They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
VAN OOYEN, Dirk, Stwd, V8608, RCNVR, MPK - 28 Jan 1944, HMCS MAHONE - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Van Ooyen, of Ginneken, Holland. Father of Winnifred Corie Marie, William Dirk Lenard and Adrian Robert.
Steward Van Ooyen died as a result of a collision between HMCS MAHONE and SS Fort Townsend at Sydney, Nova Scotia. His body was not recovered.
Ships served in
RCNVR DIVISION HAMILTON - Enlisted 20 Jan 1941
HMCS BADDECK - Served in BADDECK 16 May 1941 - 18 Aug 1941 as a Prob. Steward, RCNVR
HMS CANDYTUFT - Served in CANDYTUFT 26 Apr 1941 - 27 Oct 1941 as a Prob. Steward, RCNVR
HMCS ALGOMA - Served in ALGOMA 04 Nov 1941 - 23 Oct 9142 as a Steward, RCNVR
HMCS MAHONE - Drafted to MAHONE 19 Feb 1943
(DV01-DV02) Certificate of Service - pages 1 and 2 (DV03) Report of Death (DV04) Letter to Stwd Van Ooyen's mother-in-law, guardian of his children. Dirk and his wife were legally separated.