They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BLOUIN, Joseph Arthur Yvan, AB, V3582, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Joseph Xavier Blouin and Marie Alice Blouin, of St. Jean D'Orleans, Quebec.
AB Blouin died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.
Joseph A. Y. Blouin's brother, Joseph F. X. Blouin served in the RCNR during the Second World War.
Ships served in:
QUEBEC DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 17 Aug 1940. Commenced Active Service 16 Sep 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 03 Oct 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS MATAPEDIA - Drafted to MATAPEDIA 22 Oct 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA -Drafted to STADACONA 09 Dec 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 04 Dec 1940 as an OS, RCNVR
* Rated AB 16 Jun 1941
(JB01) AB Joseph Blouin
(JB02) Documents from the Service File of Joseph Blouin