In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Hugh Alexander Sangret, C.D.


Petty Officer 1st Class Bandsman, RCN / C.A.F. (Navy)


Born: 11 May 1931, North Battleford, Saskatchewan


Died: 13 Feb 2007, Victoria, British Columbia


SANGRET, Hugh Alexander - Retired from the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #91. Born May 11th, 1931 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan Passed away February 13th, 2007 in Victoria, British Columbia. Hugh Sangret, dearly beloved husband of the late Connie. Loving father of Mark (Marcy) of Vancouver, Sue Olsen of Edmonton and Scott of Calgary. Fondly remembered by his 5 grandchildren, Aaron, Kyle, Blake, Caroline and Rachelle. Hugh will be sadly missed by his sister, Marge Ulrich of New Mexico, his relatives and many friends. Cremation has taken place. A Mass of the Resurrection will celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, 798 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, BC on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 at 11:00 am. (The Victoria Times Colonist 16 Feb 2007)


Ships served in:

* Enlisted 02 Feb 1950

HMCS ONTARIO - Drafted to ONTARIO as an AB, Bandsman and was the Ship's Bugler and part of the Ship's Band until 15 Feb 1953

HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 11 Oct 1954, joining the Naden band and serving in the School of Music until retirement.

* Retired 21 Apr 1976





(HS01) Certificate of Service

(HS02) Esquimalt Chief and Petty Officer's Mess - Life Membership

(HS03) Life Membership - Royal Canadian Legion







(HS04) HMCS ONTARIO'S ship's band on HMCS CRUSADER - RCN photo

(HS05) HMCS ONTARIO'S ship's band - 1951 - RCN photo

(HS06) HMCS ONTARIO "receiving the mace" - RCN photo

(HS07) Two HMCS ONTARIO sailors ashore - Gord Dickie (left) and Hugh Sangret

(HS08)  Four members of ONTARIO"s band getting their instruments ready for when the band performs in Australia.  L-R: OS Jack Beatty (of Saskatoon), AB Robert Hughes (of Winnipeg), OS Edward ????? (of Regina) and OS Hugh Sangret (of North Battleford)



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