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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)

 

ANDREWS, Bruce Russell (23 Jan 1961 - 13 Apr 2016) - age 55 of Dartmouth - Passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at home. Born in Halifax, he is a son of Margaret and the late George Andrews. Bruce was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for over 32 years; as a Boat Swain “Bos’n” for 29 of those years; he spent the final 3 years of his career with the Naval Reserves at HMCS Scotian. He enjoyed hunting with his brother Barry and was a kind and thoughtful neighbour. Bruce is survived by his wife Susan Annette (Webber); daughter, Victoria Jane, Dartmouth; son, Bradley George, Dartmouth; sisters, Karyn Andrews (Bryan Mason), Truro, Debbie Babin (Ed), Windsor; brothers, Barry (Marlene), Vancouver, Richard (Cathy), Ottawa and Bryan (Diane), Ottawa. He was predeceased by his father, George Andrews. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm Sunday, April 17 in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 11am Monday, April 18 at St. Brendan’s, CFB Halifax. Reception to follow at HMCS Scotian, 2111 Upper Water Street, Halifax. Private family interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. The family would like to thank Palliative Care, Nova Scotia Cancer Center, QEII 7.3 Neurosurgery, Bayshore, and the VON.

 

HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS FREDERICTON, HMCS HALIFAX, HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN

ARNOLD, T. Christie, PO ERA, RCNVR - (1926-2016) - A World War II - Peacefully surrounded by family on Monday April 18, 2016 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Louise (née Proulx). Loving father of John, Daniel, Marc (Valerie) and David (Beth). Proud "Grand-papa" of 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by his sister Ruth. Christie grew up in Toronto and Bermuda. With the support of Ridley College, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 and served on HMS Sheffield from 1943 – 1946. His love of the Navy was with him throughout his life. He went on to graduate from the University of Toronto in 1950, Western University in 1953 and to marry his soulmate Louise in Chicoutimi in 1954. He had a rewarding career and used his engineering and business talents with such organizations as Alcan, Canron, Studebaker-Worthington, Government of Canada, Wilson Machine, and Canadian British Consultants. His work allowed him to travel extensively throughout the world. Additionally, he was the Executive Director for The Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Society for Electrical & Computer Engineering, and The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. Christie was involved on a volunteer basis with a number of organizations including Ottawa-Carleton Housing, Canadian Executive Service Organization, and Ashbury College. Family was very important to him, and he was a strong believer in access to education. His 1950 graduation year book from the University of Toronto stated that for the future, he wanted to enjoy life. That he did, particularly at his much loved cottage in the Gatineau Hills. He will be missed. Friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering in the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. (east of Vanier Parkway) on Thursday April 28 commencing at 1 p.m. Words of remembrance will be delivered from 2 p.m. A private family interment with military honours will be held at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Ashbury College for the T.C. Arnold Endowment Fund for Science (attention Jannine Atkinson, Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 0T3). (The Ottawa Citizen 23 Apr 2016)

 

HMS SHEFFIELD

BAKER, Wilmer Glenn - Bill passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Bluewater Health Hospital, Sarnia, Ontario at 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Teresa (2004). Father of Gerald of Alberta. Brother of Leonard of Harrow, Vera Deavey of Windsor and Geraldine McCabe also of Windsor. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents Leonard and Daisy Baker and sisters Irene Belanger (1987) and Beverley Harris (1974). Bill was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy and served in World War II in the Atlantic. Resting at the D. J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre where services will be held on Friday April 8 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Kidney Foundation. (The Windsor Star 06 Apr 2016)

BARTRAM, Ronald Eric, C2RM, 10013-E, RCN (served 14 Sep 1949 - 28 Sep 1974) (22 May 1932 - 05 Jun 2010) - We regret to announce the passing of Ron in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on June 5, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Gwen; sons Raymond (Joyce) and Robert (Stephane); granddaughters Rya and Erica. He was predeceased by a son Keith in 1998. Ron served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years (2 years in Korea). He spent 13 years as dispatcher for the RCMP (9 years in Victoria and 4 years in Vernon) and 5 years as Commissionaire at the glass plant. He was also a 53 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Cremation. There will no service at his request. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. (The Times Colonist 09 Jun 2010)

 

HMCS CAYUGA

BÉLANGER, Marcel H. (1924-2016) - Peacefully passed away on April 21, 2016 at the age of 91, commander and retired from the Royal Canadian Navy, husband of Thérèse Gourdeau. Predeceased by his son Pierre, he will be fondly remembered by his children Michel (Marie), Denis (Tokiko), Paule (Eric), Nicole (Steven), André and Sylvie (Hélène), his grandchildren Balthazar, Noémie (Paul), Sébastien (Jackie), Antoine and Miyaléa, his brothers André (Jeanne) and Jacques (late Mary), his brother-in-law Claude S. Gourdeau (late Lucille Hamel), his sisters-in-law Louise McNamara (late Bill McNamara), Monique Samson (late Eric Gourdeau), Louise Méthot (Henri Gourdeau), many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive the condolences at Urgel Bourgie 1255 Beaumont T.M.R. on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St-Joseph de Mont-Royal, 1620 Laird, T.M.R. on Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. The family will receive condolences at 10 a.m. at the church. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude and support to the staff of the 14th floor of Ste. Anne's Hospital, Veterans Affairs Canada and to Mrs. Martine Gagnon, nurse, for their great dedication to Mr. Bélanger. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ste. Anne-de- Bellevue Hospital will be appreciated. (The Motreal Gazette 23 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS MONTCALM, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS NIOBE, HMCS CHAUDIERE

BELLEFONTAINE, Edward Joseph, P1CR, 12155-E, RCN (served 10 Oct 1949 - 27 Mar 1970) (24 Jul 1932 - 14 Apr 2011) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed, late of Abbotsford, B.C., after a courageous battle with Cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia (Donaldson), daughter Brenda (Curt) Kruger, son Michael and granddaughters Natalie and Ally Kruger as well as many extended family members and friends. Ed was predeceased by his father, Charles, mother Margaret and sister Elizabeth. Born in Halifax, N.S., Ed joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served for 21 years. After his retirement from the navy, he worked for Canada Post and then with the RCMP for 22 years. He spent his remaining years volunteering with Abbotsford Community Policing and attending UFV where he was working towards a degree, when he wasn't traveling with Patricia. He will be forever remembered for his generous and caring heart and especially for his never ending supply of jokes. Always there to listen and help family and friends however he was needed. In celebration of his life, a Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, April 28th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. with tea to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Covenant House, 575 Drake St. Vancouver, B.C., V6B4K8 (The Province 26 Apr 2011)

BENEDICT, Scott Alexander - age 50, Ellershouse, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Fort McMurray, Alberta. He was a son of Blanche (Harold) Gertson and Eldon (Mary) Benedict. Scott was employed with Thompson Brother's Construction in Fort McMurray, Alberta; prior he worked in construction for over 20 years. He was also a marine engineer and ships diver in the Canadian Navy for 5 years. Left to mourn his great loss, are his wife, who was the love of his life and best friend, Rose (Rosie) Harvey; son, Ryan Benedict (Jessica Snow) and Ryan's mother, Jayne Wagner) Sackville, N.S.; step-son, Sheldon Pennell (Susan), Ellershouse; step-daughter, Tanya Pennell (Leslie Patterson), Charlottetown, PE; grandson, Lincon Pennell; sister, Jocelyn Ryan (Tim), Eureka, MT; brothers, Sheldon Benedict, Vulcan, AB; Sean Benedict (Gwen), Petawawa, ON; nephew, Evan; nieces, Kayla, Jordan and Trinity. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Clarence and Phyllis MacPhee; paternal grandparents, Clyde and Evangeline Benedict; uncle, Merlin MacPhee. Visitation was held for family, 2-4 p.m., with a public visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 9, 2010, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor. A celebration of Scott's life was 2 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2010, in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bill Gibson officiated, followed by cremation. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to a charity of one's choice. A kind hearted and gentle man who will long be remembered by his loving family and many friends.

BLACKHALL, Gordon Lawrence (Larry), Lt (01 Nov 1932 - 01 May 2012) - passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with several health challenges. Predeceased by his father and mother, Gordon and Flora Blackhall of Toronto. Survived by his loving family: wife Patricia (nee Clapp), son Mark (Victoria), daughter Michele (Alden, and granddaughter (Leah) and daughter Alison (Terry), his sister Joanie Blackhall, sister in law Mildred Greenwood and many nephews and nieces. Larry served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) for 30 years and loved to tell stories of his travels. He will be remembered as a champion squash player, for his musical and artistic talents and also for his many contributions to the community of Aldergrove such as creating the original Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association logo, painting the mural for Wix Brown Elementary school, and his political cartoons for The Aldergrove Star. Please join the family at the Aldergrove Legion (#265) on May 23, 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aldergrove Legion (#265), or the charity of your choice. "But to every sailor, comes time to drop anchor, haul in the sails, and make the lines fast. You deep water dreamer, your journey is over. You're safe in the harbour at last."

BLONDEAU, Ronald Bruce, MCpl, - born August 21, 1963, died suddenly April 13, 2016 in Cold Lake, Alberta. Ron had an exemplary career with the Canadian Armed Forces beginning October 1984, providing essential services to Canada and its people for 33 years. Beginning his career in the Navy, he completed a total of 650 days at sea serving on ships such as the HMCS Annapolis, and the HMCS Terra Nova. He then transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force in a Flight Steward position on assignments with the Queen of England, Canada's Prime Minister, and other dignitaries. He was deployed on Operation Palladium to Bosnia in 2004 as part of the Operational Movements Section. He was attached posted to Joint Task Force Afghanistan Tactical Air Lift Unit in 2006-2007. In 2011 he was posted to Cold Lake, Alberta and attached to the 4 Wing Movement Section where he dealt with airlift operations around the movement of personnel, dangerous goods, and equipment. He finished his career working in the Material Distribution Centre of 4 Wing. During his career he received the General Service Medal Southwest Asia, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Special Service Medal-NATO, the Gulf and Kuwait Service Medal, and the Canadian Forces Decoration for Service 1st Class. Beloved son of Doris and the late Bill. Survived by his brother James and sister Paula. Uncle of Julian, Saskia, and Sara. Ron will be fondly remembered by many friends and extended family members. Church service will take place at St. Paul's Church in Dunrobin (Dunrobin Road at Thomas Dolan Parkway) on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Reception in the church hall to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Anglican Church or the Military Family Fund. (The Ottawa Citizen 20 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS TERRA NOVA

BOIVIN, Neil Roland, Capt (N) (06 Jan 1931 - 05 Apr 2016) - It is with sorrow that we advise of the peaceful passing of our Dad on April 5, 2016 at the age of 85. Born on January 6, 1931, in Bonfield, Ontario, he attended Royal Military College Kingston, Royal Roads Military College, and Greenwich Royal Naval College before joining active service as a RCN submariner. He had a long and distinguished career which took the family throughout the world, with foreign postings in the UK, Singapore, Australia, and Brussels where he served as Senior Staff Officer SACLANTREPEUR NATO HQ. The majority of his career was spent at sea on both coasts, where he earned the privilege of commanding three Canadian Naval destroyers, HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Skeena, and HMCS Yukon. He was extremely proud to have had the opportunity to be the inaugural Commanding Officer of the Navy's first bilingual ship HMCS Ottawa. After 36 years of loyal and exemplary service he retired from the regular Navy in 1986 as the Chief of Staff (Readiness) Maritime Pacific Command. Intelligent, energetic and mischievous, Dad lived life to the fullest especially enjoying camping, fishing and skiing. Dad volunteered countless hours teaching disabled children swimming with the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health. He logged many long walks with his faithful canine companions Yukon, Jake, and Buddy. He is survived by his children, Janice (Murray), Michael (Bonnie), and Gerry (Sally), grandchildren Chris (Jennifer), Tyler (Hiromi), Andrew, and Arielle, great-grandchildren Ayanna, Alex, Abigail, Ethan, Maddox and Emmett, brothers Dick, Pat, and Ben and sister Ann. He was predeceased by his true love and wife Audrey, and his brother Danny. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff on the Aston Unit at Selkirk Place Assisted Living for the wonderful care and attention Dad received in the last two and a half years of his life. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice. Neil was a true family man and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life is being planned for early August. "Fair Winds and Following Seas" (The Times Colonist 09 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS CATARAQUI, HMS/m ODIN, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS YUKON, HMCS MARGAREE

BONNEAU, Bruce - Died: 15 Apr 2013

 

HMCS SAGUENAY

BOYD, Clyde Austin - 82, of Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, passed away August 20, 2007 in the Veterans Unit at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Yarmouth, he was the son of the late Keith and Sarah (Eldridge) Boyd. He was a veteran of the Second World War, having served with the Royal Canadian Navy and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 in Mahone Bay. He retired from Eaton's Financial Services before moving to Mahone Bay. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay. He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Wentzell; sons, Gregory, Bridgewater; Michael (Lorraine), Dartmouth; daughters, Susan Boyd, Bridgewater; Ann (Peter) Roberts, Halifax; grandchildren, Amanda Roberts, Harrison Boyd, Evan Thibault; sister, Catherine Warner, Grimbsy, Ont. A public graveside service will be held 11am Friday in the Dayspring Cemetery, Pastor Stephen Kristenson officiating. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Canada - Maritime Region 5475 Spring Garden Rd., Suite 407 Cornwallis House, Halifax, B3J 3T2, Victorian Order of Nurses, Lunenburg County Branch, St. John's Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay, Branch 49 Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Mahone Bay or the charity of your choice.

BROUGHM, Gordon - 79, a resident of Harbour View Haven Home for Special Care, Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, passed away February 19, 2007 at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Lockport, he was the son of the late Ruby (Burke) and Ross Broughm. He was a veteran of the Canadian Navy and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the WO's and Sgt. Mess in Halifax. He is survived by daughters Ann Broughm-Smith, Dartmouth; Gaynell Broughm, Shearwater; sons Vincent and Kim Broughm, Hebbville; Harley Broughm, Grand Lake; Wayne and Krystal Broughm, Pleasant Harbor; step son Terry Swim, Lockport; brothers Ross and Regina Broughm, New Glasgow; Richard and Helen Broughm, Lockport; Robert and Shirley Broughm, Lockport; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Evangeline; brothers, Earl, Arnold in infancy. There will be no visitation by request of the family. A memorial service and burial will take place in the spring. Memorial donations in Harley's memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or the Veterans' Memorial Park, Bridgewater.

BROWN, Rodney Leslie - age 54, passed away on March 20, 2016, after a brief stay in hospice care in Jacksonville, Fla. Cremation has taken place and Leslie’s ashes will be buried beside his father in Zion Cemetery, Hepworth, Ont. A Memorial Service/Celebration of Life will take place in Nova Scotia and will be held towards the end of May for family and friends; date, place, and time to be decided shortly. Rodney Leslie was born in Wiarton, Ont., to the late Arnold Rodney Brown and Margaret Gale Starratt on September 14, 1961. He was raised and attended school in the town of Petrolia. He served in the Canadian Navy, both on surface ships and as a submariner. For the past few years he worked for himself after starting his own company that specialized in website optimization. He is survived by his wife, Cyndy; his son, Damien; his stepdaughters, Andrea and Kristen; several grandchildren, and his mother, Gale Starratt; his sisters, Beverly and Diana, and his brother, Joseph. He is also survived by nieces, Shelbi, Michaela, and Alexis, and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. Our family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the nurses and doctors at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital and the nurses and doctors at the Community Hospice Hadlow Center for Caring, for their tender loving care.

 

HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

BURROWS, S.E. Dean, Slt - passed away Nov. 20, 2010 at CFB Borden. He was completing The Logistics Officer's Training course. He was due to return to his home base of CFB Esquimalt, in Victoria BC on December 15, 2010. Dean served 24 years in the Canadian Navy, working his way up one promotion at a time until he attained the title of SL/T. He served on many ships during his career. And served his time in the Persian Gulf, and was part of the recovery effort in New Orleans (Katrina) as well as many other places in the world. Dean was a graduate of Royal Roads University and received his Bachelor of Commerce. Dean received two peacekeeping medals and his CD. Dean was born to Merton and Myrna Burrows on April 12, 1960, at Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Middleton, Nova Scotia. Besides his parents (Terrace Bay, Ont) he is survived by his wife of 24 years Kathleen (Spooner) his daughter Alicia, and his son Christopher, all of Victoria, BC; a brother Scott (Nancy) Simcoe, Ont; sisters Charlene (Kevin) Bonnyville, Alta; Lisa (Brad) Stony Plain Alta; and Teresa (Bill) Terrace Bay, Ont. Also Dean's maternal grandparents Stuart and Gladys McCann of Windsor NS; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. A full military naval service of remembrance and celebration of life was held in Belmont Park, Our Lady Star of the Sea, RC church. Internment in Hatley Memorial Park (Niche) Victoria. Donations to the Heart and Stroke were much appreciated.

CALDWELL, Charles Roy (Chick) - age 72, died on April 13, 2016, in Annapolis Royal. Chick is survived by his doting wife, Sherry Caldwell; his son, Brock Caldwell (Kristen Caldwell); his grandson, Sam Caldwell; and his sister and brothers, Rhoda Tanner, Carl, Gene, Phil, Blaine, and Bruce Caldwell. He was predeceased by his brothers, Herbert and David Caldwell and his sister, Beatrice Guy. Chick was born on February 23, 1944, in Falmouth, to parents Herbert and Edith Caldwell. As a young man, Chick joined the Navy, where he served as a Signalman and then a Physical Training Instructor. After his 21-year military career, he attended NSCC, where he earned his Human Services Certificate, followed by employment with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board as an Educational Assistant. Chick, doing what he loved doing, served students for numerous years and continued to work with them right up to his sudden death during an art outing. On December 20, 1966, he married Sherry Lynn Trethewey in Halifax and they had one son. Chick was a beloved family man and a caring father to his only son, Brock, and adoring grandfather to his only grandchild, Sam. Chick was a social, active man who was deeply involved in the Annapolis Royal school community. Chick was a coach for numerous school sports teams over the years, where his natural sense of fairness, decency and compassion impacted many students and staff members. His family and friends will remember him as a kind, loyal, generous person whose great sense of humour endeared him to all, especially his buddies on the Annapolis Royal Golf Course. A memorial gathering is scheduled for Sunday, April 17th at 2 p.m., in Kaulbach Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Annapolis Royal. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chick’s life. Donations can be sent to the Annapolis West Education Centre Student Council.

CAREY, Paul - 84, of Bridgewater, formerly of Voglers Cove, Lunenburg County, passed away August 20, 2005 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Wittless Bay, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Jerimiah and Margaret (Leyte) Carey. He was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Navy in convoy duty in the North Atlantic. He was employed by Maritime Tel and Tel for over 30 years. He is survived by daughters, Beverly (Richard) Zwicker, Italy Cross; Janet (Greg) MacNeil, Italy Cross; sons, Norman (Lynn), Terrace, B.C.; Leonard (Brenda), Webster, N.Y., USA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanor Lohnes; a granddaughter, Meaghan Carey, brothers, Aidan and Vincent; sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret. There will be no flowers or visitation by request. A memorial service will be held 3:30pm Monday in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater. Burial will be held in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Voglers Cove at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Maple Hill Cemetery Fund, Voglers Cove or the charity of your choice.

CARRUTHERS, Howard Keith (04 Jul 1942 - 30 Jul 2013) John 14: 1-4. Howie went to be with Our Lord. His gentle spirit will forever be remembered and missed by his friends and family. Born in Grandview, Manitoba, he served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy for twenty years. Beloved husband of fifty years to Sandra (nee Thompson), beloved father to Krista, cherished grandfather to Phelan, Sahara, Sebastian and Aurora; great-grandfather to Trinity and Lilliauna; dear brother to Edna, Joan, Leslie(Buddy), Edward and Bill. Howie was laid to rest in Bracebridge Municipal Cemetery, Ontario on August 3, 2013.

CHABOYER, Wayne (18 Mar 1949 - 08 Apr 2016) - Peacefully, on Friday, April 8, 2016, Wayne passed away at the Stonewall Hospital following a brief, but courageous, battle with cancer. He was loved by his wife of 44 years, Ruth, his children Trudy, Marcel (Raina) and grandchildren Lesly and Andre. He was also loved by his siblings Michael, Lori, Toni, Marty, Ken, and Ted and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Esther (nee Williams), father Frank Stanley Chaboyer and sister Allison. Born in Stonewall, Wayne's family moved to Winnipeg where he spent his early years before returning to Stonewall at the age of 12. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1967, sailing on the HMCS Annapolis and HMCS Restigouche. He served honorably in Montreal during the October Crisis in 1970. He met his future wife, Ruth, while stationed in Halifax and brought her back to Stonewall where he began his career as an upholsterer. There he spent many happy years, bringing up his children and enjoying his favorite things: canoeing, fishing, camping, bonfires and dancing with so many family and friends who knew him as "Uncle Wayne". In keeping with his wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held in his honour on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Ruth and Wayne's home in Stonewall. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204-467-2525 (The Winnipeg Free Press 16 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE

CHAMBERS, Ronald Joseph - 72, East Dalhousie, Kings Co., passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Fenelon Falls, Ontario, he was a son of the late Robert and Jessie (Fryer) Chambers. Ronald joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951 at the age of 19 and served on the HMCS Ontario, Quebec, Bonaventure, Kootenay, Cape Scott and Protecteur. He retired in 1972 where he then continued to work at the Halifax Dockyards as a Paint and Preservation Officer and after 32 years of service with the Canadian National Defense, he retired. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 102, New Germany and of the Hull - Techs Association. Surviving are his wife the former Agnes (Nan) Park. Daughters, Sherry (Bert) Gouglas, Ont.; Karen (John) Gilhen, Whites Lake; Debbie (Roger) Janes, Bridgewater. Son, Steven (Dana), Ontario. 4 granddaughters, 1 great granddaughter. Sister, Bernice Geary, Ont; brothers, Raymond (Sharon), Ralph (Irene) all of Ontario; Roland (Sadie), Cape Breton, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter. No visitation at the funeral home by request. Memorial service 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, New Germany. Burial at a later date. The family has requested no flowers, however, you may plant a seed in Ronald's memory. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany.

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS CAPE SCOTT, HMCS PROTECTEUR

CHARPENTIER, Leo J.G. P1RM (06 Aug 1934 - 09 Oct 2012) - Leo passed away on October 9, 2012 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. He is predeceased by his parents, son Michael and his sister Lucy. Leo leaves behind four sisters, Judy, Ruby, Claire and Betty. He will be sadly missed by his wife Alice, his sons Robert and George, his daughter in law Debbie, and his two grandchildren Matthew and Jeremy. Leo served in the Royal Canadian Navy, as a communications officer from 1955 to 1977. After retiring he opened two small businesses in Aldergrove. After the businesses closed, he and Alice moved to Langley. Eventually heart disease and diabetes took its toll. Leo suffered a heart attack on August 3rd and on October 9th, he died of complications. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Aldergrove, BC. "Fair Winds and Following Seas"

CHISHOLM, Ken - age 73, passed away on March 31, 2016, with his wife of 54 years, Jean and his son, Ken at his side. Ken served in the navy for 25 years and sailed on most of the ships in the fleet. After the navy he sailed on DOT, coast guard and other government ships. When Ken decided to come ashore for good he worked security for almost 20 years. Ken was a member of the Scotia Legion, White Ensign Legion Naval Association, Army Navy Club and Chief and Petty Officers’ Mess until his failing health. Ken loved sports and played hockey, baseball, and loved to golf. He was a member of the Vaughan Furriers ball team and won the 1961 maritime championship. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Beatrice (Ryan) and Duncan; and brothers, Bernard and Gerry. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Crowell); his son, Ken and his wife, Darlene; grandsons, Kyle and Dallas of Calgary. Cremation has taken place under the care of Donald K. Walker Funeral Directors Ltd., Dartmouth. Mass will be held on April 8th at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Normandy Drive, Halifax. Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KidSport. I loved you all my life, R.I.P. Your loving wife, Jean. (The Chronicle Herald 06 Apr 2016)

 

CORMIER, Clarence Noel, CD, CPO2 - was born in Moncton New Brunswick on 25 December 1938. He passed away peacefully in his sleep after suffering a stroke on 8 April 2016 at Moncton City Hospital. CPO2 Cormier (“Corm” to some) joined the RCN in 1957 as a Naval Radio Operator and retired in Sept 1986 where he moved back to his home town of Moncton and component transferred to the Militia with 36 Service Battalion. Although officially now an Army Master Warrant Officer he insisted that he be called “Chief” much to the chagrin of his Regimental Sergeant Major (who was a Chief Warrant Officer) up to his final retirement in 1992. His first ship was the “old” Athabaskan where he slept in a hammock. He sailed on many other ships during his 29-year career including Crescent, Assiniboine, Kootenay, Nipigon, Chaleur, Chignecto, Fundy, Skeena, Saguenay, Restigouche, Ottawa, Athabaskan, Iroquois, and Algonquin. During his career he endured a “punishment posting” to HMCS Donnacona as RSS Staff and a shorebound posting to CFS Aldergrove as Chief of the Red Watch. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria Marguerite Cormier, his children Mitch, Marc and Marcel, and their wives Tonya, Nancy, and Kim. He will be missed by all of his grandchildren, Mellissa, Linda, Elizabeth, Floyd, Sandra, Laura, Allan, and Caitlan, and his great-grandchildren Anthony, Kayla, Memphis, Dallas, and Willow. Fair winds and following seas Chief. Your sons have spliced the main brace.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS CHALEUR, HMCS CHIGNECTO, HMCS FUNDY, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS DONNACONA

CORRIGAL, Charles C., P1RM - It is with great sorrow the family of Charles C. Corrigal announce his passing. Chuck was born Sept 27 1938 and was raised in the Prince Albert area. He joined the Navy in 1956. He was with the forces for 26 years and saw much of the world. In 1960 he met and married the love of his life Terri, together for 53 years they raised 3 children. After leaving the Navy Chuck worked as a driver, a security guard, a sawyer and a dry cleaner at P.A dry cleaners for number of years. Chuck retired in 1998 and moved to Birch River Manitoba. After a stroke in 2011 Chuck and Terri returned to P.A in February 2012 After a short battle with Cancer Chuck passes away August 19, 2014. He was predeceased by his parent, 2 Brothers, and 2 sisters. Chuck is survived by his wife Terri and 3 children, Tammy (Alan) Kilbank of Fort Sask AB. Kevin (Glenda) Corrigal of Sturgeon county AB. Sandi (Greg) Smith of P.A His Grand children, Brandi-Rai (Jeff) LaBlanc, Andrea (Scott) Swenson, Gregory (Courtney) Smith, Thomas Smith, Mike Corrigal, Taylor Corrigal his Great grand children, Tyson Jackson, Ella and Colby. Sister-in-law Evelyn Corrigal many nieces and nephews and a very dear life long friend Art (Linda) Yockey. A big thank you to palliative Home care for all their care and respect toward Chuck.

CRUICKSHANK, Cecil Roland, V17415, RCNVR / C1FC, 10144-H, RCN (served 07 Apr 1941 - 21 Feb 1969) - Cecil passed away peacefully at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, NS on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. He was born on February 25, 1923 to parents the late Grace Irene Thompson and Hamilton Pringle Cruickshank. He spent most of his youth in London, ON. He served 27 years in the Canadian Navy; during WWII he took part in convoy in Atlantic, Murmansk Run, France/Germany. Later he was a GI and FC. He served on various ships, Ottawa HQ, Hamilton and Halifax. After the Navy he had a career in the federal public service in Ottawa and Halifax, ending his career as Area Personnel Manager (Atlantic) for Health Canada. In retirement he enjoyed many winters in Mexico. Learned how to wind surf and play tennis. He loved to dance and was often one of the last on the dance floor. He was a founding member of Atlantic CPO'S Association. Also a member of the Pacific CPO's Association and the Canadian Legion 009. Cecil met his wife, Evelyn in 1955 at Point Edward Naval Base, C.B. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Sherry (Jim Baskerville), Thorndale, ON; three grandchildren Renee (Brian), Roni (Randy) and Bill; great grandchildren all of ON and special niece Diane Green. In keeping with Cecil's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at the Windsor Legion on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2pm. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers, donations in Cecil's memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, HMCS Sackville (P.O. Box 99000, Stn Forces, Halifax, N.S. B3K 5K5). "Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear"

DONALD, Terrance William (Terry) (27 Feb 1959 - 07 Apr 2016) - It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father and friend, Terrance (Terry) William Donald. After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, he passed away on April 7, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Diane Donald; sons Matt Donald (Mandy), Adam Donald, and Cale Grieve; daughter, Rebecca Grieve; granddaughter, Elaina; and brother, Robert Six (Darlene). He was born February 27, 1959 in Port Moody to his mother, Phillis Donald (Chalmers) and father, William Donald. Spending 21 years of his youth at sea with the Royal Canadian Navy fighting for his country, he grew a love of travelling. In 2012, Terry's group of friends grew immensely after joining Veterans UN/NATO Canada. During his later years, Terry and Diane enjoyed travelling across North America on their Gold Wing motorcycle. He will be remembered for his contagious smile, frequent laughter and big personality. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 1:00pm at the C.R. Legion, 301-11 Avenue. The family would like to thank all doctors, nurses and support staff who helped him through his difficult journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honour to the Campbell River Red Cross.

 

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DONALDSON, Terence W. (Terry), P1SG, RCN / C.A.F. (21 Dec 1942 - 13 Mar 2007) - It is with sad hearts we announce Terry's sudden passing in Comox. He fought bravely his battle with ALS for the past five years and is now at rest. He leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate, Barbara, who will miss his gentle and sensitive heart. Also left to mourn are their family; children, Gord (Jodi), Catherine (Jose ), Laura (Mackenzie) and grandchildren, Alannah, Kenny, Cassandra, Jose A., Marco, Aidan and Nicolas; nieces and nephews and their families from Alberta. Terry was fortunate to have many wonderful and supportive friends who enriched his final years. Terry was passionate about the game of golf and an enthusiastic member of the Gorgevale and Glacier Greens Golf Clubs. He was an active curler both in Victoria and at the Comox Valley Curling Club. Barbara and her family wish to express their appreciation to the staff at Glacier View Lodge for their loving and exceptional care. We invite you to join our family at the 19th hole at the Glacier Greens Golf Club on Saturday, March 17th at 2pm for an informal gathering to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry's memory may be made to the ALS Society of Canada, 119-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1R3. (Victoira Times Colonist 14 Mar 2007)

DRAPER, James Richard (27 Oct 1922 - 07 Apr 2016) Jim was born in New Westminster in 1922 to Richard and Barbara (Nee Wilkie). His father's family were pioneers in Hatzic, near Mission, his mother's family in Fort Langley. Jim attended Point Grey Junior High and Lord Byng. In 1943 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in the North Atlantic on HMCS Stetler until 1945. After graduation from UBC he taught English in Mission, Victoria, and in West Vancouver 1964-1986 until his retirement. He was predeceased by his four sisters; Eileen Givens, Dorothy Davies, Merle Chisholm and Donna Pringle. On April 7, 2016 Jim passed away in Kamloops, BC. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Sheelagh, their daughter Ruth (Brian) Hayashi of Kamloops, son Hugh of New Westminster and granddaughter, Jennifer Hayashi. The family sincerely thanks the staff at Overlander Residential Care Home, where Jim has resided for the last two years. By request there will be no service at this time. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service, Kamloops, BC (250) 554 2429. (The Province 23 Apr 2016)

 

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DUNN, Allen, CPO2 - 55, Petrolia, Ont., passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006, in Bluewater Health - C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Wendy (Stennett); children, Kenneth Dunn and Julie, Ottawa; Christina and Jeff Houtby, Sarnia, Ont.; Jason Dunn and Leslie, Bedford; grandchildren, Matthew and Laura Dunn and Ethan and Jordan Houtby. He will also be missed by his sisters, Margaret Dunn, Strathroy, Ont.; Joyce and Rick Copp, Kerwood, Ont.; Patricia and Harold Willcocks, Watford, Ont.; brother, Charlie and Wendy Dunn, Petrolia; stepmother, Marie Lewis, Sarnia. He was predeceased by his father, Gerald Dunn, and his mother, Marion Dunn (Kenny). Allen served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 36 years. He was also a volunteer member of the Navy League of Canada for 15 years. Visitors will be received on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m. in New Life Assembly Church, Oozloffsky St., Petrolia, Capt. the Rev. Dan Roushorne officiating. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the A.L.S. Society, London Health Sciences Foundation (A.L.S. Research - Dr. Strong) or Navy League of Canada. (The Halifax Herald 25 Apr 2006)

 

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EARL, Kevin William (Bill), P1SG - passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the age 59. Loving husband to Marlene of 35 years. Proud dad to Rob (Jen) and Melissa (Adam Kerr). Loving papa of Mackenzie, Jackson, Elli and Nolan. Dear brother to Barb, Sue, Curt, Kath, Jim and Melissa. Sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and extended family. Bill retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after 39 years of dedicated service and was most recently employed with the Commissionaires. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his unique and infectious sense of humor, love of golf, devotion to the Miami Dolphins, poor fashion sense and his selflessness. A casual celebration of life will be held at the Langford Legion on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 1-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 23 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS CALGARY, HMCS HURON, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS ALGONQUIN

ELLIOTT, William Daniel - Passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at age 80. Bill's 35 year naval career took him around the world and earned him the Order of Military Merit for outstanding service as a Warrant Officer. He had a great passion for his family, friends and neighbours, travel, sports, gardening and the outdoors and an overall adventurous spirit. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Elliott; his special friend, Daphne Clark; his parents, Edward and Margaret Elliott and his pets Honey, Bonny, Sammy and Nicky. He is survived by his four children, Gary Elliott (Kim), Jan Ritz (Jerome), Donna Bigger and Tony Elliott (Bridget); his five grandchildren, Tasha Elliott, Tina Elliott, Tony Elliott Jr., Tommy Carey and Eric Elliott; his sister, Marion Kalapaca and her husband, Stan, and his brother Jack Elliott and his wife, Myra. In keeping with Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place and no funeral will be held. A great and caring man to all who knew him, our father, grandfather, friend and neighbour will be dearly missed but remembered forever. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, #4895 route 10, New Germany.

EVANS, Roy Nash, LCdr, RCN, CD - born in Wilmot NS, passed away suddenly Saturday, October 18, 2014 at home. He was a son of the late Herbert (born in England) and Elsie (Nash) born in Pennsylvania. Roy graduated from Middleton High School in 1947, graduated from NS Teachers College in 1948 & from McGill University in 1954. Roy taught school at Bridgetown High from 1954 to 1958. He joined the R.C.N. in 1958 as Sub Lt as an Instructor Officer & retired from R.C.N. in 1980. Upon retiring he operated the family farm in Kingston. Roy also operated, in conjunction with Katharine, the business "Ewe Wear" sheepskin products until 1996. He built a new retirement home in 2003 & enjoyed his retirement. Roy is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Katharine Whitman; daughters Cynthia (Allan) Gates, Abbotsford, B.C.; Katharine Evans (Bertram Hudgins), Kingston; sons Herbert Evans (Barb Keddy), Millville and David Evans (Julie Spinney), Kingston; brother Lloyd (Shirley) Evans, Wilmot; grandchildren Jasmine, Daniel, Sarah, James, Caitlin, Zack, Adele, five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Stephen and a brother Ronald. By request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 28 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, (902) 825-3448, Rev. Joel Hardy officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Middleton. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice.

FEMIA, Sam, C2SG, RCN / C.A.F. (served 03 Sep 1957 - 07 Apr 1982) - Born 15 Oct 1939. It is with deep and profound regret that I announce the passing of my husband, Sam Femia. Sam lost his lengthy battle with cancer on 3 June 2011. This beautiful man with a kind and wonderful spirit will be forever missed. A memorial service will be held Thursday June 9 at 3:00 PM at the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue in Nanaimo. (The Nanaimo Daily News)

FILSINGER, Wilfred L.G. (Phil), MWO, CD1 (1938-2016) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Wilfred (Phil) Filsinger on 20 April 2016 at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS. Phil is survived by his wife Marilyn (Gilkie) of Wolfville, NS; daughters, Pamela (Mike) Browning, Stillwater Lake, NS; Paula Filsinger of Timberlea, NS and son, Jeffrey (Nancy) Filsinger of Petawawa, ON. Grandfather to Jordan Cole, Kingston, ON; Clayton Filsinger, Petawawa, ON; Benjamin Filsinger, Ottawa, ON; and Peyton Filsinger, Timberlea, NS and Great-Grandfather to Cashton and Reilly. Uncle to Donald Filsinger, Ottawa, ON and Holly Gilkie, Halifax NS. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred and Florence (nee Melanson) Filsinger of Chatsworth, ON and his sister Mary. Born in Hanover, ON he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17, serving on minesweepers, frigates and the Bonaventure. After a short time away from the military he joined the Air Force and had many postings across Canada and served on a peacekeeping mission to Egypt. After 25 years of military service he joined the Public Service to serve his country for another 17 years. Phil was a great fastball pitcher in his early years and was an avid sports enthusiast taking over the TV remote wherever he went to check to see if the "game was on". He loved woodworking, refinishing furniture and making gadgets. He was very meticulous about his tools, as well as with making his wine and beer which everyone enjoyed. He loved to golf, vacation at their timeshare in Virginia and spending time in Myrtle Beach. He spent many hours playing board games and cards with friends and family. Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the Valley Regional Hospital in the ICU, 3rd floor surgical and medical wards and the emergency ward for the great care that they gave to Phil. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. A Celebration of Phil’s life and reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend Judith Tod officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

 

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FLEMING, George C. (03 Jun 1936 - 10 Apr 2016) - 79, of Dartmouth passed away peacefully in the Halifax Infirmary Site Q E II on April 10, 2016, born in Vernon, BC. He was the son of the late Alexander and Odelia (Campbell) Fleming. He is survived by his loving children George (Connie), James (Anita), grandchildren Ashley (Justin), Jennifer, Alexander and a brother Glenn (Beryl). He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years Avril J. Beattie on April 3, 2016 and a sister Betty. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday April 16, 2016 in Trinity Anglican Church, 321 Main Avenue, Halifax, Rev. Leonard Bednar officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Trinity Anglican Church.

 

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FOWLIE, William D. (Bill), P1BN, 24868-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 01 Aug 1954 - 01 Aug 1974) (01 Aug 1937 - 02 Apr 2016) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of William 'Bill' Fowlie on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. Bill ultimately lost his fight with multiple myeloma which he courageously fought with grace, dignity and his ever present humour. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle Bill, and everyone's friend. Born on August 1, 1937 in Empress, Alberta and after growing up at Pine Lake, Bill, at 17, joined the Royal Canadian Navy and moved to Victoria where he met and married his soul mate Mary Jane and started a family: daughter Jacque (Andy, sons Gary (Lynne), Bob (Nikki) and Chris followed; grandkids Darcy (Seanna), Mitchell and Oscar; and great-grandson Kohen. After a 20 year career with the RCN he went on to a successful 25 year career at Cloverdale Paint, being a major contributor to the company's growth. Bill was a generous, selfless friend, who was always ready to lend a hand, share his wisdom, and tell a funny story. He has touched many people's lives and will be forever missed. The family would like to extend our thanks to the nurses and staff of Nanaimo General Hospital. In lieu of flowers please donate on behalf of Bill Fowlie to the Canadian Cancer Society. (The Times Colonist 09 Apr2016)

 

HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS FORTUNE, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS YUKON, HMCS COLUMBIA

FRANKS, Victor Kirk, C1SG, RCN / C.A.F. (served 10 Feb 1953 - 25 Dec 1981) - Passed away, after a lengthy illness, on December 3, 2010 at the Victoria General Hospital, at the age of 77 years. He leaves to cherish his memory; Mrs. Eldith Franks, Sally Franks and Richard Burgess, Graham Southerland, John(Pam) Franks, David (Kim) Franks, Joanne (Rod) Braun, Mike (Joyce) Burgess, Dwayne Burgess, Cameron Burgess, and all his grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and many loving friends. A Celebration of Life will take place Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 11:30 am 2:00 pm. at The Chief & Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall St. Victoria, BC. (The Times Colonist 08 Dec 2010)

FRAUZEL, Glendon Arthur (13 Oct 1930 - 28 Apr 2011) - of LaBelle. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Glen Frauzel announce the passing of a deeply loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday April 28, 2011 at the Victoria General Hospital. Born on October 13, 1930 in Chelsea Nova Scotia he was the son of the late Charles and Frances (Butler) Frauzel. Glen served 28 years with the Royal Canadian Navy, joining in 1949 as Press Operator. In 1960 he became a Clearance Diver, which he loved. When he retired in 1977 he was a Chief Petty Officer. After retirement Glen returned to Chelsea to operate a Strawberry Farm. He was an avid baseball fan and the type of gardener that could coax anything to grow. He was a long time volunteer Fireman and received the Award of Exemplary Service from the Chelsea & District Fire Department for 20 years service. Glen was a member of the Naval Divers Association, the Chelsea United Baptist Church and was a Director of the Maple Grove Cemetery. He will be lovingly remembered and never forgotten by his wife Lorraine (Rose), daughters Tracy , London England, Tara Davies (Scott) Dartmouth, Maryann Wentzell, Bedford, son Arthur (Cheryl) Pine Grove, sisters Elizabeth(Betty) Warrell, Cole Harbour, June Thurber, Pugwash, Evelyn Tabrett, Montreal, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Norma and brothers Paul, John and Roderick. There will be no visitation upon request. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday May 4 2pm at the Chelsea United Baptist Church, Pastor Angela Stewart officiating. Internment at the Maple Grove Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Chelsea & District Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Maple Grove Cemetery Cenotaph Fund or the Chelsea United Baptist Church.

HAMILTON, James A. (Jim), CPO (06 Dec 1932 - 13 Nov 2015) - passed peacefully away at his residence on Friday, November 13, 2015 James A. "Jim" Hamilton age 82 years. Predeceased by his first wife Marjorie; sisters: Pamela, Dianne and Denise. Leaving to mourn his wife Margaret (nee Thornhill); children : Jim (Mary), Linda Wagner (Al), Bruce (Pam), Doug and John (Marie); step children: Geraldine Kennedy (John), Harold Williams (Rosa), Jim Williams (Patricia), SueAnn Thistle (Dave) and Frank Williams (Eun Jae); grandchildren: Nigel, Timothy, Tammy, Sandra, Shelby, Mishelle, Brea, Meghan, Christine, Emma, Katharine, Teresa, Nathan, Ryan, Rebecca and Tara; six great grandchildren; sister Patricia; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation to be held at Barrett's Funeral Home, 73 Commonwealth Avenue, Mount Pearl on Sunday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service to be held from Barrett's Mount Pearl Chapel on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place and the interment will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. Donations in his memory may be made to The Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Center.

HARLEY, Jack Charles - Wentzell Lake, Lunenburg County, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born August 23, 1920 in Halifax, he was a son of the late John P. and Neva (Ettinger) Harley. Jack had his beginning in the Baptist church denomination as an early member of Bayers Road United Baptist Church, Halifax; finally, as a serving member of Barss Corner United Baptist Church, Barss Corner, Lunenburg County. Jack had retired from a colorful career in HMC Dockyards, Halifax. Entering the apprenticeship program in 1937 on completion of 4 years and many engineering courses, at the Nova Scotia Technical College, he graduated as a journeyman machinist. In January 1942, Jack joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and joined his ship of new construction in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario. Jack served his country admirably as an Engine Room Artificer, on the North Atlantic, English Channel and Bay of Biscay, contributing to the "D-Day" Invasion forces of Europe. At the end of the war, Jack returned to HMC Dockyard, Halifax, Ship Repair Unit as a Journeyman Machinist, rising in the ranks to Senior Foreman Machinist. After a favorable career as machine ship foreman, Jack accepted the challenge as Submarine Project Manager for submarine refitting and on the completion of nine years and forty years of continued service, Jack accepted retirement. In recognition of valuable service, Jack was awarded the Centennial Medal and the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the succession of Her Majesty the Queen to the thrown. Jack was also a loyal member of St. John's Masonic Lodge #2, A.F.&A.M. of the Masonic Order. Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Slack) Rigby - Harley. Daughters, Beverley (Doug) Allen, Moncton; Marlene Paskevicius, Ontario. Son, Richard, Kentville. Grandchildren, Ashley (John) Lanier, Matthew Robinson; Amy Paskevicius, Michael Paskevicius; Jason Harley, Jenna Harley. Great grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas. Twin sister, Neva (Joseph) Arab, Halifax. Step children, Deb McBean, Cindy Anstey, Stephen Rigby; several step grandchildren; two nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy (Sym) Harley; brother, Frank. Service of Celebration for Jack's life will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Barss Corner United Baptist Church, Rev. Jennifer Joudrey officiating. Family interment will follow in Barss Corner Community Cemetery, Barss Corner. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, 4895 route 10, New Germany.

HARRISON, David Mirams (14 Sep 1931 - 16 May 2013) - Dad passed away peacefully at 7:30 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean, and their five children: John, Wendy, Bradley (Janie), Pam (Dana) and Robert (Kristen). David was a special part of his twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren's lives. He is also survived by sister, Barbara, his brother, Michael (Janet), and his nephew, Christopher (Nicole). Born in England, David immigrated to Canada when he was 5 years old. David spent 33 years in the Canadian Navy, travelling all over the world. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Salvation Army Victoria Citadel or Victoria Hospice. A memorial service will be held on May 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel. (The Victoria Times-Colonist 18 May 2013)

HEBB, Lloyd E. - 87, Hebbville, Lunenburg Co., passed away suddenly on June 28, 2009 at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater he was a son of the late Edward E. and Alice (Wamboldt) Hebb. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1941-1944. He operated heavy equipment throughout his working life until he retired from his own business. Surviving are his wife of almost 63 years on June 29, the former, Lillian Emeneau; sons, Lemuel Sr. (Heather), Gregory, all of Conquerall Mills; Paul (Joanne), Hebbville; grandsons, Lemuel Jr. and Patrick; granddaughters, Caila, Freya, Kathryne and Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Brodie, Ethan, Kennedy, Sydney and Avery: sister Jean Silver, Broad Cove; nephews John and Peter Silver. A public graveside service will be held 2 PM Thursday July 2 in the Hebbville Community Cemetery., Rev. Paul Jensen officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. Flowers were from the immediate family only. Donations may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or charity of choice. The family of the late Lloyd Hebb sincerely thanks all those who remembered them in any way during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to the South Shore Regional Hospital for their care and attention.

HIGGINS, Edward Murray - Peacefully, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill, in his 91st year. Predeceased by wife Margaret, brother Joseph of Manchester, New Hampshire and by parents Joe and Jessie Higgins of Agincourt. Father to Terry and his wife Linda of Montreal and to Brian and his wife Dinah of Charlottetown. Grandfather to Noah, Lucas, Lia and Kristin. Murray was born in Rainy River, Ontario, in 1925, the son of a railroad worker. The family moved to Winnipeg, the nearest big city, during the Depression. Upon finishing high school, Murray enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. His two years service included active duty in the Second World War on HMCS Westmount. The Bangor-class minesweeper, based in Halifax, was tasked with protection of Allied shipping in the North Atlantic. After the war, Murray attended University of Manitoba. He delivered the valedictory address to the B.Comm class of 1950. It was in Winnipeg, while receiving treatment at Deer Lodge Veteran's Hospital for a minor medical ailment, that Murray met his future wife. Margaret was working at the hospital as a student of occupational therapy. They married in 1954 in the chapel of Sunnybrook Veterans' Hospital in Toronto. Murray's career in business and finance led to teaching in the 1960s. He was a pioneer in the establishment of Ontario's community college system and joined the staff of Seneca College in its inaugural year in a converted warehouse on Sheppard Avenue. Retirement in the 1980s allowed Murray to follow his passion for helping others. He volunteered with groups that included Friends of North York Library, the Pat Arato Aphasia Centre and the cardiac rehab clinic in Richmond Hill. Murray was also a lifelong person of faith. In the Toronto area over the years, he served and worshiped God as an active member of Newtonbrook, Willowdale, Forest Grove and St. Matthew's United Churches. "At the end of each day, have you made someone's day brighter?" Murray, the old finance man, often asked. "I think my credits balance my debits." Friends may call at Marshall Funeral Home, 10366 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, April 29th. Memorial service at St. Matthew's United Church, 333 Crosby Ave., Richmond Hill, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30th. Donations: Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright St., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4A1. (The Toronto Star 23 Apr 2016)

 

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HILTON, Alan E. (09 Jul 1924 - 05 Apr 2016) - It is with great sadness that the family of Alan Hilton announces the passing of Alan at the age of 91. He was born in the Finnish community of Sointula, B.C. Alan served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII on the Prince Robert. His working life was as a commercial fisherman. He was in the UFAWU and proudly volunteered in the Lions Club. Alan was predeceased by his wife Georgie, one brother and two sisters. Alan is lovingly remembered and will be deeply missed by his step-daughters Dawn Walker (David, Neil and Laura), Gwen (Norman) Clark (Tara and Melissa), two nephews Keith and Trevis Holmes. Private family service to be held at a later date. (The Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group 21 Apr 2016)

 

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HIPP, Evan Mervin - Died 31 Dec 2010 at 2:50a.m. after a brave battle with Prostate Cancer. He is survived by his wife Gwen Hipp, Victoria, daughters, sister Sharon Jenke, nieces and nephews, Lang, Sask. (The Times Colonist 12 Jan 2011)

 

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HOWARD, Arthur (14 Jun 1920 - 01 Mar 2016) - passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the age of 95 years in Calgary, AB. Art came to Canada with his parents Frank and Amelia Howard when he was 4 years old. Art was predeceased by his wife, Lillian, in 2013. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Frank (Erlinda), Lynne (Franz) Nischt, Richard (Meridee), Ann (Bryan) Staples, and Steven; his grandchildren, Kimberly-Julia, Megan, Kristina, Michael, Alisha, Ryan, Tyson, and Andrea; and his 7 great-grandchildren. Art was predeceased by his grandson, Tyson. Art served with the Canadian Naval Services during World War II as a Morse Code Radio Operator. He was employed for 50 years with the Canadian National Canadian Pacific in Telecommunications. A Memorial Service will be held for Art on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Pierson's Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 17 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB) at 10 a.m. (The Gazette 05 Mar 2016)

HOWARD , Arthur Percy, LCdr, RCN (former C1SG) - Born in Springhill, NS. in July, 1919 and was a resident of Esquimalt since 1961, passed away on Nov. 26, 2005, predeceased by his first wife, Joan and now survived by his loving wife Sheila and children, Michael (Heather) Howard of Wells, B.C., Nancy (Bob) Taylor, Joanne (Richard) Weyler, Tim (Debbie) Howard, all from Victoria, also six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He joined the RCN in 1937 as a Boy Seaman and retired in 1970. After the navy, he worked with CFAV in the dockyard, then a stint with BC Ferries, finally retiring in 1979. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and travelling. He was a member of, and past President of the Naval Officers Association of Victoria and was also a member of the Chief & PO's Association in both Pacific and Atlantic. A memorial service will be held at the First Memorial Chapel, Falise Dr. (Royal Oak) on Thurs. Dec. 01 at 2:00 PM. followed by a reception at #105-1121 Esquimalt Rd. No flowers please, donations in Art's memory, may be made to a charity of your choice. (The Time Colonist 29 Nov 2005)

HOWELL, William Edwin (Bill)  - Born in Toronto, March 23 1923, died peacefully in Qualicum Beach, May 30, 2009. His son Bob was at his side. Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, first in the North Atlantic and later in the Mediterranean and Pacific. He wed Grace Elizabeth (Betty) Lemke in 1948 while still an undergraduate at the Ontario Agricultural College. They honeymooned on a ranch in Manyberries, Alberta. In 1952, after obtaining his PhD at the University of Minnesota, he took his young family back to Canada, settling in Saskatoon. He was a Professor of Animal Science (Genetics) for 35 years. He and Betty moved to Vancouver Island in 1993 for retirement. Bill is survived by his children (Bill, Bob, Bev, Bruce, Brad, and Bonnie), eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. A sportsman, an academic, a story-teller, a traveller, he embraced life, and will be sorely missed. A memorial will be held Thursday, June 4 at 1:30 in St Stephen's United Church, Qualicum Beach. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 03 Jun 2009)

JERMY, Norman Benjamin (Norm), CPO - Passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2007, at St. Joseph's General Hospital, Comox. Norm is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving partner, Sonja; daughter, Coby (Kevin); son, John (Liz); his grandchildren; and sister, Eileen. He served proudly with the Royal Canadian Navy for 33 years and was a member of Branch 160, Royal Canadian Legion, Comox. In his leisure time, Norm was an avid amateur radio operator. He will be missed as well by the love of his life, his three Scottie dogs. Funeral service will take place on Friday, November 16th at 1 pm from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, followed by interment at Courtenay Civic Cemetery. For those wishing, donations in Norm's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 1225, Comox, BC, V9M 7Z8 would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 15 Nov 2007)

JOHNSON, Harry (04 Jun 1920 - 08 Jan 2014) - of Mayerthorpe, AB, formerly of Whitecourt, AB, passed away at the age of 93 years. Harry was born in Fallis AB, June 4, 1920 and moved to Whitecourt when he was around ten years of age, making that his home until the last two years of his life. He enjoyed many interests, including teaching himself to play the accordion, and hunting with his brother, Helmer. As a young man Harry worked for Western Construction in the lumber industry until 1939 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy with the submarine patrol, serving on the Fairmiles #102 off the east coast of Canada. Upon his return from the war Harry logged and milled for Whitecourt Lumber. Around 1949, Harry guided one of the first oil exploration parties to go west from the Whitecourt area, eventually making several trips with photographers and seismic parties travelling upriver in a boat built by his father, Matt, brother, Helmer, and Harry. He married the love of his life, Catherine MacKinnon in 1957 and they enjoyed many happy years together. Harry served the community of Whitecourt as a Councillor for 15 years, was Master of the Masonic Lodge (1972-73) and a Board member of the Whitecourt and District Heritage Society. Harry is survived by two step-daughters, Jean (Henry) Madlung and Linda Paquette; grandchildren, Dan (Brenda), Julie, Craig (Carol), Tom (Kim), Clayton, Cathy, Corenne, Joanne, and Debbie; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Helmer Johnson. Predeceased by his wife, Catherine; and step-sons, Rod and Gordon. Memorial Service Saturday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Whitecourt United Church, 5201 – 50 Street with Reverend Alwin Maben officiating. Inurnment in Whitecourt Cemetery in the Spring of 2014. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Whitecourt United Church or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

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JOHNSTON, William David Falconer, Commander, RCN - Passed away at Victoria, BC, 03 Dec 1992

 

HMCS PRINCE HENRY, HMCS BRANTFORD, HMCS WINNIPEG, HMCS TORONTO, HMCS SWANSEA, HMCS IROQUOIS

JONES, Donald Mierion (Don) (02 Jan 1926 - 12 Apr 2016) - age 90 of Dartmouth passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the Veteran’s Memorial QE II. Born in Bienfait, Saskatchewan, he was a son of the late Ed and Hanna Jones. Don served for 33 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. He was a veteran of WWII. He achieved the rank of Captain and taught at Shearwater Air Force Base for 10 years before retiring in 1977. A beloved father and grandfather, Don is survived by his son, Glenn (Kelly), Cole Harbour; daughter, Coralee, Waterville; grandchildren, Cole, Emily and Autumn. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis; son, Donald George and his brother, Richard. Funeral service will be held 1pm Friday, April 15 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia.

JOUDREY, Charles George LeRoy, LCdr, RCN - 83, Chester Basin, Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, passed away November 28, 2006, in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Bridgewater on August 29 1923 he was a son of the late Charles and Leda (Ramey) Joudrey. Charles was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy having served from 1943 to 1966. He was a graduate of both the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Electrical Engineering and St. Mary's University with a degree in Education. He taught at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology and also owned and operated Monocatri Marine Ltd. He is survived by his wife Sheila; daughters Linda and Paula Joudrey both of California; Anita Joudrey, Fredericton New Brunswick; Son David (Cathy) Aurora, Ontario; sister Shirley Pidgon, Campbellford, Ontario; grand children Kelsey and Morgan, Aurora Ontario. Besides his parents Charles was predeceased by his brother Lenard and sister Pauline Joudrey. Cremation has taken place and the ashes will be scattered as sea during a service in the spring. Memorials in Charles memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.

KEHLER, Henry (Hank) PO2 SIG SEA CD (23 Jan 1938 - 29 May 2011) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved and wonderful, husband, father and grandfather. Hank passed away peacefully at home on the evening of May 29, 2011, after a long and hard fought battle with heart disease. He is now finally at peace. Hank is survived by his wife Naomi, his daughter Janine (Jeff), his son Keith (Andrea) and his five very special grandchildren, Natasha, Matthew, Kody, Logan and Gabriella. Also surviving Hank are his three brothers and seven sisters. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Ben Cavilla, the palliative care nurses and counsellors, and the Saanich Penisula Home Care Nurses, for their dedication and compassion for allowing Hank to pass away at home. No service by request. Cremation has taken place. (The Times Colonist 03 Jun 2011)

KENDALL, Herman (BK) - 57, Bridgewater, died March 3, 2007 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born August 21, 1949 in Bridgewater, he was a son of Eldon and Greta (Hirtle) Herman, Italy Cross. He was a retired veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy having worked for twenty-three years, serving with NATO overseas. He previously lived in Ontario for over twenty years, having moved back to Nova Scotia five years ago with his family, to enjoy his love of hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 24, Bridgewater. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Bourgeois) Herman; son, Kyle, Bridgewater; brothers, Wayne (Marilyn), Bridgewater; Blaine (Chriss), Italy Cross; sisters, Sandra (Melvin) Himmelman, LaHave; Dale (Kim Butcher), Halifax. No visitation at the funeral home by request. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10 in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater, Rev. Eric Campbell officiating. Private interment at a later date. A reception will follow the service in the Italy Cross Fire Department, Italy Cross. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, South Shore Regional Hospital or charity of choice.

KEYSELL, Kenneth Roy - Age 91 of Shelburne Rd. Digby Co; passed away at home on April 13th, 2016. Ken was born in Port Smith, England, and was a son of the late Henry and Beatrice (Newman) Keysell. He was a Chief Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and served during WWII. He was a member of the Hillgrove United Baptist Church, member of the choir and Deacon of the church. Ken loved to build model ships and tinker with his car. Surviving are his, daughter Susan (Michael) Mastrangelo, Montreal; son Paul (June) Butterworth, Newmarket, Ont. 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brother, Phillip of England; several nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Hughina "Penny" (Vincent) Keysell; and brother, Harry. Visitation will be 7-9pm Saturday , April 16 from Jayne's Funeral Home,7 Birch St. Digby (902-245-2525). Funeral service will be 3pm Sunday, April 17, from the Digby United Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff White presiding. Interment in Hillgrove Baptist Cemetery.

KIDD, Derek John (Piet), Surgeon Captain, RCN, DSC, OMM, OStJ, CD - Adored husband, father, doctor, researcher, inventor, and WWII Veteran, died peacefully at home in the presence of his family. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia, sons Derek (Darci) and Adam; half-sisters Diana Grant and Patricia Crate (England), many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife Vera (1981). Born in London England, July 1922. He joined the RNVR as a seaman in 1940, served in the North Atlantic (Arctic Convoys), Mediterranean, and Pacific theatres. In 1943 he was awarded an operational Distinguished Service Cross and was twice mentioned in Dispatches. Piet trained as an orthopedic surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, London (1945-52). He joined the RCN in 1953, and served as Principal Medical Officer aboard HMCS Labrador (1954-56) during its historic transit of the North West Passage; was appointed to the Chairman, Defence Research Board in 1957, then Officer-in-Charge, RCN Personnel Research Unit, Institute of Aviation Medicine, Toronto, tasked with creating a Canadian Naval diving research facility. His research (with Roy Stubbs) in hyperbaric medicine resulted in the invention of the analogue decompression computer, as well as other devices for life support and management of casualties in the field. He was a proud member of the Canadian Naval Divers Association. He retired in 1979 as Chief Medical Officer, Maritime Command Pacific. In retirement he designed and built a remarkable rhododendron garden around his Moss Street home. His first son was born the year he became a senior citizen, his second two years later. The remainder of his life was spent shepherding and glorying in the happiness and accomplishments of his beloved family. VIHA were instrumental in offering the most compassionate care at home: with special thanks to Christine, Kelly, and Patricia D. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice whose compassionate intervention allowed 'Piet' to die in the home he loved so well. Deepest thanks are offered to Dr. Michael Miles for the dignity and care with which he treated his charge. Piet's family is profoundly grateful for the invaluable assistance of the RCN and the CNDA, in the commitment of his ashes to the sea. (The Times Colonist 16 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS LABRADOR

KIRKALDY, Lawrence (Bud), P1RM (16 Sep 1931 - 23 Mar 2006) Bud was born in Terrace, B.C. He passed away, surrounded by family at his home in Terrace, B.C. Bud will be dearly missed by family and countless friends. The Kirkaldy family invite you to attend a memorial service to be held April 1/06 at 1:30 p.m. at the Thornhill Community Church on Krumm Road. Reception to follow at the Branch #13 Terrace, of the Royal Canadian Legion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Source unknown)

 

KIRKALDY, Lawrence Douglas - Bud, as he was known around Terrace and Legion Branch #13, served in the RCN from 1949 until 1974. He served in a number of ships including HMCS Ontario, HMCS Columbia, HMCS St. Croix, HMCS Fortune, and HMCS Athabaskan. While he was serving in Athabaskan, he made to trips to Korea and spent time in England. His grandfather, father and son are Past Presidents of Legion Branch 13 Terrace, BC. (Legion Recognition Book)

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS FORTUNE, HMCS ATHABASKAN

KRUPA, Antonio (Tony) (04 Dec 1935 - 08 Jun 2011) - Passed away peacefully after a brave battle with Cancer. Tony was a caring and loving father. A gentle soul who would always lend a hand, his kindness will not soon be forgotten. Tony will forever be missed and leaves behind Yvonne, Sons Daryl (Victoria), Rick (Sharon), Daughter Susan and step daughter Marguerite (Lance), he also leaves behind numerous grand children that will forever remember his kindness and dedication. Tony served in the Navy as a warrant officer for 35 years, and will be remembered by friends and colleges. Celebration of Life will be held June 23, 2011 3pm at 2009 Hawkins Place, Victoria. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Canadian Cancer Society. (The Times Colonist 14 Jun 2011)

LANOUETTE, Gérard  (13 Dec 1921 - 06 Apr 2016) - Veteran WWII/Korea - It is with profound sadness and sense of loss that we announce the passing of "Gerry", who will reunite with Marie-Reine (nee St-Germain), his beloved wife and soul mate for 46 years. Born and raised in Montreal, as the eldest of seven, predeceased by sisters Thérèse, Claire, Monique and brother Jean-Guy. Left to mourn him are his brother Jacques and sister Jeannine. Dear father of Claude (Suzanne) and Monique (Larry). Proud grandfather of Damien (Jennifer), Mathieu (Fida), Julie (Michael) and Jean Vincent (Mary). Great-grandfather to Mathew, Dominique, Nathaniel, Sophia, Gabriella, William, Nicholas, Sophie, and Vincent. Saddened by his passing is Madeleine Marion, longtime companion and caregiver. Recruited for the war effort by RCAF, he later joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves. In civilian life, Gerry enjoyed a long career with National Research Council, then transferred to the wind tunnels of the National Aeronautics Establishment. He was part of a team that designed, tested and proved prototypes for the Space Station's Canadarm and American Lunar Landing Module's Touchdown and Lift Off Mechanisms and the SAAB fighter pursuit jet. He enjoyed playing bridge and attained the title of Life Master against formidable opponents such as Jacoby, Goren, Cuthbertson, etc. Always giving of his time, Gerry was the First President of the Lake Pemichangan Property Owners Association, a post he held for many years. Gerry and Marie spent their summers at the lake, enjoying water sports and spending quality time with family and numerous friends. They wintered annually in Stuart, Florida and traveled extensively. A kinder and more generous man there never was. You've earned eternal rest! Salut Dad, Hug Mom for us! A special thanks to all the staff of Rideau II North at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre for their compassionate care and devotion. You are amazing! A celebration of Gerry's life will be held at Lupton Hall on June 22nd at 11:00 am at the campus of the Perley, 1750 Russell Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ottawa Heart Institute, the CNIB, or the Perley in his Memory.

LEASK, Harold George, P1RM, born October 3, 1946 in Carmen, Manitoba. He leaves his wife Edie of 37 years, brother Gordon, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Harold was in the Canadian Navy for 25 years. He passed away the 24th of September, 2007 at MSA Hospital. Thank you to Dr. Lewis, ICU and 2 east staff at MSA. No flowers please. Donations to the Kidney foundation would be welcomed. A celebration of Harold's life will be held on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at 1:00 at the Chapel at Henderson's Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. Henderson's Funeral Home.

LeBLANC, Raymond Jules - 81, LaHave, Lunenburg County, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 in Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Moncton, he was a son of the late Leo and Julia (Leger) LeBlanc. He was retired from the Canadian National Railway after 36 years of service. He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 - 1946. Surviving are his wife the former Marion Haughn; daughter, Cathy (Daryll) Mossman, LaHave; grandchildren, Danny (Jennifer) Mossman, California; Angela (Ben) McAfee, Lawrencetown, HRM; Wendy Mossman, LaHave. Sisters, Jacqueline Richard, Lorraine Young both of Moncton; brother, Henry LeBlanc, Moncton; aunt, Mary Bedford, Moncton. He was predeceased by a brother, Edgar. Visitation, 7 - 9 p.m. Thursday in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater and where funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday. Brothers Edward Wilson and Stephen Sarty officiating. Burial will follow in the West LaHave Cemetery, West LaHave. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital or The Gideon's Bible Society.

LESLIE, Allan - passed away at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the age of 80. Born in Invernesshire, Scotland, son of the late Jessie Anne (Lamont) and Stewart James Leslie. Allan was a devoted and loyal husband, father and Granda and will be forever missed. He will be remembered for his contributions to the formation of the Bridgewater Triple A Hockey League as well as to Minor, Junior and Senior Hockey and Soccer leagues in Lunenburg County. There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. A private service for immediate family members and his shipmates with the Royal Canadian Naval Association will be held at Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater with Padre Alvin Westgate officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax and staff of South Shore Regional Hospital - 4th floor, Bridgewater for their dedicated and compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.

LESLIE, Duncan Ewing - passed away peacefully in Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Ont. on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the age of 87. Duncan Leslie, beloved husband of the late Mabel Florence, and cherished father of Carol Leslie, is survived by his treasured 'grand-babies', Haley, Breanna and Allison Pierce (Burlington); his brother, Alistair Leslie; his sister, C. Elizabeth Leslie (Windsor); his sisters-in-law, Aletha Johnson and Philomena Julien; and many nieces and nephews. He is fondly remembered by his 'main squeeze', Janice Voege (Michigan), and by the Pierce family. Duncan was a member of the Canadian Navy for 38 years, and a veteran of both the Second World War and the Korean War. He was a member of Wellington Square Lodge No. 725 A.F. & A.M. G.R.C., The Naval Officers Association of Nova Scotia, The Sackville Trust, and a supporter of the Nova Scotia branch of Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a great tinkerer and fixer of all things. His friends and family will all sorely miss the many stories and experiences he shared with them. Many thanks to the nurses of floor 6 south and 4 south of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital for their kindness and patience. Duncan requested cremation with no visitation. He will be laid to rest beside his wife in Gate of Heaven cemetery in Lower Sackville, with a graveside committal service at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or to the charity of your choice. We love you Gunky.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

 

(note: Leslie was a Commissioned Officer on Bonaventure 1967-1969 after being a stoker engineer and rising through the ranks)

LOGAN, Richard, CD, CPO1, RCN, RCNR - 83 of Pinehurst passed away Wednesday May 21, 2014 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Sychtyn Wales, he was the son of the late John and Marjorie (Oldcorn) Logan. Richard entered the Royal Navy as a boy Telegraphist March 1945. He served in the British Pacific Fleet 1947 to 1949, Ceylon West Radio Station 1949 - 1950, on various ships 1950 - 53. He was posted to Malta 1953 - 55 and served in three ships while in the Mediterranean. Richard joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1956 and served in ships and shore establishments until finally discharged in 1984 from full time to reserved service. He was a Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class in the Regular Force and a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class in the Reserve. Richard was a past President and Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44 in Chester. His last elected office was Chaplain and continued acting Chaplain pro tem when required. Richard was also a Life member of the Chief and Petty Officers Mess, Halifax, a member of the Admiral Piers Royal Canadian Naval Association Branch and their Chaplain. He was a member of St. Stephens's parish, Chester, A licensed lay reader serving All Saints Anglican Church, Canaan. Ten years as a Warden and served on Parish Council. Retain part time residence in parish. Richard also was a lay reader in St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, New Germany. Richard is survived by his step daughter Linda (Raymond) Bedard, Pinehurst; grandchildren Michelle, Dale and Melissa; great grandchildren Natassja, Jeremie, Emma, Jacob and Cody; sister Pamela (John) Sumner, UK along with many nieces and nephews in the UK. He was predeceased by his wife Margery (Huskins); 2 sons in infancy, James William and Richard Arthur; sister Patricia Taylor. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 P.M., Tuesday May 27 in St. John in the Wilderness Anglican Church, New Germany, Rev. Juanita Barteaux officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Canaan Cemetery. No flowers by request. Memorial donation in Richard's memory may be made to Masonic Lodge Hillcrest #93, New Germany; Health Services Foundation of the South Shore; I.W.K. Children's Hospital or the Children's Wish Foundation.

LONEY, Robert (Bob) - The death of Robert 'Bob' Loney of Lower Sackville occurred suddenly in Kissimmee, Fla., on April 17th, 2016. Bob was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy having served for 25 years in various ships and shore establishments as both a Stoker and Hull Tech. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marie; children, Shaun of Ontario; Danny (Marg) Gagnon of Cole Harbour; stepdaughter, Lisa (John) Nelson of Ontario; brother-in-law, Kenny (Nicole, Natalie) Mount of Elmsdale; sisters, Sue Belshaw of Ontario; Janie Loney of Ontario; numerous grandchildren. Bob will be sorely missed by his friends and neighbors as he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a frequent blood donor exceeding 100 donations. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to War Amps Canada or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.

LYE, Allan George (07 Dec 1945 - 19 Apr 2016) - It is with deep sadness that the family of Al Lye announces his passing at age 70 on April 19, 2016 following a brief but intense battle with cancer. Al was born and raised in Winnipeg. Upon joining the Navy (R) he was appointed SLT and served with HMCS Chippawa and HMCS Cornwallis Training Division where he made many of his life long friends. A highlight of which was sailing the HMCS Oriole to Alaska. After graduating with his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Al made his way to Calgary where he began a twenty-year career with Schlumberger, served as President of the CWLS, and finally starting his own consulting company which he operated for 25 years. Al travelled extensively throughout his career going North of the Arctic Circle to the southern tip of Chile as well as many trips to India, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He went on an African Safari with his wife Joyce and spent many weeks travelling with family to the west coast, Mexico and the Caribbean. He is survived by Joyce, his beloved wife of 43 years; daughter, Alana (Kevin) Toffey of Victoria, B.C.; son, James (Heather) Lye of Calgary; and sister, Janet (Rick) Kelly of St. Albert, AB. He was also beloved papa to Megan and Ashlynn Lye and Kayla and Jayden Toffey and step-uncle to Laura Kelly. He was predeceased by his parents, Gertie and Alf Lye. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Rockyview General Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, and Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their excellent care and compassion. A celebration of Al's life will be held at McInnis and Holloway's, Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) Friday, 29th of April at 2:00 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation Lung Cancer initiative (http:/ /albertacancer.ca/donate/lung-cancer- screening). In living memory of Al Lye, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 25 Apr 2016)

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA, HMCS ORIOLE

MALLORY, David Kevin, LSRM (26 Dec 1967 - 15 Mar 2011) - It is with great sadness that the family of David Kevin Mallory of Saint John, NB son of Margaret Rose Melvin, Saint John, NB and the late Otty Mallory of Sussex, N.B. announces his sudden passing in Dartmouth, N.S. David was born on December 26th, 1967 and grew up in Saint John and Lorneville, and attended local schools. At the time of his death he was employed by the Canadian Coast Guard, based in Dartmouth, N.S. He was based at Prince Rupert and Victoria, prior to that he served 11 years with the Canadian Navy, based at CFB Esquimalt, B.C. David is survived by his mother, Margaret Melvin, (Dempster) his brother John (Elizabeth Rowe), Martinon, NB step brothers Gary Melvin (Lynn) of St. Andrews, NB, Wayne Melvin, (Peggy) Saint John, NB, step sister Heidi Pozzobon, (Graham Markland) Kamloops. BC., aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Besides his father, He was predeceased by his step father Donald Melvin, grand parents, John and Gladys (Callaghan) Dempster, Mary (DeRoche) Dempster, Harland and Molly (Meehan) Mallory, Sussex, NB and Harold and Alberta (Beckingham) Melvin. Burial will take place at the Community Cemetery, St. Martins, at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Donations made to the Children's Wish Foundation, Saint John Animal Rescue League, Lorneville United Church or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Fundy Funeral Home, Saint John, NB 506-646-2424 (The Times Colonist 19 Mar 2011)

MANDER, Douglas Norman, CD, PO1, Rad Nav 6B , 50 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Sqn, RCN - killed: 01 Dec 1967 when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed while operating off HMCS Bonaventure as part of HS-50

 

Douglas Mander joined the RCN at HMCS York in Toronto on 18 Feb 1954. He went to HMCS Cornwallis for his new entry training. On 12 July 1954, he was listed as Naval Air and drafted to HMCS Shearwater for his Observers Mates (OM) course. He was listed as an Observers Mate until 01 April 1960 when he was listed as a P2NA3 - the trade name was changed to Naval Aircrewman. He progressed in his trade and on 01 October 1966 he was listed as P1RN4 - the trade name was changed to Radio Navigator 081.

 

Commissioned Officer Tully and PO1 Mander remembered 50 years later (Trident newspaper article) - Page 1    Page 2

 

HMCS YORK, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS FRASER, HMCS BONAVENTURE

MANLEY, Robert (Jack) - 75, Hebbs Cross, Lunenburg County, passed away July 3, 2006 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in St. Catherine's Ontario, he was a son of the late James and Jillian (Dempsey) Manley. He was an avid fisherman, gardener and loved wildlife. He left the RCN in 1950 and went to work for an electrical contractor in Halifax, where he soon became electrical supervisor on many capital projects in Nova Scotia. In 1967, he became employed with the Electrical Department at Bowater Mersey Paper Company, where he worked until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24, Bridgewater for over 40 years. Surviving are his step-daughters Renee (Wayne) Cook, Margie (Doug) Rafuse, Joanne (James) Whynot, all of Bridgewater; son Peter John Arthur Manley, Calgary; cousin Evelyn, Toronto; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wives, Kathleen E. (Morgan); Molly E. (Leverington). Following Jack's wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater. There will be no visitation at the funeral home by request. A public graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 12 at 11:30am in the Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater, Father Robert Coote officiating. Flowers will be accepted. Memorial Donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia or the Canadian Cancer Society.

MAYBERRY, Kenneth, P1SG - Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on November 29, 1933. Passed away peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital on November 26, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife Anna; sons, Ken and Ross; sister, Jeanette Santos. Predeceased by his parents and brother Ross. Ken joined the Navy as a young man retiring in 1978. No Service by request. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Ken's memory to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation #107 1001 Cloverdale Ave. Victoria, B.C., V8X 4C9. (The Times Colonist 29 Nov 2005)

MAYO, Calvin Frazer, CD - 67 of West LaHave passed away on Sunday 23 January 2011 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Burin, Newfoundland he was the son of the late Capt. Gordon and Ladona (Moulton) Mayo. Calvin served with the Royal Canadian Navy as an Avionics Technician. He was a Life member and past President of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24. Calvin was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife Sylvie; son Blaine (Diana); sister Dona (Bob) Cormier; brothers Cyril (Patricia) and Kevin (Wendy); three beautiful grandchildren Daniela, Andrea and Leonard; and several nieces and nephews. Calvin was predeceased by his brother Capt. Robert Mayo There will be no visitation by request. A Legion Tribute Service open to the public will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday 29 January in Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater, Rev. Willis Ott officiating. Private family burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg at a later date. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations in Calvin's memory may be made to the charity of choice.

MOORE, Ken - a former Calgary Stampeder and Edmonton Eskimo who died Thursday from natural causes at age 90, had taken an antique artillery shell from colleague Russ Dixon’s bookshelf and moved it to the chair. “I thought, what do you do when your chief justice is playing a little game on you?” Dixon recalled. He wrote a colleague complaining a “terrorist” had planted a bomb in his office. Another colleague drafted a tongue-in-cheek letter condemning Moore for the stunt, but he didn’t admit his role for a couple of years. Moore loved football, having played for both the Eskimos and Stampeders by his early 20s. In 1948, he joined the first Eskimos team. But he earned scores of major appointments and accolades for practising law. “Everybody respected this man for the values he espoused and his commanding presence in a courtroom,” said Chief Justice Neil Wittmann, of the Court of Queen’s Bench, who tried cases in front of Moore when he was a lawyer. Moore had appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on seven occasions before he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Alberta’s trial division in 1972. The prestigious post was followed by an appointment as associate chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench and, in 1984, chief justice, a job he held for 16 years. “He had this really incredible work ethic. His thing was, always try your hardest and do your very best, and don’t leave anything unfinished,” said daughter Joan Gauthier, one of his seven children. “That was his approach to life and to raising us. And I think that’s why he always ended up in positions of leadership in the community. He was just a really reliable, hard-working, measured person.” A member of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, Moore was awarded the Order of Canada, held various executive appointments at the Canadian Bar Association and served as vice-chairman of the Canadian Judicial Council. “I don’t want to say he ruled the house like a courtroom, because he didn’t, but we certainly respected his word,” Gauthier said. “But he was also a hockey coach and cub scout leader. He came to our basketball games and drove us to piano lessons.” A funeral will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in southwest Calgary on Thursday. (The Calgary Herald 04 Apr 2016)

McCREADY, Samuel R. (Sam), RCNVR (22 Jul 1943 - 29 Aug 1945) - (06 Oct 1924 - 18 Mar 2007) - A resident of Chatham and formerly of Thamesville passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, march 18, 2007, at the age of 82. Born in Wallaceburg, son of the late Nate and Daisy (Buckingham) McCready. Sam was a veteran of WW II, serving on a minesweeper out of Halifax. Beloved husband of Geraldine "Gerry" (Ross) McCready. Loving father of Bob & Jan, Dennis & Carmen, Leeanne & Barry all of Chatham, Todd & Cathy of Strathroy. Loving grandfather of Amy & Andrew, Brad & Dionne, Greg & Wendy, Geoff, Colleen & Shawn, Matthew, Sean, Samantha, and Ryan. Loving great-grandfather of Hannah, Emma, Austin, Teneshia, Bradyn, Jonathon, Ashlyn, and Terrell. Dear brother of Nina McLellen, Margaret McNaughton, Mary Jan & Stan Ford, Alice MacDougall, Jim McCready, Alvin & Helen McCready. Also survived by sisters-in-law Lola McCready, Aima Boylan and Jean James. Predeceased by a brother Dave McCready, and brothers-in-law Hugh MacDougall, Gordon McLellan, Ron McNaughton, Gordon Boylan, Armund James, and a sister-in-law Shirley McCready. The McCready family received friends at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria St., Thamesville, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Anderson of Chatham officiating. Interment Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. Donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to The Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted in memory of Sam McCready in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.

 

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McILDOON, Robert (Bud) (11 Jun 1920 - 03 Apr 2016) - Son of George and Margaret Predeceased by brothers Edward, George, Jack, and wife Isobel. Survived by sons Edward (Doreen), Daniel (Sherri), William (Terry), Bruce (Marilyn), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bud grew up in Calder, AB, later moving to Victoria, BC. Dad and his brothers enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940. He served overseas in WWII and the Korean conflict of 1951, retiring in 1965 achieving the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. Bud then began a career in the HMCS Dockyard as a rigger, retiring in 1982. During those years, he raised his family in Esquimalt and enjoyed the West Coast life. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and curler as well as a lifetime member of the Chiefs and PO's Assn., Esquimalt Anglers' Assn. and Esquimalt Legion. In retirement, Bud spent his summers on Rey Creek Ranch, Logan Lake, BC doing what he enjoyed most - utilizing his mechanical skills on the ranch. In winter, he travelled back to the island spending most of his time at Shorts Farm, Saanichton - with good friends Stan and Euni. In 2014, Dad moved into Gillis House, Merritt, BC where he lived comfortably until his passing. Bud enjoyed life and brought laughter and joy to many friends and all who knew him. The family would like to extend special thanks to Bud's good friend and relative Gord Garthwaite and family for their care, companionship and support during his senior years; as well as staff at Gillis House for their compassionate care. At Dad's request there will be no formal service. (The Victoria Times Colonist 08 Apr 2016)

McKERRACHER, Caron A. C1LT, RCN (05 Sep 1929 - 15 Aug 2006) - Passed away at home after a long struggle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Jean and Alec, and brother, Vance. Survived by his loving wife, Lorna, of 52 years; daughters Karen (Rick) and Kathryn; and beloved granddaughter, Luseadra; his siblings Lynnette (John), Calvin (Marlene), Dale (Karen), Dean (Joanne), and many nieces and nephews. Born in Avonlea, SK, moved to Oliver, BC, at an early age; Cam served in the RCN from 1950 to 1982, followed by a career in financial planning. He loved sports, with a special passion for golf, serving as president of the Gorge Vale Golf Club from 1992 to 1995. Enjoyed many years of coaching basketball, softball and golf. He was a life member of the CPO's Mess and the CPO's Association, and a long-time member of Gorge Vale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VAS or the Canadian Cancer Society. We wish a special thanks to Dr. R.D. Nicoll, Dr. A. Buckley, and Dr. A.H. Hayashi. Private cremation. A celebration of Cam's life to be held at the CPO's Mess on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 2 p.m. we are sailing, home again `cross the sea." (The Times Colonist 18 Aug 2006)

McLEOD, Edward Donald McLeod - 75, of Bridgewater, passed away May 18, 2004 in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Finley and Sara (Hope) McLeod. He, served in the navy for 22 years. For many years, Ed was the manager of the Bridgewater Memorial Arena. He also was employed with both Teleglobe and South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, as a commissionar. He was along time member of Stadiconia Sailors Football team. He is survived by his daughter, Tina, Italy Cross; sons, Don, Ontario; Steve, Chezzetcook; Cliff, Woodstock, N.B.; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Vera, Des Moines, Iowa; Ollie, B.C. He was predeceased by brothers, Barney, George; sisters, Alice, Lil. In keeping with Ed's wishes, there will be no memorial service or visitation. A public Legion Tribute service will be held Tuesday, May 25, 7pm in Sweeny's Funeral Chapel, Bridgewater. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 Bridgewater Poppy Fund.

NASH, Frederick William - On April 4, 2016, Frederick William Nash of Edmonton left his worldly life behind at the age of 93 years. Frederick leaves to mourn his loving wife of 73 years, Marie (nee Koziak); his children, Dennis (Issy), Esther (Duncan), Craig, Lydia (Todd), Donna (Gary), Mary (Rick) and Jerry (Johanna); nineteen grandchildren and many great- grandchildren; siblings, Mary, Frank and Julian. Predeceased by his children, Frederick Jr., Linda, Christopher and Theresa. Fred was a gentleman and a humble servant of God. He volunteered in numerous community and church organizations over the years. Fred served in the Canadian Navy and after serving from 1942 to 1945 he worked for over 40 years for the Government of Canada. He married Marie after one year of letter correspondence while stationed in Halifax. They had a beautiful life together. They shared a deep faith and devotion to God. Fred lived his life in service to God, was an example to his family and he was a special man. He held his love and devotion to God, his Saviour, to his last breath. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Capital Care Kipnes Centre for Veterans for their outstanding care and support during his final days. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 10555 – 50 A Street. Reverend Mitchell Fidyka officiating with interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Sign of Hope Society – c/o Catholic Social Services, 8815 – 99 Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 3V3. (The Edmonton Journal 07 Apr 2016)

WAREHAM, Earle A. - With great sadness we announce the passing of Earle Wareham Sr. Sadly he was predeceased by loving wife Evelyn in 1980 and only brother Ray in 2015. Earle was born in Regina and raised in Winnipeg where he attended elementary, junior and senior high school. Enlisting in the RCNVR late 1940, Earle re-enlisted in 1950 serving a total of 26 years, retiring in 1969. A further 16 years of employment with the Pacific Pilotage Authority ended with total retirement in 1986. Survived by loving and supportive family daughters, Denise (Ed), Pam (Andy) and granddaughter Jaylene, Paula and son Earle Jr. (Janet) and companion Audrey. Earle will be missed for his love of family, generosity, and great sense of humour. A memorial service will be held April 16th, First Memorial Royal Oak at 10am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Salvation Army. (The Victoria Times Colonist 12 Apr 2016)

 

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PESCLEVICH, Thomas William (Pepsi), C2RM, RCN (1939 - 23 Feb 2013) - A memorial service will be held on this day September 8, 2013 aboard the HMCS Ottawa and Tom Pesclevich will be laid to rest at sea. Tom was born and raised in Winnipeg - son of the late Fred and Olive Pisclevich. He leaves to mourn his passing Georgina McLeod of Ladysmith, BC and family; daughter Tara Lynne and granddaughter Kaila Lynne of Abbotsford, BC; son Chad of Calgary, AB, and brother Fred Pisclevich (Judy) and family of Winnipeg. (The Winnipeg Free Press 08 Aug 2013)

 

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PIHOWICH, Allan Joseph (Spike), P1RM - 76 of Aldergrove, BC, passed away peacefully after battling numerous health problems at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, September 9, 2014 on his 53rd Wedding Anniversary, holding his wife Jean's hand. He was born March 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta to Mike and Florence Pihowich and is survived by his sister Elnora, brothers Grant, Terry and Brent, his son Gary (Leah), daughter Norine (Todd) and grandkids; Joseph and Brandi. He spent 22 years in the Canadian Navy and 15 years with the Department of Supply and Services. He was an avid collector and a stanch supporter of The Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Eskimos. A service was held September 15, 2014 at Aldergrove Legion and the family would like to thank the staff of the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their tremendous care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or charity of your choice.

PRINGLE, Wellington Robert, C2SG, CD, RCN (12 Apr 1921 - 29 Mar 2004) -  Born Kerrobert, Sask. 12 April 1921. Bob joined the Navy in June 1938 retiring in 1959 whereupon he served a further ten years with the RCN Reserve. In 1962 Bob commenced employment with Canada Customs until 1981. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Kathleen and younger brother Cam. Survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Betty); daughters Trudie Thompson, Kathleen Pringle and Anne Pringle (Richard Crone); sons Richard (Linda), Douglas (Roslyn) and Cam (Lisa). Also survived by his sister June Horncastle (Don), sister-in-law Merle Pringle, grandchildren Rick, Tracy, Kevin, Kathleen, Peter, Robert, David, Rachel, Michael, Kayla, Richard, and Andrew; great-grandchildren Josh, Jennifer, Coty, Stephanie, and Kaitlyn Mae; plus many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob was a member of the C&PO's Ass'n, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #7 and the local Ham Radio Club (VE7DBL) ...73's. Memorial Service to beheld at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 10, 2004 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. Reception to follow. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Victoria Hospice Association or CNIB in Bob's name. (The Times Colonist 02 Apr 2004)

RANDS, Howard Armstrong, C2RM, CD, RCN - Howie passed away suddenly on January 10, 2006. Born in Fort William, Ontario, raised in Sioux Lookout, Howie settled in Victoria in 1962. Howie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis; and children, Bruce (Diane), Gordie, Janet (Keith), David, Brian, Don (Vera); grandchildren, Shannon, Kimberley, Donald, Candice, Drew, Bryce and great-grandson, Lennox. Howie served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946-1971 aboard 21 different ships. He saw active duty during the Korean War and was awarded several medals and decorations. Howie continued his career as a letter carrier until 1986. He was also involved in community sports, particularly Carnarvon Pony Baseball League. Howie's retirement years were spent enjoying his family, fishing in his boat, backyard birdwatching and cheering for his Seattle Mariners. A Celebration of Life will be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to a local charity of your choice. (The Times Colonist 14 Jan 2006)

RAYMENT, Lloyd, C2SG / Lt (N) (19 Jul 1934 - 02 Apr 2016) - Lloyd was born to Frederick and Hannah Rayment in Regina, Saskatchewan, July 19, 1934. He was the youngest of 3 children. Lloyd is predeceased by his parents, and 2 older brothers George and Bill. Lloyd leaves behind his loving wife Marjorie of almost 60 years, his daughter Cathy Thomson, his granddaughter Christianne (Andy), grandson Johnathan (Meghan) and his great-grandchildren Max, Julia, Thomas, Ian and Alex. Lloyd married the love of his life Marjorie Dashkevich April 14, 1956 in Bienfait, Saskatchewan. All week while Dad was in the hospital he kept talking about their anniversary as it would be their 60th! Lloyd joined the Navy after grade 12 retiring after 36 years; living all over Canada with the forces they settled in Victoria in 1967 where Lloyd worked for the Provincial Government Emergency Preparedness Group where he stayed another 10 years. Then officially retiring moving to Shawnigan Lake. Lloyd enjoyed all kinds of sports, he played golf and curled in his younger years, played the piano and had a very beautiful singing voice. He enjoyed watching his great-grandchildren play on their sports teams. His achievements were many over his lifetime, he loved to laugh, and he would probably say "there were no disappointments." No service at this time. (The Victoria Times Colonist 16 Apr 2016)

 

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ROWLEY, Alan LCdr, RCN (former P1SG) - Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather passed away peacefully at the Menno Home on Thursday October 6. He leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years Margaret; sons Michael (Cindy), Paul (Moe); daughters Heather and Beverley; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also, in England 4 sisters, 1 brother and their respective families. Alan was born in Nelson, Lancashire England on the 9th of December 1925, moved to Lincolnshire at an early age then to Hertfordshire in 1939. He joined the Royal Navy at age 16 serving during WWII. He the then served in the Hertfordshire Police Force. Emigrated to Canada with his wife Margaret in 1954 after joining the Royal Canadian Navy and retiring in 1975 as Lt. Commander. This was followed by 13 years working for BC Ferries. Alan was involved in community affairs for many years working for his church and Kiwanis. A memorial service will be held on Thursday October 20th in Calvin Presbyterian Church 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Calvin Building Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Our sincere thanks to Dr. Pauls and all the staff at Menno Home East Wing for the excellent care given to Alan during his 5 month stay.

SLOBODA, Michael (Rusty) - passed away at Sherbrooke Veteran's Village on Sunday September 2, 2012. He is survived by daughter, Tracy Morrison (Gary) of Mission, B.C.; son, Murray (Robin) of Saskatoon; daughter, Marcia Gubbe of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Frank (Renae), Mikaela (Jordan), Tamara, Michael, and Jami, great grandchildren (Damian and Alexander). Michael was predeceased by his wife, Frances; son, Michael; daughter, Marilyn; son-in-law, Jim Gubbe; son-in-law, Bernie Schaffer; all his brothers and sisters. Michael was born in Saskatoon on May 28, 1920. He joined the Navy and served at sea as a stoker. He met Frances Clark in Toronto and brought her home to Saskatoon, where they were married on November 3, 1945. Michael and Frances moved to Powell River where their first daughter was born. He worked as a logger there until they moved back to Saskatoon where they had four more children, and Michael started his thirty three year career as a Railway Mail Clerk with Canada Post. After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, most importantly his grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Sherbrooke Veteran's Village, especially House 10. A Celebration of Michael's life will be held Wednesday, September 5 at 2:00p.m. at Sherbrooke Chapel. The family welcomes donations to the Sherbrooke Veteran's Village (401 Acadia Dr., Saskatoon, S7H 2E7) or Muscular Dystrophy Canada (2345 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4P 2E5). Arrangements entrusted to Megan Kasper. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 04 Sep 2012)

STAPLES, Les, P1RM - Died: 06 Nov 2012

STEWART, Robert A. (Bob), C2SG - It is with great sadness that the family of Robert A. "Bob" Stewart of London announce his passing, after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease, at Parkwood Hospital, London on Sunday, October 9th, 2005 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Susan (Beckingham) Stewart. Dear father of David Stewart and his wife Carol of Surrey, BC., and Danny Stewart and his wife Sharon of Victoria, BC. Dear brother of Patricia Ashton and her husband Hilton "H.R." of Gracefield QC and Winnie Dobbin of Oregon. Son-in-law of George Beckingham of London. Predeceased by his sister Jean Cubbon and his brother Walter Stewart. Loving grandfather of Sherry Chamberlain and David Stewart, and his 3 great-grandchildren. Also will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Bob served his country for 21 years in the Royal Canadian Navy retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He was proud to be a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Lambeth Branch #501, a founding member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association of London and a long standing member of the Chiefs and P. O.'s Association of Victoria, BC. At Bob's request, there will be no funeral visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place with a private family interment of cremated remains in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London (1-877-246-7186) entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. (The Vancouver Sun 12 Oct 2005)

TAYLOR, Stuart Edward, Lt, RCNVR - retired Pembroke optometrist, Royal Navy veteran, life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and long-time local philanthropist, has died. He passed away peacefully at The Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. He was 91. A Second World War Royal Canadian Navy veteran, Dr. Taylor served overseas, ending the war aboard an American submarine stationed in Bora Bora. Postwar, he received an Optometry Degree at the University of Toronto, and served the community of Pembroke for many years from his office downtown. Stuart was also a passionate outdoorsman, gardener and a King’s Scout and leader at the YMCA Camp at Golden Lake. Gordon Taylor, one of his sons, said his father was on loan to the Royal Navy at the time, while a part of a task force being gathered to invade Japan. That was called off when that nation surrendered, following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He said his father was a kind soul who loved gardens, horses, and the outdoors, as well as possessing a strong sense of humour. His dad also had the distinction of operating one of the longest ever optometry practices around, some 53 years. “I was lucky as my father became my friend,” Gordon Taylor said, a bond forged through fishing as part of the Caribou Fishing Club on Crutch Lake. In later years, he also learned all about the stock market from his dad, who took to keeping track of it as a way of keeping his mind sharp. One of Dr. Taylor’s proudest moments came on Feb. 16, 2013, when he was presented The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, a commemorative medal created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth II's reign. Presented to him by Senator Mike Duffy, it recognized his lifetime of work to make his community and country a better place. Then Mayor Ed Jacyno said Dr. Taylor and his family helped so many people and organizations over the years it was hard to keep track of them all. The Taylor family's more recent contributions to the community include the donation of land to the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club, on behalf of his late wife Jean, the addition of audio stations within the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, the donation of a new library now named The Taylor Room to Calvin United Church, and the founding of the Legion Pipes and Drums, where he had bought all of the instruments and equipment to make it happen. The Stuart E. Taylor Family Pembroke Branch 72 Pipes and Drums was a lifelong dream of Dr. Taylor. When he decided to forge ahead with his dream in 2008, Piper Hugh Briand and drum major Harry Blackley began the task of assembling the band. Both Briand and Blackley had performed together with the 2 Canadian Guards Pipes and Drums during their time in the army. Dr. Taylor sponsored the band, supplying the uniforms, bagpipes and drums. By 2011 the band was ready to perform. Briand, who will be playing a lament during Thursday evening’s Legion memorial service, said it has become a proud legacy for Dr. Taylor, and an important part of the Legion, performing at Remembrance Day Services, parades and other special functions. Gordon Taylor said he and his father were watching the band march down the street one day, when Dr. Taylor tugged at his coat sleeve. “He tells me “How do you like to see your inheritance go up the street?” and laughs,” he said. “That was just Dad’s sense of humour.” Dr. Taylor, formerly of 231 Golf Course Rd., Pembroke, dearly loved husband of the late Jean Taylor (nee Briscoe). Dear father of Gordon Taylor (wife Rosemary), Ottawa; Barbara Blakney (husband Robert), Chemanus, BC; James Taylor, Dawson City, Yukon; and Dr. Lisa (Elizabeth) Taylor, Manotick. Grandfather to Jesse Taylor; Joshua, Jessica and Jade Blakney, and Symon Taylor. Step-grandfather to Ana Karina, Jacob and Caleb. Great- grandfather to Jacob and Jasmine Blakney. Son of the late J. Deacon and Gwendolyn Taylor. Friends may call at the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 72 are requested to assemble at the funeral home on Thursday for a service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Calvin United Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club would be appreciated.

THOMPSON, John - A funeral service was held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church for John Thompson of Sudbury who died peacefully at the Maison Vale Hospice on Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was 88 years old. Born in Leeds, England, John immigrated to Canada with his family at age four. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy as an aircraft mechanic before settling into his career as an industrial mechanic at Inco. John retired in 1985. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Rhona Thompson (O'Gorman). Loving father of Michael (Laura), James (Raye), Patrick (Vicky), Wendy (Rhéal Mallais), and Robert. Grandpa to Erica, Chrystal (Paul Prosperi), Tabitha (Eric McFarland), Jason (Amber), John, Sarah (Joel Quinn), and Jordan. Great-grandfather of Clairece, John, Julia, Evelyn and Franklin. Granddaughters Tiffany and Torry predeceased. Also survived by sister Katherine and brother Richard (Linda). Predeceased by brothers Harry and Peter, and sister Ethel. A modest, gentle man, John was involved in his church and his community. He served as Commanding Officer of the Admiral Mountbatten Sea Cadet Corps from 1967 to 1972. Before and during his retirement, John and Rhona spent many wonderful summers hosting friends and family on their houseboat "Hobo" on the West Arm of Lake Nipissing. Funeral arrangements by Lougheed's Funeral Home. Cremation and burial at Parklawn. Donations to Maison Vale Hospice would be appreciated.

TUELE, Ronald Umberto D., C2RM - of Hillsboro died Oct. 1, 2008, at age 77. Ronald Tuele was born July 31, 1931, in Port Arthur, Ontario. He served 21 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He moved to Vancouver in 1973, the year he married Elizabeth Wellner. He was a custodian for the Hillsboro School District for 10 years and for Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course for four years. Survivors include his wife; sons, Ron, Darren and Vincent, daughters, Leah, Bev and Kellie Tuele and Leanne Wick; stepdaughters, Nancy Forrester and Linda Jossy; and five grandchildren. Remembrances to Providence St. Vincent Hospital. Arrangements by Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives. (The Oregonian, 09 Oct 2008)

TULLY, Claire Gordon, CD, Commissioned Officer, 50 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Sqn, RCN - killed: 01 Dec 1967 when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed while operating off HMCS Bonaventure.

 

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VINCENT, Dennis Michael, P2RM - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis on Dec. 30, 2012 at the age of 77. Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Violet and George, his brothers, George Jr., Fred, Ted and by his son in-law Roger. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, children Doug (Deb), Ron (Chris), Colleen and Ray, grandchildren, Doug Jr. (Krista), Brett, Katie, Emma, Reno and Jack, great granddaughter Sophia, sister, Shelagh (Fraser) & family in Winnipeg. After spending 15 years in the Navy he worked in the recreation field, ending up at Kerry Park Recreation Centre and retired in 1998. Dennis and Barb enjoyed travelling in their motorhome and spending time with their family. He will be fondly remembered for his kind heart, devotion to family, sense of humor and his love for fishing. The family would like to send a special thank you to the 4th floor staff of the Central Care Home for their kindness, care & support and also to the residence of 1560 Hillside Ave. for their support of both Dennis and Barb. A date for a "Celebration of Life" TBA. (The Victoria Times-Colonist 12 Jan 2013)

VLIET, LeRoy Max, P1RM - With regrets we announce the passing on October 5th, 2005, of a quick witted man of few words. `Just Old Max' was always ready with a smile and joke. Born April 1924 in Rimbey, Alta, he worked on farms until joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1945. He married Edna Karoline Hulberg in 1948. He served in the RCN until 1965, settling first in Victoria and later in Sooke, BC. Fondly remembered by his three children Wayne, Larry (Wendy) and Evonne (Keray); and grandchildren; Lauren, Zachary, Kirsten, Matthew and Caitlin. Predeceased by his wife Edna April 25, 2005, sister Dorothy Quantz, and parents Max and Hazel Vliet (Rimbey, Alta). Baseball and hockey have lost one of their most loyal fans. No service by request. An open house will be held on October 22, 1:00 to 4:00 at his Sooke residence. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. (The Times Colonist 14 Oct 2005)

WARR, Stanley James - 96 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Hogarth-Riverview Manor. Stan was born on April 3, 1920 in Brandon, Manitoba and was raised in Binscarth. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. Following the war, Stan worked various jobs including Deer Lodge in Winnipeg, the Fort William Clinic, retiring from Great Lakes Paper in 1986. Stan loved sports, especially golf in the summer, and curling in the winter, which allowed him to make many friends. He was a life-long member of the Fort William Country Club. Stan enjoyed travelling with his wife and sons and spending time with all of his family. He also loved the coffee gang at Tim Hortons. Stan was a fixture in Westfort and was well known for walking his dogs, Patches and Sailor around the neighbourhood. He was well loved by all who knew him and will be always remembered. Stan will be missed by his wife of nearly 50 years, Emma-Charlene “Chummy” (nee Richmond); sons Bradley (Maureen) and David (Florine) and grandchild Noah Warr as well as extended grandchildren Ryan (Michelle), Jess (Sam) and great-grandchildren Evan and Landen. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Gregory, Janice, Clayton, Todd and Cheryl, Marilynne, Claudia and Beverlee; great-nieces and nephews John, Chris, Chelsea and Breanne and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Selina Warr; sister Doreen ; niece Valerie and his first wife, Elaine Johnson. The family would like to thank the staff at Hogarth-Riverview Manor for your excellent care and the compassion given to Stan. Thank you also to the residents and their families for the love and kindness they have shown throughout Stan's time there. Funeral Services for the late Mr. Stanley Warr will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:00AM in the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James, officiated by Rev. Randy Boyd. A private family interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Should friends so desire, donations made in memory of Stanley to the Alzheimer Society or St. Joseph's Care Group would be greatly appreciated. (The Chronicle Journal)

WHITEHEAD, Gordon E. CD w/bar, CPO1 (1929-2009) - Passed away peacefully at Nanaimo General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 54 years Bev (nee Noel) his three children Darlene Tucker (Lorne), Bruce (Vickie), Brett and three Grandchildren, Nicole, Sarah (Jason), Brittany, two step Grandchildren Carey Griffin (Naomi), Shannon Trafton (Shane) and three Great Grandchildren McKenna, Kylie, Kaelyn, and several nieces and nephews. No service by request. A reception to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a Charity of your choice would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 14 Mar 2009)

WILE, Philip Oliver, CPO WS, RCN - 90, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital, QEII in Halifax. Born in Bridgewater, Philip was the adopted son of the late Winifred and Latimer Wile of Wileville. Philip or “Papu” as he was affectionately called by his family, was married for 70 years to Edna Mary, “Gunna”, who passed away just three weeks ago on March 15, 2016. Throughout his long life, Dad wasn’t afraid to take on challenges of any kind. In the 1930’s, as difficult as life was on his father’s small farm, he did the chores, cut lawns and had a paper route in Bridgewater to earn money for the family. In the early war years, Dad served in the Merchant Marine and later enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. His trade group was Surface Weapons and he rose through the ranks to become Chief Warrant Officer, retiring in 1969 at 43 years old. Over the next several months Dad worked for Bob’s taxi, Save Easy and the Ship Victory. In 1970 he took a position as Manager of the Red Fox Beverage Room where he worked until 1980. Dad then managed the Vimy Legion for 21 years, retiring due to deteriorating eye sight in 1994. Dad was a diverse character. He loved being in the outdoors doing anything. He was an early morning person, enjoying running, canoeing and racquetball. His real passion was hunting and of course fishing for trout in those secret places the locations of which he freely shared with family and friends. Papu had a creative side as well spending countless hours playing guitar and singing country and western songs to the love of his life, Gunna, who sometimes he even convinced to join in with him. He gave concerts for his grandchildren and later his great grandchildren. On his softer side, Dad would knit, hook rugs, crochet, paint by numbers and used colored pencils and coloring books many years before adult coloring became popular. He enjoyed being in the kitchen making date squares, strawberry jam and applesauce for his family. Here are some things that defined our father, Papu. He was legally blind, had hearing aids, both hips were bad for many years, had a defibrillator and in the last 15 months of his life, he couldn’t walk. Dad had lots to complain about, but he chose not to. Dad enjoyed eating, whether a large family gathering or just a Wendy’s burger with family. We believe dad was one of the Kraft Peanut Butter teddy bears in another life. He made sure the largest jar was in the cupboard at all times, along with peanut butter cookies. He loved and was protective of his family. For a time Mom took care of him, but after her diagnosis with Dementia, Dad became the caregiver. He fiercely protected the need to remain together in their apartment. He was defiant when confronted with the possibility of separating him from his wife of 70 years. He was courageous to the end. Only a short 3 weeks after Mom passed, Dad left us to be with his beloved Eddy, “Gunna” in Heaven forever. Philip, “Papu” is survived by daughters, Judy (Karle) Joys, Mary (Andre) Noel; son Richard and spouse Betty; grandchildren; Carolyn Maclean (Greg), Tony (Monika)’ Kim Robertson (Dave), Scott MacLean, Nick MacLean (Careyann), Chris Morash (Honey); and 7 Great Grandchildren: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. A service will be held for family members on Friday April 15 at 11AM in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.

WILLIAMS, Noel Francis (Bungs), C2SG - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Bopa and great grandfather on December 22, 2002. After a lengthy illness which he fought valiantly, he died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Dad was born on December 24, 1919 in Pontypridd Wales and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba with his family in 1929. In March 1937 Dad joined the RCN as a boy seaman and was a member of "D" class. He was a veteran of both the 2nd WW and the Korean War and was proud to be part of the Kings Guard of Honour in May 1939. In September 1962 Dad retired as a Chief Petty Officer Second Class. Following his career in the Navy he worked for B.C. Ferries and was instrumental in establishing the B.C. Ferry employees Union. He was predeceased by his son Donald Ross in 1998 and Lillian his wife of 53 years, Nov 2002. Dad is survived by His brother Howard, his eldest son James (Linda), daughter Judy Dupuis (Len) and daughter-in-law Charlotte Williams. He was loved by his grandchildren Nicole (Richard), Kipp (Angie), Aaron (Anna), Jaclyn (Russ), Angela, Robert, Tanis and Kimberly, as well as five great-grandchildren, Cody, Nathanial, Alexander, Jaime and Mielikki. Dad loved to garden and we were all recipients of his tasty veggies as well as the huge pumpkins grown for each Halloween. The family would like to thank Dr. Derek Saunders for his exceptional care and inwhom dad had such respect and trust. A sincere thank-you to Susan, Cee and Dr. Blair from Victoria Hospice for their compassionate care of dad and our family. Thank-you to Bayshore Home Support, especially Diara and Ann for their care and friendship with dad. There will be a gathering for family and friends at Judy's, 1666 Derby Rd. on Saturday December 28th from one to four PM. For those who wish donations may be made to Victoria Hospice or a charity of your choice. (The Times Colonist 26 Dec 2002)

WINSOR, Harold Keith, P2RM - A proud Canadian, he was born August 8, 1937; died peacefully at MSA Hospital on July 1, 2008. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Madge Winsor and his son-in-law Martin Roach. Survived by his wife of 46½ years Mary Alice, daughter Madeline, son Harold, grandchildren Jesse, Keith, Chase, Tianna, sister Elizabeth and family, brother Bill and family and many in-laws. Keith retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after 25 years service as a P.O. 2 in the Canadian Navy. He then worked 17 years for the Provincial Department of Highways as a Communications Tech. He was a 32 year member and Past President of the Aldergrove Legion. Thanks to the nursing staff of MSA Hospital 2 West for their excellent care. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 11:00am the Aldergove Legion Hall, 26607 Fraser Highway. In lieu of flowers donations to be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC.

YEOMAN, Derek John, P1RM - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Derek John Yeoman on 22 Sep 2006 at the age of 61 years. Derek was a very caring, compassionate man, who loved life to the fullest. Derek is survived by his wife and best friend, Sandra. Also, mourning his passing, Sandra's children, Lea (Arlin) Webster and Ross (Amber) Zieroth. Derek is survived by his two daughters, Jessica and Lisa, and three grandchildren, his mother and father, Percy and Elsie and brothers Richard and Robert, sisters Maureen and Barb. As well as many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances he touched during his lifetime. Derek was predeceased by his son Marty. After serving 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, Derek retired only to start 2 new careers. He became a commercial pilot and then owned and operated "Direct Security". At the ripe age of 58, he graduated from Malaspina University College with a diploma in Culinary Arts. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Parksville, 146 W. Hirst, Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations are being put towards a Memorial Bench in Derek's memory. Please send donations to Sandra Yeoman, c/o Yates Funeral Service, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC V9P 2A9.

 

 

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