In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Walter John Clarke Laing


A/Lieutenant, O-39937, RCN(R)


Born: 18 Apr 1921, Hamilton, Ontario


Died: 15 Jun 1998, Port Moody, British Columbia


LAING, Walter John Clarke - passed away June 15, 1998 in Port Moody, B.C. Beloved husband of Colleen (nee Jones) of Coquitlam, B.C. Loving father of son Kevin and daughter-in-law Lynn and proud pa to Dawn and Jason of Dartmouth, N.S. He was predeceased by his first wife Doris Kathleen (nee Sandwith) in 1980. Born April 18, 1921 in Hamilton, Walter joined the RCNVR in 1941. In civilian life he held senior appointments with NCR, Robin-Nodwell, SCM and Philips Electronics. A past president of the Naval Officers Association of B.C., he will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. (The Globe and Mail 20 Jun 1998)


Ships served in:

HMCS DONNACONA - Appointed to Donnacona 23 Nov 1943 as a Prob SLT, RCNVR (Navy List Feb 1944)

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to Kings 31 Mar 1944, Add'l For Disposal or Under Training as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List May 1944)

HMCS PRESTONIAN - Appointed to Prestonian 21 Aug 1944 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 11 Jun 1944) (Navy List Sep 1944). Commissioning crew.

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to Niobe as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List May 1945). Appointed A/Lt, RCN(R) on 11 Jun 1945 (seniority 11 Jun 1944) (Navy List Apr 1946)

* Appointment Terminated (Demobilized) 14 Jun 1946 as an A/Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1946)

* Retired List as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 15 Jun 1946) (Navy List Jul 1948)

HMCS STAR (Retired List) as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1952).  Listed as an A/Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 11 Jun 1944) (Navy List Jul 1953 - Jan 1959)

* Last noted in the Navy Lists of Jan 1960 on the retired list at HMCS STAR as an A/Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1960)





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