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)


CUTT, Margaret Nancy (nee Davis), WRCNS - died peacefully on July 9, 2017 at 103 years of age. The eldest daughter of Telford T. and Hilda M. Davis, she was born on August 16, 1913 at Strathmore, Alberta. She is survived by her brother Ron (Hellen) and their children, Jim, Linda, John (Rhonda) and Bob (Robyn) and their descendants as well as her nieces, Pat (Pete) and Peggy and their children and grandchildren. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, William Towrie Cutt, her parents, Telford and Hilda Davis, two of her brothers, Arthur and John as well as her sisters, Hilda Joan Davis MacKinnon and Helen Ruth Davis Koehler. Nancy grew up on a farm near Kathryn Alberta. At age 18, during the Depression, she attended Normal School in Calgary, and began teaching at Dalroy Public School in 1932 as repayment to the Delacour Community Club, which had contributed to her Normal School training. In 1936, she began teaching in Armada, a small Alberta town of which she had very fond memories. By 1942 she had saved $400 to attend the University of Alberta, and supplemented her savings by teaching summer school and working as a marker for Dr. R. K. Gordon who also became her mentor and friend. In April 1943 she joined the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service and worked in Naval Intelligence in Halifax. In November 1945, after she was discharged from the Navy, she returned to the University of Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (1946) and Master of Arts (1949) degrees. In Edmonton she met her future husband, William (Bill) Towrie Cutt and they married on May 15, 1948. Bill and Nancy remained in Edmonton, teaching at the Correspondence School. In 1951-2, they went to Kelso, Scotland where Bill taught as part of an Alberta Teachers exchange. They travelled throughout Britain, including Bill's childhood home of Sanday in the Orkney Islands, returning there as often as they could. In the late 1950s, Nancy taught at the University of Alberta until moving to Victoria in 1963, to teach Children's Literature at the University of Victoria until her retirement in 1978. In his 70's, Bill began writing about his childhood in the Orkneys and early Orcadians and Natives in Western Canada. Nancy wrote two books about children's literature: Mrs. Sherwood and Her Books for Children (1974) and Ministering Angels (1979). Bill and Nancy collaborated on The Hogboon of Hell and other strange Orkney Tales (1979). Bill and Nancy volunteered together at Christ Church Cathedral for many years until Bill's death in 1981. Nancy travelled extensively with her sister, Joan and enjoyed good health until fairly recently and loved to read until the end of her life. The family express appreciation for those (We Care and St. Charles Manor) who assisted her. A Prayer Service for Nancy will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on August 16th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers (Nancy's request), a donation can be made to a charitable organization of choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 15 Aug 2017)

 

ANDERSON, Thomas Read, P2RP (05 Jun 1940 - 22 Jul 2017) - With sadness we are announcing the passing of Tom (Andy) Anderson in Boquete, Panama. He was predeceased by his wife Noreen, his parents Thomas and Irene and his sister Mary Eva. He leaves behind his sister Bonnie (Butch) and his brother Dan (Carla) also his children Rick (Wendy), Dan (Ana) and Lisa. Also he leaves behind grandchildren Emma, Vanessa, Thomas, Sam, Tawnee and Kenton. Tom, in the last years of his life was able to find another new love in his life, Ruby McKenzie. Service will be held August 11 at 1:00 P.M. at St Peter and St Paul's Anglican Church, 1379 Esquimalt Rd., Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS COWICHAN, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS QU'APPELLE

HANNIS, James Proctor, Tel - died: 1994

Photos:   Portrait of James Hannis     Group photo with James Hannis

HMCS MATAPEDIA

DÉCARIE, Wilbrod, Lt, RCNVR - 1918-1981

 

ML Q074, ML Q088ML Q106

 

KRUSE, Gerald Kitchener (Gerry), AB, RCN (14 Apr 1937 - 23 Nov 2016) - passed away peacefully at home with his wife Shirley by his side. He will be deeply and forever missed by his families and friends. Gerry was born in Saskatoon, SK and passed away in Duncan, BC. He was enlisted from 1955-1960 on the Discovery and the Cayuga. Gerry will be remembered for his love of family, pets, travelling and sports. In retirement, he and his wife were snowbirds in Yuma. Shirley would like to express her many thanks to Veterans Affairs Canada, Dr. Philip Kerswell, Cowichan Valley Hospice, the wonderful nurses and caregivers, his stepdaughter Connie Auger RN and Padre Brad Bush. Come join us at God's Acre Veterans Cemetery for an honorary service on Thursday, September 14th at 12:30 PM, 1200 Colville Road, Esquimalt, BC. (Victoria Times Colonist 09 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS DISCOVERY, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS CAYUGA

BLACK, James Robert Walter MacInstosh - Beloved husband of Margaret Elizabeth Murray Black and father of Kathleen Black, Heather O'Neill, Robert (Sharon) & John Black, Eden & Scott (Vivian) Murray Black; grandfather of Christopher & Andrew O'Neill, Kyle Black, Natasha (Devon) Benson, Morgan, Liana, & Gillian Black, and Jordan Murray Black; and great-grandfather of Alyssa & Jordyn O'Neill, Anastasia Benson, Liam Black, and Robbie Ayden Fletcher O'Neill, Jim passed away peacefully on Sat., Sept. 2, 2017 at North York General Hospital with family in attendance. The family is very grateful to Dr. Shetty and the nursing staff on 3 West for all their support and help during a difficult time. We are also very grateful to our family physician, Dr. Louis Fields, who was always there when we needed him. The Celebration of Jim's Life will be held on Sat., Sept. 9 at Iona Presbyterian Church, 1080 Finch Ave. E., North York. Visitation is 10 - 11 am, followed by the service, 11 am - 12 pm, with a reception to follow. The family will leave at 1:30 for a private interment. Jim was born on Apr. 2, 1927 to Walter Ross Black and Alice Gray, the eldest of five children, all of whom have predeceased him. In 1942 he interrupted his schooling to join the Royal Canadian Navy to fight for his country during World War II, ultimately ending up in the British Royal Marines. After the war he finished his education and had several different careers (driving race cars & big trucks, supervising assembly line workers at Motorola Canada, working as public relations director for the newly formed Ontario Water Resources Commission, and as educational program designer for Ontario Hydro developing thematic resources about electricity for elementary & high schools, post-secondary institutions and hospitals) before retiring from Ontario Hydro in May 1992. He was also very involved in community & church work. He was a devoted member of Oakwood Presbyterian Church where he was Sunday School Superintendent, and he worked with the Boy Scouts when his sons were involved, even though much of his time at Ontario Water Resources was spent traveling throughout the province of Ontario. Later he joined Iona Presbyterian Church where he sang in the choir, was Chair of the Board of Managers, and then became an Elder in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He remained a much loved member of Iona until the day of his death. The family also wishes to express profound gratitude to Rev. Robert Reid, minister at Iona, along with all the members who continue to provide loving support.

BOND, Jean-Noel (John, Johnny) (25 Dec 1931 - 14 Jul 2017) - John passed away peacefully in his sleep at Broadmead Lodge. He is survived by his children Susan and Stephen, his brother Arthur, and many extended family and friends. Predeceased by loving wife Sheila and brother Robert. Born in Montreal, John was an avid hockey player. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean War. He was a feisty goal-scorer for the Esquimalt-based Naden hockey team in the 50s and 60s. After 23 years in the navy, John retired and opened the Mr Mixer store in Nootka Court. In retirement John enjoyed volunteering with the Korea Veterans Association and his daily walks. A people person, John moved to the Glenshiel where he made many good friends. Friends who looked out for him as his memory faded. In the last days of his life he still enjoyed walks, listening to music and making people smile. His generosity, loyalty, smile and sense of humour will be missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glenshiel Housing Society or Broadmead Care Society: Veterans Memorial Lodge. PS You look like a million bucks. (Victoria Times Colonist 08 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS DONNACONA, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS VENTURE, HMCS PATRIOT, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS SAULT STE MARIE, HMCS COMOX, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS JAMES BAY, HMCS JONQUIERE, HMCS MACKENZIE

 

HARRISON, Arthur Vincent (Rusty) (22 Sep 1948 - 03 Sep 2017) - Mercifully, after a short battle with cancer passed away peacefully at home in Kanata, Ont. Born September 22, 1948 in Picton, Ont., he was a son of the late Garfield Harrison and Elizabeth 'Betty' (Smith). During his career, Art spent 25 years in the Navy, two years with the Coast Guard and served 20 years with Ontario Correctional Services (Officer, not an inmate! Lol). The military remained very important to him even after retirement and he served on the Executive of Picton Legion and acted as curator of the military museum (Branch 78). Interestingly, Dad and his brothers made history as being the only known family with five members active in the RCN at one time. ( www.forposterityssake.ca ). Dad was a wonderful carpenter and took pride in his works. Loved to tell a joke and laugh. Enjoyed playing the guitar and singing for fun or for seniors in the nursing home. Favouring traditional and folk music, Harry Chapin topped his list. Most of all he enjoyed cooking, especially a complete lumberjack breakfast, usually at the crack of dawn! Although Dad had a very salty side, he could be thoughtful, kind and compassionate. Always called on birthdays and shared what resources and skills he possessed. (That is, if he liked you and deemed you worthy! Lol) Although he resided in Ontario, his heart lamented for the East Coast and the open sea. Once a sailor, always a sailor. Art is survived by his daughters, Tannis Harrison (Don MacQueen), Halifax; Shauna Rae (Marc) Saroufim, United States; sons, Serge and Tristan Harrison; partner, Lorraine St-Louis, Kanata, Ont.; and six grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Tom (Barb), Gordie (Doreen), Earnie (Rhonda) and Debbie Mac-Donald of Halifax; Kathy Cole, Picton, Ont. He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Mary E. Harrison; sisters, Helen and Kathryn Joan (KJ) and brothers, Larry and Garfield as well as nephew, Gary. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 16 at 2 p.m. in Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd., Ottawa, Ont. Condolences to family may be made to: tannisharrison@yahoo.com

 

You did the best you could with what you were given and we hope in death you find the peace you so strived for in life. You will be remembered. Wishing you fair winds and following seas!

 

HMCS NIPIGON

POCOCK, Gerald, Reverend (28 Oct 1924 - 04 Sep 2017) - Deceased on Monday, September 4, 2017, peacefully, at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, Ottawa. Born October 28, 1924 in Toronto. After graduating from high school, Gerry joined the Royal Canadian Navy (1943-45), helping with anti-submarine convoys in the North Atlantic. Upon his return to Canada, Gerry studied for his B.A. at University of Toronto. Taking religious vows in 1950, Gerry became a Montfort Father in the Company of Mary (S.M.M.). Upon being ordained to the priesthood in Ottawa on February 3, 1957, he studied Canon Law at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, then ministered as Chaplain, St. Mary's Hospital, Montreal. In 1987, he began his pastoral work in the Ottawa area, becoming known for his meaningful sermons. In addition to his spiritual vocation, he had a great passion for music, particularly jazz. His record collection was legendary. A friend and admirer of many musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington, Father Gerry was an officiant and speaker at the Duke's funeral (where Ella Fitzgerald sang and Count Basie wept unashamedly in the front row in front of 10,000 attendees). Their personal letters to each other have been preserved in the National Museum of American History Archives in Washington, D.C. Nevertheless, no matter who you were, or where you came from, Gerry was always eager to talk, to share a meal or a story, to tell you about his experiences in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, or wherever he had travelled (and whomever he had met) during his interesting lifetime. Family was always so important to Gerry. Enjoying regular visits to his siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins, whether in their homes, up at the cottage or just sitting around their family dinner tables, he would tell his interesting stories or share a joke or two, always with his lovely smile. A personal card would often follow showing his beautiful calligraphy skills. Gerry will also be sorely missed by his great-nieces and nephews, his cousins, his religious brothers, and especially by his dear cousin Lucy Ann Pocock. Cherished son of Margaret O'Neill and Hubert John Pocock; brother to the late Father Hubert (Bud), Neil O'Neill, John (Jack) and sister Rosamund (Rosie). Beloved uncle to Ann Pearce (Woodstock, ON), Nancy Pocock (Newmarket, ON), Douglas (and Linda) Pocock (Oakville, ON) and Judy Pocock (Toronto, ON). Predeceased by his nephew Peter Pocock of To`ronto with whom he had a unique and caring relationship. Special thanks to Sheila Pocock and Brent MacDonald for taking such great care of Gerry, arranging visits with cousins Philip and Jasmine Pocock; for organizing the many dinners and evenings of entertainment around Ottawa, and for making numerous arrangements for Gerry's elder care and comfort in his last years. Sincere appreciation to the staff at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, and to caregiver Denise who made Gerry's last years so much fun! Funeral Mass will be held in Lupton Hall at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, on Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, 305 Erskine Ave., Toronto, on Friday, Sept.mber15 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Gerry's name can be made to The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 5Z6, 613-526-7173. (Ottawa Citizen 09 Sep 2017)

REA, Erskine (Sep 1922 - 29 Aug 2017) - passed away peacefully on August 29th, mere days before his 95th birthday. Survived by his children Colleen (Art), Tony, Ken (Jan) and Suzanne; grandchildren Meredith (Alain), Riley, Steve, Trevor, Sarah, Julie, Kate, Kerri and Lindsay; great grandchildren Paige, Hailey, Kienan, Ryder, Cash and Kaice. Fondly remembered by brother Ted (Ruth), sister-in-law Peggy as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Erskine was predeceased by his adored wife Mabel, parents Ernest and Tillie, sister Doreen (Ross), brother David, and brother-in-law Ralph (Phyllis). Erskine grew up in Kerrisdale, graduating from Magee High School. During WWII, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy serving with distinction in both the Pacific and Atlantic, returning to join the family business, Edward Chapman's Menswear. Erskine and Mabel settled in West Vancouver, together establishing "Mr. Rea's Cleaners". Erskine served as president of the BC Dry Cleaners and Launderers Association earning respect from colleagues, staff and customers alike, for his business sense and approachable nature. With Mabel, Erskine enjoyed bridge, curling, golfing, skiing and cruising the coastal waters, gaining a wide circle of friends. Erskine possessed a contagious enthusiasm towards new experiences and ideas. His positive outlook and inner strength were inspiring. The family feels grateful he was part of our lives for so long, to benefit from his quiet wisdom, unwavering support and love. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada are appreciated. (North Shore News 10 Sep 2017)

RUSSELL, John Frederick (26 Jan 1926, Calgary, AB - 30 Aug 2017, Calgary, AB) - passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the age of 91 years. John was born in Calgary on January 26, 1926 and graduated from Western Canada High School in 1943. It was there that he met the love of his life, Armis Eloise Mills. They were married on September 11, 1948. Armis died in March 1998, just a few months before their 50th wedding anniversary. John was a Navy Veteran of the Second World War and a long serving Rotarian. He was a founding member of the West Edmonton Rotary Club where he served as President. He then joined the Calgary Downtown Club in August 1981. John and Armis loved to travel with the Rotary and visited many exotic places. John is survived by his children, Scott Russell (Ian Brownlie), Craig Russell (Jane MacDonald), Susan Russell (Paul Chave) and Gavin Russell (Jeanette Roos); five grandchildren, Krysta, Colby, Cooper, Falyne and Alex and one great-granddaughter, Aryanna. At John's request, there will be no service. Our family would like to acknowledge Dr. G. Vitale and the team at the Renal Centre at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre for all their care and compassion. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in John's name directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5, Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. In living memory of John F. Russell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (Calgary Herald 09 Sep 2017)

WALLING, David Robertson - Korean War Veteran died on September 3, 2017 at the Ross Memorial Hospital in his 87th year. Born November 5, 1930 in the Ross Memorial Hospital, son of Daisy Robertson and Oscar Walling. Dearly beloved husband of Jane for 56 years and 11 months. Loving father of Gregory (Elaine Taylor), Peter (Cindy Dynes), Amy (Hugh Shannon) and Mary (Geoffrey Field). Proud grandfather of Jackson and Thomas, Allie and Jessica, William and Daisy Shannon and Max, Madelaine, and Molly Field. Survived by his sister-in-law Joan Walling and brother- in-law Doug Churcher also predeceased by his brother Richard and sister Martha Churcher. A Veteran of the Korean War, he saw active service on the Haida as a Telegrapher. After 5 years in the Navy from 1948-1953, he spent a year in the Arctic at Resolute Bay. He returned home and was President of D.R. Walling Corporation from 1962-1995. He was active in his community serving on many Boards and was Past President and Honorary Member of the Rotary Club. He was a proud Canadian and ran as Liberal candidate in 1972 and 1974 (Pierre Trudeau). Longtime member of Cambridge Street United Church. David supplied his family with a wonderful life: a self-built swimming pool, sailing on Lake Ontario, skiing downhill in Quebec and Northern United States and having an Island Cottage as well as a great deal of love. He was a very positive person, seeing the best in every one and trying to help those that just needed a boost up. He shared this passion about community and country with his children and grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to the Mackey Funeral Home, 33 Peel Street, Lindsay, on Friday, September 15th from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. A service to celebrate David's life will take place on Saturday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m. from Cambridge Street United Church, Lindsay, with interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Funeral Home Mackey Funeral Home Inc. 33 Peel Street Lindsay, ON K9V 3L9 (705) 328-2721 Funeral Home Details Send Flowers Published in the Toronto Star on Sept. 9, 2017

WOODHOUSE, William M. (Bill) 01 Jul 1934 - 24 Aug 2017) - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill M. Woodhouse due to health issues. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Joan, sons Andy, Jeff, (DeeDee), Glenn, his grandsons Steven and William, his sister Joan Davis, (Gordon) and his many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed his career in the Royal Canadian Navy and RCMP. His quick wit and wonderful sense of humour and love of cars were enjoyed by all. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Sept. 10 , 2017 at 1pm at Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville. (Ottawa Citizen 05 Sep 2017)

BARRINGTON, Gregory Edward (Greg) - Born in Newfoundland. Passed peacefully away after a lengthy battle with cancer, Greg Barrington, on Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Victoria Hospice in British Columbia, at the young age of 47 years. Predeceased by his mother Lillian and father Walter. Leaving to mourn with treasured memories, his loving daughter and son Alanna and Patrick; Allison, Alanna's close friend who lived with them in BC; his two sisters Jeanette Miller (Dan) and Mercedes Hibbs (Tasker); his seven brothers Fabe in BC, Vince (Roxanne), Noel (Sharon), Walter (Patricia), Frank (Rosemary), Paul (Gladys) and Jack, all in St. John's, NL. Also to mourn are his many nieces, nephews and friends in St. John's who loved him dearly, as well as Victoria where he lived for the past 10 years, especially Al, Eugene, Marylou, Sharon and Jen, who gave their allť during this past year to help Greg and his family during this difficult time also Greg's good friend in St. John's, Leslie Hynes. Greg proudly served in the Military for 28 years as a Naval Communicator. He also served overseas during the Gulf Wars. He will be sadly missed by all, as Greg was one of a kind, whose unselfish and caring manner won the hearts of everyone he met. Cremation has taken place in Victoria and remains returned to Quidi Vidi where he was born. A small gathering, a Celebration of Life was held at the Wardroom, CFB Esquimalt, BC on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Visitation at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Thursday, June 18, from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist on Friday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the charity of one's choice.

GUTHRIE, Ennis Ray (04 Sep 1925 - 19 Jan 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Guthrie in his 92nd year, peacefully and surrounded by his children. We also celebrate the wonderful, long, loved and adventure-filled life that he lived, and the amazing memories he left behind. Ray was a veteran of World War II, serving on the HMCS Ottawa. He then spent his working life as a mechanic at DuPont, taking an early retirement to cruise the world. Some of his fondest memories were made on these cruise ships. He spent time with old and new friends, visited exotic locations and, of course, Ray could never forget the endless food. Predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Virginia (nee Brightman), she was his soul mate, best friend, dancing partner and stylist. Also predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Metta Guthrie (nee Ennis), his brothers, Ronald and Glynn Guthrie, and his sisters, Mona Miles and Priscilla Harrison. Always remembered with love and laughter by his two children Richard (Sandra) and Kathryn (Steve). As the last of five siblings, he will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Robert J. Reid & Sons, "The Chapel on the Corner", 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie) on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 11 am until the time of service in the chapel at 1 pm. Interment to follow at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Kidney Foundation will be greatly appreciated.

 

HMCS OTTAWA

COURCHESNE, Gary, ABSN, RCN 1969-1971 - Born: 1950  Died: 2004, Sudbury, ON.

 

HMCS SAGUENAY

FERGUSON, Larry, Tel (1925-1984) - Larry is buried in the 6th Line Cemetery, Innisfil, Simcoe Co., ON.

 

HMCS MATANE

 

LESCENE, Joseph McDonald - Passed away suddenly on September 10th, 2017. Predeceased by his father George Lescene. Survived by his loving wife Sarah. Joe is remembered by his daughters Ofelia and Sofia, his mother Iris Lescene, brothers Frank (Jacqueline) and Cleveland, sister Barbara (Tyrone), and many nieces and nephews. Joe spent 26 years serving his country in The Royal Canadian Navy. He enjoyed woodworking, playing hockey, volunteering, and riding his Harley. Joe loved spending time with his wife Sarah and daughters Sofia and Ofelia investing and nurturing the love of his family. Funeral Services will be held at Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 1300 hrs, a private interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. A Celebration of Joe's Life and reception will be held at the Chief & PO's at 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt from 3-6pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joe may be made to Military Police Fund for Blind Children. (Victoria Times Colonist 24 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS PROTECTEUR

PRINGLE, Bryan, Tel, Royal Navy - died: 2013

 

Bryan's recollections of his wartime service

 

HMCS ANNAN 

 

KOSKI, Edward William - (24 Jan 1940 - 08 Sep 2017) - After a life filled with perseverance, hard work and happiness, Eddy died in peace at home with his precious wife Aino, Annie (Tervo) embracing his hand. Eddy was born in Copper Cliff, Ontario. Graduating a most distinguished student, Eddie joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 19. Eddy's taste for adventure continued as he was employed as an Electrician throughout Canada and the USA. His travels encompassed the world and his experience in Saudi Arabia meant fodder for enjoyment and discussion while entertaining friends and family. Eddy was most proud of his accomplishments while working with Bechtel and implementing requirements in a Nuclear Powerhouse. In 1987, he joined H.H. Angus as Inspector/Consultant and was instrumental in providing leadership; facilitating General Motors, Lever Bros, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, London Health Sciences Centre, Oakville Trafalgar, St. Michael's Hospital, Timmins District Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Ottawa General Hospital, Union Station and the CN Real Estate Skywalk. Over his long electrical career, Ed was a loyal and proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Ed was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Naval Club of Toronto. Ed enjoyed participating in Veteran's parades and events and spent countless hours selling poppies at the Don Mills Centre in support of Remembrance Day. Eddy spent endless hours meticulously researching his ancestry and created an extensive family tree based on his grandfather's, Herman Tiilipruukki Koski's, lineage. Ed was diligent in sharing this kinship with family members as he was adamant that the brave passage to Canada from Finland to Copper Cliff, Ontario was paramount to the success of Herman and Greta, his treasured grandparents. Eddy and Annie enjoyed several trips to Finland while Annie met Ed's family. Anne was excited to introduce him to her family and explore parts both were unfamiliar with. Ed and Annie also flourished in the south, enjoying visits in Florida with cousins and friends. They maintained the warmth by enjoying heat in their home sauna in Toronto. Ed was a loyal Maple Leaf fan and thoroughly enjoyed cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays and was an avid football fan. Ed and Anne tirelessly supported the elderly in their community and consistently had a full dining room during any festive season, transporting folks back and forth well into the wee hours of the morn. Eddy was exceptionally proud of his children and thoroughly enjoyed their achievements and undertakings. Ed was particularly impressed with their advocacy and love for their mother, Elizabeth. Grieving are Lisa (Paul Whited), Willie, Brian (Kristine), Kaarina (Neal Cluck) and Cynthia. Eddy's loving grandchildren are Ethan Cluck and Skyla Koski. Also mourning are Eddy's best friends Peter and Sandra Kunkel. Ed was predeceased by parents Onni William and Aune and sisters Linda and Beverly. Eddy adored his loving wife of 27 years, Annie, whom he met at Jingles in the eighties after a memorable introduction by Ed's partner in crime, his sister Bev. A perfect match, Eddy and Annie shared a fulfilling life with their ever-loving and cosy dog Sonny in their East York home. A Celebration of Ed's Life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. at the Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church at 25 Old York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario. Eddy's remains will be intered in the Koski Family Resting Place at Terrace Lawn Cemetery in North Bay, Ontario. Interment at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017. Expressions of Eddy's memory will be gratefully accepted by the Heart & Stroke Foundation Funeral Home Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel 4 James Street East Brockville, ON K6V 1J9 (613) 342-2828 Funeral Home Details Send Flowers Published in the Toronto Star on Sept. 23, 2017

 

HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS GATINEAU

WISMER, Albert Irvin, LCdr, RCN(R) - Died: 31 Mar 1990, Oakville, ON

 

HMCS HAMILTON

POWELL, Philip Malcolm, Lt, RCNVR - Died: 05 Jan 1996, Toronto, ON

 

HMCS LETHBRIDGE

BEVINGTON, Sidney PO, D/J 103378, RN killed - 25 Jun 1940

 

Death Certificate for Sidney Bevington

 

HMCS FRASER

WARNICK, Charles Stanley (Bill) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charles (Bill) Stanley Warnick, in Victoria, BC, on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Bill was 91 years of age and is survived by Eileen Ruby Warnick, his wife of 73 years; his sons Robert (Linda) and Kenneth (Jane); grandchildren Stuart, Jeffery (Carrie), Jason (Andrea), Douglas, David (Joanna); and great-grandchildren Nolen, Madeline, Kyle, Zachary, Tristan, Kyle, Dakota, Jackson, Chase and Cruze. Bill was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Slobodian. Bill was born in 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He spent his younger years in Kimney and Winnipeg, joined the Navy and served in the Second World War on board HMCS Monnow; received several medals; the last medal for time spent on the Murmansk Run. Bill then worked for Texaco in Winnipeg and in 1959 was transferred to Edmonton with his wife and two sons. After retiring from Texaco in 1984, Bill was hired by Poly Bottle to set up a plant in Mississauga, Ontario. Bill then returned to Alberta, lived at Pigeon Lake and in 1988 retired to Victoria, where he was quite involved with the local social club for retirees of Texaco/Imperial Oil. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, BC. (Winnipeg Free Press 12 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS MONNOW

GREEN, James Emerson Albert, P1ET (08 Jun 1954 - 09 Sep 2017) - The Green family is saddened to announce the passing of eldest son James - father, son, brother, uncle. Known by his friends as Jim and fondly by his family as "Jamie". His devious chuckle, amazing sense of humour, crooked smile and signature "swagger" will be dearly missed by all. Jim was a born leader, an avid reader and a history buff. Jim served in the Navy on both coasts for 27 years, remaining in Esquimalt Victoria, BC since 1990. Jim retired on May 17, 2006 as Petty Officer First Class but continued to work for DND until his passing. Jim was predeceased by brother Christopher and mother, Theresa. He is survived by son James; daughter Cheryl; father James; brothers Tony and Max; sisters Angela, Jennifer, Peggy and Patti as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service is to be held at 2:00pm on September 14, 2017 at CPO's Mess in Dockyard (Esq). James, accompanied by family members, will be making his journey home to Nova Scotia to his final resting place with his mother and brother. Fair Winds and Following Seas Jamie.

LOGIE, Robert Douglas (Doug), C1ERA, RCN (02 Nov 1928 - 03 Sep 2017) - With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a husband, dad, brother, papa and a great papa. Doug (dad) was a gentle, kind man whom loved his family with all his heart. Married for 70 years to his best friend Marie. Dad to Sheila, Bob (Ann), Donna (John). Papa to Christina, Jody, Corrie (Ken), Kim (Kevin), Scott (Carla). G-Papa to Emma, Spencer, Brody, Kaiden, Jensen, Evie, Leana and Kale. Dad is survived by brothers Dale and Tony and was pre-deceased by brother Tom and sister Dorothy. Dad served 25 yrs in the navy retiring as a chief engineer 1st class, his last ship was the HMCS Mckenzie which he was able to witness being sunk as a reef for the divers of the world. We would also like to say an extra thank you to all of his kind neighbors who made up a large part of daily life and whom he loved dearly. No service by request, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the M.S. Society and or the Alzheimer's Association. (Times Colonist from 13 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS NADEN, HMCS CHURCHILL, HMCS WARRIOR, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS PORTAGE, HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS STE THERESE, HMCS CAPE BRETON, HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS SAULT STE MARIE

WOOLFORD, John (Jack), P2PT, RCN (10 Aug 1940 - 07 Sep 2017) - On the evening of September 7, 2017 our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend John (Jack) Woolford passed away after many years of bravely contending with the ravages of Multiple System Atrophy. MSA could not touch the love, humour, wisdom and kindness for which Jack was best known. Jack is predeceased by his mother Barbara, father Cyril, and twin brother Bill. Left to mourn and find comfort in his memory are the love of his life, his wife Linda, his children Glenn (Lorraine), Darlene (Mike), and Andrew (Jessica). His adoring grandchildren Jenna, Matthew and Ella will miss him dearly along with his brother Don (Nonie), and his sisters, Thelma (Bruce), and Jean (Dave - deceased). Jack was born in Duncan, B.C. and attended Royal Oak High school and later joined the Navy in 1957. Jack and Linda were married in 1962 and he was drafted to Cornwallis, N.S. in 1965. In 1969 he retired from the Navy, and became employed by the Greater Victoria School Board as a custodian. He worked his way up to Supervisor of Operations and retired in 1995. He was a member of the Optimists Club, Chief and PO`s Association, Royal Canadian Legion and the Esquimalt Church of the Nazarene. We wish to thank Dr. Peter Meyer, Veterans, and the staff of St. Elizabeth for all of the care and consideration given. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene on 4277 Quadra St. at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS BROCKVILLE, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS ROYAL ROADS, HMCS STAR

MURPHY, Alan Keith, CD - Passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Sunday, September 10, 2017, age 87. Survived by his wife Jean, son Peter, daughter Sharon (Dave) and his grandchildren Zachary and Morgan. Alan served on Canada's first submarine, the HMCS Ojibwa. At his request there will be no visitation or funeral. (Ottawa Citizen 16 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS ONONDAGA, HMS ALARIC, HMS TOTEM, HMCS HAIDA

HESELTINE, James Chapman Walter (Jim), Cdr, RCN - passed away September 14, 2017, in his 91st year. He leaves his wife, Inez (Gaffney); his former wife Pauline Palmer; three sons, Nigel (Patricia ), John (Lorna), and Nicholas; and a granddaughter, Julia. Born in London, England, on September 8, 1926, Jim emigrated to Canada and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952. Twenty years later, he retired with the rank of Commander. He moved on to the Public Service of Canada, serving at the Treasury Board Secretariat and the National Research Council. He then went to the private sector where he worked for a number of years. Jim enjoyed both his years in the military as well as his work with various industries where he was associated with shipbuilding, the Canadarm Project and the Bank of Canada?s anti-counterfeiting technologies. He loved the many years he and Inez spent with friends and family at their cottage on Big Rideau Lake. Private interment of ashes by the family will occur at a later date. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Dermer and the staff of the fifth floor of the Ottawa General Hospital for outstanding care. Donations in Jim's memory to the Ottawa General Hospital Foundation or the Naval Association of Canada would be appreciated by the family. (Ottawa Citizen 16 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS CAYUGA

CALLAND, David R., C1ET, RCN (03 Jan 1928 - 10 Sep 2017) - David passed away peacefully, with family by his side. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce, children Robert (Rose), Bruce (Karen), Diana (Arch) and Lynn, grandchildren, Cameron, Nick, Jennifer, Michelle, Meghan,Melissa, Guy and Brennan and sisters-in-law, Pam Sinclair and Dot as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family in Victoria, Port Angeles and England. Predeceased by his only sister, Olivia. Born in Wallasey, Cheshire, David started his military career in the British Army/Navy and then transferred to the Canadian Navy as an electrician in 1951. He completed 25 years of service out of Halifax, Victoria and Churchill and many voyages around the Pacific. David retired from the Navy as Chief Petty Officer, and continued his career with the Canadian Coast Guard and later the Sooke School District. Dad had a love of gardening, his dogs, tinkering in his workshop, and was a lifelong practical joker. He loved water fights, which led to an annual family tradition at their Highlands

LAXTON, Arthur Bertram, RCNVR (10 Nov 1923 - 10 Sep 2017) - passed away peacefully in Victoria on September 10, 2017. He was born and raised in Mission, BC. Arthur is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; sons Wayne (Karol), Keith (Margaret); his beloved grandchildren Sarah (Johann), Ian (Chelsea); his great-grandchildren Levi and Noah, whom he cared for dearly. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic during World War ll. Arthur then went on to a have a long, rewarding career with the Bank of Montreal, retiring to Victoria. He was active in community service, particularly with Rotary, throughout his life. The family wishes to thank the kind doctors and nurses of Saanich Peninsula Hospital for the devoted care with which they attended Arthur. A private family memorial, in accordance with Arthur's wishes, is planned for Monday, September 18th, 2017. (Victoria Times Colonist 15 Sep 2017)

MACDONELL, Frederick William (Bill) - Peacefully on September 10, 2017 surrounded by family at Etobicoke General Hospital in his 96th year. A WWII Veteran of the Canadian Navy, Bill was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge, an Electrical Engineering graduate of University of Toronto and had a long career in Sales at Westinghouse Canada. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean, daughter Suzanne (Steve), son Scott (Dareena) and his grandchildren David, Sarah, Allison (Bradley), Kevin, Robert and James. Also survived by sister, Dorothy and niece, Jan. Ever a gentleman, he led life to the fullest and never lost his sense of humour. Bill will be missed by all. Memorial service to be held at Westway United Church (8 Templar Dr., Etobicoke), on Saturday, September 23rd at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Toronto Star 16 Sep 2017)

REA, Erskine (Sep 1922 - 29 Aug 2017) - passed away peacefully on August 29th, mere days before his 95th birthday. Survived by his children Colleen (Art), Tony, Ken (Jan) and Suzanne; grandchildren Meredith (Alain), Riley, Steve, Trevor, Sarah, Julie, Kate, Kerri and Lindsay; great grandchildren Paige, Hailey, Kienan, Ryder, Cash and Kaice. Fondly remembered by brother Ted (Ruth), sister-in-law Peggy as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Erskine was predeceased by his adored wife Mabel, parents Ernest and Tillie, sister Doreen (Ross), brother David, and brother-in-law Ralph (Phyllis). Erskine grew up in Kerrisdale, graduating from Magee High School. During WWII, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy serving with distinction in both the Pacific and Atlantic, returning to join the family business, Edward Chapman's Menswear. Erskine and Mabel settled in West Vancouver, together establishing "Mr. Rea's Cleaners". Erskine served as president of the BC Dry Cleaners and Launderers Association earning respect from colleagues, staff and customers alike, for his business sense and approachable nature. With Mabel, Erskine enjoyed bridge, curling, golfing, skiing and cruising the coastal waters, gaining a wide circle of friends. Erskine possessed a contagious enthusiasm towards new experiences and ideas. His positive outlook and inner strength were inspiring. The family feels grateful he was part of our lives for so long, to benefit from his quiet wisdom, unwavering support and love. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada are appreciated. (The North Shore News 10 Sep 2017)

SEDGWICK, Gordon, LCdr (S), RCN(R), The Honourable Gordon Sedgwick, Q.C. - In high school, Gordon Sedgwick saved a young boy from drowning in his beloved home town of Kingston, Ontario. The story is remarkable in its heroism, but it says more about the kind of man he was that he rarely spoke about it. He would much rather tell stories about the feats of his uncle and namesake who died in the First World War, his father Samuel George who fought in both World Wars or his mother Minnie Ellen who graduated from McMaster University in 1923, when few women attended university. Gordon was extraordinary in his humility. Gordon was an outstanding student: Valedictorian of his high school class at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (1952); Permanent Class President of his Arts class at Queen's University (1956); and near the top of his class at Queen's University Law School (1961). True to form, when he spoke about those years, his focus was never on his achievements in the classroom. He was more interested in reliving the exploits of his merry band of pranksters (particularly of the perfectly executed CCCP invasion of Kingston City Hall and British Invasion of four upstate New York towns on George Washington's birthday) or the friends he made and experiences they shared with the Fort Henry Guard and the Canadian Navy's University Naval Training Divisions program. He held the rank of sub-lieutenant and was awarded the Minister of National Defence's sword as best cadet on the East Coast. After law school, Gordon moved to Toronto to embark on a thirty year career as a Corporate and Commercial Lawyer at the firms of Tilley, Carson & Findlay and Borden & Elliott. Gordon was a brilliant, passionate and hard-working lawyer. He fiercely advocated for the hiring and advancement of women in the legal profession and was more driven by the opportunity to work with and champion young, talented lawyers than by the money and accolades. In 1993, Gordon was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (General Division) where he would remain until the end of his career at age 75 in 2009. He loved his time on the bench. He enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the job and relished the opportunity that it gave him to play an active role in the safeguarding of Canadian justice. He believed justice should be accessible and fair and was a believer in the use of "plain language". He would frequently admonish lawyers for using antiquated Latin legal maxims to confuse unrepresented litigants. During his 16 years on the bench, Gordon also dedicated himself to learning French, determined to be able to hear matters in both of Canada's official languages (he succeeded). This was very meaningful to Gordon, who was also a VERY proud Canadian. Much of Gordon's pre-judicial appointment life was spent engaged in Canadian politics. As a young man, he was the Progressive Conservative Party Youth Chair and travelled the country with the Right Honourable John Diefenbaker. He later served as Floor Manager for Joe Clark in his successful 1976 party leadership campaign, besting Flora McDonald and her team which included Gordon's future wife Libby Burnham. Gordon wanted to be of service to his party and to his country, but preferred to stay behind the scenes. Gordon had an insatiable thirst for knowledge about all things Canadian. His collection of books on Canadian culture, history and politics rivalled any library and he loved nothing more than to explore his homeland. He accepted a judicial appointment in the Eastern Ontario region in part because it allowed him to work a circuit and sit on the benches in Pembroke, L'Orignal, Cornwall, Brockville, Napanee, Picton, Belleville, Ottawa and, most importantly, Kingston. He loved to drive around eastern Ontario and only took the most direct route when there were no other options available. If he could double the length of a drive using back roads, he would without hesitation. Gordon had the opportunity to travel many places, far and wide, but his most cherished adventures were always within Canada. Gordon loved people. He loved learning. He loved history and politics. He loved reading and music. He loved to sing…loudly. Gordon loved the water (especially the St. Lawrence River in and around the Thousand Islands) and loved being on boats. He once circumnavigated Newfoundland, visiting remote out ports, aboard a mail delivery ship. He loved every minute of that trip. To those who knew Gordon, family surpassed all of his other passions. He was tremendously and vocally proud of his wife, children and grandchild (soon to be grandchildren). Their accomplishments, no matter how small, were the stuff of legend to be shared with anyone who would listen. The Honourable G. Gordon Sedgwick Q.C. died peacefully at the Wellesley Central Place in Toronto, Ontario on September 10, 2017. Born in Kingston, Ontario on July 27, 1934, Gordon was predeceased by his parents Samuel George Sedgwick and Minnie Ellen Ferguson and his younger sister Anita Jean Albrecht. He is survived by his wife Libby Burnham CM, QC, DCL, three children John (Leigh-Ann McGowan), Anne and Jamie (Alice Cohen) and his much adored grandson Sam (and Sam's sibling, coming soon). He will also be missed by the countless others lucky enough to have encountered his gentle nature, keen intellect and playful sense of humour. In his final days, his mind and body failing him as he battled dementia, Gordon never stopped greeting everyone he met with the warm, kind and comforting smile so familiar to anyone who knew him. He was a wonderful husband and father and the love he had for his family was limitless and unconditional. The feeling is mutual, Dad. We love you. Thank you for sharing your incredible journey with us. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 18th at 2 p.m. at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge Street (at Heath St. E.), Toronto. If you wish to honour Gordon's life with a donation, his family would appreciate that it be made to the Salvation Army or the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston. (Toronto Star 16 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS CATARAQUI

SHARRATT, Richard Fitzgerald - Died peacefully at Chateau Westmount Nursing Home, on March 21, 2017, in Montreal, Quebec at the age of 91. He is survived by his niece Suzanne (David) Sharratt Baker, nephew Eric Richard Sharratt, and their families, both of Denver Colorado, and his "adopted" nieces and nephew Beverly Bonnett Terauds, Barbara Bonnett Bauditz, and David Bonnett, and their mother Joan Bonnett. Richard, known affectionately as "Dick" to many of his friends and relatives, was born on July 13, 1925 in Mexico City, Mexico, to Cyprian Handel Sharratt and Phyllis Waterland Sharratt. His parents, both originally from England, met and married in Mexico, where they had their two sons Richard and Michael. Richard's father was in Mexico, on behalf of the Bank of Montreal, to open a location in Mexico City. The family lived very happily in Mexico until the early 1930's, when they moved to Montreal West, where the boys grew up. Dick's father died when he was nine years old, leaving Dick to be 'the man of the Sharratt house' and a support to his mother and younger brother. While in Montreal, the family was joined by a new "brother", John Bonnett, who was sent from England by his parents to the safety of the Sharratt home, to escape the threats of WWII. John grew up with Dick and Michael, and the three brothers stayed very close their whole lives. Dick went on to serve as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. He attended McGill University earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1948. In the early 1950's, Dick joined the Alcan Aluminium group at its principal operating arm, then known as Aluminum Company of Canada, Ltd. With the Alcan group, he was stationed in locations around the world including South Africa and India. Dick loved his time abroad and developed a passion for travel, and a genuine appreciation for other cultures. His love of travel never lessened and he continued to travel around the world well into his eighties. This is also when Dick developed a love for photography. He was particularly interested in wildlife, taking professional quality photographs on his travels and on photo safaris in South Africa. "His curiosity about wildlife was matched by his concern and generosity in aiding domestic animals." Dick rose within Alcan and was eventually transferred to the company's US Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio and finally to its World Headquarters in Montreal. making a full circle back to his boyhood home in Canada. He became a Vice President and Chief Financial officer at Aluminum Company of Canada (where he had started his Alcan career), later sitting on its Board of Directors. By the time he retired from the Alcan group in 1990, Dick was well regarded in the financial community, in Canada and internationally. A dear friend from Alcan said of Dick; "He was a financial stalwart in Alcan's Head Office whose sound, professional advice was sought after, and seldom ignored". Dick never married or had children, and once retired from Alcan, he spent his time traveling, on many more photographic safaris in South Africa, scuba diving, raising orchids in his greenhouse and with his pets, to whom he was devoted. Another friend aptly said: "He followed his own drummer; remained with one employer; saw the world and made friends in many ways despite himself He liked people and remained a loyal friend." Dick will be missed by friends and colleagues around the world. The family would like to thank Ms. Izabella Stec for her continuous care of Richard, and her dedication to his well-being, in his last years. At Dick's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to World Animal Protection Canada, www.worldanimalprotection.ca . (Montreal Gazette 16 Sep 2017)

WYNNYK, John (1923-2017) - John "Captain" or "Beans" Wynnyk age 94, with his ever present coffee cup close at hand, passed away peacefully September 13, 2017 at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans. John is survived by his younger sister Anne Silvester who is the last of 12 children. John served in World War 2 with the Canadian Navy from 1942-1946. After the war John tried his hand at boxing and when asked how many fights he won, he replied "I didn't win many but I was in every one of them". John worked as an ironworker and a boilermaker on construction projects throughout Western Canada. He was a huge fan of Dolly Parton, John Wayne, Bobby Orr, the St. Louis Cardinals, Saskatchewan Roughriders and golfer Phil Mickelson. John was able to see Dolly at Rogers Place in 2016 riding to the concert in a limousine. He seemed to enjoy the $6 French fries as much as the Dolly concert. Although a small man, John was larger than life to those who knew him. Stubborn and opinionated were just some of his many lovable traits. He loved dogs and children spoiling both in equal measures. The "Captain" will be greatly missed by his nephew Tim (Lois), niece Nancy, her husband Bill, their families and many more nieces and nephews in Canada and Australia. A special heartfelt thanks to all the staff at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans for the 8 plus years that so enriched his life. A service will be at 1 pm on Tuesday Sept 19, 2017 in the chapel at Rosedale at Griesbach Assisted Living 4480 McCrae Ave NW. Interment to follow at Evergreen Funeral Home 16102 Fort Road NW (Edmonton Journal 16 Sep 2017)

 

KENNEDY, Terence Alan (Terry), P1 NESOP (12 Mar 1960 - 17 Sep 2017) - Terence Alan Kennedy, 57, of Halifax, N.S., passed away surrounded by friends and family on September 17th, 2017 on 3A-ICU VGH. He was born in Meaford, Ontario to Russell and Jean (deceased) Kennedy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Tina Delaplant; daughter, Bethany Lynn Walsh; his siblings, Ian Kennedy, Lorraine Wilder, Theresa (Rick) Collins and special family members - Fern Vereshack, Sandra Kennedy, Sonia (Steve) Rideout and Courtney MacKenzie. Terry was an outgoing, rambunctious child. He focused his childhood enthusiasm into making others laugh, playing sports and terrorizing his sisters. As he grew older, he continued to gibe and cajole, enjoying the exchange of wits and good-natured banter, with everyone who knew him. Annoying and loud at times, he hid a soft and sentimental soul that only those closest to him were able to see. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1979 and lived "the no life like it" to the max, traveled, explored and befriended people from every walk of life. He was honorably released in 2009. He worked for Commissioners N.S. until health issues forced him into complete retirement, November 2014. Throughout his life, sports shaped the man he was. He believed in teamwork. Always give your very best efforts. Play fairly and follow the rules. Laugh a lot, be silly and don't take yourself too seriously. He was fiercely loyal and trustworthy and went above and beyond for the people under his command. He loved the LEAFS and will be so disappointed if this is "finally their year". He loved the BRONCOS and everything FOOTBALL. He played for the Navy with his mates, he coached, and finally refereed the game he so loved. Ever fair, his loud voice paid off as he called the shots to players, coaches and fans alike. Terry often said "You can't pick the family you're born with, but you can pick the friends you want to call "family". I'm lucky enough to have both". He loved and protected us all. Fair finds and following seas Terry. Stand down, your watch is done. Visitation will be held at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, N.S., on Thursday, September 21, 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Celebration Service will be held on Friday, September 22nd at 2 pm. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Football NS or the Kidney Foundation of Nova Scotia. Thank you to the staff of 3A-ICU for your care and compassion.

 

Retirement scroll for PO1 Terry Kennedy

 

HMCS ALGONQUIN, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS ANNAPOLIS, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS HURON, CFNOS HALIFAX, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS FREDERICTON, HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, CFFS HALIFAX, CFB HALIFAX, CFB CHILLIWACK, CFNEWC

SHUNK, Jack - born: 13 Mar 1917, Toronto, ON  died: 15 Sep 1984, Mississauga, ON

 

Jack Shunk's Service Medals  

 

HMCS LONG BRANCH

BEARD, Thomas Norman Kemp, Midshipman, RCN - MPK 24 May 1941, HMS Hood - Son of Commander Charles Taschereau Beard and Kathleen Adele Beard, of Victoria, British Columbia. He attended Shawnigan Lake School in BC and was later trained as a Naval Cadet at HMCS Stadacona and HMS Britannia. He served in HMS Victory and then HMS Hood as a Midshipman.

 

Newspaper article on Midshipman Beard's loss on HMS Hood

 

Book of Remembrance entry

 

HMS HOOD

JONES, Francis Llewelyn Lloyd, Midshipman, RCN - MPK 24 May 1941, HMS Hood - Son of Lt.-Col. Arthur Llewelyn Jones, O.B.E., M.C., and Marie Anna Rita Jones, of Revelstoke, British Columbia. He trained at RMC, Kingston, ON and graduated in 1940. He was drafted to HMS Hood in January 1941.

 

Book of Remembrance entry

 

HMS HOOD

MacGREGOR, Joseph Edward (Joe), P2FC, RCN - 86, of Truro, passed away peacefully Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro, in the arms of his loving wife Elsie, and also surrounded by his loving family. Born in Burton lot 7, PEI, he was a son of the late Harold and Avon (Corcoran) MacGregor. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Royal Canadian Army, and later joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he served 27 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26 Truro. Joe was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church Truro, the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and he also volunteered in many other activities of the church and community. He is survived by his wife the former Elsie Swinimer, Truro; son, David (Darlene) MacGregor, Truro; daughters, Joanne (Charles) Sinclair, Truro, Cathy (Greg) Murray, Hart Lake, Patricia (Jeff) Yuill, Old Barns, Christine (Jim) Flemming, Truro; sister, Bonnie (Donnie) Stevens, Salmon River; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Dad had a heart of gold, and a wonderful sense of humor till the end. He was a devoted husband, father, grampy, and great-grampy, who loved us all so dear. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro from where visitation will be held 6 – 8 pm Thursday, September 21. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 am, September 22, at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 669 Prince Street Truro, with Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. A reception will follow in Campbell Hall. Interment will be held at a later date in the Bible Hill Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NS.

 

HMCS KOOTENAY

PORTREE, Donald, CPO, DSM, CD, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star with Clasp - William Alexander (Donald) Portree was born to William John and Mary Portree in Winnipeg on 19 Aug 1911.  Donald married Lilian Robinson in Winnipeg while he was in the Cameron Highlander Reserve. They later moved to Hamilton, ON where they were graced with two children, Donna Gail and Richard. Donald has transferred to the RCN in which he served during WW 2. After his discharge on 27 Jun 1947 he worked in numerous occupations:  on oil tankers; inspector for Ontario Hydro; in Hamilton with the Department of National Defense as an Inspector. Donald also tried his had at farming. His first farm was mixed fruit & vegetable - he also kept bees. His bought a second farm in 1971, renting out his fields and harvesting the hay for local farmers as well as keeping pigs and then cattle. When he first retired he had a job as a cook at the Cayuga jail. Donald died on 10 Aug 1994 in the arms of his beloved granddaughter Marita.

 

PORTREE. Donald, 21972, ERA 4/cl, RCN, DSM~[12.12.42] - Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) - RCN / HMCS Assiniboine - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 12 December 1942 and London Gazette of 3 December 1942.  "For courage and devotion to duty before the enemy."  

 

During the action between HMCS Assiniboine and U-210, while under fire from the submarine, ERA 4c Portree was in charge of the firefighting team that attacked a fire caused by the U-boats gunfire.

 

Portrait of Donald Portree

 

HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS AVALON, HMCS PEREGRINE, HMCS SCOTIAN, HMCS STAR, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS STADACONA

STANYER, Francis Donald (Don) - Born 14 Aug 1914   Died: 17 Nov 1961

 

HMCS MATANE

CHAPMAN, Myron E. (Bud), V42760, RCNVR Chief ERA - Born: 12 Nov 1914  Died: 03 Oct 2001

 

"My Dad had what was called a good war. He loved being in the navy and it was all a grand adventure. Most of his tales related to life at sea while providing convoy escort especially during winter storms. He saw a fair bit of action after they went to England in the February 1944. I always found it interesting that the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla of which the Malpeque was part, swept mines at Omaha Beach in the very early hours of June 6. When finished they anchored and watched the ensuing assault on the beach. I believe that had a profound effect on him."

 

Portrait of Petty Officer Chapman

 

I.D. Card, Beaver Club Membership Card, HMCS Niobe C&POs Meal Ticket and War Service Badge document for M.E. Chapman

 

HMCS MALPEQUE

LORRIMAN, James Garfield, Lt, RCNVR (01Aug 1914 - 30 Apr 2014) - passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on the morning of April 30, 2014, 3 months before his 100th birthday. His wife Mary and family were at his side. Mary, their 6 sons and families were blessed to have enjoyed so many years with him. He lived a long, healthy, happy life. His wit and dry sense of humour stayed with him to the very end. In keeping with his wishes a private family farewell has been held. If desired, memorial donations to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre may be made through the RVH Foundation, 201 Georgian Drive, Barrie L4M 6M2 (www.rvh.on.ca). Arrangements by Egan Funeral Home Baxter & Giles Chapel, Orangeville.

 

Photo: Four brothers who served: L-R: Hugh, Stan, Clarence and Garfield Lorriman

 

HMCS WASAGA

LORRIMAN, Clarence Ashford, Lt, RCNVR - Born: 04 Jan 1912  date of passing unknown

 

Photo: Four brothers who served: L-R: Hugh, Stan, Clarence and Garfield Lorriman

 

HMCS BEACON HILL

CAMERON, William, V34943, RCNVR - Born: Jul 1924  Died: Nov 2003. William volunteered for the RCNVR at HMCS York and was on active service from 28 Apr 1942 until demobilized on 02 Nov 1945.

 

Portrait of William Cameron     Training and Active Service Record for William Cameron

 

HMCS YORK, HMCS NADEN, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS SUDEROY V, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS NIOBE, HMCS HAIDA, HMS MARLBOROUGH, HMCS BOWMANVILLE

IRELAND, Hugh Douglas, RCN / CF - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Hugh Douglas Ireland (62 years) on 11 Nov 2008. Born in Alliston, Ont., he was a son of the late John and Wilma (McLean) Ireland. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Ricker Doane) and stepson, Allan. He is survived by his only brother, William Ireland, Brantford, Ont., wife Merina; nieces, Laura McLeish, Catherine Ireland, Victoria Ireland and great-niece, Alexis McLeish. He will also be remembered by his stepson, David Ricker. He will be missed by his long-time navy buddies, Billy parker and Mike Blanchette and most recently by his friends, Angela Baird and Ron Dinsdale. Hugh served with pride in the Canadian Navy for 32 years, retiring as Sergeant in 1994. At 17 years old, he joined the navy and moved to the Maritimes and quickly made it his home. He was stationed predominately in Shearwater with a short time in Summerside, P.E.I. He was the world from the decks of the Bonaventure and Preserver. he met many people on his journeys aboard, leaving them with memories of his kind and funny nature and large stature. he enjoyed stock car racing and hanging out with his buddies at the local Tim Hortons, when his health permitted. Visitation will be held today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, November 13 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo:  Defence Minister Paul Hellyer speaks to OS Hugh Ireland

 

HMCS SHEARWATER, CFB SUMMERSIDE, HMCS BONAVENTURE (VS 880 Sqn), HMCS PRESERVER

CAMPBELL, George (1926-2017) - It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of George Campbell at River Glen Haven Nursing Home on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in his 92nd year. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife June (Jackson) of 71 years, his children Peter (Ann Marie), Leslie (Bryan) Calvert and Michael (Anne). Uncle to Doug (Mary-Ann) Fraser. Predeceased by his sister Helen Fraser. Cherished Grandfather to Adam (Sabrina), Ryan, Colin, Hannah and Brandon. Loving Great-Grandfather to Thomas. George was an Electrician for the City of Toronto. George joined the Navy where he served as an Able Seaman - Sonar Pinger Man on the HMCS Petrolia during WWII. He was a proud Legion member of Branch 66. Special thanks to the staff at River Glen Haven Nursing Home for their dedicated care. Visitation will be at R.S Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St., North York on Monday, September 25th from 10 - 11 a.m. Funeral Service following visitation at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to River Glen Haven Nursing Home in Sutton would be appreciated by family. (Toronto Star 24 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS PETROLIA

BARNES, Jerry T., PO.ER (25 Nov 1932 - 17 Sep 2017) - Born the youngest of 13 on the family farm near Grandora, Sask. In his career as a marine engineer, he served in the RCN 1950-1974, retiring as a P1. He worked for BC Ferries, retiring as a second engineer. An avid sportsman/outdoorsman, Dad enjoyed fishing on his boat "My Turn". Predeceased by Betty, his wife of 58 years in 2012. Survived by sisters, Leeta Johnston and Bonnie Gilmour; brother, Peter (Rose) Barnes; daughters, Deborah Duncan and Shelley (Peter) Barton; grandchildren, Colin Barton (Megan), Emma (Ian) Junker; great-granddaughter, Molly Junker, and numerous nieces and nephews. A casual celebration of Dad's life will be held at the Langford Legion, 761 Station Rd, on Friday 29 September from 1-4. Bring your stories! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Langford Food Bank or a charity of one's choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 22 Sep 2017)

 

Jerry was a member of Member of  the C&POs Assoc. Esquimalt;  Korean Veterans Assoc No.27 and the R.C.L Br No. 91 Langford

 

HMCS GRIFFON, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS FORTUNE, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS FRASER, HMCS JONQUIERE, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS COLUMBIA, HMCS PROVIDER, HMCS TERRA NOVA, HMCS MACKENZIE

 

JACKSON, Donald Harry, CPO1 GA, RCN - WW2, Korean War Veteran. Born September 22, 1923 in Winnipeg Manitoba. Passed away at home in Sidney, BC surrounded by family on September 17, 2017. Predeceased by grandson Jamie, in 2009. Survived by Margaret his wife of 69 years, sons Alan (Christina), Steven, Donald and Drew; grandchildren Caitlin, Josh and Kelsie; brothers Abe and Bob, sister Jean and their respective families. Don moved from Giroux Manitoba to White Rock, BC as a young boy. He joined the R.C.N. as a Boy Seaman at the age of 17 in 1940, and served in the Atlantic during W.W. II. He did two tours during the Korean conflict. The family spent 12 years back east, between Dartmouth, NS, Montreal, Quebec City and Hamilton, Ont. Don retired from the R.C.N. in 1965, as a C.P.O. First Class and on return to the west coast then spent over 10 years working at DND Dockyard, Esquimalt. The family spent 37 years on Woodward Drive, in Brentwood Bay where they were extremely fortunate to have had great neighbours and many friends. Don and Margaret have spent the last 14 years in Sidney, BC. He enjoyed over 35 years in retirement during which he and Margaret travelled, spending numerous winters in Palm Desert, California interspersed with trips to Hawaii. The entire family would like to thank the Community Health Nurses, Palliative Home Care Team and Dr Morton for their compassionate end of life care. No service by request. Celebration of Life in Spring 2018 (Victoria Times Colonist 22 Sep 2017)

LENK, Frank Joseph (17 Dec 1921 - 16 Sep 2017) - A mariner and a submariner who served his country in the RCN and later a stationary engineer in Kitimat and Vancouver. Predeceased by his wife and lifelong love Elizabeth (Betty) nee Batchelor and all of his friends. Survived by sons Delford, Francis, Derek and the daughter he wished he had Adele, grandchildren Ailsa, Amanda and Joe, Holly and Brad, and great-granddaughters Quinn and Briar. The ship has arrived at its final destination. Many thanks to all at Broadmead Lodge for their kind care for his last years. (Victoria Times Colonist 21 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS OJIBWA

OBERSON, Donald Warner, Tel (S.O.), M.I.D. (1923-2017) - Warner passed away peacefully with his wife at his side in the early morning of September 16, 2017. Warner was a kind, generous and hardworking man. He always enjoyed telling jokes, and making everyone around him smile. He was loved by many. Born in Candiac, Saskatchewan to Arnold and Christina Oberson. He grew up in Griffin and Kendal, Sask. Warner joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Naval Intelligence Branch as telegraphist (SO), R.C.N. After being posted in Dartmouth and Gaspe, he served on the Border Cities on the North Atlantic Run. In 1945 he was awarded Mentioned in Despatches for aiding in the fixing of positions of several U-Boats. After discharge, he hired on to the CN Railway. He worked in many locations, finally arriving in Dundurn, Sask, where he met wife, Audrey Drennan. They were married on June 10, 1950. In 1956, Warner and his family moved to Pemberton, BC where they raised their three children and he worked for the PGE as a station operator, advancing to Terminal Supervisor. In Pemberton, he was a well-respected and active community member being involved in leading Boy Scout's, 4-H club and served on the boards of the Credit Union, the Legion and the Board of Variance. He also helped to establish the Pemberton North Improvement District. Aside from working for the railway, he also had a successful hobby farm in Pemberton and eventually purchased his dream property in Devine in 1975. There he built a beautiful home, employing local tradesman and building a successful, renowned orchard. He was predeceased by an infant son, his parents, Arnold and Christina Oberson, his sisters, Dororthy (Ted) Wheeler and Kathleen (Gordon) Wright and nieces, nephews and close friends. He will be profoundly missed and is survived by his wife, Audrey; sons, Dean (Karen Howe) and Drew (Corinne) and daughter, Jan (Barry Peterson) and grandchildren, Braden, Aaron, Austin Oberson and Aja and Riley Peterson. He is also survived by his sisters Edith, Jeanie and his brother, Bruce and their families. There will be a gathering to remember and celebrate Warner's life at St. David's United Church on September 26th at 3:00pm followed by a reception at the Pemberton Legion. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation for all the loving support and care that Warner and Audrey received at their home, in the hospital, at Hilltop House and through the Hospice Society. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation to the Pemberton Food Bank or to a local charity of your choice. (Vancouver Sun / The Province 23 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS BORDER CITIES

CUNNINGHAM, Norman Arthur, P1MA - Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was born July 12, 1932 in Saint John, NB to William and Janet Louisa (Walker) Cunningham. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joan; son David (Mary), daughter Wendy (Jamie) Caldwell; 6 grandchildren: Matthew, Tim, Ben, Sara, Jordan and Jeff (Michelle) and two great-grandchildren, Mia and Josh. He is predeceased by siblings William Cunningham, Margaret McGillivray, Frances Strachan, Ruth Albert and Janet Mackin. He joined the Navy in 1950 which brought him out West where he fell in love with Joan Bonfoy and they were married on September 27, 1952. He retired from the Navy in 1970 and finished his working career in retirement from Wilkinson Road Correctional Centre in 1992. After retirement, he enjoyed many hours on his boat fishing and crabbing, pitching horseshoes with the Greater Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association and good times at home surrounded by laughter, family and friends. A service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Street in Victoria, A celebration of life will follow at the Chief & Petty Officers' Mess, 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt from 12:30 - 4 pm. In lieu of flower donations can be made to: Goldstream Volunteer Salmonid Enhancement Association (or GVSEA) 10348 Devlin Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4Y5. "Remember the loved ones you have lost and cherish those who are still around" - Jordan Caldwell (grandson) (Victoria Times Colonist 16 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NADEN, HMCS ROYAL ROAD, VU 33, HMCS SAULT STE MARIE, HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS ST CROIX

SCHMALE, Arthur William (Art) (28 Sep 1925 - 15 Sep 2017) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Art Schmale Sr. After a career paving roads throughout B.C. as a superintendent for Columbia Bitulithic, Art retired in 1988. Woodworking, fishing, camping, going on cruises with his wife, and being a Shriner kept Art`s retirement years full. A veteran of the navy, Art loved being out on the water. In 1995 he and his wife moved from Surrey to Campbell River to be close to the ocean and great fishing. Art was never happier than when he was out on the water in his boat, and if he happened to catch a fish, well that was "just a bonus". Predeceased by his son Art Jr. (Terry) on August 11,2017, Art Sr. is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Peg, son Mark (Bev), grandchildren Jared, Dana (Malcom), Leah (Robbie), Jenell and Marla. Great grandchildren Kinley and Halle and former daughter in-law Dawn Hertz. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the BC Cancer Society. (Vancouver Sun 23 Sep 2017)

TOMCZAK, John F., LSBD, RCN (10 Sep 19218 - 04 Sep 2017) - It is with profound sadness and deep respect that we announce the passing of John F. Tomczak, aged 98 who died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the care of Victoria Hospice on September 4, 2017; just shy of his 99th birthday. John was predeceased by his siblings; Marcel, Lloyd, Bob, Gloria, his mother Annie, his father Max, and his first wife Collette. John is survived by his wife, of 26 years, Claire Holmes, his 5 children; Linda (Robin), Michael (Joan), Kim (Lisa), Tia (Robert), Kerry, his 8 grandchildren; Aron (Sheila), Owen, Laroux (Robbie), Carson (Amanda), Michelle (Noah), Devon (Kelly), Brant, Mackenzie (Marc)) and his 4 great grandchildren; Emmett, Gillian, Annabelle, Ophelia. John was born on September 10, 1918 in Saskatoon prior to joining the Navy from 1940 - 1945, as a Leading Bandsman in the Original Naden Band. John spent his working life in Victoria with the BC Government, retiring in 1981. John's first wife Collette died in 1987 and largely due to the compassion she received at Victoria Hospice he became involved with Victoria Hospice in 1988 as a volunteer. He married Claire in 1991 and they both remained very involved as volunteers with Victoria Hospice for the next 23 years. They were involved in founding the Hospice Bereavement Self Help Group which held weekly Saturday night meetings. He was made a life member of Victoria Hospice in 1997. He was also involved with the Independent Housing Society of Greater Victoria as President and a Board member. John had a special gift and a real passion for talking, and most importantly listening, to the Bereaved and in 2005, at the age of 87, he self-published a book on Bereavement titled Shared Knowledge. Dad also spoke at several conferences, across Canada, on topics related to Bereavement from 1997 - 2001. Dad was also involved with UVic's Centre of Aging and was awarded the first annual Valued Elder Recognition Award (VERA) for Volunteerism in 2000. Dad was a frequent participant of the Veterans Health Centre day program at Broadmead Lodge where he received excellent attention and care over the last couple of years. We would also like to thank the Caregivers at Home Instead, Beacon Services and Parkwood Court for their kind and considerate attention to dad's needs. Finally, we wish to give special thanks and recognition to the members of the Palliative Care unit at Victoria Hospice, for the kindness, care and compassion given to Dad. Please consider a donation to Victoria Hospice in John's name in lieu of flowers. There will be a mass for John and a Celebration of his Life at 11:00 AM on October 6, 2017 at Sacred Heart Church 4040 Nelthorpe Street Victoria, BC V8X 2A1. (Victoria Times Colonist 23 Sep 2017)

LEATHERBARROW, Joseph Rene - Peacefully passed away May 21, 2008 at Royal Columbian Hospital. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy, and an avid lacrosse player in his earlier years. He will be greatly missed by all who were close to him. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 10:30 am at Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel, 219 - 6th St., New Westminster. Columbia-Bowell Chapel. (Vancouver Sun 24 May 2008)

 

HMCS SKEENA

 

WOODING, Ernest Alfred, GC, Warrant Electrician, RCNVR - Born in Toronto on 16 Jul 1916. Home: Toronto, Ontario. He gained a Diploma in Electrical Work from the Northern Vocational School in 1936. He was employed by the Minneapolis Honeywell Regulator Company until 1939. He then joined the Canadian Army in the Queen's York Rangers and in 1940 transferred to the RCNVR as a Petty Officer after completing his training in Halifax. He was then transferred to electrical inspection of ships under construction. He returned to Honeywell in 1945 upon demobilization. When he retired, he was Manager of Technical Services for the Commercial Construction Department. He was married in 1947 and has a son and a daughter. He was widowed in 1986. He has never worn his Albert Medal. He did not exchange his Albert Medal for the George Cross in 1971 but is treated as "entitled to the George Cross" by the Canadian Government. All Canadian Albert Medal winners were paid $1,000 per year since 1968 and this was increased to $10,000 per year in 1997. Ernest Wooding, died peacefully in his sleep on 22 Aug 2017. He was 99 years old.

 

Citation:  WOODING. Ernest Alfred, 0-79544, Wt(El), Albert Medal "For displaying outstanding courage and forethought at the time of an explosion in a Fairmile in October 1943. The Fairmile, ML-1116, under construction at Orillia, Ontario, was in harbour when an explosion occurred, followed immediately by a fire, Wooding (a Petty Officer at the time), rushed on deck immediately (he was not onboard at the time of the explosion) and pulled two of the three men in the Engineroom compartment to safety. Knowing that several hundred gallons of high octane gasoline were in the tanks of the boat, the action of this man showed complete disregard for his own safety. Wooding did much of the rescue work following this explosion and was certainly responsible for saving the lives of two men from the Engineroom, at great personal risk."

 

Newspaper article on Ernest Wooding being awarded the Albert Medal

 

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Note:  The George Cross (GC) is the second highest award of the United Kingdom honours system. It is awarded for gallantry "not in the face of the enemy" to both members of the British armed forces and to British civilians. It has always been able to be awarded posthumously. It was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries, most of which have established their own honours systems and no longer recommend British honours. It may be awarded to a person of any military rank in any service and to civilians including police, emergency services and merchant seamen. Many of the awards have been personally presented by the British monarch to both recipients and in the case of posthumous awards to next of kin. These investitures are usually held at Buckingham Palace.

 

Initially, the Empire Gallantry Medal recognized acts of the highest bravery but was never considered equal to that of the Victoria Cross. The George Cross succeeded the Empire Gallantry Medal and all those living that had been awarded the medal, and all posthumous awards from the outbreak of World War II, were obliged to exchange their medal for the George Cross. In 1971, the living recipients of either the Albert Medal or Edward Medal, that respectively recognized the saving of life and acts of bravery following industrial accidents, were invited to exchange their medals for the George Cross; 24 recipients elected not to exchange their medal.

ESTEY, Peter Lloyd, Capt (N) - With heavy hearts, we share that Peter passed away suddenly on September 22, 2017, at the age of 67. He was born in Saint John, N.B., son of the late Christena and James Estey. Peter was a loving husband, father, and grandfather (adored and affectionately known as 'Bumpo'). He will be missed by his loving wife, Maureen Jeffries; daughters, Caroline (Jason) Taylor, Catherine (Aaron) Webstey, and Megan (Ryan Shute) Jeffries; grandchildren, Ella, Drew, Sam and Charlie; brothers, Dick (Cheryl) and Mac (Sue); and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Barbara (Hunter) Estey. Peter was a proud public servant for over 47 years. He retired from a lengthy and varied career in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Captain (N) and went on to join the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. From there, Peter enjoyed an interchange as the Federal Public Servant in Residence at the Dalhousie University School of Public Administration. He moved on to become the Assistant Commissioner of Atlantic Region, Canada Revenue Agency, during which time he received a National Public Service Award of Excellence in Management. In good times he recognized achievement, both big and small and in difficult times he listened and inspired. Peter was a true leader and role model - not just professionally but in life. He was always available to lend a thoughtful ear and share his measured wisdom. He went through his life giving, not taking. Peter had been happily retired since 2015 and enjoyed time with his family, tending to his gardens, travelling, and playing golf. Peter lived life with a positive approach and never took anything for granted. Peter was full of energy, humour and loved to make people happy especially his family. He taught us that family and friends are the most important things in life. We will miss him dearly, but his memory will remain in our hearts forever. At Peter’s request, there will be a private family Celebration of Life. Please take a moment to remember him in your own special way. Memorial donations may be made in Peter’s name to a charity of your choice.

JUSTASON, Colen Royce - age 66, of Lake Echo, passed away on September 15th, 2017, in the VG Site, QEII. Born in Black’s Harbour, N.B., he was a son of the late Arnold and Addie Justason. Colen joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1971 and served on many ships during his career; including HMCS Iroquois, Skeena, Protector, Preserver, and Fredericton before retiring in 2006. He was the President of the Cumberland County Good Sam Club. Colen is survived by his wife, Marilyn Elizabeth (Hazeltine); daughters, Penny Lynn Elizabeth Hunter and Angelique Samantha-Lynn Justason; five grandchildren. He is also survived by brother, Paul Justason, Kentville; sisters, Phyllis Thorne, Saint John, N.B.; and Viola LeBlanc, Black’s Harbour, N.B.; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Melvin, Reginald, and Dennis. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd, in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. The funeral service will take place immediately following visitation at 12 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Rev. James Haughn officiating. Reception to follow. Burial in Oakridge Memorial Gardens, Middle Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

 

CFS MILL COVE, HMCS IROQUOIS, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS PROTECTEUR, HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS FREDERICTON

THOMAS, Robert Edward - age 81 of Aylesford, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2017 in QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Windsor, Ont., he was a son of the late Henry and Loretta Proulx and the adopted son of the late Harold and Madeline (Sullivan) Thomas. At the age of 16 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. After spending time training at HMCS Hunter in Ontario and HMCS Cornwallis, he arrived at HMCS Shearwater, where he learned an aircraft trade. He served on the aircraft carriers HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure and traveled throughout the world. He had postings to various Squadrons and was finally posted to CFB Greenwood, from where he retired. He then owned and operated Thomas Electric and Appliance Repair for a number of years. He is survived by daughters, Susan Helpard, Berwick; and Denise North, Trout Lake; sons, Richard (Christine), Cold Lake, Alta.; Peter (Margo), Auburn; and Michael (Karla), Castleton, Ont.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; partner, Shirley Rogers and her family, Debbie, Donna, Brendlyn, Kyle, Wayne and Murray and their families. He was predeceased by son, Paul; brother, Arthur Diesbough; former spouse, Mary Ellen (Drouillard). Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 21 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Kentville, Father John MacPherson officiating. Interment will take place in the Columbarium in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kentville. A reception will follow in St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Donations in memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Kentville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

 

HMCS HUNTER, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS SHEARWATER, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE, CFB GREENWOOD

BERNASCONI, Donald Henry, RCNVR - After a long and full life, Don Bernasconi passed away in Waverley on Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, at the age of 96. He was the son of the late Perley and Helen Bernasconi. Don was born on April 13, 1921, in North Sydney and lived nearly all his life in Halifax. He served with the Royal Canadian Naval Voluntary Reserve during the Second World War, where he was trained as a cartographer and draftsman. He later went on to work with the Department of Mines until his retirement in 1985. In 1949, he married Elainor Schofield of Wolfville and they enjoyed over 50 years together. He always enjoyed boating and he was a member of the Armdale Yacht Club for many years. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family and is survived by his daughter, Eileen; son, Dennis; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Elainor; siblings, Eileen Bentley, Sidney Bernasconi, Pauline Kingwell and Sheila Nickerson. A special thank you to the staff of the Adelaide Senior Care for their exceptional care and compassion. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 22, at 2 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Dr. For those wishing, donations to Feed Nova Scotia would be appreciated. Family flowers only, please.

FORTIN, Jules, Lt (N), MMM, CD - Passed away peacefully at Trent Valley Lodge on Sunday September 3, 2017 in his 88th year. Cherished son of the late Louis & Jane Fortin. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Loving father of Marcienne Davies (John), Louis Fortin (Kim), Pierre Fortin (Lorraine), Johanne Hodgson (George), Raymond Fortin (Karen), Jeannot Fortin (Moira), Jacques Fortin (Tammy) and Paul Fortin (Della). Dear grandpere of 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Francoise, Janine and Yvette and his brother Claude. Predeceased by his brother Jean Noel. Loved by many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Weaver Family Funeral Home-Life Centre, Trenton on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 2 PM until 4 PM. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.

BURNS, Steven (Buck), Lt (N) - On August 21st, 2017 Lt. (N) Steven 'Buck' Burns at the age of 47, 'rolled the dice' for the last time and reached negative hit points after his battle with cancer in Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa. His legacy will survive through his wife, Laura (Scott); daughter, Alexandria; his parents, Patricia Burns and Arnold Burns (Rosemarie); in-laws, John and Barbara Scott; sister-in-law, Sue (Joe) Klawitter and nephews, Cody (Rebecca), Wesley and Matthew; his 'brother from another mother' extended family Trevor (Lesley) Mercer and their son Kavin. He was predeceased by his brother, 'Bill' (1991); grandparents, John and Annie Sinclair, and Leo and Winnie Burns. Steve was an Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy having achieved the rank of Lieutenant with a 26-year career as a Marine Systems Engineer. During his career he sailed all around the world. He served in Somalia and the Gulf War on HMC Ships Preserver, Ville de Quebec, Montreal, Fredericton, Halifax, Goose Bay, and Glace Bay and achieved many awards and honours along the way. He loved getting together with his friends to golf or play poker. He enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons and Magic with the 'Geeks and GWNL' and was a genius with the computer. He found great delight in waking his daughter Alexandria 'Alex' in creative ways, her favorite being the puppet shows, and spending time with his 'better half' Laura - 'Love you forever and always.' Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be held today, Friday, September 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Homes, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. A military funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9th in the funeral home chapel, Padre Lt. (N) David Jackson, officiating. Reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Phoenix Youth Programs or Feed Nova Scotia. Special thanks to the nurses on the 5th floor of the Ottawa General and the nurses and staff of the 5th floor of Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa; and the Joint Personnel Support Unit, Eastern Ontario Region (JPSU) of the Canadian Forces for all of their guidance and support.

 

HMCS PRESERVER, HMCS MONTREAL, HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC, HMCS FREDERICTON, HMCS HALIFAX, HMCS GOOSE BAY, HMCS GLACE BAY

REDMOND, Robert Edwin (05 Aug 1929 - 28 Aug 2017) - 88, Surf Lodge Nursing Home, Lockeport, formerly of Digby, Nova Scotia, passed away on Monday, August 28th. in Surf Lodge. Born in Halifax, he was the youngest son of the late John W. and Harriet E. (Woodworth) Redmond. Bob resided in Kentville until he joined the Navy in 1948. After honorable discharge, Bob was employed for many years in the auto industry as a port representative for Jaguar Canada and Quality Control Supervisor for Autoport. Bob was actively involved as a volunteer at Mulgrave Park Baptist Church and Digby Baptist Church. He always enjoyed singing in the choir, and upon his retirement he enjoyed his hobby as an avid scenic photographer. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years Irene (Daley); sons, Stephen, Terry (Sandra), David and Paul, and grandchildren Kailey and Matthew. Bob was predeceased by brother John H. and sister Doris K. (Redmond) Withenshaw. No visitation by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Huskilson’s Funeral Home, Shelburne. Funeral service will take place on September 9, 2017 in Digby Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jeff White officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Digby. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Digby Baptist Church, Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

BACON, Merlyn Ralph (31 Aug 1937 - 27 Aug 2017) - age 79. It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our dearly beloved Merlyn Bacon on August 27, 2017 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Helen, children Diana (Robert), Paul (Kristie), Kimberley (Andrew), grandchildren Breeann and Bryan. Step-children Janice, Debra (Gordon), Stephen (Karen), Michael (Johanne), Lynn (Mark), grandchildren Drew (Nicolette), Spencer, Cole (Gina), Shauna, Laurence, Alexandre and great grandchild Hannah. Brother of Roger Hirtle (Heather) of Digby, NS and Allister Hirtle (Helen) of Clementsport, NS. Many thanks to the very capable staff in the ICU at RVH. Please, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Merlyn's life will will take place at the Terraces, 92 Dean Ave., Barrie on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00pm.

MAINWARING, Joseph Ernest Jr. (Joe) - A resident of Chatham, and formerly of Windsor, Grand Bend and Montreal, Joe Mainwaring passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 96. Born November 10, 1920 in St. Lambert, Quebec, Joe was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Carrie (Greene) Mainwaring. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 69 years, Audrey (nee Miller), and children, Beverly DeKoning (Peter) and Lori Snider (Philip), both of Chatham and Lynne Endre of Windsor. Joe was the proud "Poppie" to Brett DeKoning of London and Emma DeKoning of Chatham. Joe was also a dear brother to Hazel Mainwaring. Predeceased by his sister Claire Reid and his brother Ralph Mainwaring. Joe will be fondly remembered as a natural entertainer, and the life of the party by his friends and family. He had an unmatched ability to mix a wicked drink and ensured no party guests were ever without a fresh drink in their hand. Joe was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, having served on several corvettes for over four years. Following his years of duty, Joe attended McGill University and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of the former Royal Canadian Legion Br. 628, a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Joe had a passion for travelling which he was able to pursue in both his professional and personal life. He truly saw the world with his family by his side and passed along this love of adventure. As an avid golfer and curler, Joe loved being in the company of like-minded people and engaging in good-hearted competition. Many of his pre-deceased friends have been waiting many years to reunite to challenge Joe to a round of golf or another game on the ice. As per Joe's wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no formal funeral arrangements, but the family requests you have a toast in his memory. Donations made in memory of Joe to the Pet and Wildlife Rescue or the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 628 would be appreciated.

O’NEILL, John Denis, LCdr, RCN / CF - passed away on August 13, 2017. Born in 1928, in Saint John, N.B., John was the son of Amy Elizabeth Goodspeed and Mansel Thomas O’Neill. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara; an infant daughter; his brother and a sister. He is survived by his children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister. John joined the Navy in 1946, at age 18, as Ordinary Seaman, and retired in 1974, at age 46, as Lieutenant Commander. He received the prestigious Queen’s Dirk and prize for best cadet of his entry, obtained his Engineering Diploma at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) in 1954, where he was valedictorian, followed by a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) in 1956. He then completed advanced training at the Royal Navy Engineering College (RNES Manadon in Plymouth, England) and training on nuclear propulsion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He served as an officer on numerous ships including HMCS Magnificent, HMCS Bonaventure, HMCS Stettler, HMCS Niagara, HMCS Assiniboine, HMCS St. Croix, HMCS St. Laurent and HMCS Bras D’or. He also served at HMC Dockyard, HMCS Stadacona Fleet School, Maritime Command, and in UN peacekeeping missions including the Canadian-led response to the Suez Canal crisis. John and Barbara were inseparable and created many wonderful memories together throughout his career and in retirement. Rarely a day went by where Barbara’s name was not remembered for the difference she made in John’s life. His sentences usually started with 'Barb and I', 'your mother and I', 'Nana and I', 'our' or 'we'. Although gone, she was never far away. John shared Barb’s love of poetry and would revisit her favourite books on a regular basis. Music was always a part of who they were as a couple; a passion John carried with him the rest of his life. Those who dropped in to visit were guaranteed the pleasure of hearing one of his many classical CDs playing in the background. John was deeply respected and appreciated among The Berkeley community. He always had a smile on his face, a compliment to share, or time for a chat. He had a gift for making people feel at ease and finding just the right words to say, at just the right time. In good times and bad, John looked for the joy in every day, and found it. In doing so, he helped those around him to do the same. He was dearly loved and will be dearly missed. A family graveside service will be held at a later date. Bravo Zulu, Dad, and remember. If I had a flower, for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. Give Mum a giant hug for us.

 

HMCS SCOTIAN, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS BONAVENTURE, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS NIAGARA, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS ST LAURENT, HMCS BRAS D'OR, HMCS STADACONA (Fleet School)

KILBURN, Jackman Myles (Jack) (01 Jun 1947 - 13 Aug 2017) - 70, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Kipling and Jessie (Budrick) Kilburn. Jack served in the RCN aboard the HMCS Kootenay in the 1960’s as a sonar operator, and operated his own business, Kilburn’s Small Engine Repair. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing and listening to music, fixing and tinkering in his garage, spending time with his family and socializing with his friends over coffee. Surviving are his wife, Lori (Kowalski); daughters, Michelle (Vince) Angst, Pleasant Valley; Renee Kilburn (Liam Greene); Pictou; son, Matthew, at home; nephews, John (Sherri); Kip; niece, Sue (Paul) Mansour; sister-in law, Marguerite Kilburn. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by brother Kent; mother-in law, Valda Grealey. The family will receive visitors 2–4 and 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in P. & K. MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA.

 

HMCS KOOTENAY

SMITH, Norman Eric (29 Nov 1933 - 13 Aug 2017) - of Dartmouth, passed away on August 13, 2017 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Brockville, Ont., he was a son of the late Lloyd and Muriel (Chase) Smith. Norman left the Navy and worked at the HMC Dockyard as a Crane Operator where his colleagues knew him by his nickname 'Wyatt Earp'. Norman is survived by his wife, Jean (Thompson); stepdaughters, Wendy (Gary) Mancini, JoAnne (David) Murray; step granddaughters, Amy, Lauren (Ian) and Jessica; great-grandson, Jensen; niece, Susan and nephew, Gerald. He will also be missed by Pamela Saxon, Michelle Lindstrom, Charlene Lockler, Amber Barry, and Marjorie Seaboyer. He was predeceased by his brother, Lorne. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 18 in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, 767 Main St., Dartmouth, with a reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Reception Room, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Special thanks to the nursing staff on 3 West, Dartmouth General Hospital and social worker Loni.

 

HAWBOLDT, Laurie B. - age 84 of Bedford, formerly of Lower Sackville. Beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. As a young man, Laurie served in the Navy before having a long career at LE Shaw. He also built a number of houses during his lifetime, including our family home. Following his retirement, he and his wife spent over 20 winters enjoying life together in Florida. He played many rounds of golf with his friends Doug, Herman, and Oscar, but it was the time spent with his family that was the highest priority for Laurie. For his children, the love and kindness he gave as a father directly contributed to the people we became in life. He never failed to tell us that he was so very proud of who his children were, and the accomplishments we achieved. He was a wonderful father-in-law to the spouses of his children and took such joy in the addition of each grandchild to his ever-growing family. It was his role as a grandfather that really enabled him to shine. 'Poppy', as he was affectionately called, made so many special memories because of his willingness to take the time to play, teach, and talk with each of his grandchildren. He was always there for a warm hug, both in times of tears as well as laughter. He was a reassuring voice and had a gift for finding the humour in life’s most challenging moments. He introduced all of us to the wonders of woodworking and fishing, and patiently sat through the Disney ride 'It’s A Small World' more times than he could ever count. Every one of his grandchildren have memories of long walks and the telling of children’s stories from his imagination - especially the adventures of 'The Little Brown Dog'. Although he is now in Heaven, he will never be forgotten. Born in Windsor, he was a son of the late Norris and Annie (Sweet) Hawboldt. Laurie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy 'Dot' (Lowe); daughters, Jeanne Leslie (Ian), Sharon Pickett (Wayne); son, Dr. Geoffrey Hawboldt (Beth); grandchildren, Sara, Amanda, Laura, John, Claire, Adam, Charlotte, Julie; brothers, Ernest (Evelyn), Garnet, Stephen (Sharon), Andrew (Genevieve); sisters, Kathleen Hawboldt-Allen, Faye Calder (Jack), Patricia Morrison (Bryan) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John 'Jack', Charles; sisters, Claire Coggar and Shirley Borden. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Knox United Church, 567 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville, Rev. David Watt and Rev. Kate Jones officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Private family burial in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.

BUTTERWORTH, Charles G., V71239, RCNVR, C1HT, 50019-E, RCN - Born 12 Aug 1916  Died: 10 Jul 2005

 

Enlisted: RCNVR 16 Sep 1943   Retired: RCN 12 Aug 1966

MacMILLAN, A.I,, Ch/Sto, RCN - He wa born in Hamilton, On, son of Mr & Mrs. A.C. MacMillan. A graduate of Hamilton Technical Institue, he was employed by the Firestne Company before he enlisted. Date of passing unknown.

 

HMCS CHAMPLAIN, HMCS ASSINIBOINE

BEDDOE, Alan Brookman, Lt, RCN (01 Jun 1983 - 02 Dec 1975) - During World War I, he was captured at the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915 and spent two and half years in the prisoner of war camps at Gie?en and Zerbst. (He was demobilized.) (He joined the RCNVR for Second World War service.) He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (SB) (Special Services) (Temp.) RCNVR. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (SB) (Special Services) (Temp.) RCNVR With seniority dated 19/10/1942. He served in NHQ - the Royal Canadian Navy formed a Ships Badge Committee in 1942, and commissioned Beddoe to design official badges for the navy's ships. He designed badges for over 180 ships and establishments of the Royal Canadian Navy. After his naval service he was a Canadian artist, war artist, consultant in Heraldry and founder and first President of the Heraldry Society of Canada in 1965.  (Source: Nauticapedia)

EDWARDS, Elved Diamond (09 Jun1925 - 21 Sep 2017) - Sadly we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Elved Edwards. Dad passed away peacefully at Cascade Hospice September 21, 2017 at the age of 92. Elved is survived by his best friend and wife of 69 years, Joyce. Son Lawrie (Carol) and daughter Sheryl (Eggert) Rasmussen. Grandchildren Shauna (Denis) Labelle, Kelsey (Jason Finnigan) Edwards, Thomas and Spencer Rasmussen. Great- granddaughters Abbie, Josee, Genevieve (born on Great Pop's 88th birthday) Labelle and Eva Rasmussen. Also left to cherish wonderful memories his brother Ron (Carol), cousin Reg (Inez), extended family and dear friends. Elved was born and raised in Winnipeg. At 18 he enlisted in the Navy serving two years on the HMCS Lasalle. He was a very proud (and rightfully so) Veteran of WWII and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion (most recently Branch 280 Vedder). When Dad returned from service he resumed his duties at Manitoba Hydro where he met the love of his life, Joey. Elved and Joyce were married June 26, 1948 and welcomed Lawrence in April 1949. In November 1954 Sheryl arrived to complete their family of 4. With the exception of his service in the Navy and his days working for Manitoba Hydro, Elved's career was in the steel industry as purchasing agent and salesman. In 1963 the family relocated to B.C. He continued his career in the steel industry working in Victoria, Vancouver/Richmond and Abbotsford where he retired. Some years later Elved and Joyce moved to Chilliwack. In Dad's leisure hours he loved to curl, golf, travel, ballroom dance with Joey and their friends (the six pack gang) and spent many fun-filled hours with his family. We thank you Dad, for all the memories and traditions. The memories we will cherish; the traditions we will be sure to uphold. Rest in Peace. We love you!! A celebration of Dad's incredible 92 years is being planned for later this year. If family and friends so desire donations to the Cascade Hospice – 45586 McIntosh Dr. Chilliwack, BC V2P 7W8 or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be greatly appreciated. (Vancouver Sun / The Province 30 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS LASALLE

PULLAN, Selwyn LLoyd (1922 - 2017) - distinguished Canadian photographer, was born in Vancouver in 1922, attended Vancouver Technical School, served in the Canadian Navy aboard H.M.C.S. Dunvegan during the Second World War, and on a Veteran's grant attended the prestigious Art Center School in Los Angeles studying with Ansel Adams after he was discharged. He returned to Vancouver and specialized in photography of buildings appreciated by architects as one who saw buildings from the architects' point of view. He published in Western Homes and Living, Maclean's, the Vancouver Sun, the New York Times, Canadian Interiors, Progressive Architecture and Architectural Digest, and photographed for many advertising agencies. He helped establish Professional Colour Prints in Kitsilano in the '60s, and spread his interests to pioneer digital sound recordings where he noticed that sound and light have similar characteristics and a similar vocabulary. His photographs have documented B.C. mid-century modernism and left the west coast of Canada an archive of outstanding architectural creation. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Redpath, his daughters, Joanne and Wendy, and several grand- and great-grandchildren. (Vacnouver Sun / the Province 30 Sep 2017)

 

HMCS DUNVEGAN

BERNARD, Hughes Francis (1924 - 2017) - peacefully passed away on September 24, 2017 at his home in St-Basile-Le-Grand. Predeceased by his beloved wife Carole, Barney was a loyal and devoted husband. Beloved brother to his late sister, Kathleen and late brothers, Reginald, Howard, Lawrence and Douglas. Barney proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War. He continued his service with Navy Veterans and through his work with the Irish Society. We will miss our Uncle Barney's sense of humour and his infectious smile. A small graveside ceremony will be held at the Field of Honour Cemetery at 703 Donegani Avenue, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 5G6 on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (Montreal Gazette 30 Sep 2017)

ELAND, Hugh Saville (24 May 1927 - 24 Sep 2017) - Still young at 90 years, Hugh passed on to his next great adventure on September 24, 2017 at Lions Gate Hospital, with family at his side. It was peaceful, but unexpected; we all thought he was invincible. Predeceased by his beloved wife Gerry in 2010, and granddaughter Tori in 2002; he is survived by his sister Jozan, half-siblings Garth and Robin; his loving children and their spouses Ron (Sherry), Reg (Alison), Katie, Chris (Cindy) and Melissa (Ross). Forever remembered by grandchildren Clint (Ghazal), Romany, Creed, Amanda, Natasha, Hayden, Britta, Sophia, Quinn, Tavia, Matteo, and great-grandson Everyx. Hugh was a force of nature. He lived his life as an adventure, always challenging himself. Raised in Vancouver and Kelowna, he joined the Navy at 17 to see the world, landing back in Vancouver at the end of the War. He found a job as a warehouseman and worked his way up to General Manager of the company. Always a risk taker, in 1965 with a wife and four young children, he left to start his own business, and Toys & Wheels was born. The company grew rapidly, and with it the opportunity to travel to Europe and Asia for pioneering buying trips. With a successful business, he had the freedom to pursue his love of new adventures. He and Gerry travelled to many exotic parts of the world and loved spending time at their Cabo home with friends and family. He was a man's man. An avid sportsman, he was an excellent skier, golfer, tennis and handball player. Boating was a passion; he fished the coast with his buddies, from here to Haida Gwai, and up to Alaska. Family summer trips on Ojalla, and later Dorado, were equally memorable. Upping the adrenaline factor, he piloted his own planes, culminating in an Areo Commander prop jet. He loved new challenges; sky-diving in his 60s, paragliding in his 70s, and was still a smooth dancer at 90. Hugh and Gerry raised a wonderfully close-knit family that he was immensely proud of. He passed along to his children his love of the outdoors, a sense of having fun in life, and to be inquisitive about the world. Sunday dinners around the Eland table were legendary, with no topic off limits. Celebrations with extended family and friends spanning generations were one of his joys. In recent years, Hugh was happy sharing adventures here and abroad with Gloria (Goldie) Smith, who helped keep him young and active, adding fun and laughter to his life. Charming, intelligent, principled, forward thinking, with a steely determination to live life on his terms, Hugh will forever be remembered as a true original who, in his own words, had an amazing life. A life fully lived. Celebration of Life to be held at Capilano Golf Club, West Vancouver on Friday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; gratefully appreciated. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 30, 2017

McNAMARA, Derek Albert Francis - After a good life full of love, adventure, and challenges it is time to rest. Born in London, England then immigrating to McCreary, Manitoba in July 13, 1947 he worked on the family farm until 1954 when he joined the Navy. He met his future wife in 1958 in Victoria, BC and after marrying returned to the farm. After raising five children, sold the farm and moved to Victoria, BC in 1971. He was a bricklayer for many years. Predeceased by wife Jeanette Hughes, survived by partner of thirty years Dorell, and his children Patrick (Suzanne), Martin, Maureen Wingerter (Dean), Glen (Carla), Shelaugh Begg (John); grandchildren Candice, Matthew, Emily, Brett, Jenny, Ethan, and Kevin. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. He touched so many and left the world a better place. Love you always Dad. (Victoria times Colonist 01 Oct 2017)

MILLER, John Edward (01 Jan 1922, Cheadle AB - 20 Sep 2017, Calgary, AB) - beloved husband of Iris, much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Calgary, AB. He said his final, "Yahoo," at 95! Although he was raised in Calgary, John made sure everyone knew he was born in Cheadle at the family homestead! Following graduation from Western Canada High School, John served in the Navy during WWII. After his discharge, he completed a civil engineering degree at the University of Alberta. While attending university, John worked for British American Oil in Calgary during the summer. He continued his tenure with B. A. Oil after graduation in Moose Jaw, SK, and Montreal. In 1956, John accepted a position with Catalytic Construction and moved to Sarnia, ON. Through his years with Catalytic in Sarnia, he served as the Manager of Maintenance Services and Vice President. In Sarnia, John and his first wife, Myrtle, raised their children and developed many lifelong friendships. A corporate move in 1983 saw John return to his hometown of Calgary as the Vice President of Sterns Catalytic. Always an avid sportsman, John played baseball, football, and hockey in his youth. While stationed in Windsor, ON, John played hockey for the Navy. In Sarnia, John was always involved in his children's sports activities. He spent many seasons as a baseball coach for the Sarnia Minor Athletic Association. After returning to Calgary, John was a volunteer for the 1988 Winter Olympics. John will be remembered for his optimistic outlook on life, boat jokes and rhymes, special singing voice, interesting spelling, pancakes, and his enjoyment of a game of cards. Family and friends will always associate John with his Stampede Breakfast! John is survived by his beloved wife, Iris, of Calgary; his step-sons, Don and Larry Pallesen; his daughter, Merry Miller of Kelowna, B.C.; and his brother, Ralph Miller of Calgary. John was predeceased by his first wife, Myrtle; his son, Edward; and his sister, Vivian Hess. A Celebration of John's life will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6, Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. (Calgary Herald 29 Sep 2017)

RIZZOLI, Rene (03 Apr 1923 - 25 Sep 2017) - It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Rene Rizzoli on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Agape Hospice at the age of 94 years. Rene was born the fourth of eleven children and raised on the family farm in Hylo, Alberta. Rene was a proud, courageous and heroic World War II soldier who served his country selflessly abroad, surviving many challenges and hardships early in life. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Marguerite, October 8, 1947. Subsequently he began a career with the Department of Transport as Airport Manager, which took him and his family to many airports across Alberta and the Yukon Territory. In 1967, he moved his family to Calgary where he assumed the role of Duty Manager, Calgary International Airport, retiring after thirty eight years of service. Rene was an active member of the Navy Reserve, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was known to many as high energy, the outdoorsman, the handyman. He was always ready and willing to give of himself to the community, his church and his family. He was a pillar of strength, honest and dependable, a man of integrity, unquestionably mirroring the value of hard work and sacrifice. Certainly, a legacy for his children and grandchildren. Upon reflection, one would admit that his life was professionally rewarding and personally satisfying. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of almost seventy years, Marguerite, his devoted daughters Patricia (Earle), Marilyn (Harvey), Catherine (Danny); daughter-in-law Jane; his sisters Angela and Delphine; grandchildren Dru, Eryn, Ashley, Stefanie, Cole and Shelby; great-grandsons Adym, Benjamin, Chamberlain and Wes as well as many friends, nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was heart broken when predeceased by his only son, Bryan in February 2012. He was happiest amongst family – the treasure and pride of his life. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Michelle Geddes and Dr. Thomas Louie and their teams at Foothills Hospital, Bone Marrow Clinic Team at Tom Baker and the Salvation Army Agape Hospice staff for their compassionate care and comfort so willingly given to Rene. Those wishing to join in the celebration of his life are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive NW) on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made directly to Tom Baker Centre and/or The Salvation Army Agape Hospice. (Calgary Herald 27 Sep 2017)

ROWLAND, Arthur Francis, LCdr, RCN (07 Jul 1924 - 16 Sep 2017) - In Victoria, BC, after a long, courageous battle with heart disease. Predeceased by his wife, Holly, and son, Arthur Greer, he is survived by daughter Kerry, sister of Charity, and by nephew Leonard Arthur (Suzanne). He was a Lieut. Cmdr. in the Royal Canadian Navy, a WWII veteran who served in the UK, on the Mediterranean, and in the Normandy landings on D Day; later, as aide-de-camp to the Lieut. Governor of Nova Scotia. Family and close friends knew him as a gardener, reader, walker, and quietly knowledgeable man of integrity. Unknown to most was his generosity to charity. Gratitude goes out to Armande Morton and the Franciscan chapel community, Julie Gray and # 280 neighbors, Dr. Darcy Neilsen, and staff and volunteers of Parkwood Place, Beacon Community Services, and Victoria Hospice. Following cremation, a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Joseph Friary, 1076 Joan Crescent, on Thursday, 28 September, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. Reception will follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Instead, please do a kindness to someone in need.

 

Royal Naval College Dartmouth, UK, HMCS ROCKCLIFFE, HMCS CORDOVA, HMCS DIGBY, HMCS NADEN, HMCS STADACONA (Staff of Flag Officer Atlantic Coast)

SCOTT, Stanley Hunter - With deep sorrow we announce that, after a valiant 12-year fight with Multiple Myeloma, Stan Scott passed away on September 19th at the North Shore Hospice. Stan, schooled in Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey, joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955, serving two years before being seconded to the British Royal Navy Submarine Service, 1957-1960. On his return to Canada, Stan's employment reached from BC Ferries, to Northern Transportation Company Ltd. on the MacKenzie River, to North Vancouver's Allied Shipbuilders where he enjoyed many years. Stan leaves behind many to mourn him; his wife Phyllis, sons Brent (Janet), Kim, Dean, step-son Richard (Maureen), nephew Richard (Sheryl), nieces Trudy, Molly, half-sister Diane Dawson (Glen), step-sisters Jane Gifford (Brent), Daune Stansfield (Bill), grandchildren Jason, Jeffrey, Kayla, Alyssa, Samantha and great granddaughter Grace. Stan was a well-respected marine engineer who got things done. He will be sorely missed by his golfing buddies and fellow NASCAR enthusiasts and his West Van backyard feathered and furry friends. Skiing at Mount Baker, his Snowater condo, tending his treasured garden and greenhouse and taking care of his beloved friends and family were the epitome of Stan: a quiet caring generous man who is sorely missed. Our many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Lions Gate Hospital and NS Hospice who showed boundless patience and superb care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Myeloma Canada. http://myeloma.ca/ A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3:00pm at St. Stephen's Church, in the Pavilion Room. 885 22nd St, West Vancouver. (The North Shore News 01 Oct 2017)

WALKER, Bud - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Prince George resident, Bud Walker, in Penticton, BC on September 23 after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Bud is predeceased by his grandson Jacob and his stepsons Jeff Thomson and Darren Fournier, as well as all of his siblings and his best buddy Wayne Waddell. He is survived by his wife Joyce, his ex-wife Jeannine, his children Sheree (Eric) Hunter, Suzanne (Dennis) van Diepen, Michael Walker, Brian (Sheila) Walker and Charlene (John) Waterman and step children Kalista (Danny) O'Grady, Lorie Derksen, Rod Greenley and Cheryl (Gerald) Berube as well as grandchildren Richard, Lindsay, Jehn, Devon, Maigan, Amanda, Joe and Tara, step grandchildren Josh, Andy, Eric, Nathan, Nolan, Kristina, Patricia, Katrina and great grandchildren Fox, Ella, Xander, Jade, Dakota, Jakob and Luca. Bud spent his childhood in Edmonton before joining the Navy and subsequently settling in Richmond, BC to start his family. He moved to Prince George in 1963. Over the years Bud was involved with the Legion Pipe Band, PGARA racetrack and the North Cariboo branch of the SPCA. He leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews as well as many friends to mourn his passing. He will be remembered for being "the king of the band" as well as being Santa's helper and for his great sense of humour. A celebration of Bud's life will be held at the Prince George Legion branch 43 on October 21, 2017 at 1:00pm. (Prince George Citizen 30 Sep 2017)

 

DRILLIO, Joan Christina - (1925 - 29 August 2017) Age 91, Wentzell Lake, Lunenburg Co., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late George and Helen (Bell) Manolopoulos. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are her daughter, Sharon Oakley, Truro; grandchildren, Adam (Monica) and Clint (Julie); 4 great-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude; sisters, Mary Redman, Bernice Cochrane and brothers, William and Johnny. A public graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 6 in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. Father Paul Morris officiating. Donations may be made to the SPCA, SHAID Animal Shelter or Shriner's Hospital for Sick Children. Thank you to the doctors and nurses of South Shore Regional Hospital, 4th floor and Dr. Heisler in Kentville for your care and kindness. Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny's Funeral Home, Bridgewater.

McSWEEN, Annie Malena (Registered Nurse), LCdr RCN - (03 September 2017) Sydney. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Annie McSween which occurred Sunday, September 3, 2017. Annie passed away peacefully at Harbourstone Enhanced Care after a brief illness with her family by her side. Born in Sydney she was the eldest daughter of the late Alexander 'Alex" and Jennie (MacPhee) McSween. She trained at the Glace Bay General School of Nursing. She went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Hospital Administration at Dalhousie University. As Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy she worked in several Canadian cities as well as supervised several hospitals in Continental Europe. After retiring from the navy, she was hired by the Victoria General Hospital to perform an efficiency study. Upon returning to Sydney she continued to nurse at the Braemore Home and St. Rita's Hospital. She is survived by her sister and best friend Mary MacFarlane, nieces Margaret Anne MacFarlane Leil, Dalyce Keeling and her children Alexis and Kaley, Jennie Harquail, Mara McSween and nephews David Harquail, Donald MacFarlane and Danny and Jeff McSween. Aunt Anne will be profoundly missed by her family to whom she provided unconditional love, unending support and guidance. She will always be remembered for her kind and gentle ways and her beautiful smile. She is predeceased by her brother Alexander "Acky" MacSween and sister Rachael Harquail. Her family would like to thank the staff of Harbourstone Enhanced Care (Mira Bay) for the excellent care and friendships they provided to her. There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept 7, at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel, with Father Norman McPhee officiating. Burial will be at Hardwood Hill Cemetery.

BRENNAN, Lena, WRCNS - (05 September 2017) Age 90, passed away on September 5th, 2017 in The Magnolia Continuing Care Facility, Enfield. She was born in Grandview, Man., a daughter of the late Michael and Effie Yakymchuk. She was predeceased by her husband, Cyril, and her three brothers and four sisters and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She moved from Grandview as a young woman to the East Coast and enlisted in the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service where she served as a sick berth attendant at the Royal Canadian Naval Hospital in Stadacona, Halifax, until the end of the war. She was a graduate of Miss Murphy's Business College and worked at various office jobs, retiring from the Canadian Coast Guard in 1984. Lena is survived by her sons, Bernie (Betty Ann), Kevin (Anne), both of Dartmouth; and Jim (Rachelle) of Moncton, N.B. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michael, Lindsey, Allison and Lesley; and great-grandchildren, Jack and Ryan Brennan and Ivy and Lila King. The family would like to thank the staff on Honeysuckle Cottage at The Magnolia Continuing Care Facility for their compassionate care for Lena. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Windmill Road, Dartmouth with a reception to follow in the church hall. A private graveside interment will take place at a later time.

SMITH, Sean W., Lt. (N) - (15 Jul 1988 - 11 Aug 2017). Our loving son has passed too quickly but gathered many friends and co-workers along his journey. As parents it is a surreal moment to lay rest one of your children but we know Sean will be with us always. We said good bye today in St John's and head home to celebrate his life next Friday at 2pm. Our proud military and the love to ride with his motorcycle club buddies will be honoured. Forever loved by his mother Gayle, father Garry and his older brother David. Donations can be made to the Sackville Bedford Special Olympics and Bikers Down Society.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

ADAMS, Thomas Henry - Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Coleman Care Centre in Barrie at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Sharon Adams. Loving brother of Gordon (Shirley) Adams, Carol (Jim) Terry and Marilea (d. Harry) Stirk. Tom will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family. In keeping with Tom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations can be made to the Orillia SPCA, Coleman Care Centre, Parkinson Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society - Lewy Body Dimentia.

GREEN, Raymond Albert (Jim), Cdr, RCN (19 May 1917 - 23 Sep 2011) - our father, friend and ally, died of pneumonia on Friday, 23 September 2011. He was 94. We are grateful that he died peacefully and comfortably, and that we, his two children, could be there with him. Jim was born May 19, 1917 in Suffolk, England to a Railway Station Master. His mother died when he was 14. Dad was forced to leave school just after his 15th birthday because, although he had earned a scholarship, his father could not afford the school uniform. He started working in a small laboratory for Dr. Lionel Penrose, who subsequently became one of England's most famous scientists. Dr. Penrose helped Dad continue his education in evening courses. Dad never forgot Dr. Penrose's kindness and continued to treasure any opportunity to learn and study. Dad, and his sister Joan, found their way through the depression, supporting each other through a pretty difficult home life. When the Second World War came, Dad joined the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Initially, he didn't qualify for the Navy because of the condition of his teeth, so he had all the offending teeth removed and wore dentures for the rest of his life. The choice of the Air Arm of the Navy was mystifying, since Dad hated heights. Flying didn't seem to bother him though, and he went on to participate in some of the most perilous aspects of the air war. Dad flew as a navigator with the 819 Swordfish Squadron operating from the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, and later from shore bases in the Mediterranean and Indian Oceans. He crashed three times: in the sea, on the island of Crete, and in the jungles of Madagascar and survived all three without injury. He also survived a devastating attack on the Illustrious in which many of the air crew were killed, and the battle of Taranto, in which twenty-one Swordfish took on the Italian fleet. At the end of the war he was serving on the staff of Flag Officer East Indies, Ceylon, where he met Jane Booth, a WREN. He pursued Jane after the war ended, and convinced her to follow him when he immigrated to Canada after the war. They were married in Vancouver in 1947. After briefly trying to find work in Vancouver, Dad joined the Royal Canadian Navy and had a long and varied career serving on several ships and ending his career as a Commander working on NATO appointments in Paris, Washington and Ottawa. Jim retired from the Canadian Navy in 1965 and took a job he loved with the Federal Government as an Appeals Officer with the Public Service Commission. He worked endlessly and with passion on his appeal cases, putting all his efforts into producing fair and balanced judgments. During this phase of his life, Dad's sister Joan Miller migrated to Canada with her son David Miller, joining our household for some time while she found work in Canada. Dave had two powerful influences from the same family: he went on to study at Harvard, and become Mayor of Toronto. Joan and Jim remained very close until her death ten years ago, on exactly the same day of the year that Jim died. Jim retired to Nanaimo and relished his retirement years. He and Jane golfed, traveled, perfected the art of grandparenting, and enjoyed themselves after a lifetime of hard work. They moved to Carlton House in Victoria for the last years of their life. An unfailingly loving husband, Jim was a gifted caregiver for Jane in her last two years until she died in 2007. Jim is survived by son David Green (Cheryl), daughter Nicki Cameron (John), nephew David Miller (Jill), five grandchildren Maia Green, Tessa Cameron, Lee Cameron, Lara Green, Alexa Green, and David Miller's children Julia and Simon. Dad's express wishes on his death were, and we quote: I foresee a little ceremony limited to family and extended family members who, with favourite beverage in hand, will recall the good times, the happy times. In essence a final happy hour where, with John McDermott singing Danny Boy in the background, I fold my tent and quietly steal away." For anyone wishing to participate in a larger ceremony, we are planning one when Dad isn't looking, on Canada Day, 2012. While this is a long way off, it allows all of our extended family members to be present. We plan to commemorate the passing of an amazing generation as we celebrate the lives of Dad, Jane, and Joan. Dad was a good man. He had a self-deprecating sense of humour, an incredible discipline, and an endearing tendency to worry about all his family. His final words to us all were "love one another, be good citizens, play the game". Please, make someone smile today. It is what Dad would want. (Victoria Times Colonist 29 Sep 2017)

 

HMS HERMES, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS (1940), RNAS CRETE 819 RN SQN (1941), RNAS CYPRUS 810 RN SQN (1941), HMS FORMIDABLE 825 RN SQN (1941), HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 825 RN SQN (1941-42), RNAS FORD (1944), HMCS DISCOVERY, RCN AIR STATION DARTMOUTH, HMCS QUEBEC, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, NDHQ OTTAWA, HMCS NIOBE (3RD), HMCS NIAGARA, HMCS BYTOWN

KING, Arthur Halliburton OS, V452, RCNVR MPK - 13 Sep 1942,  HMCS OTTAWA H60 - Born in 1924 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, King had two older sisters but was the only son of a widowed mother. He was known as “Sunny” to his family because of his disposition and personality. He had a passion for the sea, with a dream of serving on a Destroyer. He left private school at age 16 to join the Merchant Navy, serving for a year as a deckhand/gunner on SS Cathcart in the Caribbean. He joined the RCNVR at age 17, and after time in Halifax and Sydney, was drafted onto HMCS Ottawa just after his 18th birthday, joining his ship in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He died a few months later when HMCS Ottawa, escorting convoy ON-127, was torpedoed by U-91 between Newfoundland and Greenland.

 

Photo of OS A.H. King

 

HMCS OTTAWA

Scully, William Ernest, Lt, RCNVR 1940-1945 - Died Nov 1965 age 44.

 

Portrait of William Scully     Name plate on wooden cigarette case given to Lt. Scully

 

HMS WORCESTERSHIRE, HMCS DAUPHIN, HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE, HMCS HURON

TROY, William Thomas Barry, Lt (P), 871 SQN, RCN, died: 25 Feb 1958 - Born:06  Dec 1928 Chatham, NB. Son of J. Thomas and Lilian M. Troy of Campbellton, NB. Brother of J. Edward, W. Richard Troy, M.E. Norah Russell and C.M. Sandra Troy. Lt Troy was on a flight from Shearwater to join the Bonaventure off Florida when his aircraft was reported overdue. It was considered the aircraft crashed near Mayport Beach, Florida. A search was carried out by the US Navy, which recovered floating wreckage. Lt Troy's body was not recovered.

 

Book of Remembrance entry

 

HMCS SCOTIAN, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS NIAGARA, HMCS SHEARWATER (VF 871 SQN), HMCS VENTURE

 

UPDATE:  In Sep 2017, a park ranger, Zack Johnson, discovered pieces of Lt Troy's parachute and harness in the Sand Dunes of Hanna Park near Mayport Florida. It is believed the items had been buried in the sand for a while and have been uncovered by recent hurricanes in the area. The park ranger believes the missing aircraft is not to far off the shore of Hanna Park.

 

Photo of Lt Troy's parachute and harness

CRUDDAS, James Joseph (Jim), C2RM (1932-2017) - father of Jim (Janice) and Lori (Rob); grandfather of Josh, Hannah Mae, Emma, Amelia, and Elizabeth, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2017. Born in Windsor, Ont., he joined the navy and came to Nova Scotia, where he met his wife, Clarissa. They had 50 years together before Clarissa's passing in 2007. Grampy loved his family and he was happy to be there for them, opening his home through the years to the many people who made up his extended family. Grampy also loved his garden, his books, playing 'hearts' online, and listening to music. Jim was predeceased by his sister, Eileen Engel; his brother, Ted. With love and gratitude, we thank Jim's sister-in-law, Deb Davis, and Jim's nephew and niece, Johnny and Darlene Chandler, for their consistent, kind support. Honouring Jim's wishes, his body has been donated to Dalhousie University and there will be no service. If you wish, please feel free to donate to a charity of your choice in memory of Jim.

CRISP, Nelson William, CPO, RCN - Born: 1903, Died 1983 Victoria BC.  He joined the Royal Navy in 1920 and served on loan  to the Royal New Zealand Navy for 3 years. He transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy  in 1933 and retired in 1953. He served in 20 ships.

BROWN, Clifford, P2RP - died 1970, Victoria, BC.

 

MTB 463, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS NEW GLASGOW  (possibly HMCS Margaree and HMCS Crescent)

LAURIAULT, Gilles, NWT 065 - Ŕ Magog, le 27 septembre 2017, ŕ l’âge de 53 ans est décédé M.Gilles Lauriault. Il était l’époux de Mme France Voynaud demeurant ŕ Magog. Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants: Pir-Alexandre (Catherine), Daphney (Patrice), Sarah (Caroline), Amély-Ann, Sophie, Edouard et Benoit; Il laisse également ses frčres : Pierre (Manon) et Denis; sa belle-sśur et ses beaux-frčres de la famille Voynaud : Anne-Marie (Patrice) et Jean-Robert ainsi que plusieurs cousines, cousins, ničces, neveux, autres parents et amis Les funérailles ont eu lieu le mercredi 4 octobre 2017 ŕ Coteau-du-Lac.

 

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN 

MAHONEY, John Elliott, LCdr, RCN - Died: 28 Dec 2003, Ottawa, ON.

 

HMCS STADACONA, HMCS VISON, HMCS REINDEER, HMCS ATHOLL, HMCS BORDER CITIES, HMCS DONNACONA, HMCS SCOTIAN, HMCS LLEWELLYNHMCS PORTAGE, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS SHELBURNE (as X.O. in 1959)

MAKOVSKI, Hugh Eric Francis, Cdr, RCN - Died: 08 Oct 1992, Victoria, BC

 

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT, HMCS NIOBE, HMCS UGANDA

DUNDAS, Robert Montague (17 Aug 1920 - 30 Sep 2017) - Survived by his children James, Janet (Kevin ) and Patricia and grandchildren George and Madeline . Predeceased by wife Shirley (2011) and son Hugh (1993). Robert was born in Pelly, Sask, studied at RMC and served in the RC Navy in WW II (Lt. Cdr.) He resumed studying at UBC,P. Eng, and began his career at BC Electric later BC Hydro where he rose to various managerial positions. A lifelong naturalist and environmentalist he created and managed the Environmental Dept of BC Hydro retiring in 1981. He was a VSB Trustee, a past president of the Van. Nat. Hist. Soc., a devout Anglican and an unrepentant Conservative. Upon retirement he returned to education earning a M Eng Lit at UBC between cross continent trips on his Gold Wing and road trips to Banff and beyond on his bicycle. He was a poet, a beekeeper, a birder, and a master gardener cultivating orchids and prize chrysanthemums. He was a passionate Canadian and a lifelong student of the French language. Devoted to his family, he took exemplary care of Shirley and Hugh through devastating illnesses. Through all his interests and accomplishments Robert, a 21st century Edwardian, was best known and loved as a true gentleman and a charming and gifted raconteur. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Service: Thurs Oct 12, 2:00PM, St John's Vancouver, 5350 Baillie St. Vancouver (Vancouver Sun / The Province 07 Oct 2017)

FREEMAN, Allan Edwin - passed away peacefully at his home in Calgary, AB on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the age of 93 years. He was born in Moose Jaw, SK on July 1, 1924, to parents Edwin and Jessie Freeman. Allan joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and served until 1945. He returned to work at the Canadian Pacific Railway for 15 years. He then worked with the Government of Canada in the department of Unemployment Insurance at various cities, until his retirement in 1984 when he moved to Calgary. Allan was predeceased by his wife Patricia, parents and sisters Marion and Frances. He is lovingly remembered by his daughters Pamela (Clifton) Baron and Annette Freeman; grandchild Jeromey (Nicole) Martini and their children Caelan and Kara; grandchild Dmitri (Rachel) Martini and their children Quentin, Gabriel and Phineas; brother-in-law Billy (Sheila) McCormick and their family; as well as many nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Allan's Life will be held at Foster's Gerden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery), on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., a visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will follow the service at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to YW Sheriff King Home Calgary, 2003 - 16 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5B7, or Horizon College and Seminary Saskatoon, 1303 Jackson Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7H 2M9.

 

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