For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
CHEESEMAN, Ashley D. - of Lakeside, died Thursday in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of Agnes (Downey) and the late Douglas Cheeseman. He was employed with the Halifax Shipyards for the past seven years and served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy MacInnis; three sons, Vincent, Jeffery, and Brian, and one daughter Carol Anne, all at home; and a brother, Winston, Timberlea. The body is at the J. Albert Walker Funeral Home, Lakeside. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Timberlea, Rev. Basil Carew officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven cemetery. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Saturday, 27 Mar 1976 / Researched by George Newbury)
Ashley Cheeseman Memorial Park is a Canadian urban park and sports field located in the Lakeside neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The park is located next to the Lakeside Recreation Centre. The park was opened by Nancy Cheeseman and The Hon. Garnet Brown, Minister of Recreation. Features include a skate park, basketball court, baseball diamond, playground and, community garden. The park was named in memory of the late Ashley Cheeseman who died at age 34 at the Victoria General Hospital March 25, 1976. He was born in Halifax the son of Agnes (Downey) and Douglas Cheeseman. He was employed with the Halifax Dockyards for the seven years and served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 13 years.
Ships served in:
HMCS KOOTENAY - Ashley was a LS.ER on Kootenay at the time of the explosion