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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Obituary transcriptions of those who served in the

 

Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

 

CLARKE, John James Ashworth, CPO GI, BEM, RCN - Passed peacefully at the NOHS Hospice in Vernon, BC on October 5, 2015 at the age of 95. Born on November 22, 1919 in Liverpool England. Predeceased by his beloved wife Anna, and eldest sons David and Mark. Like so many of his generation Dad rarely spoke of it but he served proudly as a member of the RCN from 1937 to 1945. After the war he and Mom moved to Victoria to raise their family and where he was employed with DND at CFAD Colwood and then Rocky Point until his retirement in 1985. He was an avid fisher who with Mom at his side would frequently be out on Pedder Bay before sunrise in order to get in a couple hours before work. Dad was a sailor first but a gardener second and delighted in the simple pleasure of watching his cherished rhododendron's bloom. His philosophy was that it did not matter what you did with your life just that you always tried to do your best. He received many accolades in his long life but was proudest of being a loving husband and father. Dad believed in the power of prayer, so please remember him in yours. He is survived by sons Eric (Joan); John (Pam); daughter Roseanne (Bill) and daughters-in-law Elin and Pat. He is also survived by his brother Ken (Roberta) and sister June, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great children other relatives and friends. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dad's entire health care team. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care in his final years were a heartwarming blessing to the entire family. We are also indebted to the people of Armstrong for the compassion, respect and friendship they gave to Dad. At Dad's request there will not be a funeral and his ashes will be spread at a future date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to a children's charity of your choice. Funeral Home Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 4303 Pleasant Valley Road Vernon, BC V1T4M4 (250) 542-4333 (The Times Colonist 09 Oct 2015)

 

CLARKE, John James Ashworth, Chief Petty Officer (2898) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCN / His Majesty's Canadian Gunnery School at Cornwallis - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 16 June 1945 and London Gazette of 14 June 1945. Home: Victoria, British Columbia. CLARKE. John James Ashworth, 2898, CPO, RCN, BEM~[16.6.45]  -  "This Chief Petty Officer has been mainly responsible for the setting up and maintaining of the Recognition Section of His Majesty's Canadian Gunnery School at Cornwallis. His outstanding diligence and initiative have brought forward many training aids, thereby paralleling such instruction in the Royal Canadian Navy with other Services. Chief Clarke's splendid bearing, unquestionable loyalty and high degree of intelligence have proven invaluable to the Gunnery School, throughout a most difficult period of training and construction."

 

Read John's memoirs on the RCN Memories page

 

HMCS NADEN, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ST LAURENT, HMS EXCELLENT, HMS WISHART, HMS KEMPENFELT HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS NIOBE, HMS DRAKE, HMS CARDIFF, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS HAMILTON, HMCS CORNWALLIS

COURT, Edward Douglas (Doug), CD (26 Oct 1920 - 05 Mar 2010) - was born in Calgary, Alberta. He had a glorious childhood riding bareback, shooting gophers, and even spent a summer sleeping in a teepee. He left Calgary when he was 17 to join the Royal Canadian Navy. During his 14 years of service he rose from Boy Seaman to Chief Petty Officer and served in both World War II and the Korean War. He served on Destroyers, Mine Sweepers, and Corvettes. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific, was in the English Channel on D-Day, and spent an extensive period on convoy duty in the infamous North Atlantic (including the Murmansk run guarding supply convoys destined for Northern Russia). The Korean War was the United Nation's first ever combat mission, and Doug served on one of the first ships deployed. His specialty was ASDIC (anti-submarine detection - the forerunner of Sonar). During peace time, he was an instructor at various naval bases across the country. (Doug loved technology and talked about the privilege of watching its evolution. When he first joined the Navy, watches were still kept in the crow's nest! He lived from those days, to the days of Podcasts and Twitter - the concepts of which fascinated him.) Before Doug left the Navy his focus had changed to radio, and his last posting was to the Navy's radio station in Matsqui. That was a natural segue into his second career at CKNW in New Westminster, where Doug spent 30 years as an Engineer. There too, he watched technology change. When he began his career at CKNW the station had resident musicians, and reel to reel tape recorders were a new innovation! Doug was part of the elite team of engineers responsible for relocating the entire station after fire destroyed its original studios on Columbia Street, then over the years taking CKNW from a 5,000 watt community radio station to the 50,000 watt market leader, and launching CFMI. He loved CKNW and after his official retirement in 1981 Doug continued to work part time at the station, coordinating the technical aspects of all CFL, NHL, and NBA broadcasts. During retirement he also worked part time as a researcher for Southam Building Reports and as a docent for the Burnaby Art Gallery. Despite his career, Doug's world revolved around his family. He met his wife Margaret in Calgary when he was 17 and they married as soon as he turned 21. She was his inseparable partner through nearly 68 years of marriage until she died 10 months ago. As a succession of health issues (strokes and the resulting vascular dementia) shrank his world, he never complained. Instead saying that as long as he had Margaret and his daughter, Lorna by his side he had everything he could ever want. He loved to recite poetry, paint watercolours, read, research, garden, build, fix and invent. He grew organic vegetables decades before it became fashionable, was a perfectionist with woodwork and carpentry, and an innovator with electronics. (He set the bar for the term Daddy fix!) Doug is predeceased by his parents George and Emily Court, his younger sister June Murray, beloved wife Margaret, and many of his dearest friends. Left to honour his memory are his daughter Lorna, his youngest sister Marion (Midge) Shields, 5 nephews and a niece, and many treasured friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19th at Ocean View Funeral Home (Imperial & Boundary in Burnaby). In lieu of flowers, donations to the CKNW Orphan's Fund are appreciated. (The Vancouver Sun 12 Mar 2010)

CREIGHTON, William (Bill) Allen, LCdr, RCN(R) (08 Jun 1932 - 13 Apr 2014) - Bill passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, daughter Eleanor (Bruce), son Sean, (Cowichan Valley) brother Thomas, (Halifax NS) sister in law Pamela Lenko (Michael) (Cowichan Valley), granddaughter Erin Nathalie Murray (Halifax, NS) and several cousins, nieces, and nephews in BC, AB, ON and NS. He was predeceased by his daughter Martha Creighton (1964), mother Martha Eleanor Creighton (1982), father Allen James Creighton (1987), brother Frank Albro Creighton (2006), his sister in law Blanche Alden Potter-Creighton (2014). Bill served with the Royal Canadian Navy. He began his naval career with the University Naval Training Division aka "Untidies". He belonged to HMCS Discovery and HMCS Malahat. In civilian life, he was pharmacist for 50 years. He worked in Victoria, BC, Castlegar, BC, Masset, BC and Duncan, BC. He retired from Walmart in 2007. Bill volunteered his spare time with the BC College of Pharmacists, the Naval Officers Association of Vancouver Island, The Royal Canadian Legion, and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. He will be missed by family and friends who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held 13:00 Wednesday April 23 at the Chemainus Legion, 9775 Chemainus Road, Chemainus BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Royal Canadian Legion bursary fund for education bursaries. (The Victoria Times Colonist 18 Apr 2014)

 

HMCS DISCOVERY, HMCS MALAHAT

CARSON, Rodney William Gerald - of Warren, Manitoba born Clontarf, Ireland, January 21, 1926 passed away October 3, 2015, Stonewall Regional Hospital, into the presence of his Lord and Saviour. Rodney was predeceased by his parents, brother Sidney Thomas (Second World War R.C.A.F. casualty), son Rodney William Jr. and wife Patricia, and grandson Darren Thomas. He is survived by his devoted wife Marilyn Dorothea, adult children Sandra Lynn and family of Toronto, Ontario, Shawn Thomas and family of Edmonton, Alberta, Christopher Thomas, Gregory Alan and family, Shannon Elizabeth and family all of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as well as cousins Rob Gordon and family of Ottawa, Ontario and Dennis Carson and family of Hamilton, Ontario. Rodney was a Second World War survivor of the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war he took up insurance as a profession and became an independent broker, operating R. W. Carson Agencies for more than 55 years. He was a very family oriented man who instilled the enjoyment of outdoor sports in his children. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, downhill skiing, darts, billiards, cribbage and later in life travelling with Marilyn his constant companion. Church activities also played a major role in his family life. A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at New Life Church on Highway 67 in Stonewall, Manitoba. Abundance of gratitude to our church family for all their fervent prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission or Chosen People Ministries (Canada). The family wishes to extend our deepest heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dirk Venter and all his staff for their compassionate care during Rodney's time at Stonewall Hospital. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204-467-2525 (The Winnipeg Free Press 06 Oct 2015)

 

Rodney ashes were committed to the sea from HMCS Montreal on Battle of the Atlantic Sunday 2016

 

HMCS YORK, HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS HUSKY, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS MIRAMICHI, HMCS SHAWINIGAN, HMCS NADEN, HMCS UGANDA

WEBSTER, Edgar Fletcher, LCdr, RCNR - Served In Two Wars With Navy, F. Webster Dies Of Heart Attack - Following a heart attack last weekend, Lieut-Cmdr. E. Fletcher Webster, Barker Street, Picton, passed away in the County Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, August 9th, 1960. He was in his 62nd year. Resting at the Gordon r. Whattam Funeral Home, service is being conducted there by Rev. V.E.R. Zufelt of Picton United Church, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment Glenwood Cemetery. Mr. Webster's death came as a shock to relatives and friends alike. Though he had suffered from a heart condition for some years, he continued active in the insurance business and was down town daily. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Mallory, and three sons, John, Robert and David. Mr. Webster served with distinction in the Navy during both World Wars. He first served as a midshipman in the Royal Naval Reserve in World War I. He was action on an (obituary not legible) transferring to coastal motor boats operation in the English Channel from Portsmouth to Dunkirk. At the latter base, he was present with a flotilla of motor boats which participated in the raid on Zeebrugge. He served for three years, then going on the Reserve. At the end of July 1940 he was on furlough and received a letter from Naval headquarters that he had been appointed as acting lieutenant and instructing him to report at Halifax. He received his discharge as Quartermaster in the Army on Sept. 5th and was in naval officer's uniform the following day. His duties included service as boom defence officer at Shelburne, N.S., as first lieutenant with the Corvette Mayflower and as port executive officer at St. John's, Newfoundland. In 1943 he was promoted to acting lieutenant-commander in the R.C.N. Volunteer Reserve, and late promoted to lieutenant-commander. Mr. Webster was born in Helena, Montana and lived with his parent in South Africa, Australia and England. He came to Canada in 1926 where business took him to London, Windsor, Toronto and Picton. Prior to coming here in 1932 as district agent for North American Life Assurance Co. he spent 12 years with R.G. Dun & Co., financial agency, and a year with Industrial Acceptance Co. He was with the Dominion Dept. of Agriculture for a time just before the war. For some time he was a reporter with the Picton Times. (The Picton Gazette 10 Aug 1960, research by John Lyons)

 

HMCS MAYFLOWER

MIELKE, Gordon Arnold, C1BN, RCN (20 Sep 1941 - 18 May 2016) - In hospital, Shawville, Quebec on May 18, 2016 after a brief struggle with cancer at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Brenda Moore for 53 years. Loving father of Kore-Lee (Darrell Cormier), Kimberley, Krista (Mike Beeb). Grandfather of Nicole and Kathie-Lee and great grandfather of Kamden. Brother of Caroline (Harold) and Gail (late Rudy). A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Krista & Mike (Beeb), 3 Hwy 148, Bristol, PQ on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. Donations to Pontiac Community Hospital Foundation Palliative Care Unit would be appreciated.

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS NIPIGON

REVIE, Albert Edward - Another Canadian Naval War Veteran's Ship has Sailed. The family would like to announce the passing of Albert Edward Revie, born December 6, 1925 in Hamilton, Ontario to Peter Revie and Minnie Cunning. Predeceased by all his siblings including sisters Margaret and Christina, brothers William and Peter. Predeceased by his loving wife Barbara (Peggy) White. Albert will be fondly remembered by his living children Linda (Warren), Peter (deceased) (Jocelyne), Gregg (Anne-Marie) and Douglas (Nathalie) as well as his grandchildren Jennifer, Patrick, Stephanie, Riley, Kaylie and great-granddaughter Annabelle. Albert served in WWII on HMCS Algonquin followed by a long, successful career at CMHC. He was an avid reader and enjoyed keyboarding, the great outdoors and crafting wood. Special thanks to all staff at the Barrhaven Manor for their exceptional care. Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave. (at Richmond), Ottawa on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. only. (The Ottawa Citizen 09 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

GORHAM, Albert Willaim (Bert) (20 Feb 1926 - 05 Jun 2016) - With great sadness the family of Albert (Bert) William Gorham of Hampton, NB, mourn his passing in his 91st year. Born in Montreal, QC, he was the youngest of the 13 children of Annie and Herbert Gorham. In his early years in Montreal he was known by "Jack" or "Dempsey" by his friends. Bert joined the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II after forging his father's signature. He followed his naval service with service in the Merchant Marine, travelling extensively in both North and South America. His children, their spouses, grandchildren, or anyone who would listen, were often entertained by stories of his time at sea. After serving his country, Bert and his wife Evelyn moved to Saint John, N.B. for the start up of the Irving Oil refinery. He later moved on to the Canaport offshore oil terminal for it's launch. He was employed by Irving for 25 years, retiring in 1984 as Marine Superintendent. Burt never met a stranger, was never without a joke to make you laugh, and always had a dog biscuit in his pocket to treat somebody's pet. True to his parents' English heritage, he never refused a cup of tea. True to his Canadian heritage, he enjoyed the daily ritual of flying the Maple Leaf over his home in Hampton. Bert was a proud lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge. Bert was pre-deceased by his wife of 56 years, Evelyn, in 2014; a son in infancy; and his first wife, Eileen. Survived by daughter Patricia (Peg) Richard of Saint John, NB, her children Melissa, Mark, Dalton, and Jarrett; daughter Nancy (Dana) LeBlanc of Greenville, SC and their children Nicole LeBlanc (John Rushton), Trenton, NS, Deanna LeBlanc, (Jarrett Simmons), Greenville, SC, Drew LeBlanc (Brandy) Spartanburg, SC; and son Bruce Gorham (Rochelle Baldwin) of Fredericton, NB and their son Jake. Bert delighted in the accomplishments of his children and his treasured grandchildren. Bert also cherished his friends that became family, the Wright’s – Dave & Trish and their daughters Hannah and Emily. The family would like to thank the medical and support staff of St. Joseph's hospital in Saint John and Frederick Hall, Parkland Shannex in Fredericton for the excellent care provided to Bert. Reid’s Funeral home, 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB (506) 832-5541 are entrusted with arrangements. A private family service will be held later this summer followed by interment in Hampton Rural Cemetery. Donations in memory of Bert may be made to the I.W.K. Children’s Hospital, Halifax, NS, a charity very dear to Bert & Evelyn or to the memorial of the donor’s choice. A life well lived. Bravo Zulu Bert. (Reid's Funeral Home)

BOURQUE, Adelbert Nicholas - age 98, of Yarmouth, passed away on June 8th, 2016, in Veteran’s Place, Yarmouth. Our family is saddened by the passing of our dear father. In the last couple of years, he has suffered and recovered from several challenging health problems. Born on December 6th, 1917, (the day of the Halifax Explosion) son of Jeremie and Sarafie Bourque. Dad has enjoyed a long and productive life. He courted many a gal and married the best one - our mom. Together, they built a warm and caring home for their family. When we were young students at school, dad would take great pleasure in stretching our math abilities through his long math sums that we would calculate at the kitchen table. Dad had a great passion for music - he could play the mouth organ before he went to school. He also loved his fiddle and his mandolin. One could truly say: he whistled while he worked. Dad proudly served in the Navy as a Petty Officer. After the war, he continued his trade of carpentry, building quite a few houses that are visible in the local villages from Tusket to Surette's Island. Many times, his work took him to Northern Nfld, and Labrador where he would work for months and return to us for Christmas. While it could be said that our Dad was a man of few words, his praise and mentorship were valued by many. He is survived by his children; Jerry (Julia), Suzanne Pelham (Chris), David (Bernadette), Eric and Renee; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by Joanne and Bill Bourque who cared for him with love and compassion for 14 years. During the last three years of his life, Dad was a resident at the Veterans Place in Yarmouth, where he enjoyed the friendship of vets and nursing staff alike. He also enjoyed the musical performances and would often sing along. Dad was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife, Jacqueline Burke; siblings, Leonard, Lillian, Jean-Baptiste, Geraldine, Celeste, and Victor. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, 29 Albert Street, Yarmouth. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 13th from 7-9 p.m. with a Royal Canadian Legion service at 7:30 p.m., followed by prayers at 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Ste. Famille Church, Amirault's Hill, Father Albenie d'Entremont officiating, with a reception to follow at the church hall. Family flowers only. Donations in memory can be made to l'Arche Homefires, 10 Gaspereau Avenue, Wolfville, B4P 2C2. (H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home)

FURTNEY, Wayne William - age 68 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Halifax Infirmary, QE II. Born Preston Ontario he was the son of the late George and Isobel (Jones) Furtney. Wayne is survived by his wife, Diane “Sweetie”; daughter, Susan (George); grandchildren, Brittany (Arthur), Serena (Rene) and Connor; great grandchildren, Ryder, Theodore “Teddy” and Lily “Miss Lily”; and first wife, Cindy. Cremation has taken place. At Wayne’s request there will be no memorial service. Burial at sea to follow. Donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the HMCS Sackville, Canada’s Naval Memorial Trust or RCNA Peregrine or any Royal Canadian Legion Branch. (Atlantic Funeral Homes)

SEARS, Charles Burton - formerly of Wood’s Harbour, Shelburne County, passed away peacefully at the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit, Pictou on June 6, 2016. He was born in Wood’s Harbour on August 11, 1921 to Charles and Rowena (Nickerson) Sears. He left school at an early age and became a fisherman. Burt joined the navy on June 26, 1941 at the age of 19. After basic training he served as leading seaman and gunner aboard the Corvette Morden (K170) on convoy duty in the North Atlantic from Sept. 1941 – July 1943. In March 1944 he was assigned to the 29th MTB Flotilla in the English Channel serving on MTB461 and 491 until March 1945. Following his discharge at the end of World War II he returned to Wood’s Harbour and married Effie Atwood (the love of his life). He then became a full time fisherman retiring in the early 1980’s. while lobstering paid the bills his real passion was “standing at the rail” hand-lining cod and Pollock. Burt was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Wood’s Harbour. His faith was strong in the Lord and he lived his final days in peace. Burt enjoyed the past 5 years at the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit and was treated with much respect and dignity by all the staff. His generosity, kindness and good humor endeared him to all. He was dearly loved and will always be remembered for his gentle spirit and warm smile. Surviving are daughters, Velma (Michael), Stallarton; Gloria , Calgary; son, Larry (Jessica), Yarmouth; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and brother-in-law, Doward, Veteran’s Unit, Halifax. Burt was predeceased by his wife, Effie and daughter in infancy, his parents, Charles and Rowena; sisters, Myrtella, Anita, Ruth,; brothers, Cedric, Mervin, John, Albert, Herbert, Chesley, Lindsay, Donald and Eugene. Family and friends will celebrate Burt’s home-coming on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Wood’s Harbour Wesleyan Church at 2p.m. with visitation noon to 2p.m., prior to the service, with Rev. Rod Guptil and Rev. Charles Bain officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wood’s Harbour. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Wood’s Harbour Wesleyan Church or the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit Comfort Fund, P.O. Box 1059, Pictou, N.S. B0K 1H0, or charity of your choice. (Huskilson Funeral Home)

 

HMCS MORDEN, MTB 461, MTB 491

POPE, Robert Clifford - 78 of Conquerall Bank passed away June 6, 2016 in Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born in Montreal, he was the eldest son of the late Edwin and Carmel (Dargis) Pope. He was retired from the Navy and later the Commissionaires. Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Henderson); son, Michael (Rachel Scholfield) and grandson Beckham. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Lawrence and Mike; daughter, Karen Lynn. There will be no visitation or service by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the R. A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville.

SWIFT, Eric William - age 55, Pine Grove, passed away June 3, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Montreal, he was a son of Ada Swift and the late Kenneth Swift. After his service in the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard, he retired to his home in Pine Grove. He will be dearly missed by his mother; sister, Lynn Newton; niece, Melissa Logan; as well as his companion, Lynda Jarrett. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 19 from 1-3 p.m. in Stewiacke Legion. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

ANDREWS, Robert - Age 74, of Lower Sackville, passed away on June 02, 2016, suddenly and peacefully at home. Born in Toronto , Ontario he was the son of the late Robert and Ida (McKye) Andrews. Robert started his career as a Leading Seaman in the Canadian Navy for 14 years, then worked for 28 years at Metro Transit before retiring. He put in countless hours as a coach and volunteer for Sackville Minor Baseball. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Sandra as well as his sister Joan. Also surviving are son and hunting buddy Robert (Jo-Ann), Truro ; daughter Cindy (Greg), Sackville; his pride and joy, granddaughters, Lauren and Aimee as well as his nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place at a later date. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the Nova Scotia Cancer Society or the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

GORDON, Taylor Lewis - of Lower Sackville, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 84. Taylor was the beloved husband of the late Marina Gordon for over 50 years. He was a son of the late Leonard and Amelia Gordon, and grew up in Melfort, Saskatchewan. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy to pursue his passion of sports. Taylor excelled as an amateur boxer and coach, he retired after 25 years of service in the Navy and settled in Nova Scotia. Taylor is survived by his loving sons Dwain (Judy) and Wayne (Stephanie Walker), and son-in-law Glenn Black; devoted grandchildren Marina (Chris Munroe), Heather (Josh Lucas), Joshua Black, Ann, Rachael (Scott O’Regan), and Taylor Gordon (Victoria Smith); cherished great-grandchildren Marina, Matteo, Malachi, Landon, Morgan and Madeline; and his dear sister May Mann. Predeceased by his daughter Ann Black. Taylor will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, and his extended family. His boxing family will forever remember Taylor, and his imprint on boxing will be felt for generations to come. He laid the foundation for boxing in Canada and paved the way for many athletes to reach the pinnacle of amateur sport. A visitation for Taylor will take place on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr, Lr Sackville. A Celebration of Taylor’s life will be held in the Grace Chapel, 255 Ross Street, Halifax on Monday, June 6 at 2 p.m. For those wishing, donations to the Citadel Boxing Building Fund would be appreciated.

FRASER, Frederick Charles - 69, Central West River passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 ,in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his family at his side. Born in New Glasgow, Fred was a son of Viola (Kehoe) Fraser of New Glasgow and the late Earle Fraser. With his families consent, Fred joined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 16, serving for a total of 43 years in both the Navy and Air Force combined. By the time of his retirement, he had achieved the rank of Captain, having served as an AES OP on the Argus and Aurora aircrafts. He had flown more hours on the Argus than any other AES OP, and so was awarded an honorary seat on the final flight of the Argus. After his retirement from the Air Force, Fred served in the Corps of Commissionaires as a dispatcher at the Stellarton Police Station. He was also a retired commanding officer for the 397 Air Cadet Squadron, Trenton. Fred volunteered as a fireman and medical first responder with the West River Fire Department. As well, he was a figure skating judge with Skate Canada. His down time was playing the guitar, watching the news and being a jack of all trades. Fred is survived by his wife, of 49 years, Fran (Reim); daughter Amy, Central West River; son Charlie (Moe), Enfield; and his pride and joys his grandchildren, Nathan, Nic, and Hayley. He is also survived by sisters Sandra Ryan, Yarmouth; Dorothy Mitchell (Jim), Ontario; Margie MacDonald (Brian), Westville; brother James, New Glasgow; and in-laws; Butch Reim (Elizabeth), Sylvester; Wenda Hay (Larry), Westville; Sharon Whytewood-Holliday (Lindsay), Alma; Marilyn St.Amand, Ontario and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Fred was predeceased by his mother-in-law "Curly" (Nita) Reim, father-in-law Wentzell Reim and his sister Gayle Douglas. Fred is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion will conduct a tribute service at 6:45p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held Sunday at 3:30p.m. from Eagles Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jeff Lackie officiating. Burial will be in Mount William Cemetery.

MacEACHERN, Allister Joseph (Angus) - It is with the deepest of sadness that we, the family of the late Allister Joseph, announce his passing on June 1, 2016, at the age of 82. Born in Broad Cove, Inverness Co., he was a son of the late Donald Angus and Sarah (MacDonald) Mac Eachern. He served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy as an Industrial Marine Electrician. He sailed on the HMCS Magnificent, Restigouche, Victoriaville, Cape Scott, Protecteur and Preserver, he also trained with the Submersible Pisces SDL1. He then worked with the Marine Dutch Company LIPS Canada for six years, then with Consumer Affairs Canada for two years and then finally with the HMCS Dockyard for eight years. Allister is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Catherine (Harper); loving children, Debra (Bill) Reid, Catherine (Chris) McKenzie of Lower Sackville; Al (Darlene) of Newfoundland; Stephen, Michael (Sherry), Bruce (Lisa) of Lower Sackville; cherished grandchildren, James, Adam, Brett, Scott, Drake, Angus, Sarah and Emily; great-grandchild, Josh and many nieces and nephews; his sister, Mary (Martin) O’Shaughnessy, Mississauga, Ont.; brothers, Dougald (Marion), Inverness; and Gerald (Brenda), Dartmouth. He was predeceased by sisters, Rose Marie (Ken) Smith, Louise (Francis) Graham, Catherine MacEachern, and brothers, Donald Francis, John A. (Tina) and Malcolm (Barbara). Dad was kind, generous and always the first to lend a helping hand to all. He will truly be missed. A Mass in Memory will be held in St. John Vianney Church, 4 Beaverbank Rd., Lower Sackville on Monday, June 6 at 11 a.m. Family flowers only please. Burial at a later date in Broad Cove, Inverness Co.

 

HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS VICTORIAVILLE, HMCS CAPE SCOTT, HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS PRESERVER

REAGE, Allan Roy, CPO - age 87 of Dartmouth passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Dartmouth General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Manitoba, he was a son of the late Edward and Anna (Unrau) Reage. Allan was a 25 year veteran of the Canadian Navy. After retiring he spent many years in the hydraulics industry. He was a long-time member of the Dartmouth Curling Club, Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club and Oakfield Golf and Country Club. Allan is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jean (Blackman); children, Bruce (Sandra), Keith (Pauline), Beth (Stephen), all of Dartmouth; grandchildren, David and Stephen Reage, Kyle and Lee Buott; great granddaughter, Bridget Reage; sister, Betty Jorgenson; sister in law, Thelma Blackman and brother in law, Ken Blackman (Diane). Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Atlantic Funeral Home)

MEYERS, Ronald Steward (Ronnie) - 79, Halifax, passed away peacefully in the Abby Lane on Friday, May 27, 2016. Born in Windsor, Ontario on Jan 9, 1937, he was the son of the late Gerald Meyers and Emma Jean Smith. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Madeline, seven children, Joanne, Ronald (Janine), Darrell (Lynn), Sandy (Ted), Christine (Phil), Shawn (Shelly), and Derek, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, his siblings, Geraldine, Michigan, Sandra, Chatham Ont., Michael, Halifax, and George, Ontario. He was predeceased by his sister, Beverly. Ronnie was employed with the city of Halifax for 30 years and spent 5 years in the Navy. He was an avid fastball pitcher on the Halifax Commons with a number of teams. Holding the record for the most games won in a single season with the Halifax Schooners, he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. He enjoyed camping every summer watching baseball, especially watching his favorite team, The Detroit Tigers, as well as spending time with his family. In accordance to his wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax (902.477.5601), and he will be buried at sea. The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses on 8.4 and 9 Lane for the exceptional care he received.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

LEGGE, Charles Edwin, (Charlie to friends, Bud to family)  (15 Sep 1928 - 27 May 2016) - age 87, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully May 27 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Robinsons, Newfoundland; he was the son of the late Leona and William Legge. He was a Korean War veteran stationed on the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Cayuga, which played a pivotal role in operations. A modest man, he rarely talked about his war experiences. But Veterans Affairs Canada credits the ship with helping to blockade the enemy coast, preventing amphibious landings, protecting aircraft carriers from submarine and aerial attacks, and bombarding enemy-held coastal areas while providing help to residents in isolated Korean fishing villages. It also took the lead in a dangerous mission up the shallow, winding and mined-littered Taedong River on a December night in 1950, to help residents of Chinnampo evacuate in the wake of a massive enemy advance. It and other ships eventually destroyed rail lines, docks and supplies that could have been used by the invading forces. In 2014, the Republic of Korea honored him and other Nova Scotia veterans with peace medals for their service. After the war, he cut wood for and built the gas station he owned and operated in Robinsons. He was an electrician by trade and later worked at the Halifax Dockyard for many years. He loved working in his garden and looked forward each spring to tilling and planting, often lining his tiny tomato plants along his back deck, always draped with a large Canadian flag. He was also an avid coin collector and hockey fan, rooting annually for the Detroit Red Wings. But most of all, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was so proud of all of his grandchildren and would have done anything for them. He was especially close to his twin grandsons Justin and Jordan who lived with him since they were children. Jordan was the light of his life for nearly 30 years, from his first moments as a three-pound premature infant, through his heart operation at five days old, his first six months in hospital and all the days and years that followed. Papa and Jordan were inseparable. Where you saw one, you saw the other; they always relied on each other and it stayed that way for both until Papa’s last breath. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis (Rowsell) Legge; daughters, Lynn, Lois (Richard), Ruth (Mike) and Joanne; grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Chelsea, Dylan and Michaela; brother, Bernard; sisters Cathy, Sheila and Marilyn. He was predeceased by sisters, Edith and Elsie; brothers, Robert and Fred. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 1pm in the Atlantic Funeral Homes, Dartmouth Chapel, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160, 703 Main Street, Dartmouth, following the service. The family sends its deepest gratitude to all the caregivers who helped at home during Charlie’s final days. Your compassion and care will never be forgotten. Flowers are greatly accepted or donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 160 or Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

 

HMCS CAYUGA

BLACKBURN, Arthur James, Stoker 1c - Crossed the Bar 10 May 1960, Agincourt, Ont.

 

HMCS POUNDMAKER

KEAST, Lloyd Harold (16 Oct 1930 - 08 Jun 2016) - Lloyd died quietly Wednesday night at Victoria Hospital after a long battle with a familial tremor and Parkinson's disease. His passing suited his character. He was a kind and gentle man who seldom demanded centre stage. The little he said was always worth hearing and his life was rich with experience. His five-year naval career included a trip through the Panama Canal and across the Atlantic to be inspected by the Queen during her Coronation ceremonies. The navy also gave him the electronics training that eventually led to work at two DEW line sites in the Canadian Arctic, a job for Bristol Aerospace during the construction of the Avro Arrow, and a decade of work for Bell Canada installing and maintaining transmission towers throughout northwestern Ontario. Then he retired and worked even harder on his Woodside, Manitoba farm for more than 25 years. Lloyd's family is planning a private memorial service for friends and family on a date yet to be scheduled. Lloyd's remains will join his first wife, Hazel, at Brookdale, Manitoba in a private ceremony. Lloyd's second wife, Agnes Copping, resides in Gladstone, Manitoba. Lloyd's surviving children and grandchildren will pass on tales of his character and his sense of humour to his numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. In lieu of gifts, flowers and cards, the family welcomes donations in Lloyd's name to Parkinson's research. (the Winnipeg Free Press 11 Jun 2016)

 

GARDNER, John Milley - was born 27th February 1924 in St John's, Newfoundland and died peacefully 28th May in Magog, Quebec. With an endlessly enquiring mind and keen interest in learning John passed through Ridley College and entered McGill University to become a metallurgical engineer. Always drawn to the sea, he deferred completion of his degree to enlist in the Canadian Navy passing out of H.M.C.S. King's at Halifax with top honours. From there John was sent to London on loan to the British Navy and was seconded to the submarine service, being posted to Malta in 1944 to serve on HMS/M Unswerving as navigator. He completed his war service on HMS/M Upright as First Lieutenant. After demobilisation John returned to Montreal where in 1949 he married his long time friend and sweetheart Barbara Jellett. It was at this time he joined Alcan where he held a number of increasingly responsible roles in London, Geneva and Montreal. John and Barbara returned to Canada in 1980 and moved into their family home at the Hermitage Country Club where they spent many happy years with friends and family. Finally able to return to the sea in his retirement years John sailed his boat Annie J from the LaHave River Yacht Club in Nova Scotia, forming many friendships and special memories during the summers he spent there. He leaves behind his wife Barbara and the families of his children Roger, Robin, Julia and Suzanna and his sister Anne Gilbert and her family. (The Montreal Gazette - 11 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS KINGS, HMS/m UNSWERVING, HMS/m UPRIGHT

NAFTEL, John Hamilton (Jack) Veteran WWII - Canadian Navy Service in the Atlantic, Great Britain and Europe Peacefully at the Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg on June 4, 2016, Jack Naftel, at 100 years of age. Beloved husband for more than 70 years to the late Olga Naftel (nee Nolan). Loving father of Doug Naftel (Sally Cameron), Judi Tripp (Ben), Colin Naftel (Sherry), Sherry Torrens (John), Carol Gundersen (Jim) and predeceased by his son Donald (1948), daughter- in-law Jeannette (2002), son Ken (2006) and daughter-in- law Sheila (2015). Cherished grandfather of David, Steven, Mark, Heather, Kirby, Bryan, Rebecca, Carolyn, Daniel, Chloe, Oliver, Hannah, Joel, Joanna and Jessica and great-grandfather of Alexander, Laura, Emily, Miranda, Gwendolyn, Daniel, Eliza, Robert, Lillian, Zachary, Zoe, Isabelle, Cinnamon Jane, Evelyn, Ayla, Benjamin and Kayleigh. Predeceased by his siblings. A funeral service will take place at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre (375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto) on Sunday, June 19th, at 2 p.m., with visitation taking place for one hour prior to the service, from 1 until 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tyndale University College (formerly Toronto Bible College), where Jack and Olga met as students in 1941. (The Toronto Star 11 Jun 2016)

TURPIN, Dick - Our dad, Richard Alfred Malcolm Turpin, born in Quebec City on December 19th, 1942 died suddenly and too soon on the morning of May 16th, 2016. Dick had moved from Victoria to Armstrong, BC in 2012 to be close to his children Natalie and Tony, his daughter-in-law Christine, and his two grandchildren; Gillian and Jessica. He was an officer with the Royal Canadian Navy, a Master Mariner and Nautical Instructor at Camosun College. Dick is predeceased by his parents Alfred and Frances Turpin (Currie). Dick will be thought of for how much he loved his grandchildren and woodworking. Dick was a member of the Okanagan Wood Turners Guild. He would deny his woodwork was art, but it was. Dick will be remembered by his family and friends by their best memories of him, and his happiness made tangible through his craftsmanship. May your heart be at peace on tranquil seas, Captain. We will miss the taste of the ocean on your cheeks. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services (The Victoria Times Colonist 12 Jun 2016)

POIRIER, Charles (Charlie) - died on June 8th, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Norma of 53 years, his son Michael (Joanne), daughter Nola (Jason), step-granddaughter Hanna, three brothers: George (Doris), Robert (Loretta), David (Andree), many beloved nieces and nephews, and his dog Sami. He was predeceased by his parents Georges and Florence of Shediac, NB. Charlie was born in Halifax, NS and grew up in Shediac. He attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC, and completed his naval training at the Royal Military College in Greenwich, UK. He then trained in Florida and Texas, earning his pilot wings with the US Navy. Flying off (and on) the HMCS Bonaventure aircraft carrier was his life's passion. In 1961, on a training cruise to Bermuda he met an English schoolteacher, Norma. They married in Bermuda the following year. Charlie and his family lived in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Comox and Victoria, British Columbia, and Bermuda. He retired to Kelowna in 1986 after 37 years of service. In retirement, Charlie was involved in Air and Marine Rescue, the Military Reserves, and he was a volunteer firefighter for over 15 years. Charlie was also an avid water and downhill skier, an indifferent golfer, a tennis player, and he loved to travel and camp in his 1977 VW van. On his 70th birthday he barefoot waterskied for the first time and at 75 he went rock climbing. His family and friends will miss his dry humour and his sharp mind. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Cancer Centre, the Home Care at Capri, everyone at the Hospice House, and Drs. Michieletti and Kluftinger for helping ease Charlie's journey. A special, heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dan Obedkoff and staff for the years of extraordinary care. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held June 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Benvoulin Heritage Church, 2279 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna. If desired, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. No flowers by request. 

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

RUMBERGER, Donald Thomas - passed away on June 15, 2016 at the Melfort Union Hospital after a short illness. Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, Olive, and their four children – RichardD (Linda) of Candle Lake and their three children – Brian (Robin) and their children Skyler and Emrick; Allan (Samantha); and Thomas; Donald (Donna Ponath) of Melfort, and his children Jaime (Darren Trautman) and their children Brandon, Tyler, Braelyn, and Caiden; Jenna (Nate Chalaturnyk) and their daughter Ivy; Patricia, of Melfort; and Garth (Cheryl) of Whitecourt, and their children Michael Guttormson (Kim) and their son Owen; Mathew Gargol (Lulu); Kimberley (Jason Harper) and their children Bethany, Georgia and Blake; Kelsey; and Carson. Don was born December 22, 1922 on the original King Homestead at Bridgeford, Saskatchewan to Jacob Walter and Florence Bathgate Rumberger. Soon after the family moved to Senlac, Saskatchewan where Don took all of his schooling and began his lifetime interest in sports and community service. Don entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and saw duty in Bermuda, Newfoundland, Northern Ireland and Scotland doing convoy duty on the North Atlantic and the North Sea, including the Murmansk run. After the war Don returned to Canada and spent the first year at Naicam, where his parents had moved. He followed that with a year at the University of Saskatchewan, and then joined the CPR as a station agent. While doing relief duty at Cut Knife Don met a beautiful redhead who worked at the bank. Don and Olive May Rewerts were married October 9, 1950, and had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last year. Don and Ollie moved around as their children were born – Adanac; Pangman; Pleasantdale; Estevan; and finally Naicam, where all the children completed their high school education. It was in the North East part of Saskatchewan where they found their roots, and where their children still call home. Don operated his insurance agency – Rumberger Agencies – from 1962 to 1985 in Naicam, joined by his sons Don Jr. and Garth. This was followed by a final move in retirement to Melfort, which became their final home. Don was heavily involved in sports from a young age. He was known in curling circles, having lost in the provincial final once, and won his district several times. He was a tremendous baseball player, playing primarily with the Unity Cardinals in the late 1940's and early 1950's, playing throughout Western Canada. In golf he won several tournaments, and in 1988 recorded a 75 in a tournament – one under his age. It did not matter what sport he tried, he was a natural. Don was also involved in the communities in which he lived. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge; the Legion; the Lions; the Foresters; and many other charitable and business groups dedicated to improving the lives of those in the community. Don and Ollie were still delivering Meals on Wheels to "seniors" in the community when he was 90 years old!! Don was predeceased by his sister Charlotte, and her husbands Percy Coates and Richard Urton; his brother Robert, and several of his in-laws on the Rewerts side. Funeral services will be held from the Melfort United Church on Monday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. with a lunch and happy hour to follow at the Melfort Legion. As he said: "The party had better be longer than the funeral!" Rest in Peace Dad. Friends so wishing may make memorial contributions to the Melfort Legion Roofing Fund, the Melfort United Church, or to a Charity of One's Choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fedusiak Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Melfort. (306) 752-3838. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 17 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS STE THERESE

WOLFENDEN, John Elford, LCdr, RCN - Born: 1905  Died: 01 Oct 1992, Victoria, BC

 

HMCS MALASPINA, HMCS PORT COLBORNE, HMCS LEVIS, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS CEDARWOOD

JENKS, Gordon McCully - passed away peacefully on January 5, 2007 at his residence in Hollyburn House in West Vancouver B.C. He was predeceased by his loving wife Grace Elizabeth Jenks (nee Giffin) in 2002. Gordon was born on December 12, 1918 in New Westminster B.C. the son of Max Vinton Jenks of Parrsboro, N.S. and Mary Ellen Jenks (nee McCully) of Turo, N.S. During WWII he served as an officer in the Canadian Navy overseas where he was involved in convoy protection, including on the Murmansk run. It was while stationed in Halifax, that he met his wife Grace. After the war Gordon rejoined the Royal Bank and served in various senior managerial positions in Kamloops, Port Alberni, Vancouver and Victoria. He and Grace had 60 wonderful years together, and they retired to their lovely Qualicum Beach home in 1977. Gordon was a quiet and gentle man with a great sense of humour and an uplifting spirit. His friends and family were very important to him. Gordon will be greatly missed by his son David (Marilyn), grandchildren Alan (Jen), Andrea (Andrew), his son Bruce (Ann) in Holland, grandchildren Michael, Annemarie and his daughter Eleanor (Bruce), grandchildren Jenn (Mike), Colin (Linnea), and Sarah. He will also be missed by his brother Ken (Ella) and sister Marjorie, along with his nieces and nephew. The family conveys a very special thank you to the management and the staff of Hollyburn House who have created a wonderfully stimulating and friendly environment for our father over the past four years. We would also like to extend our sincere thank you to Dr. Jennie Shaw, Kath-Ann, Lynn and Jan for their support over the past four years In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice in Gordon's name would be appreciated. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lilloet Rd. in North Vancouver, BC on January 27 at 2:00 pm. (The Vancouver Sun 13 Jan 2007)

 

HMCS PORT COLBORNE

LAMPMAN, Bruce Thomas - Age 88 of Halifax, formerly of Ontario, passed away May 29, 2016, at his home in St. Vincent's Nursing Home. He served in the Navy and after worked for DND. He loved to walk and meet up with his friends at the mall. He was predeceased by his wife, Stella and granddaughter, Tanja. He is survived by his daughters, Carol and Linda and son, Wayne, along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and sister, Marcia. Due to his request, there will not be a service. He will be missed.

DEMPSEY, Joseph Donald (15 Sep 1925 - 12 Sep 2015) - WWII Vet & Lifetime member of Aurora Legion Branch # 385. Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, on Saturday September 12, 2015, in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Ruth for 50 years. Loving father of Wayne (deceased), Donnie and Stephen, and step father of Marlene and Arlene. Dear father in law of Anne Marie, Nadine, Jill, Lorne and Ken. He will be fondly remembered by his 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral Home (530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora) on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 11:00 o'clock. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Don served actively on the navy as a Dems Gunner in the North Atlantic, and in the years that followed he became very active in the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs.

HENDERSON, Clyde Lewis (13 Jul 1947 - 27 Apr 2013) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clyde Lewis Henderson, 65, of Mount Uniacke, on April 27, 2013, at home. Born in Wentworth, he was a son of the late James (New Glasgow) and Yvonne (Webb) Henderson (Westchester). Clyde served for 35 years in the RCN, retiring at the rank of CPO 2nd Class. Throughout is life, Clyde supported growing the Mount Uniacke community and was a charter member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 165, in Mount Uniacke. He realized his dream when he built Witch's Ridge Golf Course. Clyde is survived by his wife of 38 years, Elsie J. (Parsons); children, JoAnne (Michael) Brown, Hubley; Jason Henderson, Whitby, Ont., and Judy (Gary) Ma, Surrey, B.C.; sisters Helen Lucas, Faye Henderson (Aubrey Giffin), and Sharon (Sherman) Teed, all of Wentworth; brother, Wayne Henderson, Wentworth; grandchildren, Chloe and Madison Brown, Joely and Samantha Ma. He was predeceased by brother Gilbert. Cremation ahs taken place. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 1st from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 2nd at 1 p.m. with reception to follow, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. Following the service, burial will take place in Oakridge Memory Gardens. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clyde's memory may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

 

HMCS MARGAREE

AVERY, Ainslie (Ibbs) - Reverend, UC CD BA M.Div. Ibbs passed away on May 27th, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Ibbs left the following remembrances: Ainslie Ibbs and his identical twin, Charles Ian were born in Shackleton, Saskatchewan. Ibbs was born September 10th, 1925. Ian was born one day later. Their Dad was a general merchant, their mother a former school teacher. The great depression drove the Avery's north to Paddockwood in 1931. The twins reached the nearest one room school, a mile and a half away by dog team in the winter and spent summers at the family's Emma Lake cottage. Both Ian and Ibbs played hockey and fast ball. Shortly after completing their last years of school in Regina, both joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve and entered World War II along with tens of thousands of their fellow Canadians. Ibbs served on the H.M.C.S Whitby, crossing the Atlantic on convoy duty, Ian served on the H.M.C.S Ontario. On Feb. 25, 1950 Ibbs married the love of his life, Minnie Christina Goplen, R.N. in St. James United Church, Montreal. Six months later, they returned to Saskatchewan where Ibbs took his theological training. Four sons and a daughter followed as the family moved from Dundurn, to Norway House, St. Aidan's (Victoria, BC), Knox United (Prince George, BC), St. John's United (Pointe Claire, Quebec) and City View United (Ottawa). Ibbs enjoyed the outdoors lifestyle tremendously during his time in Norway House and Prince George - travelling by dog team in the winter and canoe in the summer at Norway House and managing a scout troop in Prince George - camping in the snow included. Ibbs said that each of these postings was a glorious little touch of heaven. Ibbs and Min retired to their beloved Victoria in 1987, a long cherished dream, but before bowing out from active preaching for good, they served at the Ahousat First Nation reserve near Port Alberni for several years. Dad was proud to be a member of the Saltaire's, the Sons of Norway and the United Empire Loyalists. In Ibbs' words "It's been a glorious ministry, thanks to God's continual blessings, and a perfect wife." Left to mourn Ibb's passing, is his loving wife Minnie, her sisters Jenny Gjesdahl and Elsie McLeod, sons John (Nancy), Cameron (Laurie), Howard (Sheila), David (Meow) and daughter Lonni-Marie (Michael), grandchildren Ainslie (John) Sean, Christopher and David (Cameron), Christina and Luke (Howard), Gung and Max (David), Avery and Ariel (Lonni-Marie), great grandchildren: Oliver and Lola (Christina), Blake, Che and Luke (Gung), Aria (Max), and Brexsley (Luke). The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers from Beacon, VIHA, Dr. McNaughton, Dr. Steinhoff and Oak Bay Lodge who helped Dad through the last years of his life. Donations in Dad's memory can be made to the various churches Dad preached at. Ibbs' funeral will be held at St. Aidan's United Church, 3703 St Aidan St., Victoria, BC on June 30th at 2 PM, followed by a reception. (The Victoria Times Colonist 18 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS WHITBY, HMCS ONTARIO

HORNE, Roy John (16 Feb 1926 - 11 Jun 2016) - passed away peacefully at Peach Arch Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Jean, sister Doreen and children Andy (Susan), Deborah (Tom) and grandchildren Amanda, Tommy (Heather) and Mark. He was born in North Vancouver and joined the Royal Canadian Navy at an early age serving on board the HMCS Carlplace during WWII. He then joined his family running the Horne Bros. shingle mill in North Vancouver until the late 60s and then purchased Paine Hardware, operating the store until 1977. He loved the sea, owning several boats and cruising the BC coast as far North as Haida Gwai. He and Jean loved to travel and crossed Canada, the United States and Mexico by travel trailer and train. Roy was fortunate to have a group of very good friends who stayed in touch his whole life, sharing parties, camping trips and good times. Shortly after retiring Roy was diagnosed with diabetes, which led to his slow decline in health. Sincere thanks to the staff at Peace Arch Hospital and especially to Dr. Prentice for their care and kindness. A Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Center, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Canadian Diabetes Foundation. (The Vancouver Sun 18 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS CARLPLACE

INKSTER, Raymond Durnin (31 Jan 1932 - 03 Jun 2016) - It is with great love in our hearts and tears in our eyes that we announce that Ray passed suddenly into the loving arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ while at home June 3, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Thelma (Gunoff) Inkster, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ray joined the Canadian Navy in December, 1948 and was proud to have served his country in the Korean War aboard the HMCS Sioux. He was a man of deep faith with a very deep love for his family as well, leaving a deep void in our lives and being remembered and missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be held at Peace Portal Alliance Church at 15128-27B Ave. White Rock BC on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2 p.m.. In lieu of flowers please give donations to the "Night Shift Ministry" in Surrey BC as he had a deep passion to help our homeless. (The Vancouver Sun 18 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS SIOUX

KIRBY, Ronald Conyers (01 May 1922 - 15 Jun 2016) - With sadness the family of Ronald C. Kirby of Halifax announces his peaceful passing at home on June 15, 2016. He was born May 1, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario. During the Second World War, he entered the Canadian Navy at a young age. He was based in Halifax and served overseas aboard the HMCS Algonquin on convoy duty, including the Murmansk Run. Following the War, he married Marion M. Ernst of Halifax, returned to Toronto and began working at the Prudential Life Insurance Company, a company for which he worked until his retirement. In 1952, he and his family moved back to Halifax where he has lived ever since. He was active at the YMCA for most of his life and was an active member of the Congregation at Saint Matthew's United Church, including serving until recently as a member of the Sunday Breakfast Program. He was predeceased by his father Gordon C. Kirby, his mother Pearl M. (Stokes) Kirby, Marion M. (Ernst) Kirby, and his sisters Enid Homer and Joyce Wilson. He is survived by his sons, R. Lee Kirby, W. Douglas Kirby and Jeffrey C. Kirby, his daughter-in-law Patricia M. (Keith) Kirby, his grandchildren Sarah M. Kirby and her husband Willie Palov, Stuart J. Kirby and his wife Robyn J. (Archer) Kirby and R. David Kirby and his wife Kathryn J. (Hamilton) Kirby, his great-grandchildren Nicholas, Kai, Petra, Charlotte, Liam, Victoria, Isaac, Lachlan, Romy and Tyler, his nieces and nephews and his best friend Barry Smith. The body has been cremated. Visitation will take place at Snow's Funeral Home at 339 Lacewood Drive in Halifax on Tuesday June 21 from 5:00-8:00 pm. The funeral will take place at 11:00 am Wednesday June 22 at Saint Matthew's United Church on Barrington Street in Halifax with a reception following the ceremony. The family extends its thanks for ongoing support from Dr. Katherine A. Robinson of Dalhousie Health Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Meals on Wheels and Nightingale Nursing Services. Donations can be made to the YMCA or Saint Matthew's United Church.

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN

EGAN, Patrick Jerome - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pat Egan on June 8, 2016 at the age of 90. He leaves behind his five daughters Lauraine Pomerleau of White Rock, BC, Rosemary Egan of Seattle, USA, Colleen Murdoch of Calgary, AB, Patricia Vanderheyden of Greensboro, NC and Teresa Hachey of Cambridge, ON. He was predeceased by his son Daniel in 1987 and his wife Barb in October of 2015. He had nine grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Pat served in the Navy in WWII and was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 in Streetsville, serving as President for several years. He was a member of Hornby Golf Course and after retirement from Milton Brick, he and Barb enjoyed travelling to the UK and winter breaks in Florida and the Carribbean. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 210 South St. (at Chalmers St.), Cambridge, on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at Marymount Cemetery at a later date. (The Toronto Star 16 Jun 2016)

MATHESON, Carl (06 Oct 1939 - 17 Jun 2016) - Matheson, Carl It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl on June 17, 2016. Beloved husband of nearly 50 years to Audrey, devoted Dad to Jamie and his wife Robyn and superstar Grampa to Devin and predeceased by his son Robbie. Carl spent 3 years with the Royal Canadian Navy and 37 years at Gilbey Can. Ltd. Visitation will be held at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Road, Brampton, ON, 905-456-8190) on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Burial at Glendale Memorial Gardens (1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke, ON). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundations.

McKENNA, Martin James, RCNVR - Passed away peacefully June 12, 2016 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre at the age of 98. Martin was born January 30, 1918 at Mackey Station, Ontario, the son of Rose Furlong and William McKenna. After service with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during WWII, Martin returned to North Bay, Ontario, to continue his career in the diamond drilling industry, eventually managing a very successful company. A long-time resident of North Bay, Martin later lived in Toronto, Fergus and finally Orleans. He also enjoyed many wonderful summers at the family cottage on the south shore of Lake Nipissing, and relaxing winters at Hobe Sound, Florida. Predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2011, Martin will be remembered fondly by his daughter Sharon (Andrew Leach) of Meaford, ON, his son Stephen (Susanne Kuta) of Orleans, his grandchildren Megan Leach (Stephen Christian), Toronto, Kara (McKenna) Taylor (Ian), Orleans, and Sean McKenna (Leslie Vossler), Blairmore, AB, and his two lovely great-granddaughters, Danielle and Emily Taylor. He will also be missed by his best friend Sylvia Hemmings, Alexandra Chiasson, Andrew Chiasson and his nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Gatineau 2 North for the amazing care that they provided for Martin over the past three years. At Martin's request, there will be no memorial. Donations in Martin's memory to either The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 18 Jun 2016)

PUGH, John Robert - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Robert Pugh on June 15, 2016. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was surrounded by those he loved deeply as he took his last breaths. He passed away peacefully at the Royal University Hospital, where he received excellent and compassionate care in his last days. John Robert Pugh, better known as Bob, was born in Dunnville, Ontario on June 14, 1923, to his parents William Paul and Edyth Olive Pugh. He lived a full and happy 93 years, 69 of these years alongside his beautiful and loving wife, Ruth Evelyn, who he married April 29, 1947 in Canora, Saskatchewan. They met upon his return from serving our country in World War II with the Royal Canadian Navy and went on to have 3 children, Terry, Daniel and Lynne, who he raised with the same love, devotion and respect that he gave to his country. Bob was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Unity, Saskatchewan and worked for the Saskatchewan Liquor Board until his retirement in 1980. During those years he made many close friends who he treasured and continued to remain friends with. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Edyth Pugh as well as his two brothers, Joseph and Richard Pugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Ruth, his children, Terry (John), Daniel (Cathy) and Lynne (Barry). He has also left a legacy of love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved and supported unconditionally. He will be missed terribly but we know he is in a better place now. A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th St, first right past Briargate Rd). Arrangements entrusted to Wally Markewich. (The Saskatoon Star Phoenix 17 Jun 2016)

RATCLIFFE, Edward Wilson (Ted) - It is with great sadness that the family of Ted Ratcliffe, of the Palisades Retirement Home, Saskatoon, SK announce that he passed away on May 15, 2016 with his family at his side. He is survived by his six children, Arthur Richard (Tina), Edward John (Pat), Robert Allen (Debbie), Barbra Jean (Bert), Karen Elizabeth (Paul) and Joanne May. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great- granddaughter. Ted is also survived by three sisters, Bertha Saxton, Mary (Stu) Mercer and May (David) Lesser. Ted lived a full and active life. He retired from the Canadian Navy in 1960. He then worked for Sears and retired from there at the age of 57. He was an avid bowler for most of his adult life and was very active in the Saskatchewan Seniors Games. He was a volunteer for homecare for many years and was very active in the Fairhaven Seniors Center. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Westwood Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Anatomy or a charity of one's choice. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 11 Jun 2016)

WILLIAMS, Joseph Chester - was born in Vancouver. He grew up in Woodfibre, BC. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII. After the war he married and moved in 1954 to Galiano Island. There he made his way as a carpenter, contractor, and small businessman. He built the marina at Montague Harbour, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and served his community in many roles. He was a founding member of the Galiano Island Volunteer Fire Department and stayed with it for 40 years. He was Chief for 25 years. He leaves a daughter, Judy Hanbury (Reg). Chester had a long life well lived, and full of happiness. He was predeceased by his wife Marion, 2008. A special thanks to the Doctors and nurses of Victoria General Hospital who did a fantastic job of making his last few days comfortable and easing his journey. There will be a gathering in Chester's honour starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Lions Hall, Galiano Island. Donations to Galiano Health Care Centre, South Galiano Volunteer Fire Department for care and upkeep of 1947 Fire Truck, or the Terry Fox Foundation. (The Vancouver Sun 18 Jun 2016)

MacNAIR, George Malcolm (Red), M.I.D. - Head Lake, On., passed away in Lindsay, Ontario on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. Born on June 23rd, 1924 in Bathurst, NB, he was the son of Howard George and Mary (Beattie) MacNair. George enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942, where he served as a gunner in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. He was stationed on the HMCS Strathadam and on the HMCS Prince Rupert, during which time he received a Mention in Dispatch. George married Jeannine (Jean) Rose Marie Deschene in 1951 in Sudbury, Ontario. George worked most of his life as a skilled carpenter, but most enjoyed spending time with his family in the great outdoors. In 1989, George and Jean retired to Head Lake, where he spent the summers renovating cottages and the winters grooming trails for the Haliburton County Snowmobile Club. Predeceased by his infant son Jeffrey and brother Douglas. George is survived by his wife Jean, sister Florence Knowles, brother Don MacNair, children Sandy Lansing (Jack), Brenda, Barbara, Howie (Tara), Jim (Jane), Douglas (Jackie), and grandchildren Melissa and Jeffrey Lansing, Ryan, Craig, Tyler, Colin, Tessa, Kenny, Seamus and Heather MacNair. The family will receive friends at Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay on Sunday, August 25th from 2:00 pm until time of memorial service in the chapel at 3:00 pm. Reception to follow. If desired, in memoriam donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by Parker Funeral Home, 705-324-1988.

 

HMCS PRINCE RUPERT, HMCS STRATHADAM, HMCS SWANSEA

HAMILTON, Albert Charles (Bert) (20 Jul 1921 - 14 Jun 2016) - Peacefully, at home in Kingston, ON, surrounded by his devoted family, in his 95th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary (McFarlane). Much loved father of sons, Ian, Malcolm, Peter and Ross, and grandfather of six. Survived by sisters, Sheila (Lloyd Alder) and Sally (Don Hanna), of Winnipeg. Bert had a remarkable life as a scholar and a father. He was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba, served in the Navy and received a doctorate from Cambridge. Most of his career was at Queen's University, Kingston, where he was the Cappon Professor of English Literature. He shared a love of the outdoors with his family, hiking and canoeing, and spending time at the family cottage. Bert devoted many years to the care of his wife Mary, who suffered a long decline from Alzheimer's disease and died at home in January, 2014. Bert was an extraordinary father, husband and scholar, and will be profoundly missed and always remembered as a giant of a man. There will be no service by his request. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a donation can do so at the Wilderness Conservancy. (The Winnipeg Free Press 21 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS HUNTER

WASH, Ronald Thomas (06 Apr 1924 - 17 Jun 2016) - died on June 17th at the age of 92. Preferring the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, he lived an extraordinary life. Ron was born on the Isle of Dogs, Millwall, London - much favoured in history by royalty as a place to exercise their dogs. He was educated at Greenwich Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Suffolk. The School was originally started in the reign of William III and Mary II in 1685, for the sons of seaman and lightermen on the Thames Waterway. At age 13 Ron built his first tube radio to listen to the Saturday BBC British football or cricket games. At the age of 15 he joined the Royal Navy as a boy air electrical apprentice. He served throughout WW2 on various RN air stations. He notably trained pilots on the operations of cockpit components when he was posted to Trinidad, where one of the key training centres was located. At war's end, he married the love of his life, Georgena (Jean) Thomson and together they raised 4 children, Marilyn (Robert), Andrew (Lisa), Philip and Martyn (Lorie). In 1948, Ron was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy and served aboard HMRS ships. He moved on to Jervis Bay's Naval Air Station Nowra, New South Wales and transferred to the Flinders Naval Electrical Depot. The sign over the door proudly announced, "Good connections – Good results". He helped train the first R.A.N. air electrical artificers - engineers who are skilled at repairing avionics systems in the field. In 1954 after completing his R.N. service, Ron joined the Royal Canadian Navy at Shearwater and served on VS 880, VS 881, and VS 40. He made several trips on HMCS Bonaventure including crossing the Arctic Circle. After retirement from the Navy, Ron worked for Nova Scotia Power Corporation as a Scheduling Engineer for ten years. One of his proudest accomplishments was his contribution to the Lingan Power Station. Ron and Jean adopted Canada as their new country, became Canadians and lived a fruitful and exciting life in the Halifax region. Besides living in Australia, they traveled the world including 3 trips to China, and several to each of the Philippines, Cuba and Switzerland. Ron was an avid woodworking hobbyist and enjoyed making fine teak furniture. He contributed continuously to many charities and in particular those helping and assisting children and Canadian doctors in Africa. He leaves behind his soulmate Jean of 69 and a half years and their children and grand children: Mathieu (Alicia), Vanessa (Peter) Thomas, Anna, Lennah, Evan (Edith) and Graham (Lina) as well as his great grand children, Jack and Aria. The family would like to warmly thank Ron's caregiver, Valerie Croft for her extraordinary work and dedication to assisting him during his final year. Private internment of his ashes and a celebration of his life will be held at later date.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS SHEARWATER

MORGAN, Allan C. - Born May 9, 1934 in Wayne, Alberta. Passed away June 6, 2016 at the age of 82. Al was an Air Traffic Controller at YVR for over 30 years. He was also a skilled pilot. Immediately following graduation from Western Canada High School he enlisted in the Air Force on a "short" commission. Following flight training, he flew Mustangs with 403 Squadron for a number of years, transitioning to the Navy reserves VC922 Squadron flying sub hunters up and down the west coast following his move here. That not being enough excitement, Al took up flying an Avenger modified for water bombing; extracurricular money he used to call it. In his youth, Al was an intercity basketball player. He was also a Caddy Master at Calgary Golf & Country Club, having started at the age of 13 and got his love of golf from seeing firsthand what a great sport it was. He happened to caddy for Bob Hope, Johnny Langdon, Bing Crosby and Phil Harris. Al would carry a 1 handicap from his 20s well into his 30s. He also beat his age twice in his later years. The winter was for snooker. He had more than a few stories of missing school as a teen to play, as well as how his skill often paid his bills while away at the various schools he attended through his Air Force and ATC years. He was well known in the East Vancouver Snooker Community during his day, for the snooker hall was a weekly hangout away from work. He was long retired before he gave that habit up, golf though he never gave up. He loved it to the end, at 82 he was still out there. Predeceased by his loving wife Irene Elizabeth of over 50 years of marriage. Survived by his two sons Clint and Craig, grandchildren Brittany, Lane, Hailey and Olivia, his twin brother Ralph, brother Len and sister Iris. Respected by many, he will be missed. (The Province 18 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS SHEARWATER VC922 Squadron

WINDIBANK, Thomas Wilmont - On Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 78 years of age. Loving and devoted father, dad will be dearly missed and never forgotten by his children Tom Windibank (Patti), Shelley (Gord Farrand), Donald Windibank (Helen) and Sandy Windibank. Treasured papa of Troy, Trevor, Jill, Stephen, Kraig and Kevin. Adored great-papa of Allisyn and Connor. Predeceased by his sister Mildred Putnam (2002) (Donald). He will be sadly missed by his wonderful and caring neighbours. Tom was a proud retiree of Chrysler Canada. Some of his fondest memories were of his early years in the Canadian Navy. Visiting Wednesday, June 22 from 3 - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. until time of Windsor Veterans Memorial Service at 8:00 p.m. at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated. (The Windsor Star 21 Jun 2016)

ROSS, Charles Albert, MID, CERA, RCN(R) - Born in Feb 1902, Charles Ross joined the RCN(R) on 02 Feb 1941 and served in HMCS Barrie and HMCS Copper Cliff. He was part of the commissioning crew for HMCS Copper Cliff. While on HMCS Copper Cliff, he was awarded Mention in Despatches (MID) as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943. "For an extended period in one of His Majesty's Canadian Corvettes, under conditions of great hardship in the North Atlantic, this rating has rendered excellent service and at all times has displayed wholehearted devotion to duty." After the war Charles went back to work for the Canadian Steamship Lines. He retired from there in December of 1966 and died at age 65 April 1967.

 

HMCS BARRIE, HMCS COPPER CLIFF

BAILEY, Harold F. (Hal), LCdr, RCN - On Sunday, June 12, 2016 Hal passed away at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox after complications of a heart attack he suffered a few days before. He was born in Truro, N.S. 92 years ago to Fred and Etta Bailey, the eldest and last surviving member of a family of six children. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 67 years, Alice (nee McGivney). He is also survived by his children Brian (Jeannie) Halifax, NS; Philip (Joy), Kingston, Ont.; Anne Bailey, Langley, BC; Barbara (Dave) Mellin, Comox, BC; Alan (Brenda) Ashdale, NS. He was predeceased by his daughter Mary Noreen Bailey. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Paul, Graeme, Mark, Paige, Sarah, James, Fraser and Campbell, seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ace (his nickname given by his chums in the navy years ago) grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia and joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 18. He served in the Second World War and Korea, in military battle. His naval career took him from the rank of Seaman to Lieutenant Commander. One of many achievements of which he took great pride was as Chief Security Officer for one of the Queen and Prince Phillip’s visits to Canada. After his sea service, Hal and Alice spent 40 years on the Meander River Farm in Ashdale, Nova Scotia that was their pride and joy. He loved hunting, fishing, sharing stories and jokes, working hard on the farm, eating from his many gardens, sharing the bounty with family and friends. They finally felt the maritime winters and the large farm were too much and they relocated to the Comox Valley 12 years ago. Hal enjoyed the “11 months of summer” and enjoyed not using a snow shovel. He and Alice made a new and wide circle of friends. Hal joined the Comox Korean Vets, and continued his hunting and gardening until he went into hospital four days before he passed away. He passed away quietly with dignity and grace. He would have been miserable not being able to tend his garden and do for himself, being so very fiercely independent. He was also able to know that his beloved Pittsburg Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup just before he died. He lived a long and rich life. We are sorry to see him go, but we were blessed to have him here. The family would very much like to thank all the doctors and nursing staff in Emergency, ICU and Dr. Doug Anderson for guiding Hal along for the past twelve years as a wonderful family physician. Special thanks to Father Joe Killoran, Chaplain Brian Ducedre, and Stephanie Jones. Cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church on Tunner Drive, Courtenay, BC on June 25th, 2016 at 11:00 AM. A private family reception will follow. (The Hants Journal 20 Jun 2016)

MARSHALL, Harry John (17 Dec 1963 - 16 Jun 2016) - DIED AS HE HAD LIVED ... Thinking of family, friends and relatives before himself. Harry, son of the late John Bolt Marshall, leaves fond and cherished memories to his mother Nancy Irene, his brothers Bill, Geoffrey, his twin Robert and his sister-in-law Karen, his three children, who he loved dearly: Christopher, Kylie and Tanner, also a host of friends who he admired, respected, cared for and loved in his own individual way, those from before he joined the navy, while he served and afterward as well. The lives he has touched and memories he shared with them will continue always. For all these and his numerous relatives; uncles and aunts; cousins; nieces and nephew; a huge heart felt thank you to you all for being a part of his life. Harry's last wish was not to be mourned, but remembered; nor would he want a funeral or service. To be cremated and his ashes scattered. Some at Blast Hole Pond, where the cabin once stood; some to the Atlantic from Signal Hill and the rest by his Father. As time passes, once a year, raise a glass of your favourite beverage, wine, beer or coca cola and remember. On the first Sunday afternoon after his death a remembrance of Harry's life will be held at his brother's home, 177 Gower Street. A chapter is completed; turn the page and close the book (written by Harry on his deathbed). A non-religious remembrance celebration of Harry's life will be held at 177 Gower Street from 2-8 pm on Sunday, June 19, 2016. No flowers by request. Bring your memories!

 

HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS OTTAWA

COOMBES, Reginald Arthur George, LCdr, RCN/CAF - Passed peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 86. Born February 12, 1930 in Ilford, Essex, England, son of the late Captain and Mrs. R. J. L. Coombes (of Dovercourt, Essex). Survived by children, Steven (Ludmilla) of Shackleton, Sask.; William (Barb) of Lower Onslow; Susan Karsten (Duncan) of Kingston; Dianne Chamberland (Yves) of Shannon, Que.; seven grandchildren; sister, Mary (Ray) Reedman of England and niece and nephew. Predeceased by teenage daughter, Nancy Jean, in September 1977, and his much-loved wife of 57 years, Jean, in December 2011. He started his sea-going career as a British Merchant Navy Deck Apprentice in 1945 and after two years ashore, where he met his wife-to-be, Jean, joined the RCN in early 1954, retiring in 1977. A member of Woodlawn United Church where he served as an Elder, he was also a very active Freemason. Worshipful Master of Composite Lodge No. 105, he was later DDGM and Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Together with Jean, he was a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 61, OES and served two terms as Worthy Patron, once with his wife as Worthy Matron. A life member of Acacia Lodge No. 561, GRC in Ottawa, Ont. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd from 6-8 p.m. in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. Family flowers only, donations may be made to IWK Health Centre Foundation.

 

McLEOD, Laverne Donald (Verne), PO2, RCN, 10232 (12 Sep 1930 - 16 Jun 1955) - Petty Officer 2nd Class Laverne Donald (Verne) McLeod, a native of Goderich, Ontario, son of Alexander and May McLeod of Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Husband of Charlotte McLeod and father of Roxane (2yrs) and Lynda McLeod (6 mths) of Lion's Head, Ontario. Sister of Karen McLeod. He was tragically killed on June 16th 1955 when he onboard the British submarine HMS Sidon, when a torpedo accidentally went off killing him while alongside in Portland Harbour, England. He was on Exchange to HMCS Niobe and a member of the second group of RCN volunteers to undergo submarine training in England where he arrived early in January 1955. He served in Korea aboard HMC Ships Athabaskan & Huron. He is buried in the Portland Naval Cemetery in Portand, England.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS HURON, HMS/m SIDON, HMCS NIOBE

 

        

 

LS Dave Yeo and CPO1 Sam Jennings lay a wreath at the grave of PO2 Verne McLeod on behalf of the crew of HMCS Okanagan at the Royal Navy Cemetery in Portland, Jun 1973. PO2 McLeod was killed in an explosion on HMS/m Sidon in Portland harbour on 16 Jun 1955. CPO1 Jennings was a crewmember on the Sidon at the time of the accident.

 

Courtesy of / © Brian Lapierre 1973

WOODWARD, Robert Alfred - Born: 09 Oct 1926 in Kamsack, SK. Died: 02 Feb 2006 in Kamsack, SK. Aged 79 years. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Norma (nee Lynds) Woodward, of Kamsack; five daughters, Judy Lynne (Murray) Green of Brandon, MB; Joanne (Larry) Podmoroff of Medicine Hat, AB; Jerilyn (Richard) Issel of Dubuc, Janet (Randy) Toderan of Yorkton and Wendy (Scott) Musqua, of Yorkton; one son, Jim (Chris) Woodward of High River, AB; two sisters, Jean McCracken of Chilliwack, BC and Freida Fairbairn of Ericksdale, MB; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Robert is predeceased by his parents Fredrick and Lucy (nee Barton) Woodward; three sisters, Nelly Helmkay, Lucy Schmitke and Alice Buttler; three brothers, Percy, Charles, and Sydney.

 

HMCS UNICORN, HMCS BURLINGTON, HMCS SIOUX

HANNEM, Dallas Norris (02 Dec 1940 - 17 Jun 2016) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dallas on June 17th. He passed peacefully with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife, Barb (Lightening), daughter Donna, and son Dale (Clarissa). Also survived by brothers Nelson (Del), Gerry (Marnie), Doug (Teresa) and sisters Judith (Philip) and Corrine, brother-in-law Don, stepfather George, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Harold (Lois) in 2013. There are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dallas was born and raised in Foam Lake, Sask. He joined the Navy in 1961 and retired after 30 years as a CPO2. He was active in sports, broomball, squash and hockey. His interests were classic cars, model trains and woodworking. He spent many years salmon fishing. In accordance with Dallas' wishes there is no service, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. (The Victoria Times Colonist 25 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS SKEENA, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS ST LAURENT

HARVEY, James Stewart, RCN, Korean War Veteran (07 Jun 1945 - 23 Jun 2016) - Peacefully at the Toronto East General Hospital on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in his 82nd year. James, beloved husband of the late Shirley Harvey, loving father of Elizabeth (Allen), Stewart (Ingrid), Scott and Bill. Dear Grandpa of Steven, Ashley, Andrew, Rebecca, Justin and Conner. Great Grandfather of Sydney, Ethan and Lila. Predeceased by his sister May. James will be dearly missed by his special friend Amy Young and his many nieces, nephews and all who knew him. Family and friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Avenue (at Main St. subway) on Wednesday, June 29 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, June 30 from 11 a.m. up until time of service in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment, Resthaven Memorial Gardens. As expression of sympathy, donations made to the would be appreciated.

 

HUMPHRIES, Jack William (05 Jan 1923 - 21 Jun 2016) - Today I lost the love of my life, my Jack after 22 years of marriage and the Humphries lost a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Delma whom he called DJ. He is predeceased by parents, John and Christina; his first wife, Molly; brothers, Al (Eve) and Ian (Addie). He leaves behind his daughters, Terry (Ray), Penny (Phil); sister, Elaine (Jack); granddaughters, Robin, Tracy, Kelly, Kirsten, and Catherine and great-grandchildren, Jaedyn, Vivi, Megan, Erin, Bryn, Marshall, Wyatt and Nathan, plus many nieces and nephews. Jack was born in Raymore, Saskatchewan and moved to Victoria at a very young age. Jack proudly served with the Royal Canadian Navy and fought for our country during World War II and Korea. He played a large part in the invasion of Normandy. After serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, Jack worked in the dockyard for many years. He enjoyed Ball Room Dancing and instructing and would have done very well on Dancing with the Stars in his day. He loved golf (got a hole in one in 2004) and his gardening especially growing his tomatoes with pride and fish heads. We spent every year in October holidaying in Hawaii. It was our second home and we will miss all the friends we made there. They were our Ohana (that is family in Hawaiian). All the dogs in the neighbourhood would go by and look up the driveway to see if Jack was there to give them cookies. Even when the garage doors were closed, they had to be dragged away because he was not there. A special thanks to David Ian (Erdi), for visiting his Uncle Jack while at home and in the hospital. Uncle Jack enjoyed seeing them both. Thank you to John (Joan) for selling his precious Oldsmobile for his Uncle Jack. It was sad to see it go but it went to a good home. Special thanks to all the doctors and nurses of the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals for their kindness and care. They were so thoughtful and caring to Jack and myself. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at McCall's Funeral Home on June 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Johnson and Vancouver Streets. Reception to follow; then interment at Royal Oak Cemetery. (The Victoria Times Colonist 24 Jun 2016)

MacISAAC, Duncan Neil (Mac) age 67 of Lower Sackville, passed away in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, on June 20, 2016. Born in Inverness, he was a son of the late John and Sarah (MacLellan) MacIsaac. 'Mac' spent 26 years as electrician for the Canadian Royal Navy. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Calais Branch 162. He is survived by his wife, Martha 'Marty'; daughter, Ingrid; son, Duncan; sisters, Gloria (Brian) Grandy, Kim Fraser; brothers, John (Joyce), Richard; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Mildred. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Cole Harbour Funeral Home, and as he wished 'Mac' will be buried at sea. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hants Community Hospital. (The Chronicle Herald)

 

HMCS YUKON

MANN, John Douglas - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Douglas Mann in Calgary, Alta., June 21, 2016, after a brief illness at the age of 81. He was a son of Norman and Effie Mann (deceased) (of Niagara Fall, Ont.) and was predeceased by brothers, Reg (Sally) and Bob (Jean). He was also predeceased by the great love of his life Elizabeth "Liz". He leaves behind daughter, Sherry (Mark); grandchildren, Ryan and Andrea (Ryan) and his beloved great-grandchildren, Emily and Danielle. As well, daughter, Janice (Charleen) and grandchildren, Hailey, Dylan, Jessica, Geo and Michael mourn his passing. John is also survived by many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. He was a 26 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy stationed in Shelburne and ultimately Dartmouth and upon his retirement worked many years in the Civil Service running the Maritime Warfare School computer centre. As his careers show, he was a devoted and very intelligent man whose curiosity and perfectionism spurred him to excel at whatever he did whether it be a home project or a complex problem. He did love to tinker with things and he was very good at it! Over his life, he dove headlong into whatever he was enjoying at the time - at times he was a voracious reader and a lover of movies. John and Liz moved to Calgary to enjoy family time after his retirement from the Civil Service in 1996 and they resided there until their passing. I am sure all who knew John knew him to be a doting and devoted husband to Liz as well as an excellent father, grandfather and a very proud great-grandfather. John has been cremated as per his request and it is worth noting that John's wishes are to be returned to Niagara Falls. His first job was on the iconic Maid of the Mist there and I think he felt compelled to return to an area he loved so much in life. (The Chronicle Herald)

 

SIDDALL, Arthur Charles - An affable wit, a charming character, and a kind soul. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a dear uncle, cousin and friend, Art Siddall, who passed away peacefully on February 9, 2011 in Pleasant Hill, California, at the age of 88. The Lord has called Art home to be reunited with the loves of his life, Nettie (nee McFettridge), his wife of 60 years, who pre-deceased him in 2007, and their precious daughter, Sharon Frances Siddall, who was taken from them tragically in 2002; and Art's older sister, Vivian Parker of Vancouver, who passed away in Vancouver in 2006. Art is lovingly remembered by his sister-in law Frances (Bambi), and brother-in-law, Jim O'Malley in Vacaville, California; Nettie's extended family in Northern Ireland, including, nieces, and nephews, Jacqueline, Maura, Jack, David, Sam, David and Netta; Art's extended family, including nieces and nephews, Marilyn, Joe, Gail, Carol, Frank, and Ray in Canada, and USA, and Jerry Boland in Tacoma, Wa. Art is also remembered by his friends, and neighbors in Walnut Creek, and vicinity, his church congregation and its choir. Art was born in the small rural village of Yarrow, British Columbia in 1922, to Will and Ella Siddall, and older sister Vivian. Growing up in the country, fetching buckets of fresh milk, and attending a one room school house, he began life with a heart for adventure. Art graduated school in Vancouver in Electrical engineering, and answering the call to duty, joined the Canadian Navy sailing between Halifax and Belfast as a mid-shipman, providing armed escort duty to the merchant marine. While stationed in Belfast, Art met his future wife, Nettie McFettridge, the beautiful daughter of a shipyard worker, and danced her off her feet. He sent for his bride-to-be to travel to Canada, and they were married in 1946. They were blessed with their only child, Sharon in June 1951. After settling in Walnut Creek, the Siddalls enjoyed numerous trips home to Ireland, and to Canada over the years, resulting in a strong and bonding kinship with all who met them. Art's jovial character, love of life, and strength of spirit always managed to shine through during his battle with Alzheimer's disease, and always kept his caregivers amused. Many, many thanks to Pat McVey Ritsick, of PMR Fiduciary Services for being there for Art in the absence of family, who cared for him, housed, and saw to all his needs with trust, dignity and respect, right to the end of his journey. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday March 5th at St Mark's Lutheran Church 3051, Putnam Boulevard, Pleasant Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

 

HMCS RIVIERE DU LOUP

BELL, Gerald  Arlington (Gerry) (11 Sep 1920 - 04 Apr 2007) - The death occurred at the Kings County Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 of Gerald (Gerry) A. Bell of Beach Point. Age 86. Beloved husband of Olive (MacLeod) Bell. Survived by brother Murray (Kathleen) Bell, Charlottetown; sisters Jean Watts, Connecticut, USA and Irma Brown, New Hampshire, USA. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Rankin and Margaret (Davey) Bell; brother, Sterling and infant brother. Resting at Southern Kings & Queens Funeral Home, Murray River for funeral service on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at 2pm from the Funeral Home Chapel. A legion service for their late comrade will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 6 at 6:45pm. No visiting hours by personal request. Interment in Murray Harbour Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the Kings County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements in the care of Southern Kings & Queens Funeral Home.

 

HMCS BUXTON

WILLIAMS, Frank Ernest - Canada has lost another Second World War veteran, at dawn, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, when Kathleen came to take Frank's hand to lead him on the path to his eternal home. Frank was born in Winnipeg at the St. Boniface Hospital, on January 1, 1923 to Thomas Percival and Kate Elizabeth Williams. He spent his early years in St. Boniface, Teulon and Carberry. At the age of 17, he enlisted and spent the next five years in the Navy on a corvette in the North Atlantic escorting convoys from North America to Britain. Returning to civilian life, he met Kathleen Glover while singing in St. Margaret's Anglican Church choir. They were married there in 1950 and enjoyed nearly 53 years together. They lived most of those years in Windsor Park, where they raised their four children. Dad worked in automobile sales and then automotive parts sales, travelling from Northwestern Ontario to Saskatchewan for many years. He loved to drive and he loved to travel. Dad and Mom enjoyed many years at their cottage in Victoria Beach, where he added two major additions to the cottage. They enjoyed many summers with their family there. In later years, Frank was a commissionaire at the Kapyong Base and also volunteered driving CancerCare patients to their appointments. Frank loved life and was determined to live to 90 years of age. Frank was generous with his "I love you's" and in recent years, he especially enjoyed and was grateful for any time he spent with family. He loved music, singing, ice cream and anything sweet. He loved going to cheer on his grandkids at their hockey games. He also enjoyed watching baseball, hockey and football. He had a love of all animals, but especially the Cocker Spaniels they raised from puppies. He was a member of the White Ensign and enjoyed getting together with the other members. Frank was predeceased by his grandson Carter Frank Williams, in 1997; wife Kathleen and daughter-in-law Bernice, both in 2003; and by his three brothers: Jim, Ralph and Dave. Frank is survived by children: Ted (Lucille), Gary, Pat (Frank) and Janet (Rob); grandchildren: Laura (Joe), Steven (Ainsley), Mark (Analee), Brent, Amanda, Mitchell (Stephanie), Matthew (Katie), Jennifer; great-granddaughters: Mackenzie, Addison, Zara and Chloe. He is also survived by his only sister Joyce (Glen) Cawker, of Burlington, ON and her family. A special thank you to granddaughter Jennifer, who faithfully visited Grandpa and loved him so dearly. The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff of Tower Seven South at Deer Lodge for their kindness, care and compassion. In keeping with Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald Street, with Jonathan Jandavs-Hedlin officiating. A private interment will be at a future date at Victoria Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or Deer Lodge Centre. The Coutu Family in care of arrangement. (The Winnipeg Free Press 25 Jun 2016)

THOMPSON, Joseph Victor (Vic) (09 Jun 1925 - 22 Jun 2016) Vic passed away peacefully with Edith, his wife of 62 years, at his side. Vic was born in St Boniface, Manitoba to Joseph and Annie Thompson, both new immigrants from Northern Ireland. He attended St. Paul's High School in Winnipeg and, as soon as he was of age, joined the Royal Canadian Navy. During WWII he served in the Atlantic as a wireless telegrapher on several ships including the HMCS Kootenay and the HMCS Outremont. He also volunteered for the War in the Pacific, though thankfully, it ended before he was deployed. After the war, he attended the University of Manitoba, earning both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work. His first professional job after graduating was with the Children's Aid Society in Brandon, Manitoba where he met colleague and fellow social worker, Edith Close. Within a year they married and moved to Seattle where Vic worked at the King County Juvenile Court, the Bremerton Child Guidance Center, and later, the University of Washington. He went on to earn a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington and a Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Southern California. In 1969 he became Professor and Director of the Social Work Program at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and in 1976 he accepted the position of Director of the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Vic and Edith had three children, Moreen Spracklin (Frank), Susan Riddle (Blaine), and Geoffrey Thompson (Janet). Together, the family enjoyed camping vacations, canoe trips and activities such as hiking, skiing, swimming, and tennis. Vic, ever the innovator, used a sleeping bag cover as an early prototype of the now popular child carrier backpack, to carry his young son up the trail while singing The Happy Wanderer. Vic liked to stay active. In 1990, following his tenure at MUN, he and Edith retired to Kelowna where they delighted in years of family visits, international travel, cruises, ballroom and square dancing and Tai Chi. He was an active member of the Kelowna Cardiac Exercise Society and the Society for Learning in Retirement. Vic will be missed by his family, ncluding six grandchildren, Emily, Evangeline, Rosemary, Matthew, William, and Laura. The family would like to thank the "Kalamalka" staff at The Village at Mill Creek and Dr. William Mackle for their care during Vic's final years. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 30 at 1:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna BC V1Y5Y2. (Okanagan Valley Newspaper 28 Jun 2016)

 

HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS OUTREMONT

CLOUTIER, J. Richard, CPO2, Storesman (1952-2016) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late Richard Cloutier of Lord’s Cove announces his passing at the U.S. Memorial Health Care Centre in St. Lawrence on Friday, July 1st, at the age of 64. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, Ruby Williams of 16 years; son, Richard Foss of Montreal, QC; daughters, Jenna-Marie Cloutier (Alex Boucher) of St. Hubert, QC and Julie-Anne Cloutier of Whistler, BC; brothers, Robert Cloutier (Ellen McClean) of Oakville, ON, Roger Cloutier (Vanessa Morrison) of Oakville, ON and Ronald Cloutier of St. Hubert, QC; sisters, Lisa Pine (Robert) of St. Hubert, QC and Linda Lambert (Jean-Yves) of Royton Falls, QC; grandson, Justin Boucher of St. Hubert, QC; plus a large circle of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by parents, Roger & Theresa Cloutier. Cremation has taken place. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Lord’s Cove on Tuesday, July 5th, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #58, Lawn, NL.

 

HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC

BATEMAN, John Steven, C2HT (1968-2016) - Our beloved son Steve passed away at his home in Cobble Hill on June 23rd in the quiet company of his family and cherished canine companion Willie. Born into a military family at Red Deer Alberta, his youth was spent relocating between various Canadian Province's and Germany before he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 19. It was in high school at Lahr however, that he acquired his moniker "Jake" and it stuck. Steve served 22 years in the RCN touring Pacific Rim countries, including ports in Russia. Many a top-deck chili cook-off competition was won by Steve. Perhaps, seeking a more sedentary life, he took early retirement and dug in on Vancouver Island where blue skies or grey, sunshine or rain, he took to the woods on hunting forays or enjoyed the solitude of fishing local lakes and streams. He often loaded his own ammunitions and tied his own flies. Steve did not ever mind coming home empty handed. He was well read and often recounted minute details equally about war history and munitions as the history of BC's gold mining towns and his own community. Steve knew joy in wood carving, decoy ducks being his favorite subject and on occasion carved his own pipe bowls. He built intricate models of ships only after he exhausted his passion for tanks. As a Senior Hull Systems Engineering Technician 6 years with Babcock Canada, his colleagues remind us he was a valuable member of the Victoria team working to maintain and restore Canada's fleet of submarines on the West Coast. Steve valued his privacy and often played his cards close to his heart; but we have grown to know he gave selflessly and generously to his comrades, neighbors and community. In our time of grieving we have found comfort from his many friends locally and across the country that have expressed their sadness of his untimely passing. A wonderful son to us, his parents, Jack and Velma, Steve also leaves behind son John and daughter Sarah; sister Wendie and brother in law Glenn; nieces Julia and Nicole, nephew Paul; uncles, aunts and cousins will miss him dearly. We hope you will join us to celebrate Steve's life 2 PM Saturday July 9th at H.W. Wallace Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC. For whether we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Roman's 14:8 (The Victoria Times Colonist 02 Jul 2016)

 

HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS YUKON

WILLIAMSON, David 1928 2016 On June 27, 2016, David Williamson passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 87. David leaves behind his wife Joan and his sister Marion Peever. He is survived by his son Richard (Jo-Donna) and their children, Lindsay (Shaun), Melissa (Tyler), and Jennifer (Jeff); his son Bruce (Diane) and their children, Lana (Everett), and Andrew (Kelsey); and daughter Linda (Wayne) and their son Morgan; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Kade, Silas, Landry, Lukas, Leila, Georgia, and Jasmine. Dave was born to David and Marion Williamson in 1928. He grew up in Winnipeg attending Gordon Bell High School and living most of his adult life in East Kildonan. He worked for many years at James Richardson and Sons until his retirement in the late eighties. Throughout his life David was always an avid sports enthusiast and his children remember him spending many Saturday nights watching hockey and listening to football on the radio. Good or bad he was always a staunch fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Maple Leafs. David enjoyed his many years coaching pee wee hockey at Melrose Community Club and as a cub scout leader at John Black Church. He was always supportive in his children's activities and they all fondly remember the great times they had at Grand Beach. In his youth David was active in the Sea Cadets Bugle Corps Band as a Chief Petty Officer until his honorable discharge in 1948. After that he was enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve (HMCS Chippawa) until his honorable discharge in 1955. The family would like to thank all the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for their care and attention through his last few days. At David's request a private service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Salvation Army or the Winnipeg Humane Society. Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery 204-338-7111 (the Winnipeg Free Press 02 Jul 2016)

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA

MILLARD, Calvin Keith (13 Dec 1938 - 26 Jun 2016) - Calvin Millard died peacefully on Sunday, 26 June 2016. He is survived by his wife Gail (nee Bowen), his brother Larry, and his sisters Sandra Hearn and Kathleen Ward; his daughter Dallas (Ian Istvanffy), his daughter Denise ( Armin Shafai), his daughter Gwen (Tony Munser), his son Alllan (Julie Carriere) and his son Glen ( Cathy Perrier); his grandchildren Pamela Clark Harnett ( Mark), Leah , Simon Ducharme, Jordan, Nathan, Mikayla; and his great grandson Anthony Harnett. He will also be missed by Gail's children: Nolan Losness ( Louise) and Joleen Losness (Allan Psutto); and the granddhildren Caleb, Brooke, Katie and Anna. Cal served for 25 years in the Royal Canadian navy, spending 5 years in UK, before retiring to work in the Electronics Industry. After moving to Alberta in 1989 to work for Square D, he joined St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church. He and Gail were actively involved in assisting refugee families settle into Canadian life in the Edmonton area. In his earlier years in Edmonton he became quite famous in his circle of friends for his wine making. Cal will be sorely missed for his generosity and wonderful story telling. The funeral is scheduled on Saturday, 9 July at 2pm at St John the Evangelist Church in Edmonton, at 11111 57 Ave. Cal's remains will later be interred to the Atlantic Ocean in a Naval Ceremony Celebrating the Battle of the Atlantic, from the deck of HMCS Sackville: according to his wishes. The family wish to thank the staff at Choices and Villa Caratis and Dickensfield care centers for their outstanding care and compassion. The family request no flowers, but donations can be made to Operation Smiles or the Parkinson Society of Alberta in Cal's memory. (The Edmonton Journal 06 Jul 2016)

 

HMCS NIPIGON

GARANT, Kenneth J. (14 Feb 1941 - 28 Jun 2016) - Age 75, of Dartmouth passed away June 28, 2016 at the Victoria General Hospital. Born in Windsor, Ontario, Ken is a son of Victor Garant and Margaret Trepanier. After retiring from the Navy, Ken worked as a rigger at the Dockyard until 1996. Ken will be missed by his loving wife, Sandra; daughter Lisette (James Brown) Garant; step-daughter Karen Turner; sons Dan (Barb); and Alex; step-son Blair; sister Betty Ann (Fred) Wilkinson. His grandchildren Adèsse, Louis, Keenen, Evan, Kennedy, and Darcy will miss their Papa and Grand Pere deeply. He was predeceased by his father, Victor; brother, Chuck; and first wife Blondine. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 2 2016 at St Peter's Church Cemetery, 1152 Rte 335 Middle West Pubnico, NS with a reception to follow. (TheWindsor Star 04 Jul 2016)

ARMITAGE, William (Bill) On July 6, 2016, in his 94th year, our dear father peacefully passed away. Predeceased by his wife Shirley. Dearly loved father to Gillian, Natalie and Elizabeth (Bruce Baskin). Cherished Pop to Tagwanibisan and Sagaki, Kyra and Paige. Brother to Roly, Kingsley (Heather), June (Brian Pye). Predeceased by siblings Maxwell, Robin, Frank and Peggy. Uncle Bill to adoring nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Dad loved sharing his stories from growing up on the farm, his service as a Petty Stoker in The Royal Canadian Naval Reserve aboard a Corvette, the 'HMCS Humberstone', his working out west, and settled life back in South March with career in Real Estate. Special thank you to Dr. Stecher, and the many nurses and PSW's who cared for him. Per his wishes only a burial will take place. Family and friends may attend the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday July 16, 2016, in St. John's Anglican Church. 325 Sandhill Rd. Kanata. Celebration of his life will follow interment. (The Ottawa Citizen 09 Jul 2016). 

 

HMCS HUMBERSTONE

DOOLITTLE, Francis Charles (Frank), RCAF WO, RCN CPO (22 Dec 1923 - 25 Jun 2016) - On June 25, 2016, at the age of 92, Frank went to be with his Lord and joined his parents Charlie and Ellen Doolittle, his sister Ruth Armitage (Holly), his former wife Kay and his brother Eugene Doolittle. Frank says goodbye to his wife Irene, daughter Nancy Hird (Rick), his brother Allan Doolittle (the late Jean), his sister Dorothy Kilgour (the late Jim) as well as his four step children: Ray, Jo-Anne, Roger (Marie), Robert (Sharon) Sabourin's, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends along the way. Frank retired from GM Transmission in 1980 and was involved with Bedford United Church, Chiefs & Petty Officers Mess, HMCS Hunter, Windsor Flying Club and Canadian Historical Aircraft Association. A Memorial Service will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Ave., (519) 254-3223 on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Centre)

HOBBS, John Edward, LCdr, RCN - was born on July 29, 1925 in Ottawa, Ontario. He loved to downhill ski in his teens, but he already showed signs of the work ethic that he displayed the rest of his life, working on farms in the summers and around Ottawa as a delivery boy the rest of the year. When he was 17, he followed in his father's footsteps and enrolled underage to fight in the war. He chose to serve in the Navy and became a signalman due to his keen eyesight. He served on HMCS Royalmount in the Battle of the North Atlantic. After the war, he decided to stay in the Navy, attending McMaster University as an officer cadet. It was in Hamilton that he met his wife Audrey Hill. They were married on May 4, 1951. In 1952 their son Brian was born, and the next year he was posted to England for officer training, where he attended the coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Different postings followed in Halifax, Ottawa and Esquimalt. He was variously the XO of the destroyer Athabascan, Staff Officer of HMCS Carleton, Captain of the minesweeper HMCS James Bay, Navy Liaison officer for the Sea Cadets in BC and ROTP Supervisor at HMCS Discovery. Having attained the rank of Lt-Commander, he decided he did not want to leave the new family home in Coquitlam, so while working full time as ROTP Training Officer he completed his teacher training at UBC. Daughter Sandra and son Sean joined the family. He left the Navy in 1968 and began working as a teacher in Maple Ridge. His administrative experience and natural leadership led him to become first the vice-principal of Westview Junior Secondary School, then the principal of Pitt Meadows High School. He retired in 1983, much beloved by staff and students alike. At this point he became a globetrotter, travelling to destinations such as China, Mexico, Great Britain, Europe, the southern US, South America and the Caribbean. He also spent long months at Fintry enjoying the view from the deck and skippering a pleasure boat on Okanagan Lake. In his later years he suffered from dementia but was able to live at home with the support of his wife and family, until at the age of 89 he moved to his final home, Three Links Manor in Kelowna, where he passed away on June 13, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called "share your condolences."

 

HMCS ROYALMOUNT, HMCS STAR, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS CARLETON, HMCS JAMES BAY, HMCS DISCOVERY

OSBURN, Anthony George (Tony), M.I.D., LCdr, RCNVR on Monday, August 4th, 2003. Age 96. Predeceased by his wife Babs in 1990. Survived by family and friends too numerous to mention. A gathering will be held on Tuesday, August 12th, 2:30 P.M. at the Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, 201-3833 Henning, Burnaby V5C 6N5.

 

OSBURN, Anthony George, Lieutenant, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR, HMCS Sackville - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 21 November 1942 and London Gazette of 18 November 1942.

 

"This Officer, by his untiring work actively assisted the Commanding Officer in bringing the ship to a high state of fighting efficiency. His prompt action in directing the 4" gun in such a manner as to inflict damage upon any enemy U-Boat contributed substantially to the result of the engagement between HMCS Sackville and an enemy U-Boat." (The U-boat in this action was U-588)

 

RCNVR HALF COMPANY VANCOUVER, HMCS BADDECK, HMCS SACKVILLE, HMCS ANTIGONISH

PARSONS, Bruce Robert Patrick - Born 1925. Passed away peacefully on June 13, 2016, in Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion, St. John's, N.L., at the age of 91 years. Bruce was born in Shanghai, China in 1925, a son of Dr. Walter S. Parsons of Montreal and Isobel (Hayward) Parsons of Manuals, N.L. He left Shanghai at the age of seven years to attend school in England and then KCS in Windsor, NS. At the age of 17 years, Bruce joined the RCN and served on the Corvettes until the end of the Second World War. After the war, Bruce worked for a short time in Quebec as an editor for two newspapers. In 1945, he went into business for himself buying and selling vessels of all types and sizes; his favourite being Newfoundland schooners and jacks. His largest vessel was the H.M.S. Calypso (2814 tonnes). Bruce was very well-known on the Halifax and Lunenburg waterfronts and was dubbed 'quite the character'. He continued to work until his late 80's as a Marine Consultant and researcher. Bruce travelled the world but his favourite place was Newfoundland and that is where he spent his last two years and is now resting in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Field of Honour, St. John's. Bruce is survived by his children, Kenneth (Mary Lou) and Karin of Halifax; Michael (Valerie) of Duncan's Cove; Mark (Shelley) of Purcell's Cove; Donald (Sandy) of Ontario; and Christopher Pertursson (Karen) of Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, Peter; his brother, Stuart (Ann Marie) and his first wife, Colette (Aubé). Special thanks to the staff of the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 1 and Barrett's Funeral Home, all of St. John's. 

MADDEN, Andrew William - Age 92, of Halifax passed away Friday July 1, 2016, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born in Arichat, he was the son of the late William and Alice (Samson) Madden. Dad took his terminal diagnosis in stride and wrote the following: My name is Andy Madden. As I'm leaving my earthly life, I'm leaving behind four lovely daughters and a son, Pat Dickie, Steven Madden, Debbie Flemming, Connie Boraski and Kim Salter. I have always been proud of my children. My career had me move to many places and therefore my daughter, Pat was born in Hamilton, Ont.; Steven in Port Colbourne, Ont.; Debbie in Edmonton, Alta.; Connie in Oakville; Kim in Port Credit, Ont. My wife Germaine (Poirier) Madden helped our family adjust to the many moves. Gerri was my confidante, trusted partner, and always my greatest supporter who was instrumental in allowing me to have a successful life. I have kept Gerri's ashes with me and now I will share the same and we will be buried in her birthplace, West Arichat, next to her father and mother and also Father Doucette, who married us on her birthday, June 14, 1948. I was in the navy in the war and in the D Day invasion of France I was on the HMCS Cowichan, a Bangor-class minesweeper of the 31st flotilla. I was very fortunate to have a challenging and exciting career erecting thermal power plants and utility recovery boilers for the paper industry. I worked in the United States, Britain, Brazil, Lago, Nigeria and every province in Canada. I was so in tune with my work that I came to think of my boilers as 'humanoids' and communicated with them to maintain their reliability. My life was enriched by managers of the various plants. After 24 years of working with large manufactures I decided to start my own company MBB Mechanical Service Limited in Halifax, I was president and founder of the company for 20 years. Since I am on the way out I wanted to share some of the things I've learned: find someone to love and be loved, find your passion (mine was cars, boats, and my work), then apply hard work and determination to realize your vision and you will experience the joy in life. Surround yourself with 'good people', be kind to others, and become 'good people'. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6th in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Arichat. Father Doug MacDonald officiating. Burial to follow. The family would like to thank the nurses at Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building 4th Floor East. (Dad called them his angels). Also Dr. Michael Tilley, who cared for Dad many years. He was his trusted physician but even more he and his family were well-loved friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parish of Stella Maris Pastoral Unit, West Arichat, NS B0E 1A0

 

HMCS COWICHAN

TOYER, H.W. John (Ted) - Born: 1929, of North Head Grand Manan Island passed away at his residence on Saturday October 26, 2013. He was born of the late John and Nellie (Penney) Toyer in England. John served in the Royal Navy as a submariner, later in his career he served aboard submarines in the Royal Canadian Navy. John and his wife Clare acquired the Shorecrest Lodge on Grand Manan and operated the lodge until they sold it and took over the Ferry Wharf Inn. One of John's last enterprises was the local favorite "Tipsy Takeout" where the fish and chips were renowned as the best in town. He sang in the Community Choir on the Island, and also the Church of Ascension Choir. He is survived by his wife Clare (Lowe) Toyer. Two daughters; Christine (Philip) Fleming of Lantz, NS, Joanne (Mike) Ingalls of North Head, NB. Two sons; Tony (Wendy) Toyer of Richmond, BC, and David (Luisa) Toyer of Fredericton, NB. One sister Janet (Edward) Cater of Herts, UK. One brother Christopher (Rowan) Toyer of Beds, UK. Also his brother-in-law and sister-in-law David and Mavis Lowe of Nottingham, UK, brother-in-law Derek DeBarr of Nottingham, UK. Ten grand children, nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Besides his parents he was predeceased by one sister Eileen Leach, and one sister-in-law Iris DeBarr. The service to Celebrate John's life will take place at the Church of Ascension on Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Dana Dean officiating. A reception will follow at the Marathon Inn and all are invited to attend following the service. John's family has requested that donations may be made to the A.L.S. Society of Canada, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Ells Funeral Home Inc., 1199 Route 776, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1G2.

 

HMCS OKANAGAN, HMCS OJIBWA, HMS/m SERAPH, HMS/m EXCALIBUR, HMS/m TIPTOE, HMS/m AURIGA

McNUTT, Thomas Roy, DEMS Gunner - Born 1925. Died 15 July 2013 Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Passed on: July 15th, 2013 We regret to announce the passing of Thomas Roy McNutt on July 15, 2013 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris; his five sons: Douglas (Lil) and their sons Matt, Chris (Katrina), and Josh; David and his three daughters Jana (Justin) and their daughter Evelyn, Karrie (Dave), and Diana; Dan (Janice) and their son Sam and daughter Jodie; Dale and daughter Julie; Don (Lisa) and son Devyn and daughters Makayla and Cassie. Grandpa was so blessed to see his first great-granddaughter who was born just two weeks before his death. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Washington and Oklahoma. Roy was predeceased by his infant son Raymond in 1953, his father Fred McNutt in 1926, his Mother Ella (McNutt) Duncan in 1997, his stepfather John Duncan in 1973, brother Bill in 1943 and sister Deborah in 2012. Roy was born in Vancouver, B.C., in 1925 and spent his early years in Port Coquitlam, B.C., until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in May 1944. He served in the 2nd World War as a DEMS gunner on the merchant ship Cypress Hills Park until his discharge in November 1945. On his return from the services, he joined the CPR which was his life career. Roy was an active member during the 1950s and 1960s with the Kamloops Light Horse Club and Kamloops Exhibition Association. He competed in many horseshows throughout B.C. His horses were a large part of his life. He was a member of the Kamloops Fish and Game Club, Wilderness Watch, and B.C. Wildlife Association. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and had many good years hunting pheasants in Alberta with his pals Graeme, Gord, and Ron. Above all Roy loved his family. His boys, their wives and their children were his life. He was never happier than when they were all gathered together in Valleyview. Just days before he became too ill to enjoy it, his sons hosted a barbeque in his backyard with some 65 family and friends. He so much enjoyed that evening. The family would like to thank all of those who visited Roy so faithfully. Especially they would like to thank Roy's pastor, Harry Bicknell, for all his love and support as well as all the "angels" at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House. Thanks also to Artiss and staff at Aberdeen Clinic as well as Dr. Sean Gorman. Special thanks, also, to his wonderful niece Sharon Edwards for all the love and support throughout the years. A Memorial Service will be held at Summit Drive Baptist Church, 1975 Summit Drive on Friday, July 19, at 11:00 a.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House.

 

SS CYPRUS HILLS PARK

HOLLAND, Orville Derrick (Dutch), C2ER (22 Jun 1929 - 27 Jun 2016) - It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of a great husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be very much missed by his wife Marion of 53 years, sons Adrian and Derrick, daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Tanner and Hallie, as well as sisters Anne (Bill), Dora (John), Edith (Claire) and Mary and many nieces and nephews and his favourite cousins Bill and Dot in England. Dutch was born in Saskatchewan and was predeceased by Mother, Father and brothers Jim, Rob and Mentor. He served 33 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and made many long term friends. After retiring from the Navy he worked at Dockyard and really enjoyed being able to watch his sons and then his grandchildren play their sports. The family are very grateful for the great care he got from the staff at Glenwarren Care Home for almost 2 years. Celebration of life will be held on July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Chiefs and Po's mess at 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt . Funeral Home First Memorial Funeral Services - Victoria 1155 Fort Street Victoria, BC V8V3K9 (250) 384-5512 Funeral Home. (The Times Colonist 08 Jul 2016)

 

RCN/CF - Enlisted 25 Apr 1951 - Retired 22 Jun 1984

 

HMCS SIOUX, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS GRILSE, HMCS YORK, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS CHURCHILL, HMCS NIOBE, FDU(P), HMS DOLPHIN, HMS ADAMANT, HMS/m GRAMPUS, HMS/m OBERON, HMS/m OPOSSUM

ANDERSON, Jan Ole (15 Jun 1923 - 13 June 2016) - passed away peacefully in his sleep at a care facility in Penticton, B.C. Predeceased by his wife, Betty Ellor, and his granddaughter, Karin. He is survived by his son, Richard (Shelley) Anderson; daughters, Laurel Anderson-McCallum and Renie Sadlier-Brown. Also remembering are Lorraine Thexton, Timothy Sadlier-Brown; loving grandchildren, Doug (Erin), David (Michelle), Erin, Claire, Emily (Matt), Nowell, Gillian, nephews Lance, Jan and families; nieces Judy, Candy, Margot, Morna, Nan and families; and Ole's great-grandchildren. Also remembering are many Swedish relatives in Canada and abroad. Born in Gallivare, Sweden, Ole immigrated to Canada in 1924 with his family, father Arthur; mother Maj-Lis; and brother Lennart. He grew up in the North End of Winnipeg, met his future wife, Betty, and graduated from St. John's Tech. Enlisting in the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was very proud to serve Canada. Ole and Betty were united in 1943, raised three children and were married for 62 years. Together with his Swedish relatives and friends, Ole helped to develop the Scandinavian Centre in Winnipeg and was passionate about singing in the Swedish Male Voice Choir. After a successful career in management with Great West Life, he retired and with Betty, enjoyed a full life in Penticton and Yuma, Arizona. They were very involved in the Legion, sports, and community affairs. The family is thankful to Veterans Affairs for assisting their father in his later years. A celebration of life will be held July 29 at 1:00 p.m. at St John's Cathedral, Winnipeg. Reception to follow. (The Winnipeg Free Press 09 Jul 2016)

KNIGHT, William Stanley (Bill) - born December 4, 1932 in Regina, SK passed away in Wetaskiwin, AB on July 9, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents William and Elizabeth Knight, wife Janet, brother Brad, sister Connie, sisters-in-law Mamie and Shirley and brothers-in-law Dave Porter and Bud Arnott. He will be missed by his sisters Ruby Knight and Rita Arnott, brother and sister-in-law Lyle and Sandra Short and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill took his schooling in Regina and Ceylon, SK. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and became a Radar Operator and served in the Korean War. His ship the H.M.C.S Crusader was the leading ship in the famous Train Busters Club. When he left the Navy, he used his training to start a career as an Air Traffic Controller. He was manager of the Villaneuve Airport when he retired. Bill really enjoyed cooking and whenever family came to visit, he would cook up a big Chinese supper. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Westlawn Cemetery, 16310 Stony Plain Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Canada. (The Edmonton Journal 12 Jul 2016)

 

HMCS CRUSADER

MacLEOD, Allison Hugh, Cdr, CD, RCN (29 Mar 1927 - 12 Jul 2016) - age 89, passed away July 12, 2016 at the Halifax Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital –V5W. Born in Glace Bay, NS he was the only child of the late Malcolm A. MacLeod and Cora M. (Fergusson) MacLeod. He served in the Canadian Army from 1944-45 as a gunner and following his discharge from active service he attended Mount Allison University in N.B. while serving as a UNTD officer cadet with the RCNR. Following his graduation he received his commission in the RCN and served as a logistics officer for 28 years, both afloat and ashore. Among his favorite postings was during an exchange with the US Navy in Bremerton and Seattle Washington, U.S.A. After resigning in 1976 from the forces he completed his B.Comm. at St. Mary's University and was employed in real estate, taught business at the vocational school and then joined the Federal Government as an economist and then as a material control officer at CFAD Bedford where he ended his career of over 42 years as acting Superintendent at the magazine hill depot. During his life he held many positions and was very active within his church, naval officer associations, credit union and the Geritol Club at the Royal Artillery Park (his favorite watering hole). He is survived by his daughter, Heather, Kentville, four sons, John, Calgary, David (Diane), Halifax, Paul, Winnipeg, Doug (Maureen) Maple Ridge, BC and wife (separated) Arabel Campbell. He is predeceased by his first wife, Therese M. Thibault (R.N), his son Robert and daughter Suzanne. His family wish to take this time to thank the staff of Camp Hill, especially the nurses of V5-West whose care and attention will not be forgotten. Cremation has taken place and visitation will take place from 2 - 3pm with a Memorial service at 3pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016 both in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St in Dartmouth. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (HMCS Sackville).

 

HMCS QUEBEC

CARVER, Joseph Ernest George (30 Jul 1928, Victoria, BC - 03 Jul 2016, Maple Ridge, BC) - We are deeply saddened by the passing of Joseph E Carver, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Sunday July 3rd 2016 at the age of 87 (just shy of his 88th birthday). Joseph proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for twenty-two years. He was an active member in the Freemasons for over sixty years (Ionic-Kent no.19). Joseph was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame as a member of the Shearwater Flyers Football Team, 1957 Dominion Football Champions. Joseph enjoyed playing a round of golf with friends and was a veracious reader in particular he loved Naval History and non-fiction. Along with his loving wife, Dorothy Kathleen Emily, Joseph is survived by his daughters Dorothy (Gordon) Green of Maple Ridge, BC and Nancy (Stephen) Johnston of North Vancouver; grandchildren: Kimberly (Rodney) Green, Joseph (Megan) Green, Alexander Green, Dorian Green, Elena Green, Leyland (Stephanie) Hiphner, Devon Hiphner; and great grandchildren: Samuel Green, Riley Green, Deacon Green, Nya Green and Carver Green; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Joseph is predeceased by his daughter Victoria Carver (1977) and his brother Robert James Carver (2015). The family will be holding a private farewell. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Veteran Affairs of Canada. (The Vancouver Sun 09 Jul 2016)

CASEY, Patrick Rowallan (13 Jul 1925 - 09 Jul 2016) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patrick Rowallan Casey. Patrick is survived by his loving wife Jean; his daughter Patricia (Fred) Pollock; their children Shawn (Alana) Pollock, Kelly Pollock, Karen (Gary) Scherle, Alison Pollock and Amy (Craig) Woolhether. His sons Philip (Debbie) Casey, their children Patrick (Natalie) and Matthew (Bree); Danny (Shauna) Casey, their children Ashlin, Emma and Sarah; and Kelly (Janine) his children Max and Jackson. He is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren, his brother Russell, sister-in-law Joan Casey and numerous nieces and nephews. As well as Jean's family in England. Patrick was predeceased by his parents Ester and Allan, brothers Robert and Arnold and sister-in-law Olive Casey. Patrick grew up in Prince Albert, SK and at the age of 17 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a coder. After the war he went and played professional hockey in Britain for 6 years. While he won numerous championships he always quipped that his best "trophy" was his English Bride Jean, his loving wife of 64 years. He returned to Prince Albert and later moved his family to Regina where he was a sales rep for Carling and Molson Brewery where he made many friends and created many fond memories. During retirement Patrick and Jean enjoyed travelling to Europe, Mexico and later Palm Springs where Calypso Palms became a second home and family. Dad was an avid sportsman enjoying golf, hockey, football, baseball, racquetball and curling. He belonged to the YMCA for over 50 years. We will miss his quick wit, positive attitude and beautiful smile. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Wascana Rehab 3-5 Veterans Ward for taking such good care of dad over the past year and a half. Your care and compassion truly made a difference. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patrick may be made to the Veterans Ward 3-5, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, 2180 23rd Avenue, Regina, SK S4S 0A5. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Regina Rugby Club, 4025 25th Avenue, Regina, SK on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A short program will start at 7:00 p.m. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com "May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand." (The Regina Leader-Post 13 Jul 2016)

CLARKE, Thomas Leslie (13 Aug 1922 - 08 Jul 2016) - Predeceased (June 5, 2016) by his loving wife of 69 years, Eloise Macaulay. Also predeceased by his parents Roy and Louise (Elliott) Clarke and by brothers Douglas, Gordon S., Tait and Bruce and by sister Patricia Christopher. Survived by sisters Dorie and Betty. Devoted father to sons Roderick (Mary Lou) of Kelowna, Brian (Theresa) of Cambridge and Jeffrey (Jeanine) of Stratford and daughter Lori Sheehy of Ottawa. Also survived by nine adoring grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Tom joined the Royal Canadian Navy in July 1940 and served in the Atlantic, Pacific, the North Sea and the English Channel and obtained the rank of Petty Officer. He was discharged from the Navy in January 1946. Tom was employed by Imperial Oil Ltd. at the Sarnia Refinery. In June 1963, he was transferred to the Don Mills Regional Office where he worked until his retirement in December 1982. In 1984 he joined the staff of the Christian Blind Mission and worked there until 1990. Visitation and funeral will be for both Thomas and Eloise Clarke. Visitation will be Monday, July 11, 2016 from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at James A. Rutherford Funeral Home at 156 Albert Street, Stratford, Ontario. Funeral will be Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Avon Mennonite Church at 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford, Ontario. (The Toronto Star 09 Jul 2016)

 

DAGERT, Lorne Elmer - Passed away peacefully in Kamloops, British Columbia on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his loving wife Pauline; four children: Bonnie Marchinko of Chilliwack, Ron (Wendy) Dagert of Saskatoon, Lorne (Pam) Daggett of White Rock, and Traci (Rob) Froese of Kamloops; seven grandchildren Melissa (Andy), Kerry (Julie), Debbie (Shawn), Derek (Janie), Liberty, Jeremy (Trish) and David (Tarra); 13 great-grandchildren; his twin sister Lois; brother Gerald; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of good friends. Lorne was predeceased by his grandson Dean Dagert in 2003 and his son- in-law Brian Marchinko in 2014. Lorne was born on September 24, 1925 in Watrous, SK and a resident of Kamloops since 1975. He was a veteran of World War ll serving in the Navy, a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he served as a member of the Colour Guard, and a longtime member of AA for over 62 years. He was a forty-year member at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club where he spent a great amount of his time after he retired from 35 years with the CNR. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and served all the communities he lived in as a volunteer in various activities. He enjoyed curling and playing crib with his children and teaching his grandchildren how to play. One of his passions was his love of dancing with his wife of 69 years, Pauline. There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52, 425 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops. Legion honours will be presented. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Marjorie Willougby Snowden Hospice House, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C. V2E 2S9 in memory of Lorne. Cremation Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, B.C. (250) 837-2029. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 12 Jul 2016)

 

Newspaper article photo:  Local Watrous boys in Navy Enjoy Reunion in Halifax - Herb Penner, Roy Simle, Gordon McMaster, Bill Carlson, Lorne Dagert, George Mason (source: Prairie Reflections- Watrous, SK and District History Book)

 

HMCS LANARK, HMCS PRINCE HENRY

DAHLIE, Hallvard (14 Feb 1925 - 25 Apr 2016) - passed away peacefully at the age of 91 at the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband to Betty and an involved and caring father to Brenda (David) Brant (Tenley), Lisa (Bill) and Mark (Radha). He took great delight in 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Hallvard led a life of many dimensions, which he had lately recounted in his memoirs. He was born in Norway, immigrating with his family to Canada at the age of 4. Here he discovered firsthand both the joys and the hardships of a homesteading life, living in a granary with his parents and older sister and brother, riding a freight train to a new life in the Bulkley Valley, planting potatoes and trapping rabbits, but also learning to ski and play the violin and accordion. He left home at 16, worked as assistant lighthouse keeper at Cape St. James, joined the navy in 1942 while still underage, and then developed tuberculosis. Being bedridden for a year with only books to occupy his young mind, he later translated his love of literature into his teaching profession, initially in small BC towns (New Denver, Telkwa, Smithers and Kitimat), then in West Vancouver before completing his Phd at the University of Washington and having a full career as a professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary from 1967-1990. Over the years, he and Betty (married for 65 years) made many wonderful friends who shared their love of literature, history, art and music, hiking and skiing in the mountains, or playing golf. As a family, we inherited those passions, and together we also shared many special occasions with his siblings and their families. He lived the last few years in his West Vancouver apartment, enjoying mystery novels, beating his visitors at Scrabble, travelling to Hawaii with family for golf and sun, and watching the big ships from his window. He spent each day visiting Betty who lived for several years in the warm environment of North Vancouver's Cedarview Lodge before she passed away last year from Alzheimer's. Hallvard's last wish was to play another round of golf with his older brother Jorgen, but this was not to be. He is survived by his brother; he was predeceased by his parents Chris and Else and his sister Martha. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Greg Phillips and Nurse Next Door, in particular Daye, Merle, Leanne and Laxman during his last year, and to Dr. Andrew Sear during his last month. The family also appreciated the warmth and kindness extended to Hallvard by the many hospital and community care staff that supported him the last few years. Given that Hallvard had a wonderful celebration on his 90th birthday surrounded by friends and family to share memories and affection, there will be no service at his request. Donations if you wish can be made to a Hospice society or charity of your choice. (The Calgary Herald 15 Jul 2016)

HADDAD, Norman Michael (06 Apr 1918 - 04 Jul 2016) - passed away peacefully in his own bed on July 4, 2016 at the age of 98. Norm was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Meyronne, Saskatchewan. He moved to Edmonton, Alberta with his family in 1936 so he could attend the University of Alberta, receiving his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1939. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Norm spent his entire working career with KPMG Chartered Accountants or predecessor firms and retired as a partner in 1982. He also spent a great amount of time on his many investments, both real estate and financial. Family was always first in his life. He was predeceased by his father, Abdelnour Haddad and his mother, Sophia (Ead) Haddad and all of his siblings: William Haddad, Julia Robinson, Theodore Haddad, Ruth Small, Howard Haddad, Theodora Baron and Leonard Haddad as well as one niece and one grandniece. He leaves behind 10 nieces and nephews, 15 grandnieces and nephews, 9 great-grandnieces and nephews and many friends and former students. Visitation will be at 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111 - 57 Avenue, Edmonton on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial at the Edmonton Cemetery, 11820 - 107 Avenue. There will be a reception at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, 9450 Groat Road, Edmonton at 2:00 p.m. Many thanks are extended to the wonderful staff of the Ashbourne seniors residence where Norm lived for the last six years of his life, the staff of Shephard's Care at Home who cared for Norm in the last days of his life and Dr. Cave and his staff who looked after Norm's health for many years. In light of Norm's strong belief in the importance of education, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The A.F. and Sophia Haddad Memorial Award to Further Education in Business and Finance Fund at the University of Alberta. Visit uab.ca/honour or send donations (payable to U of A) to: Office of Memorial and Tribute Giving (U of A), 3-501 ESQ, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6, noting that your donation is in memory of Mr. Norman Haddad to support The A.F. and Sophia Haddad Memorial Award to Further Education in Business and Finance. (The Edmonton Journal 08 Jul 2016)

HARRISON, Howard John (Howie) (Gaff) - Formerly of Ottawa, at PRHC Palliative Care on June 30, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Clara Harrison, younger brother to Wallace Harrison and wife Mildred, sisters Elda, Jean and Betty. Sadly missed by his many special nephews, nieces and friends. Retired from the Royal Canadian Navy, Howie and Clare enjoyed their many military postings across Canada, USA and Bermuda. Many special friendships were forged on their journeys that remained throughout their lives. To the many medical doctors and support staff that have helped and supported him along these last few months, a heartfelt thanks goes out to all, with special mention to Dr. Doug Turner and his staff as well as Dr. Mallory and the dedicated palliative care team at PRHC for their professional and comforting care. Respecting Howie's wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has already taken place, but a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the PRHC Palliative Care Units or charity of your choice. (The Ottawa Citizen 09 Jul 2016)

KELLY, Norman - Passed away June 19, 2016 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre. Norm was born in Blyth, England, October 24, 1925. His family immigrated to Canada in the late 20's. He ran away at age 14 to join the Navy, proudly serving in The North Atlantic, involved anti submarine warfare. After the war, he founded a successful electronics business in Toronto and started a family. He was a longtime active member of The Donalda Golf and Country Club, where he was known for his dry sense of humour. He was also an avid amateur pilot, building his own plane in 1967 which is still in the family. He is survived by his longtime comrade Eva, his three sons, two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter, as well as the mother of his children Evelyn. A celebration of his Life will be held at The Donalda Golf and Country Club (12 Bushbury Dr., Toronto), on Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 1-5 p.m. (The Toronto Star 09 Jul 2016)

PISTELL, Edward William - was born in Victoria on July 9, 1916, the eldest son of Ted and Cordelia, and future brother to Arthur, Roy, Elsie, and Clifford. He married Eleanor (Stuart) in 1938 and they had one daughter, Donna. Ted was a Victoria fireman during the 1940s with a short stint in Canadian navy in the mid-1940s. He became a long-time employee of the Greater Victoria School Board 61, first as a janitor, then as a fireman-engineer, and finally as a custodian at S. J. Willis Junior High School. He retired in 1978 as a member of the Board's management. Ted loved to work with wood and some of his earlier projects were building walkers for Donna and helping to build furniture for the new Cerebral Palsy Clinic in 1953. He also loved boats and refurbished three larger boats and built many smaller crafts. He then built the family home on Irma Street and later a summer cabin on Saanich Inlet, where many happy days were spent. Ted died Feb. 10, 2003 of work-related asbestos. He would have celebrated his Centennial July 9th. I miss you, Dad. (The Times Colonist 09 Jul 2016)

WHITE, Bruce Morris, Dr. (09 Oct 1923 - 02 Jul 2016) - It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of our father on July 2nd at the age of 92. He died peacefully and entered God's kingdom to be reunited with his loving wife of 60 years, Kitty. Cherished father of Erik & Sandy White, Glen & Heather White, Kirk & Sue White, Lyn & Andy Robinet, Carol White & Dave DeRoche and Carl White & Eileen Levenick. Predeceased by his brother Alan. Bruce loved his family and was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was also a special friend to the family of Michael and Jane Watatu in Kenya. Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Amica, who treated Bruce with kindness and respect during his time with them, always making him feel special. The family also wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Shukla and staff at the Hawthorne Medical Clinic. Your ongoing support and caring in planning for his health needs will never be forgotten. Bruce's life covered a century of change and his stories reflected a life well lived. He grew up during the depression and learned early how to make and stretch a dollar. He served in the navy during WWII, mine sweeping in Halifax harbour and aiding in the safe passage of convoys across the Atlantic. After the war he graduated with a medical degree from University of Western Ontario and practiced family medicine for over 30 years before finishing off his career at Metropolitan Hospital as an anesthetist. Upon retirement, Bruce spent two years in Kenya as a medical missionary. In addition to his medical practice, Bruce demonstrated a passion for education and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of students in Kenya. He continued over many years to support overseas educational initiatives. He was also involved with St. Clair College and believed strongly in supporting students, so they could in turn support others. Bruce enjoyed reading and never stopped trying to learn something new. He was an avid cyclist and an advocate for increasing bike trails and road safety. Bruce was a member of the Fiesta Duplicate Bridge Club and enjoyed both the game and the time spent with friends. He loved and respected the land and took great pride in his farm, his produce, his gardens and the thousands of trees he planted, trimmed and nurtured to grow tall and straight. He had a strong faith and was an active member of the United Church community. He leaves behind many who have benefited from his generosity and efforts and will be dearly missed. Memorial Visitation will be held Sunday, July 10th from 2-5 pm at the Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre, 1969 Wyandotte St. E. A private family funeral service and burial will be held on Monday, July 11th. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

HICKS, Stanley Vernon - of Red Deer, Alberta passed away in the Red Deer Hospital on Saturday, February 6, 1993 at the age of of 56 years. Stan was born in Cold Lake, Alberta on September 12, 1936. He took his schooling in Clandonald and Vermilion. Stan joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955 and served until 1976. He served on various ships and in his latter years in the Navy he taught communications at CFS Aldergrove, B.C. And CFB Esquimalt, B.C. as a Warrant Officer until his discharge in 1976. He and his wife Mrytle moved to Red Deer where he lived until his passing. He was predeceased by his wife in 1979 and his parents Clyde and Mabel Hicks. Stan is survived by his brother Ed and wife Gloria Hicks of Aldergrove B.C., his sister Doreen and husband Bryan Ford of Vermilion, Alberta, his four step-children, Barb (Doug) Peach of Sardis, B.C., Barry Fredell of Calgary, Alberta, Sue (Henry) Loepp of 100 Mile House, B.C., and Randy Hicks of Coquitlam, B.C. Funeral services were held at the Red Deer Funeral Home with Padre Jim Towers of the Red Deer Legion Branch #35 officiating. Members of the Red Deer Legion acted as Honorary Pallbearers and performed the Last Post. Cremation and arrangements were in the care of the Red Deer Funeral Home.

 

HMCS NONSUCH, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS ALDERGROVE, HMCS FRASER, HMCS MACKENZIE, CFB ESQUIMALT

SHEPPARD, Robert W. - passed away on June 14, 2016 at Broadmead Lodge, Victoria, BC. He was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan on March 8, 1924. Robert was predeceased by his first wife, Edna and son, Bruce. He is survived by his loving wife, Verna; four children: Joette (Gary), Richard (Zari), Brady (Ruby) Chryseis and Doug; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-children: Keith (Grace), Karen (Kern) and Ken (Debra), as well as seven step-grandchildren and one great step-grandchild. Robert was a WW2 Veteran and served in the RCN for 25 years. He was also a Supervisor of newsstands with BC Ferries. He was a longtime member of the Square and Round Dance Community. A traveler and dancer, he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm (The Victoria Times Colonist 12 Jul 2016)

KNUTSON, Walter Reginald - of Thunder Bay passed away peacefully in Bethammi Nursing Home on July 11th, 2016, two days after his 91st birthday. Walter was born in Port Arthur on July 9th, 1925. In 1944 he graduated from Port Arthur Technical and Commercial High School with a major in electricity and promptly joined the Royal Canadian Navy proudly serving his country until the end of World War II. Walter earned his Electrical Certificate in 1949 and his employment included United Grain Growers, Knutson Brothers Construction in partnership with his brother Ralph and many years with the engineering company Barnett McQueen. In 1968 he began a satisfying 30 plus year career as Electrical Superintendent at Valley Camp Inc. in Thunder Bay. Walter married his love, Dorothy Ann Harrower on September 21st, 1951 and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2011, shortly before her passing. He was a devoted husband and father, his pride and joy being his 3 children and 5 grandsons. Walter was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, the Thunder Bay Naval Association and the Norwegian Canadian Association. Taking great pride in his Scandinavian heritage he passionately studied the Norwegian language, traditions and history and travelled to the annual Nordic Fest in Decorah, Iowa for many years. His special talents were carpentry, cabinet making and motor mechanics. He was creative and masterfully crafted many things from children's wooden toys and furniture to fine kitchen cabinets, beautiful hammered copper bowls and lanterns and even a leaded glass window. A descendent of Norwegian ship builders Walter took an avid interest in ships and aircraft and aero-modeling. In his early years he enjoyed hunting and fly-fishing, patiently tying his own flies. He loved the outdoors and had a deep appreciation for nature and wildlife. He was well read, an amazing story-teller and had extensive knowledge of both world and family history. Walter and Dorothy enjoyed many driving holidays in Canada, the northern U.S. and journeyed to Norway, England and Scotland to explore their heritage. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in Hawaii in 2001. It was through Dorothy's love of gardening that Walter discovered that he too had a 'green thumb' and together they cultivated roses, flowers, vegetables and flowering trees around their home. Walter is survived by his children Deborah, Jennifer, and Robert and his five grandsons; Aaron and Zachary Ramsay and Kristian, Stefan, and Leif Peltonen. He will be sadly missed by Deborah's partner Bill 'Sam' Thompson and Vesa Peltonen as well as his brothers and sisters Betty (Ken) McAskill, Robert (Marilyn), Irene (George) Hartviksen, and Edward, his sister-in-law Priscilla and many other relatives and friends. Walter was predeceased by his wife Dorothy and their infant son Kurt, his parents John and Jenny Knutson, siblings Ralph, Norman, Kenneth, and Margaret Rasmussen and several brothers and sisters-in-law as well as other relatives. Walter will be remembered as a good and gentle man with a kind, steady and dependable nature. Special thanks to the Bethammi Nursing Home staff for their care and compassion, to Holly Rupert for her warmth and nurturing support, and to Veterans Affairs for their ongoing support. A Celebration of Life will be held for the late Walter Knutson at the Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 North Court Street at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 20th with the Reverend David Knudson officiating. A luncheon and Internment at Riverside Cemetery will follow. A Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday, July 19th at the Funeral Home. Those wishing to do so may remember Walter through donations to the Thunder Bay Naval Association, St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay, the Salvation Army or a charity of their choice. (The Chronicle Journal)

STONE, John (15 Sep 1942 - 10 Jul 2016) Peacefully at home surrounded by love. Devoted husband to Katherine, father of Dwayne(Tanya) and Glenda (Darryl Peters), proud Grandfather to Dayna, Megan, Dylan, Shane and Delaney. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy, retired from Revenue Canada. Celebration of life at a later date. (The Ottawa Citizen 16 Jul 2016)

 

BONNER, Albert Leo, S.B.St.J, D.S.M., B.E.M., M.I.D., C.D., LCdr, RCN (25 Oct 1917 - 11 May 2004) - 86, Halifax, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Saint John, N.B., he was a son of the late Daniel and Ellen (Gray) Bonner. He served 34 years with the RCN retiring with the rank of Lt. Cmdr. During the Second World War, he served in the European and Pacific Theatres on the Russian and North Atlantic runs. He was mentioned in dispatches as well, he served in The Korean Conflict. Following his retirement from the RCN, he worked for the Department of Employment and Immigration. He was recognized by the Prime Minister for 50 years of continuous service to the Government of Canada. As well as being highly decorated, Al was extremely proud of being Chief Yeoman of Signals on several warships. He was a long-time member of the Chief's and PO's Mess. Al was an avid sportsman and volunteer as well as being an active athletic coach. He was also very active in St. John Ambulance having received the Order of St. John. He will be lovingly missed by his wife, the former M. Frances O'Neill; sons, Daniel and wife Sharon, Bridgewater; Patrick and wife Tammy, Berwick; daughter, Frances Ellen and husband Shane Parker, New Minas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today in J.A. Snow Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Basilica, Very Rev. John Williams officiating. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. (The Halifax Herald 13 May 2004) 

 

Medals of Lieutenant-Commander Albert Leo BONNER, SBStJ, DSM, BEM, MID, CD. Serving Brother, Order of St. John - DSM (EIIR) - BEM (GVI) - 39/45 Star - Atlantic Star - Pacific Star - CVSM and Clasp - 39/45 War Medal with MID - Canadian Korea Medal - Canadian Korean Volunteer Service Medal - United Nations Korea Medal - EIIR Coronation Medal - RCNVR Long Service and Good Conduct Medal - CD with one Bar.

 

British Empire Medal - BONNER, Albert Leo, Chief Yeoman of Signals (V2293) - British Empire Medal (BEM) - RCNVR / HMCS Uganda - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 January 1946 and London Gazette of 1 January 1946. "This Chief Petty Officer joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve a year prior to the commencement of hostilities and served at sea for over three years during the war in the Battle of the Atlantic and latterly in the Pacific Theatre in HMCS Uganda. As Chief Yeoman of Signals, he has displayed keenness and integrity to a marked degree, and has at all time proven an inspiration to the junior ratings of his branch."

 

Supplement to the London Gazette 01 Jan 1946

 

Distinguished Service Medal - Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) in Korea as per Canada Gazette of 20 December 1952 while serving in HMCS Nootka.

 

Supplement to the London Gazette 23 Dec 1952

 

Mentioned In Despatches - BONNER, Albert Leo, Acting Yeoman of Signals (V­2293) - Mention in Despatches - RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 5 June 1943 and London Gazette of 2 June 1943.

 

"Throughout a considerable period of service at sea which has included action against enemy submarines in the North Atlantic, this rating has displayed the utmost zeal, cheerfulness and devotion to duty."

 

HMCS CHAMBLY, HMCS ST-HYACINTHE, HMS BELFAST, HMCS UGANDA, HMCS NOOTKA, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS CAPE BRETON, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS NADEN

MAURO, Vic, Signalman, RCNVR (1919-2016) - passed away peacefully on July 12 at Delta Hospital in Ladner, BC. Loving and missing him are his wife, "Vee"; daughter, Dianne (Wilfre); son, Ken; step-daughters, Darlene (Michael) and Cheryl-Lyn; and all his nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vic was predeceased by his parents, Guiseppe and Concetta; sisters, Nellie and Julia; and brothers, Pete, Nick and Tony. Victor was born in Nordegg, Alberta, to hardworking Italian immigrants. The family moved to Vancouver in 1926. Upon graduating from King Ed high school , Vic began working at Vancouver Plywood Company. At the start of WWII, Vic took a leave of absence from Vancouver Plywood in order to enlist with The Royal Canadian Navy. He was chosen to instruct signalmen prior to his serving as a signalman aboard the frigate HMCS Matane, during the Battle of the North Atlantic. After the war, Vic was grateful to return to a job at MacMillan Bloedel. A rewarding 44 year career would follow. Vic would specialize in safety instruction on Vancouver Island and, being a strong union man, took a leave-of-absence to work for the IWA as a union organizer. In his last 7 years with MacMillan Bloedel, Vic enjoyed working out of the "Bute & Pender" personnel office hiring for the logging camps. At the time of his retirement, Vic saw a need for advocacy for retirees. He co-founded with his good friend, Ernie Rooney, the "MacMillan Bloedel Salaried Retirees Club" and became its first President in 1980. During his retirement, Vic would become one of the longest serving volunteer "Loaned Representatives" at The United Way of the Lower Mainland. Vic and "Vee" enjoyed their extensive road trips to reconnect with their roots in the following years, including trips to Italy. Vic loved sports and as a young man performed in a roller skating act at The Commodore. He, along with his brothers, was a player, coach and umpire in Men's "Senior A" baseball, often on opposing teams. He was known locally as a quarterback for the Vancouver Blue Bombers. And, individually, he bowled a perfect 5-pin game. Vic became an avid golfer at age 40 and made a hole-in-one at age 83 to the delight of his McKee House golf members. Vic would play golf for a further decade, highlighted by the annual "Four Generations" golf tournament in Kimberley, BC, organized by his son. Vic was a loyal sports fan, a BC Lions season ticket holder, and a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. At age 12, Vic had listened to the Cardinals win the World Series so with wonderful enthusiasm for his Cardinals, Vic would visit St. Louis at age 93 to watch a "home game". Vic loved music, enjoyed classic movies and was a skilled Bridge player who also did a daily crossword puzzle. Vic could entertain with a card trick, reciting "Casey at the bat" or a song-and-dance routine at the annual "Mauro Meatball Festival" in Oliver. Vic always had a fondness for animals, and in his last decade, he was devoted to his SPCA rescue dog, "Sir William", whom he credited with adding years to his life with their daily walks. A Memorial Bench may be visited at Rotary Park in Ladner. In respect of Vic's wishes, there will be no service. (The Vancouver Sun 23 Jul 2016)

 

HMCS COURTENAY, HMS CHELMER (06 - 15 Oct 1944), HMCS MATANE

MITTLEMAN, David (05 Aug 1924 - 14 Jul 2016) - It is with deep regret that we mourn the passing of our beloved Dave. He will be sadly missed by his children Barbara, Anna and Catherine, sons-in-law Phil and John, grandchildren Shayna, Gabriel and Sean, as well as nieces, nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his beloved son Jack, long-time partner Renee, brother Ben, and former spouse, Frima (Phyllis). Dave was a great lover of classical music. He proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, and has spent his most recent years in Ste. Anne's Hospital which provides outstanding care to veterans. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Ste Anne's for their exemplary support and compassion during this difficult time. (The Montreal Gazette 19 Jul 2016)

ROBERTS, Richard William Astley (Dick) - Born in Nelson, June 26th, 1925. Died in Victoria, BC, July 17th, 2016. After graduating from UBC as a Mechanical Engineer, he enjoyed a wonderful career with the Royal Canadian Navy, including postings on both coasts and in Quebec. He retired in Victoria with the rank of Commander and spent many years travelling Canada and the world. He enjoyed a long association with the Victoria Lapidary and Mineral Society, serving as president and as chairman of the Hobby Show, and as long time Chairman of the Field Trip Committee. People will remember him as a dedicated family man, a gentleman, and a wonderfully warm person. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Isabel (Molly), and his step daughter Margaret Hallam, and survived by his second wife, Nancy Anabel Roberts. He will be sorely missed by his loving daughters, Janis Roberts and Nancy Williams (Steve), and by his stepsons, John Kaplan (Heather) and Robert Kaplan, as well as grandchildren and step grandchildren; Sophie Roberts, Gwen, and Robin Williams, Maery, Luna, and Gordon Hallam, and Graham and Nelson Kaplan. Many other family and friends were an important part of Dick and Nancy's life, especially Mark and Bev Hallam, Julie Dawson and all the caring staff at the Lodge at Broadmead. (First Memorial Funeral Services - Victoria)

 

GALLAGHER, George Charles - passed on July 19, 2016, in Shoreham Village, Chester. Born March 11, 1927, in Halifax, he was the son of the late Howard and Annie Gallagher (Sampson). One of his favourite things to say was 'I’m the longest living Gallagher'. George worked most of his life at the Halifax Dockyards as a machinist. He was a veteran of the Second World War, serving in the R.C.N.V.R., past president of the Royal Canadian Legion Spryfield Branch 152 and later transferred to the Butler Branch 44 in Chester. He loved to fish salmon and trout and hunt. He also enjoyed playing his harmonica at gatherings. Most of his retirement years were spent doing his woodworking in his home workshop. He is survived by sons, Bernard (Jenny), Stephen, Richard (Toni) and daughter, Ann (Winston); eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; Rose’s children, Brenda, Michael, Ellen, Roberta, Rosemarie and Sonya. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose; son, Michael and brother, Brenton. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. in All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Canaan, Rev. Stephen Booth officiating. Memorial donations may be made to All Saints Anglican Church, Canaan, or to Little Red School Community Hall, Canaan. (The Chronicle Herald Jul 2016)

DONKIN, Charles Frederick, Lt (N) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Charles Frederick 'Charlie' Donkin, at the age of 84, on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at home. He was born on November 8, 1931, son of the late Dr. Charles Alpin and Florence (Barteaux) Donkin. Charlie was a proud veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, served in the Korean War and was known for his wit and wonderful sense of humour. Charlie is survived by his loving wife, the former Jean Elizabeth Thomas, and was about to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on September 8. Also surviving are his son, Scott Donkin (Theresa Maclean); grandchildren, Natasha Donkin and Leisa Donkin; sister, Marion Oldershaw and great-granddaughter, Ava, all of whom brought him so much joy. He will also be missed by his faithful companion 'Corky' who regularly strolled the neighborhood with Charlie. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by infant son, Charles Earle (aged 5 months) in 1957 and his daughter, Shelley Lynn (aged 28) in 1989; and his sister, Louise Bowers in 2015. Memorial service will be held Thursday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth, Rev. Phillip Kennedy officiating. Reception to follow. Graveside Service will take place on Friday, July 22 at 3 p.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Saint John, N.B. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

McKENZIE, Michael - It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Michael McKenzie on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Agnes (Pickup) MacKenzie. Michael attended St. Anthony’s School where he was a boy scout, altar boy and a member of the band. He served in the Second World War aboard the HMCS Montreal. After the war he studied architectural drafting and went to work for Nova Scotia Light and Power Halifax. He then moved to Glace Bay and worked for Devco until 1960 then he worked as a mail courier till 1965. He returned to Devco, but took early retirement. Michael was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3, where he served as president and treasurer and ran the crib games with his wife Dot. He was known for calling bingo with the men’s club and was very active with St. Anthony’s Church as chairman of the building and grounds committee as well as the cemetery. He would design many house plans for people in the Cape Breton area and he entered numerous competitions where his design was chosen for many legions and Cape Breton Transit. He is survived by his son, Michael Douglas (Jaevaius) MacKenzie; sister, Eunice MacKenzie; grandchildren, Brenda Marie, Kathryn Ann, Michael Joseph MacKenzie; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan, Leita, Chayse, Rayne; sisters-in-law, Shirley Hutt and Hazel Mason. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy ‘Dot’; infant brother, John James; sisters, Kaphlene, Sr. Carmelita; stepbrother, Joseph Burns. There is no visitation by request. Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay. A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, July 18, at Holy Cross Church. The Rev. Norman MacPhee will be officiating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Holy Cross Church. (Curry's Funeral Home)

ROBB, Gordon Douglas (Gord) - age 78 of Cole Harbour, passed away on July 12, 2016 at the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Andrew and Hilda Mary (Beare) Robb. Gord served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Cuban crisis. He then worked for many years as a life insurance salesman in Ontario. His final career was with Metro Transit where he worked as a driver for over 30 years. He always enjoyed doing small engine repairs as a hobby. Gord was a deacon for many years at North Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He regularly attended Wyndholme Christian Church in Dartmouth for the past 18 years. Gordon is survived by his daughters, Paula Lee Robb of Cole Harbour and Maureen Kathleen (Charlie) Hirschfeld of Windsor Forks; brother Alvin Richard Robb of Peterborough, Ont. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years Sheila Kathleen (Horne) Robb; and his brother Donald Andrew Robb of Scarborough, Ont; and sister-in-law Marie (Wright) Robb of Peterborough, Ont. Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 on Saturday July 16, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Rev. Neil Bergman officiating. Reception to follow. Private interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, The Lung Association, or Wyndholme Christian Church, PO Box 28085 Tacoma, Dartmouth, N.S., B2W 6E2. The family would like to express thanks to the staff of 4West of the Dartmouth General Hospital, and in particular to Sherry (LPN) and Dr. VanTol, and Heather (CCC), Loni (SW) Colleen (OT) and Angela (PCN) for your compassion and support. And thanks to all of the family and friends who have supported us along this journey. (Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth Chapel)

 

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