In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
PARSNEAU, Doug - was born in 1924 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan and grew up in Regina. His father George served in WW1 with the 46th South Saskatchewan Regiment and in WW2 as Regimental Sergeant Major with the Regina Rifles. He joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve on March 9, 1942. His active service began on May 15, 1942. He attended the Royal Canadian Naval Communications School in St. Hyacinthe Quebec from July to November 1942, successfully graduating on November 9, 1942. He was drafted to HMCS PROVIDER on December 1, 1942 as a Signalman. He spent the entire war from December 1, 1942 to September 19, 1945 as a Signalman on HMCS PROVIDER. After the war Doug married Pearl Miller, a farm girl from Pambrun Saskatchewan, and he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Son Les was born in 1950 in Regina Saskatchewan, son Glen in Calgary Alberta in 1955 and daughter Kelly in Ottawa in 1961. Doug worked in the Computer Data Center at Rockcliffe Air Base in Ottawa from 1960 to 1972 and was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. In 1972 he was the successful applicant for the Manager of Computer Operations at Base Borden Ontario and moved his family to Barrie Ontario. Retiring in 1980 to their 10 acre hobby farm near Lisle Doug was a regular Legion member enjoying competitive darts playing in Zone and District tournaments . In retirement Doug was an avid golfer, fisherman, and short wave radio operator. He passed away on July 23, 2001.
HMCS PROVIDER F100 - A brief history by Glen Parsneau
Ships served in:
HMCS QUEEN - Enlisted 30 Mar 1942. Commenced Active Service 15 May 1942
HMCS PROVIDER - Served in Provider 01 Dec 1942 - 04 Jun 1945
HMCS QUEEN - Served in Queen 24 Aug 1945 - 19 Sep 1945. Demobilized 19 Sep 1945
Sig Doug Parsneau on the signal lamp on HMCS PROVIDER F100