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Laurence (Larry) Fricke

 

LCdr, RCNR

 

Born: 11 Mar 1912          Died: 06 Feb 2000, Mississauga, Ontario

 

FRICKE, Laurence (Larry) - WW2 Veteran. After a brief illness on Sunday, February 6, 2000 at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga Site, in his 88th year. Larry, beloved husband of Marion of 52 years. Loving father of Linda Carleton (Mike) of Vancouver, Stephen (Beth), Robin Uba (Stephen), Gregory and Michael (Kim). Cherished grandfather of 9. Dear brother of Dorothea Schibli of Montreal and the late Mary Milton of Islington. Fiends will be received at the Neweduk Funeral Home "Mississauga Chapel", 1981 Dundas St. W., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Mississauga, on Wednesday, February 9 at 11:30 a.m. followed by creation. In memory of Larry, donations to the Trillium Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

 

Letter informing family of the scattering of LCDR Fricke's ashes at sea

 

Map showing area of committal service

 

Ships served in:

HMCS WOLF - Served in Wolf 26 Sep 1940 - 28 Oct 1940

HMCS GIVENCHY - Appointed to Givenchy 01 Jan 1941 and 05 Feb 1942 for Examination Services

HMCS QUATSINO - Appointed to Quatsino 10 Oct 1941 (Standby). Served in Quatsino 03 Nov 1941 - Feb 1942. Commissioning crew

HMCS PRINCE ROBERT - Appointed to Prince Robert 06 Apr 06 Apr 1942

HMCS DONNACONA

 

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(1) Lt Fricke on HMCS Quatsino  (2) Appointment to Lieutenant, RCNVR - 14 Jul 1941 (with seniority 15 Apr 1940)  (3-4) Documents pertaining to Lt Fricke's release from the Navy - 1946  (5) Promotion to LCdr, RCNR - 15 Apr 1947  (6) LCdr Fricke's transfer to HMCS Donnacona  (7-8) LCdr Fricke's Honourable Release from the Primary Reserve - 1969

 

 

Laurence Fricke's Letters of Appointment to ships and shore establishments

 

HMCS Stone Frigate

eff 29 Apr 1940

HMCS Naden

for training

eff 22 Jun 1940

HMCS Naden add'l

for Examination Services

eff 09 Sep 1940

HMCS Wolf

eff 26 Sep 1940

HMCS Naden add'l

for Examination Services

York Island

eff 29 Oct 1940

HMCS Givenchy add'l

for Examination Services

eff 01 Jan 1941

HMCS Naden add'l

for duties with

NOIC Prince Rupert

eff 27 Apr 1941

HMCS Quatsino

eff 10 Oct 1941

HMCS Givenchy add'l

for Examination Services

eff 05 Feb 1942

HMCS Prince Robert

eff 06 Apr 1942

 

Laurence Fricke's Conduct Reports

 

HMCS Stone Frigate

28 Apr 1940 - 22 Jun 1940

HMCS Wolf

26 Sep 1940 - 28 Oct 1940

HMCS Givenchy add'l

for Examination Service

01 Jan 1941 - 26 Apr 1941

HMCS Quatsino

10 Oct 1941 - 05 Apr 1942

HMCS Naden

10 Jul 1940 - 08 Sep 1940

Naval Base Prince Rupert

27 Apr 1941 - 25 Jul 1941

Naval Base Prince Rupert

25 Jul 1941 - 09 Oct 1941

HMCS Prince Robert

06 Apr 1942 - 22 Jun 1942

HMCS Prince Robert

22 Jun 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

HMCS Prince Robert

10 Jan 1943 - 24 Mar 1943

HMCS Prince Robert

24 Mar 1943 - 28 May 1943

HMCS Prince Robert

16 Jun 1944 - 

HMCS Avalon

05 Feb 1945 - 29 Jun 1945

HMCS Discovery

11 Feb 1946 - Demobilized

 

 

Weddings of Larry's friends

 

                 

 

(1) Dave and Skip Nichols - Nov 1942   (2) Ferris and Mavis Sturdy - 1946   (3&4) Glen and Fifi (Woodward) McDonald - Victoria, Nov 1942   (5) Miriam and Bae Wallace - Oct 1944   (6&7) Surg-Lt Donald Whitley and Anna Marie Anderson 

Larry Fricke and friends

Mrs. G.B. Scott, Slt J. Lamb, Lt L. Fricke, Miss Alice Skellern, Lt G.B. Scott, Mrs. Skellern - Apr 1941

1413 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC

At the Skellern's - 1413 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC

the Anderson's - 1145 Faithful St., Victoria, BC

Around Victoria

 

           

 

(2) Victoria Legislature buildings  (5) Carmichael the bear

Tom Bellamy, Jasper

Mount Robson

York Island, BC - Nov 1940 - Feb 1941

note: it is not known which ship(s) he was on when the photos were taken

Scintula, BC, Alert Bay, BC and inside passage Johnson Straits

note: it is not known which ship(s) he was on when the photos were taken

Prince Rupert, BC -  May - Nov 1941

 

     

 

Flying in a Stranraer, Queen Charlotte Islands, Jul 1942

 

     

Unknown Fisherman's Reserve Vessel

Capilano Canyon

Vancouver Feb-Jun 1943

Top Left photo: Hal Durham

Currency from Spain, Italy and Bermuda

King George and Queen Elizabeth I - 1939 Royal Tour of Canada

L-R:  Lt Fricke, Lt Lamb, Slt Scott - date and location unknown

 

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