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Gordon Westley Stinson


Lieutenant-Commander (MARE), RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 06 Oct 1931, Regina, Saskatchewan


Died: 29 Sep 2019, Regina, Saskatchewan


STINSON, Gordon Westley - passed away on September 29, 2018. Gordon was born October 6, 1931 in Regina, Saskatchewan to George and Rose Stinson. He met Margaret Clara Wass in 1948, and they were later married on September 22, 1951. Gordon joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was promptly sent to the Korean conflict. He returned from Korea and was stationed with the Pacific Fleet in Esquimalt, British Columbia. After a long career in the Navy and having been posted to the Atlantic coast on two occasions, Gordon attained his Commission as an officer. He spent several years at headquarters in Ottawa and then as Commanding Officer in Regina before retiring in 1985. Gordon was predeceased recently by his loving wife of 67 years, Margaret, in March 2018. He is survived by his five children; Darro (Donna), Lori (Ken) Chilibeck, Greg (Edina), Dwight (Angie) and Shelley (Brian) Kessel; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Frank Fay; and sister-in-law Shirley Wass. A private family service will be held at a later date. Those so wishing to make donations in memory of Gordon may do so to the Saskatchewan Lunch Association, 1231 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S5.


Ships served in:

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader during her 1952-1953 Korean War tour as an ABRCS



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(1) Seaman Gordon Stinson - 1950  (2) PO2 Gordon Stinson at HMCS Cornwallis - 1960  (3) Shipmates ashore in Rome - 1964  (4) L-R: Kenneth and Ruth Kelbough, Margaret and Gordon Stinson - 1956



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