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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Leonard Gustave (Len) Erickson, M.I.D.

 

Chief Stoker, V12381, RCNVR

 

Born: 19 Apr 1913          Died: 27 Jan 1991, Edmonton, Alberta

 

ERICKSON, Leonard Gustave (Len) - on January 27, 1991, Leonard Erickson of Edmonton passed away at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel in December 1990. He leaves to mourn two sons and two daughters, Raymond (Francine) of Sardis, BC, Dennis (Cheryl) of Toronto, Ontario, Louise (Walter) Mason of Edmonton and Patty (Jim) Goodwin of Vermillion, Alberta; also nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Leonard was a member of the Chief and Petty Officers Association. A private memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 31, 1991 at 10:00 a.m. in the White Lily Chapel of Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home (10011-114 Street) with Reverend Bill Burgess officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 9707-110 Street, Edmonton.

 

M.I.D. Citation:  ERICKSON, Leonard Gustave, Chief Stoker, V12381, Mention in Despatches, RCNVR - Awarded as per London Gazette of 1 January 1945 - "For gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions of the Royal Canadian Navy." New Years List (Admiralty) A.F.O. 239/45

 

Ships served in:

HMCS COBALT

HMCS ST CROIX

HMCS LETHBRIDGE

HMCS SKEENA - Survived the grounding / wreck of HMCS Skeena

 

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