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Arthur George (Art) Bodden


Petty Officer, Weapons Underwater, RCN / C.A.F.


Born: 25 Jul 1936, Hamilton, Ontario


Died: 29 May 2020, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


BODDEN, Arthur George (Art) - Age 83 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Dartmouth General Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was a son of the late Art and Janet Bodden. Art served 35 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and nine of them were served in the British Navy on submarines. He was an active member of the Canadian Submarine Association of Canada. He designed and built a beautiful log cabin where he and his family enjoyed spending there time. He will be missed by his family and all his brothers in arms. Art is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doreen (Turnbull); daughter, Heather (Laurie); sons, Keith, Rick and John (Peggy); granddaughters, Kairnne (Matt)Cameron, Sabrina Lambert and Melissa (Gordon) Kerr; grandsons, Eric Lambert, Tyler George; great-grandchildren, Chance, Jayce, Brody Cameron, Chloe Kerr, Lily Savannah, Sophie. He is survived by his brothers, Dennis (Marilyn) and Wayne (Pat); and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor (Fred) Hewer; nephew, Chris Bodden. Interment will take place at a later date in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, me morial donations may be made to Admiralty House/Naval Museum of Halifax or the Canadian Cancer society. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Halifax Infirmary and Dartmouth General for their kindness and care. 


Ships served in:


HMS DOLPHIN - S/M Training Feb 1958 - Jun 1958
HMS EXCALIBUR - Served in EXCALIBUR Jan 1958 - Jan 1959 as a LS.TD2
HMS TACITURN - Served in TACITURN Jan 1959 - Aug 1959 as a LS.TD2
HMS ARTFUL - Served in ARTFUL Aug 1959 - Jan 1960 as a LS.UW2
HMS ASTUTE - Serve in ASTUTE Jan 1960 - Mar 1960 as a LS.UW2
HMS GRAMPUS - Served in GRAMPUS Mar 1960 - Jul 1960 as a LS.UW2
HMS TUDOR - Served in TUDOR Aug 1961 - Feb 1962 as a  PO.UW3
HMS AURIGA - Served in AURIGA Feb 1962 - Oct 1964 as a PO.UW3
HMS OSIRIS - Served in OSIRIS Oct 1964 - May 1966 as a PO.UW3

HMCS PORPOISE - Served in PORPOISE Sep 1966 - Jul 1967 as a PO.UW3





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