For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
THIBODEAU, Simon Joseph, Ordinary Seaman, V2555, RCNVR, MPK - 22 Jan 1942, HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ - son of Henry and Gertrude Thibodeau, of Saint John, NB.
On 22 Jan 1942, HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ, an examination vessel in the Halifax area, was lowering the ship's boat to board the SS Empire Latimore. When the boat was released, the after falls did not let go. As the ship was still making way (less than 1 knot), the boat swung around on the after falls and capsized. All the boats crew were recovered with the exception of OS Thibodeau. A search was conducted but his body was not recovered.
Ships served in:
HMS AURANIA (Armed Merchant Cruiser) - Served in AURANIA 06 Jan 1941 - 27 Mar 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ - Served in ANDRÉE DUPRÉ 04 May 1941 - 01 Dec 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS VENTURE - Served in VENTURE 02 Dec 1942 - 03 Dec 1941 (V.O.) as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS ANDRÉE DUPRÉ - Drafted to ANDRÉE DUPRÉ 04 Dec 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
(1-2) Certificate of Service (3-4) Service Summary (5) Report of Death
BOARD INQUIRY REPORT INTO THE DEATH OF OS S.J. THIBODEAU, V2555, RCNVR