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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Obituaries for those who served in the

 

Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

BLAIKIE, Richard (Dick) V8976, RCNVR / P2LR, 6530-E, RCN (served 1944-1952) - Born 12 Dec 1926  Died Apr 2013

BROADLEY, Harry AB, V26160, RCNVR killed - 01 Nov 1944 - Son of Hedley and Maria Broadley, St. Catharines, Ontario. Nephew of Mrs. R. Clark, Church, Accrington, Lancashire, England. Buried in Section B, Grave 178, St. James Churchyard Altham, Lancashire, England. AB Broadley was killed off the Dutch Coast when MTB 485 attacked an enemy convoy. The enemy action lasted several hours. AB Broadley died soon after he was wounded.

 

Book of Remembrance entry     Naval Training and Active Service document

 

Newspaper article on AB Broadley's burial (also transcribed below)

 

Canadian Sailor Buried at Altham - A Canadian sailor, killed in action recently at sea, was laid to rest yesterday in his grandparents grave at Altham, Churchyard. He was AB Harry Broadley, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Broadley of St. Catherine's Ontario, and formerly of Clayton-le-Moors. he was in his 22nd year and had been in the Royal Canadian Navy three years. He was buried from the home of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. R. Clark, 265 Dill Hall-lane Church, with whom he has spent his leaves while in this country. He was on leave last Easter after having been wounded in action off Norway, and although not well was among the Easter communicants at All Saints Church. he was also in another accident shortly after D-day, when he was involved in a mine explosion. A few weeks ago he also had another narrow escape when the motor torpedo boat in which he was serving was attached by bombs. His grandfather, Mr. John Broadley, with whom he is buried, was at one time road foreman for Oswaldtwistle District Council.

 

Headstone for AB Broadley       Photos of graveyard area where AB Broadley is buried -  photo 1   photo 2   photo 3

 

Photo taken in 2017 of the house belonging to AB Broadley's Aunt and Uncle where he spent his leave during WW2

 

HMCS SASKATOON, HMS MANTIS, HM 29TH MTB FLOTILLA, MTB 463, MTB-485

 

The photos of AB Broadley's headstone, the graveyard and of his aunt's old house were graciously provided by Mr. Sheard Sumner.

 

Webmaster's note:  While AB Broadley was initially buried with his grandfather, it is believed he was later exhumed and re-buried in his own grave.

 

BOYD, Percy Allan, 3428-E, PO1 (G) / CPO1 / LCdr, RCN (served 31 Jul 1939 - 23 Jan 1973) (07 Jan 1922 - 20 Apr 2013) - Born in Lake Saskatoon, AB, on April 7th, 1922. He joined the RCN as a Boy Seaman in 1939 and retired as Lt. Cmdr. in 1973. He worked as a General Insurance Agent in Ottawa then farmed for 10 years in River John, NS. He retired to Victoria, BC in 1989. He belonged to the Chief & PO's Association, Metchosen Lions, Langford Lions and NOA of Vancouver Island. Percy is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mae Marie, his 6 children, Margaret Simensen (Erik), Jeannette Gingrich (Ken), Allan Boyd (Laura), Roberta Harrison (Ray), Joe Boyd (Jacquie),& Richard Boyd (Eva). his 10 Grandchildren, Jeff Gingrich, Brian Simensen, Earl Simensen, Rebecca Robinson, Trevor Boyd, Richard Boyd, Korteney Piscitelli, Sean Boyd, Victoria Harrison & Josh Boyd. his 10 great-granchildren, Aleah, Bobby, Ethan, Robyn, Brendan, Danica, Kier, Theresa, Nate & Viktorious. Donations can be made to the Metchosen Lions at PO Box 7403 Station D, Victoria, BC V9B 5B7. (Ottawa Citizen 26 Apr 2013)

BEMISTER, Herbert George (Buss), P1HT, 27733-H, RCN (served 03 Feb 1954 - Sep 1974) (07 Jan 1929 - 23 Jul 2013) - Buss passed peacefully away at the age of 84 to be reunited with his loving wife Freda who passed on June 6, 2013. Buss will be lovingly remembered by his son Garry (Diane), daughter Susie (Bill) Constable and son Jamie (Sandy), all his grand- and great-grandchildren and twin sister Mary Middleton. Predeceased by his wife Freda, daughter Linda (Bob) Beason, his parents Norman and Maryann, his brother Jack (Marg) Bemister and sister Norma Bemister. Buss served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1954 to 1974, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer First Class. He was a grocery store owner in Beaver Bank, N.S. and in Saanichton, B.C. A longtime resident of Langford, Buss volunteered as a firefighter and was involved for many years in Triangle Little League. We would like to thank the caring staffs of Oak Bay Lodge and Heritage Woods at Priory. There will be a small family gathering to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to dementia research. (Victoria Times Colonist 30 Jul 2017)

 

HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS BEAVER, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS JAMES BAY, HMCS ASSINIBOINE, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS STETTLER, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS ORIOLE

 

BUGSLAG, John Charles (Jack) (Bugs), V30684, RCNVR / C1ER, 22101-E, RCN (served 06 Oct 1941 - 05 Oct 1966) (01 Dec 1922 - 02 Sep 2013) - Dad was born in Duncan, BC, he passed away in his sleep at the Jubilee Hospital. Dad loved his house at Prospect Lake where he spent almost 60 years. Mom passed away in May 2011 and they were happily married for 66 years. Dad spent 25 years in the Canadian Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War. After his naval career he spent the next 15 years working for the Saanich School District. Dad is survived by his daughter Pat Larsen (Bob), and sons Bob (Linda) and Bryan (Leanne), 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Philip Kelly for his many years of care; the nurses and doctors at the Jubilee Hospital 3 South for their compassionate care; the veterans program at Broadmead Lodge; Veterans Affairs Canada; Beacon home support; VIHA staff and the staff at Dad's favorite pub the Blue Coyote. No service by request. A celebration of Dad's life will be held at his home on Prospect Lake at 2:00 on September 29. Always in our hearts. Love you Dad. (Victoria Times Colonist 07 Sep 2013)

 

HMCS CARAQUET, HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS CARLPLACE, HMCS BEACON HILL, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS CEDARWOOD, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS SUSSEXVALE, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS ST LAURENT, HMCS QU'APPELLE

BROWN, Wesley, C.W. (Wes), LTO, V14586, RCNVR (served 01 Jan 1940 - 01 Jun 1945) - Born 28 Aug 1920  Died 01 Nov 2013

BENSON, Laurie (Bennie), P1WS (08 Nov 1935 - 13 Sep 2013) - It is with loving memories that we say goodbye to Laurie! On Friday the 13 with his family by his side in the CCU at Jubilee Hospital, Laurie slipped away. Laurie was deeply loved and is fondly remembered by Louise, wife of 55 years; children, Roger (Stephanie), Judy (Jay), Steve (Carole), Tom (Stacey). We are sure he will be enjoying the company of Kevin(1970-1997) and Benny once again. Laurie's grandchildren were his pride and joy; Shanna (Mike), Jeremy (Jen), Taylor, Madison, Quin, Jesse (Alison), Shayne (Aaron), Chris, Zach, Nick, Sam, and great-granddaughter Gwen. He also leaves behind his brother Bob (Janet), and many close relatives and friends. Laurie was born in Edmonton and moved to Kimberley, BC where he enjoyed his youth. He was quite the gymnast and swimmer and would travel to surrounding towns to train other young athletes. After joining The Navy in 1954 Laurie was stationed in Victoria. He served for 26 years, retiring in 1980 and then went on to work at Rocky Point for 19 years. Laurie was a quiet gentle man who loved to spend time fishing, bird watching, camping and taking in the beautiful walks at Tower Point. He also loved to attend many different sporting events. One of his favorite spots was spending time at "The Shack". Family was everything to Laurie. It didn't matter what city, Victoria, Calgary or Minnesota, he would be there to support any event his kids or grandkids were in. We love you and will miss you... No service or flowers by request. (Victoria Times Colonist 21 Sep 2013)

BROOKS, Robert Elmer (Bob), C2FC, 28681-E, RCN (served 25 Feb 1954 - 12 Sep 1979) - We regret to report that Bob passed away quite suddenly, Thursday, October 24th, 2013. Bob was born February 10, 1937 in Napanee, Ontario, and retired to Vancouver after 25 years in the Canadian Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, plus 10 years civilian service. he leaves behind two sons Dean and Troy, daughter-in-law Susan, and granddaughter Maile. He was also a favorite uncle to his nieces Shirley, Debbie, Tammy and Suzanne. His wife Susan passed in 2011. Bob remained active in retirement and was loved and respected by his extended family, friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation.  (Victoria Times Colonist 21 Dec 2013)

 

HMCS JONQUIERE, HMCS SIOUX, HMCS MARGAREE, HMCS FRASER, HMCS YUKON, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE

BIRCH, Stanley, C2GI4, RCN (11 May 1922 - 29 Sep 2015) - was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Jackie and his son Kip. He was a loving father to Penny (Larry), George (Sue) and Darla (Brett); a proud grandfather to Michael, Ryan, Alicia, Michelle, Sheena (Dan), Evan and Tessa and a caring great-grandfather to Hunter. Stan was a working man, retiring as a Deputy Assessor for the BC Assessment Authority and a service man, retiring from the Royal Canadian Navy after a 22 year career including WWII and Korean War Peacekeeping. After many years of living independently, Stan passed away with family by his side in Victoria, BC. He will be sorely missed and remembered as a driven, dedicated and very generous man. A 'Celebration of Life' for friends and family to be arranged. (Victoria Times Colonist 03 Oct 2015)

 

HMCS SIOUX

BERNARD, Pierre Yves, PO1 RPO, 21452-E, RCN (served 10 May 1937 - 09 May 1958) - born 30 Nov 1918  Died 28 Apr 2015

 

HMCS OTTAWA, HMCS PRINCE DAVID, HMCS BURLINGTON, HMCS BEACON HILL, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS ARMENTIERES, HMCS QUINTE, HMCS WOLF, HMCS PORTAGE, HMCS NEW GLASGOW, HMCS INCH ARRAN, HMCS GROU, HMCS CRESCENT, HMCS ONTARIO

BASSINGTHWAITE, James H. (Jimmy), P1ER, 5637-E RCN / CAF (served 23 Apr 1963 - 23 Apr 1990) (03 Feb 1945 - 03 Jul 2016) - It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our husband, brother, father and grandfather on Sunday July 3, 2016 at his home. He will be greatly missed by his wife Dianne and his many family and friends. A Celebration of Life Tea is at Hope Eagles Hall on Sunday July 17, 2016, 386 Fort St, Hope, BC. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

 

HMCS FRASER, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS CHAUDIERE, HMCS KOOTENAY, HMCS YUKON, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS TERRA NOVA

BLOSSER, Frank E., V35757, RCNVR / C1WS, 22121-E, RCN (served 20 Apr 1942 - 19 Apr 1967) - Born 23 Dec 1924   Died 16 Aug 2016

 

HMCS UNICORN, HMCS STAR, HMCS YORK, HMCS NEW WATERFORD, HMCS ANTIGONISH, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS ATHABASKAN, HMCS ST LAURENT, HMCS SKEENA, HMCS CAPE BRETON

AYRES, Jack F., P1EM4, RCN - Died 23 Dec 1983

ANDERS, George L, CPO1 Writer, RCN - On October 10, 1984, after a lengthy illness, George L. Anders of Victoria. he leaves his loving wife Muriel and daughter and son-in-law Heather and Alfred Hailey, Port McNeil; two grandchildren Alfred and Marina; sister Dorrie Potter, Florida; Wilf and Freda Warner, Victoria; many other relatives and friends in Victoria and Vancouver. George served for 23 years in the R.C.N. and then with the Family Court in Vancouver. Memorial service Monday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. in St Philip's Anglican Church, 2928 Eastdowne Road, Rev. N. Robinson officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Heart Fund, 1008 Blanshard Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 2H5 would be appreciated. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services.

ALLAN, Douglas Marshall, P1BD, RCN - at home at 1868 Wessex Road, Cowichan Bay, B.C. on August 5, 1986. Mr. Allan was born in Calgary, Alberta on April 23, 1918. Predeceased by his brother Harry of Agincourt, Ontario. He is survived by his beloved wife Lois, children Peter and wife Gail of North Vancouver, Wendy Mecham and Glen Franzen of Duncan, Douglas and wife Gerry of Maple Bay, Kathy and husband Peter Harvey of North Vancouver, Bruce of North Vancouver, Donald of Langley and their wives. Doug is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and special friend Ruth Rose of Cowichan Lodge. Doug was a well known musician and served with the Navy and played with the Naden Band before going overseas where he joined the "Meet the Navy" show. He was a well known boat broker for many years and retired to the Shusway area. He was a member of the Cowichan Golf Club, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53, Duncan, B.C. and an avid curler. he will long be remembered for courageous approach to life. Memorial Service will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, August 9th, 1986 at 1 pm. Reverend L. Thorton officiating. Cremation. By Doug's request kindly forward donations to the Salvation Army, 194 Kenneth St., Duncan, B.C., V9L 1N5

ADAM, William Walter, RCN (served 1937-1962) - Suddenly on August 7, 1986, at Harrison, B.C., Judge Walter William (Bill) Adam, of 19484 114B Ave., Pitt Meadows, and former long-time resident of Ashcroft, B.C., passed away at the age of 67 years. Survived by his loving wife, Gerda; 5 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Lauder, of Vancouver, Mrs. John (Lisa) Lepinski, of Coquitlam, Miss Susan Goscoe, of Montreal, Mrs. Dollia Ferguson, of Kelowna, and Mrs. Lynda Gaudry, of London, Ont., and 1 son, Joseph Goscoe, of Vancouver. Bill also leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Mrs. Evelyn Slough, of Vancouver, and 5 grandchildren, Judge Adam was born in Ashcroft, B.C. and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1937 as a Boy Seaman. During Second World War, he served on board frigates out of Halifax, Nova Scotia and also was posted to Esquimalt, B.C.  He retired from the navy in 1962. Bill was District Coroner for the Ashcroft area as well as a Provincial Court Traffic Judge for the Interior of British Columbia until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch at Ashcroft, B.C., also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 109 A.F. & A.M., Kamloops, B.C. Memorial service will be conducted in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, Kamloops on Saturday, August 16, 1986 at 3 p.m.

ACKERMAN, William Edward (Bill), C2CM, RCN - On Friday December 18, 1987, formerly of Victoria, passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by his parents, a brother and to sisters. Survived by his loving wife Margaret of Kelowna; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Marilyn of Victoria, Tim and Jill of Vancouver; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; also numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Ackerman served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 24 years, was a member in the Chief Petty Officers' Association, Royal Canadian Legion #26 and the Capital City yacht Club. A service of remembrance was conducted from the Garden Chapel on Tuesday, December 22, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Albert Baldeo officiating. Cremation followed at Lakeview Crematorium. Friends wishing may make memorial donations to the charity of their choice in bill's memory. Arrangements were entrusted with the Garden Chapel.

ANSLOW, Charles Edward James (Ted), PO, RCN (25 Sep 1918 - 03 Feb 1989) - in Victoria, B.C., at the age of 70 years. Survived by his loving wife, Flo; two sons, Charles of Victoria, Edward and wife Deanna of Tsawwassen; two grandchildren, Erika and Kelly; his brother, Jack and wife Agnes of Victoria, also many nieces and nephews, their families and relatives in England. he served with the RCN for 10 years and was a member of the Esquimalt Branch #172, Royal Canadian Legion, a member of the Chief's and PO's Association, and had been a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Mr. Anslow had worked for 24 years at Dockyard and Rocky Point. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m., in St. Paul's Church, 1379 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, B.C., with Rev. M. Ames and the Ven. Arch. H. Greenhaigh officiating. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be conducted from the Chapel at the Memorial Pavilion on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations, if desired, may be made to St. paul's Church memorial Fund, 1379 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, B.C., V9A 3R4. Arrangements entrusted to McCall Bros.

ANDERSON, Bill (Newfy), LS, RCNVR (served 08 Jun 1942 - 29 Oct 1945) - Born 13 Mar 1920 - date of passing unknown

ADAMS, Garnet Wilfred (Wilf), C1OT, RCN - suddenly on August 2, 1990, at Victoria General Hospital. Born in Morden, Manitoba 1908. He had been a resident of the Gorge Road Hospital for 10 years. Leaves his loving and caring wife, Betty; daughter, heather and her husband, Jake McPherson; granddaughter, Kelly; sister, Rita Hall; brother, Henry Adams all of Victoria; many nieces and nephews. A Korean war veteran, Wilf served 20 years in the RCN, Life member of the CPO's mess, member CPO's Association and Esquimalt Legion, Branch 172. He will be missed by many. Memorial Service to be held at St. Andrews Chapel, CFB Naden 2:00 p.m. August 9. Flowers gratefully declined, those so wishing may make a donation to the Gorge Road Hospital, 63 Gorge Road East, Victoria, B.C. V9A 1L2 or charity of their choice. Arrangements by Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Funeral Services.

ASHLEY, Mackay H., P2EM, RCN - was born in Manitou, MB on July 9, 1933, where he lived until he joined the RCN in November, 1951. P2EM Ashley served until Nov of 1956, highlighted by a tour of the Korean conflict aboard HMCS Sioux. After his service, he returned to Manitou, where he operated Pembina Motors with his father until the latter's death in 1968. He and his family (wife, Elaine), whom he married in 1961) moved to Delta in 1976. In 1984, he and Elaine moved to Arizona, where they operated The Cactus Club in Apache Junction. Many YNVA members have sampled the unique hospitality of Mackay and Elaine's friendly bar in the years since they moved south. (Date of passing unknown 1992 or 1993)

 

HMCS SIOUX

AITKEN, Robert Alexander (Bob), P1ER, RCN - born in Calgary, March 1, 1929, passed away suddenly at home in Victoria on January 7, 1991. Survived by his loving wife, Jayne; step-daughters, Tracy (Ed) Craig and family, Aaron, Kayla, Alana; Trudy (Lloyd) Feltham, of Halifax and son, Evan; son, Harold (Colleen) of Victoria and family, Ryan and Dianna; son, Ron (Jan) of Qualicum Beach and family, Matthew, Jamie and Lindsay; daughters, Judi (Rick) Smith and daughter, Christine; daughter, Kaen (Brett) Gunton and family, Michelle and Jennifer; brother, Ron (Rose) of Vancouver; sister, Margaret Halkett, of Calgary; his first wife, Catherine. He will also be sadly missed by nieces, nephews and many friends. Bob served in 1954 to 1972 in the RCN and retired as a Warrant Officer. He was a lifetime member of the CPOs mess and former member of the CPO Association. also a member of the Caller Teacher's Association. he called for the Maverick Square Dance Club for a number of years. no service at Bob's request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements through First Memorial Funeral Services.

ANDERSON, Alfred E. (Andy) - passed away at home on October 22, 1993, with his loving family around him. Born October 29, 1931, in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Predeceased by his mother, father, youngest sister, Margaret, and granddaughter, Melissa. Andy leaves his loving wife, Pat; sons, Carl (Glenda), Ian (Wendy), Roy (Debbie) and Kent; daughter, Corrine, Lisa (Kevin) and daughter-in-law, Michelle; grandchildren, Carla, Jeremy, Amy, Rachelle, Corey and Bailey. He spent 26 years in the Navy and 14 years in shop 03, Dockyard, and enjoyed many years affiliation with the B.P.O Elks #2. At the time of his passing he was first vice-President of the B.P.O. Elks Association. Andy was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 91 and the Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess. His hobbies were curling and golf. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was well cared for by a number of people and the family would like to thank Dr. Martin Lane, the staff at the Cancer Clinic, CRD Nurses, Hospice and Metchosin Home Support workers. Service will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, on Tuesday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Elks Children's Camp Society, C/o #10, 15355 102A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 7K1, or to the Victoria Hospice Society, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8R 1J8.

ANDERSON, Mark C., C1WR, RCN - Born 09 Oct 1940  Died 25 Dec 1990

AGNEW, William (Bill), P1ET, RCN - Born 01 Jun 1924  Died Apr 1991

ARSENYCH, Myron Dennis, C1SN, RCN - suddenly on June 6, 1992. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1922, Myron served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and the Korean War, retiring from the navy in 1974. He was a member of the Chief and Petty Officers Association, Pro Patria Branch #31, Royal Canadian Legion, Fidelity Lodge #146 A.F. & A.M., Winnipeg and also was president of the RCN Anglers Association. Myron was a valued employee of the Royal Bank, Main Branch for 10 years, following his retirement from the navy. He leaves to mourn, his wife, of 40 years, Irene; son, Ryan; daughter, Patricia (Kerry), Blain; granddaughters, Kristie and Laura; his brothers, Paul and Stephen and sister, Ona Pike. He was predeceased by his sister, Irene MacDonald in 1991. Memorial service will be conducted by the Reverend h. Silvester on Monday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m., from the McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets. Cremation in lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to the Heart Fund, 1008 Blanchard Street, Victoria, B.C.

 

HMCS ONTARIO

 

COLEMAN, William Francis - Born 30 Mar 1925,  Guelph, ON.  Died  05 Feb 1986,  Edmonton, AB

 

Photos:  William at HMCS Cornwallis   William (location unknown)

 

Naval Training and Active Service record for William Coleman

 

HMCS CATARAQUI, HMCS MEON, HMCS WARRIOR

ANDREWS, Alfred John, C1CV, 2496. RCN (served 01 Oct 1936 - 12 Mar 1967) - Born February 4, 1918, Calgary, Alberta. Passed away at home amongst his family and loved ones, Thursday, March 24, 1994, at the age of 76. Alf is lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews in Calgary and Victoria; grandchildren, Angela, Dan, Jennifer, Tessie, Luke and Katy and stepchildren (Garry) Pam, Cindy, Tim and Doug. Alf joined the Navy in 1936 and served for 27 years. Alf was a member of Haida Association and Chiefs & P.O.'s Association. Alf spent 7 years as Security Commissionaire at Victoria Airport. Alf was the Animal Control Officer for Central Saanich and champion for all creatures large and small in Brentwood ever since. Alf requested no service and in lieu of flowers, he wished donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8. Special thanks to Dr. Morton, the P.R.T. teams, helping Hands health Care - Gert and Home Care Nurses.

 

HMCS HAIDA

 

 

APPLEBY, Charles (Standeasy), POCK - Born 31 May 1913  Died 2 Apr 1994

ARTHURS, Walter (Wally), P1ER, RCN - Suddenly at his home in Duncan, B.C. on April 28, 1994. Born in Sifton, Manitoba, February 29, 1924. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Joyce; daughters, Leslie Wood, Wendy, Stevie (Jack) Turley; grandsons Bruce Tait, John (Lisa) Tait, great-grandson Zacharri Tait. He served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He spent the next 16 years with B.C. Hydro until his retirement. He will be forever remembered for his straight forward ways and his unconditional love.  Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 2 at First Memorial Funeral Services, Cowichan Valley Chapel, 375 Brae Road, Duncan. Flowers are gratefully declined. Contributions may be made in Wally's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 73, Duncan, B.C., V9L 3X1.

 

HMCS ONTARIO

ABERCROMBIE, Henry E. (Ab), CPO, Tel, RCN - quietly slipped away from us at Victoria General Hospital, 4:00 pm, September 14, 1994. He was born in Vancouver, October 6, 1914. He was predeceased by his mother and father adn three brothers and one sister. Ab is survived by his loving wife, Clara; four daughters, Sheila and Les Kilpatrick, Nanaimo, Lyn and daughter Kimberley, Vancouver, Claire and Kurt Bocian, Kent, Washington, Cheryl and Calvin Baker, Vernon; two sons, Gary and Diane, North Vancouver and Howard and Vera, North Vancouver; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Ab was in the R.C.N. as a Telegraphist for 20 years, retiring as Chief Petty officer. He then joined B.C. Liquor Board where he spent the next 20 years, 10 years of it in Williams Lake. He joined Cedar Hill Golf Club soon after he came down from Williams Lake. He was an avid golfer, and loved sports, especially hockey. He will be remembered by his family and friends. There will be a memorial service Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St., officiating Reverend E.W. Taylor. Cremation to take place before the memorial service. No flowers by request. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

ANDERSON, George (Andy), P1SW, RCN - Born: 16 Dec 1916 - died circa 1994-1995

ARNASON, John, P2QR, RCN - Born 10 Jan 1931  Died 26 Apr 1995

ADAMS, Ray, C1RI, 3023-E, RCN (served 14 Jul 1937 - 14 Jul 1962) - Born 17 Dec 1919  Died 26 Jun 1995

ANGUS, Thomas Davis, CD, V13243, RCNVR / C1OT, 4734-E, RCN / Lt, RCNR - passed away suddenly at his home on March 12, 1996. Tom was born in Ireland on October 17, 1920. His family immigrated to Canada in the early twenties and settled in Calgary. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939 and on his retirement in 1959 became a draftsman at HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt. In the seventies he became a Lieut. in the RCNR. Tom was a founding member of the Chief and Petty Officers' Association and served that organization in many capacities. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Joanne; three sons, Brian, Gary (Jennie) and Bradley; three grandchildren, Locke, Miranda and Ted all of Victoria. He is also survived by a brother, William (Ann) of Okotoks, Alberta and a sister, Eleanor of Victoria. His warm personality and service to others has made him popular in both the naval and civilian communities. He will be greatly missed by his friends and ex-shipmates. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 18 in St. Andrews Chapel, Naden CFB Padre Silvester officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetic Association.

ADIE, William (Bill), C2CK, RCN - Born 17 Mar 1916  Died 24 Sep 1996

ADAMSON, Alfred (Al), PO Seaman (DEMS), A3065, RCNR (served 29 Jul 1940 - 28 Aug 1945) - passed away on January 7, 1997 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. He was born on November 14, 1920 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his daughter, Carole Joanne Gann. Alf is survived by his loving wife Jemima Cardna (Minnie), daughter, Donna (Doug) Craig, grandsons, Dale (Conagh) and Ryan; great-grandson, Connor, sisters, Anne Adamson and Mary (Betty) Parker, and nieces and their families. Alf served with the Merchant Marine and Royal Canadian Navy for numerous years, and then joined the Victoria Fire Dept. in 1946, retiring as Assistant Chief in 1980. He was also an active member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Assoc. "Mom and Dad loved to travel around the world and to walk around Victoria." He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at McCall Bros Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Friday, January 10, at 4:00 p.m. with Padra H. Silvester officiating. Flowers gratefully declined, donations if desired, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2206 Richmond Road, Victoria, BC.

ANDREWS, Gordon Lester - born February 17, 1937, suddenly on February 7, 1999 at Victoria General Hospital. Predeceased by his parents: Richard and Mary and brothers: Ritchie and Ray. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ann; daughters: Susan (Brian) and Karen (Gord); grandchildren: Benjamin, Catherine, Meghan, Cameron and Ryan. He will also be missed by his brother, Ross (Lou); sisters: Betty (Keith) and Jean; mother-in-law, Marian Tallman; brothers-in-law: Gerry, Gord and Don and sister-in-law, Betty; many nieces, nephews and good friends. Gord served 28 years in the RCN and 15 years at DND. he will always be remembered for his sense of humour, laughter and love for his family and the great outdoors.  Funeral service will be held in Church of the Hold Spirit, 3900 Carey Rd., on Wednesday, February 10 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend David Hollebone officiating. Cremation. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #1-947 Fort St., Victoria, B.C., V8V 3K3.

AKERS, Donald F. (Dunk), P1ER, RCN - it is with great sadness, the family of Donald (Dunk) F. Akers announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, at the age of 64 years. Besides his loving wife Eileen, he leaves daughters, Dallas, Stacey (Edward), Brooke (Don); five grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter, Marina, Marissa, Madison; one sister, Fern (Dave) of Melbourne, Australia; and one brother, Gordon (Leona) of Victoria. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Daisy; and one son-in-law, Ken Batch. "Always loved, never forgotten". Funeral services will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901-13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta on Monday, September 6, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to your local Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangement in care of Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901-13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB.

ANDROWSKI, Donald (Andy), P2CK, RCN - born May 24, 1926. passed on March 20, 1996 after a courageous fight with cancer. He suffers no more. Survived by wife Julie; daughters, Elaine, Diane and Shirley. Predeceased by son, Andrew in 1969. Also survived by two sisters, and other close relatives. Memorial service at HMCS Naden, RC Chapel, Monday, March 25, at 1;30 p.m. Father Haffey officiating. No flowers please. Donations to Sooke Lone Cupboard, Box 572, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0

ARCAND, Paul A.V., P2VS, 8631-H/E, RCN (served 09 Sep 1948 - 08 Sep 1958)  - Born: 02 Mar 1930, Lachine, QC  Died 14 Apr 1996, Victoria, BC - Passed away April 14, 1996 at the age of 66 years. Paul is lovingly remembered by his son, David (Kim) of Ottawa; step-daughter, Betty; companion, Mailis; brothers, Pierre and Steven; sister, Louise; as well as many friends and relatives. Paul served in the RCN during the Korean War and was a life-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Throughout his life he was active in his community with several different organizations.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

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AYLWARD, Alfred (Al), C2PT, 6424-E, RCN (served 01 Apr 1942 - 01 Jul 1967) - peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital on May 15, 1998. Born in Bigger, Saskatchewan on October 5, 1921, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce; two sons, Patrick (Patricia) and Dale (Lillian); daughter, Brenda (James Allen; grandson, Michael; two sisters, Marie and Betty and brother, Frank. Al was a Physical Training Instructor with the Canadian Navy for 25 years and was well known in Victoria for his involvement in aquatics including his work as a swim coach. He was also a member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association and the Legion in Esquimalt. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive on Thursday, May 21 at 12 noon. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Agency, c/o Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R 1J8.

AYOTTE, George Edmund Jr., C2SN, 11152-E, RCN (served 20 May 1948 - 19 May 1973) - passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice, October 24, 1998 with loving family and friends at his side. George was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on September 6, 1930 to parents, Jeanne and George Sr. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years, Julia (Jinx) in 1994. He will be sadly missed by his daughters, Wendy Ayotte, Lisa parker-Jervis and grandchildren, Daniel Tyson and Sarah. George also leaves behind his brothers, Lawrence (Lily) of Lethbridge, Alberta, Ronald of Windsor, Ontario, Garry of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and sister, Lucille (Edward) Martyn of Calgary, Alberta as well as many special in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews. George joined the RCN in 1948 and proudly served for 25 years retiring a veteran of the Korean War in 1973. He then worked for the Penitentiary Services of Canada retiring in 1990. George was a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion #91 as well as the C&PO's Association. George had many caring friends and family members who will greatly miss him. A grateful thanks to Dr. J. Follows, the Staff at VGH and the amazing caregivers at Victoria Hospice. Thank you for your compassionate loving care of George and his family and friends during his last days.  A memorial service will be held in the RC Chapel, CFB Esquimalt (Naden) on Wednesday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion #172, 622 Admirals Road. Donations made to the Victoria Hospice Society would be gratefully appreciated.

ACKERMAN, George, C2DV, 4482-E, RCN (served 15 Jul 1941 - 06 Mar 1966) - Born 13 Jul 1924  Died 28 Jul 2000

ARNOLD, Allister R. (Red), C2ER, 14000-H, RCN / CAF (served 19 Feb 1954 - 07 May 1982) - born November 20, 1936, Grand Falls, Newfoundland; died May 5, 2001 after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Phyllis; children Jackie (Andrew) Lindsay, Kim Harton, Les (Carrie), Joanne (Sean) Mills and Kevin (Shannon); eight grandchildren, Adrienne, Ashley, Natasha, Desiree, Amber, Calvin, Cory and Brittany. Also survived by three brothers, Lou, Max and Les. Ed spent 28 years in the Navy and 18 years at Rocky Point. He will be remembered as the best husband, father and grandfather, ever. Through all this he never lost his sense of humour. The family would like to say a special thanks to the wonderful nurses at V.G.H. on 6-D North for their warm and caring support in this difficult time. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ed's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 91, 761 Station Road, Langford, on Wednesday, May 9, at 1:00 p.m., and will be followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2206 Richmond Ave, Victoria, B.C., V8R 4R5. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens.

ALEXANDER, Lionel  Ross, CD, P1ET, RCN / CAF (served 15 Jan 1957 - 19 Oct 1983) - Born 28 Jan 1938, he Crossed the Bar on Thursday June 21, 2001, at the Wiarton Hospital in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Shirley Marie (Niblock) Alexander. Dear father of Todd J. of Victoria, B.C.; Dee-Ann (Amanda) Szeplaki and her husband David of Welland; and Jeffrey Thomas of Victoria, B.C. Special son of Jean and the late Chester J. Alexander of Strathroy. Brother of Jo-Ann Graham and her husband Robert of Ipperwash Beach, and Donald J. Alexander of St Catharines. Also survived by one niece, Jillian Graham of Ipperwash Beach, and two nephews, Chet Graham of Sarnia and Ian Alexander of Peterborough. Predeceased by one nephew Rob Alexander. At Ross' request, no service will be held. Ross' ashes will be spread on the waters of Pedder Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, B.C. so he can once again "go to sea and see the world". Donations in Ross' memory to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Wiarton Hospital, or a children's charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family, and may be made the the George Funeral Home, 430 Mary Street, Wiarton, Ontario.

ARMIT, William (Scotty), V35054, RCNVR / C2BN, 17381-E, RCN (served 01 Aug 1940 - 30 Nov 1971) - born February 28, 1923, in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away, June 6, 2001, at Glengarry Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Scotty is survived by his loving wife, June; sons, Bill (Arden), of Victoria, Don (Rendle), of Langley; daughter, Sharon, of Fort St. John; son, David, of Calgary; stepsons, Morris Blackmore, of White Rock; sister, Jean Peake, of Lethbridge; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Chrissie and Andrew Armit; brothers, Andy and Jim; as well as his sister, Kathleen Erickson. Scotty spent most of his life in the Navy, serving overseas in the Second World War and the Korean War. He loved the sea and finished his Navy career at Royal Roads Military College. Scotty was a member of the Britannia Legion Branch #7, a life member of the C&PO's Mess, a former member of the St. Andrews and Caledonian Society, Elks Lodge of Victoria and the C&PO's Association. he was kind and generous with a great sense of humour and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of Glengarry (Fairfield Unit) for their excellent care and compassion for Scotty. Robin's music was a joy to Scotty, many thanks. Service of remembrance will be held at the Naden Chapel, Admirals Road Gate, Naden Base, Esquimalt, Building 35, on Monday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations, if so desired, may be made in memory of Scotty to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., 2571A Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4E1 or to the charity of one's choice.

 

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AVERY, H.K. (Ken), RCN (31 May 1913 - 29 Jun 2001) - Suddenly. Predeceased by first wife Florence, wife of 50 years, Sally Oct 2, 1998 also older brother Les. Survived by son Ted (Eddie) very special friend Jan and his little buddy Peete; brother Bill; nephews, Grant and Neil of Winnipeg; brothers-in-law Joe (Kit) and Tome (Viv) Harper; numerous nephews and nieces. A 60 year resident of Esquimalt. Served in the RCN during WW 2. Employed by Municipality of Esquimalt for 31 years. Long time President of C.U.P.E. Local 333. 1960 President N.U.P.E. B.C. Division. Past President, Chairman New Building Committee, Bingo Chairman and Ways & Means Chairman of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 173. Recipient of Life Membership and the Meritorious Service Medal. Graveside Service Wednesday, Jul 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Hatley Memorial Gardens followed by reception at Esquimalt Legion 172, 622 Admirals Rd. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to charity of choice in Ken's memory.

ADAIR, Donald M., P2AA/C2FC, 5299-E, RCN (served 11 Sep 1945 - 02 Feb 1970) - born on December 2, 1927 in Regina, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a long hard battle with cancer on January 14, 2002. Don is survived by his loving wife, Nadia of 20 years, his two daughters, Donna (Rheal) of Victoria, and Susan (Ron) of Bakersfield, California, and one stepdaughter, Georganne of Brandon, Manitoba. Don is also survived by his five grandchildren: Corrina, Tanya, Michael, Chelsea, Jeremy and one great-grandson, Jesse. Don was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years. After retiring from the RCN he was an avid supporter and worker of the Gabriola Firefighters, Gabriola Rate Payers Association, and former President of the Nanaimo/Cowichan Constituency of the Canadian Alliance. A memorial service for Don will be held on January 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Gabriola Island. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Donald may be made to the Nanaimo Cancer Clinic.

 

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ARMSTRONG, W. Everett (Rett), PO EA4, V88127, RCNVR (served 31 May 1944 - 08 Mar 1946) - Born 24 Dec 1924  Died Sep 2002

ANSLOW, Clifford G., V75549, RCNVR / C1BD, 51835-E, RCN (served 31 Nov 1943 - 30 Apr 1968) - Born 24 Apr 1925  Died 01 Nov 2003

ANDERSON, Robert Wayne (Bob/Andy), P2RP, 39730-E, RCN / CAF (served 12 Mar 1958 - 29 Feb 1984) - Born February 15, 1941 in Outlook, Saskatchewan - Died suddenly, but peacefully in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, February 16, 2005. Beloved husband to Shirley for more than 42 years; loving father of Penny, Wayne (Robin), Michael, and Marnie (Don); loving grandfather of Jacob, Nickolas, Samantha, and Brandi; and special Gramps of Britnie and Barton. He was predeceased by his parents. Bob had a distinguished military career and in his early retirement he enjoyed his time volunteering with the Therapeutic Riding Assoc. and C.O.P.S. He was an active legion member. Bob will be missed by all that knew him, but at his request there will be No Service. A special thanks to Charlotte at the Parksville Clinic and the nurses at N.R.G.H. and ICU. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's name gratefully appreciated to the Canadian Diabetic Assoc or ETRA Therapeutic Riding Assoc.

 

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ANKERMAN, Glen (Ank), Sto Petty Officer, RCNVR  (served 01 Aug 1941 - 29 Oct 1945) - Born 09 Jun 1916  Died 2004

ARROWSMITH, John, C1MA / Lt (N), RCN / CAF - (21 Dec 1927 - 21 Apr 2005) - Surrounded by his loving family, Jack Arrowsmith of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of St. Albert, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. He will be lovingly remembered by Cecile, his wife of 53 years; daughter Kim, her husband Miles and their children Matthew and Heather of Fort Saskatchewan; son Ross, his wife Jennifer and their children Samantha and Georgia of Calgary; sister-in-law Lil Johnson of Lethbridge; and sister-in-law Gabrielle Gregory of Red Deer. Jack served 31 years in the Royal Canadian Navy attaining the rank of Captain before retiring in 1977. He then began his second career with the Department of Justice and eventually retired in 1992. He has dedicated his retirement years to restoring the Naval records of fellow sailors and the ships of Canada's Naval forces. He will be forever remembered for his sense of humour, bright blue eyes and love of his grandchildren. At Jack's request, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2 would be appreciated. (Edmonton Journal 24 Apr 2005)

ARNASON, Deborah Ann (Yates), P2AW, RCNR (served 06 Dec 1973 - 31 Mar 1998) - Born in Windsor on February 2nd, 1956 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on October 16th, 2006. Beloved wife of Arni (Victoria, BC), daughter-in-law of Heidi and partner Andrew, sisters: Asdis, Sirry (Mike), Kelly and sister-in-law of Johnny whom she knew from sea cadets. Also survived by cousin Winnifred in Niagara Falls, Uncle Jim in Peterborough and Uncle Clifford in the U.S.A. Predeceased by her loving mother Audrey on September 17th, 2006, father Arthur in 1980 and father-in-law John Arnason in 1995. She had numerous nieces and nephews as well as friends in Victoria, Thunderbay and Windsor. She served for 25 years in the Naval Reserve joining HMCS Hunter in 1973 serving on both coasts where she met her husband who was also in the Navy. She was a member of RCL Branch 143 L.A., RCL Branch 172 Victoria Eagles L.A. and the Chiefs and P.O.'s Association (West). She was an avid dart player and loved animals. She brought joy and unconditional love to those around her. She courageously accepted her fate with calm and dignity. Visitation on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. Funeral service in the Chapel of the Morris Sutton Funeral Home and Cremation Centre , 68 Giles Blvd E on Thursday October 19th at 1:30 p.m with Reverend Stan Fraser officiating. Cremation to follow. Special thank you to the staff of Oncology at Met. Hospital and to the Hospice of Windsor. In kindness memorial donations made to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated by her family. Published in The The Windsor Star from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2006

 

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LEDINGHAM, Robert James, Radioman, RCN (1928-2010) - Served in Athabaskan during the Korean War.

 

Photo of Robert Ledingham on HMCS Athabaskan

 

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ARSENAULT, Gerry, C2SW, RCN - Passed away in Victoria, B.C. on July 14, 2006. he was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on March 4, 1933. Gerry was a 25 year veteran of the RCN. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at DND Supply Depot. He was a lng time member of the Gorge Vale Golf Club. Private Cremation.

ADKIN, Leslie Wilfred, C2CM, 46699/40978-E, RCN (served 28 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1967) - Born September 15, 1925 in Biggar, Saskatchewan. Saturday, September 1, 2007. Le peacefully went to be with his beloved daughter, Patti. He will be greatly missed by his devoted and loving wife of 59 years, Kathleen; children, Cathy, Sue Porteous (Garth), and Bill (Sherry); grandchildren, Catherine (Darren), Mike (Kerri), Laura, and Meghan; great grandchildren, Hanna, Keira, and Aidan, whose visits always brought a smile to his face. His joy in life was his family. A note of thanks and appreciation to Marge and Chuck Moser for thier enduring support and friendship. Les served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He enjoyed golfing and could be found almost daily at Ardmore Golf Course. he left us as he lived, quietly, with dignity, and surrounded by family. The family wishes to thank the staff as SPH ECUI for their exceptional care. A Memorial service is to be held on Friday, September 7 at 10 am, First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

ALDERSON, Douglas Howard, C2WR, 50280-E / LCdr, O-1220, RCN / CAF (served 10 Jan 1946 - 16 Dec 1982) - Age 79, died peacefully September 29 at Saanich Peninsula Extended Care. Devoted his life to Mary Alderson (deceased June 2004). Survived by his daughter Marilyn, son Doug, and grandchildren, Alesha, Daven, Emily, Thomas, Kassidy, and Noah. After enlisting in the Canadian navy in 1946 he continued to serve for 40 years and retired to Brentwood Bay in 1982. A love of family, close friends and his garden kept him busy throughout his retirement years. The many flowers that he received during his final few months brought him much joy and comfort. He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him. Doug will be heading to sea one last time, where his ashes will be scattered by Canadian Maritime Forces. A Memorial Service will be held at McCall Bros Floral Chapel, 1400 Vancouver St., Victoria, BC on Monday, October 15 at 11:00 am. (Victoria Times Colonist from 05 Oct 2007)

AUBREY, Edward Henry, V14448, RCNVR / C1BN, 9697-E, RCN (served 16 Dec 1940 - 11 May 1970) - Passed away at the Lodge at Broadmead on April 5, 2008. Born in Vancouver, BC on November 12, 1919. Predeceased by son Robert, wife Elsie, parents Edward and Clara, brother Roland (Bud), sister June and loving partner Doris Murray. Survived by son Ronald (Linda), granddaughter Nicole (Bill) Lewis, grandson Chris (Kinza) Aubrey. Great grandsons Jordan and Gavin Aubrey, great granddaughter Ashley Lewis, brother Denis (Shirley) Aubrey, sister-in-law June Aubrey, nieces and nephews. Ted served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 26 years. After retirement, he ran a boat chartering service for many years to the Gulf Islands. He was a member of the Chief & P.O.'s Association and the Sidney Legion. The family would like to thank the staff at Broadmead for their excellent care of Ted. A celebration of life is to be held at the Chief & P.O.'s Mess, 1575 Lyall Street on Saturday, April 12th at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: the Chief & P.O.'s Association, 618 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 2N7; the Coast Guard Auxiliary, 25 Huron Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4V9, or the Broadmead Care Foundation, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC, V8X 4Y7. (Victoria Times Colonist 09 Apr 2008)

ADOLPHE, Ralph, P1BD, 50550-E, RCN (served 01 Apr 1946 - 11 Nov 1970) (02 Aug 1928 - 09 Feb 2009) - passed away valiantly with family and friends at his side. Born in Wilkie, SK Ralph joined the Navy in 1946 retiring in 1970 then worked for the Municipality of Saanich from 1970 to 1993. Ralph enjoyed playing music in the Naden band and several dance bands. He enjoyed golf, watching hockey, backyard bbq's & gatherings with friends at which he will be remembered for his off the wall wit and humour. Predeceased by his first wife Betty, Ralph is survived by his wife Sarah, sister Audrey, brother Ron, son Jerry, daughter Patsy, step-sons John and Ken, 7 nieces and nephews, and 5 grandchildren. A special thanks to the Royal Jubilee Hospital ER and West 2 staff for their compassionate care. A memorial service will be held on Feb 21, 2009 1 pm at the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, St. Andrews Chapel (enter at Naden Way off Admirals Road). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ralph's name to a charity of your choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 17 Feb 2009)

 

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ANDERSON, W.B. (Bill), PO Tel, 3930-E, RCN (served 16 Sep 1940 - 16 Sep 1947) - of Edmonton, AB. Born 26 Apr 1921  Died 18 Dec 2010

ARMITAGE, James Richard (Jim), C2ER, 54208-H, RCN (served 05 Oct 1961 - 19 Jan 1989) (09 Oct 1943 - 13 Feb 2012) - passed away suddenly while at his winter home in Yuma, Arizona. He will be missed forever by his wife Brenda; children Jennifer and John; grandchildren Stuart and Regan and his dog Toby. Jim served in the Navy from 1961 until 1989 retiring as a Chief Petty Officer, 2nd class, Marine Engineer "Stoker ". Jim continued to work as a civilian with the navy ships at Marine Industries Ltd., Dockyard and Shipyards. Upon retirement Jim and Brenda traveled for 6 months in their 5th wheel and then purchased a permanent place in Yuma, Arizona. Jim was devoted to his family. We have wonderful memories of our vacations in Mexico and Disneyland as well as many cruises. Jim loved to socialize with friends and family and will always be remembered for his friendliness and loving nature. We will miss your smile, your presence and your wonderful sense of humor. You will always be in our hearts. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, B.C. (Victoria Times Colonist 25 Feb 2012)

ANGUS, William John, LS AA, V34905, RCNVR (served 27 Apr 1942 - 10 Oct 1945) (1924-2011) - William Angus, beloved husband of Ruth, Angus of Calgary, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the age of 87 years. William was born in Donaghadee County Down, in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada at the age of three months. He grew up in Calgary and attended Western High School. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on convoy duty until the end of the War in 1945. In 1948 William joined the Calgary Police Service and served until January 25, 1980. William is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Ruth Anna; sons, Dick (Elizabeth), Terry, Bill (Karen); grandchildren, Bob, Sean, Mike, Jason, Kerri, Graham and Barbra; twelve great- grandchildren, and his sister Eleanor of Victoria, BC. William was predeceased by his brother Thomas of Victoria, BC. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Fish Creek Chapel on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans Food Bank, 1 4539 6 Street N.E., Calgary AB T2E 3Z6 In living memory of Bill Angus, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (Calgary herald 12 Jul 2011)

ANDERSON, Richard Hamilton (Andy), P1RP, 32817-E, RCN / CAF (served 07 Jan 1956 - 09 Sep 1982) (11 Sep 1935 - 31 Mar 2013) - After a short illness, it is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Andy is lovingly remembered by his wife Eileen, sons Richard (Sandra), Daryl (Heather), daughter Kerri-Lea (Barry), son-in-law Rick, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brothers John (Fern), Bill (Pat), sister Elma (Bob), sister-in-law Linda, brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Maureen Dickie and brother-in-law Brian O'Hare, numerous nieces and nephews and family members in Scotland. Andy was predeceased by his mom and dad, nephew Bill, brother Jim, daughter Kyla-Mae, and grandson Barry Jr. Andy was born in Bo'ness, Scotland and at age 17 left and arrived in Canada to begin a new life in 1953. In 1956 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and had a 37 year career serving on numerous ships and shore postings retiring as a Chief Petty Officer (Radar Plotter). While posted in Victoria in 1957 he met the love of his life, Eileen. They were married December 19, 1959 and together raised four children on both Canadian coasts. After Dad's retirement they traveled with close friends Barry and Marie Miller throughout the United States. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and was always ready and willing for one on one conversations. "Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love." Rest in peace Dad. You will be sadly missed and remain in our hearts forever. We love you and will think of you everyday. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Meyer, and all the doctors and nurses at Victoria General Hospital for their help, compassion and kind words. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. A funeral service will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, at Our Lady of the Rosary 798 Goldstream in Langford at 11:00 am with internment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park 4673 Falaise Dr. A celebration of his life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Ave at 1:00pm. (Victoria Times Colonist 03 Apr 2013)

McCARRON, Raymond Joseph (Ray) - passed away peacefully on October 17, 2017 with Isobel, the love of his life by his side. Ray was born to Eva (Smith) and Leo McCarron on July 26, 1926, in London, Ontario and baptized at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica. The family moved to Detroit and Kapuskasing and then settled in Toronto in 1934. Ray attended secondary school at De La Salle College. In the spring of 1942, he met Isobel McCarron a student at Loretto Abbey. Ray enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in July, 1944 where he served on HMCS Wasaga (minesweeper) until the end of the war. He graduated from Kemptville Agricultural College and then on June 12, 1948 he and Isobel were married. They raised five children and have numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a long and distinguished career with Maple Leaf Mills and Pickseed. Later he created the Mapleseed Company. The family lived in Aurora, Port Hope, Peterborough, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Red Deer, Alberta and Mississauga and Lindsay, Ontario. Ray was predeceased by his parents Eva and Leo and his sister Betty. He is survived by his loving wife Isobel Monica McCarron, brother Eugene McCarron; son Ken (Shannon) McCarron of Airdrie, Alberta; daughter Anne (Ron) Eaton of Alliston, Ontario; daughter Barbara (Scott) Anderson of Mississauga, Ontario; daughter Peggy (Keith) Lawson of Mesa, Arizona; and son Pat (Betty) McCarron of London, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. Donations can be made to Plan International or a charity of your choice. (Toronto Star 20 Oct 2017)

 

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STANLEY-PAUL, Norman Wallace, LCdr, RCN(R), CD - Peacefully, on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Eleanore (Mitton). Caring father to Glenn (Karen Walker) and Maureen "Sam" (Michael Heffer). Proud Grandad of Katie, Graham and Erin. Uncle to nephews Paul (Edgar) and Ian Robertson (Peggy). Born in Toronto, grew up in Montreal. Graduated Victoria College University of Toronto 1948. Retired RCNVR and RCN(R) 1944-67. Former President, CEO and Director CanVin and Mennen. An avid golfer and member of Mississaugua Golf & Country Club since 1953. Retired Honorary Elder, Steward and Trustee of Humber Valley United Church. Past-President Mississauga Heart & Stroke Foundation. Norm was a loyal and supportive friend to many. He loved Wood Lake, Muskoka and filled days there with carpentry and projects, often puttering in the workshop with his grandson in later years. He and Eleanore travelled the world together and brought back many stories. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Toronto Star 21 Oct 2017)

 

BRAMLEY, George, P1BN, RCN (31 Aug 1924, Winnipeg, MB - 21 Jan 2001, Victoria, BC) - Peacefully at home in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by a grandson Sean, he is survived by his loving wife Margaret (Ardythe); son Michael (Kathy); daughters Linda (Bob) Dymont, Colleen (Bill) Wright; grandchildren Chris (Tracy), Dean, Chase, Lindsay, Sarah; great-grandchildren Hayden, C.J. and Megan; along with many family and friends. George served 25 years in the RCN through the Second World War and the Korean Conflict and was a member of the CPO's Association and RCL Branch 172. Under a loud and brusque facade those that knew George are left with fond memories of his kind, loyal and strong willed nature. No service at George's request. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in George's name to the Canadian Cancer Society or the CPO's Association.

BUTLER, James Geoffrey, Clearance Diver, RCN - It is with deepest sorrow that we share the sudden and unexpected passing of James Geoffrey Butler, on October 9, 2017, at the age of 28. His life was tragically cut short while on a trip to Thailand with his fiancée. James was a former Combat Engineer with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) and served a tour in Afghanistan with 1st Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group in 2010. He qualified as a Combat Diver in 2009 and served with the 2 CER Dive Team until 2015 when James applied and was accepted to Voluntary Occupational Transfer to the Navy Clearance Diver occupation. Upon his release from the Canadian Forces, James found his calling as a life coach helping veterans as well as corporate business leaders. James spent his life helping others. He was the kind of man who respected everyone he met and was equally respected in return. When you met James, you were the focus of his attention. He made you feel like you were the only one and that you were the only one important to him. During his short life, James touched many people throughout the world, evidenced by the outpouring of love and support shown to his family since his passing. He was a caring and loving man, equal parts comedian, humanitarian, warrior and all around great guy. He will be deeply missed. James is survived by, his fiancée Leighann Christian of Nanaimo BC, parents Karl and Cindy Butler of Rockland, ON, brother Kyle Butler with his wife Vanessa Butler and their children Peyton and Cali of Petawawa, ON, his sister Erika Butler of Ottawa, ON, grandparents, Art and Audrey Brown of Outlook, Sask. and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on October 21, 2017 in Ottawa, and another in British Columbia at a later time. (Ottawa Citizen, 21 Oct 2017)

CARBURY (CARRABRE), Joseph Andrew (04 Apr 1926 - 17 Oct 2017) - It is with profound sadness that we announce that the voice of a Calgary legend fell silent on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Surrounded by loved ones, Joe Carbury passed away at the age of 91 from the effects of a recent stroke. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Peter and Susan Carrabre, Joe was the youngest of six children. At 17, he followed in his older brothers' footsteps and joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he was assigned to merchant ships as a Convoy Signalman on the North Atlantic run. For the last two years of WWII, five Carrabre brothers served in active duty in the Navy. It was after the war that his sister, Kathleen, legally changed the spelling of her surname to "Carbury" after being frustrated with people misspelling the name. Joe followed suit and from then on became known as "Joe Carbury." His professional broadcasting career began in 1948 at the CHAT radio station in Medicine Hat as a play-by-play sports announcer for the Medicine Hat Tigers junior hockey team. While working in the city, Joe met Rose Renner, a nurse he would go on to marry on July 16, 1949. It was a marriage that would last over 60 years until Rose passed away on March 11, 2011. After leaving Medicine Hat behind in 1950, Joe and Rose relocated to Edmonton where he became Sports Director of CJCA radio and then in 1953, a move to Calgary saw him joining CKXL in the same role. During these years, Joe truly covered it all: play-by-play for the Edmonton Eskimos, and Calgary Stampeders, junior and professional hockey, boxing, semi-pro baseball and even curling. It was also during this exciting time that Joe and Rose would welcome their daughters, Coleen and Kathleen. In 1959, his broadcasting career took him and his family out east where he was the play-by-play announcer for the Hamilton Tiger Cats; however, he missed the west and returned to Calgary in 1961 to work for CFAC radio. In 1963, he covered a few thoroughbred races at Stampede Park that aired on CFAC. After a member of the racing association heard his commentary, he was asked to be the official thoroughbred announcer. This sparked the beginning of a career he would be best known for. In 1964, the Stampede asked him to announce the evening chuckwagon races. Always putting his best foot forward, Joe made it a priority to get to know as much as he could about the drivers, and add bits of history and anecdotes into his announcing to bring it to life for the spectators. "Joe had a special connection with people. He was not only close with those he worked with, but also industry people, chuckwagon drivers and their families. He could tell you the names of their kids and grandkids," said the Stampede's Keith Marrington, a co­worker and personal friend of Joe's for many years. After calling around 30,000 horse races and 5,000 chuckwagon races over the decades, Joe, who was a member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, signed off from his beloved perch, the Eye in the Sky at the Stampede grandstand, on July 8, 2008. "I'm thinking, God, I'm going to miss these people," he said on that emotional day. In an interview before his retirement, Joe was quoted as saying: "My feeling is there should never be a dull chuckwagon race - as long as I'm calling it". Close friend Jack MacDonald says he'll remember Carbury's great sense of humour, dedication to being the best at his job and unwavering loyalty. "If you were Joe's friend, you were his friend forever," says MacDonald, a fellow radio announcer and Stampede colour host. It is likely his trademark "there's the horn! And they're Off!" that Calgarians will remember best. In honour of his contributions to sports as a Radio Broadcaster, Joe received the Bell Memorial Award and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. When he was not at the track, Joe created many happy memories with his wife, daughters and grandchildren, Amanda and Garratt, at their holiday home in lnvermere, BC. Joe was particularly proud of his grandchildren, and his happiest memories were of times spent with both watching them grow to become amazing young adults. Joe also enjoyed many laughs and good times at lnvermere with his close friend Billy Hay, where they shared the occasional rum and coke and managed to get into lots of mischief which gave rise to enduring memories they both shared over the years. Rose and Joe would head to their favourite destination of Maui for many years to escape the Calgary winters. During his last years, Joe experienced several medical challenges which he handled with courage, humour and a strong will to live. During his final days, he was alert, making jokes and enjoyed a final beer and scotch with his friends and family. We may not be able to hear that recognizable voice calling another race or telling another joke that he loved but he will forever be remembered by his brother Tom, daughters Coleen (Jim) and Kathleen (Al) and grandchildren Amanda (Braden) and Garratt (Elin). Joe was predeceased by his wife Rose; parents, Peter and Susan; and siblings Jim, John, Pat and Kathleen. We would like to thank the staff at the Belcher Care Centre, where Joe spent his final years, for their loving care, kindness and support. A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery), on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Carewest Colonel Belcher, 1939 Veterans Way NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5Y8.

MacLEOD, John A. (01 Jun 1926 - 07 Oct 2017) - away peacefully on Salt Spring Island at the age of 91. He was predeceased by Norma, his wife of 64 years, in 2013 and by his youngest child Rob in 1990. He is survived by his children Janet, Bruce, Callum, Douglas, Laura and Megan, by grandchildren Andrew, Katie, Tom, Scott, Lyndon and Daniel, by six great-grandchildren, and by his sister Donalda. John grew up in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) and Winnipeg. After a stint in the navy he was employed in the grain industry for eight years, followed by three years as a writer for the Manitoba Health Ministry. In the 1950s he travelled the Prairie Provinces for the non-profit Canadian Forestry Association, promoting conservation of natural resources. Then for 17 years he was a producer-commentator for the CBC's department of Agriculture and Resources in Winnipeg and then Calgary. In 1976 he finally left the city for the rural life he always wanted, ranching on a modest scale in Alberta's Porcupine Hills for another 17 years while writing columns for rural magazines as Norma, a home economist, worked as a substitute teacher in nearby towns. After heart surgery and a stroke, John and Norma retired to Mayne Island in 1992. Thanks to Rose, Barb and Kathy, and to the staff of Lady Minto/Gulf Islands Hospital. No service at his request. (Victoria Times Colonist 20 Oct 2017)

MATERI, Lawrence Jacob (07 Aug 1944 - 18 Oct 2017) - The family of Lawrence Jacob Materi is deeply saddened to announce his sudden passing on October 18, 2017, at his home near Lipton, Saskatchewan. Lawrence was an outgoing member of the community and will be especially remembered for his involvement and dedication to the Lipton-Dysart Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Recently retired from farming and curling, he often could be found playing golf and pool, touring on his motorcycle, and keeping a beautiful yard. A successful salesman for many years before he took over the family farm, Lawrence always enjoyed the challenge of getting the best deal in any transaction. Never a shy man, he could and would talk to anyone. He was one that people came to for forthright advice, and could always be relied upon for an honest opinion. Lawrence saw much of the world as a young man in the navy. Of late, he preferred to spend his time enjoying a glass of wine in the backyard on a fine day with his wife Melony, family and friends. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, Wendell and Lucille Materi, his sister and her husband Adelle and Ken Andrews, and son-in- law Aaron Simes. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Melony; children Pam Aument, Kelvin (Tammy) Materi, Rena Materi, Jodie Simes, and Lindsey (Rodney) Ulvild; grandchildren Justin, Logan (Stef), and Brendan Horsman, Brayden and Brittany Materi, Rosabella Materi-Lindsay, Austin, Alex and Ronan Simes; great-grandchildren Lucy, Sydney, Zoey, Owen and Hunter Horsman, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Dysart, SK on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Prince Kurisinkal. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, contributions may be made to the Lipton-Dysart Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Box 40, Dysart, SK S0G 1H0, as tokens of remembrance. Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services.

ROACH, Bernard Joseph, RCNVR (28 Oct 1924, Windsor, ON - 15 Oct 2017, Oakville, ON) - Bernard Roach, son of the late Honourable Justice Wilfrid Roach of the Ontario Court of Appeal and Gertrude (Heck) Roach died peacefully in hospital, two weeks short of his 93rd birthday. He was predeceased by his beloved wife June (nee Sweet) in 2016. He was also predeceased by his sisters Colleen Malloy, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Margaret George, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is survived by sisters Julianne (Chisholm) Lyons, Ajijic, Mexico and Marie Therese (Terry Kelley), Bethesda, Maryland, brother Wilfrid (Bill) Roach, Kelowna, British Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernard attended St. Michael's College School in Toronto, joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) in 1943 and served on active duty in the North Atlantic until war's end. He earned his BA at the University of Toronto and a Teacher's Diploma from the Ontario Teachers College and taught for a number of years, after which he was employed by Chrysler Corporation until his retirement. There will be a Funeral Service at Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynold's St., Oakville, on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Bernard's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Three North, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Also, a special thanks to Bernard's niece, Juli Lyons (Toronto) for her unstinting help and kindness to Bernard this past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. (Toronto Star 19 Oct 2017)

DRINKWATER, Michael H. (22 Sep 1922 - 01 Oct 2010) - passed away peacefully at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton on Friday October 1, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Joan, his sons Jim (Pauline) and Ken (Angela), grandchildren Kevin (Leaha), Graham (Bobbi), Susan (Ross), Karen (Rob), Michael (Jessica) and Jonathan (Allison) and 5 great grandchildren. Michael was born in Vernon, BC to James and Dorothy Drinkwater and grew up in the Okanagan in Oyama and Kelowna, finishing high school in Kelowna. After high school he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served on North Atlantic convoy duty during the Second World War. He married Joan in June 1944 and after the war registered at the University of New Brunswick in forest engineering. Graduating in 1949 he joined the Canadian Forest Service and enjoyed a 29 year career in forestry research in New Brunswick, Alberta and British Columbia capped by appointments as Director of the Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton and subsequently as Director of the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria. Retiring in Victoria in 1978, Michael and Joan enjoyed many years of golf, sailing, travel and family visits until health issues slowed those activities over the past few years. They relocated to Edmonton in 2008. The memorial service will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 12603 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton at 1:30 PM, Thursday, October 7th with the Rev. Tim Chesterton officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Amyloidosis Support Network, Inc. at their website www.thecasn.org/ donate.php or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 9810 34 Ave, Edmonton. (Victoria Times Colonist 05 Oct5 2010)

CARRABRE, Peter (Pat) (23 Apr 1921 - 04 Nov 2011) - passed away peacefully at Deer Lodge Centre. The family thanks the angels of Tower Four for their compassion during his time in their care and his neighbours Debbie Tardiff and the Navens. Pat was predeceased by his beloved wife Isabella Isa (Ballantyne), brothers Jim and John, sister Kathleen, and parents Peter and Susan. He is survived by his brothers Thomas and Joseph (Joe). Pat served in the Navy during the Second World War. He worked his whole career for Winnipeg Hydro where he made a lifelong friend in Saul Feldman. Pat was also an avid golfer and 50 year member at the St. Boniface Golf Club where he had many good friends. The Funeral will be held at St. Vital Roman Catholic Church, on Pembina and Manahan at 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 14, Father Barry Schoonbaert will lead the service. There will be a private family interment. Funeral arrangements are in care of Cropo Funeral Chapel. (Winnipeg Free Press 10 Nov 2011)

 

ALLEN, Ray Wellington, P2BD, 31464-E, RCN (served 24 Mar 1954 - 09 Nov 1960) (30 Nov 1932 - 27 Aug 2013) - Ray passed away quietly at Royal Jubilee Hospital surrounded by the love of his family. Ray is survived by his wife, children, stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario but lived the majority of his adult life on Vancouver Island. Music was Ray's passion, especially Jazz, and he made countless friends while enjoying live music around town. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends that he considered part of his family. A gathering in his honour will be held at a later date. (Victoria Times Colonist 31 Aug 2013)

ANDERSON, Joseph Clifford, C1ER, 24887, RCN (served 07 Aug 1941 - 06 Jan 1966) (19 Mar 1917 - 03 Dec 2014) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Predeceased by his wife, Mary, in December 2012, Cliff is survived by his children Mary-Lynne (John) Britt, Tim (Wendy) Anderson, Lori Anderson; his grandchildren, Tara, Kevin, Leah, Jason, Katrina and seven great-children. After being in the Navy for 25 years, dad worked for several more years until he and mom went up to Fort Nelson before he finally retired forever. Cliff had a wicked sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye that always told you when he was kidding. Cliff loved to square dance and called for the Mavericks for many years. Special thanks to his second family at Glenwarren Lodge where he lived for three years. A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4049 Gordon Head Rd, Monday, December 15 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Victoria Times Colonist 13 Dec 2014)

 

RCNVR DIVISION WINDSOR, HMCS DAWSON, HMCS CHEBOGUE, HMCS UGANDA, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS CRUSADER, HMCS COMOX, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN, HMCS YUKON, HMCS SUSSEXVALE

BANFIELD, George R.L. - Suddenly at his residence on April 2, 1982, in his 74th year. He is survived by his loving wife, Ida; four sons, Keith and daughter-in-law Lynne of Victoria; John and daughter-in-law Lyna of Caycuse Beach, Vernon and daughter-in-law Denise, Victoria and Wayne and daughter-in-law Carolyn of Victoria; nine granddaughters and six grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Beverley Dickson of Calgary; niece, Doreen Brigden and nephew, Glenn Dickson, both of Calgary. Predeceased by his brother, Bert, in 1968. He served in the Second World War with the RCN retiring in 1949. he was a life member of the Chief Petty Officer's Association, member of Oak Bay senior Kiwanis, he was a ham radio operator - VE7D1C and a member of the Provincial Emergency Programme (P.E.P.) Silent key for VE7D1C. Service on Tuesday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. in McCall Bros. Chapel, Johnson at Vancouver Streets. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so desiring may make donations to the Heart Fund, 1008 Blanshard Street, Victoria, B.C.

BOOTH, Harold H. (Harry) - After a long, gallant battle, Harold (Harry) H. Booth of Esquimalt, age 70, retired RCN., died peacefully February 25, 1982, at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Harry is survived by his loving wife Margaret; two daughters, Morlene Smallbones of Brooks, Alberta, Roberta and son-in-law Bud Cope of Maple Ridge, B.C.; two sons of Victoria, Craig and Ian, and daughters-in-law, Sandy and Kathy, and 11 grandchildren who loved him dearly. He was a member of the Victoria #1 Oddfellows Lodge, Vancouver #1 Encampment and Cerne Rebekah Lodge #45. H served on Convoy Duty in the Atlantic with the RCN during the Second World War and was a member of the C.P.O.'s Association. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 1st, at 2 p.m. in Cunningham Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F., Victoria Lodge # 1, followed by cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Those so desiring may make donations to a charity of their choice.

BROWN, Frank - On May 21, 1982, aged 68 years, of 532 Paradise Street, Victoria, B.C. He is survived by his loving wife, Henrietta; one daughter, Frances, and son-in-law, Dennis Allen, and two granddaughters, Kathy and Cindy, all of Cowichan Bay; two brothers, Leonard of Vancouver and James of Savona, B.C.; one sister, Verannie Harrison of Vancouver; also many relatives and friends in Vancouver. He served with the RCN for 20 years, convoying in the Atlantic in the Second World War. Mr. Brown was past President and active member of the Chiefs' and Petty Officers' Association, also a member of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Assoc., Branch No. 12. Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, May 25 in Queen of Peace Church, 849 Old Esquimalt Road. Mass well be celebrated on Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. in the Church with the Rev. M.J. McNamara celebrant. Flowers gratefully decline. Friends so desiring may make donations to the Heart Fund, 1008 Blanchard Street, Victoria. V8W 2H5, or the Cancer Fund, 857 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, V8T 1E6. Arrangements entrusted to McCall Bros.

BOARD, Norman Friderick, C2ER, RCN (14 Dec 1921 - 12 Jul 1982) - After a lengthy illness, in Victoria, B.C. on July 12, 1982 at the Victoria General Hospital (Helmcken), very beloved husband of Jean, born in Loverna, Saskatchewan, aged 61 y6ears. he is also survived by his son Brian and his wife Janice of Victoria; dear grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew; brother Gordon and his wife Pearl of Halifax; brother Melvin and his wife May of Cloverdale and many other loving relatives. He served with the RCN for over 22 years both overseas during the Second World War and in Canada. He was a member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association and Britannia Lodge AF & AM No. 73, B.C.R. Funeral service in McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson at Vancouver Streets on Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. H. Silvester officiating. Interment at Royal Oak Burial Park.

BARNETT, William George, C2ER / LCdr, RCN (24 Jun 1824 - 14 Sep 1983) - Suddenly, on September 14, 1983, in Victoria, B.C., William George Barnett, LCdr, ret'd aged 59 years, of 540 Comerford Street, a resident here since 1967, formerly of Ottawa and Dartmouth, N.S. He leaves a son, Michael, of Ottawa; daughter, Susan, of Victoria; mother, Mrs. Ethel Barnett, in Kent, England; two brothers, Alexander in Kent, England; and Peter, in Melbourne, Australia. He was a member of the Officer's Mess in Esquimalt and Esquimalt Branch No. 172, R.C.L. He served with the RN (1938-1953) before transferring to the RCN (1953-1973). Funeral service in McCall Bros. Chapel, Johnson at Vancouver Streets on Tuesday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m. with Padra D.A. Hatfield officiating, followed by cremation.

BLEVINS, William, S.P.O., RCN (22 Apr 1901 - 22 Nov 1983) - Peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital, Helmcken, Victoria, B.C. on Sunday, November 27, 1983, aged 82 years, of Esquimalt, B.C.  Predeceased by his wife, Bertha in 1977. Dear father of Jack and wife, Barbara, Victoria, B.C., Roy and his wife, Deanna, Courtenay, B.C.; also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie and Lily; and other relations in Ireland. Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1927 to 1947. Service in the Sands Mortuary Limited, Memorial Chapel of Chimes, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C. on Wednesay, November 30, 1983 at 1:00 p.m. Rev P.D. Ross officiating. Interment at the Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined. Those so desiring may contribute to the Charity of their choice.

BALDWIN, Robert J, C2FC, RCN (28 Dec 1927 - 05 Mar 1984) - At the Victoria General Hospital, Helmcken, Victoria,, B.C. on Monday, March 5th, 1984, after a lengthy illness, age 56 years. Dearly beloved husband of Lavina Baldwin; dear father of Catherine and her husband Steven O'Neill; son Jeffrey, and his fiance Tammy, Victoria, B.C.; and granddad of Carmen Leigh; also survived by four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Money, Victoria, B.C., Mrs. Flo Coombs, Langley, B.C., Mrs. Winnie Gamwell, Burnaby, B.C., Evelyn, Surrey, B.C.; also many nieces and nephews. Bob served with with the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years, and was a member of the Chief and Petty Officers Association. Visitation in the Sands Mortuary Limited, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C. on Wednesday evening, march 7th, 1984 at 3:00 p.m. Padre Harry Silvester officiating. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined, those so desiring may contribute to the B.C. Heart Foundation, 1008 Blanshard Street, Victoria, B.C.

BUCHANAN, Angus (Gus), PO - served during WW2. Died  10 Jun 1984

BRANDT, William Henry, CPO2, RCN - Born: 06 Oct 1926. On November 17, 1984, William Henry Brandt, beloved husband of Nora Brandt of Victoria. Survived by one son Marcus and one daughter Leslie, both of Victoria; his mother Marle Babin, Surrey, B.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Bill was with the RCN for 25 years and latterly the BC Ferry Corps. He was also a member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association. Memorial service Tuesday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m., in the chapel of First Memorial Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Rev. H. Silvester officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice Victoria Royal Jubilee Hospital, Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Services.

BUTT, Malcolm D., C1ET, RCN - passed away peacefully Dec 1, 1984. Mel spent some years with the C.P.R., Empress Boats, 21 years in the Canadian Navy and 10 years in H.M.C. Dockyard. He was a life member of the C.P.O. Mess. Besides his loving companion of 15 years, M.L. Gibbins, he leaves his sister Fay of Sidney, his daughter Tonia, his granddaughter Cheryl of Alberta and his wife Margaret of Sooke, Predeceased by his brothers Don and Norman, and leaves many nieces and nephews. No service by request. Cremation. No cards or flowers. Donations if so desired to Hospice C/o Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R 1J8, would be appreciated.

 

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BAXTER, Henry Reginald - in hospital, in Victoria, B.C., on January 27, 1985, after a courageous year in ill health, rests in Jesus' arms. Born November 11, 1910 in Stilton, England. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Renning) and son, Adam, at home; son, Richard (dick), California; daughter, Carole, Washington and son-in-law, Gustav Friesen, California; daughter Denyse and son-in-law, Steven Schielke of Carstairs, Alberta; sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zindorf of Everett, Washington; several nieces and nephews; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Reg served as Chief P.O. in the RCN during the Second World War and enjoyed membership in the Marpole Rotary Club, was a charter member of the Bretnwood Bay Rotary Club; a member of the Full Gospel Businessman's Association, and the Glen Meadows, Golf and Country Club, and attended St. Stephen's Anglican Church. With his father, in Marpole Construction, Reg built apartments, houses, bridges, schools and churches. he was General Manager of Celwood Industries, Abbotsford; Director of Jayanbee Joinery, Middlesex, England and General Manager of Sungold Manufacturing, Calgary. After retirement, he started Baxter's Village Toy & Hobby Shoppe in Brentwood Bay where Shirley, Adam and he worked together. Funeral service in St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Mt. Newton X Road and St. Stephen's on Thursday, January 31, at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev Ivan Futter officiating, followed by cremation. (The family decline flowers and request that any memorials be made to St. Stephen's Anglican Church Building Fund, St. Stephen's Road, R.R. #2 Saanichton, B.C.)

BOWES, John Westley - A fight bravely fought on November 29, 1985, Mr. John Westley Bowes, age 58 years. Predeceased by son, Westley in July 1974. He leaves his loving family: wife Pat and son Chris at home; sons Wayne of Vancouver, B.C.; David of Vernon, B.C.; and Kim of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Four brothers and three sisters all of St. Thomas, Ontario. John served 29 years and eight months in the navy. A memorial service will be held in the Sands Chapel of Heather, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, B.C., on Friday, December 6, 1985 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation. Flower gratefully declined. Contributions to the B.C. Lung Association, 906 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, would be appreciated.

 

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