In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Frank Lineham Peter (Pete) McKay


Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Radar Plotter Trade Group 4, 4879-E, RCN


Born: 04 Nov 1926, Calgary, Alberta


Died: 24 Mar 2004, Cobble Hill, British Columbia


Merchant Navy - 1942-1945

RCN - 1945-1965


McKAY, Frank Lineham Peter (Pete) - passed away quietly at home, March 24, 2004. His wife of thirty-nine years Pat (nee Anderson) predeceased him in July 1989. Pete was born in Calgary, Alberta (November 1926) and lived his childhood in Calgary and Okotoks, attending Strathcona Tweedsmuir School. Pete worked as a Cowboy (an occupation with which he always identified himself) on the rangelands of Alberta and Montana. The sea also drew him and so he went, first in Merchant Ships and then joining the Royal Canadian Navy in January 1945. He served a full career with the Navy, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class RP4, in 1966, first to Langford, then in 1974 he and Pat built their house in Cobble Hill, where they lived the balance of their lives. There will be no Service. Pete's friends and associates are requested to remember him as they knew him. It is suggested that any memorials be made by donation to the charity of the donor's choice. Pete contributed to many. (The Calgary Herald 04 Apr 2004)


Ships served in:

HMCS SIOUX - Served in SIOUX for her 3rd Korean War tour as a C2.RP




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