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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Obituaries for those who served in the

 

Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

ADAMS, Aliston Whitman (Johnny) - 98, born in Wood’s Harbour, NS, May 3, 1917, passed away at Yarmouth Regional Hospital on March 18, 2016 with his daughter Esther by his side. Johnny was the son of the late Milton and Lulu Nickerson Adams and was predeceased by his wife Francis Cooper Adams; and brothers, Owen and Harris; sisters, Ora, Eliza, Eva and Rilla. He is survived by daughters, Susan (David) Langille, Centreville; and Esther (Leigh) Newell, Newellton; grandsons, Jon (Rhea) Langille, Stoney Island; Christopher (Tammy) Langille, Simcoe, ON; Thomas Newell, Halifax; and Matthew Newell (Sadie), Halifax; and great grandchildren, Monty, Mackenzie, and Sam; and many nieces and nephews. Johnny was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard corvettes from 1939-1945. Following the war he was a fishermen until his retirement. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Cape Sable Island Branch 148. Since 2012 Johnny has been a resident of Veteran’s Place, Yarmouth, NS. Special thanks go to the Nursing staff at Veteran’s Place and to volunteers Mel, Rita and Ann Marie; and to Sharon and Marsha for their kindness. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 7-9 pm at Huskilson’s Memorial Chapel, Barrington, NS. Funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at H. M. Huskilson’s Memorial Chapel, Barrington, NS with Pastor Don Scheel officiating. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, or charity of choice.

ALEXANDER, Jack W.D., LCdr (18 Oct 1937 - 21 Mar 2016) - With heavy hearts we announce the very sudden passing of Jack, loving husband to Elsie, father to Heather and Cheryl, proud grandfather to Gabriel and Findlay, and great-grandfather to our delightful Matthew. We, and his friends fondly remember his ready wit, clear opinion, and kind heart. Jack served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy, enjoying a most interesting and productive 31 years of service. He then attained his Master Mariner qualification and was employed by the Queen's Harbour Master in Esquimalt until retirement. According to Jack's wishes there will be no funeral service. (The Victoria Times Colonist 29 Mar 2016)

 

Jack Alexander was the Executive Officer on HMCS Ojibwa 1969/70 and was a member of HMCS Onondaga's Commissioning crew. Jack began his service earlier in the 1960s in the Royal Navy Boats. He was also the CO of HMCS Cormorant in 1981-83. 

 

HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS CORMORANT

ANDREWS, William Lorne, RCNVR, RCAF - WW II Veteran and RCAF ( Major) William Lorne Andrews passed away March 29, 2016 at Princess Margaret Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Lorne was born in Verdun, Quebec, January 28, 1927. He was predeceased by his parents William G. Andrews (Birmingham, England) and Jessie Andrews (Motherwell, Scotland) and is survived by brother Robert (Bob) Andrews of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Lorne spent his formative years in Saint John, New Brunswick. Lorne enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on HMCS Sackville (Corvette) in the North Atlantic during World War II. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (post-war), serving for 28 years, reaching the rank of Major. After retirement, Lorne eventually became the Commissioner of Human Resources, City of North York. He is remembered by his wife of 66 years, Marion, daughter Marjorie (James) Morache, grandchildren Lisa (Jon) Hunchuck, Scott (Nicole) Morache and great-grandchildren Emily, Isabelle and Carter. Heartfelt thanks to Soledad and Lilli for their friendship. Sincerest thanks to Dr. John Kim and all the staff in Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Hospital, who took special care of our "Grandpa" during his time there. A private family funeral will take place. (The Toronto Star 01 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS SACKVILLE

BALDWIN, Conrad Walter - Dartmouth Born June 3, 1931 in Cardinal, ON; died March 28, 2016 in Halifax, NS. Dad grew up in Cardinal, Ontario, spending his childhood alternatively exploring his uncle’s farm and cheese making business, and wandering the shores of the St. Lawrence canal. He left school early to work in various businesses around Cardinal, primarily the Canada Starch Company. Looking to improve his fortunes, he travelled to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as an Ordinary Seaman in 1951. He was stationed at HMCS Shearwater, serving aboard HMCS Magnificent and Bonaventure. In addition to his time in Shearwater, Conrad served postings in CFB Lahr, CFB Baden and CFB Rockcliffe. He ended his career at NDHQ, Ottawa, having achieved the rank of Captain LDO. Stationed at HMCS Shearwater, he spent much of his leisure time at the Micmac Boat Club in Dartmouth, where he met his partner in life, Jean. They married and three children ensued: Catherine (Gregory) Sheffer, Geoffrey (Lisa) Baldwin and Cindy (Lee Belyea) Baldwin. We enjoyed many adventures as we travelled with Dad throughout his career. Following retirement in 1985, a new chapter of his life began. Realizing the streets of Ontario were, in fact, NOT ‘paved in gold’, he and Jean returned to Nova Scotia, settling in Gay’s River. He kept busy working on his property in the country, constantly landscaping and gardening to improve his surroundings. After his move to Dartmouth he continued to enjoy activities like reading, bread making, bird watching and listening to music, reflecting upon all he saw and heard. A constant thread throughout his life was the eternal hope that his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs would emerge victorious as winners of the Stanley Cup. Dad was much loved and will be missed. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean (nee Gallant). In addition to his children and their spouses, Dad is survived by his grandchildren: Kristin (Ryan Zinck), Alexander (Mary), and Scott (Jenna) Sheffer; Paige (Joseph) Duchesne, Nicola (Mitch MacDonald) Baldwin, and Sasha (Levi) Matus, and eight great-grandchildren: James, Melany, Gwendolyn, Evelyn, Francis, Alexander, Stella and Max. Dad was predeceased by his parents Ethel (Murphy) and Smith Baldwin, his brothers Howard, Wesley, Leland (in infancy) and his sister Dolores. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint John XXIII, 35 Colby Drive, Dartmouth on Friday April 1 at 11:00 AM, Father Irek Bem officiating. Donations can be made to Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Family flowers only please. (Dartmouth Funeral Home 30 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE

BINDLE, Otto (04 Nov 1919 - 20 Feb 2009) - With profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Otto Bindle. Otto was born in 1919, raised in Dundurn, SK, and moved to Saskatoon at an early age. After playing semi pro baseball and training to box, he joined the Canadian Military to serve on minesweepers during The Second World War. He married his first wife, Marjorie Burchill, and had two daughters Dianne and Patricia. After the war, Otto managed the King Edward Hotel in Saskatoon and transferred to Thompson, MB in 1959 to open the Thompson Inn, eventually making Thompson his permanent home. While raising two young daughters, Otto met and married Grace Russell and also raised two sons and a daughter, Allen, Kelly and Dawn. In 1972, Otto started his own business, Thompson Bargain Furniture. He retired in 1994. He was active with the Thompson Curling Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Rotary Club, and Elks, and enjoyed fishing, guiding, and grand- parenting. Otto was predeceased by his parents: Mike and Julianna Bindle; brothers: Rudy, Ferdinand, Raymond, and Eddie; sisters: Tillie, Lena, Molly and Minnie; granddaughter, Susan Dick; and son-in-law, Mervin Dick. Otto leaves to mourn his wife, Grace Bindle; children: Dianne (Mervin) Dick, Patricia (Mike) Wyer, Allen (Gail) Bindle, Kelly Bindle, and Dawn Bindle; grandchildren: Nigel (Lexie) Wyer, Carla Wyer, Darlene Dick (Dan Mcleod), Treston Bindle, Connor and Jesse Bindle; mother-in-law, Gladys Beatty; brother-in-law, Ron (Jan) Russell; sister-in-law, Edna Bindle; Aunt-in-law , Hattie Pearson; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, their children, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Otto's name to the following charitable organizations: Thompson Community Foundation, 206-55 Selkirk Ave., Thompson, MB R8N 0M5 or Canadian Cancer Society of Manitoba, 1-888-532-6982, Winnipeg, MB. A memorial service commemorating his life is planned for the following time, Friday, February 27, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Thompson, MB. (The Winnipeg Free Press 26 Feb 2009)

BOWSER, Percy Lloyd (17 Nov 1920 - 29 Mar 2016) - 95 of Halifax passed away peacefully March 29, 2016 at the Camphill Veteran Hospital. Born in Ostrea Lake Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Calvin and Minnie Bowser. Percy served in the Navy for four and a half years during WWII. He worked 24 years for the Provincial Government, and was the founder of NWBC Broadcasting, channel 10, where he was known as his handle "Hound Dawg". Past Master of the Masonic Order of Royal Sussex and member of the Northern Lights Club, he will be missed by many. Percy is survived by his wife Laura (Murray) of 69 years. Predeceased by his sister, Murial and brother, William. Cremation has taken place. Service to be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Margaret of Scotland Building Fund. Special Thanks to Dr. Frank Doane, Dr. David Bell, Dr. A. Samod, and Dr. Alison Wiebe, nurses on V5West, Samantha, Michelle and Corey, to Florence in the dining room, Leona Arsenault, cousin, Gladys Carter, Brenda and Barry Baker and Cannon Charles Bull.

BURNETT, James Edward, P1CK, 18489-E, RCN, CAF, Submariner (served 31 Jan 1955 - 21 Jun 1987) (11 Jan 1938 - 19 Nov 2010) - With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad and grandpa. Jim was born in James Bay Victoria BC, passed away peacefully November 19, 2010. Predeceased by his parents Hugh, Elsie brother George. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat (nee Miles) children, Myles (Heather), Deena (Kris) grandchildren Kellin and Alexia, sisters Ruby, Lorraine and Barbara along with many relatives, friends across Canada and the world. A member of the Chief & P.O.'s Ass'n, RCL # 91 and the Submariners Association of Canada Jim sailed many ships on the sea, submarines under the sea and was a sailor who flew over the sea. Celebration of life at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Prince Edward Branch 91, 761 Station Ave, Langford BC December 08, 2010, 1 pm - 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vancouver Island Prostate Cancer Research Foundation or of one's choosing. (The Times Colonist 03 Dec 2010)

 

HMCS RAINBOW

CARNES, William George, Sto PO, 21945-E, RCN (served 02 Jun 1941 - 02 Jun 1948) (20 Nov 1920 - 18 Mar 2016) - Dad was one of those scrappy kids who grew up on the east side of Vancouver during the Great Depression. His father David was a beat cop who patrolled skid row while his mother Bessie struggled to put food on the table for he and his sister, Vera. He earned pocket money floggings newspapers in Victory Square and staging boxing matches in the First United Church basement with his best pal Dunc Kennedy. On Saturday afternoons they would pool their winnings to buy a bag of apples for two bits and take in the picture shows at the Pantages Theatre on Granville…. raining cores down from their perch in the balcony. Dad also collected a succession of mutts who would accompany him on trips up Indian Arm in his rickety sailboat fashioned out of leftovers. His parents eventually split, forcing his mother to skip rent frequently. Each new school presented a new host of bullies… and his pockets were always filled with rocks to ward them off. At age 15 Dad finally left school and took a job at the Restmore mattress factory to support his mother and sister. He became a champion roller skate dancer and toured the Pacific Northwest spinning girls around his neck. In winter Dad would hike up Hollyburn to ski on homemade slats of wood and in the summer he played a tough brand of lacrosse. When war broke out he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at Esquimalt and learned the craft of Stoker on minesweepers and frigates such as the Miramachi, the Kelowna and the Charlottetown… eventually rising to Petty Officer 2195. One night, while on shore leave Dad attended a serviceman's dance at the Crystal Garden… where he met the love of his life Alphonsine ( Alphie) Boulet. They married on August 4, 1945. Married life began in an apartment on Simcoe Street where Paul and Ken were born. Heather and Gordon followed in a small wartime home on Kings Road and finally Lorne and Chris at new larger VLA home on Kingsberry Crescent. Mom and Dad lived contently on the Crescent for the next 58 years surrounded by a terrific bunch of neighbours. After two stints at sea Dad joined Oak Bay Plumbing & Heating, the dockyards, and finally William Head Penitentiary, where he taught plumbing and heating for 21 years. In between kids and work Dad also managed to help establish the Victoria Bowmen Archery Club in 1949... becoming Canadian Champion in 1956 and 1957 for both Target and Field categories. Dad's great passion however was fishing. The meaning of fishing lies more in its context than in its practise and our father lived up to that. He belonged to the Esquimalt Anglers, Golden Rods and Reels and Cariboo Chilcotin Flyfishers. He fished all over BC… from Ross Bay to Sooke… Campbell River, Alberni and Nootka Sound. He loved fly fishing for trout so much so that he built a log cabin on Anahim Lake where he and Mom pre-planned their summers for 20 odd years…. visiting surrounding lakes such as Chaunigan, Sapeye and Cook. His desire was to be on the water, to see nature and take in the beauty of it all. In later years Dad enjoyed the fellowship of the Golden Rods and Reels Club where he involved himself in the restoration of O'Donnell Creek and initiated the building of a fishing pier on Elk Lake. He revelled in roasting wieners around a campfire with his fishing buddies at Goldstream, Buttle Lake and Salmon Point. Dad was a staunch defender of open water on Elk Lake and vigorously opposed any attempt by rowers to close it. Climbing in and out of boats became more challenging once he reached his 90's, but he still managed to get out on the water once in a while to experience the thrill of a tight line. The Old Man never tired of watching his grandkids tuck into grub or laughing over tales of their knuckleheaded antics. He always insisted that eating anything they didn't care for would put hair on their chests. He was a big fan of Gordie Howe and enjoyed watching the Canucks and BlueJays. Dad was also an avid carver… working in both cedar and soapstone. Last year he sold the family home and moved into Berwick House where he made a bunch of new friends. This past August family and friends gathered to help Mom and Dad mark their 70th Wedding anniversary. They say that when your soul mate goes a part of you go with them. Mom passed away on February 13th and Dad joined her only one month later on March 18th. They leave behind a large extended family. Paul & Buff (David & Taryn, Cass, Nate, Christine & Dan, Edward), Ken & Debbie Carnes (Cole, Lindsay, Kim), Heather & Doug Morrison (Drew, Katrina), Gordon & Jean Carnes, (Kendrick, McKenzie), Lorne & Karen Carnes, (Duncan, Brae, Scotty), Chris & Brenda Carnes, (William & Kasi, Bronwyn, Shawn & Amanda, Audrey, and Calvin). Dad was adamant that you're never alone so long as you have family. We'll never forget that. A celebration of Dad's life will be held later this summer. (The Victoria Times Colonist)

 

HMCS MIRAMICHI, HMCS KELOWNA, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

CLARK, David Wesley - 81, of East Ferry, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Born in Ingersoll, Ontario; he was a son of the late Ralph Clark and the late Ena (nee Boswell) and Joseph Fitzgerald. Dave joined the Navy in August of 1950. He served on the following HMC Ships; La Hulloise, Magnificent (Twice), Chignecto, Buckingham, Assiniboine, and Margaree. He also served in these Shore Establishments; Cornwall (Four Times), Naden, Stadacona (Five Times) Carleton, RCN Liasison Office in Bermuda, and C.F.B. Greenwood. He retired from the Canadian Military in November 1986 at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Dave was then appointed Harbour Master for fourteen fishing harbours on Digby Neck and Islands until he finally retired in 1997. Dave will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years, Marion (McClafferty), East Ferry; sons David (Beverley), Dartmouth; Darby (Anuschka Jam), Cornwall, PEI; Desmond (Crystal), Sandy Cove; brother William "Barrie" (Susan), London, Ontario; sister Shirley Oakley, Mississauga, Ontario; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Besides his parents Dave was predeceased by his brother in law Alex Slater. At the family's request cremation has taken place and a graveside service will take place in the East Ferry Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Dave's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home and Crematorium, 192 Commercial Street, Berwick, Nova Scotia B0P 1E0.

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS CHIGNECTO, HMCS BUCKINGHAM, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS MARGAREE

CORCORAN, Gerald - At Listowel Memorial Hospital on Monday, January 4, 2016, Mr. Gerald William "Jake" Corcoran (a.k.a. Corky) of Listowel, in his 69th year. Beloved husband and best friend of Terry (Lagatdu) Corcoran. Dear father of Jody and Tammy Corcoran, Jerry and Cathy Corcoran, and Sean Corcoran, all of Listowel. Grandfather of Cody, Samantha, Jesse, Jerelyn, Kayla, Ally, Casey, and Shauna, and great-grandfather of Dominic. Brother of Carson Webb, Clayton Corcoran, Joanne Toews, and Michael Corcoran. Predeceased by his brother Bruce Webb. Jake enjoyed music, especially playing the guitar and piano for his friends and family. He was an entertainer at heart. Whether it be singing songs or telling those jokes that brought his family to tears, he always knew how to please a crowd. Honing his culinary skills in the navy, his cooking was no exception to this characteristic. He always made sure to practice perfection when it came to keeping the ones he loved happy. A Celebration of Jake's Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Listowel on Sunday, January 31st from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., with a Legion Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. followed by words of remembrance at 2:15 p.m. Memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated, and may be made through the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel. (Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel)

 

HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS SAGUENAY

DAGG, Merrill Keith - of Abbotsford. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Merrill on July 24, 2002 at the age of 76. He will be forever in the hearts of his family: his wife Alberta of 56 years; his daughters, Merrilyn and Barbara; and son Keith, their spouses and his grandchildren, Melissa, Brittany, Corey and Curtis; his brother Fred; and sisters, Shirley and Joyce. Merrill served in the RCNVR in WWII stationed both in Canada and Bermuda. He worked for the Canadian National Railway for over 40 years. In 1998, Merrill was awarded a Gold Medal in recognition of his 50 year membership in the Masonic Order. Merrill belonged to the Khartum Temple and Eastern Star in Winnipeg, The Gizeh Temple in Vancouver, the Abbotsford Shrine Club #40 and the GNOMAD Shrine RV Club #49. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite. Merrill was Commander of the Burnaby Power Squadron in 1982. In his "spare time", Merrill loved RVing, fishing and boating. Merrill will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He was a man of honour and commitment. His strength and character was inspiring. His kind heart, noble ways and generosity made the world a better place. He lives on in all those who had the pleasure of knowing or loving him. At Merrill's request a service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shriner's Patient Transportation Fund, c/o Gizeh Shriner's Club, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3K9. (The Vancouver Sun 03 Aug 2002)

DAIKENS, George Morris (Bud) - passed away peacefully at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Friday May 22, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband of Lydia, (Rose) his wife of 65 years. Father of 4 sons David (Merry), Randy (Eileen), Rusty (Sylvia) and Steven (Bonnie) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bud was born on May 1, 1923 in Windsor, Ontario. He served in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, was an Auxiliary Ontario Police Officer, a Deputy Game Warden and proudly served as a volunteer for many other organizations. He was employed for 25 years at the Ford Motor Company before retirement. “Bud” will be missed by all. (Rose-Bud) There will be no visitation and cremation will take place. A small family gathering will take place at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes 135 Clarence St.

DALEY, Ted Ellsworth Walker (09 May 1923 - 20 Jan 2013) - With great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and friend Ted Daley. Predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Shirley, who passed away on April 2, 2001, he is survived by his brother Jack (Noreen); his daughters Lynda (Dwight), Carolyn (Kathy), and Laura (John); his grandchildren Nicholas and Tamara; his numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Ted served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during WWII and until his retirement from the RCN(R) in 1964 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander and Executive Officer of HMCS Discovery (reported to be one of the longest records of service at the time). He had a full career teaching at John Oliver High School in Vancouver, and retired as a senior boys counselor in 1982. Ted was also an avid sailor and will be remembered, along with Shirley, by the many who shared the cruising grounds of our beautiful coast. With respect for Ted's wishes, there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either the BC Cancer Foundation or the Greyhound Pets, Inc., P.O. Box 891, Woodinville, Washington, USA 98072 (The Vancouver Sun 26 Jan 2013)

 

HMCS DISCOVERY

DAVIES, John - passed away peacefully on July 7, 2012 at the age of 87 after a valiant battle with cancer. John was born and brought up in Edmonton, Alberta. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Nonsuch in 1941. He was shipped out to the North Atlantic during WWII on Convey Patrol from Halifax to England and Scotland. He returned to Victoria after the War. He worked through the ranks to Chief and spent 20 years in service to the RCN. He served during the Korean War on the Tribal Class Destroyers. The Korean War took him away to sea for over two years. John retired from the Navy in 1962 then continued work as an Engineering Project Consultant and Manager for new ships under construction here and in Quebec. He then worked many years with Dockyard in Victoria and had many friends there. John is survived by his wife of 53 years Jean, his son George, his daughter Mary, his son in law Neil Myers, and his grandchildren Alec and Chloe. John loved travel and soccer. He was a Life member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Assn Esquimalt. He also enjoyed his Friday outings for lunch with the guys. An open house to celebrate John's life will be held on July 18th from 1 to 5 at his home at 158 Cadillac Avenue, Victoria. (The Victoria Times-Colonist 15 Jul 2012)

 

HMCS NONSUCH

DAVIS, Albert Edward (Alf) - It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Alf at the age of 92 years on May 2, 2003, at the Grace Hospital. Cherishing his memory are his beloved wife and best friend Patricia, daughter Penny Debrowski, son-in-law Ted and grandson Michael. Alf joined the Great-West Life Assurance Company in 1928 and except for three years in the RCNVR during the Second World War, was employed by the company until his retirement. Alf retired in 1976 as Manager, Individual Client Service. Following his retirement, Alf continued with the company as a Consultant until 1981. Alf was well known in the life insurance business as having served many years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Life Underwriters Association of Winnipeg. Alf enjoyed his home, gardening, curling and golf and was a longtime member of the Assiniboine Golf Club and was named a Honorary Lifetime member in 1998. He was also a member of the number 4 Legion where he enjoyed the company of his friends. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. (The Winnipeg Free Press 05 May 2003)

DAWSON, Eric J. (Derry), Captain, RCN - Died peacefully with his family at his side, in Victoria, January 15, 2006 at the age of eighty. Born in Nelson, B.C. November 10, 1925. Graduated Royal Naval College (Royal Roads) (1945), Greenwich Naval College (1952), and National Defense College (1971). Retired in Victoria (1974) after a thirty year career including design, repair and refit of and service in many HMCS vessels. Survived by Thelma, his loving wife of 55 years, daughters Julie and Catherine, sons Eric (Shelly) and Peter, grandchildren Micheal, Jenna and Sophie and his sister Sheila Candy (Peter). A loving father, a gentle man, a lover of photography, fishing in Kootenay Lake, early morning walks and sunsets at the ocean side. Predeceased by parents Judge Eric P. and Ella Dawson and brother William. Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1379 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, B.C. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Aphasia Society of BC appreciated. (The Victoria Times Colonist 19 Jan 2006)

 

HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS BONAVENTURE

DENBY, Dallas (Raymond) (19 Nov 1943 - 10 Mar 2015) - The family regrets to announce the passing of Dallas Denby at the age of 71 years. Dallas was born and raised in Winnipegosis, MB, in a family of fisherman. Early in his life Dallas joined the Canadian navy on a submarine crew and travelled to the UK. His life passion was looking through the windshield of his semi-truck as he travelled across North America. He loved to be on the road and spent over 50 years of his life behind the big wheel. Dallas built his own trucking company and afterward had a successful long-term contract hauling steel across Canada. He met many fellow drivers and lifelong friends along the way. He loved to share stories and to have others join in his laughter. The love of Dallas’ life was his wife Joan (Joanny) who passed away in 2004 and he never recovered from her loss. He leaves his daughters, Cara (Paul) Mazurik, Tammi Denby (Grant McKercher); sons Travis (Larissa) Denby, James (Lisa) Denby and his ten grandchildren, Brendan, Cole, Payton, Austin, Ella, Julia, Phoebe, Reign, Oakley and Ava. He is also survived by his brother, Harold (Patricia). He was predeceased by his brothers, Tiny (Mary) and Howard and sisters, Phoebe (Charlie) Hunt, Shirley (Harry) Jackson, and Gail (Dale). Dallas had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off of his back to anyone. He was a sensitive and generous soul and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. At Dallas’ request there will be no formal service but please have a coffee at Sun Valley Restaurant in his honour, share a story and spread some laughter. A special thank you to Mike MacCoy and his loving family for going above and beyond to help us care for Dallas. Let us all hope we can have a friend like Mike to watch over us. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors at St. Boniface Palliative Care Unit, and to Dr. Hashmi and his family and staff for their care and attention. In lieu of flowers, follow Dallas’ example and be kind to others, offer endless loyalty and generosity to friends, and show your family all-encompassing love.

DOIRON, Dana Phillip (1945-2016) - Age 70, passed away suddenly at home on March 8, 2016, from complications of diabetes and the flu. Dana was born in Ottawa, grew up in Montreal and spent most of his adult life in Nova Scotia. He is survived by his children: Aran, Sara, Samuel, Alexandra and Genevieve; and his sister Bonnie. Dana enjoyed a long and successful career as a public relations and advertising consultant, entrepreneur and most recently as the director of policy and communications for Elections Nova Scotia. A graduate of Loyola College and Sir George Williams (now Concordia) University, he spent his formative years with University Naval Training Division of the Royal Canadian Navy, where achieved the rank of lieutenant. He appreciated fine wines, good food and clever writing wherever it was found: be it literature, poetry, political cartoons or an exceptional ad campaign. A voracious reader, he also loved both the outdoors and playing cards. Rainy conditions for the former made the latter all the more important. He will be remembered as a devoted father, loyal friend and brilliant strategist. Sadly missed by his children, Nancy Watson and his many friends. A memorial celebration of his life will be held sometime this summer on his beloved South Shore.

DOOLEY, Ernest Leo (1934-2012) - It is with great sadness that the family of Ernest announces his passing after a valiant battle with cancer, at the Juravinski Hospital on December 7, 2012, at the age of 78. Beloved husband and soulmate of Sharon. Loving father of Daniel, Michael, Linda Hajling, Katy and John (Kim) and Sharon's children Stephen Legault (Jen) and Chantel Malcolm (Scott). Cherished grand-father of Tayla, Kadyn, Brohn, Gillian, Keith, Rio, Wesley and Silas. Dear brother of Edward (Lil) of Calgary, Patrick (Lee) of Whitby, Michael of St. Catharines. Ernie was in the Royal Canadian Navy and was one of 35 sent to England to train on submarines during peace keeping time and then returned the submarines to Canada to become the first fleet. After retirement from the Navy, he was an employee of Dofasco, working his way up the ranks to become supervisor of the Cold Mill until retirement in 1991. Ernie was a member in good standing of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 163, he was involved with the 25 Club and the Black Knights. Ernie was involved in many sports, he coached hockey, football and baseball. Since retirement, he could be found on the Sundrim Golf Course two or three days a week. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation at Crestmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Avenue East on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. in the Village of Glancaster Club House, 1000 Silverbirch Boulevard, (off of Twenty Road), Glancaster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. (The Hamilton Spectator 13 Dec 2012)

FOX, George - of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the age of 87 years. George was born on August 25, 1917 in Calgary. He married Anna (Jackie) on September 18, 1940. George served in World War II, during which time the ship upon which he served was sunk by the German Submarine. He survived a night in the Atlantic Ocean along with only half his crewmates, and upon rescue he returned to Halifax to finish his tour of duty. He returned to Calgary in 1945 and worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1979. George was very involved with his family and especially in his sons' athletics, managing minor hockey and baseball for many years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and actively met with his fellow retired CPR workers and Legion friends. George will be remembered by his two sons and two daughters-in-law, Douglas and Ann Fox of St. Louis, MO, and Ken and Janice Fox of Henderson, NV; six grandchildren, a great-grandchild; and his brother-in-law Fred Horen of Edmonton. George was predeceased by his wife Anna (Jackie) in 1998, five sisters and two brothers. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) today, October 9, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. In living memory of George Fox, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 09 Oct 2004)

GAGNIER, Carlyle -  Our Dad, Carlyle Gagnier, (DOB February 24,1921) passed away peacefully on March 11,2016 in Toronto. Loving husband to the late Gisele Bethe Morin, (DOB- March 12, 2005), father to Daniel (Heather Robinson) & Carole (Alex Paterson). He is survived by his sister Marquita Hudon. Mom & Dad were married Feb 3, 1945 in Halifax while Dad served with the Royal Canadian Navy as a radio operator. Following the Second World War, Dad had a long career in Montreal working for various industrial electric motor companies. Together Mom & Dad founded Gestation CGP in the 1970s which they ran successfully until their retirement in the early 2000's. Among their enjoyments was their beautiful property in the Laurentians which they lovingly built together over the life time of their 60 plus years of marriage. Both loved fine dining and patronized many of Montreal's establishments becoming great friends with both the owners and staff. Together they travelled to; Mexico, the United Kingdom, China, Switzerland & Brazil. One of Dad's "bucket list" wishes came true when he and his daughter, Carole, travelled across Canada, through the Rockies by train in 2007. Dad will be sorely missed by his numerous grand & great grand children - who loved sitting with him listening to his humorous "war stories"..... his silly jokes and who loved this man with the big heart and gentle soul. Daniel & Carole wish to thank Pierre, the Revera Residence & the Veteran's Association of Canada. A celebration of a " life well lived" will be held at a later date & both our parents remains will be interred together in the family plot. Donations to the Canadian Heart Association in Dad's name would be appreciated. (The Montreal Gazette 01 Apr 2016)

GALLAGHER, Kenneth Hamilton (Ken) - passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the age of 92. Ken served in the Navy during the Second World War; returning to Ottawa he was a member of the House of Commons Security Services from November 17, 1952 to September 21, 1984. He has now gone to join his late wife Monica Bergan, his parents Frank and Kathryn Gallagher, his sister Audrey MacDonald and his brothers Keith, Clayton and Frank. He will be sadly missed by his youngest sister Honey (Margo Pettes). In honour of Ken's wishes, a private family service will be held on Tuesday, April 6 at the Capital Memorial Gardens. (The Ottawa Citizen 04 Apr 2016)

GRAHAM, John Umstead, LCdr, CD, RCN (15 Sep 1929 - 07 Feb 2008) - After a courageous battle with cancer, John died at the Powell River General Hospital after being cared for lovingly at home by his family for many months. Born in Stratford, Ontario to James and Jane (Umstead) Graham, educated in Toronto and graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1955, with a BSC in Electrical Engineering. While in Fredericton, N.B., he met and married the love of his life, Ruth Jacquard, his wife of 55 years. John served 25 years with the Royal Canadian Navy on both coasts, in Ottawa and two years in England, as an exchange officer, at the submarine base in Portland Bill, Dorset. He, Ruth and their two children, David and Paula travelled extensively throughout England and Europe before returning to Canada to their home in Victoria. John retired from the navy in 1975 and consulted to the marine industry until 1986. They moved to Qualicum Beach, BC., where they built a lovely new home and designed a beautiful Rhododendron garden which they enjoyed for 15 years. They moved to Powell River in 2004 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Always a gentleman, John could keep an audience captivated with his wonderful sense of humour and endless stories of his travels. He was respected and loved by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his devoted wife, Ruth, his beloved and caring children, David (Joanne), Paula (Brian) and six wonderful grandchildren, Rob and Sam Graham, Scott, Ian, Sydney and Kate Barnes. His only sister, Jane Anne Catalano (Tony) and many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as the many friends he has made in his lifetime will be saddened by his passing. He is predeceased by his parents and his younger brother, Jimmy. Heartfelt thanks to his doctor, Bruce Hobson and all the nursing care given by the Palliative care nurses, Caroline, Lee and Chris, and Community Health Care worker, Carol. In keeping with John's wishes, a private memorial will be held in the Spring for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Powell River General Hospital Foundation CAT scan fund. (The Times Colonist 16 Feb 2008)

 

HMCS BRUNSWICKER, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS FRASER, HMCS ST LAURENT

GUERIN, Michael Francis - Born: 31 Jan 1924, Peterborough, Ont. Died: 26 Jan 2002, Peterborough, Ont.

 

HMCS SNOWBERRY, HMCS ORANGEVILLE

HARRIS, Samuel - Born at New Melbourne, Newfoundland and one of twelve children raised in Montreal, Sam grew up with the hardships shared by many Canadians during the depression. As a young man he gained many skills besides snooker, pool and boilermaker. He entered the Navy as a stoker, serving on corvettes and destroyers in the war waters off the east coast submarine hunting. He also witnessed the war riots of Halifax. As a young father he worked the northern mines of the NWT and the Yukon Territories. In Montreal he worked in the building industry as an estimator and construction superintendent. Holidays were spent in the Laurentian Mountains where he and three family members built cabins on the lake. In 1967 he packed the wife and four kids into a station wagon and drove across the country visiting national and historic sites to settle at Brentwood Bay, BC. Private contractor Sam, designed and built family homes and as a Union Carpenter worked on many public sites. A memory he shared is building for parks and renewable resources. One of his fondest memories was of building fish ladders. In his golden years, he hopped a plane to Africa. At the age of 60 in pursuit of his passion of the Roman Empire he audited Latin at UVic. As an arm chair philosopher" he avidly read, and enjoyed discussions involving history, crime current affairs and cooking; as well as his strong opinions about politics and religion. In his quiet years at 83, he took harmonica lessons to brush up, Battle hymn of the republic", I've been working on the Railway" and Oh Suzanna" were among his favorites. Sam is survived by his four younger brothers. Edgar, also a veteran who lives in Whitehorse, YT, Harold retired in Kamloops, BC, Lorne retired in Victoria, BC, and Jackie in Ormstown, Quebec. He will also be missed by his four children Alan, Carole, Judy, Raymond and their mother Margaret. Sam was also blessed with three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. There will be a graveside service held at Royal Oak Burial Park on Monday, October 31 at 1:30pm with a reception to follow at First Memorial Funeral Services 4725 Falaise Drive. Flowers or a donation to the Music and Arts Fund" at the Lodge at Broadmead would be greatly appreciated. (The Times Colonist 29 Oct 2005)

HEARN, George Frank - Suddenly on October 5, 2008 at the age of eighty-nine while visiting family in Calgary, Alberta. Beloved husband of the late Therese (nee Charland). Treasured father of David (Joan), Paul (Kathleen), Michael, Louise (Patrick) and Jeannie (John). Proud grandfather of Jamie, Kayla, Jeffrey and Laura-Therese. Predeceased by his brother Anthony. He leaves behind nieces, nephews and a large, extended family along with many, many friends. A resident of Saint Bruno-de-Montarville for over 50 years he was a trustee of the Mount Bruno United Church. George started his career at Dominion Oilcloth (Domco) where he was employed for 36 years except during WW2 when he served with the Royal Canadian Navy as a specialist in anti-submarine warfare, rising to the rank of lieutenant and acting Staff Officer. From 1974 until retirement he held a position at Hercules Canada Ltd. An avid sportsman, his interests extended to skiing, fishing, camping and golf. He won the Canadian Men's Amateur Competition in 1989 for his age category (70-74). An active member of the Mount Bruno Country Club since 1954, he was fortunate to have many wonderful friends to enjoy golf with. A Celebration of George's life will be held at 12:00 noon on October 25, 2008 at the Mount Bruno Country Club. Memorial donations may be made to The Mount Bruno United Church Memorial Fund, 25 Rue Lakeview Saint-Bruno QC, J3V 2L4 or to the Animal Rescue Network, P.O. Box 32203, St. Andre Station, Montreal QC, H2L 4Y5 (The Montreal Gazette 21 Oct 2008)

HODGSON, Brian Alexander (Snoopy) (19 Mar 1938 - 03 Apr 2011) - A man of integrity, character and family. Retired from Otis Elevators, Veteran of Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Navy-Submarine Squadron, proud member of the Oshawa Navy Club. An avid outdoorsman, a loyal friend and always a practical joker. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Brian Hodgson in his 73rd year. Son of the late Alec and Ethel Hodgson. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 49 years. Much loved father to Sheri (Frank), Kelly (Neil) and Tim (Lori). Cherished Poppa of Krista, Emary, Jake, Jill, Keanan, Kameron and great-poppa to Calista. Fondly remembered by his brothers Wayne (Christine), Glenn (Tanya), and nieces and nephews Paul, Jennifer, Julie, Scott and Michelle. Brian will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of Brian's life will be held at the Oshawa Navy Club, 320 Viola Ave., Oshawa, L1H 3A8, on Sunday, May 29th from 12-4 p.m. Service at 1 p.m. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. (The Toronto Star 14 May 2011)

HOLENCHUK, George - Our father passed quietly March 25th, 2008 in the Royal Jubilee Hospital at the age of 85. Dad was born in Westborne, Manitoba on June 8th, 1922 and is survived by two sisters, Anne of California and Mary of Penticton who remember a loving brother. Dad was the proud father of 4 children and 7 grandchildren, son William (children Kevin and Steven), daughter Susanne (children Tyler and Celia), son Michael (child Iesha) and son Andrew and daughter-in-law Shanon (children Jessika and Alexander), all of which will remember a happy go lucky father/ grandfather. Dad was a Chief Petty Officer in the navy, his service included WW2 and Korea, and sailed on many ships and as a submariner, retiring from service in 1971 after which he became a civilian working in the Esquimalt Dockyard. A service is being held at the Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC on Friday, April 25th at 5pm. The family would like to thank the staff at the Royal Jubilee for your loving treatment and advice with our father, and the staff of the Oak Bay Lodge for the home and fellowship they provided in the past 10 years. In lieu of flowers please give donations to the charity of your choice. (The Times Colonist 19 Apr 2008)

HOWE, Gordon Charles James - born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on September 26, 1935, passed away in the early hours of May 19, 2003 in Esquimalt, British Columbia. Gordon leaves his parents Thomas and Helen Howe, his brother Thom, and a son Steven. Gordon served with the Canadian Navy from 1952 to 1962, and served aboard the HMS Artful in the UK as a part of the Submariners Exchange program. In the 1970's Gordon completed his education at the University of Victoria with a B.A. A Memorial Service will be held on May 24, 2003 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria at 2:00 pm. Donations in lieu of flowers, to the CNIB would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 22 May 2003)

 

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JACKSON, Donald Barney - was released from his struggle with COPD early on April 23, 2015, at George Derby Veteran's Lodge in Burnaby. Born August 17, 1920 and raised in Saskatoon, he attended Princess Alex and Saskatoon Technical High School, and enjoyed summers on the central Saskatchewan farms of an extended Icelandic immigrant clan Joining the Navy on his 18th birthday, he served 8 years in the north Atlantic as one of Canada's first submarine detectors, rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. In 1944 he wed Thelma Ivison, also of Saskatoon, whom he met while on leave in Vancouver. After the war, he took his wife and first child to Vancouver to study Law, which he then practiced in Mission, BC, for 13 years. In 1963, his expanded family returned to Vancouver as he earned a degree in Theology; ordained in 1966, then serving as a United Church minister in Quesnel, Port Coquitlam (Trinity United), Rossland and Oliver, BC. Predeceased by his darling Thelma in 2009, and elder son Reg (Lorraine Ferrari) in 2011; he is survived by daughters Elaine, Jackie (David Peebles), Lola Player and younger son Bob (Robyn Kendall); sister Lola Jackson of White Rock; grandchildren Sean McIlroy, David and Neil Jackson, Andrew and Adam Jackson, Brenda (Steve Demos), Julie (Michael Turley) and Kelly (Nick Lammie), as well as 6 great- grandchildren, Ethan and Grace Turley , Kai and Fynn Demos, and Adelaide and Sadie Lammie. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at St. Andrew's United Church, 9025 Glover Road, Fort Langley, where friends and past parishioners are fondly welcome to join the family in celebrating his life and his joyous reunion with his sweetheart Thelma. (The Province 24 Apr 2015)

JAMES, Guy Linsley (19 Apr 1913 - 31 May 2008) - at the grand age of 95. Predeceased by his parents, Heslop and Janie James, brothers Arthur & Frank, and sisters Eileen & Mary. Guy is survived by his sister Enid James of Victoria and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S. Guy grew up in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver in the 20's and 30's. A lover of the sea, Guy spent many years working on boats and yachts, plying the coastal waters of BC. In WWII Guy captained a submarine hunter in the St Lawrence, service to his family and country of which he was very proud. At the end of the war he was stationed in Victoria, but left the RCN for a life of running a small business in Victoria. Guy was a respected business person and was the Victoria Yacht Club commodore as a younger man. In his latter years Guy was a very private but colourful character in Victoria, piloting his blue Audi to the end. He had a gentle, playful sense of humour that we will sincerely miss. No service; Guy's family ask those that knew him raise a glass in his honour, remembering his kind, gentlemanly manner. Permission to come aboard Guy, may you have smooth sailing and a gentle breeze at your back Estate solicitors: Horne Coupar (The Times Colonist 13 Jun 2008)

 

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JAMIESON, Harold Thomas, CD, LCdr (MT), RCN - Harold left us peacefully on March 11, 2016, in The Westbury Long Term Care Facility in Etobicoke, Ont. Harold was born in Toronto on October 19, 1923, and later lived with his family in Ottawa from 1935 until the Second World War. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War on the corvette Napanee and, after the war, obtained his degree in pharmacy from the University of Toronto before returning to the Navy to serve as a hospital pharmacist in Halifax, Victoria, Ottawa and, finally Kingston, Ont. On retirement from the Navy, Harold continued to practice pharmacy at the Ontario Hospital in Kingston. Throughout his life, Harold was an excellent athlete, and played football, hockey, basketball and gymnastics. In his youth, he took up golf and, when he moved to Kingston, he joined one of the local golf courses. In golf, a hole-in-one is the event of a lifetime for a player. Harold had three holes-in-one, all at Amherstview Golf & Country Club. Harold married Norma Alice Jamieson on August 3, 1948 and they enjoyed 52 happy years together. They shared a love of golf and vacations in the sun and formed many enduring friendships through the years. He will forever be remembered for his warmth, humility and sense of humour. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Jane) of Etobicoke; Murray (Heather) of Elkin, N.C.; and by his grandchildren, Ross (Melissa) and Nicola of Toronto; Haley (Andy) of Gastonia, N.C.; and Savannah of Carey, N.C. He has two great-grandsons, Aiden and Harrison in Gastonia. He was predeceased by his brothers, David, Gerald and John and by his sister, Ruth. Visitation will be held Friday, April 22nd from 2-5 p.m. in James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., in Kingston, Ont. There will be a celebration of his life in Strathcona Park Presbyterian Church, 244 McMahon Ave., in Kingston on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 to noon, followed by a reception. Interment will be in Cataraqui Cemetery, where he will join his beloved wife, Norma, who predeceased him in 2000. We wish to thank the staff at The Westbury for their care, attention and compassion during Harold's stay. We also wish to thank Mr. Maurice King, who was Dad's personal caregiver during his stay at the Westbury. The two of them had many good times together on outings to the zoo, aquarium, Niagara Falls and the Toronto Islands. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia to further research into the causes of Alzheimer's and to develop programs to enhance the lives of Alzheimer's patients. (The Chronicle Herald 02 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS NAPANEE

JENNINGS, Brian - Suddenly on February 20, 2003. Brian was born September 9, 1937 in London, England. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 18 and joined the Canadian Navy. He retired after 32 years serving mostly on submarines. He was an active member of SOCA and along time member of the Esquimalt Anglers and remained an active fisherman until the day before his passing. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Valerie; sons Colin and Ian, daughters Leanne Youson (Chad), Diane, Shawna Wilson (Chris) and his loving grandchildren Jordyn, Justin and Riley. He is also survived by sisters Marina and Dolly, brother Fred and sisters-in-law Kathleen and Brenda. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Memorial service to be held at First Memorial Chapel (1155 Fort St.) on Friday February 28th at 10:00 am. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated in lieu of flowers. (The Times Colonist 25 Feb 2003)

 

HMCS GRILSE

JOHNSTON, Ira David (06 Apr 1936 - 11 Mar 2016) - Remembered by his son Darren Johnston, Edmonton, grandchildren Lindsay MacDonald, Alexis and Shae-Lynn and Gavin Johnston, and Darren's mother Lucille Bruce, Winnipeg, as well as a daughter Krista Roulette, Manitoba. Also remembered by his sister Mildred Twerdun, Matlock, Manitoba, brother Norman Johnston (Sylvia), Edmonton, and sister Shirley Doherty, British Columbia, brother-in-law Laurence Moore, Matlock, Manitoba, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dave was also known as "Daddy" by seven stepchildren and their respective mothers: Louise Johnston (mother Joan Sherlock), Manitoba, Glen Johnston and Gary Johnston (Lorraine Barkley), Brenda (Art) Hachey, Barbara (Garth) Ruttig, (their mother Lucille Bruce), Krista's two brothers (mother Janet Roulette). Dave was Ira to his parents and siblings. He was predeceased by his infant son David, his parents Robert and Isabel Johnston (McGuire), four sisters, five brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Tom Seaman, Mary and Don McDougall, Emily and Bert Wood, and Hilda Moore, Ed Twerdun, Don Doherty, three brothers and one sister-in-law, William and Helen Johnston, Robert and Wendell Johnston, and four nephews Kevin and Shawn Twerdun, and Carter and Shane Wood. Dave proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Korean conflict. In the 1960s he moved to Edmonton to work in the oil fields, also for the city of Edmonton and Pile Foundation. He returned to Winnipeg in 1974 and was employed as a pile driver for Pile Foundation and subsidiaries until retirement. He entered Parkview Place on November 7, 2003. Ira David's family extends their sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff who provided devoted care for his special needs throughout and until March 11, 2016. Thank you all. David will be laid to rest with his infant son David at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Sherwood Park, Alberta at a future date. "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" until we meet again. "Peace Is the Way of Love In Action" Love Lucille (The Winnipeg Free Press 02 Apr 2016)

KASTNER, George Allan - Within the circle of caring at the May Court Hospice, of which his wife Kaye and two daughters Marilyn Switzer and Dee Marcoux were a part, G. Allan Kastner died on November 28th, 2012, at the age of 89. A graduate of UNB in Electrical Engineering, he proudly maintained ties with his Alma Mater. A man known for his diverse knowledge and intellectual curiosity, a Lt. Commander in the RCN, he was fortunate to have been assigned with his family to England to participate in the O-class submarine building program, a unique lifetime experience. He has been described to the family as a "a long time valued friend and a good shipmate." He will be missed by many including his son Robert and partner Jill, his sons-in-law Murray McQueen and Michel Marcoux, and by his grandchildren and great- grandchildren... Megan, Robert, Chrissy, Julie... William, Hanna, Natalia, and Luca. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hospice at May Court. (The Ottawa Citizen 01 Dec 2012)

 

HMCS BRUNSWICKER, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS ALGONQUIN

KERR, William - passed away peacefully with his family at his side on July 4, 2003 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 81 years. Surviving are his wife Frances and sons, Brian (Patti) and Bruce; and granddaughters, Jennifer and Shauna. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Jessie Kerr. Bill was born and raised in the St. James area attending Linwood and Britannia Schools. He worked as an office clerk for Searle Grain before the outbreak of the Second World War. Bill enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served on destroyers and minesweepers as a stoker on the East and West coasts until the end of the war. At the end of the war, Bill returned to Searle Grain. Shortly after, Bill met the love of his life Frances and they were married in September of 1946 and enjoyed 57 happily married years raising their family. In 1946, he went into business with his father-in-law Alf Lockwood at Grosvenor Meat Market where he remained as the owner until his retirement in 1985. Although he took no holidays in 39 years, he spent many enjoyable summer weekends with his family and friends at his cottage at Gimli. Bill and Frances bowled Wednesdays at the Empress Lanes where he was the Treasurer of the Wednesday Night Mixed Bowling League for 21 years. Bill attended night school at Red River Community College and earned his 3rd Class Power Engineer Certificate. During retirement, Bill and Frances took time to travel to Alaska, England and Scotland, Australia, Hawaii and the Caribbean. He was so well thought of by his customers that upon his retirement, several customers held a retirement party for him and financed a cruise to Alaska for him and Frances in thanks. Bill was a charter member in 1954 of the Optimist Club of St. James and served twice as President, was raised in Fort Garry Lodge No. 130 A.F. and A.M., a charter member and Past Master of Gateway Lodge No. 171 and Past Master of Millennium Lodge No. 182. The family wishes to express their thanks for the care and compassion of the doctors, nurses and aides at the Grace Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. in the Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway. Following a gathering of friends, the interment will take place in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Hospital or to CancerCare Manitoba. Thomson Funeral Chapels - 669 Broadway - 783-7211 (The Winnipeg Free Press 08 Jul 2003)

KITCHENER, Ronald - Born in Vancouver, B.C., March 31, 1914, resident of Victoria for the past 90 years. Predeceased by his wife Doris and brothers George and Calvin. Ron is survived by his nephews Denis (Diana), David, Herbert (Pam) and his good friends Babara and Lehel Porpaczy. Ron served in the Canadian Navy as anti-submarine officer in WWII performing convoy duty in the North Atlantic. Past president of the Revelers Club and Capital City Executives Association and a partner of Morriss Printing for 40 years until his retirement. Fishing, gardening and cruising the world were his hobbies. At Ron's request there will be no service. (The Times Colonist 15 May 2008)

KROTCH, Michael - Peacefully, on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at the St. Norbert Nursing Personal Care Home, Michael Krotch left this world to be with his Father in Heaven forever. Michael will be missed by his wife Rose; his sons, Ken, Keith and Edward; their wives, Glenys, Lori and Trudy, and his grandchildren, Jennifer, Sarah, Kevin, David and Emily. He was born on October 5, 1922 in Winnipeg, grew up on the family farm in Gordon, MB and received his education at Rosser School. At the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served his country faithfully in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres during the Second World War on frigates and minesweepers, including the Wentworth. In 1945 he married Rose Gamache and settled in Winnipeg where he lovingly raised his family. He was employed by C.N. Railway and by the University of Manitoba where he worked until his retirement. Mike loved the home he built on Forbes Road and the animals he raised on his hobby farm. He was known for his patience and skill in repairing anything. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and spent his life making sure his wife and children wanted for nothing. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at Christ the King Church, 847 St. Mary's Rd. with prayers being said at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2005. Interment will take place in Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens and a gathering of family and friends will follow in the Glen Lawn Reception Centre, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. (The Winnipeg Free Press 18 Nov 2005)

 

HMCS WENTWORTH

LEMAISTRE, John Brayne - was born in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 2, 1920, the youngest to Frederick Francis and Edith Harriett LeMaistre. He had three siblings, Arthur and Gertrude and is survived by Edward (Ted). He attended Fort Rouge, Earl Grey, and Kelvin High Schools. From January 1942 to December 1966, John was enlisted in the Canadian Naval Service that took him to the training at University of Toronto, Cornwallis, and Halifax. He served on Corvettes and Fairmile ships escorting convoys in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and in the Atlantic, having his own command at the age of 24. In 1968, John retired from the Naval Reserve at H.M.C.S. Chippewa, Winnipeg, as Commander. He was involved with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, and was President and Honorary Life Member of the Navy League of Canada. His lifetime work included working in the banking business, which took him to the Lake of the Woods/Kenora. He then went into the commercial real estate management business and gave occasional lectures about the business. John was involved with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), becoming Regional Vice-President and Certified Property Manager, and involved with the Canadian Property Management (CPM) and finished off his career with A.E. Le Page. During this period, he became active with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and became a senior bureau member. He was also active with the Downtown Business Association which worked to revitalize the core area. He retired in 1985. Johns biggest enjoyment was his almost 53-year marriage with Suzanne, (who predeceased him in December 1997), and his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his seven children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Arthur (Madalene), Janice (Sean), Brad (Erin), and Linda; Jim (Maureen) Dave (Liz), Jeff (Brandy), Chris (Dawn), and Michael (Kristina) Anne (Tim) Mark (Karen), Jill, Scott; Mary (Siert), Stephen, Marissa; Susan, Jackie, Carmelle; along with several great-grandchildren, and his life-long friend, Margaret (Peg) Tapley and enduring friends, Karl and Evalyn Triffo, and his close, steadfast friend in Charles (Chuck) Fry and his wife, Joyce. John was fond of animals and nature; he enjoyed camping, golfing, and curling. In 1998, he was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, then received a pacemaker. Early in 2003, John was diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and CLL Leukemia. These diseases took their toll on his mind, body and soul - and finally on his emotional and medical health. He died peacefully after a long struggle with his illness on Monday, January 26. A very special Thank You to Dr. Sheldon Permack, Amber, all the Staff at The Waverley, The Rosewood, and the Kildonan Personal Care Centre (3rd floor). Cremation has taken place and, as per Johns wishes, his ashes will be spread at sea, in full navy fashion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or the Cancer Society, in memory of John. A celebration of Johns life will be held on Thursday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Chapel, 1897 Henderson Hwy. (The Winnipeg Free Press 28 Jan 2004)

 

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LEVENTHAL, Abraham Joseph (Abe) - it is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Abraham Joseph Leventhal, age 90, who passed away peacefully at home, in Halifax, on Monday, March 21, 2016. Born in Halifax, on May 12, 1925, he was the son of the late Ethel (Phillipson) and Frank Leventhal. He grew up on Brunswick Street, and he attended Bloomfield High School. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University, in 1944. During the Second World War, he served as a medic in the Royal Canadian Navy Medical Corps. At Dalhousie, he was an active member of the fraternity, Tau Epsilon Phi. Abe was a lifelong member of Beth Israel Synagogue. He served on a variety of committees and was especially committed to the preservation of the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. At an early age, Abe felt a connection to a community that was close and where concern for others was a top priority. In his mid-20s, he held the position of President in Halifax Scouts, which stemmed from his early days, as an Eagle Scout. He became the first Jewish Cub Master, at age 30. A prominent and generous businessman, Abe worked with Dominion Metal (owned by his now deceased brother-in-law, Joseph Jacobson) in the mid-40’s and began to dabble in real estate, in the city. He met his beloved wife, Elaine Devara (Zive), in 1946, and they married on February 19, 1952. They were married for almost 50 years, until Elaine’s passing on April 13, 2001. In later life, he met his longtime companion, Sigrun Zibara, with whom he shared many good times and adventures. Keeping an eye on real estate, Abe purchased several rental properties throughout Halifax, and along with his wife, Elaine, they were favorite landlords to many Halifax tenants. Later, he bought The Sterling Hotel on Barrington Street, with his brother-in-law Joseph. With an avid interest in art and antiques, Abe and Elaine were responsible for its restoration, and it soon became known as Halifax’s Waverley Inn. Their keen and distinguished taste and ingenuity was instrumental in purchasing many of the beautiful antiques and dcor in the family-owned Waverley Inn, where they spent a great deal of time. The Waverley Inn became a landmark, during the holiday season, and it was known for its remarkable light display and decorations, every year. Abe would visit the inn regularly, up until a few months before his passing. His nieces and nephew will always remember weekly Sunday dinners, with Uncle Abe, his strong opinions, on all topics, rendezvousing for the World Skating Championships, his visits to California, his love of antiques, walking and sitting along the Halifax Waterfront enjoying ice cream, his joy in decorating the Waverley Inn and his home, and his overall genuine love. A silent philanthropist, seeking neither attention, nor accolades, Abe Leventhal preferred to give quietly, from his heart. He was a loyal supporter to the arts, to education, to the Jewish community, and to medical research, at various hospitals and universities, locally. Abe will always be remembered for his compassionate generosity, his love of people, and his kindness to the staff, at the Halifax Waverley Inn, and to all who knew him. Besides his wife, his sister, Jeannette Jacobson, and his brother-in-law, Joseph, predeceased him. He is survived by his nieces, Arlene Glube (Ken), Upland, Calif.; Shelley Berezin (Gary), Ottawa; nephew, Fred Jacobson (Bev), Altadena, Calif.; great niece, Robin Storfer, and great nephew, Jamie Berezin. He also immensely enjoyed the company of his little dog, Taz. The family would like to thank Dr. Jalal Hosein, Dr. Victoria Mitchell, and Dr. Ken Rockwood, along with the private nursing staff and all his other caretakers, who enabled him to remain, in his home, until his final days. In addition, the family extends its deepest and heartfelt gratitude to the Waverley Inn Staff, with special mention to Calvin Blades. Interment will take place today, Thursday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Baron de Hirsch Cemetery, Connaught Avenue and Windsor Street. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Abe Leventhal will be dearly missed.

LUNNEY, Gar - who built a distinguished photo journalistic career with Canada's National Film Board, Stills Division from 1950-1964, and served as an Able Seaman and Quarter Master aboard the Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS Prince Robert 1940-1945, died March 23, 2016 in Vancouver. He was born in Winnipeg Feb. 27,1920. He leaves behind his Danish sweetheart, Anne Grete, wife of 47 years, whom he met while based in Ottawa and on assignment in Montreal. Gar, a founder member of the National Press Club in Ottawa, earned many awards for his photography, which appeared in the former Weekend magazine and Beautiful British Columbia, among others. He and Anne spent their years together living in Vancouver, where Gar was a free-lance photographer until his retirement. They were also long-time members of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. A private ceremony will be held at a later date through the RVYC Eight Bells Club. (The Vancouver Sun 01 Apr 2016)

 

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MAKIE, John Gordon - died on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. He was born near Sioux Lookout, Ontario on September 2, 1924, eldest son of Onni and Tynne Maki. Finnish was his first language. John left home to serve in the Canadian Navy during World War II. His son, John M. Makie, has written a book entitled "The Spy Worker," about the years when John Sr. served as a member of a commando force specializing in underwater demolition. After the war, John Gordon worked in various careers in Regina and Winnipeg including many years in the investment business until he retired in Regina. John was predeceased by his parents; his wife Irene (nee Fofon) and by his brother Ernie. He is survived by his sister Helen of Florida; his children Gail Goebel of Edmonton, John M. Makie (Cathy) of Regina, and Sharon (John) Piniach of Calgary; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Robin Goebel (Jim) (St Albert), Bryce Goebel (Denice) and their children David (Toronto), Jake and Emily (Edmonton), Joel Cascun (Alicia) and their children Jayden and Jazlyn (Black Diamond AB), Holly Brown (Quentin), and their children Gabriel, Nikola, Samuel, Katelyn and Zachary (Cayley), John W. Makie (Nicole) and their son John Beau (Winnipeg), Benjamin Makie and his children Tyler, Rachel and Kaden (Saskatoon), Chelsea Makie (Cordell) and their children Jack and Henry (Leduc), and Shauna Makie (Regina). John's passions included writing. He wrote and published a book about a neighbour at Sioux Lookout; The Silent Moccasins. He was an excellent story teller and motivational speaker, skills he used in his devotion to the AA community. John was very proud of his service, and was pleased to spend his last years in the Vet's wing at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, where he enjoyed a new community during his challenging last years. Family and friends will Celebrate John's life at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina SK, on Saturday March 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Thanks to the staff at Wascana Rehab 3-5 for their compassion and kindness. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Vets Wing, 2180 23rd Avenue, Regina, SK, S4S 0A5. (The Regina Leader-Post 22 Mar 2016)

MANOLESCU, George (07 Mar 1921 - 22 Sep 2012) - father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 91 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, his brother, Duke, his sisters, Victoria Skeys, Elena Mitchell and Virginia Eisenstat, and his granddaughter, Megan Bensler. George's parents both emigrated from Romania. George was born in Spennymoor, Alberta which seems to have subsequently disappeared from the map. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Calgary where his Dad was fortunate to befriend the late Colonel Fred Scott and Justice Val Milvain. Colonel Scott encouraged George to join the Calgary Highlanders but instead he chose to enlist in the Navy. George joined the Navy in 1939, as an ordinary Seaman. He was only seventeen years of age at the time. A young boy from the Prairies off to sea. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander. George served on destroyers, corvettes and submarines as an officer and instructor of submarine detection during the war. It was recorded that he was three and a half years at sea during World War II primarily serving in the North Atlantic on convoy duty. George was the Royal Guard Commander for Her Majesty Princess Elizabeth on her visit to Calgary, Alberta in 1951. He very nearly got into trouble for making her laugh, which was forbidden. It was actually the Princess who initiated the exchange when she asked him "What a young man from the Prairies was doing on the sea?" His response was, "I guess I just did not know any better Ma'am", prompting the laugh. One year later her father, George VI, passed away and she became the Queen. George retired from the Navy and went into the active reserve in 1946. He subsequently joined Fairbanks Morris in Calgary and worked his way up to Sales and Marketing Manager. After about one year he was transferred to Toronto as the Ontario Manager. He did not enjoy living in Toronto and resigned to move back to Calgary. He then worked at Eaton's for a couple of years before being asked to join Canadian Admiral Corporation in Calgary and over time was promoted to the Sales and Marketing VP for Alberta. Ten years later he was again transferred to Toronto as the Vice President of Marketing for Canada. He decided to leave Admiral and Toronto one year later, and returned to Calgary to join Richfield Real Estate and Building Development. After being there one year he became VP and co-owner of the Company and remained there for ten years. Never missing a beat, he subsequently joined the Alberta Review Board and worked there for many years, only retiring at age 85 to look after his ailing wife, Margaret. George was predeceased by Margaret in 2009. They had been married 65 years and lived a fantastic life together. They travelled extensively as a result of his employment, and had many good friends. Their love of their family took precedence in their lives and they were the best of parents and devoted grandparents. When any one of their grandchildren needed anything, it was "call 911 Grandpa" and he would be there. He was also known as the "candy man" who generously handed out chocolate bars and candy wherever he made an appearance. The trunk of his Cadillac was always well stocked. George is survived by, his son, John Manolescu (MaryAnne), his daughter Suzanne Bensler (Ernst) and grandson Mark Bensler, and Marsha Manolescu (nee Morris), the mother of his grandchildren, Christopher Manolescu, Trisha James (Mike), Julie and Stacey Manolescu, and his great- grandchildren, Emmitt and Brenna James. Many thanks to Dad's caregivers Obie, Gemma, Ardene, Krizia, and Chelsea. You are like family. Great 91 years of life lived, Dad. We will all miss you dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at McInnis & Halloway's Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers consider purchasing yourself a lotto ticket and dream as Dad so often did. In living memory of George Manolescu, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 25 Sep 2012)

MARTIN, Earl A. (Bill) - Passed away on March 24, 2016 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Predeceased by his loving wife of sixty years, Ruth (Harris), brother Ken and sister-in-law Barbara (Harris). Dear father to Nancy (Ken Waschuk) of Regina, SK and Alec (Sharon) of Ripley, ON. Grandfather to Grace (Waschuk), Eric, Daniel and Grant (Martin). Uncle to Julia (Greg Janigan), Sally (Roger McGuire) and John. Born on September 11, 1923 in Magog, Quebec, Bill was a WWII RCN veteran (HMCS Arrowhead), and lived and worked in Normetal, Magog, Montreal and Ottawa. Bill enjoyed downhill skiing on Orford Mountain, riding his horse Judgement Day, puttering away at his Kemptville property and travelling by sea. He and Ruth discovered the world by cruise ship. His memory seldom failed him; he prided himself on remaining current with a thorough reading of his daily newspaper, listening to French language radio and was delighted by the accomplishments of his grandchildren. Bill lived his life with no regrets, was a great observer of human nature and retained a natural curiosity that made him an excellent conversationalist. The family thanks the staff of Amica Bearbrook and 8W at the Ottawa General for Bill's exceptional care. Donations can be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation or The HMCS Sackville Project. A family celebration of Bill's life will take place in Magog where his ashes will be buried in the Martin Family plot at Pine Hill Cemetery. (The Ottawa Citizen 30 Mar 2016)

 

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MILBURN, John Edwards (Jack), LCdr, M.I.D., RCNVR - in his 91st year. Born 1913 passed on June 29, 2004. Sadly missed by his wife of over 63 years, Helen (nee Trant); his daughters Mary-Frances and Helen; son Harry; and sister Mary-Alice Teagle. Predeceased by his sister Margaret Garner. Also survived by his 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Born in Vancouver son of Dr. H. H. Milburn and Frances Milburn. Jack attended King Edward High School prior to attending UBC. Soon after graduating he joined Northern Electric before World War II interrupted his career. Jack volunteered for the Navy and was commissioned as a Lieutenant before being appointed as an Officer-Instructor at Kings College in Halifax. He joined the Swansea, a frigate commissioned out of Esquimalt, BC. In his distinguished Naval career Jack was awarded 'Mention in Dispatches' for his part in an action that saw the destruction of an enemy submarine. As Executive Officer of The Swansea Jack helped to lead the ship to achieve one of the finest war records of the Canadian Navy. He retired as Lieutenant Commander. Jack resumed his career with Northern Electric after the war and in moves to Nanaimo, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal, arose to a high executive position, before moving back to Vancouver to eventually retire from his position as the Executive Vice President. Jack was involved in many charitable organizations during and after his business career and was active in such organizations as the Naval Veterans Association, The Vancouver Club, Shaughnessy Golf Club, Rotary Club, Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club and member of Legion #109 as well as an Honorary Life member of the Canadian Electrical Distributors Association. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion #109 Gibsons at 1pm Thursday July 8th, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Sunnyhill Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice. Jack was an amazing man and will be missed by all who knew him. (The Vancouver Sun 03 Jul 2004)

 

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MILLER, Ronald (Dusty) - 70, of East Dalhousie, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012. Born in Scotchtown, Cape Breton, NS, he was the eldest son of the late Daniel and Margaret (McLellan) Miller. Dusty was a kind and generous man who proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years before retiring to cottage country. He leaves behind daughters Michelle (Craig) and Kathryn (Jamie), and his beloved granddaughters Emily and Natalie. He was predeceased by his older sister, Ann McGuire (George), Brampton. He is survived by his brothers Daniel, Ottawa; Eldon, New Waterford; and Charlie, Halifax. Special thanks to the South Shore Palliative Care team, the VON nurses, and the wonderful ladies from Care Choices. You all made it possible for Ron to stay at home for as long as possible during his final days. In keeping with Ron's wishes, there will be no flowers or visitation. A private graveside service will be held in Cape Breton at a later date. Donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

MOORE, William Kenneth, The Honorable, C.M., LL.D. (05 Dec 1925 - 31 Mar 2016) - beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 31, 2016. Ken was born December 5, 1925 in Calgary, to Patrick and Virginia Moore. He was one of seven children who grew up in the southwest community of Scarboro. After attending Sacred Heart School and St. Mary's Boys School, he followed the footsteps of his brother Doran and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. Ken trained as a wireless telegrapher and was subsequently stationed in Halifax aboard the destroyer HMCS Quappelle until May 1945. Following the war, Ken attended the University of Alberta, where he excelled playing football for the Golden Bears, and took an interest in the law. He played on the first Edmonton Eskimo team in 1948-49, and played for the arch-rival Calgary Stampeders in 1946 and 1950-51. He graduated with a law degree in 1952, and joined the law firm Shouldice, Milvain & MacDonald, which would later become Moore, Lougheed, Atkinson, McMahon & Tingle. He appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on seven separate occasions, and was named to the Queen's Council in 1968. He accepted an appointment to the Supreme Court of Alberta Trial division in 1972, was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench in 1981, and Chief Justice in 1984, retiring in 2000. He was instrumental in the creation and completion of the Calgary Courts building. After retiring from the bench, Ken joined Burnett, Duckworth and Palmer as Counsel, where he successfully completed over 100 mediations and arbitrations. He worked regularly until age 87, and maintained his position at BDP and his membership in the Alberta Bar Association until his passing on March 31, 2016. His numerous accomplishments include various Executive appointments to the Canadian Bar Association, and the Canadian Judicial Council where he served as Vice Chairman from 1988-1990. He was honoured with a Doctorate of Law and induction onto the Sports Wall of Fame at the University of Alberta in 1988. He was appointed as Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Calgary in 1994 and awarded a Doctorate of Law in 1999. He was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the Alberta Law Society and Canadian Bar Association in 2000. He was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, the Order of Canada in 2007, and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. In addition to his professional achievements, Ken was a tireless community volunteer; coaching his sons in minor hockey, holding executive positions with the Federation of Community Associations, the Calgary Family Service Bureau, St. Mary's University, the Calgary Booster Club, the Catholic Charities of Calgary, the Calgary Boy Scouts Association, the Downtown Rotary Club, the Stampeder Football club, the Naval Museum of Alberta, the Calgary Golf and Country Club, and the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, where he served as a volunteer for 42 years and is a Past President. Above Ken's community and professional accomplishments, he placed the highest value on his family and his deep and abiding faith in God. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Audrey Ann Moore (McHugh) on November 25, 2014 and is survived by his seven children and their spouses: Joan (Yves) Gauthier, Jim (Linda) Moore, Dan (Gina) Moore, Bill (Allison Hakomaki) Moore, Maureen (Larry) Hobden, Tracey Moore-Lewis (Ward Lewis), and Bob (Jody) Moore. Ken was a cherished grandpa to 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his sister Virginia Kelly, and by dozens of nieces and nephews. The Moore family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lana Lovo, and to the exemplary staff at Garrison Greens Seniors Residence for the compassionate care they provided for our Dad in his final months. In lieu of flowers, please give back to your community by supporting or volunteering for an organization of your choice. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4th Street S.W.) on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. In living memory of Ken Moore, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Edmonton Journal 04 Apr 2016)

 

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MORROW, Harold Francis (18 Dec 1913 - 12 Nov 2010) - passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on November 12th, 2010 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia following a hip replacement. Born December, 1913 in the small town of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, he went to school in Regina and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in geology and chemistry. He later received a Masters Degree in geological engineering from Queens University in 1939. Harold, like many of his contemporaries, volunteered for service during World War II, and served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Navy as part of the naval intelligence group that tracked the movements of German submarines. He was stationed in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, and it was there that he married his wife of 66 years, Jeanne Claudia Morrow (nee Watts). Following the war, Harold obtained a Ph.D. in economic geology from McGill University in 1950. He began his work career in 1938 as a mine geologist and then as chief geologist of the MacLeod-Cockshutt Gold Mine at Geraldton, Ontario. He then moved west in1950 to Regina to serve as the first Chief Geologist for Saskatchewan. In 1952 he and his partners formed Gardiner, Low and Morrow" a consulting company that served the mining industry across Canada. As part of this consulting group, and later as an individual consultant, Harold played a leading role in the development of Canada's potash industry and was considered to be the expert in early potash exploration and mine development in Saskatchewan. In 1958 Harold moved farther west again to Victoria. He continued to work as a consultant to many large companies, including Duvall Corp., International Nickel, Noranda, Placer Dome, Cominco and the Saskatchewan Potash Corporation until 1990. In Victoria he was an enthusiastic golfer at the Royal Victoria Golf Club and played avidly until he was 94 and accumulated many holes-in-one. He loved all sports and in his youth was a junior tennis champion of Regina. He was a life member of CIM, a life member of the British Columbia Professional Engineers, a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, and a Member of the Society of Sigma Xi (McGill Chapter). He is survived by his wife, Claudia Watts Morrow, his son David Morrow (Gretchen), granddaughters Miranda Morrow (Rob) and Jennifer Lines (Haig), great-granddaughter Isabella Bassett. Harold was predeceased by his parents Reginald and Lillian Morrow (nee Page), daughter Wendy Morrow, and by his sisters, Beryl Spratt and Muriel MacKenzie. In lieu of flowers donations to the memory of Harold Morrow can be made to his favorite organizations, Victoria Hospice (in memory of Wendy Morrow) or the Victoria Conservatory of Music. No funeral service will be held. (The Times Colonist 16 Nov 2010)

MUIR, Michael Joseph (Mike), Sgt - age 60, of Ellershouse, Hants County, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2010, at his home. Born on April 23, 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mina (Gorman) Muir. Michael joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1968 and served on bases in Ontario and Nova Scotia, rising to the rank of Sergeant, before his retirement. After his military service, he joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, serving in Nova Scotia until recently. He is survived by his children, Tim Muir (Elaine Aalder), Three Mile Plains; Heather (Jimmy) Macumber, Three Mile Plains; and Michelle Muir (Gary Underwood), Ardoise; grandchildren, Tyler Muir, Branden Muir, Evan Macumber, Lukas Underwood; his former wife, Sandra Swinamer; sister, Sandra Muir Reilly; his brother, Gerard Muir; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Alexander and Mina (Gorman) Muir; he was predeceased by his sister, Leona Muir Ryan. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2010, in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 339 King Street, Windsor. The Rev. Fr. Michael J. Walsh officiated, followed by a reception in the Lindsay Family Reception Centre, 184 King Street. Interment was in the Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory were requested to be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

MURPHY, John Vincent Armstrong, CD, PO2 - 74 of New Minas, NS, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Born on July 21, 1940 in Centre Rawdon, NS, he was the son of the late Howard and Florence Murphy. He was retired from the Royal Canadian Navy, joining in 1959 and retiring in 1984. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6 Kentville, NS. John was a lover of music, especially Blue Grass and could often be seen at various festivals around the province. John had a love of classic cars and car racing. He also loved to dance and socialize, often attending dances around town and was a frequent flyer at his local Tim Horton's. He is survived by four children, Stephen (Barb) Murphy, Sheldon (Jayne) Murphy, Sherri-Lynn (Glenn) Cousineau and Sandi Murphy; five grandchildren, Jordain, Brendan, Sam (Amanda), Ben and Connor, two great grandchildren, Calvin and Liam; brother, Garnet; sisters, Alice, Viola, Gladys, Nellie and Eva. He was predeceased by sisters, Helen, Eileen, Mary and Tressa. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service as requested. A private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Last Post Fund or call 1-800-465-7113 to make a donation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville

MYETTE, Vincent L., AB, Radar Operator, A5095 - Passed away peacefully at Fairview Lodge (Whitby) on Friday, March 25th, 2016 in his 99th year. Lovingly remembered by Elsie Myette and their sons Leonard Myette (Brenda), Lonnie Myette and the late Lawrence Myette (Debi). He will be sadly missed by his 6 grandchildren, Christine, Jeffrey, Nicole (Jason), Robert (Monica), Kaitlin, Alex (Natalia) and his great grandson Ryker. Survived by his sister Rita. Predeceased by his father Mark Jeffrey, his mother Mary Jane, his brothers Howard, Ernest, Bernard, Andrew, Alec, Jerry and Raymond, his sisters Mary, Margaret, Mabel and Sarah and his companion Hazel. Vincent was a WWII veteran with the Royal Canadian Navy and served from October 1, 1941 to September 12, 1945. He was a Radar Operator 1st class on the HMCS Athabaskan Tribal Class Destroyer and experienced considerable action during the short life of the destroyer. The Athabaskan was torpedoed and sank off the coast France on April 29, 1944. He was captured and interned in a German POW camp for the remainder of WWII. Family and friends will be received at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel at 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby on Wednesday, March 30th from 2- 4pm & 7- 9pm and Thursday, March 31st from 12- 1pm. Funeral service will be held at W.C. Town Funeral Chapel on Thursday, March 31st at 1pm followed by a gathering at the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #112) at 117 Byron Street South, Whitby. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the caring and compassionate staff of Fairview Lodge for the care given to “Vinnie” during his time at Fairview with a special thank you to Annissa.

 

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MacDONALD, Duncan Hector, Lt, RCN (28 Mar 1920 - 19 Mar 2016) - son of Duncan A. and Lachlina MacDonald, was born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, March 28, 1920, and peacefully passed away at the Lodge at Broadmead, in Victoria on March 19, 2016. Duncan grew up in Saltcoats and Yorkton, Saskatchewan amongst a large family, attending school and then joining the Navy in 1940, making it his life's career. He saw duty in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Burma theatres, surviving the sinking of the HMCS Skeena in 1944 off Iceland after surviving Normandy. Duncan married Annette in 1945 and raised 5 children, moving across the country until he settled in Victoria, B.C. Duncan retired in 1970 after 30 years serving in the navy. He then went to work in The Dockyard's Ship Supply and Repair Admin. until his full retirement in 1985. He spent the remainder of his long and active life enjoying his children and grandchildren, golfing with good friends and travelling often with the love of his life, Annette, who predeceased him in 2011. For over 50 years Duncan and Annette were faithful members of the First Metropolitan United Church and Acti-Mets. Duncan was a member of the C.P.O's Mess, the Legion, Goldstream Lodge and Uplands Golf Course. Duncan is survived by his children: Roger, Kenneth (Alicia), Arlene, Ian (Jennifer), and David (Katherine), and grandchildren: Collin, Andrew and Dylan. All will miss him deeply. Especially his wink and charm. Special thanks to Arlene for all her care and dedication to our Mom and Dad in their last years, and to the staff of The Veteran's Lodge at Broadmead (Kelly and Johanna) for their excellent and compassionate care. (The Victoria Times Colonist 02 Apr 2016)

 

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MacDONALD, John Oswin - 72, of Greenhill Drive Antigonish, formerly of Port Hood, passed away Friday May 22, 2009 in St. Martha's regional Hospital. Born in Judique South he was a son of the late Jim Francis and Mamie (MacDonald) MacDonald. John O. served for 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as a CPO, and later worked as a correctional officer in Antigonish. Surviving are his soulmate and best friend Irene Letcher, children Scott (Diane), Paul (Debi), Kelly, Heather (Steve), all of Halifax Celeste (Doug), Ontario, 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers Collie and Angus L. (Jean) MacDonald, sisters Mary V. Gillies and Phyllis (Butch) MacDonald all of Port Hood. He was predeceased by brothers Stanley, and Allan, sisters Florence McKenna, Laura MacLean and Helen Robertson. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday May 26 in The Port Hood Community Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Wednesday in St. Peters Church, Port Hood, Rev Victor Ozoufuanya presiding. Burial in the parish cemetery.

 

HMCS IROQUOIS

MCBRIDE, Merwin (Pidge) (13 Dec 1924 - 11 Mar 2016) (An Irish Blessing…..may the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Poppa and Great-Poppa. Pidge passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 11, 2016. He was predeceased by the love of his life, wife Joan. Pidge is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his sons Jim (Debbie) and Michael (Bernie), daughters Deborah and Liz (Glen), adored grandchildren Adam (Janet), Thomas, Chris (Dani), Andrew, Jeff (Lauren), Tim (Liz), Heather, Jamie (Greg), Sarah (Charlie), Tamsin, Morgan, Hayley, Brooklyn and great-grandchildren Makena, Ella and William. Pidge is also survived by countless nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Pidge was born on December 13, 1924 in Vancouver to Tom and Mary McBride and was the younger brother to his 4 siblings, Nora, Ron, Ted, and Bunny. He spent his childhood years living in Kerrisdale and enjoying summers in West Vancouver. Pidge attended Magee High School and then UBC where his lifelong love affair with Joan flourished. When the war beckoned, Pidge joined the Navy and headed off overseas as an 'Ordinary Seaman' on the HMCS Springhill. Once 'the big shooting war' as Pidge liked to call it was over, Pidge returned to Vancouver to reunite with Joan and follow in his Father's footsteps by joining Woodwards Department Stores. After their marriage on July 20, 1949, Pidge and Joan headed to Alberta where they shared 30 wonderful years. Their time in Alberta saw them moving between Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. Pidge and Joan returned to Vancouver in 1979 where Pidge finished off his illustrious career with Woodwards in 1986, as the Vice President of the Food Division. He and Joan were fortunate to enjoy over 25 fulfilling and rewarding retirement years that included travelling, entertaining, Golf at Point Grey, and their most treasured past time, sharing in their children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's lives. Pidge was a role model, mentor and friend to all that were privileged to have him in their lives. There is now a new leprechaun up in heaven with a twinkle in his eye, a glass of scotch in his hand, a cigar in his mouth and his bride by his side. The family would like to thank Poppa Pidge's many wonderful caregivers and staff at the Point Grey Private Hospital for their kind and loving care and support these last two years. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Heart Centre at St. Paul's Hospital c/o the St. Paul's Foundation, 178 – 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver B.C. V6Z 1Y6, 1-800-720-2983. A Celebration of Pidge's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at his beloved Point Grey Golf & Country Club - 3350 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver BC. (The Province 26 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS SPRINGHILL

McFARLAND, Harold Douglas (02 Apr 1923 - 12 Aug 2013) -  Doug passed away peacefully in Vancouver at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Betty (McCaskill), younger brother Ron, son and daughter, Jim and Cathy and grandchildren Heather, Jennifer, Hari Jiwan and Gillian. Doug was born in Big Valley, Alberta of school teacher father Harold and mother Eva (Mason), both first generation Albertans who moved to Alberta from New Brunswick after the First World War, in which Harold fought in France, following in the footsteps of grandfather John McFarland who served with the North West Mounted Police at Fort Macleod, Alberta from 1885 to 1890. Doug will be remembered as a man who served his country and community throughout his life, as his father and grandfather did before him. After enrolling in engineering at the University of Alberta in 1940, Doug answered the call of duty and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 and served as commanding officer of ML061 and ML053, Fairmile Class submarine-chasers, which patrolled the North Atlantic out of Halifax. His brother Ron also served in the Royal Canadian Navy, following the family tradition. After Doug was decommissioned in 1945, he enrolled in the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto and upon graduation in 1950, rejoined the Navy. In a career that spanned 25-plus years, he managed shore-based facilities on both coasts in Halifax and Esquimalt and at National Defense HQ in Ottawa. He naturally progressed to a second career with the Federal Department of Public Works in Ottawa and was Director General of the National Capital Region in a period of significant infrastructure development. Doug was an outstanding civil servant and a driven- man, who in his personal life was an accomplished French horn player, varsity footballer, passionate golfer, championship curler, talented painter and architect and a great traveller. The family would like to thank the staff of Columbus Residence who cared for him so well at the end of his life and who continue to care for his wife Betty, and as an expression of sympathy, would welcome donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada or a charity of choice. (The Calgary Herald 31 Aug 2013)

 

HMCS NONSUCH, ML Q061, ML Q053, HMCS YORK

MCGHEE, William Peter Tennent (08 Nov 1919 - 18 Nov 2012) - passed away peacefully at the Sutherland Hills Rest Home in Kelowna at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving partner of the past 15 years, Verna Lee Routledge. He leaves behind three children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. These include Bill and Shelagh Lytle-McGhee of Salmon Arm, Patricia McGhee and Spencer Ottens of Kelowna, Mary Jane, David and Rachel Dickie of 100 Mile House, Connor Ottens, Michael, Veronica, Jasper and Lindsay McGhee of Vancouver. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Ann (nee Craig), his brother Donald McGhee of Quatsino and his sister Margaret MacDonald of Vancouver. Bill was born in Burnaby, BC, November 8, 1919, parents being Peter and Grace McGhee. He attended Elementary School and Secondary School (by correspondence) in Port Alice, where a pulp mill had been located and where Peter had been hired from Ireland as the mill accountant, later to become the manager. He went on to attend UBC and eventually graduated with degrees in Science and Forestry. His program there was interrupted by World War II, during which he volunteered as a Lt. Commander and Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, patrolling the Atlantic off Bermuda for submarines. He worked in the forest industry of BC as a professional forester, most notably as Chief Forester for Crown Zellerbach, as well as Forest Practices Liaison to the BC government in the years prior to his retirement. He came to Kelowna for a few years to work as Interior Woods Manager, keeping the supply of timber flowing to local mills. He retired at age 62. His golf career became legendary well into his 80s, having previously been club champion at the Vancouver Golf Club, and proceeding, once retired, to score his age or better over five hundred times, with signed score cards to prove it. He had six holes in one, was Senior Champion of BC several times, played on the Canadian team at the World Senior Golf Championships in Colorado Springs and continued to win golf tournaments in the Super Senior category. He was a director of the BC Golf Association and the Senior Championship trophy at the Harvest Golf Club is named in his honour. Other strong interests included freelance writing, fishing, photography, skiing and singing in the choir at St. Paul's United Church. He was very generous in his charitable donations to many agencies and sponsored numerous foster children over the years. A great job Dad, a wilfe well ived, and you are much loved. His family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Alexis Thompson, his physician, and to the nurses and care staff at both the Kelowna General Hospital and the Sutherland Hills Rest Home. Please direct any donations to the Palliative Care Services at the Kelowna General Hospital. Memorial Service is to be announced in the Spring. (The Province 30 Nov 2012)

 

ML Q105

McINTOSH, Donald, V37067, ERA 4c, RCNVR - (29 Dec 1922 - 12 Mar 2016) - Our Dad Don McIntosh passed away one year ago on March 12, 2016 at the age of 93. He lived a long and fruitful life mostly in Saskatoon except for time spent in Winnipeg serving his apprenticeship with the Canadian National Railway. He enlisted in The Royal Canadian Navy and served on the Corvette - HMCS Regina. A distinguished veteran of World War II he was awarded the French Legion of Honour in recognition of the liberation of France during the War. Following the War Dad married Effie Hamilton and had four children Donald, Margaret, Heather and Joan. Following Effie's passing Dad married Sharleen Purdy and they lived in Saskatoon for 20 years. One part of Dad's remains are buried with our Mother Effie at Woodlawn Cemetery In Saskatoon. The other part is buried at Beechwood Cemetery which is the national Military Cemetery in Ottawa. Dad and Mom loved their grandchildren very much and when the great-grandchildren came into his life his eyes lit up as if it was a new day. Thank you to everyone who knew our Dad. We remember him today. Donald (Caroline), Margaret (Rick), Heather (Brian), Joan (Kelly) (Saskatoon StarPhoenix 11 Mar 2017)

 

HMCS REGINA

McKERRACHER, Donald Harry, Canadian Navy, Submariner - Suddenly, at home, on Thursday, September 7, 2006, Donald McKerracher of Russell in his 67th year. Loving husband and best friend of Barbara. Father of Caroline, Teresa and Kathleen. Step-father to Laura Bednarz, Melissa (Keith Bell), Michelle (James Peterson) and Monica Kannel. Will be dearly missed by several grandchildren. Brother of Bev (Sandra), Kenny (Myrna) and Ethel Mae (Bill Connell). Will be fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Janet (Michael Hodder), Chris Connell, Brenda, Curtis, Kevin and Karen McKerracher. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank Street (formerly Duncan Funeral Home, between Scrivens Drive and Metcalfe Corner) from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Wednesday to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 17 First Ave. Russell, for Service at 11 a.m. Interment, National Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Friends of Algonquin Park would be most appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 10 Sep 2006)

 

HMCS RAINBOW

McNAB, David - Sadly, we announce the passing of David at the Cowichan District Hospital on Remembrance Day. He proudly served in the R.C.N.V.R. from 1938-45 onboard many ships as a Submarine Detector. David was born in McBride, BC on August 19, 1919. He was a man of many talents, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, building boats, houses and furniture in his spare time and was employed as a watchmaker in Prince Rupert, BC prior to moving to Vancouver Island. After moving, he was employed at the Crofton Mill. During his 35 years of retirement, he and Muriel lived on Hornby Island, returning to Duncan after the arrival of their four grandchildren. This was followed by many years cruising to so many parts of the world. Always an avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the Victoria Motor Cycle Club. David is survived by his loving family - Muriel, his wife of 66 years, daughter Diane (Ken) Henn, son Barry (Penny) and grandchildren David (Karen), Lindsay, Erin, Allison and dear little great-granddaughter Lillian. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Trew of Courtenay and many nephews and nieces. We had a wonderful life with no regrets! In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Cancer Research or the Cowichan District Hospital Building Fund. A special thanks to Dr. Gilbert and the palliative caregivers and nurses at CDH. (The Victoria Times Colonist)

NELSON, Terrence Dominic, Sig, V51108, RCNVR, MPK - 07 May 1944 - Shortly before midnight on 06 May 1944, a torpedo from U-548 hit HMCS Valleyfield. The explosion ripped the ship in two and it sank in under four minutes. 164 men raced for survival. Those below deck scrambled for the nearest emergency hatch. In the panic which followed, a 19-year-old Londoner, Terry Nelson, took charge. "I got the hatch open and the men started to rush for the ladder" reported survivor and friend Signalman O'Connor. "Terry stepped in and made them form a single line. If they had rushed, no one would have gotten out." Terry Nelson's clear head and calm leadership was responsible for many men being saved. He coulve have been the third man out but elected to stay behidn and organize the escape, guiding others to safety. In doing so he gave his own life. In a letter to Terry's mother in London, O'Connor wrote "I saw him joking with the boys around him. He kept them going in single file and in order. That is the best display of courage and sacrifice you will ever hear about." (Excerpt from the Londoner 08 Feb 2012)

 

HMCS VALLEYFIELD

NIXON, Charles Patrick DSC, GCLJ, Legion of Honour, M.I.D., Captain, RCN (21 Aug 1917 - 16 Aug 2008) - Son of the late Commander and Mrs. E.A. E. Nixon (nee Porteous), widower of Angela (nee Cameron). Father of Lucia (Simon Price), Charles (Anita Biguzs) and Arabella. Grandfather of Elizabeth and Miranda. Survivor of the Halifax explosion. A Career Naval Officer who, while in command of the Canadian destroyer Chaudiere, shared in the sinking of three German submarines. Later he spent many years in private business. For 30 years he was active in his charity, the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, serving as its Secretary General, and remained a Senator in the Order. Family and friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, on Wednesday from 7-9p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay St. on Thursday, August 21st at 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Order of St. Lazarus, 1435 Sandford Fleming Place, Ottawa, K1G 3H3. "The Captain has left the bridge and salutes his shipmates for the last time." (The Ottawa Citizen 19 Aug 2008)

 

HMS EXETER (1936), HMCS ST LAURENT, HMS HERO (1943, C.O.), HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

PASQUARELLI, Marc-Andre, LS, Nav Comm - In Victoria, on March 21st, 2016, at the age of 26, Leading Seaman Marc-André Pasquarelli passed away. He leaves to mourn his parents Nathalie and Jean-Pierre, his brother Pierre-Luc, his nephew Christophe, as well as other family members, colleagues and friends. The family will receive condolences at: Yves Légaré Complexes Funéraires, 1350, Highway 13, Laval, QC, H7X 3W9,on Friday, April 1st, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 9:30am to 10:30am followed by a ceremony in the chapel of the complex at 10:30am. (The Victoria Times Colonist 31 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC

PHILIPCHUK, Theodore Edward - On Friday November 4th, 2005, Theodore Edward (Blondie) Philipchuk of Swift Current passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Merle (Law); daughters, Penny (Randy) Schultz, Sheree (Dave) Wall; granddaughters, Abby, Becky, Cassy Schultz, Megan Wall; sisters, Sadie Klingman (Yorkton), Marj (Dave) Kinjerski (Calgary), Martha (Norm) Jorgensen (Port Coquitlam), Josephine (Mike) Latoski (Thunderbay); brothers-inlaw William Gregory (Yorkton) and Don (Ruthe) Law (Wolseley) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Theodore and Ann Philipchuk; brothers, John and Bill; sisters Mary Philipchuk, Joyce Lundstom and Effie Gregory; nieces Sharon Gregory and Dorothy Milgaard. Ted was born in the Yorkton District, July 17, 1925.He attended public school in Stornoway and St. Joseph's College, Yorkton. He served in the Navy as a submarine detector from 1944-1945. After his discharge he attended electrical training in Prince Albert. While working on the Sask Power crew in Indian Head he met Merle Law. They were married January 21st, 1950. He worked for Sask Power in Swift Current. Ted was a member of Kinsmen and was awarded a Life Membership in 1974. Ted was an active volunteer for the Air Cadet league for 43 years. He served in numerous positions including: Glider chairperson, President (Saskatchewan League) and National League Chairperson. In the summer of 1977, he was selected to act as chaperone for an Air Cadet Exchange program to England and Germany. He received numerous awards and recognitions over the years. One of the highlights was receiving Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Award in 2002. After retirement, Papa T, enjoyed his and Merle's summer home at Lac Pelletier. Papa T was a kind and gentle man. He loved nature and animals and he also believed in hard work and dedication. Family was the most important thing to him and holidays and celebrations were special events. He will always be loved and missed by his family. Cremation with no funeral service at his request. A private family gathering was held. Donations in Ted's memory may be made to The Air Cadet League of Canada, 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina. SK. S4P 0S4. Warren's Funeral Home, Swift Current, entrusted with arrangements. (The Leader-Post 12 Nov 2005)

POLVI, Raymond Edwin - With great sadness the family of Raymond Edwin Polvi, age 85, announces his sudden passing on December 16 2009, in Saskatoon. Raymond is survived by his immediate family, his daughters Sandra Polvi and Natalie Polvi (Cory Quigley) and grandsons Liam and Eric, all of Saskatoon; three sisters (Helen, Mildred, and Norma) and two brothers (Howard and Blair). He was predeceased by his wife Daphne, son Vaughn, four sisters, and four brothers. Raymond was born on his parents' farm, Lily and Ed Polvi, the eighth child of 14 children, in an area known as New Finland (i.e., near Rocanville). He attended Convent Creek school. In 1942 he joined the merchant marine, working on the steamships along the British Columbia and Alaska coast. In July 1943 he enlisted in the Royal Canada Navy. With the Navy he did tours of duty along the BC-Alaskan coast, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the eastern seaboard. He served on an anti-submarine flotilla, destroyer, and frigate on the high seas. He accepted a discharge in December 1945 and then bought land through the Veteran's Land Act. In 1946 he attended a two-year course in the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. He farmed his land near Tantallon for nine years. In 1955 he started work as a grain buyer with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (retired 1986). He married Daphne Stracey of the Carnoustie District in 1955. During their marriage they lived and raised their family in Brewer, Spy Hill, Churchbridge, Waldron, and Melville. During these years Raymond was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge. Raymond and Daphne loved to travel and passed this interest on to their children. We remember with great fondness the summer camping holidays that took us to various parts of Canada and the northern U.S. Raymond and Daphne also travelled to Expo '67 and Expo '86; toured the British Isles and Europe; wintered in various temperate climates: Spain, Portugal, Texas, Arizona, Victoria. About a year after Daphne's passing, Raymond moved to Saskatoon. Memorial donations may be made to the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan (51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK. S7N 5A8. Arrangements are entrusted to Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium in Saskatoon (306-242-7884). (The Leader-Post 19 Dec 2009)

POWER, Mike, LSFC - Word was received that our old winger and shipmate LSFC Mike Power died of a heart attack in Comox on Saturday, 27 Mar 2016. He had just turned 67. Mike sailed on both Chaudiere and St Croix. Mike was a licensed private pilot from his Air Cadet days. After leaving the Navy, Mike flew commercially and ended up as the Chief Flying Instructor at Selkirk College in Castlegar. It would not be an understatement to say that Mike taught a generation of young pilots to fly. His grads are Captains with major airlines throughout the world. He personally logged more than 10,000 hours of flying time. In addition Mike held a reserve commission in the RCAF for more than 20 years.

 

HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS ST CROIX

RAGONETTI, John Freeman - Suddenly and tragically at the age of 58 years, from a cerebral hemorrhage at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, December 20, 2014. John was born in New York and grew up in Burlington, Ontario. He attended and graduated from Nelson High School as an Ontario Scholar. Initially postponing university, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces serving in the Navy on both ships and submarines. He then attended Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario obtaining his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. He was later commissioned an Officer in the Navy. After leaving the Forces, John attended and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. He practiced as a criminal defense attorney until his death. John is predeceased by his parents Frank Ragonetti and Barbara Ragonetti (nee Belling). John will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues. Deeply missed by his nieces and nephews that he loved so much: Benjamin, Samantha, Thomas and Kate. Cherished brother of Dr. Chris Ragonetti. "I will miss our weekly dinners, political debates and your history lessons." Visitation will be held at the Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home Burlington Chapel, 2241 New Street (at Drury Lane), Burlington, on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. Private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joseph Brant Hospital. (The Toronto Star 22 Dec 2014)

 

HMCS ONONDAGA

READ, Frederick Clarence (Fred) - At the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre (PRVHC) on Sunday, March 20, 2016, in his 90th year. WWII, HMCS Inch Arran. Retired from the Ottawa Citizen. Beloved father of Fred (Linda), Brian (Darlene), and Allan (Karen). Predeceased by his son David. Loving grandfather of Shauna (Jeff Overhoff), Kelly (Ty), Michael (Kayleigh), Kevin (Kait), Jennifer (Matt Wilson), Johnathan, and Colin and great- grandchildren Carter and Spencer. Predeceased by his sister Barbara O'Connell. Uncle to Michael O'Connell and Sharon Leduc. Many thanks to all the wonderful and caring staff at the Perley. A Graveside Service is planned for Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2 p.m. at Capital Memorial Gardens, Ottawa. Donations may be made to the PRVHC Foundation. (The Ottawa Citizen 25 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS INCH ARRAN

REEVES, Donald Marcus - 80, passed away at South shore Regional Hospital Sat. November 24, 2012. Born in Somerset, Kings Co. May 30, 1932, he was the son of the late Marcus Reeves and Charity Wheeler (Eisnor). He was predeceased by wife, Margaret (Hassett), brother, Lorimer Reeves and great grandchild Willow MacLean Cormier. Survived by daughters, Sandra Proctor (Bernie), Wendy MacLean (Malcolm), Carol (Pat) and Bonnie; sons, Terry and Matthew; grandchildren Jennifer and Mitchell Proctor, Erin and Courtney MacLean; great grandchildren Cashton MacLean Stark and Sparrow MacLean Cormier; several nieces and nephews and special aunt, Polly Fletcher. Donald joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1949 and served for 25 years, retiring in 1974. He attended the Agricultural College in Truro, graduating in meat cutting, working as manager of the meat department at Co-Op in Caledonia, Shamrock and Save Easy in Bridgewater. Upon his retirement from the Armed Forces Donald and family resided for 30 years in Parkdale, Lun. Co. where he perfected the art of Christmas trees, as well as fruit production, vegetables of every possible variety, pickling, smoked meats and maple syrup. Whatever he put his hand to was met with great success. He was unrivalled in ability as a trout fisherman and hunter. A celebration of his life will be held at Sweeny's Funeral Chapel on November 29, 2-4pm, followed by a gathering of family and friends at 100 MacCulloch Rd., Cookville. Charitable donations can be made to his favorite charity, IWK Hospital for Sick Children. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

REID, John McCammon - 91, passed away peacefully at Ryan Hall, Bridgewater on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the presence of loving family. The son of Anne (McCammon) and Charles Reid, he was born and educated in Kingston Ontario. He enjoyed a 31 year career in the Communications Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy, with wartime service in the North Atlantic in HMCS Annapolis, Trillium and Waskesiu. Post war, he served at sea in HMCS Warrior, Haida, Huron, Algonquin and Outremont and ashore in Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. A highlight of his career, he served with the Canadian Military Rep Staff at NATO HQ, Brussels Belgium. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1971 as the Commanding Officer of CFS Mill Cove, Nova Scotia. Following retirement from the military at age 49, John continued with a successful civilian career in Bridgewater, NS with Central Trust, Brady's Lumber and Woodworking, and with Royal Trust Realty. John was a founding member of the South Shore Seniors Golf Association and enjoyed membership in the Bridgewater Golf and Country Club and the Curling Club. He served 3 years on the Municipal School Board and 9 years with the Bridgewater Development Commission. He was a life member of the Conquerall Bank Fire Department where he served 13 years as the treasurer. He was also a member of Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association, NS Naval Officers Association, Royal Canadian Legion, branch 24, Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (HMCS Sackville) and the FSNA. John was predeceased by the "love of his life", Hazel "Connie" (nee Conrad) with whom he enjoyed 69 years as a living example of what a loving marriage and partnership should be. John will be sadly missed by children, Linda (Gary) Thompson, John (Sue) Reid, Bob (Janice) Reid, Carol (Mike) Anthony, Barry (Debby) Reid; daughter-in-law Melva Reid; brother, Robert (Eleaner) Reid and sisters-in-law Marion Campbell, and Helga Conrad. He leaves incredibly saddened 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and extended family in Florida, Ontario and Nova Scotia. In addition to wife, Connie, he was predeceased by, sister Margaret and her husband Len Bertrim, sister-in-law Margaret Smith, brother-in-law Dave Smith, brother-in-law Walt "Sonny" Conrad, and daughter-in-law Marie Reid. Interment has taken place with family in attendance. Memorial Celebration will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 78 Alexandra Ave, Bridgewater at 2 pm on Sunday, November 17,2013 with Rev. Alvin Westgate officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, The Saint John Sea Dogs Foundation or any charity.

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS TRILLIUM, HMCS WASKESIU, HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS HURON, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS OUTREMONT

RINGER, Eugene (Ted) - of Bridgewater, passed away peacefully after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis on Thursday, March 09, 2006 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Lockport, January 31, 1927, son of the late Randolph and Mary (Benham) Ringer. He served 2 years in the Reserve Army prior to serving 20 years in the Royal Canadian Navy rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class. After the Navy, he was employed with Palmers Refrigeration and then with Bayers Road Shopping Center as Maintenance Supervisor until his retirement. He was a volunteer with Seniors Wheels and Meals On Wheels. He was an active member in his faith communities of St. Paul's United Church, Spryfield, Osborne Baptist Church, Allendale and his family church of Little Harbour United. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24, Bridgewater. He was an avid baseball fan and he loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his loving wife, Morlean (Spindler). Ted and Morlean would have celebrated their 57th anniversary on March 26, 2006. Daughters, Peggy (Rod) MacMillan, Courtenay, BC; Patricia (Bruce) Lloy, Stony Plain, AB; Mona (Danny) Cox, Fletchers Lake, NS; grandchildren, Andrew and Matthew (Jenn) MacMillan; Carolyn, David and Kevin Lloy; Allison (fiancé Adam) and Tabitha Cox; sisters, Irma Buchanan, Dorothy (Merton) Swansburg; Jennie Winfield; Beulah (Vernard) Goulden; Hazel (Keith) Williams. He was predeceased by brothers, Clarence and Douglas; sister, Margaret Steer. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4pm in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. A memorial service will be held 11am Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bridgewater, Rev. Paul Jensen officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. Burial will be in Shepherds Hill Cemetery, Riverport at 3pm. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

ROLFE, Charles V.W., CPO1, RCN - Suddenly on Friday, February 26, 2016, at the age of 81. He is survived by his companion Huguette Collins; his children Richard, Scott, Robert and Britt Taylor; brothers Gordon (Myrna) and Andrew (Sharon) and his sister Carol (Guy). He was predeceased by his parents George Rolfe and Ada Curry, brothers William and James and sisters Grace, Catherine and Genevieve. A graveside service with military honours will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Beechwood National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Institute would be appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 26 Mar 2016)

ROMBOUGH, Wallace Ormand (Happy) - born in Winnipeg, MB, September 15, 1926 and ended his incredible journey on November 23, 2006 in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his son Robert; sister Beryl and her husband Walter; brother Ken; sister June; and brother in-law Lloyd. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie and children, John (Deana), Cathy (Gary), Beth (Carlos), Bill (Anne); daughter-in-law Sheryl; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Tannys, Marilyn (Earl), Muriel (Don); sister in-law Edith; and brother in-law Peter. In January 1944, Wally enlisted in the RCNVR where he served in the Second World War in England with the fleet air arm. After the war, Wally returned to his family and the C.P.R. in Winnipeg to continue his career as a Machinist. In August 1947, Wally and Marj wed and soon after the family grew with the birth of their first son John in 1953. In 1954, he rejoined the Navy and was stationed to the West Coast where the three settled into their home in Victoria, BC. This journey took the young family to the East Coast and finally back to the West, all the while the family grew with the birth of four more children. Wally served on many different ships, the Big O , Stadacona and the New Glasgow just to name a few. He achieved rank of PO1, ERA and ending his Navel career as an instructor for the Fleet School, CFB Esquimalt. After seeing many world sites, the well-travelled sailor decided it was time to retire from the Navy. He continued to be busy and joined the SunLife Assurance Company until he finally retired in 1987. Wally contributed to his community by being one of the founding members and served as the chairman of the Juan de Fuca Recreation Commission. The Commission was responsible for laying the foundation for the Juan de Fuca Recreation Center through the procurement of land. Wally was a devoted husband, proud father and was elated to have grandchildren as well as a great grandchild. He was known as Happy to his close friends because of his happy-go-lucky nature and his great kibitzing.

 

HMCS STETTLER, HMCS ST LAURENT, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS FORTUNE, HMCS COWICHAN, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS PROVIDER

SEABOYER, Gerald M. - 84, LaHave, Lunenburg County, passed away April 3, 2006 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in LaHave, he was a son of the late James Seaboyer and Amy (Bushen) (Seaboyer) DeMone. Gerald proudly served in the Merchant Navy from December 1939 to April 1942 and the Royal Canadian Navy from May 1942 to June 1945 and took part in the Normandy Invasion. After the war he owned and operated a small fleet of school buses that served Petite Riviere and LaHave schools. He also started a Distribution for British American and later became the bulk distributor for Gulf Oil in Bridgewater. After his retirement, Gerald started Gerald's Buy and Sell which he operated until he reached the young age of 80. Until a year ago, he continued to enjoy refinishing oak office desks and chairs of which he was very proud. Gerald was past Commissioner and member of the LaHave Fire Department and was one of the initial Directors with the formation of the Fort Point Cemetery. Gerald was a wonderful and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Richards; children, Allan Seaboyer, LaHave; Debbie Seaboyer, Halifax; Kathy Seaboyer, Lunenburg; grandchildren, Mallory Adams, Paige and Anna Giddy; brother, Jim (Marlene) Seaboyer, LaHave. In keeping with Gerald's wishes, there will be no flowers, visitation or funeral service. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, B3H 1Y6. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.

SHAW, Dennis Beaumont - the light of our lives has gone to the great mess deck in the sky. Dennis Beaumont Shaw passed away on March 20, 2016, after 93 wonderful years of life, love and laughter. He was born in 1922 in Worcester, England. A veteran of the Second World War, he served in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean, Indian, Atlantic, Middle Eastern and Pacific theatres of operation. Soon after the war, he was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy, where he served until 1971. He then became training manager at Nova Scotia Power Corporation. He was a devout Anglican, a member of Church of Saint Andrew, Cole Harbour and a past Warden of Church of the Holy Spirit, Dartmouth. He also served on the executive of the Friends of the Bishop. He was passionately involved in the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice. An active Mason, he was a member of Virgin Lodge No. 3 and was master of the Lodge in 1963. He was the District Deputy Grand Master of the first Halifax City District in 1978 and the grand representative to the Grand Lodge of South Australia. Until his death, he was a member of the Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Naval Air Group and was national president in 1990. He was also on the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation Board of Directors for many years. He was a member of Centennial Branch No. 160 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Additionally, he maintained an interest in politics and was a member of the Dartmouth South Progressive Conservative Association. During the 1940s, Dennis was instrumental in the formation of the Shearwater Players and produced, directed and appeared in many naval theatrical productions. During the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, he was in high demand as a master of ceremonies of local theatre productions and appeared with most leading Nova Scotian performers. He also repeatedly held the position of MC for the Senior Citizen Show sponsored by The Chronicle-Herald and Mail-Star. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen (ne Fox) and is survived by sister, Doreen Pritchard, Worcester, England; a son, Robert (Sheri Ostrynski); and three daughters, Barbara (Paul Kent), Joanne (Steve Nelson), Wendy Calear, Adelaide, Australia. He is also survived by four granddaughters, Denise, Kelly, Julia and Jessica. His most recent joy was his great-grandson, Camden, with a second great-grandchild expected in April. A funeral and celebration of life will be held in Anglican Church of Saint Andrew, 2 Circassion Dr., Cole Harbour at 2 p.m. on Easter Monday, March 28. It was Dennis’ wish that all gifts be made to the church or the Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund. Fair winds and a following sea, Chief.

SHEARER, John Roberts (Jack) - Passed away peacefully with family present on Thursday April 21, 2011. Jack was predeceased by his mother Barbara Gray, father Alexander Shearer, step father George Gray, sister Norma Haslam, brother Charlie Shearer and sister in law Delores Shearer. He leaves to mourn the family he loved. His wife Mavis, daughters Cindy Neubauer (Dean), Caron Turk (Dave), sons Cameron (Lisa) and Craig (Cheryl), two step daughters Lori and Kelly Rogers, seven grandchildren Lee, Laine, Kristin, Daniel, Ryan, Shayne and Alex. Jack was born September 19, 1922 in Winnipeg, attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and then served in the Navy for four years during W.W. 2 with overseas postings on the North Atlantic as a Submarine Detector. On his return to Winnipeg, and his job with M.T.S. he spent 45 years until his retirement as a manager in 1986. Jack was a member of the Masons Capitol Lodge 136 where he received his 50 year medal. He joined the Khartum Shrine in 1973 and became a drummer in his "Pride and Joy", the Drum and Bugle Corps. Jack was also a member of the Legion Branch 215. His enthusiasm and humour never diminished over the years. With many friends at M.T.S. and the Shrine along with his love and affection of family, he regarded these as the "high points" in his life. The family would like to thank the Staff at Kildonan Personal Care Home for the care and affection they provided for him. According to Jack's wishes cremation has taken place and a service in Jack's honour will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Klassen Funeral Home. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired donations may be made to the Khartum Shrine Burn Unit, 1155 Wilkes Ave., Wpg, MB.

SMITH, James Carlson - 88, died peacefully on March 20, 2016 at Veterans Place, Yarmouth, NS. Born in Dartmouth, NS on November 8, 1927, Jim grew up in Chester, NS with his parents, Carl Bradford and Mary Winnifred (Carlson) Smith. Jim joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1947 and served in the Korean War on the HMCS Huron. After retiring from the Armed Forces as a Captain in Winnipeg, he graduated from University of Manitoba with a B.A. and Teaching Certificate. He taught for 9 years at Acadia Junior High in Winnipeg. Jim retired to his beloved Nova Scotia to live in Shelburne. As one of the founding members of the Shelburne Genealogical Society, he served on the board of directors and was editor of the society newsletter. He was a board member of the Shelburne Historical Society, the Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage and the South Shore Tourism Association. He researched and edited the Shelburne County Veterans, Volume III – The Korean War. Jim loved to travel and camped with his family throughout Canada, the US and Europe and travelled to all seven continents with Eleanor. Fly fishing on the Roseway and Clyde River and golfing at River Hills were favourite pastimes. He was an avid reader of poetry and history books. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Eleanor (Robertson) and their three children, Roxanne (Terry) Carter, Gregory (Candy) Smith and Andrea (Terry) Kewin as well as eight grandchildren: Alexandra Carter, Ainsley (Carter) Grabill; Scott and Graham Smith; Jenna (Kewin) Yehia, Marley, Tamara and Breanne Kewin and his great granddaughter Clara . Special thanks to Dr. E. O'Sullivan and nurse Ruth Waters, outstanding caregivers Sheila Williams, Cheri Hallett and Judy Herbert in Shelburne and the wonderful, loving staff and volunteers at Veterans Place. The family would like to also thank Lawrence Bruce and Sandra Bower for all their help and support over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Trinity United Church, Shelburne, NS, The Shelburne County Genealogical Society or the Tri-County Site of the Victorian Order of Nurses for Shelburne County. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, Shelburne, Rev. Joanne McFadden officiating on Saturday March 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Church Hall.

 

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SMITH, Kenneth Richard, SD, RCNVR - born December 21, 1933. Passed away peacefully February 07, 2004. Pre- deceased by his son, Kenton. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Fay; son Dawson (Leanne); daughters Valerie (Arthur) and Nadine (Stephane); seven grand- children as well as many family and friends. Ken's fondest memories were of his time serving on the submarines of the Royal Canadian Navy. His family wishes to thank the staff of the Intensive Care Unit at Victoria General Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chief and Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chief & Petty Officer's Association, 618 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC V9A 2N7. (The Times Colonist)

SNOW, William James Elliot - A True Gentleman Passes Bill went to meet his maker, Lord and friend on February 24, 2010. Born in Mount Nebo, Saskatchewan on December 1, 1919, Bill grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and raised his family in Victoria, BC. He was admired and loved by many for his integrity and gentle ways, his competitive spirit and his loyalty. Bill enjoyed all sports and was, in his humble words, "a fairly decent" ball player (1st base/shortstop) and hockey player (centre). His sports career was interrupted with 3 plus years of service in the RCNVR (Royal Canadian Naval Reserve) where his primary duty was as an anti-submarine detector in the North Atlantic. An avid sports fan, his favourite teams were the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Vancouver Canucks and Boston Red Sox. Bill's other favourite pastimes were year round gardening in his treasured garden and greenhouse, listening to good music, dancing with his wonderful wife, and enjoying a game of bridge with friends. Bill's work career was in the field of office management (Canadian Pacific Express, Solicitor General Dept. William Head Penitentiary and Dept. of Veteran Affairs). He also took great satisfaction from being in business with his brother, Pat, first in a convenience store in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and later owning and leasing a warehouse/office facility in Esquimalt, BC. Above all Bill was a devoted family man. He would readily tell anyone who asked that his family was his greatest pride, joy and concern. He was cherished by all his girls ". He leaves to mourn his passing, his dearly beloved wife of 52 years, Irene; his daughters Judith Lynn Snow, Leslie Ann (Chris) Hebb, Sandra Rose Snow (Curt Griffiths), Alison Marie (Ian) McKerlich; grandchildren, Lindsey, Drew and Jenna Hebb, Lauren and Gregor Fraser, Taylor and Logan McKerlich; and sister-inlaw, Marjorie Snow. The family wishes to thank Dr, Eric Shafonsky and staff for their compassionate and professional physical care, Monsignor LaPierre for his wise spiritual care and Victoria Hospice and staff for making it possible for Bill to spend his later days in peace and comfort surrounded by the people he so dearly loved. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Parish (4049 Gordon Head Road) on Friday March 5th at 11:00 a.m. A reception at Holy Cross Hall will follow at 12 noon. All who wish to attend either one or both to honour Bill and celebrate his life are most welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victoria Hospice or Red Cross Society. (The Times Colonist 27 Feb 2010)

SPECHT, Adolf (Paul), CPO - On Saturday August 31, 2002, at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-Port Arthur Site, Adolf (Paul) Specht in his 80th year went home to meet his Lord. Paul was born August 22, 1922. He was raised and attended schools in Fort William. In 1940 Paul enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served aboard ships in the North Atlantic and Caribbean. He was discharged at the end of World War II on October 7, 1943 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. While serving aboard the Charltown in the North Atlantic on September 11, 1942 his ship was torpedoed by a German Submarine. Paul was employed by Canada Safeway from October 24, 1945 until August 30, 1987. Paul is survived by his much-loved wife of 58 years Catherine (Wachoski). Beloved father to Deborah, son-in-law Victor Ischkin and loving grandfather of Steven (Thunder Bay). Dear dad of Allen and wife Karen (St. Albert's, Edmonton) granddad of Richard and Stacie. Paul is also survived by his brother Rudy (London Ontario), sister Olga Kalyniuk (Newmarket Ontario), en route. He was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Mary Specht. His main interests were his home, children and grandchildren. Following Paul's wishes, a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday September 5, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. in the Blake Funeral Chapel with Rev. P.M. Stilla officiating. The service will be complete in the chapel with a private family service of interment to follow later in Mountain View Cemetery. If friends desire memorials to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Adolf Specht in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 29, 2003.(The Chronicle Journal)

 

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

SQUANCE, George Herbert, CWO, RCN (24 Sep 1920 - 08 Oct 2015) - WWII Veteran Royal Navy 1941-1953 Royal Canadian Navy 1954-1970. Life member Peterborough Naval Assn, Submariners Assn. of Canada, Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers Assn., Burma Star Assn, HMS Jupiter Assn., Member Royal Canadian Legion Peterborough (Br.52), Barrhaven (Br.641) Retreads Motorcycle Club Aged 95, George "crossed the bar" peacefully with family at his side. Predeceased by his 4 sisters and 3 brothers, survived by son James (Dorothy), daughter Dianne, grandchildren Jennifer-Jill (Colin), Karen (Todd), Tom, Stephanie (Matt), Amanda and great- grandchildren Ellyott, Logan, Nolan, Harper, Justin and Finley. Born in Hartland village, Devon, England he joined the war effort (Royal Navy) in 1941 at the age of 20. In February 1942, survived the sinking of HMS Jupiter in the Battle of the Java Sea. Clinging to a float, he beached on enemy territory two days later and with other allied survivors, commandeered a local boat and headed south. Ten days later, they landed in Australia. Interviewed in hospital, his story appeared on the front page of the Daily Telegraph in England on the same day that a memorial for George was to be held in his home village. George obtained his first motorcycle at age 17 and drove until age 92. George was most happy driving his Honda Silverwing motorcycle on the Kawartha side roads with the Retreads. Many thanks to the CCAC (Peterborough and Ottawa), staff at Jacksons Creek (P'boro), Court at Barrhaven (Ottawa) and Carleton Lodge Long Term Care (Ottawa), especially those on the W. Carleton wing. Your care and kindness is most appreciated. Cremation has taken place. George will be buried at sea in the North Atlantic by the Royal Canadian Navy. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund or the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy fund. A celebration of George's life will be held at Admiralty Hall - Peterborough Naval Association, 24 Whitlaw St., Peterborough, on Sunday, October 25, 2015 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. (The Ottawa Citizen 16 Oct 2015)

STARR, Edward R., CPO - Loving father and husband, after a long illness, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 26, 2006. Born in Romford, England, on November 22, 1933, he was a son of the late Harry and Mae Starr. Ed served 33 years in the Canadian military and is survived by his wife, Isabel Starr, Cole Harbour; daughters, Dollie Pardy, Porters Lake; Debby Belong, Shelburne; son, Larry Starr, Cambridge, Ont.; sons-in-law, Gordon Pardy and Leslie Belong; daughter-in-law, Charlene Starr; grandchildren, Tammy Olsvik and Teddy Belong; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cody, Cailyn, Devin, and Tyler; sister, Cathy Presley, Virgina; and brother, Barrie Starr, Michigan. Cremation has taken place and in respect of his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Diabetes Association. (The Halifax Herald 28 Nov 2006)

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

STEWART, James Phillip - age 72, passed away suddenly at home in Upper LaHave on March 14, 2012. He was born on March 31, 1939 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the son of James and Philameon (Smith) Stewart. Jim retired from the Navy as a Master Warrant Officer after 21 years of service. He was retired from Michelin North America after seventeen years of employment. He was a member of the Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association. Jim was also an avid hunter, baseball player, and golfer and loved to fish. He loved to watch the weather with Cindy Day and had a unique sense of humor and liked to speak his mind. He was married on January 3, 1959 to Barbara (Auld) Stewart. He was a dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a special grandfather to "the kids next door". He is survived by wife Barbara (Auld) children, Jim Stewart (Joeann), Bob Stewart (Deena) Cathy Stewart, Derek Stewart (Michelle), Shannon Stewart (Nathaniel), seventeen grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister Sandra Faranicci and his Aunt Dot Stewart. He was predeceased by his daughter in-law Debbie Stewart. Jim's family always came first and he will be missed. Visitation will be held on Sunday March 18, 2012 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater and from where a memorial service will be held 11:00 am Monday. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

STORDY, Elmer, Cook (1912-1985) - Elmer Stordy was originally from Carleton Siding, PEI. He worked on the PEI car ferries (CN Marine) prior to and after the war. Joining the navy on the Canada's declaration of war, he served from 1939 to 1945 in the Battle of the Atlantic. He was a Cook's Assistant on two other Fairmiles, prior to his promotion to Ship's Cook/Third Gunner and his assignment on ML 120. At the end of the war, he received the boat's White Ensign from the commander (for being the eldest member of the ship's NCO crew). He retired from CN Marine in the late 1970's as a linesman for the PEI/NB car ferries. He passed away from pancreatic cancer, October 24, 1985.

 

ML Q120

SUTHERLAND, James Thomson - passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 4, 2015. He was born on July 26, 1926 to Marion (Wiggins) and William Thomson Sutherland. Predeceased by June, his wife of 38 years, his parents, brother John and his wife Grace, brothers-in-law Ron Allen, Tom Paton, Gordon Pass, and sisters-in-law Joyce Pass and Marion Sutherland. He is lovingly remembered by his present wife Petranella, brother William (Lillian), sister Jean Paton, children David (Cynthia Zimrose), James (May), Barbara (Alistaire Harvey), and Elizabeth (Scott Webster), granddaughters Magdalene, (and her father Steve), Siona, and Shantaya, stepchildren Warren Earl (Dorothy), Craig (Sherrie), Valerie (Jim) and their families, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was born and grew up on the family homestead in Arrow River, Manitoba. Upon graduation at the age of 16 he moved to Winnipeg to find work. After learning the trade of welding he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy where his service was mostly on Fairmile MLQ091 until the end of the war. Returning to Brandon for university he met his first love, wife June Elaine Dyer, where together they physically built their first home. Early in their marriage Dad worked for Manitoba Hydro as a crew boss overseeing the raising of many of the hydro lines around Brandon and the surrounding rural area. In the mid 1950s he joined Imperial Oil Ltd. and worked in Brandon, Virden and Dauphin before settling in Winnipeg in 1959. He rose to the head of the Western Division Fleet sales, and was a member of the Canadian Industrial Transportation League. When their national convention was held in Winnipeg in 1970 during Manitoba's 100th anniversary he was the national president. James was a gifted speaker and loved to talk. Summers were spent camping with his family at Clear Lake, Lake Audy, Falcon Lake and Brandon in the smallest red travel trailer that could ever fit a family of six. He enjoyed a good western book, a home construction project and a twirl around the dance floor. After a lengthy illness June passed away in 1987. It was at a Salisbury House where James met Petranella Earl, the beginning of 27 years of love together. The two of them travelled extensively in their motor home, wintering in Texas, summers at Falcon Lake, dancing wherever they were. Dad was deeply involved with both families and was always around to lend a helping hand, supervise, tell a story, sneak a cookie or two or three, straighten the cut line on the cake, tell another story or arm wrestle with anyone. The last two years were spent at Deer Lodge Veteran Hospital, Tower Seven. The loving staff there took very good care of him, enjoyed his stories and sometimes ended up in a few dance steps with him. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 215. In 2014 he received Veteran Acclaim from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. James is now dancing with angels. He will be greatly missed and forever loved. Although you've left And now walk above We are never alone We are wrapped in your love Chapel Lawn (The Winnipeg Free Press 11 Jul 2015)

 

ML Q091

SWALWELL, Thomas (Tom) Patrick - age 79 years, passed away on Sunday May 24th, 2015 in the TBRHSC after a short illness. Tom had served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was attached to the British Royal Navy Submarine Service during the 1950s. This service was followed by a 32 year tenure with the Thunder Bay Fire Department, retiring as District Chief. Tom's passions were golf, Tai Chi, skiing, wood carving, photography, watching the Lakehead University Thunderwolves hockey team and most of all the time he spent with his family and his time at Two Island Lake. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jane, his daughters: Kim Swalwell, Patrice Hawes (Jeff), Dayna Swalwell (James); his 8 grandchildren: Jackie (Kevin), Jennifer, Cody, Lauren, Austin, Niah, Jessie, Thomas ("Little Tom"); his 7 great grandchildren: Ben, Hannah, Aaron, Adam, Bekah, Michael and Bella; and by his sisters-in-law Elizabeth Nichol (Don) and Susan Lockwood. Tom was predeceased by his son David, his brother-in-law John Lockwood and by his parents Isabelle and Rene Swalwell. Funeral Services for Tom will be held in the Harbourview Funeral Centre at 11:00 AM on Thursday May 28th, 2015 with Rev. Randy Boyd officiating. Family and friends may gather in the Chapel up to one hour prior to service time. If anyone so desires, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's memory to either Toys for Tots, Dr. Lai's Northern Heart Cell Sorter Campaign, or to a charity of your choice. Jane and family would like to thank the nurses and staff in the 2C Cardiac & Stroke Unit of TBRHSC for their compassion and amazing care. (The Chronicle Journal)

TAYLOR, Kenneth Lloyd (Kenny) - 68, Lower Barney’s River, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 20, 2016 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Kenneth Earl and Ruby Jean (Dean) Taylor. Kenny was employed with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy for over 23 years, sailing all over the world, retiring with the rank of Petty Officer, 1st Class. Kenny was a member of the Merigomish and District Volunteer Fire Department. From 1966-1969, he played rhythm guitar in the band, The Weads of Edan. Kenny enjoyed spending time at the camp, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Pictou County ATV Club and greatly enjoyed four wheeling. Kenny was a kind and generous person, which he extended to the small creatures living near his home. He believed in justice, was passionate about life, loved his family dearly and was considered a “super guy” by all who loved him. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Cynthia (Marshall); daughters, Tryphena (Mark) Cameron, Westville; Ginger (Bradley) Spurrell, Wembly, Alta.; son, Shaun (Connie) Taylor, Grande Prairie, Alta.; sisters, Donna (Ted) Luther, Halifax; Betty (Paul) Geense, Truro; Roberta Archibald (Randy), Middle Musquodoboit; brother, Donald (Cheryl) Taylor, Chaswood; grandchildren, Dylan, Emma, Brittany, Alyssa, Holly and Duncan; brothers-in-law, Ron (Susan) Marshall, Lower Sackville; Wayne (Susan) Marshall, Maitland; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Jeanette McKean; brother, Gordon Taylor; mother-in-law, Theresa Marshall; father-in-law, Clyde Marshall. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23rd in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow from where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24th in the chapel with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating. Interment will be in Murray’s Point Cemetery, Lower Barney’s River. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Kenny’s memory to Merigomish and District Volunteer Fire Department.

THERRIEN, Bert (07 Mar 1938 - 20 Mar 2011) - Sooke, BC On March 20, 2011, the first day of spring, Bert Therrien, AKA Papa, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend passed away at RJH in Victoria, BC. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Pat Therrien. Born in New Westminster, BC, to Victor and Claire Therrien he leaves behind two brothers, Barney, Dennis, one Sister Denise and Mother In-law Betty Kerr. Bert joined the Navy in 1955 retiring in 1985, his most memorable years were on submarines Grilse and Rainbow. After his retirement he spent the next 11 years working at HMC Dockyard. Papa was a devoted family man; he lived for his Children and Grandchildren and would do anything for his family. Papa also loved his extended family and their children at Salt Spring RV Park. Bert loved to fish and introduced his Grandchildren to fishing. He spent countless hours cheering on his Grandchildren in their various sports and other activities he touched the lives of many, in many different ways. You will truly be missed, Husband, Dad and Papa. We love you, Wife Pat; Children, Rob, Carolyn (Ken) Michelle, (Todd & Kelly); Grandchildren Mattie, Chelsea, Kelsey, Tyler and Michael; Special pets Maxie, Kiwi and Kia. Donations please to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. No service by Bert's request. (The Times Colonist 25 Mar 2011)

 

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THOMPSON, Roy George (12 Dec 1927 - 06 Jan 2012) - At age 84, Roy succumbed to his four-year battle with lung cancer at the Victoria General Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara, and sons, Phil and Troy. Roy was born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 years both on surface ships and the submarine, Grilse. He was affectionately called "Dad Thompson " by his shipmates. He was a member of the Chief and Petty Officers' Association and the Submariners Association or Canada. Upon his retirement from the navy, he happily embarked on a new career for 13 years as foreshoreman at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Roy loved all animals and wild life. He spent his final years making beautiful his home and gardens in Metchosin. Now that he has sailed into the sunset, he will be forever loved and missed. Private family burial. Cremation and interment at Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood, BC. (The Victoria Times-Colonist 14 Jan 2012)

 

Roy Thompson on HMCS Grilse

 

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TROUT, Henry (Hank) George - passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his parents Hector and Jean; and brother William "Bill". Henry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty; sister Helen (Jack) Macnab; brother Doug (Estelle) Trout; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Henry actively served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He was also a lifelong farmer in the Wilcox area. He and Betty enjoyed vacationing in Arizona and Hawaii for many winters. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Henry may be made to the Regina Humane Society, P.O. Box 3143, Regina, SK S4P 3G7. (The Regina Leader Post 30 Mar 2016)

UWINS, Lawrence (Larry) (12 Jul 1935 - 20 Mar 2016) - age 80 ,of Halifax, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2016, in the Geriatrics Ward, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building, QEII. Larry was born in Quebec City and raised in Montreal by his late parents, Frank and Mildred (Wark). He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in March of 1953 and retired as a PISW in 1986. Larry is survived by his darling wife, Olga (Chaban); daughter, Jennifer (Basil Broders); son, Timothy; granddaughter, Mystique Uwins and grandsons, Luke and Jake Broders; as well as his brothers and sister-inlaw, Walter Chaban, Orest and Carolyn Chaban and their families. He was predeceased by his brother, William and sister, Mildred (Willis). Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 27 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in Cruikshank’s Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax (423-7295) with memorial service taking place on Monday, March 28, also from Cruikshank’s Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bruce Murray officiating. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lung Association Nova Scotia or The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

 

HMCS ST CROIX

WALL, John F. - 83, of Pentz, Lunenburg County, passed away April 19, 2003 Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Veterans Unit, Lunenburg. Born in, Hepburn, Sask., he was a son of the late Jacob P. and Elizabeth (Penner) Wall. He served in the R.C.N. during the Second World War and was employed with the T. Eaton Co. until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, the former Marguerite Pentz; son, John F. Jr., Oakville, Ont.; daughter, Darlene DeGroot, Brampton, Ont.; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; a brother, Albert, Regina, Sask.; sister, Martha Friesen, Saskatoon, Sask.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, William, Archie, Henry, Irvin; sisters, Mary, Friesen, Nora Peters. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. A memorial service will be held 11am Tuesday in the West Side United Church, Pentz, Rev. George MacLean officiating. Burial will be the Fort Point Cemetery, LaHave. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Side United Church, Pentz, or the charity of your choice. There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request.

WASHEN, Lawrence Phillip (Larry) - aged 76, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Anne; children, Christine (Rick) and Michael (Monica); his brother, Stephen; sister-in-law, Shirley; nephew and niece, Eddie and Sandra. Larry was predeceased by his brother, Edward. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Larry later served his country for five years in the Canadian Navy mostly on the aircraft carrier, the HMCS Bonaventure. After his service, he worked for several companies prior to working at Federated Insurance as an adjuster. Larry later worked for MPIC as a Claim Centre manager until his retirement in 1999. Larry was unwavering in his love and commitment to his wife, Anne, and his family. He took great pride in their achievements. In his earlier years, he loved hunting and fishing and always had a passion for golf. Larry was a member of Toastmasters and several other clubs. Larry was steadfast in his faith. He served as a member on the St. Alphonsus Parish Council and later as its Chair. Larry's leadership was instrumental in the parish adding a new wing to its parish school to accommodate meetings, conferences, and other activities. We would like to thank everyone at River East Personal Care Home who took such excellent care of Lawrence during his stay there. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, located on 315 Munroe Avenue. Ash interment will take place at a later date at Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider donating to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. (The Winnipeg Free Press 26 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

WEEKS, Francis Gilbert (Frank) - age 88 years, passed away peacefully in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital (McKellar) on Monday, November 11, 2002.Born March 18, 1914 to George Gilbert Weeks and Margaret Louisa Weeks (Hewson), Frank was the eldest of four children. Achieving high grades and enjoying sports were commonplace during Frank's attendance at Pine Street Public School and Hillcrest High School. His love for cross country skiing and the art of chess would be lifelong enjoyments for Franks, both of which he would start teaching his children and grandchildren when they were very young. During summers, Frank would work on the farms in the Hilldale area. Of his six dollar per week pay he would give five to his mother, and Frank would use a good part of the remaining dollar to take his younger brother and two sisters out for ice cream. Frank's devotion to family, and the giving of his time and labours for others, would become a standard by which he lived. At the outbreak of World War 11, Frank enlisted in the Navy and spent from June 1942 to the end of hostilities (October 1945) on the Fairmile submarine chasers, attached to the Canadian North Atlantic Escort Fleet. Frank served on the HMCS Chippawa, Naden, Stadacona, Q-084, Peregrine and Shelburne. His awards included the Atlantic Star, the 1939-1945 Star, the 1939-1945 War Medaland the Canadian Voluntary Service Medal and Clasp. After the war, Frank returned to the Thunder Bay District, and to working in mining and road construction industries throughout the area. In 1948, Frank joined the Canadian Postal Service with whom he served until his retirement in 1978.In 1947, Frank married Nell Turner, who would become his lifelong partner, and together they raised a family which grew to three children. During the early 1950's, Frank and Nell joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here they both found a place to expound their seemingly limitless energies. Frank's devotion to family and others had found another home in the Church where he could be a loving and productive member. Over the last fifty plus years, Frank's energy has been a cornerstone in the expansion of the church in this area. He served in many positions with the church including Branch President and District Councilman. Another great love of his was genealogy, and through the archives of the church and visits to England, Frank and Nell have managed to trace their family tree (Weeks, Turner, Walker, Hewson) back to the mid 1700's.For the past 12 years, Frank has served in the Genealogy Department of the church, helping anyone from the Thunder Bay Community with the access of worldwide data banks. Frank's love, conviction and dedication for his family, his church and others never faltered. In his last words with his family, Frank looked forward to meeting his Lord; his only thoughts were for those he was leaving behind. Frank will be missed dearly by all the individuals whose lives he touched. Frank is survived by his wife Nell; daughter Suzanne (John) Park; son Evan - all of Thunder Bay; step-daughter Nancy (Bob) Warren of Toronto, en route; seven grandchildren: Jason (Carrie) Weeks; Tawnya (Raymond) Nadeau; Aaron Park; Judy, Lisa, David and Kim Warren; one great-granddaughter: Meghan Nadeau; two sisters: Edith (Ivan) Sherlock and Emma Park; both of Thunder Bay. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives in Canada, United States and England. Frank was predeceased by his parents George and Margaret, and brother Ernie. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 14th at 2:30 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 2255 Ponderosa Drive, (via Rosslyn Road and Murphy Ave. ) officiated by Bishop Ronald Rogalski, with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made in Franks' memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation." (The Chronicle Journal)

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA, ML Q084

WILEY, Lowell Hugh - Died 25 April 2006 75, Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in St. Stephen, NB, he was a son of the late Milledge and Genevieve (Craig) Wiley. He was retired from the Royal Canadian Navy; a member of the Fairview Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion branch 24, Bridgewater. Lowell was a sports enthusiast and was known for his great sense of humor. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Lillian Elizabeth Thompson. Daughter, Shelley Shea (Alan Freeman), Beaverbank; sons, Keith (Faye); Lowell Jr. (Grace), all of Toronto. Grandchildren, Peter, Rowan, Cody, Shawn; great grandchildren, Kirkland, Colby, Shania, Amanda. Brothers, Marvin, Summerside, PE; Douglas, Oak Bay, NB. He was predeceased by daughter, Susan Elizabeth and brother, Sheldon. No visitation at the funeral home by request. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. A graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax. Rev. Robert Chapman officiating. No flowers by request, donations to charity of choice. A reception will follow at 109 Belleshire Drive, Lower Sackville, all welcome.

WILLIAMS, Arthur Everett (Art) - age 76, of Windsor Forks, Hants County, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at his home. Born on August 18, 1938, in Windsor, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Fred and Violet (Carson) Williams. Art was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, serving in the Canadian Navy for over 30 years. In his younger years, he was an active hockey player, having played for the Windsor Maple Leaf's and numerous other teams. Art is survived by his wife, the former Bette Caldwell; daughter, Susan (David) Shaw, Windsor Forks; grandchildren, Ashley (Matthew) Swinamer, Three Mile Plains; Patrick (Angie), Windsor Forks; great grandchildren, Logan and Madison Swinamer; sisters, Eleanor Clayton, Hantsport; Edith "Peg" Williams, Chateauguay, QC; Barbara (Don) Scott, Chateauguay, QC; Carol Draper (Ralph Chancey) Bridgewater; brother, Alfred (Nora), Kingston. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters, Lillie Peach, Mary Lowthers, Maxine Doucet, Elizabeth Church, and Elva Parker; brothers, Lester and Medford "Pete". Cremation has taken place under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, B0N 2T0. A celebration of his life was held from 2 until 4 pm Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Royal Canadian Legion Building, 40 Empire Lane, Windsor. Interment will be held at a later date in the Ste. Croix Cemetery. Donations in memory of Art were requested to be made to a charity of choice.

WILLIAMS, Joseph (Joe) (19 Sep 1929 - 20 Aug, 2011) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Riverview Health Centre , with his family at his side. Left to forever cherish Joe's memory are his loving wife Audrey of 61 years of marriage; daughter Margie (Jim); sons Joey (Mary), Brian (Darlene), Mike (Heather), David and Steven; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Theresa and Kate; brother Charles; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Cora; father Charles and also by his older sister Mary. Joe was born in Perth, Ontario, on September 19, 1929. He gave over 46 years of dedicated service to the Department of National Defense of which 24 of them were with the Royal Canadian Navy, serving on ten ships, two aircraft carriers, one cruiser, three minesweepers and 4 destroyers. He retired at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Joe was a member of numerous clubs and associations. A few of his passions were playing darts and snooker, hence his nickname The Happy Hooker . We are going to miss you dearly, your quick wit and fabulous sense of humour, right to the very end! In compliance with Joe's wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 0R3. I hope to be in Fiddlers Green in time to Splice the Main Brace Joe (The Winnipeg Free Press 24 Aug 2011)

WILSON, J. Harris C. - It is with our deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Harris Wilson at the age of 86 years, beloved husband of Dorothy, on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at the Deer Lodge Centre. Harris leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 63 years of marriage, Dorothy, sons, Duncan (Linda), Danny (Ester); grandchildren, Amanda, Bethany, Clayton and Kyle; great-granddaughter Augusta; brother Bill (Luanne); sister Bernice Branigan; sisters-in-law, Helen Wilson, Christine Wilson, June Wilson, Grace Ashcroft, Jessie Robertson, Sally Campbell, Pauline Campbell; nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter Debbie in 1953, brothers, Duncan, Clayton, James, Harold, and Gerald; and by sisters, Pearl Scott and Fern Elliot. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Harris was the son of Stephen and Margaret Wilson. He graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. Harris met the love of his life, Dorothy Campbell at Grand Beach and the two married on December 30, 1941. Harris took great pride in his service with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve on coal burning Smoky Joe minesweepers in the North Atlantic during the Second World War. Harris initially worked for the Manitoba Department of Highways and later transferred to Manitoba Hydro where he spent many dedicated and enjoyable years, retiring in 1978, as the Director of the Generation Projects Division. Harris maintained a lifelong friendship with his Hydro friends, meeting every Friday for pizza at the Pembina Highway Gondola for over 40 years. Upon retirement, Harris was busier than ever. Initially, Harris did consulting work for the Nelson River Group. He enjoyed travel both at home and abroad, and built a cottage on the golf course at Sandy Hook. Golfing with friends and family was a favourite pastime. Although Alzheimer's took its effect during his final few years, Harris maintained his terrific sense of humour, dignity, love and passionate concern for his family and friends. Throughout his life, Harris was a pillar of love, strength, knowledge, and dedication for his family and friends. One could always count on Harris for assistance. Harris' funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 11:00 a.m. in the Broadway First Baptist Church, 790 Honeyman Ave., with Rev. Fred Rupert officiating. Interment will be held in the Brookside Cemetery, 3001 Notre Dame Ave. For those who wish, viewing will be held prior to the service. Special thanks to Ken Fallis for shepherding Dad to pizza, when dad was no longer capable to drive. Heartfelt appreciation to neighbours, Mike and Eleanor Didur for their friendship and support over the years, helping to extend the time that Harris and Dorothy were able to live in their cherished home. Thanks to family and friends for your love and support. We would like to thank the staff of the Victoria Hospital and the 3rd floor Tower of the Deer Lodge Centre, for their kind and dedicated care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Alzheimer Society, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, or a charity of your choice. Forever In Our Hearts Until We Meet Again (The Winnipeg Free Press 18 Apr 2005)

WOOLLVEN, Leonard James - 81, of Drayton Valley, Alberta, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 3, 2014. He was born in Edmonton on April 15, 1932 to Edward and Juanita Woollven. Len is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roberta, and their 7 children; Brad (Michelle), Craig (Susan), Patti (Keith), Jan (Scott), Kelly (John), Laura (Rob) and Bill (Margaret); 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents and daughter, Rhonda Joan. Len served 22 years with the Royal Canadian Navy that included two tours during the Korean Conflict as well as service as a diver and submariner. After retiring from the Navy in 1971 he built and worked in a number of successful businesses in both Victoria and Edmonton. Len and Roberta moved to Birchwood Village Greens in 1989 where he enjoyed being a part of the condo association. Len and Roberta moved to Drayton Valley, AB in October 2012. Len and Roberta were on a Christmas visit in Surrey when he fell ill. The family would like to thank the first responders, doctors, nurses and staff in the ER and ICU of Surrey Memorial Hospital for their care of Len and compassion to the entire family. Len will be interned at sea by the Royal Canadian Navy and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  (The Times Colonist 12 Jan 2014)

WYNACHT, Phillip Lorraine (15 Dec 1921 - 28 Mar 2016) - 94 years of Dartmouth, It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Phillip passed away peacefully on March 28, 2016 in the arms of his loving family at the Dartmouth General Hospital, after recent failing health. Born in Mader's Cove, NS, he was the son of the late Captain Arthur and Lena (Slauenwhite) Wynacht. Phillip was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Royal Navy as a telegraphist on the HMCS Teme and the HMCS Loch Alvie, taking part in D-Day patrolling waters off the British coastline. Phillip was employed for 41 years at the Naval Armament Depot as a supervisor of the mechanical drafting office. Phillip was a longtime active member of Grace United Church in Dartmouth. He was a past chairman of the Board of Stewarts at the church. He also served as a cub leader for the Boy Scouts. Phillip was also a past president of the Dartmouth Toastmasters Club. Phillip loved tending to his vegetable garden, bowling, horse shoes, swimming and Queensland Beach and vacations in PEI. He is survived by his children Peter (Mariella) Wynacht of Calgary, Judie (Dr. Kenneth) Coady of Charlottetown, Nancy Burton of Dartmouth and David Wynacht of Dartmouth. Cherished grandchildren; Neil (Terri), Cherie, Ryan, granddaughter-in-law; Laura, Chantal (Jeffrey), Devin, Patrick, Suzanne (Adam), Sandra (Jeffrey) and Jeffrey. Great grandchildren Tyrell, Brookelynn, Charlotte, Jacob, Charis, Katie, Jonah and Finley. Phillip is also survived by sister in-laws; Olive Wynacht, Goldie Martin, brother in-law Allan Langille and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 65years Edith, infant twin sons, cherished grandson; Andrew Coady, brothers Dawson, Maurice, Sidney and sister; Marion. A celebration of Phillip's life will be held in Grace United Church Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2pm with reception to follow in the church hall. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Grace United Church. Burial will be at a later date in Park Cemetery, Mahone Bay. (Mattatal Funeral Home 29 Mar 2016)

 

HMCS TEME, HMCS LOCH ALVIE

YURGENSEN, Wilfred George LCdr - A man of faith and a loving servant of the Lord was 'Promoted to Glory' on March 22nd 2014 in Cobble Hill. Wilf was born Oct 26th 1932 in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa to Salvation Army Missionary parents. He gave his heart to the lord at the early age of 4 years. He apprenticed as a Marine Engineer at the Shipyards in Cape Town, South Africa where he met Jean and married in 1955 and then moved to Canada. Wilf joined the Canadian Navy in 1958. In 1966 he was commissioned as an Officer and served on several navy ships and submarines as Engineering Officer both on the East and West Coasts. He retired from the Canadian Navy in 1983 in Halifax and settled in Cobble Hill, BC. In his retirement he was a well-respected businessman. As a man of faith, he was actively involved in ministry. He was passionate about spreading the gospel story through music. He served as Bandmaster and Songster leader and was involved with several Quartets and musical groups, giving 70 years of ministry. In more recent years he served as bandmaster of The Brass Ensemble and visited Care Homes and brought joy and comfort to the lives of many through his gospel music and his guitar. A devoted husband, father and Papa to his family. Deeply loved by Jean of 58 years, his sisters Shirley (David) and Julia. He will be greatly missed by his children Sharlene, Dalene (Ted), Erik (Linda), 5 grandchildren and other extended family members here in BC, in Denmark and South Africa. Funeral service will be held at the Salvation Army Victoria Citadel, 4030 Douglas St. (at McKenzie) on Sunday March 30th, 2014 at 3pm with a reception following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to World Vision and the Leprosy Mission in Africa. (The Times Colonist 27 Mar 2014)

 

 

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