For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Roydon John Edward Dunbar, C.D.


Chief Petty Officer 1st class, Radar Plotter


RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 27 Feb 1933, Windsor, Ontario


Died: 04 Feb 2004


DUNBAR, Roy - Born in Windsor Ontario February 27, 1933, passed away February 4, 2004 at home peacefully surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with prostate cancer. Predeceased by his parents and brother Don. He leaves his beloved wife, Margaret (Andrews), of 50 years; three beloved sons, Steven (Erin), David (Leslie), and Michael (Ana Maria); six adored granddaughters, Ceilidh, Bronwyn, Jacqueline, Amanda, Kathleen, and Ainsley; as well as many relatives and friends. Roy served in the Navy 1950-1975, his last posting was as Coxswain of HMCS Restigouche. There was no service at Roy's request. Donations can be made in Roy's name to The Canadian Cancer Society - Prostate Cancer Research. "He Will Live In Our Hearts Forever" (The Vancouver Sun 14 Feb 2004)


Roy served in the Navy from 1950 to 1975, taking his release shortly after integration of the Canadian Forces.


Ships served in:

HMCS ONTARIO - Served in Ontario 15 Jan 1951 - 01 Oct 1953 as an OS and AB, RCN. Rated AB 25 Nov 1951

HMCS SIOUX - Served in Sioux 30 Apr 1954 - 27 Mar 1956 as a LS and PO2, RCN.  Rated PO2 15 Nov 1955

HMCS FRASER - Served in Fraser 28 Jun 1957 - 16 Apr 1961 as a PO2 and PO1, RCN.  Rated PO1 01 Jun 1960

HMCS SKEENA - Served in Skeena 07 May 1962 - 12 Jul 1962 as a PO1, RCN

HMCS YUKON - Served in Yukon 17 May 1965 - 17 Dec 1967 as a CPO2, RCN, I/C Radar Branch

HMCS MACKENZIE - Served in Mackenzie 08 Jan 1971 - 16 Jun 1971 as a CPO1, C.A.F. (in refit)

HMCS YUKON - Served in Yukon 17 Jun 1971 - 05 Jul 1971 as a CPO1, C.A.F. (in refit)

HMCS COLUMBIA - Served in Columbia 01 May 1972 - 04 May 1972 as a CPO1, C.A.F.

HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in Restigouche 30 Apr 1973 - 02 Jun 1975 as CPO1, C.A.F., Cox'n










(RD01) OS Roy Dunbar at HMCS CORNWALLIS - Aug 1950 - Jan 1951  (RD02) Extract from service records  (RD03) Award of the Canadian Centennial Medal  (RD04) Certificate of Appreciation from Cadet Training Division  (RD05)  Certificate of Achievement - Career Counselling Course  (RD06) Certificate of Achievement - Radar Plotter Trade Group 4 course  (RD07) Certificate of Achievement - Instructional Techniques course










(RD08) Certificate of Achievement - Ship's Coxswain Course (RD09-RD10) Letter of Recommendation  (RD11) Articles on the commissioning of HMCS FRASER  (RD12) HMCS ONTARIO - 1951  (RD13) HMCS ONTARIO in drydock in Esquimalt, BC  (RD14) Certificate / Memento - HMCS ONTARIO 1951 Pacific Cruise






(RD15) Roy Dunbar's Crossing the Line (Equator) certificate onboard HMCS ONTARIO 09 Mar 1951  (RD16) Crossing the Line (Equator) certificate onboard HMCS YUKON 18 Sep 1967  (RD17) Newspaper articles for HMCS SIOUX's departure and return from Victoria, BC for her 3rd Korean War tour from 07 NOV 1954 to 24 Sep 1955  (RD18) HMCS SIOUX's route of travel for her 3rd Korean War tour.


Fraser Division, HMCS Cornwallis

Aug 1950 - Jan 1951

Click on the above photo to view a large image


Click here to view the Fraser Division photo in the HMCS Cornwallis New Entry section


Appointment scroll to Chief Warrant Officer, C.A.F.

(Chief Petty Officer 1st Class equivalent naval rank)

Certificate of Service

Chief Warrant Officer R.J.E. Dunbar



Crossed the Bar Index