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, John Alfred Roberts, DSC, MID, LCdr, RCN - Died May, 1994, age 71

 

HMS CONN, HMS RUPERT, HMS REDMILLS, HMS FIZROY, HMS BYRON, HMS GRINDALL, HMS KEATS, HMCS BRANTFORD, HMCS THETFORD MINES, HMCS CHAMBLY, HMCS HALIFAX

ANDERSON, Glen Allan - of Olds, passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 2015 at the age 57 years. Glen was born in Morden, Manitoba on December 26, 1958 to his parents Marian & Allan Anderson. They moved to Olds when Glen was in grade 3 and he continued to finish his schooling in Olds. He moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he served in the regular forces at the Navy Base on the HMCS Algonquin as a naval electrician. It was here that he met his future wife Linda Jenkins who was stationed at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. They were married on October 28, 1978 in Kingston, New Brunswick and resided in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where their family grew when Greg was born. In 1980, they moved back to Olds where they had 2 more children Blake and Alisha and Glen commenced his 35 year career in the oilfield. Glen enjoyed camping, fishing and quading. He was often referred to as "Hilary" with Linda being "the president" of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105 Olds. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his family and friends. Glen is survived by his best friend and wife of 36 years, Linda; sons Greg (Courtney), Blake (Pavla); daughter Alisha (Jon) Mclean; the light of his life grandson Lochlan Mclean; step-grandchildren Cole and Kaylee Mclean; brother Dennis (Linda); sister Shelley (Troy) Tyson; nephews Travis and Dallas; nieces Mckenna and Maddison (Glen's M&M's); his faithful companion Bruce the cat as well as numerous other family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Allan and Marian Anderson. A Celebration of Glen's Life was held on Monday August 31, 2015 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #105, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital. (The Olds Albertan, 01 Sep 2015)

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

BAKER, Terrance (Ted) (16 Mar 1921 - 07 May 2015) - It is with great sadness that we the family of Terrance 'Ted' Baker announce his peaceful passing at Harbourstone Enhanced Care Facility on May 7, 2015. Born at Low Point in March 1921, he was the son of the late Fred and Nora (MacNeil) Baker. Ted was predeceased by brothers Fred, George and Irvine (in infancy) a sister Lucy and a daughter Anne Louise. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years Louise (Kiec) and children Terry 'Todge' (Carol), Gerald, Jo-Anne (Francis) Wall, Jean Annette (Richard) White and Gary (Patricia). Also surviving are grandchildren Mark, Kevin, Keith, Leah, Terrance and eight great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Laura, Owen, Griffin, Leland, Kellan, Patrick and Kohana. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ted was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 after volunteering to serve in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II on the HMCS Restigouche and HMCS Iroquois, most notably serving during the Battle of the Atlantic protecting convoys to England, Africa and to Murmansk, Russia. After the war Ted worked briefly at Sydney Steel before joining the Sydney Fire Department for 39 years achieving the rank of Deputy Fire Chief before his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors being an avid hunter and fisherman. Ted was a devote Catholic and a long-time member of St. Mary's Polish Parish. He was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by his family and many friends. Visitation will take place Wednesday, May 13 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will be at New Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier. Memorial donations can be made to St. Mary's Polish Parish Building Fund or charity of choice.

 

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS IROQUOIS

BARKER, Michael John (27 Mar 1940 - 04 Apr 2007) - It is with deep sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our dear Michael Barker of heart failure at home in Lac la Hache, BC. Husband to Linda, father to Michael, Paul, Drake and Stephen. He leaves to mourn sisters Patsy and Eileen (Dixie), brothers Brian and David and a wide circle of in-laws, grandkids, nieces, nephews and friends. In the Irish tradition, Mike knew everyone loved him because he loved everyone, always talking to perfect strangers as though they were a friend waiting to be found. Mike was proud to have served in the RCN aboard many ships, lastly on the HMCS Grilse, Canada's first submarine in peacetime, from the day of commissioning, as cook. After leaving the sea, he went back to trucking, working for Foremost and Zenith, amongst others. His final trucking days were spent hauling logs out of God's Country, the Cariboo, until spring thaw in March. A Memorial Service was held Easter Monday in Lac la Hache. The family would like to express their thanks for all the help and support of the community, particularly all of his trucker buddies who turned up with their big rigs in honour of his passing. (The Province 22 Apr 2007)

 

HMCS GRILSE

BATTAGLIA, Emmanuel Philip - Peacefully on Monday, March 14, 2005, at Deer Lodge Centre, with his loving wife Muriel, of 63 years, at his side. He's also survived by two sons, Kenneth of Winnipeg, Philip (Gwen) of Lockport; sister Angie Kunstar of Kelowna, BC; brother Fred of Renton, WA; and brother-in-law Stan Siver of Winnipeg. Emmanuel was predeceased by his son Dennis in infancy. Emmanuel was very proud that he was born on July 1, 1913, one of 11 children. He spent four and one-half years in the Navy, serving on Convoy Duty. He was a physical training instructor, with boxing as his specialty. He was also an amateur boxer in his early years. He was in the catering business most of his life. He loved the outdoors and with his family went camping during the summer and later enjoyed our cottage at Victoria Beach. After retirement we went on many bus tours from coast to coast and far south as Memphis. He enjoyed feeding the birds everyday. We would like to say thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff for all their wonderful care, it was truly appreciated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DASCH Foundation Inc., 2nd flr., 3059 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3K 0W4. (The Winnipeg Free Press, 31 Mar 2005)

 

HMCS CHAMBLY

BEALES, William Edward (17 Jan 1926 - 15 Jul 2015) - Passed away peacefully at Scarborough General Hospital late Wednesday night. Bill was a devoted family man who was much loved by his late wife of 65 years, Theresa, sons Bernard and Richard and their families. Bill was the epitome of a lifelong learner. He always showed an intellectual curiosity that, combined with his love of the entertainment arts and pride in being a Canadian, led him to build a massive pre-digital database on Canadians in the arts. Bill was also a gifted self-taught artist whose sketches and paintings were admired by all who saw them. Between 1944 and 1947, Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy, reaching the rank of Stoker First Class. Decorated for his World War II service, he fought in the North Atlantic aboard the corvette HMCS Fredericton. Predeceased by Theresa, he will be greatly missed by sons Bernard (Marcia) and Richard (Miriam Flynn), granddaughters Victoria (Matt Taylor), Amanda (John Horosko) and Rachel, as well as grandson Peter (Katrina Cervoni) and great-granddaughters Emma and Kaitlyn Taylor. He is also survived by sister-in-law Mary Dean (late Bruce), brother-in-law Lorne Hogan (Doreen), as well as many nieces and nephews. As per Bill's wishes, his remains have been donated to the University of Toronto School of Medicine. A memorial reception with light refreshment will be held Monday, July 27th, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room of Shepherd Terrace, where Bill spent a happy last year of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the Scarborough General Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Bill's favourite charity, the Salvation Army. (The Toronto Star, 17 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS FREDERICTON

BEDNARZ, Andrew Mark - 46 of Tantallon, passed away December 4, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax NS. Born in Scarborough, ON he was the son of Danuta and the late Bronislaw Bednarz. Andrew served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1991-1997. He became a member of the Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Department in 1997. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008, Training Officer in 2009, Captain in 2010 and Division Commander in 2013. Andrew is survived by his wife Carla (Brown) Bednarz; mother Danuta; sisters Krystyna Gordon (Robert), Alicia Juul (Chris); brother Robert Bednarz (Anne); five nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Bronislaw Bednarz. Visitation will be held in JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax on Sunday December 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and Monday December 7 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00pm. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 8 at 11:00am in Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 6032 Normandy Drive, Halifax. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Kidney Cancer Canada.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS NIPIGON

BEEMAN, John (Jack) Henault, GM, CD, LCdr, RCN - Peacefully in a hospital, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Peggy Stewart. Dear father of Heather McMullen (Bob), Debby Tate (Marvin), Lorie Beeman (Tom Benham), John Beeman (Tracy), Cindy Beeman (Ted Langtry), Jeffrey Beeman (Joanne) and Tracy Beeman (Chuck Montgomery). Cherished grandfather of Missy Preston, Stephanie Flaherty, Andrea Feilders, Cassandra and Vanessa Michael, Taryn and Jaclyn Lytle and Taylor Beeman. Great grandfather of Matthew, Jessica, Mikael, Madison, Morgan and Lara. Survived by his sister Lallie Nancekivell and brother David Beeman. Predeceased by his brother Robert Milton. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Monday, December 27, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m and on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Jack please consider the charity of your choice.

 

ML Q065, MTB 727, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

BENNETT, Caleb, Maj (06 Jul 1945 - 19 Nov 2015) - Suddenly at home on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the age of 70. Husband and best friend of Sharla for 24 years. Father of Allison, Lesley and Bronwen. Step father of Chandra (Dan), David and Chad. Survived by sister Donna Routledge (late Fred) and brother Rick (Jane). Predeceased by sister Joanne. Brother-in-law of Randy Taylor (Chris). In 1963 following the initiative of the U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Caleb was heralded North American Walking Champion by walking 50 miles in 10 hours, 45 minutes. Top student at BMDHS and graduated from Royal Military College in 1968. Caleb excelled in sports and played on two RMC rep teams – Rugby and Judo. Following flying training at Moose Jaw and Portage La Prairie, Caleb was posted to CFB Shearwater and in 1970 played for the Nova Scotia all-star rugby team. Caleb was a Pilot and Crew Commander on three operational maritime command aircrafts: VS-CP 121 Tracker (Carrier Borne Anti-Submarine Warfare); VP-CP 107 Argus (Long Range Patrol); HS-CH 124 Sea King Helicopter (Ship Borne ASW). His last posting before retiring regular force was as Air Detachment Commander on HMCS Algonquin where he accumulated more than 100 deck landings. Recipient of Canadian Forces Medal and Clasp (CDI) for Meritorious Service. Recipient of the "Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award" for a lifesaving rescue while flying a Sea King Helicoper. In keeping with Caleb's wishes there will be no Funeral Service. Memorial contributions to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN, CFB SHEARWATER

BENNETT, William T. - Born: 1903 at Channel-Port Aux Basques, Nfld, Died: 07 Dec 1995, North Sydney, NS - 92, 9 Pleasant St., North Sydney, died December 7, 1995, at home. Born at Channel, Nfld., he was a son of the late Edward and Mary (Thornhill) Bennett. He served with the RCMP Marine division prior to entering the Royal Canadian Navy. He served as chief petty officer on HMCS Husky and HMCS Otter during the Second World War. He was a self-employed fisherman out of North Sydney for a number of years, before working with the Department of Public Works, North Sydney until retirement. He was a member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney and a life member of Royal Canadian Legion branch 19, North Sydney. He was an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are his wife, the former Martha Hopkins; daughter, Gloria MacKay, North Sydney; sons, William, Big Bras d'Or; David, North Sydney; grandchildren, Gloria, Tanya, David Jr., Donald. He was predeceased by a brother, Wilson; sister, Ida; grandson, William. Visitation 7-9 p.m. tonight in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, North Sydney. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Matthew Wesley United Church, North Sydney, Rev. David Hann officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

HMCS HUSKY, HMCS OTTER

BENOIT, Jean (Benny) (Peanut) - 53 of Dartmouth, It is with broken hearts that we regret to announce the sudden passing of Jean “Benny” Benoit on Monday October 26, 2015. Born in Granby, Quebec, he was the son of the late Hervé “Ben” Benoit and Therésè Fortin. He is survived by his wife, Donna Mattie; daughters, Roxanne and Katherine; grandsons, Alexandre Benoit and Landon MacNeil; sisters, Andrée (Guy Vincent), Josée, Claude, Dominique and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Jean "Benny" cherished time spent with his loved ones, especially his wife, daughters and grandsons who were the apple of his eye. Jean “Benny” recently retired with 35 years in the Navy, with the majority of his dedicated service as a submariner. A Celebration of Life service, followed by a reception will be held, at 10 am Saturday October 31st at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A family interment will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.

 

HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS OKANAGAN

BOOTHMAN, John E., Stoker, RCNVR - In Memory of John E. Boothman - Born in England July 2, 1925, Died Sudbury, Ontario, September 7, 1970. Funeral from the Hulse and English Funeral Chapel, Thursday, September 10, 1970. Rev. M. McKinley Officiating. Final resting place, Victoria lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, Ont.

 

HMCS FRONTENAC

BROCKHOUSE, Bertram Neville - professor emeritus at McMaster University, who shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics with Clifford Shull, died on 13 October 2003 in Hamilton, Canada. Bert was born in Lethbridge, Canada, on 15 July 1918 and grew up in Vancouver. He began his elementary school education in a one-room schoolhouse a few miles from the family farm. Completing high school at the height of the Depression, and with limited employment prospects, he moved with his family to Chicago in 1935. There, he took evening courses in radio repair and design that earned him a position as a laboratory assistant in an electrical firm and allowed him to repair radios on his own time. After three years in Chicago, the family returned to Vancouver. In 1939, soon after Canada was at war with the Axis powers, Bert enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and went to sea as a sonar operator before eventually rising to the position of electrical sub-lieutenant. After his discharge from the navy in 1945, he took advantage of a veterans' program to begin studies at the University of British Columbia, where he majored in physics and mathematics. On completion of his bachelor's degree in 1946, he obtained summer work in the electrical standards section of the National Research Council in Ottawa. During that summer, Bert, a motorcycle enthusiast in his youth, rode his motorcycle three-quarters of the way across North America, from Vancouver to Ottawa, via Chicago--no mean feat. He subsequently completed a master's degree in physics at the University of Toronto. His doctoral studies there, initially supervised by Edward Bullard, earned him his PhD in 1950 with a thesis on the effects of stress and temperature on the magnetic properties of ferromagnetic materials. That same year, Bert began work at Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories of the National Research Council of Canada's Atomic Energy Project near Ottawa. There, he would do the work that won him the Nobel Prize. He collaborated with Donald Hurst, Myer Bloom, G. Goldschmidt, and N. Page in studying the resonant scattering of slow neutrons by strong absorbers. Ultimately, members of the group proposed the idea of studying the inelastic scattering of slow neutrons, an effort deemed feasible because Chalk River's National Research Experimental (NRX) reactor was then the world's highest flux beam reactor. By 1952, Bert had designed and built a triple-axis machine to measure the frequency distribution of phonon excitations in crystals. After much experimentation with a variety of techniques both at Chalk River and at Brookhaven National Laboratory over the next few years, Bert and his collaborators ultimately developed the famed triple-axis spectrometer with all angles adjustable so that it was possible to carry out scans as a function of energy at fixed momentum transfer--the so-called constant-Q technique. By 1958, a triple-axis spectrometer was operating at Chalk River's new National Research Universal reactor, with much enhanced neutron flux as compared with NRX, and the stage was set for great progress. Triple-axis spectrometers adorn high-flux beam reactors around the world to this day, and the constant-Q technique is in frequent current use. Using the constant-Q triple axis and other inelastic neutron scattering techniques, Bert and his collaborators were very quickly able to carry out a remarkable series of seminal measurements. Those included measurements of the phonon dispersion curves in metals such as aluminum and lead, semiconductors such as silicon and germanium, and insulators such as the alkali halides. Bert's work measuring insulators, done in collaboration with David Woods and William Cochran, led to the development of the famed shell model. In addition to the seminal work on phonon dispersion curves, Bert pioneered studies of other elementary excitations in solids including spin-wave excitations (magnons) and crystal-field excitons. Key members of the Chalk River group at that time, in addition to those previously named, included Alec Stewart, Roger A. Cowley, and Gerald Dolling. Of course, the facilities at Chalk River and Bert's own successful experimentation drew many great visiting scientists from around the world including P. Iyengar, M. Sakamoto, K. Rao, L. Becka, H. Watanabe, B. Dasannacharya, and J. Bergsma. Even after Bert moved to McMaster, the group that he established at Chalk River continued to flourish, and many scientists, including ourselves, received their first training in neutron scattering there. From 1962 until he retired in 1984, Bert was a professor of physics at McMaster. His presence was instrumental in building up a research- intensive department through the 1960s, and he served as chairman of the physics department at McMaster from 1967 to 1970. An interdisciplinary materials research institute at McMaster, founded by Howard Petch and James Morrison in 1969, was renamed the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research in 1995. There, as at Chalk River, Bert mentored many students who have gone on to have significant careers in physics. Although greatly admired for his intellect and novel ways of approaching problems, Bert is remembered for his affection and his humble, gracious manner. Shortly after the announcement that he was a winner of the Nobel Prize, for example, Bert told a gathering of Canadian undergraduate physics students at McMaster that he used to think that his work was not so important, but recent events had forced him to reconsider. He is also remembered for his love of the arts: He often sang opera at work and he appeared in a number of amateur theater productions including a George Bernard Shaw play and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Even during the most hectic and productive time in his career, Bert found time to be a devoted family man with six children and, ultimately, 10 grandchildren. Although Bert's passing is mourned by his many friends and colleagues, we have been inspired by a life of great accomplishment. Robert J. Birgeneau University of Toronto Toronto, Canada Bruce D. Gaulin McMaster University Hamilton, Canada.

BROSOSKY, Douglas (Doogie) (03 Jan 1934 - 25 May 2015) - It is with great sadness and fond memories that we announce the passing of Doug (Doogie) Brososky, at the age of 81 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Mary (nee Brotzel); sons Terry (Eileen), Jack (Bea), Brent (Diane); daughter Patti (Brian); grandchildren Amber (Greg), Amy (Greg), Darnell (Tanzly), Morgan; great- grandchildren Alexis, Olivia, Amelia and brother Greg (Pat). He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Helen; brother Jack and sister Doreen Knibbs. Doug was in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Communications Branch for 5 years. His postings were the HMCS Cornwallis, Gloucester, Coverdale and Churchill. After his discharge Doug then worked for many years in retail sales with the Co-op. He was also a Commissionaire at Government House in Regina, SK. Doug was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cashing in his luck at cards and at the casino when he got the chance. To say that Doug was a handyman is an understatement as there was nothing that Doug could not fix. He will be sadly missed and will forever remain in our hearts. In lieu of flowers or cards, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital (1702 - 20th St West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9), The Cancer Society, The Salvation Army or the SPCA. A Private Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Doug's life. Arrangements in care of David Polzen - Mourning Glory Funeral Services (The Saskatoon Star Phoenix 26 May 2015)

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS GLOUCESTER, HMCS COVERDALE, HMCS CHURCHILL

 

BUSH, Leslie Kenneth - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our father, husband and grandfather, Les Bush on October 13, 2015. Leslie is survived by his loving wife Emma; daughter Pat; four grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sons Garth and Marty and his siblings Norm, Gene and Millie. Born in Saskatoon, SK, on December 13, 1921 and then later lived in Luseland, Major Star City, SK, until he joined the navy in 1941. He served during World War II on corvettes in the North Atlantic, his last ship being the HMCS Rockcliffe. He then came home and married Emma Taphorn on July 22, 1947. Leslie loved his family deeply and made friends wherever he went. His passing will be felt in many hearts and the world is not as bright without him. His last years were happy ones for him thanks to the care and love given to him by the staff and residents at the Devonshire Care Centre. Via Con Dios. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, 52356 RR 232 (south of Wye Road), Sherwood Park, AB. Memorial donations may be made in Leslie's name to the Edmonton Poppy Fund, 10720-101 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5H 2S3. (The Edmonton Journal 19 Oct 2015)

 

Bush, Leslie (Les) - was born in Saskatchewan in 1921. He served in HMCS Rockcliffe and several corvettes in the Atlantic during WW2. One of his fondest memories was being on leave in Boston and seeing Nat King Col.

 

HMCS ROCKCLIFFE

CALLAGHAN, Brian (Bash) (23 Mar 1934 - 16 Mar 2013) - passed away peacefully on March 16, 2013 in Penticton, BC. Brian will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife, Ev, children; Cory, Kim (Jeff Hughes), grandchildren; Carmen, Jackson, Robyn, brother, Max, sisters; Patsy, Peggy, in laws, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers; Gorden and Keith. Brian served 37 years in the RCN. He was the last serving member who had served in Korea. He enjoyed many hours with his square dance friends and was very involved in many volunteer roles. Many thanks to Dr. Phillips and the palliative care nurses, Erin and Carrie. A memorial will be held March 23, 2013 from 2-4pm at the Seniors Drop-in Center, 2965 South Main Street, Penticton, BC.

 

HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS MIRAMICHI, HMCS ST. CROIXHMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS PROVIDER

CAMERON, Harold Lloyd (Babe) - Stellarton - Harold L. (Babe) Cameron, age 71, of apartment #10, Belmont Street, Stellarton, died Monday, May 13 at the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Harold and Alice (Patton) Cameron. He had been a resident of Sydney Mines and New Glasgow before moving to Stellarton some 20 years ago. He was a former employee of the former Thompson and Sutherland Ltd., New Glasgow, and C.P. Smith and Co. Ltd., New Glasgow, as sales manager. He owned and operated the former Babe's Music Store on Provost Street, New Glasgow for a number of years and retired and an employee of the Pictou Advocate. He was a member and past president of the New Glasgow Lions Club, past president of the Admiral Murray Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy. He was an overseas veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of Branch 34, Royal Canadian Legion, New Glasgow. He is survived by his companion, Joyce Mason and her son Ronnie and wife Sharon; daughters: Jacqueline (Mrs.. Glen Connors), Kathy (Mrs. Clem DeCoste), both of New Glasgow; Patsy (Mrs.. Cal Woods), Linacy; Heather (Mrs. Gary Duncan), Halifax; sons; Harold and wife Vicky, Stellarton; Greg, Yellowknife and Roy Scott, Toronto; nine grandchildren; a sister Elaine (Hattie) Mrs. Raymond Densmore, Ottawa; and a brother, George, Lower Sackville. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers: Roy and Findlay and by a half-sister, Esther Cardiff. His remains will rest at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton with visitation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and 204 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Sharon St. John United Church with Rev. Foster Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens. The Admiral Murray Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy will conduct their service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Donations may be made to the Naval Benevolent Fund, Sharon St. John United Church or charity of your choice.

 

CAMERON, Harold (Babe) - Stellarton - The funeral of the late Harold (Babe) Cameron was held Thursday, May 16, 1996, from Sharon St. John United Church, Stellarton. Rev. Foster Jenkins brought a comforting message to the family. Soloist Samantha Carrigan snag Amazing Grace. The eulogy was delivered by shipmate Ian Ross. The RCNA Admiral Murray Branch were pallbearers. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens where Branch 34 Royal Canadian Legion ahd a service. Nicole Baird was trumpeter.

 

HMCS THETFORD MINES

CARROLL, Richard James (18 Nov 1925 - 28 Oct 2015) - passed away quietly at his oceanfront estate with both his much loved wife Irene & daughter Marla at his side. Richard & Irene were united in marriage April 8th, 1950 in Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. Survived by his younger brother Laurie & his cherished grandchildren Andrew, Cameron, Kira & Michael. Predeceased by his eldest daughter Lori Ann (2012), mother Elizabeth (1990) & father Orton (1959). Richard's last day was just shy of picture perfect for him. Opening with engaging conversation with his valued golf buddies over coffee at The Ridge, moving on to an active afternoon working on one of his many outdoor project commitments & closing with a relaxing evening watching an old time cowboy movie on TV. Richard was a very respected & charismatic businessman. He held the position of Electrical Manager with Commonwealth Construction Ltd (Hume & Rumble Ltd). He was responsible for numerous challenging multi-million dollar projects within B.C., as well as huge electrical contracts throughout both North & South America, including areas as far away as Egypt. Richard, Irene & their two young daughters moved from the city comforts of Victoria to the unknown rural living of the Cowichan Valley in 1963. This began his devotion to role as Gentlemen Farmer of Greentrees Ranch (4158 Hillbank Road, Cowichan Station). His achievements were the breeding & showing of championship Herford cattle, Thoroughbred horses & Corgi dogs. Admittedly this was an amazing environment to raise his family. He valued his influence & guidance offered to Angus Izard & family during their time at the ranch with this tremendous bond & connection lasting his lifetime. Richard served in the Canadian Navy during WWII. His final mission was to Hong Kong in 1945 aboard the HMCS Prince Robert to facilitate the release of Canadian POW's. During his youth he developed a strong passion for competitive sports. He was passionate about fly & ocean fishing & participated in the Port Alberni Tyee Fishing Derby for years. He was a long time member of the Gorge Vale Golf Course & after retirement joined the Arbutus Ridge course. Richard was a healthy, high energy man until his day of passing; always showing an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm with every undertaking. He did not suffer fools well & always encouraged others to be the best they could be. He will be deeply missed by all his surviving family & friends. No funeral service will be held at Richard's request. A Private Family Gathering is planned for the near future.  (The Victoria Times Colonist 07 Nov 2015)

 

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT

BEAUGRAND-dit-CHAMPAGNE, Marcel Louis Regis (06 Jan 1924 - 19 Jun 2015) - passed away peacefully on June 19, 2015. Predeceased by beloved wife, Ida (Hoare). Survived by sister, Priscilla. Proud father of: Corinne, Renée (the late Richard), Margo (Richard), Denise (John), and Claudette (Grant). Devoted grandfather to: Matthew (Helene), Melissa (Jason), Justine (Michael), Cameron, and loving great grandfather to: Christine and Lilly. Born in Somerset, Manitoba, Served in the Royal Canadian Navy as Stoker Second Class on the HMCS Iroquois during WWII and recently received France's highest military distinction, Knight of the Legion of Honour. With the heart of a child and a keen sense of humour, Marcel's home was "Party Central" to family and friends. He was a gracious host and the life of hilarious family charade parties. Marcel endearingly shared his simple four-letter philosophy on life, "L-O-V-E" over a glass of fine cognac and a pipe with all who would listen. He truly lived by his philosophy and will be greatly missed by all. Special thanks to our dynamic duo, Matt and Cam for their compassion and care in making this journey peaceful. Resting at La Maison Darche, 933 Perigny Blvd, Chambly. 450-463-1900 Visitation on Tuesday, June 23, 2:00-5:00 p.m. & 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 24, 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by memorial service. Donations in his memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. (The Gazette 22 Jun 2015)

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

CHARLTON, Donald (Chick) (11 Dec 1922 - 01 Jul 2010) . WWII Veteran, Businessman, Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame Athlete Donald (Chick) Charlton Passes Away - Charlton, Donald (Chick). It is with great sadness that the family of Donald (Chick) Charlton announces the passing of our beloved father in the early morning hours of Canada Day, due to cancer. Dad was born on 11 December 1922 and was raised in the Oxford Street area of Halifax. An active and athletic youth, his forte was hockey and baseball. In December 1942, after apprenticing in HMC Dockyard, Dad volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force. As luck would have it, he was posted to the Air Sea Rescue and Supply Squadron at Shearwater. Assigned to the ship MV Eskimo, Dad spent over 500 days at sea working as a Marine Engineer - Chief of the Watch. MV Eskimo was tasked to provide rescue services and also to re-supply Air Force stations along the Atlantic seaboard including Newfoundland and Labrador, St. Pierre and Miquelon and across to Iceland. Discharged from the RCAF in 1946, Dad joined the Moncton Hawks of the old Maritime Big 4 Senior Hockey League. They won the Maritime Title that year, defeating the Cornwall Ontario team in the Eastern Canada Quarter Finals. Unfortunately, the Hawks lost to the Hamilton Tigers in the semi-finals. In 1947-48, he played for the Halifax Crescents moving to the Glace Bay Miners in 1948-49. During the off seasons of 1946 to 1948, Dad played baseball. He was a member of the Halifax Arrows in 1946 - 1947. The Arrows won the Maritime Senior title defeating the Marysville Royals in 1946. Following his stint with the Arrows, he played with the Halifax Capitals in 1947-1948. They won the Maritime title in 1948 defeating Saint John, NB. After four very successful years of semi-pro hockey and baseball, Dad accepted a sales job with an international confectionary company. Married in 1948 to his sweetheart from Moncton, Camilla Alice LeBlanc, they started their family and by 1955 four children occupied their home and their lives. In 1961, Dad joined A.G. Brown & Sons Food Brokerage and for the next ten years moved the family to Moncton then to Saint John then back to Moncton and then back to Halifax, building his career as time went by. When Garnet Brown entered politics in 1971, Dad looked after the operation of the Food Brokerage until his retirement in 1984. He was a Life member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association. Throughout his career Dad was a well respected businessman and athlete. He was a loving, caring and devoted father and husband, who provided a comfortable and happy life for the family. He loved his family and was tremendously proud of his four children and their families including three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In retirement, Dad and Mom spent their winters in Panama City Beach, Florida with their Snowbird buddies and their summers in Pugwash, NS, burning up the fairways at the Northumberland Links Golf Course. While golf was "thee" game, visits and stays by the kids, the grandkids, the great grand kids, and other members of the family and friends was the ultimate. After a few years in Moncton, Mom and Dad returned to Halifax in 2006. Dad had the great honour of being inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the City of Moncton Wall of Fame in 2009. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty two years, Camilla, who passed away just four short months ago on 12 March 2010 due to cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Mae Charlton, his older brother Cyril, sister-in-law Mary, and younger brother Ken. He is survived by daughter Karen (Al) Evans, Green Road, NB, sons Daniel, Toronto, ON, and Patrick (Beverly), Tantallon, NS, daughter Denise (Peter) Wolfe, Halifax, grandchildren Mari (Peter) Bezanson, Fall River, Scot (Meegan) Evans, Makkovik, NL, Mitchell Wolfe, Halifax, and great grand children Ella and Evan Bezanson, Fall River, and Connor Evans, Makkovik, NL. Dad is also survived by his brothers Ervin (Jacqlynn), Halifax, Reg (Marguerite), Halifax, Ron, Halifax, sisters Helen (Skit) Ferguson, Dartmouth, Evelyn (Ed) Comfort, St. Catherines, ON, sister-in-law Betty, Halifax, sister-in-law Leatrice (Paul) LeBlanc, Moncton, and brother-in-law Lawrence (Elsie) LeBlanc, Oakville, ON. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, on Monday, 5 July 2010 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Celebration of Life mass will be held at the new Saint Benedict's Church, corner of Dunbrack Street and Radcliffe Drive, Halifax, on Tuesday 6 July 2010 at 1000. Reception to follow in the church hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to the J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (for Cancer Research), 1-A1 Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4H7, (902) 494-3502 or 1-888-866-6559. 100% of each donation will be directly applied to cancer research. Donations may also be made to a charity of choice. The family extends sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bruce Silburt (Family Doctor), Dr. Valerie Lewis, Geriatrics In Motion, and the staff and residents of Parkland Clayton Park (Aberdeen and Drummond Halls) for your compassion and caring support.

 

ESKIMO (RCAF), RCAF STATION SHEARWATER

CHEVALIER, Clinton Sherman (Tindy) (Born: January 16, 1925, Tilbury, Ont.,  Died: June 14, 2011) - 86 years, of Tilbury, passed away at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Beloved husband of Margaret (Daunter). Dearly missed by his daughter Sandy and her husband Al Le Monnier of Port Coquitlam, B.C., and their family Daniel (Kristin) Le Monnier and their son Lucas, David (Jaclyn) Le Monnier and their son Benjamin; and his daughter Lynn Chevalier of Victoria, B.C., and her family Joel (Tina) Davidson and their son Chase. Predeceased by parents Henry Chevalier (1969) and Margaret (Dawdy) Chevalier (1957). Dear brother of Carlyle Chevalier (2005), Clayton Chevalier (1993), Clare (2010) and Eva Chevalier of Tilbury, Curtis Chevalier of Grand Bend, Cathy and John (2003) Foster of Wheatley. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. After serving his country in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War Two, Tindy worked for Chatco Steel Products Limited in Tilbury, and eventually retired from Duomatic Olsen Inc. He was a member of Br. 206 Royal Canadian Legion of Tilbury, and the Royal Canadian Navy Club of Chatham. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Legion service 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service at the funeral home Monday, June 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Geraldine McAlorum officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Royal Canadian Legion Branch 206 appreciated.

 

HMCS GROU

CLARK, Gordon Murray. Dr. - Peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in his 90th year. Gordon will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Kathleen Mary and his loving children Lynn-Ruth (Cameron), Bonnie-Lee (Ted), Alexander Murray (Madeleine), Lisa-Ann (Paul), Leslee-Carol (David), Laurel (Bruce), Andrew (Lisa) and David (Sharron). Cherished grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren. Gordon was a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and a WWII Veteran, HMCS Haida, who lit up the world with his knowledge and wit. Visitation will be held at McDougall & Brown - Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Rd. (416-267-4656), on Wednesday, May 13th from 12-1 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Private interment of urn at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. (The Toronto Star 09 May 2015)

 

HMCS HAIDA

COWIE, James Fraser (Jim) - Born: July 22, 1934, Montreal, Quebec, Died: October 30, 2015, Calgary AB - beloved husband of Ann of Calgary, passed away on October 30, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Jim graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce. He was a post war Naval Supply Officer who left active service and joined HMCS Tecumseh as a reservist, retiring as a Lt. Commander. Jim came to Calgary in 1959 to work in the petroleum industry. He had a long and successful career with several companies, retiring as the president of Ryerson Oil and Gas Ltd. Jim was active in industry associations, serving as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL), a director of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen (AAPL), and a director of the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada (IPAC). He also completed the Advanced Management Program of the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. Jim was an avid golfer and Past President of Silver Springs Golf and Country Club. He was an active volunteer with the Naval Museum of Alberta Society as a member, Watchkeeper, member of the Board of Directors and subsequently as a Past President and Chairman. Jim is survived by his loving wife Ann; children Jae Cowie of Calgary, Kathy Serbu of St. Albert, Don Cowie of Vancouver, Heather Cowie of Calgary; grandchildren, Christie (Tanner) Pollack, Amy and Jessica Serbu, Jackson and Jaydn Cowie; brother Bruce Cowie of North Vancouver; nephews and nieces, Andrea and John Cowie, Annabelle, Danielle and Bradlee Pickering. Jim was predeceased by Sally and Bob Cowie. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. They that go down to the sea in ships… In living memory of Jim Cowie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 03 Nov 2015)

 

HMCS TECUMSEH

CRICH, James Albert (27 Nov 1927 - 17 May 2015) - is survived by his ex-wife Doreen (nee Rowe) of Calgary, AB and his five children: Elwyn of Barrie ON, Donald of Winnipeg MB, Sherry Warkenten (nee Crich) of Saskatoon, Robin of Saskatoon and Melody Quick (nee Crich) of Saskatoon. James, son of Everett and Grace, served in the Canadian Army in 1952 and later in the Naval Reserves 1954-56 on HMCS Brockville. Upon completion of his military duties, he pursued a career as a truck driver and was employed by numerous trucking firms including Reimer Express Lines Ltd and MacCosham. Some of James' favorite pastimes included reading, chess, golf, bowling, the odd beverage in The Pat and dancing with the ladies. In the spring of 1968, James met Guelda Bergman. They enjoyed several things in common, becoming lifetime companions until her passing in 2002. The church was important to them and they studied and attended bible classes and participated in many activities. James is resting peacefully at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Saskatoon alongside his mother Grace and his sister Eva. He will be dearly missed by those closest to him. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 19 May 2015)

 

HMCS BROCKVILLE

CROUGH, Raymond John (Ray) - Peacefully, on January 18, 2015 at the age of 91 with loving family by his side. Finally reunited with the love of his life, Joyce (2003). Dearest Father of Heather Crough, John Crough and Melissa (Tim) LeBlanc. Proud Papa of Nicole and Renee (Matt) LeBlanc and adopted Papa to Ellen, Stacey and Paige. Cherished Brother to the late Dorothy (Svea) Kivisto, the late Vivian (Emile) Boucher and the late Ken Crough. Survived by sisters-in-law Lois Crough and Alvina (the late Ken) Arnold. Ray will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and many friends. Ray was a very proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (WWII) and the American Army (Korean War and Occupied Japan). Ray was a life member of the RCNA, long-time member of the HMCS Hunter, the War Pensioners and Legion 594. Ray was a dedicated employee of Chrysler's in Security/Firefighting for 29 years. He was also an usher with St. Paul's Church for 40 years and a volunteer with Hotel Dieu Hospital. Ray enjoyed playing darts with K. of C. River Canard, Navy Club and K. of C. South Windsor. He loved spending time with family while playing cards at the cottages in Huntsville and Sault Ste. Marie. He was very well travelled, having visited 19 different countries. He will be fondly remembered for his love of a joke. If you so desire, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 7-9 p.m and Thursday from 3-5, 7-9 p.m. A Veteran's Memorial Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and will be officiated by Reverend Ron Matthewman on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Relative and friends are invited to join the family on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. (The Windsor Star 21 Jan 1015)

 

HMCS HUNTER

CUNNINGHAM, John Ritchie (Jack) (Cut) (11 Oct 1922 - 09 Oct 2002) - was born in Trail, B.C and lived in Vancouver all his life. In 1942 he enlisted in the RCNVR and as a commissioned officer served overseas in the North Atlantic until July, 1944 when he joined the 29th Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla in command of M.T.B. 461 serving in the English Channel. He was discharged in September, 1945 to continue his education at the University of British Columbia, where he was a member of the first Faculty of Law graduating class in 1948. Jack practiced exclusively in the field of Maritime Law from 1948 to 1993. In recognition of his distinguished career, he was appointed Queen's Counsel in December 1987. He represented the Canadian Shipping Industry at the Law of the Sea Conference in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1974. He wrote many articles and contributed to several books on maritime law, and was an adjunct professor of Maritime Law at U.B.C. from 1969-79 and 1993-94. His public service included chairmanship of several committees of the Canadian Bar Association; President of the Canadian Maritime Law Association 1973-75; Founding Director and Treasurer, Legal Aid Society 1970-74; Chairman, International Sub-Committee of Comite Maritime International on the Revision of Hague Rules (1974-76); Titulary member C.M.I, 1982-2002; Founding Director, Vancouver Maritime Arbiters Association, 1986-87; Director and Honorary Member, Missions to Seamen, 30 years; Trustee, Vancouver Maritime Museum. Jack was an avid tennis and squash player at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club. He is survived by his family: Rosemary, his wife for 54 years; his daughters Sandy, Janet and Nansi; sons-in-law, John Lusney (Janet) and Clayton White (Nansi); and grandchildren, Kate, Dana, Travis and Nadine. Jack was beloved by his family and respected by everyone who knew him. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at the Law Courts Inn, 800 Smythe Street, 4th floor, on Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 5 p.m (underground parking off Howe and Nelson). Donations in his memory may be made to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 12th Ave. W,, Van., B.C. V5Z 9Z9. (The Vancouver Sun 11 Oct 2002)

 

MTB 461

 

DAY, Alfred David John (Hap) (14 Jul 1923 - 14 Jul 2015) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father John Day. John was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce in 2007. John leaves to mourn his four sons David (Jan), Jack (Kathy), Robert and Tim, his grandchildren Trevor (Mel), Miranda, Katie (Cody), Jordan, Coltin, Rebecca (Craig) and great-grandchildren Cayden, Cali and Oliver. As a young boy, Dad lived in Elmwood with his parents, and at the age of 17 left home to join the navy where he served his country aboard the HMCS St. Therese. At the end of the Second World War, he found work in Long Lake, Manitoba, where he met the love of his life, Joyce. While raising their four sons, he sometimes worked away from his family when he found employment in parts of B.C. and Manitoba. His career as a stationary steam engineer finally settled them in Winnipeg where he worked at the General Hospital, Winnipeg Post Office and finally Canada Revenue. He retired in 1981. Joyce and Hap (as she always called him) then settled in Silver Falls. They made many friends while living in the community. John taught his boys love of nature, fairness and respect all qualities he possessed. He was quick to help someone any way he could and loved to regale anyone at all with his wonderful stories. Whenever those of us who knew him well, hear the words "hypothetically", "theoretically", or "chin wag", we will certainly think of him. We would like to thank all the many friends who stood by him and made his life as wonderful as it was. There weren't too many days Dad was left to his own devices because of the wonderful people who were such a big part of his life. Navy Prayer O eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out of the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who has compassed the waters with bounds until day and night come to an end; be pleased to receive into thy almighty and most gracious protection the persons of us thy servants and the fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our most gracious sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth and her dominions, and security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasion; that the inhabitants of our commonwealth may in peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labours, and with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Notre Dame du Laus Roman Catholic Church, 40 Laura Street, Powerview, Manitoba. Private family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, donations in John and Joyce's memory may be made to Sunnywood Manor, Box 2000, Pine Falls, Manitoba, R0E 1M0. (Winnipeg Free Press 18 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS STE THERESE

DAYTON, Arthur David (Rex) - Passed peacefully on December 12, 2005. Survived by his loving family; wife Donna, sons Bruce (Dalyce), Lorne (Roxanne), daughters Shauneen (Richard) and Melanie (John), also eight grand-children. Rex was born on January 12, 1930. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 14 and retired proudly, after 30+ years of service. Please join us in a Celebration of Rex's Life on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 pm at the Juan de Fuca Seniors Centre. His friends and colleagues are invited to share their memories. Flower are donations are very gratefully declined - have a beer on Rex!

 

HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS ONTARIO

DREW, Ronald Farinton - Died: 10 Jan 1990

 

HMCS REINDEER

DRUMMOND, Robert Clare (13 Aug 1921 - 04 Sep 2015) - It is with sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved Father, Papa, Grand Papa, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Robert Clare Drummond of Edmonton, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2015 at the age of 94. Clare is lovingly remembered by his sons Jim (Edith), Doug (Cheryl), Bob (Adele) and daughter Darlene. Grandchildren- Reid (Dawn), Derek (Tara), Kelley (Steven), Kyle (Jen), Jerilyn (Nils), Michelle (Dwayne) and Chad (Caitlin). Great Grand Children- Cailie, Cohen, Callum, Sullivan, Parker, Finley, Lukas, Hazel, Claire, Rosie and Norah. His last remaining brother Jim Drummond (Minneapolis). Clare will also be lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and other relatives and many dear friends. Clare was predeceased by Mary, his wife of 59 years, and beloved parents, Milford and Maggie, and brothers, Clark and Lawrence. Clare was born in Isabella, Manitoba in 1921 before moving to Winnipeg where he attended Kelvin High School. He started his career working at the CNR, but after 11 months war broke out, and he decided to join the Navy. He trained as a wireless operator for the HMCS Mimico Corvette convoying ships across the Atlantic in World War II. When Clare came home from the Navy on leave, he married Mary Campbell Mowat on July 4, 1945 (as Dad would say, "the day USA got its independence, he lost his!"). He went back to the CNR for 44 years taking transfers to Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and finally Edmonton in 1960. They both enjoyed retirement in 1985 by moving to Whiterock, BC where he was active as President for his complex and Lion's club. Clare enjoyed retirement by writing stories and then compiling family history for the Drummonds, Mowats and Clarks. He was proud of the Scottish and Irish Heritages and the stories that unfolded through history. In 2004, shortly after Mary passed away, Clare moved back to Edmonton to be with his sons and daughter where he enjoyed being a great grandpa and completed his journey to see all of his grandchildren get married. Clare lived a full and joyful life filled with humor and love. We wish to thank the staff at his living quarters in Rosedale and the care he received at the Royal Alexandra Hospital & Robbins Pavilion. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 11 @ 1:00 PM at Trinity United Church (8810 Meadowlark Road - across from Meadowlark S/C). In lieu of flowers, donations accepted to The War Amps of Canada.

 

HMCS MIMICO

DUBOIS, Thomas Earl - Born: 30 Nov 1922, Toronto, Ont.  Died: 17 Jun 1990, Vancouver, BC

 

HMCS LANARK

DWVINICZUK, George (23 Aug 1932 - 19 Aug 2015) - It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father. George Dwviniczuk was born in Hardieville, Alberta on August 23, 1932, to Dora and Mike Dwviniczuk. He was the youngest of four children. Dad joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1952. Initially as a Combat Engineer, and later he re-mustered to the Postal Corps. As a young solider he was stationed at Canadian Forces bases in England and Germany. When he came back to Canada, his next posting was Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was there that he met a young, bright blue eyed, Canadian Air Force woman. Shirley captured my dad's heart and they were married in June 1957. Since my father was in the Postal Corps, he could be posted to any military base that had a post office. Army, Navy, Air Force, where all included in his long career. He served on HMCS Bonaventure, one of the Royal Canadian Navy's aircraft carriers. He also spent six months serving with the United Nations in Egypt and Israel. As a military family, my Mom and I followed my father around the globe. We moved every three years during my father's career. Dad retired from the military in 1977. Shortly thereafter he went to work for Canada Post, where he worked night shift until his retirement. George enjoyed being around people and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Royal Canadian Legion. He and my mother would often be seen selling poppies in the mall. Dad loved spending time with his family. He adored his grandchildren, Kristin and Kyle. His door was always open to friends, family, and a wayward dog on occasion. He will leave fond memories in the hearts of many people. In later years, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It was heartbreaking to watch such a smart man decline into the world of this disease. My mother cared for my father until her death in 2012. Shortly, thereafter he went to live at Cascade Lodge. Three days before his 83rd birthday, Dad made his final journey. I am sure he is happy to be reunited with my Mom. Our immediate family is a small one, and he leaves behind his daughter Doreen, son-in-law Harry and grandchildren Jackie (Dan), Kristin, Kyle and Julie. He is predeceased by his father (Mike), mother (Dora), brother (Mike), sisters (Helen) and (Mary), and lastly, his wife (Shirley). I would like to thank all the nursing staff on the first floor at Cascade Lodge. The kindness and care that you gave my father was something I am truly grateful for. You are a very special group. His funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Church, 8909 Mary St. Chilliwack on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Society or the Chilliwack SPCA.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

DYKES, John Russell - On Monday, November 24, 2008, John passed away at the Concordia Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones, John was a resident of Black Diamond, Alberta. Left to remember him with love always are his wife, Juanita; son Russell, daughter-in-law Jerilyn, sons, Richard and Jim Cropp; mother Bertha; brothers, Richard (Charlotte), Ross (Sandra), Donald (Cindy); nieces, Robyn (Tim), Trisha, Janey, Jacenta and Kyla; and nephew Vincent and lifelong friends from coast to coast. Born in Winnipeg, MB on July 27, 1938 John was the eldest of four sons, living in Winnipeg. At the age of 17 he left to join the Navy, he was a Submariner. John served on various ships and submarines which include the HMCS Grilse, Rainbow, Ojibwa, Okanagan, and Onondaga. Upon leaving the RCN John worked as a heavy duty Mechanic in Thompson, MB, Ft. McMurray, AB, Pt. Renfrew, BC, Calgary, AB, Squamish, BC and Nanaimo, BC. During his life, he enjoyed and played slo-pitch, golf and curling. He was always ready to hit the open road with his truck and 5th wheel for the next big adventure. Having travelled so much and lived in various locations he had accumulated a large circle of friends. John was never a shy person. He had a group of friends who became family, that he had known since 1957, they are known as the Old Salts Club . Many laughs and stories were heard when they gathered every year for dinner and drinks. A memorial service for John will be held on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Charleswood Legion Branch #100, 6003 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, with Chaplain George Davidson officiating. Reception to follow at the Legion. In March 2009, a new family member will be participating in the Dive for the Cure , if so desired, donation may be made in John's memory to the Three Fathoms Scuba Ltd., 163 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1L5. Never to be forgotten and will always be loved. Love you forever. (The Winnipeg Free Press 27 Nov 2008)

 

HMCS GRILSE, HMCS RAINBOW, HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS OKANAGAN, HMCS ONONDAGA

EARLE, Edwin B. (Ted), LSEM1, 12000-H, RCN - 1951-1953 (28 Mar 1929 - 25 Jan 2015) - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ted Earle in Ft. Lauderdale in his 86th year. Ted was a Veteran of the Korean War (HMCS Haida 1951-1953), also a Merchant Marine during WWII. He enjoyed a long career at CBC Television in Toronto (1956-1997). Predeceased by his siblings Ernie, Muriel, Allan and Bill. Survived by his partner Claire, his children Karen (Wayne), Cathy (Steve) and Jim and 6 grandsons Justin (Karen), Christopher, Zachary (Cathy), Brennan, Darien and Chad. Memorial service to be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 17th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 9 Dawes Road, Toronto. (The Toronto Star 16 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS HAIDA

ECONOMIDES, John Nicholas - Died peacefully at home on January 19, 2005. John was a husband to Sophia Agetees for fifty-seven years. Father of Nicholas and Peter (Dina), proud grandfather of Sophie and Denise. Also survived by his sister Catherine and brother George (Helen). John graduated with a B.Comm. from Sir George Williams College (Concordia) in 1941. He had a long and accomplished career in various managerial positions at Imperial Tobacco and Imasco. On retirement he held the position of Corporate Officer and Chairman of Imasco's Corporate Donations. John served in the Royal Canadian Navy (1943-1945) in the North Atlantic and retired with rank of Lieutenant. On retirement John devoted his time to an impressive number of charitable and non-profit organizations. He worked determinedly for the betterment of society. John raised millions of dollars for health care, education and social services. He served on the Board of Directors of the Kidney Foundation of Canada for almost twenty years and held various offices on both the national and provincial level. He also served on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Montreal Children's Hospital; Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation; Reddy Memorial Hospital Foundation; the Association D'Entraide Le Chainon, Hellenic Community of Montreal; YMCA Foundation; Vanier College Foundation; The Portage Foundation; The Montreal General Hospital Foundation; Alzheimer Society of Montreal. John was awarded Doctorate of Laws in 1998 from Concordia University and was designated Governor Emeritus of Concordia University in 1995. He received awards and special recognitions from the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Association, Quebec Society for Disabled Children, Hellenic Community of Montreal. John was invested in the Order of Canada in 1997. Resting at Urgel Bourgie, 1255 Beaumont Avenue, Town of Mount Royal. Visitation Saturday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, January 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 24 at 11 a.m. at St. George Cathedral, 2455 Cote Ste Catherine Road and thence to Mount Royal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to any of the following would be much appreciated; The John N. & Sophia Economides Scholarship Endowment Fund, Att. M. Dupuis, Office of University Advancement Relations and Alumnae Relations, Suite FB 520 Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Mtl. H3C 1M8; The Kidney Foundation (Quebec Branch), 2300 Rene Levesque Blvd. West, Mtl. H3H 2R5; Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 410, Mtl. H4A 1T6 or to a charity of your choice. (The Montreal Gazette 21 Jan 2005)

 

HMCS THORLOCK

FAGAN, Garnet Edward, Stoker, Diesel Mechanic, V72433, RCNVR - Resident of West Guilford, Ontario. Peacefully at PEter Civic Hospital on Sunday, May 25, 1997 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Laura Barry. Loving father and stepfather of Ted, Dennis, Sally, Linda, Sandra, Gloria, Joan and Caryl. Predeceased by his stepchildren Boyd and Linda. Fondly remembered by many grandchildren and great grandchildren and friends. Friends were invited to call at the Haliburton Community Funeral Home, Highway #118, Haliburton (705) 457-9209 on Wednesday, May 28, 1997 from 204 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Thursday afternoon, May 29, 1997 at 2 o'clock. Interment Maple Lake United Church Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Kidney foundation would be appreciated by the family. A Legion Service was held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.

 

HMCS HUSKY

FORD, Douglas John, LCdr, RCNVR - Born: 09 Aug 1917, Died: 18 May 1987, Calgary, Alberta

 

HMCS GIVENCHY, HMCS ALBERNI, HMCS ST FRANCIS, HMCS NORSAL, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS WARRIOR

FORTIER, Louis-Philippe (1925-2015) - passed away peacefully on the 8th November 2015 at the age of 90. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marion in 2000. He is survived by this son David (Kathy), grandchildren James (Leanne) and Theresa (Craig) and by great-grandchildren Faith, Aliyah, Kaylee, Nicholas, Jacob and many nephews and nieces. Louis served in the Canadian Navy from 1946 - 1976. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Victoria for 37 years. Special thanks to the staff at the Jubilee Hospital for their care and kindness and also to the many friends who visited him at the hospital. Funeral mass will be held at Paroisse St. Jean Baptiste, 311 Richmond Ave. on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 2PM, Father Benoit Laplante officiating. Please consider a donation to Cancer, Alzheimer or Parkinson associations in lieu of flowers. (The Victoria Times Colonist 18 Nov 2015)

 

HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS ST. CROIX, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS CRUSADER

GEDDES, Andre (Andy) Jules - In Ottawa, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Anna. Dear father of Grant (Cathy), Greg and Alec. Devoted grandfather of Matthew and Christopher. Andy will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Born Andre Jourdan to Arthur and Isabella Jourdan in Pilgrim's Rest, South Africa on November 13, 1929. Changed his surname to Geddes when his mother remarried. Graduated from South Africa Training Ship (SATS) General Botha in 1946. Served on various merchant service vessels as an officer cadet and third officer from 1947-51. Commissioned with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1951 and retired in 1975 as a Lieutenant Commander. Joined the Canadian Coast Guard and retired in 1996 after extensive service as an advisor with the Canadian government delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). On appointment in Halifax with the RCN, Andy met Anna Marie MacCormack and they were married in 1957; he remained devoted to her through a long and loving marriage until she passed away in 2012. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful people at Stillwater Creek Retirement Community for their warm care and dedication to Andy during the last three years, and a special note of appreciation goes to Mussie Teclemichael for his devotion to Andy while providing one-on-one care to him during his last few months. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa 613-731-1255, www.kellyfh.ca on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Mission to Seafarers are appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 21 Mar 2014)

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS PROVIDER

GILLIS, Daniel Everett, Mechanician, A841, RCNR - Eng. 3rd Class (Chief Motor Mechanic) Daniel Everett Gillis died from exposure when HMCS OTTER caught fire and foundered off Halifax, Nova Scotia. Constable Gillis was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Regimental Number 12223. When Canada declared war on Nazi Germany on 10 September 1939, the Commissioner of the RCMP, Stuart Taylor Wood, offered men to form a Provost Company. Constable Gillis was one of the men who volunteered for this assignment. Constable Gillis had been with the RCMP since August 1, 1932.

 

HMCS OTTER

GILRAINE, Francis Joseph (Frank) (20 Aug 1922 - 30 Jan 2008) Peacefully on January 30, Frank, beloved and loving husband, father, brother and grand-father, was promoted to glory. Born in Winnipeg, Frank leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 56 years Jean; his sons, George (Judi) and granddaughter Sandra, of Toronto and Wayne (Merrill) of Calgary. Surviving Frank is his sister, Laverne of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Dora of Vancouver, as well as many nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his two brothers, George of Vancouver and Charlie of Winnipeg. Frank served with the Canadian Navy overseas during the Second World War and in the Reserve Navy until age 50 as a Chief Petty Officer. He spent many happy hours at HMCS Chippewa. Frank worked for 32 years in Winnipeg, retiring from the Canadian Pacific Railway as a Train Yard Coordinator. Frank was an active member of the Anglican churches: St. Alban's in Fort Rouge, St. Paul's in Fort Garry, St. Paul of the Desert in Palm Springs and St. John's in Cobble Hill. Frank was Past Master of Meridian No. 140 Masonic Lodge, member of the Scottish Right, Khartum Shrine Temple, Drum and Bugle Corps and past president of the Gyro and Lions Clubs in Wpg. Frank and his family enjoyed cottage life at Falcon Lake and Lake of the Woods. After retirement, winter residence was taken close to their good friends the Bakers, in Palm Springs, CA. Frank and Jean moved to Vancouver Island in 1992. Frank's humour, good nature and fun stories will be remembered. Frank performed on stage as a comedian and emcee for many years including Las Vegas and Knotts' Berry Farm. One of his goals in life was to keep everybody smiling. He will be greatly missed. Our thanks and appreciation goes to the Cowichan Hospital staff. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, at St. John's Church, 3295 Cobble Hill Rd., Cobble Hill, BC. Officiating clergy is the Rev. Scott Pittendrigh. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice is appreciated. (the Winnipeg Free Press 02 Feb 2008)

 

HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS CANSO, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS CHIPPAWA

GOULDIE, Gordon Charles (1925-2015) - Passed away in Penticton Hospital on March 18, 2015 with his loving wife, Hilda, and dear sister-in-law, Iris Parker, by his side. He is survived by five sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and four sisters. Hilda and Gordon were married over 64 years. Gordon was in the Armored Corps during World War Two European theatre. After being discharged from the Army he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and made it his career. He served on many H.M.C.S. ships on the west coast and east coast. Near the end of his career he was appointed the first Chief of the Pacific Command and later appointed president of the chief and petty officers club. He retired from the Navy in 1971. He and his wife, Hilda, spent many happy years travelling extensively. No service by request. I want to thank my two sisters, Martha Reid and Iris Parker for their love and great support. Also thank you to Dr. Phillips and staff and the Home First Team. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Penticton, S.P.C.A. 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton, BC, V2A 4C2 or a charity of your choice. (The Victoria times Colonist 24 Mar 2015)

GRAHAM, Thomas H. (17 May 1924 - 18 Jun 2015) - Born in Sedgwick, Alta, Tom served in the Navy first as a boy sailor during WWII ultimately retiring as Chief Petty Offer after 20 years of service. This was followed by 21 years of civilian service at HMCS Dockyard. Enjoying many years of retirement including a lengthy membership at Uplands Golf Course, Tom passed away at the Lodge at Broadmead in Victoria. He is survived by his wife Audrie, and children Roger, Shannon, Claudia and John and many grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:00pm at First Memorial, Saanich. (The Time Colonist 27 Jun 2015)

GREENWOOD, Harold Morris (Harry), MMM, CD, CPO1 - Harry passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the age of 85. Born in Toronto, Harry had a distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Navy. One of the first recruits to the newly formed post-war Canadian Naval Air Group, he served on the aircraft carriers Magnificent and Bonaventure, and at various times with Navy squadrons VX-10, HS-50, and VU-32. He was the first Rotary Wing Group Chief, the first sailor to be an Air Force Base Chief Warrant Officer (CFB Chatham), and was selected to be the last Command Chief of Air Defence Command. In 1975, Harry was invested by the Governor General as a Member of the Order of Military Merit. He retired in 1976 as a Chief Petty Officer, First Class, and joined the Coast Guard where he served for 14 years, primarily in the technical branch supporting maintenance refits of Coast Guard ships. While serving in the Coast Guard, he was awarded the Silver Jubilee Medal. Harry excelled as a competative rifle shooter representing both the province of Nova Scotia and the Royal Canadian Navy in national competitions. He was a highly respected football official and long- time President of the Nova Scotia Canadian Football Officials Association. He frequently officiated as Head Referee of the Atlantic Bowl football Championship. He enjoyed choral singing, amateur theatre, golfing, fishing, reading, and playing cards. Harry was an entertaining storyteller and often engaged in lively discussions with family and friends on a wide range of topics. His wisdom and compassion will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered. Harry is survived by Marie(Henneberry), his loving wife of 66 years; children, John (Libby), Hal (Margie), Heather, Susan (Eugene), David (Cynthia), Peter (Wendy), Ken (Kara); his sister, Mary; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Nellie, and brother, Bill. Cremation has taken place. On Tuesday, February 18, at 11 a.m. a funeral mass will be held in Blessed Pope John XXIII, 35 Colby Dr., Cole Harbour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blessed Pope John XXIII church building fund.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

 

GROZDANICH, George Harold - Passed peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Maple Ridge Seniors Village. Born July 14, 1923 in Winnipeg and raised in Vancouver. Proudly enlisted in the Navy from 1942 to war's end. His WWII naval career on destroyers in the Battle of the Atlantic included the HMCS Haida. Serving his country was important and evident in his many tattoos on his arms and pictures in his home. Back in Vancouver, Dad created Ideal Cartage, a trucking company, he retired from in 1985. He will be deeply missed by his surviving family: son Harold (Alecia), daughter Sylvia (Mike), grandchildren Travis, Clayton, Tracey, Bryan and Devan and great- grandchildren Brayden, Ellyanna and Addley. Dad was an accomplished golfer, baseball player and coach, winning numerous medals and trophies along the way. He had a passion for sports and followed professional golf and hockey throughout his life. We could always find him enjoying the game on TV, winning the hockey pool, and cheering on his favourite team. He enjoyed travel, hunting and fishing. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his son's home at 21351 Exeter Ave. in Maple Ridge, BC from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. His ashes will be laid to rest beside his dearly departed wife Shirlee on July 14, 2015 at the Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery, 15800 32nd Ave., Surrey, BC. Dad is now enjoying the 19th hole having shot one under par in the game of life. (The Vancouver Sun 23 May 2015)

 

George was awarded the 1939-45 Star, The Atlantic Star, The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, the War Medal 1939-1945. (Legion Recognition Book)

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS NAPANEE

HALLIDAY, Robert B. (Doc) (07 Apr 1948 - 24 Aug 2006) - Suddenly on August 24, 2006, Robert (Doc) B. Halliday of Squamish aged 58 years. Predeceased by his wife Pat in 2005. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by his 2 sons, Craig (Mischell), Shane (Sarah), grandson Zachary, his special friends, Mary & Dennis Reed, Patrick & Lisa Reed, Gerry & Jen Reed, Jennifer & Sean O' Sullivan, Aileen Reed and by his family in St. Catherines, Ontario and his many dear friends. Funeral Service will be held on Friday September 1, 2006 at 12:00 noon at the Squamish Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow at Mt. Garibaldi Cemetery. In memory of Doc donations may be made to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation.

 

HMCS GATINEAU

HEFFERMAN, William James AB, V18222, RCNVR - Born in Barry Island, Glamorgan, Wales, William immigrated to Canada in 1928 at the age of 15.  He settled in Almont, Ontario, where he later met and married Laura Cochrane in 1937. Shortly after giving birth to their daughter Gwen, Laura died of acute pancreatitis. William raised his daughter, with the help of his sister-in-law, as a single father. In 1940 he joined the Navy. He served on HMCS Assiniboine, being injured with her battle with U-210. After healing from his injuries, he was later drafted to HMCS Sorel. During a training exercise, William was injured when a missile exploded seconds after launching and he was hit with shrapnel. William died of his wounds while the ship rushing to get him ashore for treatment.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS SOREL

HEMBROFF, William (Bill) (21 Dec 1925 - 02 Jun 2015) - Bill passed away peacefully Tuesday June 2, 2015 at Sherbrooke Veterans Village, he was 89. Bill was born in Russell, MB , the youngest of 9 children to Harold and Mary Jane (Minnie) Hembroff. He received his education there. Bill was pursuing a career as an accountant but felt the need to answer the call to service in 1944. Lying about his age he entered the navy. He served on several ships but was the most proud of his service as a stoker on the HMCS Haida. He was discharged in April of 1946. Bill tried a few jobs over the next several years, ending up as an insurance agent. This took him various different places until he ended up in Saskatoon in 1977. He met and married Agnes Miller in Roblin, MB, in 1956. Together they raised 3 children; daughter, Linda (Richard) Martindale of Flin Flon, MB; sons, Harold (Rose) of Saskatoon, SK, and Greg of Spruce Grove, AB. He had 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. Also surviving is 1 brother, Walter of Saskatoon and many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Mary Jane Hembroff; brothers, Tom, Lloyd and Jack; sisters, May, Olive, Mattie and Ag. A special thank you to all the care givers and Dr. Boechler at Veterans Village. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Royal Canadian Legion, Nutana Branch (3021 Louise Street, Saskatoon, SK, S7J3L1) or the Sherbrook Veterans Village (401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7H2E7). The Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11 a.m. at The Royal Canadian Legion, Nutana Branch (3021 Louse Street, Saskatoon, SK) with lunch and a Graveside Service to follow. (The Saskatoon Star Phoenix 05 Jun 2015)

 

HMCS HAIDA

HUGHSON, Charles Roy (16 Oct 1942 - 18 Oct 2015) - 73 Halifax Nova Scotia Passed away October 18, 2015 Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. On October 16 1942 he was the son of Harold and Jane Hughson of Pine Creek, Manitoba .Roy grew up in the Pine Creak area and attended school at Norfolk and in Austin, Manitoba .As a young boy/man he was an accomplished athlete who on hot summer days could be found on the ball field often catching three or four games per day. In the fall he played football and in the winter he could be found playing hockey or curling in the local rinks. In Mid 60's Roy decided to move east were he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and flew off the HMCS Bonaventure. It was in Halifax where he and his then wife Trudy started their family sons Quentin first followed by Dhru two years later. After leaving the navy due to medical discharge Roy returned to the University of Brandon Manitoba. Upon completing course work Roy went on to teach in Wawanesa and Glenboro Manitoba all the while continuing to play baseball, curling and coaching. (The majority of the high school teams went on to win provincial titles) It was during this time he added to and completed his family with son Sean, and daughter Taryn. As if raising a young family and giving freely of his time wasn't enough he could be found most weekends playing country music with some friends in a band called "The Dusters" singing a mean "Johnny Cash" tune or two. A true cowboy at heart one of Roy's' other passions was working with and breaking in horses. Roy was always looking for new opportunities to learn and challenge himself so in mid 70's he tried his hand at the hotel business which lead he and his family to experience other areas of Manitoba, namely St. Adolphe and Falcon Lake. In 1980 Roy and family moved back to Halifax Nova Scotia where he began a long career working in the electrical sales field with Joe Greenwood of Greenwood sales, it was via this avenue that Roy then obtained his electrical Licence where he gained a reputation of hard work and was know to work for home baked butter tarts in lieu of cash. His electrical experience brought him to Home Depot where customers and staff alike grew to appreciate his expertise, and his dry wit. The Home Depot truly was like an extended family to Roy and is also where he met his partner Mary. Roy was a proud family man and regardless of whether he was participating, coaching or watching sports he always had his family in tow as sports played a large part of all their lives. For Many years Roy was very involved in the Kinsmen and Mason's and also spent countless hours coaching baseball teams and curling teams, among Roy's many accomplishments where his 6 provincial curling legion titles. Without question his proudest moments where spent coaching the countless teams he was part of, whether teams included students, friends or family he had great pride in their accomplishments and genuine sorrow in their defeats, although you would never know it. He had an unwavering work ethic which often meant he put other peoples time ahead of his own, he was a very proud man who liked to help others, he was friend to many and will be greatly missed. He was survived by his partner Mary ElderHis Daughter Taryn, Sons Quentin, Dhru, Sean. Sisters Anne Wright, Jean Loeppky. Brothers Lloyd and Hal Hughson ,Grand children to Dhru and Treena Hughson, Dillon, Matthew, Brennan, Jullia ,Grand Children to Sean Hughson, Logan, Connor, Riddick, Maddax Predeceased by daughter Tara Anne Dawn In Respecting Roy's wishes there will be no service. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes society.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

HUTCHINS, Roger William - Passed away in Toronto, August 14, 2015 of complications following surgery. Born March 15, 1925 in Montreal, Roger is survived by his wife Kathryn Minard and his children Deborah Baldwin (Sean), Lucy Sanford, Ross Hutchins (Sandra McIntosh) and Martha Hutchins; and his grandchildren Casey, Robert and Martha Baldwin and Olivia, Alexandra and Savanna Hutchins and his cousins Sally Evans (née Wilson) and Louise Kirkland (née Marler). Roger was predeceased by his parents George Ross Hutchins and Dorothy Philips Hutchins, his first wife Audrey Patricia Orr, his sister Philippa Jane Tanton and his brother George Ross Hutchins. Roger joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1943 and served in the North Atlantic in corvettes and the North Sea in destroyers. He was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant in 1945. He remained on the reserve force active list and transferred to the Fleet Air Arm in 1950. Roger trained as a pilot at HMCS Shearwater and was appointed to VC920 Reserve Squadron in 1952 serving as Commander from 1960 to 1962 when Reserve Squadrons were disbanded. Graduating in Mathematics and Physics from McGill University in 1949, Roger operated Mount Royal Metal Company, the family business, on the death of his father in that same year. When the company was sold to the American Smelting and Refining Company, Roger worked with the subsidiary Federated Metals Canada Limited. In 1954, Roger joined the Hunting companies Field Aviation and Kenting Aviation where he worked as a test pilot and captained Arctic flying assignments. From 1960 he worked for Hunting Survey Corporation as staff physicist and head of the research and development group, which became Huntec Ltd. With geophysicist Norm Paterson, he purchased the company in 1970 and served as president of Huntec ('70) Limited. Under Roger's guidance, the company became a world leader in developing land electromagnetic and marine geophysical survey equipment. Its Huntec Deep Tow Seismic system, used in ocean resource exploitation, revolutionized high resolution marine profiling and has been used for more than 250,000 km of sub-bottom profiling in Canadian waters. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and Roger will be interred in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal. Friends may call at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of Jane subway, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service and Reception at HMCS York, 659 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to McGill University, St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (The Toronto Star 22 Aug 2015)

 

HMCS SHEARWATER

INGRAM, George Allan (02 Aug 1942 - 11 Oct 2015) - As his family sat with him and celebrated his life, Allan Ingram passed away quietly on a warm autumn Sunday. He spent his final days under the excellent care of nurses, doctors and support staff at Douglas Memorial Hospital in Fort Erie. Earlier this year, he moved to his son's farm, where he enjoyed a summer basked in sunshine and the quiet beauty of the country. Always active, Al grew up in Toronto before he volunteered to serve in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He was assigned as a Radar Technician and served on HMCS Border Cities during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war ended, he married his beloved wife Mary McCarthy in 1948. They had three children: Jim, Catherine and Jane, whom they raised in North Bay and Mississauga. Al was a gifted communicator, able to engage and connect with people. He had many friends and made an impact on the lives of countless people. He worked tirelessly in sales and insurance, teaching his children what it meant to be a determined and strong person. Al knew how to have fun, too, enjoying life to the fullest, often at the cottage, with a bag of golf clubs and a glass of scotch. In his retirement, he was an adored grandfather to Matt, Andy, Victoria, Danielle and Stephanie. He made a huge impact on his grandchildren, teaching them lessons they will carry forth to the next generation. The family will hold a private memorial and would welcome donations to the Douglas Memorial Hospital Foundation. Godspeed on your next journey, Al. You will be tremendously missed. (The Toronto Star 17 Oct 2015)

 

HMCS BORDER CITIES

JONES, Donald Stephenson Cdr RCN - A Veteran of WW II & Korea. Marine Eng., Air Eng. (17 Feb 1924 - 01 Jun 2015) - Passed away after a brief illness in hospital. Predeceased by his loving wife Pat (nee Drew). Loving father of David (Wendy) and Alison (Michael). Proud grandfather to Laura (Ali) and great-grandfather to Sammy. Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. with Reception following at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa. Interment with military honours at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. Donations to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust - HMCS Sackville, Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation, the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund or charity of choice, would be appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 14 Oct 2015)

 

HMS RODNEY, HMS LOCH LOMOND, HMS BIRMINGHAM, HMS DIADEM, HMS IMPLACABLE, HMS SISKIN, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS BONAVENTURE

JONES, Kenneth Harry - On Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the age of 90, Ken passed away peacefully at Concordia Hospital with his wife, Doreen by his side. Ken was born in Winnipeg on August 14, 1925 to parents Lizzie and Harry Jones. He served in Her Majesty's Navy in 1945 on the HMCS Strathroy, patrolling the Caribbean seas for submarines. On June 1, 1946 he married his first love, Eleanore Gray with whom he had three children - Sandra (Jim) Hill, Barb (Bill) Singbeil and Ken (Susan Swan) Jones Jr. After 38 amazing years of marriage, Ken sadly lost his wife Eleanore in 1984. Ken was blessed with six grandchildren - Sanylle, Cheryl, Bill, Paul, Tyler and Rachel, and six great-grandchildren - Drake, Duncan, Billy, Vanessa, Lane and Hannah. Ken worked at Olivetti / Underwood for over 40 years repairing business machines from typewriters to copiers to bank machines. It was there that he met his long time friend Andy Warren who was with him till the end. Ken found love again and was married in 1987 to Doreen Ison. Her children, Lori (Maureen MacDonald) Riedmueller and Frank Ison further enriched his life over the next 28 years. He loved being outdoors, fishing and working in his yard. Ken was particularly gifted with great skills in building things and fixing things and would often have multiple projects on the go from bird houses to gazebos. Ken also loved to travel taking numerous trips to Florida, to the west-coast of Canada and to England and even the Dominican Republic. Above all else, his greatest joy in life was sharing time with his family. He survived rectal cancer in 2007 and a heart attack in 2009 and continued to defy the odds with an amazing will to live. The family would like to extend our thanks to Dr. Duerksen and the staff at Concordia Hospital for their attentive care and to recognize all of the amazing people providing Ken's home care, especially Frederico with whom he shared a very real bond. A celebration of Ken's life will be held at St. Stephens Anglican Church, 220 Helmsdale Avenue on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon reception will follow in the church hall with interment in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. (The Winnipeg Free Press 12 Sep 2015)

 

HMCS STRATHROY

JONES, Trevor George (20 Nov 1922 - 16 Jul 2015) - It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather at Gateway Lodge Prince George, BC. Trevor was born in Cumberland, BC to Welsh immigrants Alfred and Gertrude Jones. Trevor grew up in this bustling coal mining community alive with English, Welsh, Irish, Scotch, Italian, Yugoslavian, Japanese and Chinese settlers. Many weekends were spent at the family cabin at Kye Bay. His great love of fishing started here bringing in the salmon. He displayed a natural mechanical talent and loved to repair anything especially with a motor. His first job at age 12 was driving Auchterlonies Bakery delivery truck. In 1943 Trevor enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy serving in the North Atlantic on the HMCS Goderich. After the war was over he returned home and went to work as a boilermaker at the Union Bay Collieries. In 1949 he married Muriel Longmore a nurse at Cumberland Hospital who had moved west from Saskatchewan. In 1955 due to Muriel's need for a drier climate they moved to Okanagan Falls and purchased a Shell service station. They operated the business until 1976 when they retired. Trevor was an active community member. Cumberland Masonic Lodge, Royal Canadian Legion, Okanagan Falls Fire Dept serving as Chief for several terms. He served on the Boards of Okanagan Falls United Church, Oliver Credit Union, Okanagan Falls Heritage & Museum Society and Okangan Falls Seniors Centre. During his retirement he enjoyed dancing, camping and fishing trips spending many happy years with family and friends. To be near to family Trevor & Muriel moved to Prince George in 2012. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years Muriel, daughter Lynn (Ted) Phillips, Prince George, son Doug (Tammy), 100 Mile House, grandchildren Amy (Ron), Bonnie, Kurt (Cassie), great grandchildren Alisha (Jonah), Tianna (Garrett), Harley & Dominic, nieces Sheryda Parenteau, Sherene Bissett, Shelley (Wes) Rainforth. Predeceased by parents Alfred and Gertrude Jones, sister Glenys Bissett and great granddaughter Sarah Wasson. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Okanagan Falls United Church with tea to follow at Okanagan Falls Seniors Centre. Private Interment at Okanagan Falls Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Ruth Powell & the caring staff at Gateway Lodge. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Assman's Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. (The Prince George Citizen 22 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS GODERICH

KILEY, Wilfred Laurier (28 Dec 1933 - 08 Nov 2015) - It is with joy for a long life well lived and loved and a profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father and grandfather Wilfred Kiley, who went home to the Lord on Nov. 8 at the age of 81. Born in Scotchtown, New Waterford, he was the son of Wilfred and Anne (Stepaniak) Kiley. At the age of 17 he began working in the coal mines for two years. He then went on to join the Navy, retiring after 25 years. In his time off he drove a cab for many years in the late 60's and early 70's. He went on to work 21 years as manager of the Red Fox Tavern before retiring for good and enjoying travelling with his family to such places as Florida, New York, Toronto, Mexico and Montreal. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and having a few drinks watching hockey and boxing. He was the best husband, father, grandfather and friend you could be blessed with. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do or give you. He is survived by son Gary, Dartmouth; daughter Darlene (Claude Oppedisano), Waverley; son Joe (Debbie), Dartmouth; grandson D.J., Halifax; and sister Stella MacDonald, Clarmount Ontario. He was predeceased by his mother and father and the love of his life of 55years, Alice. Celebrate his life by paying forward love and kindness in his memory, as he did every day. That is what would make his life here on earth more meaningful. A special thanks to Dr. Moriarty for taking care of him.

 

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN

LAURIE, Wilford George Thomas - passed away peacefully Sunday, January 16th, 2011 at the Veteran's Village in Sherbrooke Nursing Home. Wilf was predeceased by his loving wife, Ivy in 1999; mother Elizabeth Laurie in 1979; father William Laurie in 1975 and sister Bette Valens in 2010. Wilf is survived by his daughter Linda (Doug) Jacobson; granddaughters Terri Jacobson (Travis Nickolet), Janna (Ryan) Cadieux and Kathlene Jacobson (Stuart Meier); great grandchildren Joseph, Julia Ivy and Thomas Cadieux. He is also survived by his son Don (Lynne) Laurie; granddaughters Tracy (Cam) Oliver and Wendy (Mike) Hand; great grandchildren Benji and Max Mayer, Jayna Oliver, Shelby, Gregory and Dustin Mullholland and Ryan Hand. Wilf was born in Calgary, AB, on December 27th, 1915. Wilford and his younger sister Bette, grew up in small towns in Saskatchewan, where their father served as a bank manager for the Royal Bank of Canada. After graduating from high school, Wilf completed an electrical course at the National School in Los Angeles, CA. He began working for Dominion Electric Power Company in Radville, SK. It was there that he met Ivy Hargreaves at a dance on July 1st, 1938. They were married January 16th, 1941. The next day, Wilf enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Unicorn, Saskatoon. He served on the HMCS Cougar until the end of WWII. In 1954, he received an award for distinguished years of service. After the war, he was employed by the Government of Saskatchewan in Regina and Saskatoon until his retirement in 1970. Wilf enjoyed his retirement. He had an elaborate workshop in his basement where he enjoyed fixing many things. He loved to read the newspaper and kept up with current events. His hobbies were collecting coins and automobile license plates. Wilf and Ivy donated many items to the Western Development Museum, including a 1960 Plymouth Fury bought by Wilf's father. Wilf and Ivy celebrated 58 years of marriage in January 1999. Wilf resided at the Franklin Retirement Community for many years before moving to the Veteran's Village in 2008. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before rail crossing). Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (101 440 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, Sk., S7K 2C3). Wilf's family thanks all the staff at the Veteran's Village for the wonderful care Wilf received. (The Star Phoenix 17 Jan 2011)

 

HMCS COUGAR

MAHER, Frank Samuel - Passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in his 78th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret of 51 years. Cherished father of Kathleen (Michael), David (Teresa) and Sybil (Francis). Proud papa of Justian, Joshua, Liam and Madison. Fondly remembered by nieces and nephews in the City and down East. At the age of 17, Frank enlisted in the Navy and was on the HMCS Ventura. He then spent 30 years at the Toronto Transit Commission where he retired in 1997. He has been enjoying retirement for 18 years. In keeping with Frank's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Frank's Life will be held at 103 Harding Blvd., Scarborough on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. All are welcome. (The Toronto Star, 04 Jul 2015)

MANUEL, Laurence Arthur (Laurie) - Born Feb. 6, 1914 in Thunder Bay. Son of Elijah and Sara Elizabeth Manuel. Died Feb. 2nd, 2001 at St. Joseph Hospice. Educated at Frances St. School, and Fort William Collegiate. Served overseas in Canadian Navy. Former owner of Laurie's Cabins Orient Bay. Predeceased by parents, infant brother and wife May. Moved to Gillies Township in 1975. Survived by his wife Joan and numerous relatives. Cremation has taken place, a memorial service will be held in the summer. Should friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra would be appreciated. (Published 05 Feb 2001)

 

Laurie served in HMCS Matapedia in 1941-42 and in HMCS Port Arthur in 1942-43. Later in the war I believe that he served in the Arctic escorting ships to Russia on the Murmansk run. After the war Laurie built a fishing resort and cabins at Orient Bay on Lake Nipigon. He also had quite a large cabin cruiser the Laurie "A" and took guests fishing on Lake Nipigon. Laurie had a keen interest in ships throughout his life. After they retired, he and his wife Joan often used to take a picnic lunch and go down to the docks in Thunder Bay and watch the salties that were in port being loaded. (Submitted by Bruce Hulbert)

 

HMCS MATAPEDIA, HMCS PORT ARTHUR

MARTIN, Francis Joseph (Frank) - Passed away peacefully at home in Kamloops on July 18, 2015, at the age of 71. Frank was born in Victoria, BC, the youngest of 4 children, siblings Isabella, Janette, and George. He was the last of his generation. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1961 and worked as a stoker on the HMCS Bonaventure and HMCS Halifax. Then he worked at the Parliament buildings in Victoria until he moved to Terrace, BC in 1972. He worked as a building maintenance engineer at the N.W.C.C., Skeenaview and BC until 1986 when he moved to Kamloops. He retired from the government in 2007. Frank touched the lives of many through his volunteer work. He was a cub leader for the 15 years he lived in Terrace and then in Kamloops volunteered for the Kamloops White Cane Club until his death. He will be most remembered for his adventures, as they provided entertainment through years of story-telling. Above all else Frank loved his family, he is survived by his wife of 50 years Sylvia Wernsen-Martin, children John (Dawn) and Cat (Jim), grandchildren Shupri, Kiara, Cynthia, Jessica, Evelyn and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic church on August 5, at 11:00 a.m. and will be interned at Hillside cemetery in Kamloops. We love you dad Always in our hearts - Syl In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Kamloops White Cane Club, 59-800 Valhalla Place, Kamloops, BC. V2B 1R8 or Phone (250) 376-4900. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops (250) 554-2429 (The Victoria Times Colonist 31 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS CAPE BRETON

MORGAN, Laurie, Dr. (05 Jun 1921 - 02 Jan 2015) - Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalms 1116:15 Laurie recognized it was time and when the Lord called, he was ready to go Home. On Friday, January 2, 2015 Laurie passed peacefully from this world at home with his family in attendance. Laurie Morgan was born in Montreal to Frederick Morgan (Aberdeen, Scotland) and Jessie (Dennison Ventnor, Isle of Wight). When his father's bank transferred him to Toronto in 1925, Laurie came to the city where he lived for the next 90 years. Laurie was a graduate of Riverdale Collegiate Institute and University of Toronto where he studied medicine and in 1945 after internship, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in Halifax at HMCS Stadacona and shipboard. After the war, he returned to Toronto and in 1952 established his own general practitioner practice in the Village of Swansea where he was much loved and respected by his patients for the next 40 years. Laurie was married to Muriel Caroline (nee Erickson) in 1943 and after 70 years they renewed their vows in September 2013 at The Church of the Messiah. Laurie leaves behind Muriel, their children Bruce (Tonia, Ottawa), Scott (Ruth), Heather (John Hall), Brenda (Myles Casey), Kathryn (Terry Wheeler) and loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews in Canada, USA and UK. Laurie was predeceased by his parents and sister Gloria (Eddie Carney, New York). Laurie well-loved and served the Lord, and dedicated much of his life to sharing his experience with others. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Special thanks to his loving Calacare caregivers and Dr. David Swartz. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Church of the Messiah. (The Toronto Star 05 Jan 2015)

MOSS, Robert (Bob) - was born November 17, 1924, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He passed away peacefully on April 30, 2015 at Broadmead Lodge in Victoria, BC. He was predeceased by his parents George and Daisy, 3 brothers and a sister. He is also predeceased by his oldest son Leonard in 2006. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Marie, daughter Brenda (Greg Diemert), sons Donald (Sharon) and David (Teresa), Dianne Webster, 8 grand-children and 7 great-grandchildren. Bob served in active duty overseas in the Canadian Navy Forces from 1941-1945 aboard HMCS Unicorn. He returned home to Saskatoon after the war, where he married the love of his life Marie and started a family. Bob and Marie moved to Victoria in 1972, where he lived out the remainder of his years. He could often be found playing golf on his favourite golf course at Uplands. Bob will always be remembered for his legacy as a willing and able father who would help his family in any way possible and always gave more than he took. Robert's Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday May 8th, 2015, at First Memorial Funeral Services located at 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. (The Victoria Times Colonist 05 May 2015)

MUNN, Melvin A. - With his family at his side the death of Melvin Munn, husband of Ruth (Limkilde) Munn occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was born in Murray River, PE on August 7, 1923 to the late Earle and Christina (Bowles) Munn. Melvin served Canada in World War II in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served in the North Atlantic aboard the HMCS Caribou. He was a carpenter by trade but worked for Murray and Gregory Ltd. for many years, retiring as manager. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #64 Portland and a member of St. Luke’s Church. Besides his wife, Ruth; Melvin is survived by his son, Brian of Saint John; daughter, Susan Green (Barry) of Grand Bay-Westfield; brother, Curtis; sister, Peggy Munn; grandchildren: Christopher (Julie), Erin Munn and Lindsay Munn; step-granddaughter, Erin Green (Trevor); two nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, daughter-in-law, Glenna Munn and brothers: Russell, Robert and Bill. Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 pm during visitation. The Funeral Service will be held from St. Luke’s Church, 369 Main Street on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery. A heartfelt thank you to the Doctors and Staff of the Palliative Care Unit (SJRH) for the extraordinary care and compassion they provided during Melvin’s stay with them. For those who wish, remembrances to Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS CARIBOU

MURPHY, William Paul - It is with heartfelt sadness that our family announces the passing of William Paul Murphy on April 8, 2015 at the age of 91 with family at his side. Dad was born on December 24, 1923 in Guelph, Ontario, one of twelve children of the late Annie Stodd formerly of Leicester, England and Patrick Bernard Murphy formerly of Enniscorthy, Ireland. Dad spent his youth growing up in London, Ontario until the outbreak of war at which time he volunteered, joining the ranks of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940 and bringing him to Halifax which he called home for the rest of his life. He was proud to have served his country during both the Second World War and the Korean War, receiving the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star with France & Germany Clasp, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Korean War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, United Nations Service Medal (Korea), Special Service Medal & NATO Clasp, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and Canadian Forces Decoration & Clasp. His service in the Canadian Armed Forces extended to 1967 at which time he retired from active duty having reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Subsequent to his retirement from the navy he joined the Canadian Postal Service working as a letter carrier for the next 20 years. Over the course of his second career Dad clocked many miles travelling his delivery routes and as a result developed a lifelong passion for walking which he continued in earnest until his final days. After leaving the Postal Service and never one to sit still for too long, Murph, as he was affectionately known by his friends, volunteered his services at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital helping out his fellow veterans and eventually receiving his 15 year service pin. For many years he was an avid golfer, bowler and excelled at crib and bridge, passing many an enjoyable hour trying to best his fellow players. Murph held great pride in being the recipient of the Heart of Bridge Award, an acknowledgement from his friends for his love of the game played in the spirit of fun and enjoyment. Throughout his life Dad found great comfort in his unwavering faith with his well-worn prayer book and rosary always nearby. Above all else Dad deeply cherished the time he shared with family. There was nothing more important to him and he took every opportunity to be with us, never missing a family gathering or birthday celebration, always being diligent in sending birthday cards adorned with his many stickers, and continually looking for any reason to have a party. We will miss his warmth and sense of humour and we are honoured to have been a witness to his life. He was predeceased by his brothers, Patrick, Jack, Thomas, Kenneth, Michael, and sisters Kathleen and Patricia and twin brother and sister in infancy. Those left behind to honour and cherish his memory include his wife Roberta, children Colleen, Kathleen, Janice Bohan (Mark) and Patrick (Heather), his grandchildren Peter, Erin, Stephen, Michael and Eve as well as his brothers Gus (Roma) and Danny (Carolyn) and brother-in-law Sydney Vaughan. He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews in both Halifax and London. We wish to extend our appreciation for the excellent support and care Dad received at Bradford Hall and during his final days on Princess Lane at Parkstone Enhanced Care. Cremation has taken place and as requested there will be no visitation. A funeral Mass in celebration of Dad's life will be held at St. Ignatius Church, 1288 Bedford Hwy on May 1 at 2 pm with reception to follow in the church hall. Family will accompany Dad on his final sail on May 3, Battle of the Atlantic Sunday, when his ashes will be carried aboard the HMCS SACKVILLE to his final resting place. Donations may be made to the Last Post Fund.

MURRAY, Harold L., AB, RCNVR - Born: 08 Apr 1918  Died: 11 Nov 1995

 

HMCS GODERICH

MACLEOD, Max Daniel - 84, passed away on September 5, 2015 at the Sheet Harbour Hospital, Nova Scotia. He was born on December 27, 1930, at home in Kirkhill, Nova Scotia to Ada (nee Matheson of Springhill) and Fred MacLeod. Max attended a one room school in Wharton, Nova Scotia. He joined the navy in 1950 and served active duty on board the HMCS Iroquois during the Korean War and was the recipient of several medals. He received radio communications (Sparker) training while serving in the navy and retired in 1975 having achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, 1st Class. He worked in the Halifax Dockyards for 16 years until his retirement in 1991. Max married Frances Erb of Parrsboro in 1952 and they were married for 26 years. They raised two children; John Max (1957) and Sheila Patricia (1962) in Dartmouth. Max married Theresa Garbett in 1984 and became "stepdad" and "papa" to her children and grandchildren. He spent time with them dirt biking, camping, canoeing, skating, fishing, hunting, walking in the woods and trips to the beach. In later years he remained in touch with some of the kids and looked forward to letters from Melanie and Christine (Michael and Gerri Hammer), chats with Bob Hammer and visits from Tiffany Burke. Max moved to Sheet Harbour in 2000 because he enjoyed hunting, shooting and other outdoor activities like walking in the woods. The local area provided many opportunities for him to pursue these pastimes. He spent many Sundays at the gun club and enjoyed visiting the local legion and library. His dogs Buster and Rambo kept him company. Max was predeceased by his son John (2013), his brother Duncan (2002) and sister Barbara (1973). He leaves behind his daughter Sheila (John Wiebe) of Manitoba, sister Ethel Gorrill of Ontario, daughter-in-law Paula MacLeod, grandson Max MacLeod and granddaughter Mya MacLeod, all of Alberta. Max's family would like to thank gun club and legion members, Carol Fleet, Mike Allen, and especially Alisa Jollymore, for providing Max friendship, companionship and assistance during his Sheet Harbour years. In memoriam donations would be gratefully accepted by ElderDog Canada, 907 Feltzen South Road, Rose Bay, NS, B0J 2X0.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

McCONNELL, Russell Henry Slt, RCNVR, Slt, RCNVR, MPK - 07 Sep 1942 - Born 07 Jan 1918, he was a Canadian athlete and soldier. He was a record-setting and champion athlete in ice hockey and Canadian football. McConnell is one of the most accomplished hockey players in McGill University history, being a member of four championship teams including one in which he was captain. After graduation, McConnell served in the Royal Canadian Navy and died during patrols in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

 

HMCS RACCOON

McFAULDS, Ronald David - who was only 17 when he died, is possibly the youngest victim of the Second World War whose name is on the Guelph Cenotaph. Born in Guelph in 1924, he was the only son of James and Marion McFaulds of Suffolk Street. Ronald attended Central School and the Guelph Collegiate and was a member of the Ajax Sea Cadets. He was chief drummer in the cadets' band. On Aug. 31, 1942, three months before his 18th birthday, McFaulds enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as a seaman and assistant cook. On Sept. 29, he was aboard the training yacht HMCS Venetia, about 1.6 kilometres off Grimsby, when he fell into the cold waters of Lake Ontario. Rescuers quickly pulled him aboard the yacht and applied artificial respiration, but the young man was dead. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Records indicate that McFaulds was one of just three Guelphites who died in the service of the RCN during the war. (GuelphMercury.com, 16 Nov 2015)

 

HMCS VENETIA

NEDEN, Clarence Stanley (1926 - 2015) Clarence Neden passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton on Friday, September 4, 2015, at the age of 89 years. Preceded in death by his parents Isaac and Zona and his brother Donald, he is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary, son Gary, daughter-in-law Lynne, sister-in-law Doris Neden (Calgary), brother-in-law and sister-in-law Art and Gail Parks (Mexico), grandchildren Sean Neden and Jennifer Westphal (Jesse), four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Born and educated in Lethbridge, he served in the Navy during World War II on HMCS Warrior, Canada's only aircraft carrier at the time. After the Navy, he returned to Lethbridge where he began a career in Public Service with the Alberta Liquor Control board. He and Mary balanced their time between Phoenix, Arizona and Edmonton to spend time with their grandchildren and enjoy golf as members of the Leduc Golf Club. He will be lovingly remembered for his intelligence, his dry humour, his dedication to his family and friends and his love of the Oilers. By request, no service will be held at this time. A private memorial service will be held in Phoenix at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the University of Alberta Hospital, Neurology Unit for their care and compassion. (The Edmonton Journal 10 Sep 2015)

 

HMCS WARRIOR

NORBERG, James Walter (04 Mar 1923 - 31 May 2015) - It is with profound sadness that we announce that James "Jim" Walter Norberg passed away peacefully on May 31, 2015 in Armstrong, BC at the age of 92 years. Born in Revelstoke, BC on March 4, 1923, the son of Otto Norberg and Hanna Edstrom, who immigrated to Canada in 1903 from Sweden. Jim was the youngest of a family of 7 brothers and sisters: Edith, Alvin, Lillian, Ruth, Harry, and Johnny. He attended school in Revelstoke and after the war he attended Teachers College at the Victoria Normal School, in Victoria, BC. Jim is predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Isabella (Bella) who sadly passed away in 2008. Jim is also predeceased by his son Kenny, who passed away in 1970. He is survived by his loving family: 2 daughters Christine (Norman) Cress of Victoria BC; Patricia (Robert) Cherry of Armstrong BC; his son Eric (Carol) Norberg of Coquitlam BC; 6 grandchildren, Rosalie (Matthew Prescott) Cress, Denise (Ryan) Leyenhorst, Sonia Holloway, Jessica, Scott and Johnny Norberg; 9 great grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Emily, Jacob, Bella, Marcus, Theodore, Rachel and Maxwell; sister-in-law Eva Sutherland of Nanaimo; and nieces, nephews and extended family. Jim was a special man – wise, playful, caring, and smart, a great communicator, a good and loyal friend to so many, and a calm presence when needed. He was a high school teacher for over 30 years at Chilliwack Junior High School retiring in 1983. He later worked as a substitute teacher with the Courtenay School District in his retirement. He was a Gizeh Shriner, a Mason, a minor league hockey coach, a baseball umpire, a skier, and a clarinet player. He loved to work with his hands and was good at carpentry. He served honourably in the Second World War in the Air Force in Canada and in the Navy for 3 years on active duty on the High Seas on the HMCS St Croix and HMCS Wallaceburg. He was a brave person who faced adversity with strength and dignity. And what a proud father and grandfather he was! Family was always first and foremost in his life. A sincere thank you to Dr. Viljoen and all the staff at Pleasant Valley Manor who cared for him like he was family. A Memorial Service of Jim's life will be held in the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack BC on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM, with a reception to follow in the Henderson's Tea Room. Major Angus Haggarty, Branch 4 Royal Canadian Legion Padre, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim Norberg's memory gratefully accepted to Shriners Care For Kids via Shriners of BC & Yukon Child Services Society, Operated by the Gizeh Shriners of BC & Yukon, 3550 Wayburn Dr. Burnaby, BCV5G 3K9

 

HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS WALLACEBURG

PAIGE, Leslie Arthur Coope, BEM, CPO, RCN - 40, a member of the permanent staff at HMCS Queen since May 1950, died suddenly in the General Hospital, Regina, March 30, 1952. Born at New Westminster, B.C., CPO Paige received his schooling there and in Vancouver prior to joining the RCN as an ordinary seaman in February 1931. He obtained his early training in HMCS Naden and at sea in HMCS Vancouver. Other ships in which he served before the war included the Armentieres, Skeena and Ottawa. He took a gunnery course in HMS Excellent in 1938 and at the outbreak of war was a leading seaman, serving at HMCS Stadacona, Halifax. He went overseas in November 1939 to qualify as a gunner's mate and in January 1940 was promoted to acting petty officer. He was confirmed in this rate a year later, while serving aboard HMCS Restigouche. He was promoted to chief petty officer in January 1943 and from then until the end of the war was employed in a training capacity at various shore establishments at both coasts. For his "loyalty, efficiency and diligent co-operation in the training of gunnery personnel" during the war years, CPO Paige was awarded the British Empire Medal in January 1946. He also possessed the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. CPO Paige was. attached to the Gunnery School at HMCS Stadacona from  June 1946 until May 1950, when he was drafted to the Regina naval division. He qualified as a gunnery instructor in July 1948. CPO Paige took part in numerous activities at HMCS Queen. He was president of the chief and petty officers' mess; was in charge of training the naval section of a composite Navy-Arny guard for the Royal Visit to Regina last October, was organizer and instructor of rifle shooting classes and was involved in various other affairs at the division. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah J. Paige, two brothers and two sisters. He was buried April 7 in the Victoria Naval Cemetery with full naval honors.

 

HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS ARMENTIERES, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS QUEEN, HMCS NADEN

PATTERSON, Roy (Robert) (23 Dec 1925 - 29 Jun 2015) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roy at St. Peter's Hospital on June 29, 2015 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Jeanette (nee Spence) for over 60 years. Loving father of Bonnie Smith (the late Terry), Debbie Bauer (Ralph), Joanne Otterspoor (Frank) and Robert Patterson (Maureen). Cherished grandpa of many. Dear brother of Pearl Quinn and James (deceased). Roy was an avid curler, golfer, dancer, fisherman and card player; til the wee hours. He was a proud Veteran of WWII, HMCS Sackville. Special thanks to the staff of St. Peter's Hospital for their care and for enjoying his favourite music with him. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 11 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 1 p.m. In Roy's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Foundation or a charity of choice.

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

PEDERSON, Earl Leroy - Of Eston passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. He was born in Abbey, Saskatchewan on July 8, 1922, a son of the late Peder and Almina Pederson. During World War II, Earl joined the Navy and served his country on convoy duty in the North Atlantic aboard the HMCS Antigonish. Shortly after his discharge from the Navy he began working for the Eston Co-op where he continued for 38 years, much of that time as Manager of the lumberyard. He was an active participant in and loved sports, particularly fastball and in later years, golf and bowling. Earl played guitar and sang for family gatherings and as a man of faith was a member of the United Church choir. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. In 1948, Earl married Audrey Jeffery and together they raised five children. Earl and Audrey remained together throughout and moved to the Eston Jubilee Lodge in 2014. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Irene Clapson and husband Ken, Olive Oliphant and husband Bill, Isabel Oliphant, Cora Halvorson and husband Bob, brothers Elmer and wife Mary, Levi, Norman and wife Vivian and Eugene and brothers in-law Gordon Weekes and Jack Northcott. Earl is survived by his loving wife Audrey and five children: his son Wayne (Carol) and their sons Ryan and Sean; his daughter Janice Pederson; his son Wesley (Charlotte) and their five children Nicole, Raelle, Leah, Karly and Joel; his son Allan (Helma) and their three daughters Brandi, Jodi and Hannah; and his son Brent (June) and their three children Davin, Dylan and Kaylie. In addition, Earl and Audrey have 12 great-grandchildren. Earl is survived by two sisters Ann Weekes and Elinor Northcott, two sisters-in-law Beatrice and Florence, brother- in-law Ken Oliphant and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Earl had a significant relationship with the Jeffery family. He was predeceased by Audrey's parents Roy and Bessie Jeffery, Jim Hay, Ron Jeffery, Ruth Jeffery, Fred Jeffery, Bernice and John Lenz, Phyllis and Murray Foy, Doug and Dorothy Jeffery. He is survived by Marguerite Hay, Bill Jeffery, Bertha Jeffery and Peggy Jeffery. For Earl, it was a long life well lived. The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Eston United Church. Interment will take place at Eston Cemetery following the service. Earl wished to thank the staff of the Lodge and further wished to thank Dr. Sam Holmes and Dr. Stuart Holmes for their long service to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society Canada. Arrangements in care of Eston Snipe Lake Funeral Chapel. (The Saskatoon Star Phoenix 03 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS ANTIGONISH

 

POWELSON, Lynn (04 Oct 1923 - 31 Aug 2015) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lynn Powelson. Predeceased by his wife Trudy in 2009 as well as parents David and Genevieve Powelson and 9 of his 11 siblings. Lynn leaves behind daughters Diana (Robert)Tooze, Comox, Terry (Brian) Constable and Karen (Larry) Salyn, Port Alberni. He also leaves grand-daughters Barbara, Wendy, Christine and their families which include 8 great-grandchildren Alicia, Brenden, Jacob, Hayden, Maya, Joshua, Jacob and Jared. Sister Donna Caillet of Cedar and brother Robert of Edmonton as well as sister-in-law Donna (Clarence) Silvius of Port Alberni. Lynn was born in Raymond, Alberta. During his younger years he and his siblings helped on the family farm, he was also a jockey and won several races. An accomplishment he was very proud of. A World War II Veteran, Lynn joined the RCNVR and was sent overseas aboard the "Queen Mary", assigned to the Corvette – "HMCS Lunenburg" as a stoker. He met his wife Trudy in Prince Rupert and they were married in North Vancouver in 1945 where daughter Diana was born. Lynn got a job at the APL sawmill which later became the APD in Port Alberni where he relocated his family and Terry and Karen were born. When Lynn retired from the APD he worked for several years with his son-in-law Larry at his motorcycle shop where he helped with the tire changes and aptly earned the nickname "half-tire". In their younger years Lynn and Trudy were members of the "Haymakers" square dance group. A 50 plus year member of the Legion, he spent many volunteer hours helping with many of the group committees. He loved fishing, cribbage and crossword puzzle books. He looked forward to his beer with the boys every Sunday whether it was at Branch #55 Legion or in the last few years the Barclay. Lynn leaves us with wonderful memories, lots of smiles and laughter. But he will be happy to finally be back together with the love of his life once again. "See you later Alligator" A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, September 14, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery "Field of Honour" when interment of both Lynn and Trudy will take place. Cremation has taken place. The family would like to thank Dr. Lund for his kindness and caring for Dad over the years and also the caring nurses of West Coast General Hospital during Dad's final days. The family would also like to express their gratitude to Lisa and the girls of "Loving Hands Senior and Community Care" for the exceptional care and cribbage games they provided for Lynn over the last few years. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make donations in Lynn's memory to a charity of their choice.

 

POWELSON, Lynn - was born in Raymond, AB on 04 Oct 1923. He joined the RCN in 1942 at Calgary, AB and was sent to Toronto, ON for training. He was snet overseas aboard the Queen Mary and was on loan to the Royal Navy in Britain for two years. He was then assigned to HMCS Lunenburg, a corvette, as a stoker. One of their assignments took them through the Strait of Gibraltar on escort duty during the invasion of North Africa. During the invasion of France, they were part of the successful decoy mission that captured the attention of Germans further up the North Coast and allowed for the success of the main invasion of Normandy. While waiting for order to return to Canada, memories of England are of fog and blackouts. After arriving back in Canada, he traveled to Vancouver by train. Upon arriving in Vancouver, he was sent to Prince Rupert, BC, to guard the ammunition dumps, which were in caves in the outlying district. While at Prince Rupert, Lynn received his discharge orders.  he travelled to Esquimalt where he was demobilized in Jun 1945.

 

HMCS LUNENBURG

PRESTON, Earl George, OCAD (1926 - 2015) - Died peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2015 in his 90th year at the Kingston General Hospital. Earl was predeceased by his wife Janet. He leaves his sister Marjorie of Mississauga, Ontario and her three children Kris, Michele and Keith, and his sister Audrey of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario and her three children Heather, Robert, and Nancy. He will be sadly missed by his dear friends Michel, Karen and Krista of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Terry of Oakville, Ontario, and Barry, Bill and Joann of Ottawa, Ontario. After serving on HMCS Carlplace during World War II, Earl graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and began his career in art direction and production design with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in Montreal. In addition to the many NFB films and documentaries he worked on, Earl was the production designer on the Academy Award- nominated motion picture 'The Black Stallion'. His work as an artist in silkscreen and lithographic media has been exhibited internationally in Yugoslavia, Japan, Taipei, Taiwan, France, Poland and Spain, as well as extensively throughout Canada. He later taught art direction for film at Concordia University. Earl's love of skiing eventually saw him and Janet move from Cote St. Luc to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, where they enjoyed many years on the trembling mountain. He became quite a fixture on the Tremblant scene, even appearing on an episode of CTV's Pontiac World Cup of Skiing in his senior years, guiding the host down his favourite run, the Alpine. A generous man throughout his life, Earl contributed to numerous charities and cared for many loving canine friends along the way. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. (the Gazette 20 Jun 2015)

 

HMCS CARLPLACE

QUINN, Lawrence A., AB, V302766, RCNVR (29 Mar 1923 - 06 May 2000) - Served with the RCNVR during WW2. He enlisted at Victoria BC on March. 31st 1941 at age 18. He served on H.M.C.S. Raccoon until just before it was sunk in 1943. He then went to the H.M.C.S. Discovery and served there until the wars end. After the war he worked on the local river tugs and was First Mate on the M.V. Sea Foam. He retired in 1990. He died in his Ft. Langley home of a stroke on May 6th 2000 at age 77. This old Navy Tar was buried in the Ft. Langley City cemetery by the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

 

HMCS RACCOON

RENAUD, Albert - Passed away peacefully on October 25, 2015 at the age of 94. Reunited with his beloved wife Josie. Loving father of Barry (Maureen) Renaud and Chris (Laurie) Renaud. Cherished grandpa of Kory (Sarah), Brandon, and Darryn. Great-grandfather of Emily. Dear brother of Alma Brunette and Shirley Hommer. Predeceased by his brother Thomas. Albert will also be missed by nieces, nephews and friends. He was a naval volunteer of WWII and served on the Tribal Class Destroyer HMCS Huron. He retired from General Chemical after 45 years. Visitation will take place at James H. Sutton Funeral Home 401 Sandwich St. S., Amherstburg ON (519-736-2134) on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Entombment to follow at the Amherstburg Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Canada or to the charity of your choice. (The Windsor Star 26 Oct 2015)

 

HMCS HURON

RICE, Robert Zacharia (08 Jun 1929, Wetaskiwin, AB - 08 Feb 2003, Comox BC) passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 8, 2003 in Comox, B. C. at age 73. He was predeceased by son, Ian, brothers, Charles and Palmer, and sister, Marjorie. He is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; sons, Brian (Carol) Rice of Comox and Michael Rice of Calgary; grandchildren, Andrew, Derek and Kristen; sisters, Grace of Nanaimo and Gwyneth of New Zealand, together with many nieces and nephews. Bob worked in the finance business from 1952 to 1965, moving from Victoria to Prince George in 1959, where in his leisure he was very active with the Sailing Club. In 1965 he began work with Ken Mills Chev Olds Cadillac and in 1969 purchased the franchise which became Rice Chev Olds Cadillac. In 1982 Bob retired to Nanaimo, and continued to sail the Marker II until 1999, when he moved to the Comox Valley to be closer to his grandchildren. A celebration of life will take place on Friday, February 14 at 1: 30 p. m. from Comox Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay. For those wishing, donations in Bob's memory to the Alzheimer's Society of B. C., #20-601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, B. C., V6B 1G1 would be appreciated. (The Victoria Times Colonist 12 Feb 2003)

ROBERTSON, Donald Charles, MD - Our Father passed away peacefully, in his 97th year, at The Veterans Wing of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Sunday November 1, 2015. He was predeceased by our Mother Hazel Edna Robertson in April 2001 and his younger Brother Graham David Robertson in October 1987. During his long life he always made helping others, having a positive outlook, and embracing a passion for life-long learning as allowed him to make many friends and share happy memories with them. Born in Toronto on July 28, 1918, Dad was primarily educated at Upper Canada College starting in 1930 at the Preparatory School and graduated from the Upper School in 1938 with honours. During the summers he usually spent July canoe tripping at Camp Temagami where he developed a love of the north woods and became an expert canoeist. This passion for the north led him, while at university, to join a number of friends on a substantial two month adventure down the Fraser River in British Columbia which he captured on film. The rest of his summers were spent at the family cottage on Ahmic Lake where he was an avid sailor. Following his Father's and Mother's example of careers in medicine, Dad enrolled at the University of Toronto, and graduated in June 1943 from the Faculty of Medicine as a Medical Doctor. In August 1943 he was particularly pleased to be accepted at the Hospital for Sick Children as a Junior Resident and by May 1944 had completed his initial practical requirements. In June 1944 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and was commissioned aboard the Castle Class Corvette HMCS Tillsonburg as the Medical Officer as well as the Flotilla Medical Officer where he made many lifelong friends. Father was fond of recounting to us the story of how he and Allan Lambert, who was the Purser at the time, had spent many hours scotch-taping dollar bills together after the crew's payroll had somehow became shredded and Alan wanted to make payroll. While on leave in Halifax, he met our Mother who was serving at the time as a nurse in the naval base, and in November 1944 they were married. At the end of the war in February 1946 Dad was accepted at the Toronto General Hospital and progressed through his interrupted residency and surgical training becoming qualified as a Senior Surgical Resident in 1949. In 1951 he took a leave of absence to train in London England in the relatively new field of Plastic Surgery and received his FRCS in 1952. Upon his return to Toronto he opened a private practice specializing in plastic surgery and in 1953 was a founding member of what became the Janes Surgical Society. Over the next 35 years as part of this unique Canadian surgical society, Father pioneered and was recognized for his contributions in such areas as facial and hand reconstructive surgery and his expert testimony in some landmark Canadian medical cases. One of his grandchildren, who was studying law at the time, was absolutely astounded when his class started to review a major case only to find that his grandfather was the primary witness and that the judge had made a lengthy referral in his summary to the excellence of his testimony. In 1986 Father retired from his private medical practice but continued to serve well into the mid- 1990's as a professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. At the time he also discovered personal computers and was so interested in what they could do that he became an expert in Microsoft DOS and then Windows. This new passion extended well beyond personal computing and while he was the President of the University of Toronto Medical Alumni, he had all of their manual records and accounting switched to electronic files and systems which was something that his predecessors had decided was impractical. Up until 2014, Father would spend hours on his desktop building complicated spreadsheets and surfing the internet, thereby giving the lie to individuals who pontificated to him that seniors did not understand or use personal computers. He is survived by his son David and daughter Elizabeth, as well as his six grandchildren: Michael; Ian; Margaret; Struan; Geoffrey; and Catherine. A celebration of his life will be held at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1430 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue), on Saturday November 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm with a reception to follow at the same location. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Foundation. (The National Post 04 Nov 2015)

 

HMCS TILLSONBURG, HMCS PROTECTOR

ROSS, Roderick Clendenning, Dr. (05 Oct 1917 - 28 Aug 2015) - passed away gracefully in Oshawa, Ontario, at the home of his son David in the company of so many of us that loved him. Rod, the son of William Alexander Ross, and Gertrude Clendenning, was born in Vineland Station. His beloved early years in the Niagara Peninsula, with his three siblings Douglas Gordon and Dorothy, gave him a lifelong love of the Ontario landscape. Rod raced through Beamsville High School, leaving at a young age for Toronto where he attended University College, at the University of Toronto in Biological and Medical Sciences, and graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1940. Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Rod entered active Naval Service completing his medical internship on board ship, serving as a Medical Officer, and as a Surgeon Lieutenant. High points of his war service were serving in the Battle of the Atlantic on the Destroyer HMCS Columbia in 1941-42; serving in the D-DAY Landing, the SS Clan Lamont in 1944; celebrating VE Day in Trafalgar Square, London in 1945, and serving the final months of the Pacific Theater in the South Pacific on the HMS Lamont. During the war years, Rod was based and commissioned out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. During an unexpected shore leave he visited a dude ranch, where the elegant Margaret Ann Jaques from Westmount, Montreal was guiding the horses. They fell deeply in love and married in January 1942, and had their first child Jennifer in December 1942. Post war, Rod returned to Montreal and completed his post graduate medical training in Pathology. He practiced at Memorial Hospital in New York City, Verdun Protestant Hospital in Montreal, and lectured at McGill University. He completed his Fellowship in Pathology in 1956. Rod and Anne's family grew with the births of Marlee in 1947, Lex in 1950. The family moved to Toronto in 1952, when Rod accepted the position of Pathologist in Chief at St. Michaels Hospital. Rod was a physician of science and vision, and the Department of Pathology flourished under his guidance for the next 28 years becoming a center of excellence in research, academics and practice. Known to his students as "Rocket Rod", Rod taught Pathology at U of T and became the Coroner for the City of Toronto, practicing forensics for many years. Rod and Anne's family was completed in 1953 with the birth of David. In the mid 1950's Rod bought 100 acres of rolling grassland in the Hockley Valley. This would become Rowanwood, the family's spiritual home. There were tree plantings, barn raising, house construction, family reunions and a family wedding. Rod and Anne's generous welcoming was legendary, and their wide extended families celebrated at "The Farm". Rod, inspired by his war years on the ocean became an avid sailor, racing his Lightning and Shark at the RCYC, Toronto. Following his retirement from SMH, in 1980 Rod and Anne moved permanently to Rowanwood. Summers were full of grandchildren, the swimming pool, and the new telescope. They continued to travel the world widely and loved their visits with each one of their children's families. After his beloved Anne passed in 1997, Rod reconnected with an old friend, Joan Winters. They spent 10 years together, eventually marrying. Rod spent his final years of his long life at Whitecliff Terrace Residence in Oshawa, where he was beloved by all, as "The Singer". Rod conducted his life with grace and authority, with a quick mind, and a courtesy based in kindness. He will be missed immeasurably by his surviving family: Children: Jennifer (Jacques), Marlee (Joost), Lex (Puang), David (Colleen); Grandchildren: Leslie, Jeanine, Anne, Lisa, Mike, Myfanwy, Alexander, Sarah, Heather, Kevin (deceased), Jennie, Shannon, and Megan. Great Grandchildren: Alize, Daphne, Julien, Luanna, Xander, Isis, Ezra, Liam and Daniel. Visitation will be held at Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West on Sunday, September 6th from 12:00 noon until time of Service of Remembrance in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Mount Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to The Nature Conservancy of Canada would be appreciated.

 

HMCS COLUMBIA, SS CLAN LAMONT, HMS LAMONT

SAUNDERS, Christopher Edward, Lt (N) - 32, Halifax, lost his life while serving his country aboard HMCS Chicoutimi on October 6, 2004. Born in Saint John, N.B. on April 7, 1972, he was the only son of Hugh Saunders, Gondola Point, N.B. and Deborah (Hughes) Sullivan, Summerville, N.B. He attended KVHS and the Collège militaire royal de Saint Jean, Quebec in the R.O.T.P. program before being stationed to C.F.B. Halifax, Stadacona. Chris pursued his military career with great enthusiasm and was particularly proud to become a submariner. He was an avid biker and enjoyed golf, camping and woodworking. Most of all, Chris loved his sons and was so proud of watching them grow. He will be missed more than words can say. Besides his parents he leaves his beloved wife Gwendolyn (Patterson) Saunders; two sons Benjamin, age 2 and Luke, 7 weeks old; sister Melissa Saunders, Calgary; stepmother Trish Saunders, Gondola Point, N.B.; stepfather Stewart Sullivan, Summerville, N.B.; grandmother Dorothy O'Neil, Saint John, N.B.; two step brothers and a step sister; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by grandparents Stanford and Frances Saunders. Visitation will be held 2-4pm Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in T.K. Barnard Funeral Home, 3460 Dutch Village Road, Halifax. Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, October 13, 2004 in St. Andrews United Church Halifax. Private family burial will be at a later time. Donations in memory may be made to a Trust Fund for Ben and Luke at any Bank of Montreal.

 

HMCS CHICOUTIMI

SHAW, William Peter Miles - born in Victoria, June 12, 1910, died peacefully at Qualicum Beach, September 20, 2003 with his loving daughter Cecilie Davidson, friend Ian Wallace and his cat Pi-Pi with him. Bill is predeceased by his wife Marjorie (Laudman), his father E.B. Shaw, his mother Ann (Lugrin), his brothers John Shaw (Annabel) and Robert Shaw (Molly), his uncle Major Wendell Shaw (Nora), his cousin Charlie Shaw (Kathleen), and others including his aunt Winifred Fahey (John) and her children Bill Fahey (Adele) and Nora Kellie (Llewelyn) and by his nice Barbara Bucsis. His loving family includes his granddaughter Heidi Davidson, and her father Robert Davidson, nephews Tony Shaw (Sharon), Peter Shaw, and Richard Shaw (Lesley), niece Sandra Farkas (Nick), great-nieces Jill Ackerman (Tim), Gay Forstbauer (Henry), Shelagh Schmidt (Dale), Bonnie Gillatly, Sherry Carter (Allen), great-nephew John Fahey (Donna) and a host of younger generation. Of pioneer stock, Bill grew up on the Old West Saanich Farm and in Victoria. He savoured country life and youthful adventures to the fullest, chronicled in one of his books. 'Nostalgic Moments of a Lifetime in Paradise.' He joined coastal army defense forces in 1939, transferring in 1941 to the navy. Bill was stationed in Quebec during the war where in 1944 he married his beloved Marjorie (Laudman) who died in 1985. In his book 'The Underdog and Letters from Heaven,' Bill describes with humour his navy life on both coasts, including aboard HMCS Cougar. After the war Bill built a number of fine homes, before being a draughtsman at the Victoria Dockyard. He and Marjorie loved their many road trips with Cecilie and documented their travels, especially to Italy and the U.K. In 1986, Bill and Cecilie revisited Europe in a long trip chronicled in Bill's 'Pilgrimage by Candlelight.' In spite of his exemplary military service, Bill was a true man of peace, his later years producing many poems promoting peace, and love of all living things. As a father he was love itself. Life member of the ESU of Canada, long-time member of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Bill supported many organizations benefiting animals and nature. He was proud of his grandfather Charles Henry Lugrin, first mayor of Esquimalt and editor for years of the Victoria Colonist, and of his mother Ann Lugrin's book 'Pioneer Women of Vancouver Island' and her many other writings. Memorial service Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthias Church, 600 Richmond Ave., Victoria. Donations in Bill's memory can go to the Victoria Cat Rescue Corps Society, P.O. Box 5797 Stn. B, Victoria, B.C. V8R 6N4. Life and Death are One (The Time Colonist 26 Sep 2003)

 

HMCS COUGAR

SLADE, John Charles, Rear-Admiral, OMM, CD - Born: 19 Nov 1937, Portsmouth, UK, he died unexpectedly, due to a stroke, in Ottawa on Thursday, 13 November 2003 at age 65. He is survived by his sister Valerie Reynolds, nieces Judith Rose and Deborah Youell and nephew Christopher Pratt (England): his sister Sandra Moore (California), plus many friends from military and civilian life. A self-sufficient man with a wide knowledge and diverse skills and interests, John will be greatly missed. There will be no visitation. A public Memorial Service officiated by Bishop George Bruce will be held at Currie Hall, Royal Military College, Kingston, on Friday, 21 November at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the R.M.C. Club and Foundation (Box 17000, Station Forces Kingston, Ontario, K7K 7B4) marked "In Memory of John Slade" would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS YUKON, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS ATHABASKAN

SOMERS, Murray Francis (12 Dec 1922 - 31 Dec 2006) - Murray peacefully succumbed today, after a valiant two year struggle against cancer at the Trenton Memorial Hospital with his family by his side. Loving husband of Dorothy (Jean) nee Hancock since the 12th of April 1946. They had lived in Brighton this past 18 years. Loving father of Wayne and Theresa and their spouses Pamela and John Casey. Grandfather of Susan, Christopher, Lesley, Alexandra and Jewel. Great-grandfather of Robin and Genevieve, the children of Susan. Loving Uncle of Verna Leclerc and buddy to her spouse Francis Sibiri. Murray retired from the Bell Telephone 19 years ago after a career spanning over 43 years in their Toronto technical offices. He retired from the old "Cherry" exchange in Weston. Resting at the Rushnell Funeral Centre, 60 Division Street, Trenton. A family service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007 at 11 a.m. Rev. Michael Calderwood officiating. A Graveside Service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto at a later date. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Murray's name would be appreciated.

 

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE

SWEENEY, Chevalier Richard Patrick Fortier Mingo, Lt, RCN (R),  Capt, CA (R) GCLJ, KMLJ, OL - Born on October 29th, 1922, in Trochu, Alta., Richard was one of three children of the late Dr. John Patrick Sweeney and Irene Eva Sweeney (Mingo). He passed away peacefully on November 11th, 2015, in Willow Lodge, Tatamagouche. He was predeceased by his brother, John Thomas Gerome, and little sister, Grace Henrietta. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. Richard spent his early childhood in Alberta. During the Great Depression, his family settled in Halifax, and soon after moved to Bermuda where his father became the Director of Public Health. In 1939, Richard left Bermuda and joined the Canadian Army in Charlottetown, P.E.I. In 1941, he was accepted by the Naval board for officer training in Vancouver, B.C., and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Navy in 1942. He served in the Battle of the Atlantic, spending most of his time on board the K172 Corvette, the H.M.C.S. Trillium. He participated in the surrender of U-Boat U190 off the coast of Newfoundland at the end of the War. Richard became involved in the Cadet Corps, attained the rank of Captain (Canadian Army), and worked with the cadets in Montreal, Que. Richard later became one of the leading producers in the Canadian film industry, producing several feature films. He moved to New York City in the late 1950's where he was a military consultant for both TV and Radio. He also spent time in Mexico where he consulted for different United States Government Agencies. Richard spent several years in Onslow, at Mingo Manor where he enjoyed riding his black stallion, Caesar. Later, he moved to Pictou. He was passionate about history and genealogy and was an expert on his own Clan (Sweeney), and Scottish clans and heraldry in general. He was elected Co-Chief of Clan Sweeney (MacSweeney Banagh Branch), which involved many trips to Ireland. He had several books published, including: Sween (Suibhne), Clan of the Battle Axe: A Brief History of the MacSweeney Galloglass, and Scots Empire: Beinge the Storie of the Kingdom of Scotland's Briefe Empire: the Lordship of Nova Scotia. He also authored numerous articles in journals such as 'The Augustan,' and routinely published articles in The Advocate magazine and local newspapers. Richard designed the current Coat of Arms for the Town of Pictou, which was granted by Royal Warrant in 1980. Richard was a Knight of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, The Niadh Nask, and Officer of the Rose of Lippe. As a Commander of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem and leader of their Canadian arm, he participated in their meetings and activities worldwide, travelling often to Europe and visiting the Isle of Malta and Spain. He was a fellow of the Augustan Society, a member of the Royal Stuart Society, the Monarchist League of Canada, the Military History Society of Ireland, the Donegal Historical Society, the Heraldry Society of Scotland, the Heraldry Society of Canada, the International Commission of Orders of Chivalry, and the Canadian Naval Officers Association. The family and friends of Richard would like to express their deep gratitude to all of the staff at Willow Lodge for the attentive and loving care they gave Richard during his many years there. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3rd in Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St., Truro. Donations can be made in his memory to the Canadian Navy Memorial Trust and HMCS Sackville. (The Halifax Chronicle Herald)

 

HMCS TRILLIUM

SWEENEY, Daniel T. - Passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the age of eighty-two years. Beloved husband of fifty-eight years to Gertrude Samuel. Loving father of Michael (Kathy), Ron, and John (Kjellaug). Caring grandfather of Kevin, Christopher, and Hilary. Dear brother of the late Michael, Leo, the late Dora, Robert, the late George, and the late Edward. Friends and family may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home 1640 Cote Vertu, St. Laurent (514) 331-1104 on Tuesday from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 11 a.m., 875 Marcel Laurin, St. Laurent. Interment will follow in St. Laurent Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. (The Gazette 06 Mar 2006)

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

TATE, David H., Capt (N) (04 Sep 1931 - 02 Oct 2015) - born in Edgeley, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on the evening of October 2, 2015, surrounded by love at Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, NT. Dave attended high school at Notre Dame College (Wilcox, Saskatchewan), one of Pere Murry's "Hounds" and Scott Collegiate (Regina), excelling academically and athletically playing football and hockey during the depression years. Dave proudly served the military, joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1950 and completed training in Trenton, Ontario, awarded his Wings in 1951 at Centralia as Naval Aviator. A graduate of Canadian National Defence College, the RCAF Staff College (Toronto, Ontario) and the Empire Test Pilots School (Farnborough, England). He served on the Fury Squadron 871 (Seafury remained Dave's favourite plane); VT 40 Squadron, Shearwater, NS; Executive Officer VX10 Tracker Squadron (Shearwater, NS); Royal Military College-Staff (Kingston, ON); served on HMCS Destroyers Micmac and Iroquois, HMCS Athabaskan and Aircraft Carriers HMCS Bonaventure (Bonnie) and Magnificent (Maggie) as an air craft carrier pilot; Commanding Officer Sub-marine Squadron VS 880 (Shearwater, NS); Senior Test Pilot/Deputy Commander Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment AETE (CFB Cold Lake, Alberta); Canadian Military Staff Officer NATO Headquarters (Brussels, Belgium); Base Commander, home base Snowbirds, (CFB Moosejaw, Saskatchewan); Program Manager CP-140 Aurora Program Lockheed (Burbank, California). Dave's log book documents 62 different aircraft flown before hanging up his wings. Dave often referred to his time in military service as the best years of his life, and loved those with whom he served. Upon retiring from the Canadian Military (32 years), Dave continued his work life in the private sector as Director Marketing for Sperry Aerospace and Marine Group and Executive Vice President Contest Telecommunications and Instrumentation Companies. Dave's work life concluded as Director of Military Flight Training, Aviation Training Centre for Canadair (Portage/ Southport, Manitoba). Dave volunteered for a variety of charitable organizations, and passionately for the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum (Ottawa, ON) for another decade. WINGS ON MY SLEEVE, a documentary produced by Museum, can be viewed at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum and online. He was a member of SNAG (Sea Naval Air Group), whom he cherished. Dave and wife Mary left their retirement home in Ottawa three and a half years ago, pulling up stakes for the 17th move in their life together, heading north to reside in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories with daughter and son-in-law Jane and Dwight Peart and grandchildren. Dave was a man of great faith and led a life devotion to the church, his family and his friends. He will be remembered for his kindness, humility, compassion and humour. Robert Clarence (Spud) Tate, father; Agnes Sara Tate, mother, predeceased. Survived by wife of over 60 years Mary (Mar) Tate; daughter Jane (Dwight) Peart; son Paul (Kelly) Tate; daughter Julia (Todd) Burlingame; grandchildren Julie (Bjorn); George (Trapper); Chad; Ed (Steph); Sheldon and great-granddaughter Lucy; sister Carole Powell. The family wishes to express our infinite gratitude to Dr. Jackie Tan and the physicians and nursing staff of Stanton Territorial Hospital for your dedication in the care and treatment of Dave throughout his time in Yellowknife, and particularly these past months. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation. A private family service was held on October 6, 2015 at St. Patrick's Church, Yellowknife, NT. As Dave often said, "They were all very fine to me." (The Ottawa Citizen 07 Oct 2015)

 

HMS TRIUMPH, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS/CFB SHEARWATER

TAYLOR, Roy Edward (19 Jun 1930 - 14 Sep 2015) - It is with heartfelt sadness that the family announces the passing of Roy Edward Taylor on September 14, 2015, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family at his side. Roy is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Leona Taylor, and his brother Jack. Roy is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Virginia, son Rick (Irene), daughters Carolyn (Gord) and Shirley (Dave), grandchildren Danielle, Brianne and Mitchell, step-granddaughters Christie and Trena, step-great-grandchildren Connor, Riley and River, and sisters Rosemarie (Don) from Lethbridge, Alberta and Teresa from Edmonton, Alberta. Roy was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on June 19, 1930. He spent his early life growing up in Turin, Alberta. He developed his great cooking skills early in life working in his dad's café. Roy began his work life as a seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy which brought him to the west coast. He then worked as a DND firefighter for 13 years, finishing his career with 25 years at the Saanich Fire Department where he retired as a Captain. Throughout his career he spent many days moonlighting, working at a gas station/garage and dry walling. After his retirement he found great enjoyment from fishing and manicuring his lawn and prize garden. He was a veteran and served on board the HMCS Cayuga as a LSM1 throughout the war in Korea. He was a proud member of the Korean Veterans' Association of Canada Unit #27. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Britannia Branch # 7 and dedicated many years to the Poppy Campaign to support veterans. He was a retired member of International Association of Fire Fighters Local #967 Saanich. He further supported his community as a volunteer with Little League, Meals on Wheels, disabled children and campaigning for muscular dystrophy. Thanks and gratitude to Dr. Tony Grewal and his staff for the many years of exceptional compassionate care and support to the family. Thank you to Joan, Home and Community Care Nurse, for her support and guidance. Thank you to the amazing nurses and counselors from Victoria Hospice for their care and unwavering support that allowed Roy to live his final days with dignity and comfort, honoring his wishes. Also thanks to the caregivers from Beacon Community Services. A Celebration of Life honoring Roy will take place at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr, Victoria, on Monday, September 21st at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victoria Hospice Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign. (The Victoria Times Colonist 18 Sep 2015)

 

HMCS CAYUGA

THOM, Ronald Erle (02 Jun 1923 - 28 Jun 1999) - Every time the navy comes through my door, you are with them in heart and soul. I know how much you enjoyed serving in the navy, 52 trips from Victoria to Hawaii on the H.M.C.S. Oriole, all your stories are always with me. Thanks Dad for teaching me how to drive when I was 10 motorcycles, cars my love for driving led to 20 years in a gravel truck! It was all fun and I'll cherish these memories forever. I miss making crab-apple jelly with you and Jamie. You were the best dad ever. Missed daily, and forever loved mb your daughter, Carolyn XO. Jamie misses you too. (The Times Colonist 28 Jun 2011)

 

HMCS ORIOLE

TUDOR, David T., M.M.M, CD, LCdr -  David was born in Edmonton Alberta on August 21, 1926 and quietly passed away at Broadmead Lodge in Victoria on July 2, 2008, leaving us with the fullest memories of life and family. David leaves behind his wife of 55 years Helen, son Keith (Janet) and daughter Elizabeth (Murray) and beloved grandchildren Caitlin, Brenna, Ian and Sarah. David's naval career spanned a period of 42 years that included the D Day invasion as a 17 year old boy seaman in the Royal Navy on board HMS Frobisher". David's love for the sea was found in submarines. His submarine career started in the Royal Navy and he served on T", A" and S" boats and ended in the RCN serving on HMCS Grilse" and Ojibwa" based out of Halifax in the late 70's. David was especially proud to be a qualified submariner within the RN, RCN and USN. He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1976 and retired from the RCN in 1980. The very close friendships forged during these years have followed both he and Helen all of their lives. David was an avid golfer and gardener. A better day could not be spent either playing a round with good friends at Glen Meadows or gardening at the Dean Park home. Early years spent on the family farm in Wales set the tone for his love and respect for animals. Throughout his life there were always dogs; with some of the greatest pleasures spent in the later years with Tia and Taz. David will be deeply missed by his friends and family for his sense of humour, friendship and convictions. The family would like to express their grateful appreciation to all the staff at Broadmead Lodge for their compassionate care. By request there shall be no service, however a celebration of David's life will be held Thursday July 31st from 2 to 4pm at the Meadows, 10520 McDonald Park Rd. in Sidney. In lieu of flowers donations to the Broadmead Lodge Foundation or the Victoria chapter of the SPCA would be appreciated. We shall see, while above us the waves roar and whirl, a ceiling of amber, a pavement of pearl. Mathew Arnold. (the Times Colonist 12 Jul 2008)

 

HMCS TECUMSEH, HMS ST. GEORGE, HMS FROBISHER, HMS TEVIOT, HMS PLYM, HMS BELLWORT, HMS/m TRUMP, HMS/m TABARD, HMS/m TANTIVY, HMS/m TEREDO, HMS/m SOLENT, HMS/m ACALIDE, HMS/m SENESCHALL, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS GRILSE, HMCS FRASER, HMCS OJIBWA

ULLATHORNE, Ronald Royston -  Passed away at the Markham Stouffville Hospital on October 22, 2015 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Sal. Loving father of Dianne Jones (Steve), Louise Stiver and Corinne McMinn. Proud grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 6. Survived by his sister Shirley Wilson. Predeceased by his sister Edith Brown. He worked for IBM for 31 years. He served in the RCNVR on the HMCS Summerside during WWII. Ron was an avid golfer and loved spending time at the IBM golf course. Cremation. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Ontario Lung Association or to the . Arrangements entrusted to Dixon-Garland Funeral Home (The Toronto Star 24 Oct 2015)

 

HMCS SUMMERSIDE

VALCKE, Andrew Joseph - Born: 06 Nov 1924, Belgium, Died: 03 Oct 1980, Windsor, Ont.

 

HMCS JOLIETTE

VALDRON, Austin (23 Mar 1919 - 07 Aug 2015) - Passed away peacefully at the Dalhousie Nursing Home on August 7, 2015 at the age of 96, Joseph Austin Valdron of Dalhousie and husband of (late) Gemma (Poirier) Valdron, was the last surviving child of the late Joseph Valdron and Margaret Ward. Austin was a loving husband and father of three children, Linda Currie (Ted), Harold (Dawn-Marie), and Douglas (Connie). He adored his four grandchildren Tyler, Jared, Amelea, and Claire. Austin was a veteran of the Second World War having served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1945 rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During this time he served onboard the destroyer HMCS St. Clair which took part in the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war he completed his degree in Electrical Engineering from UNB and pursued a successful career in the pulp and paper industry until his retirement. Austin was an avid fisherman and led an active life and was often seen skiing, skating, and curling well into his later years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and actively served for many years at Dalhousie Branch No. 17. The funeral mass will be held at the St. John Baptist Church in Dalhousie on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Visitations at Maher's Funeral Home, 421 Victoria Street, Dalhousie, Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm, 7pm to 9pm and Wednesday from 10:00 am until time of funeral. Legion members of Dalhousie branch # 17 and all members of the Royal Canadian Legion are asked to meet at Maher's Funeral Home on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm for Legion Service. Donations to the Lung Association or the Dalhousie Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Dalhousie.

 

HMCS ST. CLAIR

UNDERHILL, John Gerald George (Gerry), CD (30 Oct 1933 - 19 Dec 2014) - died peacefully, with family by his side, comforted by his lifelong faith, and having led a full and rewarding life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and will be remembered for his humility, generosity, loyalty, his gentle nature and his frequent, spontaneous, heartfelt laugh. He was a devoted husband to Wendy, his loving wife of 53 years, and a wonderful father and role model to their children, John (Sandra Williams), Halifax and Jennifer Lucas (Art Webster) and Paul (Sandra Pol), Victoria. Gerry had a particularly powerful connection to his grandchildren, Kyla, Katy, Adam, Jack and Alannah, avidly following all their activities and celebrating their accomplishments. He also leaves behind his younger brother, Chuck (Lee). Gerry gave generously of his time to many volunteer causes, including over forty years as a champion of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and his incredible contributions were recognized by several awards, most notably the Breath of Life Award, CF Canada's highest distinction. Gerry was also proud of his lengthy service in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, which began in 1950 as a Naval Cadet at HMCS Discovery in Vancouver, and took him across Canada and around the world, both at sea and ashore. Retiring from HMCS Malahat in Victoria as a Lieutenant-Commander, Gerry continued his service until 1998 with the Navy League of Canada, and with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, as an officer in RCSCC Admiral Budge and HMCS Quadra. Gerry was thankful to staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, who made his last days comfortable, and to Russ Lucas, whose presence when he died was especially comforting. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated. A celebration of Gerry's life will follow in late January. (The Victoria Times Colonist 24 Dec 2014)

 

HMCS MALAHAT

VRANDENBURG, William Palmer (Bill) (25 Sep 1925 - 11 Jul 2015) - Passed away Saturday, July 11 after a long battle with dementia. Dearly missed by his wife of 63 years, Pixie (nee Dorrian). Survived by twin daughters Debby (Gerro) and Wendy (Tobin), as well as son Tom, granddaughters Lauren and Lindsay Gerro and extended family. Predeceased by his parents, Perce Vradenburg and Carolyn Vradenburg (nee Palmer), his sister Carol Sharp and brother Tom. After operating radios aboard HMCS Capilano in the North Atlantic for the last six months of the Second World War, Bill took to the air with the RCAF in 1946, and graduated from Royal Roads Military College in 1949. As a radio officer or navigator, he logged over 6,000 hours in the air, serving at RCAF stations in France, Germany and across Canada, settling in Ottawa from 1961 until his retirement to 'flying a desk' at National Defense Headquarters from 1972 to 1986. Bill was happiest in the air or under water with mask and snorkel, be it among barracudas on a layover in Dar es Salaam or the catfish at the family cottage near Shawville. Always sociable with people as well, he proudly served as a volunteer tour guide at the Canadian War Museum from 1990 to the early 2000s, weaving his personal recollections with the history on display. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18, at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 82 Kent Street, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre would be most appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 15 Jul 2015)

 

HMCS CAPILANO

WATSON, Michael Jay - age 51, of East Gore, passed away at home on December 3, 2015. Born on July 22, 1964 in Cambridge, Ont., he was a son of Douglas and the late Leona (Johnson) Watson. Mike served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 22 years as a Master Seaman on both ship and submarine. After his retirement, he was an active and high-profile advocate for benefits for Canadian Armed Forces members with ALS, which he lived with for 12 years. Mike loved camping, particularly in Nova Scotia’s provincial parks, often volunteering as campground host. He enjoyed woodworking in his home workshop. A true family man, Mike’s proudest accomplishment would have to be his two daughters, Michelle and Kimberley. Brenda, his loving wife of 23 years, was his soulmate and support. Mike was one hell of a guy, who gave ALS a huge kick in the ass and taught the rest of us about strength, determination, and not allowing a disease or condition to control us completely. He lived with it, but it did not define him – he defined it. Mike is survived by his wife, Brenda (Lewis) Watson; daughters, Michelle (Johnathan Wile), and Kimberley (Justin Burns); and brothers, Charles, Glenn, and Mark. Cremation has taken place, with no visitation or service by request. Everyone is invited to come share their memories of Mike at an Open House on Tuesday, December 8 from 2-6pm at his home at 2751 Hwy 202, East Gore. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to the ALS Society of NB and NS. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of the J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Hwy 354, Kennetcook, N.S.

 

HMCS OKANAGAN, HMCS ONONDAGA

WELLS, Lorne Edwy (Doc) - Peacefully with his family at his bedside, Lorne passed away on October 18, 2013 in his 90th year. Now into the arms of Jean his beloved wife of 62 years. Pre-deceased by his brother Vernon (1987) and his son David (1983). He will be deeply missed by his children Richard and Linda, Joanna and Andre, and Janice and Ron Deveau. Wonderful grandfather to Jonathan Wells, Joey, Amber, and Jeremy Deveau, great-grandfather to Riley, Austin and Hope. Sadly missed by his two very special grandchildren, Laura Wells, his little girl and Lorne Bajkor, his boy. Will also be missed by Waveney, a very special person in his life. Dear brother to Frank and Nora, Nina Reeves and brother-in-law to George Rattray. Survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorne was a pipefitter at Stelco for 37 years, and was a World War II Naval Veteran serving on the Loch Alvie. He was a member of the RCL, Branch 58 and a founding member of the Young at Hearts Club. Cremation has taken place. Interment of ashes of both Lorne and Jean will be held at Barton Stone United Church Cemetery, Upper James and Stone Church Rd., on Friday, October 25th at 2:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place at the RCL, Branch 58, 1180 Barton Street E. on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 1 - 4 p.m. If desired, donations to the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton East would be kindly appreciated. "Ta Ta for now" (The Hamilton Spectator, 22 Oct 2013)

 

HMCS LOCH ALVIE

WILLCOX, Roy Herbert - passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Jane (nee Grant) and loving father of Laura (Rick), Elisabeth (Rob) and Christine (Jen). Proud granddad of Jasper Henry and Emmett Birch. Survived by his sister Norma June Neill (Walter) of Vancouver and nephews Lawrence (Janet) and Geoffrey (Keiko). Dear son of the late Herbert and Maude Willcox. Roy was born in Toronto on January 12, 1927. Roy proudly joined the Royal Canadian Navy in April 1945 at age 18. He signed up to go to the Pacific theatre of WWII but never got there as the war was declared over in August of that year. Roy stayed on with the Navy, aboard various ships (including HMCS Nootka) until 1948, but always joked that the Navy still owed him two weeks vacation pay for the year he was to be on active duty overseas. His artistic ability led him to forge a career in advertising, starting as an Artist for Eaton's catalogue in 1950. In 1960, Roy joined the team at Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) Canada Inc., where he started as their Advertising Manager and then became Corporate and Commercial Relations Manager before retiring in 1988. Roy is lovingly remembered by his family as a loyal, hardworking father and husband who had a sparkling, genteel wit, droll sense of humour and a delightful elegance of mind. He loved the English language, with all its nuances and was an ardent student of history, always searching for and researching facts about Canada and the world. His quest for knowledge led him to join Living and Learning in Retirement at Glendon Campus, for over 15 years where he and Jane enjoyed some wonderful friendships. He loved this country with all his heart and always proudly sported a lapel pin with the Canadian Maple Leaf during his many trips abroad with Jane, often with Elder Hostel Canada. Roy will be missed by the many people, both family and friends, whose lives he touched through his simple acts of grace and love. The family would like to thank the staff at Southlake Village, 5 West for their warm and caring attitude towards Dad, especially Anke, Brian, Isobel and Lynn, who helped Dad maintain his grace and sense of humour right to the end. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket, on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service to follow in the chapel at 1 p.m. Private interment at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada. (The Toronto Star 24 Oct 2015)

 

HMCS NOOTKA

WILLIAMS, Albert (Bert) Gordon (01 Mar 1921 - 14 Feb 2013) - Passed away peacefully, with his children by his side, at Toronto East General Hospital. The Williams family would like to thank the doctors and caring staff at Toronto East General Hospital for their help and support. Bert was predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary (Farintosh) and his son Daniel. Loving father of Peter (Gloria), the late Dan (Marianne), Janet (Rick), Robert (Susy) and David (Nada). Cherished and highly respected grandfather of Emily (Adrial), Christine (John), Jimmy, Michael, Jake, Elissa, Coco (Alex), Yasmine, Gregory, Alison, Stephanie and Elie (a.k.a. Bob). Survived by his sister Lenore "Boody" Hughson of Baltimore, Ontario and predeceased by his half-sister Clarice Muriel Sager of Penetang. Bert began his 42 year career in the printing industry as a production assistant with Consolidated Press in 1940. He left the company on leave to proudly serve in the Navy during WWII as a wireless operator on the HMCS Moose. On his return from the War, he continued his career with Consolidated Press, which was purchased by Southam Printing which then later became Southam-Murray Printing. Throughout his long successful career he held many titles including Sales Manager, Production Manager and General Manager. He always approached his work with enthusiasm and innovation and implemented many leading edge technologies in the rapidly evolving printing industry. Bert spent his entire life living in the "Beach", offering him the opportunity to be near the water and boardwalk he so dearly cherished. Remarkably, he lived independently at his home until early this year, shy a couple weeks of his 92nd birthday. You often found Bert, sitting on the veranda, reading or listening to classical music. He was a kind man who will always be remembered for his intelligence, generosity, great story telling, warmth and true family values. Bert's most valuable treasure in life was his family of which he was very proud. This wonderful patriarch will never be forgotten and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service, in celebration of his life, will be held at St. Aidan's Anglican Church on Saturday, April 13th at 1 p.m. followed by beverages and a light lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Team Williams Family Medicine Innovation Award. Named in honour of Mary, Bert and Dan Williams, this award will support the creative and innovative use of information technology by family doctors in the delivery and coordination of health care. Donations can be made by contacting: The Research and Education Foundation of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, 2630 Skymark Avenue, Mississauga, ON L4W 5A4.  (The Toronto Star 26 Feb 2013)

 

HMCS MOOSE

WILSON, Roger James, C.D. Commander, RCNR - passed away in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Born in 1933, Roger was a native of Edinburgh, Scotland where he attended George Watson's Boy's College. He studied at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University (Mechanical Engineering) while serving a 'Sandwich' engineering apprenticeship with Yarrow Shipbuilders on the Clyde. On graduation, he was employed as a Hydraulic Development Engineer with Fairey Aviation Company in Hayes, Middlesex. Seeking to see more of the world, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in various ships and establishments, including HMCS Nootka as Engineering Officer. Always a confident swimmer, he qualified as a clearance diver, examining hulls and harbour bottoms whenever opportunities arose. Disillusioned with the demise of the Navy at Integration of the Canadian Forces in 1968, he resigned his commission and attended Carleton University, graduating with an Economics degree and going on to be hired as an economist by the Atlantic Development Board. At the same time however, reluctant to wean himself entirely from naval matters, he joined Ottawa's Naval Reserve Unit, HMCS Carleton, subsequently serving as Commanding Officer and as Honorary Naval ADC to the Governor General. Staying with the Federal Government he served in Ottawa, in Nairobi (with CIDA) and finally in Washington D.C. with the Department of External Affairs as Deputy Canadian Representative to the Organization of American States, retiring in 1993. He was predeceased by his father Norman G. Wilson, his mother Nancy (nee Fleming) and his brother-in- law Ian Halliburton, all of Edinburgh. He is survived by his wife Gaetane Guindon, his son Norman of Vancouver, his daughter Petra Maglio (Dave) of New Westminister, both by his first wife Els Groeneveld. He is also mourned by his sister Dorothy Halliburton of Edinburgh and his nephew and nieces in Scotland and Switzerland and by his sisters-in-law Vivi Price of Toronto, Giselle Coulombe and Tip Guindon along with brother-in- law Paul Guindon (Beth) of Sturgeon Falls, ON. With his two children living on the west coast, he cherished opportunities to get together. A highlight one year was to travel with Norman in Peru and one January participating with Norman and Petra in the Polar swim in English Bay which proved to be a memorable, and indeed invigorating family outing. On retirement he enjoyed golf, landscape painting, sailing, playing the piano, cooking and exercising his private pilot's license out of Rockcliffe Flying Club and his particular interest, studying land economics. (The Ottawa Citizen 28 Nov 2015)

 

HMCS NOOTKA

WOULD, Thomas Arthur - Passed away on October 6, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Art was predeceased by his wife Rose in 1996. Art served in the Second World War as a radar operator on a "Corvette" the H.M.C.S. Brandon and crossed the Atlantic 32 times. After the war Art worked on the tugboats on Okanagan Lake for C. N. Railway. He then worked at Kelowna Motors for 20 years and in his spare time enjoyed playing in the Kelowna Pipe Band. In 1967, he earned a 4th Class Stationary Engineer steam ticket and began his employment with the Kelowna School District from which he retired in 1990. Over the years, he became well known and liked by both students and teachers, and upon retirement, was given a grand send-off. Art was truly a gentleman with a good sense of humor and will be dearly missed by his friends and relatives. No service by request. (Okanagan Valley Newspaper 10 Oct 2015)

 

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