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Howard George H. (Hank) Einarson


Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Electrician, RCN / C.A.F.


Died: 08 Dec 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia


EINARSON, Howard George H. (Hank) - It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Howard George Einarson on December 8, 2018 in Camp Hill after a short illness. He was a son of the late Florence and Einar Einarson of Bracebridge, Ontario. He completed his schooling in Ontario before working in Burk's Falls and Sudbury, from where he proudly served his country by joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952. He served in Korea during the Korean War for which he was awarded the Korean War Medal. He was highly decorated for his service to his country. He retired from the Navy in 1972, with the rank of Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, after which he worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia as a Property Manager. He joined Somme Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in 1972 and was very active on the Executive Council. He gave generously and tirelessly of his time to ensure the needs of veterans and their families were met. He became a life member in 2010. In 2013, he was awarded the Ambassador For Peace Medal from the President of South Korea. In 2015, he was awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and in 2017 the Meritorious Service Medal for his many years of service helping veterans and his outstanding devotion to the aims and objectives of the Legion. He enjoyed many sports, but by his own admission, excelled at none. He enjoyed the comradeship of bowling, horseshoes and darts. He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Wade) Hoople, Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Meghan (Christopher) Mio, Kathleen, Daniel and Bennett (Hoople), MacKenzie and Abigail (Einarson), Dartmouth; his sister, Wenonah Finkbeiner (Guelph, Ont.); sister-in-law, Margaret (Cyril) Boudreau, of Halifax; numerous nieces and nephews, and very good friend, Betty Preeper, of Eastern Passage. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Jean (O'Brien); son, Bernard; brothers, Ivan, Stanley, Bernard and sisters, Sylvia and Beatrice. Visitation will take place Tuesday, December 11th, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen Street, Dartmouth and Funeral Mass on Wednesday December 12th at 9 a.m. in St. Clements Church, 16 Gaston Road, Dartmouth. Burial to take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery following the Funeral. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Poppy Fund. Our profound thanks to the staff of Camp Hill Hospital for their care and devotion. (Halifax Chronicle Herald 10 Dec 2018)


Hank served in the RCN / C.A.F. from 1952 to 1972.


Ships served in:

HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in Iroquois twice - as an OS, AB and LS.

HMCS SIOUX - Served in Sioux as a LS and PO2

HMCS HAIDA - Served in Haida as a PO2

HMCS CHIGNECTO - Served in Chignecto as a PO1

HMCS CAPE SCOTT - Served in Cape Scott as a PO1 and C2

HMC DOCKYARD (Submarine refits) - Served in HMC Dockyard as a C2

HMCS PROTECTEUR - Served in Protecteur as a C2



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