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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Michael Orkish


Petty Officer, Stewart, V44081, RCNVR


Born: 1921


Died: 17 Dec 1998, Laval, Quebec


ORKISH, Michael - Suddenly in Laval on December 17, 1998 at the age of seventy-seven years. Beloved husband of Mary Jurewicz and loving father of Hedy Turner and Frank Girhiny, adoptive father of Gaile and Larry Jurewicz. He will also be greatly missed by his three sisters Helen, Mary and Mary-Ann, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and many close friends. Direction Urgel Bourgie Ltd.


Ships served in:

HMCS KENORA - Served in Kenora during WWII

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(1) Portrait of Michael Orkish  (2) Michael's identity disc  (3) General War Service Badge certificate  (4) HMCS Kenora cap tally (post war)


Sailors on HMCS KENORA

PO Michael Orkish - rear, centre


Courtesy of Hedy Iviney



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