They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
De ARMOND, Gordon Lee, LS, V11568, RCNVR, MPK - 29 Apr 1944, HMCS ATHABASKAN - Son of John James De Armond, and of Mary P. De Armond, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
LS De Armond died when his ship, HMCS ATHABASKAN G07, was sunk in the English Channel on April 29, 1944. The province of Saskatchewan honoured Leading Seaman De Armond by naming De Armond Lake in his honour.
Leading Seaman Gordon Lee De Armond of Saskatoon was the son of John James and Mary P. De Armond who came from Belmont, Nova Scotia, to Saskatchewan southeast of Beechy in 1908, moving to Prince Albert in 1929.
Ships served in:
SASKATOON DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 09 Dec 1940. Commenced Active Service 30 Apr 1941 as a OS, RCNVR
HMCS NADEN (for NSHQ OTTAWA) - Drafted to NSHQ 17 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 19 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS NADEN - Drafted to NADEN 23 Oct 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 11 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS RIMOUSKI - Drafted to RIMOUSKI 17 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS AVALON - Drafted to AVALON 31 Mar 1942 as an OS, RCNVR for stay at RCN Hospital St John's
* Rated AB 30 Apr 1942
HMCS RIMOUSKI - Drafted to RIMOUSKI 31 May 1942 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 06 Sep 1942 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS NIOBE - Drafted to NIOBE 25 Oct 1942 as an AB, RCNVR
HMS CHATHAM (RN Gunnery School) - Drafted to CHATHAM 04 Feb 1943 as an AB, RCNVR
HMCS ATHABASKAN - Drafted to ATHABASKAN 04 Feb 1943 as an AB, RCNVR
* Rated A/LS 01 Sep 1943
(GD01) OS Gordon De Armond
(GD02) Clipping from the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
(GD03) Documents from the Service File of Gordon De Armond