In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

John Joseph McGowan, CD

 

Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Cook, RCN

 

Born: 27 Sep 1926, New Westminster, British Columbia

 

Died: 08 Mar 1990, Victoria, British Columbia

 

McGOWAN, John Joseph - passed away peacefully at home on March 8, 1990. Born in New Westminster, BC on September 27, 1926, a long time resident of Victoria. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Jean; brother, Peter and Pearl of Powell River; daughter, Marilyn and Bob Cook of Nanaimo; daughter, Bev and John Oberg of Victoria; son, Dan and Carol McGowan of Comox and five grandchildren: Brian and Michael Cook, Jennie and Carrie Oberg and Taryn McGowan. A gather will be held in his home from 1-3 pm on Sunday, March 11 for family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Alan Cook. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of John may be made to the A.L.S. Society of Victoria, 3855 Seaton Street, Victoria, V8Z 3W7. (Victoria Times Colonist 11 Mar 1990)

 

John served in the RCN from 14 Dec 1944 to 28 Jan 1970 retiring as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS DISCOVERY - Enlisted 24 Dec 1944

HMCS DONNACONA - Served in Donnacona 25 Dec 1944 - 29 Mar 1945

HMCS YORK - Served in York 30 Mar 1945 - 29 May 1945

HMCS LASALLE - Served in Lasalle 05 Jun 1945 - 30 Jun 1945

HMCS UGANDA - Served in Uganda - 20 Sep 1945 - 30 Apr 1947

HMCS ONTARIO - Served in Ontario 10 May 1949 - 02 Jul 1951

HMCS ONTARIO - Served in Ontario 08 Sep 1952 - 06 Dec 1953

HMCS NEW GLASGOW - Served in New Glasgow - 28 Mar 1955 - 27 Nov 1956

HMCS ANTIGONISH - Served in Antigonish 27 Aug 1959 - 27 Jun 1963

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in Assiniboine 28 Jun 1963 - 09 Feb 1964

HMCS QU'APPELLE - Served in Qu'Appelle 10 Feb 1964 - 19 Sep 1965

 

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(JM01) PO.CK John McGowan, on HMCS ONTARIO, holding a tray of fresh pastries while AB Edward Linde looks on with anticipation - The Province 19 Jul 1950  (JM02) The Navy Likes Its Food - PO.CK John McGowan (left) and LS.CK Dane Spittal making tarts onboard HMCS ONTARIO - Vancouver Herald 13 Jul 1950

 

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(JM03) CPO.CK John McGowan in summer dress  (JM04) C1CK John McGowan in winter dress  (JM05) John McGowan (right) and shipmate "Down Under"  (JM06) John McGowan  (JM07) List of John McGowan's drafts.

 


 

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