In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
ABBOTT, Ernest Freeman - born Aug. 2, 1946 in Port au Bras, NL passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2020 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. He has reunited with his parents Eliza (Foote) and Ernest Abbott along with his brother John and son Daniel. He leaves behind his true love and mother of his children Denise (Collier), 3 daughters Kristi Abbott(Jesse), Karen Abbott (Andrew) and Lisa Mahoney (Michael), grandchildren Leah, Aidan, Jacob, Hannah, Lily, Violet and Evaleigh. Sisters Carolyn Bennett (Max), Rexene Williams (Rod) and Sandra Murray (Rick). Along with many special nieces and nephews.
He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1965 as a Bosun. He sailed in HMCS MACKENZIE, Chief Bosn's mate in HMCS PROVIDER, and as COXN of HMCS ORIOLE. He retired from the RCN in 91 and moved back home to NL where he served in the Canadian Coast Guard. In 95 he relocated to Cole Harbour, NS and joined HMCS SCOTIAN in the Naval Reserves for 6 yrs. He played an integral role in developing the Seamanship Manual for the Kingston Class MCDV.
He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the West Coast Chiefs and Petty Officers Assoc. He loved to fish, camp and hunt always making a point of going the day after Halloween so he could take half of his girls' candy! He loved Country music, had a beautiful singing voice, a contagious laugh and could play guitar by ear.
There will be a family service later in NL. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund https://www.rcnbf.ca/
Fair winds and following seas (Victoria Times Colonist 28 Oct 2020)
Ships served in:
HMCS ORIOLE - Served in Oriole in 1982 as Cox'n