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Cedric Orian Smelser


Acting Leading Stoker, A-3343


Born: 12 May 1917, Youngstown, Alberta


Died: 13 Jan 2000, Victoria, British Columbia


SMELSER, Cedric Orian - died at Royal Jubilee Hospital on January 13, 2000. He was born May 12, 1917 at Youngstown, Alberta. Beloved husband of Louella and father of David Rodney and Bryan Howard. He is also survived by family members: Mabel, Verlie, Rodney, Graham, Trish, Vergene and nieces and nephews. Cedric served aboard HMCS CHEDABUCTO, a minesweeper and then aboard HMCS SIOUX on the Scapa Flow - Murmansk run. After the war he returned to Victoria and became a carpenter. The work he has left behind will attest to his excellent craftsmanship. His generosity, his wit and his wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to express appreciation for the kind and thoughtful care of Dr. Benjamin How and the excellent nursing care on 3rd Royal and on R.P.2. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 20, at 10:00 a.m. in First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, BC. Interment will follow in Royal Oak Burial Park. A private viewing for family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Greater Victoria Hospital Foundation, #304-633 Courtney St., Victoria, BC or to a charity of your choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 18 Jan 2000)


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Article on HMCS SIOUX's return to Canada in Apr 1945

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