In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
HATHERLEY, Peter - Peter was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire Joined the RN at the age of 15 as an Engine Room Artificer Apprentice. Served on HMS Daring until 1955 when he "volunteered" for submarines. His first boat was HMS Adamant, followed by Ambush, Truncheon, Ambrose,Aurochs, and Astute. During the time the boats were running out of Halifax.
Peter met Janet and they were married in the Naval Chapel in Stadacona. In 1963 upon returning to the UK his service in the RN expired.
As he had enjoyed life in Canada and felt there were more opportunities for his family he decided to return there and joined the RCN in London in 1964 as a CPO. He served in HMCS COLUMBIA, BONAVENTURE, GRANBY and ANNAPOLIS. Commissioned from ranks in 1968. Staff Officer at HMCS CHIPPAWA until retirement in 1984. Posted to HMC Dockyard Victoria in 1986 Lt. Cmdr (R) S.S.O. Ships Systems Readiness. He retired in 1988.
After retiring he was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed an occasional game of golf, and loved to travel.
Peter was a long time member and friend of the Submariners Association of CanadaWest and for many years served as Member at Large.
Peter is survived by his wife Janet and son Andrew.
Ships served in:
HMS AMBROSE (6th Squadron)