For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

The Ultimate Sacrifice

by Robert P "Bob" D'Aoust

Those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in the Royal Canadian Navy, The Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve 1939-1947 - 4 Vol Set


"The families will always remember the Ultimate Sacrifice made by loved ones who gave their lives during World War II while serving with the Royal Canadian Navy"


About the books

These books have been carefully researched and written as a tribute to all Canadian sailors who died serving their country from 1939 to 1947. Each book contains detailed information on all those who died while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy.


Royal Canadian Navy Vol. 1 lists all 397 Royal Canadian Navy personnel who died serving Canada and lists all 11 Wren who also died serving Canada between 1939 to 1947. 444 pages – 8.5x11 inches.


Royal Canadian Naval Reserve Vol. 2 lists 234 Royal Canadian Naval Reserve personnel who died serving Canada between 1939 to 1947. 389 pages – 8.5x11 inches.

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Vol. 3 lists all 1,540 Royal Canadian Naval volunteer Reserve personnel who died serving Canada between 1939 to 1947. Part 1 - 607 pages - 8.5x11 inches and Part 2 – 614 pages - 8.5x11 inches.

What others are saying

"Very pleased with the Ultimate Sacrifice book set. The time and effort you put into this project is admirable. Thanks again these books are well worth the price and I will pass the word around the various clubs I’m associated with."  Cliff Ashton, Eastern Passage, NS.


"Most impressed with your Ultimate Sacrifice Book series. Books are well done." Fraser McKee, Etobicoke, ON.

"Excellent Book set, these books honour the sailors who gave their lives while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy."  Michael Fenton, Waterloo, ON.

About the author


Robert “Bob” D’Aoust was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He joined NCR Canada in 1963 and retired after 45 years as a Solution Engineer. Bob is a Genealogy Researcher & Book Author. He is the husband to a wonderful wife “Marg, proud dad to Lee-Anne & Iradj, Jason & Vicky. Grandpa to Max Joel von Quernheim. Owner of “Monty” Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Book Printer

Book Printed and Bound by Lehmann Bookbinding, Kitchener, ON., Canada

Where to buy the book set

Lehmann Bookbinding Ltd.


Library Services Centre Library Bound
1-800-265-3360 1-519-885-3233
(Libraries Only) (Libraries Only)


Author, Bob D’Aoust
Waterloo, ON.

Book Cost

Complete 3 Vol. Book set  - $135.00 CDN


Volume #1 - ISBN - 978-0-9687797-8-1  -  $33.20 CDN

Volume #2 - ISBN - 978-0-9687797-9-8  -  $26.00 CDN

Volume #3, (Part #1) - ISBN - 978-0-9881387-0-4  -  $38.20 CDN


Volume #3, (Part #2) - ISBN - 978-0-9881387-1-1  -  $38.60 CDN

All Taxes Included
Plus shipping & handling 

Contact: Bob D’Aoust