In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar

 

Ronald Farinton Drew

 

Sub-Lieutenant, RCNVR

 

Born: 05 Oct 1922, Toronto, Ontario

 

Died: 10 Jan 1990, Houston, Texas, USA

 

DREW, Ronald Farinton - Ron was born in Toronto, October 5, 1922 to Thomas Ernest Farinton Drew and Lealla Margaret Drew (nee Lynch) - brother to Gordon Drew. After he left the Service, he continued his education at the university of Toronto with a degree in History. He completed his MA in Russian history at Cornell University in New York State. Further he completed his PhD at Stamford in California again in Russian history. He taught at the University of Houston for his entire career and passed away shortly after his retirement. He was married to Katherine Fisher, who shared his interest in history and retired as the head of the History Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas They both travelled extensively throughout Europe as part of their professional studies. Ron passed away on the 10th of January 1990 at Houston Texas.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS REINDEER

 

RD01

RD02

RD03

RD04

RD05

(RD01) Ronald Drew circa 1941

(RD02) Ronald Drew shortly after receiving his commission

(RD03) Unknown corvette

(RD04) Ronald Drew as a rating with his mother

(RD05) Possibly a recruit training photo

 

RD06

RD07

(RD06) Possibly a recruit training photo

(RD07) Ron (left) and a fellow officer leaving after leave at our family cottage on Wards Island in Toronto

 

RD08

RD09

RD10

RD11

RD12

(RD08) Sunday service on the fo'c's'le of HMCS REINDEER Z08

(RD09) Officers on HMCS REINDEER Z08 - Ronald Drew (centre)

(RD10) Some of the crew of HMCS REINDEER Z08

(RD11) Ronald Drew (right) ashore while serving in HMCS REINDEER. Unidentified shipmate on left.

(RD12) Ronald Drew on HMCS REINDEER

 

Photos courtesy of Gordon Drew

 


 

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