For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
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