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John Wayne (Jack) Fenerty


Leading Seaman, Sonarman, 37596-H, RCN / C.A.F.


Died: 31 May 2011, Redbridge, Ontario


FENERTY, John Wayne (Jack) - 70, passed away suddenly at home in Redbridge, Ont., on May 31, 2011. Born and raised in Halifax, he was the youngest son of the late Pearl (Dawe) Barrett and Morris Fenerty. Jack joined the Royal Canadian Navy while at Sea Cadet Camp in 1957 at the age of 17. He served on a number of ships out of Halifax before being posted to Nanaimo, B.C. in the late 60s where he remained until he retired after 22 years of service. He then moved with his family to Redbridge, Ont. Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy (Williams); sons, Morris 'Wayne' (Caroline), Edmonton, Alta.; Keith (Jessica), Ottawa, Ont.; Kevin, at home; grandchildren, Charles and Sean, Edmonton, Alta.; brother, Gordon (Elsie); sister, Joan 'Nin' (Fenton) Stillman; sister-in-law, Mary Fenerty, all of Halifax; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his stepfather, Charles Barrett; brother, George. Funeral was held in Redbridge on Friday, June 3 and cremation followed. Burial at sea at a later date.


Jack's father, PO.Tel Morris St. George Fenerty died in WW2 when HMCS Margaree was sunk.


Jack's brother C1HT Gordon Arthur Fenerty served in the RCN post WW2.


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John Wayne Fenerty

Photo from John's service file

John Wayne Fenerty (right) and his brother Gordon Arthur Fenerty

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Courtesy of Morris Fenerty



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