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)


ASHLEY, Joseph - of Corunna/Sarnia and formerly of Windsor passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 15, 2010 at the age of 88. Joe is the son of the late William & Pearl Ashley. Predeceased by his beloved wife Dorothy Louise (Fitzpatrick) in 2005. Loving father of Don 'Sonny/Bozo' (Judy), the late Lynda (2009) (Gary Batty), the late Bill (2003) (Annette), Sharon (Frank), Brian (Claudette), Judy (Dennis) and JoAnne (Brian Quinn). Loving and cherished Papa Joe of 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Brother & brother-in-law of May Cookson & the late Don, Shirley & Don Murray, the late William 'Bud' and Irene Ashley, Bob Ashley, Harold & the late Betty Ashley, the late Pearl Mazik, the late Richard 'Dick' & Helen Ashley, late Gord & Lena Ashley and late Norm & Margaret Ashley. Joe served in the Royal Canadian Navy during W.W.II, 1943-1945, on the corvette HMCS Tillsonburg as a member of the Submarine Boarding Party. He had retired from Chrysler in Windsor Plant 3, local 444 and was an avid Leafs fan. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Sunday. The funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Monday, October 18 at 1:30 PM. Cremation to follow with interment at Froomfield Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to Aplastic Anemia Myelodysplasia Association of Canada may be left at the funeral home.


Joe served in the Royal Canadian Navy during W.W.II, 1943-1945, on the corvette HMCS Tillsonburg as a member of the Submarine Boarding Party.


Photo of Joseph Ashley



AUDET, Jean F. André - Died: 2008


The André Audet Story


Andre joined the Navy in the Spring of 1942 at HMCS Cartier in Montreal as an Ordinary Seamean. Apparently, Cartier had a band and needed some players. Andre volunteered to play the drums even though he had never played before. The Band Master okayed him and he was in the band along with six other OD’s and two Labrador mascots that marched in front of the band in parade.


He was sent to HMCS Cornwallis on July 29, 1942 for New Entry Training and from there was drafted to HMCS Amherst, a Minesweeper, for four months. Andre was then drafted to Drake Gunnery School in Plymouth England for training on the 4.7” gun for day and night gunnery. From Drake, Andrea was drafted to Athabaskan.


HMCS Athabaskan was commissioned on February 3, 1943 with Commander G.R. Mile, OBE, RCN as her Captain. He had the honour of hoisting her White Ensign for the first time.


Athabaskan became a very busy ship working in close support with the RN on routine patrols and various duties in the North Sea, the Atlantic, and the Arctic Oceans. In mid 1943 Athabaskan with other RN units made five trips to the Bay of Biscay area conducting escort duties, patrols, rescue operations, and hunting for enemy U-Boats.


Andre remembers the hit by a Glider-Bomb shortly before 13:00 on August 27, 1943. Twenty German Dornier Bombers attacked a Canadian/British support group near Gibraltar. Five of these Dorniers singled out the Athabaskan and dove toward her through intense anti-aircraft fire. One of their bombs glided toward Athabaskan in a perfect line, passed completely trough the hull and exploded in the water. The explosion literally wrecked the forward part of the ship making many holes in the hull and starting many fires. It killed five men, seriously wounded twelve others, knocked out the Central Control System for the guns, and badly damaged the Radar and Communications Systems. Moments later HMS Egret, carrying the Groups Senior Officer, was also hit. The Egret was swept away in smoke and flames. Within minutes Athabaskan was firing again, back in the fray.


Captain Miles elected to take the damaged ship to Plymouth for repairs instead of Gibraltar. He felt that repairs could be effected much more quickly in England. This meant that the ship’s company would have to look after their own wounded. Men were detailed to move the wounded into Sick Bay and the Wardroom. Many of them were badly burned, some were missing limbs, and one had lost both feet. He survived and became a station agent in Winnipeg.


Three months later, repairs and work-ups completed, Athabaskan goes back to war now commanded by Lcdr. Stubbs. Athabaskan joins three other Canadian Tribal Class Destroyers: Iroquois, Huron, and Haida. These four Destroyers provide escort duty for convoys to and from Murmansk Russia and are present at the action off North Cape on December 26, 1943 when the German Battle Crusier Scharnhorst is sunk by the HMS Duke of York.


In January 1944 Athabaskan, Huron, and Haida began patrol and escort duties in the English Channel and later the Iroquois, Haida, and Athabaskan took part in a carrier based air strike on shipping off the Norwegian coast. In early February 1944 Athabaskan, Huron, and Haida joined the 10th Destroyer Flotilla at Plymouth. With the British Forces the three Canadian Destroyers began a series of operations in preparation for D-Day by harassing German convoys and screening Allied mine-laying operations. On April 26, 1944 Athabaskan and Haida shared in the sinking of a German Elbing Class Destoryer. During this operation Andre was closed up at his position on a 20mm Twin Oerlikon Mounting. The Athabaskan came alongside the German Destroyer at about a distance of 200 feet and fired at the German ship until it was sunk.


At about 04:00 on April 29, 1944 Athabaskan and Haida intercepted two German Destroyers near Brest. Starshells are fired, they blossomed to light and the action begins. The Elbing Class Destroyers returned the combined gun fire of the Athabaskan and Haida, they lay down smoke-screen, and turn away. As these ships, the T-24 and T-27 turned away each fired six torpedoes. Almost immediately there was a direct hit by one of the torpedoes which blew the stern off the Athabaskan and started fires everywhere. Athabaskan slows, comes to a stop, “dead-in-the-water”, five miles of the coast of France. It is believed that a second torpedo hit Athabaskan midship and exploded. The ship went down almost immediately.


At least half of the crew perished with the ship, including the Captain, LCdr Stubbs. He was one of the best officers Andre had served under. The survivors were swimming in oily water and finding it difficult to swim with their clothes on. Andre managed to strip off his sweater and trousers but kept his underwear and life-belt on. The sun was rising, the sea was calm, and it was a nice day. Andre saw many corpses floating away and said a prayer for his shipmates who had died during this tragic event.


Andre remembers swimming in the oily water for what seemed like hours holding on to a fishing net with cork floats. He sighted a small motor boat and swam towards it. In the motor boat were five survivors of the Athabaskan (Stan Buck, Tom Eady, George Caswell, Guy Morris, and Charles Burgess) and three crew members from the Haida (Stoker William Cummings, L/S William McClure, and AB Jack Hannam). The motor boat was just drifting, the motor refused to start. These men were faced with a decision: try for a relatively safe landing on the nearby French coast and face the prospect of internment in a German concentration camp or head for England a hundred miles away. They chose to try to make it to England.


Later in the morning after Haida had left the area three German Mine Sweepers came out from the enemy coast to pluck survivors from the cold oil slicked waters of the English Channel. By this time, Andre had been picked up by the Haida’s motor boat and thought his troubles were over. The three Mine Sweepers started to pursue the motor boat but fortunately the Stoker got the motor running and they headed towards England. After a short distance the Mine Sweepers gave up chase and turned back toward the French coast. Apparently the motor boat had gone through a German mine field which the Mine Sweepers couldn’t navigate easily. During the afternoon two German planes swept low over the motor boat looked it over and left. Later the same evening the men in the motor boat saw two more planes approaching in the same way and thought they were “Jerries”. As the planes got nearer they were able to see the old “Bullseye”, the Roundel of the RAF. These planes stayed in the area for about an hour and were later relieved by two others plus a big Lancaster bomber. Twenty one hours later they spotted a ship. It was a rescue launch. The motor boat was taken in tow by the British Rescue Launch only a few miles off the English coast. The Launch took them to HMS Penzanze and then they were taken to hospital where they spent the next three weeks. It was an American hospital and they were given excellent treatment. On being released from hospital they were taken to London for debriefing on the sinking of the Athabaskan.


The Athabaskan had been a happy ship in spite of her several adversities. One of the good times Andre remembers was the Christmas the ship spent in the Faroe Islands in 1943. The youngest sailor aboard was Jon Fairchild from Quebec City, he was Captain for the day and they “Spliced-the-Mainbrace” as part of the Christmas celebrations. Andre was a member of “B” Guns Crew during that period. He was one of the lucky ones, he survived and wasn’t taken prisoner.


Reprinted from the HMCS Huron Association Newsletter, June 2002.




HMCS ATHABASKAN - Survived the sinking of Athabaskan. Rescued by Haida's cutter.

BATT, Raymond Arthur (24 Apr 1924 - 22 Aug 2007) - Ray's passing at the University Hospital is endured with heartfelt sorrow. Memories of 53 years of life together will be treasured by his wife Sonia (nee Anhill) who was at his side. Born and raised in Portage la Prairie, MB. Ray served 3 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. His experience there included H.M.C.S Chippewa, H.M.C.S. Cornwallis, NS, H.M.C.S. Ste. Hyacinthe, PQ and in a Corvette, H.M.C.S. Amherst. He graduated in 1951 with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. In 1954 he married Sonia, a nursing graduate of the University of Alberta. Initially, Ray was employed in the oil industry, then in instrumentation in a plastics plant in Edmonton, later transferring as "plant engineer" to a chemical plant in Ontario. Preferring to live in the West, they were pleased he was accepted by Transport Canada - Airports - in Edmonton in 1966. Later he became Regional Superintendent - Airport Facilities - for Transport Canada - Western Region. Ray retired in 1986 to enjoy some travel and an easier life. He was a gentle, kind, considerate man with a delightful sense of humor when well. Among his interests were golf, curling, bridge, music and history. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many. He is predeceased by his parents, Ann and Raymond Batt, his brother Norman and sister-in-law Inge and his parents-in-law, Stephen and Olga Anhill. Ray is survived by his loving wife, Sonia, nieces Dr. Jane Batt Bain (Ontario), Mrs. Gwen Batt Hansen (Denmark), cousins, friends and former colleagues. Celebration of his Life Saturday, September 8th at the Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton. Interment of Ashes- St. Michael's Cemetery at a later date.



BAXENDALE, Francis Wilmont (Mickey) - In Repentigny, Quebec on December 30, 2002 at the age of eighty-two years. Beloved husband of Bettina Catherine Bickerdike. Cherished brother of Beryl (the late Peter Jobe), Iris (Daniel McGeown) and Vilma Baxendale; will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Francis served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1945 on the North Atlantic with HMCS Moose, Alberni, Minas and Mimico. At his request, no service was held and cremation has taken place.



BEGG, Thomas Harry (02 Jan 1923 - 28 Nov 2009) - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice in Richmond, B.C. Tom was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Beatrice, in April 2002. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his brother Bill Begg, children Lorraine (Walt) Loewen, Bev (Ron) Levitt, Earl (Janice) Begg, Shirley Smirfitt (Hugh Benson), grandsons Darryl, Glen and Wayne Loewen, Jason Begg, Steven and Sean Smirfitt and great-grandchildren Jonathan, Grayson, Jamie, Adrian and Dana. Tom served as a stoker aboard the HMCS Atholl during WWII and will be fondly remembered by many for his green thumb and bumper vegetable crops which he shared with family, friends and neighbours. Many thanks to Dr. D. Faulkner and the staff at the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice for all the wonderful care and support. A viewing will be held Friday, December 4th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life tea from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Memorial, 602 Kingsway Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. In Lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army Hospice would be appreciated. Til We Meet Again Dad 



BELISLE, Daniel - After a short but courageous battle with cancer it is with great sadness that the family announces his death at Maison Vale Hospice, Monday, July 20th, 2015 at the young age of 66 years. Son of Thérese Belisle (née Beaulieu) and of the late Lucien Belisle. Loving and amazing husband of Hélène Belisle (née Brouillette) of Alban. Treasured father of Julie Carreira (Chad) and Sylvie Fiorletta (Paul). Very proud Pépere of Caleb, Grayson & Rowan Carreira and Sebastien Fiorletta who will miss him very dearly. Dear brother of Denise Perron (Clément), Ulysse Belisle (Sonia), Lucille Bédard (Donald), Conrad Belisle (Debbie), Gérald Belisle (Gisèle), Diane Sopher (Randy), Ginette Grant (John) and brother-in-law of Marcel Brouillette (Pat), Rachelle Ménard (Cyril), Irene McGregor (late Al) (Dave), Richard Brouillette (Hélene), Ronald Brouillette (Phyllis), Robert Brouillette (Patsy), Carole Macdonald (Dan) and late Maurice Brouillette (Patsy). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive relative and friends at the Cooperative Funeral Home , Sudbury, Thursday July 23, 2015 from 2-5 and 7-9:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday July 24, 2015 at 11 am in the Funeral Home Chapel, Sudbury. Donations can be made to the Northern Cancer Foundation or Maison Vale Hospice.


HMCS KOOTENAY - Daniel Belisle was serving in Kootenay as an AB.ER at the time of the explosion

BELL, Ian Hunter (18 Jun 1918 - 13 Dec 2001) - was born in Vancouver on 18 June, 1918. An entrepreneur by the age of eleven, Ian spent his first 27 years on or by the sea. His early years were spent catching and selling smelts, crabs and salmon in English Bay, swimming with the whales off Gossip Island every summer and working as a bridge messenger on the Empress of Japan travelling the Pacific Ocean at the age of 16. Wanting to keep one foot near or on the ocean, he joined the naval reserve in his late teens while he started as an Articled Clerk in his father's accounting firm, Robert Bell & Co. in 1937. In high school, as a Navy Cadet on HMCS Discovery, he was introduced to serving Canada as a Naval Commander in WWII. Ian's sea experience and take charge attitude led him to became the Commanding Officer of HMCS Alberni, making him the youngest CO in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 at the age of 23. By January 1944 he was appointed Acting Lieutenant Commander. When HMCS Alberni was torpedoed, Lt Bell leaped out of his cabin at the explosion, planning to dash to the bridge. He was washed over the side as the ship foundered rapidly by the stern, with no time for orders or damage control. There was not even time to release Carley floats, and men, many without time to put on life belts as the ship foundered had to cling to odd pieces of debris. Carried below the surface by the sinking ship, Bell was saved by an air burst from a water tight compartment that exploded as the ship sank, thus carrying him and several others to the surface. Frank Williams, a crewman, grabbed at his clothing and helped support the injured Bell for 45 minutes until they could be rescued. Bell returned to civilian life after the war returning to his father’s firm. He became a CA then later an FCA. He served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Touche Ross International until his retirement in 1979.



BESSEY, James (Jim) William (06 Apr 1920 - 13 Sep 2010) -  WWII Veteran, Canadian Watercolour Artist, Passed away peacefully with family at his bedside at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket. He will be forever in our hearts, sadly missed by his beloved wife June of 67 years, children Sharon, Kathleen (Peter). With love and thanks to Andrzej. Remembered by his dear sister Florence West, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by parents Melvin and Hilda and great- granddaughter Savannah. Survived by 4 grandchildren Tracey (Larry), Sean (Sue), Cheryl (Kevin), Jody (Todd) and 10 great-grandchildrem. Born and raised in North Toronto, a graduate of North Toronto Collegiate and King's College University, Halifax where he received his officer's training as Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and served aboard corvettes HMCS Lethbridge and HMCS Arvida from 1940-1945. From 1958-1972 associated with Comstock International, life member of the Ontario Natural Gas Association, former Director of Robert B. Sommerville Co. Ltd. And past member of St. Andrew's Lodge No. 16. Jim left the natural gas industry in 1972 to become a full time Artist, was deeply proud of Canada and his works were included in many private collections. The Province of Ontario presented his paintings to HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the late Queen Mother as gifts from the Province and the Loyalist Societies. A member of the Dundas Valley School of Art, the Art Guild of Scarborough and the Latcham Gallery of Stouffville. Jim's interests included the work of Big Brothers and the former Hugh MacMillan Centre. If desired, donations can be made to the Latcham Gallery in Stouffville or the Southlake Regional Health Centre Palliative Care Unit. Private family funeral service has taken place and arrangements entrusted to O'Neill Funeral Home, Stouffville,



HMCS LETHBRIDGE - Appointed to Lethbridge 18 Mar 1944 as SLt, RCNVR

BONDY, Carl D. - (1924-2007) 83 years, suddenly October 14, 2007. Late of Colchester. Predeceased by his father Carl Bondy (1968) and mother Zita (Deslippe) (1971). Best friend of Nora Brush (Harrow). Dear brother of Wilfred and Mary (Leamington), William and Ann (Chatham), Joseph and Rose (Tecumseh), Theresa and Michael (Ireland), Ronald and Marilyn (Essex), Larry and Pat (Oxley). Predeceased by his sister Analie (1997). Dear brother-in-law of Jim Peck (Windsor). Survived by several nieces and nephews. Carl served in the Canadian Navy in World War II on the Corvette HMCS Humberstone on the North Atlantic. He also retired from Chrysler Canada with 25 years of service and was a member of the RCLB #338 Harrow. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., RCLB #338 service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday October 18, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church with Rev. Fr. Rick Janisse officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations may be made by cheque to Harrow Health Centre or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.



BROWN, William E. - The death of William E. Brown of 5 Corkery St., husband of Jean (Ross) Brown, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. Mr. Brown was born in Saint John, a son of the late G. William and Agnes M. (Foley) Brown. Bill enjoyed walking, feeding the birds, swimming, skating, and was an avid crib and chess player. He served overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy on the H.M.C.S. Agassiz (commissioned June 1944) during the Second World War. Following the war he was employed with Government of Canada Dept. of Veterans' Affairs until his retirement a number of years ago. He also served as Pari-mutual Manager of Exhibition Park Raceway for many years. He was a member of the Main Brace Naval Veterans' Association and the Knights of Columbus. He was pre-deceased by a son, William P. Brown, and a daughter, Theresa "Terry" Wirvin. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan Lane (Eugene) of Annapolis Royal, N.S., and Jane MacMillan (Bruce) of Saint John; son-in-law, Brian Wirvin of Wolfville, N.S.; three brothers, Mike (Mary), John (Lois), and Patrick, all of Saint John; five sisters, Miss Constance and Miss Olive Brown, both of Saint John, Rhona York (Harvey) and Mary McGrath (Robert), both of Montreal, and Margaret McGarrity (Robert) of Peterborough, Ont.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and Mary Maher of Saint John and Elizabeth McDermott of Fredericton. There will be no visitation at the request of the family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church on Monday morning at eleven o'clock. Interment will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Bill's name to the Alzheimer Society of Saint John or the charity of your choice.



BROWN, William Forbes Robertson - 89, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24th, 2012 at Hospice in Victoria, BC, surrounded by family. Born September 11th, 1923 in North Battleford, Sask. to William McMurray & Rosabella (Harman) Brown. Forbes was preceded by parents & sister, Roberta McGowan. In 1947 Forbes joined the Masonic Lodge & his 32nd degree & followed the brotherhood code of the Scottish Rite Degree. Forbes grew up in during the depression in North Battleford where he excelled in sports. World War ll arrived just before his 18th Birthday & he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He went to the U of Toronto for electronics, then Halifax for his submarine detection degree. 1942 he joined the Corvette Algoma as part of the most attacked North Atlantic Convoy of WW ll, then transferred to the Mediterranean assisting in the invasion of N. Africa, then England to the HMCS Sioux. June 6th, 1944 the Sioux escorted the mine sweepers into Juno Beach & bombarded shore installations. 1945 took them over the North Cape into the Arctic Circle to Murmansk, Russia. Forbes was never one to be idle volunteering as a buoy jumper, postman, ships official photographer & Coxswain’s writer. As the war ended he was honourably discharged & returned to N. Battleford where he apprenticed as a watchmaker & jeweller. A chance encounter with the beautiful auburn haired Marion (Terry) Ould was the beginning of a 65 yr love affair. They moved to Prince Albert in 1958 where Forbes pursued a career in the life insurance business. In 1966 they moved to Campbell River & opened up the House of Forbes Jewellery Store until 1980 when they retired to Victoria. A passionate hobbyist & artist, Forbes became a published plains Anthropologist, stock car racer, gemologist, acrylic painter, native carver, authority on antiques & oriental porcelain & in his 80’s Chinese water colour. Forbes made friends where ever they went as his beloved Terry travelled the world. Forbes will be deeply missed by his spouse Terry of Victoria, daughter Kerry (Richard Larkin), grandson Spencer Larkin-Brown of Victoria, Heather (Chris Dirks) of Campbell River, & James (Sally Larrington-Brown) of Victoria. A joint memorial service for Forbes and Terry will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, Firday, January 25th (Robbie Burns Day) 2:30 pm., reception to follow at 932 Cobblestone Lane, Victoria. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Victoria Hospice or the Prostate Centre Victoria.



BRYANT, John Hugh = Passed away peacefully at the Glengarry Hospital, Victoria, B.C. November 28, 2008. John was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 21, 1922. He is survived by his loving wife Joan and children: Jim (Gill), Ken, Patricia, Nancy (Guy), and grandchildren; Jack (Elizabeth), Noelle and Michael, as well as his sister Elizabeth Fleet in Montreal and her family. Predeceased by his parents, Guy and Olive Bryant. Brought up in Sherbrooke, John joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and served in the North Atlantic during World War Two. He survived the torpedoing of the HMCS Alberni in August 1944. After the war, John joined the family soft drink bottling business; J.H. Bryant Inc. He was an active member in both the Sherbrooke Regiment and the Yamaska Valley Power Squadron and was very much a part of the community of the Eastern Townships. John and Joan retired to Victoria and settled in View Royal in 1975 and have been an active part of the community. John continued with the Power Squadron, and participated in the Victoria Wine Maker's Guild and the View Royal Garden Club. John loved his family and friends; he was passionate and fascinated by anything involving nature, science, and mechanics. He loved gadgets and tools and of course, a clever pun. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday Dec. 6th at 11:00 A.M. at All Saints Church, at Stewart Avenue and Pallisier Avenue, View Royal, with a reception to follow at the church hall. We are grateful for the exceptional care that was given to John during his last few weeks from all of the staff at the Glengarry Hospital. We would also like to thank the wonderful community of All Saints Church, Veterans Affairs, Dr. Martin Lane, Sheryl Lewis (VIHA), Joan Adamcsak and the kind residents of Lion's Cove. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those who wish may give donations to the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation, directed to Glengarry Hospital, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. John will be greatly missed by his family and many, many friends.



BRYDEN, Ronald Joseph - 63, passed peacefully away, Wednesday, June 2, 2010, in the presence of his family at the QEII Hospital. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, raised in Westmount, resided in Halifax for the past 43 years. He was predeceased by his father, Angus and mother, Mary (Ponee). Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, Rose (Power); sons, Ronnie (Leslie), Michael (Jill) and daughter, Angela. Loving grandchildren, Brayden, Madison, Summer and Maycie. Sisters, Pauline (Pete Pringle), Valerie (Rikk) Nieuwenhout; brothers, Raymond (Eileen), Gerald, Joseph (Barb), Allen (Kenny), Lowell (Rita). Special friends, Brian and Harriet Penticost, as well as many other relatives and friends. Resting at Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Rd. Visitation on Friday, June 4, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral mass at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Flying Cloud Drive Dartmouth, Saturday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the heart and stroke foundation of Nova Scotia. A special thanks to the medical staff at QEII, 8.1.


HMCS BONAVENTURE - Served in Bonaventure in the late 1960s as a stoker

CAMPBELL, Emile - With deep sorrow, the family announces the peaceful passing of Emile Campbell on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the age of 95, at Deer Lodge Center. Emile is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Marge, daughters Lois (Bob), Pam (Leigh) and son Garth (Michele); grandchildren: Michael (Jennifer), Kelly (Dave), Dyan (Anthony), Ashley, Sean and Terri; great-grandchildren Zachary, Ella and Hunter. He was predeceased by daughter Penny. During the Second World War Dad joined the RCNVR from 1942-1945 stationed in Halifax, serving on the Sackville and the Arvida. After the war, Dad and Mom returned to Manitoba where Dad worked for the Provincial and Federal Department of Forestry in the Entomology Department. Mom and Dad enjoyed their retirement travelling and camping at Manipogo and Pinawa. Emile's family would like to express their everlasting gratitude to the wonderful staff at T-3 for the compassionate care and respect they gave Dad. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2 or a charity of your choice. In keeping with Emile's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. PAM YOU ARE OUR ROCK



CLARK, Joseph Adair Porter - On May 10, 2013, Joseph A.P. Clark of Aurora ended his watch in his 92nd year. He leaves to his family, friends and country, a remarkable life. Joe's greatest and happiest achievement was his family. He married the love of his life, Patricia Grant, and together they shared 66 years of joy and love. They created a family that came to include Joseph F. Clark (Deborah), Tom (Jane), and Carolyn (Gary Rabbior). Over time he and Pat were surrounded and delighted by their grandchildren, Atlee, Jillian, Kristin, Alex, Caileigh, Joe (V), Clark and Emma. He is survived by sisters, Pat Fryer of Kitchener, Cynthia Steers of Ottawa and Susan Gordon of Toronto. He was the son of the late Joseph W.G. and Hazel Clark. Joe was born in Toronto on November 2, 1921 and lived in Toronto, King Township and finally Aurora. Growing up, Joe attended University of Toronto Schools (UTS) of which he had most happy memories. Although he never considered himself a star athlete, he loved hockey and made the school's senior team. He also played on the football team which was thankfully cut short after being knocked out cold in a game against Saint Andrews College. Joe grew up in the shadow of The Great War and the injustices of The Great Depression. Both shaped his life and beliefs. His father, J.W.G. Clark, DFC, and his uncle, Gregory Clark, MC, fought together at Vimy Ridge. Their actions, and the chronicling of that era by their father, J.T. Clark, the editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star, instilled in Joe a love and duty to country. That would call to him in 1940, when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Starting as a sub-lieutenant, he served as gunnery officer aboard the corvette HMCS Arrowhead, and later aboard the frigate HMCS Loch Achanault in a hunter killer group. He finished his war as a Lieutenant-Commander. In peacetime, Joe saw injustice and did something about it. He dedicated himself to creating rights and opportunities for the disabled and disadvantaged, serving in a number of organizations including, among others: president, March of Dimes; president; Canadian Council for the Disabled; president; Toronto Rehabilitation Centre; director, United Nations Association; director, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education; director, Toronto Community Foundation; and chairman, Hospice King. Joe served government as chair of the Advisory Committee on Vocational Rehabilitation to the Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services and politics as a vice-chair of the Ontario Federal Liberal Campaign Committee where he enjoyed the camaraderie of his colleagues on Cell 13. Joe saw the need to lift up the respect often denied to the nursing profession and advocated for change. He served his country by helping to modernize the Canadian Armed Forces. He was passionate about the public political debate. In professional life, Joe was an outstanding writer and communicator. He worked for Massey Harris, started his own PR firm, Tisdall Clark and finished his business career as President and CEO of Canada NewsWire (CNW). In addition to the joys and challenges of being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Joe was passionate about cottage life at Go Home Bay, instilling the same passion in Pat and his children. He loved Go Home, tinkering with his boats, fixing the many cottage ailments, fishing for the 'monster bass' and enjoying the friendship of fellow cottagers including: Bob and Barb Harris; John and Mary Duncanson; Adam and Janet Zimmerman; Ron and Diana MacFeeters; David and Mary Copp; David and Carol Wishart; Bruno and Jean Skoggard; Terry and Judy Sheard; and, so many others. Joe also loved fly-fishing and tall tales at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club and particularly enjoyed the company of his friend and cousin Greg Clark Jr. Joe was a true Canadian. He lived a great life. He accepted, reluctantly, the final order to Stand Down. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation at the Dorothy Macham Home or Hospice King Aurora would be appreciated.


HMCS ARROWHEAD - Appointed to Arrowhead 29 Jan 1943 at a Lt, RCNVR

HMCS LOCH ACHANALT - Appointed to Loch Achanalt 08 May 1944 as Lt, RCNVR. Commissioning crew

CLAUSON, Robert George (Bob) - passed away peacefully with his family by his side July 27, 2002 at the age of 89 years. December 15th is his birthday. He is survived by his two sons, Bob (Leslie) and Bruce (Marion) and their mother Barbara; grandchildren Andrew and Hilary, David and Robyn. Bob was a proud veteran of World War II. An officer in the RCNVR, he served aboard the corvette HMCS Arvida in the Battle of the Atlantic and on the cruiser HMS Black Prince off Utah Beach on D-Day. In his retirement, what meant most was recalling his naval service which had given great meaning to his life. Forever loved and sadly missed.



COCKBURN, Alfred J. - The family of Alf Cockburn announces his entry into eternal life on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in his 92nd year. Alf, devoted husband since June 12, 1943 of Mary Cockburn (nee Kavanagh). Loving father of Mary Louise (Bill) Matthews, Greg (Barbara) and Fred (Andree). Cherished grandfather of Zachary, Jessica and James. AIf was the brother of Sister Mary Cockburn C.N.D., Fred and Ray. Alf was a devoted parishioner at St. Bonaventure Parish and a member of the Leaside Lawn Bowling Club. He was a World War II Naval Veteran serving mostly on the North Atlantic on H.M.C. ships Amherst, Minas and Leaside. He was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and its past executive director for Canada. Resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 2-4 and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011. Funeral Mass on Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church (Leslie, south of Lawrence). In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf's memory can be made to Tobias House Attendant Care Inc. No. 611-695 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4C 5R6.



COLLINGTON, Raymond Walter (24 Mar 1924 - 14 Jan 2009) - Passed away at Credit Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by beloved wife Freda. Loving father of Susan Leaker (George) and Cathy Bator (Michael) and proud "Poppa" to David, Kendra and Craig Bator, Matthew Leaker and great- grandfather to Alexandra. Raymond was born and raised in Toronto. A proud Canadian, Raymond served his country during WWII as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy, fulfilling his duty in the North Atlantic aboard the HMCS Kincardine. Upon leaving the Navy, Ray charted a successful career in advertising, culminating in his appointment as Chairman and President of Cockfield, Brown and Company Ltd., during the 1970's and early 1980's. Upon retirement, he was appointed Vice Chair of The Fraser Institute where he served for five years. During his career he was active in many charitable works including but not limited to the Capital Campaign at South Peel Hospital (today Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga), United Way and The Hugh MacMillan Centre which always had a special place in his heart. Ray was fond of donating to virtually every charity that knocked on his door and often cited his good fortune to have met so many wonderful people during his lifetime. Ray was also a member of the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club since 1960. Special thanks to Dr. David Clarkson who provided extraordinary care to Raymond as he faced significant health challenges in recent years. Also thanks to the medical team on Ward 3B at Credit Valley Hospital, who demonstrated compassion, patience and good humour as they tended to Raymond's needs over the last four months. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ''Peel'' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga, (Hwy 10. N. of the QEW) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11 a.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, a personal request that Raymond made prior to his death.



COPOT, Myroslaw T. (Murray) - beloved husband of Mary Copot, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2011, at the age of 87 years. Born in Bladworth, Saskatchewan on September 17, 1923, Murray was the youngest of two children (sister Pauline) born to Stephan and Maria Copot. Murray joined the Royal Canadian Navy and on August 21, 1944, the corvette that Murray served on (HMCS Alberni) was torpedoed in the English Channel. Murray was one of thirty-one survivors. Believing he was kept on this earth for a reason, Murray decided that he would help make the world a better place, and that he did! He enjoyed many successful years with London Life and Western Development Corp. In 1948, Murray met the love of his life, Mary Wintonyk. They married on June 11, 1949 and have been soul mates for more than sixty-two years. Murray and Mary's life together is celebrated by their five children and spouses: Terry (Sharon) Copot, Ruth Copot (Harry Hobbs), Debbie (Tom) Peacock, Joanne (Keith) Leggat, Carol (Jim) Stone; as well as nine grandchildren and one great grandson: Mike and Chris Copot, Greg and Julie Peacock, Sarah (Gerald) and Chad Leggat, Kyle, Ryan (Jenna and baby Jett Murray), and Colin (Ashlee) Stone. Murray loved all his family equally. Christmas was always a special family time steeped with love, laughter and tradition. Murray enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting and school events and he and Mary attended them all! Murray was happiest when he was at home surrounded by family. Murray was very proud to be a Canadian, Albertan and Calgarian. Murray was recognized many times over for his contributions to hockey as President of Calgary Minor Hockey Association; President of Alberta Amateur Hockey Association; and a director with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. He was the Canadian Hockey Association Volunteer of the Year in 1991; Calgary Booster Club Sportsman of the Year in 1993; and an Inductee to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. The Thornhill Hockey Arena in Calgary was rededicated the Murray Copot Hockey Arena on March 9, 1992. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 404 Meredith Road N.E., Calgary on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 6:30p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Foothills Alliance Church, 333 Edgepark Boulevard N.W., Calgary on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, it was Murray's wish that all donations be made to the Salvation Army Agape Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 or Minor Hockey Calgary in memory of Murray Copot, c/o Max Bell Sport Arena, 1111 Barlow Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6S2. Our deep appreciation to all those who provided care for Murray; Dr. Jim Mayhew, Dr. Todd Anderson, Dr. Tony MacLean, Agape Hospice, Father Taras Krochak, and all of Murray's friends and family who comforted him with their presence during his final days. There are no words to express our sorrow, and how deeply we will miss this special man.



CORNELL, Alan Richard (1918-2005) - The family sadly announces the peaceful passing of Alan after a lengthy illness in Victoria on Friday evening, April 22, 2005. Alan was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Ferguson) and his brother Don. Alan is forever remembered by his children: Sandra and Jeff; son-in-law: Don; daughters-in-law: Leah and Linda; grandchildren: Michael, Lorie, Kyle, Adrienne, Calvin and Thomas; sister: Beulah; Cousin: Ron. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1947 completing his service with the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Engine Room Artificer first class. Alan served aboard the HMCS Agassiz, Trail, Iroquois, Tillsonburg, Middlesex and Lloyd George during the Battle of the Atlantic. After the war he was a carpenter, cook, instructor, and a stationary engineer and supervisor with Ontario Hydro until he retired in 1978 to move to Victoria. For eleven years he was a Commissionaire at the Lieutenant Governors House. But of all his achievements the most important was being a husband, a dad and a grandfather. Until we meet again, we will love you always. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.



CORNFOOT, Andrew F. (Bob) - Peacefully at University Hospital, London on Sunday, December 15, 2013, Andrew F. "Bob" Cornfoot of London in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Melba Hamilton- Cornfoot. Predeceased by his first wife Evelyn Grace (1992). Loving father of Jane and her husband Martin Nolan of Pickering. Dear brother of Isabell Ashton of Brampton and Patricia Gilchrist of Huntsville. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Melba's four children and their families. Bob served during WWII with the Navy on the Corvette "Huntsville" in the Battle of the Atlantic. Past Executive Officer of the Naval Officers Association of Canada. Also member of the RCMI. Volunteered at Victoria Hospital for 10 years. Awarded in 2012 the Queen's Jubilee Medal. He retired in 1986 after 45 years with London Life. Visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, December 19th at 11 a.m., by Rev. Keith Rameshwar. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Friends of the HMCS Haida, 658 Catharine St. N., Hamilton, ON L8L 4V7 or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.



CROWTHER, John Bradley (14 Jun 1923 - 12 Nov 2012) - John passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, on Monday, November 12, 2012 in his 90th year. Loving husband of the late Margaret Crowther (nee Mills). Dear father of Valerie, Eric and his wife Karri, Pamela and her husband Neil Killens. Proud grandfather of Rachel and Michael and his wife Eleana and proud great-grandfather of their son, Finnegan John. He will be sadly missed by his sister Joyce, brother David, and many nieces and nephews. John enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942, and later served as a radar operator on the H.M.C.S. Orangeville. Upon his discharge in 1945, John entered the University of Toronto. Graduating in 1948, John entered into a long teaching career. He retired as Vice-Principal of Newmarket High School in 1983. He served as Chairman of Newmarket Library Board (1968 – 1971), was a former member of the York Region Amateur Radio Club and for several years volunteered with the Arthritis Society. John was an avid sailor and golfer. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home for memorial visitation on Tuesday November 27, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 10-11:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment at Newmarket Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre or the Parkinson Society Canada.


HMCS ORANGEVILLE - Served in Orangeville Apr 1944 - Dec 1945 as an AB Radar Operator.  Commissioning crew

CRUICKSHANK, Richard Alexander, Hon, Q.C. - passed away on the 27th day of March, 2001, at Regina Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Cruickshank, a sister Ruth Blackhall, his wife Helen in 1991 and his brother Doug; he is survived by a daughter Janice (Sonny) of Kamloops, B.C., sister-in-law Mary Cruickshank of Burnaby, B.C.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Richard was born at North Battleford, May 24, 1914 where he received his early education. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with his B.A. in 1935 and his LL.B. (with distinction) in 1938. He married Helen Thompson Tyerman, B. Sc., of Prince Albert on April 2, 1945. He was President of the Regina Bar Association in 1952, served on both the Regina Collegiate Institute Board and the Regina Public School Board and in 1959 was general campaign Vice-Chairman of the Regina United Appeal. He was a member of the Royal United Services Institute and President in 1969. He was elected an Honourary Life Member in 1993. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in October 1939. He was called up on active service at the beginning of 1940. His first ship was a mine sweeper H.M.C.S. Vegreville in which he served for a short time. His next ship was one of the famous Flower-class Corvettes, H.M.C.S. Kamloops, which was on convoy escort duty on the Atlantic. His last ship, H.M.C.S. Tillsonburg, was one of the original Castle-class ships. She had a compliment of one hundred and twelve men and eight officers. She also had a new weapon, a forward throwing mortar called Squid. He served in the Tillsonburg until the end of the war in 1945. After the war he served in the Naval Reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was active in the Canadian Corp of Commissionaires and was elected to the Board of Governors, South Saskatchewan Division in 1971 and Chairman of the Board in 1986. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Corps and served on the Executive Council for several years. Dick was with the law firm Balfour, Davidson and Cruickshank from 1945-1952. In 1953 he entered the oil business with Canadian Devonian Petroleums Limited and was with the company as a Director and General Manager until 1961. He was elected a Director of the Canadian Petroleum Association, Saskatchewan Division in 1953 and Chairman of the Board in 1955. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association and Chairman in 1959. He was appointed a member of the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Conservation Board in 1961 and in 1963 was elected an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Petroleum Association. He was practising law with Nicol, Cruickshank and Keith in 1966 when he was named a Queen's Counsel. He was appointed to the Bench in 1970, and served as a Judge of the District Court of Saskatchewan and a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan from 1970 until late 1982. He was made an Honourary Member of the Regina Bar Association upon his retirement from the Bench in 1982. A Memorial Service, celebrating Dick's life, will be held on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina with Rev. David Hoffman officiating. Flowers most gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations, in memoriam, to the William Booth Special Care Home, 50 Angus Rd., Regina S4R 8P6. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services.


HMCS TILLSONBURG - Appointed to Tillsonburg 10 Apr 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, Stand by. Commissioning crew



ELLEY, Norman Stanley - Peacefully, on April 28, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in his 95th year. Beloved husband of Audrey (Babs) for 70 years. Loving father of Carol Hesketh (Ernie) and David Elley (Kerry Wade and son Nick). Cherished grandpa of Evan Hesketh. Dear brother of Verna Sayer (the late Tom). Predeceased by his sisters Velma Elley, Dorothy Newman (Ray), Olive Newman, and his brother Lorne Elley (Ruth). Brother-in-law to Russell Newman. Norman was a proud World War II naval veteran, having served on the HMCS Tillsonburg. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 163, the Macassa Bay Yacht Club, and a life member of the Six Nations Oshweken Veterans Association. He was former 25 year employee of Union Drawn Steel. Norm was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing and boating. He loved cottaging, camping and skiing holidays with his family. Norm spent many hours selling poppies for the Legion and volunteering on the HMCS Haida. In his younger years he was a competitive cyclist and rower. Cremation has taken place. Heartfelt thanks to the palliative care team at St. Joseph's Hospital and friend Lucy Martin for her care and dedication to Norm. A memorial service and celebration of Norm's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 163, 435 Limeridge Road East, Hamilton, on Saturday, May 17th from 1 ~ 4 p.m. Memorial donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 163 Poppy Trust Fund would be appreciated by the family.



FEESEY, Arthur Henry (20 Jun 1922 - 24 May 2013) - passed away at home Friday 24 May. He was born and raised in Toronto. Art served five years with the RCNVR in WWII-mostly convoy duty in the North Atlantic aboard HMCS Restigouche, HMCS Sudbury and HMCS Kincardine. After a long and happy life, Art leaves Mary, his beloved wife of 66 years. He was proud of, and devoted to, his two sons, and their families. John and Grace, Terry and Kathleen. Art adored his two beautiful granddaughters, Julia and Andrea and his lovely baby great granddaughter, Charlotte. He was grateful for caring extended family and good friends. Art was in the electrical industry from the time he left the Navy in 1945. Starting as an apprentice electrician, he had a successful career managing projects for national engineering firms in powering mining, smelting and oil refineries across Canada. He retired in 1984, as an electrical quantity surveyor, having worked on some of the largest government projects with the BC Buildings Corporation. But the best was yet to come - travel and outdoor activity constituted a virtual non-stop road trip. From Vancouver Island to PEI and north to N.W.T., south to Guatemala, Belize and extensively in Mexico. Art kept going around the next corner to find out what was there always with Mary beside him and most often with a canine companion nearby. Art loved the outdoors very much from his early family years in and around Algonquin park to his marine explorations around the Gulf Islands aboard his own personal command, "Northern Loon", and onward to his continental camping adventures. And so, his journey ended with his usual good humour and no regrets. The family would be pleased to have friends join us in the garden at our home on Art's Birthday, June 20th, from 2-4pm.



FREDRICK (FEDORWICK), Stanley Edward, Stoker 1st Class, RCNVR (17 Dec 1922 - 15 Mar 2011) - On Tuesday, March 15, Stan Fredrick, age 88, passed away peacefully at Tuxedo Villa PCH where he had resided since December 2010. Stan is survived by his children Lynn (Dave), Sharon, Rick (Patricia), Kim (Blaine), Michael (Matti), grandchildren Janine (Al), Jason (Krystal), Kari, Kylie, Dylan, Mesa, great-grandchildren Tianna, Hayley, Jackson, Calvin, Ben, and several nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Jeanne in 1989 and his six siblings. Stan spent his entire life living in East Kildonan. During WWII he served overseas in the Canadian Navy on the HMCS Kincardine. For the rest of his life he remained proud of being a Veteran. After the war, Stan built his own home and moved in with his family in 1956, where he lived in the same home until October 2010. He enjoyed time spent in Hawaii with Jeanne, caring for his home and cars and Winnipeg summers in the sun. Stan was employed as a Stationary Engineer at Kiewel's Brewery in St. Boniface and later at Labatt's Brewery until his retirement. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stan's memory can be made to CancerCare Manitoba (675 McDermot Ave, Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba (6 Donald Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0K6). Funeral services were held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Klassen Funeral Home. Arrangements under the direction of Klassen Funeral Home, Winnipeg, MB.







(SF01) Portrait of Sto 1c Stanley Fedorwick  (SF02) Stanley Fredrick  (SF03) Wedding day for Stanley and Jeanne


FROATS, Allan - Veteran WWII, Peacefully on June 6, 2014, at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Lillian Grace Young (2011). Cherished father of Carolyn Froats- Emond (Robert) and Donald (Stephanie). Dearly loved Grampie of Grace and Emily Froats. Predeceased by his parents George and Lillian (Macrae) and nine brothers and sisters. After his service in the Royal Canadian Navy on board the HMCS Arrowhead, Allan attended Queen's University where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Metallurgical Engineering. Allan was employed at Timminco Metals in Haley Station for over 40 years before retiring and running the family monument business started by his father, George H. Froats. Dad will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, silly antics, his love of Scottish pipe music, and his great dedication to his family. Sincere thanks to Dr. Cathy MacDonald for her compassionate care of both Mom and Dad over the years, and to the staff at RVH for their attentive care these last few weeks. Special thanks to the staff of the Assisted Living Program, Aikenhead's Drug Store, and Scotiabank for patiently supporting Dad's independence. Friends may call at McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home, 85 Munro Ave. E., (at Lorne St.), Renfrew on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. - 9 p.m. A Legion Service will be held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at Renfrew Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment at Thomsonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.



GILBERT, Donald Todd - was born February 22, 1926 in Sussex, New Brunswick. He attended Westhill High School, in Montreal, and entered active service on October 13, 1943, at the age of 17. He spent a few weeks at HMCS Cornwallis and was then transferred aboard HMCS Nene. While Don was aboard the Nene he joined with C group, taking convoys from Newfoundland to Londonderry and convoys to Murmansk, Russia. He also served at HMCS Stadaconna and aboard HMCS Tillsonburg. After several Bermuda runs he was discharged in January 1946. Don and Barbara Laviolette were married in 1948. They have two children Elaine and Robert and have three grandsons. Don worked for Bell Canada for 35 years and retired September 11, 1982. In 1957 he became a first aid instructor with the St. John Ambulance Society and was recognized by Bell Canada for devoting 20 years to the St. John's Society. In 1963 Don became actively involved with the Lachine Lakeshore Lions Club. He became Zone Chairman after serving as Secretary, Treasurer and twice as President, and was still on the Board of Directors at his death. Don liked playing bridge and golf. In 1969 he built a log cabin on Lake McGillvrey, which is still enjoyed by all of his family. Don passed away January 30, 1984 at the age of 57. He is interred at the Field of honour in Pointe Claire, Quebec.



GILLIS, Benedict Hilmar - Peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family, our husband, dad, afi, grandpa, and lang-afi, passed away at the St. Boniface General Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2003. Ben was born on December 10, 1922 in Wynyard, SK to Joseph and Snjolaug Gillis. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in the Grandy District north of Wynyard. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served for two years on the corvette class H.M.C.S. Humberstone. Following his discharge in January, 1946, he returned to Wynyard. On May 12, 1946 Ben married Doris (Suek) of Muenster, SK and together they operated the family farm. Their first four children, Joseph, Helgi, Beverley, and Lynn were born in Wynyard. The family moved to Winnipeg in July, 1960. Two years later, their fifth child, Grace, was born. Ben was employed in the Forage Crops Division of the Plant Science Department at the University of Manitoba for 28 years. In his retirement, Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1996. On May 12, 2003 Ben and Doris would have celebrated 57 years of marriage. Ben was a kind, gentle man. He seldom spoke of himself or his accomplishments but was eager to hear about those of other people. He had a thirst for knowledge that was reflected in his love of reading. Ben loved the outdoors, enjoying camping and fishing with his family in the early years, and daily walks in the park and bird watching more recently. He enjoyed watching anything grow and provided tender, loving care to his plants and flowers. Always the farmer, after years of living in Winnipeg, he and Doris would often go for a drive in the country to "inspect the crops". Ben was particularly resourceful and, with help from other family members, built the house that he and Doris have lived in for the last 39 years. He was very proud of his Icelandic heritage and majored in Icelandic Studies while earning his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Manitoba. Ben strongly believed in socialism and was a supporter of the New Democratic Party. Shortly before he died, he posed the question that reflected the essence of who he was, "if we are not here to look after each other, then why are we here?". Ben is survived by his wife Doris; son Joe (Carole), grandsons, Rich (Darcee), Jamie, and Tim and great-granddaughter Camryn; son Helgi; daughter Bev Arnason; son Lynn (Jane), granddaughter Vanessa and grandson Connor; and daughter Grace (Greg Sliva) and granddaughter Robyn. Ben is also survived by his sister Dee Dee (Harold) Westdal; brothers-in-law, Ivan Mitchell and Tom Kennedy; Doris two sisters, Jacine (Ron) Garner, and Marge (George) Mitchell, and brother Frank Suek; and their families; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Ben was predeceased by his father Joseph; mother Snjolaug; sisters, Emma and Clarabelle (Bella) and brothers, Joseph Jr. (Bud) and William. The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Oncology Department staff at the Victoria General Hospital, the home care staff, the staff in the Palliative Care Program, and the staff on the Palliative Care Ward at the St. Boniface General Hospital who cared for our precious husband, dad, afi, grandpa, and lang-afi. Special thanks to nurses, Collette and Tracy on the Palliative Care Ward at the St. Boniface General Hospital for their excellent care and compassion, and for supporting our entire family during this most difficult time. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. in the Trinity United Church, 933 Summerside Ave. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will occur at a later date in the Grandy Cemetery near Wynyard, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Boniface Hospital and Research Foundation, 409 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3K 9Z9, (directed to the Palliative Care Endowment Fund) would be greatly appreciated.



GRAY, John Ferguson - son of James Inglis Gray and Jeanie Johnston Ferguson was born November 20, 1924 in Lachine, Quebec, and died November 12, 2000 in Westhill (Toronto) Ontario. John was born and educated in Lachine. He attended George Esplen Public School, Lachine High School, George Williams High School and the Montreal Technical Institute where he studied Engineering for three years. He served as an apprentice at Dominion Engineering Works, Limited in Lachine before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Donnacona in Montreal in May, 1942. He received his early training in Prince Rupert and Comox, British Columbia before serving aboard HMCS Quatsino, a Bangor Class minesweeper based in Esquimalt, B.C. He later was sent to Scotland where he commissioned HMCS Leaside, a Castle Class corvette. The Leaside escorted convoys across the North Atlantic as part of the C9 Escort Group. They sailed between St. John's, Newfoundland and Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Following the cessation of hostilities in World War II, John was demobilized and returned to Dominion Engineering in an apprentice draftsman program. Canadian General Electric bought out Dominion Engineering and John was transferred to Scarborough, Ontario to the CGE plant in that city. He served in numerous positions, culminating as Manager, Facilities and Maintenance Engineering. He married the former Shirley Thalia Pidduck in Lachine in August 1953 and they had two sons - Jeffrey and Andrew. John and Shirley live in West Hill (Toronto) in retirement. He died in Toronto on November 12, 2000 just 8 days short of his 76th birthday after a long illness.



GREER, John Maxwell - (1917-2011) Truro, West Dublin, and recently Bridgewater. Aged 94 It is with profound sadness that the family of John Greer announces his death. He died on August 18th at his much-loved cottage in West Dublin at exactly 12:00 o’clock on a rising tide comforted by a fair south westerly breeze holding the hand of Dode, his wife of 69 years, and surrounded by all five of his adult children. His loss will be felt by his wife and best friend Dode, his children Anne (Jim White), John (Vanessa Paschakarnis), Peggy, Peter (Alison Strachan), Mary (Richard Zalega), eighteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren and the many to whom he was an honorary grandfather. He once said, “I never realized how many kids would call me Papa.” He also leaves his niece Sally Grant (Clifford) of White Rock, B. C., and nephews Al Greer (Eleanor), of Truro, and Keith Burgess (Isabell) of Paradise and their children and grandchildren. We also wish to acknowledge a few special people who knew and loved John and who remain close to the family including Shirlene, Kit and Jim , Susan, Ron, and many others. His was a life well lived with grace and humility, blessed with a very caring family and in death much missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. His sharp wit, ready humour, and metaphorical clarity served him and nourished his family until his passing and will live on in countless stories of our dear Papa. The last remaining member of his own birth family, John was a war baby, born in 1917, the youngest by 10 years of the six children of Annie and Sydney Greer in Joggins, Nova Scotia. As a teenage boy, John had the opportunity of a lifetime to sail on a coastal trading schooner returning from Boston to Parrsboro. Taking the wheel in the middle of the night under the stars in a stiff wind gave him a love of the ocean that remained with him his whole life. John served in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War on the Castle class corvette HMCS Tillsonburg, a time he spoke little about but one which had a profound influence on his life. After the war, he attended Dalhousie University, graduating in Pharmacy. He was a well-respected druggist in Truro for over 40 years, retiring in his early ‘70’s. He enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling some, boating lots, and most importantly being a firm anchor for his loving and well-loved family. John served for many years as a trustee and active member of First United Church in Truro and was a member of Legion Branch 26. He and Dode were members of the Curling Club and charter members of the Good Times Dance Club and. John was also a member of the Truro Kiwanis Club for several years. We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to all those in the medical and care giving professions who worked with us through his brief illness over the past few months. A service to celebrate the life of John Maxwell Greer will be held at the West Dublin United Church in West Dublin on Wednesday August 24th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy in support of West Ironbound Island, or to a charity of choice.



HALE, Kenneth Douglas (30 Sep 1924 - 24 Oct 2006) - Passing after a long illness at the age of eighty-two at Ste. Anne's Veteran Hospital 14A. Son of the late Robert Hale and Alice Hale (Heath). Brother of the late Clifford and the late Gordon Hale. Devoted husband of fifty-eight years to Margaret Mary Hale (Finney). Loving father to Douglas Robert Hale (Mary), Ronald Richard Hale (Annette) and Beverley Sharon Claxton (Wayne). Grandfather of Tara (Joshua), Angela (Erik), Kimberley (Joey), John and Elizabeth, great-grandfather to Sydney Karma Hale-Beres. Long term member of the Canadian Legion Branch 91 and previous Grand master of Mason - Harmony Lodge 1983-84. Veteran of WWII, battle of Alantic aboard HMCS St. Thomas 'K488'. Long service employee at Canada Car and Air Canada. Special thanks to caregivers at Ste. Anne's Veteran Hospital 14A, Lakeshore General Hospital, 4th Floor and West Island VON (NOVA). In lieu of flowers, donation to the West Island VON (NOVA), Lakeshore Hospital Oncology department, Cancer research or a charity of your choice. A service will be held at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 Sources Blvd., D.D.O. (514-685-3344) on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 2 p.m. followed by the interment at Field of Honor cemetery.



HAMMOND, John Andrew, Stoker, RCNVR - John Hammond was born in May 1925, son of Wilfred Norton and Irene Lillian Hammond of 825 Dufferin Avenue. He attended Brick Street Public School, Odell Public School, Victoria Public School and H.B. Beal technical School. He served in HMCS Alberni until she was sunk by a torpedo from U-480 with a loss of 59 of her crew. He was 19 years old.



HARDIE, Alvin Archibald (Al) - With profound sadness the family announces the passing of Al on November 19, 2002 in his 79th year. Pre- deceased by his parents and brothers, Mervyn and William (Bill). Survived by Evelyn (Ev), his cherished wifeof 48 years, and sister-in-law, Jean Hardie (Calgary). He will be dearly missed by niece, Barbara Dobbie (Hardie); goddaughter, Barbara Tougas (Edmonton); and surrogate daughter, Jean Beichal (Sandman) of Phoenix. His many nieces, nephews and their spouses and siblings will miss their favorite 'Uncle Al.' He will be sorely missed by long time friends and business partners, Lloyd and Maxine Larson and family; David, Joan and Karen; many relatives and friends across Canada, U.S.A., U.K., Australia and Europe. During the Second World War Al served with the RCNVR aboard Corvettes, Arrowhead and Matan on convoy duty on the North Atlantic run. He was a graduate of Notre Dame College, Wilcox, Saskatchewan. A resident of Saskatchewan and Alberta before moving to Victoria in 1965 to enter into partnerships (Larson, Sandman, Hardie) in the hotel/ motel business. An ardent fisherman, Al spent many summers fishing local waters and especially enjoyed the companionship of his fishing buddy, nephew Gary Bertrand (Elaine). A long time member of the Royal Colwood Golf and Country Club, a curling enthusiast and in general a sports 'nut.' A special mention to all the exceptional medical professionals who helped and sustained Al during his illness. A most sincere thank you to Dr. Alec Walton, whose compassion, humor and respect will long be remembered; to the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre; the Community Care nurses; the Palliative Care team and Hospice where the nurses and volunteers made his final journey bearable. We are forever grateful for their kindness and understanding. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1155 Fort Street, followed by a reception for family and friends in the Victorian room at the Ocean Pointe Delta Hotel. Cremation entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services. It was Al's wish that his ashes be scattered at sea over his favourite fishing spot. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation in memory of Al to the B.C. Cancer Agency (VICC), 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, BC., V8R 6V5, or Victoria Hospice, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R 1J8 or to a charity of personal choice. 'Tis the set of the sails and not the gales that determine the way we shall go'



HAYES, Gordon Keith - Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday September 7th, 2010. Gordon beloved husband of Yvonne for 67 years. Loved father of Carol Anne Hayes and Linda McNinch (John). Cherished grandfather of Melissa Dowling (Leo), Nathan, Jamie and Darcy McNinch. Gordon is predeceased by his brother Jack Hayes and his sister Barbara White. Cremation has taken place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.



HILLIS, John (Jack) - Born in Northern Ireland, passed away after a lengthy life at the age of 91 on August 12, 2013. Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Shirley (2001). Dear father of Bradd & Ginny, Cindy, Dean & Iona and the late Alan (1994) & his wife Pauline "Paula". Loved grandfather to Kristopher "Kris", Shannon & Ryan, Anita & J.P. and Nicole & Dave and loving GG to Ashton, Cameron and Cooper. Brother-in- law of Norma Killaire. Predeceased by siblings Tom (1986), Eva (1992), Elizabeth "Dot" (2010), and brothers and sisters-in-law Grace (1979), Jerry (1989), Peter (2001), Bill (2001), Gerry (2004) and Agnes (2009). Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends especially Audrey Morrison and Tracey Ward as well as his 3 feline companions. Jack was a WWII Naval Veteran (Served on the HMCS Burlington and St. Thomas) and was also an ordinary member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 255. Jack was a retired District Chief of the Windsor Fire Department after 35 years of service. If you so desire, donations to The Child Safety Village or In Your Jeans Campaign would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral service Thursday 10 am at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd, East Windsor (519-969-5841).




HOWE, Russell Malcolm (Mac) - passed away surrounded by his family on March 17, 2002 on Salt Spring Island, BC. Mac leaves to mourn his loss: his loving wife of 53 years, Sherry; his children, Maxine (John), Jim (Aurelia), Debbie (John), Don (Bev), Jan, Maureen (John) his brother Lloyd (Marilyn) his sister Betty; and his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sister Joan and his brother Stan. Mac was born March 27, 1920 in Kirkton, ON. Mac proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943 through 1945 serving as a gunnery officer on the HMCS Agassiz, a corvette. Following his naval service Mac joined the London Life Insurance Company in London, ON and quickly rose to management positions in Thunder Bay, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. He retired in 1980. During his career at London Life Mac was highly respected as a manager, but also developed many lasting and valued friendships over his 35 years with the company. In 1963, Mac and Sherry built a summer home at Wendigo Resort near Lac du Bonnet, MB and moved there permanently in 1983. The cottage was a labour of love for Mac and the source of unending joy. He treasured the many good times spent there with family and friends. Following his retirement, Mac and Sherry spent their winters near Palmetto, FL where happy hour on the Howe patio became a daily highlight for their many friends at the Fiesta Grove RV Camp. Mac was a pillar of strength in our family. He had a love of life and truly lived his life to the fullest. Rest in peace Dad. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to: Dr. Kevin Saunders in Winnipeg; Dr. Graham Reid and Dr. Robert Wakefield in Vancouver; and to Dr. Holly Slakov, Dr. Robert Crossland and the exceptional nursing and support staff at the Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island for their care and compassion during Dads illness. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapel, 1501 Waverley St. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Equipment Drive in care of Hospital Foundation, at the Lady Minto Hospital, 135 Crofton Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1T1. 



HULME, George Frederick (Fred) (23 Apr 1920 - 31 Oct 2010) - was born in Warrington, Newton, England on April 23, 1920. After his first of many trips across the North Atlantic he was raised on a farm near Manitou, Manitoba. Being a natural athlete, as a young man he excelled in track, hockey and football. His track career included Manitoba record setting championships in the late 1930's. He was courted by both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Instead, he answered the call to duty in the Royal Canadian Navy where he served as Yeoman of Signals on Corvettes (""the little ships that saved the day"") that escorted supply convoys safely across the North Atlantic for the duration of World War II. After the war, Fred completed his education at the University of Manitoba with degrees in Geology and Law. Upon graduation, he was employed by TransCanada PipeLines for whom he secured the right-of-way across the prairies and Northern Ontario for the pipeline which would enable the delivery of Western Canada natural gas to Southern Ontario and the Eastern United States. Subsequently, as TransCanada's principle gas supply representative, Fred was highly respected in the Western Canada natural gas industry for his ingenuity and integrity. Following his TransCanada career, Fred embarked on a successful international career consulting to the natural gas industry. In addition, he was instrumental in organizing the small natural gas producers of Western Canada into an independent marketing consortium. Fred continued his sports interest throughout his life as an avid Calgary Stampeder fan, tennis player and skier. He was always the last guy down the hill, picking up his less athletic buddies on the Lake Louise slopes he loved so much. Fred was predeceased by his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Marguerite. He is survived by his brother Dan in De Soto Missouri, his sister Gladys in Winnipeg, his nephew Doug Marteinson in Fernie, BC, who has been a frequent companion in recent years, and many nieces and nephews across Western Canada. At Fred's request, no Funeral service will be held.



HYMERS, Archibald Edwin (Archie) - It is with great sadness that the family of Archibald Edwin (Archie) Hymers announce his peaceful passing on July 10, 2006 at St. Joseph 's Hospice, with his family by his side. Born on March 6, 1925 in Hymers, Archie grew up there and as a young lad worked his first job at McKecknie Timber at Round Lake. At the age of 17 he joined the Navy, serving aboard the H.M.C.S. Huntsville. He served for 3 years during the Second World War on the Atlantic before signing up to go to the Pacific side just as the war ended. He returned home and soon found the love of his life Rose Marion (nee: Broome) and they were married on June 29, 1949. Archie was employed by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications for 35 years, as a Supervisor for many of those years, before his retirement in 1982. This job brought he and his wife to Shabequa, where they spent several years and started a family. Later they built a family home in O 'Connor Twsp. , where he and Rose raised their children and eventually retired. He was a trapper, hunter and a very lucky fisherman - the "tales " said it all. Archie 's other great enjoyments were his meticulously manicured lawn and gardens. He had a "green " thumb for begonias. Over the years, Archie and Rose nurtured their children, grandchildren and family dogs. Archie 's huge heart had room for all, and "his dogs " were his babies too. Together, Archie and Rose enjoyed traveling, going for drives and Saturday nights at the Legion Dance where they danced beautifully and socialized with their many friends. Most recently, he and Rose enjoyed a bowl of soup at the casino and often searched out the winning machine. Archie also took great pride playing cribbage with his family and friends, making "skunks " out of us all. He was also a long time member of the Kakabeka Hotel early morning coffee club. Archie was a very kind, loving, quick witted, humorous, and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be forever loved and remembered by his loving wife of 57 years, Rose, his children Dale (Patti), Gary, Brian (Lisa) and Heather (Phil) Robinson; brothers Bill and Robert (Audrey); sisters Clara and Myrna (Nelson) Larabee; brothers-in-law, Robert (Alice) and Gordon Broome; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Archie was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Kathleen Hymers, son Gregory Shane, mother-in-law Hilda Broome and brother-in-law Kenneth Broome. Cremation and a private interment has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society - Camp Trillium, the local summer camp at Loon Lake for kid 's with cancer, would be appreciated. The family would like to extend their thanks to the nurses at St. Joseph 's Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. Our Dad went fishing on a sunny day, And coming home he lost his way, He set up camp on a lake so blue, And waits there now for me and you.



JAFFRAY, Alexander (Duncan), RCN (1925-2010) - Veteran WWII, Retired Transport Canada, With his family by his side, Duncan passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Survived by Sybil, his wife of 62 years. Proud father of Glenda (Gary), Bruce (Lorraine), Gary (Michelle), and Lynn (Alex). Loving grandfather of David, Lauren, Kris, Ja'Nell, Emilie, Jeff, Shane, Terry, James, Madeline, and caring great grandfather of Brianna and Devin. Fondly remembered by Vikki. He will be dearly missed by his family. Memories of Duncan and his stories will be cherished forever. Sincere thank you to Elisabeth Bruyere for their compassionate care. A family service was held December 3rd, at Pinecrest Cemetery.



JENKINS, William Hesketh (Bill) - Bill 'crossed the bar', surrounded by his family on February 23, 2009. He was born on January 2, 1923 in Wilkie and raised in and near Lloydminster. Bill was predeceased by parents, Will and Louisa; daughter, Paula; and brother, George Jenkins. Surviving him are his wife of 58 years, Mary (called Terry by some); sons, Tom (Linda), Geoffrey, Patrick; Miles (Lucy), Mary, Nicole; Byron (Lona), Caitlin, Evan, Sean; Bill Jr. and Ella; daughter, Peggy Omoigui (Felix), Imose, Daniel, Kelly (Jason Drummond), Bailey, Annika, Ivy; Michael Sheldon; brothers, Bob and Ron; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. After high school, Bill enlisted, serving aboard the corvette, HMCS Petrolia, on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. Following the war, he played professional hockey, then became a journeyman carpenter, built his first family home and acted as foreman on many large construction projects in and around Saskatoon. Joining the staff of the Saskatchewan Technical Institute (now Kelsey Campus of SIAST) in 1963, he later became the head of the school's Carpentry Department. He acquired his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. From 1973 to 1976 Bill was part of a CIDA sponsored educational project in Nigeria. Bill loved mother nature and wilderness, visiting northern Saskatchewan countless times on family and solo canoeing and fishing trips. His retirement years were spent following local and professional sports from tennis to the Roughriders, reading and working on various carpentry projects. While maintaining a deep love of Saskatchewan, he and Mary enjoyed trips to France, Germany, England, Scotland and Wales. Family was always foremost to Bill and Mary. Their lives were made richer as they became surrounded by a growing number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill's family wishes to thank most sincerely all the staff at Veteran's Village in Sherbrooke Community Centre for the full extent of their excellent care, compassion and kindness. What Bill and his family received there filled them with gratitude. It was Bill's wish that there would be no funeral or memorial service. The family requests no floral tributes or charitable donations. Instead, please consider a random act of kindness. And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea -Tennyson



JOHNSTON, George Bernett Cheyne - It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving Husband, Dad and Grandpa. George passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at his residence in Sandy Hook, MB after a brave battle with cancer. It is hard to believe that he will not be here for us. George was born March 5, 1921 on Mulvey Avenue in Winnipeg. At a young age he spent many happy hours at his Uncle Jimmy Cheynes farm in Fairford, MB. Left to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend of 56 years Dorothy; daughters Barbara (Dick) Jackman of Edmonton, Shirley of Long Beach, California; and granddaughters Valerie (David) Regan and Lindsay (Daryl) Presley of Edmonton. Also left to mourn his passing are brothers Jimmy (Wanda) and family of New Westminister, B.C., Alan (Muriel) and family of Winnipeg; half-sister Lynn (Craig) Robertson and family of Winnipeg. Cousins including Pat Spiring and family, Arlene (George) Wilson and family of Winnipeg, Hugh (Karen) Gordon of Kelowna, B.C., Gordon (Grace) Cheyne and family of Portage la Prairie, many other cousins and their families and "Outlaw" sisters and brothers-in-law. George was predeceased by his mother Nellie and father James. George enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Chippawa on May 15, 1942 for the Second World War "The Big One. He served on Arrowhead and Cowichan, was on the Triangle Run, and later while out of Portsmouth, England he served on a Minesweeper and took part in sweeping the English Channel on D-Day. On discharge from the Navy in December 1945, George returned to Winnipeg and Canada Packers where he was employed for a total of 44 years, the last many years as Chief Engineer. He retired in April, 1983 to pursue his passion for golf full time. He was very saddened to see his life long "home away from home" at Canada Packers imploded in 2000. After retirement George and Dorothy spent many happy winters golfing in New Braunfels, Texas and Long Beach, California. He had his first Hole-In-One on November 28, 1989 in Texas and his last one with the "Old Boys" Tuesday golf in Sandy Hook on May 14, 2002. Dad loved life and had a tremendous sense of humour. He loved his family dearly. He took great pride in his beautiful garden and yard. He lived to play golf and many times he would play 36 holes a day. His greatest delight was supplementing his income while playing with his "Golf Buddies". George was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 182, Gimli, Acacia Lodge 111, and Sandy Hook Golf Course. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Georges life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 182, 146 6th Street, Gimli on Friday, October 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The family would like to thank Dr. C. Chapnick, Dr. S. PrudHomme, office staff and staff at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Gimli, Dr. M. Shojania and Maryanne at the Cancer Care Manitoba St. Boniface Unit. We would also like to thank all our family, friends and neighbours for their love, support, delicious food and all the help around the yard. We will never be able to thank you enough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnson Memorial Hospital, Gimli, Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 182, Gimli, or to Cancer Care Manitoba, St. Boniface Unit, 409 Tache Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 (Nursing Education or Dr. Shojania Research Fund). Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.



KELLAS, Archie - Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 14, 1916 Archie (Bumpa) passed away unexpectedly on May 9, 2007 at the Concordia Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Shirley (1997) and his two brothers, John (1971) and Bill (1941 in Hong Kong) he is survived by his two great sisters, Margaret and Jean as well as his four children and 11 grandchildren; Craig (Diane Donnelly), Cole, Matt, Will and Jordan; Vance, Marisa and Miles; Darryl-lynn (Doug Kehler), Lisa and Tanya; Kerry (David Chizda), Jared, Carly and Zac. Archie served overseas in the Royal Canadian Navy as a helmsman quartermaster for 3 1/2 years on the H.M.C.S. Leaside during the Second World War. He took an early retirement at age 60 from Canada Malting after a career that spanned more than 35 years. He was very proud to receive his life membership from Rockwood A.N.A.F. Unit #303 in 1969. Archie was a great fan of many sports, having played them in his youth, but baseball was his first love. The family would like to thank the staff of the Home Care program; in particular Mary Anne Syzek for all her kind attention and especially Kristine and Aisha for their loving care of Dad these last several months. A special heartfelt thanks to Darryl-lynn, Doug, Lisa and Tanya for dedicating the past six years of their lives to caring for Dad. They opened their hearts and their home to him and in doing so made the last few years of his life comfortable and surrounded by love. We can never thank you enough for this. In accordance with Archie's wishes, a private family graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Suite 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to: Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 885-9715



KELLY, James William (09 Jan 1926 - 03 Mar 2012) - Jim (Granddad) Kelly passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 86 years of age. James was predeceased by his loving wife Helen; his parents Bill and Agnes; siblings Bob and Rita; and twin granddaughters Melissa and Melinda Spring. He is survived by his daughters Debbie Kelly (Kim) and Kathleen (Clarence) Spring; grandchildren Shannon (Colin) Johnston, Blair (Marianne) Spring and Catherine Mackie; great-granddaughters Grace and Ella Johnston; many nieces and nephews; cousin Phyllis (Cecil) MacKenzie; and long-time companion Patricia Laine. He will be missed by numerous friends and "The Boys" at McDonald's. Jim led a very full life; born in Calgary and raised in the community of Ramsay, he was a well-known hockey player. His hockey career led him to a tryout with the Cleveland Barons in 1943. When he turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy for the World War II effort. Stationed out of Halifax on the HMCS Huntsville, Dad continued playing hockey for the Royal Canadian Navy where he had the opportunity to play against his hockey heroes the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. Jim returned to Calgary after the war where he began a forty-two year career at the Calgary Brewery and Malting Company (later Carling O'Keefe). Dad married Helen (Maisey) in 1949, and together they raised two girls Deba and Kathleen. His love of hockey continued through coaching midget and peewee leagues in the Ogden community. Dad was passionate about golf, and upon retirement he had the first tee time every morning at Maple Ridge for the next 20 years. A highlight was achieving a hole in one in 1996. Everyone who knew Dad liked him; he had a one of a kind personality that was warm and kind and drew in everyone around him, even complete strangers. Unimpressed by outward appearances, he concentrated on the simple pleasures of life. He loved to garden, build models, and spend time with his family - especially his great-granddaughters. Jim trusted in everyone and was generous to those he loved. He never worried about the small things; Dad taught us all to stop rushing and enjoy all that life has to offer. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service held at St. Bernadette's Parish, 7103 - 20A Street S.E., Calgary, today, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Bernadette's Parish on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Dad directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Cleft Palate Clinic.



KELLY, Philip John (15 Jun 1924 - 16 Jan 2011) - Passed away at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 86. Loving husband of Ruth. Beloved father of Nancy and Debra. Grandfather to Luke and Nathan. Will be missed by Ruth's family. Predeceased by his first wife Patricia and will be fondly remembered by his sister Sylvia. Longtime manager at Royal Bank, Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, HMCS Copper Cliff and past president of Rotary - Willowdale and Armour Heights. The family wish to thank the doctors and nurses of Sunnybrook, especially those of K2 West. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in the Chapel. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation.



KIRKPATRICK, William (Bill) Murray (13 Jul 1919 - 14 Apr 2011) - Survived by son Steve (Sandy), grandson Evan; daughter Anne (George), granddaughter Celina; siblings Ken (Gwen), Pelham Ont. and Frances Cherkowski, Cabri, Sask.; numerous loving nieces and nephews (Bryants, Freys, Fowlers, Hudsons, Kirkpatricks, Makepeaces, Manners) and especially, Don (Donna) Murray, Fonthill, Ont.; Bill's "boys" at Safeway Tsawwassen (Brian, Doug, Mark) and friend Mike. Get togethers at home or Hawaii with his cousin Charles (Rose) Kirkpatrick, Cabri, Sask. always created a funny story. Born on the farm in Cabri, Sask., Bill was the 5th of 13 children. He worked the family farm till 1941, then in the nickel mines Sudbury, Ont. In June, 1942 Bill joined the Canadian Navy for the war and served mostly on the HMCS Leaside, patrolling the Atlantic till November 1945. ln early 1947 while visiting Vancouver, on a blind date at the Cave Supper Club he met and later that year married his wife Marie. Bill's motto "Any job worth doing was worth doing well" was also how he lived his life. His honesty and magic as a auto mechanic started January 14, 1951 when he joined the Vancouver Autoworkers and International Assoc. of Machinists at Curtis Motors, then to 49th and Oak Home Service. Starting the 1960's Bill owned and operated the Home Service at Bennett and No. 3 Rd., then on to the Union 76, later Husky at Blundell and No. 3 Rd. in Richmond and finally Kirkpatrick Auto Repairs in Steveston. Bill then retired mid 1980's as a new passion, "golf", beckoned. However, for long after retirement Bill was still asked to come and wave his screwdriver, like a magic wand over the hood of some car, which he would gracefully do. Bill's expertise on carburetors was legendary. Bill loved his BC Lions 1st (season tickets from 1956), Sask. Roughriders 2nd, and pre-game meals with John and Nick. Bill's long skates on the South Sask. River at the back of his property as a kid, his initials in nails in the rafters in the ice rink in Cabri, which he helped build gave him his love of hockey and he was an avid Canucks fan. Bill's big grin, witty, teasing sense of humor, love of food, love of the sea and salmon fishing, and his loving friendship will be greatly missed. Thank you, to the nurses and staff at George Derby Veterans Centre for their care and compassion. Bill loved his dogs, Sport, then Sammy, in lieu of flowers a donation to a dog rescue charity would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life to be announced.



KREASON, Robert A. - Greece: Went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2012 at age 88. Survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Elizabeth; children, Janet & John; grandchildren, Moira & Jacquelyn. A native of Preston (now Cambridge), Ontario, Bob enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy upon graduating high school. He served aboard the HMCS Arvida from 1942 to 1945, primarily in the Atlantic. Bob was a retiree of DPI/Eastman Kodak. He was an avid bowler and tennis player, served as a Republican committeeman and was a member of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed traveling to Art Apps naval reunions.



KREALING, Keith Mills - It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Keith Mills Krealing at The Grace General Hospital Wednesday evening, April 16, 2003. Keith was predeceased by his parents and wife Arlene (nee Hales). He was born March 2, 1920 at a farm homestead near Willmar, SK. He and his parents and brother moved to Winnipeg in 1926 where he grew up and was educated. Keith enlisted in the Canadian Navy (RCNVR) active duty on September 1939. His six years of Navy service was mostly spent at sea on the Corvette HMCS "Arvida" on which he was the ships petty officer, gunner and buffer. At the end of the war he returned to civilian life, married Arlene as his wife and was employed by the Winnipeg Transit system until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by his loving companion Patricia Hayden and her three grandchildren, Danny (Raquelle), Cory (Richard), Shelley; and his brother Bruce (Doris), their daughter Marilyn (Alan and family) as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins across Canada, United States and England. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Garry Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 200 - 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6 or Manitoba Lung Association, 629 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6, or a charity of ones choice.



LAVENDER , Emerson Stewart (Em) - (1925-2009) Peacefully, with his wife by his side, at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas on Friday, September 25, 2009 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Maddie (nee Bomberger) for 56 years. Loving father of Jan Lavender (Eric Roston) of Calgary, Susan Lavender (Herman Veenendaal) of St. Mary’s and Beth Lavender of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Emily, Scott and Jack. Dear brother of Walter Lavender (Norma) of Richmond Hill and brother-in-law of Helen Lavender of Toronto. Pre- deceased by his brother Stanley Lavender. Em served as a wireless operator on HMCS Copper Cliff, one of the corvettes in the 7th Canadian mid-ocean escort, graduated with a honours degree in history from U of T in 1949 and then came to Burlington in 1957 having taught in Huntsville, Richmond Hill and Thornhill as part of the original staff of Nelson High School, principal of Burlington Central High School from 1963-1967 and served in various administrative posts, retiring as Director of Education in 1981 and served at OISE from 1983 to 1989. Em was co-author of "A Thousand Ages", "The Evaders", "A Book Of Remembrance" and co-editor of "A Source Book For Ancient And Medieval History". Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, 905-632-3333 on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. where the Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Funeral Home. Special thanks to St. Joseph’s Villa Assess and Restore, for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Halton Learning Foundation or the charity of your choice.



LELONDE, Richard C. (Rick) 1948-2015 - It was with sadness and sense of profound loss that we announce the peaceful passing of Rick Lelonde on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba on February 19, 1948 during a "blinding snowstorm" to Avionics and Pamela Lelonde. He married the love of his life, Mary Lelonde, in El Cerrito, California in 1978. Rick is survived by his spouse, his mother (Pamela Josephine), his four siblings, and his three children; Deborah Webster (Dwayne), Christopher Lelonde, and Pamela Lelonde (Tom Billings). He was blessed by his seven grandchildren who lit up his eyes; Lilyanna, Dahlia, Maverick, Hayden, Madison, Serena, and Liberty. Rick also leaves behind numerous relatives and treasured friends in Canada and the United States. He will be sorely missed. He joined the Canadian Navy as a leading seaman in 1966, commissioned from the ranks in 1985, and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in August of 1996. Rick was passionate about his hobbies, golfing, and fishing. He happily shared his expertise and enthusiasm for fishing with his friends and family on his fishing boat the "Lucky Coho". In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Victoria Hospice, 1952 Bay St. Victoria, B. C. V0R 1J8 Canada. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 24 at 12:15 p.m. at Sands Funeral Home at 1803 Quadra St. A Celebration of Life to follow at location to be determined.


HMCS KOOTENAY - AB.ST at the time of the explosion


LOEWEN, Leslie John (Les) (07 Sep 1925 - 09 Dec 2014) - passed away in peace on December 9, 2014 at Chilliwack General Hospital from complications following bladder cancer surgery. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to the late Peter and Elizabeth Loewen. Beloved father of Robert and his wife Mary Loewen of Scottsdale, Arizona, and James and his wife Janice of Jackson, Michigan. Loving grandfather of Mark, Valerie Hartman (Ryan), David, Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Thomas, Jennifer Prinsen (Ryan), Natalie and Rachel. Dear brother of Jean Robinson of Vancouver. Les was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Norma (nee Kelly) Loewen (2000), his wife of 5 years Julia Hannah Spencer Loewen (2007) of Chilliwack, his son John Loewen (December, 2014) of Burlington, Ontario, and brothers Gordon, Archie and Ken. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy between 1943-45, doing convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic aboard HMCS Trillium, HMCS Rockcliffe and HMCS Tillsonburg. He raised his family in Montreal, and also lived in Toronto and Blenheim, Ontario, and finally Chilliwack. The family is deeply grateful to his friends in Chilliwack for their love and support. We are extremely appreciative of the wonderful ICU staff at Chilliwack General for the exceptional care they provided Les in his last days. He will be laid to rest next to Norma at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington, Ontario.



MOLLOY, John Patrick (Jack), Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Electrical Technician, 45706-H, RCN / C.A.F. (Navy) - Born 07 Jul 1939. Passed away on October 26th, 2011 at the age of 72 years. Survived by his wife Lucille "Lou "; son Daniel (Michelle); 2 grand-daughters Ashley and Danielle. Numerous other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his parents and son Sean Patrick. At John's request, no formal service will be held. Donations may be made to the Children's Hospital or the Firefighters Burn Unit.


Served 13 Aug 1959 - Sep 1989



HMCS CORMORANT - Commissioning crew as P2ET



MAWHINNEY, Murray John - passed away peacefully Friday Nov. 6, 2009 at the Prince George Regional Hospital. Murray was born January 18, 1922 in Winnipeg Manitoba. He joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1939 and served on one destroyer - HM St. Croix and three corvettes - HMCS Woodstock, HMCS Alberni, and HMCS Sherbrooke until he was discharged in 1945. Murray married Olive Annabell Fox on March 1, 1951 in Winnipeg and they moved to Burnaby BC in 1952, finally settling in Prince George in 1959. Murray is survived by Olive his loving wife of 58 years and his five children; Sandra (Jim) Reilly, Helen Mawhinney, Karen-Anne (Jack) Kelly, Robin Mawhinney and Janice Mawhinney Bruce (Greg) Bruce and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Murray was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 1959 and an Honorary Life Member of the Kiwanis Club of Prince George, where he served as both president and Lieutenant Governor. He was deeply fond of his community and was and avid volunteer with many of the local organizations. Murray leaves behind a community, many friends and most importantly a family that will miss him dearly. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Gault Wilson and staff for their care over the years. At Murray's request there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Hospice Society.



MURRAY, Ernest (17 Oct 1923 - 09 Jul 2002) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ernest Murray at his residence at the age of 78 years. Ernie will be greatly missed by his wife and best friend of 55 years, Ida; sons, Paul (Diana), Dave (Penny) and daughter Kim (Gord) as well as his grandchildren, Cheryl-Lynn, Darcy, Tanis, Sara, Mikaela, Tara and Courtney; brother Ron (Shirley) and sister Helen of British Columbia. He was predeceased by his brother Alex and sister Kay. Dads early years were spent coaching baseball and hockey at the Morse Place Community Club. He was involved in the start up of the Golden Boy Hockey Tournament and was also active with the 90th Scout group. He enjoyed taking his children out to the Brookland Speedway and later enjoyed watching his son Paul race at the track. He loved camping with the family when the children were young, and later in life, he spent many happy years with the love of his life, Ida, fishing from their boat on Lee River. Dad was a proud life member of the Elmwood Legion No. 9, having served on the Executive for 15 years with five years as Manager. He was one of the original founders of the Elmwood Legion Wildlife Association and Wildlife Jamboree. His wartime experience was in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve where he served as telegrapher on the minesweeper HMCS Drummondville, as well as completing duty in the North Atlantic Convoy aboard the Corvette HMCS Coppercliff. Dads working life was in insurance sales as supervisor and manager with London Life and Sovereign Life. Throughout his life, Dad overcame many hardships with his sense of humour and determination. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bardal Funeral Home, 843 Sherbrook St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ernies memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Manitoba Lung Association or a charity of ones choice.



MACKIN, John Donovan - Born in Guelph, Ontario on April 17, 1921, to Thomas and Bridget Mackin. Died January 10, 2006. John enjoyed a long and full life, always open to new experiences and adventures, cherishing the good times and valuing the bad as character building" exercises. A lifelong patriot, he entered the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during World War II. He saw active duty in the North Atlantic as Tel TO" on a number of ships, including the HMCS St. Hyacinthe, St. Clair, and Tillsonburg. It was a time he described as alternating between unremitting boredom and unmitigated terror. Demobilized in 1945, John began a radio career in Alberta. Over the next few years he performed a variety of announcing and management functions at CKRD (Red Deer), CFAC (Calgary) and CJCA (Edmonton). He also served as a staff officer in the RCAF (Aux) from 1951 1953. John's three children, Renee, Cohn and Mitchell, were born during this period in Alberta. In 1958, John moved his family to Toronto so that he could freelance as an actor. He achieved considerable success as a character actor over the next few years, doing the wide range of things required to make a living in the arts in Canada during that period. He did commercials, narrations and voice overs, live theatre, and television where he was a regular on such programs as the Forest Rangers", Wojeck" and Front Page Challenge". He also did films such as the Far Country" and produced a number of documentaries on wide ranging topics, winning several awards and critical acclaim. In 1964, he was offered the opportunity to work in London, England and performed in programs for the BBC and Rediffusion as well as various stage productions. While he took full advantage of the opportunity to tour extensively in Europe, he missed Canada and returned home in 1967. In 1971, he married his beloved wife, Catherine. In 1972, they moved to Victoria where John returned to radio. At CKDA/CFMS he was news commentator, open line host and Legislative Bureau Chief. In 1976, at his wife's urging, he joined the provincial public service and worked in public affairs for the next few years until his retirement. John was engaging, intellectually curious and always open to life. He despised pretension, intellectual dishonesty and affectation. The patriarch will be truly missed by his wife, three children, and nine grandchildren. John died at home, as he wished, thanks to the wonderful support of Dr. Dryden, QRT, Community Care and the Hospice. A memorial service will be held at Sands Funeral Home, 1803 Quadra Street at 10:00 on Saturday, January 14, 2006. No flowers, please, though donations to the BC Cancer Society or the Victoria Hospice would be most welcome.




McCABE, Bernard Ivan (25 Dec 1923 - 22 Jan 2012) - Ivan passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Veterans Wing of Wascana Rehabilitation Centre shortly after his 88th birthday. He will be remembered and sadly missed by Bertha, his devoted wife of 66 years; his daughter Carol (Bob) Johnson; and his granddaughter Christine Johnson (Donnie Yee); numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He is survived by his sister Gloria Kosior (Regina), and brother George (Muriel) McCabe (Kitchener ON), as well as his sisters-in-law Nora Carlson (Strasbourg), Marion McCabe (Regina), Ruth McCabe (Regina), Marion McCabe (Kelowna BC), Janet McCabe (Saskatoon), Beth Newsome (Weyburn), Minn Gillis (Barrie ON), Thelma Smith (Regina), and brother-in-law Gordon Steinke (Calgary). He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Greta McCabe, sister Bernice, and brothers Doug, Jim, Leo, Joe, and Bill. Ivan was born in Wawota, the eldest of 9 children, and spent most of his childhood in Weyburn, where he met and married his wife Bert in April of 1945. He joined the navy in 1941 and served as a cook on HMCS Orangeville during WWII. Following the war, he opened a small restaurant in Carlyle. In 1952 he joined the RCAF and served as a member of the Air Force Police in Germany, Ontario, and Manitoba. He worked his way up the ranks to the position as head of the Eastern Security Investigations Unit for all of Europe and Eastern Canada. He retired from the Armed Forces in 1967, moved to Regina, and together with his brother Jim, operated the Husky House Restaurant from 1967 until he retired in 1986. He came out of retirement in 1989 to operate McCabe's Restaurant in White City and retired again in 1991. Ivan was always willing to lend a helping hand and will always be remembered for his generosity his sense of humor and his optimistic outlook on life. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Veterans Wing for their constant support, understanding, caring, patience, compassion, and never-ending hard work. Special thanks to Loretta, Peter and Louise whose visits always meant so much to him. Also thanks to his barber, Roberto, who made regular visits to Wascana to keep Ivan looking his best. At Ivan's request, he will be cremated and his ashes will be interred at a private family service. Flowers are most gratefully declined, but those wishing to do so may send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of SK, 279 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2H8, the Canadian Diabetes Association Southern SK, 917 Albert Street, Regina, SK, S4R 2P6, the Alzheimer Society of SK Inc., 301 2550 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 3X1 or the charity of their choice. (The Leader Post 26 Jan 2012)


HMCS ORANGEVILLE - Served in Orangeville Apr 1944 - Nov 1945 as L/Cook.  Commissioning crew

McVARISH, Leo Joseph - It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Leo Joseph McVarish on April 17th, 2010. Leo is survived by his wife of 64 years Eileen, daughter Susan McVarish , grandchildren Tara Loewen (Derek), Roberta Dempster (Angus Kirkpatrick), great-grandchildren Michaela, Madison, Noah and Quinn Loewen, sister Evelyn Combaz, brothers Gilbert McVarish (Doris), Bernard McVarish (Betty), Dennis McVarish (Olga), sister-in-law Jeanne McVarish, sister-in-law Winifred Mooney as well as Jeff Dempster (Loretta) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Angus and Emma, brother Wilfred, sister Irene and brother Hugh. Leo was born September 1st, 1922 in Winnipeg. As a boy, he grew up in Norwood and had many happy memories of his childhood. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at an early age and served on the HMCS Alberni which was torpedoed and sunk in August 1944. He was one of only 31 survivors that day. Following service in the Navy, Leo received his Fine Arts degree from University of Manitoba. He studied there under the tutelage of Lemoine Fitzgerald of the Group of Seven and Joseph Plaskett. He spent a lifetime painting many local city and rural scenes of the vintage past to the present-day. His work depicted his love of nature and people. Leo’s professional life led him into a career in graphic arts working in design for advertising agencies. Before he retired, his last place of employment was at E.H. Price where he had abundant friends and fond memories. Leo was a life member of the Winnipeg Sketch Club and he recently retired as a member of The Medea Gallery collective. He was also a long time contributing artist at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Leo was a member of the White Ensign Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #215. No words can fully express the immeasurable scope and significance of Leo’s impact on his family and friends. Like the great sea he once sailed upon, our feelings and love for him run as deep as the depths of the ocean. Flowers gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.



NEVISON, Jack Harry (03 Oct 1919 - 14 Feb 2012) - With great sadness, the family of Jack Nevison announce his passing on February 14, 2012 at Victoria Hospice. He had been very ill for over a year with cancer. He passed away peacefully with Marnie at his side. Jack was predeceased by brothers Cliff and Walt. He is survived by his sister Berna in Calgary; brother Keath in Nelson; daughters Patricia James (Bill), and Bonnie Barriscale (Ken); three grandchildren Alena James, Ryan James, and Michael Barriscale; and many nieces and nephews. Jack and Marnie were married and had twenty-two wonderful years together. He is survived by three stepchildren, Ted (Juli), Heather, and Rob (Donna) Harris; and six grandchildren, Daniel, Karryn, Myles, Victoria, Nolan, and Nicholas. Jack was born October 3, 1919 in Birch Hills, SK. He was the third child of Robert and Esther Nevison. The family moved to Yorkton, SK where he attended school. After completing school, he applied to get into the Navy in 1936 and was called up in 1940. The family were now in Calgary. Jack was drafted to Naden in Esquimalt. In 1941, he was assigned to the HMCS Agassiz. While in Victoria, Jack met Florence (Miller) and they were married September 5, 1941. Florence passed away in 1987. Jack was in WWII and he had two tours to Korea. He returned home February 4, 1951. He retired from the Navy February 15, 1965. Jack loved the Navy and loved to reminisce. In his youth, he loved to work on the neighbourhood farm, to play ball, hockey, speed skate, and fish. Many thanks to Dr. Brian Pound, Jill and Heather, the three Hospice Doctors, and the beautiful staff and volunteers at the Hospice. Thank you to our friends and family. Service to be held by the Rev. Don Hume who married Jack and Marnie. Funeral to be held at McCall Bros. Funeral Home on February 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice if you so wish.



PARKER, Warren - of Wilkie Saskatchewan, formerly of Regina, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2005. He was 80 years of age. A Memorial Service will be held at Wilkie United Church, Wilkie, SK on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 2:00 pm. He leaves to mourn his passing his son Richard (Margaret) Parker, Unity Sk, sister Alice (Bill) Denson, Victoria BC, three granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Warren was born and raised in Regina. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the HMCS Algoma corvette and he was proud of his post war work with the Sea Cadets. He worked for the Federal Government prior to his retirement. Warren was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed dancing and walking. Memorial tributes may be made to the Unity District Seniors Lodge Project Box 477 Unity SK S0K 4L0. Arrangements are by Grondin Funeral Services, Unity SK.



PAYNE, Ricky Albert, PO1 - age 53, of Dartmouth. It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Rick on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Born in Corner Brook, NL, he was the cherished son of Bert and Polly Payne. Petty Officer First Class Rick Payne of HMCS Preserver served as a Stoker in the Royal Canadian Navy for 35 years. Rick loved the outdoors, especially hunting with his father, riding his motor-cycle, flying his airplane and travelling the world on his many adventures. Doting father of Nicole and Stacy; brother of Vicky (Wayne Holwell), Penny (Rick Parsons), and Karen Hussey; uncle of Alicia and Dusty, and great-uncle of Brooklyn. Rick leaves behind his many treasured friends Ronnie and Agnes, Bill and Anna, Skip and Trina, Zita, Colin and Karen (Sally) and honorary grand-boys Ryan and Owen, Claude and Dale, Paul and Karen, Sherry-Lynn, Melinda and Moe, and Gina. Rick is pre-deceased by the love of his life, his wife Carmel. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cole Harbour Funeral Home, 1234 Cole Harbour Road. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at the Shearwater Chapel, 12 Wing Shearwater. Private family interment at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to Children’s Wish Foundation.



PERRY, Gordon James. Died peacefully April 15, 2004 at his home in Victoria, BC at the age of eighty. Dear husband of Jean (Hastings) Perry and father of James. Brother of Olive Webb, Merida (deceased), Alice Best, Ina Weldon and Gary. He will be sadly missed by his family including many nieces, nephews and friends. He served on the HMCS Corvette "Amherst" during the 2nd World War. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Victoria Hospice, nurse Kate Johnson and Nancy Schultz for their excellent care as well as The Community Service Workers who attended to his needs. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8. A memorial service will be held in Montreal at a later date. 



PHILLIPS, Elmer - (1925-2010) The death occurred at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, of Elmer Phillips, of Summerside, aged 85 years. Veteran of the Second World War. Born in Souris, he was the son of the late Alfred and Emmaretta (Paynter) Phillips. Survived by his wife, Eve Isenor, Summerside, half-brothers, Howard Waite, Summerside, Wendell (Elta) Waite, Summerside, and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife, Angela (Moore) Phillips, and by brothers, Herb, Ralph and Everett Phillips. Resting at the Moase Funeral Home, Summerside, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment later in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Valley. Visiting hours Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations to the Prince County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Members of the Summerside Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.



PILON, Joseph Germain, Stoker, V/49934, RCNVR MPK - 21 Aug 1944, HMCS ALBERNI - was born in 1920 and raised in the small Ottawa Valley town of L'Orignal, Ontario, Canada, the son of Félix and Sophie Pilon. He had probably never been beyond the St. Lawrence Valley during his short life, but events were taking place in Europe which would draw him away from the gentle farmlands of Eastern Ontario and pit him and his new friends against Hitler's deadly U-boats which criss-crossed the North Atlantic seeking out defenseless merchant marine ships that were fighting the elements and packs of roving submarines in order to provide England with food, supplies, equipment, and most important of all, hope. Joseph Germain Pilon was a member of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. (V49934). He served aboard the Canadian "Flower" Class Corvette, H.M.C.S. Alberni (K 103). That ship was one of three corvettes built on Canada's west coast and which took part in escorting many North American merchant marine convoys to England. During the landings in Normandy, the Alberni took part in Operation Neptune which provided escort for ships transporting men, munitions, supplies and equipment in support of the Allies offensive actions against German troops in France. On August 21, 1944, just before noon, the Alberni was struck by a German torpedo near the engine room. In no more than 30 seconds the H.M.C.S. Alberni had sunk beneath the surface taking 59 men, 4 officers and 55 ratings, to their watery graves. Three officers and 28 men survived. After the war, records indicated that the Alberni was sunk by U-480 which eventually went on to be sunk with the loss of all its crew on February 24, 1945. Joseph Germain Pilon's body was not recovered from its watery grave and he likely remains entombed in the remains of the Alberni. His name, along with 2846 others who died at sea during the Second World War and 274 who died at sea during the First World War, is commemorated at the Halifax Memorial, located at the tip of Point Pleasant Park which forms the outer edge of the harbour at Halifax from where so many Canadians left their country to face the perils of war in distant lands.



PORTER, Howard Allan (12 Jul 1925 - 05 Jan 2014) - Peacefully at 88 yrs. Beloved husband of Marie (nee Bell 1996) Dear father of Earl, Brampton and Jane and husband Richard Hajdu, Lakeshore. Dear brother of Bernice Bradley (William 2013) and Ralph Porter (Shelaigh) and sister-in-law of Helen Bell Ninnis Toronto. Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Howard was an Industrial Engineer at Fords Canada, he was a proud Royal Canadian Naval Veteran having served on HMCS Orangeville in the Battle of Atlantic during WWII. Howard was the past president of the Royal Canadian Naval Association, honourary member of LaSalle Mariners Yacht Club and Power and Sail Squadron Member. He also was a Navy League of Canada Member and belonged to Branch # 255 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Proudly a 33 degree Mason with Rose Lodge No. 500. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Morris Sutton Funeral Home. A Graveside Naval Service with interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery will take place at a later date. Special thank you to the entire staff of St. Clair Beach Retirement Homes, CCAC Services and Revera Health Care.


HMCS ORANGEVILLE - Served in Orangeville 1944 - 1945 as an EA. In ship's company photo Feb-Jul 1945

POWELL, George A. VRD, CD, LCdr, RCN (14 Nov 1914 - 02 Sep 2004) Born in Biggar, Sask. Survived by daughters Joan Brown (Bill), Chilliwack, Sally Gray (Bryan), Texas, son Bob Powell (Jane), Sidney, and daughter-in-law Shelley, Victoria, nine grandchildren, four nieces and their families. Pre-deceased by wife Marianne 1999, son David 1993, and sister Muriel Campbell 2002. He served in corvettes on North Atlantic convoy duty during WWII, including as captain of the Napanee and Orangeville. Following retirement from the navy in 1961, he served in the B.C. Ferries, retiring as Master, 1979. Member of the Naval Officers' Association of Vancouver Island and Royal Canadian Legion, Pro Patria Branch 31, Victoria, BC. Friends are invited to join the family at First Memorial on Falaise Drive on Friday, September 10th at 2:00 for an informal reception in memory of George. Donations if desired may be made to The Canadian Naval Memorial Trust HMCS Sackville, P.O. Box 99000 Stn. Forces, Halifax.


HMCS ORANGEVILLE - 3rd Commanding Officer

HMCS NAPANEE - Appointed to NAPANEE on 11 Jun 1943 as Lt, RCNVR. 3rd Commanding Officer

REYNOLDS, Ellwood Kenneth, ERA, RCNVR - Born: 19 Jan 1910  Died: 1993


Ellwood Reynolds served in Arrowhead for her entire service. He enlisted in the RCNVR in Toronto and completed his training just in time to be assigned to her as an Engine Room Artificer for her launching in Nov 1940. He was the eldest of 4 sisters and 3 brothers and was already in his mid 30s when he took up his RCN duties. He became a father figure to many of his very young fellow crew members. He ended his career in the Navy in 1945 as a CPO and his last voyage on Arrowhead was when she was decommissioned, stripped of armaments, and unceremoniously sailed up a costal estuary and run aground on a bed of mud and bullrushes in a backwater marsh, abandoned and resting beside some of her rusting sister ships.


Courtesy of Barb Ishler and Douglas Harman



RITCHIE, Lee Beldon (Iggy) - 67 of Upper Granville, Annapolis Co. passed away June 22, 2011 at home. Born June 19, 1944 in New Glasgow he was a son of the late Arthur and Daisy Jean ( Treen) Ritchie and spent much of his childhood in Middleton. Lee served 28 years in the Canadian Navy as a marine electrician retiring with the rank of Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class. He then worked at the DND Dockyards for 20 years. Lee is survived by his wife Jane, children: Maggie (Jason) Holm of Halifax and their children Jacob and Catherine; Jennifer (Chad) Chiasson of Dartmouth; Peter (Maki Yajuchi) Ritchie of Squamish, BC; nephews: Ken Ritchie of Ottawa and Bob Ritchie of Edmonton. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by brothers: Alan and Joseph. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Kaulbach family Funeral Home, Bridgetown. There will be no visitation or service as per Lee's request. He was a longtime supporter of the food bank and Fidelis House, 150 Exhibition St, Kentville, N.S. B4N 5E3 and he would be pleased if you sent your donations to either of these or to a charity of one's choice.



ROSCOE, Stanley (1921-2010) - Born 1921 in Franklin, Mb., to hardworking parents, Mr. Roscoe describes how he attempted to join the R.C.A.F. in 1939 but was rejected due to a bad eye. After a brief stint as a schoolteacher (like his father), he joined the Navy and boarded a corvette, HMCS Algoma, in ’42 and, after that, a minesweeper, HMCS Fort Frances. He wanted, and saw, action. Impressed with the “complicated monsters” of bricks and mortar observed during wartime travel, he attended the University of Manitoba’s architecture school, graduating in 1949. After graduation, he worked briefly for Hamilton’s J.D. Kyles. In 1950, he married. His chief influence, Frank Lloyd Wright, his game, golf, and his grandchildren, cherished.



RUTTAN, Garnet Clifford (Gary) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gary on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie after a long and courageous battle with his illness. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 61 years Edna, his children Janet and husband Edward (Ted) Lord and Brian and wife Sherry. Proud grandpa of Brandon, Elyse and Tyler. Predeceased by his parents and brother Harold. Fondly remembered by sister Marion Sproule, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Gary was a World War II Veteran in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Kincardine. Friends may be received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet's Point Rd., Barrie, on Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 10 a.m., with a memorial service in the chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Toronto Star 23 Jan 2009)




Garnet lied about his age and managed to enter the navy and saw active service from about age 16. Family legend has it that he made 28 crossings of the Atlantic on convoy escort. Also he served on more than one vessel.  Like most vets he did not talk much about his wartime service.  His family recalls a couples stories of a violent storm in the North Atlantic and encountering a disabled German U-boat and also of encountering sailors in the water but not being able to stop.


SHAHEEN, Louis (01 Aug 1925 - 02 Jul 1924) - Lou passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Born in Ashby, Sydney, he was the son of the late Philip and Laura (Kyte) Shaheen. Besides his parents, Lou was predeceased by brothers Isaac, Tommy and Peter; sister, Mary and daughter-in-law, Joy. Lou is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Sara (MacKinnon); his children, Louis, Brian (Dianne MacLeod) and Linda (Rick Thibideau); grandchildren, Justin, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, Glenn, Michael, Jennifer, Lindsy and Peter; 2 great grandchildren, Brody (Cole) and Xavier. Also surviving are sisters, Stella (Jamael) Libbus, Martha (Jim) Jewer, Alice (Don) Dunlop; brother Joseph (Ellen), sisters-in-law Rita (Joseph) and Lottie (Coven) and many nieces and nephews. Lou was a WWII Naval veteran, serving on the corvette HMCS Bowmanville. He was a proud and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Westmount Branch), and the Naval Veteran's Association of Cape Breton. Following the war, Lou trained as a carpenter, a trade he applied for family and friends the rest of his life, including the construction of his home in Westmount and bungalow in Ben Eoin. On completion of his course, he went to work at the steel plant until his retirement as rail inspector, 25 years ago. He was a sportsman, dabbling in in hockey,( to age 82, Vince Ryan Tournament with Louis and Brian) and baseball, but his passion became candlepin bowling and Lou Shaheen became a household name as he anchored varied league teams to victory and Cape Breton teams to Maritime and Main championships over 5 decades. He was an 8 time member of the '400 Club', rolling a life time high of 432. Lou was a devoted family man. His good health throughout his life allowed him to enjoy spending quality time with his wife and children, especially summers in Ben Eoin. He was an adherent of Holy Rosary parish and Lou and Sara could be found working and /or participating in all things parish related. Visitation for Mr. Shaheen will be held Sunday, July 6 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel, 755 George Street, Sydney. Funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, July 7 at 11 am at Holy Rosary Church, Westmount, Rev. Doug Murphy will officiate. Interment in the parish cemetery. A reception will follow at the Westside Legion on Midgley Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cape Breton Naval Veteran's Association or a charity of one's choice.



SIDDONS, John (Jack) LCdr, RCN - On June 28, 2006 at the age of 85 in Calgary, AB. Predeceased by his wife of 49 years Jean Marguerite who died in Ottawa on October 30, 1993 and his son L. Keith Siddons who died September 25, 2004. Father to Michael (Becky McGavin) Ottawa, Jay (Christine) Melbourne, Aus. and Kim (Lisa) Calgary. Father-in-law to Ruth Anne, Ottawa. Loving grandfather to Lori, Michael, Janice, Jay, Sarah, Christopher, Vanessa, John (Australia), John (Calgary), Matthew and Anya. Great-grandfather to Olivia (Toronto), Sofia, Maya and Olivia (Melbourne). Jack was born in Toronto and "raised on the Danforth" attending Frankland Public and Jarvis Collegiate. He joined the RCN in July 1939 serving at sea during the war on HMCS Saskatoon (K158) HMS Sheffield and HMCS Huntsville. He was also a veteran of the RAN and the Canadian Coast Guard. He lived a long and good life and was much loved and respected. A private family Memorial Service will be held in Ottawa in late July.





HMCS HURON - Served in Huron during 3rd Korean war tour as P1RI4


SMART, George Robert (Bob) (19 Jun 1924 - 07 Aug 2011) - With great sadness that Bob's loving daughters Sally (Ernie), Sandra (Keith), and Susan (Jim) announce the passing of a wonderful and loving dad on Sunday, August 7 at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington. Predeceased by his devoted wife Dorothy (Strawn) February 23, 2001. Wonderful grandpa to Ken (Kristine) Huxley, Rod (Karis) Huxley, Sandy (Debbie) McCurlie, Dan (Rhonda) Kinar and Mike Kinar. Great-grandpa to Aaron and George (Little Bob) McCurlie, Jordan and Amanda Huxley and Bohdan Kinar. Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551, Waterdown. Served aboard the HMCS St. Thomas in WWII. Member of I.O.O.F. Fenwick Ontario, Branch 454 since March 1953. Longtime member of King's Hunt & Fish Club, Welland, Ontario. Special thank-you to Dr. John Smart for all his years of caring for our family and staff at Alexander place Waterdown. In lieu of flowers donations to “Friends of Alexander Place“, (Waterdown), Heart & Stroke Foundation C.O.P.D. or Canadian Cancer Society. Friends will be received Wednesday, August 10, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home, 146 Mill St., N., Waterdown where the Service will be held on Thursday, August 11 at 11 a.m. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens, Guelph Line, Burlington.



SMITH, Wilfred Deroy - was born on April 3, 1924 and passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2007 in Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. Wilf is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Eloise; children, Sandra (Don) Elsaesser, Linda Ashby, Doug (Colleen), Claude (Betty-Ann), Chris Mohr (Frank Gattinger), Mike, Debbie (Garnet) Kiel; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Dee and Ruby Smith; brother, Elmer (Bud); father in law and mother in law, Harold and Martha Krogsgaard; brothers in law, John Malm and George Elford and sister in law, Evelyn Krogsgaard. Wilf was born in Balgonie, SK and grew up in Regina. He served in the Canadian Navy during WWII from 1942-1945 on the HMCS Morden and HMCS Orangeville. He married Eloise on March 12, 1945. They raised seven children in the Regina area. Wilf was an avid Saskatchewan Roughriders fan. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing and sharing stories about his time spent in the Navy, but his biggest passion was his family. Wilf will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A very special thanks to all the staff at the Wascana Centre, Unit 2-6. Funeral Service, officiated by his nephew, Bernard Krogsgaard, will be held at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at Glen Elm Church of Christ, 1825 Rothwell St., Regina, SK. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilf's memory may be made to the Zambia Mission Fund Canada, c/o Glen Elm Church of Christ, 1825 Rothwell St., Regina, SK, S4P 3C4. Paragon Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. (The Leader Post 21 Feb 2007)



SNIDER, Stewart Gordon - Died on August 26, 2010 at the age of 84. He was born on June 29, 1926 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Gordon and Gertrude Snider. He attended Gordon Bell High School. In July 1944, Stewart joined the Navy and served his country on the corvette HMCS Kincardine for which he earned the Atlantic Star. After the war, he attended University of Manitoba from which he graduated in 1949 with a degree in Engineering. He then rejoined the Navy as an officer and married his sweetheart, Dulcie Ellershaw, on September 24, 1949. Stewart had a long and fruitful career in the Navy including a stint on HMCS Cayuga in the Korean War. He also served on HMCS Ontario and HMCS Saguenay. After he retired from the Navy in 1973, he worked first for DND as a civilian and then joined the B.C. Systems Corp. in 1978 moving to Victoria, B.C. He eventually retired in 1988. Stewart had a long and interesting retirement. He had many interests including model railroading. He was a member of the Union Club of B.C., the NOAVI and later he rediscovered an old love – ham radio. He was an enthusiastic participant in the Island Net for many years. Stewart leaves to mourn, Dulcie, his beloved wife of 60 years; his daughter, Judith (Albert Walden) Ottawa; his son, John (Dana Sibley) Victoria and his much loved grandchildren; Robert Walden (Lindsay Noel), Christopher, Ian, Darcie and Jakob Snider. Also survived by his brother, Ken and his children, Don and Nancy. A Celebration of Stewart’s Life will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 in ST. George's Church, 3909 St. George’s Lane, Cadboro Bay, Victoria, B.C.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.N.I.B., 2340 Richmond Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8R 4R9 or Canadian Diabetes Association, 276 – 2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C. V8T 4N4. The family wants to say a special thanks to his many caregivers.



STEINBURG, Orris Burke (23 Feb 1927 - 28 Apr 2012) - On Saturday, April 28, 2012, a kind and gentle man peacefully passed away surrounded by the love of his family. Orris Burke Steinburg was born February 23, 1927, in Great Falls, Montana to Bill and Zella Steinburg, a baby brother for sister Kay. Orrie's young life was spent in many communities as his father traveled with his ministerial duties, with homes in Calgary, Wishart, Brandon, and finally Winnipeg. At age 16, he enlisted in the Navy and served on a corvette, the H.M.C.S. Bowmanville, from 1943 to 1945. Upon returning home from overseas, he married his childhood sweetheart, Joyce McLeod, in 1947. Throughout their 35 years of marriage, they were blessed with three daughters, five grandchildren, and many happy memories that included family dinners, camping trips, holidays at Grand Beach, and singing and playing guitar around the piano. Sadly, in 1983, Joyce passed away, closing one beautiful chapter of Orrie's life. In 1988, happiness was his once again with his marriage to Connie Opruk in Hamiota, MB. With this union, he was blessed with two more adult daughters, and in the coming years, six more granddaughters and twin great-granddaughters to love and cherish. As the dedicated grandparents that they were, Orrie and Connie attended every athletic, school, and musical event that they could for all of their grandchildren. Throughout their 23 years of marriage, they enjoyed overseas travel, golfing, summers at the cottage at Shoal Lake, and a vibrant social life with lots of laughter. In Orrie's life in Hamiota he had a great circle of friends who stood by him through the loss of his wife Connie in September 2011 and his illness that followed soon afterwards. Many who knew him would describe Orrie as a gifted artist, musical, generous, athletic, witty, silly, and fun-loving, but above all, he was a dedicated family man and a gentleman in every sense of the word. Orrie is lovingly remembered by his daughters: Donna (Jack) Grassie and their family Brent, Sean, Scott (Jenn) and baby due June 2012; Diane (Ron) Hucal; Pattie (Mark) Campbell and their family Karyn (Nook), Emily and Avery Stolniuk, Lauren Campbell (Jeff); Susan (John) Bothe and their children Brittany (Justin), Kristin, Chelsea; Sandy Opruk (Darcy) and her children Daphne, Carissa, Talise; and many treasured members of the extended family and community. Orrie was predeceased by his parents, Zella and Bill Steinburg, his sister Kay Titterton, his first wife Joyce and second wife Connie. A funeral for Orrie was held in Hamiota on May 2 and a celebration of his life will follow in Winnipeg, tentatively on August 11 with further information coming at a later date. Those wishing to donate in Orrie's memory may do so to the Salvation Army or the Hamiota Golf Club. The family would like to thank the staff at the Hamiota Health Centre for their compassionate care of both Connie and Orrie, as well as their dear friends in the community for their overwhelming support over these last months. Orrie considered himself a lucky man who was so grateful for all of the extraordinary chapters in his life and never was an I love you left unsaid. Thank you for being ours.



STEWART, George (31 Dec 1921 - 25 Nov 2013) - George Edward Stewart passed away peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2013. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Gordon (Sandi) and Sharon Brown (Graham); his grandchildren, Jennifer Brown, Melanie Ross (Michael), Cameron Brown (Kathy), Morgan Hartman (Greg) and his three great-grandchildren, Grayson Ross, Josephine Brown and Nolan Ross. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Vicky in November 2012. George lived all of his life in the Millican-Ogden community so he knew the "village" very well. As a child the entire area was his playground, and in his teens a worksite (pulling weeds for $0.25 a day). When his children were young he was involved in the community association, helping build facilities and spending many cold days flooding the outdoor hockey rinks. In World War II George served in the RCN, out of Halifax, on the HMCS Amherst traversing the north Atlantic. He was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 154. After a short stint moving pianos, George hired on at the British American Oil (later Gulf Oil) refinery in Inglewood progressing to the position of Operations Superintendent. He remained at the refinery for the thirty-four years of his working career. Family was very important to George. His entire life was dedicated to his family and friends selflessly serving the needs of his wife, family and grandchildren. Both his children and all his grandchildren graduated university with his support. All he asked for himself was time on Saturday for curling, a new car every ten years and maybe enjoying a "beer beer" after a day's work or gardening. Upon retirement he immensely enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren and very recently his great-grandchildren. An avid sports fan, George faithfully supported the Stampeders and Flames. He and Vicky had Stampeder season tickets for many years and never missed watching the Flames on television. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff at the Southwood Nursing Home for their care of George. A Memorial Service will be held at Leyden's Chapel of Remembrance on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, AB & NWT Division, No. 150, 9405 - 50 Street, Edmonton, AB T6B 2T4 (Telephone 1-800-268-7582).



TODD, John Rendal (Randy) - (1923-2007) Peacefully, at Maple Manor Nursing Home Tillsonburg on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 John Rendal (Randy) Todd of Tillsonburg age 84 years. Beloved husband of Jean Todd. Dear father of Carole L. Almas of Toronto, R. Wayne (Lois) Todd of Wingham, Paul R. Todd of London, Eugene B. (Diane) Todd of Port Hope. Loving grandfather of Susan (Pete) Almas, Mark (Charity)Almas, Jennifer Almas, Stephen Todd, Lanette Todd, Rick Todd, Chris Todd, Daryl Todd, Adam Todd, Laura Todd, and Shaun Todd, and 10 great-grandchildren. Rendal is also survived by his sister-in-law Marjorie Todd of Tillsonburg, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Violet and Victor Froude of Toronto. Rendal was predeceased by a sister Pauline (Ken) Baird, and a brother Norman Todd, and a grandson Craig Almas. The family will receive friends at Ostrander's Funeral Home 43 Bidwell St. Tillsonburg (519)842-5221 on Friday, January 19, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Rendal will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday January 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. Rev. Bryan Butcher, and Rev. Ike Amorin of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment Tillsonburg Cemetery. Rendal was a charter member of Tillsonburg Ashlar Lodge A.F. & A.M. #701, and was the former owner of Spicer's Bakery in Tillsonburg. Rendal was a veteran of World War II and served on the HMCS St. Thomas during World War II. A Royal Canadian Legion Service will be held in Ostrander's Funeral Chapel on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. under the auspice of Tillsonburg Royal Canadian Legion Br. #153. A Masonic service for Rendal under the auspice of Tillsonburg Ashlar Lodge A.F. & A.M. #701will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. In Rendal's memory at the request of the family memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.



TRENHOLM, Douglas Stuart (Skip) - Amherst, NB - Douglas Stuart “Skip” Trenholm passed away March 2, 2008, in his 92nd year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret (O’Brien) in 1999. Doug was the son of Emily (Downey) and Douglas C. Trenholm of Amherst, and younger brother to Mary, Jean and Allie (Webster/Ratcliffe), all deceased. He is survived by son Brian (Marjorie Macdonald), Amherst; and daughter, Nancy (Jack MacDonald), of Baddeck, N.S; as well as seven grandchildren, Allison, Ian (Karen), Jonathan (Chantal), and David (children of Brian and Marjorie), and Kevin (Marguerite), Kirk (Shauna), and Kim (children of Nancy and Jack). Doug was “GG” to Annabel (Allison), Isla (Ian), and Aubrey (Jonathan), and great-grandfather to Shea, Sarah and Katherine (Kevin), and Joshua (Kim). He loved them all dearly and they returned his affection. He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, and cousins, who all knew him as “Uncle Skip.” Doug was brought up in Amherst, and attended Mount Allison University briefly, before returning home to help his family. He began a career in 1935 with the Royal Bank (Amherst, New Glasgow, and Windsor) that was interrupted by his service with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCNVR), 1941to 45, serving at sea (HMCS Arvida, Dunver and Runnymede), and at Stadacona and Cornwallis. He retired as a Lt. Cdr. and Staff Officer to 5 Escort Group, out of Newfoundland. Married in Dec. 1942 to Margie, they were posted with their young family after 1945 to the RBC in Digby, Bridgewater and Halifax. In 1952, Doug and Margie chose to settle in Amherst and Doug took the job of Accountant to Dunlap’s Hardware, where he led the company business office for many years before retiring in 1982. Active in many sports in high school, Skip concentrated in later life on curling and sailing. The latter began with the building of small sailboats at Amherst Shore in his youth, and culminated with active yachting post retirement, out of Pugwash Yacht Club, and Baddeck. Curling was a passion he shared with Margie, and Skip was a Nova Scotia Seniors champ in 1970 and a NS Masters champ in 1989. He also served as President of the Amherst Curling Club, and was an Honorary Life Member and a Provincial Rep. to the Royal Caledonian Curling Association. Most importantly, Doug was a man with a quiet sense of responsibility in all he undertook, with family, church work and other organizations. Doug was a faithful member of Trinity-St. Stephen’s and a Board of Stewards veteran. He was an unfailing help to his sisters and wife Margie during the series of illnesses that befell them in their final years, always with great care and without complaint. He deserves the rest that he has now been awarded. Many thanks to Dr. K. Bienkowski, the staff of Centennial Villa, and of the ER and Medical Units of Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre for their fine care. Particular thanks to Carol Embree, Dr. Ferguson, Cindy and Lisa and the other nursing staff who made Doug’s last hours comfortable and dignified. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, or to the Cumberland Health Care Foundation. Arrangements are in the care of Furlong-Jones, 70 Church Street, Amherst. There will be a private family service at 2 p.m. Tuesday March 4, with an public visitation Tuesday, between 7 and 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held later in the spring.


HMCS ARVIDA - Appointed to ARVIDA 26 May 1942 as SLt, RCNVR




TRIM, Stanley Alfred (1923-2006) - passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Rockyview General Hospital after a series of health problems. A native Calgarian born on October 4, 1923. He proudly served his country with the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS KINCARDINE from 1941 to 1945. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was the loving father of daughter Pam (Eric) Walton and son Preston (Julia) Trim. He will be missed by his loving grandchildren, Todd (Carrie), Becky, Stacy and Jon; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Nicholle, Tamara and Chyanne. He will also be missed by his special friends, Lynn and Rachel. Stanley was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1985, brother Robert and sister Iris. Stanley was employed as a salesman with Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company for twenty-five years, and finished his career with Norwesco. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's Funeral Home "Chapel of Remembrance", 304 - 18 Avenue S.W. (on the corner of 17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire memorial tributes in Stan's name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 2S3.




TURNER, William John McCrae - It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of William John McCrae (Tiger) Turner at the age of 92 in Los Angeles, California. What a Life! Several, in fact. Born July 23rd, 1920 to Dr. and Mrs. W.G. Turner, John grew up among highly accomplished relatives (Surgeons, war heroes, etc.) only to meet his own generation's challenge; the defeat of Nazi Germany. With four years of Royal Military College behind him John went to sea as an officer in the RCNVR (the Wavy Navy). As the Anti-submarine officer on board several of His Majesty's Canadian Ships he was at the sharp end during the six year long Battle of the Atlantic, finishing as commanding officer, HMCS ORANGEVILLE, with one probable "kill" to his credit. Post-war reserve duty as Executive Officer, HMCS York was completed in 1956. During all this dashing life John managed to acquire his M.Eng. (Mech) at Cornell University, hold positions with Massey Harris (later Fergusson) and Canadian Standards Association and to start a family of three and eventually six children. In all, a worthy transition to his credit from war service to peaceful endeavours. This did nothing to contain his restless spirit, though, and so he headed out to the much larger country to the south of us. There he pursued numerous prospects. After a succession of positions in the manufacturing sector of the mid-west United States, we find him near the end of his career as a consultant to the city of Torrance, Ca. Where he is survived by his loving wife Alice Reynolds Turner. The rest of his lineage resides in mostly Quebec and New Brunswick: ex-wife Dorothy Strong and 5 children Robin, Christopher, Ian, Geoffrey, and Stephanie plus the 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren mourn his passing. He was father to Scottish born the late William York. John was truly a son of Montreal and a child of the 20th Century.


HMCS ORANGEVILLE - Appointed to Orangeville on 13 Mar 1944 as Lt, RCNVR (Stand by). Served in Orangeville as Lt, RCNVR, A/S.C.O. Commissioning crew

WALCZAK, Joseph (Joe) Frances (09 Jan 1921 - 13 Sep 2002) - Suddenly on September 13, 2002, Joe at age 81 was re-united with his son Gordie who predeceased him in 1956. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Nellie; daughter Joey; and grandchildren Courtney and Bryan Dyck. He will also be sadly missed by his numerous family members, friends and neighbours. Joe was also predeceased by his parents, John and Mary; sisters, Anne and Frances; brothers, Chuck, Stanley and Tony. Joe was a veteran of the Second World War enlisting in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was honourably discharged after serving as a cook on the H.M.C.S. Arrowhead and the H.M.C.S. Chippawa. He retired from Canada Post after 29 years as a mail carrier. Throughout his life Joe enjoyed many years of volunteer service. He took great pride in being among the original volunteers responsible for the establishment of the North Winnipeg Charitable Club Swimming Pool of North Winnipeg Y.M.C.A. A member of the Ukrainian Canadian Veterans, Branch 141, The Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years, he was among the original members of Branch 141 Colour Party. A proud Legionnaire, he continued his involvement with Branch 141 functions throughout his life. Joe enjoyed watching many sports and participated in bowling and curling. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, but especially with Courtney and Bryan who meant the world to him. His hard work and generosity will always be remembered. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., with Reverend Deacon Alec Bodykevich officiating and conducting the Legion Ritual. Branch 141 Colour Party will attend. Cremation has taken place and there will be a private interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joes memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Childrens Hospital. WEEP NOT FOR ME Im free from pain My earthly offerings are over I will meet all again In a peaceful, happy place.



WALKER, James, V17999, Able Seaman - was born in St. Marys on 12 Feb 1924 and raised in Blanshard Township where he was educated at Rannoch. After leaving school, he worked initially for Maxwell's and then at Coronation Dairy, James Street South, St. Marys. In his spare time, he paraded with the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion of the Perth Regiment. James Walker was enrolled in the RCNVR on 03 Mar 1942 on a part time basis, and was placed on active service 08 Apr1942. He did his basic training at HMCS Prevost, the naval armoury in London and was then sent to HMCS Cornwallis in Nova Scotia from 07 Jun to 21 Jul 1942 for gunnery training. Returning to HMCS Prevost in July. AB Walker was drafted to HMCS Cornwallis on 22 Sep 1942 and HMCS Alberni at Halifax on 06 Oct 1942. HMCS Alberni was a flower class corvette commissioned 04 Feb 1941. HMCS Alberni displaced 950 tons with a top speed of 16 knots and carried a crew of only 6 officers and 79 ratings. Armament consisted of one 4" gun, an elderly 2-pounder gun and 2 Oerlikons. As a gunner, Able Seaman Walker's action station would have been with one of these guns. Very much a utilitarian vessel, the corvette was used extensively for convoy duties. On 21 Aug 1944, HMCS Alberni was in the English Channel escorting cross channel shipping to and from the invasion ports in France when she was torpedoed and sunk with heavy losses by the German submarine U-480. Able Seaman Walker was one of those killed in the sinking. He body was not recovered. Able Seaman Walker was survived by his parents, James and Agnes Walker of lakeside, a brother Archie of Mitchell Road and four sisters, Ina Russell, Nettie Cousins and Mary Gourlay of St. Marys and Lottie of Mitchell. Able Seaman Walker has no known grave but is commemorated by name on the Halifax Memorial.



WALTERS, Uriah - Peacefully at Vision Nursing Home on Friday, February 25th, 2011, Uriah “Shorty“ Walters of Sarnia passed away at the age of 87. Loving father of William (Jacquline) Walters of Sarnia, Michael (Brenda) Walters of Dundas and Stephen Walters (Sheila McLeod) of London. Loving grandfather of Timothy (Kate) Walters of Sarnia, Erin (Ben) DeJong of St. Catherines, Adam (Rebecca) Walters of Caledonia, Ian (Agnes) Walters of Guelph, Nicholas Walters (Lindsay Brown) and Devin Walters of Dundas, Dana Walters (Josh Carnegie) of Victoria B.C. and Garrett Walters (Becka Merserauo) of London. Great grandfather to Charlie and Evan Walters. Survived by his brother Phillip (Eva) Walters of Sarnia, sisters Ena Morphew of Oakville and Margaret Cathcart of Sarnia, and sister-in-law Francis Walters. Also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews, friends at Fairwinds Lodge, and loving caregivers at Vision Nursing Home. Predeceased by his adored wife Audrey (Allen), and brothers Evan, William, Harry, Ed, and Chris, and sisters Elizabeth Adams, Hannah Walters, Edna Mallory, Claudia Ensign, Lois MacArthur, and Iris Tilley. Shorty served in the Royal Canadian Navy Services HMCS Bowmanville, HMCS North Bay from 1940-1945. He was a proud member of the Central United Church Choir, and a member of the Clarion singers of Sarnia. Shorty will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Vision Nursing Home, S.O.D.A., the Can. Diabetes Association, or a charity of your choice.



WAMPLER, John (Jack) - Died March 8, 2011 with his family around him. He leaves his loving wife of 61 years, Kathleen, and his two children, Allan (and family) of Edmonton, and Barbara Ishler (and husband Paul) of Holden. He was predeceased by his younger brother, Bill. Jack was born in Edmonton October 23, 1921 to Charles and Gwynneth Wampler. He served in WWII in the RCNVR, spending most of his naval life aboard the H.M.C.S. Arrowhead. He married Kathleen Bendiksen on December 23, 1949 in Toronto, where he earned his degree in commercial art from the Ontario College of Art and Design. He worked as a commercial artist in Toronto until he was transferred to Montreal. Barbara and Allan were born in Montreal. In the fall of 1960, the Wampler family moved back to Edmonton, where Jack worked for Robarts Ltd. and Kay worked for the National Film Board of Canada. Later, Jack completed his Bachelor of Education degree at the U. of A. and taught at the Jasper Place Composite High School until retiring after 17 years. After retirement, he spent much of his time tutoring English as a Second Language, making several violins, and travelling in Canada, the U.S.A., Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Europe. A life well lived. He will be greatly missed. At Jack's request there will be no funeral.


HMCS ARROWHEAD - Appointed to Arrowhead on 23 Jun 1944 as SLt, RCNVR

WILLS, Roy Norman - of Port Colborne at the Welland County General Hospital on Monday January 4, 2010 at the age of 86 years. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie (nee Dayboll) (1993), his parents George and Alberta Wills and his brother Ken Wills. Beloved friend of Frances MacNeil, loving father of Terry (Lucie) Wills of St. Joseph's Island, Donna (Harold) Graybiel of Port Colborne, dear grandfather of Brad Wills of North Bay, Kirsten (Schaene) Wreggitt of Calgary and Allison (Jack) Winger of Welland, Brette (Mark) Lobell of Erie, Penn., great grandfather of Tyler, Kyle, Ryan, Carson, Cody, Weston, Beth, Mitch and Mynde, great great grandfather of Peyton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Roy served with the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II on the HMCS Huntsville. He worked at John Deere Welland Works for 35 years retiring in 1982. The Wills family will receive visitors at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 Clarence St. on Wednesday January 6, 2010 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday January 7, 2010 in the chapel (time to be announced, for further information please call 905-835- 4833). Cremation will follow with interment in Zion Cemetery in Wainfleet at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Ontario.



WILSON, Ernest George (Ernie) - was born to Christopher and Florence Wilson in Bath, England on January 17, 1924 and passed at home on the night of July 2, 2014. Ernie arrived in Canada with his mother on the ship Athenia in 1927 when he was 3 1/2 years old and his father followed about a year later. His brother Raymond was born in 1931 and predeceased him in 2010. Shortly after leaving school Ernie joined the Navy and during World War II served on the H.M.C.S. Petrolia escorting supply convoys across the Atlantic. The friendships he established while in service for his country have lasted a lifetime. His relationship with his wife (Audrey) began as pen pals through letters sent by girls to encourage the troops. They stayed in touch, met and the romance blossomed into 67 years of marriage. They had 3 sons: Wayne (Diane), Mark (Sally), and Michael (Cathy), 5 grandchildren (Boden (Jordan), Andrew, Anna, Brent, and Kyle); and 2 great-grandchildren, (Avery and Nathaniel). After 25 years they sold their florist business in Toronto and Ernie became engaged in a number of other ventures including helping his brother operate Delwilton Carpet and Tile (Brampton, Ontario), and was a partner in the Georgetown Golf and Country Club. He retired to Victoria with his wife in 1987. Over their years together they have cultivated many cherished friendships through their church participation, clubs and other community affiliations. Ernie, to his friends and family embodied in his life the very essence of the term a "gentle" man. He remains to those who carry his memory an exemplary husband, father, granddad, great granddad and friend. He will be greatly missed. May he continue his eternal journey within the Kingdom of God. "Well done, good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." The Wilson family would like to express sincere appreciation for the professionalism of the many doctors, nurses and health care workers who contributed to Ernie's care. A funeral service will be held at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 990 Falmouth Rd. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.



WILSON, Harold William Arthur - Passed away peacefully at Freeport Health Centre, with his family by his side, on Friday, May 30, 2014, nine days after celebrating his 90th birthday that included plenty of vanilla ice cream and a few Werther's candies. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Anne (2011). Survived by his children Paul (Roxanne), Ross, and Liz (Ryk) and grandson Nate (Sarah). He will also be missed by sister-in-law Audrey McIntosh (the late Alec), and their children Keith, Jeff, Jan, Bruce and Bryan and their families, as well as by nephews Bob and Murray Wilson. He grew up on a farm in Nichol Township with his parents Albert and Jennie and siblings Herb and Verla. Growing up during the Great Depression taught Harold the value of saving and never wasting anything. He did not lead an extravagant life but led a comfortable one and provided his family with everything they needed and even, sometimes, the things they wanted. Harold served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War on convoy protection duty aboard the corvette HMCS Amherst in the North Atlantic. As with many who fought in the war, he didn't talk about his experiences until many years later. Following his service to Canada, he returned home and married Anne on August 2, 1947. They set up house in their hometown of Elora. In the early 1950s they moved to Waterloo, then to Kitchener where they lived in the same neighbourhood for more than 50 years. Though they called Kitchener home, much of their social life was spent with lifelong friends in Elora and Fergus. He spent his working life in the printing business, including 30 years at the Waterloo Region Record as a compositor before his retirement. After he retired he began writing book reviews for The Record. He enjoyed writing about his impressions of books written by wartime historians. He never received a higher education but he had a wealth of knowledge about many topics and current affairs. He loved history and was an avid reader. Harold and Anne loved to travel and made sure they saw as much of the world as they could. China and India were favourites, as were Australia and bicycling through Ireland. He and Anne visited the United Kingdom on several occasions and toured most countries in Europe. He and Anne raised their family with love and respect and they taught self-sufficiency. He provided many family road-trip vacations across North America and a "cottage" that was a caboose in the middle of a forest with no running water or electricity. They were some of the best times of his life. Pets were important and were pampered. Many cats and a few dogs brightened the Wilson household at all times and were always allowed to share beds and be on the furniture and the counters. Harold loved a delicious home-cooked meal and Anne made sure of that daily. He hated turnip and loved smoked salmon, roast beef and ham. And then there was pie and vanilla ice cream, sometimes two pieces of pie - any kind but raisin or pecan. He was proud to be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and after his retirement he volunteered to create a mounted and framed pictorial project honouring the many men and women from Elora who enlisted to serve during the Second World War. Those pictures now hang in the Legion's club room for all to see and reflect on. Saturday nights were spent dancing at the Legion with their Elora friends. If they weren't dancing, there were many large dinner and card parties to host and attend. He was a longtime member of Trinity United Church and prior to that Parkminster United Church. Harold's family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A Legion service will be held at 6:45 p.m. prior to evening visitation. All are welcome to attend the service. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. followed by a funeral service to celebrate Harold's life in the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. Rev. Jack Paleczny officiating. Reception to follow. A private family interment will take place in Elora Municipal Cemetery. If desired, donations in Harold's memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Elora Branch 229 (cards available at the funeral home). Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful PSWs from Bayshore and Red Cross, without whom Harold would not have been able to live at home as long as he did. He was truly grateful for the kindness and friendship they gave. And to the volunteer drivers from Meals-on-Wheels for their cheery hellos. Thanks also to the caring and compassionate staff at Freeport Hospital's Union Terrace 3 who made his final days comfortable. We love you and miss you. Rest well, Dad.



WORTHINGTON, Donald Edward, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Signalman Trade Group 4 - Of Fonthill, passed away January 10, 2009 at the Welland Hospital, in his 86th year. Born in Gasline to George and Anna, he enlisted at age 18 and served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and 10 years as a radio dispatcher and caretaker with the OPP. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Audrey (Emeneau) formerly of Lunenburg N.S., 2 sons and a daughter, Greg (Janneke) of Toronto, Edward (Faazhya) of Mississauga and Mrs. Susan Wilson (Don) of Burlington. Also loved by his 8 grandchildren Janna and Kevin of Toronto, Jeremy and Jeffery of Burlington, Joanna of Waterloo, Ryan, Brad and Tracy of Burlington. Dear brother of Mrs. Florence Sandlin of Prattsville Alabama and Mrs. Lorraine McKinney of Freeport Grand Bahamas. A private farewell held at the James l. Pedlar Funeral Home, Fonthill with interment at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens has taken place. A donation in memory of Mr. Worthington is being made to the Welland Hospital Foundation through the Pedlar Funeral Home Lifetime Memories Program.


HMCS ALBERNI - Survived the sinking of HMCS ALBERNI




WRIGHT, Thomas, 1st Class Stoker, RCNVR met his death aboard HMCS Alberni, Aug. 21, 1944, while on invasion duties, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.S. Wright, Dupont St. Before enlisting, in April, 1943, he attended Palmerston Avenue school and Central Tech. A carpenter by trade, he formerly worked in the aircraft division of Massey-Harris Ltd., at Weston. Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Lucy, and a brother, Bernard, recently discharged from the RCAF.



YOUNG, Robert - was born on April 29, 1922 and passed away on February 27, 2008 at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor; sons Victor and Kenneth; mother Annie and father Robert Sr. Robert is survived by his three sons William (Linda), Doug (Debbie) and Gordon (Lorie); nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Robert was a Veteran of WWII where he served in communications aboard H.M.C.S. Arrowhead. He donated many artifacts to the Regina branch of the Royal Canadian Legion #001. Robert was also a member of the St. Andrews Masonic Lodge. Prior to his retirement he worked for over 25 years for the R.Q.H.R. at the General hospital as an accountant. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, 301, 2550 12 Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X1 or Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. A private family graveside will be held.




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