For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
LORD, Albert William (Bill) - of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Joyce Mabel Lord (née Forrest), passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Dad was born on 28 Mar 1930 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Robert and Esther Lord. He was the youngest and only brother to 4 sisters, Doreen, Esther, Jenny and Florence (Babs). In 1948 he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War on HMCS Sioux as a Sonar Operator. After his discharge in 1953, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a firefighter, serving in Clareshold, St. Jean, Moose Jaw, Rivers and London before retiring from the Armed Forces in 1972. Dad then returned to his home town of Taber to serve as Fire Chief until 1988. Dad's Legacy will be carried on by his three children, Sharon Lagace from Las Vegas, Boh Lord (Sheila) from Okotoks and Debbie Moore (JD) from Lewistown, MT and by his 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, we ask that family and friends perform a random act of kindness in dad's honour.
Awards and Decorations: Canadian Korea Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal - Korea; United Nations Service Medal - Korea, Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
Ships served in:
HMCS SIOUX - Served in Sioux for her 1st and 2nd Korean War tours.
(1) Bill Lord (2) Bill Lord on Remembrance Day