In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
STONE, George Alfred - Born January 11, 1921 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On Monday, October 22, 2007, George Alfred Stone passed away at the age of 86 years. Forever remembered and loved by Helen Genevieve Stone, his wife of 62 years. Loving father of George Ronald, Sharon Ann, Helen Elaine, Kevin Patrick, Brian Francis and Mary Elizabeth. Loving grandfather of Ron, Jason, Courtney, Caitlin, Victoria, Shannon, Brandon and Ian and great-grandfather of Sasha.
In 1939 he began a distinguished 27-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy, beginning as an Ordinary Seaman Stoker and retiring as a Lieutenant in 1968. During his career he served on numerous vessels, including HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS HAIDA, HMCS QU'APPELLE, HMCS SACKVILLE, HMCS CAP DE LA MADELEINE, HMCS MAGNIFICENT, HMCS LA HULLOISE and HMCS BONAVENTURE.
He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was honoured with these medals for his service: the 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star, the France and Germany Clasp, the Africa Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, the War Medal 1939-45, the Korea Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Canadian Forces' Decoration and Clasp.
After serving in the military, he became a comptroller for Cadillac Fairview and a tax auditor for the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada. He has been living with his wife and family in Ottawa since 1964.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans on Wednesday, October 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario appreciated.
Ships served in:
HMCS STADACONA - Enlisted 04 Oct 1939 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS RAYON D'OR - Served in RAYON D'OR 08 Nov 1939 - 13 Jul 1940 as a Sto 2c, RCNVR
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE 11 Sep 1940 - 03 Jul 1941 as a Sto 1c, RCNVR
* Transferred to the RCN 09 Aug 1941
HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in SAGUENAY 20 Oct 1941 - 30 Jun 1942as a A/L/ Sto, RCN
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE - 19 Sep 1942 - 04 Feb 1944 as an A/Sto PO and Sto PO, RCN. Rated Sto PO 15 Aug 1943
HMCS QU'APPELLE - HMCS QU'APPELLE - Served in QU'APPELLE 21 Apr 1944 - 12 Apr 1945 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN 13 Apr 1945 - 06 May 1945 as an Sto PO, RCN
HMCS VICTORIAVILLE - Served in VICTORIAVILLE 08 Sep 1945 - 02 Nov 1945 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN 15 Mar 1946 - 20 Mar 1946 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS QUINTE - Served in QUINTE 21 Mar 1946 - 24 Oct 1946 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS NEW LISKEARD - Served in NEW LISKEARD 01 Feb 1947 - 16 Mar 1947 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in IROQUOIS 17 Mar 1947 - 22 Jul 1947 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS IROQUOIS - Served in IROQUOIS 03 Sep 1947 - 17 Sep 1947 as a Sto PO, RCN
HMCS NEW LISKEARD - Served in NEW LISKEARD (on loan from IROQUOIS) 18 Sep 1947 - 02 Jun 1948 as a STO PO and PO Stoker Mechanic. Rated PO Sto (M) 01 Oct 1947
* Discharged - Engagement complete 02 Aug 1948
* Enlisted in the RCN(R) 06 Oct 1949
HMCS SCOTIAN - Served in SCOTIAN as an AB, PO1 and CPO2, RCN(R). Rated PO1 07 Oct 1949. Rated CPO2 30 Nov 1949
* Transferred to RCN 07 Nov 1950 as an AB
* Rated Petty Officer 1st Class 08 Nov 1950
* Qualified as a Naval Stores Technician 16 Mar 1951
HMCS HAIDA - Served in HAIDA 02 Jun 1952 - 06 Aug 1953 as an P1NS, RCN during her Korean War Tour
HMCS CAPE BRETON - Served in CAPE BRETON 07 Aug 1953 - 01 Oct 1953 as a PO1, RCN
* CFR 01 Jan 1954 as an A/Cd Stores Officer
HMCS BONAVENTURE - Served in BONAVENTURE in 1958
Certificate of Service RCNVR
Certificate of Service RCN
Certificate of Service RCN(R)
Stoker PO George Stones diary during HMCS QU'APPELLE'S operations in the English Channel 05 Jun - 12 Aug 1944