They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
TUKE, Donald William Dearness, SLt (E), RCNVR, MPK - 21 Oct 1943 - HMCS CHEDABUCTO - Son of William Henry and Jean Madeleine Tuke, of Haileybury, Ontario. Brother of John Frederic, Jean Madeleine and Margaret Helen.
SLt Donald Tuke died when HMCS CHEDABUCTO was sunk in a collision with cable ship LORD KELVIN in the St. Lawrence River near St Simeon, QC. His body was not recovered.
Ships served in:
HMCS HUNTER - Enlisted 21 Dec 1942. Commenced Active Service 08 Feb 1943
HMCS MELVILLE - Served in MELVILLE 26 Jun 1943 - 15 Oct 1943 as a SLt (E), RCNVR
HMCS CHEDABUCTO - Appointed to CHEDABUCTO 16 Oct 1943 at a SLt (E), RCNVR
(DT01-DT02) Record of Service
(DT03) Report of Death
(DT04) Telegram to SLt Tuke's father
(DT05) Article on the loss of the CHEDABUCTO and the death of SLt Tuke