyed and played Irish and folk music and blues. He is fondly remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, humble nature, his love of animals, and his strong ties to family and friends. Jim was a rare breed . . . a true gentle man! He was loved and admired by many. The family would like to thank the Quick Response Team of nurses and Beacon home care workers for their kindness while Jim was cared for at home. And to the medical staff and volunteers at Victoria Hospice for their compassion and gentle care helping to make Jim's last week on this earth as comfortable as possible. At Jim's request, his remains were cremated. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria Hospice would be appreciated.

 

HMCS OUTREMONT

LEACH, Kenneth - Passed away at University Hospital, on Thursday, November 5th, 2009, Kenneth Leach of London and formerly of Sudbury in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 65 years to Doris (Gordon) Leach. Loving father of Greg and his wife Karen Okada, and Janice Free. Dear brother of Lillian Mason, Alan Leach (Shirley) and Margaret (Don) Montgomery. Also sadly missed by his Grand-dogs Meg and Lexi. Kenneth was a Royal Canadian Naval Reserve from 1942-1945 and served on the HMCS St. Catharines, a member of the Probus Club, Oakridge Masonic Lodge, The Woodies of Oakridge Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Retired Naval Veterans Association of London. Visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. A Naval service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Kenneth are asked to consider the charity of your choice.

 

HMCS ST CATHARINES

LEFEBVRE, Rolland (Ron) - On a mild Friday morning, January 15, 2010, Rolland "Ron" Lefebvre, passed away calmly while enjoying his usual pre-breakfast nap, warm and nestled in his home at the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre. Busy, fit and happy for nearly 84 years, Ron served on the frigate HMCS Nene as a volunteer with the RCN in the North Atlantic till V-E day. He returned home to Huntingdon and worked with Canada Customs for 35 years (Lacolle, Hemingford, and Ottawa). Doris Lefebvre (born: Bennett - Carleton Place ) married Ron sixty one years ago. They were inseparable, loyal friends, the best of parents, life-long teachers and proud grandparents. Doris (83) is well, and lives at the Perley. But don't dare wake her till 10 am! Ron's children, Peter (Julie), Phillip (Karen), Susan (Les) and Paul (Elizabeth) along with his grandchildren, Evan, Bronwyn, Wesley, Marnie and Cathrine, grieve the loss of their grandpa, but above all, celebrate the long life of a very present, giving, and strong man. No wake, no funeral, nor interment is planned in accordance with Ron's wishes. We are never truly gone till forgotten.

 

HMCS NENE

LODER, Charles Ralph - It is with great sadness that the family of Ralph Loder announces his passing. Surrounded by loved ones, Ralph died peacefully at the age of 90 on December 6, 2012 at the University of Alberta Hospital. Born the son of Harry and Ada Loder on September 9, 1922, Ralph lived his entire life in Edmonton except for the period of his wartime service. Ralph was a loving and devoted husband, a proud and supportive father, and a kind and indulgent grandfather. He will be lovingly remembered and cherished by Bonnie, his beloved wife and partner of 64 years, daughter Linda (Bill), sons Doug and Ken (Marcia), daughter Trish (Murray), and grandchildren Emmy, Ken, Rob, Sarah, Lauren (Tristan), Scott, Chris and Nicole. He will also be missed by his special caregiver for the last few years, Mrs. Bodil Jensen, to whom the family will always be grateful. Ralph cherished time spent with family and friends and always had a cheerful word for everyone he met. His vibrant personality and zest for life will be missed by all who knew him. Ralph's working career centered on specialty advertising, a business he apprenticed with his parents. Ralph was a salesman and manager personified, successfully growing The Loder Group of companies to become, at one time, the largest specialty advertising firm in Canada. He won many awards and recognitions from his peers and was selected to the Promotional Products Association International's Hall of Fame in 1989. Ralph loved the water and from his earliest childhood particularly enjoyed the time he was able to spend in his boats on Lake Wabamun. His love of boats led to his wartime service as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy serving on a frigate, HMCS St. Pierre, escorting convoys in the North Atlantic. The culmination of his service occurred at the end of the war when he accepted the surrender of a U-boat which he commanded for 4 days before berthing in Britain. Perhaps as a result of his experience in the Navy, Ralph together with Bonnie enjoyed travel, from yearly vacations in Hawaii, cruising the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and visiting all parts of Canada and many countries across the world. Ralph loved Edmonton and was involved in many community endeavors. His particular passions included Robertson-Wesley United Church, Rotary Club of Edmonton, Fort Edmonton Park, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Citadel Theatre. Ralph was one of the originators of the Citadel Theatre and continued to serve on its Board of Governors at the time of his passing. There will be a private celebration of Ralph's life in accordance with the wishes of the family. Should friends desire, memorial donations to the Citadel Theatre (9828 - 101A Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3C6) would be greatly appreciated. Gone from our sight but never our memories, Gone from our touch but never our hearts, You will live in our hearts and minds with love Always and forever.

 

HMCS ST PIERRE

LOVE, Alan Tannahill, LCdr, O-042835, RCN - Died: 13 Jan 1995, Calgary, Alta.

 

HMCS DAWSON, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS WENTWORTH, HMCS SWANSEA, HMCS WALLACEBURG

LUNDALE, Robert (Bob) Samuel - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, Robert (Bob) Samuel Lundale, on May 30, 2003. Bob was born August 11, 1924 in Winnipeg and spent his childhood years in Mulvihill. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served on the H.M.C.S. Meon during the Second World War. He returned in 1945 and married Pauline Longmuir on November 15, 1947 and together they raised six children. Bobs career in the retail business began after the war when he managed the Eriksdale Trading Company. After the store was destroyed by fire, Bob moved his family to Swift Current, SK and Camrose, AB before settling in Edmonton where he worked for Simpson Sears as a manager for 11 years. In 1970 he returned to Eriksdale and purchased "Bills Confectionery" which he renamed "Bobs Variety Store". He expanded the business in 1973 with the acquisition of the "Eriksdale Red & White". He soon began operating under the name of "Eriksdale Lucky Dollar" and later "Eriksdale Tom Boy", but everyone referred to it as "Bobs". Dad enjoyed many successful years as an entrepreneur and retired in 1989, however, his continued presence was felt by doing what Dad did best, always lending a hand and a word of wisdom. Dad had the opportunity throughout his retirement to give back to the community that so richly rewarded him and his family. Bob was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, however, his passion and dedication was to the Eriksdale Legion Branch No. 140 where he served as President and Zone 52 Commander. Bobs years as a volunteer led to many accomplishments under his leadership, his most cherished being, "The Annual Remembrance Day Memorial & Supper", "The Wall of Honor", memorializing those who fought for our freedom, "The Cenotaph" at the Eriksdale Cemetery and the Cancer Drive. Bob did not realize his dream of seeing a "Special Meeting Place" for all his comrades finished, but the work is in progress, and one day we hope that his dream will be fulfilled. This would be a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much and asked for nothing in return. Bob served as Reeve of the R.M. of Eriksdale from 1989 to 1993, served as Trustee for the Lakeshore School Division from 1988 to 1991, and served as Chairperson and Director of the E.M. Crowe Memorial Hospital Board for nine years. Memories of Dad are endless and often colourful, but most of all, he will be remembered for his integrity, trust and wisdom, and for that he deserves our respect. Rest in Peace Dad. Its well earned. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Pauline (Longmuir) his six children, Bryan (Corinne), Valerie (Bob), Gerrie, Keith (Debbie), Laurie and Leslie; his beloved grandchildren, Mishel (Guy), Jennifer (Ryan), Stephanie (Trent), Elizabeth, Krystin, Kyle, Lindsay; and his great-grandchild Alexandria. He is also survived by his brother Arnie "Bud" (Bernice) and sisters, Margaret (Art) Dowsett, Carol "Noreen" (Bill Bowman) mother-in-law Marie Longmuir; and sisters-in-law, Gladys (Art Forsyth), Dorothy (Paul Bilodeau) brothers-in-law, Ralph (Ann), Allan, Raymond (Cindy) and Bob (Pat) also numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Jean; father-in-law Allan; and three nephews, Linden, Mathew and Brandon. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eriksdale Recreational Centre, with Rev. Melanie Kauppila officiating. Interment to follow in the Eriksdale Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be his Legion Comrades. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 140 to "A Special Meeting Place Fund", P.O. Box 104, Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB. Arrangements in care of Arnason Funeral Homes Ltd. Ashern - Lundar (204) 768-2072 (the Winnipeg Free Press on 04 Jun 2003)

 

HMCS MATANE, HMCS MEON

MALONEY, Jack William - a beloved and adored husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 7th, 2009. He was 94 years old. Jack was born on May 5th, 1915, to Emma (White) and Joseph Maloney of Welland, Ontario. He worked at Atlas Steel in Welland and studied for a degree in metallurgy as a young man before volunteering for service in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, serving on the HMCS Port Colburne. After the war, Jack earned his CLU and began a long and illustrious career in life insurance, a job that he felt honored to hold and which brought him great joy and fulfillment. He worked as branch manager of Sun Life in Brantford Ontario, as well as president of the Brantford Chamber of Commerce and Life Underwriters Association before moving with his family to Marblehead Massachusetts in 1964. He then worked for Commercial Union Life Insurance Company of Boston, and was the winner of many merit awards for his work, which included trips to different parts of the world. Jack retired from life insurance as a corporate pension specialist in 1985, after which he and his wife Helen traveled all over CanadaU.S. in their R.V. and wintered for twenty years in their Florida Keys home. In his work and service, Jack was a dedicated and spirited partner, and he brought his great spirit to other interests in his life as well. He had a passionate love for music -- Strauss in particular -- and was an accomplished musician himself: He played saxophone, and was a member of the Niagara Falls Kilt Band and the Welland Marching Band for many years. But he reserved the greatest share of his dedication and spirit for his family and friends, for whom he always had a joke and a wellspring of affection. Jack is survived by his loving wife of sixty-nine years, Helen Elizabeth (Green) Maloney, his son Robert and his long-time friend LuAnn Darrell, and his son Patrick and his wife Erin all of Marblehead. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Patrick Hill Jr., Nicole Hill of Canada, Amber Telles and husband Michael of Gloucester, Olivia Maloney of New York City, Tristan Maloney of Florida, Sharon Maloney and Sean Maloney, both of Marblehead, and one great-grandchild, Charlie Telles of Gloucester. His sister, Harriet Takacs of Welland Ontario, as well as many nieces and nephews, also survive him. Jack is predeceased by his beloved daughter Sharon (Maloney) Hill and ten brothers and sisters. A Memorial Mass and celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. on July 18th, 2009 at Star of the Sea Church, Atlantic Ave., Marblehead. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the NSMC Cancer Walk, 81 Highland Ave., Salem, MA.

 

HMCS PORT COLBORNE

MANDZIUK, William - Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Huron Lodge, at age 92. Predeceased by his wife Sophie Kolanko (2010). Dear father of William Mandziuk Jr. and Dr. Lucia Mandziuk (Dr. Myron Hlynka) of Windsor. Grandfather to Andrew and Taras. Predeceased by sisters Mary, Tillie, Lena, Sonia and sister-in-law Olga. William was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII and his last ship was the HMCS Seacliff. He retired from C.N. in Montreal after 45 years, moving to Windsor in 2006. Many thanks to the staff of Huron Lodge for taking such good care of Bill while he was with them. Funeral Services will be held in Montreal at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on Monday, November 18, 2013, with burial to follow. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church (Windsor) Building Fund.

 

HMCS SEA CLIFF

MASON, George Harrison (10 Sep 1921 - 25 Mar 2011) - Passed away surrounded by his family on March 25, 2011 at North York General Hospital at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Anne, loving father of Peter and his wife Heather Campbell and Elizabeth and her husband Simon Bossick. Cherished grandfather of Paige, Luke and George. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy and survived by his sister Margaret. He will sadly be missed by family and friends. George served four years in the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS St. John during WWII. He retired from Spalding Canada after a long career in the sporting goods industry. He treasured his time at Pine Lakes in Florida and his summers at the cottage in Muskoka. Friends may call on Monday, March 28, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St., at Goulding, south of Steeles). Funeral Mass to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at The Church of the Good Shepherd (21 Simonston Blvd.). As an expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

 

HMCS SAINT JOHN

MASON, John W. (Bill) - Passed away in Ottawa, on July 9, 2011 at the age of eighty-seven. Beloved husband of Audrey Mason. He will also be missed by his children David Mason (Sandra) and Cheryl Hutchins, his grandchildren John Mason and Corey Hutchins, his great-grandchildren Cole Mason and Bryna, his sister Adele Wells and his brother Ronald Mason (Melba). Visitation at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White, 5610 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, on Wednesday, July 13 starting at 12 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1:30 p.m., in the chapel of the funeral home. Special thanks to the doctors and the nurses of Ottawa Heart Institute for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.

 

HMCS NENE, HMCS MOOSE

MATTHEWS, Douglas Colton, RCNVR, WWII (25 Nov 1924 - 11 Jan 2014) - Born in Toronto, the eldest son of Arnold Matthews and Constance Greening, Douglas passed away at his farm in Collingwood January 11. He is survived by his brother Thomas of Silver Spring, MD, sister Jane Dobell (Peter) of Ottawa, children Llewellyn (Fiona) of Castlegar, BC, Kevin (Andrea) of Barrie, ON, Gail McKenna (Barrie) of Ottawa and grandchildren Katie, Emily, Matthew, Morgan and Amanda. He is also survived by his longtime partner, companion and friend Edda Stockton and previous wives Dorothy Matthews and Patricia Matthews. Douglas was educated in Toronto at Crescent School, Upper Canada College; and after a period at Trinity College, University of Toronto, joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. He served time on HMCS New Waterford as ordinary seaman and demobilized as a Lieutenant. After the war he returned to Trinity, graduating in Political Science and Economics. In 1950, he graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He began his business career at consulting firm Woods Gordon, then set out on a lifetime of entrepreneurship, always marching to his own drum. His business interests included metal fabricating, oil and gas, electronics, plastics, life insurance, mining, engineering products and real estate development. Always interested in politics, he ran twice unsuccessfully for the Ontario provincial legislature and subsequently was Ontario Liberal fundraising chairman. Douglas loved the out-of-doors including sailing, canoeing, rowing, bicycling, camping, tennis, badminton, fishing and hunting/shooting. He also ran Labrador retrievers in field trials, training one Canadian and U.S. Amateur FTCH and a hunting retriever champion. He looks forward to meeting his many canine friends, their tails wagging, across the river Styx. In later years, he moved to his farm in Collingwood, ON, where he loved bicycling on the Georgian Trail and rowing in Georgian Bay. He farmed cash crops and was an avid tree farmer. Always a 'club man,' his memberships included The Badminton and Racquet Club, University Club of Toronto, Tadenac Club, Caledon Mountain Trout Club, Nut Island Club, Osler Bluff Ski Club, Kelly Lake, Harvard Club of NYC and Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. His public service included serving as a director/trustee of the Toronto French School, Trinity College, Bureau of Municipal Research, Naval Officers Scholarship Fund, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Harvard Club of Toronto, Amherst Wildlife Foundation, Trees Ontario Foundation, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation and several others. A private funeral was held at Christ Church, Roches Point, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amherst Wildlife Foundation c/o 26 Swanhurst Blvd. Mississauga, ON, L5N 1B7. Douglas enjoyed the musical arts and as such a musical event in his memory is being planned this coming summer.

 

HMCS NEW WATERFORD

MITCHELL, John (Jack) (18 Dec 1923 - 22 Jul 2005) - After a courageous battle with C.O.P.D., Dad passed away at the age of 81 with his loving wife and family at his side. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Anne of 62 years; children, Jackie (Lynn) Reykdal, Jay (Margie) Mitchell, Marilyn (Larry, deceased) McNeil; grandchildren, Curtis (Irene) Reykdal, Glenn (Joyce) Reykdal, Alanna (Dwayne) Dmyterko, Michelle Mitchell and John Matthew Mitchell; as well as several great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Dad was born in West Kildonan at 409 Royal Ave. He served his country proudly during the Second World War on H.M.C.S. Montreal. He worked at CP Rail and took an early retirement in 1975 from Canada Post. He spent all his summers at McConnell Lake where he enjoyed many good times with family and friends. We would like to thank the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital (ward U2) for their care and compassion. As well, a special thanks to Riverview Health Centre for respite during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1932, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R2. Cremation has occurred and a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Ave. with Pastor Andrew Porterfield officiating. I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, And I will feast at the table spread for me. (the Winnipeg Free Press 25 Jul 2005)

 

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MORRIS, William Frederick - Died: 12 Jan 1973

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

MULLETT, Cyril - With sadness, we announce the passing of Cyril Mullett on May 3, 2011, at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst. He succumbed to the heart disease which challenged him for many years. Born on the Isle of Wight, England, Cyril emigrated to Canada in 1928 with his family, which settled in Baie Verte, New Brunswick. He was the second son of John Thomas Mullett and Agnes Shergold, both from the Isle of Wight. Cyril was raised on a farm in Baie Verte, and worked on the land when he was in his teens. In 1942 he felt the call of adventure and duty; he joined the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War like so many young men in Atlantic Canada. After training at Cornwallis Naval Training Base, NS, he served on the frigate HMCS New Waterford, participating in assignments that were offshore Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. Boxing was his sport in the Navy, and his boxing gloves remain a treasured memento from his military years. In 1945, Cyril married Kathryn (Kay) McClary, daughter of Sara and Aubrey McClary of River Hebert, and they settled in Amherst. Following Cyril’s discharge from active naval service in August, 1946, he was employed at the Amherst Creamery on West Pleasant St. Later, he joined the Canadian National Railway, where he worked for 29 years, first in the freight office, Amherst, and then as a CN freight delivery driver. In the 1980’s, Cyril enjoyed his life "on the road" as a Salesman for the Atlantic Lottery Commission, retiring in 1988 at the age of 62. During all his employment years, and well into his retirement years, Cyril enjoyed sports as an active participant. He had a very competitive nature, as his friends know well. His family recalls his colourful stories after many amateur hockey games at the old Amherst Bailley Arena in the 1950s. Later, we listened to his personal analysis of the many curling bonspiels he competed in, some annually with the Legion, and others throughout the year with his fellow Amherst Curling Club members. His wife Kay joined him in mixed curling bonspiels, and both share fond memories with their curling friends from the Amherst club, and other Nova Scotia curling clubs. In the 1970s, Cyril and Kay took up golf with equal enthusiasm, and until recently, were active members of the Amherst Golf Club. Cyril valued his many friends from his curling and golfing years, and considered himself very fortunate to have shared such an active sporting life with them. This interest extended to several Winter vacations in Florida, providing more happy memories of experiences with other Amherst "snowbirds" on southern golf courses. Throughout his life, Cyril not only enjoyed music, but played several instruments, including the violin, accordion, and piano, an untrained musician with a natural ear for melody. Musical good times were enjoyed with family members from both sides, in living rooms and on rural verandas singing songs, and tapping toes. Kay and Cyril have been active members of Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, since their marriage 66 years ago. Until recent years, when Cyril watched the weekly church services on TV, he routinely served on the monthly collection committee, and cherished the fellowship of the congregational family. Cyril is survived and dearly missed by his wife Kay; daughter Marilyn Mullett (Charles Cook); sister Phyllis MacGregor; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Cyril was predeceased by his brother, Reginald Mullett. Kay and Cyril appreciated the invaluable help and support of their neighbours and friends over the past several years. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and understanding expertise of Dr. Josef Zaremba, Dr. Bowan, Dr. Szczesny, and the nurses on the Medical Unit of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre; as well as Dr. John Sapp and the staff of the specialized Heart Units of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, who continued to help Cyril meet the many health challenges he faced, especially in the past decade. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Furlong-Jones Funeral Home (667-8777). Visitation will be at 1:00 pm on May 6, at Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church, 1 Ratchford Street, Amherst, followed immediately by a memorial service, at 2pm at the same location. Interment will be at a later date, for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Foundation; the QEII Health Sciences Foundation; Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church, or the charity of your choice.

 

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MURRAY, Richard Charles - 84, of 510-2111 Hawthorne Avenue, Port Coquitlam, passed away May 3, 2009 at Eagle Ridge Hospital, Port Moody. Predeceased by his wife Elsie in 1986, Dick is survived by his loving family: Son Richard; daughter and son-in-law Jeannine and Michael Randle; granddaughters Laura and Cathy Murray and great grandchildren Brian Murray, Nick Wood, Ian Arndt, Carolann Murray and Kaiya Chantelle Cornet; sister Linda (Toddy) Murray and an affectionate extended family. Dick Murray was born Jan. 14, 1925 in Edmonton and was raised in Flin Flon, Man. A sailor during the Second World War, he served with RCNVR aboard HMCS Chignecto, and HMCS Port Colborne on the Murmansk Run and during the D-Day landing in France. A pipefitter welder from 1952-1983, he was a retired member of UA Local 170. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the PoCo Inn and Suites, Campbell Room, 1545 Lougheed Hwy., Port Coquitlam. (Vancouver Sun 06 May 2009)

 

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MACAULAY, Roderick Alexander, Rev (17 Jul 1924 - 29 Jan 2013) - In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. (A New Creed - the United Church of Canada) Peacefully following a long illness, and with family by his side, Rod passed from the House of God where he ministered for many years to the presence of God. Rod was born at home in Glace Bay, NS to Annie (nee Kerr) and John Neil MacAulay. He was predeceased by his parents, his siblings Kerr (Florence), Mary (Robert), Phyllis, and John (Blanche). Lovingly remembered by his wife and soulmate of 61 years, Evelyn (nee Taylor), eldest daughter Lynda Stephenson (Keith) of Calgary, and triplets Gail MacAulay (Kevin Rollason) of Winnipeg, Phyllis Thordarson (Philip) of Langruth, and Janice Jones (Mark) of Jourdanton, TX; grandchildren Mercedes Stephenson of Ottawa, Sarah and Mary Rollason-MacAulay of Winnipeg, Heather Jordan (Tyler) of Banff, Theresa and Rod Thordarson of Langruth, Richard Jones (Meagan) of Austin, TX, Neil Jones (Dallas) of Corpus Christi, TX, Paul Jones of Pleasanton, TX, and Sean Jones of Chicago, IL, and great-grandchildren Gideon and Greta Jones and Micaiah Jones. He was a proud Cape Bretoner who believed in the equality of all before the eyes of God. He graduated from Glace Bay High School before he turned 18 and enlisted into the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Stadacona in Halifax in 1942. He served in the navy during the Second World War as a signalman on ships including the HMCS Nene. After seeing the atrocities of war and what humans could do to each other, he thought the only answer for humanity was the love of God. With that as his mission, he went on to attend Dalhousie University, where he received his BA and became a founding member of the Anti-Fraternity Society, before going to the United Church of Canada's Pine Hill Divinity Hall where he received his divinity degree. He served in student mission fields before becoming ordained into the United Church in 1950. At his last mission field in Pincher Creek, AB, he met the love of his life, Evelyn. He always said he went through flood, fire and blizzard to get from Nova Scotia to Alberta to propose to her and they got married in 1951. He lived in Port Mouton, NS while ministering in a five point charge from 1950 to 1955, before becoming the minister in Coleman / Crowsnest Pass, AB from 1955 to 1960. He said his first two ministries were in beautiful areas - one with seaside the other with mountains - but it was the service he did during the next 30 years in the inner city which became his life's work. He was minister of St. Giles United Church in Winnipeg, and followed in the footsteps of Rev. J. S. Woodsworth as superintendent of Stella All People's Church, where he also set up a Young People's Church, and All People's Sutherland Mission. During those years he pushed for many reforms and projects including opening an Indian and Metis reception lodge on Selkirk Avenue, overseeing the formation of a committee to help people with legal problems long before Legal Aid was created, and creating a mission athletics team so children who wouldn't normally be able to participate could. He continued his inner city work at Brunswick United Church in Halifax from 1969 to 1990, where he led the rebuilding of the historic church after it burned to the ground and also worked with the homeless. He temporarily came out of retirement to serve as minister of United Memorial in Halifax before retiring for a final time the following year. When Rod retired, the Halifax Presbytery presented him with a plaque thanking him for his years of ministry service across the nation. It said in part that in Winnipeg and Halifax he has earned a legendary reputation as a voice of the voiceless, champion of the underdog, and advocate of justice and equity. In ecclesiastical and civil courts he has been a faithful defender of individual rights, democracy and human dignity. Few have walked so tirelessly where he has walked. Few have faced so faithfully what he has faced. Few have been more dedicated to our Lord's mandate. Rod and Evelyn moved out to Pincher Creek in 1993, but they continued to return each summer to their beloved cottage in Portuguese Cove facing the Atlantic Ocean each summer until a few years ago. He baptized so many children from the area that he was affectionately called by one local the Bishop of Portuguese Cove . Outside of church, Rod's favourite hobby was using a camera and developing photos. One of his photos of the triplets was entered into a contest and won the grand prize - which paid for nine pairs of shoes for the triplets. He wrote and published the book All God's Children in 2002, a history of his time in Winnipeg and Halifax, which was a bestseller at Winnipeg's McNally Robinson Booksellers and where his family was proud to see him speak at book launches here and in Calgary. He said at the time All inner cities are the same. The people there are some of the finest in the world, but there are all kinds of people who have fallen through the cracks... they're just as good as anyone else. We're all God's children, we're all worthy of love. Throughout his life he was a fierce advocate and seeker of justice for the poor and underprivileged in the inner city. He was kind, compassionate, had a wonderful sense of humour, and was the best father and grandfather in the world. The family would like to thank family doctor Dr. Scrimshaw for her years of excellent care of Rod and the doctors and nurses of the Pincher Creek Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pincher Creek United Church, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Pincher Creek United Church on February 2 at 2:00 p.m. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. - John Newton (The Winnipeg Free Press 02 Feb 2013)

 

HMCS NENE

MacINTYRE, Donald Fraser - 74 of Birch Grove, Cape Breton, passed away peacefully, Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Birch Grove, Fraser was the son of the late Katherine and Donald A. MacIntyre. Fraser was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding devotion and was a past-president of Marconi Legion Branch 119. He was an Able Seaman on HMCS Poundmaker, worked for the Nova Scotia Power Corp. and was a former member of the Cape Breton District School Board. Fraser was a strong union supporter, an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to argue politics, and joke with his friends. A well-spoken man and voracious reader, Fraser was addicted to the news. He is survived by his wife, Lois (Campbell); sons, Keith, at home, Ian, Winnipeg and Kent (Sharon), Guelph, Ont.; daughter, Inger (Blaire) Struthers, Halifax; grandchildren, Brett, Rebecca and Abigail; sisters, Jean Crooks, Dartmouth and Mary, Birch Grove; and a brother, Lorne (Barbara), Port Hawkesbury. He was predeceased by his brother, Alex. Cremation has taken place at Patten Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Victoria Presbyterian Church, Birch Grove, with the Rev. Neil MacLean officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials in his memory may be made to Victoria Presbyterian Church or any charity.

 

HMCS POUNDMAKER

McENTEE, James Joseph Sr. (04 Apr 1922 - 22 Jan 2014)  - After a courageous battle, we announce the loss of Jim McEntee in Hamilton. Loving husband of 68 years to Elizabeth (Betty) McEntee. Proud father of Jim (Rosanne) McEntee Jr., Gail (Dominic) Trevisani, Kevin (Anne) McEntee. Predeceased by his darling daughters Patricia, Donna and Bernadette. Equally proud grand- father to Jason, Joshua (Candice), Carter (Gabrielle), Joy, Andrew, Michael and great-grandfather to Grayson, Colton and Eva. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. At age 19, Jim served Canada during WWII in the RCN initially on mine sweeping duties and then on North Atlantic Convoy duty (16 return crossings) on the HMCS Prince Rupert. Upon return home Jim joined the Hamilton Fire Department serving the City for 36 years and retiring as Captain. Jim was a man of strength, integrity, love and compassion - active in his Church and Community. He assisted in the initial group to establish the Hamilton Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). As a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 6579, he spent many hours supporting the McGivney Community Housing project in obtaining and renovating non-profit housing. As a member of the Lions Club of Freelton Chapter, he worked on the boards created to establish two senior citizens retirement facilities - the Eaton Place Carlisle and the Freelton Senior Centre. Jim planned the rejoining of the HMCS Prince Rupert Vets and their families in an annual meeting and picnics and keeping in touch by letter. Visitation on Sunday January 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Kitchen, Seepe & Ludwig Funeral Home , 146 Mill St. N., Waterdown. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Freelton, on Monday, January, 27 at 11 a.m. A celebration of Jim's life will follow in Marian Hall in true Irish fashion. Memorial contributions may be made, in Jim's wishes, to the Salvation Army and Mission Services of Hamilton. "Ear has not Heard, Eye has not Seen, What God has Promised to Those Who Love Him".

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

McGUIRE, J. Allan - A life long resident of Wallaceburg passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005 at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance "Sydenham Campus", in Wallaceburg at the age of 79. He was born in Wallaceburg and was a son of the late William and Esther (Clark) McGuire. Al served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on the HMCS Penetang. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18 in Wallaceburg. He served as a police officer in Wallaceburg for many years. Beloved husband of the late Irene McGuire (2000). Dear father and father-in-law of Linda and Robert Countryman of Wilkesport, Gerald and Lara McGuire of Manitoba, Pat and Mary Lou McGuire and Mike and Suzzette McGuire all of Wallaceburg. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Teresa and Kevin Coleman, Pauline, Sherry, Joseph, Allan, Mike Jr., and Lukas McGuire, Janet Beattie and Kip and Adam Johnson. Great grandfather of Kyle and Megan Coleman. Kind brother of Frances and Jack Clingersmith of Chatham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home, 639 Elgin Street, (519-627-2861) in Wallaceburg, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg. A legion memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 3 p.m. from the funeral home. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association may be left at the funeral home. As a living memorial a tree will be planted in Nicholls Memorial Forest in memory of J. Allan McGuire.

 

HMCS PENETANG

McINNIS, William Fraser - was the eldest son of the Reverend Dr. John L McInnis and Hope Black McInnis. He was born in Montreal December 17, 1921 and died April 10, 2014 at Central Care Home in Victoria, BC. He spent his early years in Owen Sound, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1931. Fraser was educated at Queenston, Robert H Smith, and Kelvin Schools, and at the University of Manitoba. During the Second World War, he served four years aboard the HMCS St. Steven on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He worked for 46 years for the Manitoba Telephone System in a series of positions and received the Queen's Medal on the 25th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1977 in recognition of public service and the esteem of his peers. He retired and moved to Victoria in 1987 and spent twenty-six very happy years here. Summers since his childhood have been spent at the cottage in Minaki, Ontario, where puttering and sailing were the order of the day. He leaves to mourn him his wife Harvelyn, three daughters, Catherine (Malcolm), Lisa (Colin), and Pam (John), and four grandchildren Meghan (Greg), Graham, Jack, and Claire; as well as his sister Mary Hope Cunningham (Robert). Predeceased were two brothers, Campbell and Gordon, and a sister, Helen. A celebration of his life will be held at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cadboro Bay United Church or to the charity of your choice.

 

HMCS ST STEPHEN

MCLAREN, Joseph Thomas (Joe), AB, RCNVR (09 Jun 1922 - 07 Apr 2008) - Our dearest Joe, beloved father and papa passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased in January by Alma, his loving wife and best friend of 60 years, he is survived by sons, Duncan (Janis); Gary (Margot); and daughter, Colleen Davidson (Larry); 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Joe was born in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Canada as a young lad. During WWII he served on the frigate HMCS Saint John on the Murmansk convoy run to Russia. Joe worked for the provincial government for many years, retiring in 1978. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge. In his retirement he and Alma enjoyed traveling, Scottish country dancing, and spending time with family and friends. Dad spent many happy hours in his workshop and always amazed us with his creations. Joe always had a twinkle in his eye and loved to tell a good joke. His sense of humor, generous spirit and warm loving manner touched us all. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. A celebration of life for Joe and Alma will be held at McCall's Family Centre, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on May 10th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. "We love you Dad" (The Times Colonist 15 Apr 2008)

 

HMCS SAINT JOHN

McMURRAY, Gerald Allan, RCNVR (07 Sep 1923 - 13 Dec 2008) - A Veteran of WWII 1942-1945. Peacefully with his family at his side at TMH. Gerald McMurray of Spring Creek Farm, English Settlement, Murray Ward in his 86th year. Son of the late William and May (Slawson) McMurray of Vernonville. Beloved husband of Ida McMurray (nee Fitzpatrick) (married for 65 years). Loving father of Roger (Helen), Wayne (deceased) Joann, Patricia (Robert), Kathryn (Ross), Donna (James), Michael (Valerie), Brian (Cheryl), Laurie (John), Lois (Dale), Tracey (Scott). Dear brother of Victor (Barbara deceased), Clillard (deceased) Evelyn, Clarke (deceased WWII H&PER), sisters Shirley St. Amour (Gerald deceased), Betty Ashton (Donald deceased), and Joyce Amodeo (William deceased). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gerald lived and spent his childhood in the hamlet of Vernonville prior to moving to Trenton. He was retired from Parks Canada after 25 plus years as Bridgemaster on the Murray Canal/Trent Severn Waterway. In accordance with Gerald’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held at a later date TBA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Weaver Family Funeral Home - East Chapel, 29 bay St., Trenton. If desired, donations to Trenton Memorial Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Association would be appreciated.

 

HMCS POUNDMAKER

O'HEARN, Walter Donald Anthony - executive editor of The Montreal Star, died last night at the age of 59. He had suffered a heart attack earlier in the week. One of Canada's most distinguished journalists, Mr. O'Hearn was known for his versatility, which allowed him to write book reviews for The New York Times, do analytical reporting from the United Nations and produce whimsical pieces about two imaginary Irish women - Mrs. Harrigan and Mrs. Mulchay-discussing the vital issues of the day. Mr. O'Hearn, who was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, begat his career in 1929 as a reporter for The Halifax Herald. He came to Montreal in 1932 and joined the now-defunct Montreal Herald as an assistant editor. He became managing editor two years later and held this post until 1940. He brought his talent for treating serious subjects with a light touch to The Standard in 1940, writing a column on a wide variety of topics. Mr. O'Hearn served in the Canadian Navy during World War II, and a year after his discharge in 1945 was sent to New York as resident correspondent of The Star. He was a founding member and first president of the United Nations Correspondents Association. While at the United Nations, Mr. O'Hearn wrote; two books-published by the, Canadian Institute for international Affairs in cooperation with the Carnegie Foundation --"United Nations' Struggle for Peace" and "Canada Stands Up." On returning to Montreal in 1953, he became literary and drama editor of The Star and in 1958 was made managing editor. In 1964 he was made executive editor and last year he became a director of the company. Selections of Mr. O'Hearn's weekly column in The Star's entertainment section were published in a book under two names—"Lady Chatterley, Latterly" and "The Member From Pasquobit." Mr. O'Hearn was in wide demand as a speaker, particularly because of his insight and understanding of what he considered one of the most important stories in North America—the rise of French nationalism in Quebec. He had a deep feeling for the cause of French cultural identity in Canada. He served four terms as director of The Canadian Press, was an officer of the Corporation des Quotidiens du Quebec Quebec Dailies, Inc.), and a member of The Montreal Arts council. His first wife, the former Mary McGrath, is dead, They had a son, Walter Jr., a lawyer in New York, and three daughters, Eileen, Mrs. Curt Rudolf Miller and Mrs. Theodorus Taniniau, who survive. His second wife, the former Dorothy Fletcher, and their two sons, Michael and Peter, also survive.

 

HMCS NENE

PATTENDEN, John Paul (Jack) - age 82 of Dartmouth. Jack passed away on October 5, 2015, in Dartmouth General Hospital with his family at his side. He was born in Amherstburg, Ont. on January 26, 1933, and was a son of the late Arthur and Edith Delmore. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Phyllis, along with his son, Timothy John, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; grandson, Jimmy, Banff, Alta.; son, Thomas Richard (Joan), Corner Brook, N.L.; grandson, Brien, St. FX, Antigonish, and daughter, Catherine Louise Davison (Jeff), Lower Sackville. John was also special Papa to Sabrina, Patti and great-grandpapa to Darius. His special granddaughter, Brandi, passed away in 2001 and lives on in the hearts of our family. Dear brother to Jerry (Annetta), Kingston, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews. His dear sisters, Sally, Rose, Eileen, Lucille, Agnes, Dorothy and Betty and brothers, William, Arthur and Joseph predeceased him. John 'Jack' served in the Royal Canadian Navy for almost 24 years and retired as a Chief Petty officer-electrician, he later joined IMP and Hershey Ltd. During the winter, he and Phyl travelled quite extensively down south, they most frequently went to the Cayman Islands to his nephews' home, of course complete with a 'honey do list'. Jack also enjoyed sharing his time and giving a helping hand anywhere and anyway he could, mostly with the CWL of St. Peter's, Dartmouth, setting up tables and making coffee for their special occasions. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be celebrated 12 noon Thursday in St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Maple Street, Dartmouth. Burial will be at a later date. His family would like to give a special thanks to the ER staff at Dartmouth General Hospital. Family flowers only, please.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

PERRIGO, William Douglas Haig, ERA 3, RCNVR - Born: 13 Oct 1918, Calgary, Alta, died: 18 Feb 2006

 

HMCS MEON

PIPER, Earl F. - With deep sorrow the family announces the passing of Earl. He passed away at Brock Fahrni Pavilion on March 25, 2014. Earl was born into a pioneering family in Nanaimo, BC, March 1925 to Edith and Philip Piper. As a child and young adult Earl spent many happy days at the family summer home at Piper's Lagoon and maternal grandparents ranch in Cedar District on Vancouver Island. Earl served in the Canadian Navy during World War II and saw action aboard the frigate HMCS Nene which participated in the renowned Murmansk Run. After discharge in 1945 he returned to Nanaimo and went into the family business. In 1947 he married his life long friend Muriel Roberts. They were married for 67 years and lived in their home in Vancouver for 60 years where they enjoyed their garden and friends. Earl leaves his son Brock, sister Beryl Piper, sister-in- law Lillian Crozier-Smith, niece Debra Becker, nephew Paul Crozier-Smith and his family. Many thanks to the staff at Brock Fahrni for the excellent care. At Earl's request there will be no funeral. 

 

HMCS NENE

PLANT, Charles Graham (06 Aug 1922 - 13 Dec 2002) - eldest son of the late Charles R. and Hazel F. Plant died at home in Sardis B.C. after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Glennie (Titus); one daughter, Debra Humphries; and three grandchildren, Chris (Kara), Nick (Krista), and Diana; all of B.C., and one brother, G. Fred Plant (Betty) of Moncton, and several nieces and nephews. Born in Sydney, Graham moved to Moncton with his parents in 1930, and attended Moncton schools and Mt. "A" Academy in Sackville, N.B. He joined the Royal Bank before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He served on H.M.C.S. Orkney in the North Atlantic as a A/S Astec Operator. After the war he re-joined the Royal Bank and in 1947 married Glennie Titus of Grand Manan Island. Through the bank, he lived in Moncton, Sackville, Saint John, NB and Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver, BC, where he retired in 1977. A family memorial service will be held in Sardis, BC at a time to be announced.

 

HMCS ORKNEY

POLINSKI, Dominic (Don) - Peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2002 our Uncle Don passed away at Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone, MB. Dominic was born January 1, 1913 and grew up in the Mulvihill area where he lived until he joined the navy. On May 9, 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, serving on the HMCS Matane K44. He was wounded in action but returned to duty until the war ended. In 1946 Don bought a farm in the Katrime area and in 1949 he married Grace McLaughlin. Here they farmed until they retired to Gladstone in 1969. After moving to Gladstone he became employed by the Manitoba Government for a few years. Don enjoyed sports, especially baseball, golf, and curling. His favourite pastime was a game of cribbage, of which he was a master. In 1999, Don moved to Third Crossing Manor. Don was predeceased by his wife Grace in April 1995 and all his siblings; brothers, Stanley and Joe; sisters, Mary, Victoria, Tillie, Teenie, and Helen; niece Edna Tribier, and nephew Alex Lipowiecki. Although Don and Grace had no family, Don leaves to mourn his passing his nieces and nephews, all of which he enjoyed. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Clarkes Funeral Chapel, Gladstone with Velda Bradley officiating. Interment will take place in the Katrime Cemetery following the service. Thanks to all the home care workers, doctors, nurses, Third Crossing Manor staff, and to all who cared for him over the past several years. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Third Crossing Manor Country Courtyard, Box 1000, Gladstone, MB, R0J 0T0. Clarkes Funeral Home, Gladstone in care of arrangements. (the Winnipeg Free Press 04 Nov 2002)

 

HMCS MATANE

POLISCHUIK, Edward - passed away on August 25th, 1996 after a very long, ten year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He had three granddaughters, my two sisters and myself. His son, Bill, drowned in the summer of 1966 and his wife, Thelma, past away about 12 days prior to her son due to cancer. Richard, his youngest son, has been married for 22 years and lives in Bolsover. His second wife, Dorothy, past away not too long ago.

 

HMCS NENE

RITCHIE, Boyce Alexander, RCN, Veteran WWII - Peacefully in hospital, Smiths Falls on Monday, April 18, 2011 Boyce Alexander Ritchie at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Lucille Mary (Andre) Ritchie. Loved father of Lorraine (Jan) Selles of Sand Point. Dear brother of Betty (Bill) Chinkiwsky of Ottawa, Joyce (the late Bill) Ince of Pickering and Phyllis (Laurence) Lee of Smiths Falls. Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Blanche Ritchie and brother Ronald Ritchie. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 112 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Interment, St. Francis de Sales Cemetery at a later date. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L. A.W. S.) would be appreciated.

 

HMCS RUNNYMEDE

RODWAY, Frederick Albert (Fred) - a proud veteran of WWII passed away peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre with family by his side on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Born on November 29, 1922 in Halkirk, Alberta, Fred was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce in 2002. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and we take great comfort in knowing he and Joyce are together again. A Celebration of Fred’s life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion North Calgary Branch No. 264, 1910 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined; in memory of Fred, those who wish may make donations to the Calgary Humane Society, 4455 110th Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta.

 

HMCS NENE

ROSTRUP, Gunnar Mauritz - At the Deer Park Villa, Grimsby on Monday, July 26, 2004 in his ninetieth year. Loving husband of the late Muriel Louise Rostrup (nee Bond), July 21, 2004. Much loved father of Ann Rostrup and her husband Colin Rous of Toronto, Jean Schofield and her husband Peter of Mississauga and Paul Rostrup and his wife Paula of Georgetown. Loving grandfather of Andrew (Kate), Steven, Karen, Scott, Mark and great-grandfather of Penny and Mae. Dear brother of Ruth Beckner and her husband Delbert of Victoria, B.C. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Olav and sister Dorothy McDonald. In 1940, Gunnar graduated from the University of Alberta, B.Comm. Muriel and Gunnar were married April 18, 1942 in Halifax. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, carrying out convoy duty in the North Atlantic aboard HMCS Prince Rupert. He retired from the Head Office of the Bank of Montreal in 1979 after more than forty years service. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends. Cremation. A Service of Remembrance for Gunnar and Muriel will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. from Trinity United Church, 100 Main Street West, Grimsby. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (The Gazette 28 Jul 2004)

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

ROUSSEAU, Charles Hector, PO, Steward, V85988 - Died: 06 Mar 2005, Rimouski, Quebec

 

HMCS NIAGARA, HMCS KAPUSKASING

SEABOURN, Ernest Fredrick - At age 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 27, 2005 after a courageous battle. A Second War Veteran, served in the North Altantic on H.M.C.S. New Waterford. Retired District Chief serving 36 years with Toronto Fire Department. An active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and Past Master of General Mercer Lodge No. 548, and affilliated with Earl Kitchener Lodge No. 538, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Beloved husband of the late Beatrice Ruby (née Duchaine.) Loving father of sons Brian (Noreen), David (Lorry), Ron (Sharon). Sadly missed by grandchildren Michael, Daniel, Matthew, Adrienne, Paul, and sister-in-law Janice Murray (Don,) family and Friends. Predeceased by brothers Bert and Harold. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 289 Main St. N., Brampton on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday 10-11 a.m. Legion Tribute, and Masonic Service to be held Thursday evening. Funeral Service 11: 30 a.m. Friday in the chapel. Cremation to follow. Donations appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS NEW WATERFORD

SEDGWICK, Carl I. - It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend Carl, at the age of 84. Carl is survived by his loving wife, Reta; his children, Vivian, Sheila (Don), Mel (Wendy), Carole, Ted; and 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Edward and May (nee Maguire) Sedgwick; sisters, Viola, Gladys, Irene; and brothers, Willis, Delbert, Clement, Raymond and Orville. Carl was born, February 13, 1921 at the Sedgwick homestead near Wartime. He met and married Reta in 1943. During World War II dad served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on the HMCS St. Stephen frigate. On this frigate he made 22 dangerous crossings of the Atlantic to take supplies to the allied forces. After the war, Carl and Reta made their home in Montgomery Place where land had been allotted for war veterans here they raised their family and lived for almost 59 years. Dad's career began after the war as a labourer with Westeel. He worked for Westeel for 38 years where he achieved the position of Plant Superintendent before he retired. Next to Reta, the love of his life, and his children, gardening and Gypsy and Candy, the family pets, were his greatest loves. Dad would spend many hours of pleasure in their beautiful garden and he was especially proud of his potato patch. Dad was a very compassionate man and besides his love for the many family pets over the years he kept a constant supply of birdseed and peanuts for his fine-feathered friends. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the fire fighters, the emergency response team and the staff of St. Paul's Hospital for everything they did for dad. A celebration of Carl's life will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. from Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon) with Minister Sheila Krueger of Trinity United Church in Montgomery Place. Interment to follow at the Veterans area, Woodlawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at the WA Edwards Family Centre. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a favourite charity or the Heart and Stroke Fund. Arrangements are entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. (The Star Phoenix 14 Jun 2005)

 

HMCS ST STEPHEN

SILMSER, Robert Walter (Bob) - It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Bob Silmser on Sunday, August 22, 2010, at the age of 85. Dear husband and best friend of Joan (Moss/Edmiston). Dearly loved by his family: Eric (Kathy) Silmser and Susan Klein, stepfamilies Laurie Edmiston (Andrew Akman), Julie (John) Sleeman, and Stephen Edmiston (Barb Kemp). Proud grandfather of twelve: Joshua and Benjamin, Carolyn (Matt), Justin, and Melody, Megan, Jesse and Jacob, Cooper and Quinn, Joey and Cora, step granddaughters Jolae and Jemma and two great grandchildren Noah and Cadence. Brother-in-law of Barbara and Wawik Wassiljew. Bob was a telegrapher on the Frigate HMCS St. Stephen during WW II. Longtime member of St. Christopher's Anglican Church. Bob was born in Cornwall, Ontario, son of Mabel and Walter Silmser (deceased), brother of Joan Tiller (deceased), uncle of Robert, Debbie and Beth. Visitation will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street, Burlington, on Tuesday, August 24 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line, Burlington, on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the church. If desired, donations may be made to St. Christopher's Church Foundation or to Carpenter Hospice.

 

HMCS ST STEPHEN

SLUTSKY, Harold (06 Jan 1926 - 24 Mar 2007) - passed peacefully at Grey Nuns Hospital on March 24, 2007 at age 81. Predeceased by his parents, Freda and Sidney Slutsky and his daughter, Wendy Slutsky. He leaves to mourn, his loving daughter Valli O'Reilly, his "princess" Rhoda Glaser, brother Morris Slater, and sister Shirley Friedman. Harold was born in Winnipeg, spent his early years in Legal and Bawlf. The family moved to Edmonton where he attended Victoria High School. He joined the Sea Cadets and after graduation, at 17 years of age, joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He took his basic training at Cornwallis Naval Base in NS also attending ASDIC School becoming an Anti-Submarine Detector. He served in the North Atlantic on the HMCS Meon, a British frigate on loan to the Canadian Navy, whose job it was to hunt "wolf packs" as part of convoys escorting equipment and supplies to England. When WWII ended, he returned to civilian life and entered the pharmaceutical field. He served as a director of the West Edmonton Constituency of the Liberal Party of Canada. His lifelong love of the Navy saw him involved as an officer and instructor with the Edmonton Sea Cadets. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Strathcona Branch Edmonton, Secretary of the Naval Officers' Association of Canada (Edmonton Branch); served as President of the Navy League of Canada (Edmonton Branch), Chairman Fund Raising Committee (Alberta division) and a member of HMCS Edmonton Commissioning Committee. He was an avid curler and golfer before suffering a debilitating stroke in 2001. He was honoured for his dedication and compassionate interest and works in the community and in 2002 was awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal, presented by the late Lt. Governor Lois Hole. An honourable man with a noble spirit, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and chaplain of station 54 at the Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassion and care, also to June and Hal Simons and Reverend Harry Kuperus, for their loving care, dedication and kindness. Donations in memory of Harold may be made to Navy League of Canada, Edmonton Branch, P.O. Box 1717, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2P1. No flowers, please. Funeral Services and interment at 2:00 p.m., March 26th, at the Edmonton Jewish Cemetery, 7622-101 Avenue.

 

HMCS MEON

SMITH, Charles Maxwell (Charlie) - Born in Campbellford, Ontario, May 2, 1918. Charlie passed away peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on November 24, 2008 with his family around him. Charlie was predeceased by his dear wife Connie in 2002. He was a loving father to Susan (Harding) of Surrey BC, Jennifer (Fraser-Hughes) of Peterborough and Tracy of Aurora, Ontario. Grandfather to Michael, Heather, Alexandra, Kathleen, Rachael and Simon, and great-grandfather to Cameron, Julia, Adam, and Jackson. Father-in-law to Caroline Greenland, Richard Harding, and Bill Hughes. Charlie served in the Navy on HMCS Port Colbourne in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was decorated by the government of the Soviet Union for his efforts in support of the fabled "Murmansk Run" which brought merchant marine ships through enemy submarine packs to Russia in the darkest years of World War II. He was instrumental in the building of the model of the HMCS Port Colborne that is displayed in its namesake city today. Charlie worked at de Havilland Aircraft for more than forty years. In the 50s and 60s, he managed offices in Vancouver and Edmonton and returned to the main plant in Downsview in 1966. He had a remarkable career, making friends and flying with some of Canada's most important bush pilots. He travelled throughout the world for de Havilland on sales missions and product support tours. Wherever the ubiquitous Beaver and Otter were flying, Charlie helped keep them in the air. He was instrumental in developing the Toronto Aerospace Museum and raised money to commemorate the aircraft and people who contributed to Canada's aviation history. Charlie was a stalwart supporter of the Food Bank in Richmond Hill where he served every week well into his 80's. He had great compassion for those who needed food security and instilled that lesson in his friends and family. It was with great pride and contentment that he was able to spend some of his final weeks and months in the Veteran's Wing at Sunnybrook where he was exceedingly well cared for by the nurses and staff on K2. We are particularly indebted to Beth Meltz for the kindness, friendship and loving care she has given to Charlie. Thanks also to staff at Peterborough Regional Health Centre for their kindness in his final days. There will be a celebration of Charlie's life on Saturday December 13 at 2PM at Marshall Funeral Home ?10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B8, Canada For those who wish to make a contribution in remembrance of Charlie his wish would be that you support your local food bank. (The Province 06 Dec 2008)

 

HMCS PORT COLBORNE

SMITH, John, born April 6, 1919 in Glasgow, Scotland. John passed away in Vancouver on January 9, 2007. Predeceased by his wife Katherine Beryl (Clugston) in 1989. Survived by three children, Dan, Nancy and Karen, and grandchildren Rhiannon and Dylan. John came to Vancouver in 1931 where he spent the rest of his life. A proud veteran of World War II, John enlisted RCNVR in 1941 and served aboard HMCS Orkney with Escort Group 25 until November 1945. John retired from Canada Customs in 1977 after 26 years. John always remembered the wonderful doctors and nursing sisters of RCN Hospital Esquimalt 1942-1944, and more recently the staff of VGH. A memorial service will be held in the Friendship Hall of Marpole United Church, 1296 W. 67th Ave., Vancouver (side door), Sunday, January 21, 2:30 pm. (the Vancouver Sun 19 Jan 2007)

 

HMCS ORKNEY

SMYTHE, John Earl (Jack) (Jul 1924 - 21 Dec 2010) - Born in Calgary, Jack later lived on a farm near Looma, S.E. of Edmonton, when his father relocated with the CPR in 1932. In 1939 the family moved into the Ritchie community of Edmonton. He was employed as a machinist at the CPR South Edmonton Yard until 1957 after which he left to pursue work as a millwright until his retirement. During the second world war, Jack served overseas as a stoker aboard the frigate HMCS Ribble. In 1951, Jack wed Lillian Schug of Provost, AB and they had five children: Judy, Bonnie, Earl (Jackie), Ian Ronald (Perlita) and Jeanette (Ron). The children were raised in the Queen Alexandra and Balwin communities. Jack is further survived by nine grandchildren, Michael, Lee, Lisa, Fawn, Nancy, Steven, Megan, Sydney and Lilly and two great-grandchildren, Finn and Van. He was predeceased by his sister, Christine (1981) and his brother, George (1993). Jack was a 52 year member of the Strathcona Branch, Royal Canadian Legion and a 42 year member of the Millwright Local 1460. A Memorial Service for Jack may be set at a later date. (The Edmonton Journal 26 Dec 2010)

 

HMCS RIBBLE

SPEARS, J. Gerald (Gerry) - 86. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Monday, October 11, 2004, after a brief illness. Born in Ketch Harbour, he was a son of the late John and Agnes (Martin) Spears. Gerry was a avid sports enthusiast. He was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Nova Scotia Amateur Baseball Association, Chairman of the Halifax Athletic Commission, and a Boxing Promoter. He coached the Halifax Cardinals to the Nova Scotia Senior Men's Baseball Championships in 1966, and was the recipient of the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame Volunteer of the Year in 1992. For the past 10 years, Gerry could be found at the Halifax Metro Centre cheering on the Halifax Mooseheads. He volunteered at the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Sports Heritage Centre and with Meals on Wheels. Gerry retired from DND (Halifax Dockyard) serving his war time years aboard the HMCS Prestonian. He was also an owner of a general insurance business. He is survived by his children, Howard (Diana), Enfield; Jerry (Pat), Lower Sackville; Gordie (Sharron), Rockwood, Ont.; Johnny (Anne Marie), Prospect; Norma (Alan) MacDougall, Trenton; Kevin (Wendy), Middle Sackville; grandchildren, Pam, Christine, Shannon, Krista, Kevin, John, Bradley and Ryan; step-grandchildren, Jennifer and Brittany; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Shirley), Basil, Ken (Joan), all of Halifax; Mary Schnare, Chester; Joan (Vince) Williams, Truro; several nieces and nephews; friend, Shirley Delvecchio. He was predeceased by wife, Gertrude "Gert" (Johnson). Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 16, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Oxford, Jubilee Road. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Park Street Food Bank or charity of choice. (Halifax Herald 13 Oct 2004)

 

HMCS PRESTONIAN

SPENCER, Eby Robert Bruce - On March 18, 2012 Bruce Eby passed away at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Betty in 2003 after 54 years of happiness and support. Survived by daughters Collie Wells and Pat Kuefler, son-in-law Felix Kuefler and granddaughter Shayla, brother Douglas (Donna) and family. Born in Edmonton October 19, 1923. Called to active service in the Canadian Navy from April 29, 1943 to November 19,1945. Commissioning crew in frigate HMCS Saint John December 1943. Joined Escort Group 9 1944, celebrated 21st birthday in Gibraltar, followed in December by convoy escort to Murmansk and more in-shore anti-submarine work around Great Britain. Met WRCNS Tel S.O. Betty Harris, both on discharge leave, returning home to Edmonton. Married 1949. Employed by Imperial Oil Producing Department November 1947. Earned Alberta Land Surveyor certification May 1960. Work assignments throughout Alberta, north to the Arctic Ocean and east in the Davis Strait. Retired December 1982 and moved to Sidney, B.C. Returned to Edmonton in 2009. Many thanks to the staff of St. Joseph's Auxiliary Hospital, Rosewood for their care of our dad in his final days. A life of love and adventure. No service by request. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of other tributes donations may be made to Covenant House Vancouver, 575 Drake House Vancouver B.C. V6B 4K8

 

HMCS SAINT JOHN

SPENCER, James Ernest (Jim) (16 Nov 1925 - 12 Aug 2008) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Ernest Spencer (Jim) on August 12, 2008 at the Agape Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 82. Jim left us peacefully with his loving companion and caregiver Bonnie Baynes by his side. Jim was born and raised in Drumheller and joined the Navy at age seventeen, serving several tours of duty on the HMCS Royal Mount. He met June Schaffer Mombouquette in Sydney, Nova Scotia, while stationed in Halifax during WWII. They were married in Calgary on March 1, 1946 and made their home in Drumheller until 1951 when they moved to Calgary. Jim and his wife moved to a ranch north of Cochrane in 1979 and moved back into Cochrane in 1992. Jim lost his wife in late 1998 after fifty-three years of marriage and continued to live in Cochrane until his passing. He was a master painter and decorator for over forty years, thirty of those years owning his own business. He was also very adept at a variety of trades but excelled at wood working. He loved hunting and most of all his hunting dogs. He enjoyed his time spent with his friends at the Cochrane Legion and at various senior outings, going to Stage West, playing crib and in typical Jim fashion, cracking jokes. He was a wonderful caring person who just loved life, his friends and family and made everyone laugh with his humor and quick wit. "Jim, you were a good man" and will be dearly missed. Jim was predeceased by his wife June, mother Mattie, father Ernie, and two sisters, Joan and Sena. He is survived by his son Donald Spencer (Cheryl), grandchildren Derek and Blaire, nephew Jim Clark (Kelly), niece Melody Sheddy (Ossie), niece Kathy Roth (Faron) and their daughter Sydney and numerous other relatives. Many thanks to the nurses and staff at the Foothills Hospital - Special Services Unit 46 for your loving care and the nurses and volunteers at the Agape Hospice, who made Jim's final days as peaceful as possible. Your acts of kindness and exceptional care will be truly remembered and are greatly appreciated. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at the St. Andrew's United Church, 128 - 1 Street East in Cochrane, Alberta on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 15, Cochrane, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and also the Agape Hospice.

 

HMCS ROYALMOUNT

SPENCER, Leonard - (Veteran WWII, one of the youngest Chief Petty Officers, HMCS Royal Mount and 35 year employee of IBM) Suddenly on September 13, 2010. Len, loving and devoted husband of Waverley, beloved father of Scott and Andrea and her husband Tony. Cherished Pampey of Amanda and Anthony. Len adored Vegas, Lacrosse and Notre Dame University Football and he was the star supporter of his grandchildren's soccer and hockey. The family wishes to acknowledge the care and kindness of the staff of the Ajax / Pickering Hospital. Memorial donations to the Ronald McDonald House or The Salvation Army would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Love your family and friends, Laugh at your mistakes, Live for today.

 

HMCS ROYALMOUNT

STEPHENSON, James N. (Jim) - passed away peacefully in Regina on Friday, October 10, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Jim was born August 2, 1918 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Following his graduation from the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering, he joined the RCNVR in 1943, and served on the frigate HMCS Prince Rupert until 1945. In 1943, Jim married Olwen Maule, with whom he spent sixty-four happy years and had two children, Diane and Jim Jr. Jim had worked for SaskPower during his university career, and following his return from the war, joined them permanently. His career took him to North Battleford, Saskatoon, Estevan, and Regina. A highlight of his career was being appointed the first superintendent of the Boundary Dam Generating Station in 1958. He retired from SaskPower in 1977. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James and Anne Stephenson; sister Grace (Tom) MacDonald and Margaret (Armand) Stade; wife Olwen in 2007, and son Jim in 2008. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Diane; daughter-in-law Brenda; and three grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, and Matthew. There will be a private interment in Floral, Saskatchewan at a later date.

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

TARVES, Terrance (Terry) John James - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Tarves: husband, brother, father, and grandfather. Terry was predeceased by his mother and father, Goldie and Gordon Tarves; brothers Bruce and Dale Tarves; sister Beryl (Tarves) Cane, and son Dougie Tarves. Terry was born on July 18, 1921 in Prince Albert, Sask., and died on September 22, 2007 in Abbotsford, BC. Terry and his family moved to Calgary in 1929. During his school years in Calgary, Terry attended Balmoral School and Crescent Heights High School. He served in the Navy during World War II, and worked as a Stoker and Ship Writer aboard the HMCS New Waterford. Following the War, Terry returned to Calgary and played football for the Calgary Stampeders in 1946 and 1947. After a short move to B.C., he returned to Calgary and worked various jobs until settling in with Royalite Oil, and then Gulf Oil, until his retirement. Terry leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Lavina; his four sons, Jim, Chris (Pat), Shane (Christiane) and Howard (Morgan); sisters Gail (Gerry) Parcells, Joan (Gordon) Evans; brothers Laurie (Dallas) and Gordon (Ethel); extended family Cheryl Tubb, Joe (Debbie) Tubb, Lavina (Hayden) Miller Tubb, Diana (Stuart) Falconer; and numerous grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 264, 1910 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. (Telephone 283-5264). For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8.

 

HMCS NEW WATERFORD

TURNER, Alan Rodney - In his 90th year, passed away quietly at home March 22, 2011. A proud veteran of World War II & long time member of the Canadian Legion & Army Navy Veterans. Survived by his loving and devoted wife Margaret of 59 years. Beloved father of Rob (Sue) and Neil (Debbie) and daughter Joy (John) Vancea. Loved by his grandchildren Corey (Mellissa) Turner, Carly (Brad) Kelly, Megan (Thano) Adam, Ian (Lindsay) Turner, Sean Turner, Mark Murray and Eric Murray. Also adored by great grandchildren Cohen Turner and Abigail Adam. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Elizabeth Turner. Predeceased by siblings Audrey Ide and Colin Turner. Alan served in the Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Nene on the Murmansk Run and retired from the RCAF. Friends are invited to call at the Burke Funeral Home (613-968-6968) 150 Church St. for a Memorial Celebration of Life Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 1- 3 p.m. A Legion Tribute to follow at 3 p.m. in the Terrace Lounge. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS NENE

VENATOR, George Frederick - On August 21st, 2007, in his 93rd year, George Frederick Venator of Burlington, went on to a greater adventure with those who have waited patiently for his arrival. George served in WWII aboard the HMCS Prince Rupert as a Stoker; his time in recent years has been spent with his shipmates and friends at the Royal Canadian Naval Association in Burlington and the PR gang. A long time employee of Dofasco, Hamilton, George spent his leisure time either Curling at the Burlington Curling Club with his soulmate Emma or sharing his passion of the great outdoors with his family, countless hours were spent with his canine companions by his side. Travelling across Canada many times with Emma, he now joins her, leaving behind his children George and Linda of Merritt, BC, John and Tracy of Burlington, ON and Emily Anne and Glenn of Innisfil, ON. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Steven, Matthew, Emma Kathleen and Great-Poppy of Kassidy Paige. Dear brother of Helen Hunt. Uncle George is fondly remembered by her children Clifford, Don, Ruth and their families. Beloved husband of the late Emma Annie Norman and the late Elsie Kebick. Predeceased by his brother Jack and sister Ruth Muriel and his parents Fred and Annie. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Interment White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton. If desired, expressions of sympathy to the RCNA Monument Fund Burlington, ON or Pet Trust, c/o University of Guelph would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Splice the Main Brace

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT

VICTOR, Gordon - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Victor on October 11, 2011 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with family at his bedside. Gord was born on June 5, 1926 in Fort William Ontario and resided in the same family home until his passing. Gord attended Franklin Street School and Vocational High School. At the age of 17 Gord enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served as an able seaman for 2 years on HMCS Meon. On Remembrance Day, Gord proudly marched with his fellow veterans every year until he was unable to continue due to his battle with cancer. On return from the Navy Gord worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a crane operator and car man for approximately 30 years. He was a member of the Elk's and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 6. Gord was enthusiastic with curling, baseball, having coffee with friends and watching his favourite sports teams on TV. Later in life Gord was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Gord is survived by his wife and lifelong friend Dorothy, children Jerry Pilot (Sue), Bill Pilot (Cathy) and Jayne Pilot. He is also survived by grandchildren Joel Spakowski (Max), Jason Pilot (Heather), Ghislaine Attema (Sjoerd), Jamie Pilot (Kelly), Katie Pilot and Jackson Pilot and great grandchildren Aiden and Carson Spakowski, Femke, Mia and Allie Attema, Ella and Carter Pilot and Benjamin Pilot. Gord is also survived by his brother Len (Marge) and brother-in-law Andy Ferguson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Gord was predeceased by his parents Harry and Ellen Victor, brothers Bud and Les and sister Dolly. A celebration of Gord's life will be held on Friday, October 14 at 10:30 AM at the Airlane Travel Lodge Arthur Street in the Tiberio Room with Reverend Jan Stevenson officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or Heart and Stroke would be appreciated.

 

HMCS MEON

WALMSLEY, Charles Westal (Chuck) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the quiet passing of Charles (Chuck) Walmsley, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at St. Boniface General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Chuck is survived by Margaret Maeren; his daughters, Donna (Bruce) Grant of Calgary, AB, Fran (Bernard) Kambeitz of Weyburn, SK, Debbie (Rob) MacKinnon of La Salle, MB, Diane (Dale) Walmsley of Stratford, PEI, and their mother, Joyce Walmsley. He is also survived by grandchildren, Chris, Catherine, Mark and Kevin; sister Dee Royal and brother Melbourne Walmsley of Delta, BC. He will be deeply missed by his faithful companion, Fifi. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary, his brothers, Willie and John and his sister, Wilma. Dad was born in Winnipegosis, MB in 1925, to William and Mary Walmsley, where he attended school. He loved sports and enjoyed playing goalie for the local hockey team. At the age of 16, he joined the 12th Manitoba Dragoons but was discharged for being too young. Subsequent to this, in May of 1943, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at H.M.C.S. Chippewa in Winnipeg. He was assigned to a frigate, the H.M.C.S. Port Colborne that he met up with in Victoria, BC. He saw many ports of call during his wartime duties including Panama, Bermuda, Halifax, Gibraltar, England and the Mediterranean. Of particular note was the perilous Murmansk run in the North Sea. The Port Colborne was one of many vessels responsible for escorting supply ship convoys on this route. In 1988, the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics honoured the Canadian ex-shipmates-participants of the Murmansk convoys during the Second World War. A USSR commemorative medal was presented to Chuck and the other participants at a special ceremony to honour them for their “contribution in the struggle against fascism”, and for risking their lives to accompany supply ships safely to port. This medal represented the first time foreign citizens had been recognized for aiding the Soviet people. After being discharged from the navy, Chuck was employed with the CNR as an Agent-Operator, living in various rural communities in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He retired from the railroad in 1985. He held a private pilot’s license and at the time of his death was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club. An interment of his ashes will be held at a later date in Winnipegosis.

 

A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says, she is gone. Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large now as when I saw her. Her diminished size and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says she is gone, there are others who are watching her coming over their horizon and other voices take up a glad shout, There she comes! That is what dying is. A horizon and just the limit of our sight. Lift us up, Oh Lord, that we may see further. - Bishop Brent Our family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to the attentive empathetic care Dad received by both the ER and E5 staff at St. Boniface Hospital. Should friends so desire, donations to the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, D1003-409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6 would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS PORT COLBORNE

WHITEFIELD, Thomas (Tom) Arnott - Surrounded by his loving family, passed peacefully on Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 at Lakeridge Health - Oshawa. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Fluff) for 61 years. Loving father of Linda, Larry and Bonnie. Cherished grandfather of Lee-Anne, Melissa, Steven and great-grandfather of Braden, Keenan and Emma. Dear brother of George, Rob, Bill, John, David, Raymond and the late Sam and Walter. Tom will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends. He proudly served his country on the HMCS ''Nene''. A special thanks to the Veterans Association for their support. Friends may visit at Oshawa Funeral Service ''Thornton Chapel'', 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, December 22nd from 6-9p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, December 23rd at 1:00 p.m. Interment Thornton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Salvation Army.

 

HMCS NENE

WHITESIDE, John Herald (Jack) (1917-2013) - passed away peacefully at Princess Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough on June 15, 2013. He was in his 97th year. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen McClain (Scott), parents William Garrison I and Lilla Charlotte (Herald) of Toronto and sister Jean Herald Stephens, also of Toronto. He is survived by his brother William Garrison II; his children John, David and his wife Danielle, Joan (Ball) and her husband Mike Humeniuk and Meg (Seabrook) and her husband Scott; his grandchildren Jennifer, Ian, Kathleen, Tara, Tyler, Jesse, Josh and Jack and his great-grandchildren Alex, Naomi, Bryce and Charlotte. Jack was born on June 12, 1917 in St. Thomas, Ontario. He attended Westdale High School in Hamilton and graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine in 1942. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy as surgeon-lieutenant in 1943 serving on the frigate, HMCS Monnow. He served as the doctor to an escort group for eighteen months in the North Atlantic. Immediately after the war, he did further medical training and received a degree in Pathology from McGill University. Jack moved his family to Peterborough in 1951 where he was appointed pathologist and Director of Laboratories at Peterborough Civic Hospital, as well as St. Joseph's Hospital and consultant pathologist at hospitals in Campbellford, Cobourg, Port Hope and Lindsay. He contributed significantly to the Peterborough Civic Hospital, helped found the Laboratory Technician Training Program, was instrumental in starting the Hospital Medical Records Institute (HMRI) for Ontario and wrote the first set of hospital by-laws in Ontario watching, over the years, as this prototype was adopted by a majority of hospitals in North America. Jack was a Life Member of The Ontario Medical Association and an Honorary Member of the Canadian Medical Association. In his spare time, Jack assisted numerous community groups both as a volunteer and fundraising participant (National Ballet of Canada, the Peterborough Symphony, the Peterborough YMCA, and the Canadian Power Squadron to name a few). Jack and Helen were members of the congregation of Murray Street Baptist Church for more than 50 years. He attended the Stratford Festival each year as well as many local community theatre performances. Outdoor enthusiast, environmentalist and after his retirement, world traveler, Jack also enjoyed time at the cottage in Muskoka, skiing at the Bethany Ski Club and yearly bird watching trips to Point Pelee, as well as sailing on Georgian Bay with friends and family. Jack was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, colleague and friend to many and he will be sorely missed by all who have had the good fortune to know him. We offer a heartfelt thanks to Dr. R. J. Whatley and the staff of Princess Gardens for the excellent care and kindness that Jack received during his stay. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 21 at Comstock Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 356 Rubidge St., Peterborough, ON, from 11:30 to 1:00 PM, followed by a celebration of Jack's life at 1:00 PM in the Comstock Chapel. Reception to follow.

 

HMCS MONNOW, HMCS PROTECTOR

WILDE, Ernest - passed away peacefully in Calgary, May 17, 2004 at the age of 89 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Pamela and Sandra; grandchildren, Kenton and Kyla; sister Dorothy Welechuk; his cat Mitsy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ernest was predeceased by his wife Dianne; sisters, Ethel, Elizabeth and Esther; and brother James. Ernest was a proud Canadian and served as an acting Petty Officer on the H.M.C.S., St. John during World War II. Anybody who knew Ernest knew that he had a great sense of humour and loved animals, especially his cat Mitsy. He will be missed by his family and friends. At the request of the family, there will be no Services. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses on Unit 44 at the Peter Lougheed Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T6.

 

HMCS SAINT JOHN

WIPPER, Kirk A. W. (06 Dec 1923 - 18 Mar 2011) - Principal and Chancellor, Professor Emeritus, Retired Professor at the University of Toronto and Founder of the Canadian Canoe Museum. Recipient of the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada At Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday March 18, 2011, Kirk Wipper of R.R. #8 Peterborough. Beloved husband of Ann (Cripps). Dear Father of Douglas (Kay) of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, David (Hazel) of Dunedin, and Joanna (Don Alonzo) of Collingwood. Cherished Grampa of Emily, Laura, James, Karina, Ryan, Alexandria, Samantha and Brittany. Predeceased by sister Marrianne Armstrong. Friends will be received at Keene United Church, from 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Saturday. A memorial service will be held at Keene United Church, the corner of Second and North Streets, Keene on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. Inurnment at Parklawn Cemetery at a later date.

 

HMCS RUNNYMEDE

WOLVIN, Donald Faro - Passed away peacefully on May 26, 2007 at the age of eighty-three. He will be sadly missed by his loyal and devoted wife Victoria Weil; his sons and stepsons Roy (Diane), Derek, Brian (Marlene), Marc (Sheila), Paul and Blake; his grandchildren Rebecca, Shawn, Sophie and Michael. Don was predeceased by his parents Roy Mitchell Wolvin and Geraldine Faro, his brother Roy and his first wife Louise Genest. While Don spent his entire life in Montreal and participated in the city's most vibrant days, he spent the formative part of his youth at Riverdale Country School in New York, where he was captain of soccer and basketball teams and graduated with honours. He proudly served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Prestonian during World War II, performing convoy escort in the North Atlantic. Don graduated from McGill University in 1948 and then starred for many years in McGill's Red and White Revues, and distinguished himself in other stage performances. He devoted himself to a career of over 40 years in the securities business, notably as president of the investment firm McDougall and Christmas and in his later years as an independent investment counselor. An avid yachtsman his entire life, he also enjoyed music and laughter. He will be fondly remembered as a charismatic soul whose humour and love of life profoundly touched his many friends of all ages. Many thanks to the staff at Lakeshore General Hospital for their wonderful support in Don's final days. A memorial service will be held at the Centre Funeraire Cote-des-Neiges 4525 ch Cote-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal (Indoor Parking) 514-342-8000 on Tuesday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m. The family will receive relatives and friends as of 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to a charity of your choice will be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS PRESTONIAN

 

 

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