In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
BOOK, Kenneth Elmore (Moose) - 80, Halifax, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax. Born on November 12, 1926, in Beamville, Ont., he was the son of the late Gordon and Winifred (Pulpit) Book. Ken "Moose" Book served in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War and during peacetime aboard many of our ships. He retired as a Petty Officer I and was well-known throughout the navy as an amiable, good shipmate. After retirement, he became a Charter Member of the Atlantic Chief & Petty Officer's Association, the International Chief Petty Officer's Association, the Canadian Tribal Association, the Royal Canadian Naval Association, and was an Honorary Life Member of the Chief's and Petty Officer's Mess at CFB Halifax. Ken was also an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 162 in Lower Sackville. He served a total of 42 years as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He also made a successful career after his retirement from the navy at Sanfax Chemicals. Ken will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved hearing stories from his grandchildren about their day at school and how many goals they got at their hockey game. He loved spending time in Florida with Joan, and hitting a few balls on the green. He also had a green thumb and would look forward to planting flowers with his grandchildren every spring. Ken is survived by his stepson, Timothy (Michelle) Doyle, Lower Sackville; foster daughters, Rose Dunn (Redmond), Sydney; Susan Dunn (Thibideau), Digby; nephews, Gary (Elaine) Blanchard, Calgary; Glenn (Maureen) Blanchard, Fonthill, Ont.; John Blanchard, Bracebridge, Ont.; niece, April (John) Arthur, Smithville, Ont. He was predeceased by his cherished wife, Joan Doyle (Carlin); first wife, Dorothy Crowe; sisters, Shirley (Barry) Blanchard and Bernice Librock. The family wishes to express its sincere thanks to Ken's caregivers at Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, 4 West, for their care, support and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII., Robie Street, Halifax, with Rev. Michael Walsh officiating. A burial at sea will take place at a later date. Donations in Ken's memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 162, Lower Sackville, or a charity of your choice.
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(below) Article from the Crow's Nest magazine on LS Kenneth Elmore (Moose) Book
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