For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Obituaries for those who served in the


Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)


ROBILLARD, Paul (Bé) (10 Aug 1924 - 19 Jun 2017) - In great sorrow we announce the passing of (Pierre) Paul Robillard "Bé", age 92. Predeceased by Marianne Robillard (St.Croix) (1986) and his siblings Irene Bazinet, Gilbert Robillard and Isabelle Maurice. Survived by his loving companion Helen Robillard, and his children: Marian (Ron) Barr; Patrick (Cheryl) Robillard; Janet (Gary) Meloche; Lorraine Robillard; Donald (Brenda) Robillard; Annette, apparently his favourite, (Scott) Shaw; Daniel (Janine) Robillard; 10 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Loving step dad to Shirley (Pat) Butler and Sharon (Bob) Leonard and Grampa Bé to their children and grandchildren. Paul was a Navy Veteran of WWII, belonging to Legion Branch # 143, and retired from the CNR (1986); he was a Jack of all trades, especially plumbing. His varied talents included singing at Lee's imperial House, doing puzzles, playing his flute, enjoying his many clocks, completing many wood working creations, going to the farm in La Fontaine, watching sports on TV (much to Helen's chagrin), having a great sense of humour and drinking the same cup of coffee all day long. Many thanks to Dr. Freeman and the staff of the Palliative Care unit at Dr. Emara Centre for their unwavering support and professional commitment to Paul and his many family members crowding the halls. They are second to none! Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit (In honour of Paul) at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Centre. Funeral Visitation at Janisse Funeral Home (519-253-5225) 1139 Ouellette Ave. on Wednesday, June 21, 6-9 p.m. Memorial Services under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee at 7:30 p.m. Visitation on Thursday, June 22, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 4:30 p.m. Visitation to continue on Friday, June 23 after 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Parish - McEwan Campus (McEwan X Wyandotte W.) until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. (Windsor Star 21 Jun 2017)

SMITH, Lorne Emanual - It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Lorne E. Smith on Wednesday June 21, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1921 to the late Charles and Anna Smith. Dad loved his children and took pride in his grandchildren's accomplishments. He was a true nature lover. Birthdays and Christmas were always celebrated in grand fashion. Dad was a proud WW II navy man and a steelworker until his retirement in 1982. He was an avid skater; three times a week until the age of 75. Up to the end, you could find him on his scooter form Sydney River to Sydney Forks. He is survived by sons Kenneth (Diana), Michael (Hazel), daughters Lorna MacKinnon and Diane MacIsaac. Also survived by brother Fabian (Valerie), grandchildren AnnMarie and Donald MacKinnon; Simon and Christian Smith; Charlotte and Laurn MacIsaac; special new great grandchild Xavier Lorne Davidge Smith and daughters-in-law Shelly Taylor and Leah Smith. Lorne was predeceased by his wife Jeanette (MacKinnon), sons-in-law Michael D. MacIsaac and Michael J. MacKinnon and sister-in-law Lydia (Black) Smith. Special thanks to the Renal Dialysis Unit, C.B. Regional Hospital who treated dad like gold for over ten years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Renal Dialysis Unit. Visitation for Mr. Smith will take place on Sunday, June 25 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 26 at 11 am at St. Mary's Church, East Bay with Fr. Frank Abbass officiating. Interment in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, East Bay.

TYMOFICHUK, Harry (10 Aug 1926 - 22 Jun 2017) - On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Mr. Harry Tymofichuk of Oliver passed away at McKinney Place Extended Care, peacefully into the arms of Jesus at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Rose; sister Mary and brothers Alex and Nick. Harry will be fondly remembered by his loving family including brothers Peter and Walter; sister Nancy; children Donna (Terry), Gary (Dianne), Linda (John) and John (Shelley); grandchildren Leah (Ryan), Scott (Stephanie), Jeff (Melissa), Derek (Taryn), Jason (Breanna), Brad (Tamara), Ray (Sabrina), Lisa (Dayton), Emily (Andy), Marci (Mike), Amy (Jonathan) and Gage; 13 great-grandchildren and special friend Doris. Harry was a very well respected funeral director with over 40 years of service to families. He started in Lloydminster before moving on to Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Kamloops, Penticton and Oliver. He was always very active in his community and church. Harry was a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree, serving many offices including District Deputy. He was a long time Royal Canadian Legion Member after serving active duty with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II; a Rotary member (receiving the Paul Harris Award), Kinsman, K40, Sage Valley Voices and the Catholic Church Music Ministry. Harry and Rose travelled and saw the world with many friends on trips to Europe, Australia, Mexico, Hawaii and the Holy Land. Harry enjoyed singing, woodworking, fishing, playing in the band Bill and the Border Boys and entertaining the community with Four of a Kind. The family would like to thank the wonderful people at Heritage House and McKinney Place, the Doctors, nurses and staff at SOGH as well as all who have sent condolences and well wishes. Donations are gratefully accepted for Highway to Healing, Po Box 905, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0. Prayers will be recited at 7:30 P.M. Monday June 26, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment and committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery followed by a reception in the church lower hall. Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos. (Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group 24 Jun 2017)

MORRISON, Cecile (Apr 1924 - Jun 2005) (of Montreal)


HMCS ARVIDA - Served in Arvida 1941-1945

BALLANTYNE, William Hamilton Melrose, Lt, RCNR - Born: 18 Nov 1908, Victoria, BC  Died: 14 Apr 1993, Campbell River, BC - At the age of 16 became a cadet or midshipman with the Canadian Government Merchant Marine serving aboard the SS Canadian Miller. At the end of his apprenticeship and while visiting his Mother at her summer cottage on Cortez Island, BC the depression hit and the Government mothballed and sold off the CGMM fleet. The depression years were spent working on towboats, logging, fishing-whatever there was that would keep food on the table. When war broke out The Navy said that they didn't need him right away but he later joined the Fisherman's Reserve. He was serving in HMCS EDMUNSTON (K106) and was aboard K106 on 20 Jun 1942 when she rescued 31 crew members of SS Fort Camosun, disabled by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-25 off the coast of Washington. With the disbandment of the FR he elected to stay with the Navy and was posted to Courtenay/Comox, BC as the Navel Training Officer for the Combined Operations training facility located in the Comox Valley. After the war he worked in the logging industry before returning to the marine sector as a commercial fisherman. In the early 1970's he saw the future of the commercial fishing industry and didn't like what he saw so he took advantage of the first Government fish boat 'buyback' program and retired from the marine trade. In his retirement years he became an accomplished wood carver working mainly with Australian Gum Wood from 100 year old pilings salvaged from the Whaletown (Cortez Island) BC wharf.


Fisherman's Reserve Vessel ALLAVERDY - Appointed to ALLAVERDY 12 Sep 1941 as Coxswain, Fisherman's Reserve. Served in ALLAVERDY in 1942 as Mate, RCNR

HMCS EDMUNDSTON - Appointed to EDMUNDSTON 19 Jun 1942 as Mate, RCNR

HMCS WOLF - Appointed to WOLF 07 Jul 1942 as Mate, RCNR, X.O.

LCI(L) 277

SCHAU, James R. (1948-2017) - passed away peacefully, at home, after a long bout with cancer. Thank you to the home care workers who assisted in his care. He was predeceased by his brothers, Alf and Herb, and his sisters, Dolly and Phyllis. He is survived by his wife Erna, and his siblings, Helen, Neva, Barb, Chuck, Jerry and Darcy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. His vocation and passion was cooking. He cooked in the Royal Canadian Navy, which was a feat in itself aboard ship in a storm. He cooked at institutions and hospitals, as well as on the Railways. Best of all he cooked for family and friends on special occasions. His wit and charm spiced up any get together. He will be sorely missed. If you wish to do something in his memory, please make a donation to your favourite charity in his name. (Winnipeg Free Press 24 Jun 2017)

SOMERS, George Henry, CD, LCdr (E), RCN (29 Jan 1921 - 26 May 2009) - Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late( George and Martha (Boudreau) Somers. He was predeceased by brother, John, Capt. RCN; sister, Patricia and brother, Frank. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He attended St. Mary's College and the Nova Scotia Technical College. He served in the RCNVR during the Second World War, with the Royal Navy in HMS Puncher, an escort carrier operating in the North Atlantic from the Arctic Circle to North Africa. After the war he joined the RCN and served on the west coast in HMCS Uganda and HMCS Ontario. He was then posted to various ships and served in HMCS Portage and HMCS Micmac as engineering officer. He was then posted to Naval Headquarters where he served on the staff of the Engineer in Chief, then to Montreal on the staff of the principal Naval Overseer of the Naval Engineering Test Plant. Following this, he was then appointed to HMCS Restigouche as Engineer Officer. He returned to Naval headquarters on the staff of Engineer In Chief. His final posting was to Halifax on the staff of Principal Navel Overseer, East Coast. After retirement from the services, he joined the staff of St. Mary's University as the Director of Physical Plant, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Parrsboro Golf Club, NSNOA and the Rockingham Heritage Society. He is survived by his wife, Constance (Huntley) and sons, George, Cornwall, P.E.I. and John, Halifax and four granddaughters. Cremation has taken place and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Cottage. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. in Saint Lawrence Church, 3473 Dutch Village Rd.


HMCS UGANDA - Appointed to Uganda 25 Jun 1946 as Lt (E), RCN





BEATON, Angus Kenneth (Gus) - 57, Halifax. Born in Springhill on April 13, 1947, he fought a short battle with cancer and died with his true love by his side. He was predeceased by both his father, Gus Beaton and mother, Dora and best friend and dog, Bubba. He was in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1966-1973, the Canadian Coast Guard and for the past six years was an electrical technician in the motion picture industry. Besides his devoted partner, Ann Russell, the love of his life; among those that will miss him are Bunny MacIntyre and many friends and family. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church, 2668 Joseph Howe Dr. at the Armdale Rotary, Halifax, Archdeacon Rod Gillis officiating. Reception will follow in the church hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to SPCA or a charity of choice. (Chronicle Herald 23 Apr 2004)

MURRAY, Stuart, Cdr, RCN - Former newspaperman and retired Navy Commander, Stu Murray, 89, died in Nanaimo on July 30. Born and raised in Saint John, a veteran of the Second World War and Korea, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at 17 and worked as a coder aboard a corvette in the North Atlantic. Post war, Stu graduated from Carleton University's School of Journalism and returned to Saint John as a reporter for the Telegraph Journal. He rejoined the Navy in Halifax as an Information Officer and ended his career in Ottawa as Director of Information for Transport Canada. Stu is survived by his second wife, Edie (Patton) and her extended family, daughter Andria Gillespie (Mike), grandchildren Sara, Stuart and Kyle, and brothers Robert of Ottawa and Ralph of Saint John. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn (Murchison) and son David. An inurnment will take place in Saint John in the fall.

CARTER, Danny Wayne (06 Jun 1955 - 04 May 2017) - Born in Cornerbrook, N.L., Danny moved to Halifax in the early 1970s to join the Navy as a Communications Operator. He loved the sea and served happily for 12 years until he was put on desk duty. He then moved to selling cars where he became member of the Salesman Guild. was a master salesman, winning outstanding sales achievement awards. Danny enjoyed camping with JoAnn, his loving of more than 20 years. loved music, teaching himself to the guitar. He also developed a for motorcycles, teaching and a friend to ride. His life too quickly in Upper River Hospital in New Brunswick, he had been staying with There is comfort in knowing will be joining his faithful friend Danny was loved and will be.

GOLDSMITH, Alexander Lynn (Goldie) (06 Feb 1943 - 07 Jan 2007) - Passed away suddenly. Goldie was the beloved husband and soul mate of Penny. He was Father to Nadine (Geoff), Kelly (Reg), Andrea and Gabriel, Stepfather to Michelle (Barry) and Todd and Grandfather to Cody, DJ, Shanel and Hunter. He is also survived by his friend and Sister-in-law Carole Goldsmith (Marvin, deceased), his dear friends Joyce and Merle Riley and many other friends and family in Ontario and the Maritimes. Goldie served for 33 years in the Canadian Naval Forces and for the last few years he served as a Commissionaire in the Victoria area. He was well known in the Langford area where he lived with Penny, Andrea and Gabriel. Goldie will be missed by all who knew this gentle loving man; the world will not be quite a bright and happy place without him. Andrea would like everyone to know that her Daddy has gone to be an Angel in the sky, that he is happily living in a magical castle where he doesn't need his glasses or his heart medicine anymore. Goldie's family would like to thank all the wonderful people who helped to try to save Goldie's life including the Langford Fire Department, The RCMP, The B.C. Ambulance service and staff in the ER and ICU at Victoria General. A very special thanks to Liz in ICU who looked after Goldie and the rest of us as well. Your care, compassion and gentle honesty made bearable the most difficult hours any of us had experienced. You will always be remembered. A celebration of Goldie's life will be held on Saturday, January 18 at the Chief's and PO's Mess at CFB Esquimalt from 1-3pm, casual attire please. In lieu of flowers Goldie would have liked people to make a donation to the Queen Alexandria Foundation Hospital that has helped his family so much over the past few years. Specifically for the support of the AEIP Program and the support of BAS Babies. If one must go and one must stay, the first will wait along the way. Love 'PK' and all the kids.  (Times Colonist 12 Jan 2003)



HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in Annapolis during 1974 NATO deployment

HARROD, Frank, Tel (T.O.), V30967, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON, died 11 Sep 2002



HEFFERNAN, George J., L/Sto, V58625, RCNVR - After winning a series of health battles, George Heffernan died in his sleep, at his daughter's home, on June 17, 2003. He is reunited in heaven with his true love, Terry (Hughes). George was a Navy veteran of World War II, who loved his family, his home, his neighbours (Marie and Steve Fellinger and Barb and Nick Boshnick, his garden and his God. Above all else he loved his late wife Terry (1996). He is already lovingly missed by his greatest supporter, his daughter, Shauna Christian and her husband, Ross, his daughter, Kyle O'Dowda and her husband, Tom and his son, Regan Heffernan and his wife, Lynn. Courtney Heffernan, George's only grandchild, will always miss the "Dan Dan" she loved. George is also survived by six sisters and a brother, sisters and brothers-in-law, many nieces and nephews. He took great pride and joy in his commitment to Chippawa's Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Father Brendan was his good friend. George enjoyed his membership in the Royal Canadian Naval Association. Friends are invited to call at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls, on Wednesday June 18th from 7-9 p.m. and on Thursday June 19th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9pm. Vigil prayers will be offered on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Services under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday June 20 at 10 am at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Chippawa, Ontario. Rite of Committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In George's memory, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or Crohn?s and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by his family.



HRYNKIW, John, V62526, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON, died 05 Jul 1998



IGGULDEN, Andrew John Sr.  Sto 1c, V57032, RCNVR - Suddenly at the St. Catharines General Hospital on September 30, 2003 in his 81st year. He joins his beloved wife Marjorie 1995. Dear father of Brian Carla, Larry Irma, Gary Lena, Kevin Irene, Mark Natalie, and Andrew Jr. and his friend Christine. Also survived by his 8 grandchildren Amanda and Michael, Stephen, Thomas and Jeffrey, Matthew and Mark and Morgan. Also survived by his sister Dorothy Charlie and his brother Walter Tina and numerous nieces and nephews. Andrew worked at General Motors for 42 years as a Tool and Dye maker. He was a championship oarsman in the St. Catharines Rowing Club and was instrumental in bringing Junior B Lacross to Niagara-on-the-Lake. He served in three theatres of war in both the Canadian and Royal Navy in W.W. II on HMS Sheffield and HMCS Uganda. Andrew Iggulden is at the Niagara St. Chapel of butler Funeral Home, 424 Niagara St. where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, October 3 at 2 p.m. Interment Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation Future Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. Butler P. Darte



JOHNSON, Edward R., CPO EA 3c, V25866, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON died 15 Mar 1998



HMCS SUSSEXVALE - Served in Sussexvale during the Second World War

DEMS Gunner for 3 years.

JOHNSTON, Carl E., V50354, RCNVR - of Fort Erie, ON, died 31 Aug 1997



JOHNSTON, Frank Tait, SBA, V91206, RCNVR - (06 Feb 1926 - 11 Jun 2008) - Sadly, on June 11, at GNGH, Frank passed away after a brave struggle, at the age of 82. Frank was the beloved husband for 57 years of Gladys (nee Hicks), and dearly loved father of Pat (Mike) Jarzembecki of Niagara Falls, Nanci (Allan) Beers of Parry Sound, Carol (Mark) Gavard of Morden, Manitoba and Paula (Rick) Walker of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the much loved grandfather of Brian and Laura Jarzembecki; Cory, Adrienne and Stephanie Gavard; and Lisa and Cheryl Walker. Frank will also be deeply missed by sister-in-law Betty (Ivor) Mills, brother-in-law Ernie (Shirley) Hicks, and caring niece Joanne Mills, as well as several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Frank had many fond friends who will also miss him and his unique sense of humour. He was predeceased by his brother Alex and nephew George. Frank graduated from U of T Faculty of Pharmacy in 1947, eventually settling in Niagara Falls with partners Ben Fear and Ken Muisiner at Thorburn Drugstores, until his retirement in 1991. He was an avid curler at the Niagara Falls Curling Club for 50 years, a member of Queenston Golf Club and Niagara Falls Lawn Bowling Club. He was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Naval Assoc. and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 479. His “five girls” want to thank the doctors and nurses in Emergency and Unit C at GNGH for their care. Gladys and Pat would especially like to thank Dr. Frank Fornasier for his compassion and comfort. Frank is resting at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, where his family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A service celebrating Frank’s life will be held at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, 3428 Portage Rd., on Monday morning at 11:00 o’clock. Cremation to follow, with a private entombment at Stamford Green Columbarium at a later time. In memory of Frank, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the War Amps or to St. John’s Anglican Church.



JOHNSTON, Joseph Duncan, Stoker/ERA 4c, V59490, RCNVR - On Thursday April 10, 2003 Joe passed away peacefully at Linhaven Nursing Home, at the age of 87. Dear husband and best friend of Ruth Johnston (Ricker). Ruth and Joe would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary this June 14th. Beloved father of Carolyn and Jim Merritt of Grimsby, and Margaret and Chuck Reid, of Hamilton. Loving grandpa of Carrie and Mark Autry, Lori and Rodney Clarke, Lesley and John Martin and Deborah Reid. Cherished great-grandpa of Aidan and Lauren. Joe was a life-long member of Chippawa Presbyterian Church, the Royal Canadian Legion #396, Chippawa, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association and he was also employed at Canadian Niagara Power Company for 41 years. Mr. Johnston is at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-4 pm. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday at 11 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Joe, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.



KITNEY, Paul W., AB, V69686, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON died 22 Feb 1998



LAZICH, Samuel J., Sto 1c, V70737, RCNVR - of Sudbury, ON. Born: 27 Jan 1925  Died: 26 Jul 1996



McCOY, Mirrild E., V26358, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Born: 25 Dec 1924  Died: 03 Jan 2000



McKAY, Allister J., V57744, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON died 04 Oct 1999




HMCS ORANGEVILLE - Served in Orangeville Sep 1944 - Aug 1945 as a Coder


McKAY, Ben Lemuel Hector, Sto Ic, V83749, RCNVR - Peacefully on November 23, 2007 with his family by his side at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Husband of Ellen (nee Spencer) for 57 years. Father of Mark (Violet) and Mary Ellen (Arnold) Brown. Loving grandfather “Papa” and friend of Daniel, Meghan, and Andrew. Predeceased by his brothers Alister and Ronald McKay. Ben served in the Navy during World War II and is a member of Br. 479 of Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Naval Association. Ben was an employee of Ontario Hydro for 43 years, retiring in 1986. He was also a member of Lundy’s Lane United Church. Family will receive friends at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street on Monday November 26th from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11:00 o’clock. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to Tender Wishes or to a charity of choice.




HMCS SIOUX - Served in Sioux during the Second World War



McEACHERN, Gergory E., Sig, V71837, RCNVR 1943-1945 - passed away in his home on Sunday, January 4, 2009. He is survived by his wife Alice of 30 years, sisters Shirley, Edna and Joanne, his children Peggy Lou, Jamie, Lori,Greg, Michael and Lisa, stepchildren Mina, Cathy, and Bonnie. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and served in WWll on the HMCS Kokanee and then joined the Canadian Army in 1950 and served in the Korean war. He has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 65 years. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 7th from 1:30 - 3:00 pm, followed by chapel service at Niagara Funeral Home, 5647 Main Street, Niagara Falls, at 3:00 pm. In keeping with Greg's wishes, cremation has taken place. Burial will be at Sea in Halifax, N.S at a later date.



McLAUGHLIN, Daniel, L/Sto, V38350, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON died 27 Jun 1998



MERRITT, Thomas R., V87335, RCNVR - of Rockwood, ON. Born: 22 Feb 1926  Died: 20 May 2008



MOIR, Douglas A., AB, V33008, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Born: 06 Aug 1923 - 22 Jul 2006. Enlisted in the RCNVR at HMCS Montreal on 07 Aug 1941.



ML Q074 - Served in Q074 22 May 1942 - 12 Sep 1943


HMCS EYEBRIGHT - Served in Eyebright Aug 1944 - May 1945

MUISINER, Kenneth B., Tel, V82360, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Died 19 Dec 2007 (approx)



NEWMAN, William R., AB, V49475, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, died 01 Mar 1999



OLIVER, Owen J., Slt, V56363, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON, died 08 May 1996 (approx)




PARKS, Blanchard S., AB, V378, RCNVR - of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, died 19 Jan 2001. Budd survived the sinking of HMCS Louisburg K143.


Photo of Budd Parks        Budd's wedding photo


HMCS LOUISBURG - Survived the sinking of HMCS Louisburg.  Was an Ordinary Seaman at the time of the sinking.

MTB-462 - Served on MTB 462 with his twin brother Burnette Parks

PHILP, Douglas H., ERA 4c, V48437, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON died 01 Jun 2001



PUTNAM, Howard E., Sto 1c, V77869, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON died 06 Jul 2003



REGAN, Wallace J., AB, V23865, RCNVR - of St. Catharines, ON died 17 Dec 1995


HMCS COLLINGWOOD - Served in COLLINGWOOD Jan 1942 - 22 Dec 1943

HMCS SIOUX - Served in SIOUX 21 Feb 1944 - 05 Apr 1945

HMCS STAR XVI - Served in STAR XVI Jun 1945 - 06 Aug 1945

HMCS BROCKVILLE - Served in BROPCKVILLE 06 Aug 1945 - 23 Aug 1945

SCOTT, Walter, Sto 1c, V83219, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Born: 13 Nov 1925  Died: 07 Mar 1999



SEHL, Philip H., A/AB, V93502, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Born: 16 May 1926  Died: 04 Jun 2001


ML Q105, ML Q106, MLQ121

STRATTON, Eugene R., AB, V70421, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON died: 12 Dec 1998


HMCS COPPER CLIFF - Served in COPPER CLIFF 25 Jul 1944 - 31 Aug 1945

HMCS QUATSINO - Served in QUATSINO 31 Aug 1945 - 02 Nov 1945

TALBOT, Lyle R., AB, 25879-H, RCN - of Thorold, ON. Born: 1935  Died: 08 Jun 2002



THOMPSON, Arthur A., ABST, V32414, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Born 26 Jan 1924  Died: 28 May 2002



THOMPSON, Herbert E., V34173, RCNVR - of Welland, ON died 19 Oct 1999.




TICE, Jack N., Lt, O-73313, RCN(R) - of Hamilton, ON died 16 Aug 1995




HMCS MAYFLOWER - Served in Mayflower 1942-1945

VIRGIN, John R., Sto 1c, V72839, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON died 15 Nov 1997



WARNER, Frank A., Sto 1c, V55098, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON died 24 Dec 1995



WEZDEN, Joseph, LSEM, 30181-H, RCN - of Niagara Falls, ON died 29 Jan 2007



WHEELER, George J., AB, V68449, RCNVR - On Saturday March 15, 2008 in his 84th year at the St. Catharines General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Lovingly remembered by his wife Noreen of 64 years. Will be sadly missed by his 7 children George (Jan), the late Charlie - 2007 (Sandy), Suzanne Sawatsky (Ralph) of Niagara Falls, Noreen Bedford (Wayne) of Fenwick, Kathryn Reynolds of St. Catharines, James of St. Catharines and Robert (Monique) of St. Catharines. Cherished by his 12 grandchildren Algis Jovaisas, Chris, the late Reco (1997), Stella, Sarah Richards, Peter Richards, Patrick, Katy Reynolds, Robert, Jenny Reynolds, Kyle, Michael and Abigail. Also survived by is 4 great-grandchildren Nicholas and Jack Penner, Madisyn and Brooklynne Richards and his 2 sisters Mabel Ball, Helen Hills and brother Ken of England and many family and close friends. Predeceased by his 2 brothers Wilfred, Paul and sister Mary. Captain George sailed with Misner Shipping Ltd. for 43 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, International Ship Masters Association, Meritton Legion, and the Rush Brook Rangers. George will always be remembered as a loving and generous man, who devoted his time to his family. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the doctors and nurses for the care given to George during his time at the St. Catharines General Hospital ICU Unit. Captain George is resting at the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton Street, until Thursday at 10:30am. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 316 Queenston Street at 11am. Cremation will follow the church service. Visiting hours are Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Vigil Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Wednesday at 7pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial remembrances may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Ontario or St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation in George's honour.


George served at SLEEPY COVE (York Redoubt, Halifax Harbour)

WILCOX, Thomas Gordon, Sto 1c, V34195, RCNVR - It is with great sadness that Joyce Wilcox and Lynn (George) Bessey, Suzanne (John) Fletcher and Chris Wilcox announce the death of their husband and father on Tuesday August 19, 2008. Tom was born February 7, 1924 in Gabarus, Cape Breton, the youngest of ten children and married Joyce, the love of his life on December 31st, 1946. They spent 61 happy years together. Tom and Joyce moved to St. Catharines in 1952 where Tom was employed at General Motors until an early retirement in 1982. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, Niagara Region after serving as a stoker on the Chebouge in WWII and later the Merchant Marines. He will be missed by his grandchildren Jodi Bessey, Debbie Howlett and Marc and Katie Fletcher. Tom was particularly pleased to know that both Chris (Kelly, Hannah, Orion) and Jodi (Tim) have met new people to share their futures with. Tom is survived by one brother Danny in Sydney, Nova Scotia and many nieces and nephews whom he kept in touch with. Tom loved to return to Cape Breton each summer to fish with Ewen and connect with friends. Tom died at home in his sleep after battling several illnesses over the years. This last infection proved to be his nemesis. We will miss him terribly. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton St., on Monday August 25 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel with private family inurnment to occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.



WITTIG, Wilfred George, AB, V54432, RCNVR (1924-2003) - suddenly at home on Wed. Oct 29, 2003, loving husband for 60 years of Gloria, dear father of Bob & Debbie; Bill & Diane; Sandra and Charlie Wheeler; James, Chris & Alison all of St. Catharines. Loving grandpa of Jason & Petra, Justin and Jamie, Ethan and Melanie, Amy and Josh, Stella, Patrick and Rob, Ashley, William and Connor , Jack and Nicholas, and great-grandpa of Jason Jr. and Jeff, Sarah, Noah and Meghan. Wilf owned Wittig Electric for 25 years, a member of St. Alfred's Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1394, Msgr. Morris Assembly of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus, veteran of WWII serving with the Royal Canadian Navy, member of the Royal Canadian Naval Assoc., Royal Canadian Legion Merritton Br. #138, was active in the St. Catharines Cribbage League. Wilf is resting at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton St. until Saturday at 9a.m. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Alfred's Church at 9:30 a.m. Rite of committal in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Visiting hours Thurs. 7-9 and Fri. 2-4 &7-9p.m. Vigil prayers for the deceased will be held in the funeral home on Fri. at 3 p.m. The family would appreciate donations to Canadian Diabetic Association or Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.



YORK, Andrew W., Sto 1c, V55638, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Born: 07 Aug 1920  Died: 09 Apr 1997



ZAFEERIS, Anthony (Tony), Stewart, 42700 - of St Catharines, ON died: 08 Mar 2002



GREER, James Alexander Thomas (Jim) - was born April 30, 1922 into the North Burnaby pioneering Greer family. He is survived by Roz, his devoted wife of 69 years, his son Hugh (Wendy) and was predeceased by his daughter Kathy (John). He is also survived by his 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Jim was a skillful soccer player, wonderful gardener and served proudly overseas in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII- "the big one". When asked how he was, people always got the same answer. "I never had it so good. It just keeps getting better and better". No service by request. (Vancouver Sun / The Province 01 Jul 2017)



BESSEY, Keith C., A/AB, V93100, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Date of passing unknown


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BERRYMAN, Laurence E., ABST, V67608, RCNVR (01 Jan 1925 - 16 Oct 2016) - At West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby on Sunday, October 16, 2016, Laurence Edward Berryman of St. Anns passed away in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Pat) Bird for 70 years. Loving father of Colleen and John Keizer. Cherished grandfather of Michelle (Craig) Templeton and Anita Keizer, and great grandfather of Stephen and Michael Templeton. Dear brother-in-law of Iris Berryman and Marian Bird. He will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Wilfred, Violet Dixon, Amy Steele, Jack and Allan. Visitation at Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 393 Poppy Trust Fund would be appreciated by the family and can be made through the funeral home.



CAMPBELL, William R., ABRP3, V57046, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Date of passing unknown





HMCS STE THERESE - Served in Ste Therese during the Second World War

CARR, Walter Bruce, Tel, V89686, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Died in 1998



CARROLL, David Russell (Rusty), LSSD, V8917, RCNVR - at Portal Village Port Colborne on Friday August 7, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Born February 5, 1920 in London, Ontario. Rusty was a Leading Seaman and veteran of World War II who served in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as a Sonar operator (anti-submarine detector) on convoy duty in the North Atlantic as well as the English Channel and the North Sea. He owned and operated Carroll's Upholstering in Port Colborne for 10 years; in 1985 he retired from Port Colborne Water Treatment Plant as Senior Operator. Rusty was well known for his sense of humour and his warm personality in all community activities. He was always ready to serve others in spite of all odds. He was an avid player and spectator in hockey and baseball and coached Lion's house league hockey for many years. He was an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, and served as Past President of the Board of Directors, as vice-President, Elder, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, Adult Bible Class Teacher, Head Usher, Chairman of Parish Education, member of both Evangelism and Stewardship Committees. Lutheran Layman's League, and President of the Men's Club, as well as a member of the Senior Choir. He was also an active member of the Port Colborne Senior Citizens’ Club, having served as President, V.P., Administrator, Director, and as President of the Harbour Lite Singers. Rusty was predeceased in 2009 by his wife Lorna (nee Deterling) whom he married in 1947; also by his parents, Elizabeth and James Carroll, a sister Velma Rowland and husband Clarence Rowland, brothers Wilfred Carroll, Jamie Carroll and wife Lillian, of Cook's Mills Ontario, and a sister Kathleen and her husband Lorne Augustine of Port Colborne, Ontario. He is survived by two children, Dr. Maureen Carroll in Sheffield, England, and Bruce Alexander Carroll and his wife Anita and two stepchildren Tawnya and Veronica, and two grandchildren Terri Maureen and Alexander Russell, in Newmarket. Rusty also leaves many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great nephews behind. Mr. Carroll’s family will receive visitors at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 Clarence St. on Friday August 14, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday August 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Makey officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario of Ontario.



CATON, William Morrison (Bill), Tel (T.O.), V57047, RCNVR - Born 1924. Passed away on Friday March 2nd 2012 at the Port Colborne General Hospital in his 88th year. Predeceased by his late wife Joan (Belford) 1970 and Lynda (Ely) 2000. Loving father of Patricia Austin and Catherine Caton. Special stepfather of Frank (Susanne) Ely and John Ely. Cherished grandfather of Tanya Austin -White (Tony), Tasha Austin, James, Joel and Jordin Ely, Danny and Jane Ely. Great grandfather of Daxton William White. Predeceased by his siblings Frances, Isobel, John, Ted, Jean and Robert. He will be sadly missed by his grand-dogs Winston and Cleo. Bill was a World War 2 Veteran who served in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was the president of Lubrizol of Canada in Niagara Falls and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 350, Port Dalhousie for 62 years. For many years Bill was director with the Niagara Falls Club, Niagara District Transportation Club, Lion's Club, Boy's and Girls Club of Niagara, Advisory Board of Niagara College and a member of the Port Dalhousie Municipal Council. A sincere thank you to the staff at the Port Colborne General Hospital for all their acts of kindness and compassion. The family will receive visitors at the George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St Catharines on Sunday from 2-4p.m. A Celebration of Bill's Life will take place on Monday at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial at St. John's Cemetery in Port Dalhousie to follow. Memorial donations to Hospice Niagara would be appreciated by the family.




HMCS NEW WATERFORD - Served in New Waterford during the Second World War


CLARK, John Wilson, Surg LCdr, O-1470, RCNVR - Born 28 Feb 1919. Died Thursday, October 17, 2013 aged 94 at Greater Niagara General Hospital. Dr. Clark was born to the late Ada Wilson and John James (JJ) on the farm at Ballyduff, Ont. He attended Lindsay High School and graduated at age 22 in Medicine from Queen’s University in Kingston. Following an internship at Ottawa Civic Hospital he joined the Canadian Navy from 1942-1946. From 1943 to 1945 he was on loan to the British Navy as Medical Officer for the 4th Minesweeping Flotilla. On D-Day they swept in ahead of the American Task Force at Omaha Beach. He was discharged as Surgeon Lt. Commander and returned to Halifax where he met and married Dr. Lillian Sugarman of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Following four years of surgical training at Montreal he began 43 years of practice in Niagara Falls in 1950. He was former President of the Medical Staff, Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff. In 1989 he received the Glenn Sawyer Award for outstanding service to the profession and community. In 2005 he was appointed to Honorary Staff, Niagara Health System. Dr. Clark was former President of the Canadian Club of Niagara Falls, former President of the Medico-Legal Society and Elder Emeritus of Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church. His many hobbies included bridge, golf, skiing, curling, fishing and tennis. Also spending time with family and friends who meant so much to him as did he to the countless people whose lives he touched in ways that words alone cannot capture. He is predeceased by wife, Lillian (August 25, 2013) and survived by son James Richard, daughter Deborah Jane Allerton (late Chris) and granddaughters, Kristen Clark Allerton and Kerry Bethany Allerton. Family will receive friends at the Morse & Son Funeral Home, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls on Friday October 25th from 5 – 7 p.m. and at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, 6136 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, on Saturday October 26th from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. with memorial service to follow at Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Drummond Hill Church Hope Fund or the Greater Niagara General Hospital Foundation.


HMCS COMOX, 4th Minesweeping Flotilla (Royal Navy) - Served in COMOX in 1942

CLARKE, Robert A., V40300, RCNVR - of Pasadena, Texas. Born: 27 Aug 1923. Date of passing unknown



COPFER, William James, LS, V45961, RCNVR - (died: 2011) Passed away at his home in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Bernice Copfer. Dear Dad of Tom (Twila), Bill (Linda), Larry (Pat), Kathy (Keith) Muma, Mary Lynn (David) Simpson, Fred (Fran). Loved Grandfather of Art (Lisa), Bob (Rosann), Amy (Randy), Janet (Colin), Kate (Jeff), Sarah (Sean),Andy (Jonathan), Laura (Lee), Cory (Kelly), Ryan, Carrie (Tom), Christopher (Nicole), Jim, Bill, and Jonathan. Predeceased by his Grandson, Jeremy Muma. Very proud Great-Grandfather of thirteen girls and one boy and expecting another girl in June. Also Dad leaves behind his dog, best friend and companion Jake. Dad worked at Oneida for 45 years, served in the Navy and loved working in his garden. Family will receive visitors at Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel, 5176 Victoria Ave. Niagara Falls on Monday June 6, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a memorial service in the Chapel on Tuesday June 7th at 11:00a.m. Inurnment at Stamford Presbyterian Cemetery a later date. Donations to the Salvation Army or the Institute for the Blind would be appreciated by the family.



PATENAUDE, Marc - Age 59, of Porters Lake, passed away on June 30, 2017 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Montreal, Que., he was a son of Denise and Raymond Patenaude. Marc was always positive and enthusiastic about life. His mantra was "Life is Good". He enjoyed his time in the outdoors; lived fishing and hunting to provide food for his family. He took pleasure in eating; loved to cook and create beautifully presented meals. A down to earth and non-judgmental man, Marc was very soft-hearted and always had a life lesson to offer. He was a passionate man, who loved his family intensely. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, supportive father and loyal friend. In the past few years, he began to read and study the Bible and developed a personal relationship with Jehovah. He had planned to share his hope with others. Throughout his illness, he remained positive and prayed for others more than himself. Marc will be missed by his wife, Cheryl; children, Anthony, Kimberley (Brian), Matthieu (Melissa), Allie; and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents; and his brother, Benoit. Cremation has taken place. A private gathering will be announced and held at al later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, Marc would want everyone to pass on kindness and respect and have a heck of a good time on the way.




COURAGE, William Ronald Benjamin, ERA 4c, V47878, RCNVR - Suddenly, at his residence, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at age 90. Survived by his children Martin Courage, Robert Courage, David Courage (Kathy) and Janice Wellington (Jim), brother Norman Courage, his best buddy Lou Biro as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A WW II veteran, Mr. Courage's cremated remains will be buried at sea by the Royal Canadian Navy. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to H.L. Cudney Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Welland.


Photo of Bill Courage and Kevin Power - Photo was taken on July 3rd 2009 when Bill Courage (St Catherines, ON) and Kevin Power (Halifax) met for the first time in the CFB Halifax Wardroom. Bill Courage (ERA) served in HMCS THORLOCK which arrived about an hour before Kevin's ship, HMCS VICTORIAVILLE, to U190 as the S/M had been ordered to surface and surrender off of Newfoundland.


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HMCS MOONBEAM - Served in Moonbeam during the Second World War

CUFF, H.J., PO, V25471, RCNVR - date of passing unknown



DONAGHUE, Kenneth S., AB, V54828, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON. Date of passing unknown.



DUCKETT, Jack M., PO Tel, V17068, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON.  Date of passing unknown



FISHER, C.F. (Fred), TS, V8513, RCNVR - of Welland, ON. Date of passing unknown.



FORBES, James Gardner, PO, V8639, RCNVR (31 Oct 1922 - 24 Nov 2012) - passed away peacefully at the Welland County General Hospital on Saturday November 24, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Jim was born and lived in Port Colborne all of his life. Survived by his sisters Betty Reid of Welland and Jacquie (Bunny) of Vancouver British Columbia. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Betty (nee Illes), parents Fred and Perlina Forbes, brothers Jack (Jake), Bill, Ronnie and his sister Lavona (Rogers). Jim played goalie for the Port Colborne Merchants Int “A” O.H.A. Champions 1948-1949. He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 5 years during WWII. Arrangements entrusted to the Davidson Funeral Home, 135 Clarence St. Port Colborne. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #56 Port Colborne on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.




* It is not known if he served in OTTAWA H60 or H31

GIBSON, John, AB, V48277, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Date of passing unknown



HURST, Howard R., AB, V88461, RCNVR - of Fort Erie, ON. Date of passing unknown.



JONES, Harold, Sto 1c, V78184, RCNVR - date of passing unknown.




HMCS ROCKCLIFFE - Served in Rockcliffe during the Second World War

JOYNT, John Robert (Bob), Sto 1c, V59485, RCNVR (09 Dec 1922 - 14 Mar 2008) - passed away at Woodlands of Sunset on Friday March 14, 2008 in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Storie) Joynt, currently residing at the Woolcott Wing at Welland Hospital. Loving father of Brian and his wife Judy of Guelph and predeceased by his daughter Nancy Schmidt. Dear father-in-law of Lonny Schmidt of Welland. Also loved by his grandchildren David Joynt and his wife Gillian, Paul Joynt and Ryan Schmidt. Survived by his brother George and his wife Mary Ellen Joynt of Welland and brother-in-law Cal and his wife Ann Storie and their families. Mr. Joynt was a Navy Veteran, retired from Atlas Steels after 44 years, 33rd Degree Mason and a member of the Welland Port Colborne Shriners. Following Bob's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will be conducted at St  David's Anglican Church, 369 Thorold Road, Welland, on Saturday March 29th 2008 at 11:00 am with The Rev. Dr. John E. Course officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St  David's Anglican Church Memorial Fund. A donation in memory of Mr. Joynt is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.



KIRK, I. Glen, Sto 1c, V62732, RCNVR - Peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, on Thursday, September 15th, 2005 at the age of 87. Predeceased by his loving wife Beth (1998). Dear father of Marie Nevins of Chippawa and the late Marv (1997) and his wife Georgia of Ottawa. Loving grandfather of Jeff Nevins, Tammy (Chris) Forbes, Shelly (Ian) Collins and Amanda Kirk. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents William Henry and Nellie Kirk, sister Beatrix Maude and brother Lyle Kirk. Glen was a long time member of Main Street Baptist Church, a veteran of WWII (Naval) and former member of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. The family will receive friends at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, Monday from 7-9 p.m. A service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association will be held at 7 o'clock. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 1 o'clock until service time in the chapel at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow at Lundy's Lane Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Jeff Morgan Emergency Department of the GNGH Foundation, Heart Niagara or Main Street Baptist Church.



KUZMASKI, Paul, Sto 1c, V79026, RCNVR - of St. Kitts. Date of passing unknown



LEEDER, Henry George (Hank), PO ERA 3, V35418, RCNVR - Passed away peacefully on Saturday May 5, 2007 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 85. Loving husband of Frances for 48 years. Dear father of Peter (Deana), Trish (Wayne) DeGaust. Cherished grandfather of Victoria, Elaine, Rachael, Emily, Shawn, Greg and Abi. Brother of Beatrice Hearn. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Laura Leeder and his 7 seven brothers and sisters. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Hank served as Petty Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, he was an active member of Lundy's Lane United Church and he worked at Ford Glass plant for over 27 years. Hank's family will receive friends at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A service to celebrate his life will be held in the chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. For those who wish memorial donations may be made to Heart Niagara.



LOTOCKI, Myron W., Tel (T.O.), V67931, RCNVR - of St. Catharines, ON. Born: 06 Aug 1924  Died: 14 May 2004



MARISCHUK, Steve, Sto 1c, V83275, RCNVR (28 Dec 1925 - 14 Jul 2005) - With heartfelt sadness, the family of Steve Marischuk announces his passing. He succumbed peacefully with his loving wife of 57 years, Olga (DiMarco), by his side at the Welland Hospital on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at the age of 79. He leaves many fond memories for his family and friends, especially his daughter Suzanne Grant (friend Francisco), his sons Wayne (Loretta), Nick (Karen), Mark (Louise), and Danny (Chenh), his grandchildren Barry, Brian and Darren Smith, Kristen and Brittany Marischuk, Steven and Mathew Marischuk, Adam, Maria, Thomas and Philip Marischuk, and Khailee Marischuk, and his great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Stella McKay (late Norm), Bertha Schooley (late Norm), and Pearl Hajdu (Caesar). Brother-in-law of Sam DiMarco (Ann), Fred DiMarco (Mary), Joe DiMarco (late Jean), The late Pat DiMarco (Mary Lou), Norma Heximer (late Harvey), Dave DiMarco (Nanette), Vince Mannella (Thelma), Ralph Mannella (Denise), and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Tomas Marischuk and Caroline Evaniuk, grandchildren Theresa Smith and Lee Marischuk, sisters Mary Kucharski (Sam), Jean Holowchuk (Michael), Ann Jackson (Joe), brother Joseph Marischuk (Emily) and mother-in-law Assunta Mannella (Ralph). Mr. Marischuk served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He retired from Hayes Dana in 1987 and was an active member of The Royal Canadian Naval Association (Niagara Chapter). He was best known for his love of fruit trees, flowers and his amazing garden. Friends may call on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Royal Canadian Naval Association memorial service will be conducted on Saturday at 7 p.m. A prayer vigil will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Parish Community of St. Kevin, 307 Niagara Street, Welland on Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Cremation will follow. Private family Rite of Committal at a later date. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Sisters. As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted in Memory Woods. A tree grows - memories live.



MARTIN, Jack W. (Tuffy), LS, V8854, RCNVR - Peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday, October 4th, 2004 at the age of 83 years. Beloved husband of 53 years to Kay Martin of Thorold. Loving father of Kathleen Fred Cook of Arlington, VA, Susan Ross Dickinson, John Cathy Martin, Michael and Peter, all of Thorold. Dear grandfather of Sarah Jonas of Dana Point, CA., Rachel Dave of Manassas, VA., Brian, Kevin, Adam, J.J. and Joey, all of Thorold, and great-grandfather of Caroline and Margaret. Brother-in-law of Helen Ken Wilson. Predeceased by a sister Bette and brother-in-law Woodruff Band and their daughter Jennifer. Dear uncle of Martin Lynn Band and several other nieces and nephews. Tuffy was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy, a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Thorold, a founding member of the Legion Baseball Association. A member of the St. Catharines Old Boys Lacrosse Association. Tuffy was elected over a 28 year period to the Thorold Hydro Commission. He was employed at the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority for 44 years, retiring in 1982. Tuffy will be missed at the Thorold Arena, where he spent many nights in the past 45 years watching his sons and grandsons play hockey. The family will receive their friends at the Karl A. Hammond Funeral Home and Chapel, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, October 7th at 1:00 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17, Thorold will hold a Memorial Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The Legion Poppy Fund, Branch 17, Thorold.



MITCHELL, George Henry, PO, V40400, RCNVR (30 May 1924 - 23 Mar 2007) - Passed away peacefully on Friday March 23, 2007 at Bella Senior Care Residence at the age of 82. Loving husband of the late Anita for 63 years. Dear father of the late Bonnie and Robert and his wife Susan of Brampton. Cherished grandfather of the late Thomas, Michael, Anita (Mike), Christopher, Sean and Kimberly. Great-grandfather of 4. Brother of the late Winnifred, Bill and Marion. George was a WW II Veteran, a long-time employee of Ontario Hydro and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Thanks is extended to Bella Senior Care Residence for their concern and care shown to George and Anita throughout their stay. Cremation has taken place. George's family will receive friends at the Morse & Son Chapel of the Morgan Funeral Homes, 5917 Main Street, on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 followed by a service in the chapel. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. For those who wish memorial donations may be made to Bella Senior Care Residence.



MOORE, Jim F., Yeoman of Signals, V5647, RCNVR - of St Catharines, ON.  Date of passing unknown



PELROSE, John A., AB, V35679, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Date of passing unknown.

POMBER, Lionel, Joseph (Joe), AB, V70863, RCNVR, 20 Aug 1943 - 10 Dec 1945 (24 Sep 1924, Sault Ste Marie, ON - 16 Aug 2002, Sault Ste Marie, ON) - Suddenly at the General Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie on Friday August 16, 2002 at the age of 77. Predeceased by his beloved wife June. Survived by son William and late Lawrence (wife Megan) and his precious grandchildren Andrew, Katy and Benjamin. Joe is survived by his sisters Freda Roberts (Emile) and May Ouellette (Don). Predeceased by sisters Lillian Stares (Sid), Lucille Gernon (Ted) and brothers Harry (Violet), Willard (wife Lucy), Ben (Coba) and baby Robert. Survived by sister-in-law Lorraine Hoffman (Cliff) and brother-in-law Russell King (Diana) and by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (1-705-759-2522) on Monday, August 19, 2002 from 6-9 p.m. Funeral mass from St. Jerome's Church, on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. George LaPierre C.S.B. officiating. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Joe was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie where he graduated from high school. In 1943 he joined the naval training base, Griffin in Port Arthur where he met his wife June. Served in the North Atlantic on the H.M.S. Puncher until 1945. Returned home to marry June King. Lived in the Soo until he returned to Port Arthur in 1950 and worked as a salesman at the T. Eaton Company for 30 years. Moved to the Niagara Peninsula, then returned to the Soo in 1999 after the death of his wife. Joe was known as a very kind and gentle person. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.



PYLE, Ken, AB, V67276, RCNVR - of Thorold, ON. Born: 03 Jun 1926. 



ROBBINS, William R., Sto 1c, V77432, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Born: 19 Feb 1926. Died: 09 Sep 2005. Buried Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario



CASSIDY, Gerald, Stwd, RCN - Peacefully at St. Joseph's Villa, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Gerald Cassidy of Cornwall; age 82 years. Beloved husband of Jean (née Shea) Cassidy. Loving father of Michael Cassidy (Jacqueline), Wayne Cassidy, Denise Juneau (Jacques), Gerald Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy and the Late MCpl Scott Cassidy. Cherished grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of many. Predeceased by his parents Martin and Reta (née Alexander) Cassidy. Gerald will be missed by many family and friends. Resting at Lahaie and Sullivan, Cornwall Funeral Home, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West, (613-932-8482) on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm and on Monday from 9 am until time of Service. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion are invited to assemble for a Legion tribute on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11 am on Monday, July 3, 2017. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family.



SHEEHAN, Michael Joseph, Torpedo Cox'n, RCN 1939-1946 - of St Catharines, ON. Born: 01 Mar 1915. Died: 2007.  Michael is buried in the Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines, ON



STEWARD, Donald George, Tel (T.O.), V84715, RCNVR - of Niagara Falls, ON. Date of passing unknown



STITT, Don M., V26958, RCNVR / PO1, 51540-H, RCN - of Niagara Falls, On. Born: 01 Jun 1924. Date of passing unknown.


HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in Wallaceburg during the Second World War



HMCS NOOTKA - Served in Nootka during 1952 Korean War tour

HMCS HAIDA - Served in Haida after the Second World War


HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in Iroquois after the Second World War


HMCS LANARK - Served in Lanark after the Second World War


HMCS FORT ERIE - Served in Fort Erie after the Second World War

HMCS PORTAGE - Served in Portage after the Second World War

VASEY, William H., Sto 1c, V87602, RCNVR - of Stevensville, ON. Date of passing unknown



WALSH, Gordon Edward (Lefty), L/Sto, V56491, RCNVR 1942-1945  (09 May 1918 - 01 Jan 2008) - With great love and devotion, Robert Walsh and Maureen Walsh Loweth announce the death of their father, Gordon Walsh, affectionately known as Lefty. Born in Espanola, Ontario, he died in St. Catharine’s with his children at his side. Gordon was the son of Gordon Walsh and Elizabeth Gollaghly, and brother of Richard, Kay, Walter, George and Betty, all of whom predeceased him. He was also predeceased by Irene (nee Dove), his wife of 66 years, in 2007, their son Gordon in 1978, and their eldest grandchild Heather in 2000. Lefty worked in the automotive industry at Thompson Products and later at Anthes, and finished his career at ETF Tool and Die. He will be fondly remembered by his son Robert, daughter Maureen, son-in-law Doug, grandchildren Tenney and Aidan, Heather’s husband Roman, and great-grandchildren Kaz, Marja and Tomas Bialach. Lefty will also be especially missed by his nieces and nephews, and by his friends and neighbours of many years. Lefty served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Leading Stoker, on destroyers in the North Atlantic and the English Channel, and was a long time member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #138, Merritton.



WHITNEY, Kenneth H., CK(S), V62744, RCNVR - of Wainfleet, ON. Born: 13 Jun 1924. Date of passing unknown.



RAYBOULD, Henry, RCNVR - 1916-1986


HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche in 1940

BERLIS, Norman Frederick Henderson - On Saturday, May 10, 2003 in Surrey, England, at the age of 89. Predeceased by his wife Oriel. Father of Michael and Anna. Grandfather of Sarah and Evan. Former Canadian High Commissioner to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda; former Canadian Ambassador to Poland, Austria and Denmark. Private arrangements as per his wishes. (Ottawa Citizen 13 May 2003)


HMCS LINDSAY - Appointed to Lindsay 19 Mar 1945 as a SLt, RCNVR


CASTELL, Joseph Edward (Ted) (1922-2017) - In his 95th year, passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, on march 30th, 2017. Predeceased by his wife and best friend of 74 years, Jean Reynolds (2016). Also predeceased by his parents Joseph (1974) and Kate (1989) and his younger siblings Harry (2002) and Audrey (2010). Survived by his daughters Barbra (Bob) Towey of Oshawa, Wendy Rynsoever of Oakville and Katherine Castell (Gary Hotrum) of Gravenhurst. Devoted and much loved Grandpa to Valerie (Jake) Vanderzwet, Vicki (Henry) Verrydt, Krista Lemaire, Karina (Jeff) Willams, Scott (Sandy) Rynsoever, Arden (Bryce) Carter, Neil Rynsoever and Peter (Karen) Castell. Dearly loved Great Grand father to Ryan (Julie), Nathan (Megan) and Madison Verrydt, Tanner and Ricki-Lee Williams, Sonja and Steven Rynsoever and Nicholas Carter. In the hearts of your family forever. Ted grew up in New Toronto where at the age of 17, he met the love of his life, Jean. They were married in Halifax on January 3, 1942 while Ted was on a short shore leave from his naval duties. Ted, a verteran of WW2, was the last surviving member of the original crew of the corvette HMCS Lindsay that traveled the North Atlantic Run. He was very proud of his service to his country and of the medals awarded to him The Atlantic Star, The 1939-1945 Star, The Normandy Bar, The France and Germany Bar, The Voluntary service Star as well as other. Ted was a 27 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lindsay Branch #067. For many years, on behalf of the legion he marched in the parade and laid the commemorative wreath for his ship, The Lindsay, at the cenotaph in Lindsay. Ted and Jean Retired to Victoria Place, Bobcaygeon in 1978. Here they Spent many enjoyable years with new friends playing cards, shuffle-board etc. at the club house, Ted playing golf in the summer; skating, watching hockey and playing cribbage in the winter while jean was involved with her crafts. Ted will be fondly remembered by all those whom he touched in life for his kind and generous ways towards other, his sense of humour, his sense of honour and his unfailing devotion to his family. The family would like to extend their whole hearted appreciation to all the staff at the Retirement Suites of Kawartha Lakes for their unwavering Kindness that went far beyond that of “a Job” in caring for our father during his last years. To the Kitchen and dining room staff for his grilled cheese and vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce every lunch hour; to the wellness center staff for their medical support at all times of the day or night; to the administration and maintenance staff for the exceptional care given to the running of the “homes” of your residents. We thank you. Dorla, he had a special place in his heart for you. Thank you to his amazing PSW’s, Janice and Gayle – Dad looked forward to your visit every week. As per our father’s wishes a private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Hendren Funeral Homes - Monk chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the The Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy.



ERLENDSON, John Hjaltalin, HSD, RCNVR - (12 May 1911, Wild Oak (Big Point), MB - 08 Jun 1979,White Rock, BC) - Son of the late Hannes and Johanna Erlendson, John was born in the Wild Oak (Big Point) district, May 12, 1911. After attending Langruth Consolidated School, he joined the Royal Bank staff at Langruth. He was a Utility Clerk in the Portage Ave Branch (Winnipeg) at the time of his enlistment in Winnipeg, on February 12, 1941. Air Force training was taken at Penhold, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Boundary Bay and Trenton, until October, 1941. On June 30, 1942, John transferred to the Navy. Following training in Victoria and Vancouver, he saw service aboard H.M.C.S. Wallaceburg and H.M.C.S. Galt, from Cornwallis, N.S. (Higher S.D.). Upon receiving his discharge on November 8, 1945, he returned to the Royal Bank, where at present he is accountant in the St. Boniface Branch. John married Clara Josephine Mills of Holland, Manitoba, on November 8, 1941. Source: "A Tribute to the Soldiers and Pioneers of the Langruth District", published 1950


HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in Wallaceburg during the Second World War



GAULT, John George (Jack). Sto 1c, RCNVR - age 92, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 1st at his residence, Pinewood Court. He was born at home, on Cornwall Avenue, on March 12, 1925 to parents Tom and Ellen Gault, in Port Arthur. When he completed grade 10 in 1941 at 16 he moved to Transcona, Manitoba to start his boilermaker apprenticeship with Canadian National Railway, following in his father's footsteps. In 1943 at 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (HMCS Griffon) and was a Stoker 1st Class. He was honourable discharged in December 1945 and went back to CN Rail and completed his apprenticeship in 1948. He worked most of his career with CN, retiring in 1988. Survived by daughter Kathy Forbes (Brian), son Rob, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great great grandsons (Corbin, Benjamin) and his beloved dog Panda. He was predeceased by his wife Ina, son Jack Jr, his parents, brother Tommy and dear friend Grace. Dad was a kind soul and was always willing to help anyone and was well known in his old neighbourhood. He was a very proud veteran and showed everyone his navy picture. As per Dad's wishes, there will be no service. Entombment of his ashes will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society (Spay/Neuter Clinic), Thunder Bay Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice.



ESSERY, Murray Gordon - Peacefully on July 5, 2017 at 93 years of age. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Strauss) for 69 years. Cherished father of Lynda Brock (Jim) and Richard Essery (Yvonne). Loving Papa of Bryan Brock (Sothea), Debbie Joubert (Andrew), Jackie Essery and Kyle Essery. Special great-grandfather of Cayley Joubert and Azhara Choun. Brother of Mervin Essery (Marilyn) and the late Glen and Mary Essery. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Former employee for 28 years of the Windsor Post Office. A WWII Navy veteran, a member of the Knights of Columbus # 4386, also a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and an usher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. If you so desire, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. On Saturday, July 8, family and friends are invited to meet after 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mt. Royal Dr.) followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Families First,  3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor.


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