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Kenneth Maxwell Isles, C.D.


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


Born: 15 Mar 1930, Bear River, Nova Scotia


Died: 16 Apr 2020, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


ISLES, Kenneth Maxwell - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kenneth M. Isles at the age of 90, on April 16, 2020 in Dartmouth General Hospital. Ken proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 29 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander, Marine Engineer. Post-retirement he was an active member of the Naval Reserves and HMCS Scotian. Ken was born in Bear River to the late Arthur and Mary (Claes) Isles. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Barbara (Jakeman) Isles. He is also survived by his children, Jim (Bernadette), Joyce (Jeff), Maureen, Harold, Terry (Gail); as well as 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Morgan and Nancy Ellwood; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ken was predeceased by brothers, Arthur, Clarence, Harold, Boyd, Robert, Gerald, Fred; and sisters Margaret and Myrtle. Ken's final resting place will be in the columbarium in Christ Church in Dartmouth, the same church where he and Barbara were married June 2, 1950. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff of Dartmouth General Hospital for the care and compassion they provided to Ken and the family during this difficult time. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church, 61 Dundas St., Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4H5 or a charity of your choice. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 21 Apr 2020)


Ships served in:

HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in Iroquois during the Korean War as a CPO ERA, RCN

HMCS HAIDA - Appointed to Haida 27 Aug 1962 as a Cmd Engineer Officer, RCN (Navy List Oct 1962)

COMMODORE SUPERINTENDENT ATLANTIC COAST AND SUPERINTENDENT HMC DOCKYARD - Appointed to Staff of SUPLANT - Marine Engineering Department 03 Jun 1963 as a Cmd Engineer Officer (Navy List Oct 1963)

HMCS OUTREMONT- Served in Outremont as a Cmd Engineer Officer, RCN (the Nauticapedia)

HMCS ATHABASKAN - Appointed to Athabaskan 11 Jan 1965 as a Lt (MARE), RCN (Navy List Apr 1965)

HMCS SKEENA (the Nauticapedia)

HMCS IROQUOIS as a LCdr (MARE), RCN (the Nauticapedia)




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