In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
ELDRIDGE, Gareth John (Gary), Cdr, RCN / CAF (Navy) - 'Gary' peacefully passed Oct 12, 2017 a few weeks shy of his 86th birthday. He was born Oct 26, 1931 in Norfolk, UK. He is survived by his wife Lois of 39 yrs; sister Mary; children Janice, Kathy, Susie, Christopher, Anthony; niece Lesa; nephew Mike; 9 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Gary proudly served 33 yrs within our Canadian Navy 1951-1984. A special thanks to the staff at Cowichan District Hospital. As requested there will be no service.
Miss Me ~ But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little ~ but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me ~ but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
Condolences from family and friends
Ships served in:
HMCS ALGONQUIN - Served in ALGONQUIN 06 Jul 1954 - 20 Jun 1955 as a AB and LS, RCN. Rated LS 15 Aug 1954
HMCS PRESTONIAN - Served in PRESTONIAN 21 Jun 1955 - 07 Nov 1955 as a LS, RCN
HMCS ST LAURENT - Served in ST LAURENT 08 Nov 1955 - 03 May 1956 as a LS, RCN
HMCS LANARK - Served in LANARK 01 Jun 1956 - 16 Sep 1956 as a LS, RCN
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE 15 Dec 1956 - 03 Sep 1959 as an A/SLt, RCN
HMCS FUNDY - Served in FUNDY 30 May 1960 - 15 Jul 1962 as a SLt and Lt, RCN. Promoted to Lt 15 Sep 1961
HMCS HAIDA - Served in HAIDA 16 Jul 1962 - 11 Oct 1963 as a Lt, RCN and as the last Navigating Officer
HMCS YUKON - Served in YUKON 12 Oct 1963 - 15 Dec 1963 as a Lt, RCN
HMCS MARGAREE - Served in MARGAREE 15 Oct 1965 - 23 May 1967 as a Lt, RCN
HMCS PROVIDER - Served in PROVIDER 12 Jul 1968 - 15 Aug 1969 as a Lt (N), C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS PROVIDER - Served in PROVIDER 01 Sep 1969 - 20 Jul 1970 as a Lt (N), C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS COLUMBIA - Served in COLUMBIA 13 Sep 1971 - 16 Jul 1973 as a LCdr, C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE 16 Apr 1974 - 31 May 1974 as a LCdr, C.A.F. (Navy)
HMCS TERRA NOVA - 15th Commanding Officer
HMCS SASKATCHEWAN - 16th Commanding Officer