In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Bert Jolly




Born: 1926          Died: 2022


JOLLY, Bert - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Bert Jolly on January 31, 2022 at the Grace Hospital, age 95.


Bert joined the RCN on this 18th birthday in 1944, serving on HMCS CORNWALLIS, HMCS HAMILTON and HMCS ROSTHERN.


Bert is survived by his children: Olive Simard, James Jolly, Corrine White; grandchildren: Michelle Simard, Bryce White, Veronica White; and great-grandchild Kaya Simard. Bert was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Janet Jolly (nee Bryden), his parents ,Christopher and Sarah Jolly, brothers ,Lloyd, Mervin and sister Muriel.


Bert was a member of Acacia Lodge No. 111 and served for 45 years as a lodge historian, also West Kildonian Royal Arch Chapter, King Edward Preceptory, Scottish Rite and Khartum Shrine (Past President of the Patrol, 1972). Honorary President St. James Legion No. 4, Volunteer Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Volunteer at HMCS CHIPPAWA Museum and member of the White Ensign Naval Club.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Khartum Shrine Transportation Fund, the Naval Museum of Manitoba and Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.


Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bert's life will be held at a later date.


The family would like to thank the staff at the Grace Hospital for their excellent care.


Prayers for the future are for peace in lieu of wars, love in lieu of hate, and joy in lieu of sadness. So mote it be.

(Winnipeg Free Press 12 Feb 2022)


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