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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Stewart Ray Cooney


Steward, V35579, RCNVR


Born:  09 Oct 1922, Belleville, Ontario


Died: 29 Apr 1944 at sea


Book of Remembrance


COONEY, Stewart Ray, Stwd, V35579, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07 - son of Wellington R. and Lila M. Cooney; husband of Isobel Josephine Cooney, all of Belleville, Ontario.


Stwd Cooney died when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944.  The province of Ontario honoured Steward Cooney by naming Cooney Lake in his honour.


Ships served in:

HMCS CATARAQUI - Enlisted 04 May 1942. Commenced Active Service 15 Jun 1942 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR

HMCS YORK - Drafted to YORK 20 Jun 1942 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Drafted to CORNWALLIS 18 Aug 1942 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 01 Sep 1942 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR

* Rated Stwd 14 Mar 1943

HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 21 Mar 1943 as a Stwd, RCNVR

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Jan 1944 as a Stwd, RCNVR




(SC01) Stwd Steward Cooney

(SC02) Documents from the Service File of Stewart Cooney



Second World War Casualty Index