For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Bryan (Ginger) Ormsby, O.M.M., C.D.

 

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

 

Born: 30 Oct 1942, London, Ontario

 

Died: 13 Mar 2016, Ottawa, Ontario

 

ORMSBY, Bryan (Ginger) - Born in London, Ontario. Bryan attended Lorne Ave Public School and GA Wheable HS where he was considered a crackerjack student. "Ginger" joined the Navy age 17 and had a fun filled 36 years of nautical adventures ashore and afloat. Ginger loved to joke and make people laugh recounting his hilarious and somewhat absurd escapades. Upon retirement he and Elly traveled thru the USA, Mexico and Canada, finding adventures at every turn in the road. Ginger went for his last dive on Sunday am. He will be missed. Survived by his wife of 34 years Eleanor Gray of Ottawa, sons Brent of Toronto, ON, Scott of Victoria , Travis and his wife Sonia of Victoria. There shall be no tears at his passing, only the echos of laughter. Ginger's ashes will be spread on the high seas at a future date and shall be done in a seaman like manner. DBF (The Times Colonist 19 Mar 2016)

 

Ships served in:

HMCS GRILSE

HMCS RAINBOW

HMCS OJIBWA

HMCS TERRA NOVA

HMCS ORIOLE

 

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