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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)

 

BANNERMAN, Donald Keith (16 Dec 1920 - 12 Dec 2009) - Don passed away peacefully at UBC Hospital, Purdy Pavilion, early Saturday morning, December 12. Don is survived by his beloved wife Jean, daughter Sheila and her husband Torben, son Jamie and his partner Jed, daughter Nancy and her partner Lenard, and also by his grandchildren Niels and his wife Jackie, Kate and her husband John, and Alison. Don was much loved and will be sorely missed. Born and raised in Vancouver, Don attended Lord Byng High School and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1943. While at UBC he was a member of the Sigma Phi Delta fraternity and the Canadian Officers Training Corps. After graduating, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served as Engineer Officer aboard the frigate Chebogue, engaged in North Atlantic convoy duty. After the war, Don completed a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Don worked for a number of years in industry, including positions with BC Electric and the Industrial Development Bank. In 1963, Don began a lengthy and fruitful relationship with the newly developing British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), retiring in 1986. In his roles as teacher and administrator, Don felt strongly that the focus on applied studies resulted in strong graduates of the engineering program. Don was active in the British Columbia Association of Professional Engineers, serving as president in 1975. In June 2008, Don was made a Fellow of Engineers Canada in recognition of his "exceptional contribution to the engineering profession in Canada." Don cherished his time with his family. In 1949, after a whirlwind courtship, Don married Jean McIlvride. The two lived in Toronto, Peterborough, Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Victoria before settling in Vancouver, where they raised their family. Don and Jean travelled together and with their children over much of Canada and parts of the United States, Mexico, Britain and Europe. When at home, Don loved every minute that he, Jean, and their children spent building and enjoying their cabin at Sunshine Valley, near Hope, BC. Don enjoyed walks with family and his dogs Skeeter and Nikita in the parks of Vancouver, long and short car trips, and home improvement projects. As the family grew, he became a devoted grandfather and developed strong relationships with his grandchildren. Don and Jean proudly celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January. Along with Jean, Don was an active member of West Point Grey United Church for over 50 years. He was at various times a Board member and general handyman, and enjoyed the many and varied Couples Club events. Don threw himself heart and soul into creating and administering a Memorial Garden at the church, where his ashes will be interred. A commemorative service will be held on Friday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m., at West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Point Grey United Church Memorial Fund. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268. (The Vancouver Sun 15 Dec 2009).

 

HMCS CHEBOGUE

CRAGO, John H. (1921-2016) - passed away April 14, 2016 at the age of 94 in the F.W. Green Home in Cranbrook surrounded by family. John is survived by his loving wife Helen of 74 years, daughter Bonnie (Russ) of Grand Forks, BC, son Randy (Brenda) of Cranbrook, BC, five granddaughters, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, infant daughter, infant son and his sister Nellie. John served with the Navy in World War II. He was born in Edmonton, AB, lived in Victoria, BC and retired to Cranbrook, BC. He owned his own Insurance Agency on Vancouver Island. John had a great love of country music and art. John had his own country band, performing concerts, writing lyrics and music and being produced by a recording company. He enjoyed art in his later years, doing portraits and landscapes. The family wishes to thank the F.W. Green Home staff. Helen would like to thank Pat, David and Keith at Key City Taxi for their kindness. There will be no service by John's request. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. (The Times Colonist 23 Apr 2016)

DAWSON, T. Norman - Passed away peacefully at W.R. Hospital - Metropolitan Campus, surrounded by his loving family on February 14, 2003. Beloved husband of Mae (nee Nixon) for 61 years. Loving father of Diane and husband Bill Girard, Linda and husband Ian Hundey, and Rosalind and husband Ray Knight. Proud Papa of Scott, Nicole, Chris, Rob, Laura, Andrew, Allison, and Lauren. Predeceased by brother Edward (1968) and wife Gladys (1973). Norm was a veteran of WWII, serving as Lieutenant in the Navy. He retired from the Windsor Board of Education in 1973, after serving as teacher and principal for over 30 years at John Campbell and Glenwood Public schools. While with the Board, Norm encouraged and coached thousands of Windsor athletes. Norm was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982 with the Windsor Ford V8 team which won the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He was a former director of the Kingsville Golf and Curling Club and founded the "Men's Breakfast Club" there. He was a former member of the Goodfellows Association, the Windsor Lion's Club, the HMCS Hunter, and was a past president of the Naval Officers' Association. When Norm was an elder at Giles Blvd. United Church, he organized and coached a number of sports teams. Norm was actively involved in and proud of the achievements of his wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren, all of whom have been enriched by his love. Friends will be received at the Morris Sutton Funeral Home & Chapel, 68 Giles Blvd. E., on Monday, February 17, 2003, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service from the Chapel, Tuesday, February 18, at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. In kindness, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Norman Dawson in the Morris Sutton Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held September 28, 2003. All are welcome. (The Windsor Star 18 Feb 2003)

DAY, Stockwell (Sr.) - Passed away in Ladysmith, B.C. February 6, 2005. Born Montreal August 7th 1925. Educated at Selwyn House Montreal, Bishop's College School and Bishop's University College School, Lennoxville, Quebec. Wartime service as a sub lieutenant, R.C.N.V.R in North Atlantic. 20 years with Zellers retiring as vice president, store management. Moved to Metchosin on Vancouver Island where he enjoyed success in real estate. Taught business at Malaspina College and spent eight seasons deep sea salmon fishing and served as vice president of Pacific Troller's Assn. In 1972 ran as the Social Credit candidate against Tommy Douglas in Nanaimo with predictable results. Moved to Hinton Alberta in 1977 where with his family and late brother Brigham bought and operated the Overlander Lodge converting the property into a small community with Alberta's first bare land condominium project. Then moved to Grand Prairie. In the fall of 2002 moved to Ladysmith B.C. on Vancouver Island. Survived by his adored wife of 56 years Gwendolyn (Gilbert) and daughters Deborah (Lamphier), Abigail (Peters) and Rebecca (Reynolds) and sons Stockwell, Nicholas and Matthew, eighteen grandchildren and ten great grand-children. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 8th at I pm at St. John's Anglican Catholic Church, Victoria, B.C. 980 Falmouth Rd. Full burial service to follow in Montreal, P.Q. Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services (The Times Colonist 06 Feb 2005)

DELAMERE, Anthony Ewart (Tony), OMM, CD, Capt (N) - Peacefully at home in Ottawa on Wednesday, September 25, 2002, surrounded by the love of his family; wife Joanne and sons Matthew, Mark and Thomas. Dear brother of Pamela Cheesman of Adelaide Australia. Predeceased by his father Dawson and mother Nancy of Toronto. He was held aloft by the love and support of his family and many friends during his courageous battle with cancer. Friends may attend a Service of Remembrance at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay St. on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 1 pm. A reception to follow at H.M.C.S. Bytown Naval Mess, 78 Lisgar St. at Cartier. In lieu of flowers, donations to the would be appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 28 Sep 2002)

 

HMCS MARGAREE

 

DIACK, James Ernest (Ernie) (1921-2009) - passed away on May 15, 2009. Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Jay, married for 61 years, sons Jim (Betty), Bruce (Shelly), Robert (Lori) and daughter Barbara, brothers Arthur, (Kelowna, BC) Alfred (Joanne) and sister Margaret (Ken) Henderson, (Winnipeg, MB) as well as numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren. Ernie was a Second World War veteran having served in the RCNVR on convoy duty during the Battle of the Atlantic, participating in the Juno Beach invasion. He enjoyed a long career with the Winnipeg Police Force and he was the Sgt-at-arms at the Manitoba Legislature. After living in Winnipeg for 82 years, he moved to Qualicum Beach, B.C. to be near his children. He was actively involved with the Royal Canadian Legion for 65 years and was a life member. Memorial Service will be held at Qualicum Beach Branch 76 of the Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in his name, to the R.C. Legion Branch 76. (The Winnipeg Free Press 20 May 2009)

 

DIACK, James Ernest - Born in Winnipeg in Oct 1921, Ernie joined the RCNVR in 1940. Trained as a signalman, he was stations in Shelburn, NS until he transferred to convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic on the corvette HMCS Prescott. Ernie made many crossing throughout the war and his convoys were regularly attacked by enemy submarines and aircraft. Ernie manned depth charges during action stations. he served on HMC LCI(L) 302 throughout the invasion of Normandy, transporting the Queen Own Cameron Highlanders to Juno Beach on 06 Jun 1944. After the war Ernie served the City of Winnipeg for over thirty years as a police officer. After retiring, he served as the Sergeant at Arms for the Manitoba Legislature. Ernie served all all executive levels in his local legion including District Commander in Winnipeg. He was a Life Member and received his 65 year pin just prior to his death in May 2009 in Qualicum Beach. (Legion Recognition Book)

 

HMCS PRESCOTT, LCI(L) 302

DODDS, Elmer, C2WS, 3274-E, RCN (served 03 Oct 1938 - 03 Oct 1963) - born in Mossbank, Saskatchewan May 11, 1920; passed away peacefully in Duncan, B.C. on June 15, 2002 in the presence of his family. Elmer is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Renee, daughters Shelley (Rob) Newmarch, Cindy (Mitch) Williams, son Jack (Pat), grandchildren Johannah, Ryan, Jill, Whitney, Leighton and great granddaughter Sophia. Elmer served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1938 to 1963 and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked for B.C. Ferries Corporation from 1965 until his retirement in 1981. Elmer was well known in North America as a breeder and trainer of quality German and English Pointer field trial hunting dogs. In later years he raised Standardbred harness racing horses and spent countless days in his beloved garden and orchard. He was a free spirit and a true friend. A memorial service is planned for Monday, June 24, at 12 noon at St. Andrews Chapel, HMCS Naden, CFB Esquimalt, 600 Block Admirals Rd. A reception will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Chief & PO Mess, 1575 Lyall Street. If desired, donations can be made to the Chief & PO Assn. V.A.S., 618 Admirals Rd., Victoria, B.C. V9A 2N7. 'Remaining always in our hearts and minds, Goodnight sweet cowboy'. (The Times Colonist 20 Jun 2002)

DOERNER, Joseph Thomas - With saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Joseph (Poppa Joe) on Monday, December 2, 2013, the loving husband of Doris for 67 years. He was the youngest son of the late Frank and Maria Doerner and brother to the late Frank and Carl Doerner. He leaves behind his sons, Bob (Karen) and Joe (Heather). He was a Poppa extraordinaire to his grandchildren, Aaron, Amber and Mag. Joe served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WW II on convoy escort. In his continued dedication to the Navy, he became a co-founder and founding President of the K-W Naval Association. Along with Joe’s father and brothers, they enjoyed a long career in the metal stamping business of Frank Doerner and Sons, Doerner Products and Northfield Metal Products. Joe was a dedicated serviceman and businessman. His true gift was his extreme strength and love that shone on his family. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. with a Naval Association service at 7 p.m. To honour Joe’s wishes a private family service will be held. (Canada Obits 04 Dec 2013)

DOHERTY, Douglas Graham, RCN - Age 93 of Halifax, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2016, in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, V6W. Born in Prospect, he was a son of the late Raymond and Anastasia (Coolen) Doherty. Doug was a Veteran of the Second World War and served three years in the RCAF and 22 years in the RCN. He worked 10 years with Department of Veteran Affairs following his retirement from the Navy. Doug enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at the Cottage on Prospect Bay, fishing, boating, singing and playing his guitar around the bonfire. He and his wife Carmie enjoyed 68 years of marriage and spent 10 happy, fun filled winters in Florida with friends. He is survived by his wife, Carmella (Jessome) and children, Brenda, Doug (Sandra), Graham (Debbie), Barry (Claire), Blaine (Joy), Shawna, Cheryl; grandchildren, Wade, Brent, Tristun, Lisa, Paige, Payden, Candence, Cleo. great-grandchildren, Rhys, Ronan, Katie Rose and numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond and Jim; sisters, Nell and Mary. We would like to thank Dr. Macleod and the nursing and support staff of V6W for there care, compassion and devotion to our beloved husband and father over the past three years. Cremation has taken place under the care of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialist, Bedford Highway, 902-835-4212. There will be a funeral mass on Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Mumford Road, followed by a reception in the church auditorium. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

 

DOUTRE, Gilles (Pierre) (China) CD, CPO2 - With profound sadness, we announce the sudden death on April 29, 2016 of our beloved Gilles Joseph Albert Doutre, 74, following heart surgery at the Halifax Infirmary. Gilles was born in Sherbrooke, Québec on January 21, 1942. Left behind brokenhearted are his wife Donna (McKenzie), 98 year-old mother Juliette Quimper, sisters Lise Joly (Michel) and Diane, brothers Yves (Danielle), Jacques (Jeanne d'Arc Rathé), children Angela Doutre Halvorsen (Randy), Gerald Doutre (Nicole), Jason Doutre (Stephanie), Dawn White (Brad England), James White (Annette Leblanc), grandchildren Joshua, Marissa, Abbie, and Chloe Doutre, Emma Halvorsen, Logan, Kaegan, Gabe, and Sam England, three nephews and many, many good friends. Gilles was predeceased by his first wife Shirley (Wright) and step-father Paul Ranger. Upon graduation from École des Métiers in Montréal, Gilles joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served proudly for over twenty-eight years as a marine electrician – mostly within the Submarine Service. He was a forty-six year member of the Royal Canadian Legion – Elmsdale Branch 48. Gilles was best known as “China” by his Navy buddies, and “Pierre” by his many admirers. He loved technology, and spent a lot of time tinkering on his computers, and video-chatting with friends and family, especially those in Quebec. Legion/Funeral service will be on Thursday, May 5th at 1:00pm at Christ Church, 14 Church St. Lantz, Nova Scotia. Reception to follow at the Elmsdale Legion, 850 Hwy. 2, Elmsdale. Committal of ashes at sea will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

 

My China Plate - A tribute to Gilles (Pierre) (China), Doutre - by Jim "Lucky" Gordon

 

HMCS LA HULLOISE, HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS OKANAGAN, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS OJIBWA

DOWAD, Wilfred (12 Apr 1925 - 26 Apr 2011) - Survived by wife Grethe, sister Kay, children Norm, Bruce (June), Michael, Kathie (Graham), Philip (Judy) and Tom and grandchildren David, Alex, Kevin, Thadeus, Brady, Sibella and Morgan. Son of Samuel Dowad and Martha Elias. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba of Syrian immigrant parents, Wilf grew up in Winnipeg and Langruth, Manitoba. At age 17, to the great distress of his mother, Wilf enlisted in the RCNVR and prepared to go to a sea he had never seen. In 1944 and 1945, he served as a gunner on merchant ships that travelled in both the Atlantic and Pacific and on V-J Day found himself in Auckland, New Zealand. Returning to Canada, Wilf joined his family in Burnaby, B.C. where they had moved during the war. Pursuing an interest in building construction and design, he built his first apartment building on Edmonds Avenue in Burnaby at age 24 and embarked upon a career in construction and real estate development which lasted for the rest of his life. During the fifties and sixties, Wilf either alone, or in association with partners, built houses, duplexes and apartments all over the lower mainland including, among others, Massey Place at 8th and McBride in New Westminster with partner Stan Radatzke and half a dozen high rises in the West End of Vancouver. As well as his development work at this time, Wilf was active in community affairs and served as first president of the Burnaby Winter Club and held various executive positions with the Junior Chamber of Commerce at the local, provincial and national level. In 1971, Wilf moved to Squamish where he became actively engaged in business and community affairs for the rest of his life. As well as being very active in various real estate and development initiatives in and around Squamish, he served in various public offices over the years including that of a hospital trustee and municipal councillor. Wilf was an active and enthusiastic member of the Squamish Rotary Club and always looked forward to meeting with his many friends who were active in that organization. Wilf was an extraordinary person who was blessed with a strong vision and deep understanding of human communities and how they work. He touched many lives in a very positive manner and will be missed by many. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada (B.C. Branch) or to the charity of choice. A service which is open to all will be held at Squamish Totem Hall (1360 Stawamus Road, Squamish) on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12 noon. (The Province 03 May 2011)

DUFFY, Theodore Victor (Ted) (29 Jul 1937 - 03 Mar 2015) - age 77 years of Dartmouth passed away peacefully March 3, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. he was a son of the late Peter and Margaret (Myers) Duffy. Ted joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 years and proudly served for 37 years. Following his naval career he joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires from where he finally retired after 22 years. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, kindness and his ability to make others laugh. He is survived by his wife the former Marjorie Parker, children Terry, Brian, David, Valerie and Shawn. Ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sisters Theresa Casey, Polly Metham, Marie Duffy, brothers Jack, Lenny and Wayne. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers Owen, Charlie and Melvin, a sister Patricia Ann in infancy. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch, 703, Main Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer society.

DUNCAN, Robert John (Jack) - Peacefully at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday February 22nd, 2014 at the age of 93 with family by his side. Beloved husband of Jean (Miller) for 67 years. Father of Faye Mayer (Bert) and Dennis (Joan). Grandfather of David Oliver (Kristin), Ryan Oliver, Julie Oliver (Brad Dollard), and Douglas Duncan (Mireille Labrie). Great-grandfather of Brooke-Lyn, Devin, Cassidy, and Davis. Jack was a proud World War II veteran, Royal Canadian Navy serving on corvettes from 1939-1945 and farmed the Duncan family farm, Braeside Burn, in Usborne Township for 68 years. Jack's great sense of humour, love for card playing and joy for life and family will be missed by all who knew him. A graveside service is planned for spring 2014 at Roy's Cemetery where he will join his parents, family and many friends. Donations to a charity of one's choice would be gratefully acknowledged by Jack's family. Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, New Hamburg assisted with the arrangements.

 

HMCS PRINCE HENRY

DUPUIS, John Ernest - 84 years, of Chatham, passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Beloved husband of Jeanne (Charron). Loving father of Ronald, the late Luke (2001), Jerome, John, Jo-Anne, Rachelle and late husband Pat Marchand (2009), and Mark. Dearest grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Predeceased by parents William & Florence (Freker) Dupuis. Dear brother of the late Luella (late husband Ken) Tolmie, the late Bernard Dupuis, the late Kathleen (late husband Jack) Grifka, the late George (surviving wife Corinne) Dupuis, the late Lawrence (surviving wife Mary Helen) Dupuis, Ray (Rita) Dupuis, Agnes (Charles) Labonte, Ernest (Pauline) Dupuis, Eugene (Sue) Dupuis, and Pauline (late husband Joseph) St. Pierre. Dear brother-in-law of Gerard (Maria) Charron, Annette Martin, the late Evelyn (surviving husband Clifford) Quinlan, and the late Omer Charron, Blanche Charron, Laurette Boucher, Roland Charron, Florence Charron, and Theresa Sterling. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was a Third Order Franciscan. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1950-1955, and worked as a custodian at Ontario Provincial Police station in Chatham after his retirement from Ford Motor Company in Windsor and Orangeville. Visitation at Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W., Tilbury from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Parish prayers 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral service from the funeral home Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 a.m., then to St. Francis Xavier Church, Tilbury for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations to Right to Life Kent or Alzheimer Society appreciated.

DUTHOIT, Russell Gill (15 Jun 1921 - 02 Aug 2001) - Peacefully, at the St. Boniface Hospital, following a stroke, Russ passed away while surrounded by his family. Russ was born and raised on Victor Street in Winnipeg, and served as a Lieutenant on HMCS Chippewa, based in Halifax during the Second World War. After the war, Russ went to become a Chartered Accountant, his strong work ethic kept him busy at major firms such as Canadian Indemnity while also building his real estate business. A strong academic, Russ eventually obtained his Masters in Business Administration and went into teaching at various Winnipeg Schools, simultaneously maintaining his accounting practice, and real estate business. Teaching was his most gratifying profession and retired from Gordon Bell High School in 1986. His many volunteer activities included Head of the Board of Stewards of the Norwood United Church, and President of the Griffins Club, as well as the Norwood Community Club. He enjoyed curling, playing bridge and chess, as well Russ was an ardent and shrewd collector of coins, stamps, and most notable rare books. His specialty was fine bookbindings. Russ and Ruth moved to St. Vital and eventually settled in the Norwood area to raise their three boys, with many summers spent at their cottage at Jessica Lake, in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. Russs robust humor, friendly demeanour, and keen intellect uplifted us all. Russ is predeceased by his wife Ruth, his father Albert, mother Verna and younger brother Raymond. He is survived by his three children, Russ (Pat), Bill (Bev) and Ted (Shelly) five grandchildren, Erin Postl (Ken), Linsay and Jessica Duthoit and Ben and Josie Duthoit; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and the service to celebrate Russs life will be held on Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Norwood United Church, 160 St. Marys Rd., with reception to follow. Special thanks to the staff at Catherine Place, the many home care attendants, and the nurses on 5B staff at the St. Boniface Hospital. Should friends so desire donations in Russ memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301-352 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2H8. (The Winnipeg Free Press 04 Aug 2001)

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA

EDWARDS, Roland James (Rollie), C2PW 40786-H / LCdr (S), 0-21949, RCN (served 27 Jan 1941 - 16 Dec 1969) - 83, passed away March 29, 2003, in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Aldershot, England, he was a son of the late James and Gwendolyn Edwards. His father was a Canadian soldier who brought his family to Alberta in 1919. Rollie was predeceased by his brother, William; sisters, Gwendolyn and Doreen. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Muriel C. James; sons, Barry, Brian, Toronto, Ontario; David, Dartmouth. In 1937, the family moved to British Columbia and in 1941, Rollie joined the Royal Canadian Navy. After a career of 28 years, he completed his working life in the Dockyard, retiring in 1986 to enjoy golf, curling and gravel. There will be no visitation. After cremation, a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3 in Christ Church, Dartmouth, Archdeacon Paul Smith officiating, followed by a reception in the church hall. A private interment will take place in St. John's Cemetery, Halifax. No flowers by request. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (HMCS Sackville) The Last Corvette The Somme Branch, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 31, Kings Street, Dartmouth would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 02 Apr 2003)

 

HMCS PROVIDER

EKVALL, Conrad Olaf (07 Aug 1928 - 17 Apr 2016) - Conrad passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on April 17th at the Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain with his family at his side. He is survived by Dorothy (Ament), his beloved wife of almost 65 years and his loving children Trudi Ekvall (Allan McGirr) of Vancouver, Debra Houston (Stuart) of Spruce Grove, Terri Fulks (Don) of Drayton Valley and Todd (Jeanny) of Vegreville. Grandpa Con will be greatly missed by his 9 grandchildren, Emily and Adam McGirr, Cam, Kyle and Kendra Houston, Dylan and Devin Fulks and Erika and Brody Ekvall and also by his three great grandchildren, Blake and Avery Houston and Jessie Fulks. Also survived by his sister Eva (Ekvall) Mott. Con was predeceased by his parents Anton and Elsie Ekvall, his older brother Herb Ekvall and younger sister Esther (Ekvall) Hammond. He was born in the small railroad town of Fusilier, Saskatchewan where he spent his early years and then moved with his parents to Alix, Alberta in 1940. In 1946 Con left the prairies to join the Navy and served on HMCS Magnificent as radio officer for five years. After seeing the world, he returned to Calgary where he met and married Dorothy in 1951. Always technically resourceful and handy with tools, Con spent years with General Electric which took him and his family across Canada to Greenwood, NS, and then Ottawa, Toronto and finally Bramalea, ON. In 1974, Con and the family returned to his beloved Prairies to settle on an acreage in Parkland County while he worked at Telematic Controls until retirement. He and Dorothy then moved to their condo in Stony Plain. His grandchildren all have fun memories of rides on horses, motorcycles, boats and atvs plus an annual Easter egg hunt. Con was an avid gardener, fisherman and loved to cook. He was famous for his waffles and homemade soup. He also loved to travel on long road trips through Canada and the western U.S. with Dorothy and her twin sister Doreen (Ament). Safe travels Dad. Even though you now travel alone, our hearts are always with you. Conrad’s family wishes to extend special thanks to all the caregivers at the Westview Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Westview Hospice Program would be appreciated. A private ceremony of remembrance will be held for family and close friends at a future date.

 

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ELFENSON, Leonard Paul (1925 - 2004) Leonard, beloved husband of Nan, passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital on Wednesday, October 6, 2004. Len was born in Winnipeg and except for 2 and one half years in the RCNVR during the Second World War, he lived most of his life in East Kildonan. Len worked at CP Rail for 28 years. At age 45 he began studies at the University of Manitoba, obtaining a law degree, with his "Call to the Bar" at age 50. Lens further 13 years of employment were with the Province of Manitoba. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Pauline Elfenson. He will be deeply missed by Nan, his partner of 52 years. He is survived by his sister Elisabeth; brother Sam and sister-in-law Angela and their children, Connie and Dan. As well, he is mourned by Nans family and many other relatives and close friends. Sincere thanks for the compassionate care given to Len at St. Boniface General Hospital, especially to Dr. Narrandes, the step-down unit on 4, and Wards E6 and E4 and his rehabilitation Therapy group. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Interment will follow in Eriksdale Cemetery, Eriksdale, MB at 3:00 p.m. For those wishing to pay a memorial tribute, a donation in Leonards memory to the Childrens charity is suggested. (The Winnipeg Free Press 09 Oct 2004)

ELLIS, Ronald Douglas, LCdr, RCN - (formerly of Comox and Peachland) died at Sunrise of Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, December 25, 2005. He fought a very short yet courageous battle with cancer and died peacefully with his family at his side. Ron leaves to mourn his children: his son Henry (Elizabeth) of North Vancouver along with their children David of New Zealand, and Christine of North Vancouver; his daughter Diane (Noel) of Dawson Creek and her four children Shanna (Justin) McConnell and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Rylan of St. Albert, AB, Danny Quigg of Vermillion, AB, Heather (Troy) Heystek of Mayerthorpe, AB, Colleen (Shannon) French and great-grandchildren Dakota, Tyler, and Zachary all of Didsbury, AB; and his son Stephen (Cathie) and children Iam Talbot of Salt Spring Island, and Alena Talbot-Ellis and Renny Talbot-Ellis of Victoria. He also leaves to mourn his sister Gwen Gammon of Vancouver and brother Owen (Doris) Ellis of Comox. His second wife Gwen and her children Wendy and Wayne of Lone Butte, BC also survive him. He leaves many nephews and nieces - all of whom loved him dearly. He was predeceased by his father George Henry Ellis, and mother Maud Victoria Ellis; his wife Pearl E. I. Ellis who died in 1987; brother G. Henry Ellis and sisters Kathleen Richman and Joan Bell. Ron was born in Prince Albert, SK in 1921 and moved with his family from McDowell, SK to Comox where he lived from 1925 to 1987. His father, George H. Ellis, purchased the Bay Store in 1925 and the Ellis family has been in business in Comox since that time. Ron's passion was working with people from all walks of life. After attending school in Comox, he moved to Vancouver to attend UBC before answering the call to serve his country and joining the navy during the Second World War. He met and married his wife Pearl while they were both stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland. He returned to Comox in 1946 to take over his father's hardware business. In 1952 he was recalled to serve in the Korean War where he served at HMCS Esquimalt. He retired in 1955 and returned to run the Bay Hardware. Ron was one of the founding shareholders of C-CTV (early 1950's), one of the first cablevision companies in Canada. He was the Chairman of Comox Village from 1957 until Comox grew and a Mayor and council were formed. Ron was the first Mayor of Comox and was successfully re-elected until 1974. He then served as a Comox alderman until 1977. He was Chairman of the first Comox-Strathcona Regional District, President of the both Royal Canadian Legion Comox Branch and Comox Golf Course for several terms and was the Comox Hospital Board chairperson for many years. He was involved in many other community organizations during his life in Comox. He owned the Bay Hardware Store in Comox and was a partner with his brother, Owen, in the Comox Shopping Centre. He was made an honourary chief for the Comox Indian Band in 1967. After Pearl's death in 1987, he moved to Peachland, remarried and then moved to Lone Butte in September, 2004. Ron's golf and bridge buddies from the Okanagan will miss him and his sense of humour. Ron had a wonderful love of people, served his community well, and worked hard in his businesses and loved to garden. His motto was to always give back more to the community than he took out and he lived by this motto. He thoroughly enjoyed a game of golf, playing crib and bridge. Ron was a friend to all and had a wonderful sense of humour that carried through to the very last hours of his life. He loved his family and would do everything in his power to spend time with them. In February 2005 Ron suffered a minor stroke and relocated to Sunrise of Lynn Valley in North Vancouver. The family would like to thank every member of the Sunrise staff and Dr. Sugar of North Vancouver for their wonderful care and attention. A celebration of Ron's life will be held Monday, January 2, 2006, 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Comox, B. C. with a reception following at the Comox Golf Course. The family welcomes all of his friends and relatives to join them for this memorial service. Rev. Bob Baillie of Sidney will officiate. Donations would be gratefully received by St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care), 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C. V9M 1P2. (The Province 28 Dec 2005)

EVANS, Walter Leonard - of Victoria passed away in his home surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, October 30, 2006 after a long, valiant fight with prostate cancer. Born in Saskatoon, Sk. on January 28, 1924. Predeceased by his mother Laura Evans, father Leonard Evans and brother Gerry Evans. Leaves to mourn his loving, devoted wife and soulmate of 61 years Vivian (Usher), daughters Gail Nash (David) of Sooke, B.C., Robin Evans of Victoria, granddaughter Christina Nash of Sooke, B.C. and grandson Robert Nash (Sandra) of Regina, Sk., great grandsons Matthew and Shawn of Regina. Served in the RCNVR from 1943-1945 with the British Fleet Mail in New York City. Walt and Vivian were married there May 5, 1945 just before VE Day. After discharge, he worked for Commercial Printers in Regina and gave many years of service to the Regina Gyro Club, becoming the youngest President of the Club. He enjoyed being with his family at the cottage at Katepwa Beach and taking summer camping trips. Walt & Vivian moved to Victoria in 1979 where he became very involved with the Oak Bay Kiwanis Club. For more than 17 years, he volunteered at the Kiwanis Tea Room at Willows Beach where he enjoyed meeting people and watching children play on the beach. Other activities he enjoyed were Operation Trackshoes and helping entertain residents of Kiwanis Rose Manor. As a member of the Pro Pat/Trafalgar Legion, he sold poppies for many years at the Eaton Centre as well as manning the Salvation Army Christmas kettles. Walt always remained a loyal Sask. Roughrider fan and was also a longtime supporter of the Naden Band, CFB Esquimalt. Being such a romantic, he arranged 55th and 60th Anniversary celebration trips, taking Vivian back to New York and the church where they were married. Walt and Vivian shared many holidays in Hawaii as well as cruises and touring in Europe and Asia. His love of family guided his life and ours. His love, generosity, energy and attention to detail instilled in us many values and standards that have helped to shape all of the lives he has touched. His sheltering embrace was always there for us and will remain alive in our hearts forever. He will be missed by longtime friends and relatives in B.C., Sask. and overseas. The family gratefully thanks Dr. David Meir, our friend as well as" Doctor who makes house calls". We also thank the Palliative Response Team, Home Care Nursing, B.C. Cancer Agency, Oak Bay Kiwanis Club, James Bay United Church and all the other people who have helped our family through this past year. Memorial service to be held at James Bay United Church, Michigan & Menzies on Monday, Nov. 6th at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the Church basement. Funeral arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services 384-5512. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Victoria Hospice Society, 1410 Fort St., Victoria, B.C., V8S 5J2, or to James Bay United Church, 611 Michigan St., Victoria, B.C., V8V 1S1, or charity of choice. (The Times Colonist 03 Nov 2006)

EVERICK, John Hueston (16 Aug 1933 - 21 Apr 2016) - Age 82, of Timberlea. With broken hearts, we, the family of John Hueston Everick, announce his peaceful passing on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Stratford, Ont., he was predeceased by his parents, Thomas Everick and Charlotte Sternel. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served on various naval ships during his 25 year career. After his military career he was employed as a commissionaire for 19 years. He would always keep busy, whether it was being a superintendent or spending time with family and friends. Never needing a reason to sing, he had the best sense of humor that will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Florence; children, (the late) Kim, Richard (Maureen), Laverne (Paul), Denise (Don); nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Pat and (the late) Eleanor. Several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held Thursday, April 28 at 2 p.m. in J.A Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Burial to follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

FARRINGTON, Lawrence, Commodore, RCN (11 may 1923 - 14 Sep 2004) - Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire (now Cumbria) England, to parents Laurence and Elizabeth (Tyson) of nearby Cartmel. Attended Hansons in Bradford then Oxford - St Peters until interrupted by WWII. He enrolled in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in 1942. Assigned to East Camp at Yarmouth Nova Scotia for training as a Telegraphist Air Gunner (TAG) where he met his future wife. Yarmouth Nova Scotia forever remained a special place in his heart. He spent the war years in various flying duties around the British Isles and one additional pilot training course in Hawkesbury, Ontario. He was awaiting transport to the Far East when the war ended in the summer of 1945. He was fortunate to be able to immediately return to his studies at Oxford in the fall of 1945. Upon graduation, he returned to Nova Scotia where he taught for one year at the school in Clarks Harbour. He then joined the Royal Canadian Navy in which he had many varied careers ending up as Director General of Information. He retired from the service with the rank of Commodore but many may remember his as Brigadier-General during the unification years. He worked for the Privy Council Office in Ottawa for an addition 15 years. He leaves behind his beloved wife Margaret Helen, two sons, David and Michael and his wife Sandra their two children Spencer and Carly. He is survived by his sister Patricia and her son David and daughter Allison and their families all of whom live in the Sydney Australia area. He made many friends along the way. His life-long love of the Navy continued to present day and included active participation in the NOAC and HMCS Bytown Wardroom. He maintained his association with his WWII TAG comrades throughout the world by organizing reunions and encouraging them all to get online. Laurie will be greatly missed by many and especially his wife and family and dear friends. May he rest in peace after his courageous battle with cancer. There will be a memorial gathering at HMCS Bytown Wardroom, Ottawa on Tuesday September 28th from 19:00 to 21:00. There will be a small graveside service at Chebogue Cemetery near Yarmouth Nova Scotia on Saturday October 9th at 11:00 AM open to all local friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Haematology Oncology Nurses Trust Fund 5 West (920005060) would be appreciated. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, 737 Parkdale Ave, 1st Floor, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1J8. (The Ottawa Citizen 18 Sep 2004)

 

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FERGUSSON, James (Jim) (1921-2002) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Fergusson on December 3, 2002. Jim was predeceased by his parents, David and Elizabeth; and his brother Dave. He is survived by his loving wife Olive; and his brother Robert (Clara) of Calgary; his two sons, Jim (Bonnie) and Gord (Sharon) and daughter-in-law Joan. He also leaves to mourn his passing his grandchildren, Tammy, Melissa, Meghan, Laurie and Corey; and his many nieces and nephews. Jim served in the RCNVR from 1939 to 1945, doing convoy duty in the north Atlantic. He met his wife in 1948 at the Winnipeg Roller Rink and they were married in 1950. For most of his civilian working life he was the owner/operator of Lawrie-Wagon Carriage on Wall Street. Jim had a great zest for life and enjoyed talking with everybody he met along his way. When he wasnt in his garden growing the best crops of tomatoes and carrots, you could find him on the CFB golf course. In the winter he spent Sunday mornings roller-skating at the Galaxy Rink with his granddaughters and his many friends. He also spent many Saturday evenings and weekday lunch times with his wife and friends at No. 4 Legion on Portage enjoying "the best food in town". We would like to thank Dr. Angus McGowan and all the 4th floor hospital staff at the Victoria General Hospital. Their support and compassion was greatly appreciated. Jim was a great husband, brother, father, papa and friend. He will always be in our hearts. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (4000 Portage Ave.) with a reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 4 (1755 Portage Ave.). Arrangements entrusted to: Chapel Lawn Funeral Home cemetery and Crematorium (The Winnipeg Free Press 07 Dec 2002)

FERSTER, Hugh Everett (Ev) - Born in Calgary, Alberta July 19, 1928, the youngest of four children of Ray and Annie Ferster. Died peacefully on October 3, 2014. Predeceased in 2007 by his beloved wife of 59 years, Evelyn (Ev); and daughter Joyce (Joy) Parker. Survived by daughters, Katherine Irwin (Rick) of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Margaret Fehling, Penticton BC; sons Jim (Sherry) and Ray (Sherry) both of Kelowna. Brothers Jim Ferster of Calgary, Alberta, sister Jean Douthwright of Calgary Alberta and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by Raymond and Peggy Ferster. Hugh married Evelyn Edna Kelm in Calgary Alberta, July 24, 1948. They were known affectionately to their friends as "Ev & Ev". He served 9 years in the R.C.N. and 24 years in the R.C.M.P., retiring in 1989. He was a very active member of the Masonic Lodge and concordant bodies, including the Shrine; Scottish Rite; Knights Templar; Order of Eastern Star and many more. He was a Honorary Life Member of Orion Lodge No. 51, A.F. & A.M., Penticton, BC; Coroneted an Honorary Grand Inspector General 33rd Degree, Supreme Council A. & A.S.R. Freemasons of Canada. A memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at Everden Rust Funeral Services. 1910 Windsor Road Kelowna. The Rev. Alan Akehurst, officiating. Committal of cremated remains will immediately follow in the family plot at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Reception in the Everden Rust Tea room. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for a donation to the Heart and Stroke or Kidney Foundations, or to a charity of your choice. (The Penticton Herald 11 Oct 2014)

FOLSTER, Sid H. (14 Feb 1925 - 07 Jan 2014) - at the Deer Lodge Centre, Sid joined his beloved wife Myrtle at the age of 88 years. Sid was predeceased by his parents David and Dinah, his brother Bud, sisters Lillian and Pearl. He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Wayne, Bev (Bill), Donna (Ken), Janice (Gerry), grandchildren: David (Candace), Graham (Kati), Teri (Derek), Bryce (Erin), Kelly (Elliot), Katelyn, Chapin, and great-grandchildren: Ben, Abby, Roey, Ellie, Cara, and Scarlett. Sid served overseas in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was married to the love of his life, Myrtle, for 62 years and the two of them enjoyed many summers at West Hawk Lake blueberry picking and playing crib with cocktails in hand. He was employed for 39 years with Winnipeg Hydro as an electrician and Safety First was his motto. Sid enjoyed his time with his family, he was proud of them all, and he maintained a good sense of humour right to the end. In accordance with Sid's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to the staff of Deer Lodge Centre for the care given to dad during his stay. (The Winnipeg Free Press 11 Jan 2014)

FORGERON, Douglas Charles - Halifax/Louisdale - It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our father, age 92 on May 7th in Halifax. Dad was born in West Arichat on January 25th,1923.He was the son of the late Wilson and Artimese (LeJeune) Forgeron. Dad joined the navy in 1941 and was at Normandy for the D-Day landing. Arriving home in 1945 from Europe he married his “beautiful girl” Edna Samson who he cherished until her death in 2008. Dad returned to school and after obtaining his B.A. and B.Ed became a teacher and then high school principal retiring in 1981.He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he served for many years as president. He was also a founding member of the Louisdale Lions Club. Dad is survived by six children, Diane (Percy King), Edmonton, Gail (Leonard Samson) Halifax, Maureen (Michael MacNeil) Truro, Paul, Sundri, Alberta, Don (Linda) Toronto, and Paulette (Brent Field) Fort Saskatchewan Alberta,12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Adolphe (Ken) Rosie, in Halifax , his sister Muriel Curran, Onset, Ma, his sisters in law Dora Linden and Mary Marchand in Louisdale. We would like to especially thank our sister Gail for taking such good care of mom and dad for so many years. Visitation will be in the Glen Samson Room, Louisdale on Monday, May 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a celebration of dad’s life on Tuesday, May 12th in St Louis Parish church, Louisdale at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall following the burial. Donations can be made to the Cemetery Fund, St. Louis Parish or the Isle Madame Veteran's Comfort Fund. We wish to thank Dr. Morash and the staff on Fleming Way at Parkstone enhanced Care for the loving kindness shown to dad and his family.

FORSBERG, Allan - Peacefully with his wife and daughters by his side, Allan Forsberg (Frosty) passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Grace Hospice. Al will be sadly missed by his loving wife Bev; his daughters Kim (Keith) Grant, Debbie (Manfred) Rehm, and his grandchildren Kelsey (Darryl) and Kyle, and many friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Florence, sisters Dorothy and Shirley, brothers Roy and Larry, grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kristopher and Karalee, and his good buddy George McLean. Born in Winnipeg on March 12, 1934, Al grew up in Fort Rouge. After graduating from Kelvin High School, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy, which spawned many great stories. From there he worked for the CN Railroad, and eventually found his career with the City of Winnipeg Fire Department where he spent 36 years, retiring as a District Chief in 1993. Throughout his life Al enjoyed family camping trips to Rushing River, get togetherS at the Forsberg family cottage at Hecla Island, family barbecues in the backyard and visits from the grandchildren at Nan and Pop's riverside retreat at Prawda. After retirement Bev and Al enjoyed traveling south for the winters to Arizona. Al was fondly known as "Frosty" throughout the fire department, and if you ran into a fellow fire fighter that didn't know Al Forsberg, chances are that they knew Frosty. Frosty was known for his love of card games, unrelenting sense of humour, his down to earth persona, and his good heartedness. After retirement, Al dedicated many hours of his time as a volunteer to the Salvation Army, and he enjoyed visiting with the guys at the 5 Platoon monthly retirement breakfasts. Frosty, always looking for the next good laugh, enjoyed the company and camaraderie of his buddies at the Stagger Inn. He was a wonderful husband, a loving father, a good friend, and he cherished the time spent with his grandchildren. A special thanks to Local 867 UFFW for your caring and support during Frosty's illness, and to the nurses, doctors and all of the staff at the St. Boniface Hospital Palliative Care and the Grace Hospice. As per Al's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Young Adult Cancer Canada, 18 Argyle Street, Suite 201, St. John's Newfoundland, A1A 1V3 or to the Fire Fighters Burn Fund 303 - 83 Garry Street Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4J9. (The Winnipeg Free Press 22 Feb 2014)

FOSTER, John Anthony (Jack) - Jack left on the next leg of his journey on February 28, 2012 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital from congestive heart failure which he had fought for many years. He is now reunited with his wife, Patricia (1995) and his son-in-law, Robert (1993), as well as many close family members and friends. Continuing on in Nanaimo are his daughter, Gail; granddaughter, LeeAnn (Rob and Julia); and in Victoria, his grandson, Brent (Amanda, Aidan & Gavin). Jack was born John (Giovanni) Fuoco to Alberto and Herminia Fuoco, in Trenton, Ontario, on May 25, 1923. He loved the sea and served in both the Navy and Merchant Navy and served time aboard the HMCS Discovery, among others. Upon his discharge, he moved his family to the west coast and resided in Nanaimo, BC. He returned to the sea, sailing with the CPR coastal Princess fleet before settling on the Marguerite as the Chief Steward. In his position, Jack was able to work and sail among those from the bridge to the stern and the decks above and below. Jack was a strong believer in the equality of man and the importance of honour, integrity and merit in their rankings. Jack's belief in these equalities and his desire for others to share those values, by hook or by crook, served him well during his time as local president of the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks and, after retirement, the CP Coasters. Jack loved his play as much as his work. His ability to raise a glass was as strong as his ability to raise spirits and whatever he decided to grow in his gardens and in his wine cellars. Jack has touched the lives of many people, families and organizations throughout his life, always without the need for recognition or fanfare. He will be deeply missed by countless friends and family. Perhaps most important of all to Jack were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His positivity, pride, smiles and love for them was both profound and everlasting. Through his intelligence, shrewdness, strength of character, and force of will, Jack made his own course. His course was chosen to benefit others as equally as himself. Its importance was not that it was followed heading by heading, but that those that were with you arrived at their destination as safely and as pleased with the journey as he was. In the absence of a service or celebration, Jack's desire was for all to say "Arrivederci" AND "Adios," in the manner in which our hearts, our minds, and our time and circumstance provides us. A very special thank you to Dr. Tony Zuccaro for his dedication, caring and compassion to Jack over the years.

 

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FRANKLIN, Seymour Edward George (22 Jul 1907 - 30 Jun 2000) - Predeceased by wife, Helen Marie, 1979; brothers, Arthur and Paul Franklin and half sister, Margaret (Wills) Heywood; half brother, James Wills and grandson, David Poruchny. He is survived by daughter, Helen Joyce (Frank) Poruchny, Parksville, BC; grandchildren, Douglas, Donald Poruchny, Catherine (Phil) McLay, Thomas and Mark Poruchny and nine great-grandchildren; his half sisters, Marian Jones, Winifred Moule and Alice Waddell. Seymour was employed by C.N.R. Transcona Man. Shops for 43 years, retiring in 1968. Seymour served as a Petty Officer Shipwright RCNVR during the Second World War, 1943 to 1945. Residing in Winnipeg until 1979 when he moved to Prince George, B.C. Many thanks to Dr. C. Fraser, staff on fourth floor P.G.R.H. and Jubilee Lodge. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. from Assmans Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lance Morgan officiating. Cremation Fraserview Crematorium. (The Winnipeg Free Press 05 Jul 2000)

FRASER, Kenneth Alexander - Following a lengthy illness, Ken passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Ken is survived by his wife, Margaret (née Luce), his two daughters, Jill and Barbara Little (Don) and six grandchildren: Kyle, Nancy, Ainsley, Christopher, Jacqueline and Monica. He is also survived by his brother, Gerry (Elvera) of Melfort, SK and his sister-in-law, Vern Band of White Rock, BC and their children. Ken was born November 14, 1925, in Riding Mountain, MB. He served in the RCNVR during The Second World War. He moved to Brandon in 1946 where he met Margaret, his wife of 57 years. For 33 years, Ken worked for (and later owned) Christie School Supply, retiring in 1979, to pursue other interests. In accordance with Ken's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service was held at the Brandon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB, R7A 2B3 or to a charity of choice. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the Assiniboine Centre and Brandon Regional Health Centre for all the care Ken received. Arrangements were in care of Brockie Donovan, Brandon, (204) 727-0694. (The Winnipeg Free Press 21 Oct 2006)

FRASER, Norman Roderick, RCNVR (22 Mar 1923 - 23 Sep 2010) - We are saddened to announce the passing of our father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, Norman. He is survived by his sister Margaret Fraser. His daughter Valerie McDonald and spouse John. His granddaughter Edith McDonald and spouse John (Bill) Burgess and their children, Chloe and Simon of Minneapolis, MN. His grandson John Fraser McDonald. His daughter Norma McCulloch and spouse Robert. His granddaughter Jackie Odway and spouse Jeff and their daughter Jordan of Calgary, AB. He was predeceased by his wife Edith (nee Crow). His daughter Katie Albo and by his parents, Jane (nee Casey) and Samuel Fraser. He graduated from St. Paul's High School and Success Business College. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve serving overseas with the Motor Torpedo Boat 29th, flotilla. Norman returned to Winnipeg and joined Robin Hood Flour until retirement. A mass will be held Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m., St. Ignatius Catholic Church, SW Corydon and Stafford. A reception will be held immediately following the service in the church hall downstairs. A private family burial has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association of Manitoba, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6. (winnipeg Free Press 27 Sep 2010)

FRENCH, William Noel, RCNVR - Passed away peacefully on January 5, 2008. Noel was born in Castor, AB, on December 28, 1922 and raised in Calgary. He joined the RCNVR for WWII. In Victoria he met and married Marion Thomson who predeceased him in 1995 after 52 years of marriage. They were long time residents of Esquimalt, proudly raising their family there. He was active with the Gingham Rustlers square dancing club, United Service Lodge No. 24, and CFB Esquimalt & Westcoast Savings Credit Union. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children: Marion (Pete) Williams, Jim (Carol) French and Noella (Rodney) May; eight grandchildren, three great granddaughters and extended family and friends. Our family appreciated the wonderful support given by James Bay Care Centre staff. Grateful thanks to long time physician friend, Dr. R. D. Nicoll. Memorial Service Monday, January 14, 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Paul's Memorial Fund, 1379 Esquimalt Rd., Victoria, B.C. V9A 3R4 or to the charity of your choice. (Times Colonist 10 Jan 2008)

GAGE, Gordon Kinsella, RCNVR - In peace and with dignity, Gordon Gage passed away on December 15, 2003. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Dorothy; his children, Stuart (Patricia) of Okemos, Michigan, Ross (Maureen) of Winnipeg, Heather Maciorowski (Ches) and Douglas (Linda) of Calgary; his dear grandchildren, James (April), Shannon, Jennifer, Scott (Jaime) and Graham Gage, and Michael, Reid and Ben Maciorowski and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Cynthia Hargraft in 1961; his youngest son James in 1970; brothers, Russell, Jack and Charles; sister Elizabeth Hodgman; father John Charles Gage in 1930 and his mother Mary Louise Russell Gage in 1942. Gordon was born in San Francisco, February 1917 and attended Winnipeg public schools, Shattuck Military Academy, Fairbault, Minnesota, McGill University and the University of Manitoba. After serving four years in the Navy (RCNVR) he rejoined George A. Touch and Co. (Chartered Accountants) in 1946. In 1948 he became President and General Manager of Peerless Laundry and Cleaners Ltd. and in 1950 President of Rumfords Limited. In 1962 he was instrumental in organizing several other firms into Whitehall Laundry and Cleaners Ltd. and was President and General Manager until 1964 when the firm was amalgamated with Perth Services Ltd. where he served as President and General Manager until his retirement in 1985. Gordon was associated with the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg for 25 years and served as a Director for several years. He was formerly Commodore of the Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club (1953), member of the Carleton Club, the Manitoba Club, and at his death a long-time member of the St. Charles Country Club. He was also associated with the YMCA, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Manitoba Minimum Wage Board from 1970 to 1977. Gordon was also a long-time member of the Winnipeg Football Club, served as Treasurer and Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee. He became an honorary life member in 1964 and was honoured to be inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in the Builders Category in 1986. Gordon was a man of many interests and talents; he was an avid reader, enjoyed sailing, fishing, golf and gardening. He was an ardent bridge player and spent many years at his favourite summer home at "Lake of the Woods". Gordon was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. We thank him for his love, support and encouragement. He will remain in our hearts forever. Rest in peace. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. with The Venerable Gordon Dixon officiating. The service will terminate at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the charity of their choice. (Winnipeg Free Press 20 Dec 2003)

GALLAHER, William Francis (Bill) (20 May 1941 - 01 Mar 2015) - age 73 years of Halifax passed away peacefully with his sister by his side on Sunday March 1, 2015 at the Victoria General Hospital. Born in Toronto he was a son of the late William & Helen (Hoffman) Gallaher. Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy, following his service in the navy he was a member of the Corps of Commissionaires. He is survived by his sister Mary Gallaher, Mississauga, Ontario. Cremation will take place. Arrangements entrusted to Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street.

GARDINER, W. Douglas H. - With great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Doug on July 6, 2005. Born April 21, 1917 in Chatham, Ont. Devoted husband of Jean for almost 60 years and father of Don, Cam (Doreen) and Greg (Predeceased by Trish), loving grandfather to Sean, Kristen, Andrew, Tiffany, Kimberly, and Stephanie. Predeceased by his brother Jack (Jane) and his sister Jean (Doug) Wilson. He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Appointed member of the Order of Canada, December 1982. Served in RCNVR 1940-46 Lieutenant-Commander. Retired Vice-Chairman Royal Bank of Canada. Past Chairman Aon Reed Stenhouse Canada. Served on the boards of several major Canadian companies. National President Boys and Girls Clubs Canada. His kindness and generosity will be remembered by all his family and friends. Our family would like to thank the staff of VGH-ACE Unit and the UBC Extended Care Unit for their special caregiving. In Lieu of Flowers, a contribution to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada or The M.S. Society is welcomed. A celebration of life will be held at the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, B.C. at 2pm July 14th, 2005. (The Vancouver Sun 09 Jul 2005)

GASKIN, Charles Edward - Born May 18th, 1915 passed away on January 5th, 2003 after a lengthy illness. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 60+ years, Marie; son Gordon; daughter Julia; sisters Muriel (Nanaimo) and family and Sylvia (Maple Ridge) and family; cousins in England and many wonderful friends. The Gaskin's moved from England to Winnipeg in 1914 where Charlie, then Muriel were born. From there, they moved to Dodsland, Sask. where the youngest, Sylvia was born and in 1925 the family made its final move west to Vancouver. Like so many of his generation, Charlie lived an active, honest and hardworking life. In 1942 Charlie joined the RCNVR and saw active duty in the Atlantic safe-guarding the Allied convoys. After the war, he went back into the work-force continuing his plastering profession which he like his father enjoyed. In 1972 Charlie became a proud member of the Masons and after his retirement in 1980 he continued to work with them until his health failed. Charlie will be sadly missed by all who knew him and loved him. A special thanks goes out to the staff of Brock Fahrni Extended Care Home. In lieu of flowers, we request a donation to a charity of your choice or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Memorial Service will be held in First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver on Saturday, January 18th, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. (The Vancouver Sun 09 Jan 2003)

GENTHON, Michael - passed away September 21 with family at his bedside at Concordia Hospital. He is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Josephte (Nault) Genthon, brothers Del, George, sisters May, Eugenie, Rosa, Helene Haydu, Mary Hnatiuk and survived by his wife Yolande of 60 years; 7 daughters Helene Carey, Marguerite (Brent) Taylor, Lorraine (Galen Olson) Campbell, Louise, Annette Mains, Yvonne (Doug Galbraith) Roberts, and Madeleine; 16 grandchildren, and 21 (and counting) great-grandchildren. Mike was born in Rembrandt, MB and lived during his childhood in Saint Boniface, and later in Winnipeg. His parents were early settlers of the Red River Valley. His mother was the great-grand-daughter of Jean Baptiste and Marie Gaboury Lagimodiere. His father was a fur trader at Moose Lake for Hudson Bay Company. His schooling was at St. Charles and St. Edward's in Winnipeg. He entered RCNVR August 1942 where he served on the high seas during the winter months and was transferred ashore to play baseball for the navy during the summer months. His naval baseball career took him to Victoria and Esquimalt on the West Coast, and to Halifax on the East Coast. His special skill as a left-handed hurler landed him into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. Mike's love of baseball led him to meet the love of his life, Yolande at Kenora during a game. They were married in Montreal in 1945. After coming back to Winnipeg, Mike continued his involvement with baseball as a pitcher and an umpire. He was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. He will always be fondly remembered as a grandpa and great-grandpa who enjoyed playing pranks, telling jokes and riddles, and being the Easter bunny. Mike had an amazing ability to recall names and dates of family and their anniversaries, sports teams and scores of any year. He will be lovingly missed by all. May you rest in Peace with God's Angels and Saints. Prayers and visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Gerard Church, 45 Foster St. The Coutu family in care of arrangements: E.J Coutu Co., Funeral Directors 680 Archibald Street 253-5086 (The Winnipeg Free Press 25 Sep 2006)

GIBBINGS, Herb (Gibb) - With deep sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Herb "Gibb" Gibbings on January 12, 2014, in his home that he loved. Gibb will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Lil, daughters Lynne, Brenda (Rick), sons Glen (Rose), Gerry (Kathy), Gordon (Anne); his grandchildren, Geoffrey (Christine), Brett (Destiny), Carly (Tristan), Korin, Kerri-Lynne (Marc) and great-grandchildren, Austin, Garrett, Cora, Isabelle and his sister Marge Giles. Dad was born in Lakeland, Manitoba on May 31, 1924 to Percy and Hilda Gibbings. He grew up on the farm with his brothers Bill, John, Gordon and sisters Marge and Gladys. He, along with his brothers enlisted in the Armed Forces with dad enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1943 he was drafted to the 65th M.T.B. Flotilla. He went overseas to Liverpool and served in the North Sea and English Channel. He was wounded in action on March 17, 1945 and spent six weeks in the Ganges Hospital in Ipswich, England. While overseas he met his future wife, Lil, at a dance in Paignton, Devon...he saw a "beautiful gypsy girl across the floor". They married in England on July 7, 1945 and eventually made their home in Winnipeg. They raised five children in a small loving home on Erin Street in the west end with wonderful neighbours and friends. Gibb and Lil celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2013. They enjoyed several trips back to England to visit family and friends and many trips to Barbados and Jamaica. A favourite vacation was with the whole family in 1991 to Negril, Jamaica. Gibb was a proud member of the Army and Navy and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 for 48 years. He and Lil made many wonderful friendships over the years attending legion functions, and enjoying many fun filled excursions. Dad was a long time member of the White Ensign and enjoyed the friendships of his fellow navy mates. He attended meetings regularly until it became too difficult. He also participated in many Sears get togethers with fellow retirees. Life was filled with family, friends, hockey, football, soccer and woodworking. Dad loved music, playing guitar and family sing alongs. He had an amazing voice and was a beautiful dancer. Dad was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He took great pride in his home and garden and was happiest when he had a project underway. He was very proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. We miss him so already but have many wonderful memories to cherish. A celebration of Gibb's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 20, 2014 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Interment will follow in the family niche at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Our family extends warm thanks to Home Care workers, Charlene and Robin whose support enabled dad to stay in his home. In lieu of flowers donations to Children's Hospital or the Dream Factory or a charity of your choice in memory of Gibb would be appreciated. "Till we meet again" Love, Lil (The Winnipeg Free Press 18 Jan 2014)

 

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GIBBONS, Stanley George - Born January 23, 1919 in Edmonton, Alberta. Passed away August 1, 2004, while he and his wife of 62 years, Vera Elizabeth, were visiting their son, Robert William (Bob) (Sofia) in Montreal. He is also survived in Victoria by his eldest son, Richard and his youngest son, Larry (Lorraine), and his brother, Howard (Laura), in Edmonton, as well as eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Stan was in the RCNVR from 1939-1945 and worked as a letter carrier in Victoria for 32 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, bowler, home handyman and a patient teacher of these skills. Stan built the family home at 3010 Shelbourne Street, where the family lived from 1949-1989. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. (The Times Colonist 06 Aug 2004)

GIBSON, Edwin Leon - died peacefully at home on April 13, 2008 in the arms of his loving wife of 62 years, Joy; and surrounded by adoring family. Dad was born on December 17, 1922 in South Vancouver, B.C. just moments before twin sister Jennie. He grew up near 49th and Knight in a neighbourhood full of cousins and attended John Oliver High School. Dad joined the Royal Canadian Volunteer Naval Reserve (RCNVR) and saw action in the North Atlantic during WWII. Thankfully he returned home to marry his sweetheart, and he and Joy had four children. Dad always showed the most incredible love and pride in his family and we feel profound sadness at his passing. His loves were nature, animals, flowers, projects and relaxation at our family summer home at Egmont, time spent with friends and at the Renfrew Centre and above all family, including his treasured grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad spent most of his working career at McMillan Bloedel's White Pine Division at the foot of Kerr Road in Vancouver. Dad will be remembered for his off-key singing, whistling and wonderful hugs. Dad is predeceased by brothers Bob and Jon and infant daughter Lois Joy. In addition to the love of his life, Joy, Eddie is survived by his sister Jennie and by sons Wayne (Darlene) and Gary (Linda) and daughter Wendy (Tom); 5 grandchildren Ryan (Adria), Marcey (Brad), twins Leah and Erin (John), Jordi and great-granddaughters Kaylea and Maya. The Gibson family wishes to extend our warmest thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Cyril Chan and Karen, Dr. Barb Melosky and the staff of the BC Cancer Agency, Mount St. Joseph Hospital and the Palliative Care team at the Evergreen Health Unit. Our special thanks to Sally and Ed and the countless extended family members and friends who have been so caring and supportive during Dad's illness. A service to celebrate Dad's life will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3M1 on Friday, 18 April 2008 at 10:30 am. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House, or to the cancer charity of your choice. (The Province 17 Apr 2008)

GLOVER, Jack - Peacefully with his wife by his side on June 10, 2014 at the Juravinski Hospital in his 90th year. Beloved husband of Mary for 63 years. Much loved father of Marilyn Kruchka, Karen (Glen) Hursley, Brian (Kathy), Eva Finochio and Sean. Favorite grandpa to twelve grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his siblings Ray, Ollie, Bob and Lonnie. Missed by his brother’s Leroy, Hugh and sister’s Eva (Bill), Violet and Joan. Remembered by his brother-in-law Frank and sister-in-law Myrtle. Jack was a veteran of World War II, serving in the RCN and RCNVR. He was a lifetime member of the Navy Vets, a member of branch 163 Legion and an employee of Dofasco for 40 years. Family will receive friends at Cresmount Funeral Home, 322 Fennell Ave. E., on Thursday, June 12th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and Legion Service will take place on Friday, June 13th at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Interment to follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Red Cross or Salvation Army would be appreciated.

GOOCH, G.R. (Bob) - Suddenly on May 1, 2002, Bob passed away at home. He was the loving husband of Joan and father of Terry, Gary, and Greg (Darlene). He was Papa to Gerred, Evan, Joanne, Diane and Christine. Cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will be held at a later date. Bob served with the RCNVR from 1943 - 1946. He was employed as a machinist with CNR from 1946 - 1985. The family would like to give sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Sherbrook Dialysis unit. Your care was most appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch, 200-55 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1L8, or a charity of your choice. Rest in Peace, Big George! I Love you. (The Winnipeg Free Press 04 May 2002)

GOUDY, Edward Theodore, RCNVR (26 Aug 1920 - 23 Jan 2014) - "Plugging along" were the words Ed would tell people when asked how he was doing. It's with saddened hearts we say goodbye to our Dad, Papa and Great Grandpa. Ed passed away peacefully in his sleep at his care home. Ed served in the Canadian Navy (RCNVR) protecting the BC coast & during that time he met his love, our mom, Elizabeth (Betty) in Ocean Falls and were married in Prince Rupert on July 11, 1944 until Betty passed away in 2006..A contractor by trade, he built homes in the Tri-Cities. He enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, a good cup of coffee, a glass of red wine, sunny days and the Province newspaper. Special thanks to the staff at the Shaughnessy Care Home for all their wonderful care. Goodbye Dad - coffee breaks will never be the same without you. No service per Ed's wishes. (The Vancouver Sun 01 Feb 2014)

GOULD, Norman Albert, RCNVR, CPO1 RS, RCN/CF (Navy) (20 Mar 1926 - 22 Mar 2014) - Our wonderful father passed peacefully at home in South Surrey. He was predeceased by his wife Lynne, of 53 yrs., and his younger brothers Allan and Donald (Eleanore). He leaves behind his three children Jo-Anne (Rick) Webb, Patricia Gould, Michael (Michele) Gould, grandchildren James Webb, Kristin (Shannon) Webb, Aimee (Scot) Rounding and many dear family and friends. Raised in Estevan, Sask., Norm joined the navy (RCNVR) during WWII where he met Lynne (WRCNS) while both were stationed in Newfoundland. They were married in 1946. He served for 25 yrs. at various bases and at sea. He was proud to be selected as a member of the RCN's Coronation Contingent and received the Coronation Medal at Buckingham Palace in 1953. Norman retired in 1972 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. The family moved to the lower mainland where Norman was the Office Manager for CNIB in Vancouver and later, Director of Finance and Administration for the B.C. Yukon Division. After 20 yrs. with CNIB, he retired. For many years Norman was: an active member of the Vancouver Kiwanis Club; Director and President of Small Talk (a preschool children's program); a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and up to his death, an active member of the Vancouver Naval Veteran's Assoc. at H.M.C.S. Discovery. In 2012 Norman received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. A memorial service and reception will be held on April 12, 2014 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Ave. in Surrey at 10 am. In lieu of flowers donations to a favourite charity would be appreciated. (The Province 01 Apr 2014)

 

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GOULD, Sidney Charles, LCdr, RCN - Age 93, Halifax, passed away suddenly at home April 29, 2016. Born in Barking, Essex, England, he was the son of the late Sidney and Jessie (Faulkner) Gould. He served in the Royal Navy during the the Second World War, on convoy duties in the North and South Atlantic, later in the Far East. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy on March 3, 1954 after being recalled to the RN during the Korean War. Sidney served in HMCS Magnificent and Stadacona. Commissioned from the ranks in 1960, he served in Cayuga, Terra Nova, Settler, Sussexvale, Beacon Hill and most ships on the West Coast during an appointment with Sea Training Unit (Pacific), in which he was Senior Staff Officer and Staff Officer (Operations). His final appointment was Canadian Armed Forces Headquarters, Ottawa from where he retired in December 1972. Sidney was extremely proud of being the last captain of the last operational Prestonian Class Frigate, HMCS Beacon Hill, his love of the Navy never failed. In civilian life before and after the RCN, he was employed in the Shipping and Forwarding business; and as a London 'Bobby' in 1947. He held a Master Home Trade Steamship Certificate of Service Master Foreign-Going Steamship and was employed by The Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Naval Shipyard small vessels, also worked with his late wife Esther for the Missions to Seamen, Halifax. Sidney's hobby was magic and conjuring and was a semi-pro magician before, during and after CAF service. He was a member of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada and the Naval Officer's Association. He loved spending time on his computer exploring his extensive interests, particularly historical events. Sidney's beloved wife predeceased him in December 2005, after 59 years of marriage. Three years after Esther's death and until his accident in 2013, when he broke his shoulder, the owner, staff and clients of Ready To Rumba, Herring Cove Road, became a major part of Sidney's life where he participated enthusiastically in fitness classes and ballroom dancing. He was always ready to show off his dance moves! He will be greatly missed by many. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd., where a Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, May 6 at 11 a.m. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to QEII Health Center Foundation or a charity of choice

 

LCdr Gould was the last C.O. of HMCS Stettler and HMCS Beacon Hill

 

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GRETCHEN, Tony Martin (Mart) (20 Feb 1918 - 07 May 2010) - Mart was born in Gunton, Manitoba and raised in Stonewall, Manitoba. He served in the RCAF and the RCNVR during World War Two (1939-1945). Mart married in 1947 and is survived by his wife Gladys and his sons, Darryl (Cheryl) and Gavin (Traudy). His grandchildren are Luke Gretchen, Julie Gretchen Bailey (Shawn) and Dane Gretchen. He also cherished his great granddaughter Cailin Bailey. The family moved to Lafayette, California in 1961 where Mart worked in engineering for the Berkeley Pump Company. He was known as a careful, exacting and thorough worker. In 1983, Mart retired and he and Gladys moved to Victoria, BC. Mart was an athlete who was knowledgeable in all sports and followed his son's and grandchildren's athletic endeavours with enthusiasm. His family and friends have many loving memories. Mart was charming and humorous. His stories will be remembered with fondness and smiles. By request, there will be no service. (The Times Colonist 13 May 2010)

GRIFFITHS Arthur W. - of Surrey passed away December 27, 2007. Born in Brampton, Ontario August 14, 1929 the son of Walter and Ivy Griffiths. Arthur joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1948 and served 28 years on many HMCS Ships prior to retiring in 1977. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings Murray, Milt and June. Arthur will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Dorothy, children Bruce, Brenda, Marsha, Step Children, Judy, Gerry, Jack, Greg, 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren as well as other family members and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Newton Fellowship Church, 7328-144 Street, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinsons Society (for Research) in Arthur's memory. (The Vancouver Sun 31 Dec 2007)

 

 

HANDSPIKER, Peter (Spike) Ernest - Born June 9, 1933 in Digby, N.S. Passed away at home on October 18, 2014. Peter is predeceased by his parents Arnold and Mildred of Digby, N.S., his wife Arlene of Mission, B.C. and his son Donald. Peter is survived by his sons Kevin and Patrick of Calgary, Alberta, by his grandchildren Ginger, Kaspar (Victoria) and Kristina (Conn, Ont.). Peter served in the Canadian Forces for 25 years retiring in 1977. Peter was an avid fisherman and enjoyed taking his boat out early in the mornings. A very special thanks to his companion Mary Styan who made his last years a joy. Also would like to thank the staff at the Victoria Hospice and the Red Cross for all your efforts and compassion. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. As per Peter's wishes there will be no services. (The Victoria Times Colonist 21 Oct 2014)

HARRISON, Godfrey - Born in Toronto, Ontario on May 11, 1911, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2004, in North Vancouver, BC, with his daughters at his side, after a long and healthy life. Predeceased by his wife Nevone, he leaves behind his daughters Susan (Brian), and Lynn (Fred); his granddaughter Kirsten (Ian); and two grandsons Konstantine (Rishel) and Christopher. He is also survived by long-time family friend Margaret Harding. Godfrey served as a Lieutenant-Commander, RCNVR, during the Second World War and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #6. He retired from BC Electric Company/BC Hydro after a long career. At the request of the family, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (The Vancouver Sun 01 Nov 2004)

HATFIELD, Sinclair (Bud) (05 Apr 1932 - 27 Apr 2016) - Bud passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. Bud was predeceased in April 2012 by his wife of 59 years Rose Hatfield, and in 2010 by a son Ernest Hatfield and a great-grandson Alexander Wieler. He is survived by four children, Laura (Joe) Moran, Karren (Mike) Heslop, Corinne (Dave) Guse, Clinton (Jentsa) Hatfield, twenty grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Nelson (Joyce) Hatfield, Sutton West, sister Leora (Leonard) Tingley, Digby, sister Helen (Avard) Lee, Newmarket and many wonderful nieces and nephews. We will miss him dearly for all the many gifts of wisdom and all the carpentry projects he took such pride in and gave to everyone who asked. Bud joined the P.P.C.L.I. in 1952 and served in the Korean War. He was released from the army in 1955 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1956 serving aboard various ships until his release in 1966. Bud was very proud to have served Canada in both his army and navy roles. Bud moved his family of seven to Alberta in December 1965 and returned to visit his place of birth, Argyle Head, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia many times during his lifetime. A Celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday May 6, 2016 the Legion Branch 042, 4th Avenue, Elnora, Alberta. Bud will be interred at Edenbrook Cemetery in Calgary at a later date. (The Calgary Herald 02 May 2016)

 

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HAYES, Thomas (03 Jun 1922 - 23 Mar 2010) - Great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Predeceased by his parents, sister, Kathleen and three brothers Pat, Sam and Bill. Survived by his loving wife Audrey, children Vicki Thornson (Doug), Brian (May-Lis) and Douglas (Patti), one grandson, five grand-daughters and six great-grandchildren, his brothers-in-law Bill (Eileen) and Thomas (Julie) Wilson, many nieces, nephews and good friends. Born in High River, Alberta, he spent his school years in North Vancouver. During the Second World War he worked at the shipyards as a riveter until joining the RCNVR where he was torpedo man on a landing craft taking soldiers to Juno Beach on D-Day. Married in 1945, Tom and Audrey raised their family in East Vancouver later moving to Burnaby. Tom worked as a forklift operator for Slade and Stewart. He was always sports minded and his boys took after him. He was a proud father, and never missed any event that any of the children were in. The house was always open to family and friends. Tom bowled for years and had great camaraderie with his fellow bowlers. Celebration of Tom's life will be held Monday, March 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. We will miss you Big Guy! Anchors Away! (The Vancouver Sun 26 Mar 2010)

HEBERT, Craig Michael - It is with profound sadness the families announce the passing of Craig Michael Hebert, on October 28, 2013 at the age of 43 years after a long valiant struggle with liver disease. Craig will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shannon Bell; daughters Ashley, Alyssa, and Isabella; his father Sandy Hebert (Sandra); his mother Lynn MacMartin (Wally); and his brother Paul (Kim, Mitchell and Taylor). Craig will be missed by his aunt Shelley Allen (Fred); cousins Kelly (Ryder), Shannon (Bob) and Sean; step-sister Shauna Beatty and step-brother Rob Beatty (Karen) of Calgary. Craig served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Navy as a diver, NCO, and ship's air controller before returning to Winnipeg. During his last years both Craig and Shannon (who was Craig's organ donor in 2008), worked in support of The Manitoba Liver Foundation while participating in other charities such as Operation Red Nose. All who came to know Craig were aware that he was a man of conviction who wore his heart on his sleeve, and lived a life of passion, action and self discovery, no matter how challenging the road. His quick humor, love and generosity he held and displayed to his family and friends will always be cherished by those who had the privilege to know him and love him. "If there is any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives", and our Craig gave his all in everything he did and for everyone he knew. In keeping with Craig's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. Should one so desire, donations may be made in his memory to London Health Sciences Foundation c/o Transplant Program, University Hospital, 747 Baseline Road East, London, Ontario, N6C 2R6 or charity of choice. Please sign your organ donor card. Special thanks to the Palliative Care and Home Care teams in Ste. Anne's and Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach. "Perhaps they are not stars, but openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."  (The Winnipeg Free Press 02 Nov 2013)

 

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HENDERSON, Robert James (Rob) (01 Sep 1951 - 16 Feb 2014) - of Lebret, SK, was predeceased by his parents Jim and Jean Henderson. He is survived by two sons: Jesse of Calgary, AB and Ryan of Winnipeg, MB; granddaughter Antha of Calgary, AB; brother Bruce (Lavina) of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, and nephew Kyle (Marilynne, great-nephew Gaige) of Clairmont, AB. Rob was born in Dauphin, MB and attended school in Oxbow, SK. At age 17 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and moved east. He married Joanne Coulthard on November 28, 1970. He began a long and rewarding career with Canada Customs, living in Melita, MB, Coutts, AB, Calgary AB, Regina, SK, and Winnipeg, MB. After retiring from Canada Customs he was employed by Contecna doing work for the United Nations, which allowed him to travel extensively around the world. He moved to Mission Lake, SK after his second retirement, and his passion for traveling continued. Rob never spent a winter at Mission Lake saying it was "too cold" and "I don't like snow." His winters were spent in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where he had many friends. Rob was proud of his sons, and especially proud of his granddaughter, Antha. He possessed a great sense of humour, was quick-witted and loved to laugh - all good qualities in life. Rob passed away suddenly, but peacefully, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico surrounded by many close friends from all over the world. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held at Mission Lake, Lebret, SK this summer. (The Winnipeg Free Press 22 Mar 2014)

HENDERSON, Stuart, Lt, RCNR / Capt. Merchant Mariner (14 Jan 1904 - 28 Jun 1966) - In Toronto, ON, suddenly on Tuesday, June 28, 1966 in his 63rd year, Capt. Stuart Henderon (retired Capt. of S.T. Emerillon), husband of the late Thelma Gertrude Jameson, beloved father of Alan, Jan (Mrs. T. HErbert) and Rodney, also survived by 2 grandchildren, dear brother of Barbara (Mrs. Richard Blass) England, Joan (Mrs. Chatterton-Henry) France and Douglas. At the Earle Elliott Funeral Home, 2287 Yonge St. (North of Eglinton). Service in the chapel Thursday at 1 p.m.

 

Newspaper article on the retirement of Capt (MM) Stuart Henderson

 

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HENRICKSEN, Christian John, Lt, RCNVR - on July 20, 2006, in his ninety-first year. Chris was predeceased last year by Norie, his wife of sixty-two years. He leaves behind three loving daughters, Martha Labadie, Susan Fisher (Gordon), and Mary Henricksen (Peter C. Gzowski); he was predeceased by his son, John, in 1981. He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Paul Craig (Deidre), Christian Craig, Nicholas Fisher, and Lulu Gzowski, and great-grandson Kaiden Craig. No service or flowers by request. (The Vancouver Sun 26 Jul 2006)

 

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HERRON, John Benham - Born February 26, 1913 Nanton Alberta, passed peacefully on October 23, 2006 to join his wife Ada Melva (Richardson) who predeceased him in 1998. John moved to Victoria in early 1940 and joined RCNVR, stationed in Halifax and Sidney N.S., where Mel and John were married. Returning to Victoria after discharge Mel and John started one of the first egg distribution farms on the Island. Other than farming, John's career took many avenues from shipyard ironworker at VMD, logging on Vancouver Island and later years driving truck until retirement. Member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 37 years, Branch 37 and Branch 91. John will be greatly missed by niece and nephew Valerie and John Noyes, Victoria; brothers Ralph, Calgary; Bob (Jessie) Victoria, numerous nieces and nephews. Many thanks to staff at Broadmead Lodge for the special care given to John over the years and the very special compassion and help in time of sadness. No funeral by request. Cremation with a private service at a later date. Any donations may be made in John's memory to the Lodge at Broadmead. (The Times Colonist 24 Nov 2006)

HETH, Leonard Fred - Len Heth passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013 at the Waverly Assisted Living at the age of 93 years. Len was born in Saskatchewan on March 9, 1920, and came to BC at an early age to work in the mining industry. Shortly after WWII commenced, he enlisted in the R.C.N.V.R. and served in Canada and overseas. Following the war, Len's career involved employment in major construction projects in the U.S.A., Philippines, Africa, Afghanistan, Revelstoke and Fort McMurray. Len will be lovingly remembered by his blended family; Dennis (Cathy) Heth, Sharon (Jack) Lemery, Sharon (Bob) Raduloff, Cal (Bev) Hood, John (June) Hood, daughter-in-law Jeannette Gray, sister-in-law Vi and numerous grand and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Len was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Novella, Sophie & Lillian; brother Arthur and wives Bea and Win. Len's family would like to thank the Waverly staff for their loving care over the past 8 years. Len appreciated you all so much. There will be no service by request. Memorial donations may be made in Len's name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of BC.

HIBBERT, William, RCN - passed away suddenly and peacefully at Sandringham Hospital on July 6, 2003. He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter and son-in-law Marion and Romy Boreiko of Calgary and daughter Irene of Victoria. Bill was born in Victoria on July 4, 1913. He had a varied career but his love of the sea began when he worked for BC Coastal Steamships. In 1936 he joined the RCN serving for 25 years. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, he was transferred to Calgary to act as naval recruiting officer. After retiring from the navy he worked for the Alberta Provincial Gov't. He and Betty met and married in 1941 in Victoria and returned to live there in 1986. The family would like to thank the staff of Sandringham Hospital for their care with a special thanks to Sharon Miller for her friendship and guidance. A private service will be held at HMCS Naden Chapel, July 12 at 2 pm. Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu, donations in his memory can be made to "Friends of Sandringham", 1650 Fort Street, Victoria V8R lH9. (The Times Colonist 10 Jul 2003)

HINE, Owen (11 Apr 1916 - 06 Dec 2004) - Peacefully at home in his 88th year, after a lengthy illness. Owen was born and raised in Brandon , Manitoba, and served in both the RCAF and the RCNVR during World War II. He and his family lived for many years in Sault Ste. Marie, ON before he retired from the Immigration Service in 1976. On retirement, he and his wife Marguerite moved to Vancouver Island, first living in Brentwood Bay, then Ladysmith, and for the past 4 years in Sidney. Owen will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 58 years, and his three children, son David (Heather, and grandson Matthew) in Mission Beach, Australia, daughter Elizabeth (Ron) in Sidney, and son Les (Mary and granddaughters Megan and Karen) in Oakville, Ont.. Cremation. A memorial service will be held on Sat. Dec. 11th at l:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 4th St., Sidney, with a reception to follow at Summergate Village Recreation Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre, 2410 Lee Ave., Victoria, V8R 6V5, or Operation Eyesight Universal, #4 Parkdale Cresc., N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 3T8 (The Times Colonist 09 Dec 2004)

HIVON, Louis H. - passed away peacefully in his sleep at home surrounded by family members on May 14, 2007. He was born in St. Paul, Alberta on September 25, 1921. Predeceased by his younger brother Guy (Jiggs) January 18, 1944 - Air Gunner R.C.A.F. Louis also served his country with the R.C.N.V.R. He leaves behind to mourn his loss his beloved wife Eileen of 60 years; daughter Nicole and her husband Rod Hopkins; son Kevin and his wife Marjorie; daughter Louise; daughter Micheline and her husband Benjamin Smith; grandsons: Harley, Casey, Christopher, Kurt, Wyatt and Jordan; granddaughters: Lindsay and Danielle; one sister Mrs. Jaqueline Mousseau of Coquitlam and family. The family wishes to thank Dr. McCloskey and staff, the support workers with Interior Health, the Palliative Care Nurses, staff at KGH, staff at Lakeview Pharmacy and Veteran's Affairs for all their help and support. Life has been good - wonderful wife and companion - great children and grandchildren. Life is also short, make the best of every day "A Demain". In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation - Rehabilitation Fund, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. A gift in living memory of Louis will be made to "Holding Hands for Hospice" by Springfield Funeral Home. (The Province 17 May 2007)

HOUSSER, Trevor (03 Jul 1923 - 19 Apr 2004) - He is survived by his loving family, wife, Justine Fee Housser, son, Blakely, and daughter, Deborah Cambria (Ray), of Halifax and Chester, N.S. Trevor is also survived by his sisters, Nancy Atkinson, of Vancouver and Doo Diether, of Gibsons, B.C. Trevor was born and raised in Vancouver where he rejoined the Imperial Oil Company after service in the RCNVR. The family has lived in Halifax since the early 60's where Trevor continued his career with Esso. A Memorial Service was held in Dalhousie University Anglican Church, where Trevor attended for many years. (The Vancouver Sun 15 May 2004)

HUGHES, John Lloyd (Jack) (16 Jun 1922 - 11 Oct 2009) - With deepest sorrow, our family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather at the age 87 years at Deer Lodge Centre. Jack was a gentlemen's, gentlemen. All who knew Jack recognized his generous spirit, love for family, neighbours, friends and community. The legacy to be cherished was his high ethics, his service to others, with his special sense of humour, that unforgettable twinkle in his eyes and the joy of simple things. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife, Marie, and his five children, Curtis (Debbie) Clossin, Charisse Clossin, John (Mary-Lou) Hughes, Scarlette (Edwin) Ulrich and Michelle (Jim) Stanson, his 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was the only child to Laura and Hugh Hughes, predeceased. Jack was born, raised and educated in Winnipeg. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in the Second World War. After returning from service, he attended the University of Manitoba and obtained his diploma in Agriculture. He went on to purchase a farm in Pembina Hills with his retired parents; he farmed for the next 16 years. 47 years ago, he met and married the love of his life, Marie. Although at the age of 41 when he married, he often said how fortunate he was he never missed a thing in life. Leaving farm life they resided in Kenora, where they built a home. He eventually moved his family to Winnipeg to begin a career with the Department of Agriculture. After retirement, Jack enjoyed his time at the Winnipeg International Airport as a Commissionaire. Jack was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 215, FSNA Winnipeg and the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club. The last 21 months were especially difficult with the disease of Asbestosis and the link diseases. We thank those whose care and sincere interest in our Dad during the final stages of the disease. The loving support from the Pastoral, volunteers, and personnel throughout Deer Lodge Centre will never be forgotten. As a final gift of generosity his body has been donated to the University of Manitoba for Medical Research. To Jack, your presence we will miss, your memory we will treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winnipeg Humane Society, The Deer Lodge Centre Foundation, or Manitoba Lung Society. A wake, celebrating Jack's life will be held Saturday, November 7, at 2:00 p.m. at HMCS Chippawa, located at 1 Navy Way. A Family interment will take place at St. Mathews Anglican Church New Haven Cemetery at a future date. (The Winnipeg Free Press 17 Oct 2009)

HUME-POWELL, Michael Anthony - Born in London, England on April 1, 1932. He passed away suddenly in his sleep on September 12, 2004 at his home on Bowen Island, B.C. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 32 years, Lynne, and children Gregory and Christie. Mike emigrated to Canada in 1966 having previously served in the Royal Navy for 9 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. On his arrival in Canada, Mike continued his career in the travel and airline industries and was latterly with the B.C. Corps of Commissionaires. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2004 from 1 - 4 p.m. at HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation. Hollyburn Funeral Home (The Vancouver Sun 02 Oct 2004)

HUTA, Steve - passed away suddenly at the Rockyview General Hospital on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 65 years of age. He is survived by his fiancee Barbara Koch, his son Allan (Erin) Huta, his daughter Lorraine (Duane) Brown and his cat George. He is predeceased by his wife Barbara Jane Huta. Steve joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 17 and served for 20 years, most recently at H.M.C.S Tecumseh in Calgary. He then spent 18 years working with the City of Calgary Water Works Department. During his 10 years of retirement, Steve enjoyed riding his motorcycle, camping, working part-time at Heritage Park, and spending time with Barb. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a visitation at South Calgary Funeral Centre on Monday, February 27, 2006 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be celebrated at South Calgary Funeral Centre, 12700 Macleod Trail South (corner of Macleod Trail and Lake Fraser Gate) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 10:00 am with The Reverend Peter Doherty, OMI officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A., 1323 36 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6T6). (The Times Colonist 25 Feb 2006)

 

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INGRAM, Norman Bruce - It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Norman Bruce Ingram on June 5, 2014 at Concordia Hospital. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Kathleen (Kay), of 66 years, son Neil (Susan), daughter Lynn (Jeff) Reimer, grandchildren Brian Ingram, Heather Ingram (fiancé Mike Young), Scott (Christine) Hay, Graeme Ingram, Melanie Reimer, great-grandson Dallas Hay, siblings Nessie Morrison, Alan (Sonja), Doug (Jean), Margaret (Ron) Hughesman, sisters-in-law Gloria Ingram and Irene Ingram, brother-in-law Ken Townsend, and many nieces and nephews. Bruce was predeceased by his son Boyd, parents Jane and Adam, brothers George, Ed and Kenny, sister Betty Townsend, sister-in-law Jean Ingram, and brother in-law Clayton Morrison. Dad was born on October 5, 1925 in Winnipeg and moved to Ridgeville, MB as a young boy. The family moved back to Winnipeg and resided on Government Avenue in Morse Place where he met Mom, living right across the street. At the age of 17 and a half, Dad joined the Navy and served during the Second World War on a destroyer that escorted troop and supply convoys across the Atlantic to England, and later patrolled the Thames River. Dad and Mom corresponded during the war and upon Dad's return they courted and were married on July 3, 1948, residing in Saskatoon. They returned to Winnipeg a few years later where they raised their family in East Kildonan. Bruce was employed as a commercial traveler with various companies, travelling throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwest Ontario. Dad loved sports including billiards and curling. He was an active member for many years at Rossmere Golf and Country Club and with the A.C.T. where he made many life-long friends. He enjoyed family crib games, family reunions at the lake and his famous barbeques for family and friends. In his later years he enjoyed watching baseball, football, hockey and curling. "Brushie", as many knew him, was also known for teasing and having pet names for many who were close to him. Dad held a special place in his heart for each of his children and grandchildren commonly known as "Ace", "Peanuts", "Tiki Tiki", "Cowboy", "Mini", "Big Shooter", and most recently "Dallas - The Kid". Many hours were spent encouraging and cheering for his family in any sport or challenge they chose to take on. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Darcy Johnson for his excellent care and friendship over the years and to the staff at Concordia Hospital, N1 South for their care and compassion during Dad's stay in the hospital. In respect of Bruce's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service. A reception in celebration of Bruce's life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice "This is a journey we all must take, And each must go alone, It's part of the Master Plan, A step on the road to home." 204-586-8044 (The Winnipeg Free Press 10 Jun 2014)

INSTANCE, James Cyril (Jim) - born December 13, 1925, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox on Thursday, May 15, 2003. Sadly missed by his loving partner of 38 years Freida "Fritz"; children, William (Linda) Instance of Mississauga, Ont., Martin (Anne) Instance of Victoria, B.C., Graham Instance of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Bruce (Shari) of Maple Ridge, B.C., Eric (Cheryl) of Tsawwassen, B.C., Wayne (Leslie) Jackman of Dundas, Ont., Rick (Anne) Jackman of Scarborough, Ont., Gini (Jack) Lavery of Paris, Ont., Debbie (Richard) Webb of Comox, B.C., Vicki (Mike) White of Barrie, Ont. and Robin (Dale) Jackman of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren, Rachael, Michelle, Shana, Melissa, Jennifer, Daniel, James, Nathan, Christopher, Sean, Julie, Adrian, Randy, Leigh, Lauren, David, Jennifer and Adam; one great-grandson Jakcob; brother Thomas (Emily) of Toronto, Ontario; sisters, Gini Pringle of Burke's Falls, Ontario and Bea (Ron) Fletcher of Yarrow, B.C.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a sister Emsie and sons James and Christopher. Jim had 25 years in the Fleet Air Arm R.C.N.V.R., was a member of the Canadian Naval Air Group, Swordfish Chapter and the Comox Legion. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1101 Ryan Road, Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. A donation in his memory may be made to The British Columbia Lung Association, PO Box 34009 Stn. D, Vancouver, B.C. - V6J 9Z9 with appreciation. (The Vancouver Sun 18 May 2003)

JACKSON, Roy Mathew, C2ET (24 Apr 1927 - 20 Apr 2016) With sadness, we announce the death of Roy. He was born in Vancouver and raised in Blue River, BC. He was predeceased by his brother, Bob and sister-in-law, Illa and leaves behind his wife, Gerry of 62 years; daughters Karen (Mike), Andrea; son, Blake (Eun Hay) and granddaughter, Kiara. Roy was a man of the outdoors. He lived to fish, hunt and garden. He joined the Navy in 1947 and retired in 1978. He then worked at the Coast Guard, repairing light houses. The family would like to thank the staff at Selkirk Place for their kind care. Special thanks to the staff on the fourth floor and also thanks to Dr. Hartford. There will be no service at Roy's request. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation of your choice. (The Victoria Times Colonist 23 Apr 2016)

 

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JEFFERS, Henry Reginald - passed away on November 30, 2004 in Victoria at the age of 79. Predeceased by his brother, Laurence and his sister, Madelyn. He is survived by his wife, Ivy of 52 years marriage; his sister, Doris and brother, William. He will be dearly missed by his children, Betty, Don (Paula) and Sharon; his grandchildren, Candace and Joshua and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the R.C.N.V.R. during WWII, a longtime Legion member as well as a member of Knights of Columbus and a dedicated member of Alberta Teacher's Association committees for many years. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2004 at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. (The Times Colonist 03 Dec 2004)

JESSIMAN, Duncan James - The Honourable, Q.C., Quietly and with dignity, Duncan passed away, on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in Vancouver, BC. Duncan is survived by Alix (Perrin), his loving and caring wife of 27 years; and his children, Duncan (Colleen Crawford), Robert (Sally Kendall) and Sally (Arnold Ostevik). 'Big', as he was affectionately known, will also be missed by his devoted grandchildren, Duncan (Tressa Main), Patrick, Shauna, Ryann (Phil Doucette), Scott, Robin, Joe and Julia. Big was a loving caring father and grandfather always there to support and love his family. It made him very proud that all of his children were university educated and active professionals in their communities. He was born in Winnipeg, MB on June 5 1923, to parents, William and Rubina (Ruby) Jessiman. He was predeceased by his mother when he was 9 years old and subsequently by his father and brothers, William, Tom and John and he is survived by his youngest brother Harvey. At age 16, Duncan left home and went west to fight fires in British Columbia. His Aunt Ret and Uncle Dunc then convinced him to come home and stay with them and go back to school. They made him realize the importance of education. At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a midshipman. He served in the coastal forces in Canada, the United Kingdom and France. He served with the 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla and was part of the Allied liberation of Europe, participating in D-day, June 6, 1944, and in operations on the French, Belgian and Dutch coasts. This was dangerous duty. He survived the destruction of his squadron at 0stend in 1945. He was honourably discharged as a Lieutenant RCNVR in August 1945. After his service he continued his commitment to lifelong learning as he worked to obtain his law degree. After he obtained his law degree, he went back and obtained his arts degree and then later his LLM and then went on to teach in the post graduate program at the law school. He started practicing law in 1948, when he joined with Arthur Johnston, the firm eventually becoming Johnston, Jessiman, Gardner and Twaddle. In 1971 that firm joined with Pitblado and Hoskin where he became a partner and in 1998 he joined Aikins, MacAulay Thorvaldson where he continued his practice until 2005. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1959 and appeared successfully before the Supreme Court of Canada on four occasions. He was a lifelong member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and became a senator in 1993. He took great pride on the work he did in the Senate with the Special Committee dealing with the Pearson Airport Agreements, the Standing Committees on Fisheries and Oceans; Legal and Constitutional Affairs; Social Affairs, Science and Technology; the Sub Committee on Veterans Affairs; and the Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access. In addition to politics Duncan's commitment to the community involved his participation in the Rotary Club of Winnipeg where he became President, the University of Winnipeg, where he became Chairman of the Board of Regents; he was a founding member, chairperson of the board and member of the executive committee of the Victoria General Hospital Research and Services Inc.; in addition he was a member of the advisory boards of Rainbow Stage and the Canadian Arthritis Society. In business he was equally successful where he was a driving force in the creation of a number of entities listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. These entities included Service Corporation International Canada, Geocrude Energy, Pan Cana Resources and RIMOIL where he served as chairman and Enerplus Resources where he was a director. He also served as a director of Air Canada. In Winnipeg, through Progressive Holdings he was involved with many investments involving among other things, land development. The development of Linden Ridge with others was one of its larger undertakings. Through his community involvement, political associations and business interests, there were not many places he didn't travel to, however his best times were visiting the far flung reaches of Canada and getting to know and gain a better understanding of the people. He always prided himself for having a goal, setting the agenda, being rigorously honest, being in control, giving ample consideration to all the details in complex matters, he had a very focused and strong mind. When needed he was always able to shift his truly incredible power of focus to deal with the required issue at hand, usually involving others. He was always determined and could always be relied on. His enormous strength, energy and the security of purpose was cherished by many, but in particular, his family members. He will be dearly missed by all. He was a member of the Manitoba Club and the St. Charles Country Club where he very much enjoyed matching wits with the Boys of Friday . For many years Duncan and the family spent summers enjoying the family cottage uniquely located on the isthmus between West Hawk Lake and Hunt Lake. A service in celebration of Duncan's life will take place at St. George's Crescentwood Anglican Church, 168 Wilton St. in Winnipeg on Tuesday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow at the Church. Donations to CancerCare Manitoba, P.O. Box 2248, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A6 are gratefully appreciated. Duncan was deeply appreciative of all his caregivers, especially Antonia and Merril and his dedicated wife and daughter. One always knew where he stood on a matter. (The Winnipeg Free Press 22 Apr 2006)

JESSOP, John W. (Jack), PO, RCNVR - Born 1912 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, passed away July 1, 2010 in Victoria of natural causes in his 99th year. His life is remembered with delight and gratitude by his grieving widow Mercedes, together with nephew Davison Balfour (and Flo) of Toronto. Predeceased by his first wife Violet and son John. Survived by nephews Adam and Eliot Smith and granddaughter Alexandra of Montreal, and as well by niece Melanie Heywood and nephew Richard Balfour. Jack is the last brother of a large family in England. He emigrated to Canada during the depression and made his way to Winnipeg where he worked at the Exchange. During the war years he served across Canada from Halifax to Esquimalt in the RCNVR as an active Petty Officer. Following that, he was a Banker with the Toronto Dominion Bank until his retirement in Toronto when he moved with Violet to Victoria. Jack was a member of the choir in the Anglican Church for over seventy years. He was an avid golfer and once he no longer walked the course he golfed on his computer screen. He was still driving his car at the age of 97 and always enjoyed a jaunt to fetch fish and chips, even in the month before he left us. One of his legacies is a cellar of fine homemade wine, and we still quaff it with a toast to his quick knowing witticisms. He and Mercedes married after a courtship which started at an Anglican Church picnic. They were married when he was 88 and they had nearly ten wonderful years together. He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration is planned and will be announced. (The Times Colonist 17 Jul 2010)

JOHNSTON, George Moody - Born May 3, 1915 in New Westminster, B.C. passed away May 28, 2008 at Queens Park Care facility in the presence of family who will sorely miss him. Predeceased by his wife Marion in 2002. He was employed for 42 years by the Provincial Government Land Title Office. He served during W.W. II with the R.C.N.V.R. branch of the Navy and is survived by several nieces and nephews on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. No service by his request. Columbia-Bowell 604-521-4881 (The Province 06 Jun 2008)

JOHNSTONE, George Elliott, CD, LCdr (06 Aug 1935 - 09 Aug 2012) - George was born in Halifax, N.S. with a boyhood passion for the sea in his heart. He attended King's College School in Windsor, N.S. and Dalhousie University before joining the first class of H.M.C.S. Venture. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1954 to 1975. After leaving the Navy the family settled in Victoria and George had a second career with the B.C. Government. Family vacations were always taken in the family's various sailboats, cruising the coasts of B.C. and Washington State. In 1987 he achieved his lifelong dream and set off in Tarquin V with Dot as his first mate on a world cruise which lasted eight years. They enjoyed exploring the various cultures they encountered and made many new friends. Upon returning to B.C. George and Dot retired to Maple Bay. At this time George was diagnosed with prostate cancer which he dealt with stoically for 16 1/2 years. He always maintained a sense of optimism and humour. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy, and by his children, Sandra Eichendorf (Ross), Andrew Johnstone (Denise Rogers), Heather Johnstone (Gerry Morello), Barbara Davidson (Ken); grandchildren, Ian Eichendorf (Colleen), Robin Eichendorf, Roslyn Davidson, Peter Davidson, Leone Morello; great grandson, Thomas George Eichendorf; and sister Joan Pilson (Michael). Sincere thanks to Dr. Lauren Jackson, Dr. Charles Ludgate, Dr. Jorg Michels, the Cowichan Valley home care nurses and care teams, Cheryl Upright R.N., Sue Pollard, R.N., and the staff of 2 south at the Cowichan District Hospital. They all helped to make George's journey as smooth as possible. A family gathering to celebrate the life of George will be held at a later date. Donations, if desired may be made in George's memory to the Victoria Prostate Center or the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Vancouver Island Center. "Home is the sailor, home from the sea." (The Times Colonist 17 Aug 2002)

JONES, C. Peter - Born March 16, 1918, died peacefully at home in North Vancouver on September 30, 2009. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor; sisters Pamela Stone and Meg Parr (Tony); children Penny (George Pedersen and family), Stephen (Beverley Boys), Christine (David Millar), Tim (Jennifer) and Hugh; grandchildren Lorin and Suzanne Jones, Sam, Alex and Nathan Millar, and Peter, Emily and Madelyn Jones; and many nieces and nephews. Born in Cirencester, England, Peter moved with his parents to BC after World War I and was raised in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Victoria. In 1941, he joined the RCNVR in the first class at Royal Roads. Peter served in the North Atlantic and in England as a Gunnery Officer. While stationed in Halifax he met Eleanor. After the war he earned his engineering degree at UBC. He was a founding partner of Read, Jones, Christoffersen. Peter gave 20 years of public service as school trustee in North Vancouver, and as alderman and mayor (1974 - 1978) in West Vancouver. In 1978 he founded Jones Kwong Kishi. Peter was active in the Unitarian Church. A founder of Capilano College; he received the first honorary doctorate from Capilano University. A lifelong lover of the outdoors, he enjoyed skiing, hiking and Worlcombe Island. In retirement, he enjoyed world travels with Eleanor, arbitration work, photography and was a palliative care volunteer for 19 years at LGH. Peter was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, uncle, and friend - a gentleman and a gentle man. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, October 8, 2009 at St. Catherines Church, 1058 Ridgewood, North Vancouver, at 1:30 p.m. (The Province 03 Oct 2009)

JONES, John David (Johnny) (17 Jul 1922 - 03 Jul 2003) At the Grace General Hospital, John (Johnny) Jones died at the age of 80 years. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years June; son Laird (Janice) and grandchildren, Amethyst (Kris), Beryl and great-granddaughter Eloise. John was born and raised in Winnipeg. He was a member of the 11th Winnipeg Cubs, Scouts and Rover Crew. In Johns 20th year he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, served in the North Atlantic on the HMCS Wascana. After he returned from the war he started his career in the Automotive Industry, working at Beaties Auto Electric, Franks Automotive and Piston Ring. He was a member of Winnipeg Wandering Wheels, English Speaking Union, and the White Ensign. John loved to listen to music, he was a loving family man and would lend a helping hand to anyone, anytime. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday July 8 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Aidans Anglican Church, 274 Campbell, with Reverend Ken Turnbull officiating. If friends so desire donations in Johns memory may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba, 109 - 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 and at Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter, 3062 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Y1. Garry Memorial Funeral Home Cemetery and Cremation Centre (The Winnipeg Free Press 06 Jul 2003)

 

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JONES, Maclean E. (Mac) - passed away at age 96 in the early hours of March 16, 2014. His wife of 67 years, Yolande, predeceased him in 2007. He is survived by his son, Peter; his daughter, Yolande (married to Doug Proctor) and his son, Craig (married to Donna Jones). He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Cameron Proctor, Jeffrey Proctor, Sarah Jones, Christina Jones, Mark Jones and Derek Jones; and five great-grandchildren, Tabby, Veronika, Allison, Graydon and Rex. Mac had a full life. He served in the Canadian navy on Destroyer Escort in the North Atlantic during World War ll. He was the iconic builder of modern Bennett Jones LLP Law firm which bears his name, pioneer of Canadian oil and gas law, business advisor and mentor to many, having started his legal career there in 1939. He was a member of the Law Society of Alberta for over 73 years. Mac served as director of many corporations including Dome Petroleum, CIBC, Sears Canada, North American Life and Nowsco Well Service. Mac served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Calgary School Board. He was an avid fisherman, active in community charitable endeavors and, with his wife, Yolande, travelled the world. As was the case with his wife, a small family Service will be held to commemorate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to a charity of the donor's choice. (The Calgary Herald 18 Mar 2014)

JOYES, Jack - Born October 8, 1922, in London, Ontario, passed away on May 26, 2007. Beloved husband to the late Mary Lou (nee Marshall) (1982). Loving Dad to Ricky and Char, Billy and Linda, Tommy and Gayle, Timmy and Gail, Jackie Oke and Larry, Missy and Terry Baker. Loving friend and companion to Bernice Fortier. Dear brother to Violet, Ken, and George. Unforgettable Pipi to Jenny, John, Jimmy, Michael, Todd, Jenn, Kris, Mandi, Brad, Craig, Chris, Tarah, Kellie, and Kaytee. Great Pipi to 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack was a proud Veteran of WWII, serving in the North Atlantic combined Opps, and a retiree of Ford Motor Company after many years as a midnight Stewart, and Plant Chair. He was the first appointed Health and Safety Representative at W.C.P., C.A.W. Local 200. A member of the H.M.C.S. Hunter, War Pensioners, R.C.L. Branch 578, and a founding member of the Windsor Naval Veterans Association. All who knew Jack will miss his wise cracks, jokes, and navy songs. Visitation at the Windsor Chapel Funeral Home, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., on Monday May 28, 2007 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 - 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until time of a combined Funeral Service and Windsor Veteran's Memorial Committee Service at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In honour of Jack's life, memorial donations may be made to a Charity of Your Choice. (The Windsor Star 28 May 2007)

 

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JULIAN, Albert D. (22 Apr 1926 - 17 Oct 2012) - With great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful husband and devoted father on October 17, 2012 at 86 years of age. Cherished husband of Sylvia (nee Bourdganis) of 59 years. Loving father of Patricia Julian and Sandra Chodola (late Glenn). Adored Grandpa of Amanda, Tara, Ryan, and great-granddaughter Mickayla. Predeceased by his parents Arthur and Gladys Julian and brother Norman Julian. Albert was a WWII Naval Veteran, a retiree from Chrysler Plant 2 Windsor Assembly. If you so desire, donations can be made to the Salvation Army. Visiting Friday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Veteran’s Memorial Service under the auspices of Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee Friday 7:30pm. On Saturday, friends are invited to join the family after 9:00am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 for Funeral at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens.

KARAGIANIS, Leslie Charles (Les) - age 104. Truro passed away May 12, 2014 in Camp Hill Veteran's Memorial Bldg., Halifax. He moved to Camp Hill from Parkland Estates, Truro in December, 2013. Born in Cardiff, Wales to Erackley and Elsie (Rhodes) Karagianis, Les went to sea at the age of 13 and was a merchant mariner in both the U.K. and Canada. He immigrated to Canada in 1929 and in 1932 began a distinguished 32 year career with the R.C.N. which included convoy duty in the Second World War and being stationed in Esquimalt and Halifax. In 1944 Les was awarded the Order of the British Empire. Les and his wife, Gladys began retirement in Victoria, B.C., moved to Halifax and then to Truro. Besides his parents and siblings, Les was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Gladys (Harpell); their son, Dr. Leslie and granddaughter Jennifer. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Helen (Muir) Karagianis of Toronto; grandchildren, Dr. Jamie (Robin) and Vicki (Gary) Power; five great-grandchildren; half-sister Val in Wales; several nieces and nephews. The family extends thanks to Les' Parkland family for helping make his years in Truro so enjoyable; to the staff of V6 Jubilee East in Veteran's Memorial Bldg. for providing wonderful care, support and friendship when he needed it most; and to St. Andrew's United Church, Truro for Parkland visits and always remembering him on special occasions. A memorial service will take place in the summer when closest family members make their annual return to Nova Scotia. Arrangements entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. (The Victoria Times Colonist 16 May 2014)

KARPOFF, Albert - Peacefully on March 15, 2014, at Middlechurch Home, at the age of 88 years old. Albert is predeceased by his loving wife Hilda (Rosentreter) and son Jim. Albert is survived by sons Ken (Nancy) and Don, daughters Terri and Trudy (Walter), grandchildren Tracey (Ryan), Jason (Colleen), Zane (Chelsey), Payton and Riley, great grandchildren Isaiah and Timothy, sisters Linda and Carol (Norm) and brother Larry (Anne). Albert was born on June 27, 1925, in Whitemouth and was one of 10 children he lived most of his life in Winnipeg. Albert proudly served his country from 1943 to 1945 in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He worked, again very proudly, for Canada Post for 35 years and was able to retired at the young age of 55. Albert had many hobbies. He was an amazing handyman and could build and fix anything; he loved helping others with all the many projects. He always enjoyed reading or playing a good game of chess. He curled and loved playing cards with family and friends, there was nothing like a good game of cards after a wonderful Sunday dinner. One of the best things Albert was known for was telling his corny jokes he loved to laugh and make people laugh. Albert and Hilda lived many years of their retired lives at Fort Garry Place they made so many great friends. Albert loved music, He and Hilda belonged to the Fort Garry Place Choir they loved singing in the choir and the many places it took them. Retirement also meant traveling for Albert and Hilda and they loved it all cruises, bus trips, road trips they did it all with their friends and family. Family was very important to Albert his eyes always lit up every time someone came to visit even in his most difficult times he was at every family function. The family would like to thank all the wonderful caring staff at Middlechurch for all the care you gave our Dad/Grandpa we know he appreciated it as well. A celebration of Albert's life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers and in Albert's giving way donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Dad/Grandpa we love you and know that you are in peace.

KELLOCK, Thomas Angus - died at the age of 88 on March 15, 2006 in Victoria General Hospital, following an injury and illness sustained in Honolulu this past January. Tom is survived by Joyce, his loving wife of 65 years; his sisters Florence McDermot and Jean Carey; his daughter Irene Peterson and husband Ken, and their children David and Kristine; his son Michael and wife Sharon, and Michael's sons Steven and Matthew; his daughter Jan and husband Richard, their children Emily and Nathan, Jan's daughter Rayelene, and his great-granddaughter Suzanna. Tom was born in Cranbrook on May 3,1917, grew up in Winnipeg, and served in the RCNVR from 1942 to 1945. In 1962 he moved to the Westcoast and worked for Qwest Foods on the Lower Mainland, and on Vancouver Island until his retirement in 1977. For the past 25 years, Tom and Joyce spent their time in Victoria during the summer, and in Hawaii during the winter. A man who enjoyed life and sportsmanship, Tom won many trophies at curling and golf competitions, and in his later years, was an avid Bridge player. Tom was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 1946, and a member of the Central Baptist Church family since the early 1990's. Tom's smile, laughter, and sense of humour brought joy into the lives of everyone he met. He loved being around people, and throughout the years, his home was always full of friends and family. Most of all, his family was the meaning of life to him, and Tom loved nothing more than sitting around with his children and grandchildren, and reminiscing about his early years growing up with ten brothers and sisters, his time in the Navy during WWII, and all the adventures he had experienced in life. Tom will be remembered as loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who always took the time to let others know how special they were to him. His encouragement, support, and generous spirit will never be forgotten, and the precious memories Tom shared will live on in the hearts and minds of his family. We take comfort knowing that Tom is now at peace in the presence of the Lord. A memorial service will be held at Central Baptist Church, 833 Pandora Avenue on April 8th at 4:00 pm. If you wish, please donate to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. (The Times Colonist 05 Apr 2006)

KELLY, George C.W. - of Saint John, NB, occurred on Monday February 28, 2011 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John, son of the late Albert and Ellen (Brigden) Kelly and the loving husband of Helen (Astorino) Kelly for 61 years. Also brother to the late Albert and the late Robert (Bud) Kelly. Besides his wife, survived by daughters, Nancy (Mike) Owens; Karen (Mark) Armstrong; sons, Mark (Hope) Kelly and Tim (Lori) Kelly and seven grandchildren, Gregory, Zachary, Jennifer, Brandon, Jarod, Jeremy and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Cloé, Zoey and Liam. In his early years an avid basketball player having played juvenile, high school, junior, Ca[tpr II military based team and following military service one year with Dalhousie University Varsity. Served from 1942 to 1945 in the Royal Canadian Navy on Battle of The Atlantic Convoys and following his return from overseas after VE Day was deployed by ship to the Pacific where following VJ Day, he was honourably discharge thru HMCS Naden (Victoria) and HMCS Captor II (Saint John). He was very proud of the fact that his father served over seas with the 115 BN Inf Div (WWI) and also his two brothers with the Royal Canadian Navy (WWII). George was employed by the Federal Government from 1954 until his retirement in 1985 mostly with the Property and Building Management Division of Canada Public Works. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 69, the Federal Superannuates National Association (FSNA) and long time member of Westfield Golf and Country Club and was awarded a honourary membership in the year 2008. Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506-634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday March 2, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Our Lady of the Assumption on Thursday March 3, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Interment in Cedar Hill Ext Cemetery in the spring. A tribute to a veteran’s service will be held on Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Donations may be made to the War Amps Hospital Foundation.

KELLY, Joseph Shaw - Quite suddenly, although not unexpected, Joseph Shaw Kelly passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Thursday, March 30, 2000. Dad to us, Joe to his family and friends, he lived a good life with a passion for helping others. We do not mourn his death. Rather we celebrate his full and rewarding life. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife and soul mate Shirley; brothers, Bernard and Michael and sisters, Rita and Mary-Margaret all of with whom he has now been re-united. He is survived by his two "chosen" children, Sharon and Jim; his sisters, Kathleen and Betty; son-in-law Kevin Donnelly; daughter-in-law Joanne Hoekstra; grandchildren, Katie, Rachel, Thomas and Christopher Donnelly and Stefanie and Benjamin Kelly and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. We celebrate Dads life of helping and serving others: from his service in the RCNVR in the Second World War, through his years as an officer with RCSCC Crusader, and his involvement with the Naval Officers Association and the local community. Dad always put his family, his friends, sometimes complete strangers, and yes, even his dogs ahead of himself. While we will miss him in this physical life, his memory will live on forever in all of us whose hearts he has touched in so many different ways. Although the number of people to thank is endless and too numerous to mention, Sharon and I must thank three people who have helped us so much, given our great distance apart from Dad. Great thanks to Kerry LeBlanc, a close friend of Sharon and Kevin. He has been an absolute God send over the past few years, selflessly taking care of things on our behalf to make Dads life so much easier. And to my birth-aunt Fran and cousin Rosanne both of whom I only met for the first time last June, for comforting Dad throughout his final hours including his time of passing. In lieu of flowers, Dad would have wanted you to donate whatever you could to your own choice of charity. Funeral Services will be held at Desjardins Funeral Chapel, 357 Des Meurons St., on Monday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains till follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. The Desjardins Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements. (The Winnipeg Free Press 03 Apr 2000)

KENNEDY, Kyle Frederick - Surrounded by his family, Kyle lost his courageous battle with cancer at London Health Sciences Centre - Victoria Hospital on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 88. Born and raised in Ridgetown, Kyle was the son of the late Frederick George & Margaret Edna (Campbell) Kennedy. He will be sadly missed by his wife Shirley, his children Anne and Jim, granddaughter Lauren and special four legged friend Koda. Survived by sister-in-law Jessie Welch-Cutler, brother-in-law Alan Varney (Audrey), and sister-in-law Mary Helen Verlaan (Bill). Also missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Kyle had a passionate love for all sports up until the end. He was scouted by the St Louis Cardinals to play professional baseball, played basketball and was part of the winning team for the Senior A Championships for Ontario. Upon returning home, after his service to the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II, he organized Little League Baseball, played and coached hockey and was a former Director and President of Ridgetown Golf and Country Club. He was a partner with his wife in Kennedy and Kennedy Real Estate for over 40 years. Kyle was a 68 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a member of the Howard Lodge No. #391, Ridgetown and the MOCHA Shrine Club for over 60 years. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Howard Lodge No. #391 AF & AM will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Friday at 6:45 p.m. A Legion Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Kyle’s life will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 with Rev. Al McIntyre officiating. Those wishing to make a donation are welcome to consider Meals on Wheels, Ridgetown Adult Activity Centre, Salvation Army and Royal Canadian Legion Br. 243, Ridgetown would be appreciated. McKinlay Funeral Home 76 Main Street East Ridgetown, Ontario. (McKinlay Funeral Homes Ltd. 11 Oct 2013)

KENNEDY, Ralph John - crossed the Bar on December 29, 2013 to be in heaven with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and his beloved wife Lois who predeceased him in 2010. He leaves behind his four sons and their families, Scott and Sharon and their children: Ryan, Adam and Micah (Kristin); Daryl and his children: Jonathon and Robert; Shawn and JoAnne and their daughters: Meaghan (Chris) and Rebecca; Craig and his children: Melissa and Hunter. Ralph was born on February 2, 1924 to Hilda Mae Kennedy (Tozer) and Michael John Kennedy in Antler, Saskatchewan. Ralph is also survived by his brother Bill and sisters Bernice (Nels), Barbara (Bill) and Bonnie (John) and numerous beloved cousins, nephews and nieces. Ralph attended Elmwood High School in Winnipeg and joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 17. Ralph fought for liberty and freedom by serving his country as an ASDIC operator during the Second World War. He participated in the Murmansk Run, the Invasion of Normandy on D-Day and the North Atlantic Run, known as the most intense submarine battle in the War. As a result of his service both in the war and in the community, Ralph was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2008 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. Following his service in the navy, Ralph became a teacher at Tec Voc High School in Winnipeg. Ralph taught for 37 years at Tec Voc in both the electrical shop and as a guidance and career counselor. Ralph was a constant fixture at any Tec Voc event and was immensely proud of the Green and Gold. Ralph made a tremendous impact on so many young lives and could even name faces in pictures back through to his inaugural days of teaching at Tec Voc. Ralph was also a night school principal at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg. Ralph loved to laugh and read, and watch sporting events. Many an unwary teacher at Tec Voc "shared" in Ralph's jokes. Ralph and several fellow teachers kept up a monthly game of cards that they continuously played for over 50 years. In 1961, Ralph moved his young family to the Municipality of Springfield where he built Valley View Farm. There, he raised and trained Thoroughbred racehorses. Subsequently, Ralph and his family moved to Hillside Road north of Oak Bank where he established his Thoroughbred training centre known as Pine Ridge Farm. Ralph served as president of the Manitoba Horseman's Benevolent & Protective Association and the Vice President of its Canadian Division. Ralph was also involved in politics and had a strong interest in the well being of his beloved Canada. Ralph served on council in the R.M. of Springfield and was a longtime supporter of Ducks Unlimited. Ralph served on the committee that established Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oak Bank and for seven years was on the Board of Directors of the North Eastman Health Association. Ralph was also a longtime hail adjuster for Co-operative Hail Insurance. Ralph was a proud member of the Canadian White Ensign Society and the Manitoba Legion. Ralph was known for his love of family, his sense of humour and his generosity, honesty and integrity. Our Dad and Grandpa was loved immeasurably by his children and grandchildren. Ralph received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour in later life. Both he and his family witnessed the Lord's grace and power in strengthening and sustaining him through both good and difficult times and circumstances. The family would like to thank the staff at Riverview Health Centre for the kind attention to Ralph over the past two and one half years. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at Oakbank Baptist Church, 26033 Springfield Rd. (West of Hwy. 206), Oakbank, MB. "Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; They have seen the works of the Lord, And His wonders in the deep." Psalm 107:23 & 24. (The Winnipeg Free Press 03 Jan 2014)

KERR, Donald Alexander - born on December 19, 1919 in Regina, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2004 at Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion. Predeceased by his son, Michael in 1995; daughter, Marguerite in 1996; two brothers and two sisters. Lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-seven years, Toleta (Terry); sister, Jean (Kate) Anderson; daughter, Diane Drake of Fife, Washington; son, David (Marg) of Coombs; daughter, Jo-Ann (Dan) Wallis of Campbell River. His twelve grandchildren, Sherri, Jo-Ann, Keith, Christopher, Kimberly, Crystal, Kim, Kevin, Michelle, Erin, Scott and Kaylee; fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In his youth, Don was a gymnast with the YMCA and won many awards. He was a member of the RCNVR from 1941 until 1945. Don worked at the Dockyard and retired from Yarrows in 1985. He was an avid golfer, curler and gardener winning many prizes for his vegetables. Dons passion was his grape arbour and making his own wine. Don had a great love for his wife, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his own kids. Special thank you to Dr. David MacNaughton; Tricia and all the staff at Oak Bay Kiwanis for their love and support. A celebration of Don's life will be held at McCall Bros Floral Chapel, Johnson at Vancouver St., on Friday, August 13, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC or the charity of your choice. (The Times Colonist 11 Aug 2004)

KIRKPATRICK, Duke - died Monday, November 4 at the age of 85 after a good life and a long journey with Alzheimer's. He leaves to mourn his devoted and caring wife Audrey, to whom he was married for 62 years, and his children Duncan (Bev), Laurie Lee (Jim), Bruce (Wendy) and Cameron (Cyndy) as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Duke was born in Winnipeg in 1928 and joined the navy in 1946, travelling extensively for the next two years. He spent the next eight years with the Winnipeg City Police, leaving the force to become an inspector with the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission. Duke retired as Chief Inspector in 1983. Duke was always very athletic and was a talented boxer in his youth; he later coached hockey and enjoyed curling for many years. He loved being out of doors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with all his children. He was fortunate to have been able to retire early at the age of 55 and to have spent the next many years with Audrey travelling to Arizona and living in Sooke and in Duncan, BC. He enjoyed golfing and working as a course marshall in BC and took up wood carving, presenting each of his children with beautiful carvings. Duke was always a Winnipeg boy at heart and he and Audrey returned to Winnipeg in 2000. They both very much enjoyed their time spent at Southwood and Southside Golf clubs. Duke moved to Golden Links in 2011, and the family truly appreciates the wonderful care provided by the staff on the second floor and in the special needs unit. Audrey is especially grateful for the compassion and kindness shown to Duke by staff who expressed their sympathy and told her how much they would miss Duke and his outgoing personality and sense of humour. In lieu of burial, Duke's body has been donated to the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in accordance with the family's wishes in the hope that this contribution will assist in research respecting Alzheimer's disease. No service is planned. The Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba was of immense assistance to Audrey and Duke in providing information, peer support and new friendships. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, R3C 4G2, or to Golden Links Lodge, 2280 St. Mary's Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2N 3Z6. (The Winnipeg Free Press 08 Nov 2013)

KIRKWOOD, David John, RCNVR (07 Aug 1924 - 13 Feb 2014) - David entered Eternity peacefully the morning of February 13 at Acacia Ty Mawr seniors residence, which had been home for two years. He was born in Anyox, BC, the fourth child and third son to Lily and Thomas Kirkwood. David moved with his family to Vancouver when Anyox closed prior to WWII into the neighbourhood at 41st and Victoria where his future bride Evelyn lived. David served for two years in the RCNVR during the war and, in 1945, married Evelyn, and settled next door to her parents' home to raise a family of four children. David and Evelyn retired to the Courtenay area in 1984 where they lived until time and tide brought them to the Cobble Hill area. David is survived by sons Vin (Sue), Kevin (Marcia), and Keith and daughter Kathy (Ron) Read; Sheila (sister); grandchildren Bridget, Emma, Diana, Mary Rose, Brock, Andrew, Elizabeth, David Read, Stephanie (Alain Constantin) and Lawrence (Jamey) Roonie; great-grandchildren Connor, Laura, Sophie, Tyler, and Kaylee Simmons, and Elizabeth, Ann-Marie, Felicity, and Gregory Bartle, Liam Constantin and Sam Rooney. David worked for Boeing Aircraft in Richmond BC before WWII where he helped build Catalina Flying Boats. As soon as he could, he joined the RCNVR for the duration of hostilities as a Stoker. By the end of the War he had been promoted to Acting Stoker 1st Class. He served in HMCS CORNWALLIS, PEREGRIN, ST-HYACINTHE, and DISCOVERY. After the War, David worked for a time in Hedley, BC, at the Mascot Mine before taking up a position at the White Pine Mill on the Fraser River, where he worked his way up to the Foreman's position in the Electrical Shop before retiring to Vancouver Island in 1984. He was active in Scouting as a Cub and Scout Master at the 9th Vancouver Group and an Assistant District Commissioner for the Carleton District. David's "Scout's Own" style funeral will be celebrated at Sand's Funeral Chapel in Duncan at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, 18 February 2014; viewing from 11:30. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the Alzheimer's Society of BC. We would like to acknowledge Dad's friends in Fanny Bay, the staff of the Gatehouse Adult Care Residence and Acacia Ty Mawr for the friendship, care, and assistance rendered to him over the last few years. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace. (The Province 15 Feb 2014)

 

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KNOWLER, George Donald Fraser (28 Sep 1925 - 15 Apr 2014) The family sadly announces the peaceful passing of Fraser Knowler at his home. Fraser is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Knowler, sons Doug (Jackie) and Jeff (Cheryl), grandchildren Elyse and Brian, and friends in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Surrey, BC. Fraser was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served in the RCNVR (1943 – 1945) at sea and was a proud member of Canadian Legion #6, serving on the colour party and as Sargeant of Arms. Fraser was a long time employee of Manitoba and British Columbia Telephone through his working life. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cloverdale Legion #6, 17567 57 Avenue at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. In lieu of flowers please donate to charity of your choice. (The Vancouver Sun 19 Apr 2014)

KORBISSER, Anton Patrick - On Monday April 18, our family lost its gentle patriarch at the age of 94. "Tony" (Anton) Korbisser was a devoted and faithful husband of 67 years to Jeanne d'Arc and kind father of Diana-Marie (Korbisser) Stolz and June Korbisser and their families. Tony was also proud to have served in the Navy in WW2. His life was an incredible example of a kind, loving, strong man of integrity - a true man of honour. "The world feels a lot emptier without you in it… We cherish your noble legacy." According to his wishes, there will be cremation and no funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Veteran's Affairs. (Edmonton Journal 23 Apr 2016)

KOSTASHUK, George - On June 11, 2014. George, born in Vegreville, AB, on May 11, 1927, the youngest of the six children of Manoly "Mike" and Anna, enjoyed a fulfilling childhood in Vegreville. At school he excelled in science and was keenly aware of the world around him. In 1945 George graduated from high school, and having attained the rank of sergeant in the local Air Cadets unit, was accepted into the Fleet Air Arm of the RCN. As World War II ended just three days before his 18th birthday, George redirected his efforts to attending university. He was accepted to the University of Alberta and graduated with an Honours degree in Physics in 1949. While at U of A he spent his summers honing his scientific skills working in Suffield for the Defence Research Board. After a brief stint at Western Geophysical he moved to Vancouver to pursue graduate studies at UBC. However, the lure of the oil industry proved too great, so George returned to Western and took on the role of Party Chief, working his way across Canada with the company. Looking for more adventure from his work in Canada George took on an assignment in Milan, Italy, and began a life-long love of travel. It was while based in Italy that he proposed to and married Shirley Van Dusen of Wellington, Ontario, his loving wife of 58 years. Following civil and church ceremonies in Rome, the happy couple departed on their honeymoon to Capri and Tripoli (a working honeymoon!). After spending several years in the Mediterranean region George and Shirley returned to Canada to start their family. They settled in Calgary but only long enough to have two children before setting off to the Canary Islands for a posting at Western's West African operations. Upon returning to Calgary, and having two more children, George started a new phase in his work, exploring for oil and gas fields in Alberta with firms including Sinclair, Mobil, and Banff Oil. One of the many highlights of his career was his leading role in the discovery of the giant Strachan gas field in the Alberta foothills. George progressed with the growing Canadian oil industry, opening up new frontiers in the Arctic while conducting seismic programs with Calgary-based Velocity Surveys. Eventually he became Vice President and General Manager of Sigma Explorations, continuing his work in conventional and arctic seismic acquisition. George focused much of his career in frontier areas and was a pioneer in arctic seismic surveys. He was a dedicated member of Twin Rivers Toastmasters Club for 43 years. George was an Honorary Life Member of APEGA and received the CSEG Meritorious Service award as well as many other professional honours. As a proud Albertan, George supported many initiatives and was very active in the geophysical community. George, with Shirley and their family, enjoyed skiing, boating, golfing, and the benefits of living in Calgary. He is survived by his wife Shirley, sisters Jeanette and Olyve, son Michael (Peggy), daughters Mary, Liz (Sean Hann), and special daughter Brenda Winston, grandchildren Christopher, David, Tessa, and Liam, as well as many nieces and nephews. George is predeceased by his son John, brother Stan, and sisters Kay Kenyon and Mary Pruner. George's family extend their gratitude to the nursing and care staff of the Rockyview Hospital and Sarcee Hospice for their support during his brief illness. To honour George's dedication to Geoscience, donations can be made in his memory to the CSEG Foundation (c/o cseg.office@shaw.ca or online through www.canadahelps.org) and to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. A Memorial Service will be held at the Living Spirit United Church, 629 - 49 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Glencoe Club, 636 -29 Avenue S.W. Arrangements in care of Pierson's Funeral Service 403-235-3602. (The Calgary Herald 13 Jun 2014)

LABOSSIERE, Denis Hubert - In loving memory of our dear dad, grandad and brother, who died September 29, 2013 at Deer Lodge Centre. Denis (Denny) was married to his beloved wife, Evelyn (nee LaPorte), for 53 years. Evey died in 2005. He is survived by his children Gregory, Corinne, Douglas and J, son-in-law David Gelley, daughter-in-law Gloria, grandson Alexandre and his sisters Gisele, Edith, Marilyn and Renee. Denis was predeceased by his brothers Jules, Marcel, Etienne, Yves and Jean Baptiste and his sisters Alexandrine and Blande. Denis was born in Somerset, Manitoba to Alexandre LaBossiere and Juliette Savoie. During the Second World War, at the age of 17, he joined the navy and served overseas. Returning to Winnipeg after the war, Denis studied for his Chartered Accountant designation and later joined the Hudson's Bay Company. Denis's career took him, Evey and the kids to Victoria, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. After moving back to Winnipeg in 1978, golfing with his buddies at the St. Charles Country Club became a special joy for him. On Saturday, October 12, a private service was held for Denis at St. Norbert Cemetery followed by a celebration of his life at the St. Charles Country Club. Special thanks to the many extraordinary people who provided Denis with compassionate care: Dr. Darrel Drachenberg and his team, and the staffs of St. Boniface Hospital and of Deer Lodge Centre. Memorial donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation. (The Winnipeg Free Press 19 Oct 2013)

MARADYN, Edward Daniel (01 Jun 1926 - 20 Apr 2016) - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Edward Daniel Maradyn, at the age of 89, on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, in Beaumont, Alberta. Ed is survived by his wife of 34 years, Jane (neé Pingree); his son Randy, daughter-in-law Tracey, grandson Noah (Kelowna, BC); son Danny, granddaughters Rachel and Ellie (Edmonton, AB); daughter Cindy Maradyn Hawkins, son-in-law Neil, granddaughters, Jordana (Hinton), Katerine, (Belding) Maradyn, and Bronwyn; and great granddaughters, Berkeley, Adria, Marlow and Millie (Calgary, AB). He was predeceased by his wife Alice (neé Kamaranski, 1972), and is survived by his sister Nellie Yemchuk. Born in Transcona (Winnipeg), Manitoba, Ed moved to Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario, where he completed high school. Following a WWII stint in the Navy, he returned to pursue an education in engineering technology at night school, and became one of the first graduates of the program at Lakehead University. In 1982, after 35 years at Northern Engineering Supply Co (NESCO), Ed retired from his position as General Manager and chief designer. His career was marked by numerous acknowledgements, achievements and company patents as a brilliant and talented wood-harvesting inventor and fabricator. Ed and Jane retired to Conmee Township, ON, and in 1995 to Beaumont, AB. All who knew Ed would remember a Renaissance man more than capable of solving any problem. He pioneered lake-living at Shebandowan, ON, and provided a life time of cherished memories for his children Randy, Danny and Cindy. Ed lived life on his own terms and never let anything get in the way of his desire to create and complete any project. In his later life, he decided to play the violin. Ed built a work shop, machined all the tools, constructed a violin and taught himself to play, just one example of his ability to master any new task. Ed would go out and build what he couldn't afford to buy. He personified his favorite quote - “You don't have to be a millionaire to live like one.” Sharp-minded and alert, Ed spent his last hour in the sun and passed peacefully in his own home, with his loving wife by his side. His life will be celebrated by his family at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to any branch of the Salvation Army or to the Cross Cancer Institute.

MARTIN, Louis B. (Lou), CPO, RCN - WW 2 Veteran, Retired Captain Ottawa Fire Department. Suddenly in his residence, The Perley Rideau Veterans Home, on Saturday April 30th, 2011, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Frances Ethel, nee O'Connor (1982). Dear father of Donna (Bill Larkin), Dan (Linda Grey), Paula (Dale Fullarton), Frances (late Marc Belanger), Pat (Dori), Mike (Debby), Theresa, Steve (Lynn), Joe (Anne), Bernie, Brian (Penny) and predeceased by daughter Linda Burgess (2010). Grandfather of 24 and great-grandfather of 17. Lou was predeceased by his siblings, Corinne, Buster and Frank. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Rideau 2 South for their kind and loving care during our father's final years. His quality of life was thanks to their compassion. Family and friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset St. West on Tuesday May 3rd, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to St. Patrick's Basilica (Kent at Nepean) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 9:30 a.m. Interment Pinecrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope are appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 02 May 2011)

 

HMCS SARNIA

McKINNON, Frank Arnold - Surrounded by family and close friends, Frank passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer (mesothelioma). Frank was born in Winnipeg on July 12, 1938, graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate and enjoyed a full career at MTS, starting out as a telephone installer and retiring as Manager of Security. As a youth he was a Sea Cadet. At age 17 he was among few chosen for a trip to Panama on an aircraft ship. Being caught in Hurricane Hazel was his highlight. In high school Frank was on the social committee and played accordion in a band called the Red River Ramblers. As an adult he became a Lieutenant in the Navy Reserve. He spent several summers in Comox, BC teaching sailing to cadets. Frank enjoyed a full happy life with his late wife Mardi. In 1972 Frank hand built his cottage in Ponemah. They enjoyed camping in a house trailer that Frank built, travelling and summers at the lake. Frank enjoyed sailing his boat on lake and river and winters of snowmobiling. Frank was involved in the lake community. He volunteered and helped re-store the Ponemah Beach Old Grocery Store. At one point he became vice-president of the Rate Payers Association. Becoming a Mason and Shriner was an essential part of his life and he often expressed his gratitude for making these life choices. Through these he developed lifelong friendships. Frank was a member of the vintage car unit and enjoyed driving his 1949 Ford Prefect car in parades. The pride of his life was his niece Diane whom he regarded as his daughter. His love of life included his dogs Pepper and Bailey, Tim Horton's coffee, Clive Cussler novels, music (especially Steve Bell) - an endless list. The last decade of his life he spent with Sonya. Together they travelled extensively through Europe, the east coast and Vancouver Island. Frank enjoyed life at the cottage, music at the Hammers and weekly visits for coffee, treats and good company at the Teulon Blue Skies Bakery. He especially enjoyed coffee with Ken and working on the Prefect with Rob. They reveled in close family ties and friendships. Frank was a rare individual of quiet strength and generous spirit and will be deeply missed. Left to cherish his memory are his partner Sonya, brother Bill, niece Diane and husband Dean, grandnieces Michelle and Holly, Sonya's daughter Simone, husband Paul and son Cody, and many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Dawe and Debra Scot and staff at Gimli Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the East Kildonan Masonic Temple, 205 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg. There will also be a Masonic Service. Regalia may be worn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.C.A.P.E. (Stronger Communities through Arts Participation Inc.), Box 804, Winnipeg Beach, MB, R0C 3G0. (The Winnipeg Free Press 27 Apr 2016)

O'HARA, Robert (Bob) (04 Apr 1941 - 30 Apr 2016) - Peacefully on April 30th 2016, at the age of 75 surrounded by family at the Ottawa General Hospital. He was the son of the late Verna Entwistle and the late Frank David O'Hara. He leaves in sorrow his loving children Shawn O'Hara (Claire Milton) and Lynn Masey (Paul). He was the cherished grandfather of Kristina, Nicholas, Courtney, Rosalie and Mary. Bob leaves his bestfriend and "Sweetheart" Frances Dixon, as well as Frances' children Louise, Mark, Richard, their children and family friends Georgette and Lynn along with his close friends, Mohammed, Max, Rob and their families. Dad leaves behind his sister Betty Bone (Don Wake), as well as his nieces Sheri and Nancy, his cousins and many friends. Dad retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1992 after 33 years of Food Service. He was proud of his grandchildren and loved his yearly visits to Nova Scotia to see his family. Many wonderful memories will be cherished; apple picking and watching all the grandchildren's events. He loved sports such as football, baseball but he was especially a Montreal Canadian and an Ottawa Senators fan. Bob loved to garden and keep busy helping others in any way he could. He also enjoyed the outdoors and travelling. Our dad was a caring and thoughtful man who fought a valiant battle with cancer, always with a smile for us. He will be dearly missed by his family, extended family and close friends. The family would like to give many thanks to the staff, doctors and Palliative Care team at the Ottawa General Hospital for dad's care. A Celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 5th 2016 at 11 a.m. at McEvoy's Shields Funeral Home Chapel (1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa). In Memory of Dad, donations to the or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS SKEENA

PANTANO, Ricki Frederick - 55, Dartmouth, died September 2, 2003, in the VG Site, QEII, after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the former Jeannie Dunn, Eastern Passage, and the late Frederick Pantano. He was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring after 21 years of service. Following his naval career he was employed with Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. He was a long-time active member of the Dartmouth Yacht Club, where he was an avid sailor and loved the joy of sailing his boat "Salt Shaker". He was a founding member of I.P.S.C. and was also a member of the Atlantic Marksman Club. He was a wonderful husband, son and brother, until the end and will be remembered in the hearts of those he leaves behind forever. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Lois Carmichael; children, Jennifer, Ottawa; Shawn, Dartmouth; sister, Vicki-Lynn DeGazio (Dave Deveau), Lawrencetown; nephew, James DeGazio, Wales; uncles, Ralph Dunn, Eastern Passage; James Dunn, Cambridge, Ont.; aunt and uncle, Harold and Eleanor Foley, South Rawdon; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind many friends whom he cherished dearly, especially Tom Sheaves and Gary LeClaire. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Olive Dunn; uncle, William Dunn; great-aunt, Evelyn Gryson. Visiting 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 5, in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St., Dartmouth. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday, September 6, in Grace United Church, corner of King and Ochterloney Streets, Dartmouth, Rev. Stephen Fram officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Following reception burial will take place in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Research Foundation or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. (The Halifax Herald 04 Sep 2003)

 

HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS HURON

REYNOLDS, Donald William - 90 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 30, 2016. Beloved husband to Elvira (Babe) and the late Shirley Knox (1964). Devoted father to Becky (Dave, 2006), Bill (Cheryl) and Elizabeth. Granddad/Papa to Andrew, Neil, Graeme, Rachel, Sarah, Stephen, Lauren and great-grandad to Peter. Best friend to Dave Fougere and friend Betty Sgrazzutti (2008). Dad proudly served in WWII as a signalman in the Royal Canadian Navy, first on the Corvette Dawson, and then at the Naval Base in Bermuda. He graduated from Assumption College and was a dedicated teacher and librarian at W. D. Lowe Secondary School for 31 years. He was a lifelong member and supporter of Emmanuel United Church. Dad was a humble man who was a great listener and he lived his faith. Visitation at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home (Central Chapel) 519-253-7234 1700 Tecumseh Rd E. on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens. In memory of Donald, donations may be made to the Canadian Bible Society or the Windsor Downtown Mission. (The Windsor Star 05 May 2016)

 

HMCS DAWSON

ROSS, James Douglas (Doug) - Comfortably, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at University Hospital in the arms of his soulmate Linda, James Douglas "Doug" Ross sailed on his final voyage in his 83rd year. Father of Kate, Jim, Steve, Victoria, Scott and Amanda. Grandfather of Seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings Joan, Bruce and Penny, Doug was born in Sarni on May 29, 1933 to James and Claudia (Gillson) Ross. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and was a Canadian Forces East Coast Diver for 27 years. He served on several ships with his last post being aboard HMCS Granby. After returning to Sarnia in 1975 he worked at Fiberglas Canada until its closing and completed his work career with the Core of th Commissionaires. Doug's courage, strength and humour will forever be of comfort to those who loved him. At Doug's request cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged. McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth in care of arrangements.

 

HMCS GRANBY

TOMLINSON, Samuel George, LCdr, RCN - Born: 26 Aug 1927 in Sioux Lookout, Ont, he crossed the bar 18 Mar 2016.  After his naval service he worked with the Federal Department of the Environment and Department of Fisheries and Oceans in their respective Ship Branches 1973-89. Retired secondly on 01/01/1990.

 

HMCS PORTAGE, HMS/m ARTFUL, HMS/m TRESPASSER (C.O.), HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMS/m RORQUAL (C.O.), HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS ONONDAGA

VANDER HAEGEN, George Charles, DSM, BEM, CPO - George joined Connie, his wife, on May 2, 2008. This quiet, gentle man was born on March 17, 1919 on a farm outside of Dunleath, Saskatchewan. In 1938 he volunteered for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). He often recalled how he left minus forty and feet of snow in Saskatchewan and was greeted in Victoria with flowers, "I thought I had come to a different world." His first ship was the HMCS Ottawa, which was followed by service on many other destroyers. He often joked that he served in the "Destroyer Navy". He spent World War II on convoy duty in the North Atlantic and frequently returned to Halifax where he met and married the only love of his life, Connie Kennedy. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer after 25 years of service in the RCN including WWII and Korea. His many decorations include a DSM, a BEM, and the Russian Victory Medal. The new world, "Civvy Street" was different, but George soon adjusted due to his humor, kindness, honor, appreciation of life, and his courtesy. George will be remembered by all who knew him for his love of hockey, excepting the Montreal Canadiens, his fondness for a good cigar, and his enjoyment of just about everything. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Connie and his brother Peter Vander Haegen. He will be greatly missed by his older sister Anne Kukea of Hawaii, his daughter and son-in-law Anne-Louise and Ian Gibbons, his son and daughter-in-law Charles and Leslie, his three grandchildren Colin, Kara, and Jennifer, and his three great grandchildren Ava, Rowan, and Rhys. If asked about his life, George would have remarked with a slight smile, "bloody marvelous". Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:00 am, 10030 Third Street, Sidney. Arrangements have been entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services. (The Times Colonist 07 May 2008)

 

HMCS OTTAWA

WEBSTER, Ronald D. - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ron on April 18, 2016 with his family at his side. Ron was born in Victoria on October 2, 1926 and grew up in Vic West where he enjoyed athletics and singing as a soloist at Christ Church Cathedral. Ron excelled at soccer and it soon became a lifelong passion. He'd excitedly recall many game changing plays that brought victory for his Victoria High School and navy teams. Ron coached his son's soccer teams, and later enjoyed watching European matches, in particular, his Manchester United team. Ron proudly served in the R.C.N. for 32 years as an engineer aboard many vessels, including The Sioux during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1981 with rank of Lieutenant, and continued to work for another 10 years as a government contract supply officer inspecting ships. During Ron's middle years, his family aptly nicknamed him "Guy Lafleur" for his expert, armchair hockey commentary and for his claims that: "I could have scored that one!" The name stuck for 35 years. Through the years Ron kept very active supporting his children's athletic and career pursuits. He was a long time member of the Cordova Bay Kiwanis, the Esquimalt Curling Club, and the Work Point Boat Club where his boat, Sea Biscuit, was moored. Many of Ron's happiest times were spent fishing with his buddies Garnet, Nick, and Hank. For years his family was treated to delicious seafood and lively tales of how the illusive, "big one" got away. In retirement, Ron and his wife, Barb enjoyed cruising to many European countries, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland and the Caribbean. Ron almost talked himself out of the St. Petersburg, Russia tour fearing that the local tour company he hired had mafia connections. Fortunately, he was convinced otherwise, and it proved to be his most memorable port of call. Ron considered Wailea, Maui his second home where he looked forward to watching the humpback whales frolic, listening to "his" doves' a.m. greetings, and praising the sunsets with a celebratory Mai Tai toast. At home, Ron loved to walk his dog Willie along the Westsong Walkway and enjoyed getting caught up with friends at the Rainbow Park bench. Ron was often seen with a newspaper or magazine in hand as he was keenly interested in keeping current with local and world events. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Anne (Burge); his children Jenny (Todd), Denise (Al), and Ron (Dale), grandchildren Georgia and Mackenzie; and numerous relatives and a host of friends. We will fondly remember Ron for his lovely smile, thoughtful and gentle spirit, strong work ethic and uncompromising values. We will cherish Ron's dedication to his family and friends, and his humorous life stories with which he shared with great delight. His family wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who provided unwavering compassion, support, and entertainment for Ron during the final months of his journey in particular, Suzanne & Garnet, Alyson, Lynda, and Barb. Special thanks to Ron's wonderful care givers at R.J.H. Hospice, and Dr. Domke and Dr. Sanders. Ron requested no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice in Ron's memory. Those who knew Ron know how much he enjoyed a good beer. The next time you have a cold one, raise your glass and think of Ron. Ron we will love you and miss you till the end of time. Toodaloo. (The Times Colonist 23 Apr 2016)

 

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