They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
PÉRUSSE, André Georges Denis - Son of J.P.G. Pérusse of Ottawa; husband of Geraldine Alma (née Laws) Pérusse and father of Michael, David and Christine of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA; brother of Diane Marie Henselwood of Darmouth, Nova Scotia. He is buried in the Dartmouth Memorial Garden, Dartmouth, NS.
André enlisted in the RCN on 09 Sep 1966 in Ottawa, ON. He was qualified as a Clearance Diver.
Awards and Decorations: C.D., SSM
Ships served in:
HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA in the early 1970s as a SLt
HMCS SKEENA - Served in SKEENA 1983-1985 as XO
HMCS CORMORANT - Served in CORMORANT Jun 1986 - 10 Jun 1988 as CO
HMCS OTTAWA - Served in OTTAWA 11 Jul 1990 - 31 Jul 1992 as CO. Last Commanding Officer
CANADIAN DEFENCE LIAISON STAFF (CDLS) Washington (on exchange)
Cdr Andy Pérusse, CO of HMCS OTTAWA 229 in his cabin on ship
Courtesy of Steve Foldesi