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)


TORRENCE, Howard William (Howie) (18 July 1923 - 07 Mar 2008) - It is with sadness the family of Howie Torrence announces his passing on March 7, 2008. Howie was born in Red Deer Alberta, the youngest child of William and Isabelle Torrence. Howie moved with his mother and two sisters to Vancouver in 1923. He was never far from the sea thereafter. Like a lot of young men, he saw a way out of the depression by joining the navy in 1939. He served with distinction on corvettes throughout the war. He was survivor of the sinking of the Weyburn in 1943. After leaving the navy, he became a pressman with the News-Herald and eventually the Vancouver Sun where he worked for forty years retiring in 1993. In 1949, Howie met Isabel Ross; they were married in 1950 and settled down to raise five children. In the 50's Howie found the lure of fast greens and straight drives. He had a lasting love for the game of golf. At work he forged lifetime friendships that carried on beyond retirement with the regular pressman's lunch where an empty chair now sits. After a brief illness, Howie passed away peacefully in the presence of his children and grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife Isabel, mother Isabelle, step-father Harold, sister Grace and brother-in-law Ernie. He is survived by his children Stephen (Karen), Deidre (Peter), Ian, Avril (Len) and Emily; his grandchildren Alysha, Brianna, Megan (Kent), Davin (Shannon), Natasha, Jasen, Kalen (Jessica) and Lindsey, his sister Gladys and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Deltaview Life Enrichment, who made Howie's life comfortable these last five years. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army's Miracle Valley program. A Memorial Service will held at Delta Funeral Home 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC on Saturday March 15 at 1:00 pm. What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. - Arnold Palmer (Vancouver Sun / The Province 11 Mar 2008)

TREVIASNUTTO, Guido, AB, V16285, RCNVR - Died 1965


HMCS WEYBURN - Survived the sinking of HMCS Weyburn. He was an AB, RCNVR at the time of the sinking.

FEE, John Frederic, Chief Torpedo Cox'n, 4145-E, RCN (served 21 Jan 1941 - 26 Jan 1948) - Passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC after a courageous fight with cancer. John was born in Vancouver on July 26, 1921. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Guida. John is survived by six children, Trish, Jane (Art), Jeff (Sandy), Tom (Holly), Jim (Pam) and Andrea (Clayten); thirteen grandchildren, Dave (Liz), Jen, Pat, Chris, Josh, Julia, Sarah, Kate, Megan, Chloe, Taylor, Kyle and Aeron; and by two great-grandsons, Nate and Ty. He is also survived by his sister Barb and the Knapp, Hill and Hood families. He will be missed by many friends and relatives across Canada, the U.S. and in the U.K. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of John's caregivers over the past six months, as well as to Dr. Charles King and Dr. Derek Lowe and the wonderful team at the Palliative Care Unit at Peace Arch Hospital. A celebration of John's life will be held at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey BC (604-536-6522) on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Fraser Valley Cancer Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Vancouver Sun 18 Sep 2004)

FOREMAN, Stanley Lidsey, 21537-E / LCdr, O-24438, RCN - It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stan Foreman on November 15, 2004. Born, December 3, 1916, in New Malden, England. Predeceased by brothers Terry and Richard (Dick). Stan is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Betty; also lovingly remembered by his sons Terry and Lance (Wendy); grandchildren Dean, Jenny, Kristie, and Connor; as well as numerous other relatives and wonderful friends. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy as Stoker 2nd Class, June 6, 1938, and retired as a Lieutenant Commander December 16, 1968. Stan's working career ended at the University of Victoria in the Building and Grounds Dept., January 1, 1982. He was a member of the Chief & Petty Officers' Association, Vintage Car Club of Canada and Van Isle A&B Ford Club. A reception, for family and friends to remember Stan, will be held Monday, November 22nd, from 2:00 4:00 p.m. at the Chief & Petty Officers' Mess, 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 107-1001 Cloverdale Ave., Victoria, BC V8X 4C9. (Victoria Times Colonist 21 Nov 2004)


FELL, Lloyd Allan (Bud), C2ERA, 22189-E, RCN (served 10 Apr 1945 - 11 Nov 1966) (31 Jan 1927 - 02 Jan 2014) - With the comfort of his loving family by his bedside, Bud passed away peacefully at Aberdeen Hospital in Victoria, BC, following a valiant struggle with cancer. Raised in Vancouver, Bud and his cherished wife Barbara were childhood sweethearts since Grade 3. A resident of Esquimalt for the past six decades, he served 20 of his younger years in the Royal Canadian Navy, before holding a variety of positions with BCBC until his retirement in 1984. Accomplished at many pursuits, he savoured the solitude of sports fishing in his beloved boat, mastered the art of smoking his own salmon, and perfected his remarkable greenhouse expertise. He shared a love of cruises and travel with Barbara, the highlight being their memorable African Safari in 1997. Ranking far above all Bud's gratitude for a life well-lived was the abiding love and pride he felt for his family: wife of 64 years Barbara, daughters Cynthia (Graham) Fligg and Barbara Godwin, and his five adoring grandchildren Cameron (Kelsey), Deanna and Allison Fligg, and Sean and Nicole Godwin. He is also survived by half-brothers Rick Fell (Victoria) and Lloyd Fell (Winnipeg). In spite of Bud's debilitating health challenges in recent months, the entire family was gifted with the joy of a day spent together with him at Aberdeen on December 23rd, reminiscing about special moments in a satisfying life. The family will miss you beyond words, Bud, and will always be grateful to have shared in your life's enthusiastic journey. Our loss is the angel's gain; teach them to fish well, Bud. Friends are invited to A Celebration of Bud's Life, to be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 2:00 PM in the Rainbow Room of CFB Esquimalt's Chief and Petty Officers' Mess, 1575 Lyall Street. The family expresses gratitude to the staff at Aberdeen for their care and attention to Bud's needs over the past few months. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bud's memory to the BC Cancer Foundation will be greatly appreciated. (Victoria Times Colonist 11 Jan 2014)



FISHER, Leslie (Les), P2ER, RCN / C.A.F. - of Victoria, BC. Born 01 Sep 1939  Died 15 Oct 2011




FAHEY, Robert Gary, P2CK, 43898-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 04 Jul 1958 - 16 Oct 1978) - of Victoria, BC. Born 17 Nov 1940  Died Jun 2013



FITZGERALD, John O. (Jack), Stoker Petty Officer (1921-2013) - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jack on Tuesday, November 19, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Eleanor, he will be dearly missed by his son John, his sister-in-law and great friend Ann, his nephews and nieces Thomas, Garry, Wendy and Nancy, as well as other relatives and friends. He will also be especially missed by his Tim Horton gang. The family will receive condolences at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boul. des Sources, Dollard-des- Ormeaux, Qc, 514-685-3344 on Thursday, November 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Thomas A. Becket Church, 4320 St. Anne, Pierrefonds, Qc on Friday, November 22 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at Rideau Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. (Montreal Gazette 20 Nov 2013)

FRASER, Norman Lloyd (Norm), P2VS, RCN (served 14 Apr 1949 - 17 Sep 1974) - of Victoria, BC. Born 21 Nov 1927  Died 11 Nov 2014 in Victoria BC




                                          Wedding announcement researched by /courtesy of Renee Legg

FINCH-FIELD, Reginald Dale, v68541, RCNVR / C1WS, 6273-E, RCN (served 11 Aug 1943 - 01 Nov 1969) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Reginald Dale Finch-Field. Reg was born in Grandview Manitoba, November 15th, 1925 and died in Victoria, British Columbia on May 25, 2005. Reg was one of ten children; he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, was part of World War II with Dems and served for 25 years. While Reg was in the Navy he sailed on The Ontario, The Sioux and The Cayuga. Following his retirement from the Navy, Reg worked 15 years at Dockyard. Reg leaves behind his wife Myrtle of 54 years, four children Ted (Lynea Carlson), Reg (Carolyn Gregg), Stepdaughter Noreen (Cal Osborne) of Trout Creek, Ontario, stepson Jack (deceased), five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Reg was a proud member of the No. 6 Company Fourandex of Canada and Chief and Petty Officers Association. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Heart Foundation, BC Cancer Agency or Charity of choice would be appreciated. A Memorial Service for Reg will be held at the Protestant Memorial Naval Chapel at CFB Naden, Tuesday May 31, 2005 at 2:00 pm, his ashes will go to sea. No reception. (Victoria Times Colonist 28 May 2005)



FOSTER, Maurice R. (Moe), P1ER, RCN / C.A.F. (served 01 Jul 1954 - 02 Feb 1976) (02 Jun 1934 - 10 May 2005) - Passed away peacefully at home with his family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. After a respected career in the Canadian Navy, Moe's love for people called him to new careers in sales for Butler Brothers and Coast Wholesale Appliances Ltd. His family and many friends knew Moe for his wisdom, hard work, kindness, quick wit, great sense of humour and willingness to help anyone in need. His presence always seemed to lift people's spirits. Moe will be missed by Ellen, his loving wife of nearly 50 years; his children Sandy (Alain) Pelissier and Doug (Cathy) Foster; seven grandchildren: Kevin (Lisa), Renee (Jordan) and Rachel (Travis) Pelissier; Nicki (Michel) Therrien, Melissa, Chrissy and Michael Foster; two greatgrandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Even in his later stages of illness, Moe's passion for life allowed him to still visit many new places and people. Sleep now Moe. As your first journey now finally ends, a new one begins for you. At his wish, a celebration of life will be held at 4 pm-6:30 pm on May 16 2005, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Esquimalt Branch No. 172, 622 Admirals Rd. in the Upper Lounge. The family gratefully acknowledges and gives special thanks for the daily caring and support of his daughter Sandy, the Peninsula Health Unit, Moe's doctors and his friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation and Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. (Victoria Times Colonist 13 May 2005)

FRANCIS, Edward John (Jack), Sr., LS, 4112-E, RCN (served 21 Jan 1942 - 02 Oct 1948) -  It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our father on March 3, 2006 at the Broadmead Lodge in Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Edmonton, Alberta on October 3, 1923, he was predeceased by his brother, George and his sister, Patricia. Jack is survived by his wife, Beverley and four children Lynne, Thomas, Deborah and Edward. A memorial service will be held on March 8, 2006 at 2pm at Veterans Cemetery, 1200 Colville Rd., in Esquimalt. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Society of B.C. The family would like to thank the staff at Broadmead Lodge for the dedicated care provided to Jack over the years. Jack will be forever missed. (Victoria Times Colonist 07 Mar 2006)

FAIRFIELD, Ross, V41004, RCNVR / P1ER, 17529-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 02 Jul 1942 - 28 Mar 1972) - Born in Barons, Alberta in 1922 passed away on April 1, 2006 at the age of 84. He is sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Edna; daughter Judy (Allan); son David (Rita); granddaughters Sandra (Frank), Shelley (Jaime) and Samantha; grandsons James, Harvey (Kellie) and Jacob; great-grandchildren Shane, Kyle, Pauline, Deborah, Kelsey and Tyler; brother William and numerous other relatives. Ross served in the RCN as an E.R.A. in World War II and in Korea and retired from the service in 1977 and worked at DND Dockyard as an outside machinist until retirement. Private Cremation. (Victoria Times Colonist 04 Apr 2006)


MAVRINAC, Joseph (Joe) - passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Kirkland Lake, ON on February 21, 2015, one month shy of his 91st birthday. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Millie, and was father to Diane Mavrinac-Ross and her husband Jeffery Ross of Toronto and Mary Ann Mavrinac and her husband Peter van Schie of Rochester, NY; and proud grandfather of Sara Ann and Katherine. Born in Croatia on March 20, 1924, Joe immigrated to Canada with his parents, Ivan and Danica and brother John in 1929, first living in Boston Creek, and then moving to Kirkland Lake. Joe proudly served his country in World War II in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the Battleford and Trail (corvettes) seeing active service, North Atlantic Convoy Duty. He was a life Member, Royal Canadian Legion, and recipient of the 60 Year Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He served as President, Branch 87, Vice President, Provincial Command, and District Commander (K), Royal Canadian Legion. A Northerner through and through, Joe was the Mayor of the Town of Kirkland Lake from 1981 to 1997 after many years in the hospitality industry as owner of the Teck Hotel and the Bon Air Motor Inn when he served as President of the Ontario Hotel and Motel Association and Vice-President, Hotel Association of Canada. He worked tirelessly for the economic vibrancy of Kirkland Lake and Northern Ontario as a whole. While serving as Mayor, he was the recipient of the Executive Award, Federation of Northeastern Ontario Municipalities, was President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, was named to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Honour Roll, and was a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In recognition of his contribution to the Town of Kirkland Lake, in 2000, the Joe Mavrinac Community Complex was named in his honour. After being Mayor, Joe was appointed to the Ontario Realty Corporation Board where he served as Chairman from 1998-2000 and the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services in 2001. A loving husband and father, a proud Canadian and veteran, a leader, a friend, a life member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, an outstanding athlete, an ardent Blue Jays' fan, and a true Northerner, Joe will be dearly missed. The family wishes to thank the loving care their father received from the entire staff of Teck Pioneer Residence, Kirkland Lake, and formerly the staff of the Regency Retirement Home, Mississauga. The Mavrinac Family will welcome friends at the French Family French Funeral Home, 111 Burnside Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON P2N 3L1, on Monday February 23 at 2-4 pm and 7-9pm (Legion Service). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus on Tuesday February 24 at 10:00 am. In Memorium contributions to the Kirkland & District Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.



CARSCADDEN, Stuart Albert, Merchant Marine - (1919-2015) 95, Halifax. A man of a hundred stories and a thousand jokes, a well-known and devoted member of the Parish of Christ Church Lantz and Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of March 28, 2015. Stuart was the son of the late Peter and Ida May (Reid) Carscadden – A native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Living in Lantz for 40 years, he was for many years Sunday School Superintendent and teacher as well as involved in many parish committees and organizations including rector’s warden, parish council, regional council, Diocesan Synod representative and a member of the Lantz Men’s Club. His love and service in ministry as an Anglican lay reader has spanned over 50 years between Christ Church, Lantz and Emmanuel Anglican, Spryfield. He has TV notoriety as a "Grandfather Cuddler" and has received his 25 year pin for his continuing volunteer commitment at the IWK – Grace. In Halifax his involvement in a variety of organizations have included; Nor-West Seniors, Transport 2000, VIA Rail pensioners, Salem Railroad Group, Marriage Encounter Group and the Merchant Navy Veterans Association. Stuart served with the Merchant Navy from 1940-1945 including service on MV Kaikoura and HMCS Lady Nelson. After WWII, he rejoined the Canadian National Railway Dining car service and then the Halifax Chronicle Herald Limited as a proof reader and retired in 1984 after 32 years in the newspaper world. Stuart was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lola. They were an absolutely wonderful couple – a beautiful example of two people still in love after 65 years of marriage. They were both delightful, warm hearted, intelligent and interesting with a keen sense of humor and a passion for travelling. In recent years Stuart enjoyed living at The Berkeley (Bedford) and for the last year, at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, unit 6 West, where he was telling jokes and making people laugh right up to his last day. Stuart is survived by daughters, The Reverend Jane Clattenburg; Mary (Clifford) Hines and Anne (Vaughn) Isenor. In addition, 7 grandchildren, Erna May Smith, Mark Whidden, Karen Whidden, Leah Poirier, Jody Isenor, Tammy Lawson and Jena Clattenburg; 10 great grandchildren, to whom he was known as "Poppie", Daniel, Amanda, Michael, Colin, Owen, Isaac, Rhys, Charlotte, Lola and Brayden; sister, Audrey Hutton. He was predeceased by his daughter, Audrey Jean Dares; sister, Jean Burgoyne. The family would like to thank the staff on 6 West (Camp Hill) for their help in making Stuart’s time there filled with love, laughter and caring. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Road, Halifax, where visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 2PM in Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield; Rev. Gloria McClure-Fraser officiating; with a reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Church, Lantz, Emmanuel Anglican Church, Spryfield, IWK or to a charity of one’s choice.



FAWCETT, John David (Jack), P1AW, 14753-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 23 Mar 1951 - 30 Jun 1973) - Born July 13, 1929, passed away on January 19, 2015 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife, Gwen; his two daughters, Caryne and Erin and her partner, Sam; much loved granddaughter, Jade and grandson, Brian and special grandsons, Tristan and Christopher. Jack will be remembered and loved by his family and also special long term friends. Visitation will be held at McCall's Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for those who wish to be there. A Celebration of his life will be held at McCall's Downtown at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to a charity of your choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 23 Jan 2015)



FOSTER, Gordon Douglas, C2AT, RCN / C.A.F. (served 27 Apr 1949 - 08 Oct 1976) - Mercifully, after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure, Gord passed away on March 14, 2015, at the age of 87. At the time of his passing, Gord was surrounded by his children Bruce, Shelley and Steve, as well as daughters-in-law Gwen and Edie, grandchildren Chris, Nick, Jen, Adam and Stephanie; and great-grandchildren Aida and Clark. Gord was born in Perbeck, Alberta on October 28, 1927 to parents James and Isabel. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 28 years on both coasts, retiring in 1976 as Chief Petty Officer as an Aeronautical Engineer. He then served as Air Worthiness Inspector with Transport Canada at the Victoria International Airport, retiring in 1995. Gord met his wife, Priscilla, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they were married on September 24, 1953. They moved to Victoria in 1968. He was an active member in the Canadian Naval Air Group (CNAG) and enjoyed attending monthly meetings and reunions. Gord was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing, golfing and hockey. He was a life-long hockey player and coach and played Old Timers Hockey until the age of 86. Predeceased by his loving wife Priscilla, brothers Jim, Dick and Bob, he will be forever remembered as a caring and much loved brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The family is grateful for the kindness and support from all of the staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital's Cardiology Unit on 3 South, and to family physician Dr. Molly Forester. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue in Colwood. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens in Colwood. (Victoria Times Colonist 18 Mar 2015)



JANES, Eric Robert - Born in Winnipeg, Man., passed away in London, Ont. on February 1, 2018. He is survived by his father, Jerry Janes (Donna), Sackville; his mother, Jeanette Janes, Corner Brook, N.L.; his brother, Gary Janes (Ruby), Eastern Passage; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family. Having grown up in a military family, Eric lived in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Newfoundland, Halifax, Virginia, United States and Germany. Eric joined the Navy and served five years, returning then to Sackville. After a number of years in Sackville, he left to go to work in London, Ont., where he resided until his death. Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. April 17th in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mark Morehouse officiating.


FREEMAN, John Winston, CWO, RCN / C.A.F. (30 October 1928 - 08 April 2018) - Age 89 of Margaretsville, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Heart of the Valley Long Term Care Centre, Middleton. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., he was a son of the late Winston Spencer Churchill and Aquila Maude (Chapman) Freeman. John joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1946 and served for 31 years on many ships as an electronics engineer. He was the first Naval personnel to serve at CFB Greenwood after amalgamation of the Forces, where he retired in 1977 as Base Chief Warrant Officer. During retirement, John was an active member of the community, serving on the Lighthouse Preservation Society, Margaretsville Wharf Society, Past President of the Middleton Curling Club, Legion and Lion's Member and a long-standing member of the Canadian Naval Air Group (CNAG). John will be sadly missed by his daughters, Kathy Wagner (Gary Grant), Judy (Eric) Rehse and Wendy (Mike) Balcom; sister, Sylvia (Ted) Steventon; brother, Gordon Freeman; grandchildren, Kristy Wagner, John 'Colin' (Katy) Wagner, Eric Balcom, Katy (Catlin) Veinot, Liam Rehse; great-granddaughters, Sadie and Lyza Wagner; as well as extended family and friends. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his brother, Robert Freeman; son in- law, Stanley Wagner. In keeping with John's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15th, in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448 with Rev. Bill MacLeod officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. By request, family flowers only. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Margaretsville Lighthouse Society or to a charity of one's choice.

HALL, John Drummond (Jack), CWO, RCN / C.A.F. - (14 October 1922 - 10 April 2018) Age 95, of Dartmouth, passed away at home with family by his side on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 14, 1922 to parents Matthew and Margaret Hall. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman at age 15 and served during the Second World War. He saw action as a young lad in the Atlantic, Dunkirk, Norway, Mediterranean and Normandy (for which he received the French Legion D'Honneur in 2016). His war time experiences as a gunner saw him wounded twice with lifetime impairment to his vision and hearing. He reenlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1953, serving on the HMCS Cornwallis, Iroquois, Crescent, Kootenay and Terra Nova, and at Shearwater and Osbourne Head. He retired in 1973 as Base Chief Stadacona as did his brother Matthew previously. He was predeceased by dear wife, Sheila; brother, Matthew; sisters, Eva and Mabel (of Edmonton). He is survived by daughter, Barbara; sons, Gordon (Rose), Tony (Mary), and Tim (Amanda); 'wee' brother, Jim (Kitty), of Edmonton; seven grandchildren and best friend, Gail Brooks. He was a member of the Somme Branch Legion, Atlantic Chiefs and PO's and Dartmouth Seniors. He was instrumental in bringing soccer to Dartmouth by establishing the Dartmouth Thistles Soccer Club and later coaching with Dartmouth United youth teams. He coached minor soccer all through the 70s and 80s. He was known for his ability to liven up any situation with stories, jokes and enthusiasm for life. He wrote many hilarious yet often poignant naval stories for military publications under the headings of Tales From the Dockyard Clock and The Base Chief Remembers. His mantra was 'Never let it be said I was dull ! ' and that was so true all through his life. His ashes are to be buried at sea near to those of brother Matt. A special thanks to the Community Palliative Team who helped our family care for our Dad at home. There will be a Celebration of Life in the Somme Legion on April 28th from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club in North Dartmouth.




FITZGERALD, David Shaw (Dave), CD, C1HT, RCN - Born May 5, 1936 Moosejaw, died  September 2, 2006 Victoria. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, uncle, brother, friend, neighbour and an extremely proud PaPa. Awaiting him in heaven his parents, baby Angelica and loved ones. Lovingly remembered by his wife Lorie, and family, Deborah (Tanner, Kiera), Shawna & Marcus Farmer, Quinn, Marjorie & Jon Newton (Dakota, Spencer, Madalynn, Jackson), sister, Kaye (Wes) Fritz, brother Dan (Dawn), and in-laws Don and Pat Pederson along with many many more loved ones. "Fitz " or "Chief " joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 16 and served for 28 years. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer First Class and was a lifetime Legion member. He went on to run the Woodwork Shop at Wilkinson Road Corrections for 15 years. Dave had a commanding presence and it didn't matter if you knew him for minutes or years the impression was made. He'd give you the shirt off his back! He and his wife particularly enjoyed coaching in, and rejuvenating the Gordon Head Girls Little League from 76' -87' "Fitzy " would not miss morning coffee with 'the boys' and had a life time passion (addiction) for sports. He was most at home in "POP'S FIX IT SHOP ", which doubled as a coffee house, rec room, barber shop, confessional and laboratory where weird and wonderful creations were born. He dedicated many years to the cause of Hepatitis C awareness serving on the Board of Directors of HepCBC. Forever with us, love you always. We know everyone who met him has a story to tell and we would love to hear them at the celebration of his life at the Esquimalt Legion #172 located at 622 Admirals Rd, on September 24th from 1:00pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his memory to HepCBC. #306-620 View Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1J6 (Victoria Times Colonist 08 Sep 2006)



FREDERICK, John Paul, C2ET, 5279-E, RCN (served 02 Nov 1945 - 02 Nov 1965) - Born in Holfast Sask. Jan. 21, 1927 passed away in Victoria on Nov. 8, 2006 with his family at his side. Predeceased by his son John Paul Jr., Dec. 16, 2004. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 57 years Elizabeth; sons Robert (Lucia) and Richard (Margret); daughters Carol (Al), Sandra and Christine; grandchildren Suzi (Troy), Shana (Ian), Jason, Billie, Liza (Joel), Natasha, Stephanie (John), Sheena, John (Jane), Mary, John L. and Paul L. (Sandy): great grandchildren Nigel, Ryan, Kiren, Ethan, Taelor, Hailey, Duncan, Alia and Tazar; brothers Adolph and Wilfred (Pat) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. John spent 20 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and the remainder of his career as an electrician with the Canadian Coast Guard. He spent his retirement years tending his garden and woodworking. Heartfelt thanks to Drs. Perchinsky and Polson, nurses Ken and Shana and the staff of the Coronary Care Unit of the Royal Jubilee Hospital. A memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation. 315035 Published in The Times Colonist from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2006

FOX, Joseph C.S., C1LT, 4289-E, RCN (served 11 Mar 1941 - 11 Mar 1966)  - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph. Born Nov. 20, 1921, in Roblin, Manitoba, Dad passed away Dec. 23, 2006 peacefully at home while watching the news. He is survived by Rita, his loving wife of 60 years, daughters, Pat (Richard), Cathy (Rob), Marilyn, Joanne, and Susanne (Steve) grandchildren Noel, Jason, Nigel, Paul, Chantal, Katie and Rhys, great grandchildren Mackenzie and Riley. He is also survived by his sister Marie of Saskatoon. He is predeceased by his children John, Michael, Mary, David and Roy. He was in the navy from 1941 to 1966 and then worked for B.C. Ferries until 1986. Dad will be truly missed by many, not the least of which will be Molly and Bear, his 2 dogs. Services are to be held at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 10030 Third St., Sidney, BC, at 2PM on Jan. 2, 2007. 326659 Published in The Times Colonist on Dec. 29, 2006

FRASER, William James (Jim), C2HT, 8272-E, RCN (served 11 Feb 1945 - 10 Jan 1966) - Passed away peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital in his 91st year, after a very full and eventful life. Born in Edmonton, Alberta on January 9th, 1916 and predeceased by his wife Beatrice (Bea) in 1997, he will be fondly remembered by his two daughters Joan Heyes and Louise Reader, his son Tom Fraser and their immediate families. We will miss his quiet strength and his generosity in giving his time and expertise over many years to help his friends and family. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday October 30th at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, Saanich, BC. A reception will be held following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers and if desired contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

FINLAYSON, Henry John Clifford (Cliff), PO.BD, RCN / C.A.F. - Cliff, Dad, Grandpa, Papa passed away April 22, 2008, surrounded by his family. Born in Regina, July 26th 1930, Cliff grew up in North Battleford Saskatchewan. He joined the Navy and was stationed in Cornwallis where he met his beautiful bride Betty. He always claimed he married her because she was the only one he could get in the backseat of his Chevy. The happy couple had their first child in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. He was then transferred to Victoria, had 2 more children and called it quits for kids. He spent the next 26 years in the Naden Band traveling the world. When he was in Victoria between trips, he had a dance band and was a member of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. For pleasure, he loved golfing and gardening. He enjoyed his annual hunting/ fishing trips up north with his boys and his adopted son Kel. He tried to organize everything and everyone in camp and made sure there was no shortage of his world famous garlic toast & slugs" He also thought Mexico could use a little cleaning up and could be seen working on the boulevards there earning himself the title of `Senor Limpio'. Cliff will be lovingly remembered by his stunning wife Betty, his oldest son Mike, the Golden Child (Geri), his younger son and fishing buddy Al (Barb), and his favorite daughter Lori (Larry). Grandchildren Angie (Harpaul), Erin (Colin), Brandon, Maggie, Sheri, Scott & great grandchildren, Madison, Raya, Canyon and two more on the way whose genders have already been determined by `Papa'. Many thanks to Dr. Stockdill & Dr.Yee, the staff and volunteers at the Cancer Clinic and RP1. Memorial Service will be held on May 4th 2008, 1:00 p.m. at the First Memorial Funeral Home at 4725 Falaise Dr. followed by a Celebration of Life at Royal Canadian Legion, Trafalgar/Pro Patria Branch 411 Gorge Rd. East In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Clinic. (Victoria Times Colonist 26 Apr 2008)

FLEMING, Vermena (Mena) (nee MacPherson), WP2 Coder, WRCNS (served 19 Apr 1943 - 30 Oct 1945 / 08 Jan 1952 - 28 Mar 1957) - Born March 31, 1916, Mena passed away peacefully during the early evening of September 7th 2008 at Broadmead Lodge in Victoria. She was predeceased by her loving husband Karl, her sisters Helen and Flora, and her brothers Phillip and Gordon. Mena is survived by a large extended family. Mena was born on the family farm in Nanton, Alberta 92 years ago to Phillip and Ethel MacPherson. She proudly served overseas as a Wren during WW2 and upon returning to Canada she worked for the same company as her future husband Karl. They were married in 1955 and spent many happy years together. Traveling North America in their Air Stream trailer was a time Mina fondly remembered. Mena and Karl retired to Victoria in 1974 where they built a beautiful home in Sidney. Mena spent the last ten years at Broadmead Lodge where she cultivated many friends who loved her as her family did. We will be forever grateful to the staff at Broadmead Lodge for their exceptional care and support during the time Mena called Broadmead home. A service hosted by Broadmead Lodge will be held at 1;30 on Friday November 7th at Broadmead Lodge. A family service will be held at a later date. Mena will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. (Victoria Times Colonist 20 Sep 2008)


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FISHER, George S., ERA 3c, V36261, RCNVR (served 17 Nov 1941 - 06 Sep 1945) - of Kimberly, BC. Born 23 Jan 1919  Died 31 Dec 2008.

FRASER, Thomas (Tom), C1RM, 3135, RCN (served 04 Apr 1938 - 03 Apr 1963) - of Salmon Arm, BC. Born 22 Jan 1921 Died 12 Aug 2009


FAIRNIE, James Suttie, PO.HSD, 4091-H, RCN (served 18 Nov 1940 - 17 Nov 1947) (21 Mar 1922 - 26 Feb 2010) - Loving husband and soul mate of Shirley (Jakes) for 63 years. Passed away peacefully with his dearly loved family by his side on Friday, February 26, 2010. He leaves his children Randy (Joan), Ann Temple (Frank) and Hal (Janet) his grandchildren; Shawn, Jason, Jeff, Greg, Sarah, Christina, Elizabeth and also four great-grandchildren to mourn his passing. Jim was the first born of Andrew Fairnie and Sarah Boyes. He is survived by his brother Robert and his sisters Eleanor and Sally. He is predeceased by his siblings William, Angus and Frances. Friends may pay their respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial Service Friday, March 5, 2010 in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Outreach Program, At Home Hospice or a charity of your choice. (Ottawa Citizen 02 Mar 2010)

FLUSKEY, William H. (Bill), C2ER, 22914-E, RCN (served 24 Apr 1946 - 27 Feb 1972) March 16, 1928 December 22, 2009 Bill passed away peacefully with his wife and family at his bedside. Bill gave 27 years of distinguished service to the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring with the rank of Chief ERA. He then joined Canada Post where he worked as a postman for the next 10 years. He continued to be drawn to the sea and was an active member of the Canadian Power Squadron for over 21 years. Upon retirement Bill and Gay travelled frequently, particularly enjoying cruising and jazz festivals. Bill leaves to mourn his wife of 60 years, Gay. Three children Linda Gruenheit (Fred), Lori Horn (Gordon) and Bill Fluskey (Veeda), 12 grandchildren, one great grandson, a large extended family and many friends. A celebration of his life will be held December 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the SPCA or the ALS Society of Canada. Special thanks to ambulance attendants Brian and Vince, Dr. Peter Shrik and the ICU nurses who took such good care of our husband and Dad. (Victoria Times Colonist 29 Dec 2009)

FRAISER, Jon (Huck), C1SW, C.A.F. (Navy) (served Jun 1968 - Oct 2005) - Age 60. Born October 2, 1950, passed away in Arizona, Friday, January 14, 2011, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Seaforth, Ontario the son of the late Jack and Geraldine Fraiser of Egmondville, Ontario. Jon joined the navy at seventeen and served 37 years at sea and on land. His postings include Halifax, where he met his wife Colleen, Toronto, Winnipeg and Victoria where he retired. He spent the last several winters enjoying the Arizona sun. Jon loved life and fought as long as he could. Jon was a good man, a dedicated servicemen and a friend to many. Huck was loved and will be dearly missed by his friends at Tim Hortons. Jon is predeceased by his sister Judy, survived by his wife Colleen, brother Wayne, Seaforth, Ontario, sisters-in-law Judy (Flemming Hansen), Gloria (Bill Falkenham), brothers-in-law David (Diane Sullivan), Dick (Coleen Sullivan), many nieces, nephews, cousins and best friend Taz. No funeral or memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Jon's ashes will go to sea and some scattered on the ice at the Boston Bruin Gardens. Donation to Hospice in lieu of flowers. Condolances may be sent to Rest in peace Jon, Always loved, forever missed... GO BRUINS!!!! (Victoria Times Colonist 28 Jan 2011)

FENLON, Robert McTavish, V30375, RCNVR / C2ST,  9779-E, RCN (served 29 Oct 1940 - 20 Nov 1968) (Born June 16,  1918, Bob passed away peacefully on October 16, 2011. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy in both World War Two and the Korean War and eventually retired as a CPO. Predeceased by wife of 70 years, Muriel Jean (2009), son Terry (2002), and grandson Michael (1987). Survived by daughter Dawn (David) Young, son Brent (Kathy), grandchildren Sherri-Lyn, Kristin, Kevin, Craig, Colleen, Leanne and Brian and greatgrandchildren Teresa, Dante, James and Colton and great-great-grandson Izaiah. Also survived by brother-in-law Peter (Jean) Jackson and good friends Lawrie Michaux and Donna Hudson. Dad was very active in the retired CPO Association as well as the Esquimalt Horticulture Society. His tomato plants will be sorely missed next year. The family also wish to thank the staff at VGH. No service and flowers by Dad's request. (Victoria Times Colonist 21 Oct 2011)

BEDDOE, Charles Emile, PO (27 Jan 1920 - 01 Apr 2018) - WW II Veteran (RCN) Combat Cameraman/Photographer Charles Emile Beddoe passed away quietly at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre. Charlie was the beloved husband of Louise FitzGerald, who predeceased him by only one month. Dearly loved father of Margaret (E.B. "Sandy" Lawrence), David (Cyndie Campbell) and William (Sarah Anson- Cartwright). Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Trip, Rosalind and Caroline. Also predeceased by daughter, Jennifer, and granddaughter, Susanna. Charlie volunteered for the Navy at the outbreak of war in September 1939, eventually rising to the rank of Petty Officer Confirmed. Throughout the war, he served on various Canadian warships, including HMCS Haida, HMCS Huron and HMCS Prince David. He was on landing craft for the D-Day invasions at Juno Beach and for D-Day+3 at Omaha Beach. He was in London during the V-1 rocket attacks, and was aboard the Haida during the engagement in which HMCS Athabaskan was sunk. At the end of the war, he photographed the interior of a German U-boat which had surrendered at Trondheim, Norway. Following the war, Charlie worked for the National Film Board, the federal government, and in the private sector. He retired from Agriculture Canada in 1985. He and Louise bought their "starter house" in 1958, and lived there for over 58 years, lovingly creating a garden oasis for their retirement, and a warm and welcoming home for family and friends. Charlie remained a lifelong photography enthusiast, and, in his late 70s, discovered computers. A longstanding interest in old clocks developed into a collection of which he took great pride, and he was for many years an active member of Chapter 111 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. A calm, pragmatic mind, combined with a love of gadgets, meant there were few problems for which Charlie could not work out a solution. He was a devoted family man who loved nature and the outdoors. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at "the Perley" for their care and attention, which made his last year so happy. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 12 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre Foundation, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON, K1G 5Z6, would be appreciated. (Ottawa Citizen 14 Apr 2018)


HMCS HAIDA - Served in Haida in 1944



HOLLANDS, Oswald Edward, SD (04 Feb 1926 - 12 Apr 2018) - Oz passed away peacefully after years of living with Alzheimer's. Oz grew up in Moose Jaw, SK, until he joined the navy on his 17th birthday. He spent three years escorting convoys across the Atlantic as an ASDIC operator on the corvette HMCS Orillia. After his war service, Oz had a successful and satisfying career with the Corrections Branch of BC in the field of Probation, retiring in 1988 to care for his first wife Verna. Oz was active in his church and enjoyed singing in the choir. He and his second wife Lucille had several seasons of fun singing on Let's Sing Again. Golfing and travelling were great hobbies, and he enjoyed being part of Probus and the Broadmead Men's Coffee Club. Oz dealt with his illness for 16 years with acceptance, courage and humour. His love for his family was evident to the very end and he will be missed by everyone. Oz was predeceased by his first wife Verna. He leaves his children Deb (Ken) and Steve; grandchildren Ryan (Donna) and Erin (Ben). Also mourning his loss, his wife Lucille, step-children Carolyn, Steve (Denise), Colleen (Kerry); and grandchildren Brennan (Heather), Leland, Sarah, Sophia, Daniel, Lauren, Kelsey, and Ben. Thanks to Dr. P. Kelly and the staff on A2 at The Lodge at Broadmead for their loving care of Oz and Lucille. A Memorial Service with a reception to follow will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Victoria John Howard Society or The Lodge at Broadmead. (Victoria Times Colonist 14 Apr 2018)



McGILLIS, Leo, P1ER, RCN / C.A.F. - "Leo heard the Raven call his name, and it led him to the Lord." Leo was born in Willow Bunch Saskatchewan July 20, 1931 and passed away April 2, 2018. Leo grew up in Saskatchewan and at age 18 joined the RCN, serving for 25 years. After retirement he worked at H.M.C. Dockyard. Leo loved hiking, climbing and was a gifted musician and entertained us at all family gatherings. He was also a long time member of the Victoria Balalaika Orchestra and the Gypsy Rovers. He participated in many events with the Aboriginal Veterans Association. Leo was predeceased by his parents Robert and Annie, sisters Nora, Roberta and Helen and infant daughter Donna. Survived by his wife Rosemary, daughter Dianne (Michael), grand-daughter Hannah, sisters Yvonne (Les), Cecile and Dorothy plus many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at Cedar House, Mt. St. Mary. You are all stars ! Thank you for your care and kindness to Leo and me. Thank you Sister, for your compassion and friendship. Linda, for your warm kindness. Thank you to all who sent the beautiful flowers. A private family funeral was held April 13, 2018 at Royal Oak Burial Park. A summer celebration of Leo's life will follow. (Victoria Times Colonist 14 Apr 2018)



ADAMS, Lloyd William, RCN (21 Apr 1936 - 26 Mar 2018) - It is with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great -grandfather and good friend to many on March 26 at Delta Hospital due to complications of dementia. He leaves to mourn his ever-loving wife of 60 years, Irene and his children Linda (Paul), Bill (Michelle), Mary (Wes), and Wayne (Meghan) and son-in-law Walter, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He also leaves siblings Don, Ken, Norma, Dorothy and sister-in-law Mildred. Also many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Lloyd was born in Melville, Saskatchewan and grew up in Rapid City, Manitoba. He moved with Irene and their children to Tsawwassen in 1974. Lloyd was a very proud Korean War Veteran. He never missed a chance to let people know he had been in the Navy and that "All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor". After the Navy he worked for IBM Canada for 30 years, then sold real estate for many years. The Royal Canadian Legion was very important to him, and he remained active as long as he was able. First and foremost though his family was his number one priority. He loved all of them unconditionally. He relished visits or phone calls from every one, from eldest to youngest, but nothing made him happier than to be at family gatherings. The family would like to thank Dr. Hollinger and his staff, the doctors and staff of Delta Hospital for the exceptional care Lloyd received. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 (1:00 - 4:00 pm) at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 289. #22 1835 56th Street, Tsawwassen, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. "KEEP SMILING"  (Delta Optimist 06 Apr 2018)


BURNSIDE, James Albert (Bert), Lt, RCNVR - (13 Aug 1921 - 08 Apr 2018) - With sadness but wonderful memories we announce the passing of Bert Burnside in his 96th year. Born in Kilrae, Northern Ireland, Bert was the second child of James and Emily Burnside. Brother to Doreen, Yvonne and Norm. Devoted and beloved husband of 60 years to Sheila (nee Mackenzie, deceased). He will be deeply missed by his daughters Yvonne and Jeanette (Dr. Ronald Mittler), grandchildren Jessica, Natalie and Nicholas and sisters-in-law Peggy and Betty. Bert was a proud Canadian. He served in the Canadian Navy during WWII achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Bert graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto in 1948. Postwar, he joined Grinnell Corporation, later ITT Fluid Products Canada, retiring as President and General Manager after 40 years. A natural and gifted athlete playing hockey at OHL level, U. of T. varsity football and curling. Golf was his focus and true passion. He golfed into his 80s but a hole-in-one was sadly elusive. A member of St. George's Golf and Country Club since 1951, Bert served as Club Captain 1962, Deputy General Chair of the 1968 Canadian Open Committee, Board Member 1965 - 1969 and President 1983 - 1985. For his time, dedication and proud service, Bert was honoured with a lifetime membership at St. George's, his second home. Bert remains our voice of reason forever a promoter of education, business and sports. A special thank you to Drs. Griffin, Kaizer, Myers and Di Prizito and the wonderful nursing staff at Trillium Health Partners, for their exceptional and compassionate care. A private family funeral will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trillium Mississauga Hospital. Online condolences may be made on the Book of Memories at Published in the Toronto Star on Apr. 14, 2018


Portrait of Lt Burnside     Portrait of James Burnside

FORD, John Peter Hamilton, QC (15 Apr 1934 - 10 Apr 2018) -  "Until next time." True to one of his favourite sentiments, John passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Devoted and beloved husband of Yvonne and much loved father of Jill (Mike) Menard, Susan (Bevis) Bullock and Jennifer (Murray) Thomas. John took great pride in his wonderful grandchildren, Kyle and Sean Menard, Charlotte, Brett, Brady and Shannon Bullock, and Liam and Adam Thomas. John was also a beloved uncle to cherished nieces and nephews. An accomplished and respected lawyer, John graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1960. He pursued his passion for law for 57 years and was awarded the prestigious Queen's Council designation in 1973. A lifelong Oakville resident, John shared with his family the importance of giving back to others through his involvement in numerous community foundations. John was happiest surrounded by family and friends, sharing wine and stories from the head of the table while creating wonderful memories for the many lives he touched. John will also be remembered for his sense of fun, his all-weather barbequing prowess (snowstorms included) and making everyone feel at home. John was an ardent gardener. A perfect weekend usually involved time spent with his plants and a round or two at the Oakville Golf Club. He was a member there for 45 years and served 2 terms as club President. John was also integrally involved with the Tin Hat Memorial Tournament – a yearly event honouring all branches of the Canadian Military including his own, The Royal Canadian Navy. When not gardening or golfing, John loved to travel and enjoyed sharing these adventures with his wife, and their lifelong friends. Living life to the fullest, John was honourable and optimistic with a deep capacity for unconditional love. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to express our deepest appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital as well as the continuing care of Dr. Justine Seuradge. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 6th at the Oakville Golf Club from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 1154 Sixth Line, Oakville. Private interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada are welcomed. (Toronto Star 14 Apr 2018)

BURTON, Samuel William (Sam), RCN / C.A.F. - (22 Sep 1948 - 10 Apr 2018) - After a long, hard fought battle with cancer, sadly Sam passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Sam was born in Brandon, where he spent most of his childhood. Then, father Beverly, mother Lena and brothers: Jackie and Gary and sister Della, moved to Winnipeg, where he spent his teenage years. At the age of 17, the adventuress Sam joined the Navy where he served eight years as a deep-sea diver stationed in Nova Scotia. In the earlier 70's, Sam moved his young family back to Winnipeg where he worked for Swift, Fresh water fish, finally retiring with Peak of the Market, after 30+ years. Sam was a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle and is survived by: his wife Cheri of 30 years; children: Francine (Kevin), Lisa (Kelly) and Brady (Evelyn); grandchildren: Sydney, Skyler, Bram, Jayce and newest addition Chloe. Sam enjoyed his life in Landmark cutting grass, peeling apple and oranges, and enjoying a cold beverage with the neighbours or whoever popped by to say hi! One of his happy places was Friday afternoons at the Nick, sitting at the round table with the boys. The family would like to give a big thank you to all the staff at Cancer Care Steinbach and St. Pierre-Jolys Hospital for their compassionate care. In honour of Sam, please join the family on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Nicolett Hotel, 632 Lafleche Rue, Winnipeg, MB. Celebration of Life Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:00 PM Nicolett Hotel 632 Lafleche Rue Winnipeg, MB. In honour of Sam, please join the family on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the Nicolett Hotel, 632 Lafleche Rue, Winnipeg, MB.


RICHARDS, Maurice Edmond, RNCVR, VR7101 / CPO, RCN - Born 14 Nov 1899, died 02 July 1986, Kitchener, ON. Maurice served in the RNCVR during World War 1 and in the RCN during World War 2. After WW2, Maurice began a career in the mining industry in Timmions, ON, from which he retired in 1967.


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(1) Maurice Richards, RNCVR (sitting), Bermuda, 1917  (2) Maurice Richards (left) and Chris Magnusson  (3) Maurice Richards' MTE Class 5 - Sep 1941  (4) Maurice Richards on HMCS Quatsino, 1942



GAULT, John Edwin - Also known as 'Jack Wild' and 'The Man in the Red Hat', passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Kimberley, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Upper Musquodoboit, he was one of five children of the late Sinclair and Nina Gault. At the age of 19, he joined the Navy and proudly served for 13 years on the Algonquin, the Nipigon, and the Kootenay. After leaving the Navy, he pursued a career in auto mechanics. John loved going to car shows and had hopes of some day once again owning his dream car, a 1965 Starfire convertible. He finished off his career at Crossley Karastan where he worked for 25 years, proudly never missing a day of work. He was a kind and generous soul and was always thinking of others. He would often leave notes on cars telling people that their tires were not safe or recommending that they check their air pressure as he was genuinely concerned for their safety. He would even go so far as to offer to buy them tires. John was a loving brother of sisters, Joyce (Earl) Taylor, Alberta; Gloria (Calvin) Brown, Truro; Linda (Gordon) Black, Tatamagouche; brother-in-law, Ben Harnish, Hilden. He was a loving father of Kimberley (Doug) Cross, Lesley (Al) Webster, Shane (Sherie Green) Gault; devoted grandfather of Joshua, Drew, Madison, Olive, and Natasha. He recently celebrated his 75th birthday surrounded by his family. John was predeceased by sister, Della. The most important relationship in his life was with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. His faith was very important to him and carried him through his final days. In lieu of flowers, get your tires and oil checked, Dad would have liked that. In keeping with Dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will have a private celebration of his life. Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.



LOBB, Cecil Nelson Middleton, PO, Electrician - Born: 20 Mar 1914, Edmonton, Alberta. Died 13 Sep 1989, Westbank, British Columbia. Son of Frederick William Toby and Anne (née Tweedle) Lobb.



MURPHY, Arthur Alexander, Lt, RCNVR - (14 Apr 1917 - 08 Apr 2018) - passed away a week before his 101st birthday. Art proudly lived to an older age than his parents James Murphy and Isabella Gardiner Murphy (later Milne), and his siblings Sarah (Sister Augustina, SSJ), Bill, Jim, Nora Warden, Patrick and Kae Hobbs. The Murphy family emigrated from Dundee, Scotland circa 1911, settling in Winnipeg's west end; living on streets such as Toronto, Bannerman, Arlington and St. Paul. James Murphy drove a horse-drawn milk wagon for Crescent Creamery. Isabella worked as a domestic. They believed strongly in the value of education. The Murphy kids went to St. Edward's School and the boys to St. Paul's High School. Jim, Pat and Art all achieved success as business owners. Art's lifetime passion for pharmacy started at age 11. The Murphy brothers stocked shelves and swept floors at Harman's Drug Store, Portage at Sherbrook. Art's dream was to be "on the wheel" - delivering prescriptions by bicycle. Art was working a summer job in a drug store at Wasagaming, Clear Lake, when he was called to active duty in the Royal Canadian Navy. Throughout the Second World War, he served on North Atlantic convoy escorts between North America and England. Lieutenant Arthur Murphy also served on the Murmansk Run, a dangerous convoy route north from England into the Arctic Ocean, delivering war materials to the Soviet Union. These missions were so dangerous, there were strict orders no ship was allowed to stop, even to rescue sailors who fell overboard. Like many of his generation for whom the chaos, horror, destruction and death of the Second World War seemed endless, Art married in haste in 1944. Despite difficult family circumstances, Art was a diligent and generous provider. He took his three daughters to Santa Claus parades and Shrine circuses, to City Park picnics, the zoo and the Red River Ex. He built a swing set in the yard, carried buckets of hot water to fill rubber swimming pools, cooked burgers on a tri-pod charcoal barbeque, and held onto the seats of bicycles as his daughters learned to ride two-wheelers. On Sunday afternoons, Christmases, Boxing Days, Easters and all the other holidays, the family piled into the car to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. During New Year's Eve family parties, Art was always the "first footer". In keeping with Scottish tradition, he braved minus 40 temperatures to run around the outside of the house and enter by the front door; a gesture to ensure good fortune for the coming year. In 1946, Art opened Murphy's Drug Store on St. Mary's Road at Barrington Street. The mud road intersection was truly the end of the line; the turn-around point for street cars and later trolley buses. For 40 years, Murphy's was a landmark, with many long-term employees. Working at Murphy's was a rite of passage for countless St. Vital high school students; girls at the front counter and delivery boys "on the wheel" in the Murphy's red VW bug. Murphy's Drug Store was Art's real home; the place where he was most relaxed, the place he was happiest, and the hub for his family. It was "Dad's store" and "Grampa's store" - the place where he welcomed his children and grandchildren. He slipped his grandkids quarters to buy candy, allowed them a favourite soft drink from the cooler, and let them read the endless supply of comic books. Art was known in the community for his consistent kindness and compassion. No customer of Murphy's Drug Store ever did without medicine just because they couldn't afford it. When Murphy's closed in 1986, hundreds of people came from miles around to shake Art's hand and wish him well. Art continued his legacy of customer care and community service at Shoppers Drug Mart on Dakota Street. He retired due to changing health in 2007, months before his 90th birthday. For the rest of his life, he rarely went into a local business without someone recognizing him and wanting to shake his hand (and ask his advice). Following the end of his marriage, Art sustained relationships with his daughters; providing them with love and support throughout their own adult trials and tribulations. Art had a particularly strong and unshakeable bond with his daughter Barbara. For 25 years, they visited back and forth between Winnipeg and Victoria, shared laughs in Vegas, picked rocks on the beach at Gimli, and never tired of shakes and fries at The Half Moon. As for his grandchildren - Art's love for them was beyond measure. His supply of chocolate bars was endless. He was legendary for taking his kids and later his grandkids (Robyn Roscoe, Jodi Murphy, Jamison Roscoe, Yvonne Grey, Trista Warren) to the Red River Ex. No ride was too scary for Grampa Murphy! Well into his 90s, he was known to get up before dawn so he could watch great-grandson Rowan Cherkas play hockey. In the early 1990s, Art found his love for the ages with Ida Selman, a friend from bygone days. The beauty of their relationship was being "all about what they could do for each other"; finding joy and happiness in the simplicities of everyday life. For 25 years, their evening ritual was holding hands while watching television. Art loved sports. As a kid, he played pick-up baseball games in the open fields of Winnipeg's west end. He played high school football and hockey. For a time, he was an avid curler at St. Vital Curling Club and regularly golfed at courses around town. For many years he went to Blue Bombers home games and Grey Cups, and sat center ice for the original Winnipeg Jets. There was never a moment when he didn't believe in and cheer for Winnipeg's home teams. Art appreciated the amazing care he received from his health care team; led by Dr. Kevin Coates and pharmacy staff at Shoppers on Dakota. Until recently, Art lived in his own apartment, thanks to strong support provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. He always expressed appreciation for kindly home care workers and hospital staff. During his final days at Grace Hospital, Art showed respect for, and earned respect from, Dr. George Borrett, Dr. Ralf Macek, and the 5th Floor Angels. Memories of Art are treasured by Ida Selman, Barbara Murphy, the extended Murphy and Selman families, friends and countless people whose lives were touched by his kindness and wisdom. Art Murphy's presence made the World a better place. We need more like him! As Art directed, there will be no formal service. Instead, all who knew him are encouraged to get together and share their Art Murphy stories; over coffee, a glass of wine, or as part of a friendly hello. (Winnipeg Free Press 14 Apr 2018)


HMCS NENE - Appointed to Nene 09 Jun 1944 as A/Lt, RCNVR

APPS, George Clifford, Photographer, RCN (25 Sep 1926 - 06 Apr 2018) - Peacefully on the evening of April 6, with family by his side, George set sail on his final voyage for ports unknown at the age of 91. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Eunice; son Clifford; daughter Karen (Ron); grandchildren, Shaun (Natalie), Caitlynn (Matthew), and Michael. Born in England, he joined the Royal Navy and served in the Second World War. He came to Canada in 1947 and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1951 and served for 25 years as a Naval photographer. George was a member of the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club and served in their Colour Party proudly carrying the White Ensigns. He was an avid stamp collector and member of numerous clubs and associations. He always had a smile and a story. Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a eulogy and condolences for the family by visiting George's memorial page at Memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 2235 Silver Avenue (west off Whytewold), April 20 at 2:00 p.m., Padre L. Fox officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Naval Museum of Manitoba or the Lung Association. (Winnipeg Free Press 14 Apr 2018)


GRAY, Gordon Campbell, LCdr, RCN - passed away peacefully at home in Halifax on 14 April 2018, at the age of 79. Gordon was born in Stratford, Ontario, the son of the late William and Martha Gray, and is survived by his sister, Fiona (Udo Fieback). He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1956, and fulfilled his dream to be a naval aviator, receiving his pilot’s wings in 1960. He flew the HO4S and Sea Kings stationed in Shearwater, NS. Gordon married Ann Odell (separated) in 1964 in Halifax. Throughout his military career, he had appointments to the Royal Navy in the UK and Singapore, and Canadian appointments in Portage la Prairie, Toronto and Ottawa. Gordon retired from the armed forces in 1984. He then worked at Indal Technologies in Mississauga until his retirement in 1996. Gordon is survived by his partner Sheila Hamblen, daughter Alison (Chris), son Bruce (Effie) and grandchildren Ella, Peter, Madeline and John. He is remembered also by his extended family: Patti (Tony), Justin and Jenna; Peter (Angela); Debbie (Mark); Donna (Glenn), Cory and Reanna. Many thanks to all the nurses and staff at the HI Dialysis Unit in Halifax. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Kidney Foundation NS. As per his wishes, Gordon has been cremated. Friends and family are invited to attend a gathering at 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 21st in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggys Cove Road, Upper Tantallon.



KYLE, Ted -(died: 2018) always had his own way of doing things in life and now in death. Mr. Kyle, who died at his home Saturday, was 89. A celebration of his life will take place at the Army Navy Airforce Club, 645 Colborne St. on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “He was always unconventional and this is what he wanted,” said Betty Finley, Mr. Kyle’s niece. “We’ll set up a display of all his hardware – he had a lot of trophies from darts, snooker and cards and people will be able to talk and share stories. “He was quite the character, a kind-hearted soul who loved to be among kindred spirits in a service club.” Born in Brantford, Mr. Kyle, a 60-year-member of the club, was a husband, father, and navy veteran who represented Canada internationally in darts. The founding president of the National Darts Federation of Canada, Mr. Kyle started a magazine – The Darts Review – back in the 1970s and was later inducted into the federation’s hall of fame. The hall of fame induction was noted in The Expositor back in the early 2000s at the Best Western Brant Park Inn when the city was host to the National Youth Darts Championship. Amongst his many trophies is a plaque commemorating his participation at the darts World Cup III held in New Zealand in 1981. He was also an accomplished snooker player. Growing up in Brantford, Mr. Kyle attended King George School and Brantford Collegiate Institute but left the city behind to join the navy when he was 17. He spent four years in the navy serving on several different ships, including HMCS Portage, HMCS Haida, HMCS Micmac, HMCS Warrior and finally on HMCS Magnificent. “He really enjoyed his time in the navy,” Finley said. “He was able to see a lot of the world including Jamaica, Cuba and the Barbados. “He had a lot of stories about his time in service and highlight for him was going to Portsmouth, England and seeing The Bounty.” Mr. Kyle also spent some time on board a ship in the North Atlantic ocean and often told the story of being in the crow’s nest. It was so cramped and so cold, it sometimes took two men to take a man out of the crow’s nest because his feet were so cold he couldn’t move them. There was also the time he and a buddy went absent without leave. Their ship had run aground near St. John, N.B. and Mr. Lyle went ashore without permission. He and a buddy went out drinking and later that night tried to take a bus back to the ship. Unfortunately, the bus was headed in the opposite direction. They fell asleep and when they woke up they found themselves in Montreal without even enough money to pay for their fare. Instead of trying to find a way back to the ship, they decided to head home. “We slept in a church and then hitch-hiked back to Brantford,” Mr. Kyle recalled in his family history book. “I was home on ‘leave’ until my dad found out and told me to get my ass back there and face consequences.” After leaving the navy, Mr. Kyle began working for the City of Toronto in the parks and recreation department. He retired as a foreman after 35 years and moved back to his hometown. “He was tired of the hustle and bustle of big city life and wanted a slower pace,” Finley said. “He came back to Brantford and spent a lot of his time playing darts, snooker and cards. “He wasn’t one for bright lights and convention. He preferred the fellowship of the service club.” Mr. Kyle was predeceased by his parents Robert and Evelyn Kyle, his brother Robert and the love of his life, Nancy. He was the father of Terri (Steve), Ted and Kelly (Tom) and the grandfather of James. 


Collage of photos from Ted's time in the Navy



MOFFATT, Thomas MacLean, RCN (1934-2017) - died peacefully in the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia on December 23, at the age of 83. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara, and children, Victoria (Robert Selfe) of Riverport NS, Leslie (Edwin Conrad) of Pleasantville NS, Timothy (Debbie Moffatt) of Trenton ON, and his brother Bill (Freda) of Blacks Harbour NB. He is also survived by six grandchildren (Angela, Cory, Tara, Sarah, Evan, Kyle) and three great grandchildren (Jada, Raya, Mason). He is preceded in death by his parents (Thomas and Edna Moffatt), first wife (Ann), and son (Tony). Tom was born on February 9, 1934 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. At the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in the Korean War on HMCS Iroquois, staying in the Navy for 5 years. After his discharge he worked within the Pulp and Paper industry starting with Bowater Mercy in Liverpool NS in 1956. In 1964, he accepted a position as Purchasing Agent for new mill constructions in various locations such as Saint John NB, New Glasgow NS, Mactaquac NB, and St. George NB. In 1975 he settled with his family in Bridgewater to take a position at Michelin and finished his working career as co-owner of HyWay Market in Hunts Point. He will always be remembered for his positive demeanor, sense of humour and eternal optimism, which stayed with him till the end. His good nature and big heart could always be counted on by family and friends. He took pleasure in reading, golfing, playing bridge and solving crosswords and puzzles. Over the years he enjoyed memberships in the Kinsmen and Legion. Always being there for others, he assisted in various fundraisers such as the Glen Murray Charity Golf Tournament, raising money for local Olympians to participate in the Calgary Special Olympics and for the Bridgewater Blues Senior Hockey Team. A Celebration of Remembrance is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 4th at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24 (78 Churchill Street, Bridgewater, NS). Pastor James Haughn will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tom’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital, or charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the 3 rd floor for his care and support, as well as his numerous friends for phone calls and visits over the last two months.




HARE, Leonard James (Len) - was born on 01 Feb 1923. He grew up on his parents' farm in Odessa (near Kingston). Len was a stoker on the Lunenburg from March 1942 to October 1945. It must have been quite an adjustment after spending your early life on a farm! After the war, Len and Bette (Yeomans) were married 15 June 1946 in Kingston. He also attended Canadian Vocational Training (21 March 1947) where he completed courses in radio and electrical appliances repairs. In 1948, they moved to Bradford, Ontario and he opened up his own tv/radio shop in 1959. He was a lifelong member of the Legion and of the Lions Club (50 year Monarch). He curled, bowled, golfed, and loved to fish. In 1991, Len and Bette retired in Meaford, Ontario and, being a Navy man, they bought a home close to Nottawasaga Bay. Len and Bette were very involved with their communities. They travelled to England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, and both Canadian coasts. He passed away from cancer on 25 July 2003. He and Bette had been married for 57 years. Bette passed away 09 May 2017. They are at rest together at the Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.


Leonard Hare was awarded the following medals:  The Atlantic Star, The 1939-1945 Star, The Africa Star, The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, The War Medal 1939-1945


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(1) Leonard Hare  (2) War Service Badge certificate  (3) Leonard Hare's headstone



SHEPPARD, David Wayne (Dave), MS.BN, C.A.F. (13 Mar 1963 - 19 Apr 2018) - It is with great sadness that the family of the late David Sheppard announce his passing in his hometown of Lark Harbour, NL on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in his 55th year. David was a loving family man, a dear friend, and Master Seaman in the Canadian Navy with 22 years of service. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories, his son Andrew Sheppard (Uzo Cogwell) and his mother Allison Sheppard; his sisters: Gertrude Sheppard, Rebecca Smith, Linda Smith Humber, Patsy MacDonald (Alex), Eleanor MacDonald (Cecil); and also a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. David was predeceased by his father and mother: Gordon & Wilhelmina Sheppard; his sister Elaine Mullins; his brother Gordon Sheppard Jr; his brothers in law: Albert Sheppard & Ronald Smith. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at St. James Anglican Church in Lark Harbour from 7-9 pm and Monday, April 23, 2018 from the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where the funeral service will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 2 pm with Rev David Taylor officiating. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. A reception will take place at the church following the interment. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted and/or memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to the family. 




GRAHAM, Maxwell Earl (08 Jul 1924 - 18 Apr 2009) - In Loving memory of Max Graham, a resident of Gore Bay, who died at the Mindemoya Hospital on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at the age of 84 years. He was born at Peterborough, son of the late Edward James and Elizabeth Ruth (Wood) Graham. Max had been manager at the Manitoulin Livestock Co-op, retiring after 35 years. He attended the University in Guelph, where he played on the rugby team that won a Canadian championship, and was also on the ski team. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2. He was very involved in the community, having been a member of the Masonic Lodge, past president of the curling club, past president of the Rotary Club, where he received the prestigious “Paul Harris Award“ for outstanding service. He also volunteered much time with the Fish and Game Club, and this past year received a plaque for his efforts. Max also organized the cattle sale in Little Current for many years. He loved to hunt and fish, and spent time at the hunt camp in Mills, visiting many people in the area, where he was affectionately called the “Mayor of Mills.“ Due to ill health that made it difficult for him to get out, he loved to watch T.V. and in particular all sports events. He was truly a respected and loved part of Manitoulin, and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Max was predeceased by his beloved wife Betty in 1983. Loved and loving father of Frances and husband Rheal Sicard of Mississauga, Ted and wife Lynn of North Bay, Jed and wife Kathy of Mindemoya, Mike and wife Lori of Sault Ste Marie, Karen and husband Scott McDougall of Gore Bay and Derek and friend Teri of North Bay. Proud grandfather of John and wife Nina, Michael, Rheal, Eric, Nicholas, Skylar, Alex, Ryan, Larissa, Matt, Andrew, Laura, Neil, Zarek and Chancellor and great-grandson Ethan, Dear brother of Patricia Ardern. Predeceased by brothers Bernard and Ted and sisters Verda and Dorothy. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Culgin Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 11am with Rev. Beth Topps officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donations to the Gore Bay Fish Hatchery or the Cancer Society would be appreciated. 


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(1) Max Graham in front of bus (left)  (2) Page from Max's graduation yearbook  (3) Max's navy buddies  (4) Max (centre) - place unknown



CUMMING, Edwin Keith - passed away on April 1, 2018 in his ninety-seventh year, at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton. He was an extraordinary man who lived a remarkable life of service to his community and devotion to his family. Keith was born on January 12, 1922 in Cayley, Alberta to Edwin ('Ted') and Eva Cumming (née Eaglesham). Ted had come to the young province from Devon, England, while Eva's parents had arrived from Scotland and Ireland. Keith and his siblings grew up on the family farm, where even in the best of times, it was a difficult life. There was no running water or electricity and out on the prairie there were severe dust storms to contend with. Keith learned to use the plough pulled by a horse to seed the crops; when he was older he graduated to a four-horse team. During threshing season he worked as a field pitcher, loading hay by hand, and sleeping in the granary, wrapped in blankets, sometimes waking to find himself covered in snow. But life was not all work: Keith played first trumpet in the Cayley Band in the Calgary Stampede parade, swam in the Red Deer River, and loved to play (and in later life, to watch) sport of all kinds. Though he was determined not to be a farmer-the rewards were meagre and uncertain-it was nonetheless the crucible of the farm that wrought his lifelong, defining virtues: hard work, an enterprising spirit, and a relentless optimism for the possibilities of ingenuity and industry combined. He had an early thirst for learning: school was a considerable distance away, and in winter he drove the horse-drawn sleigh with his younger siblings bundled up beside him; then worked on his lessons by lamplight at night. He later attended Nanton High School so that he could take courses that enabled him to apply to university. He finished high school at sixteen, and, not being eligible to apply for university until eighteen, worked as a bank teller for two years. He used to recount how each teller had a revolver under the counter, and that target practices were held on Saturday afternoon. He would pause, then drily add: 'there were no bank robberies in those days.' After his eighteenth birthday, he was admitted to the University of Alberta, and after a year, he transferred to McGill, where he graduated with an engineering degree in 1944. He wore his Engineer's Ring every day for the rest of his life, with immense pride, but also as a reminder of responsibility. He often recalled that his professors impressed upon him and his peers that they were the luckiest people in the world and that they had a great debt to society that had to be repaid. Keith made the promise to do so. It was a promise he kept. Over his career he served as Chairman or President of at least twelve organizations: the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Northwest Trade Association, Kiwanis Edmonton and Kiwanis International, the Edmonton Downtown Business Association, Jasper Place Competitive Swim Club, Alberta College, Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO/SACO), Edmonton South West Constituency Association; and was a member or director of a host of others. After graduating from McGill, he served as an Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, on the HMCS Stormont in the Battle of the Atlantic; he often regaled us with stories of his naval adventures. In his recollection of his experience in the Navy he remarked how true leaders led by their actions and not their words. It was something he carried throughout the rest of his life. After the War, he taught at the University of Alberta and was the Assistant Superintendent of Buildings for two years. He then decided to go into business for himself and owned a series of businesses over the next several decades. He had an especially large presence in the construction of the downtown business center in Edmonton: he built Chancery Hall, Century Place, the Valhalla, the Berkley, and Harley Court. In 1950, on a blind date, he met the great love of his life: Elizabeth Zaharko, a nurse with a kindly and straight-talking manner, an immensely strong and loving woman, and a black-haired Ukrainian beauty. They were married in 1954. Although Keith worked tirelessly, he made sure to be available to his family. The weekends were filled with taking his children swimming and winter skiing. They have many memories of days at Hillcrest Country Club, where he not only taught them to swim but later was their swim coach at Hillcrest and also at Jasper Place Swim Club. Skiing was first on the little slopes of their acreage on the Edmonton River Valley, and later at Devon ski hill and then Jasper and Banff. His perennial confidence in the possibilities for free-enterprise led him to be generous and determined in helping others to help themselves. He had a long-standing volunteer involvement with the First Nations communities of Alberta and the North West Territories; as well as in Poland after the fall of communism. His deep belief in the human spirit never faltered. Keith had a brilliant mind and an insatiable love of learning. He also valued integrity and excellence, and not only did he walk the talk but he also worked hard to instill this in his children. Though he could be austere and stern, his spirit was serious in devotion to the things he honoured: his family; a handshake agreement; unfettered inquiry and candour about the facts; innovation and self-reliance; a great steak, grilled outdoors, even in arctic temperatures; a 'wee dram' of fine single-malt scotch; the country of Canada; his home province of Alberta; and abiding wonder at the amazing progress it had been the privilege of his long life to witness. He and Liz loved to travel, and they saw a good part of the world over their many years together. They were both opera lovers and bridge players and wonderful hosts to countless friends and acquaintances. He always said he didn't know how he could make it without Liz. Expressions of sentiment were foreign to him, but the rivers underneath were deep. On a CV he prepared sometime in his eighties, under the heading 'Family', he proudly named his wife and children-so fundamental were they to what motivated him in everything else. In his late years, he tried to articulate these subterranean loves, but was always overwhelmed when he would attempt to express his gratitude and admiration for Liz. They were married for 61 years, until her death in 2015. Keith never adjusted to life without her. Keith is survived by his sister, Doreen, and his children, Catherine (Robert), Bruce (Paula), Kevin (Mandy), James (Debbie), Nancy (Don); eighteen grandchildren, Stephen, Naomi, Benjamin, Jesse, Timothy, Michael, Garrett, Nathan, Taylor, Lauren, David, Kennedy, Anna, Kristina, Joseph, Jordan, Chase, and Kate; and four great-grandchildren, Ophelia, Audrey, Edward, and Leona. He was predeceased by his parents Ted and Eva, his wife Elizabeth, and his siblings Eldon, Elaine, Lloyd, and Wesley. The family offers their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Kipnes Centre for Veterans and to Teresa; and encourages those wishing to make a gift in memoriam to consider the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO). All are welcome to attend a celebration of the life of Edwin Keith Cumming at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club (9450 Groat Road NW, Edmonton, AB) on April 26 at 3:30 p.m. (National Post 21 Apr 2018)



SMYE, Lloyd Gemmell - age 99, of Cambridge, Ontario passed away on Monday April 16, 2018. Lloyd was born December 9, 1918 in Ayr, ON. After a full life, well-lived, Lloyd passed away peacefully at the Innisfree Hospice. Lloyd was the beloved husband of Dorothy ( McCarthy ) for 76 years. He was the much-loved father of Russell ( Judy ) and Meredith ( Charlene ), Grandfather of Ryan ( Tiffany ) and Blake, Great-Grandfather of Kennedy, Olivia, Koen, Patrick and Cael, Uncle of Judy ( Bryon ) Bates, Joy ( Steve ) Mackowiak, Margaret (Herb) Thompson and Gordon (Terri) Smye. Lloyd was predeceased by his father, George Carruthers Smye, his mother, Margaret ( Gemmell ), his step-mother, Mary ( Gillespie ) his brother, George William Smye ( Emily ) his daughter-in-law, Trista and his niece, Cheryle ( Wayne ) Anderson. Lloyd was born in Ayr and moved to Galt as a young man to become a machinist and to play Junior baseball. He met Dorothy, the love of his life, in Preston and they married on St. Patrick's Day in 1942. At the advent of WWll, Lloyd joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in Halifax, Comox, Charleston, N.C. and on the HMCS Uganda until the end of the war in the Pacific. Lloyd was an active member of the Galt community. He was the President of the Galt Kinsman Club, an active fundraiser for the Red Feather Campaign, and coach and convenor for minor hockey and baseball. Lloyd was a Past Master of Alma Lodge #72 and a member of the Waterloo Chapter #32. He was also a faithful member of the First United, St. John's and Cedar Hill United Churches, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, usher and elder. Lloyd was a long time employee of Canada Machinery Corporation and Ingersoll Rand. Lloyd's "Happy Place" was the family cottage on Lake of Bays. Over the years, he enjoyed many years of good times with family and friends. During his retirement years, Lloyd and Dorothy wintered in Florida with their friends and travelled across Canada, the USA and Europe. Many thanks to the staff of Innisfree House for their care and compassion over the past few weeks. At Lloyd's request, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Coutts Funeral Home in Cambridge for family and close friends. At some future time, his ashes will be interred, along with Dorothy's, at their family plot in the Ayr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.



CUTHBERT, Lawrence J. (Larry), C2ET / RT (1933 - 2018) - Larry was born in P.A. Sask, but lived his adult life on the west coast. Much of it was spent on the ocean as an electrician in the RCN or fishing from his little boat, Zoar. He made beautiful, perfect fishing ties, wrote tender poetry, and cheered for the Blue Jays. Left to grieve are his wife Lillian, daughter Sheila, son Jim and step-children Jim, Donna and Scott, as well as grandchildren he adored. He continued to mourn the loss of his elder son, Bruce in 2010. No service at Larry's request. (Victoria Times Colonist 20 Apr 2018)



FLEGG, Keith Richard, Surg-LCdr, RCN - A light has gone out in our lives. Keith died peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2018, with his family keeping vigil during his final days. He leaves his loving wife Joan (née Alexander), and children Kathryn (John), Douglas and Brian; his grandchildren Jamie (Alexis), Jonathan (Sarah), Caleigh, Tahra and Amanda; his brother Donald (deceased) and sister Sharon. Keith lived life to the fullest, and brought much energy to his family life, his professional life and to the numerous hobbies which he loved to pursue. Keith graduated from medicine at Queen's University in 1956, where he met Joan, the love of his life, lifelong partner and wife of 62 years. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was first posted at Stadacona in Halifax, where he served as a medical officer on destroyer escorts. He later served at the Shearwater Airbase and in 1962 moved to Philadelphia to enter the residency program in Ophthalmology at the American Naval Hospital and at Wills Eye Hospital. On his return to Canada he was posted to the National Defence Medical Center in Ottawa as a practicing Ophthalmologist. In 1974 he opened a private practice office and was on staff at the Grace General Hospital where he became Chief of Ophthalmology. Cottage life was always a focal point in Keith's life as it provided an important family gathering opportunity and also many learning experiences in nature including gardening, sailing, bird watching and building skills. Music was always dear to Keith's heart and his bass voice could be heard as part of the many choirs in which he volunteered. Keith was very active in St. Thomas the Apostle Church for 50 years in many capacities, including choir, warden, lay assistant, and many committees. Keith's active and loving life touched so many, he will be missed. Funeral Service will be held at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive on Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Life reception will follow at Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Nepean, from 1 - 3 p.m. Donations may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, the Ottawa Hospital or charity of your choice. (Ottawa Citizen 21 Apr 2018)


HMCS ALGONQUIN - Served in Algonquin in 1958 as Medical Officer

SLOAN, William Steven Todd (Bill) - Born September 21, 1920, passed in Ottawa at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, April 14, 2018, aged 97. Bill Sloan, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, WWII navy veteran, artist, smith, jeweller, woodworker, potter, inveterate family photographer, teacher and friend. Leaves behind wife of 73 years Joan, children Kim (Paul), Cindy (Peter) and Stephen (Joan), grandchildren, Morwenna, Todd, Grant and Bronwyn. A celebration of life will be held at Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel, 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Ontario on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. (Toronto Star 19 Apr 2018)

VANIN, Stuart (05 Feb 1926 - 12 Apr 2018) - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Stuart Vanin. Stuart passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Hospital at the age of 92 with family by his side. He will be dearly missed by his loving family, which includes his three daughters; Bonnie (Willie) Yaworsky, Deb (Howard) Vogelsang and Sheila (Doug) Crick, along with his nine Grandchildren and five Great-Grandchildren. Stuart also leaves behind his Sister, Jane Vanin, several nieces and nephews, and many good friends who will miss him. Stuart was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Louisa in 2009, his son Ron in 2017, his Granddaughter-in-Law, Kari Vogelsang, his parents Mike and Stella, and brothers George and John. Stuart was born in Wadena and grew up in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. He served in the Navy during WW II, where in Scotland he met a wee lass, Louisa, the love of his life and they married in 1947. After the war, he and Louisa settled in Montgomery Place, Saskatoon and started their family. With a deep love for British Columbia, they moved to Quesnel, BC in 1974. Upon his retirement in 1986, they moved to Victoria, BC. After twenty years of salmon fishing, they returned to Quesnel and most recently, he moved to Brandon, MB in 2016. Stuart was a very caring, compassionate person and had unconditional love for each and every one in his family. His foremost desire in life was to be with family. He had a very sociable demeanour that allowed him to make many long lasting friendships. There will be no service as per Stuart’s request. A private family Interment will take place in Victoria, BC. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix 21 Apr 2018)

MANZELL, William, AB, 4000, RCN, MPK - 11 Feb 1942, MV VICTOLITE - Born 09 Oct 1920 son of William and of Annie Manzell of Toronto, ON.


Able Seaman William Manzell transferred from the RCNVR, V7773, to the regular Royal Canadian Navy on April 09, 1940.


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KILGOUR, George William, Midshipman, RCN, DOW - 30 Aug 1942, HMS VERNON, PLYMOUTH, UK - Born 14 Mar 1923 son of Mr. W.G. Kilgour of Baldur, MB.


Midshipman W. G. Kilgour died of his wounds sustained in enemy action when an air raid on Brighton. England, whilst serving on HMS Cumberland.  He joined the RCN on August 15, 1940 and was transferred to the British Navy for additional training and had been posted to HMS Britannia, Dauntless and Cumberland. Midshipman Kilgour is buried in the Brighton City Cemetery, England.


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BEDDIS, Samuel John, Engineroom Artificer 3c, 21605, RCN, MPK - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS OTTAWA - Born 29 Jul 1914 son of Lionel Roderick and Ruth Susannah Beddis, Ganges, BC; husband of Stella Mae Beddis, Victoria, BC.


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CAMPBELL, Gordon Keith, OS, 4345, RCN, MPK - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS OTTAWA - Born 30 Mar 1924 son of Kennth and Annie Campbell, Eston, SK.


Ordinary Seaman Gordon Keith Campbell was born in Eston, Saskatchewan. He was the son of Kenneth and Annie Campbell who homesteaded northeast of Eston, Saskatchewan and later moved to Calgary. Gordon had been farming with his family when he enlisted on June 02, 1941 as a boy seaman at Esquimalt, British Columbia.


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CHISHOLM, Robert Donald, AB, 4241, RCN, MPK - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS OTTAWA - Born 14 Aug 1921 son of Robert and Jessie Mabel Chisholm, Rhineland, SK.


Able Seaman Robert Donald Chisholm was the son of Robert and Jessie Mabel Chisholm. Robert Jr. was born a Hodgeville, Saskatchewan and was a high school student at Swift Current when he enlisted on March 14, 1941 at Esquimalt, British Columbia.


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CLEMO, Frederick John Byron, AB, 4216, RCN, MPK - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS OTTAWA - Born 07 Sep 1922 son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick James Clemo, Victoria, BC.


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DAVIES, William Thomas, AB, 4242, RCN, MPK - 13 Sep 1942, HMCS OTTAWA - Born 20 May 1922 son of Thomas and Katherine Davies, Brandon, MB.


Newspaper article on the death of AB Davies


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OUELLET, Guy Thomas, CPO, RCN / C.A.F. - 92. It is with heavy hearts that the family of Guy Thomas Ouellet announce his peaceful passing on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at his home in Hubley, Nova Scotia. Born on December 21, 1925, in Loretteville, Quebec, Guy is predeceased by his wife Phyllis (Nevin), his granddaughter Elizabeth Ryan, his parents, Edouard and Alice, his brother Bernard and his sister Louise. He is survived by his children Catherine Ouellet, Pierre Ouellet (Pam), Stephen Ouellet (Linda), Michelle Ryan (Mike), Jacqueline Ouellet; his five grandchildren Christian, Solange, Jonathon, Alyssa, and Guylaine; his three great-grandchildren Lillian, Veruca, and Linnea; his brothers Roger and Henri and his sister Pauline. After a short stint in the Army, Guy joined the Navy. During his Naval career he had many postings including a period served in the Korean War. He was posted in Halifax for most of his Navy life but he was transferred to Ottawa in 1969 until 1971. From Ottawa he was transferred to Victoria until 1972 when he retired from the Navy. He then returned to Halifax where he worked for the Canadian Coast Guard at Chebucto Head until his retirement in 1987. Guy did not slow down during his retirement. He enjoyed keeping busy and was actively involved with many organizations. He was a member of the choir of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church (Scared Heart Parish), volunteered with the Margaret Centre, was a member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association, the Navy League, the Nights of Columbus, as well as many other associations. Guy lived a very long and fruitful life. His unfailing generosity, kindness and humbleness, his dedication to others, and his determination to never stop doing the things he loved, are many of the virtuous characteristics that all who knew him will remember forever. He will be forever missed. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 23 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Rd. Halifax. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 24 at 10:00 am in St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 18 Scholars Rd. Upper Tantallon, NS., reception to follow in the church hall. Donation may be made to a charitu of your choice.

SMITH, Graham Norrad, RCN - It is with the deep sadness we announce the passing of Graham Norrad Smith of Moncton, NB, formerly of Paradise, NS, on April 18, 2018 in Moncton. He was born on April 30, 1929, in French Lake, NB a place that always remained dear to him. Graham was a devoted husband to Betty (predeceased in 2012) for fifty-seven years, living in a number of locations in Nova Scotia including Harmony, Paradise and later Rumsey Lake. He was an amazing father to his four children, Heather Hemming (George Walford - Port Williams, NS), Deborah Smith (James O’Hagan - Moncton, NB), Derrick Smith (Paytra Schurmann - French Lake, NB), Scott Smith (Carleton Place, ON), and was much loved by his nine grandchildren, Matthew, Deborah, William, Alexander, Sonya, Blake, Blaise, Joshua and Maya and four great granddaughters, Lilia, Alexa, Sadie and Rosalie. He is further survived by his special niece, Pam Noble, and many other extended family members. Graham was the last surviving member of his immediate Smith family, which included his parents, Frank and Daisy Smith and brothers, Gerald, Charles, Malcolm and Murray. Graham lived a full and wonderful life. His entrepreneurial spirit availed him of many opportunities. One of his early jobs working for the CPR enabled him to meet Betty the daughter of the foreman Hartley Moore. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1952 serving first in the Navy followed by the Air Force. Highlights during his 21 year career were numerous including a trip through the Panama Canal, attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Royal Naval Fleet Review aboard HMCS Magnificent, and spending some very cold months with a posting in Churchill, MB. In the early 1970s, while still serving in the Air Force, he and Betty literally set up shop in Paradise where they co-owned and operated the Paradise General Store. Graham then began a career in real estate, eventually owning and operating Graham Smith Real Estate, retiring in 1995. He was an active community member in Paradise and beyond. He loved politics at all levels and particularly enjoyed his years serving as an elected Municipal Councillor in Annapolis County. He was also active in the Paradise United Baptist Church serving in a number of capacities including Chairman of the Board of Deacons. He was a member of the Order of Good Cheer, the Bridgetown Lions Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Freemasons and the Royal Canadian Legion. In later years, a highlight was the time he and Betty spent at Gulfview Mobile Home Park in Florida where they had many close friends. For the last three years, he lived at the Briarlea where he was very appreciative of the care and support the staff provided. Throughout his almost 89 years on this earth Graham had a great passion for life and an appreciation of all things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small. He loved a walk in the woods, fishing in a babbling brook, exploring new places, gardening and tending to the multitude of hummingbirds that loved to visit the gardens he and Betty created over the years. Graham was a warm, generous, hard-working and fun-loving man whose optimism, infectious sense of humour, and love of family will continue to inspire those who knew him. Graham brought so much love and laughter to the lives of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 at French Lake United Baptist Church in French Lake, NB, with Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Graham’s memory may be made to the French Lake United Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.



YEARWOOD, Stafford Napoleon, RCN / C.A.F. - It is with heavy hearts, the family announce the passing of Stafford on Wednesday April 18, 2018, at age 81 surrounded by their love at Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QE ii, in Halifax. Born in Madoc, Ontario in 1936 raised in Minden, he was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy for 36 years. Stafford had a zest for life, enjoyed and played hockey, golf and boxing; but most of all spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He leaves behind his true love and best friend of 58 years, Peggy (Osmond); his beloved children, Wendy Hargreaves, Debbie Conrad and Marcus Yearwood. Sadly missed by his sons-in-law Michael Hargreaves and Jeff Conrad. He will always remain in the hearts of his grandchildren, Dustin and his future wife Jessica, Sean and his wife Megan, Jordan, Nicholas and his wife Danielle, Patrick, Breanna and Lexie. Predeceased by his daughter Kelli, parents Luella and Cecil Yearwood; sister Sylvia;and brother Lawrence. Memorial mass to celebrate Stafford’s life will be held Monday April 30th at 11:00 am in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 320 Flying Cloud Drive with a reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada Research Program or charity of choice. A heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of 6West of the Veterans’ hospital.

LOCKHART, Donald David, Lt, RCNVR - Born 1923 in Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue Quebec, died Wednesday, March 23, 2007 in Merrickville Ontario, age 83. Loving husband of Patricia McLellan-Lockhart (nee Jackson). Dear father of David (Anne-Marie) and Catherine (the late Reid Hadden). Predeceased by his first wife Eleanor. Loving grandfather of Katie, Elizabeth, Patricia, Dale, Colin, Clara and great-grandfather of Cole. Dear brother of Doris Maw. Visitation will be held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Rolston Chapel, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service in Memory of Donald will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Main and Church Street (Highway 43), Merrickville on Monday, April 2nd at 11 a.m. At Donald's request, donations to a charity of choice would be gratefully appreciated. (Ottawa Citizen 30 Mar 2007)


HMCS AMHERST - Served in Amherst 1944-1945 as Lt, RCNVR

JOHNSTON, William (Bill) (27 May 1925 - 14 Apr 2018) - On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the age of 92, Bill Johnston passed away peacefully at West Park Manor. He was surrounded by his family. Dad will be sadly missed by his wife May, to whom he was married for 70 years; his children, Jack Johnston, Jim Johnston (Lynda), Beverley Blomert (Dave) and Barbara Lobb (John); 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Jean Dyck (Bill), and brother J. Frank Johnston (Hazel). Born and raised in St. James, Dad attended Linwood Elementary School and the original St. James Collegiate. He was a proud Navy Veteran having served overseas as a signalman during the Second World War. After returning from the war, he and Mom were married and embarked upon their 70 year journey together. While raising their family, Dad worked as a travelling salesman and many years as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Mom and Dad purchased King's Florist in the mid-1970s, a business that they ran until their retirement. Along the way, they loved spending time at their cottage at Sioux Narrows where Dad spent hours turning a one room fishing lodge into a warm family cottage that was enjoyed by the entire family for many years. Happy memories created there still hold a special spot in all our hearts. Dad was an avid sportsman, curler, and golfer. He was a long-time member and former president of the Deer Lodge Curling Club and was extremely proud of the lifetime membership that they bestowed upon him. He was an active member and elder at the Deer Lodge United Church. Dad was actively involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He could always be found at their sporting events, concerts or any of their activities. He was so proud of them all. We will miss him dearly. A private family gathering will be taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. If friends so desire, donations may be made in his name to a charity of their choice. (Winnipeg Free Press 21 APr2 018)

SIMPSON, Charles Stewart (Charlie) - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our Dad on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 just six days after his 94th birthday. Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Seven Oaks General Hospital. Charlie was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Beverley (Bev), his brother Jimmy, a brother in infancy, and his parents. He is survived by his children Lisa (Doug), Stew (Laureen) and Cam (Gayle); grand-children Kris (Angele) and Ryan (Nikki); great-grandchildren Dilyn, Jayden, Kaitlyn and Aria; sister Elizabeth (Ed) Reiman, sister-in-law Audrey Stanger, and many nieces and nephews. Born and raised in St. Vital, Dad served three years in the Navy in the Second World War. He married Mom in 1955, and in 1958, Dad, with the help of his dad and cousin, built the family home in Rivercrest, where he lived until his passing. Rivercrest started out as a war veteran community and he helped build the Rivercrest United Church and also the Rivercrest Club House. One of the founding members of the West St. Paul Curling Club, Dad enjoyed a lifetime of curling with the Sunday morning Rivercrest Curling League until 2005. He was an active member of the West Kildonan Legion, Branch 30 and he enjoyed going to the Saturday afternoon meat draws. Dad retired from the City of Winnipeg Assessment Department in 1987 after 32 years of service. Dad loved spending time at the family cottage at Brereton Lake where many rounds of crib, thirty-one and Sorry were played. He loved sitting in the sun on the deck, listening to music. We want to express our sincere thanks to his amazing home care attendants Art, Oliver, Henry, Pablo and the rest of the staff. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, with Gerhard Friesen officiating. Cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in memory of Charlie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. (Winnipeg Free Press 21 Apr 2018)

NEWMAN, Fred, CWO, C.A.F. - 77, of Amherst, passed away peacefully with family ever present on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Amherst. Born to Jesse and Glad, Fred grew up with his brother, David, in Springhill, Nova Scotia. His classmate, Diane Thompson, was also his soulmate – looking forward to their 60th wedding anniversary. Together, across Canada, they raised four children: Dan, Doug, Patti and Rich. The couple’s eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren have been a source of great joy. A proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Fred traveled the world, participated in search and rescue missions, taught the intricacies of aircraft mechanics, and mentored countless careers. Through years of dedication to his country and his career, Fred rose from a young cadet to the highest enlisted rank of Chief Warrant Officer. He followed his father to the Masonic Temple, serving many posts, contributing Third Degrees, and 50 years of service. Heather Beach was heart and home to Fred. Summers embraced family and friends, guitar and song on the porch, and lobster fishing in the Northumberland Strait. Visitation (Saturday, April 28 from 2-4 p.m.) and a masonic tribute and funeral service (Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m.) will be held at MacDiarmid’s Funeral Home and Crematorium5075 Main Street. Oxford, NS (902-447-2930). Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Nova Scotia or The Kidney Foundation, Nova Scotia. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences online at


HMCS HURON - Served in Huron 1979-1981 as Air Det Chief


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