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Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

BALCOM, William Kenneth Age 91 formerly of Pentz, Lunenburg Co., eldest child of the late Captain William James and Mildred (Gallagher) Balcom, born in Halifax, January 17, 1924, has died in Taigh Na Mara, DVA Care Facility in Glace Bay, on December 4, 2015. He was educated at elementary schools in Halifax and Quebec City, high school at Halifax County Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University. During The Second World War he served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve at HMCS Stadacona and HMCS Haligonian. His business and professional career involved a variety of engineering projects, including highway (Nova Scotia and Ontario) bridge construction, house and service station construction and water and waste management. Friends and family were the most important aspect of his life, with travel and camping for recreation, provided that books were available. For many years Ken was active as Church and Parish Warden at St. Peter's Anglican Church, West La-Have, (New Dublin Parish). Survived by his wife of 66 years, Beryl (Whalen) Balcom and sons, James and Sandy (Deborah) and great joys of his life, his granddaughters, Sarah (Ryan Hartlen) and Katherine (Barry McCulloch). Also survived by brother-in-law, George Brandys and sister-in-law, Pauline Balcom, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his son, John; grandson, William in infancy; brother, Bryant and sister, Beth Brandys. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service and burial will take place in St. Peter's Church and Cemetery, West LaHave at a later date. Ken's family wish to acknowledge the compassionate care he received at Taigh Na Mara, also from two special caregivers in Lunenburg County, Joan and Judy with many thanks to the friends around the corner who came to the rescue so often. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia would be appreciated. We appreciate the fine medical care of Dr. Everett Weagle and Dr. James MacLean and the spiritual comfort of the Rev. Vernon Reid at the end.

 

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BALDWIN, Ronald Irvine (02 Sep 1921 - 20 Aug 2009) - A lifelong Vancouver resident, Ron enlisted in the RCNVR during WWII, and proudly served in the Battle of the North Atlantic. He was very active with the Vancouver Naval Veterans Assn., and became a historian of the Canadian Navy. Predeceased by siblings Viola, Ray, Vic and Fred, he will be lovingly missed by wife Rita, children Leslie Vaughan, Barbara Constantine and Norman Baldwin (Mariam), grandchildren Brittany, Alexander, Olivia and Giovanna, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Betty and Bea, and cat Joey. Ron enjoyed a long career in the automotive industry, finishing as Executive Director of the Automotive Retailers Assn. A staunch supporter of amateur sports, his community and church, Ron's kindness and humour touched all who met him. A funeral service will be held at St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church, 1490 Nanton Ave. at Granville, September 10, 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency would be appreciated. (The Vancouver Sun 29 Aug 2009)

BALDWIN, Victor H. (03 Dec 1918 - 13 Oct 2007) - Resident of Chino, CA and formerly of Vancouver passed away peacefully in Pomona, CA. Survived by his loving wife Bea, son Michael, brother Fred (Betty), Delta and Ron (Rita), Vancouver, nieces Sylvia, Gibsons, Dianne, Hawaii, Joyce, Sooke, Leslie, Vancouver, Barbara, Vancouver, Sue-Ellen, Toronto and nephews Fred, Delta, James, N. Vancouver, Robert, Rochester, NY, Norman, Curitiba, Brazil. Predeceased by sister Viola and brother Raymond and first wife June. Vic served in WWII as a Lieutenant RCNVR and was a member of the Vancouver Naval Veteran Assoc. He was a graduate of John Oliver High School and was an excellent athlete and an extremely caring, generous person. (The Vancouver Sun 17 Oct 2007)

BALLAM, Philip Stewart - It is with great sadness that we tell of the passing of Philip Stewart Ballam on October 6th at aged 93 at his home in Douglas Care Community in Victoria. His wife and daughter were with him as he passed away. Phil was predeceased by both his son Robert and younger brother Charles. Phil's childhood was spent in Victoria where he formed lifelong friendships in the Scouting movement and apprenticed as a plumber in his father's business. Phil married Grace Zala in 1940 while stationed at Prince Rupert in the RCE and RCNVR. Returning to Victoria after the war, Grace and Phil raised three children: Constance (Connie), Robert (Bob) (Denise Lauzon), and Elizabeth (Beth) (David Politano). He also leaves grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss their Gramps" in their lives. Phil worked for some years as a plumbing inspector for the City of Victoria, and later established Phil Ballam Plumbing & Heating Co. which still bears his name. Grace worked in the business until they retired in 1972. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, theirs was a busy and energetic retirement, tackling a major hands-on renovation of a large older character house in Oak Bay. During the 70`s, 80's and 90`s Grace and Phil travelled extensively, and enjoyed making many lasting friendships along the way. In his later years Phil took on the challenge of learning to use a computer to keep in touch with many of them by email. One of Phil's great pleasures was gathering friends and family together in their welcoming home overlooking sea and mountains. Phil's loyalty to friends, his sense of humour and fun, and his willingness to help out whenever he saw a need endeared him to many who will mourn his passing. May he rest in peace. No service by request. (The Victoria Times-Colonist 09 Oct 2011)

BANKS, Robert John (Bob) CD Flight Lieutenant RCAF - of North Vancouver, B.C. born March 2,1923, passed away peacefully the evening of May 17, 2009. He is predeceased by his parents, sister Peggy, brother Bill, wife Elma, grandson Robbie and special friend Jean Scull. Bob is survived by his sister Dandy, sons Rory (Teri), Jeffrey (Donna), grandchildren Alana, Jennine and Jeremy, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Bob had many good friends, including his Northlands neighbours', his Aircrew Association friends, his fellow volunteers at the Vancouver Naval Museum and Heritage Society at HMCS Discovery, the "Black Gang", his friends from the Seaforth Highlanders Officers' Mess, the UNTD Association, everyone at the Royal Canadian Legion, West Vancouver Branch 60 and the West Vancouver Fire Service Museum as well as his fellow members of the West Vancouver Adult Pops Band. He will also be missed by his friends at the Transitional Care Unit at Evergreen House. A special thanks to the staff there, who helped care for him and brighten his days these last few months. Born on West 6th Avenue in the house his father built, a true Grandview boy, Bob was a Seaforth Highlanders cadet and went on to graduate from Vancouver Tech in 1941. He then attended UBC where he joined the COTC in 1942. In 1943 Bob joined the RCNVR, then the RCAF, serving until discharged as a Pilot Officer, Bomb Aimer in December 1944.Rejoining the RCAF Primary Reserve in 1954, he served until retiring in 1966 as a Flight Lieutenant. After the war, Bob attended the Vancouver School of Art, where he met, then married Elma in 1947. A 62 year career in commercial art followed, where he did work for such firms as Crown Zellerbach, Domtar, Macmillan Bloedel, CANFOR, CP Air, Air Canada, BC Rail and BC Transit, where he achieved some measure of fame with the cartoons he did for the "Buzzer", viewed by thousands of bus commuters from 1955 until 1975. Bob illustrated textbooks for J.M. Dent in the beginning of his career and covers for the Law Society of British Columbia's "Advocate" journal from 1977 until 1999. Bob also worked on three centennials for the provincial government, creating Century Sam and Centennial Sue, well known cartoon figures. He also produced calendars and paintings for the RCMP and art work for Pacific Yachting magazine. In his later years, Bob was bitten by the travel bug, cruising to various world ports and flying to Europe, Las Vegas and L.A. As he started to slow down, he embraced computers. He also loved cars, evident in his many paintings and the 1930 Model A Ford Sport Coupe he owned until recently. All family and friends are invited to a celebration of Bob's life and career to be held Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:00 am at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, refreshments to follow. (The Vancouver Sun 22 May 2009)

BANNISTER, Ronald P. (Bash), PO - Passed away in hospital April 9, 2010. Born in Liverpool, England on December 2, 1918. His family moved to Victoria, B.C. in 1919. Ron is survived by his wife Joan; two daughters, Sheila (Malcolm), Kathy (Laurence) and grandson Cameron McMicken. Predeceased by his brother Roy. Ron joined the R.C.N. as a boy seaman in 1936 and spent the better part of war time on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He retired from Labatt Brewery (Victoria) and moved to Pender Island in 1984, returning to Victoria in 2007. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Church, 4703 Canal Road, Pender Island, B.C. on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB, 2340 Richmond Road, Victoria, B.C. V8R 4R9. (The The Times Colonist 13 Apr 2010)

BARRINGTON-BOAM, Jack - passed away Saturday, August 24, 2002, after a lengthy illness. Born September 8, 1926, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, he came to Victoria with his parents at an early age. Attended Craigflower School and Mt. View High. His first job was as an office boy for Col. McGoogan of the Liquor Control Board. He was in the R.C.N.V.R. during the war and later returned to the LCB as clerk at the Johnson Street store. Jack joined the Canadian Scottish Regiment Reserves and for many summers was Instructor for the Army Cadets at Vernon, B.C. He was chosen as one of four representatives of the Canadian Scottish Regiment at Queen Elizabeth II Coronation in London, England, in 1953. In 1954 he became the first Representative of Canadian Schenley Distillers on Vancouver Island. In later years, the sea called him again. He joined the Hydrographic Service and served on the S.S. Maribel until it was decommissioned. He transferred to the C.S.S. Vector and served as Bosun until his illness. Jack is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Daisy. Also by his son Christopher (Margaret) and daughters Sandra, Lynn, Susan (Murray), Dawn (Pat) and Kim (Mike), his sister Betty Paterson, 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. There will be no service by request. Those wishing to celebrate Jack's life are invited to the home of Pat and Dawn McCooey at 111 View Royal Avenue on Saturday, August 31, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. 'Til we meet again' (The Times Colonist 27 Aug 2002)

 

 

BATEMAN, Clifford (Cliff) Dayton (07 Oct 1936 - 25 Feb 2016) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather Clifford Bateman. One’s life is a story and for Cliff life evolved around family, friends and the good times with all. Cliff’s circle of life has now been completed. From courting the love of his life, Carmen, during his navy service to being a strong, compassionate and caring father to his twin daughters, Debbie and Donna, to his dedicated long time friendships. While known in his younger years as “Mr. Fix It” he loved to tinker. Cliff was always the quiet prankster of the group and helped start many traditions still in existence at the family’s paradise - the cottage at Wildor Park. He loved to host “happy hours” and never missed a last call! Cliff became quite a fisherman with his cottage buddies or at least that is how the stories go! He loved to bowl, watch Western movies and his favorite hockey team the Ottawa Senators. A great buddy to his friends, Cliff enjoyed life to its fullest along with a good shot of rum or cup of Tim’s Coffee. He also enjoyed a good game of cards and while he may have been dealt a difficult hand health wise, he was extremely strong and lived life on his own terms. Cliff was a remarkable father and an amazing “Gramps” to his 3 grandchildren. He was the foundation of our family and always provided unconditional love, support, advice and encouragement. He will be dearly missed by ALL. Born in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces at a very young age and enjoyed more than 22 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. After leaving the Forces, Cliff continued his trade and worked at Eastern Provincial Airlines and Canadian Airlines prior to retirement. Predeceased by wife of 54 years Carmen Bateman (Adams), parents James and Fay Bateman, and sister Norma Baba. Survived by daughters Debbie (Steve) Brown and Donna (Mike Morash) MacDonald; cherished grandchildren Amanda Rayner, Jamie Brown and Mitchell Brown; sisters Colleen Frank, Treva Swallow and families and the Baba family, all of Saskatchewan; brother in-law Barrie Adams and sister in-law Brenda MacInnis (Rolande). There will be no visitation but please join us for a celebration of his life at a memorial service to be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, with a reception to follow. Cremation has taken place. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA, Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth.

BEAMS, Thomas Bernard Axford - Passed away peacefully in Ladysmith, B.C. on October 10, 2005, born in Vancouver, B.C. March 01, 1920. Tom spent his earlier years in The Peace River, Revelstoke and Penticton, B.C. He received his B.A (1949); M.A. (l956) at U.B.C., and M.Ed (1965) Oregon State University and M.A. (1986) from The Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago. Tom served with the R.C.A. 1940-41, R.C.N.V.R. 1941-1945 serving overseas duty 597 days, after discharge Tom joined the RCN  1948 1953 Tom was a high school principal, teacher, counselor in school districts #66 & 67, Coordinator of Special Services school district #68. Board member and past president of the Adlerian Psychology Assoc. of B.C., member of both the B.C. and Canadian Psychological Assoc., Founder of the Island Adlerian Group. Survived by his wife Mary, son Denys (Laine), son John (Joan), daughter Ruth (Alan) Brown, grandchildren: Devin, Tyler, Katherine (David) Gadd, Karen, Nicole, Emily, his sister Carol (Harry) Robb, sister-in-law Eva Beams, also nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral service Friday, October 14, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. in St. John's Anglican Church Ladysmith, B.C. Rev. Canon R. Westaway officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ladysmith Resource Centre or to St. John's Anglican Church would he appreciated. Arrangements confidently assigned to Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services. (The Times Colonist 12 Oct 2005)

BECELAERE, Marcel Victor - formerly of Winnipeg, passed away with his family by his side, on April 5, 2006 in Victoria, BC after a lengthy struggle with the ravages of Alzheimer's. He was born on February 13, 1925, in Belgium and immigrated to Canada with his parents and older sister in 1927. He served in the RCNVR, and was in duty during the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War. He is survived by his loving wife Ramona; five daughters Catherine (Jim), Joanne (Colin), Mary Jane (Peter), Sylvia, and Deb; his grandchildren Shane (Reg) and Jamie (Ryan); his great grandson Logan, and his sisters Paula (George), Helen and many nieces and nephews. Gone but not forgotten. (The Winnipeg Free Press 13 May 2006)

BECKETT, Omar John - Past President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 Member of Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Founding member of the Land O'Lakes Face Painters Peacefully with family by his side at the Smiths Falls District Hospital on Monday July 18, 2011. Omar Beckett age 87 years. Beloved husband and companion of Beryl Beamish. Loving father of Kim McKenna (David) of Smiths Falls, Cathy Carley (Gordie) of Smiths Falls and Kerry Beckett of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Kerry McKenna (T.J.), Brian McKenna (Rebecca) and Bill Carley. Great grandfather of Raya and Nina McLean and Beckett McKenna. Friends may call at the Trinity United Church, Smiths Falls on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 12 Noon until service time in the church at 2 PM. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Smiths Falls. Donations in memory of Omar to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. (The Ottawa Citizen 20 Jul 2011)

BEECH, George Austen (Aussi) - A WW II Naval Veteran, Peacefully on June 16, 2010 at the Toronto Rehab Institute. Predeceased by his loving wives Laura May (Mason) and Margaret I. (Potter-Mason). Predeceased by his brother Lawrence and step-sister Helen Taylor. Dear father of Brian (Marlene), Gary (Brenda) and Warren (Chantal). Loving grandfather of Todd (Lauren), Stacy, Colin, Courtney (Joseph), Ashley, Melanie and Kimberley. Great-grandfather of Alexa, Jack and Lyric. Dear uncle to the Beech, Taylor and Mason families. During WWII, he served with the Royal Canadian Navy as Chief Petty Officer, Electrical Artificer. He was a longstanding member and treasurer of the HMCS Haida Association. He graduated from Victoria College, University of Toronto after his discharge from the Navy. He taught many years with the North York school board until his retirement in 1980. He had served from its inception as a board member with the North York Secondary School Teacher's Credit Union. He was an avid hiker (end-to-ender) with the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Mr. Beech will be resting at The Lynett Funeral Home, 3299 Dundas St. W. (one block east of Runnymede Rd.), on Monday, June 21, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Runnymede Anglican Church, 404 Willard Ave., Toronto on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. A private family burial will take place following a reception at The Lynett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation to the charity of your choice in memory of Austen. (The Toronto Star 19 Jun 2010)

BELL, Douglas Wilfred (Dinger) (16 Dec 1938 - 05 Dec 2012) - With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Douglas Wilfred Bell (Dinger) on Wed Dec 5th at the Country Living Estates. Born in Forest Ontario on Dec 16 1938 he joined the Military in the late 50's, and was posted to Halifax where he spend the rest of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of his free time hunting, fishing and archery. While in the service he mentored many Navy League Cadets and will fondly be remembered. He will be sadly missed by his sister Dorothy Tidball, brother Bob and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Louella (Shannon), father Wilfred and step mother Lillian (Quinn). Sisters: Wilma Clarke, Irene Zimmerman, Eva Goodhand and brother Donald Bell. In 1963 dad married and is survived by Elizabeth (Mallet) and was blessed with one daughter Debra. He is predeceased by his partner of 35 years Florence Holmans, stepson Billy and stepdaughter Deborah (Isnor). He will be sadly missed by stepdaughter Virginia (Ron) Fox, granddaughters Meghan and Gillian Fox and stepson Joey Isnor. We want to thank the many people who helped care and love for him in his final days. His stepsister Grace Marion Shunamon, long time friend Vic Eisan. The staff at Country Living Estates in particular Rose and Eileen. He lived life to the fullest and was fortunate to have three great families and friends that loved him and will miss him dearly. A memorial service will be held in late spring – early summer. Details to be published at a later date.

BENNETT, Bruce Henry - (10 Jun 1942 - 27 Feb 2016) - It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Henry Bennett, 73, of Halifax and formerly of Lunenburg, announces his passing on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the QEII Health Science Centre, Halifax. Born in Sudbury, ON, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Ruth (Gaunt) Bennett. Bruce started his working career serving with the Royal Canadian Navy and the went on to work with the Corps of Commissioner on the Halifax Bridges and later with the Police Department for the Town of Lunenburg, retiring after 20 years of service. Over the years in his spare time he enjoyed driving ambulance, volunteering his time at the Lunenburg Railway Museum and lending a helping hand to those that needed it. Bruce is survived by his wife, Sandra, daughter, Kimberlee (Danny) Tanner, Maitland; sons, Kevin (Connie), Calgary and Brian (Tina), Thunder Bay; sisters, Lee (Rick) Splonick, St. Margaret’s Bay, Laura Bennett, Quebec; brother, Paul of Toronto, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. # 3, Lunenburg, where a memorial service will be held, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or to a charity of your choice.

 

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BERARD, Joseph Ernest - was promoted to glory on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Winnipeg after a very lengthy battle with advanced cancer at the age of 86 years. Joseph spent time in the navy as a young man. He was a structural steel welder for 37 years in the western provinces, and Ontario, along with work in the USA. On retirement, he spent 14 years volunteering at the Holy Cross Food Bank. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 47 years and was known as the "Bee Man" at the Norwood Legion. Joseph was predeceased by his daughter Suzanne (aged five), parents Gregoire and Bernadette Berard (nee Bousquet), brothers Andre (infancy), Armand, Leo, Fred and Jackie, sisters Lillian (infancy), Marie, Rita, Annette and Elizabeth. He is survived by wife Annie, brother Adrien, sisters Beatrice, Yvonne, and Lorraine. Also surviving are his children from his first marriage; Sally, Alain, Mary Lou, Janet, Greg, Maureen, Colleen, adopted grandchildren Sandra and Robert, and stepchildren Mario and Tony, along with all their respective families. Funeral service will be held at Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, on Friday, January 24 at 12:30 p.m. with interment to follow. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care unit at the St. Boniface Hospital for the care and compassion given to Joseph while in their care. Donations may be made in memory of Joseph to Canadian Daily Mass, CancerCare Manitoba, or the Holy Cross Food Bank. E.J Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors 680 Archibald Street 204-253-5086 (The Winnipeg Free Press 18 Jan  2014)

BEST, Thomas Allen Parsons, LS - 49, Beaver Bank. Husband, father, soldier, sailor, brother, and son, Tom passed away peacefully after a short, unexpected Illness on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Halifax Infirmary, QEll, Halifax. Left to mourn are his wife of nearly 14 years, Sherry (MacLean); son, John (11); daughter, Anastasia (8); parents, Harvey and Mabel (Parsons) Best, Torbay, NL; sister, Gina Best-McGettigan (Dan), New Westminster, BC; sister, Susan Howell (Wayne), Clarenville, NL; brother, Jamie Best (Sharon), Miramichi, NB; parents-in-law, Shirley (McNair) and John MacLean, Beaver Bank; sister-in-law, Sonja MacLean, Toronto; nephews and niece, Austin, Tyson, Jonathan, and Emma. He was predeceased by a daughter from a previous marriage, Charlemain, in infancy. Tom was raised in Middle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, and joined the Canadian Forces at age 18. His military career spanned 23 years, including reserve, regular force army, and regular force navy. During his career he held many posts, both domestic and international, before settling in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Tom was committed to his wife and children, family, friends, and community, and continued to pursue his interests into retirement. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, reading, writing, and spending time with family. Most of all, Tom loved the time he shared with Sherry, John, and Anna. Our hero will be sadly missed, and will remain forever in our hearts. Tom’s family will receive friends at Knox United Church, 567 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville, from 2-4, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday May 28, 2014, from where the funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014, Reverend Dr. Ross Bartlett officiating. Reception will follow the service at the Lion’s Club, 101 Old Beaver Bank Rd. (across from Super Store). In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in trust for his children’s education. An account has been set up with TD Bank (Account # 5370-6416151) and can be made directly at any TD Bank or at the visitation or funeral.

BICKELL, Bruce Alan - age 89, passed away peacefully at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg on October 7, 2011. Predeceased by his wife Eileen of 50 years, eldest son Jeffery and brothers Harold, Fred, Norm and Warren. Bruce is survived by his daughter Valerie, son Derek (Jean) grandchildren Courtney Morgan and Devon of Calgary, grandsons Brent and his daughter Emily, Brian (Charlene), and great-grandchildren Hayley and Erin of Winnipeg. Born in Winnipeg Manitoba in 1921, Bruce attended Gordon Bell High School prior to his service in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, including the D Day landing at Normandy Beach. Prior to his release from the navy he obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After the war, Bruce went back to work at Standard Aero and later Standard Machine Works to eventually become part owner with his brother Norman until their retirement. Bruce was a proud member of the White Ensigns Association at HMCS Chippawa, and enjoyed his long service as a Past Exalted Ruler of the Winnipeg Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks supporting various charities including, children's hospitals, helping hearing impaired children, and summer camps for under privileged children. Bruce loved to golf and nothing made Bruce happier than his time spent as a member of the Breezy Bend Golf Club, golfing with the boys aka the liar's club . As a great lover of animals Bruce and his beloved dog Rebel logged countless miles walking every day and every night. Bruce and Eileen enjoyed being season ticket holders to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers cheering for them for over 45 years. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Tower 6 at Deer Lodge Centre for their compassionate care of Bruce during his stay there. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Bruce's memory to the Canadian Elks and Royal Purple Fund for children at 1-888-843-3557. At Bruce's wish a private family service will be held. (The Winnipeg Free Press)

BING, Victor Robert (18 May1923 - 04 June 2009) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Robert Bing in his 86th year following a courageous battle with cancer. A dear husband of 64 years to Audrey (nee Noseworthy), a cherished father to Carol Menter (George 2003) and Donna Paddon (Pedrick). Proud Poppa to Kate (Nick Serran) and Sarah (Stu Marshall). Several nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by his brothers Bailey and Bertram. He will be sadly missed by his furry four-legged friend Max. Vic was a gracious gentle man of integrity, kindness and principle who was deeply respected by his many friends. Vic was a WWII veteran, a member of HMCS Hunter Naval Reserve 1954-1981, the Sea Cadets (Streetsville), The Windsor Poppy Fund, the Naval Vets Association and was an Employee of Toledo Scales for 50 years. Vic was also extremely active in all capacities involved in the United Church of Canada. Family and friends will be received at Riverside United Church (881 Glidden Ave.) on Saturday June 6, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Windsor, Riverside United Church Memorial Fund or to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Education Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Walter D. Kelly Funeral Home. (The Windsor Star 05 Jun 2009)

BLACK, Roland Morton, CD, RCNVR - Roland Morton Black, son of the late Horace G. Black and Ellen (Barry) Black of Saint John, residing in Rothesay, has passed away at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife Louise Ann (Herrington) Black, his son John R. H. Black of Chicago, Illinois, and his sister Frances E. Neil of Victoria, B.C. and several nephews and nieces. Roly attended Saint John High School (class of 1936) and Mount Allison University (class of 1938). In 1939 he was assistant service manager in the then new Maritime branch of the Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. in Lancaster. He received his commission in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940 serving in the first group of volunteers on loan to the British Royal Navy in Combined Operations from April 1940 to January 1943 in England and in support of the British Eighth Army in North Africa in assault ships out of bases in Tobruk, Malta, Crete, Mersa Matruh, and Alexandria. He was engaged in the relief of the island of Malta, and the battle of El Alamein, Libya. In 1943, he returned to the RCN on minesweeping duty in the Halifax convoy approaches and finally as Minesweeping Officer Bay of Fundy Minesweeper Squadron and retiring at War’s end with the rank of Lieut. Commander. As Commander RCN, he served as commanding officer of HMCS Brunswicker, the Naval Reserve Training Division in Saint John from 1958 to 1962. During this period he was appointed Aide de for Comp Lieutenant Governors Laurence McLaren and Leonard O’Brian and to Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada, during his visit to New Brunswick in 1961. In 1947 he formed his own company, Atlantic Sound Ltd. and introduced telephone answering service exchange to Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton, together with MUAZK background work music and paging systems for business and public areas. In 1960 he initiated the then new concept of temporary staffing of skilled office workers with his Personnel Pool Company Ltd. serving the business community also in permanent placement, executive recruitment and outsourcing. He was an active supporter of the Saint John community and served as a member of the Saint John Rotary Club, board member of the YMCA, St. Andrews Society, director of Royal United Services Institute, director of the N.B. /P.E.I. Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Byng Boys Club (those who have served in an active theatre of war), Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club, Riverside Country Club, Golden Seniors Service Club, the Probus Club (retired professional and business men), Cliff Club and Parrtown Club. An avid sailor, as a member of RKYC and past member of the Northeast Harbor Fleet Club and Old Port Cove Yacht Club, Florida, he participated in two Newport to Bermuda yacht races (1966, 1968) and the Boston to Halifax yacht race, as well as many seasons sailing on the Saint John River, down the coast of Maine, and the Caribbean. The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). The Black Family welcomes friends to attend Roly's graveside service on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 2:00 in Fernhill Cemetery. Those wishing to attend should meet at the office entrance at 1:50 pm. For those who wish, remembrances to the charity of the donor’s choice, would be appreciated by the family.

 

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BLAYNEY , Alan John - beloved husband of Jean of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010 at the age of 85 years. Al was born on October 26, 1924 in the High River General Hospital. After graduating from the High River High School, he attended Mount Royal College. He then enrolled in the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, where he joined the University's Air Training Corps, The Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 8 Squadron. On July 24, 1944 he enlisted in the Canadian Navy at H.M.C.S. Tecumseh, Calgary and was sent to Eastern Canada. Alan was demobilized on October 26, 1945 and returned to the University of Alberta. During the summer, one year, he worked building the Alaskan Highway. Alan graduated with a B.Sc. in Arts and Sciences. He then attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in the Masters Program in Honors Physics and Mathematics. Alan was employed by Chevron Canada Resources (plus a subsidiary, Dominion Oil Ltd., in Trinidad and Tobago for four years) for over forty years. Chevron benefited from Alan's inventions over the years. He loved to travel to interesting destinations, camping, fishing and befriend his daughter Debra's cat, Sierra. Alan is survived by his wife Jean, sons Douglas and Bill (Debbie), his granddaughter Tegan and her mother, Carla Wilson. He was predeceased by his twins, Debra and Donald and son Mark. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . Many thanks to the staff at the Beverly Care Centre, Lake Midnapore. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or Meow Foundation, P.O. Box 65024 RPO North Hill, Calgary, AB T2N 4T6. In living memory of Alan Blayney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 15 Jan 2010)

BOLDING, Norman Charles - Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on December 3, 1921. Passed away peacefully at Burnaby Hospital on Monday February 3, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Alice; children, Barbara (Greg), Linda (Al) and Charles (Jacky); grandchildren, Fraea, Ben and Adam. Norm was a Veteran of WWII serving with the R.C.N.V.R. Family was the most important thing in his life and they and his friends will lovingly remember him. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (The Vancouver Sun 08 Feb 2003)

BOLT, George Miller Capt (E), CD, RCN - In his 80th year, passed away in Victoria August 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, of 59 years, his children Deborah, Chris (Marion), and Laird (Anita), and grandchildren Sean, Amanda and Graham. Educated in Ontario, George subsequently graduated from the Royal Military College, Kingston in 1952 to begin his career-long service as a Marine Engineering Officer in the RCN. As well as serving in HMC Ships and Shore Establishments, he also trained and served on Exchange with the Royal Navy. His career high point was a three year appointment as CO of the Ship Repair Unit (Atlantic), Halifax. On retirement, he and his wife moved to Yvonne's family home in Victoria. He enjoyed a full retirement. An avid reader, his other interests included sailing, tennis, camping and (successfully) golfing as a member of the esteemed Group of 13. The family wishes to thank all who cared for George in recent months, with special thanks to Dr Antonsen. There will be no funeral service. A private family and close friends' gathering will be held at a later date. (The Victoria Time-Colonist 05 Aug 2012)

 

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BOLTON, Neil Joseph (23 Apr 1926 - 08 May 2013) - Peacefully on Wednesday May 8, 2013 at the Residence on the St. Clair, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Burgess) Bolton (1971) and the late Audrey (Pearce) Bolton (2011). Predeceased by his parents Neil and Evelyne Bolton and his grandson Brodie Stevens. Loving father of Kathleen McLachlan (Peter), Sandra Smith (Murray), David Bolton (Robin), Stephanie Stevens (Paul) and step-father of Sherrie and Helmut Rastel. Cherished grandfather of Emile Maxwell (Denis), Hugh McLachlan (Kyllie), Brian McLachlan (Miranda), Sarah Kerr (Alec), Kyle Smith, Russell Bolton, Frances Bolton (Simone), Wendy Bolton and Evan Stevens. Step grandfather of Steven Borthwick (Melissa), Kevin Borthwick (Chelsey) and Lisa Borthwick (Rob), and their children. Neil was a mechanical contractor and owner of Calcott Mechanical and partner in RNR Mechanical. He was a key contributor to the formation and ongoing operation of the Sarnia Mechanical Contractors Association holding many executive positions including President. Neil was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy seeing active sea duty during World War II on Corvettes. His enjoyment of the water carried on as he owned sailboats and was a long time member of the Sarnia Yacht Club. A celebration of Neil’s life will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 with a memorial reception at the Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Victorian Order of Nurses or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Trust Fund (cheques only at the funeral home please).

BOOMER, Robert John (27 May 1919 - 23 May 2014) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, with his family by his side, at the age of 94 years. Dad was an amazing person but modest about his accomplishments. He was kind, compassionate and loving. He is survived by his sister, Emily Strong; his eight children: Christine (Honey) Stewart, Suzanne Boomer, Sherry (Bo) Bennett, Terry Boomer, Michael (Marilyn Mel' Sinclair) Boomer, Daniel Boomer, Marie Boomer and Colleen (Clarence Ens) Boomer; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine, his mother and father, Clara and Tom Boomer, his brothers, Tom, Sidney and Gordon, and his sisters, Ellen and Clara. Dad served in the Navy in the Second World War from 1939 to 1945. He was a radar man but during his free time liked to box. He made quite a name for himself as a boxer. Dad met Mom during the war and they married in September 1944 until she died: they were married almost 63 years. They lived and raised their family in Winnipeg, spent several years living in Montreal and came back to Winnipeg. After the war dad was employed in the oil refinery industry and retired as a Shift Foreman from Shell Oil Refinery in Winnipeg. Dad's passions were his family, travel, Grand Beach, the cottage and birds. He combined all of these to make many fond memories for his family. When his children were young he would always make things fun at the cottage with fishing trips, minnowing', card tournaments and croquet. The more people around the better the fun. Most years there was always a mishap with a skunk. For a summer or two there was a ping pong table in the backyard of the cottage where Dad would challenge anyone to a left handed game of ping pong. When Dad retired he lived early spring to late fall at the cottage for as many years as he could. If he wasn't at the cottage you could find him at the Osprey nest checking on the babies. When the grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to the cottage, Dad insisted on stocking the shed with fun toys: pogo sticks, hula-hoops and more. Mom and Dad had a green Volkswagen camper van and took a trip almost every year out West to visit their two children and extended family on the West coast. On these trips Mom always fit in painting and photography and Dad was always on the look out for birds and great scenery. After Mom died, Dad missed her so much and needed extra support. For three years after her death he lived between his home on Linden Avenue and with his daughter, Colleen and her family out in the country. Her family will fondly remember the time they had with grandpa living in their home and it was a heart breaking time when he needed to move on to personal care home support. Dad spent his last few years at Maple Personal Care Home and Deer Lodge Centre where he became a favourite of the staff very quickly. He was very well known for his big smile, his very kind heart and his hugs. That man loved to hug. Cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held. The Government Pier is where his most treasured memories were made and was his special place. We love you and miss you, Dad. You were a great joy to your family and whoever knew you. What is remembered, lives. (The Winnipeg Free Press 29 May 2014)

BOOTH, Ernest J. - Born in Vancouver on November 14, 1925, passed away July 21, 2002. Ernie was predeceased by his wife Pearl, March 22, 1977 and is survived by: stepson Gordon (Barbara), grandson Mike; sisters-in-law: Tilly Boyer, Isobell (Hermie) Smith, Mary (Albert) Berthiame, as well as many cousins and their families. Ernie served in the RCNVR during WWII in the North Atlantic, was a long time Employee of Chevron Canada Ltd and a member of Royal Canadian Legion 148. No service at Ernies request. Cremation and interment beside his wife Pearl. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 406-1124 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2111, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (The Vancouver Sun 26 Jul 2002)

BOUCHARD, Robert (Bob), CD, CPO2 - passed away at home surrounded by his wife and children. The excellent health Bob enjoyed for 86 years began declining in September, and he succumbed to heart failure. Many recognized Bob for his daily commitment to long, energetic walks along the Mainland Common Trail, regardless of conditions. Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to learn English in 1952 at Montcalm, Que., signed on for five years, and stayed for a 27-year career. Bob served on many ships spanning both coasts, as well as frequent shore postings across Canada, including a six month peacekeeping mission in Ismailia, Egypt. Bob retired in 1979, and later returned to sea with DFO on research vessels Baffin and Hudson. He retired fully in 1995 at age 65. Bob was a proud, private man who was content in the minimalist lifestyle that he practiced. He will forever be remembered for his work ethic, determination, and his commitment to providing for his family. Bob was charming among friends, and enjoyed reminiscing about his many adventures. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia (Boutilier); daughters, Lynn D'Arcy (Stephen), Gina Salyzyn (Michael), both of Halifax; son, Denis (Paula) of Tantallon; sisters, Lina Gervais, Quebec; Noella Plamondon, Quebec; Jacqueline Caron, Quebec/Florida; Stella Mongeau, Montreal; grandchildren,-Mitchell and Jessie Bouchard, Halifax; Abbie and Camryn Salyzyn; step grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Yarich, Tantallon; Catherine, Patrick, Claire D'Arcy and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son, Marc Robert in 2009; brothers, L. Jacques (of Barrie) and Denis (of Toronto). Bob's family wish to thank all who were connected with fulfilling Bob's request to remain at home; most notably Dr. Jill Robertson, Dr. R. Stewart and Nurse Practitioner 'Debbie' at the Heart Function Clinic; Palliative Care Dr. McIntyre, VON, and especially the EHS 'Angels' who were there for Bob when he needed the health care assistance most - his final hours. Thanks to HRPS for your compassion and professionalism. A special thanks to Father Mike LeClerc from Saint Benedict Parish for responding to our call to offer prayer and blessing in Bob's final hour. As much as Bob enjoyed a good party,we respect his wishes of no visitation or service. Following cremation, his ashes will be delivered to the RCN, and Bob will return to the sea he loved.

BOUGHNER, Carl Joseph - 67 years, passed away peacefully at home in the loving embrace of his family. Born in 1935 in Brantford, Ontario, he moved to grow up in Windsor, Ontario. Carl was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces joining at HMCS Hunter, Windsor, Ontario (Navy) from 1953 to 1983. After thirty years of dedicated service and (golfing down south) he moved to serve the Royal Canadian Legion at Command Headquarters dedicating himself to the needs of veterans and servicemen. At the age of 65, he joined the Corps Commissionaire where he remained until his illness. He was a long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Centennial Branch 160) serving as President through 1981 and 1982 and continuing to serve most recently as membership chairman. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding devotion to the Aim & Objects of the Royal Canadian Legion and awarded Life Membership for outstanding service. Waiting to embrace him are his father; Martin Boughner, mother, Mae (nee Morrison) and brother Donald; survived by loving sister-in-law, Florence, nieces and nephews, all of Windsor, Ontario. Carl will be forever remembered for "Carl's Spot', his charm, his wit and his wonderful smile that he bestowed upon us until the end. Left with precious memories are his wife and best friend, Yvonne (nee Beaulieu), daughters Dawn-Marie Turner (Winnipeg), Brenda Kielbratowski (Dartmouth), and son David (Dartmouth). Sons-in-law David Kielbratowski (Dartmouth), Chris Turner (Winnipeg) and future daughter-in-law Becky Neil (Dartmouth). Memories of Grandpa will forever be with Nicholas, Jesse, Brittany, Mathew and Amanda. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Team, Ruby, Joe, Glenna and family Physician Ken Cameron. Cremation has taken place. Visitation and prayers will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday with the Legion Service and Knights of Columbus in the evening at the Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral Mass will take place Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Forest Hills Parkway, with Father Pat Cosgrove officiating. The interment at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Dartmouth will be followed by a reception to Celebrate Carl's life at the R.C.L. #160 Centennial, 703 Main St., Dartmouth. (The Windsor Star 22 Jul 2002)

 

HMCS HUNTER

BOURNE, Frank John - Born in Brantford, Ontario on December 10, 1921 passed away unexpectedly in Vancouver on August 23, 2008. He was predeceased by his first wife Callis, his parents, Frances Ruby and Daniel Bourne, his brothers, Walter and Clifford and sister Florence Drury. He is survived by his daughter Mary Ellen Caie (Doug) and his son Michael (Patricia), five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Frank will always be loved and remembered by his wife of 31 years Norma, and her children, Ronald Mackinnon (Deb), Janice Mackinnon, and Susan Maitland (Rory) and her late son Bruce Mackinnon (Elsie) and Norma's 10 grandchildren. Frank served in WWII - R.C.N.V.R with both the Canadian and British Navies from 1939 to 1945. After the war Frank had a 35 year career in management with Domtar Inc. in many locations across Canada. Frank was a very private and complex man, happy in his home and a rock to all in his extended family and friends. A celebration of Frank's life will be held in the chapel of Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice. (The Province 29 Aug 2008)

BRAGG, Percival Dean, LCdr, RCNVR/RCN - Tragically taken from his family on December 6, 1996. A man of many talents. Forever loved and missed by Marguerite Emily, Michele (Jim), Michael, Sarah and Kevin. (The Times Colonist 06 Dec 2006)

BRAMWELL, Paul Gornell (31 Jul 1926 - 28 Feb 2016) - 89 of Eastern Passage/Cole Harbour, passed away February 28, 2016. We the family regretfully announce his passing in the Dartmouth General Hospital Emergency. Born in Hamilton Ontario, he was the son of the late Edward and Isabel Bramwell. Dad was a Korean War Veteran and served 30 years in the Canadian Navy on subs many of those years before retiring, later working at Canada Post and as a commissionaire. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Somme Branch 31, enjoyed the company of the Kootenay Family and his Thursday mornings with the PBLC. Surviving are daughters, Maureen (Brian), Susan (Allan), Paula (Gerald), Heather, sons Michael and James (Patty), six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his beloved dog 'Buddy'. He was predeceased by his wife Joan (Dawson). A visitation/celebration of his life will be held 6-8pm Friday March 4, 2016, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home 217 Portland St. Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch 31, Dartmouth, NS.

 

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BRAULT, Yvon J.E. - age 80 of Bedford, passed away on February 11, 2016. Born on June 20, 1935 in St. Jean, Que., he served in the Canadian Military (Navy) for 33 years and retired in 1984. Survived by common-law wife of two years,-Marilyn Enders of Mount Uniacke; children, daughter, Michelle Chahley (Norm), Saint John, N.B.; son, Martin Brault, Bedford; son, Derek Brault (Shirley), Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Gary Bond (Christine), Calgary, Alta.; Keith Brault (Erika), Bedford; great-grandchildren, Sydney Brault, Logan Brault, Brooklynn Brault; sister, Rita Lemieux, St. Jean,-Que. Predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Anna (Martin) Brault; daughter-in-law, Sandra (Brown) Brault. Memorial Service in honor of Von Brault's life will be held in Sackville Heights Community Centre, 45 Connolly Rd., Middle Sackville, from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16. Remembering you is easy Dad, We do it every day, And missing you is something That will never go away.

BROCKLEBANK, Ronald - He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 3, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his loving and devoted wife Beverley and children Charlene (Tom Gervais), Gary, Kris (Mary) and Jodi (Chris Cullen). He will be missed by his adoring grandchildren Megan, Kristian, Jack, Brady and Quinn and special Mr. B to Matt and Kate. He is survived by sisters Jeanie (Colin Bradley) and Peggy (Larry Grail) who were also at his side until he took his last breath. Brother-in-law to Pat Mitchell and Uncle Ron to many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was blessed with loyal lifelong friends: Bob Holden, Ted McCabe, Bob Williams, Don Bisson, Dennis Damphousse, Charles Fider, Rainer Lange, Bob Adair, Lee Day and many more. A Master Tool and Die Maker by trade, he retired from Ford Motor Company in 2006. He proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a lifelong boater on his beloved B-Wynne. He was happiest on his 98 Harley with the wind in his face and Bev behind him riding the roads less travelled. Alzheimer’s may have taken away his memory but he will forever live on in all ours. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Windsor Essex Project Lifesaver to give another family the peace of mind the program gave ours. Visitation Wednesday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Wed 7:30 p.m. Funeral Thursday 10 a.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor 519-969-5841. Procession to Heavenly Rest Crematorium.

BROPHY, Robert Simpson (Bob), V9550, Supply PO, RCNVR (Served 1938 - Feb 1945) - Born May 4, 1920 in Winnipeg, passed away peacefully in Nanaimo on February 8, 2008 to remain alive in the hearts and memories of his loving family. Predeceased by loving wife of 53 years Jean (Peggy) in 1996, then companion Josie Oblak in 2005. Survived by: daughter Diane Norman (Terry), sons Robert Jr. (Annabel) and Michael (Vicki) grandchildren, Michelle (Dave), Karma (Jonathan), Greg (Laura), Megan, Erin, Nathan, Sandy and Will great grandchildren, Brandon, Madison, Aynsley and Lia. Bob's life will be celebrated in Nanaimo at First Memorial, 1720 Bowen Road on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 1pm. Please donate to charity of choice in lieu of flowers. (The Time Colonist 21 Feb 2008)

 

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BROWN, Arnold Frederick, RCN, WW 2 - a member of the Peterborough Naval Association and retired from Alfa Laval), peacefully at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Arnie Brown of Peterborough in his 90th year. Husband of the late Audrey (Fontaine). Dear father of Karen (Bill Halliday) of Peterborough and Tony Brown (Janice) of Brampton. Loving grandfather of Brent Halliday (Amanda), Jade Brown, Joel Brown and great grandfather to Colton Halliday. Brother of the late Oral Brown, Kay Brown and Velma Kidger. Uncle Arnie will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate Arnie’s life will be held at the Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Rosemount Memorial Gardens. “Ole Blue Eyes, we miss your smiling face, none can take your place, you will forever be in our hearts”

 

HMCS GIVENCHY, HMCS AVALON

BROWN, George L. W. (Bill) (1925-2014) - Bill, as he was known to his many friends and colleagues in Edmonton, passed away peacefully on March 24th in Edmonton. Bill Brown served as a reservist in the Army, and later in the RCN during WW2. Over the course of a 33-year career in Education, as a teacher, administrator, and in Central Office of the Edmonton Public School Board, he served as President of the Edmonton Chapter of the Alberta Teachers' Association. Over his long career, he was a trustee on the Edmonton Public Library Board, and he served as the President of the local United Nations Association, and the Unitarian Church. He lived happily with his wife of 63 years, Margaret Elizabeth Brown (nee Whittaker) who predeceased him in 2010. He is survived by four children, Gerry, David, Yvonne and Ken and by six grandchildren: Brendan Brown, Keltie Brown Forsyth, Andrew Brown, Liam Brown, and Michael and Matthew Dahl. His bright, witty, penetrating mind was proverbial to all who knew him, as was his effervescent love of life. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at First Memorial - Harmony Chapel, 10541 – 81 Avenue, Edmonton. Interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity. (The Edmonton Journal 28 Mar 2014)

BROWN, Walter Kenneth - 83 of Bedford, NS passed away Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at home. Born in St. John’s NFLD, he was the son of the late Harold Andrew and Mary Anastasia Brown of St. John’s NF. Walter was raised on Portugal Cove Road, the third of four close-knit brothers. Walter went to sea on the Clarenville Boats at age 15. At 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving as a Naval Pilot on the HMCS Bonaventure. As a pilot with Eastern Provincial Airways, Walter went from bush pilot to Captain on their 737 fleet. Long standing member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society, Walter was a devout Catholic, a dedicated husband and father and a loyal and dear friend. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Brown (nee Godden), sons Stephen MacDonald (Susan Beare) and Michael Walter (Andrea); Sisters-in-law Mary and Doreen; 4 grand children and many nieces and nephews; predeceased by brothers Harold Andrew, William MacDonald and Ronald John. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4th, 4-6 PM at St. Ignatius RCC, 1288 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 5th, 1 PM at St. Ignatius RCC, Bedford, NS; Fr. Patrick Cosgrove presiding. Pursuant to his wishes, he will be cremated and interred at Brookside Community Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent’s DePaul Society or Chalice.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford. 902-835-4212.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

BROWNLEE, Donald - We found this in Dad's papers a few days later and, of course, he wanted it his way! So, here's his thoughts at his passing. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Joined RCNVR in 1943 and served on the North Atlantic during the Second World War. Married my loving bride in Victoria, March 17, 1945. Worked as a Firefighter with DND, and 20 years as a Firefighter at Victoria Airport. I was very active in Victoria Sports, having played football for many years with the Vampire Football Team. Spent many years after coaching football to the young players, including 8 years with my grandson Matt during his young years and onto high school football. I was also an avid golfer at Cedar Hill for many years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Douglas Secondary School Football Team, 3970 Gordon Head Road, Victoria, BC, V8N 4X4. (The Times Colonist 04 Oct 2003)

BRYNILDSEN, Sidney Warren - With great sadness the family of Sidney Brynildsen announce his passing on Friday, November 6, 2009. Predeceased by his mother and father and his granddaughter Erin Keegan. Born in Bella Coola, BC on November 21, 1928. Survived by his loving wife Inez, daughters Lori (Fritz), Kim, son Paul (Mary), beloved grandchildren; Sean, Melanie, Megan, and great-grandson Metaus Sidney. Sisters Diane and Jeanette of Bella Coola, BC, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Sid served in the Canadian Navy for 25 years and enjoyed his career as a Chief P.O. 2nd Class serving on many ships. Sid was the recipient of the Centennial Decoration for the 100th Anniversary of Our nation. After his military career was over, he worked at H.M.C.S. Dockyard for 17 years where he was a charge hand. Upon retirement, he enjoyed his boat and salmon fishing, with family and friends, and trout fishing at his mother's home on Anahim Lake in the interior. He loved to garden, fix things around the house, travel; mostly in Canada and help his family and spend time with the grandchildren. Sid was an avid reader and collector of Military History. Thanks so much to the administration and staff 2nd floor at the James Bay Care Home for their excellent care of Sid and thank you to our family doctor; Dr. Ross McKay. No service by request. (The Times Colonist 13 Nov 2009)

BRYSON, G. Scott - born July 5, 1926 passed away quietly at home surrounded by his family on March 15, 2004. He was predeceased by son John Dickie Bryson and his parents George and Sarah Bryson. Scott is survived by his wife of 57 years Bunty; son James Scott Bryson; daughter Holly Maynard; grandchildren Sarah Watts, Matthew Bryson, Joel Bryson and four great-grandchildren. He was in the RCNVR from 1943 to 1945; worked for B.C. Telephones for 39 1/2 years and was active in Sea Cadets; the Chiefs & Petty Officers Assn.; the Masonic Order and Shriners. A private family service will be held March 27, 2004 at Scott's home, 27328 - 26B Avenue, Aldergrove, B.C. at 2:00 p.m. followed by a community wide celebration at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 265, Aldergrove, B.C. on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. (The Vancouver Sun 23 Mar 2004)

 

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BUCHANAN, James Gordon (Spike) Cdr, RCN (15 Mar 1933 - 31 May 2014) - passed away peacefully in hospital in his 81st year after a lengthy battle with Louis Body Dementia. Beloved husband for 55 years to Marcia (Lee). A devoted father to Lauri Ann Gray and Karen Lee Nagthall. Beloved grandfather to Bryden, Catriona, Samantha, Rachel and Ali. Survived by brothers, William and David. Spike served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 29 years and External Affairs for 10 years. An avid golfer, Spike was a charter member of The Amberwood Village Golf & Country Club. He spent 26 winters on the courses in Panama City Beach, Florida. Spike's sense of humour and keen wit throughout his life carried him and all of us to his final day. Many thanks to Granite Ridge, especially the caring staff of Harbour House. For those who wish, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family. There will be a private Interment at a later date. (The Ottawa Citizen 04 Jun 2014)

BUCKLEY, Francis Courtney (Frank) - passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at his home on Monday, February 1, 2016, in his 95th year. Husband of the late Shirley Buckley. He will be missed by his son Donald and daughter-in-law Marta. Frank graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree from the University of Toronto (1942). He served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm as a carrier based fighter pilot in WWII. After the war he joined his father in the family business - W.K. Buckley Ltd. He made significant community contributions. He was co-founder of the Council On Drug Abuse, helped lead the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, The Metropolitan Toronto Social Planning Council, Catholic Family Services, Share Life, and was one of the founding families of Our Lady of Assumption Parish. Frank was one of the initial investors and founders of Global Television. He loved listening to Jazz and was on the board of radio station CJRT. Another of his passions was golf – both watching and playing. In 2003 he was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5th. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Gabriel's Parish, 670 Sheppard Avenue East on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In Frank’s memory, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Ministries, 412 Queen Street East, Toronto M5A 1T3 or a charity of your choice.

BULL, William F. (Bill) C2BN, 15977-H / Lt, RCN / CAF (served 01 Oct 1951 - 13 Dec 1989) (05 Mar 1934 - 27 Feb 2016) (05 Mar 1934 - 27 Feb 2016) - Born in Orillia, Ontario to Anne and Fred Bull, Bill was the last surviving of four siblings, Harvey, Brenda, Della and Orma. Lt (N) Bill Bull started his career in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951 when he was 17 years old. As a Bos'n he circumnavigated the world and North America on 13 different ships. Most notable of these was Canada's most storied warship HMCS Haida on which he served in the Korean War solidifying his patriotism and commitment to the RCN. Bill served on HMCS Labrador when it made its historic crossing of the Northwest Passage and on Canada's last aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure. He was commissioned from the ranks in 1970 (an especially significant achievement for him). As an Officer he headed up the Junior Leadership Qualification then influenced and introduced the Primary Leadership Qualification course to the West Coast. He was charged with the execution of many ceremonial events, a state funeral and Navel Gun Runs. Bill was the divisional officer at the Bos'n division CFB Esquimalt and served as the regular force staff officer in charge of administration and training at three reserve units. Often what shapes a man is his career and a balanced family life. When celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Bill said he had the best support in all things because of the love of his life Arlene. He loved their getaways in the camper. Mom, reading and a campfire - it was heaven. He was a hardworking and industrious man who expected the same in his children. His daughters, Kay (Dave), Karen (Don), Kerry, Kama, and sons Lance (Angela) and Willy (Chanpen) all sat with him at the table listening to his advice, a story or a joke. He had a great laugh. Papa delighted in his grandchildren, Hilary, Heather, Daniel, Mary, Nicole, Justen, Alex, Brian, Jason and Ethan and great-grandchildren, Calla, Zinnia, Desmond, Gwen, Doran and Destiny. They gave him great joy as he watched them play and grow. With great sadness we say goodbye to dad. Funeral mass at the Lady of the Rosary 798 Goldstream Ave., Saturday, March 5 at 10:00am. Private interment and gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local food bank. (The Victoria Times Colonist 03 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS HAIDA, HMCS LABRADOR, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS MALAHAT, CFB ESQUIMALT (CFFSE, Bos'n Div)

BURGES, David Frederick, V38784, RCNVR /CPO.TM, RCN(R) (served 03 Jun 1942 - 20 Aug 1973) (21 Aug 1923 - 16 Feb 2016) - It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of David. He passed away peacefully in his 93rd year after a short battle with cancer, never losing his sense of humour and gift for making us laugh. He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 66 years, Beverly. Children, Barrie (Doug), Jim (Elva), & Barbara (Trevor). Grandchildren, Rob (Mary), Janine (Mike), Jesse, Joel (Jenna), Paige, Faith & Cooper. Great Grandchildren, Julianne, Gracie, Rocco, Mario, Mya, Vienna & Berlin. David joined the RCNVR in 1943 and served aboard HMCS Beacon Hill in the North Atlantic during WW2. A member of The Chief & P.O.'s Mess at HMCS Esquimalt & HMCS Discovery as well as the Vancouver Naval Veterans Assn. David worked for the CPR for 23 years and then as an Inspecting Engineer for the BC Gov't. from 1969 until retirement in 1988. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of St. Michaels Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion they showed him. There will be no service as requested. A small family gathering will be held at a later date. Flowers gratefully declined. Ship Ahoy! (The Vancouver Sun 22 Feb 2016)

 

HMCS BEACON HILL

BURKE, Edward LCdr, RCN - On August 1, 2008, in Ottawa after suffering a stroke. Ted was born in London, England, March 24, 1928. At the age of 15, he joined the Royal Navy and served in the Battle of the Atlantic and in South East Asia. Immigrating to Canada in 1949, he served in Communications and Intelligence in the Royal Canadian Navy, spending many years in the far North and six months in Alert. Ted loved learning and languages. he pursued extension courses throughout his military postings and night courses at Carleton. Ted had a wry sense of humour which he shared with many through his writings for the military magazine Intercom and the DND Civilian newsletter Communique. Ted loved to amuse other people. His joie de vivre will be deeply missed by all who knew him including his old friends at the Mayflower Curmudgeons Club, his friends at the Carlingwood Y, his fellow volunteer animators at the Canadian War Museum and his colleagues at Voiceprint. Ted is survived by his wife Kathleen Hobbs, his step daughter Heather Hobbs, son Ted, daughter Susan, grandchildren Richard, Garrett, Francis, Matthew, Jamie, and Cheyenne, his great granddaughter Brooklyn and his sister Liliane Wake (Doncaster, England). A Memorial Service will be held at Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa 613-741-9530 on August 12, 2008 at 1 p.m. In memoriam donations to the HMCS Sackville Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, PO Box 99000 Station Forces Halifax, NS B3K 5X5. (Ottawa Citizen 09 Aug 2008)

 

HMCS GLOUCESTER

BURWASH, Raymond Douglas (Ray), PO, HSD, V9579, RCNVR (served 07 Dec 1938 - 17 Oct 1945) (31 Aug 1920 - 14 Feb 2014) - We are sad to announce the passing of Ray Burwash suddenly on February 14, 2014. Ray left us at the age of 93. He leaves to mourn the love of his life for 57 years, his wife Madge along with his brother and niece Ken and Karen Burwash. Also many nieces and nephews, Bill and Ruth Todd, Brett, Bart and Tony Todd and their families, Ron and Katie Willett, Danny and Gary Chapman and their families, Share Shandal of Edmonton and Beverly Chapman of Toronto, along with others. In 1938 Ray joined the Royal Canadian Navy and a year later the Second World War broke out. He served on seven various ships during the conflict. He was discharged at the end of the war with the rank of Petty Officer. After returning to Winnipeg, Ray began a successful career in both Real Estate and Appraising. Ray then went in a new direction in the Trust business and became a manager of First City Trust, then regional manager of Fidelity Trust. In 1982 Ray commenced with his retirement years which were many and full. Madge and Ray had great trips together including Hawaii, Europe, Florida, and Palm Springs. In their later years they had some wonderful cruises to places like the Caribbean and the Mexican Riviera. Both Madge and Ray were longtime members of the Reh Fit Centre and enjoyed the many new friends made while attending. Ray will be missed by all who knew him, especially his "sweetie girl" Madge. A Visitation will be held on Monday, February 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Winnipeg Free Press 21 Feb 2014)

 

HMCS SANS PEUR, HMCS WETASKIWIN, HMCS CARAQUET, HMCS CANSO, HMCS BUCTOUCHE, HMCS AGASSIZ, HMCS LEVIS

CARROLL, James D., CPO1, OMM, CD - 55, 1 Dufferin St., Truro, died June 17, 1996, in New Hampshire. Born in New Annan, he was the third son of the late Erwin and Marian (Matheson) Carroll. He had recently retired after 38 years service with the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy). He held various positions on land and spent 23 years at sea onboard 12 ships. He was Command Chief of Maritime Command and was appointed Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer in July of 1991, serving in this position until July 1995. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Truro; Boatswain Association Atlantic; Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers Association; Cobequid Christmas Tree Producers Association; Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 and Truro Gyro Club. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Little); sons, Derrick, Truro; Trevor, Ottawa; daughter, Lori (Mrs. Scott MacLaughlin), Toronto; sisters, Mars. Mary Leppar, Tatamagouche, Mrs. Norma Swan, Dartmouth; Shirley (Mrs. Mervyn Ferguson), Belmont; brothers, Douglas, London, Ont.; Jack, Truro. Memorial service Friday in St. Andrew's United Church, Truro, Rev. Margaret Sagar officiating. No flowers by request. Donations to James Carroll Trust Fund c/o St. Andrew's United Church, P.O. Box 844, Truro, B2N 5G6

 

HMCS GRANBY, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS PROTECTEUR, SEA TRAINING COX'N, Command Chief Maritime Command, Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer

CAUDLE, Douglas A. Born in beautiful Colpoy's Bay, Ontario in 1928 to Violet and Alexander Caudle, passed away on February 11, 2016. He leaves behind his wife Charlotte (Charlie); sons Stephen (Liz) and Kurt (Marie-Eve); sister Phyllis (Ritch). Predeceased by sister Eleanor. He was a loving grandfather to Alexandra, Matthew, Veronica, Alexander and Samantha. Following graduation from Wiarton High School, he served as boy seaman on the great lakes. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1946. Chief Petty Officer Caudle served on aircraft carriers Warrior, Magnificent and Bonaventure. He worked as an electrical technician on helicopters, and other aircraft. He was a mason of the Wentworth Lodge in Dartmouth, past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and personal driver to Princess Margaret in Nova Scotia on her visit to Canada in 1958. His second career began in Ottawa at Sperry Gyroscope/ Honeywell where he became plant manager, retiring in 1992. Doug was a member of the Hylands golf club and was the senior member of the board of directors for Blue Sea Lake Fish and Game Club. Thanks go out to all of the kind and hard-working staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and Irving Greenburg Centre. Any donations to these organizations, in Doug's name, would be appreciated. A Memorial Service for family members and friends will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa. Reception to follow. (The Ottawa Citizen 16 Feb 2016)

 

HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

CLEMENTS, Bill (05 Oct 1921 - 05 Mar 2016) - Sculptor, teacher, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and an unfailingly kind and positive person, Bill enriched the lives of others for more than 94 years. Surrounded by family, Bill died at the Hillier, ON home that he designed and built for himself and his wife, Grace, over 40 years ago. Part home, part studio, part gallery, their home on Pleasant Bay Road became a Prince Edward County landmark for many friends and fellow artists. Following four years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy, using his Veterans allowance, Bill attended the Ontario College of Art, graduating with highest honours. His works have graced many collections, galleries, private homes and buildings. In addition, he patiently encouraged countless young people to appreciate the value of art and creativity, both at Danforth Technical School in Toronto and the Ontario College of Art. In 1985, in recognition of his life's work in sculpture, he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Despite his success in the art world, he would undoubtedly consider his finest achievement to be his family. Married for almost 74 years to Grace (Ridout), Bill took his greatest pleasure in supporting and encouraging his five children - Rick (Joan) of Williamsville, NY, Christine (Paul Kitchen) of Hawkestone, Ted (Valerie) of Brooklin, Louise (Ray Mackintosh) of St. Catharines and Jeannie (Phil Mackintosh) of St. Catharines. He delighted in the successes of his grandchildren, David (Gretchen) Clements, Suzanne Clements (Patrick Converse), Noah (Paige) Kitchen, Emma Kitchen (Zack Crafts), Leanna (Chuck) Lefebvre, Abby Kitchen (Peter Ewald), Matthew (Chez) Clements, James (Jeanne) Clements, Annaliese Mackintosh (Dan Leonard), Rosalie Mackintosh, Dorrie Mackintosh (Liam Cosby), Harry Mackintosh (Janessa Fitzpatrick), Lucie Mackintosh and George Mackintosh. Also loved by his many great-grandchildren. Although an only child himself, he was happiest when he was surrounded by his large and noisy family. A Memorial Service will be held at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue,, Wellington on Wednesday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Wellington Legion Branch 160, 364 Main Street, Wellington. Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (The Toronto Star 07 Mar 2016)

DALTON, Albert Patrick Dalton, CD - was born April 27, 1954 in St. John’s, Newfoundland to Albert and Margaret Dalton. Al left home at 19 with the Canadian Forces, beginning a journey that would take him across the world over the next 31 years. He served at sea (HMCS Annapolis, Terra Nova, Nipigon) and on land; in Europe (RCDs, Lahr Germany), with the UNDOF (Egypt, Golan Heights, Syria) and in Canada (Calgary, Shelburne, Halifax, Shilo, Kingston) and by choice, concluding his service in Shilo, Manitoba with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Al is survived and lovingly missed by his wife of 28 years Carolyn, daughter Patricia (Ryan), son Connor of Brandon; mother Margaret, siblings: Debbie (Ray), Garry (Gladys), Cindy (Terry), Joy (Peter) and Bruce (Gina), as well as nieces and nephews of Newfoundland. He was predeceased by his father Albert Patrick Dalton. The memory of Al will be embraced by his Winnipeg family Don and Rose Morrison, Colin, Cathie (Howard), Colleen (Mark) and nieces and nephews. Al was a first class chef and is remembered as always having food ready for the troops no matter the time they arrived back from exercise. He was the same with friends and family, always making sure everyone was well fed and looked after. Even after retirement from the military, Al continued making meals with Prairie Oasis (Meals on Wheels) in Brandon. Al loved hockey, from being an assistant coach on the Victoria Street Hockey Team, winning the first St. John’s Daily News Metro Street Hockey championship; to being there for Patricia’s and Connor’s games; as a season ticket holder for the Wheat Kings, and as a diehard Leafs fan and Team Canada supporter. He played baseball, broomball and curled in the military. Although from “away” he loved the Prairies where he was introduced to sports about which he became passionate including cycling, skating and golf. Al loved camping and took his family vacations across the country eventually settling with the 5th wheel trailer at Aspen Grove over the past few years where many summers were spent with friends and family there. He was the go-to guy about meals and often chief cook at our group barbeques. He was also a serious model railroader with a layout that encompassed a large part of our basement. Trips home to Newfoundland were highlights, to enjoy his love of fish and seafood and to rejuvenate his love of family. He was able to make one last trip in September, for nephew Christopher’s wedding, where family were able to connect for a last good time. Al shared his message to not ignore heartburn symptoms and to be mindful of lifestyle risk factors like smoking and drinking that may contribute to cancer. Al fought the good fight over the last four plus years with courage and dignity and eventually succumbed February 15, 2014 on the Palliative Unit at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. He is at peace now. The Ceremony to Celebrate Albert’s Life took place at Memories Chapel on Friday, March 7, 2014. Joe Ball, Hospital Chaplain officiated. Interment was held at the Brandon Cemetery. Friends who wish may make a donation in memory of Al to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for BRHC Cancer Services, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS NIPIGON

DAY, Kenneth Arthur Montgomery (27 Aug 1926 - 06 Dec 2015) - Born in Port Burwell, ON., he was the eldest son of the late Arthur George and Susannah Christobel (Hewitt) Day. Ken trained originally under the War Emergency Training Program as a machinist at H.B. Beal Technical and Commercial High School in London, ON. in 1942. A veteran of World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1944 and then volunteered for the Royal Canadian Navy in 1945, training overseas in England in naval aviation. He served aboard the first commissioned aircraft carrier, HMCS Warrior, and later on the Magnificent and Bonaventure. While living in Dartmouth, he carried out various shore duties at Royal Canadian Naval Air Station Shearwater including air traffic controller. He retired from the navy in 1966 and joined Steel and Engine Products Limited (STENPRO) in Liverpool residing in Brooklyn and later in Milton. He finally realized his dream of becoming a pilot in 1972 and spent many happy years flying a private aircraft and being involved in aviation in Queens County. He was also an avid fisherman, gardener, woodworker and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Kendra Day (Ritchie) of Charlottetown; two grandchildren Gracie and Simon Watts and longtime companion Ava Geddes of Upper Stewiacke. He also has three brothers; John (Clara) of Ottawa, ON, Richard (Claire) of BC and David (Gayle) of London, ON and two sisters Doreen (Geerling) Petersen of Chilliwack, BC and Elsie O’Dwyer of London, On. He was predeceased by his first wife Jean (Chetwynd), a son Kevin, his second wife Florence (Van Norden) and three sisters Julia Marsh, Eileen Slapsack and Mary Johnsrude. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Ken’s request, a gathering of family and friends will be held at his home at a later date followed by a burial in Milton Community Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation.

 

HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE, RCNAS SHEARWATER

DINEEN, John Edwin (Jack) - of Halifax, passed away on New Year’s Eve 2015 after one last dance with his loving wife of 51 years Margaret Joyce Dineen (Reid). Jack was a son of the late James and Myrtle Dineen (McMillan) of Lachine, Quebec. Born in Lachine, Quebec, August 30, 1938 Jack joined the Navy in 1957 and moved to Halifax where he met his wife to be Joyce Reid. In 1966 Jack began work as a sonar technician at the dock yard and in 1972 went on to work as an electrician on the waterfront, first at Halterm, and then at Ceres Container Terminal where he retired after 28 years. Jack was a lover of music, singing in a quartet as a young man; he played the organ and had a beautiful voice which everyone enjoyed. He also had the ability to fix anything and did so for many people, he loved all things water; sailing, water skiing, boating, and swimming, he also enjoyed golf and curling and had a perfect end. He was a member of Heart for Life, Frankie’s Club, and Canadian Forces Base Halifax Officer’s Mess. Survived by sons; James and Kevin (Louise); grandchildren; Jessica, Kary, Alexandra “Alex”, Robert, Keilan; great-grandchild Kenton; brother; Ross; sister; Shirley. Jack will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his adoring cat Maggie. A visitation for Jack will be held on Tuesday, January 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. A funeral service and reception will take place on Thursday, January 7 at 2 p.m. in the R. A. Park, 1575 Queen St. Halifax. For those wishing, donations to the QE II Foundation would be appreciated.

DOMINEY, Herbert James - 75, of Chester, formerly of Fox Point passed away on Friday January 1, 2016 in Shoreham Village, Chester. Born in Fox Point he was the son of the late Neil and Ena (Shatford) Dominey. Herbie was a member of the Armed Forces for over 25 years and worked with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for over 10 years. Herbie was proud of his community and took great pride of his family and his home. Survived by his sons, James (Gail), Kirk, both of Fox Point; Paul, Toronto; Peter (Joanna), Hammonds Plains; grandchildren, Amanda, Maxwell, Tova, Ryan and Timothy; great grandchild, Sabrina; sister, Judy Rose MacDonald; brothers, Frank and Oliver. The family will receive visitors 7-9pm Wednesday January 6th and Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday January 7 in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards. Burial to follow in Simms Cemetery, Simms Settlement. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shoreham Village Foundation.

DOWLER, James McLean, LCdr, RCNVR - Died: 25 Jul 1998, Winnipeg, MB

 

HMCS EASTVIEW, HMCS IROQUOIS

DUBOIS, Alfred Edward (14 Nov 1925 - 09 Feb 2016) - Taken from us suddenly as the result of an accident at his home in Sidney, BC. Fred was predeceased by his parents Victor and Catherine, and his sister Marcelle. He leaves to mourn his wife Alice (nee Haines), brother Joe (Lucille), his children Jack (Kim) of Winnipeg, Gay (Kevin) Minch of Vancouver, Tim (Leah) of Surrey, Mikel (Pearl) of Winnipeg, and Fred Jr. (Rachael) of North Saanich, plus 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are Fred's brothers-in-law Don (Barb) and Doug (Elsie), of Sparwood, and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends across Canada. Fred was born in Winnipeg and worked for CN Telegraphs for 22 years, interrupted by his service in the Second World War with the Navy on both coasts. After CN, he worked for many years in the Arctic on the DEW line, finally moving to North Saanich more than 40 years ago. Fred was a long-time member of the Legion, the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans and Knights of Pythias, Sidney Lodge #63, serving as Lodge Chancellor Commander as well as a term as Grand Chancellor for BC. Fred was a loving, generous husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. Despite being a prairie boy, he loved salmon fishing in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, based at their trailer at Otter Point Resort in Sooke. His next favourite activity was puttering around the yard and his collection of cars of various ages, which he did right up to his last day. Cremation has taken place. There will be a family gathering this summer to share memories of the good times and to celebrate Fred's life. (The Winnipeg Free Press 27 Feb 2016)

DUNBAR, Grant Hall, LCdr - 64, Whites Lake, died November 2, 1997. Born in Ellershouse, he was a son of the late Seymour and Margaret (Ross) Dunbar, Ellershouse. He retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1981 after 29 years service. He then worked for Saint John Ship Building, Saint John, N.B. and Saint John Naval Systems, Dartmouth, until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed gardening, tole painting, bowling and helping family and neighbours with their house maintenance and yard work. Surviving are his wife the former Margaret C. Collier; daughters, Cheryl Thomas and companion James, Whites Lake; Debra Anderson and son-in-law Charles, Halifax; Heather Langille and son-in-law Perry, Bridgewater; son, Grant F. and daughter-in-law Heater, Whites Lake; sister, Helen McClare, Hillsvale; Joan LaCroix, Halifax; June Miller, Maitland; Mary Fletcher, Newport; grandchildren, Corey, Melanie and Jordan. Predeceased by infant sister, Gwendolyn; brother, Douglas. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today, November 4, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday November 5, in St. Joseph's Church, Shad Bay, Rev. Fischer officiating. Burial to follow in Shad Bay Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS YUKON

DuVALL, Glen Robert (16 Mar 1957 - 21 Feb 2016) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Glennie to that bloody cancer! With his wife, Sue (Walton) and son, Jake by his side. He thought obituaries were boring, like a resume, so I promised him his would be different. So here goes . . . Glen was born in Montreal and moved to Sutton in the eastern Townships. He was the baby of the family with his big sister, Dawn (Dave) and big bro, George (Barbara) and a million cousins. In the summer they lived on a farm where Glen had the time of his life. In fact, Jake and I had to endure an endless supply of "farm stories" where we roll our eyes and both announce out loud * farm story! His sister reminded me that his nick name growing up was bucket butt - no explanation necessary. In Sutton he rode around on a motorbike, played football and softball and generally run amuk. Glen joined the Navy young and that is how he ended up in Victoria. In 1985 I went to a house party and it was boring except for this gorgeous, slightly tipsy young blond god with the most amazing blue eyes. We talked a lot that night and I said I was going to leave and he said "Stay here, I'll be right back". He apparently went outside to his Volvo, changed into tennis shorts and came back inside and said to me "I have great legs!". Well, that sealed the deal. That next day we had our first date but first I had to watch him play in a softball game. I'm a Jock and I'm thinking if he's unathletic or wears bad runners it's over! Well it turned out - 3 homeruns and lovely footwear! We went to dinner with the team - they dined and dashed and he stayed and paid, and I fell in love. We have been married 30 years this May and he cradle snatched me from my house on Beach Drive and took me to Esquimalt. Holy culture shock, but love made it OK. (We eventually lived in Oak Bay for most of our married life anyway!). Glen became a PE teacher in the military and was posted to CFB Comox. We were too far apart and he got out and eventually found a long time home at the Dockyards at QHM. Glennie loved he sea. He is the reigning chili champ of the Dockyards - a point of pride with him, even making it this Christmas when he was very ill! Glen is also famous for his rum cake, and my sisters wouldn't let him into Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner unless he made one. One week before he died he made 2 for his live memorial! He is the only man I ever brought home to meet my huge family. My sister sat him in a lawn chair she knew was broken, he sat in it, it exploded and she said "That's my favorite chair!" He was appalled - welcome to the Walton family babe! He was loved by all of them even my Dad! Glen gave me the greatest gift in 1994 of our amazing son, Jake. He was the apple of his father's eye. Great athlete, honour roll student, loving son, great kind person. Glen was so proud of Jake and his Golf Scholarship to the states. When he won his first NCAA tournament Glen burst with pride. Jake kept his father going by winning all sorts of awards and honours at his University in Oklahoma. Glen was an amazing, involved, hands on father, especially in the early years. I didn't realize what an amazing partner I had in my marriage until he got really sick. He loved to do dishes; he did all the laundry because he said I didn't do it right (that was on purpose by the way). If we had a disagreement he cleaned, sometimes I'd pick a fight just to have him clean the house, or garage. Glen loved to putter around the yard and our amazing garden. Jake and I were not allowed to touch the Honda lawnmower or any other power tools for that matter. Of course, Glen is survived by his amazing wife, Sue (Walton) and he'd be the first to say he overachieved in the wife department, and his amazing 22 year old son, Jake. We both held him when he took his last struggling breaths. He is also survived by his faithful 17 year old dog, Maisey. Blind and deaf but feisty; he joked that sometimes she was his best friend if we were mad at him and he was in the dog house. A week before he died we had a live memorial, "The Glennie Love Fest" and 150-200 of his favourite people came to honour him. He picked all his fave tunes, CCR to the Eagles and watched a great power point of sexy pictures of himself and pics of what a great dad he was. It was a night filled with magical love and tenderness and laughter. I surprised him with his best friend, Calvin from Quebec. There was not a dry eye in the house. We sat in the car for 30 mins when we got home and he turned to me and said "I didn't know I was that loved. Cancer changed Glen, it made him a better man, husband, friend and father. He outlived his 1 year they gave him and had 2 1/2 years with a good quality of life until the end, which is rare. He never complained, was positive and took pleasure in the small miracles of the day. We called ourselves Team Glue (Glen & Sue). Glen was that guy that wimped over a cold and I'd finally just chuck a big bottle of NyQuil and tell him to suck it up, but with cancer he manned up! Ironically Glen hated needles, so chemo was stressful and he had deep veins they could rarely find first off. So Glen became a pinata but always thanked the wonderful nurses at the cancer clinic. We would like to thank Dr. Mike Miles for his compassion, Dr. Jason Hart, our positive and kind oncologist, Dr. Joe for blasting tumors, Katie and Dr. F. for exceptional pain management and kindness. Wendy the wonder volunteer whom Glen became friends with and went to St. Mary's Church every Sunday with her for the last month of his life. Apparently he really liked the food part afterwards. Glen would like to thank his boss and friend, Jonathon Purdy for all his support, Steve Milroy for his spiritual guidance. You made Glen at peace with his impending death. Our neighbors on Townley St. have been amazing and Glen loved our house and sitting on his rocker on the front porch watching you all! He was so proud of his beautiful house and garden. Glen was an avid sportsman throughout his life, loving softball, golf, cycling, tennis, swimming and always watching every sporting event on TV on the couch with me. He also loved Crossword puzzles, and we nicknamed him "Chrissy Crossword" . I even had to endure those shows on Alaska with all those weird people. We would also like to thank Rick and Marina for always being there whenever we needed them. You are angels! We bow down to the pharmacy Gods at Vital Pharmacy, Jon, Don and Wayne went over and above for us, even opening a closed pharmacy on a Sunday to get something Glen needed. I want to personally thank the Jazzie girls for their wonderful weekly meals that Glen loved, he loved them even more because they were made with love for him! I also want to thank all of our amazing, supportive friends, you are too numerous to mention. Jake and I would really like to thank my four sisters, Donna, Linda, Colleen and Kristy who were there for us not only for our short stay in Hospice but also in the last months of his illness really stepped up. Colleen took Glen out every Monday and lately they had been playing cribbage. He skunked her more often than not but she has suggested he creatively counted at the end. I can only say chemo brain had something to do with it or sour grapes! Glen was strong and has taught Jake and I about dignity, never giving up or in, and living life with no regrets. In his last days he asked my niece if he could be the honorary godfather to her unborn son. She happily agreed telling him just before he went off to Hospice that the baby will have the middle name of Glen. He was so touched and honoured. We are going to miss you so much but you will live on in our hearts forever. He told me 3 days before he died "I don't want to leave you baby" and sobbed in my arms. I told him you will never leave me I have only to look at our beautiful son to see your beautiful face. You were a treasure, a keeper, and my buddy. We fell more in love this last 3 years we spent side by side spending every day together (even though I hovered at the end and it got on your nerves). I will work hard to fulfill your dying wish to build a Cancer Only Hospice. Fly free my love, as you said to me "See you on the flip side baby!" There will be no funeral as we already rocked a live memorial. At Glen's request, no flowers please, but he would like cards and condolences to support Jake and I (he thought of us until the end). IF ever there is a tomorrow When we're not together There is something you must Always Remember You are braver than you believe Stronger than you seem And smarter than you think. But the most important thing is Even if we are apart I'll always be with you - Winnie the Pooh (The Victoria Times 27 Feb 2016)

EAMON, Robert William (27 Oct 1945 - 15 Feb 2016) 70, of Hammonds Plains, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016, in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Morrisburg, Ontario, he was the son of the late Marie Eamon. He is survived by his wife, Janice (Merner); son, Michael; daughter, Laura, both of Hammonds Plains; and sister, Charlotte, Morrisburg, Ontario; predeceased by his son, Adam. He served for 16 years in the Royal Canadian Navy before becoming a case worker for Drug Dependency. He later helped to establish the Employee Assistance Program at the DND Dockyard. He spent his life as an avid golfer with a love of motorcycles. In his retirement, he served the community of Tantallon at the local gas bar and discovered a passion for cycling and hiking. Bob was a wonderful family man who will be sadly missed and greatly remembered. The family will receive visitors Monday, February 22, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nova Scotia SPCA.

 

HMCS YUKON, HMCS SAGUENAY

EXLEY, Earle William, CPO - 67, Lower Sackville, died October 5, 1996, at QE II Health Sciences Centre, VG Site. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the late William and Gladys (Turner) Exley. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy to 26 years in the communications department. He served overseas during the Korean conflict on HMCS Iroquois and HMCS Kootenay. He was a member of the Chief Petty Officers Association. After his retirement in 1974, he was employed as a service manager for PYE Electronics. Surviving are his wife, the former Constance Kingsley; daughters, Rona (Mrs. Keith Wile), Mount Uniacke; Leeann (Mrs. Terry Lawrence), Vancouver, B.C.; Deena (Mrs. Ross Taylor), Halifax; son, Glenn William, Edmonton; sister, Rona Kluss, North Bay, Ont. He was predeceased by son, Gregory in infancy; grandson Brad. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home chapel, 125 Sackville Dr., Rev. James Haughn officiating. Reception to follow in the funeral home. Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, Cobequid Multi-Service Centre. (The Halifax Chronicle Herald 07 Oct 1996)

 

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FORBES, Donald William (Doc) - 83, of Kingston, Ontario, and formerly of Halifax, passed away peacefully at home, in Perth Road surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, January 31, 2016. Born in Kingston, Ontario, he was a son of the late Donald and Margaret "Peggy" (Thompson) Forbes. Doc proudly spent 35 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He is survived by a son Donald Gordon, of Truro; brother Jack (Margaret) of Ottawa, ON; sisters Margaret (Gerry ) Kazma of Florida, Carol Vold of Alberta; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Joan Shirley (Westhaver) Forbes; brothers Robert, Ronald in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, from where visitation will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13th from 12 pm until 12:45 pm followed by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Truro Legion Tribute Service at 12:45 pm and followed by funeral service at 1:00 pm. Father Dariusz Miskowicz will officiate with a reception to follow in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sackville, NS. Family flowers only. Donations in Doc’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice.

FRIZZELL, Warren Lewis (25 Nov 1920 - 11 Jan-2016) - It is with sadness we, the family, announce the passing of Warren Lewis Frizzell, age 95, on January 11, 2016, in Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Bible Hill,he was a son of the late Samuel and Blanch (Kennedy) Frizzell. A veteran of the Second World war, he served on the Corvettes, taking part in the invasion at Omaha Beach. Following Warren's retirement from the Canadian National Railway, he was a Building Contractor and developed College Park Subdivision in Bible Hill. Warren made many trips across Canada and the United States attending World Series Baseball games. He enjoyed his last Navy reunion with his former crew mates in Woodstock, Ont. A great card player, Warren never refused a game of bridge or cribbage. Warren was a gentle man willing to help when needed. In 2014, Warren was awarded the insignia of the Republic of France, Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest honor of the National Orders of France. Warren is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Douglas (Jean), North River; Bruce (Cheryl),-Cape John; grandchildren, Teresa (Glen) Babin, Halifax; Abby (Andy) Taylor, California; Katelyn, Truro; Ashley Frizzell (Eric), Truro; greatgrandchildren, Brianna, Braden Alexander, Josephine Elizabeth, Kasey; stepchildren, Lana (Ivan) MacLean, Lake Fletcher; Robie (Karen) MacRae, Dover, N.H.; step grandchildren, Christopher (Lynn) MacLean, Belnan; John (Penny) Taylor, Calgary, Alta.; Joshua Taylor,-Lake Fletcher; Melanie (Nick) Matulonis,-Lebanon, N.H.; step great-grandchildren, Madison, Ellis, Jack, Emma; sisters, Louise (Gerald) MacKenzie, Bible Hill; Doris LeBlanc, Bible Hill; Margaret (Ronald) Mitchell, Truro; many nieces and nephews on both sides of his family. He was predeceased by first wife,-Georgia Lynds; brother, Frank Edward (Second World War); two sisters in infancy; brother-in-law, Roger LeBlanc. The family would like to sincerely thank Food Services, Housekeeping, Nurses, Doctors,L.P.N.s, Recreation, Physiotherapy ,-Social Services, Volunteers and family members of the residents for their dedicated, compassionate care of Warren during his stay at the Veteran's Memorial Unit of V4W. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held in Onslow Trinity United Church on Wednesday,-January 20, at 2 p.m. located at the corner of Meeting House Road, right off exit 14A from Halifax. A spring burial is planned. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation.

FRONTIN, Omer - age 94 of Meteghan, passed away Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, in the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, N.B. he was a son of the late Thomas and Arthemise (Landry) Frontin. A graduate of Saint John Vocational School,he was one of four Acadian brothers who enlisted and served in the Second World War as a machinist and gunnery officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. He finished his career as a machinist with N.B. Power. He is survived by his wife, Therese (Comeau); son, Michael, Saint John, N.B.; daughters, Sheila (Brian) Sharkey, Hampton, N.B.; Karen (Douglas) Hall, Summerville, N.B.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 11 siblings. Cremation has taken place and visitations will be held Friday, March 4th, from 7-9 p.m. in Meteghan Funeral Home. Funeral mass will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. in Stella Maris Church, Meteghan, with Rev. Wieslaw Papuga officiating. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

GOODWIN, Willard Neale, CPO1, CD, RCN - died at home on February 29, 2016. He was born September 25, 1924 in Lower Argyle, Yarmouth Co, NS. The son of James Ephraim and Ora Mae (Kenney) Goodwin, he joined the navy on his eighteenth birthday and was serving on the mine sweeper HMCS Midas while they cleared the channel for the US ships landing at Juno Beach on D Day. Other ships he served on include HMCS la Hulloise, HMCS Warrior, and HMCS Magnificent. He instructed at the Cornwallis training base before joining HMCS Quebec. He taught at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School (CFNES) Damage Control (DC) Division in Purcell’s Cove until he retired in 1965. Upon retiring, he, his wife-partner and their four daughters moved to the Valley where they built and operated a very successful Dairy Queen in New Minas. He was a long time member of Ken-Wo Golf and Country Club, Glooscap Curling Club and the Kentville GYRO friendship club. In recent years he enjoyed his last project watching the machinery at work on the construction of their subdivision, Deer Haven. The last remaining member of his immediate family, he was predeceased by brothers, Alvin, Arnold, Lloyd, George, Clarence and Howard, and sisters, Edith, Barbara and Ruth, as well as his grandson, Benjamin Wilson. Surviving are his wife, Alice (Dawson) Goodwin; daughters, Gwen (Greg) Kenny of New Minas; Mae (Eric) Goodwin-Wilson of Queensland, Australia; Carol, at home; and Adella (Scott) Edwards of Queensland, Australia; grandchildren, Shaun Kenny, Jill Foley, Theresa Wilson, and Patrick Edwards; as well as many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. The funeral service and reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend John Andrew officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Kings County S.P.C.A. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS MINAS, HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS QUEBEC

GREGORY, Nick (22 Sep 1926 - 20 Feb 2016) - of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Nick grew up in Calgary, starting work at a very young age at the Eau Clair Lumber Mill, hauling sawdust to build Princess Island. Nick along with his father Michael, were moved to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway at Ogden Shops with the outbreak of war in Europe. Nick enlisted and served in the Canadian Navy, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Nick retired from the railway after forty-four years of service. As a retiree, Nick volunteered for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank for fourteen years. Nick also shared his love for horses with anyone who would listen, raising two Arabian horses himself. He was outgoing and friendly, honest and driven by a desire to help others. Nick is survived by his son Michael and his sisters, Jean and Olga. Nick was predeceased by his wife Ruby; and his sisters, Annie, Kay, Mary, Nettie and his brother Walter. At Nick's request there will be no funeral service held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5, Telephone: (403) 253-2059. In living memory of Nick Gregory, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 04 Mar 2016)

HARDING, David Allen (1933-2014) - Dave was a well-respected longtime resident of Lake Temagami. He passed away on January 23, 2014, at the Ottawa General Hospital. He was originally born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. In the mid 1950s he joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he was station in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, as an aircraft mechanic. After getting out of the Navy he moved back to Hamilton and worked as a millwright for Dofasco Steel. In the 1970s he and his family moved back to Lake Temagami where they owned and operated Camp CANUSA on Island 212. He loved camping, fishing, hunting and gardening. Dave was a devoted family man who will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce Harding (beattie), two daughters Cheryl Hardy (Bruce), Kelly Roper (Andy), one son John Harding (heather), six grandchildren, Sarah Hardy (Jeff), Trevor Hardy, Sarah Couchie (Dan), Andrea Couchie, Makayla Roper, Emily Roper and four -great-grandchildren, Hannah, Adam, Max and Adelle. He is also survived by four sisters and two brothers and predeceased by two brothers. There will be a memorial service at the Temagami Legion Saturday, August 9, at 11 a.m. Donations in Dave's memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 408, Temagami.

 

HMCS SHEARWATER

HARRIS, Gordon Blake - Born Aug 22, 1925 and passed away Feb 27, 2016 with family by his side. Predeceased by his first wife Marj Harris and his sister Sylvia Bruce. Survived by his loving wife of 25 years, June Harris, son Stephen (Marina), Daughters Darlene and Angela (Dan) and two step-daughters Diane (Bill) and Judi and 6 grandchildren, Melissa, Chelsea, Jamie, Patrick, Chris and Angela. Gordon was born in Vancouver to Norman and Irene Harris. They moved to West Vancouver and Gordon recalls riding his bicycle across the newly built Lion's Gate Bridge and hiking Hollyburn Mountain with his friends. Gordon joined the navy at age 18 and served on the West Coast on a mine sweeper. After the war, dad worked for a drilling company in what is now known as Strathcona Park for a company that was one of the first to use helicopters for mining. This was the beginning of Okanagan Helicopters. He also worked in a mill in Powell River, as a logger in the Port Hardy area and on Blue Mountain in Maple Ridge and also worked at Hammond Cedar Saw Mill. He was then a care aide for Riverview Hospital until he retired at age 60. Gordon married Marj in Maple Ridge in 1951 and they raised their 3 children on the family hobby farm on Dewdney Trunk Road in Websters Corner. Gordon was a familiar site in the 70's & 80's driving down Dewdney Trunk on his tractor with an engineer's hat on to do roto-tilling in gardens for various neighbours. Gordon spent many years rebuilding antique cars and was a proud member of the Golden Ears chapter of the Vintage Car Club. This is where he met his current wife, June. He enjoyed fishing and hiking and one of his most memorable hikes was up to Black Tusk. We are proud that he hiked the Grouse Grind at 80 years old. After retirement, Gordon and June moved to the Sunshine Coast and built their dream home on the ocean. They travelled the world together taking many cruises and tours and making great memories. They loved their home on the ocean and spent many hours on the beach or in their gardens. Most recently, they moved to a condo on the waterfront in Sechelt and Gordon would go out daily on his scooter on the sea walk stopping to feed the dogs on his walks and visit with the many familiar faces in the neighbourhood. He was well known by the local construction crews as their "sidewalk superintendent" while the Watermark Condos were being built. The workers would often shout "Everyone look busy, here comes the chief". Gordon was a man with many stories to tell. We are glad to have heard them. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace Dad (aka Grandpa-Gord). A celebration of life will be held on March 5 from 1 - 4 at his old home at 24227 Dewdney Trunk Road, in Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cancer Society or the MS Society is greatly appreciated. (The Province 02 Mar 2016)

HUNTER, James Edward (Jim) - Age 71, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer on January 28, 2016. Born in Caterham, England he was a son of the late Claude and Doris Hunter. Jim was a loving husband to wife Nancy, and father to their children, Tammy (George) Conistis, Travis (Amy) Hunter, Tom (Jennifer) Hunter and beloved son, Todd who passed tragically at the age of 10. He will be deeply missed by his nine grandchildren, Kyle, Hayley, Cali, Todd, Allie, Olivia, Brady, Ty and Ava; brother, Robert (Connie) Hunter; sisters Charmaine McInnis, and Susan (Bill) Snow; several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Hunter (in infancy) and his brother-in-law and friend, John McInnis. With a desire to serve his country, at the age of 17 Jim enlisted in the Canadian Navy in June 1962, retiring after 30+ years of service as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. Hockey was one of his greatest passions, and he was one of several key individuals who brought the ‘Penguins’ back to East Hants Minor Hockey in the late 70s. He dedicated himself to coaching and developing young men into talented and respected hockey players. Forever a Montreal Canadiens fan, we know Jim will be faithfully cheering on his Habs and his East Hants Penguins family from heaven. Dad had a commanding presence in all of our lives. A direct and straight shooter, he believed strongly in family, a hard days work, and living life to the fullest with his guitar and a beer in hand. An avid gardener, if you couldn’t find him at the rink, he was in his backyard tending to his beautiful garden. Dad’s call to the water remained long after his retirement from the Navy, and he spent many more years sailing on his boat, Touchwood, and enjoying cruises with his wife, Nancy - always planning the next best cruise before the current one was finished! The family would like to thank the VON and Palliative Care team of Colchester East Hants for their exceptional care and guidance during this trying time, with special thanks extended to Dawn Ross, RN and Dr. David Henderson. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 6-9 pm Sunday, Jan 31 in Ettinger Funeral Home, 2812 Highway 2, Shubenacadie. Funeral 11am Monday, Feb 1, in St. Bernard’s Church, Enfield, Father Michael Walsh officiating. Donations may be made to the VON or Colchester East Hants Palliative Care team.

 

HMCS TERRA NOVA

JACKSON, Peter John (09 Jul 1925 - 18 Feb 2016) - Peter passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital with family at his side. Peter was born to Muriel, in Malta, while his father (William) was stationed there with the Royal Navy. The family soon moved to Canada and Victoria. He apprenticed as a machinist in Dockyard, then joined the Navy. He served in Korea, and on many ships as an engineer. After 22 years, he left the Navy and worked in Yarrows for a short time and Dockyard where he retired as shop foreman. Peter enjoyed many hobbies, including swimming (met Jean), hunting, fishing, curling, fixing outboard motors, and exercising in the Esquimalt pool. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean (Dyer) of 72 years and his children, Peter, Teresa (Joe), and Dennis. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, great-grand-children, and his nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his daughter Gail, brother Leslie and sister Jean. We would like to thank Dr. L. A. Leong, for his wonderful care, the Doctors and Nurses at Victoria General for their kindness and guidance, through this emotional time. Thank you to our generous and helpful friends and neighbours during the time. No service by request (The Victoria Times Colonist 02 Mar 2016)

JESSOME, John Robert (Bob), CPO2 - 54, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 11, 1998, with his family by his side after a short illness with cancer. Born in Florence, CapeBreton Co., he was a son of the late William Stanfield Jessome and Gertrude (Nicholson) Jessome. Bob served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and was currently working with Litton Systems Canada. He is survived by his wife, Roseann (Skillen); sons, Robert and Steven, Dartmouth, Kurt, Edmonton; stepchildren, John Mason (and wife Kelly), Saint John, N.B.; James and Rae-Ann Mason, and granddaughter Kialah Mason, all of Dartmouth; brothers, Allen and Michael; sisters, Ann-Marie (Mrs. William McAdam), Virginia (Mrs. Sheldon Jessome), Cecilia (Mrs. Blair Jessome), Brenda (Mrs. Cameron Jessome); several nieces and nephews, all of Cape Breton. He was predeceased by his first wife, Wendy (Welsh); and sister Bernice (Mrs. George Jerrett). Bob was a member of the Chief and Petty Officers Association. He also served on the executive. He was a member of SCETTNS; Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 160; Royal Canadian Naval Association, Peregrine, and was on the board of directors of the Carleton Parish, Dartmouth. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m today, 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday July 15, in Vincent de Paul Parrish, Forest Hills, Dartmouth, Rev. Bernie O'Neill officiating. The remains will be cremated and buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Little Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Co., at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

JOHNS, Vincent Ronald - 91, Herring Cove, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2016 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, Vince was the son of the late Stella (Hartlen) and Frederick Johns. Vince worked in the Navy as a cook and later years worked with Atlantic Wholesalers. He liked music and was a member of the Halifax Police Fife & Drum Band. Vince enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching hockey. He was known for a good game of cards as well. Vince was a peaceful and kind soul and had a quiet sense of humour. He would go out of his way to help anyone, with many of his family, friends and neighbors on the receiving end. Vince’s greatest joy was being married to Celie for 62 years before she passed in 2013. He would do anything that would make her happy, including many trips to Newfoundland visiting Celie’s family. Vince had a very loving manner and it was evident in the care he showed especially to his Mom and Celie. Vince is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Lionel & Shirley Johns, Dartmouth and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Joyce & Hudson Cleveland. Extreme thanks to Ann Anthony for her genuine love and care, as well as Home Instead Senior Care, the staff on 3 West Veteran’s Memorial and all his friends and neighbors for all their care, prayers and help during Vince’s journey and final hours. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. As per Vince’s request there will not be any visitation. A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. on April 1 2016 at St. Peter & St. Paul Parish, Herring Cove, Father Alfred Eshun as Celebrant; interment to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of NS, the Veteran’s Memorial or a charity of your choice.

KURTS, David Arthur - The Kurts family is very saddened to announce the passing of David Arthur Kurts on Friday, January 15, 2016, who passed away peacefully in the loving care of the amazing staff of the Veterans Memorial Hospital, Halifax. He was a kind and loving man with a sharp wit and generous nature. Born in Osaquin, Ontario he was a son of the late Leila (Wilson) and Arthur Kurts. David was predeceased by his loving wife, Heather Margaret Jeffery; brothers, John, Fawcett; sisters, Joan Sasil, Rosemary Stewart, and half-sisters, Dianne & Deanna. He was also predeceased by his constant canine companion, Scruffy. David is survived by son, Kyle; daughter, Alwyn; granddaughter, Shane’ and grandson, Kaleb. David served 4 years with the Canadian Merchant Navy during the 2nd World War, 22 years with the Canadian Navy, retiring in 1973 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, as Coxswain of the H.M.C.S. Preserver, followed by 18 years with the Canadian Ministry of Transport. David served 2 tours of duty in active service during the Korean conflict, and also served with U.N. forces during the 1st Lebanese Civil War, the Seven Day War and Suez Crisis. He remained a very active member of the Merchant Navy and the retired Chiefs & P.O.s Associations, and was very active within his community and neighbourhood. Cremation has taken place, and there will be a private internment for immediate family only, though fondest regards go out to his wide circle of friends and former co-workers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 6 west floor of the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in his name.

 

HMCS PRESERVER

LACELLE, Ronald (Rocky) (1929 - 2016) - Retired Royal Canadian Air Force Peacefully, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Yvonne (Cust). Proud and loving father of Ron (Shelly), Harvey (Suzanne), Robert (Patsy), Colleen (Andrey) and Laura (Derek). Dearly loved grandfather of Terri, Tracie, David, Rick, Sierra, Thomas, Scott, Matthew, Ally, Andrey, Emily and Jane. Dear brother of Jeannette, Blanche, Diane, and Arnold. Predeceased by brothers Emile, Rene, Gerald, and Eugene. Rocky, a native of Ottawa, captured the hearts of many around the city devoting time to help young people at the YMCA Boys Club, and training at the Beaver Boxing Club. In his teenage years, as a naval reservist, he was afforded the opportunity to sail aboard the HMCS Magnificent aircraft carrier on a world tour. An admired and respected athlete who was popular with the media often made the sports page headlines, as well as the published Ottawa Sports Book. A prominent boxer in the 1940's, won the Dominion Championship; honored with the Quebec Golden Gloves, and reigned as Canadian Amateur Bantamweight Champion in 1946. He fell short in his bid to earn a berth on the 1948 Canadian Olympic Team when he lost his final bout, fourth fight in 24 hours. Some of his more memorable fights were held at Palace Pier and Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, and Madison Square Garden in NYC. Although considered by his peers as one of the best in his weight class, he never turned pro. Ron's last fight was in Whitehorse, 1955. Rocky was inducted in the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame Toronto, and also inducted in Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. Special thanks to Winsome and the staff at Carlingview Manor for the superb care. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home – Kanata Chapel 580 Eagleson Rd. 613-591-6580 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016. A Mass in Memory of Rocky will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Church (44 Rothesay Dr.) at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society – Research, are appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 20 Feb 2016)

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT

MAGUSS, John (Jack) Edward (09 oct 1923 - 03 Mar 2016) - John Edward Maguss passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years, surrounded by his loving family. John will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family; his wife of 69 years, Stella; daughters, Lynda (Jose) Vega and Joan (Harold) Bottcher; son, John (Kim) Maguss; five grandchildren, Justin Vega, Marcos (Brenda) Vega, Andrew Maguss, John Jr. Maguss and Brendan Bottcher; great-grandson, Jordan Vega; brother, Harry (Marlene); sisters, Pat Pruitt, Marion Jorgensen and Irene (George) Ward; sister- in-law, Louise Maguss; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Lucas and Mildred; brothers, Ernie (Faye), Joe (Eve) and Art; and sister, Betty (Bill). John was born in Mundare, AB and married Stella at St. Mary's Parish, Nisku in 1947. They were members of St. Barbara's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Edmonton where he was an active board member. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and upon his return worked for the Alberta Liquor Commission Board for 30 years. Family and friends may pay their respects Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton with Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Very Reverend Igor Kisil officiating. Cremation will take place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 10985 - 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9. (The Edmonton Journal 05 Mar 2016)

MISENER, John Richard - it is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of John Misener, age 69, of Cole Harbour. John passed away suddenly in Dartmouth General Hospital February 12, 2016. Born in Welland, Ont., he was a son of the late Nell (Boulton) and James Misener. John was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 11 years. He worked for Measurex for a number of years until he opened JRM Technical Services until his retirement in 2008. John was an avid sports fan, cheering the Halifax Mooseheads and the Toronto Blue Jays. John will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Gladys (LeBlanc) of 50 years; his sons, John Jr. (Cheryl), Victoria, B.C.; and Stephen, St. Catharines, Ont.; and grandchildren, Thomas, Kristina, Cody, and Meagan; brothers, James, Barbados and Ralph (Judy), Ottawa. John was predeceased by brothers, George, Billy; and sister, Darlene. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

MORRIS, Clifford George - Cliff was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on Oct. 4, 1928 and died on Dec. 9, 2015. He is survived by his wife June, two daughters Chrystal and Lee (Dave), two step-daughters Heather (Don) and Andrea (Jack), three grand-daughters Jana (Andre), Jennifer and Allison and two great-grand-daughters Natalie and Anika. Cliff was truly a Renaissance man skilled in so many disciplines and a great orator. He was in the Canadian Navy for 33 years. He said that he joined lower than the ship's cat and retired at the rank of Lt. Commander. On the Navy's dime in his 40's he graduated with honours from Carleton University earning a Bachelor of Commerce. Next up a career as a farmer on 160 acres, raising horses and hay, a great adventure for ten whole years. He always said that he could fix almost anything except the break of day and a broken heart. And he could. The poem IF by Rudyard Kipling was the creed he lived by. A copy was always nearby. Cliff you have earned your rest after a full rich life. Happy memories shall sustain all of us. We carry your influence with each of us. Gone but never forgotten. By request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to North Shore Hospice (to donate, please visit their website at www. Northshorehospice.ca) or the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation - for more information about the Paul Sugar Foundation, please go to www.vancouverfoundation.ca (The North Shore News 20 Dec 2015)

Moses, Wilbur Quinney (Moe) - age 89, passed away February 11, 2016 in Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax under the watchful care of his family and friends after a prolonged 16 year illness. Moe was born in Black’s Harbour, New Brunswick, to the late Robert “Bob”Charleston Moses and Bertha “Bertie”Augusta (Justason). Wilbur is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gladys “Gladdi”; son, Richard Parker Moses and daughter Kathryn Ann (William Brian) Punnett . He is also by survived by his brother Norman Eugene Moses and sister Velma Dolores Bagley; and a rich posterity of 16 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Thelma Mae Small; brother Robert Martyn Moses; and daughter-in–law Debbie Marie Moses. Wilbur, lovingly called Moe, by his naval friends and family served for 25 years in Her Majesties Royal Canadian Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He participated in a Peace Keeping Force to Korea for which he was honoured by the Korean Government with a medal of appreciation. Wilbur was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served faithfully for over 60 years in leadership positions. The Memorial Service in celebration of Moe’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 16th at 46 Cumberland Drive Cole Harbour, the LDS chapel. Reception to follow. Burial in West Jeddore to take place at a later date.

MURPHY, William Hubert (Murph, Smurf, Billie) - Death is but the next great adventure and on March 2, 2016 William Hubert (Murph, Smurf) Murphy set out on his wrapped in family support. The youngest of ten children he was born in 1941 to Hubert & Myrna Murphy of Wards Brook, Nova Scotia. With a family estate on Shulie Lake, Billie spent his life fishing, hunting and loving Nova Scotia's back woods. A 25 year career with the Royal Canadian Navy gave him a view of the world but nothing compared to the love he had for friends, family and Barbie – his wife of 52 years . He is survived by his children Terry (Hansi ), Tina (Don) and Jane (Topper & Thea). Following his military service, Bill worked with the Reserves, and then Chignecto-Central Regional School Board as a bus driver and high school custodian before officially retiring. His story telling abilities and humour were well known and he had a reputation for being a persistent tease and many were unwilling recipients of his endless pranks. His robust size combined with his quick wit allowed him to easily play the role of Town Crier and during the holidays the big man himself, Santa Claus. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 12-1:45pm with Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service commencing at 1:45pm. Memorial Service will follow at 2pm all in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. The family wishes you to join them to share stories and laugh at the pranks and jokes that were so much a part of Bill's life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro.

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS

MacAULAY, William Fraser - passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2016 at Taigh Na Mara, Glace Bay, where he had resided the past year. Born in Port Morien on May 18, 1923, he was the son of Malcolm and Julia (Youden) MacAulay. He is survived by son, Neil (Debbie), Port Morien; grandchildren, Daniel (Natalia Samulina), Aberdeen, Scotland, Alison (Ian Morrison), Riverview, N.B.; great-grandchildren, Victoria, Sofia, and Charlotte. Willie is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lorna (Campbell) MacDonald, Katherine and Marion MacDonald, who Willie thought of like daughters, and several nieces and nephews. Willie was predeceased by his childhood sweetheart, Annie (Campbell) MacAulay in 2004 after 50 years of marriage; his sister, Sadie MacLeod; brothers, John, Archie and Ralph. Willie started to work for Dominion Coal Company in 1940 at No. 11 colliery retiring in 1987 after 47 years of service. He was a veteran of the Second World War. In 1943 he joined the Navy and drafted to H.M.C.S. Baddeck (K-147), taking part in convoy escorts in the North Atlantic and English Channel. He was part of the invasion force on D-Day at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. After the invasion, he remained stationed in the English Channel with patrols to the coast of France, the Mediterranean Sea, and to ports of Holland in its liberation. In 2014 he was awarded with the title of ‘Knight’ in the French Order of the Legion of Honour, the highest civil decoration France awards to foreigners. Willie was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 55) and a proud member of Cape Breton Naval Association. He took great pride in attending the annual review of the K147 Baddeck Royal Canadian Sea Cadets and in 2010, he was honoured to be their reviewing officer. He attended St. John’s United Church, Port Morien and was previously involved in the Boy Scouts serving as Venturer advisor. Willie liked to fish, bowl and was a lifetime fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Willie will be remembered for his kind nature, quiet sense of humor, and pride to be a Naval veteran. He spoke little of his experiences during the war, aside from the good times, which is a testament of how he lived his life, seeing the good in people. To all the staff and volunteers at Taigh Na Mara who provided compassionate and exemplary care over the past year and Dr.Jamie MacLean, the family are truly thankful. Thank you to everyone who provided assistance to Willie in recent years. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Patten Funeral Home, Glace Bay. Visitation will take place on Friday, Jan. 29,2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Patten Funeral Home with Cape Breton Naval Association service at 3 p.m. Funeral service will be on Saturday, Jan. 30th at 11 a.m. in Patten Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made to the St. John’s United Church - Black Brook Cemetery Fund or a charity of one’s choice.

 

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NICKERSON, Alden Evart (23 Jul 1919 - 23 Feb 2016) - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, as he wanted. Predeceased by his wife, Nora, and survived by his loving daughters, Alda and Marla; his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas and Rachel; and his brother, Stewart of Mannville, Alberta. "Nick" served in the RCNVR in World War II, sailing with Canada's Corvette navy on convoy duty in the Atlantic. He worked for Canada Post for 33 years before retiring to a life of dancing, baseball and travel. No doubt he and Nora are back dancing together. No service by request. A celebration of life TBA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (The Victoria Times Colonist 27 Feb 2016)

NIXON, Irven (Nick) (16 Sep1924 - 18 Feb 2016) - Nick was born to Robert and Della in Hanley, Saskatchewan. He joined the Navy at 17 and served in WWII, and made a career of the Navy. When he retired he and his wife Shirley enjoyed many winters down south. He had a green thumb and grew delicious vegetables and also built hundreds of unique bird houses. He was predeceased by his wife Shirley in 2009. He is survived by his children Jim (Jayne), Keith, Lori (Chris), Garth (Tracy), grandchildren Jenna, Lisa, Alex, Jake, Ashley and Matt and sister-in-law Peggy Durant. No service by request. (The Times Colonist 26 Feb 2016)

PAYANT, Bernard J.R. (01 Jun 1961 - 13 Jan 2016) - Bernard passed away peacefully on January 13, 2016 at age 54. Bernard was born on June 1, 1961, in Chambly, Quebec. He loved the outdoors while growing up and was active in sports, from skiing to skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, as well as many water sports during the summer months. At the age of 18, he left home for Alberta and worked in construction. While in Edmonton, he met and later married his wife of 30 years, Barbara Munro. In 1982, he joined the CAF and became a member of the Royal Canadian Navy; he was posted to Victoria where he remained. During his career, he travelled extensively which he enjoyed. He retired from the RCN as a Hull Technician with the rank of Master Seaman in 2007. He was skilled at wood working and took pleasure in home projects. He also found time to travel and visit with family and friends. Bernard leaves to mourn, his wife, Barbara, Victoria, BC. He is also survived by his sister, Martine, Montreal, QC. The strength of Bernard’s will, his love for animals, and vibrant character will always be remembered by those who knew him. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

HMCS CALGARY

PENNER, Peter Frank - It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Peter Frank Penner at home on February 14, 2016. Peter was born in South Russia on September 9, 1925 and immigrated to Canada in 1930. He grew up in Winkler and graduated from the University of Manitoba after having served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. His career included teaching high school, business development of Co-operatives throughout Manitoba and ultimately serving as Assistant Deputy Minister of Education until retirement in 1985. Peter was predeceased by his sister Anne; and brother Ben. He is survived by his wife Marion, of 65 years; five children; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren living throughout North America. Peter will be missed as an exemplary citizen, husband, father and grandfather. Private services will be held. (The Winnipeg Free Press 27 Feb 2016)

PEVERELLE, Kenneth Robert (17 Oct 1943 - 20 Feb 2016) - It is with sad hearts that we share the news of the passing of Ken of a massive heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Bev, of 50 years: also his brother Gary; his children Lisa, Catherine (Mark) and Tom (Kirsten). A very, very proud Papa to Michael (Brianne), Megan, Max, Aidan and Jacob. He served in the Armed Forces for 25 years as well as the Commissionaires for a number of years. He had a real love of the outdoors whether it be hunting with Al and Tom; or fishing with his grandsons. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses that have seen him over the past few years - he put up a good fight. Many thanks to the Shawnigan Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the ambulance crew that tired so hard to save him; also to Jim the CIU nurse at the Victoria General Hospital who helped us to notify Lisa and Michael. There will be an open house on Saturday, February 27 at 3362 Boyles Rd., Cobble Hill from 1-4 pm. Cremation has taken place. (The Times Colonist 24 Feb 2016)

 

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PORTER, Kenneth Royston (12 Nov 1927 - 22 Feb 2016) - With dignity, surrounded by loved ones, Ken quietly passed away at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. Ken was born in Montreal, QC to Roy and Hilda Porter. Predeceased by his parents, stepmother Dorothy, stepbrother Ron, cherished son Kenny, and Marie, his beloved wife of 62 years. Ken is survived by his brother Ralph (Evelyn) of Guelph, ON and stepbrother John (Colette) of Montreal. Ken will be lovingly remembered by his son Bruce (Jamie), grandson Kenny, and relatives, friends, nieces and nephews across Canada. Ken was a proud veteran serving in the Canadian military for 37 years (5 RCN with wartime service, 32 RCAF) with postings to: Halifax, NS; Rivers, MB; Cold Lake, AB; Baden- Soellingen, Germany; Hamilton, ON; Ottawa, ON; Gimli, MB; and Greenwood, NS. After his military service, Ken worked as the Capital Region Representative for Godfrey Aerospace. Ken was a very kind, dedicated and generous family man with a robust sense of humour. With a twinkle in his eye, he had a joke, quip or anecdote for every situation. His many interests included the saxophone, curling, fishing, golfing, and painting. For those wishing to pay their respects, a visitation and funeral service will be held in Ottawa at McEvoy-Shields Funeral home (1411 Hunt Club Road at Albion) in late spring - early summer. Notice will be posted in the Ottawa Citizen in April. For those wishing, in memoriam donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society or Plan Canada. (The Ottawa Citizen 27 Feb 2016)

QUICK, Fred Albert - 88 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully at home January 24, 2016. Born in Trenton, Ont., he was a son of the late Charles and Eva Quick. Fred was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years as a photographer, serving on Crusader, Bonaventure, Chaudiere, Quebec, Iroquois, Provider, Nootka, and La Hulloise. After retiring from military service, he later worked as a medical photographer at the Old Halifax Infirmary for 14 years. He was an avid golfer and a member of Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sheila (Prudence) Quick; son, James (Hiroko), Oakland, Calif.; grandchildren, Robert and Mika; brother-in-law, Bobby Prudence; and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Christopher; brothers, Chuck and Norman. A special thank you is extended to Fred's nieces Holly and Leslie, Northwood Home Care, VON, and his caring neighbors for their love and support. Cremation has taken place. No service by request. A private family interment will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to The War Amps Canada.

 

HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS LA HULLOISE

REES, Edward John - Age 79, Cobble Hill, B.C., passed away at home on January 18, 2016. Born in Ontario, he was predeceased by his parents; brother, Tommy and sister, Stephanie. He is survived by his wife, Maria; daughters, Sylvia (Craig Blacklock), Sandra (Tim Walsh), Shawna (Don O'Brien) and son, Nick (Stacey), along with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Bob (Helen) and Ken (Carol). After a long career in the Navy, he transitioned into a career in the Nova Scotia Fire Service as a volunteer firefighter and, later, as Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Firefighters Training School in Waverly for 19 years until his retirement. No service will be held, at his request. Donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

RIUTTA, Bill - age 72 of East Hall Road, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Grand View Manor, Berwick. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, he was a son of the late Uno and Virginia (Pagnutti) Riutta. He started his military service sailing on the Bonaventure and Protecteur and served throughout Canada and Europe. Bill was a career member of the Canadian Military retiring as a Warrant Officer after 29 years of service. He enjoyed travelling, his hobby farm and tipping back the odd drink with his friends. He is survived by his wife, the former Marquerite Foster; sons, Tim (Celine) Riutta, Ottawa; Bruce Riutta (Patricia London), Greenwood Square and John (Monica) Riutta, Middle Sackville; sister, Florida (Alfred) Kettle, Sudbury, ON; brother, Brian (Colleen) Riutta, Sudbury, ON; grandchildren, Alex, Alex, Emily, Billy, Elizabeth, Seth, Sidney, Jones and Heath; great grandchildren, Brandon, Logan, Taylor, Peyton and Hunter. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by twin brother, Bobby. A graveside service will be held 2:00PM Monday, February 29, 2016 in the North Kingston Cemetery with Rev. Leon Langille officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home 398 Main Street.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS PROTECTEUR

ROBB, Ian Scott - 84, of Berwick, Kings County, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Montreal, he was the only child of the late Walter B. Robb and Jean W. (Bolton) Robb. Ian began farming at the age of 18 while living in Ontario, later moving to Scotland to work in construction with his uncle. He returned to Canada and joined the Canadian Navy, serving on nine ships throughout North America, the Mediterranean and during the Korean War. He became Fire Control Officers Instructor and retired as Petty Officer First Class. Upon retirement, he moved to Berwick, Kings County and joined the Royal Canadian Legion - Ortona Branch, where he is former Chaplain and a Past President. Ian became an active member of the Masonic Order in 1951, serving in various capacities with many lodges including, University Lodge, Halifax; Woodlawn Lodge, Dartmouth and as Past Master with both Valley Lodge, Berwick and Norwood Lodge, New Ross. He holds Honourary Memberships with Royal Standard No. 398 (English Emulation) and Equity Lodge No. 106. He is Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Prince Hall, Ontario and Jurisdiction and Past Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Prince Hall, Alberta and Jurisdiction. He was a also member of the Philae Temple Shriners and a member and Past Master within many Masonic concordant bodies. Ian is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sheila (Middlemas); a daughter, Leslie Ann Robb-Schroeder (Michael), Washington State; two sons, Andrew, Waterville and David, Lunenburg; six grandchildren, James, Kathy, Benjamin, Daniel, Haileigh and Cameron; a great grandson, Ayden. He was predeceased by two grandsons, Christopher and Joseph. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where a Royal Canadian Legion Tribute Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and a Masonic Lodge Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. The funeral service, followed by a reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 also in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Pastor Christina Bigelow officiating. Burial will take place in the Berwick Cemetery at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory may be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

SALKIN, Michael C. - age 97, of Halifax, died February 25, 2016, at the Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, Halifax. In 1918, he was born Nicholae Oanea in Lachine (Montreal), Quebec, a son of Romanian parents Gheorghe Oanea and Bariscova Dogari Gogan. He served in the Second World War, initially as a carpenter in the No. 4 Platoon "A" Company of the Pictou Highlanders in 1941, and then in the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer (a shipwright) on the Canadian destroyer and convoy escort HMCS St. Francis. After the war, he worked as a master carpenter and helped to build many of the prefabricated houses in north-end Halifax. In 1946, Mike was employed with Canadian National Railways as a brakeman and retired in 1983. In the mid-to late 1960s, Mike was the leader of the 2nd Armdale Cub Pack and also served as Boy Scout District Commissioner for the Harbour West district. While employed with Canadian National Railways, Mike served as Treasurer for the United Transportation Union. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Since the 1940s, he had been an avid motorcyclist and rode his 1947 Indian Chief into his 70s. He was also a life member of the Atlantic Vintage Motorcycle Society. He is survived by his daughter, Ann Salkin-Marryatt, son-in-law Allan Marryatt, two grandsons, Michael and James Marryatt, Halifax; a granddaughter, Barbara Salkin, Halifax, and niece Mary (Jim) Tirone, Fonthill, Ontario. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley, his son, Michael, and sister-in-law Margaret Christian; his step-father, Nichita Solcan "Charles" Salkin, half-brother, Zaharie "Harold" Salkin, brother Wallace Oanea, sister Mary Oanea Carter, sister Aurora "Laura" Oanea Patterson, half-sister Gafitsa Solcan. Many thanks to the staff at 5th Floor Garrison East, Veterans’ Memorial Building, Camp Hill for their care and compassion. In accordance with Mike’s wishes, there will be no viewing or service. Interment of ashes will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, at a later date.

 

HMCS ST FRANCIS

SKEET, Alfred Matthew - Age 88, of Lower Sackville passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Saturday January 23rd, 2016 at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born in Yorkshire England, he was a son of the late George and Alice Skeet. Alfred served from 1953 – 1982 with the Royal Canadian Navy as a Stoker. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class on the HMCS Protecteur. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #162 Sackville, where he enjoyed playing darts, pool and crib. Alfred’s true passion was aviation, he had his pilot’s license. He volunteered his time at the aviation museum where he enjoyed showing others how he helped restore the oldest known Homebuilt plane. He loved to play golf. Alfred was a member of Airlanes Golf Course. He will be fondly remembered as a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Alfred is survived by his daughters, Karen (Bill) Garland, Kimberlea (Elvis) Skeet, Andrea Skeet; son, Kevin Skeet; grandchildren, Amy, Ashley, Devon and Aiden; great grandchildren, Oliver and Emma. A funeral service will be held at 11am Wednesday January 27th at Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville. Father Marc Syrenne officiating. A reception will follow the funeral service. Interment will take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens, Lower Sackville. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of units 200 and 500 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS PROTECTEUR

STATHAM, David John Cdr, RCN - Peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at age 74. Beloved husband of Susanne Statham (née Huwiler). Loving father of Brian, Lisa and Robert, and stepfather of Taranee and Kristina. Grandfather of Chloé, Charlotte, Cameron, Zoe, Elle, Max, Keir, Savannah and Marley. Son of the late Sidney Statham and Naomi Statham (née McGibbon). Dear brother of James and Susan. David was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. Former Commodore of the Rideau Canoe Club, Flag Officer of the Eastern Ontario Division, Canoe and Kayak Canada, and active member and former Vice-President of the Swiss Montagna Singers. Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd., Ottawa on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 12 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. (The Ottawa Citizen 29 Feb 2016)

 

HMCS CAP DE LA MADELINE, HMCS FRASER, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

TRAPP, Orin Ernest – 88 of Middleton passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 in the Veteran’s Unit, Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., he was the son of the late Ernest George and Olga Amelia (Osberg) Trapp. Orin served the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Following the War he joined the RCAF, retiring in 1962. He was then employed with Canadian Linen in Calgary and Saskatoon and then was employed as laundry manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. His final retirement was after working for the Department of Corrections in Thunder Bay. In early years Orin played hockey (Goalie) for the Middleton Maple Leafs and Greenwood during 1946-1947 and also had a passion for all sports. Orin was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #98 Kingston and the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer’s Association. He is survived by his wife of 68 years the former Ellen “Lucille” Dodge; daughters Darlene (Jim) Shelley, Kingston, NS, Wendy (Mario) Luciano, Brampton, Ont. and Pamela Trapp, Orillia, Ont.; sons Drew (Jacqueline) Trapp, Headingley, Man., James (Roberta) Trapp, Nampa, Idaho, Gregory Trapp, Baie Comeau, Que and Steven Trapp, Thunder Bay, Ont.; sister, Olive Myrthen, Medicine Hat, Alberta; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton, Rev. Bill McLeod officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the Salvation Army. The family would like to thank family doctor, Dr. Yafai and the doctors and staff on the Medical floor and the Veteran’s Unit. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448.

WATTS, Wilfred - age 92, of Halifax and Mill Cove, Lunenburg Co., passed away January 30, 2016. Wilfred was born in Port Hood, Cape Breton on March 6, 1923 to Ernest Smith and Annie Bell (Fraser) Watts. Wilfred was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty (Elizabeth Louise Murphy); brothers, Clarence, Levi and Melvin and sisters, Matilda and Mabel. He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Arlene Watts (Charles Cahill) and Gail Wilson (Barry) and his grandchildren, Ryan (Erin Tancock) of Toronto, Ont.; Lauren (Adam Dekker) of Gilbert, Ariz.; and Aaron of Halifax. Wilfred served in Second World War in the Royal Canadian Navy. After the war he was employed by Farmers Dairy, Halifax and the Federal Department of Fisheries as an inspection officer. Wilfred retired in 1978 at the age of 55 to focus on his family, his home, and his favorite hobby - gardening. Interment has taken place in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax. A celebration of Wilfred's life will take place at a future time. A special thank you from the family for the years of devoted service by daughter Arlene to her father. Donations may be made in memoriam to Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation directed to support the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank or by mail: Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Attention: Maritime Brain Tissue Bank, 5850 College St., P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

WHITNEY, Kenneth Jack (Ken) - age 83, of Head of Jeddore, passed away on February 27, 2016 at home. Born in Hillier, Ont., he was a son of the late John “Jack” and Hazel Muriel (Rodgers) Whitney. Many words come to mind when we think of Ken: master, sensei, teacher, pioneer, builder, storyteller, beloved...Ken was the foundation and builder of Judo Nova Scotia and a member of the Order of Canada. Many would agree. He is the icon for Judo in the Maritimes. Ken has an endless list of accomplishments and accolades which include solely and in part; NS Hall of Fame in Judo, 6th Degree Black Belt in Judo, the Military Sports Hall of Fame for Judo & Football, Military Clearance Diver and Bomb Disposal Expert, NS Sports Hall of Fame (Football) and a Lifetime Member of Judo Canada & Judo Nova Scotia. Ken and his wife Heather devoted their entire lives to the betterment of their community and were beloved by all who knew them. Ken represented the ultimate in kindness, respect, honor, courage, passion, humility, dedication and bravery. He taught us how to push past the seeming limits of our mind and body. And he cared for every one like his own family with the biggest generosity of heart. We have all lost a Hero. We bow our heads and say, Arigato Gozaimasu, Sensei Whitney. Ken is survived by his daughter Tracey ( Art) Almeida, Orangeville, Ont.; sons, Geordie (Joan), Mississauga, Ont., Kevin (Jean), Victoria, BC., Patrick, Head of Jeddore; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 2 nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Heather (Cooper); and sister Carol Dungey. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday March 4th from 1-3pm in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161, 6344 Highway #7, Gaetz Brook, Pastor John Gibson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sports Nova Scotia (Judo).

WILLIAMS, Richard (Taffy) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Richard “Taffy” Williams on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 87. Born in Holyhead, Wales on May 31, 1928, he served in the Royal Navy and Trinity House before coming to Canada in 1956. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and it was during this time he met his “Darling Cariad”, Sadie at Venetian Gardens in Sydney, and the rest as they say, is history. Until recently, he was a long time resident of Southside Boularderie and had moved to Alberta to be closer to family. He is survived by his wife, Sadie; children: Jane (Tom), and Wally (Norma); special niece, Rita (Ted); grandchildren: Amie, Todd, Jennifer, and his “Boyos”, Thomas and Michael; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Doris (Jack); and sisters-in-law: Glenys, and Florence (John); and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and abroad. He was predeceased by his parents: Jane and Owen Williams; brothers: Alun, Tudor, Joseph, Idris, and Emelyn. He enjoyed listening to big band, classical music, Pavorotti, and the Three Tenors; his daily walks with his dog, reading a good novel, and watching Premier League Soccer. He was known for adopting dogs and cats and giving them a wonderful home. He loved his little piece of Boularderie Island and the house was always open to friends and family. His favorite saying was ‘It is not whether you win or lose, but that you participate”. He did indeed participate fully in life and those who knew him will always have special memories of shared time together. Cremation has taken place in Edmonton. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Cape Breton. Memorial donations in Taffy’s memory may be made to your local SPCA, Southside Boularderie Volunteer Fire Department, or the Cape Breton VON.

WOLFE, Francis Leroy (Frank) - age 92, of Dartmouth, passed away February 1, 2016, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Boston, Mass. and raised in Broad Cove, he was a son of the late Francis and Elva (Conrad) Wolfe. Frank served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War and the Battle of the Atlantic. After his military discharge he then worked at the Bedford Magazine until his retirement. A gentle and straightforward man, his consuming passion was his wife, daughter and grandchildren. He is remembered fondly for his selflessness towards ensuring their happiness. Survived by his daughter, Sharon Miller (Robert); sister, Barbara Burns; grandchildren, Trudi and Andrea Miller; also by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his much loved wife, Gertrude; brothers, Kenneth and Gene; sister, Delores Dodds. Celebration of Life will be held in Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth Chapel (771 Main St.) on Friday, February 19, from 2-4 p.m. Interment to take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made directly to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

WYATT, Ernest Charles (Charlie) (12 Oct 1924 - 03 Feb 2016) - After living independently for most of his 91 years, our father and stepfather peacefully went to the Lord after a short period of dependence and ill health. Predeceased by his parents and brothers and sisters, his wife Pearl Paula (d.1999). daughters Charlotte (d.1956) and Star (d.2011); he is survived by his daughter Andrea Matthews, son Robert and grandchildren; Brendan Wyatt, Tim Matthews, Jordon and Sheena Szita, and stepsons Charles and Gerald Pash. At the age of 17 years, on May 25, 1942, our father enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. He served in the Battles of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic. He was in HMCS Camrose at D-Day in June 1944. He volunteered for service in the Pacific, and was not demobilized until October 1945. In mid January 2016 we heard from the French Ambassador that the President of France had awarded him Frances highest honour, the Legion d'Honour, for his service at D-Day. He was informed of the award but died before a formal presentation could be arranged. Following the war he was certified as an electricians helper and took employment in the construction industry. In 1948 he was posted from Victoria's Naval Reserve Division, HMCS Malahat to HMCS Naden. It was when he was assigned to support the City of Winnipeg during the 1950 Red River Flood that he met war widow and our mother Pearl Pash who had two sons Charles and Gerald. As father had volunteered for service in Korea, he deployed in HMCS Cayuga on July 5, 1950. Our parents were married between tours in Korea and when Cayuga returned in 1952, the family moved from Winnipeg to Victoria. With a new family to support, in July 1953, father signed for five more years of service in the RCN. Our parents gave the gift of life to Star (Lowell Hendricks) (d.2011), Andrea (Lloyd Matthews), Charlotte (d.infant1956), and Bob. Sadly, the death of an infant, expectations, and the demons of wartime service brought the end of their union after seven years. Honourably discharged from the RCN in 1958, father retrained and was employed as a Stationary Engineer in the HMC Dockyard steam heating plant. He retired in 1982 after 38 years of service to Canada. He was generous to a variety of charities. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on March 5 at the Naden Multi-Faith Chapel, CFB Esquimalt. Donations to the Salvation Army Sunset Lodge, or your charity of choice would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 01 Mar 2016)

 

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