In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Charles Patrick Cue, LS&GCM


Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Stoker Mechanic


21231-E, RCN


Born: 28 Aug 1907, Salford, Lancashire, England


Died: 04 Sep 1988, Victoria, British Columbia


CUE, Charles Patrick - born August 28, 1907 in Salford, England, died suddenly on September 4, 1988, at Victoria General Hospital. He was a former member of the Lord Strathcona Horse Calvary, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He also was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and served overseas during World War II. In addition, he was a member of the Masonic Keith Lodge of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He worked for B.C. Electric and Hydro until his retirement. Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary and his youngest son, Wayne. He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Irma of 100 Mile House, BC; Gary and Betty, Terrence and Dorothy of Victoria, BC; two daughters, Linda and Lorna of Victoria, BC; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his dear and faithful sister, Mrs. Edith Shaw, Lancashire, England. A special "thank you" for two nurses who made a difference - Judy of Emergency and Ellen of 6D for their sensitivity and kindness. Charles was a decent and honourable man, who leaves a legacy of daily courage and integrity that will remain with those of us who loved him. Visitation to be held Wednesday, September 7, 1988 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service in McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, on Thursday, September 8, 1988 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. H. Silvester officiating. Interment at Hatley Memorial Gardens. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Heart Fund, 1008 Blanchard St., Victoria, BC.



Charles Cue served in the Winnipeg Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment from 1927 to 1928;  the RCMP in Winnipeg, MB, Regina, SK and Yorkton, SK from 1928 to 1930 and the RCN from 1931 to 1951


He served in HMCS SKEENA and HMCS VANCOUVER. The ships were deployed to El Salvador in 1932 to assist in the British interests there. He served on the British destroyer HMS KEMPENFELT for training which was later transferred to the RCN in Oct 1939 as HMCS ASSINIBOINE.  He was drafted from the ASSINIBOINE to HMCS MARGAREE.  ASSINIBOINE was at sea at the time and was delayed returning to the UK to to weather.  The ASSINIBOINE's delay resulted in Charles missing the sailing of the MARGAREE which was sunk just days later.  He recalls the incident that left memories of a lot of ship mates that he lost, and was fortunate because of the delay on the ship Assiniboine.


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(CC01) Charles Cue as a member of the RCMP  (CC02) AB.SM Charles Cue - 1932  (CC03) PO.SM Charles Cue  (CC04) Article on Charles Cue retiring from the Navy



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