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)

 

ADAMS, Glenn R. - 57, Lake Echo, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary Born in Toronto, he was the son of the late Kenneth Thomas Adams and June (Cox) Adams. He joined the military May 1974 as a radar plotter; re-mustered to Clearance Diver in September of 1977 and stayed in the trade until retiring from the regular force in January 2005. Glenn had a great sense humour and enjoyed sharing a story with his friends over a cold one. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues and friends. He enjoyed reading and loved being a goaltender until his equipment went out of date. All those who knew him, smile at his memory, especially when remembering his 'dive briefs'. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Iris, Toronto, Ont.; uncle, Cliff Adams. He was predeceased by his sister, Susan; his dog and best friend, Buddy. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service was 9 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic, Shearwater, Padre Bruce Murphy Officiating. Reception to follow.

 

HMCS CORMORANT

ADAMSKI, Stanley Walter (26 Aug 1926 - 08 May 2015) - 88, of Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather, "Grandad," who departed to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully at the Dartmouth General Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 8, 2015. Born in 1926 in Brandon, Manitoba he was the last surviving child of his late parents Peter and Rose (Kilor) Adamski. He was predeceased by his siblings, Walter, Mary, John, Michael, Thomas and Frank. He is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife Virginia; his children John (Sharon, deceased), William (Leslie), Lee (Carolyn), Kim (Brian), Barbara (Steven), Candas (Jeffrey) and David (Paula); 34 grandchildren; 40 great­grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Stanley moved to Nova Scotia with his young wife in 1946 where they raised their family that has grown to over 100 members and is still growing. He joined to the Canadian navy as a young man in 1944 and served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 29 years. He was the last surviving member to serve on all three aircraft carriers the HMCS Bonaventure, the HMCS Magnificent, and the HMCS Warrior. After his military service, Stanley worked as a civilian at CFB Shearwater for 24 years. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 12, 6 ­- 8 p.m., in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, NS. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in City Church, 276 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax, NS. The interment will follow the service in Memorial Gardens, Dartmouth, NS

 

HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

AGNEW, William (Bill) Edward (12 Sep 1925 - 10 Apr 2015) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William "Bill" Edward Agnew beloved husband of Olga of Calgary, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Bill passed away peacefully at Santuari Hospice with family by his side and leaves behind his loving wife Olga (nee Heimark) of 58 years. Bill was born in Aurora, Ontario as one of five children. The family quickly moved to Barrie, Ontario where his father operated a fox farm. Then, as now, fur farming went out of popularity and the family moved back to Prince Edward Island when Bill was five - or as Bill would later say because he couldn't find work in Ontario. Bill spent the rest of his happy childhood in Cardigan, P.E.I. in a grand old house beside the Cardigan River. Bill joined the Canadian Navy when he was 18 and after basic training was stationed at Comox, BC. He served on the HMCS Prince Robert and toured throughout the South Pacific. As the war was nearing its conclusion, he was fortunate to see little action but was proud to be there to repatriate POW's imprisoned in Hong Kong. At the conclusion of the war, Bill returned to P.E.I. for a short time, working as a heavy equipment operator. His older brother Doug then called from Calgary asking him to join him in the Hatchery business. Bill worked alongside his brother at Agnew Chicks until his brother's passing in 1973 when he took over the business, and worked tirelessly until his retirement after 42 years in the hatchery business. Bill enjoyed spending countless weekends camping and fishing with his kids and grandkids at lakes throughout Alberta, in particular, the fabulous scenery and fishing at Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. In retirement, Bill enjoyed bowling, golf, telling jokes and his monthly poker game with "the boys". Besides his loving wife Olga, Bill is survived by daughter Carrie (Al) (granddaughters Lisa and Michelle of Calgary); son Will (Janet) (granddaughter Jennifer and grandson William of Cloverdale, BC); son Brad of Colorado; sisters Phyllis and Edith; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by brothers Doug, Bob and sister Daisy. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway, on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – South Calgary Dialysis Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403) 943-0615. The family would like to thank Doctors Pujara, Mustata and Sharma, as well the staff at Santuari Hospice and South Calgary Dialysis Centre for their most kind and considerate care. In living memory of Bill Agnew, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park where he enjoyed countless hours riding his bike and walking the trails.

 

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT

AuCOIN, George Gabriel - passed away peacefully in Cheticamp Foyer Pere Fiset surrounded by his loving family on May 19th, 2015 in his 83rd year. Born in 1931 to the late George and Marie (LeBlanc) AuCoin, George became a sailor at the age of 17 and proudly enjoyed a distinguished military career, garnering many medals and service awards and rising to the top of his trade as CPO2. After retirement, he went on to inspire young cadets as their Commanding Officer - being the longest running CO of the Cheticamp 2940 RCACC - from 1984 - 1996. He was a proud member of the Naval Veterans Association and held various positions in the Royal Canadian Legion - past president of several branches as well as becoming President of the Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command - the first Korean War Veteran to hold the post. Anyone who knew George enjoyed many a delicious meal prepared by him - the man loved to cook! He earned the nickname 'Cuz' Aucoin because no matter which port he landed in, he always ran into someone he knew by six degrees of separation - to him - a 'cousin'! George was a proud and committed veteran who was always willing and ready to serve in his community - he touched so many lives and truly made his mark. He will be dearly missed by so many. We salute you George - you will always be our 'Captain'. George is survived by his beloved wife, Rita (Arsenault) AuCoin; cherished daughters, Dianne AuCoin, Halifax; Donna AuCoin, Ottawa; Paulette Cadman (Larry), Ottawa; Cindy AuCoin (Dennis), Cheticamp; stepson, Daniel Marriott (Conchita), Toronto; stepdaughters, Debbie Ouellette (Richard), Sydney; Donna Marriott, Port Hood; Diana Hawley (Jerry), Port Hood; loving siblings, Nora Considine (Patrick), Eastern Passage; Sister Anne AuCoin, Antigonish; Harriet AuCoin (Joseph), Cheticamp; Wilfred Aucoin (Donna), Edmonton; Arthur AuCoin, St-Joseph- Du-Moine; Theodore AuCoin (Annette), St-Joseph-du-Moine; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; one step great-grandchild and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who will all cherish their fondest memories of this special man. George was predeceased by wife, Elizabeth AuCoin (LeFort); son, Joseph AuCoin (Karolyn), (Walkerton) and daughter, Rhonda AuCoin, (Petawawa); father and mother, George and Marie AuCoin, (Terre Noire); brothers, John AuCoin (Terre Noire) and Jerome AuCoin (Mary-Hilda), (St-Josephdu-Moine); grandson, Mitchell Cadman, (Ottawa) and great-grandson, Seth Wilson. He is now in their arms with Jesus at his side. Family and friends are invited to share their memories of George during visitation in Cheticamp Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21st, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, May 22nd at 10:30 a.m. in 'Eglise St-Pierre', Cheticamp. Cremation to take place and burial to follow at a later date. In memory of George, donations may be made to the Margaree Cemetery Fund, c/o St. Michael’s Church, Margaree, or to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS HAIDA

AYLWIN, William Rodney, LCdr, RCN(R) (07 Jan 1908 - 24 Jan 1950)

 

SHIPMATES HONOR LATE LIEUT-CDR. W. R. AYLWIN - Lieut-Cdr William Rodney Aylwin, RCN(R), 42, staff officer of HMCS "Hunter," who died suddenly at his home in Windsor January 12, was buried with full naval honors in the Field of Honor, Windsor Grove cemetery, on January 16. More than 150 members of "Hunter's" ship's company attended the service. A firing party, guard, escort, mourners' party and band marched in the funeral cortege. Captain H. L. Quinn, Director of Naval Reserves, and members of his staff, who were in Windsor for the annual inspection of "Hunter," marched in the mourners' party. Representatives of reserve army units in the area also attended. Lieut.-Cdr. Aylwin had been staff officer at "Hunter" since April 1949. Prior to that he had been for two years staff officer at HMCS "Scotian," Halifax. Lieut-Cdr. Aylwin entered the RCNVR early in 1942 and after training at "Kings" was, appointed to the corvette "Saskatoon." He left her a year later and went' to the training destroyer "Buxton," at Cornwallis. The following spring he was appointed executive officer of the new corvette, "St. Lambert," remaining in her until the end of the war in Europe. In August 1945 he took command of the minesweeper "Medicine Hat." After paying her off, he went to HMCS "Portage" as commanding officer. He left this ship in February 1946 and after brief spells at Headquarters and in the Naval Division at Halifax, spent seven months at Ottawa as Staff Officer Reserves and Recruiting. He was appointed to "Scotian" in April 1947 and two years later went to HMCS "Hunter." (CROWSNEST Magazine March 1950 Vol 2 No 5)

 

Death Takes Navy Officer - Lt-Cdr R.W. Aylwin On Hunter Staff

Lt-Cdr. Rodney William Aylwin, RCN(R), staff officer at HMCS Hunter, died suddenly last night at his home, 1960 Francois road. He was 42. Lt-Cdr Aylwin was born in Portland, Oregon, and came to Windsor in April of last year from Halifax, NS. He was brought up in British Columbia and was employed there before moving to the Maritimes before the war. He was a sales representative in Nova Scotia when he joined the navy in Halifax in 1942. Lt-Cdr Aylwin served in ships on the North Atlantic during the war. Later he was commanding officer of HMCS Portage, an Algerine class minesweeper, on Canada's east coast. At the conclusion of hostilities he was staff officer at HMCS Scotian, Halifax, before his transfer to the Hunter. Lt-Cdr Aylwin was an expert rifle shot and was a member of the rifle team which won honors for Hunter at the Great Lakes Naval Regatta in Toronto last summer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Aylwin; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Aylwin, of Kamloops, BC; two sons, William Rodney and Brian Christopher Aylwin, at home, and two daughters, Patricia Mary and Stephany Alice Aylwin, also at home. Funeral service will be held at 2.30 p.m. Monday with full naval honors at the Morris Windsor Chapel, 68 Giles boulevard east, with Rev. Herbert Naylor officiating, assisted by Rev. B.A. Silcox. Burial will be in Windsor Grove.

 

Many Attend Aylwin Rites - Hunter Staff Officer Given Naval Honors

With the simple rites of the Anglican Church and traditional naval honors, Lt Cdr R.W. Aylwin, RCN(R), staff officer at HMCS Hunter, was buried in the Field of Honor, Windsor Grove Cemetery, Monday afternoon. More than 150 officers and men from the Windsor reserve naval division, and several high-ranking officers from naval headquarters, marched in the funeral cortege. Lt Cdr Aylwin died suddenly at this home last Thursday. A native of Portland, Oregon, he lived on the West Coast for some years before moving to the Maritimes. He joined the navy in Halifax in 1942 and served on ships of the Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic throughout the war. He came to Hunter as staff officer in April, 1949. The services were conducted at Morris Funeral Home Windsor chapel by Rev. Herbert Naylor of St. Aidan's Anglican Church and Rev. B.A. Silcox, Protestant Chaplain at Hunger. With drums muffled in crepe, the Hunter band played the funeral march as the procession moved from the funeral home to the cemetery. At the graveside, a firing party fired the traditional three volleys from its rifles and a bugler sounded the Last Post and the Navy Reveille, "Wakey, Wakey." Pallbearers were three members of the Windsor branch of the Naval Officers Association and three associate members of the wardroom mess. They were: Cdr. J. Earl McQueen, W.G. Curry, and G.W. Bowman, of the Naval Officers' Association, and Howard Paillefer, William Woodley and Kenneth Ellis, associate members. Honorary pallbearers were Lieutenants Bryce Rohrer, John Charlton, James Ingram, Frank J. O'Donnell, William Waldron and Maurice Harbroe. The firing pary was commanded by Mr. George A. Grivel, gunner, RCN. The guard was under Lt T.A. Tarleton, gunnery officer at Hunter, while the escort was in charge of Lt John Sutherland, RCN. Lt Patrick Ryall was in command of the mourner's party. Marching in the mourner's party were Captain H.I. Quinn, DSC., director of Naval Reserve, Ottawa; Cdr G.M. Wadds, deputy director of weapon and tactics, Ottawa; Cdr H.L. Crawford, deputy director of electrical engineering, Ottawa; Cdr W.A. Childs, assistant director of Naval reserves, Ottawa; Cdr. E.H. Little, staff officer, university training; Lt-Col D.C. O'Brien, officer commanding the Essex Regiment; Lt-Col Walter L. McGregor, officer commanding the Essex Scottish and Major Don C. Little, officer commanding the 24th Medium Workshop, RCEME. During the funeral, flags were flown on the Cenotaph at Ouellette and Files. The arrangements were made by Mrs. E.J. Baxter, of the cenotaph committee.

 

HMCS SASKATOON, HMCS BUXTON, HMCS ST LAMBERT, HMCS MEDICINE HAT, HMCS PORTAGE, HMCS SCOTIAN, HMCS HUNTER

BALDOCK, Franklin Henry - Passed away peacefully in Campbellford Memorial Hospi­tal, Campbellford Ont., at the age of 86. Frank will be remembered by his children: Fredrick (Ann), Patricia, Reginald (predeceased, 2010), Sharon (Barry), and Jennifer; grandchildren, Joseph, Brian, Megan, and Ryan, and great­grandchildren, Rowan, Lyra, and Harland; as well as, nieces, nephews and friends. Born in Norwood, Ont., he moved to Dartmouth, where he enlisted with the Canadian Navy and raised a family with Vivian (MacCallum) Baldock. A memorial will be held in his memory this spring in the Legion in Norwood, Ont.

BELL-IRVING, Brian, LCdr

 

RCN Jet Rolls Off Bonavetnure Killing Pilot - Halifax, March 5 - (CP) - A Banshee jetfighter rolled over the side of the carrier Bonaventure, killing the pilot, Lt-Cmdr. Brian Bell-Irving, 32, of Vancouver. The Navy said the jet made a normal landing on the carrier, which is taking part in exercises in southern waters, but the plane's brakes apparently failed as it taxied forward. It bounded over the side of the landing deck. The destroyer-escort Haida, one of 12 Canadian ships taking part in the exercises, recovered the pilot's body. This is the second Banshee pilot to lose his life since the southern exercises began several weeks ago. Lieutenant W.T.B. Troy, 29, of Campbellton, NB, died when his plane crashed off the Florida .... (article not complete) (article from the Ottawa Journal, 05 Mar 1958)

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SHEARWATER (VF-881 SQN), HMCS BONAVENTURE

BIGGS, Leonard Walter - age 83, of Westphal, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born in London, England, he married Jane in 1955. He joined the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm as a boy seaman and served eight years as an aircraft electrician. He and his wife immigrated to Canada in 1956, where he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in the same trade and served 22 years. He finished his working life as a safety inspector with Nova Scotia Power. His children, Kevin, Erica, Sally, Kitty and Sam, were born in Canada and, in 1960, he built a house with a housing co-op in which he lived until the end. His children gave him seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild with another expected. While in England, from boyhood, he played soccer and cricket, at which he excelled. In Canada, he played soccer with other immigrants and, when the game became more popular, he became a referee. He later took up golf in the summer and curling in the winter. Around 2007, he developed Parkinson’s disease, which eventually led to his death. Our family would like to offer our grateful thanks for the wonderful palliative care he received from all the staff of 3 East and 3 West of Dartmouth General Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, in Royal Canadian Legion Centennial Branch, Main Street, Westphal, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shearwater Aviation Museum.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

BOWEN, Merton Alwyn, RCNVR, - WWII, Norway-Murmansk- D-Day, peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre on Sunday, August 21, 2011 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Stella Mary Penwarden for 64 years. Loving father of Bruce (Cheryl Mousseau) and Peter. Cherished grandfather of Cindle Bowen. Retired federal government employee of the Department of Supply and Services and the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Honourary elder and long time member of Centretown (McLeod-Stewarton) United Church. Eldest son of the late Bruce Hamilton Bowen and Etta Lavina Gload. Predeceased by brothers Orville (Hazel Davis), Bob (former wife Anna Ford), George and brother-in-law Robert Penwarden (Constance). Survived by brother Stewart (Annette), sisters Barbara and Helen Daneliak (Nicholas) and sister-in-law Penny Ford (Eric). A loving and caring grandfather and uncle - Granddad/Uncle Mert had a special rapport with all the young people in the extended Bowen and Penwarden families, and was very proud of their many efforts and accomplishments. Thank you to the wonderful people of Carefor. Special praise and thanks to everyone at the PRVHC and especially the wonderful, tireless and heroic staff of 2nd floor north of the Gatineau Residence in making Merton's final days so happy, peaceful and comfortable. God bless you all. Merton was a man who put everyone's welfare ahead of his own. His quiet loving and caring ways will be missed by all who knew him and his love of the sea and old ships will remain with all of us. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd. (at Roosevelt) on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, August 26th at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre, 1750 Russell Rd., Ottawa, K1G 5Z6.

 

Photo of Merton Bowen        Photo of Merton Bowen

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

BOWEN, Norman William - Born Ottawa, Ontario, Jul 13, 1923. Died peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver May 27, 2005, after suffering a stroke. Norman is survived by his wife Annette, sons Doug and Jim, and daughters Judy and Linnea. Also grandchildren Lindy, Anni, Kirsti, Scott, Greg, Leah, Matthew, Sarah, Krista and Annette. Great-grandchildren Linnea and Connor. Norman served with the Combined Operations Group in World War II and was a very active Legion member. He was employed by the Federal Government in the National Harbours Board. Norman was very much loved by his family and he will be greatly missed. In keeping with Normans wishes there will be no funeral service. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

BOWEN, Peter Garfield - In hospital on January 11, 2012 in his 58th year after long and courageous battles with cancer and multiple sclerosis. Youngest son of Stella Mary Bowen (nee Penwarden) and the late Merton Alwyn Bowen. Dearest father of Cindle Bowen. Predeceased by his former wife Sandra Whyte. Peter will be sadly missed by his brother Bruce (Cheryl Mousseau) and many aunts, uncles and cousins in the extended Bowen and Penwarden families. Peter was a proud submariner (HMCS Okanagan - HMCS Ojibwa) and served Canada during the Cold War from 1976 to 1985. He will be remembered always by his buddy Michael Dunlop and his many shipmates, friends and Old Comrades. Many thanks to the staff of the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, We Care, and all those who supported Peter during his lengthy illness. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd (at Roosevelt Ave,) Ottawa on Tuesday January 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. until service time. Service will be held in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship in the reception center of Tubman Funeral Homes. After the reception, a procession to Capital Memorial Gardens will take place for the burial of Peter's ashes. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter.

 

HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS OKANAGAN

BOWEN, Wilfred Orville, RCN - Veteran, WWII, Retired Customs and Excise Canada, Longtime Member McLeod-Stewarton United Church. Peacefully, at home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband, for 61 years of Hazel Eva Ruth Davis. Loving father of George Orville and his wife Heather Coulter and Patricia Anne and her husband Gerald Gourgon. Much loved Pappa of Abbie Courtney Gourgon and her fiancé Rock Gaudreau. Son of the late Bruce Hamilton Bowen and Etta Lavina Gload. Dear brother of Merton (Stella), Stewart (Annette), the late George, the late Bob (former wife Anna Ford), Barbara and Helen (Nick Daneliak). Also survived by sister-in-law Isabella Morrison (the late Eldon) and brother-in-law Hiram Davis (Margaret). Predeceased by sisters-in-law Helen Craig (the late George), Agnes Walls (the late Hiram) and Ethel Delorme (the late Arnold). Loving uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt) on Friday 6-9 pm and on Saturday 9:30-11 am. Funeral Service will be held at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street (at Argyle) on Saturday, at 12 noon, Rev. Grant Dillenbeck officiating, follow by reception. Interment, Capital Memorial Gardens at 3:00 pm. For those wishing, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

 

HMCS CHICOUTIMI, TUG CLIFTON

BOYD, George Alexander - of Kagawong passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday January 18, 2015 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Lillian (Edwards) and cherished father of Thomas of North Bay and Peggy (Clayton) Sloss of Paris, Ontario. Proud and loving grandfather of David, Emily and Cameron Sloss. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Annie (McRae) Boyd and his sister Beth (Ken) Heath. George was born August 4, 1924 in Toronto, where he was raised and educated, attending Swansea Public School and Runnymede Collegiate. His summer vacations were spent in Kagawong. He and his friend Aussie Hunt had many childhood adventures together. From 1943 to 1945, George served in the Canadian Navy as a telegrapher aboard HMCS Oshawa on the Atlantic triangle run. They provided convoy escort duty on the Western Atlantic. George worked as a field engineer for Burroughs Corporation for 37 years, progressing from adding and accounting machines to large computer systems. He worked in Kirkland Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Toronto. George and Lillian met in the Soo and were married in 1961 in Lively, Ont. George loved Manitoulin and he and Lil retired to Kagawong in 1987. George was a member of the Manitoulin – North Shore Naval Veteran’s Association and the Little Current Legion Branch 177. He was also a founding member of the Mudge Bay Floatin’ Club. George attended the United Church. In his younger years, George enjoyed boating, water and snow skiing. His interests included listening to music, reading electric trains, watching hockey and baseball on TV and teasing his grandchildren. He had a good sense of humour and enjoyed socializing with friends. George always had a pocketful of candies to share. Visitation will be held at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Thursday January 22, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy. Spring interment Kagawong Cemetery.

 

HMCS OSHAWA

BROWN, Arthur Stanley - It is with great sadness that the family of Arthur Stanley Brown, Dartmouth, announces his passing at the age of 77 on January 2, 2015 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Art was the eldest son of Arthur and Irene Brown and was born and raised in Hopewell, Nova Scotia. He served twenty-years in the Royal Canadian Navy and later worked ten years at Canada Post. Art was a proud member of Iona Presbyterian Church serving as an elder for several years. Over the years, he had been active in the Freemasons, the Royal Arch, Philae Shrine, Scottish Rite and Royal Order of Scotland. In 2000/ 2001 Art served as the Grand Master of Masons in Nova Scotia. Art is survived by his wife Evelyn (Leil), son Kim (Patti Reynolds), brothers Wilson (Donna), Delbert (Lois) and sisters Loretta Landry (Joe), Joyce Langille (Jim), Dehlia Brown, Debbie Brown and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and teased often. He was predeceased by his sister Winnifred Bell (Ralph). Art and Ev spent summers at Brule Point and will be sadly missed by his many friends there. Visitation will be held Monday, January 5 at Iona Presbyterian Church, 90 Lucien Drive, Dartmouth from 7 to 9 PM. A Masonic Service will be conducted Monday January 5 at 6:30 PM at Iona Presbyterian Church. Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, January 6 at Iona Presbyterian Church. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to the Iona Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of the Dartmouth General Hospital and EMS paramedics. A special thanks to Rev. Dr. Cynthia Chenard.

 

HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS ALGONQUIN

CAMPBELL, Tony Charles (1962-2008) - The death of Tony Charles Campbell, husband of Anne Campbell, of Colpitts Settlement occurred on Monday February 18, 2008 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Moncton on June 12, 1962 he was the son of Joan (Crossman) Murray of Riverview and the late Charles Campbell Jr. Tony retired from the Canadian Navy after serving for over 20 years as a NCI Operator. He had also served during the First Gulf War. In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by his sons, Derek at home and Shane a student at UNB in Fredericton; his parents Joan and Art Murray of Riverview; his brother, Andrew Murray (Elaine) of Riverview; his sisters, Connie Campbell (Boyd Colpitts) of Colpitts Settlement, Shelley Martin (Brian) of Riverglade; his special uncle, Gary Crossman (Linda) of Moncton; his maternal grandmother, Rhoda Crossman of Moncton; his mother in law, Ella Lutes of Turtle Creek; his brother in law, John Lutes (Carolyn) of Colpitts Settlement; and his faithful companion, his dog Nellie; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his father in law, Purdy Lutes. In keeping with Tony's wishes there will be a Celebration of Tony's Life on Thursday, February 21st 2008 from 7 to 9 pm in Cadman Bowness Funeral Home 114 Alma Street Moncton. Donations in Tony's memory may be made to the memorial of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Cadman Bowness Funeral Home (857-1110) 114 Alma Street Moncton, NB

 

HMCS NIPIGON

CAVAN, Leonard Joseph (1929-2015) - With great sadness we bid farewell to our beloved Len. He was married for 63 years to his best friend, Shirley (nee Hann). He served in the military for 40 years, starting off as an Able seaman and retiring as a four-ring captain. He served as captain of HMCS Assiniboine, Huron, Preserver and as base commander of CFB Stadacona. In 1985, he took Tattoo across Canada for the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Navy. Len is survived by his wife Shirley; son Richard, Vancouver and daughter Kelley (Barry), New Glasgow. He was predeceased by his son, Terry (Cathy). He will be dearly missed by his loving grandchildren Trevor (Samantha), Kaitlin, Charlotte and Hannah as well as two great grandsons Tyler and Carter. He was cherished by his brothers John Wallace (Willy), Thomas (Janet), Bernie (Henriette), Michael (Sandy); sisters Cathy Akeson (Earl) and Mary Jane Rocque. Sincere thanks to Dr. Tim Matheson, the palliative care team at the QEII and the VON. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday June 6 at 2 p.m. from St. Peters Church, Ketch Harbour. An interment at a later date will take place in the Nova Scotia Veterans Columbarium, Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax.

 

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS HURON, HMCS PRESERVER

CHUPICK, Michael Lawrence - of Victoria, BC passed away on January 26, 2015. Born in Hubbard, SK on May 29, 1929, he leaves his family who will cherish his memory: beloved and devoted wife Julie of almost 62 years; 8 children Linda (Albert Bennett, and daughter Teri [Dale]), North Saanich, BC; David (Sally), Elginburg, ON; Mark, Toronto, ON; Greg, Constance Bay, ON; Tom (Elisabeth) Bangalore, India; Sonya (Mike Henry, deceased), Langley, BC; Myra (Larry Perron), Kanata, ON; and Monica (John Wasag), Ottawa, ON. As well, Mike has 12 grandchildren: Holly (Jeff), Rachel (Matt), Jane; Sara, Joe (and their mother Donna); Nick (Colleen), Samantha (Shaun), Jason (and their mother Brenda); Sasha, Nicolas; Ashley and Adam; and 6 great grandchildren Haley, Justin, Dylan, Dakota, Savannah, and Ella. Mike is predeceased by his parents Anton and Anastasia of Danbury, SK, originally of Ukraine, and brothers Bill (Verna), Nick (Mabel), Sam (Helen), Michael and Walter (both died in infancy) and sister Annie (also died in infancy). He is survived by brother John (Violet) of Abbotsford, BC. Mike's 32-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy was served in Victoria and Halifax aboard HMCS Antigonish and HMCS Restigouche, as well as postings in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Lahr in Germany. Mike retired in 1984 in Ottawa as a Commander (Lieutenant-Colonel). He is deeply loved and will be truly missed by family and friends. The family would like to express deep appreciation for the assistance of Dr. Gilbert Chew, Dr. Jennifer Lush, Mike's care-giver Brenda, and the staff at Victoria Hospice. Prayers will be at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Dr, Victoria at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 29th. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 30th at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church. Reception at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Church, 1112 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1G1 or a charity of your choice. (Published in the Times Colonist 28 Jan 2015)

 

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS ANTIGONISH

CLARK, Roland, RCN - Veteran WW II - Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Wednesday morning, April 1st, 2015. Roland Elmer Clark of Arnprior passed away following a valiant struggle with cancer at the age of 90 years. Dear son of the late Leslie Clark and the late Lora Ethlyn Mills. Husband for over 68 years of Lorna (nee Saunders). Dearly loved father of Donna Alfano (late Carmen) and Wendy Grose (Harold), both of Arnprior. Dear brother of Donna Smith (late Ron) of Lanark. Brother-in-law of Donetta Watson (late Ron) and Lois Russett (Blyth), both of Arnprior. Predeceased by his only grandson, Jason Grose as well as siblings: Douglas, Leland, Eleanor Kasycz, Lois Johnson and Joyce O'Brien. Roland was born in Sutton, Quebec and grew up in Lac Megantic. At the age of 15, he hopped on his bicycle and travelled to Montreal where he lied about his age and enlisted into the Armed Forces for the first time. Five months later, his Dad finally caught up with him and had Roland discharged. At the age of 17, Roland enlisted into the Royal Canadian Navy and trained on the HMCS Saguenay in Halifax and later became a coder. Roland received honourable discharge in September of 1945. After the war, the grocery business became a way of life for Roland and Arnprior would become home. A short stint at Cliff's Radio Repair a well as a stop at the Cabinet Factory in Arnprior also contributed to Roland's earnings. If you knew Roland, you also knew that golf was his greatest passion. An avid player and longtime member of both the Arnprior Gold Club as well as the Madawaska Golf Course, Roland was a multiple championship winner at both courses. A graveside service at the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior will take place in the intimacy of Roland's family early this summer. In memory of Roland, a donation to Hospice Renfrew or the Arnprior Humane Society would be much appreciated.

 

HMCS SAGUENAY

COGHILL, John Robert (Jack), RCN - WWII Veteran, Pipe Major of the Cameron Highlanders Pipe Band Peacefully in his 90th year on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. Jack was the beloved husband of the late Irene Bradley, his "Peanut" for almost 68 years, whose death seven weeks ago left him heartbroken. He was the treasured father of Allison Jamieson (John), Sheila Manhire (Robert), Jack (Donna), Laird (Janice) and Kirsty Hayward (the Rev. Daniel). Memories of their Granddad will also be cherished by his eleven grandchildren: Brad (Amanda), Graeme (Ashley) and Meredith Nichols; Patrick, Ian (Sheila) and Arthur Manhire; Ainslie (Tom) and Jackson Coghill; and, Erin, Gregory and Lindsay Coghill as well as his precious wee great-granddaughter Edie Frances Manhire. He will also be remembered with love by in-laws Rosalie Coghill, Lois Andree (Len), David Bradley (Jean), Maurice Bradley (Cheryl) and many nieces, nephews and countless friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Annie (Skidmore) Coghill, step-mother Marjorie Coghill, his son-in-law George Nichols, his brothers and sisters William Muir (Nell), Alexina Downham (Allan), Jean Jardine (Jim), George Coghill and Jim Coghill and sister-in-law Ruth Fox. Masonic Service on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Chapel of Hulse Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street. Friends are invited to visitation at the Central Chapel of Hulse Playfair and McGarry, on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Friends are also invited to share in the Celebration of the Life of our beloved father, grandfather and great- grandfather on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lupton Hall at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa. His family wishes to express our gratitude to Drs. Stewart and Hamilton and the wonderful staff and volunteers of the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre who treated our father with such care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, the Heart Institute or a charity of your choice would be very much appreciated by his family.

 

HMCS PETERBOROUGH

COX, Clarence Edwin (Budge) - age 93 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Budge was born in Transcona Manitoba on September 8, 1921, son of Rubena and Clarence N. Cox. He grew up and attended school in Sioux Lookout and Winnipeg. In 1940 he joined the Navy as an ordinary seaman at HMCS Griffon. He was discharged in August 1945 as a chief petty officer. He married Grace Sinclair on March 29, 1945 in Fort William. Together they had lived the rest of their lives here. After the war Budge worked for M.F. Mills, Grain Trimmers and the Fort William Police Department (1947- 1951). He then went to work for the CPR as a trainman and in 1982 he retired as a conductor. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6, the Naval Association and the CP Pensioners. Budge loved to take his daily walks and was well known for his walks along Hwy 61 and Chippewa Rd. with his picking up of the garbage along the way. Budge is survived by his son Rick and wife Shari, grandchildren Johnna and Jammy (Tammy) and Jason (Kelly) Miller, great granddaughters Courtney Miller and Kendra MacGowan. Nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Grace, a brother Richard and sisters Betty (Frank) Jordan and Edith (Chuck) Darner sister-in-laws Eva (Pudge) Robertson and Marian (Don) Chisamore. Funeral services will be held on Thursday February 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Blake Funeral Chapel with visitation starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. If friends desire, memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. Clarence Cox will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 12, 2016.

 

HMCS Griffon (Naval Reserve Unit)

CREWE, Ernest George (04 Nov 1922 - 06 Mar 2014)  - With loved ones at his side, 91 year old George Crewe, one of Fernie’s last two veterans, passed away peacefully at the Rocky Mountain Village on Thursday, March 6th. George was born in Lethbridge, AB on November 4, 1922. George is survived by his daughters Catherine (Gila), and Joy, granddaughters Elleda (Adam), and Lisa (Chris), his grandson Todd (Laura), and three great grandsons. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn, sons Danny and Georgie, and his parents Robert and Olive Crewe. George was born and raised in Lethbridge AB. Growing up, George was an avid hockey player, playing forward position and earning the nickname “ROCKET” for his speed and shot. In September of 1940, at the age of 17, George joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He did his basic training at Naden base in Esquimalt BC. While in the war George was trained as a telegraph operator. Upon completing his training at Naden in 1941, he was immediately shipped out on the HMCS Quinte. From that point he served on many ships in the battle of the North Atlantic. He was discharged on his birthday in 1947 and returned to Lethbridge where he started working for Baalim Wholesale, eventually working his way up to manager. While working at Baalim, George became known for having extremely bad luck with leased vehicles, earning him the nickname “Crash Crewe”. George met Evelyn in Toronto at the automotive show in 1956. Evelyn moved to Lethbridge in 1957 with her sons Danny and Georgie. In 1959 their daughter Catherine was born. The Crewe family continued to live in Lethbridge until moving to Fernie in 1970. Once in Fernie, George discovered his love for skiing. He skied avidly till 1997. His other passions in life were his ham radio (VE7ERV), collecting stamps, and the “occasional” DARK RUM. George also loved to garden and was a member of the Bluebird Society, building many bluebird boxes that can still be seen down Baynes Lake Rd to this day. He was an avid hiker, climbing every peak in Glacier and Waterton Park. He also hiked the West Coast Trail twice at the age of 63 and 68 with his daughter Catherine. George lived his life to the fullest, and has left a legacy of beautiful memories and stories that will live on for future generations. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any of the following charities: The Salvation Army or Heart & Stroke Foundation (see Donations link for address) or to the Foothills Medical Center (NICU) 1403 29th St. NW Calgary AB T2N 2T9. Service: 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Legion Hall

 

HMCS QUINTE, HMS WITHERINGTON, HMCS BELLECHASE, HMS CAMPANIA, HMCS WARRIOR, Admiral's Yacht (for Admiral Mainguy, RCN), HMCS ROCKCLIFFE

CURRAN, John Garfield - age 64 Enfield, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2015 at home. Born in Smiths Falls, Ontario, he was the only child of the late Jack and Myrtle (Dixon) Curran. John was proud to have served for 35 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He had a magnetic personality and many friends, all of whom would attest to his kindness and generosity. John had a true love for life, enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, snorkelling, canoeing and camping. “Pumper John” will be missed by everyone at Lakeside Circle Campers. John’s affection for animals and nature was widely known. He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend of 31 years, Deb. He will also be sadly missed by his father in-law and mother in-law, Leo and Mardy Horne, his sisters in-law and brothers in-law, who considered him a brother, and many nieces and nephews, whom he dearly loved. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A visitation will be held 6-8pm Thursday January 29 at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church, Enfield, from where a funeral service will be held 10am Friday, Rev. Mike Walsh officiating. His remains will be placed in the St. Bernard’s Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Corridor Community Options for Adults, 21 Convent Road, Enfield, NS, B2T 1C9 or the Hope for Wildlife Society, 5909 Hwy 207, Seaforth, NS B0J 1N0. The family would like to thank the nurses on 8.2 at the Halifax Infirmary and the East Hants- Colchester Palliative Care Team for their amazing care and compassion shown to John.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE

DAVIS, Donald McKay (28 Nov 1926 - 02 Jan 2015) - Don passed away of a broken heart at the age of 88. He was born in Edmonton to Arthur and Margaret and was the youngest of five children. Don was predeceased by his wife and lifelong sweetheart, Pat, in June 2013. Don is survived by his three children, Donald Jr., Judy (Bill) and Kathleen (Grant); four grandchildren, Christopher (Ariana), Daniel, Alison (Mike) and Heather (Gary); and five great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Adrian, Daemyen, Davis and Elliott. Akin to his career in accounting, Don's life can be framed by 'the numbers' and you could always 'count' on Don for his reliable and dedicated service as an accountant for 45 years, a faithful member of the Masonic lodge for 56 years, a loyal and supportive member of the Calgary YMCA for 45 years, a first-class father and grandfather always, and most importantly, as a devoted husband to the love of his life, Pat, for 67 years. Don led a virtuous life. Duty- bound at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Canadian Navy where he served on the HMCS Ontario and was circa Hong Kong when he distinctly recalls being told 'the war has ended'. Don was also a romantic and upon his return from service and, at the age of 19, he married his beloved Pat. Don's career in accounting started in Edmonton and then he accepted a posting with the Federal Government in Fort Smith, NWT where he and Pat had a 5 year northern adventure. Don became a company man when he joined Pembina Pipeline and they moved to Drayton Valley. In 1964 Don transferred to Calgary where they finally settled. It was with MHG International that Don's career excelled in his position as secretary-treasurer and he and Pat adventured to the UK on a few fabulous business trips. MHG was succeeded by Monenco (now AMEC) where he retired on his 65th birthday, after more than 25 years of service with the company. Don was a 'foodie' and it was a marriage made in heaven when he met Pat, who was a 'good cooker'. Between his naval training and accounting career Don was ingrained to do everything 'by the book'. Nevertheless, Don was always 'game' to try a new activity - curling, dog- sledding, bridge, choir, downhill skiing, running, swimming, bicycling and Crossfit. However it was his naval tour of the world that incited his passion for sailing and he fulfilled his dream of owning a sailboat and spending many an evening on the Glenmore reservoir sailing the 'Isabella'. Don kept himself in shape by regularly attending the YMCA and this enabled him to cycle the KVR at the age of 72, sail the BVI's for his 80th birthday and start the dancing at his grandson's wedding at 86 yrs of age. Don yearned for all things good: good food, the good in humanity, a good joke, a nap, a job well done. Don will forever be remembered for his beaming smile. At Don's request there will be no funeral service. A Memorial Service will be held at the Eau Claire YMCA on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Donations are gratefully accepted to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, 101 – 3rd Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P4G6

 

HMCS ONTARIO

DESJARDINS, Romeo E.  (03 Dec 1921 - 24 Jan 2015) - Romeo passed away suddenly on Saturday January 24th, 2015 at Broadmead Lodge in Saanich. The beloved father of 9 children: Ray, Elaine, Nicole, Paulette, Marianne, Suzanne, Denise, Christopher and Danny, as well as 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Margaret in 1993, and children, Nicole in 1999 and Christopher in 2011. Dad was a depression era kid (one of 13) who always taught his children the values of thrift and education. He was a devout Catholic all his life and constantly strived to live up to his ideals and his faith. Dad was a veteran sailor of two wars - WWII and Korea (where he spent 13 months on the HMCS Cayuga) and was quietly proud of his naval service. After retiring from the RCN as a Chief Petty Officer he worked at National Trust as a realtor and then studied real estate statistics and appraisal at U.B.C., attaining his diploma. This qualified him to work for the British Columbia Buildings Corporation as a Property Negotiator for a number of years before retiring for good in the early 1980's. He and Mom then spent happy years travelling in Europe and down to Arizona every winter for 10 years in their RV which was Dad's passion. He had been a resident of Broadmead Lodge since 2007, benefiting from the staff's dedicated care and love. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Langford on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception after in the church hall. The loss of Dad is eased by our realization that he is now, after all these years, once again being spoiled and fussed over by our wonderful Mother. (the Times Colonist 28 Jan 2015)

 

HMCS CAYUGA

DORLAND, Carl Frederick (Skeet) - A Gentleman's Journey ends...it is with great sadness that Carl Frederick Dorland-known affectionately to his family and friends as "Skeet"-of St. Catharines, Ontario, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, in his 90th year on January 7th, 2015. Carl, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and inspiring friend to all, is survived by the love of his life - Eleanor of 62 years, daughter Wendy (Erik), sons Scott (Rose), Paul and Jason (Robyn), sister Dorothy-Joan, sister-in-law Scotty Freeman, grandchildren Jenny (Chris), Ryan, Laura (Jeff), Kaylyn, Mark, Mataya, three great granddaughters Grace, Emma and Henley and his favourite family pet, Katie. He was pre-deceased by sister Beverley of St. Catharines. Skeet also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends across Canada. To know Carl is to know how much he valued service-in every regard. His principle-based approach to life developed at a young age. He answered the call of duty in 1944 when he became old enough to assist in Canada's war effort, serving on a Canadian Corvette, HMCS Quesnel that escorted merchant ship convoys across the North Atlantic. Upon returning from the War, he attended McGill University where he received his Bachelor of Science. In 1952 Carl married his sweetheart, Eleanor (Scott) from Port Dalhousie and they began their 62 wonderful years of marriage in Windsor Ontario. This was the beginning of his career as a passionate lifelong educator who would influence the lives of many through his teaching, mentoring and coaching. From Windsor, it was onto Goderich, Ontario in 1956 where at GDCI he taught physical education and coached basketball. In 1961, he returned to his home to St. Catharines and Ridley College. Carl spent 27 years at Ridley living out the School's motto-Terar Dum Prosim-May I be Consumed in Service. Skeet's animated and energetic teaching style was brought to life in the classroom. Appreciating that education wasn't confined to a classroom, Carl always made time for students whenever the need arose. It was here that he was able to mentor and positively affect the lives of so many young Ridleans over the years. Everyone who knew him had a " Skeet story"- either in the classroom or on the playing field. He is credited with "opening" Ridley to the greater community of St. Catharines and Niagara. It was also at Ridley College, where with the help of Jack Gatecliff and Bill Burgoyne (St.Catharines Standard), they founded the St. Catharines Standard Basketball Tournament in 1961, now one of the oldest and most successful basketball tournaments in the province. His experience as a champion lightweight rower with the St. Catharines Rowing Club following the war was impressionable. In 1972, he became the Ridley College Rowing Manager for 16 years. Led by Neil Campbell and a cast of thousands, he managed and supported the rowing team to unprecedented international success, including 9 trips to the Henley Royal Regatta in England. He was also involved in founding the Ridley Graduate Boat Club in 1972. Though he was an educator, Carl had a true entrepreneurial spirit. He was always developing ideas, planning events and overseeing projects throughout his life, big and small, both for Ridley and the local community. He also dabbled in radio, television and print media as well as hosting several talk shows with CKTB and Maclean Hunter Cable 10 showcasing his enthusiasm for education, community news and sports. He also had a stint as a "Cub" reporter for the Standard in the late 60's. Carl will be remembered for his warmth, love and dedication to his wife and family, as a true gentleman and for his fun-loving zest for life, sense of humour and ability to laugh at himself. Our family extends its sincere appreciation for the many doctors-especially Dr. Fraser MacKay and Dr. Bryan Leibfried-nurses and personnel support workers over the years that have shown Carl such love and care, especially the staff at Henley House. There will be a celebration of "Skeet's" life in the Ridley College Memorial Chapel on January 24th, 2015 beginning at 2:00pm. A reception will follow in the Lower School Dining Hall at Ridley College. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice and can be done through the offices of Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St. St. Catharines (905-684-6346).

 

HMCS QUESNEL

EDISON, Joseph, MWO, RCN - crossed the bar on January 21, 2015 to reunite with his late parents, William Edison and Jennifer Price; sisters, Inez and Bertrice; and brothers, Ronald, James, and Charles. He is survived by his wife Angela, Yarmouth; sisters, Margaret, New Brunswick and Patricia (George), Ontario; brothers, William and Richard, New Brunswick; daughter Esther, Bedford; grandson Glenn (Crystol); great grandchildren Christien, Justyn and Alyssa. Joe served his country for 25 years as a cook in various postings across Canada, and aboard nine Royal Canadian Navy ships that included two tours on the HMCS Haida and one tour on the HMCS Huron during the Korean War. He crossed the Arctic Circle in 1957; played hockey, won a featherweight boxing championship, and was a master snooker player. After retirement in 1973, he enjoyed hobbies in photography, woodworking, model railroads, fishing, and gardening to name a few. He had a magnificent singing voice and entertained us with every Irish song that was ever written. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no viewing. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society Maritime Region, Halifax, N.S. The mass will be held Friday April 10 at 11 a.m. in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan with Rev. Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Burial will take place at the Stella Maris Cemetery, Meteghan Centre. Special thanks to the staff of Veteran’s Place who provided excellent care and comfort to Joe for many years; to the staff of The Meadows who assisted with Joe’s visits with Angela; and to Dr. Julie E. Chandler and Dr. Kenny Yee whose care is above and beyond words. Joe will be remembered for his quick wit, beautiful smile, and kindness. Dad, we are broken hearted, but we know that you are at peace.

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS HURON

FERRARI, Alexander Vincent (13 Dec 1924 - 05 Apr 2014) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Al Ferrari, known affectionately to many of us as "Papa". Al's parents were immigrants from Italy who met and married in Calgary where he was born and at the age of five the family moved to Turner Valley. During WWII, Al served in the Royal Canadian Navy and then returned to Calgary to embark on a career in the hotel business. On a ski weekend to Banff, Al met Magnhild Peterson, fell in love and were married in June of 1950. Mel and Al began their lives together in Calgary and were blessed with the births of their four sons. Soon, Mel and Al followed their hearts and moved their young family to Banff in 1964. Al continued his work in the hotel business and later with Parks Canada and then retired in 1989. Al enjoyed his retirement with golfing, travel and cherished family get- togethers filled with music and laughter. Predeceased by his mother, father, brother Leo, favourite cousins, Mario, Vincent, Jules and Dante, Al's gentle spirit and kind heart will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Mel, brother Roy (June), sons Mark (Janice), Peter (Marilyn), Lee (Brenda), and Guy (Monica), and grandchildren Nicholas, Sarah, Jessica, Catalina, Andrea and Mathieu. Forever missed and always in our hearts. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Rundle Memorial United Church in Banff.

 

HMCS HELEN S.

FERRIS, Leonard Rowland (Rolly) - Died peacefully on May 28, 2015 at the age of 94 years. He was born in Victoria, B.C. on January 16, 1921 to parents James and Dorothy Ferris (nee Etheridge). Rolly joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a boy seaman at age seventeen. He arrived in Halifax September 1939 on HMCS St. Laurent to escort 1st convoy of the war. While serving on HMCS Saguenay, he was torpedoed on December 1, 1940 about 200 miles west of Ireland. From May 1941 he served two years on convoy duty on the North Atlantic Ocean. In November 1943 Rolly was commissioned to HMCS Chaudiere in Portsmouth. In December 1943 he joined a support group to give aid to any convoy having trouble. Rolly was part of a crew doing anti-submarine sweeps in the English Channel during the D Day invasion. Chief Petty Officer 1st class Ferris retired from the Navy in 1961 and worked another 20 years at the dockyard in Victoria. Rolly was a man of strength, grace and dignity. He was a longterm faithful member of St. Philip Anglican Church. Rolly served over 70 years with the United Service Masonic Lodge (now known as United Peninsula Lodge #24). He was a past master of the Lodge. Rolly enjoyed gardening and evening walks with Phyllis and Susan. He was an avid fan of hockey and baseball and a longtime member of Uplands Golf course. He enjoyed his game every week. Rolly was predeceased by his parents, his sister Norma and brother-in-law Bob Little. He will be dearly missed by his wife Phyllis, daughter Susan, sister Marjory Inglis and niece Dorothy Inglis. He is also survived by six nieces and nephews and their families. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. in St. Philip Anglican Church 2928 Eastdowne Road, Victoria, B.C. V8R 5R8 with the Venerable Christopher Page officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favourite charity would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ST LAURENT, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS CHAUDIERE

FISHER, David George - Dave passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Tuesday December 8, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (2013). He was the eldest son of David and Catherine Fisher. Dear grandfather of David Dionne (Renee) and great grandfather of Lucas. Fondly remembered by his brothers Jack (Rose, 2002), Terry (Jan), his sister Helen (John), sister in law Audrey (Bill, 2014). He is predeceased by his brother Bill, and his sister Pat (Steve). Many nieces and nephews will miss their "Big Uncle Day" and his dog Beauty. The Flower will miss her big brother "Baldy". Dave was a proud veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy serving in World War II aboard the HMCS Sorel. Cremation and private funeral services were held from the funeral chapel of Hetherington and Deans, 5176 Victoria Ave. In Memoriam contributions to The Ontario Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

HMCS SOREL

FRAYNE, Ralph Haskings - Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines Hospital on May 15, 2015 in his 91st year. Ralph was born in St. Catharines on March 9, 1925 and in his own words, 'lived a wonderful life.' He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Alice (Gibson); father of Sharon (Bill French), Linda (Gary Ferguson), Sandra (Carl Bodimeade), Richard (Sandra Daniels) and grandchildren Matthew, Caley, Jamie, Eric, Neil, Ian, Ben and great grandson Hudson. As a lad of 14, at the onset of WW II, he enlisted in the army, and served with the Lorne Scots, the Merchant Navy, and as a gunner on the HMCS Haida. After the war, he attended The University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall and was called to The Bar in 1951. His illustrious law career spanned 63 years, and he retired in September 2014. In 2013 he was awarded the Upper Canada Law Society Medal. He thoroughly enjoyed many years of farming at the family homestead, Windwood Farm in Beamsville. Ralph believed in the virtues of fairness, human rights, hard work and continual learning and he participated in many organizations. He was a former Alderman with the City of St. Catharines, a federal candidate for the CCF (NDP), former president of the Lincoln County Law Association, and former president of the Lincoln and Welland Saddle Club. Interests through the years included hunting, fishing, field trials with his dogs, horses, racing pigeons, the arts, reading and current events. He was widely renowned as a tireless advocate for the availability of legal representation for all, regardless of financial ability. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. A celebration of his magnificent life will be held at the Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation; on June 18 from 7- 9:00 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel (905-684-6346). Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Niagara Children's Centre.

 

HMCS HAIDA

GILES, Bruce - Mr. Bruce Giles passed away on February 1, 1996 at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his wife Winnifred; sons, Wayne (Penny) and Douglas; daughters, Jean, Karen (Frank) and Kathleen (Carl); four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one brother Glen (Marion). He was predeceased by his parents, Annie and Elmer, his brother Lawrence and sister Evelyn. Bruce was a decorated veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. Funeral Services will be held at the Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (inside Queen's Park Cemetery), on Monday, February 5, 1996 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Hugh Christmas officiating. Arrangements and Cremation in care of Heritage Family Funeral Services. Telephone: 299-0111

 

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HMCS BOWMANVILLE, HMCS FREDERICTON

GOODE, Thomas William (18 Oct 1921 - 27 Jun 2013) - Thomas (Tom) William Goode passed away peacefully at age 91 in Ladner, British Columbia on June 27, 2013. Tom is survived by his loving spouse and life mate Lily of 70 years; three children, Marlene (George), Jan and Wayne; grandchildren Tracey (Colin), Keith (Jennifer), David (Caroline), Thomas (fiancée Rebecca), Hailey (Jeremy); and great-grandchildren Brittany, Calvin, Reanne, Haydn, Elizabeth, Kieran and Benjamin. Tom grew up in South Vancouver and was a veteran of the second World War, serving in the Canadian Navy from 1939 to 1945, supporting convoy crossings of the North Atlantic and D-day. Tom became an electrician after the war, raised his family in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and finally settled in Tsawwassen. Tom retired after 40 years service, working for Neon Products - Jim Pattison Sign Company. Tom was active in the local community of Tsawwassen, becoming the first President of the Boundary Blue Back Swim Club and later President of the Phoenix Senior's Club, a member of the Artist Guild, the Ham Radio Club and a volunteer for Delta Assist (Life Line). Tom will be remembered most for his strong sense of family and an unwavering commitment to fairness in the community and the world. Though not particularly religious, he was spiritual by nature and commented often as to "how there must be something out there ultimately responsible for all the beauty in this world". In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Cancer Society of the Heart Fund and/or the Salvation Army.

 

HMCS MAYFLOWER

GOULDTHORPE, John Arthur (Jack) - Age 90, of Hali­fax, passed away on February 9th, 2015, in the Hali­fax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Montreal, he was the only son of the late George and Molly (Jeffrey) Gouldthorpe. Jack was a proud veteran of the Second World War. He worked for, and retired from Bell Montreal and Maritime Tel and Tel. He was a longtime member of West End United Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir, and attended weekly prayer meetings. Jack loved the years spent at the Florida home with his wife Marjorie. Since her death, he enjoyed his almost daily visits to the home of dear friends and relatives Dorothy and Laurie, playing cards, sharing meals and watching old movies. He also loved his many trips to nephew Geoffrey’s cottage on Evangeline Beach, Grand Pre and regular trips to the Tim Horton’s on Quinpool Road to have coffee with his friends. He will be missed by his precious cat, Bobby. Jack is survived by daughter-in-law, Patricia Gould-Thorpe, of Windsor; grandchildren, Joanna (David Tremblay) Gould-Thorpe, Windsor; their children, Elizabeth and Patrick, Brenda (Don) Pritchard, Dartmouth, and John Alan (Jeannie Ma) Gould-Thorpe, Surrey, B.C. and their son, James; sister-in-law, Dorothy and brother-in-law, Laurie Hawboldt; in-laws, Donald and Jean Lowe; sister-in-law, Jean Lowe, and sister-in-law, Kathleen Lowe; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by wife, Marjorie (Lowe); son, James 'Jim' Gouldthorpe. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, February 12th from 6-8 p.m. in At­lantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from West End United Baptist Church, Halifax. A reception will follow in the church hall. Private burial in Fairview Cemetery. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to West End United Baptist Church.

GRAHAM, William O. ( 09 May 1933 - 26 Feb 2015) - It is with great sadness and loving memories that the family of Bill Graham announces his passing at the HSC in Winnipeg at the age of 81. He was predeceased by his parents Mearl and Mary Graham, two sisters Joan and Ethel, and son Alan. Bill leaves to mourn, his wife and companion of 59 years Eileen (Meredith), two sons Jeffrey and Gregory and grandchildren Conan, Brendan and Caitlin. Bill had a long and distinguished career in the R.C.A.F spanning 46 years as an Air Traffic Controller. Joining the R.C.A.F at 17, his career took him to many destinations including France, CFS Alert, Germany and the final sailing of Canada's Last Aircraft Carrier, HMCS Bonaventure, of which he said was his most memorable time serving. After 38 years in the regular force, Bill served an additional eight years with the R.C.A.F Air Cadet Corps in Winnipeg and as an A.T.C in Gimli, MB at the Glider School. The tower in Gimli was renamed in his honour in 2003 as the "WO Graham Tower" for his distinguished service. His military decorations include the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration with 3 clasps and the NATO Service Medal. Bill will be remembered by his family and friends alike for his good nature, generosity and amazing sense of humour. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff of the HSC for their wonderful care throughout his stay with a very special thanks to Jim and Cathy Creran of Winnipeg for the extra concern and love given to their Uncle Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of ones choice or to the Manitoba Air Cadet League Trust Fund, Air Cadet League of Canada, MB Inc., Suite 153, P.O. Box 17000 Station Forces, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Y5. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

GRANT, Douglas Bayne - Born May 13, 1921 near Aylesbury, Saskatchewan, Doug died peacefully on January 1, 2015 at the Colonel Belcher Veterans Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Doug will be deeply missed by his wife of 57 years, Allison Hunter (nee Robertson), sons Russell Keith (Karen), Douglas Roderick (Tilly), Richard Bruce and grandchildren Jeffrey (Brenda) Grant, Erin Grant, Christopher (Jenny) Grant, Marcia (Derek) Armour and Ryan (Odette) Grant. Doug was predeceased by his parents Kenneth Bain Grant and Mary C. Grant (nee McCuaig), his first wife Janet Catherine (nee Macdiarmid), and older brothers Donovan and Duncan. Doug left Saskatchewan at age 19 and moved to Winnipeg where he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway until joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. He served three years on the HMCS LaMalbaie, a Flower-class Corvette, as a Leading Coder. Prior to his discharge in September 1945, he spent the war years plying the North Atlantic between Halifax, Northern Ireland and Murmansk on convoy duty. After the war Doug continued his service with the CPR's Winnipeg Tax Department and then moved to CPR's Marathon Realty in 1972. He finished his career with Marathon in Regina and Calgary where he retired in 1986. Doug was a very competitive tennis player in Winnipeg, but at age 30 felt the overwhelming lure of the golf links. Golf became his lifelong passion. He spent the rest of his life golfing happily with Allison, his sons and many golf buddies at the St. Boniface Golf Course in Winnipeg, the Murray Golf Course in Regina and the Highwood Golf & Country Club in High River, Alberta. He sported a single digit handicap his whole life and also shot his age from 70 through 86. Doug was a quiet, thoughtful and supportive father and husband. He was also a gentleman in every sense of the word. He took great joy in his family's accomplishments and loved family dinners and gatherings. Doug was an avid reader and a crossword puzzle aficionado. He will be lovingly remembered by the entire family. The family would like to thank the staff at the Colonel Belcher for their care, and support over the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta would be greatly appreciated. At Doug's request, a quiet family gathering will be held in his memory.

 

HMCS LA MALBAIE

GRANT, Harold (Bryce), Chief Warrant Officer, RCN (01 Dec 1927 - 12 Apr 2015) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bryce at the Queensway Carleton Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband and best friend of Hannah Maud (nee Cluett). Loving dad of Lawrence Grant (Joan) of Ottawa and Patrice McWilliam (Geoffrey) of Calgary. Cherished grandpa of Christopher McWilliam, Kate Grant and Laura McWilliam. Special brother-in-law of Laura Jackson (Peter). Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bryce was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 18. He married Hannah in 1951 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and they enjoyed 64 years of happy marriage. Bryce served his country in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, including war service in Korea on board the destroyer HMCS Crusader. His final posting was at Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. After 25 years of service in the RCN, he joined the Department of Defence as a civilian, followed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. At the time of his retirement, he had completed 38 years of service to the government and people of Canada. Bryce valued his 43 year membership with the Royal Canadian Legion. After retiring, Bryce and his wife Hannah enjoyed travelling extensively through Canada and the U.S. in their RV. A special thank-you to the staff on Unit C3 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their compassion and exceptional care. A private family service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

 

HMCS CRUSADER

HALEY, Richard Douglas, CPO2 (09 Jul 1964 - 22 May 2015) - Age 50, of Bedford passed away Friday May 22nd, 2015. Richard was born in Halifax, 1964. Richard always loved the water, whether it be a river, a brook, the ocean or the sea. In his childhood he enjoyed visiting his Uncle Phil's and Aunt Donna's farm in Windsor and swimming at the "salmon hole". In his teens he would spend summers with his friend Gary Butler at the Butler's cottage near Queen's Land Beach. When Richard was sixteen he started working as a tender operator at BBYC and taking sailing lesson there as well. Richard graduated from Halifax West High School in 1982 and knew exactly the career he wanted. His uncle Murray thought he should join the Air Force; the Canadian Navy was always Richard's plan. Just after his 19th birthday, on June 23rd, 1983 he joined as a Reservist, and then continued his faithful service as a lifelong member of the Canadian Navy with over 31 years of service. Richard was true Navy; happiest when serving his country at sea. Richard was a Sonar Op by trade. While on HMCS FRASER Richard was among the more elite and envied crews in the fleet. FRASER was fitted with some of the most advanced and experimental sonar systems in the world; all at a time where the cold war was still a real and serious reality. Later, FRASER would be the first Canadian Ship sent to enforce UN sanctions against Haiti. Between Oct 1993 and Mar 1994 she assisted in and conducted 73 boardings and 450 hailings; spending 134 days on station. The contributions made by FRASER assisted in completing the UN mission by maintaining security and stability and returning the island to constitutional rule. He wore that medal proudly on his chest. Richard completed 5 NATO deployments during his sailing days. On his last NATO deployment in 1998 aboard the HMCS MONTREAL, Richard was now a PO1 and was the Anti-Submarine Warfare Director and Senior Sonar Operator onboard. Richard and his counterpart would work tirelessly sometimes 16 hours a day, each and every day, diligently organizing drills and exercises that would later result in much high praise from the German admiralty for the work his ship did and did so astonishingly well. Work that he was so proud of having such a major part in personally. He wore the NATO Special Service Medal proudly on his chest. During OP APOLLO 2003 Richard served as Combat Chief on the Canadian Flag Ship HMCS IROQUOIS in the Middle East as part of Canada's continued Naval Contribution to the War on Terrorism after the events of 9/11. For his dedication of contribution to OP APOLLO Richard was awarded the Southwest Asia Service Medal which he proudly wore on his chest. Richard's last posting was as Unit Chief in the Acoustic Data Analysis Centre (Atlantic). He was well respected and known for his meticulous bookkeeping, recording keeping and briefings. He will be sadly missed by his shipmates and all who knew him during his Canadian Naval career. Richard married Jo-Ann (Barrett) in 1990 and five years later became a father. Matthew Richard Haley was born 1995. To say Richard was a proud father; well one could be no prouder. Richard passed his greatest loves and passions on to his son. Lego building, model trains, fire truck station runs/tours, and his love of the water and boats; Matthew learned how to steer his father's Cape Islander when he was three. Then came the love of history and politics, how to grow a garden and shoot a BB gun, (with safety goggles of course). When it became time for Matthew to work as a tender operator at BBYC his father taught him how to drive the tender, use the crane for lifting boats in and out of the water, drive the tractor and taught him what is required to be a valuable resource to his employer. Richard set a firm foundation for Matthew and was proud of all his accomplishments, his high academic achievements, and the man he had become. Richard was a strong believer in volunteering; he would not ask anyone to do anything he would not do himself and was the first to jump in to help. He joined the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department in May, 1992 and served his community with over 20 years of services as a Firefighter/Engineer; usually driving the truck, which he loved. He was also a member and long-time volunteer serving many years as Vice Commodore of Operations at BBYC. This was a position he took very seriously and if there was something that needed to be done he did not stand back. Whether that be saving a boat adrift or a marina coming apart in a storm, and of course everything was documented. Richard is survived by his son, Matthew, his wife Jo-Ann; parents Fred and Marie (MacDougall), sister Catherine (Kayelin), brother David (Robin), father and mother in-law Keith and Heather Barrett, brother in-law Michael (Lorraine), brother in-law Andrew, nieces Brianna, Rebecca, nephews Tyree, Cameron, Douglas and Johnathan. Funeral Services will be held at Bedford United Church on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2 pm. Reception will follow at the Church. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to APSEA Scholarship Fund for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

 

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HALEY, Richard Douglas, CPO2

 

SUBJ: DEATH OF CPO2 RICHARD HALEY - SONAR OP 00324-01

1. VICE ADMIRAL M.A.G. NORMAN, COMMANDER ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF CPO2 RICHARD HALEY ON 22 MAY 15 IN HALIFAX, NS

2.CPO2 HALEY WAS BORN IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA ON 9 JUL 64. HE WAS ENROLLED IN THE REGULAR FORCE AS A SONARMAN IN JULY 1984. HE COMPLETED HIS QL3 TRAINING AT CANADIAN FORCES FLEET SCHOOL IN HALIFAX AND WAS POSTED TO HMCS IROQUOIS. IN THE COURSE OF AN OVER 30 YEAR CAREER, CPO2 HALEY SERVED IN HMC SHIPS IROQUOIS, ANNAPOLIS, MARGAREE, FRASER, AND MONTREAL AS WELL AS SEVERAL SHORE UNITS, TRINITY BEING THE MOST RECENT. CPO2 HALEY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY HIS COLLEAGUES, SHIPMATES AND MANY FRIENDS

3. CPO2 HALEY IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JO-ANN AND HIS SON MATTHEW AS WELL AS SEVERAL EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS

4. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT BEDFORD UNITED CHURCH AT 1400 ON 2 JUN 15. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW AT THE SAME LOCATION, BEDFORD UNITED CHURCH

5. DRESS FOR MILITARY PERS IS DEU 1A (TUNIC WITH MEDALS)

6. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE WAR AMPS

7. COLOURS WILL BE HALF MASTED IN HMC SHIPS AND AT CFB HALIFAX ON TUESDAY 2 JUN 15 FROM 1300 TO 1700

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS FRASER, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS MONTREAL

HARDING, Normal L. - Norman L. Harding, 50,  of Italy Cross, formerly of Dartmouth, died Saturday at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Born in Saint John, he was a son of the late Cecil and Alice (Keith) Harding. He was a retired employee of the medical branch of the RCN after 27 years of service was was a member of the Canadian Legion and Masonic Lodge. Surviving besides his wife, Dorothy, are a son, Robert, Hamilton; two daughters, Mrs. Carol Masson, Nancie (Mrs. Eric Vanhoo), both of Milton, Ontario; a brother, Donald, Dartmouth; two sisters, Muriel (Mrs. I.A. Benjamin), Dartmouth; Jean (Mrs. R.N. Buch), Germany, two granddaughters. The body is at Mattatall's funeral home, Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Emanuel Church, Rev. Andrew Pitcairn officiating. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Canadian Heart Foundation.

 

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HARDING, Norman was a student at Saint John Vocational School He served as a medical assistant from 1942 to 1945, and re-entered the service in May, 1946. He served on board HMS Nabob, HMCS Prestonian, HMCS Warrior and HMCS Haida, having served on Haida in WW II, and two other tours on her after WW II, including Korea.

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMS NABOB, HMCS PRESTONIAN, HMCS WARRIOR

HAWLEY, John - Originally from Chalk River ON, John served during WW2 with the Navy from 42-46. He served in HMCS Thunder and was deployed to sweep mines prior to the D-Day landings. He also served in HMCS Assiniboine and was part of that ship's company during its battle with the sub U-210. He was was born in 1920 and passed away in Jan 75.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS THUNDER

HENSHAW, Frederick G. (19 Feb 1926 - 28 Dec 2014) - We have lost our father, husband, and friend. Freddie died peacefully in Barra De Navidad, Mexico, with his family around. He was born in 1926 in Quetta, now Pakistan. Freddie graduated from Kings' College, NS in 1942, then Royal Roads Naval Academy in Victoria, BC in 1944. He served on King George V battleship in the Pacific at the end of the war. As Lieutenant Commander he served on several ships including HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Haida, retiring from the Navy in 1969. Freddie was a true gentleman, always had a twinkle in his eye with a great sense of fun. Predeceased by his daughter Mary, he will be greatly missed by his wife of 63 years, Naomi (nee Ritchie), daughters: Lesley (Richard), Helen, Shelagh (Jeff), and grandchildren, Peter, Patrick, Jack, Fred, and Russell, as well as his many, many friends. Always a caring Dad, husband, and grandfather, Freddie was a true example of a fine human being. Memorial services will be announced in Barra and Hudson at later dates.

 

HMS KING GEORGE V (1945), HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS BEACON HILL

ZBITNEW, Leonard Thomas (Larry), LCdr, RCN, O-80625 (11 Jul 1933 - 05 Mar 2015) - passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, ON. Beloved husband of Pauline Zbitnew and the late Sheila Zbitnew. Dear father of Anne Zbitnew and Lisa Zbitnew and grandfather of Gillian Berry, Hannah Zbitnew, Autumn Semkin, Calleigh Semkin, Kate McConville and Jake McConville. Also survived by son-in-law Dave Clark, sisters and their husbands Vivian and John Posniack, the late Dolores Zbitnew, the late Sharon and Al Hagan and Rand and Paulette Teed. Larry Zbitnew was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Navy, flying various aircraft from the aircraft carriers HMS Illustrious, HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure. He was trained as a test pilot and flew on a number of experimental projects, one of which was the development of the Helicopter Recovery System, allowing the operation of large helicopters from destroyer-class ships. For this project he was presented with the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General of Canada on behalf of the Queen. After retiring from military service, he joined INDAL Technologies in Mississauga and served as director of programs. His last position with the company was as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Upon return to Canada, he retired and spent much of his time on the golf course until he departed from this world. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 190 King St. S., Alliston, ON, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Interment St. Paul's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, if desired, donations made to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS LABRADOR, HMCS BONAVENTURE

HUGHES, Arthur - Peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Sunday, January 4, 2015, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Jane (Jean) for over 61 years. Loving father of Kathleen Anne Janzen (Mark) and Margaret Eves (Brian). Devoted grandfather of Margaret, Peter and Hilary Janzen; and Matthew and David Eves. Also survived by his sister, Betty Sinden. Art was a World War II Veteran, having served with the Royal Canadian Navy on the HMCS Grandmere and a long time employee at Worthington Pump Mfg. Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Friday, January 9, 2015, from 12 noon with a Memorial Service to follow in the chapel at 1 pm. Donations to the charity of your choice appreciated.

 

HMCS GRANDMERE

IMBEAULT, Bernard (Bernie) - Est décédé à Gatineau le 17 mai 2015 l’âge de 50 ans et 5 mois, M. Bernard Imbeault. Il était le fils M. Michel Imbeault et de Mme Claire Morin et demeurait à Gatineau autrefois de Les Bergeronnes. Outre ses parents, M. Imbeault laisse dans le deuil son fils : Gaétan. Ses frères et soeurs: Katy (Hervé Deschênes) et Manuel (Marilyne Therrien). Ses neveux et nièces : Alexandre, Émilie et Dylan ainsi que des oncles, tantes, cousins, cousines et amis (es). Selon ses volontés, M Imbeault ne sera pas exposé. La famille recevra les sympathies en présence de l’urne cinéraire au salon de l’église Notre Dame de Bon Désir de Les Bergeronnes, le vendredi 5 juin dès 10h. Le service religieux sera célébré le vendredi 5 juin 2015 à 16h30 en l’église Notre Dame de Bon Désir de Les Bergeronnes . L’inhumation de l’urne cinéraire se fera à une date ultérieure. Que toute marque de sympathies se traduise par des dons à la Fondation des Maladies du Coeur.

 

HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC

JATIOUK, Donald M. - Korean War Veteran Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket. Beloved husband of Krystyna Barabas and the late Constance Jatiouk. Dear father of Richard (Lise) and Penny. Survived by his oldest brother George (Olga). Uncle of Donald, Barbara, Steven and Janet. Donald enjoyed a 30 plus year career with London Life. He served in the Navy for 5 years including the Korean War. He was an avid traveller, outdoorsmen and nature lover. He was a member of the Toronto Mycological Society and a grateful member of the Thursday evening friends of Bill W. meeting at St. John's United Church. Donald enjoyed singing with the Greenbriar Male Chorus. The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Southlake Hospital and Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. Visitation will be held at the W. John Thomas Funeral Home, 244 Victoria Street E., Alliston, on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. If desired, donations made to the Stomach Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

JOY, Henry Donovan (Don) - died peacefully April 7, 2015 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Born in Toronto, March 23, 1925, to Beatrice Ernestine (Mackenzie) and Douglas Grahame Joy, the fifth of six children, Don graduated from Royal Roads Naval College in Victoria in 1944. He served on the HMS Uganda, and later as a naval pilot, an Intelligence Officer, a Royal Roads Staff Officer and as Commander of the HMCS Sussexvale, the HMCS Qu'Appelle, and of Sea Training, Pacific. Retiring in 1972, Don embraced public life, as a provincial and federal Liberal candidate, a political aide to several federal Cabinet Ministers and as an official in Veterans Affairs. Subsequently, he volunteered with the B.C. Lung Association and worked in the private sector. In 1949, Don married Judy Humphries - and they had a daughter, Kathleen, in 1950. Just six months later, Judy contracted polio, which left her quadriplegic but undaunted. Thanks in large part to the loving care and attention she received from Don, Judy lived happily until 1972. In November 1976, Don and Anne Powell (nee Price) were married, and shared more than 38 years of deep love and devotion - their lives together enriched by an ever-expanding and affectionate circle of family and friends. Don also leaves beloved daughter Kathleen Joy McCann (John); grandchildren Cristin Belanger (Jason) and Stefan Hudson (Karen), and Meghan and Brendan McCann; and great-grandchildren Morgan and McKenna Belanger, Cortlandt and Katelyn Hudson. He also leaves devoted stepchildren Price Powell (Gail), Chris Powell (Felisa) and Elizabeth Littlemore (Richard); and grandchildren Lindsay and Sean Powell, Annalisa and Emmalie Powell, and Ted, Avery and Llewellyn Littlemore. All are eternally grateful for the love and care Don received from the staff at Sunrise, Vancouver and from Peter Silin. Don was a beacon of light, love and joy - an avid reader, conversationalist and raconteur, a game golfer and, still in his ninth decade, a skier of grace and style. Most of all, he was a true gentleman. We shall miss you Donnie. A service will be held in Victoria at St. Mary's Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin Road, Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in Vancouver at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Sunday, June 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

 

HMS UGANDA, HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS QU'APPELLE

KEEGAN, LAC Frederick Clarke - of 6 Holden, St. passed away on Monday, Sep/5th/1966. In the Armed Forces Hospital Kingston. Dear son of Vera Keegan and late Frederick Henry Keegan: beloved husband of Margurite Elizabeth (Peggy) Allin: dear father of Frederick John Keegan at home: dear brother Bruce of Kingston: in his 44th year. Resting at the John R Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville, Ont. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 9th at 1.30 PM in the Chapel Padre CH White officiating. Internment in Belleville Cemetery. (Published in the Intellicencier, Wed, 07 Sep 1966)

 

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KEEGAN, LAC Frederick Clarke - A resident of 6 Holden St., LAC Frederick Clarke Keegan died Monday at Canadian Forces Hospital, Kingston, in his 44th year, Born and educated in Belleville, he had the son of Mrs Vera Keegan and the late Frederick Henry Keegan. His leaves his wife, the former Marguerite Elizabeth (Peggy) Allin: one son Frederick John at home and a brother, Bruce of Kingston. Holder of the Good Conduct Medal, he was an aero-engine mechanic at Canadian Forces Base, Trenton. He was an adherent of Christ Church. Padre CH White with officiate. Interment in Belleville Cemetery. The RCAF volunteer Highland Unit in Trenton.

 

HMCS BATTLEFORD

KEELING, John Percival - Jack was born on December 4, 1912 to Charles and Shirley Keeling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Manitoba where he supplemented his income to pay for his tuition by running the radon extraction equipment for the Cancer Institute which was attached to the University. At the outbreak of WWII, Jack joined the RCN and was trained as an able-bodied seaman. His first year was spent on exchange with the Royal Navy laying mines in the English Channel. Shortly thereafter, he was offered and accepted a commission as an acting probationary temporary sub-lieutenant in the RCN. He was assigned to one of the first courses at Royal Roads Military College on Vancouver Island. During this period Jack met his future wife Patricia, a long time resident of the Victoria area. After graduation, Jack was trained in AntiSubmarine warfare and assigned to the HMCS Dauphin as Executive Officer. For the remainder of the war, Jack served on Dauphin and a number of other Corvettes on Convoy duty in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean theatres. While on assignment in Bermuda, Jack married his wife, Patricia on February 13, 1945 in the first civil marriage ceremony in St. Georges history. At the end of the war, he left the navy briefly to return to the University of Manitoba Cancer Institute but was soon lured back to the Navy with an offer to become Anti Submarine Officer on HMCS Haida, one of the RCN's Tribal Class Destroyers. This was followed by a tour of duty on HMCS Quebec, one of two cruisers the RCN operated briefly during the post war years. Jack's next and final project with the Navy involved the establishment of the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Damage Control School for the Department of National Defence. As a result of this duty, he was detailed to represent the RCN as an observer during above ground detonation of a nuclear device in Yucca Flats Nevada in 1954. Jack retired for the last time from the Navy in 1960 and shortly thereafter joined CF Hathaway Ltd. as Western Sales Representative based in Vancouver. He held this position until his retirement as Vice President in 1977 to pursue his real passion golf. Jack and Pat moved to the island in 1985 and were residents of Sidney when Jack passed away peacefully amongst his family at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on August 22, 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at Sequoia Garden's Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 2:00 pm.

 

HMCS DAUPHIN, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS QUEBEC

KITE, Albert Edward Francis (Red) - passed away in TBRHSC on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the age of 89. Red was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Red was extremely proud to have served in the Navy during WWII on HMCS La Salle and HMCS Uganda. Red met his wife Vera in Winnipeg in 1948 and they were married in 1951. Red will be very much missed by Vera and his sons Blair and Darcey, of whom he was so very proud. Red started his working career in Moose Jaw as an apprentice with the CPR and later, having completed his apprenticeship, started working in Regina with the CNR. In 1974 he was transferred to The Pas, Manitoba and in 1977 transferred to Thunder Bay where he remained until he retired in 1986. Red will be missed by his wife Vera and son Blair (Denise), Megan (Hernando) and Matthew and son Darcey (Kerry), Dylan and Tyler. He is also survived by one sister Dorothy McLeod and many nieces and nephews. Red was predeceased by his parents Ben and Mabel Kite, his brother Ben and sisters Mabel, Ivy, Olive, Mickey and Hazel. Special thanks to the wonderful care Red received at TBRHSC on 2C from doctors and very caring nurses. Cremation has already taken place and as per Red's wishes, no service will be held. Family and friends are invited for a gathering to celebrate Red's life on Saturday, April 18 at Jenkens Funeral Home at 5:00 p.m. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity.

 

HMCS LASALLE, HMCS UGANDA

KNIGHT, Percy John, RCNVR - World War II Veteran - Passed away peacefully at The John M. Parrott Centre in Napanee on Jan 26, 2015, in his 91st year. Son of the late Charles and Elsie Knight. Always remembered by the late Margaret Knight. Loving father of Marion (Larry) Wannamaker of Napanee; William "Bill" (Mary-Lou) Knight of Mississauga and Donald Knight of Brampton. Treasured grandpa of Ritchie Wannamaker, Pamela (Bob) Wannamaker, Robert (Nicole) Wannamaker, Kevin Wannamaker and to many great-grand-children. Family and friends were received at the McGlade Funeral Home, 78 Centre Street, Deseronto (613-396-2310) on Friday, 30 Jan 2015 from 7pm-9pm. Funeral Service was held in the Funeral Home on Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 at 11 am. Interment followed in Deseronto Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, The John m. Parrott Centre or the charity of your choice in memory of Percy. (Published in the Napanee Beaver on 06 Feb 2015)

 

HMCS CHAUDIERE

LAVALLEE Roland Jacques - passed away peacefully in his 91st year in Victoria, BC, on January 13th, 2015, with his family by his side. Born in Morinville, Alberta. Predeceased by his father, Francis; his mother, Leonie; his brothers Louis, Gerry, Nelson, and Francis; his sister Colette; and his wife Elizabeth. Survived by his brothers Bernard (Connie), John (Teddy), Henry (Joyce), and Edward (Jean); by five children Gerry, Frank (Janice), Bernadette (Robert), Theresa (Paul), and Paul (Tammy); by five grandchildren Jonas, Amelia, Kathryn, Brianne, and Nathan; and by two great grandchildren Julian and Yannik. Roland served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy for many years. He had a ready sense of humour and enjoyed travelling, opera music, his grandchildren, and swimming. Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on January 23, 2015, at the First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Roland's memory can be made to the CFB Esquimalt Chief and Petty Officers' Mess.

 

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LAWTON, Robert CWO - Age 81, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, peacefully at home in Dartmouth. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was the son of the late Robert Lawton of Mottram, England and the late Mary Wilson of Ballymena, Ireland. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anna Margaret (Campbell); son Andrew (Melissa), North Bay, Ontario; daughter Margaret (Paul Woodford), Dartmouth; wonderful grandchildren, Reagan, Riley and Reid Lawton, Garrison, Athena and Marshall Woodford; his brother Jim (Shirley), Brampton, Ontario; sister Mary Daye, Toronto, Ontario; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Bertha Howes and Daisy Peterson. Bob joined the RCN in 1954 and served 32 and a half years, ending his career at IMP, Halifax. He was "a rigger and a fitter", proud of his service at CF Bases Shearwater, Lahr, Germany, St. Hubert, Quebec and on many naval ships, including the Maggie and the Bonnie. Bob was a quiet, kind and patient man. Leading by example with a strong work ethic, always completed projects in a timely manner and then put his tools away! Family and friends benefitted from his many handyman talents until his failing eyesight and ill health prevented him from doing so. In his latter years he enjoyed summers at the family cottage in Seafoam, Pictou County. There, he took great pleasure in visits from family, friends and especially his six grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in First Sackville Presbyterian Church, 60 Beaverbank Road, Lower Sackville. Rev. Jean MacAulay and Rev. David Sutherland officiating. Reception at the church following the service. Interment at Oakridge Memory Gardens. The family would like to thank paramedics, Tim and Adam; Scott for his support and advice and Joan for her comfort and care of Bob in his last hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Bob's brain tissue has been donated to the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank, for ongoing dementia research.

 

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LEIR, Richard Hugh (Dick), Rear Admiral, RCN (19 Nov 1921 - 28 May 2015) - passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on May 28th. Dearly beloved husband of Valerie, he is also survived by his children: Michael, Andrew (Laura Lee) and Vivian (Monir) and his grandchildren: Sarah, Siobhan, Galen and Clarissa. Dick also leaves behind numerous siblings, nieces and nephews and many friends. Born in Penticton to Hugh and Joyce Leir, Dick grew up and was educated firstly in Penticton and later in Shawinigan Lake School. He joined the RCN in 1939 and trained with the R.N. in the U.K., as was the practice in those days. From there he was posted to the Far East Theatre of War where he joined H.M.S. Prince of Wales. Sunk in her, he was rescued by H.M.S. Express and taken to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) where he joined H.M.S. Exeter, only to be sunk again. This time he was picked up by the Japanese and spent 3 1/2 years in the then named Dutch East Indies as a Prisoner of War. He was listed as "Missing, presumed dead". After his release, he resumed his career with the Royal Canadian Navy and spent two years attached to the Mediterranean Fleet, based in Malta. There, he met and married Valerie. Returning to Canada in 1948, he spent the next 28 years serving, either at sea with ships HMCS Athabaskan (in which he went to the Korean War), Crusader, Sussexvale, Skeena and Bonaventure or on land at various postings. From 1970 to 1973, promoted to Rear Admiral, he was the Maritime Commander at Esquimalt. Upon retirement in Central Saanich, he worked as a Consultant before taking up building stone walls in his garden, fishing, cruising by sea in his boat or on land in his trailer and travelling with Valerie to many parts of the world. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

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LIDDARD, Kenneth Robert (Ken) - 75 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Monday May 4, 2015 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Liddard. Ken enlisted in the RCN at a young age and began his service in Nova Scotia. He served on many ships, the last of which was the HMCS Margaree. He then was posted to Stadacona where he served as a communications technician until his retirement. That role prepared him for a second career in civilian life as an electronics technician with NSIT. He enjoyed many of his retirement years at the cottage on Crooked Lake. He also rekindled his interest in amateur radio (HAM) and developed many friendships from within that community. In recent years, Ken became passionate about building and flying RC scale aircraft. He was a very active participant with the Halifax Electric Flyers Association (HEFA). Ken was a devoted grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed many activities and time spent with them. Ken is survived by his sons, John (Marilyn Ewer), Stephen (Helen), and Paul (Melanie Sarty); grandchildren, Victoria and Brandon. He is also survived by his siblings, Gary, Calgary, AB, Murray, Sue (Dave) Wright, Gail Neill, all of Orillia, Ont.; and many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Hilchie); and his brother Brian. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held from 7-9 pm on Friday May 8 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. A graveside service take place on Saturday May 9th at 2pm in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank the palliative care team, the home-care workers from Nightingale, and the VON nurses who became good friends to Ken over the past years. Thanks also to the helpful friends and neighbours with special thanks to Rick MacDonald, Christopher Dean, and Derek “Gary” King who inspired Ken to continue to live life with zest. We would also like to express our gratitude to Dad’s sisters, Sue and Gail for their expressions of care and concern and demonstrations of the love for their brother.

 

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LIVINGSTONE, James Ivan (Red) - A resident of London, Jim Livingstone passed at the London Health Sciences Centre – University Campus on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 86. Born in Listowel, Jim was the son of the late Harold and Emma (Steele) Livingstone. Beloved husband of Sally Ann Livingstone (nee Smithson) for 63 years. Loving father of Richard & Helen Livingstone of Thunder Bay, Michael & Irene Livingstone of Windsor, Brenda & Martin Peine of Arkansas and Cindy and Mark Bedard of London. Proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Survived by sister Donna McCleverty and sisters-in-law Pauline Livingstone (Steel) and Donna Livingstone (Chandler). Pre-deceased by brothers Steel, Chandler and Robert Livingstone; sisters Adelle Sinclair and Lois Perry. Jim was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy. Cremation has taken place. Donations made in memory of Jim to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

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MANNIX, George Henry RCN - Dad left us peacefully on January 16, 2015 at the age of 93 at The Lodge at Broadmead. He was surrounded by the family he loved. He is survived by the love of his life and his wife of 68 years, Ruth (nee Farquhar). He is also survived by his four children Julie (Larry), Len (Glenda), Matt (Lorraine), Liz, nine grandchildren, Sarah (Mike), Emily (Chris), Nolan, Roland (Kari), Megan (Brandon), Spencer (Jessie), Jordan, Kevin and Lauren. He was delighted with the arrival of great-granddaughter, Audrinna last year. George is also survived by his sisters, Blanche Hilborne of Victoria and Kathy Parry of Winnipeg and numerous relations in BC, Calgary and Winnipeg. Although he spent many years travelling the world with the Navy, he loved his home and family. He could be found in his garden in later years and continued travelling to unique locations in Canada and abroad. In his earlier years he loved the outdoors where he hunted and fished with his sons and the dog, Louie. He was a much decorated World War II veteran having served on HMCS Haida on the Murmansk Run and in the English Channel in the days prior to and during D-Day. He then joined the HMCS Ontario and sailed to Hong Kong for the Japanese Surrender, via Burma, and finally after 4 and 1/2 years returned home to Victoria. He again volunteered for service in the Korean War and later was part of the Spithead Review in England for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1958, he served as her standard bearer during her visit to B.C. He retired from the RCN as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class after serving 25 years. He worked 10 years for the Federal Government. He was active in many associations like The Burma Star and CPOs but his focus was always family. He and Mum enjoyed attending reunions in Canada and England. We want to thank the staff of The Lodge at Broadmead for their excellent care and compassionate support of Dad and our family. Dad's service will be at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations can be made to The Lodge at Broadmead. (the Victoria Time Colonist 23 Jan 2015)

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS SKEENA

MAYHEW, Milton Matthew (Butch) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Milton “Butch” Matthew Mayhew, PO2 (Rtd) CD (80), on March 29, 2015 in the Ocean View Continuing Care Centre, Eastern Passage. Born in Middleboro, MA, on April 11, 1934, he was the son of the late Milton Matthew Mayhew and Alice Marguerite (Sanford) Mayhew, Jewers. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951 serving on various Canadian ships including HMCS Magnificent, HMCS Bonaventure and HMCS St. Laurent, and was based out of 12 Wing Shearwater. After retiring from the RCN, he then drove as a civilian driver for DND for over ten years. He was very involved in Truck Rodeos during his time as a driver. He was one of the founding members of the Eastern Passage Cow Bay Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Caen Branch #164 in Eastern Passage and a member of Shearwater Aviation Museum. Dad was a loving and dedicated family man, story teller and an avid follower of the WWE. He enjoyed many years of camping and spent numerous winters in Florida. He had a passion for re-building car engines, working on anything mechanical and loved chocolate cake. He had a great sense of humour which he displayed up to the end. He is survived by his three daughters, Cathy (Mark) Godding of Eastern Passage and their sons, Matthew (Shannon) Mayhew, Elmsdale, Robert Godding, Edmonton and daughter Michelle Godding, Dartmouth: Susan (Jonathan) Towers, Eastern Passage and their sons Jonathan Towers of Eastern Passage and Blake Towers of Thunder Bay, ON; Linda (Larry) Lynch of Musquodoboit Harbour, their daughter, Jennifer Lynch, Halifax and son, Christopher Lynch, Ottawa. Three great-grandchildren who always made him smile, Mya, Tyler, Andrew Mayhew of Elmsdale, cherished in laws Louie and Bob, Marie, Dick and Judy as well as various nephews, nieces and cousins between the US and Canada. He was predeceased by his parents, first wife Doris (Simms) and her parents, second wife Patricia (Casson) (Munroe), sister, Evelyn Mayhew Butler, USA, sister in Law Barbara, Brother in Law Wayne and several cousins. Special thanks to Dr. Claire Nowlan and the wonderful staff at Ocean View Continuing Care Centre, especially Harbourside for their compassionate care. Visitation will take place on Monday April 6, 2015 in Eastern Passage Community Funeral Home, 5 Cow Bay Road, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral service will take place in St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 346 Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage on Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 11:00 am, Reverend John Ferguson officiating. Reception immediately following the Funeral Service in the church hall. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, NS, following the funeral and reception.

 

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MELLING, Herbert Frederick - age 90, of Halifax, passed away peacefully in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, on April 30, 2015. Herb was born in Winnipeg, Man. on November 12, 1924, to the late Frederick and Emma (Kiel). He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, then was employed for 45 years in the window and door industry from coast to coast. He was an avid shopper, cook, curler, sports fan and member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 95). He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Ruth (Getz); daughter, Diane (late Bert Grant) from Halifax; sons, Doug from Halifax and Daryl from Riverview, N.B.; grandchildren, Brian St. John (Joni) and Brett Grant (Crystal) from Dartmouth; Tyler Melling (Lacey) and Christine Melling (Jeremy) from Riverview, N.B.; great-granddaughter, Claire St. John; sister, Elsie (late Fred Lieske) from Calgary, Alta. Forever loved and remembered as a very vital and determined man. The family has respected his wishes of cremation with no funeral service. Herb will be committed to sea by the R.C.N. Many thanks to the staff of the East Garrison Wing for the care in his last months of life.

MIFFLIN, Frederick John, Rear-Admiral, RCN - of Ottawa, died Oct 5 after a brief illness, at age 75. He is survived by his wife Gwenneth, daughters Cathy and Sarah, son Mark, brothers Roy and Don and sisters Liz, Vina, Frances and Cathy. He left Bonavista, Newfoundland at age 16 to join the Royal Canadian Navy. Fred graduated from Venture Training Plan in 1956 and during a 33-year career he commanded both at sea and ashore, serving from 1985 to 1987 as Deputy Commander of Maritime Command (RCN). He took early retirement from the Navy and in 1988 was elected Member of Parliament for Bonavista/Trinity/Conception. In 1993 he served as Parliamentary Secretary for National Defence and Veterans Affairs, in which capacity he assisted in the overhaul of veterans benefits legislation and in the production of the 1994 Defence White Paper. From 1996 to 1999 he served as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Since 1996 he served as Honorary National Chairman of the navy League of Canada and as director and treasurer of the Canadian Association for Former Parliamentarians. In 2011 he received the Robert Hendy award for his national and international contribution to maritime affairs and in 2012 he was invested in the Order of St. George as a Knight Commander.

 

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MILLER, Thomas Leigh - Greenwood and formerly of Shubenacadie. July 10, 1958 – April 16, 2015. It is with sadness but great joy to know that our brother went home to be with Jesus and is now with Mom and Dad. Tom was a cook in the Canadian Navy from 1979-1985, where he was posted to the west coast. He served on HMCS Gatineau and various other naval ships. He later worked with IMP Halifax Airport for over 20 years. Surviving are brothers, Colin and David; sisters, Cynthia (Vincent Toney), Marie Miller, Debbie Miller (Sandy MacIntosh); six nieces, one nephew, and many great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Colin and Mary (Campbell) Miller. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and funeral mass will be Monday at 2 p.m., both in St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Shubenacadie, Rev. Wilfred Boudreau officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the parish cemetery. The family will meet friends for a reception downstairs in the church following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

 

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MILLIKEN, William Robert (Bill) (25 Jun 1919 - 01 Mar 2015) - Also known as Wild Willie. Bill lived every day of his 95 years to the fullest with family and a wealth of friends. Left to forever cherish Bill's memory are his eldest son Skip (Elizabeth) of Vancouver, British Columbia; as well as grandchildren, Brent, Sean (Kelsey), Graham (Melissa), and Hayley. He was Great Grandpa Willie to James, Hannah, Kylie, Avery, Clare and Katie. Bill was predeceased by his youngest son, Richard Alan (Donna); wife Eleanor (1980); wife Jeanette (2013); and great grandson Flynn James (2013). During World Two, Bill served with the Canadian Navy on the North Atlantic run aboard HMCS Eastview. He went on to spend 35 years with the CNR in his career as Manager, Passenger Sales, Western Region. Upon retiring in 1975, Bill formed his own company, LobStick Tours, to travel the world with friends and guests alike. His passion for dancing, shared by both Eleanor and Jeanette, led to the formation of the famous Fort Garry Dance Club which was host to over 200 members. Bill's second home for many years was at the Basket Lake cottage in Redditt, Ontario. Never idle, he also produced a number of popular Jazz recordings. Bill and his friends could often be seen in the Fort Garry Palm Room enjoying a slow beer and good Jazz. Bill will be missed by everyone who knew him. In compliance with Bill's wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. (the Winnipeg Free Press 07 Mar 2015)

 

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MOLE, John (13 Apr 1923 - 28 Mar 2015) - loving father and grandfather, of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his 91st year on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Born and raised in Montreal near Jarry Park, John shared many stories of his high-spirited childhood with his siblings, Annie, Ethel and Tom. Sneaking in to the cinema, playing hockey with frozen horse droppings and the old "do you have Prince Albert in the tin" prank were just some of his entertaining anecdotes. His childhood quickly changed to adulthood with the onset of WWII. John enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy where he spent the next four years on transatlantic convoy escorts. He served on the Flower class corvette HMCS Kenogami and the River class frigate HMCS Stonetown as a communications operator. After the end of the European war, John signed up to serve in the Pacific. The war ended before he saw action there. Back in Montreal, in 1950, John met Elizabeth and they were wed July 7, 1951. Together they raised three boys and shared many happy memories in Beaurepaire, Quebec. Summer family vacations were very Canadian, including cottages, canoes, houseboats and east and west coast holidays. He was very dedicated to his family. In 1988, after 38 years of service, John retired from the Canadian National Railway. Shortly afterward John and Betty moved to Calgary to be close to family. John and Betty made many wonderful friends in Calgary often speaking of their friends in bridge groups and the neighbours at Point Mckay. Right up to the end, John's social calendar was full. John will be greatly missed by his three sons, Steve (Shawn), David (Lan) and Peter (Kathleen); and his grandchildren, Lucie, Dan, Tristan, and Tess. John was predeceased by his beloved wife Elizabeth (Betty). A Celebration of John's Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. In living memory of John Mole, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

 

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MUNDAY, Robert William, (Bob), LCdr - Died peacefully at QEII Health Sciences Centre on Sunday, 20th December 2009, following a long and courageous battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Loving father of Michael (Hannah) and Joanna, and doting grandfather of Isaac and James. Companion of Janice Goldman. Sorely missed by his sister Elizabeth Kent (Richard) and brother Doug Munday (Marlene), and by his nieces, nephews, and many friends. Bob was born on 1st April 1938 in Belleville, ON to Dorothy (Holland) and Elgin Munday. After attending the Canadian Services College Royal Roads and the University of Western Ontario, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1957. He served in ships HMC Ontario, New Glasgow, Assiniboine, Crescent, Annapolis; and as Operations Officer in HMCS Kootenay during the explosion and fire at sea on 23rd October 1969. His last ship was the HMC Preserver; he settled in Halifax and after his retirement from active service in 1988, he joined the Public Service of Canada at DND Hydrographic Services Office Halifax as Operations Manager. Bob will long be remembered for his commitment to the community and his years of dedication to the various service organizations he joined. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Halifax Northwest, and served as President in 1993 / 94. He was active in the church, serving as Warden of St. George's Anglican Church in Head of St. Margaret's Bay and the Parish of French Village. His particular passion was reserved for Masonry and his work with that organization, beginning when he was raised in the Royal Sussex Lodge in 1970. He served in the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia; the Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia; the Cryptic Rite; the Knights Templar; and the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada. One of the proudest honours of his life was his election to the position of Supreme Grand Master of the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada from 2002 - 2004. He travelled all over North America in that role, meeting with his brethren in the Order and promoting Masonry wherever he went. In Masonry, Bob found some of his dearest friends. He was immensely proud of the good works accomplished by the organization, and continued to attend meetings for as long as his health allowed. A public service celebrating Bob's life will be held at the Fair view Freemason's Lodge at 167 Coronation Avenue, Fairview, Nova Scotia on 24th January 2010 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

 

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MACDONALD, Leo Bernard (29 Apr 1925 - 10 Apr 2015) - It is with great sadness that the family of Leo B. MacDonald announce his passing on April 10, 2015, just before his 90th birthday. Son of the late Billy B and Mary MacDonald, Leo was born and raised in Lourdes, Pictou County. He served in the Canadian Navy late in WWII before settling in Halifax where he met and married his wife Helen (Ashe) in 1956. Leo worked as a manager for Bolands, Ltd. until his retirement in 1990. A lifelong hockey and baseball fan, Leo also loved to socialize with his friends and neighbours, especially over a game of cards. His greatest joy came from his family, who will miss him terribly. Leo was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen after 56 years together. Also predeceased by brothers Sander, Ian and Donnie, sisters Mary and Kathleen. He is survived by sisters Eunice and Rita and brother, Eddie. Also survived by his nine children (Bill, Pat, Clare, Leo, Kathleen, Brian, Bob, Eunice and Ann), their spouses and his 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the caring staff of RJF Healthcare and Unit 8.2 at the QEII hospital who took such great care of our father. Funeral arrangements are under the care of J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive with visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday, April 17th and Funeral Mass at St. Theresa's Parish, North St., Halifax, on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Halifax Branch of either the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

MacLEAN, Douglas T. (Doug)  (07 Jan 1922 - 25 Dec 2014) - passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta, on December 25, 2014, at the age of 92. Doug was born in Cardiff, Alberta, but was raised and educated in Edmonton. He enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R. as an Ordinary Seaman in August 1940. In 1942, he was mentioned in dispatches for his part in the sinking of the German submarine U-94 in the Caribbean during World War II while serving aboard the HMCS Oakville. He was discharged from the Navy in September 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant. He was a long time member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada, Calgary Branch, and served on its Board of Directors and as its Secretary. Doug married his high school sweetheart, Helen Marks, in 1944. They raised three sons and enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage before Helen passed away in January 2014. Doug was a member of the Associated Canadian Travellers for over fifty years. He spent much of his working life travelling extensively throughout Western Canada representing the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he retired as the Western Regional Sales Manager of the General Products Division after thirty-two years of service. Doug estimated that between his time in the Navy, work, and family vacations, he had travelled the equivalent of three and a half times around the globe, something he was grateful and proud to have experienced. A loving father to Douglas G. (Rose Marie), K. Daniel (Celine) and Timothy D. (Stefanie), and a wonderful grandfather to Karey (Dale), Dr. Dan (Dr. Lynn), Jaysen and Brett, Doug will be remembered for his grace, gentleness and sense of humour. Doug was predeceased by his parents, as well as a brother and three sisters. A very special thank you to Sanja Fernando at the Foothills Hospital Cardiology Outpatient Clinic for her "above and beyond the call of duty" care of Doug throughout his last years. Thanks are also extended to the teams at Unit 82, Foothills Hospital, and Carewest Sarcee Hospice for tending to Doug's every need in his final days. At Doug's request there will be not be a service. In living memory of Doug MacLean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

 

HMCS OAKVILLE

MacLEAN, James Anthony, Reverend Father (Monsignor/Commodore General) - passed away on Jan. 31, 2015 at Glace Bay Hospital. He was born on Feb. 19, 1918 in Bay St. Lawrence, the son of the late Captain James and Alice (Capstick) MacLean. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Frances (Peter) Cooke, Alice (Alex) Cooke, Ingonish, Sr. James Marie, CSM, Evelyn Rita, Mary Evelyn (Og) Walsh, his brothers, Neil, Tom and Rev. Father Murdock (St.F.X.). Left to mourn are his brother-in-law, Sydney 'Og' Walsh, Sydney and many nieces and nephews. Father Jim received his early and high school education in Bay St. Lawrence before graduating from St. F.X. in 1938. He then began his theological studies at Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax, where he was ordained to priesthood in 1943. From 1943-1951, Fr. Jim ministered in parishes throughout the Diocese including St. Theresa's, Sydney, St. Peter's in Cheticamp, St. George's Church in Georgeville and Holy Cross Church in Pomquet. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951, served in the Korean War and retired from the Services in 1975 with the title of Commodore General. Part of his duties included being lowered to ships from helicopters as he continued with God's work. He served on many ships including the Magnificent, where he sailed to many ports all over the world. He was also proud to be an honorary member of the Cape Breton Retired Naval Veterans. Fr. Jim became a Monsignor (Pope Paul VI) in April, 1970. From 1975, Fr. Jim's pastoral appointments in the Diocese of Antigonish included St. Margaret's Parish, Grand Mira and St. Mary's Polish Church, Whitney Pier. After retiring in 1989, he assisted at St. Peter's Church, Ingonish and St. Anne's, Glace Bay. He also provided Christian services wherever he was needed and also celebrated mass at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney. Fr. Jim spent many days in his beloved family home playing crib, fishing with his brother, Tom and cooking up a good scoff for many friends and family. Fr. Jim enjoyed a good game of golf and was a former member of Lingan Golf and Country Club and, in later years, joined Alderdale with his friend, Fr. John MacDougall. He lived at Xavier Apartments for a number of years, where he appreciated the great care he received from all the cooks and cleaners and the friendships he made with all the other priests. For the last five months, he resided at Taigh Na Mara and again was very appreciative of the kindness shown to him by the staff and volunteers. He enjoyed the visits of Fr. Sandy MacNeil and Fr. Lloyd Dwyer and all others who dropped in to see him at the nursing home. Fr. Jim's caring and humble attitude, his kindness and compassion for everyone and his gentle manner will be a source of fond memories for all of us. His friendship was a gift treasured by all. He died with the titles of Commodore General, Chaplain of the Forces and Monsignor but was very happy to be called "Father Jim". Visitation for the late Fr. MacLean will be held at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 2-5 p.m. The remains will then be transferred to St. Theresa's Church for a Vigil Service at 7:30 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb 5 at 11 a.m. with the Most Reverend Bishop Brian Dunn officiating assisted by priests in the Diocese. The remains will be transferred at a later date to St. Margaret's Church in Bay St. Lawrence for a Christian burial. In memory of Father Jim, one can provide an act of kindness to a friend, relative, neighbor, stranger or someone in need.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT

McDONALD, John Alexander Logue - "Remembered by all as a Gentleman" We are all saddened by the unexpected and sudden passing of Logue at St. Mary's Hospital on March 1, 2015. Born in Maniwaki, Quebec on July 4, 1924. Logue was the son of Mary Carmen and John Hugh McDonald. Logue moved to Montreal in 1930. He was educated at Daniel O'Connell, St. Leo's Academy and Sir George William College. He joined R.C.N.V.R. in 1943 and served on the North Atlantic abroad HMCS-Buctouche and HMCS Poundmaker. He joined Transport Canada in 1948; Logue was well known and respected in Aviation Circles. He retired in 1985 as Regional Manager of Aviation Planning and Programming. He played in the Snowdon Fast Ball League, and also was a coach, manager, umpire and umpire-in-chief. He was also the General Manager of the N.D.G. Maple Leafs, who were Canadian Junior Champions in 1965. He was General Manager of the Lakeshore Alouette Flyers, and they were Canadian Intermediate Champions in 1959. He was an active member of the M.A.A.A. for over 40 years, Chairman of the handball committee and a Director of the club from 1985 to 1987. Logue was President and life member of the N.D.G. Kinsman Club. He was also President and life member of the Monkland Tennis Club. He was a member of the Montreal West Curling Club, The Alouette Alumni, and the CN-Grand Trunk Old Boys. Logue is survived by his brother Donald, predeceased by his sister B. C. Shaw and his brother James. Uncle Logue was respected, admired and loved by numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families. Logue will be dearly missed by his devoted and best friend Geraldine "Gerry" Fuller of 34 years and her three sons Micheal, Richard and Bryan. Visitation will take place at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Monica Parish, 6405 de Terrebonne, Montreal at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Field of Honour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Labre House, 308 Young St., Montreal would be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS BUCTOUCHE, HMCS POUNDMAKER

McDOUGALL, Leo Stephen (01 May 1922 - 15 Jan 2012) - 92, Port Hawkesbury, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015, in the Richmond Villa, St. Peter’s. Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Alex Pius and Elizabeth (Kirby) McDougall. Leo was a Navy Veteran of WWII serving aboard HMCS Sarnia and HMCS Esquimalt escorting supply ships to Europe. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 in Port Hawkesbury and was also a former volunteer firefighter. He was a former member of CEP Local 972. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Agnes (Kennedy); daughter, Diane (Glenn) Lewis; sons, Ronald (Pauline), Brian (MaryAnn), Steven (Elizabeth); sisters, Maddie, Theresa and Flory; grandchildren, Richard, Scott, Ashley, Dawn, Chris (Karen), Elliott (Geeta), Shaun, Danielle (Curtis), Brian, Brendan, John (Stacey), Nancy, Eric (Hailey); great-grandchildren, Austin Lewis, Summer Lewis, Shiva Lewis, Coralie MacDougall. Leo was predeceased by brothers, Alex, William, James, John and Eric; sisters, Mary, Betty, Olga and Jenny. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or to the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

HMCS SARNIA, HMCS ESQUIMALT

McKEE, George Benjamin, Lt.(N), CD, MMM - 81, Dartmouth. With deep sadness, the family announces George’s passing on Sunday, February 15, in the Dartmouth General Hospital. George was born in Halifax on April 18, 1933 and raised in Montreal, where he resided until enrolling in the Canadian Navy in October 1950. He served in the Korean War, sailing onboard HMCS Haida. He served onboard many ships during his naval career, with his last sea posting being Coxswain on HMCS Ottawa from 1976-79. He enjoyed visiting many countries and circumnavigated the world twice during his naval career. He rose through the ranks to Chief Petty Officer 1st Class and took his commission in 1980. He was invested as a Member of the Order of Military Merit in Ottawa in 1989. He remained in the Navy until retirement in 1990. George then transferred to the Reserves (CIC) and served until 1998. He was the son of the late George and Nina (Rose) McKee of Montreal. He is survived by his wife Ann (Lauchlan); daughter Lesley; son Andrew; grandson Benjamin and granddaughter Cate; Sister Joyce (Norbert) Schaaf, Montreal; sister-in-law Bertha McKee, Dartmouth as well as nephews Brian and Stephen Jackson, Scott and Michael McKee, Rodney Schaaf, Jamie Lauchlan; Nieces Susan and Sandra Jackson, Heidi Schaaf, and Kim Lauchlan. He was predeceased by his sister Jean Jackson and brother Fred McKee; brother-in-law Bob Jackson and James (Marion) Lauchlan; sister-in-law Janet (Bradley) Jones. George was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who cared deeply for his family. He enjoyed reading, watching documentaries and going for walks. He was Past Master of Woodlawn Masonic Lodge #131 AF&AM. He was a Past Grand Director of Ceremonies, Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia (2002). He served as an elder for 17 years at Stairs Memorial United Church. He also was a member of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer’s Association. A very special thank you to family physician Dr. Rayma MacPherson and also Dr. Peter Crago of the Dartmouth General Hospital. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday February 20th from 2 – 4 pm at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Both a Masonic and church service will be held on Saturday February 21st at 2 pm at Stairs Memorial United Church, Hester Street, Dartmouth with Rev. Sarah Raeburn officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to charity of choice.

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS OTTAWA

MCMAHON, Daniel (08 Jun 1949 - 10 Jan 2015) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Daniel McMahon, at home with his wife and daughters at his side, and enveloped in the warmth and spirit of the many friends and family who accompanied Dan on his 14-month journey since being diagnosed with mesothelioma. . Dan was born in Paisley, Scotland to Alice (Johnston) and Daniel McMahon. Predeceased by his parents and first wife, Dava (Gray) of 30 years, he is survived by loving wife, Cheryl (Maguire) of 8½ years; daughters Kristy (Jay) O'Neill and Danielle Lindgren of Comox; grandchildren Nikki, Jade and Domenyck Lindgren; sister Kathleen (Graham) Byars of Dalgety Bay, Scotland; sisters-in-law Donna Hernblad, of Chilliwack, BC, Rev. Charlene (John) MacKnight of Miramichi, NB and Janice (Reg) Flowers of Saint John, NB; 3 nieces, 2 nephews, several cousins, and a very special aunt and uncle, May and Ted Arsenault of Squamish, BC. As a teenager, Dan left home to join the British Merchant Navy, sailing out of Liverpool, England to ports in the Far East, a result of which he developed a deep appreciation for the Asian culture. Dan immigrated to Canada in 1968, arriving in Loon Lake, SK where he worked with his Uncle Ted in the Department of Natural Resources. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1969, serving in all three environments (Army, Navy, Air Force) with postings on the HMCS Iroquois and in Chilliwack, Edmonton, Germany, Shearwater and Comox. He served with the Canadian Military Engineers and, in the Air Force, was a firefighter by trade. He transferred from regular service to the reserves in 1993. In the late 90's he was contracted to CFB Esquimalt as Respiratory Protection Co-ordinator, took a position there as a General Safety Officer and finished his career as General Safety Officer at 19 Wing Comox, retiring in February 2011. Dan served as a member of the Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department from 1992-2001 and was an active volunteer with the Department's Fire Safety House at local schools as recently as October 2014. For a number of years he served as Local Co-ordinator and coach with the Comox Valley Special Olympics organization. Dan was a devout member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Comox. He contributed to the church in many capacities over the years, organizing parish picnics and serving as a minister of the Eucharist. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Dr. Briggs Council #4597. . Soccer was Dan's passion - in particular the Glasgow Celtics. He played the sport from a young age, spent many years coaching, started the Lahr Minor Soccer Association while in Germany, played on the Courtenay Labatt's Men's Soccer Team, and had just returned to practices with a local club when he became ill. Dan took up a new interest in the last couple of years learning to play the side drum with the Comox Valley Society Pipe Band. Dan loved to explore new places. During his two postings in Germany, he and his family travelled extensively around Europe. Dan and Cheryl enjoyed the Caribbean, Hawaii and cruising, often accompanied on these trips by good friends. They also cherished the times they spent in their trailer at their favorite Vancouver Island RV parks. Dan was proud of his Scottish heritage and hosted annual Robbie Burns dinners for friends and family. Of course he enjoyed a good drink of Scotch. Dan loved to make people laugh and was the life of every party. A kind, generous and loyal man whose integrity meant everything to him, he was well respected in the community and will be deeply missed. There will be visitation at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 1599 Tunner Drive, Courtenay, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 17th, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall where remembrances will be shared. . Those wishing to make a donation in Dan's memory may consider St. Joseph's General Hospital Foundation, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1P2 (earmarked for the Cancer Care Unit) or Glacier View Lodge Society, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 8B5 (earmarked for the Adult Day Program Project). The family is especially grateful to Drs. Wiens, Winter and Sandwith, the Home & Community Care Palliative Nursing Team, and Cheryl's Glacier View Lodge family for their excellent care of Dan; also to the many friends who supported the family with prayers, visits and food during this difficult time.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, CFB SHEARWATER

NASH, John Irwin (Jack) - Peacefully at home on Monday, March 31, 2014 in his 89th year. Loving husband of 67 years to Eileen. Beloved father of Roderick Nash and Linda Barbeau. Dear grandfather of Jennifer Barbeau, John Barbeau (Carolyn), Sarah Mattalo (Christian) and Sophie Nash. Cherished great grandfather of Jonah Barbeau, Mischa and Suvi Mattalo and Sydney Madill. He is survived by his Aunt Emily McPhail (late Don) and sister Margaret Lauzon (late Phil). Son of the late William and Christina Nash. Brother-in-law of Reg Donaldson (late Audrey, late Dona), Shirley Bumbacco (late Fred), late Lloyd Beaton (late Ethel, Dorothy), Chester (late Bev, Nancy), late Jimmie and late Gladys. Jack is predeceased by his siblings Bill (late Jean), Murdine (late George) and Tom (late Joan). Jack retired in 1987 after 30 years with the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the last 20 years as the City's first Purchasing Manager. In all, Jack's working life encompassed 49 years from the early days at the T. Easton Company, Algoma Steel's Testing & Servicing Division, and Algoma Central Railway working up through his trade designations until he was asked to set up and run a stores operation for ACR's diesel shops. Jack devoted many hours to the community through his involvement and active participation in a variety of clubs and events. He was a proud member and past President of the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and past President of Rotary Children's Centre. Jack received 50 Year Pins for each of the following: the Algoma Lodge, the Scottish Rite – Lodge of Perfection Chapter of Rose Croix, the Sault Shrine Club, and Mocha Shriners. He was also a strong supporter of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 and served on the Board of Directors. Jack was appointed Honorary Governor of the Corp. Commissionaire Ottawa division and director of the Sault Ste. Marie Naval Veterans' Association. In 1954, one of his proudest achievements was his organization, with the support of the Rotary Club, of the first handicapped Cub Pack and remained Cub Master for several years. He was integral in the beginnings of the "Whipper Watson Snowarama for Timmy" in 1975. Jack was also instrumental in the purchasing of James Lyons School and the relocation of Children's Rehabilitation Centre in 1996. He continued his commitment and worked closely with Mac McLelland and Dr. Sinclair as they moved the vision of the Centre forward. Jack served in the Navy during World War II as part of the Combined Ops and had a distinguished service record. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, he was on the ubiquitous HMC-LCI (L)-305 Landing Craft as part of the 2nd Canadian LCI Flotilla (Royal Navy Flotilla 264). He participated in the campaign as part of the invasion of Normandy, France at Omaha Beach and Gold Beach. Their presence there was the culmination of some two years preparation and was Jack's first action as part of the Royal Navy. Jack made his dash for the beach, as the first man out without mishap, which would be the beginning to the end of WWII. Landing Craft 305 would make several trips back and forth to England to bring additional troops to the beaches as part of the campaign. Their on-going ferrying of Allied troops was their top priority. Jack was tremendously proud of the fact he once wore the famous insignia of the anchor, wings and machine gun. Above all else, Jack was a family man, and the cares and concerns of those he loved always took precedence over everything else. He stood for all that's good and for everything that's right. Jack was respected by all who knew him. He enjoyed many years with his dear friends, fishing buddies, and neighbours on Second Avenue and Pointe Louise. He stands as a great example, the best anyone ever had. With great love and admiration he will be missed by all. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral home and Cremation Centre on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5-8 pm. Funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, April 4, 2014 in the chapel at 11 a.m. Rev. John Wilson officiating. Interment West Korah Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Children's Rehabilitation Centre-Algoma or A.R.C.H. would be appreciated by the family.

 

At the going down of the sun And in the morning We will remember them.

 

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion are requested to assemble at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. for a memorial service for the late Mr. Jack Nash. Members of the Masonic Lodge are requested to assemble at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. for a memorial service for the late Mr. Jack Nash.

 

LCI(L) 305

NAUGLE, Allan Bernard (07 Dec 1924 - 11 May 2015) - age 90, long-time Dartmouth resident and Second World War Veteran passed away peacefully with his family by his side in the Dartmouth General Hospital on May 11th, 2015. Allan was a devoted family man, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed ice hockey and baseball as a youngster while growing up in Woodside and loved to go clam digging at Cole Harbour dykes with his father, 'Pop'. He enjoyed golfing and curling later in life. He always looked forward to visiting his extended family in Cape Breton. He served aboard HMCS Toronto during the Battle of the Atlantic of the Second World War. He was employed at Imperial Oil Refinery in Woodside for 43 years as an electrician retiring in the spring of 1985. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa (MacDonald), of Sydney Forks for 57 years; daughter, Judy (Richard Dompierre); sons, David (Angela), Neil (Lyne), Robert (Cathy), and grandsons, Philip, Daniel, Brian, Brady, Michael, Robert, Noah, and Joshua. He was predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Hilda (DeYoung) Naugle; brother, Robert; sisters, Helen and Mary and infant brothers, Morris and Cecil. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the care team at the Dartmouth General Hospital during his final weeks. Visitation will be in A. L. Mattatall’s Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, Thursday, May 14th, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 15th at 1:30 p.m. in St. Clements Catholic Church, 16 Gaston Rd., Dartmouth, Father Gilbert Bertrand OMI officiating. Reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Atlantic Division.

 

HMCS TORONTO

NICHOLSON, Douglas - 86, of Saint-Louis-de-Kent, passed away peacefully at the Villa Maria on Saturday, February, 21, 2015. Born in Rockingham, NS, he was the son of the late Charles and Laura (Curley) Nicholson. After retirement, he operated his own TV repair business. He served in the Canadian Navy from 1951-1978. Douglas loved to play hockey and was an avid fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jeannette Daigle Nicholson; his children, Pat (Hubert), Debbie (Walter), Douglas, David, Steven, Andy (Michelle), Darrell (Rose), Larry (Karla); many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Charles (Ruth Ann) and several nieces and nephews. Douglas was predeceased by three sisters, Lillian, Ruth, Mary and three brothers, George, Archie and Darrell. He is also survived by his six step children, Georgette (Louis), Jean-Maurice (Nicole), Edouard (Joanne), Eric (Mary), Eugène (Anne) and Felix (Christine). Special Thanks to Dr. Andre Boucher and the staff of Villa Maria for their special care. Resting at Thompson Memorial Home, Saint-Louis-de-Kent, on Wednesday from 7-9 pm, Thursday from 2:00pm until departure for the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm St. Louis des Français Roman Catholic Church, Saint- Louis. Interment will be held at a later date. Donations in Douglas memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are in care of Thompson Funeral Home, Richibucto.

 

HMCS NIPIGON

NUTTALL, Fredrick Arthur - Sadly, we announce the passing of Fred, our father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He died peacefully at the age of 90 years, with great dignity and courage on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Remembering Fred with love are his daughters, Sandra (Gord) Funk and Heather (Bob) Rogers; twin sons, Robert Nuttall and Rodney (Marianne) Nuttall; sister Hazel (Tony) Koks; brother George Nuttall; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Glenna; also his parents, Fred and Maud Nuttall; and sisters Pearl Bannister and Ruby Prokop. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Fred was proud of his Brooklands district heritage. With the outbreak of the Second World War, and as soon as he was eligible, he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Navy. Fred started his Navy career as a Stoker and was rapidly promoted to a Petty Officer aboard the Tribal Class Destroyer, HMCS Iroquois in the Atlantic Campaign. He was the recipient of many medals for heroism. One of which Fred was most proud of, was his Russian medal named "For Contribution in the Struggle Against Fascism". Fred was a member of the Masonic Order of Masons, a successful and widely respected business innovator, a cancer survivor, a war veteran, a dedicated husband, a mentor to his children - to whom he passed his love of life-long sports and the outdoors. Fred had many loves in his life, one of the foremost being his beloved war-bride, Glenna, of 63 years. Without her,' Fred would say, Nothing would be possible and with her support there were no limits'. Upon his return to civilian life, he started a venture with his father and his brother George - the electrical contracting company known as Keewatin Electric and Diesels'. It was one of Winnipeg's most successful and largest electrical contracting companies of its day. Fred left a footprint in challenging projects which included Winnipeg's Norquay building, the St. Boniface Hospital, many MTS and Manitoba Hydro projects, as well as numerous school, municipal and commercial projects throughout the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. He began to specialize in Northern electrical contracting projects, many of which were remote air access only. This fostered another life passion - the love of flight. Fred was a founding partner of Perimeter Aviation and he accumulated in excess of 10,000 hours of bush flying. He had many other loves, which included hunting, fishing, skiing and sailing, especially at Lake of the Woods. Through the annual LOWISA sailing regatta (now in its 50th year), Fred passed on his passion for sailing to his next three generations who are now avid sailors because of him. Fred's final wishes were for a small family service at the Lake of the Woods - a place they both loved; especially the wind, water and the sailing. Heartfelt thanks go to Fred's homecare workers, his doctors, Dr. Kotecha, Dr. Macek, Dr. Kos, Dr. Stevens, the staff at Kiwanis Courts, the emergency and three-south staff at the Grace Hospital, Veterans Affairs Canada and his loving family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred's memory to War Vets Canada at http://vetscanada.org/donate/ or a charity of your choice. ( the Winnipeg Free Press 07 Mar 2015)

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

PATTERSON, Alvin Howard - Age 89, of Hantsport, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born June 4, 1925 in Hantsport, he was the son of the late Clifford and Pearl (Faulkner) Patterson. Alvin was a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas on HMCS Orangeville and HMCS Lauzon for a total of three years. He also worked as a rural route delivery driver for Canada Post for several years. Alvin spent 39 years at Minas Basin Pulp & Power Co. He loved to get out and about and visit with people, either in their home or his. He also loved to fish and he always enjoyed a good chat. Alvin is survived by his daughters, Cheryl "Sherry" (Nick) Carey, Avonport; Gladys (Victor) Spencer, Hantsport; Debbie (George) Coffin, St. Thomas, Ontario; son, Dean (Annette) Patterson, Riverview, N.B. and stepson, Larry (Barbara) LeCouter, Hantsport; sisters, Doris (Stanley) Sanford, Windsor; Mary (Jim) Lockhart, Truro; Margaret Pitts, Lockhartville; and Betty (Jim) Anstey, Sackville; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Alvin was predeceased by his wife, Edna M. (LeCouter); stepson, Joseph LeCouter; sister, Lena LeBelle, and three grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., PO Box 981, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 (902-798-8317). Visitation will take place from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. all on Saturday, May 30 in DeMont Family Funeral Home Chapel, Marshall Schofield officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Private family interment will be held in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory of Alvin may be made to a charity of one's choice.

 

HMCS ORANGEVILLE, HMCS LAUZON

REEDMAN, Ivan Lawrence Lt (N), RCN (1960-2015) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Ivan on Friday, February 13, 2015 in Ottawa. Devoted husband of Karen (née Tuff) and proud father of Mitchell and Emily - his pride knew no bounds, no matter how big or small the achievement his heart was full. Dear brother to Shirley Anne (Warner Bond), Daniel (Marion) and Phillip. Fond brother-in-law of Ruby, Patti (John) and Dennis (Surekha). Predeceased by his parents, Iva Myrtle (née Ion) and Lawrence Stanley Reedman. A friend to many his smile and loyalty were limitless. Ivan graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. He was a faithful and active member of the Wesleyan Church. Ivan enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces, Air Force 1979 in Vancouver as an Air Defence Technician with postings to North Bay, Lahr, Cold Lake and Halifax. In 1996 Sergeant Reedman released and became a stay at home Dad to his two beautiful children. In 2001 Ivan re-enlisted as a Sea Logistics Officer, and served in HMC SHIPS PRESERVER and ST. JOHN'S. Posted to Ottawa in 2008, he served in various positions in the NCR until his passing. Special thanks to Dr. Jonker (and Martha) and Dr. Balaa for their tireless commitment to Ivan's unwavering hope and faith that he could beat the odds. The journey was long but the professional and dedicated teams from 5 East (General), the Cancer Centre (chemo teams), and CCAC were our lifeline and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Friends are invited to the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa (east of Vanier Parkway) Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Visitation begins at 12 noon followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Peter Moore officiating. A private interment will be held at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Borden and Fleming Suites at Beechwood. In lieu of flowers, consider in memoriam donations to Wounded Warriors Canada (www.woundedwarriors.ca). Ivan donated his corneas through the Trillium Gift of Life Network. In memory of Ivan, please consider signing your organ donation card. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 18, 2015 (Published in the Vancouver Sun, 18 Feb 2015)

 

HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS ST. JOHNS

RENWICK, Donald William (17 Jun 1935 - 20 Jan 2015) - Passed away, suddenly, on January 20, 2015, at the age of 79. Son of the late Clarence Renwick and Hilda McCabe of London, Ontario, and brother to the late Pauline Nicolson of Victoria, BC. Husband of Joan Renwick (Remple) and father to Daniel Renwick, Christopher Renwick (Alexandra), and Timothy Renwick (Elizabeth). Caring and generous grandfather to Andrew, Emily, Jacob, Ryan, and Kate. A military man through and through, Don spent 42 years in uniform. He joined the RCN as a 17 year old in 1951, attended the Queen's Coronation, and served aboard the HMCS Cayuga in Korea. After a brief taste of civilian life, Don joined the RCAF in 1957 and served another 28 years in radar, air photo interpretation, and the Intelligence Corps. Following a second brief taste of civilian life, he was commissioned into the Cadet Instructors Cadre (London, Ontario) and remained in uniform for another seven years until his retirement in 1992. As a devoted grandfather, Don followed his five grandchildren to Ottawa as his life was not complete without them. Friends and family are invited to visit in the Hall of Colours at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa, on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9 a.m., until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in the National Military Cemetery. All are welcome.

 

HMCS CAYUGA

RESTALL, Lawrence Alexander (Larry) - Born July 21, 1922, native son of Victoria, died May 28, 2006 at Glengarry Hospital. Suffering from Parkinson's disease, he finally lost the battle with courage and dignity. Devoted husband of Marion for 65 years and loving father to his children, Bruce (Dianne), Clayton (Charo), Allen (Ruth), Donald and Eveline Bowen (David), grandfather to 12, and great grandfather to 8. His brother Ray and sister Mary also survive him. Predeceased by his brother Ken. Larry served in the RCN during WW2 as a Radar Technician assigned to Atlantic Convoy duty including a run to Murmansk, Russia. He attended Victoria Normal School and UBC after the war and was then employed by Base Supply, DND. Having served a total of 38 years with the Federal Service, Larry retired in 1984. He was an active member of the Pacific Alliance Church. Past hobbies included traveling, sailing with CFSA and playing bridge, but his greatest joy in life was his family. Beloved patriarch, friend to all who knew him - Larry will be greatly missed. To his children, 'he was jus the best guy!' Church service to be held on Monday, June 5th at 11:00 AM at the Pacific Alliance Church, 1792 Townley Street, immediately followed by a tea at the church. Graveside service will follow at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive.

 

Photo:  Larry Restall in Esquimalt - 1941

 

HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS MORDEN, HMCS WETASKIWIN, HMCS UGANDA

RESTALL, William (Bill) - With much love and sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of William (Bill) Restall on March 22, 2015 at the age of 89. He is survived by his son Brad (Roberta), daughter Gayle (Louis Conan), grandchildren Jessica Pinder (Craig), Adam (Christine Donnelly), Mark, and Megan, and great-grandchildren Robert and Luke. He is also survived by his nephews Stan (Judy), Jim (Ritva), and their families. He was predeceased by his loving wife Jennie with whom he was married for 63 years, his parents William and Isabelle, brother Stan (Elisabeth), and sister Muriel (William Currie). Bill was born in Winnipeg. He enlisted during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy serving on the HMCS St. Pierre. In 1951, he married the love of his life, Jennie, raising their two children in North Kildonan. He was active in the community coaching baseball and hockey, and serving on the boards of the North Kildonan Community Club and North Kildonan United Church. He worked at AEI Telecommunication, Dominion Bronze, CAE Aircraft and CIBC, retiring in 1990. After his retirement he and Jennie travelled extensively to Thailand, Hong Kong, Venezuala, Cost Rica, Hawaii, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Later in their retirement they wintered in Florida and Victoria. They spent over 30 summers at the Gimli Trailer Park where Bill enjoyed the beach, swimming, ice cream on the pier with his family, and barbecuing his legendary turkeys and "burnt-side-down" burgers. Bill was an avid sports fan enjoying the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Manitoba Moose, and the Winnipeg Jets. He skipped a curling team for several years. He also took great pleasure in playing golf at the Gimli Golf Course and Sea Pines Golf Club in Florida where he proudly scored a hole in one. Bill enjoyed his family and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We will miss him. We are grateful to staff at Deer Lodge Centre for the kindness and care Bill received over the past year. There will be no funeral service at this time. A celebration of Bill's life will be held this coming summer. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Deer Lodge Foundation, the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation or a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS ST PIERRE

ROSTEK, John Joseph - It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our father and grandfather John Joseph Rostek who passed away in the QE II, Jan. 15, 2015. John 'Sonny' was born in Scotchtown, N.S., in 1929. He was the eldest son of John and Marie (Schima) Rostek. As a young man, Dad worked briefly in the coal mines before entering the Navy and serving from 1951-1956. He was on the HMCS Iroquois and served in Korea. After the war he stayed on another year for peacekeeping, then left the Navy and settled back in New Waterford. Dad was Post Master at the New Waterford Post Office and he owned a small corner store for a number of years. Dad spent many years on the St. Agnes church council in New Waterford. He was also an honorary life member of the KOC, where he was a member for 50 years and served as treasurer. Dad loved to bowl and spent many years on the New Waterford team. One of his great passions was gardening and spent many hours in his large garden and was proud of the fresh food he served his family. As an original foodie, he was a wonderful cook. He and our mom moved to Halifax in 2000 to be close to kids and grandkids. He took care of Mom as she battled cancer for a number of years until her passing in 2013. Dad loved his kids and grandkids; one of the highlights of his week was cooking dinner for his family on Friday nights. Dad spent the last year in Veterans Memorial Hospital where he was building a new life with lots of new friends and fantastic staff. Dad was a very kind and generous soul and he was very good to his children, grandchildren, and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Theresa (MacLean) Rostek, parents John and Marie (Schima) and sister, Christina. Survived by his four children, Christina (Jamie Sealy), Jennifer (Michael Ross), Anthony, (Terrie MacIntyre) and Jane; grandchildren, Andrew, Noah and Matthew Sealy; his brother, William (Shelagh) Orleans, Ont., and sister-in-law Helen MacLean, Sydney, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to send special thanks to 4West in Veterans Memorial for their loving and caring support. Visitation will be form 7-9 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18 at Snow’s Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Agnes Church, 6903 Mumford Rd. in Halifax, Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.; Fr. Morris officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

ROY, Felix Joseph Aime, CPO1 -77 of Dartmouth, passed away on February 8th peacefully, yet unexpectedly, at home. Born in Kedgwick, NB, he was a son of the late Walter and Anne Berthe (Belanger) Roy. Felix grew up in Kedgwick and spent many summers with his father in the Rapids. As a young man, he worked in the fire towers in the woods before leaving to join the Royal Canadian Navy at age 17. He became a weapons technician in the navy and travelled all over the world and was chosen to serve on the HMY Brittania when it sailed on the Great Lakes. After retiring from the navy, he enjoyed driving around the Maritimes for Dartmouth O’Regan’s. Felix loved hockey and played until the age of 76. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to their practices and games and was always cheering them on. He was that “go to” guy and always had the right tool for the job. He loved the outdoors, having picnics at Smiley’s Park, and most of all cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his partner in life, Mariette; daughter Lucy (Mike) Hobeck; sons, Sam (Jill), Luke (Jane); step-daughters, Julie (Jason) Wambolt, Lori (Dana) Walton; grandchildren, Rachel, Jake, Brittni, Kamryn, Brady, Jessica, and Sara. He is also survived by his siblings, Lily, Noella (Michel), Leon, Leonce, Colette (Raymond), Romaric (Mary) and many nieces and nephews. Felix was predeceased by his first wife Evelyn, infant daughter Monica; siblings, Hubert, Huguette and Nelson. Cremation has taken place. The memorial mass will be held at 10am, Thursday February 12th in St. Peter’s Parish, 10 Maple Street, Dartmouth, Father Charles Burke officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Smile Canada. The family would like to express their thanks to the doctors and nurses of the QEII Cancer Treatment Team.

 

HMCS COLUMBIA

SALSMAN, Dean Willis - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dean Willis Salsman on February 8th, 2015 in Halifax. Born in Waterville, Kings County, he was the son of the late Richard and Rosa (Lightfoot) Salsman. He attended Waterville High School, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942, serving on the HMCS Warrior as chief petty officer. After his discharge from the Navy in 1947, he met and married Evelyn Jones of Hantsport, who remained his beloved partner for 66 years. In 1955, Dean incorporated Parker Brothers' Limited and provided industrial painting services throughout the Atlantic provinces for the next 30 years. Dean truly left his mark on his community and his province. Between 1972 and 1978, he served as the President and CEO of Industrial Estates Ltd (IEL). His tireless work to attract industry and investment to Nova Scotia led to many successes, including the opening of Michelin plants in the province. After leaving IEL, he amalgamated his business interests under the banner of Salsman Investments. Although he sold his painting contracting business in 1984, he continued to play an active role in the business community, volunteering his time for many worthy endeavours and working well into his 80's. Dean was a good friend to many, and provided support, mentorship and valued advice to countless people over the years. He was a true gentleman, known for demonstrating the values of honesty, integrity and social responsibility throughout his life. Dean served on many boards and participated actively in many associations. He served as president of the Halifax YMCA, the Halifax Club and the Halifax-Dartmouth Construction Association of Nova Scotia. He was chairman of the board of Pine Hill Divinity Hall, the Atlantic chapter of the Young Presidents' Association and the Nova Scotia Seniors' Pharmacare Program. He served on the Board of Governors of Mount Saint Vincent University and as a director on numerous other boards, including Blue Cross Atlantic Limited, Nova Scotia Savings and Loan, Maritime Steel and Foundries, Prenor Trust Limited and the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse. He was a member of St. Matthew's Church, Ashburn Golf Club, the Maritime Seniors Golf Association and the Saraguay Club. Dean served for many years as the Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Halifax and in 1993 was invited to the Netherlands by Queen Beatrix, who personally inducted him as an Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau. Dean was the recipient of numerous other awards, including the YMCA "Red Triangle" award for outstanding service to the YMCA and the community, the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal and the Paul Harris Award of the Halifax Northwest Rotary Club. He was made an honorary life member of the Canadian Construction Association in 2001. Dean was a strong supporter of the arts in Nova Scotia, and a lifelong member and active supporter of the Liberal party. He was an avid gardener, a smooth and elegant dancer, a keen bridge player, and a voracious reader of financial publications. Dean loved to compete, playing hockey with the Navy, then curling, bowling, golfing and finally taking up skiing and tennis in his 60's. He was a keen fisherman, and loved his yearly salmon trips with his friends. In spite of Dean's many accomplishments and recognitions, he believed strongly in humility and charity, never seeking the spotlight or drawing attention to his good works. He was a strong supporter of local charities and with Evelyn provided support for the establishment of the first dedicated brachytherapy suite in Canada at the Nova Scotia Cancer Center in 2011. Despite all his success, his happiest times were spent with Evelyn, whether dancing, playing bridge with their large circle of friends, travelling the world or simply working in their gardens at Mason's Point and enjoying a nightly cup of mocha beside the fire. He took great joy in time spent with his children and grandchildren, providing them with support, guidance and keen advice. Dean is survived by sons Richard (Bonnie) Salsman, Halifax; Alan (June) Salsman, Paris; Robert (Nancy) Salsman, St. John's and daughter Lyn (Kevin) Waller, Halifax, by beloved grandchildren Christopher, Katherine (Martin Noel), Jamie, Alastair, Andrew, Margot, Marc, Richard, Michael, Katie, and David, and by several nieces and nephews across the country. He was predeceased by his wife the former Evelyn Jones, a brother Ken, and sisters Vera Roop, Nellie Langille, Ida Flynn, Joyce Best and Opal Robins. The family extends thanks to Dr. Terrence Higgins, Dr. Valerie Lewis, the staff at Parkland at the Gardens and Elizabeth Cameron for their compassionate care. Visitation will be held at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St. Halifax from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Friday, February 13. A funeral service celebrating Dean's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 14 at St. Matthew's United Church, Reverend Betsy Hogan officiating, followed by a reception in the church hall. The interment will take place 3 p.m. at Hantsport Riverbank Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthews United Church, Halifax NS or the IWK Foundation.

 

HMCS WARRIOR

SAUER, Eugene Gilbert CPO2 - Age 66, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2015 at QEII VG Site. Born August 12, 1948 in Medicine Hat, AB, he was the son of the late Rudy and Jackie Sauer and husband of the late Yvette (LeBlanc) Sauer. Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Gene was always proud of his Alberta roots. He moved to Halifax in 1968 to fulfill a lifelong dream of a career in the Navy. He proudly served on such ships as HMCS Iroquois, Protecteur and Provider to name a few. Gene retired after 35 years of service in 2003. The love of his life was his family, especially his three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He also loved gardening and watching NASCAR. Survived by daughter, Ellesa Bujold; grandchildren Scott Baker (Emily), Ashley Pottie (Michael), Dylan Field; great grandchildren, Katie and Arianna Baker, Lilliah, Charlotte and Walker Pottie; sisters, Gladys Yacyshen, Gloria Reppnack, Grace Wingenbach (Glen), Glenda Gaetz (Jim); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, wife Yvette (LeBlanc), brothers-in-law Ted and Steve. A memorial service will be held at Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00am. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS HALIFAX, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS PROTECTEUR

SIMPSON, Jim (OJ), P1SG - Of Fort Erie, Ont., age 65, died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends in St. Catharine's General Hospital, Ontario, after a brief but strong battle with cancer, on March 11, 2015. Jim was a proud and supportive father to his daughters, Jodi Simpson, Tami (Doug) Banfield and Lori (Wayne) Andres, all of Dartmouth. Jim loved all of his grandchildren, Charlotte, Maddie, Gavin, Megan and was looking forward to meeting another in May. Jim leave behind a loving wife, Cathy, Dartmouth, his mother, Elsie (predeceased by father, George) Simpson; his sister Pat (Richard) Mclennan; and a very devoted friend, doris Mombourquette and her family who all reside in Ontario. Jim, best known as "OJ", served 29 years in the Royal Canadian navy. He sailed on many ships out of Halifax Harbor and was happy to call Halifax his home. His retirement plan was always to return to his home town of Fort Erie, Ont., and this is what he did in 2010. Jim spent many days as a devoted fan of the Buffalo Sabres and the Bills. He loved a good football, hockey or golf game. Jim could always come up with the best humor; everyone who knew him remembered his smile and easy-going lifestyle. In August, he drove to Nova Scotia from Ontario for the list time; one of his favorite summertime traditions was visiting the "girls" fora week in the summer. As Jim ahd requested, he has been cremated and buried in Fort Erie. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 21st at 2 p.m. in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Canadian Mental Health Association or Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS FRASER, HMCS HURON, HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS FREDERICTON, HMCS ATHABASKAN

STEARN, Arthur David - Art passed away in Chilliwack on January 21, 2015. Born in Yorkton, Sask. on Jan 16, 1921 to Walter and Margaret (Drynan) Stearn, and had six brothers and three sisters: Nellie, William, Walter, Gertrude, James, John, Ernest, George and Gwen. In 1936 Art hired on with the CPR and learned telegraphy. In 1939 & 40 he took volunteer training with the 64th artillery. Upon being accepted he spent one year in the RCAF then in Dec 1941 transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as a telegrapher, serving on ships HMCS Calgary, Assiniboine, Tordo, Armentiers and the Hetherington. He was discharged in Oct 1945, returning to Yorkton. During the war, brothers William and James served in the RCAF, Walter and John in the Army and Ernest and Art in the Navy. Art resigned from the CPR in Oct 1945 and hired out as an agent on the CNR in Nov 1945. In the meantime he had met Caroline McLachlan and they were married in 1946. They have a daughter Phyllis, living in Chilliwack, BC and a son Hugh, married to Barbara Bauer living in Saskatoon, Sk, . They have one son, David, and one daughter, Heather, deceased. While he was a CNR agent at Fenwood, Sk for 14 years, Art was also the Sec-Treasurer of the village for several years. After becoming the Past Master of the Melville Masonic Lodge, he became their Sec-Treasurer, and after serving as the First Principal of the Royal Arch Masonic Lodge, also became their Sec-Treasurer, serving in that capacity for both Lodges for several years. He retired from the CNR in Melville in 1981. In 1984 they moved to Chilliwack, BC. He joined the Royal Canadian Legion in 1945 and after moving to Chilliwack, B.C. in 1984, joined the Chilliwack Senior Veterans Society in 1985 becoming the President in 2002 and 2003. He has always enjoyed dancing, golf and playing cards. Art was survived by his daughter Phyllis, son Hugh, daughter-in-law Barbara, grandson David, sister Gwen and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Carol, his wife of almost 63 years, parents, Walter and Margaret (Drynan) Stearn, brothers William, Walter, John, James, Ernest and George and sisters Nellie and Gertrude.

 

HMCS CALGARY, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS TORDO, HMCS ARMENTIERES, HMCS HEATHERTON

STEELE , Arthur (06 Jul 1921 - 10 Apr 2015) - Preceded to heaven by his loving wife of 64 years, Joan. Survived by their only son David and his family: Candy (wife), Matthew, Shaye and Donovan, sister-in-law Joyce Steele of Mississauga, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Glenn Horsepool of Courtenay. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Gordon Bell School and was a champion in track and cricket. He started work at Canada Trust in 1939 and shortly went to serve from 1942-45 in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was assigned to the corvette class HMCS Matapedia to escort convoys across the North Atlantic from Halifax. After the war, he continued at Canada Trust in Winnipeg, then London, Ontario, and finally Vancouver in 1967. Following his first retirement (40 years), he guided the Vancouver Foundation and after moving to Victoria in 1978, he was the chairman of the University of Victoria Foundation. In 1995, he retired permanently to continue his love of golf at Uplands Golf Club. He leaves behind loving relatives scattered from Scotland to this continent, and many special friends. In lieu of services, please hold dear the memories and cherish the ones you are with today.

 

HMCS MATAPEDIA

STONE, Hector Alden (1926-2015) - passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Veterans Unit on May 25th, 2015. Hector was born in 1926 in Athol, NS to the late Percy and Gertrude (Brenton) Stone. Hector enlisted in the R.C.N and served until 1945. He was employed by Cobequid Lumber Company, Oxford Junction owned by G.W. McLelan and C.C. Bragg and eventually became general manager of the company. Hector was a dedicated employee and later became a director/President of the Maritime Lumber Bureau. During the 33 years he was employed by the mill, Hector was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Royal Canadian Legion, Kiwanis Club and served on the Oxford School board. In 1977 he moved to New Glasgow and assisted his sons in opening their own businesses, Stone’s Superior Homes/RV and Target Mazda. Hector enjoyed his retirement spending more than 25 years in Florida where he loved to play golf, shuffle board, cards and socializing. His summers were enjoyed at his cottage on the Gulf Shore. He also loved being close by and helping his sons in their day to day business activities. He greatly will be missed by the whole family. Hector is survived by his three sons: Kim (Anne), Jeffrey (Angelia) and Timothy (Danalee); grandchildren: Jonathan (Chelsey), Danielle Park (Greg), Chantal Barker (Matthew), Marcus, Matthew and Michelle; great grandchildren: Cullen and Liam Park, William Barker. He is also survived by his sisters: Helen Archibald and Erma (Gordon) Card. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years Jessica (Brown), sister Hazel Hatheway and brothers Herbert and Reginald. Special thanks to Dr. Cooper, Dennis and all the nurses and volunteers at the Northumberland Veterans Unit that have provided excellent care for our Dad. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday with Mr. Michael Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Eagle Hill Cemetery, Westchester. Donations in his memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or The Northumberland Veterans Unit. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 34 and the Admiral Murray Royal Canadian Naval Association will meet at the funeral home at 6:30 pm Wednesday to conduct their service.

TATE, David Allan (20 Aug 1939 - 21 Apr 2015) - The heart of a remarkable man stopped beating in Yarmouth Hospital when David Tate gave up his struggle with ALS. His life story could easily read like a compelling novel. Born in London, England ten days before World War II broke out, he experienced a childhood dominated by air raids during the Blitz. He recalled hiding under a metal table when the sirens sounded and after the war, he was hospitalized at the age of six for what would now be called PTSD. His mother, Lilian (Neal) Wadge, helped to operate barrage balloons while his biological father, Arthur Tate, was killed in action with the British Army. David’s family lost everything during the war and he later grew up in Devonshire, burdened with dire poverty. When he was twelve, the family immigrated to Canada, where he joined the Canadian Navy at age seventeen and also completed high school by correspondence. He was a true “self-made man” and remained stubbornly independent to the end. David served as a radio operator in the Far North, where he monitored Russian submarine Morse Code traffic during the Cold War. Later, he attended Radio College of Canada (now Ryerson Polytechnic College) and then became a Flight Service Specialist for Ministry of Transport. He worked in airports from Windsor to Goose Bay to Halifax. In 1981, he transferred to Yarmouth Airport and adopted the local community as his permanent home. Unfortunately, he waged a continuing war with colon cancer and retired on disability in 1990 after thirty-two years’ service with the federal government. He was diagnosed with ALS in early 2014. David was a highly intelligent man who thrived on puzzles and could work out cryptoquotes in his head. His love of reading led him to acquire a vast library of books on many subjects. He especially enjoyed history, historical fiction, science and philosophy. A complex and private man, he nonetheless appreciated a good debate and when the internet arrived, he embraced its opportunities for communication beyond his own region. He became known as a lively and engaging writer. David is survived by his best friend and wife of thirty-five years, Brenda (Levy) Tate; his cherished daughter Natalia (Trevor Bullerwell) Tate and his delightful grandson Elyden Pierce. Their little family provided him with endless joy and entertainment. David kept meticulous journals that spanned more than two decades. He collected news clippings over many years and loved to imagine the lives of those whose stories were presented in them. He also liked to visit graveyards and reflect on the people whose names were engraved on the various stones. He was not a morbid person but he had a keen awareness of the past’s impact on our present world. To him, history was a vibrant and living reality. David has been cremated according to his wishes. Visitation will be held at Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Yarmouth on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-8 pm. His friend Rev. John Symonds will offer prayers at 7:30 and anyone attending is welcome to share a memory or two. A private outdoor memorial for family and close friends is planned for a later date. Interment will be in his wife’s family plot in Willowbank Cemetery, Wolfville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to ALS Society of Nova Scotia. He was very anxious to see a cure discovered for this disease.

TOFFLEMIRE, Roscoe Edwin (Toffey), CD, CPO, Radar Plotter - Age 84, Head of Chezzetcook, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour on February 14, 2015. Born in Arner, Ont., he was a son of the late Edwin Ross and Elinor Louise (Brown). Toffey will be sadly missed by his wife of 62 years, Joan Marie (Munroe). A father to six children, Cheryl Coughlin (John), Brian (Karen), Jay (Colleen), Ross (Gail), Scott (Lisa), and Jeff (Meredith), all residing on the Eastern Shore. Grandfather to Paul, Tara, Heidi, Megan, Matthew, Jayson, Travis, Fred, Josie, Ashley, Geneviève, Natasha, Dominique, Nichole, Kayla, Gabrielle, Georgia and 10 great­grandchildren. Predeceased by sisters, Elinor and Beatrice and brother, Langford, all of Ontario; and daughter-in-law, Lynn. Toffey moved to Nova Scotia to become a Naval Communicator with the RCN in 1950. He met his soon to be wife in Yarmouth and they married in 1953. They settled in Chezzetcook in 1962 where they raised their family. During and following his 25 years of military service, Toffey enjoyed his small hobby farm and was actively involved in many community services. He was a founding member and Past President of Eastern Marine Br. 161 Legion, a volunteer firefighter, Halifax County School Board trustee, NS Agricultu­ral Board member, PC Party Board member/delegate/district electoral returning officer. He also spent many days coaching and umpiring baseball teams as well as participa­ting in sporting and hunting activities. Toffey touched the heart and soul of each and every one of us. He enjoyed spending time at local watering holes sharing sailor and hunting stories with family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Lisa Bonang and the nursing staff of Twin Oaks for the wonderful care they provided. A Legion Tribute will be held in Toffey’s honour at East­ern Marine Legion Br. 161 in Gaetz Brook on Saturday, February 21 at 1 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations can be made to Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund. Further information please contact Branch 161 at 902-827-3008

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

TOMKINS, Howard Douglas, CPO1 - Following a brief illness Howie passed away on January 26, 2015 at the age of 83. Howie was born in Ontario but considered Halifax his home for over 60 years. He spent 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring at a CPO1. Everyone he met heard his Navy stories. Howie enjoyed spending his summers at the cottage on Piggott Lake in Lakelands. He also loved spending time with "Grampy's Girls," his cherished granddaughters, Colbi, six, and Chayce, three. He is survived by his daughter, Kerri (Andrew O'Riley); granddaughters, Colbi and Chayce; sister, Velma Mainland; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Mary; brothers, Lloyd and Harold; and sister, Dot McKay. Visitation will be held on Friday January 30 from 2-4 and 6-8pm and a memorial service will be on Saturday January 31 at 11am, both in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS. Memorial donations may be made to the IWK Foundation. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit.

TOMLINSON, Gordon Earle, RCN - Age 88 - Died peacefully in his sleep after a long struggle with Alzheimer`s and dementia, on March 1, 2015, in the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax, N.S. Gordon Earle Tomlinson of Dartmouth, N.S. was born in Cambridge (Galt), Ont. in 1926. He was the third of five children, all boys, born to Harry & Eva (née Slatterie) Tomlinson. Gordon joined the naval reserve in 1943, at the age of seventeen, and served aboard the HMCS Lunenburg during World War II, and later with the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring after thirty years in 1979 as Chief Warrant Officer First Class (Marine Engineering). Gordon met his wife, Yvonne (née Chiasson), of more than fifty-seven years, in 1956, on a date arranged by a mutual friend. They were married the following year at St. Mary's Basilica in Halifax, and honeymooned in New York City. From Halifax, they moved to Quebec in 1966 to follow Gordon's naval career, and then back to the Halifax/Dartmouth area in 1969, where, with the exception of a year in Montreal, they lived the remainder of their life together. Gordon was most proud of his service in the navy. In 1945, as the youngest member of the crew of HMCS Lunenburg, he received the honorarium of Captain for the Day. His many naval endeavours included working for a year, in 1954, on Padloping Island in the Arctic Circle. He also worked on the navy's hydrofoil project in the 1960s. The many ships he served on throughout his career included HMCS St. Laurent, HMCS Saskatchewan, HMCS Micmac and HMCS Ottawa. Upon retirement from the navy he worked for the Department of National Defense until his second retirement, from the Naval Engineering Unit at the Halifax Dockyard, in 1986. He loved to travel, first in his van and later in his motor home, and was happiest when on the road with Yvonne. Together they spent much time, throughout the 1980s and `90s, visiting with family and friends in Ontario, California, Florida and Mexico. He was a longtime member of the Chief & Petty Officers' Association in Halifax and could often be found at the mess on Friday afternoons enjoying a drink with friends and old shipmates. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. In 1996, Gordon was the lead individual in organizing a reunion of those surviving shipmates from his wartime service aboard the HMCS Lunenburg. A principled, patriotic and hardworking man, he will be sadly missed by all. Besides his parents, Gordon is predeceased by his older brothers, William and Donald, and his younger brother, David. He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne, his devoted son, Steven, of Montreal, by his brother Robert, of Port Rowan, Ont., as well as by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital, especially those most closely associated with his care on V6-West. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 am in St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Spring Garden Rd. in Halifax. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Arrangements have been entrusted to the JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax.

 

HMCS LUNENBURG, HMCS ST. LAURENT, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS OTTAWA

VANDERMEULEN, Thomas Edward - beloved son of Ruth and the late Edward, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2015 in Victoria, B.C. Tom was born November 28, 1957 in Virden, MB, growing up in Brandon. Tom joined the Navy in 1975 spending nearly 30 years in a career he loved. Tom loved to travel and the Navy gave him that opportunity. Tom was a character! He loved playing jokes, teasing the kids and posting on facebook. His phone was always close by to capture a great photo. He especially loved spending time with Hollie and Jodi. Tom loved the water. His passion was fishing, whether it be on his boat on the ocean or the many lakes he fished in Manitoba. In May, 2013 Tom returned to Manitoba to reconnect with family and friends, enjoying this time so much he returned the following spring. This visit lasting almost a year. Tom spent countless hours with his nephew Riley fishing, sitting around the fire, barbecuing, drinking beer & enjoying life at what he fondly called “The Ranch”. Everyday was a new adventure whether it be a trip to Daytona, unplanned fishing trips or visits to family and friends. Tom was predeceased by his father Edward. Tom will be sadly missed by his daughters Hollie and Jodi, sons Dale and Jamie, his mother Ruth, brother Mike, sisters Brenda and Joanne and their families, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Tom enjoyed life and lived life to the fullest.

 

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE

WALSH, Winston Donald Thomas (Don) (Knobby) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Winston Donald Thomas Walsh, who passed away at home in the arms of his loving wife, on April 1, 2006. Beloved husband, father and grandfather (Opi), he leaves behind to grieve his loss and celebrate his life, his wife Sylvia, his son Lutz (Mireille), daughter Lorraine (Glenn) and four grandchildren, Jennifer (Denis), Sarah, Emily and Ben, as well as nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Myra, sister Bev and brother Wendell. Don was born on September 16th, 1931 in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, of strong Irish stock. He was raised in Montreal where he became an all around athlete winning many honours in Track & Field, Water Polo, Basketball and Football. He travelled the world as a Seaman Cadet on the HMCS Haida before attending McGill University in Montreal. Don was offered the opportunity to play professional football and had a long storied career first with the Calgary Stampeders and then with his beloved "Roughies". It was while playing as a Roughrider that Don met and married the love of his life Sylvia. He attended the University of Arizona in the off-season and graduated with a degree in Architecture. Don began his practice in Regina where he raised his family. In later years Don and Sylvia moved to Vancouver to further their careers. Don was a big-hearted man, known by all for his kindness and generosity. He always found a special way to brighten someone's day. He judged people by their character and not their social position. He could be at home in any setting. Don found great happiness in the accomplishments of his family and friends and was never happier than when he could proudly see others achieve their goals. Don faced his last struggle with the same quiet perseverance that marked his life. He was a man whose cup was always half full. The family would like to thank Don's many caring friends for their love and support. We also wish to thank Dr. Kennecke, Dr. Fay and Cathy Paul for the care and kindness they gave to Don. A Memorial Service will be held in Vancouver on Friday, April 7th at the False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island at 6:30 p.m. in TYEE hall. A celebration of Don's life will also be held at a later date in Regina, Saskatchewan, prior to internment at Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency.

 

HMCS HAIDA

WAREHAM, Raymond Ernest (08 Jul 1924 - 19 Mar 2015) - Goodbye Blue 52. Predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy and son Lindsay (Lorraine). Survived by his brother Earle, son Mark, granddaughters Kristy St Arnout (Andre) and Kelli Wareham and great granddaughters Hadley and Harper. Born in Radville, Sask. and passed in Nanaimo BC. Over the years he called Winnipeg, Calgary, North Vancouver, Parksville/Nanaimo home. Ray and Earle had a strict upbringing by their single parent father, a Winnipeg Police Officer. At age 18, he enlisted in the navy and served in WW2 on the HMCS Huron, in the Battle of the Atlantic. Big Ray told unique stories of being a VPD constable in the 50's and spent 16 years as an appraiser for Central Mortgage and Housing. Also a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and RC Legion (past president). Ray enjoyed family, friends around the round table, football, roast beef dinners, cigars and a smidge. Many thanks to the staff of Nanaimo Travelers Lodge for their kind care. No service by request.

 

HMCS HURON

WARMAN, Herbert Edgar, CD, Lt - An officer and gentleman crossed the bar on February 12, 2015 due to Parkinson's disease. Born in Oriole (now Vaughn), ON on Feb 4, 1925, Herb was the youngest of 8 children (now deceased) born to the late Gertrude (née Barnett) and Harry Warman. Graduating from North York Collegiate in Toronto, ON, Herb worked briefly at Marconi Radio prior to enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as a leading seaman in 1944. He was following his three older brothers who were already serving in the RCA and RCAF. In 1946, Herb undertook a special assignment, in Philadelphia, with the USN JAN Program, SOE-OSS. More importantly, he met and married his wife Jane while there and they returned to Halifax in Jan. 1948. Ship time followed and after completing some additional training, Herb was stationed at Albro Lake Radio Station, Dartmouth prior to sea assignment again. He sailed on several ships - HMCS Iroquois, Huron and Haida among them. During this time, he fought in the Korean War. After the Korean War, Herb was stationed at HMCS Gloucester in Orleans, ON. He returned to HMCS Stadacona in Halifax at which time he was posted to the DEW Line in Labrador. More ship duty and courses led to receiving his officer's commission in 1960. The next posting was to DND HQ in Ottawa and from there to Commanding Officer of Newport Corner Radio Station, Nova Scotia. Retiring from the RCN in 1972 in Dartmouth, Herb embarked on a second career by joining HMCS Dockyard in the Industrial Engineering Branch, Ship Repair Unit, finally retiring for good in April 1988. An avid hunter and fisherman, Herb dearly enjoyed cottage life at Three Fathom Harbour and later, Mockingee Lake, where he revelled in beautiful sunsets, starry skies, campfires and early morning canoe paddles on the lake. He was also an extraordinary beachcomber, with many treasures salvaged! Herb was a dedicated family man to his four children (and many assorted pets) supporting and encouraging his children's educational and life accomplishments. He was proud of our many successes and adventures. Herb also had a very creative flair - painting, making pottery, wood carving, gardening and fixing everything with anything at hand! Herb was an original member of the restoration team for Corvette HMCS Sackville, a project near and dear to his heart. He was a kind and gentle person, a favourite daily feeder of the garden blue jays, wearing their dropped feathers in his hat band. We will miss him so very much. Herb was a member of: Stairs Memorial United Church; life member of the RCL Somme Branch (Dartmouth); Korea Veterans Association of Canada; HMCS Sackville Trust; NS Naval Officers Association; retired director of the Atlantic Credit Union. Herb is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jane (née Timmings); daughters Wendy (Warman) Sullivan of Dartmouth and Sandra (Warman) and Hal McKinstry of Toronto; twin sons Colin of Dartmouth and Ian of Chicago; grand-daughter Amy (Sullivan) Harris and Scott Harris (Dartmouth); grand-son Nicholas Warman of Winnipeg; great grandchildren Olivia and Cameron Harris of Dartmouth; plus nieces and nephews across Canada. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19th at 11:00 a.m. At Stairs Memorial Church, Hester Street, Dartmouth. Rev. Sarah Raeburn and Rev. Vincent Ihasz officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment at the Atlantic Memorial Garden, Dartmouth.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome to: 

- HMCS Sackville National Naval Memorial Trust

- Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital, 3 West Unit

- Brain Repair Centre", Summer Street, Halifax

 

The family gratefully thank the staff of 3 West, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital for their excellent, compassionate care of our father and husband, and also to all the family and friends who supported Mom and Dad through this journey.

 

Fair winds and following seas, Daddy.

 

NRS ALBRO LAKE, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS HURON, HMCS HAIDA, NRS NEWPORT CORNER, HMCS GLOUCESTER

WARNER, Francis Edward (Sugar) - 96 - It is with saddened hearts that the family of Francis Warner, of Halifax, announces his passing at home on February 4th. Nine months after the Halifax explosion, Francis was born on August 8th, 1918. He was the son of the late John and Maude (Murphy) Warner. Francis served as Chief Petty Officer on the navy destroyer HMCS Saskatoon and Athabaskan, during the Second World War. As a veteran of said War, he worked as a supervisor in the Halifax Dockyard until his retirement in 1974. Francis' passion involved an endless dedication to car and boat maintenance, and his expertise assisted many of yachtsmen. He also had a musical heart, and you could find him blowing out a tune on his harmonica or singing as freely as a bird. Francis loved to laugh, joke and dance. He could outlast anyone on the dance floor, and he and his partner in life had won championships for their round waltz. To say that he was graceful is to say the least. He will be ever so deeply missed by his wife, of sixty-nine years, Dolly (Doris May Mayfield), daughter Diana (Redmond) and her partner Rob Eshelby, daughter Donna (Sampson), grandchildren Wylie (Redmond), Jessie (Redmond), Carrie (Gillis) and her husband John Hugh (Gillis). Surviving brothers and sisters are Walter, Lillian, Ernest, Victor, Ralph, Allan, Joan, Joyce, Theresa, and Marion. Predeceased are brothers and sisters John (Pud), Dory, Elmer, Helen, Charlie, Gordon, Harold, Roy, and Edward. Not to mention, he is survived by a myriad of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation 2-4,6-8 Sunday February 8,2015 in Cruikshanks Funeral Home , 2666 Windsor St. Halifax . Funeral Service will be held 11am Monday February 9,2015 in St. Patrick's Church , Brunswick St. Halifax. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Patrick's Church Restoration Fund.

 

HMCS SASKATOON, HMCS ATHABASKAN

WELLS, Douglas Kendall - 44, of Dartmouth. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our much loved Doug on June 21, 2013 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born on August 29, 1968 to Sylvia (Balmer) and the late John (Jack) Wells. He is survived by his loving spouse Jackie McClure; his children Courtney and Jeremy; Jackie's children, Jordan and Spencer; brother, Scott (Nina), Hammonds Plains; nieces, Cassie and Lauren; nephew, Thomas; sister-in-law, Dawn Wells, Toronto. He was predeceased by his brother Cory. Doug retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the NY Yankees and Buffalo Sabres. Doug had a great love of music and sports cars and was proud to be driving his suped up 76 Plymouth Volare. He was a member of the Owls Club on Lake Banook where he could be found fishing the waters with the kids and sharing time with friends. Doug was a good hearted man that greeted everyone with a big hug and a cheery smile. He will be sadly missed by all. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Monday June 24 from 6-8pm in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be 2pm Tuesday June 25 from Christ Church, Ochterloney St., Dartmouth. Burial will take place at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Doug may be made to a charity of choice. 

 

HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS FREDERICTON, HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC

WHITE, Joseph (Joe), PO1 - We regret to announce the passing of Joseph 'Joe' White, age 77, of Halifax on January 25, 2015, in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, due to complications from kidney disease. He was born in Edmonton, Alta., to Gladys Margaret White (Anton 'Tony' Miklic) on August 29, 1937. Joe is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Wendy (Kevin) Hilliard, Abbotsford, B.C.; Eric (Mitch), Cornwall, Ont.; Tina (James) Walters, Cowichan Lake, B.C.; stepsons, Frederick (Kathy) Walker, Mount Uniacke; Bradley (Paula) Walker, Bedford; brothers, Norm Miklic, Bowser, B.C.; Stan Miklic, Victoria, B.C.; Don (Nancy) Miklic, Sooke B.C.; sister, Estelle (Mike) Lynn, Sarnia, Ont.; seven grandchildren and four great-grand­children. Joe spent 33 years in the Canadian Navy retiring in 1987 after which he worked roughly five years with Paramax and two years with the Commissionaires Nova Scotia. He retired to Murphy Lake as he loved living by the water. Joe was an avid golfer and dart player and enjoyed the camaraderie of the participants. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. A combined Royal Canadian Legion and memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 6, in White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. A reception will follow in the funeral home reception room. Burial will take place at sea at a later date. The family would like to give thanks to the Dialysis Unit at the QEII for their support and care during his illness and special thanks to the ER staff, especially Cathy during his final hours. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Atlantic Division or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

WONNACOTT, Frank - Frank's journey ended peacefully at home on January 27, 2015. Mourning his loss are his loving wife, Joan; son Frank (Belinda), grandchildren, Daniel, Samantha; daughter Dana (Mark), grandchildren, Amanda, Alaina; sister Blanche (Harry Vickers); three nieces and three nephews; and two children from a previous marriage. He is predeceased by his parents; sisters, Gladys, Edie and their husbands. Frank began his journey on November 11, 1924 in and grew up in East Kildonan where he loved playing hockey and got his first job delivering groceries on his bike. At age 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and proudly served on the HMCS St. Boniface on the North Atlantic in the Second World War. Frank and Joan were married in 1964 and lived in the North End where they raised their family. Frank enjoyed annual road trips with his young family, taking them to places like Mount Rushmore, Wisconsin Dells and Waterton, creating life-long memories for his children. When the kids grew older, Frank and Joan enjoyed their travels to the East and West Coast. Some of Frank's favourite times were spent watching his kids play sports. If there was a game, he was there; baseball, volleyball, slow-pitch, you could find him in the stands. He remained his kids' cheerleader all of his life. Frank's greatest joy was his grandchildren; they gave him purpose and were the light of his life. Frank was diligent and hard working and had a long work life. He always spoke fondly of his employment with Eaton's and spent many years in management in the hotel industry. His favourite job was his last, working at RBC Dominion Securities as a bank messenger delivering important bank documents in downtown Winnipeg. He enjoyed his co-workers and the people on his route and was considered a true gentleman by all. Frank was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 52 years and looked forward to legion lunches with his good friend Jim Salmon, whom he had known since grade one. Frank always said he was a man of few words, yet it is amazing the volume his quiet, gentle ways carried in our lives. We would like to give special thanks to doctors, Larry DaSilva and Don Allan for their compassionate care and to Palliative Home Care for their help in Frank's last days which enabled him to fulfill his wish of dying at home. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank's name to the charity of one's choice. "Love knows no end" "Husband, Dad, Grandpa you are missed love you always" (Winnipeg Free Press 31 Jan 2015)

 

HMCS ST BONIFACE

YOUNG, James Lindsay - 1923-2003, HMCS Haida, 1943-1945, died peacefully at his home in Elora on Monday April 21. Husband of Marion (McCormack), dear dad of Catharine Plue, Deborah (Barry) Baisden and Peter (Kathleen) Young. Grampie of Aaron and Kristin Plue, Alena and Gregory Baisden, Beth, Whitney and Stephanie Young. Brother-in-law of Charles E. Sheppard and uncle of Barbara, Lindsay and David Sheppard. A former resident of Georgetown and Windermere, Jim was actively involved in boating, gardening, and above all his home and family. Cremation followed by a memorial service for the family only. If desired donations can be made to St. James the Apostle Anglican Church Building Fund, Box 93, Fergus, N1M 2W7 or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel 37 Church Street, Elora.

 

HMCS HAIDA

ZABOK, Ronald (20 Sep 1943 - 30 Apr 2015) - After a valiant fight with Alzheimer's Ron passed away suddenly April 30, 2015. Ron served in the Canadian Navy for 33 years. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, children Mark, Lori, Ronnie and families, siblings Bev, Linda, John, Roy and families. Celebration of life in September. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society or any SPCA.

 

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