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Gilles Viateur Patenaude


Lieutenant-Commander, RCN


Died: 18 Sep 2021, Victoria, British Columbia


PATENAUDE, Gilles Viateur - On September 18, 2021, Gilles Patenaude, retired naval Lt Cdr, passed away battling Parkinson's Disease in Victoria, BC. Ready for any celebration, Gilles performed at venues singing, playing guitar with harmonica. His interests were in music, politics, mycology, fishing, and hunting. We will greatly miss his presence, love, intelligence and wonderful sense of humour. Gilles is survived by his amazing wife Lydia Ursolum, children Shelley, Michelle, Gilles, grandchild Charles Cameron, sister, many nieces, nephews and exceptional friends throughout Canada and the world. (Victoria Times Colonist 30 Sep 2021)


Ships served in:

HMCS MACKENZIE - Appointed to MACKENZIE, Training and Transient 06 Oct 1962 as a SLt, RCN (Navy List Apr 1963)



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