For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Obituaries for those who served in the

 

Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)

 

BINNIE, Ronald S., LCdr, RCN - With profound sadness, the family of Ron Binnie announces his passing at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Nancy (Gammon) Binnie. Cherished father of Troy Binnie, Melanie Binnie and Doug Binnie and father-in-law of Jennifer Legge. Beloved papa to Mitchell, Beau, Quinn, Tyler and Kayley and great-papa to Jordan and Avery. He will be remembered as a true gentleman with a love of life, especially his time spent with Nancy on their cruises in Port Rowan and in Cocoa Beach. He had fierce determination, learned from his time serving the Navy, a trait he passed on and is evident when watching his sons and grandsons play hockey, his moments of greatest pride. In accordance with his wishes, a private service has taken place with family only in attendance. (The Toronto Star 15 May 2016)

 

HMS BRITANNIA (Royal Yacht)

 

BJOLA, Leonard N.J. (06 Jul 1932 - 04 May 2016) - The wreck of the Hesperus has sailed his last voyage at 83 years. In the past 10 years, Len, the toughest man we know, broke countless ribs, ripped his bicep, snapped his femur (the snow) replaced both knees (arthritis) broke his arm, broke his wrist, broke his neck (we called him bobble head), Staph infection in his spine (bad luck), dislocated his shoulder, replaced his hip (arthritis), Staph in his leg (Bad luck again), separated his shoulder again, and suffered organ failure. The final straw was a double break of his femur. His standard response: "I feel like the Wreck of the Hesperus". Unable to rally after the last surgery, Len passed peacefully to the bottom of the sea. He was the toughest, meanest, most stubborn, nicest, hardest working, most dedicated man around. Dedicated to his family, often working 3 jobs to make ends meet, always there to help, support, scorn, scold, push, pull, drag, encourage, and scare the crap out of most, but a teddy bear to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His motto's in life - "if a jobs worth doing, it's worth doing well". "Why hire a machine when you can do it by hand". "Those that think they know it all, really annoy those of us that do". His life was simple - work hard: and his life was well rounded. - 60 years a dedicated father, proudest moment(s): Being a provider. - Driving at the age of 13, when he applied for his driver's test he showed up driving a 5 ton grain truck: lots of stories about life on the farm. - Active service in the Korean war as a ships gunner (no stories - ever). - 27 years in the Navy as a Physical Education Instructor (Drill sergeant): proudest moment - as a leader in the 1967 Gun Run Tattoo and many stories - most notable, his trainees (victims) of 40 years ago still call to say hi. - 17 years operating the Sooke Arena, proudest moments - a staff of 4 doing the work of 15, and his world famous hand built beautiful wood bleachers. - 10 year volunteer at Metchosin Golf Club - proudest moment - his team of volunteers. - Len lived for his family, his bride Anita of 63 years, his predeceased daughter Laurie (Chris, Alexandria, Andrew, Amanda, Ava), his son Les (Diane, Kelsey, Chris), his daughter Jodie (Mike) and his daughter Sandy (Jeff, Jena, Jonathon) and the many brothers, sisters and family back east. He was an amazing individual, excelling in sports, never afraid to tackle any project - (the plan is in my head, why can't you follow it?) and always ready to step up. Quick with a retaliatory prank and one who never suffered fools gladly, Len will have the ocean ship shape in no time. No service by request. Raise your glass and salute a Proud Navy Veteran. Friends are welcome on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Anita's home to share a Celebration of Len's life. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at VGH for the wonderful care during Dad's many visits. Len will spend the rest of time at God's Acre Cemetery at Gorge Vale. (The Time Colonist 10 May 2016)

 

HMCS CAYUGA, HMCS ONTARIO

CHERRINGTON, Keith, PO2 - It is with sadness we announce the passing of Keith Cherrington in Castlegar on April 16, 2016. Keith was born Oct 17, 1936 in Grand Forks, BC. Keith is survived by his brother Earl of Victoria, sons; David (Michelle), Glen (Kim), daughter; Keitha, and grandchildren: Braeden, Elise, Jordan and Kara, as well as 5 great grandchildren. Keith was predeceased by his parents Bert (1983) and Mabel (1989). Keith served for 27 years in the Canadian Navy where he served on several H.M.C. Ships. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #170 in Castlegar, BC. A Memorial Service will be held for Keith at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #170 from 2 ? 4 pm on April 30, 2016. Expressions of sympathy can be made in Keith's name to the donor's choice. Thank you to the staff at Castlewood Village for the care that our Dad received. Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

 

HMCS CAP DE LA MADELAINE, HMCS ST CROIX, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS MICMAC, HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS SAGUENAY

COLE, (nee KOLODZIEJ), Stephen - WWII Veteran, Royal Canadian Navy - Member-Brampton Golf Course - With great sadness the Cole family announces Stephen Cole passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Copernicus Lodge at the age of 93. Stephen enjoyed life to the fullest, was an avid golfer, loved to dance and enjoyed playing cards. His quiet manner, innate kindness and willingness to help others always shone through and touched everyone. Stephen will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Mary (nee Sitarski) of 63 years and his children Lynda Bumstead (Stephen), Mark Cole (Ita) and Donna Stewart (Tim). Devoted Dziadziu to his 5 grandchildren Keith Bumstead (Allyson), Michael (Alexandra) and Stefanie Cole, Caitlyn and Robert Stewart. Predeceased by his sisters, Sophie Firlit, Stella Tilbrook, Mary Boyko and Julia Baranik. Fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law, Lucy Drennan, Bernice Sitarski, Stella Niejadlik (Ray), Helen Wisz (Ted) and the late Jenny Cherniak (Ed). Stephen will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Stroz and all the caring staff on 4 North at Copernicus Lodge. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Springcreek Cemetery. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Copernicus Lodge, 66 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto M6R 3A7. (The Toronto Star 17 May 2016)

COMEAU, Joseph Alphée - age 97, of Meteghan River, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016. Born in Meteghan River, on July 20, 1918, he was a son of the late Louis and Emerise (Thibodeau) Comeau. He was a Veteran of the Second World War, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. After the war, he was employed at A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. for over 30 years, his last 20 years as a Foreman until his retirement. He is survived by his children, Louise (Hubert) Saulnier, Point Claire, Que.; Paul (Emerise) Comeau, Lower Sackville; Corinne (Raymond) Bassett, Meteghan; son-in-law, Norman Glenn, Lower Sackville; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie Geraldine (Belliveau); second wife, Marguerite (Gaudet) Comeau; daughter, Lucille Glenn; brother, Denis; sister, Stella Boudreau; two sisters in infancy, Anita and Lorette. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 23 at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Saulnierville. Burial will follow in parish cemetery. Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Cemetery or charity of your choice. 

MACLEOD, Kenneth F. (Kenny), Royal Canadian Navy, Toronto Police Force - retired 31 year employee of TTC and dedicated member of the Chemung Lake District Lion’s Club Passed away at the P.R.H.C. on Wednesday August 14, 2013. Kenny MacLeod of Ennismore, formerly of Cape Breton, N.S. in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 49 years to Alberta (MacNevin). Dear father of Kevin (Shirley) of Ajax and Dwayne of Ennismore. Grandpa will always be loved and remembered by Kaitlin, Sage and Brendon. Also survived by his brother Corliss (Dorothy), sister Rosemary Howie (David), sister-in-law Marie and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his son Kenneth (d. 1990), parents Angus and Laula MacLeod and brothers Gary and George “Dordie”. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Bridgenorth United Church on Monday August 19, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. A Lion’s service will then commence at 11:00 AM immediately followed by a memorial service conducted by Rev. Dr. Anne Gowans-Blinn. A reception will follow in the Church Hall. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Chemung Lake District Lion’s Club. (The Hendren Funeral Home 16 Aug 2013)

HALSALL, Edward J.  (20 Mar 1932 - 06 May 2016) - Born in Tientsin, China to Walter and Elizavet Halsall in 1932. Raised by two loving family members, Edward and Jo Halsall. Predeceased by birth sister, Vivia and Andrea de Hoog and birth sister, Leah. Two brothers, birth brother Walter and family brother, Edward. He is survived by brother Harold (Sheila), and sister-in-law Olive and family sister-in-law Nellie. Numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces. Wife, Joann Wootten-Halsall remained with him until he passed in peace. At age 7, Ed left Asia and became part of the family in Chilliwack, BC. He was in the RC Navy and then various employments ending his working career in the Dockyard. Edward was the original "bike to work" example. He enjoyed music, jazz and classical in particular and the arts, hiking and soaking in Hot Springs. His adventures in travelling with his wife, Joann took him to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii and his two special trips, one to his mother's birthplace, Russia and his second favourite excursion was across Canada by train on more than one occasion. Many thanks to Dr. Mestelman & Corrine, Dr. Grimwood, Andre, Linda, Terry and the staff at Mt. St. Mary's. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in memory of Edward, please direct it to Mt. St. Mary's Hospital or a charity of your choice. (The Times Colonist 10 May 2016)

HALVORSEN, Frederick A. (1946-2005) - Halvorsen, Frederick A. – 58, of Lighthouse Road, Parrsboro passed away Saturday, May 14, 2005 at South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro. Born in Springhill, he was the son of the late Arthur W. and Norma R. (Chambers) Halvorsen. He served with the Canadian Navy from 1963 to 1966. He was later employed with Parrsboro Metal Fabricators from 1994 until 2004. He is survived by his wife, the former June Thompson; sons, Arthur, Nicholas and Gordon; daughters, Gladys, Trina and Faith Ann; brothers, Richard (Francis); Ivan (Andria); Robert (Janine); Geoff (Deborah); seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

HMCS BONAVENTURE

HEIER, Ervin - was born September 20, 1925 in the Ukraine and passed away peacefully on May 9, 2016 in Abbotsford, BC. Moving to Canada in 1928, the family survived, rescued from their ship which sank in the Baltic Sea, but they lost all they had. Settling in Weyburn, SK, they rebuilt and grew a strong, loving family. Erv had countless fun stories of working on the farm, hunting rabbits, playing harmonica and enjoying time with his six siblings. Erv served in the Canadian Navy during the war. He married Joan Hull in 1948 and enjoyed 47 very happy years together. Erv found great delight in raising his two daughters Dale and Lynn, as well as Mel and Don, Joan's sons from her previous marriage. Erv worked tirelessly as a Manager at BC Hydro Gas while raising his family and attending UBC, enjoying many great friendships along the way. Playing games with grandchildren, Travis and Renée involved lots of learning and laughter. He retired in 1981 and had wonderful adventures traveling with Joan until she passed away in 1994. Lucky to find a second sweetheart, Erv met Lila Fripps, and they married in 2001. They spent many wonderful years together golfing, traveling and enjoying time with the large blended Heier, Hull and Fripps family. Playing ball or gardening with the vanderGoes boys was a joy. Erv modeled a life of kindness and often spoke of how fortunate he felt to share his life with his loving family and friends. Erv is predeceased by his parents Adolf and Pauline Heier; wife, Joan Heier; siblings, Elsa "Ace" (John), Albert (Gladys), Audie (Molly); and daughter, Lynn Fripps (Simon). He is survived by his wife, Lila Fripps-Heier; siblings, Walter (Betty), Alma "Ime", and Milton "Skip" (Arzelle); children, Dale (Tim), Lynn, Mel (Lynn), Don (Sharon), Michelle (Will), Kelley (Francis); and 16 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. A Private Service will be held. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada or Holmberg House Hospice, Abbotsford. Arrangements under the direction of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home, Abbotsford, BC.

HOLLAND, Owen McDermott - With great sadness the Holland family of Bedford announce Owen’s passing at 91 years of age. He was the beloved husband of Hilda; the much-loved father of Trudie, Jill, Robyn (Paul) and David (Tracey); very loving grandfather of Ryan, Sarah, Jesse, Evan, Alex and Alyssa and blessed great-grandfather of Owen, Emerson, Presley, Kylee. Dad was born in Calgary, Alta. to Fred Holland and Mary Jane McDermot. He was predeceased by his younger siblings, George, Evelyn, Alex. Mary Jane still resides in British Columbia. The family moved to Victoria, B.C. where Dad met and married the love of his life, Hilda Margaret Gurney. The Royal Canadian Navy was Dad’s first career choice, serving as Chief Petty Officer and Branch Officer, Storesman as well as serving in the Korean War. While enlisted Dad completed a three year course, Assessment Principles and upon retirement he began a new career with the provincial government eventually becoming acting Director of Assessment. He was very proud of his accomplishments and worked hard to achieve them. Dad was a family man. He loved camping trips and day trip adventures, trying new roads - invariably getting lost much to our mother’s dismay. He would often just pull to the side of a scenic road, get out the Coleman stove and cook us hot dogs. His grandchildren loved him and trips to stay with Nanny and Chico (so named by his first grandson) were treasured. As a young man he was an active member of the Bedford Lion’s Club, Garden Club and the Rhododendron Society. Gardening was a passion for him and Mom. His garden was featured in local garden tours and earned a spot on the Canadian Gardener show. Dad was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, Newhart and Seinfeld episodes. When Mom suddenly passed away in 2004, he truly lost his soulmate. His joy for life and interest in their shared passions was never the same. When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s he was admitted to Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, QEII. Dad retained his sarcastic wit and sense of humour. He excelled in trivia games and world events. The nurses and staff all spoke fondly of him and his gentle, charming ways. There will be a family only service as Dad never liked a fuss. Friends of Owen and the family are invited to a Celebration of Owen’s Life, Irish wake style. This will be hosted by the family and held at 214 Ridge Ave., Waverley May 14, from 2-5 p.m. Please drop by to share your 'Chico' stories. Special thanks to the staff of V3 West Cedar Crest, Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building for their loving care of our father. Donations in Owen’s name may be made to The Salvation Army, Alberta Fire Relief. 330 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax , NS B3R 1V4.

JAMIESON, John David - Passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the age of 70. Devoted father of Stephanie Mayfield (John) and Sarah Jamieson (William Parkinson). Fondly remembered by his sisters Susan Jamieson and Jeannette Solomon (Bill), and nieces Lauren, Kerry and Ilana. He will be sadly missed by his dogs Mac and Smudge. If desired, memorial donations to the Huronia Museum would be appreciated.

 

CNAV PICKLE

KELLY, F.B. William, RCNR/RCN - Hon. Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Justice Kelly passed away on May 13, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Lucius Owen Kelly and Ethyl (Murphy) Kelly (of Charlottetown, P.E.I.). He was born in Charlottetown on January 9, 1937 and was educated at a rural school and later in the Charlottetown school system. He was granted a B.A. from St. Dunstan’s University (UPEI) in 1960 and an LL.B. from Dalhousie Law School in 1967. Justice Kelly served in the RCN from 1960-1964 and in the RCNR from 1955-1960 and 1964-1967, retiring in 1967 with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. He was admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1968, served on the Nova Scotia Bar Society Council for several terms and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1983. He practiced law in Port Hawkesbury with the firm of Kelly, Evans, MacIsaac and MacIsaac, in the areas of civil litigation and criminal law and as counsel for several corporate clients. He also served as a labour arbitrator and Small Claims Court adjudicator. Justice Kelly served as a member of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission and the Maritime Provinces Special Education Authority. He was appointed a Judge of the Nova Scotia Family Court in 1984 for Sydney. In 1985 he was appointed a Judge of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division and when that court merged with the County Court in 1993, as a member of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Justice Kelly also served as a chair of the Nova Scotia Electoral Boundaries Commission in 1986 and chaired the committee in 2003. He served as a member of a number of Supreme Court committees and Bar/ Bench committees. He was Chair of a special Bar/ Bench committee to draft the Divorce Rule for the Court and was Co-Chair of the original Caseflow Management Committee of the Supreme Court. He was appointed Co-Chair of the Judicial Development Committee established by the Chief Justices and Chief Judges of the Province, a committee which developed a pilot program to improve judicial performance and education. The program was the first of its kind in Canada involving judicial assessment. Justice Kelly was active on the Executive of the Canadian section of the International Commission of Jurists. He was a member of their International Projects Committee and participated as a presenter at numerous seminars and planning sessions in relation to the ICJ projects in Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. He participated in the introduction of Judicial Dispute Resolution concepts in Croatia and Serbia. During 1995-1996 Justice Kelly was a visiting associate at the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy at Vancouver, a United Nations related institute. He authored and presented papers principally on judicial independence, the relationship between the Press and the Judiciary and the role of victims in the Courts. At this time he participated in a seminar on Chinese law reform in Beijing, China. Justice Kelly was active in matters of Irish heritage. He was Past-President of the Charitable Irish Society of Halifax and was an Honourary Member of the Benevolent Irish Society of Prince Edward Island. Justice Kelly or 'Bill' to his family and friends, is survived by his loving wife, Helena Dowling-Kelly. He was the much beloved father of Lawrence, Ottawa, Ont.; Heidi (John), Nanaimo, B.C; Shannon (Anne), Bedford. He will deeply missed by his children and grandchildren, Sarah, Liam, Jeremy, Kathleen, Conlon and Finn. Bill also leaves behind his dear siblings, Loretta Butler and Jimmy Kelly; many nieces and nephews from Charlottetown, P.E.I. Bill will be remembered by many for his compassion, generosity and warm personality. He was a true gentleman who quietly made an impact on many during his life. In his recent years as a resident at Northwood at the Harbour, he was well-known to all and established a library for the residents which will be part of his legacy. Bill will be remembered by his friends and family for his love of travel, passion for history and reading (he was rarely without a book in hand), and as an ardent fan of basketball, most notably of the Boston Celtics. Bill’s family would like to express their deep gratitude to the supportive and caring nursing staff at Northwood who ensured Bill’s time there was peaceful and who have gone beyond their duties in caring for his family in Bill’s last days. There will be no visitation and the family has held a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Bill’s memory to the Northwood Foundation would be appreciated.

 

HMCS QUEEN CHARLOTTE

KETTLES, Stuart Alexander - Suddenly, Friday, May 20, 1966, Sgt. Stuart Alexander Kettles, of the Ottawa Police Dept., beloved husband of Muriel Barkley, dear father of Gregg and Margo; brother of Mrs. Douglas Duncan (Audrey), Ottawa, and James G. Kettles, Chief of Police, Saskatoon, Sask. Resting Radmore Stewart Funeral Home, 1319 Wellington at Grange, where friends may call after 7 p.m., Saturday. Funeral service in Parkdale United Church, Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Internment at Memorial Gardens Ottawa.

 

HMCS ATHABASKAN

LAMONT, William (Bill) - passed away peacefully January 23, 2003 following surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Bill was born at V.G.H. on August 23, 1921. He was predeceased by brother Jack in 1982 and wife Millie in 1994. Survived by sons, William and Ross and daughter Beverly; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson and loving companion Dorothy Wadge. Also survived by brother Hugh and sister Gena (John) Ballantyne. Bill attended Sexsmith Elementary School and Vancouver Technical High School. He worked in the printing trade in Vancouver until retirement in 1986, except for 4 years in the R.C.N.V.R. where he served as a Sick Bay Attendant. He was member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans of Canada. He will be lovingly missed by all who knew him. There will be a funeral service on Friday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m., at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, followed by interment in Ocean View Cemetery, Sycamore Section. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the I.C.U. at Vancouver General Hospital would be appreciated. First Memorial, 604-876-5585 (The Vancouver Sun 29 Jan 2003)

 

LAMONT, William (Bill) - served as a Sick Bay Attendant with the RCNVR in WW2. HE served in HMCS Esquimalt, HMCS Vancouver, and HMCS Moncton with the Pacific Fleet. He was awarded the CVSM, the War Medal 1939-1945, and the Pacific Star. He was a member of Legion Branches 48 Collingwood and 83 South Burnaby.

 

HMCS ESQUIMALT, HMCS VANCOUVER, HMCS MONCTON

LANGMAN, Donald (Jack) (21 Apr 1922 - 19 Jul 2004) - Loving husband, father and grandad to Phyllis, Alice (Scott Bell), James (Annette), Kathie Langman, Jackie and Mark Bell, Shauna, Dexter and Michael Langman and leaves numerous relatives. Predeceased by daughter Deborah Joy. An R.C.N.V.R. veteran of the Battle of the Atlantic. Don retired from the Post Office after 31 years. He was an avid Party Guy, Curler, Golfer, Lawn Bowler and Party Guy. Memorial service at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation. No flowers by request. If so desired, donations to the charity of your choice. "Pass on a smile today" (The Vancouver Sun 24 Jul 2004)

LARSON, Orval Bernard (14 May 1925 - 02 Jan 2014) - Born in Calgary (the only one of 10 siblings born in hospital) Orval grew up in New Norway, Alberta. During WWII he joined the RCN and sailed overseas. After returning from duty he settled in Sidney, became a commercial fisherman, married, had 3 daughters and retired at age 59. Orval spent many happy hours working in his garden, reading and cooking. He is predeceased by sisters, Ruby and Lola; brothers, Robin, Roy, Ernest, Leif, Arnold and Elmer. Orval will be sadly missed by sister, Margie; wife, Lettie; daughters, Cathy, Carla and Karen (David); six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Thanks to Dr. James, and Carol and staff at Shoal Centre. There will be no formal service. A memorial tea will be held at Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC on Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 pm. Please refrain from wearing perfume. (The Times Colonist 09 Jan 2014)

LAWRES, Stephen James - It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen James Lawres announce his passing on May 11,2016 in this 91st year. He was born November 29, 1924 to the late Joseph and Tena Lawres and resided in Fort Frances ever since. Once returning from the Navy he worked for OntarioMinnesota Pulp and Paper Company until his retirement. Stephen was united in marriage to Eileen Karpinen on August 25, 1956. He is survived by daughter Judy and her children. Son, Wayne and Partner John Johnston. Sister in law Marie Lawres, nephews Derrick (Debbie), Darrell (Albina) and Kevin (Marianne) Lawres, niece Linda (Joe) Richert and families. Brother in law and sister in law Herman and Judy Karpinen, nieces Kim (Shawn) Ossachuk, Lisa (Jerrod) Keuler and their families. Stephen was predeceased by his parents, wife Eileen; son James and brother Peter. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and enjoyed stopping in to have a cold beer with his fellow members. He also liked playing pool with his wife Eileen and going for coffee at McDonald's. Him and Eileen especially enjoyed fishing and spending time in their garden and tending to their flowers. Steve could be seen cutting his grass right up to when he entered Rainycrest Home For the Aged. Steve has been cremated and a private family internment will take place at a later date. 

LEAMY, James Andrew David (23 Jul 1930 - 01 Feb 2014) - Born in Montreal, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Gladys Leamy and brother Cameron (Joan). Survived by his loving wife of 59 years Alison, sons Michael (Kate), Cameron (Diwana), and daughter Sheila (Don), grandsons Justin (Jenny), Simon, Stuart, Tristan, and granddaughter Robin (Adam), and great grandchildren Jacob and Sophia. After receiving his degree from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University), Jim served in the R.C.N. The highlight for him was taking part in the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He spent the rest of his working life with the Sun Life Assurance Company, becoming manager of the Victoria Branch. Jim was a keen member of Rotary International, and chaired the Board of their charity Disaster Aid Canada. He also supported other charities. He was a life member of the Union Club especially enjoying his Friday luncheons with the "Nooners". In lieu of Flowers, donations, if wished, may be made to Disaster Aid Canada in his memory. Donations by cheque, Visa or MC to 426 William Street, Victoria, B.C., V9A 3Y9 or (250) 595-3974. Service to be held at St. Luke's Church 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd, Tues, Feb. 18 at 11:30. Reception to follow. (The Times Colonist 07 Feb 2014)

LEBARR, Earl Gerard, PO, RCN - Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, April 11, 2014 in his 79th year. Earl, beloved husband of “Jenny” Frances Joan (née Myers) in their 56th year of marriage. Dear father of Glen, Deborah D’urzo (Tony) and Denise Clapham (Tony). Loving grandfather of Erin Hauser (Gabriel), Devra D’urzo, Katrina D’urzo, Adelle D’urzo and Madeleine Clapham. Dear brother of Katherine Allen (Bill) and Daniel. Earl leaves many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Daniel and Kathleen and by brother Harold. A private memorial service will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Ashburn Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, Peterborough. If desired, condolences to the family and donations to the Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated.

LEES, Douglas Jackson (18 May 1919 - 19 Jun 2012) - Our dear dad, grandpa and great-grandpa passed away June 19, 2012 at 93 years. Douglas, a WWII Naval Veteran, served with HMCS from 1939 - 1945. Left to mourn Douglas are his daughter Keltie (Tom) Androsoff; grandchildren, Melia Hayes and Clayton (Amanda) Androsoff; and great- granddaughters, Daphne, Jocelyn and Maxine Hayes. Douglas was predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty-two years Janetta Maxine. Dad, who was the youngest of his family, was also predeceased by his father William Douglas Lees; his mother MaryJane; two brothers, Victor Floyd and Armond Royle; and two sisters, Jessie Mae Harrold and Bessie Izola Shuttleworth. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In living memory of Douglas Lees, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane. (The Edmonton Journal 23 Jun 2012)

LEWIS, Alan Frederick Richard (03 Aug 1935 - 18 Ape 2010) - 74, Prospect, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2010, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Paignton, England, he was a son of the late Arthur and Maude (Creasy) Lewis. Alan retired after working three years of service with the R.N., 22 years with the RCN and 20 years with HMCS Dockyard. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, of 46 years. He will be dearly missed by his daughters, Nancy (Rob McNaught), Hatchet Lake; Linda Lewis (Don MacEachern), Windsor Junction; sons, Gregg, at home; Dwayne, Middle Sackville; sisters, Stella Rulton, Milton, Ont.; Lorna Clark (Brian Clark), Georgetown, Ont.; his cherished grandchildren, Devon, Danielle, Elisha and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 22nd, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23rd, in St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Hatchet Lake, Pastor Lisa Vaughn officiating, assisted by Rev. Cheryl Rafuse. Interment will directly follow in Sunrise Gardens, Hatchet Lake, followed by a reception in St. Timothy's Church. Family flowers only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Timothy's Anglican Church, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or charity of choice.

LINKLATER, James Lorne - Peacefully on January 31, 2010 at the Selkirk General Hospital, Lorne Linklater, aged 86 years, a lifelong resident of Selkirk. Lorne worked at the Manitoba Rolling Mill for 45 and a half years, retiring in 1986. He also served during the Second World War in the RCNVR (navy) for two and a half years. He was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and was an Elder for over 30 years. In his younger years, Lorne was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Lisgar Lodge, he also worked with the Sea Cadets and Boy Scouts. He will be sadly missed by his wife Pamela (Jorgenson); daughters, Donna (Robert) Mawson and Gail Gray, both of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Leanne (Doug) Coldwell, Layne (Georges) Labossiere, Ainsley (Jim) McIntyre, Jodie (Sterling) Sunley and Krista (Terrance) Wynne; great-grandchildren, Bryson, Tessa, Ryan, Jillian, Hope, Braydon, Emma, Caleb, Jackson and Euan; brother-in-law Bob Hutton; as well as his extended family. Lorne was predeceased by his first wife Marguerite (Peg) and his sister Doreen Hutton. A memorial service will be held on Thursday February 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Knox Presbyterian Church, Selkirk with Rev. Anton Bouw officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the Little Britian Cemetery. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. (The Winnipeg Free Press 03 Feb 2010)

LINSCOTT, John - 27 Jan 1953 - 26 Feb 2015

 

HMCS NIPIGON, HMCS SAGUENAY, HMCS MACKENZIE, HMCS COWICHAN, HMCS CHIGNECTO, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS TERRA NOVA

LITKENHAUS, Raymond Arthur (26 Jan 1920 - 26 Sep 2012) Loving husband, father, grandfather, great -grandfather, and friend. Ray was predeceased by his mother Elsie Litkenhaus, father Art Litkenhaus and Connie Bumgarner, his loving wife of 45 years. Survived by daughter Jaimi, and grandchildren Justin (Britni), Katie (Stephen), Schaefer, Great-grandson Noah, and companion Erna Jacobs. Born in Limerick, Saskatchewan. He grew up in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and later attended the University of Alberta from 1937 to 1941 graduating with a Mining Engineering Degree. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Sub Lieutenant (E) RCNVR. During his service years he spent 2 years with the Royal Navy in the Indian ocean and several years on convoy duty with the Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic. Upon his discharge as Lieutenant Commander (E) Ray worked at several mining companies before establishing a Geophysical Consulting Firm in Toronto. Ray's next adventure took him to Florida where he started a manufacturer's representatives firm. He also established an Environmental Equipment operation and held a patent in this field. Ray served as President of the Water Environment Federation of Florida for one year. He married Connie Bumgarner in 1945 and they raised one daughter Jaimi in Jacksonville, FL. Ray and Connie moved to Victoria in the late 1980's to care for Ray's mother. While living in Victoria he was on the charter Board of CABC, Alzheimer Provincial Board and was a member of the Oak Bay Kiwanis Club, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Burma Star Association. A Memorial Service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St, on Tuesday, October 2 at 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow the service. Donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 1510 Fort St. Victoria, BC V8S 5J2. (The Victoria Times Colonist 30 Sep 2012)

LODGE, William Cabot (Doc) - On Monday, January 31, 2005 at the Health Sciences Centre, William passed away at the age of 82 years. Bill was born in Moncton, NB on October 26, 1922 to Mathew and Madeleine Lodge. He was educated in New Brunswick and Quebec schools. Bill served Canada with the RCNVR from 1940 to 1945 and with the RCHA in Korea and NATO Forces in Europe. He was Masonic member of Sturgeon Creek Lodge No. 145 AF AM, Khartum Temple Unit No. 101 and Scottish Rite. Bill was predeceased by both parents; wife Olga in 1982; sisters, Dorthea Turner, Marjorie Collister, Marguerite Gray and Marian Hoffman of Lachine, QC; and brother Mathew Lodge. Bill is survived by daughter Marian Parent of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren, Kathy, Deanne, Chris and John; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Samantha; brother Charles Lodge of Ottawa; sisters, Mary Grey of London, England and Madeleine Nicholson of Carp, ON. Bill loved those close to him and especially Thora Platsko who was his close companion for 35 years. He lived life in the slow lane, was very proud of all he accomplished and loved animals. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 4 at ANAVETS Legion - Rockwood Branch 303-341 Wilton St. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 5 Kent St., Winnipeg, MB R2L 1X3. Bardal Funeral Home Crematorium 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474 (The Winnipeg Free Press 04 Feb 2005)

LONERGAN, John Brendan, RCNVR - It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Brendan Lonergan, into the arms of the Lord, on Saturday, December 20, 2008 in Salmon Arm, BC. Survived by his wife Gwen, of 62 years, children, Bob (Diane), Ross (Susan), Theresa (Patrick), Margaret (Bruce), Helen (Olav). Grandchildren Jennifer, Cathy, Liane, Suzy, Christina, Lisa and Nick. Great-Grandchildren Soleil, Rishi, Leela, and Kaleb. Brother Patrick Lonergan (Mary-deceased). Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Mary Lonergan and Brother Edmond Lonergan. John was born on May 9, 1925 in Dublin, EIRE and immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1928. He served in the RCNVR for 18 months and returned to Winnipeg to further his education at the University of Manitoba, to become a Chartered Accountant. He moved to BC with his wife and two sons in 1951. He continued his career in Vancouver, adding three daughters to his family. He had a passion for his church and served for many years as the treasurer for the Knights of Columbus. He was also a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, #107, Chase, BC. He retired with his wife Gwen in July of 1981 to the Village of Chase to enjoy a life of R R with lots of golf and curling. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Chase, BC on Saturday, December 27 at 11:30 a.m. There will be a tea to follow in the church basement. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much to all the caregivers that looked after John so very well. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer's Funeral Services Crematorium Ltd. Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129 (The Winnipeg Free Press 24 Dec 2008)

 

LONEY, Donald John, RCNVR / LCdr, RCN(R) - Veteran, Athlete, Coach, Artist With great sadness the family of Don Loney announce his passing on June 19, 2004 at Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Don was in his 81st year. He was born in Ottawa, November 16, 1923, the son of Joseph and Florence Loney (Sawyer). He attended High School in Montreal. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He enjoyed a successful career in the Canadian Football League where he was the recipient of the Jeff Russell Trophy as the MVP in the Eastern Conference. In 1967, he was the recipient of the the Confederation Medal (Canada). He was a member of two Grey Cup champion teams. Although an outstanding player, his greatest contribution to football was as a coach and builder. He is regarded as the "father" of Canadian Football in the Maritimes. His coaching career began at HMCS Stadacona in 1953. In 1957, he was named head football coach at St. Francis Xavier University. For the next seventeen years he compiled one of the best records in Canadian College football including a Canadian College Bowl Championship. In recognition for his contribution to Canadian football as both a player and builder, he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame; the St. F.X. Sports Hall of Fame; the City of Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame; the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame; and the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. He was a noted artist and particularly enjoyed painting Canadian Navy ships of World War Two. A special love were his reproductions in oils, of many railroad scenes. Don will be especially missed by his brother Ted and sister-in-law Jan, and his brother-in-law Dan Marcus of Ottawa, Ontario. He was a favourite uncle to one niece and five nephews, Heather Scott (Loney), Phillip, Chris and David Marcus; and Byron and Bruce Loney; and will be fondly remembered by his thirteen great-nieces and nephews in Ottawa, Sudbury, Waterloo and London, Ontario. They all loved and respected their "Uncle Don". Don leaves behind a large extended family of many friends and former players, young men whose lives he touched profoundly in his role as mentor and football coach. He will be affectionately remembered by his Naval colleagues, sports associates and many friends and fellow artists world wide. He was predeceased by his sister Audrey. Cremation has take place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Don's life will be held at the Chapel of St. F.X. University at 2:30, Saturday, June 26th. A reception will follow at the University. Interment will take place at the family plot in Ottawa at a later date. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at St. Martha's Hospital, Antigonish and St. Mary's Hospital, Sherbrooke for their compassion, care and understanding. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, a memorial donation in Don's name may be made to the . Arrangements are in the care of C.L. Curry Funeral Service, Antigonish. (The Ottawa Citizen 21 Jun 2004)

 

LCdr Donald Loney was a coach for the Shearwater Flyers when they won the Purdy Cup in 1956

 

Photos courtesy of Liza Price, Marsh Historical Collection, Amherstburg, Ontario

LOPUCK, Raymond Anthony - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ray, on November 13, 2013 at Victoria General Hospital, at the age of 76 years. Loving and caring husband, father and grandfather is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years Elizabeth (Betty), and his four children and their families, daughter Elissa (Peter), daughter Andrea (Darren), son Anthony (Florence) and daughter Alexandra. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Alina, Damien, Nicholas, Sasha, Ariele, Madeline and Anton. Ray was born May 5, 1937 in Winnipeg, the only child of Antoni and Elsie Lopuck. His father Antoni died in 1943, while serving with the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. His mother Elsie passed away in 2007 in Winnipeg. Ray spent his early years in Transcona, then moved to East Kildonan at age 11. He remained there until his marriage to Betty in November of 1963. Ray graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. in 1961, Bachelor of Social Work in 1963 and his Master of Social Work in 1965. In May 1965, he was transferred to Swan River, Manitoba with the Manitoba Department of Health and Welfare. In 1967, he began employment as an Adoption Supervisor with the Children's Aid Society of Winnipeg. In January 1974, he began employment as a Coordinator of Resources with the Province of Manitoba Probation Services. He remained with Probation Services until his retirement in December 2000. Ray greatly enjoyed his family and grandchildren and the times when family members could get together and enjoy reunions in Winnipeg, Minnesota and North Dakota. He also enjoyed various road trips to many different provinces and states, including BC, Quebec, and a trip to Las Vegas. Keeping with Ray's request, cremation has taken place and a private family service was held. Many thanks to the staff at Tuxedo Villa Care Home and to the staff at Victoria General Hospital for their care and compassion. If friends so desire, a donation can be made to Siloam Mission or Winnipeg Harvest. We will always love you, Rest in Peace. (The Winnipeg Free Press 07 Dec 2013)

LOVICK, Arthur Kent (08 Nov 1914 - 03 Mar 2007) - Born in Victoria, and a New Westminster resident since 1919, Kent Lovick passed away peacefully at RCH; predeceased by his parents Arthur and Eva, brother Rodney (Marion) of London England, and sister Joyce Lawrance. He is survived by Marion (nee Maclean), his loving wife of 62 years. Also survived by Nancy (Brian) Waplington, Marty (Lynne), and Stuart (Adrienne) MacKay. A loving "Poppa" to Jon, Dave, Meg, Jen, Elizabeth, Fenella and Nerine (Rick), and great-grampa to Morgan and Mackenzie. Kent is also survived by nieces and nephews throughout the continent and greatly missed by his lifelong friend Errol Wintemute. A veteran of WWII (RCNVR), Kent served his country with distinction from Malta to Murmansk, and points between. He was a New Westminster fixture with past involvement in the NW Safety Council, Little League and the Massey Theatre Improvement Society. Since his retirement from Brownsville Sawmills he was able to maintain his golf game at the Vancouver Golf Club, continue his long involvement with Barbershop singing, and travel with Marion. After many years at the family home in Victory Heights, Kent and Marion moved to Jamieson Court where they spent many happy hours in the park and were a fixture in the community, giving service in many ways. Kent was a true gentleman and was respected in the city and beyond. He and Marion were an unbeatable team, and had many friends. We miss him terribly but are grateful for having had him in our lives for so long. Thanks to Dr. D. Freedman and the staff on 6 South. A private family service was held in New Westminster. A celebration of his life will be held March 18, 2007 at the Glenbrook Park Amenities Centre, 76 Jamieson Court, New Westminster from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cancer Society. (The Province 10 Mar 2007)

LOWMAN, Norman John (Jack) (07 Dec 1918 - 16 Mar 2006) - In Loving Memory It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather, Jack Lowman at Crescent Gardens Community Living facility in White Rock, BC on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Jack was born in Minneapolis, MN but moved to his permanent home in Winnipeg while still months old after his father was taken by the great influenza epidemic in 1918. He was then raised by his mother, Olive, employed all of her life with CP Rail, with help from the extended family. Dad attended Isaac Brock High School. At the commencement of the war, he joined the navy and took officer training at Esquimalt and subsequently served as a sub-lieutenant on board corvettes operating off the east coast. A fond memory was taking leave in New York and watching Tommy Dorsey play in a local cabaret. Dad met and married his beloved wife of 63 years, Jean in 1942. The couple had a son, Richard, in 1944. A daughter, Linda, followed in 1950. Jack worked as a salesman for Swift's Meats company in and around Winnipeg for over 20 years. Three year stints in McKenzie Island, ON and in Brandon, MB during the earlier years resulted in many lifelong family friendships. Dad was a socially-engaged individual and enjoyed playing fastball with a number of clubs; his pitching talents earned him a spot in the Manitoba Fastball Hall of Fame. He also continued to maintain strong involvement with the naval reserve operating out of HMCS Chippewa in downtown Winnipeg. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. In 1968 Jack and Jean, desiring a lifestyle change, and after a family consultation, made a daring move, in their early 50's, to Vancouver, BC. With few firm prospects on their arrival, Jack was able, in a short while, to start up a small insurance business at Mitten Realty in North Vancouver and to then build it into a viable enterprise, Mitten Insurance, which would provide he and Jean with a good living both before and after their eventual retirement in 1987. They enjoyed their work, their family and their own interests and activities, and were able to explore some of the grander sights of Europe. In more recent years, Jack was stricken with Alzheimer's disease, but fortunately this did not occur until he was well into his 80's and could not detract from a long, happy and very successful life. He is now well-rid of that dreadful affliction and it will not bear significance when his lifetime is remembered by all those who love him, his wife, Jean; son Richard (Leona) Lowman; his daughter, Linda (Fred) Bannon; his granddaughters, Mara (Gary) Brownie and Katy Bannon and his many good and loving friends throughout Western Canada. He was a good man and he will be missed. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, BC (604) 299-7720. (The Winnipeg Free Press 21 Mar 2006)

 

HMCS QUEEN, HMCS CHIPPAWA, HMCS OAKVILLE

LUGG, Gordon Albert (1921 - 2011) - After living a full life of 90 years and recent struggles with health issues Gordon Lugg, with his family at his side, said It's time I went and peacefully passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Gordon is predeceased by his parents Wilhelmina and Albert Henry, brother Bill, and is survived by his wife Mary (Maxon), his son Kendall (Anna), daughter Kathy (Stewart), and sister Muriel (Will). Gordon was blessed to have grandchildren Christie, Shawna and David, and Jennifer and great-grandchildren Keenan, Kalen, Bodhi, and Jackson. He was also blessed to have many wonderful nieces and nephews, extended family with roots in Lockport, Brandon, Edmonton, Burnaby, Mission, and Surrey. He was fortunate to have many great-nieces and great-nephews. Gordon was born on August 26, 1921 in Winnipeg on Marjorie Street and grew up on Sutherland Street now known as Winston Road. He started working at Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works in 1939 as an apprentice machinist before joining the Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS CHIPPAWA) to aid in the war effort in 1942. Shortly after enrolling he was mobilized and served on several others ships as a Leading Stoker. As the result of an explosion onboard ship he was injured and honourably discharged in 1945. After recovering from his injury Gordon returned to Winnipeg and continued his career as a machinist first at Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works and then at Dominion Bridge where he worked hard putting in overtime shifts and skilled work for many years. After meeting and charming the love of his life Gordon married Mary Maxon of Selkirk on April 17, 1948. Gord, as most St. James people do, had an allegiance to the area and built their lives on Lyle Street and Aldrich Avenue. Gordon played an active role as a union leader with the United Steelworkers of America, Local 4095. He then succeeded in becoming the foreman of the machine shop and eventually retired in 1983 after 44 years of working hard in the steel industry. Gordon was a member of King Edward Masonic Lodge and Army, Navy, Air Force Veteran #283, and the Royal Naval Artificer Apprentices. Gordon admired the men and women of the Canadian Forces but his heart is tied to the Navy. In his youth Gordon was active in hockey and speedskating and then traded his skates for curling rocks. Gord always enjoyed golf and later in life had lots of fun playing in Florida with his sister Muriel and the creative scorekeeper Will, and several snowbird friends. Gordon was an avid sports fan but was forever faithful to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He somehow managed to convince mom to share in his passion for watching women's golf. Perhaps that was before they purchased their second TV. Gordon cherished the 63 years he spent with his wife Mary which included annual family vacations camping across Western Canada ending in British Columbia, plus trips to Hawaii, Arizona and Southern United States. His favourite pastime was the Lugg family cottage in the Whiteshell where he loved swimming, boating, water-skiing, fishing and several late night card games. Meals on the BBQ were always savoured, especially when they were done on the rotisserie. Anyone who got to know Gordon, realized he was not only a practical joker, but had the ability to put anyone at ease, was sincere and had a heart of gold. His proudest accomplishment was to provide for the needs of his family. He was an honest man, who always put his family first. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff at St. Boniface General Hospital who cared for him in the OR, ICU, step-down unit, and the surgical ward. A memorial service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10 - 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre (204) 949 - 2200 (The Winnipeg Free Press 05 Nov 2011)

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA

LUKE, James Kenneth (1923 - 2014) Jim died on November 13, 2014 after a long and happy life and a short illness. Born on a farm in Henribourg, Saskatchewan, Jim moved with his family to Saanichton in his teens and joined the navy at 17 at the beginning of the Second World War. In 1950 he married Anne Ross. During his naval career, he traveled the world, moved with his young family to England and Northern Ireland, and spent 10 years in Nova Scotia before returning to Victoria in 1966. Following retirement from the navy in 1973, Jim earned a B.Ed. and taught elementary school for 10 years. A lifelong and faithful servant of the Anglican Church, Jim enjoyed a third career volunteering in a variety of roles at the Church of St. John the Divine. Jim was the son a carpenter and continued to build things from wood until the last months of his life. Missing him are Anne, his wife of sixty-four years, his children Chris (Colleen), Catherine, Karen (Paul), grand -daughters Maradith, Shawnessy, and Vienna, and grandsons Thomas and Eli, and great grandsons Harrison, Miles, Trace, and Barrett. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 20, 2014 at the Church of St. John the Divine, 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, followed by a reception. (The Victoria Times Colonist 22 Nov 2014)

LUMSDEN, Charles (Chuck) L. - Suddenly on July 22, 2014, Charles (Chuck) Lumsden passed away at the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, MB. Beloved husband of Carolyn (Lyn), father of Lockhart (Cooki) and Tracey (Alex) Phillips, granddaughter Selene (Chris) Marsh, step-granddaughter Amara Leclair, great-granddaughter Lucy Marsh, sisters Annabel Crasweller of Regina SK, Enid (Ted) Baker of Oliver, BC, sisters-in-law Kay Seidler and Brenda (Wayne) Portice, brothers-in-law Brian (Hannah) Bathgate and Earl Seidler along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Claribel Lumsden of Regina, SK sisters and brothers-in-law Norma and Cliff Hardy of Victoria, BC, Elaine and Len Ashby of Kamloops, BC, Ches Baker of Elmvale, ON, and Norman Crassweller of Regina, SK. He was born on August 23, 1937 in Outlook, SK, the youngest child and only son. He always claimed to be picked on but it was obvious they all doted on him and spoiled him. After his schooling in Regina, SK he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on both coasts for 15 years. He worked for the HBC (Northern Stores) and also joined the Fort Garry Horse reserves where he achieved the rank of Captain. Later he worked for and retired from Transport Canada. For many years he sailed Lake Winnipeg aboard the Jalang, planting daisies at every stop. After retirement he moved to Clarkleigh and rebuilt a lovely old farmhouse with the help of family and friends amid much fun and laughter. The last 10 winters were spent in Arizona where he made silver jewelry for all the ladies, family and friends. From his grandson-in-law Chris Marsh, "He was an honourable man, even a father figure for myself, rich with character, respect and intelligence. I'm glad to have met him and he will live all through our family to Lucy." Our deepest thanks to Dr. Burnet and the very kind staff at the E. M. Crowe Hospital in Eriksdale. They were so very understanding of the difficulties Chuck was having and were so gentle and kind with him. They gave us so much support when he passed away. We are so grateful to them all. Chuck has been cremated by Arnason Funeral Home of Lundar and will be buried in Dilke, SK at a later date. The family will be holding a memorial wake at home in Clarkleigh on Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2014. All family and friends are invited to drop in. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital Guild - c/o Irene Sigurdson, Box 474, Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0. Arrangements by: Arnason Funeral Home. (The Winnipeg Free Press 25 Jul 2014)

LYNN, Douglas (Doug) - Born November 29, 1920 in Ottawa, Ontario. Passed away at Saanich Peninsula Hospital in his 90th year. Doug is predeceased by his wife Thelma (Van Dyke) 8 years ago and enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Left to mourn are his two sons, The Reverend Gregory Lynn (Nancy) (Athabasca, Alberta) and Richard Lynn (Wendy) (Chatham, Ontario) and his beloved grandchildren Meagan and Andrew, Heather and Brian and great grandchild Amanda. Chief Regulating Petty Officer D.F. Lynn served in the Royal Canadian Navy (1940-1946) including the North Atlantic and was awarded 1939-43 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star, CVSM & Clasp and War Medal. Following discharge he joined the Public Service of Canada and attended the University of Toronto, Forestry Faculty, and subsequently became Coordinator, Forest Disease Survey, Ontario. He authored and coauthored several scientific research publications. In addition to his career in forest entomology, Doug returned to Reserve Naval Service in 1956 and was subsequently appointed Lieutenant, Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Royal Sovereign" and Scarborough" Corps respectively. (5 years) Public Service career advancement led Doug to become a Regional Supervisor, Consumer Price Surveys, Statistics Canada; Regional Supervisor, Job Vacancy Survey (Southwestern Ontario), Statistics Canada. He received a promotional transfer to The Federal Department of Manpower and Immigration where he held the position of Director, Administration Toronto Region. He subsequently joined the newly formed Management Consultative Service from which he retired in 1978. (London, Ontario) Through his life Doug had many interests and memberships. Particularly he enjoyed boating and served as Bridge Officer Lieutenant (Advanced Pilot) for 13 years with the Canadian Power Squadron, Richmond Hill, Ontario. Upon Retirement, Doug had a sailing yacht Lynlark 11" built in Plymouth England which he skippered with Thelma some 8200 nautical miles British Isles, Europe and the Mediterranean. Doug and Thelma returned to Victoria in 1980 which was Thelma's home and where Doug first reported to H.M.C.S. Naden during his early navy years. He loved retirement in Victoria and was a member of the Royal United Service Institute of Vancouver Island, Royal Canadian Legion, and was on the Board of Directors for the Lodge at Broadmead (2002-03). He was a member of the Victoria Short Wave Club, Ham Radio VE7 DFL and N4GYF. Doug was also proud to be a Shriner and belonged to the Egypt Shrine Temple, Tampa, Florida and the Victoria Shrine Club. Doug loved to travel and enjoyed winter residence in Florida and later Palm Springs California. Doug and Thelma also enjoyed several trips to warm climates during the winter months. It is with great sadness in our hearts and tears in our eyes that we say goodbye to our wonderful father and good friend to many. Doug will be remembered for his sense of humour but more importantly for his unique and colourful life with many interesting experiences. A memorial service and reception will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Saanich on Friday September 24th at 2:00 PM with internment to follow next to his beloved Thelma at Royal Oak Burial Park. (The Times Colonist 22 Sep 2010)

 

LYONS, Philip Myles, L/Tel, RCNVR (1917-2011) - Peacefully, on February 16, 2011 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Philip Myles Lyons, 93, went to claim the eternal rewards he so richly deserved. His family and friends grieve his loss, but are inspired by the outstanding example of his life, and the legacy of service and caring he left behind. Philip is survived by his loving wife and life partner of nearly 64 years, Veda; his daughter Patricia and her husband Stewart Fay, grandson Sam and his wife Lindsay Sawyer, all of Winnipeg, granddaughter Amelia of St. John's, Newfoundland, his sister Peggy O'Connor of Sydney, BC, sister Jessie Lyons of Winnipeg, and many nieces and nephews across the country. Also surviving is his just like another daughter and childhood friend of his own daughter, Pat Walmsley (née Jenkins) and her husband Paul who were very close to him and his family. He was predeceased by two infant daughters, his brother Martin and his wife Rose, brother James, brother-in-law Frank O'Connor and sister Nora Jackman and her husband Don. Born in Winnipeg, December 19, 1917, Philip graduated Matriculation at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in 1936. In 1937, he graduated from Dominion Business College, and was employed by John Wood Manufacturing until the outbreak of the Second World War. Philip volunteered to serve in the Canadian Navy (RCNVR) on November 15, 1939 and spent some five and one-half years as a wireless operator in Corvettes and other ships on the North Atlantic convoy runs. Following Victory in Europe, he volunteered for Pacific service but hostilities ceased prior to his re-muster, and he was discharged October 31, 1945. Philip was picked off the piano by Veda Bishop and aided and abetted by his youngest sister Nora, a simple request for a ride home from HMCS Chippawa in the fall of 1945 started a love partnership whose milestones included marriage in 1947, the happy arrival of Patricia Maria in 1949, the sadness of losing daughters at birth in 1952 and 1953, and an enviable lifetime of family memories. Joining the Winnipeg Fire Department in 1946, Philip was promoted to the rank of Fire Prevention Officer in 1957, thus starting a career of excellence in understanding, interpreting and applying fire and building codes for the City of Winnipeg. He was promoted to Assistant Chief Fire Prevention Officer in 1967, and Chief Fire Prevention Officer in 1979, a position he held until retirement in October of 1982. Philip's acknowledged expertise in fire and building codes led to many appointments as a valuable resource to national and provincial organizations, including chairing a Standing Committee on the National Fire Code, and chairing both the Manitoba Fire Advisory Committee and Manitoba Building Standards Board. Philip was also an honorary member of both the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs and the Manitoba Building Officials Association. Philip was the recipient of the Mary Beth Dolin Medal for outstanding achievement to the Manitoba Fire Service and the National Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, which he received in 1988. As a war veteran and Legion member, Philip took We will remember them. as a personal mantra. For over 30 years, he and Veda inventoried, documented and photographed nearly every memorial, plaque and marker in the Winnipeg capital region so that they might not go unnoticed. His collection also included all the civic, historical and ethnic markers and was of such significance, that it was gratefully accepted into the Manitoba Provincial Heritage Department as the Phil and Veda Lyons Collection. His significant contribution to Remembrance following his wartime service led to his being among the very first group of recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, an award he proudly received from the Hon. Dr. Rey D. Pagtakhan, P.C., M.P. in the Senate Chamber in Ottawa, November 7, 2002. Philip was also an accomplished handyman who built his own house and garage, helped others build theirs, fixed doors, windows and rickety steps, shingled roofs, poured his own concrete, painted anything needing a coat of colour and did just about every woodworking job shy of fine cabinetry. But the man that we all knew and loved was much more than the incredible accomplishments of his career. Philip was a dedicated family man, and nothing gave him more pleasure than family get-togethers where he and Veda could spend time with Pat and Stew and the grandchildren, Sam and Amy. He was so very proud of his family's successes, always enthralled with what Pat, Stew, Amy, Sam and Lindsay had accomplished. He was also a loyal friend, generous with his time and resources, gifted with an infectious laugh and corny sense of humour that charmed everyone...in short, an all around good egg . Philip was a class act...a true gentleman whose like is so rare today. He will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank Dr. Tim Ross and the staff of Family Matters Clinic, and Dr. Pat Harris, for wonderful care over the years. We would especially like to thank the Day Surgery staff of Grace Hospital, who spent so much time with him during his regular blood transfusion days, and in particular, the Grace Hospital 4-South staff, who provided comfort and care in Philip's last days. Sadly, the Cookie Man is gone. At Philip's request, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Donations to the Fire Fighters Burn Fund are gratefully appreciated in lieu of flowers, as that was the most dearly cherished of his charities. Stand down, sailor...job well done! (The Winnipeg Free Press 19 Feb 2011)

 

HMCS ORILLIA

MAGER, Raymond Cyrille -  It is with sadness we announce the sudden passing of our dad, on February 6, 2014 at the age of 79, following complications from surgery. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Eva (Bellevance), brother Ernest, and sister Therese. In 2003 he lost the love of his life, our mother Pat. We take great comfort in knowing that they are together again. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Michael (Gail), David (Shirley), Kim (Robert) and Jo-Ann (Ken); his grandchildren, Tianna, Aislinn, Christy (Patrick), Jamie, Trevor, Scott, Megan, and Dana and his great-granddaughter Riley. While growing up in St. Boniface, Dad enjoyed helping in his parents' restaurant and grocery store, and particularly enjoyed riding his Indian Motorcycle. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and became a Radio Operator Stationed in Esquimalt. After completing his tour of service, he returned to Winnipeg where he embarked in a life-long career in the moving and storage business. Dad also refinished furniture, and had a hall table and chair rental business. Dad worked hard his whole life to provide for his family to ensure we never went without. Dad was always active and loved interacting with people. Even in his seventies, Dad eagerly did pharmaceutical deliveries, working 12 hour days with 60-70 daily deliveries, all done with a smile on his face. Wherever he went, Dad always made friends. He loved to tell fun stories, laugh and reminisce about old times. Dad's interest in snowmobiling made for many memorable family outings. We will cherish the memories he gave us. Dad also enjoyed watching military wartime movies and would never miss a good western. When able, he would spend hours working on his favorite hobbies, wood-working and model railroading. He adored his little cat Honey who has been his constant companion. She holds a special place in all of our hearts. We would like to thank the Transcona Home Care staff, the doctors and staff at both the Grace Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital for the care and comfort provided to our Dad and our family. Respecting Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service held. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation to Ray's memory can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or Craig Street Cats. "Rest in Peace Dad" Funeral Arrangements in Care of Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematorium 1800 Day Street 224-1525 (The Winnipeg Free Press 15 Feb 2014)

MAIN, John Edward (22 Feb 1923 - 20 Sep 2005) - It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of John Edward Main on September 20, 2005. John was born in Victoria on February 22, 1923, the elder son of John and Euphemia Main. He was predeceased by his sister Vera Rainsford, brother David Main and brothers-in-law Michael Coleman, Peter Coleman, Laurence Rainsford and Frank Songhurst. He leaves his devoted family, Dorothy Eileen (Coleman) his loving wife of over 55 years and his six sons, David (Jacqueline), Robert (Marie), Greg (Sheila), Neil (Beverly), John (Rondie), Christopher (Patricia), 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His extended family, sisters-in-law and brotherin-law Ed and Norah Hardy, Claire Songhurst, Sylvia Coleman, cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as dear friends of longstanding. John was a man tall in stature and integrity, completely devoted to family values. He and Dorothy had a happy and fulfilling retirement traveling extensively by land and sea. Their happiest times were spent cruising about our island waters aboard the Bounding Main, rewarding them for his hard work while building her. John joined the RCNVR in 1942 and served as a Petty Officer until 1945. After demobilization he and his father formed a partnership and constructed many homes in the Lake Hill and Oak Bay Districts. He, Dorothy and their young family moved to Colwood in 1958. John is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91. He will be sorely missed. (Our Angel Has Soared)" Funeral Service will be held in the Sands of Westshore, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, BC on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so wish, donations in John's memory may be made to the Air Sea Rescue Association. (The Times Colonist 22 Sep 2005)

MALLETT, Denzal James Sadly, we announce the passing of Denzal James Joe Mallett, born in Prince Edward Island September 2, 1919. Denzal died where he worked for 25 years in his earlier life as a steam engineer _ at the Vancouver General Hospital. Denzal served in WW 11 in the Canadian Navy and the British Navy. He fought in the Battle of the Atlantic on the HMCS Belfast and was the proud recipient of a Russian medal. Of all the war medals he received, he was most proud of his Russian medal because of the hazard involved escorting convoys to Murmansk to support Russia in the war effort. Denzal was predeceased by his parents Mary Mae and Edward; siblings Gordon, Eddie, Doris Nunny, Florence Dolly, Willard Ticktie, and former wife Mary (Stayer). He is survived by dear sister, Valerie Middy and husband, Knut Riksheim of Seattle, Wash., and many loving nieces and nephews. A lover of animals, especially cats and dogs, and known to his family as a character, he will be greatly missed. Our special thanks to Edward Park, Case Manager; and Pam Huggan, Home Nurse; of Grandview Woodlands Community Health Centre; and Ria Flamer, Social Worker for the Renal Failure Clinic, St. Paul's Hospital, for their continued, valued support to Denzal and Dr. Erin Morley, and the compassionate nurses of Ward 8A, Centennial Pavilion, Vancouver General Hospital, who lovingly sent him on his way to his rest. Funeral at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 8th at Boal Funeral Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Family reception to follow burial at Ocean View Cemetery. Donations, if you wish, to United Gospel Mission which Denzal supported. Our love goes with you, Denzal. You will remain in our hearts, always. (The Province 06 Jul 2011)

 

HMS BELFAST

MARSH, John (Jack) - Passed away on Feb 22, 2007 at 78 years of age. Beloved brother of Pat Marsh. Cherished Uncle of Denise Garvin and Gary Lapansee. Great Uncle of Nicole and Michael Cadarette. Great-great Uncle of Cameron Cadarette. Jack was a former employee with the Ministry of Transport working at the Windsor Airport and was Chief Petty Officer and Life Member with the H.M.C.S. Hunter known to all as Swampy. Jack was a Lifetime member with the Naval Vets and French Canadian Club of Windsor. If you so desire donations to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Families First Funeral Home and Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Cremation has taken place. (The Windsor Star 24 Feb 2007)

 

HMCS HUNTER

MARTIN, Patrick Waldyve (Pat) - Born May 6th, 1915. Passed away on March 17th, 2007. Predeceased by his wife Daphne (nee Hemmel) and brother Dermot. Lovingly remembered by his children Evan (Jan), Sue Hawes, Alan (Julie Harris), Robert (Stephanie), his grandchildren Alex, Michael, Joanne and Shay, his niece Penny Fleetwood (Wally), and nephew Patrick Martin (Lee). Pat was brought up in Victoria. After graduating from officers training at Royal Roads in 1941, he served in the RCNVR aboard Corvettes in the North Atlantic during WW2. He met and married the love of his life Daphne in Halifax in 1945 and returned to attend UBC. He graduated with a degree in Biology in 1950 becoming one of the first wildlife biologists employed by the province of British Columbia. As a wildlife manager he worked throughout BC (Kamloops, Victoria, Prince George) and overseas (Uganda and Zambia). Pat had a life long passion for his family (including his pet dogs), wildlife and the ocean. He retired to Telkwa to commercial fish out of Prince Rupert, to Sointula to sail, and finally to Victoria to be closer to his family and grandchildren. Pat sustained family and a wide network of friends with his kindness, healthy attitude and common sense. The family is extremely grateful for the care provided by Dr. Ken Chan. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat's name may be made to the Nature Trust of BC for the Ian McTaggart Cowan Scholarship in Environmental Studies at UVIc. (The Times Colonist 21 Mar 2007)

 

HMCS AGASSIZ, HMCS SPRING HILL

MAYBIN, John Lawrence - passed away December 28, 2002, at age 75. Born and raised in Saskatoon, he was predeceased by his parents Tom and Nellie and brothers Pat and Jim. Father's life was one of service to the community. He joined Saskatoon's Jervis Bay Sea Cadet Corps in 1942, going on to enlist in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1945. He served on several Esquimalt-based ships before leaving the Navy in 1950. He remained a member of the HMCS Uganda/ Quebec Veterans Association until his death. In 1950 father joined the Victoria Police Department, retiring as Staff Sergeant after 36 years of service. He is a well remembered figure in Victoria from his years on the beat. Father was a drivingforce in bringing crime prevention theories into practice in Victoria. He was heavily involved in the Neighbourhood Watch program and did much to develop the Victoria Police Department's Community Services section. He was an honorary life member of the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association and the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. Father was a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal as well as several other awards of recognition and appreciation . Father is survived by his wife Barbara and sons Kerry, Kelly, Tim, Peter and John. A funeral service will be held in Victoria on January 3, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. at McCall Brothers Floral Chapel, 1400 Vancouver Street. Interment will be at Royal Oak Burial Park with a reception to follow at the adjacent Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive. Donations in lieu of flowers are appreciated to the Victoria Schizophrenia Society, 941 Kings Road, Victoria, B.C. V8T 1W7, please specify 'Memorial Fund.' (The Times Colonist 02 Jan 2003)

MILINO, Patrick (Pat) (18 Oct 1922 - 02 Jun 2014) - With great sorrow we must announce the passing of Patrick Milino, devoted husband and father. Pat passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mary (nee Sutherby) and their 8 beloved children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren: David (Neneng), daughters Jacqueline and Monique; Dianna, husband Herb, sons Marty (son Jarrod, daughter Haley), Pat, wife Janelle (daughter Stephanie); Patricia, sons John, Michael, Robert; Suzanne, husband Michael, son Aaron and daughter Suzanne (sons Angus and Jack); Rocky, wife Rocio, sons Rocky Jr and Pat; Tina, husband Pierre, son Jacob and daughter Madeline; Anna, husband Dennis, sons Oscar and Lewis; Maria, husband John, son David and Amara (daughter Makaela), and son Owen. He is also survived by his brother Jack, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, the USA and Sicily. He is predeceased by his parents Jack and Mary, sister Mary and brothers Joseph, Pasquale and Salvatore. His family was his greatest joy! Pat was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta of Italian immigrant parents. At eighteen he joined the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II. He served active duty on Atlantic Service, trained in communications as a Signalman and as a Morse Code Operator. He sailed on numerous trips across the Atlantic on Corvettes and Destroyers convoying the merchant and troop ships to provide protection. He was then assigned to the home Port of St. John's as a Signalman at the Port Signal Station that controlled the strategic harbor, situated atop the Newfoundland Hotel. It was during this time that he met and married the love of his life, Mary. Pat was a member of the HMCS Avalon Boxing team. The team won the inter service championship competition in 1944 and Pat won his welterweight division, was awarded a trophy and medallion. Pat had a long, successful career as a well-respected building contractor both in Calgary and Duncan. The Milino family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all the people who helped care for Pat in his final days. Special thanks to Dr. Mark Sanders, Dr. Rob Thompson, VIHA Home Support and Nurses, and LPN's Maria Clements and Karla MacDonald. After cremation, Mass for the Christian Burial of the dead will be celebrated at St Edward's Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm. Luncheon and interment of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cowichan Hospital Foundation are appreciated. (The Cowichan Valley Citizen 06 Jun 2014)

MILLAR, Robert James (08 Jun 1926 - 23 Nov 2000) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim at the St. Boniface Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Jim was predeceased by his father Albert; three sisters, Margaret, Doreen and Fern and one brother Albert Jr. Jim leaves to mourn his loving wife of 30 years Helen; daughter Rory (Chris) sons, Curtis (Rose) and Rodney (Natalie) step-son Kenneth Smith (Teresa) as well as granddaughters, Kadie, Lauren and Kira. He is also survived by his mother Eva; sisters, Elizabeth, Helen, Dorothea, Linda and Barbara; brothers, Fred, Red, Jack, Dale, Don and Buddy. Jim was born in Snow Road, Ont., and spent the first 18 years of his life in various small villages in the Ottawa Valley, In 1944 he joined the navy. He spent two years with the RCNVR before being discharged in 1946. He later re-joined the RCN Air Branch for 5 years. Jim worked at Inland Cement for 20 years in a sales capacity. Upon his retirement he opened his own sales agency, Mil-R Sales Agency. Jim was a wonderful, out-going man who was especially proud of being a member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he was involved in many capacities and in particular the Legion Colour Guard. He enjoyed spending time with his many Rounder buddies playing cards with good friends and took great pride and joy in being with his family. Jim will be sorely missed. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Boniface Emergency for making Jims last few hours comfortable. In keeping with Jims wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, in Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, R3C 9Z9. You truly were one of the great ones. (The Winnipeg Free Press 28 Nov 2000)

MILLER, David Donaldson, LCdr, RCN - Passed into the presence of his Lord Thursday, 30 August, 2007. David is survived by his wife Helen (married 59 years), sons Roderick (Anne) and Alexander (Marilyn), grandchildren Alistair (Jennifer), Andrew, Erin (Graham), Graham, Jennifer, Dianna, Christopher (Christine), Robert (Amber). David was born in Victoria, BC on 24 August, 1922 and after schooling he served a mechanical apprenticeship in HMC Dockyard. At age 20 he left home to join the merchant marine and served with this branch of service throughout the remainder of WWII. After the war he joined Canadian Pacific Steamships as a Marine Engineer and worked with the firm until 1955 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a Lieutenant. In 1967 David returned to the West coast Navy dockyard where he worked in a number of jobs finally retiring as the Production Superintendant of the Ship Repair Unit (P) in 1987. Apart from his work career David was active in Oaklands Chapel as a member and an elder. He served for many years on the board of Linwood Foundation, and also the Imadene Foundation. He and Helen moved to St. Catharines Ontario in 2003. A private family interment will be held on Tuesday (their 59th wedding anniversary) in St. Catharines and on Wednesday, 5 September a Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm at Scottlea Gospel Chapel, 500 Scott Street, St Catharines, ON. In lieu of flowers or gifts donations can be made to Missionary Service Committee or Imadene Foundation, 2795 Murray Dr., Victoria, BC, V9A 2S4. (The Times Colonist 01 Sep 2007)

 

HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS STE THERESE, HMCS MACKENZIE

MILTON, Lloyd John - Calgary, Alberta June 14, 1928 Victoria, B.C. September 18, 2010 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our Dad, Husband, Grandpa, Great Grandpa. Lloyd passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his wife and children. Lloyd is predeceased by his mother Veda (1929), father Jack (1995) and son Tom (2006 ). He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dodie, daughter Lynne Shoemaker (Glen), daughter-in-law, Christine Milton, daughter Carol Milton, stepson Wayne Murphy (Debra), stepdaughter Adrienne Roler (Mark) and half brother Dick Milton, and his children's mother Edna Proctor (Al); 8 Milton cousins. In addition, Lloyd has 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, and his furry friend Oscar. Lloyd completed 26 years in the Canadian Navy as a ""Sparker, " retiring in 1971. He worked in a second hand store, and as an upholsterer and ran a clean up service. He finished his career working 11 years at HMCS Dockyard (building 141), retiring in 1989 . He loved baking, Canucks, football, dogs, trout fishing, RV'ing, Garage Sales, telling jokes (Milton Humour), visiting a casino but mostly he loved his family and friends. He was introduced to Horseshoe playing and joined the Victoria Club in 1981 and served two terms as President. He started the annual Fun Tournament and also the Horseshoe Club Fishing Derby. There will be a Celebration of his Life at 2:00 p.m. on October 2, at the Victoria Horseshoe Club at 620 Kenneth Street. Flowers gratefully declined, donations if desired, may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Dr. R.D. Nicoll for his years of caring for Lloyd and a thank you to the Community Care Nurses and also the Nurses of the Palliative Care Service for their kindness and efforts. Also, many thanks to our friends and neighbours, who helped us in many ways, much appreciated. (The Times Colonist 28 Sep 2010)

MOORE, Albert - Passed away peacefully on June 15, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Reunited with beloved late wife Lucille (nee Maurice 2010). Loving father of Gerard and wife Janice Moore, Greg and wife Carol Moore, Bruce Moore, Brian Moore, Jeff and wife Krisanne Moore. Predeceased by parents Henry and Josephine Moore. Cherished grandfather of Sean and Tammy, Meighan, Brandon and Stephanie, Jennifer, Ryan and Nicole, Jon Eric, Candise, Kalynn, Justin, Erin, and Sarah. Great grandfather of Jocelyn, McKenzie, Destiny, McKayla, Addison, Jackson, and Carter. Missed by brother James “Chuck”. Predeceased by siblings Harry, Annie Chambers, Mary Farmer, Alfred “Bill”, Margaret Adams, and Amelia Gibbs. Survived by in laws Celeste Larsen, Helen Knox, Juanda Maurice, Ruth Maurice, RoseMarie Maurice, Bernard and Mary Lou Maurice, Jeanne Shepley, Rosemary Vasseur. Albert proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council 9500 and the 4th Degree Dean Wagner Assembly, and was a past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Sacred Heart Parish for many years. He was a dedicated parishioner, lecture, and Eucharistic minister at Sacred Heart Parish. Our father was an avid outdoorsman and worked on Fighting Island retiring when he was 82. A sincere thank you goes to Devonshire Retirement Home and Huron Lodge Nursing Home for their dedication and excellent care. If you so desire, donations to Sacred Heart Parish or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Sacred Heart would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday 7-9 with K of C 4th Degree prayers at 7:30 pm, Wednesday from 3-5 with a Service under the auspices of the WVMSC at 4:00 pm, and 7-9 with K of C 3rd Degree and St. Vincent de Paul prayers at 7:30 pm at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Thursday, Family and friends are invited to meet at Sacred Heart Church in LaSalle after11am followed by Mass at 12 noon. Cremation to follow. (Families First Funeral Home and Chapel 15 Jun 2014)

MOORE, William Edward (04 Oct 1920 - 13 Oct 2013) - Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Sunday, October 13, 2013 in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Edith (2003) and survived by his son Bob (Carrie) and daughter Diane Flett (the late Gordon 2012). He leaves behind his grandchildren Heather (Jon Hamer) and Graham Flett (Lindsay) and Sarah (Cody Sheppard) and Erin Moore. Also survived by great grandchildren Ben and Drew Hamer, and Rebecca and Lily Flett. Bill was a Veteran of WWII, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, and was a thirty five year Veteran of the Hamilton Fire Department, retiring in 1980. Past member of H.M.C.S. Star (C. & P.O's. Mess), Leander Boat Club and Macassa Bay Yacht Club. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment at Bayview Cemetery to follow. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Marlatt Funeral Home, Hamilton.

MORRIS, Edward Bernard "Spike", CDR (E) (AE) (P), RCN - At the age of 85 in Halifax, died January 11, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Regina, Sask., he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary (Campbell) Morris. In 1938, he entered the Royal Canadian Navy as a Special Entry Cadet, Engineering. He attended Royal Navy Engineering College, Keyham, England. During the Second World War, he served on various ships of the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer. He then became an Aeornautical Engineer and Test Pilot, becoming the first pilot in the Royal Canadian Navy. In the RCN, Spike served in a variety of positions on sea and on land. He and his family lived in various places in Canada and in the United States, retiring from naval service in 1969. After retirement, he worked with Can Plan Consultant Engineering and at HMC Dockyard. He was an avid golfer, curler, woodworker and bridge player. He loved to travel and had travelled extensively throughout the world. He was also active as a volunteer and was a founding board member of the Shearwater Aviation Museum, and a trustee of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust HMCS, Sackville. He was a long-term member of the Naval Officers Association of Canada and the Geritol Club. He is survived by daughters, Barbara, Ottawa, Elizabeth (Doug) Buffett, Mira, Cape Breton; grandchildren, Susan (Rob) Jerrott, Bedford, N.S., Andrew (Jennifer) Buffett, London, Ontario; great-grandchildren Emma and Adam Jerrott. He was predeceased by his wife Valerie (Christophers); brother Norman. Visitation will be 1 - 2 p.m. in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2032 Robie Street, Halifax, where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday. Padre C.S. Black officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charities are suggested: Canadian Memorial Naval Trust, HMCS Sackville, SMO Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 2X0; Shearwater Aviation Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Stn. Main Shearwater, N.S. B0J 3A0; or a charity of your choice. (The Ottawa Citizen 13 Jan 2005)

 

HMS BERWICK, HMS ARETHUSA, HMS MACAW, HMS DAEDALUS, HMS BLACKCAP, HMS WAGATIL, HMCS ONTARIO, HMCS MAGNIFICENT

MOSLEY, Olaf John, DEMS Gunner - With heavy hearts, the family of Olaf John Mosley announces his passing on Monday, July 28, 2014 with his family by his side. Olaf (Butch) was born to Guro (Uttigar) and Ole Mosley on Feb. 24, 1925 in Fort Frances, Ont. The fourth child of five born to Norweigan immigrants, he had a deep love and respect for his siblings, Gid, Jergen, Mary, and Sig. Olaf grew up in the east end and, as a youngster, acquired his third name “Boots,” given to him by his friends because of the over-sized boots he would wear when they were log rolling at the river. He left school at 16 and went to Trail, B.C. to work and help toward the war effort. In 1943, at the age of 18, Butch enlisted in the navy and joined the HMCS Chippawa in Winnipeg. He served in the Atlantic as a DEMS Gunner on the Neepawa and Ft. Selkirk. After the war against Germany ended, he re-enlisted to join the fight against Japan in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to Fort Frances and started his plumbing career with Kivimaki Plumbing and Heating. Olaf was a proud member the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 and was part of the committee to build the new building. He also was a lifetime member of the Elks 313. Olaf was united in marriage to Patricia (Penney) on Aug. 26, 1950. Together, they raised their four children, built two cabins on Red Gut, and ran the family business, Mosley Plumbing and Heating, for more than 40 years. Dad’s passion was the cabin and they rarely missed a weekend up at Red Gut. When the boat got tucked away at the end of the summer, the snowmachines were ready to go as soon as the ice came in. All their children and grandchildren spent many hours with them at the cabin, and all are grateful for the many wonderful memories of their time spent on Indian Island. Olaf is survived by his wife, Patricia; four children, Mike (Judy), Randy (Jackie), Darrell (Sam), and Penny (Victor) Armit; his eight beloved grandchildren, Tanya (Sean) Gagnon, Nicole (John) Mosley, Michelle (Brian) Sabbe, Theresa (Ryan) Clark, Kyla (Aaron) Ellis, D.J. (Brandi) Ellis, Adam Armit, and Lee Mosley; and 19 great-grandchildren, Jalen, Shayna, and Bryce Gagnon, Chelsea, Mosley, Brayden, and Rylan Sabbe, Karten and Keira Sherlock, Brooklyn Beckett, Avery and Addison Wilson-Mosley, Zac, Thandie, and Aleeyah Mosley, Skylar, Gabriel, and Jayden Clark, and Kayden and Garrett Ellis. Also left to mourn his loss are his sister, Sigrid Mosley; brothers-in-law, John Audette, Greg (Donna) Penney, Billy (Betty) Penney, and Leo Penney; and sister-in-law, Marie (Norman) Duhamel. Olaf was predeceased by his parents, Guro and Ole Mosley; in-laws, George and Margurite Penney; siblings, Gudrun (Nels) Green, Jergen (Phoebe) Mosley, and Mary (Dick) Collett; sister-in-law, Lucille Audette; brothers-in-law, Ed, Philip, Frank, and Don Penney; and two infant grandsons. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Pastor Brian Keffer officiating. Interment will take place in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances. The honourary pallbearers will be Roy Legarie, John Audette, John Mosley, Warren Kane, and his three grandsons, Lee Mosley, D.J. Ellis, and Adam Armit. If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29, 250 Church St., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 1C8. (Fort Francis Times 31 Jul 2014)

 

HMCS CHIPPAWA, M.V. NEEPAWA, M.V. FORT SELKIRK

MOSS, Ralph - passed away, with his family at his side, on Saturday, May 31, 2014 just three weeks short of his 100th birthday. Ralph will be dearly missed by his daughters: Gail Atkins (Dick Pauls), Marlene McKay (Sean McKay), his son Cameron Moss (Melinda Moss), his grandchildren: Vanessa (Donavon) Sired, Desiree McKay (Kevin Klippenstein), Tyler Moss (Amanda), Meaghan Moss and Nolan Moss, great-grandchildren: Liam and Petra Sired and Paisley Moss. He is also survived by Rae Davidson and family as well as many nieces and nephews. Dad was born June 23, 1914 in Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his father, Sidney; his mother Amelia; brother Sidney; sister Irene Soucy, and sister Ivy Pearce. They lived in West Kildonan and he attended West Kildonan United Church. He was a Scout leader and was involved in the young peoples group, where he met mom, Betty Durward. Ralph started his work career at the age of 15 at J.H. Ashdown Hardware Co., working as an errand (buy) boy and moving his way up to store manager, both in Calgary and then Winnipeg. He left Ashdowns in 1968, and continued working at Acklands, Canadian Tire, and Merchants Consolidated. In 1939 Dad joined the Canadian Navy and became a physical training instructor for naval officer cadets; he was stationed in Victoria, BC, at Royal Roads Naval College. He left the service in 1945 as a Chief Petty Officer. On December 14, 1935, Ralph married Betty. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 1995. They raised three children in West Kildonan, Calgary and in Windsor Park. Dad loved golf and belonged to Niakwa Country Club for 43 years. He was an avid Bridge player and continued playing Bridge at the Waverley until age 98. After retirement he took up playing pool with the Prendergast Seniors. He met Margaret MacAulay and they had many adventures together over the next seven years. In 2003 Dad moved to the Waverley, where he met his special friend Joan Machray. He resided at the Waverley for 11 years and loved the staff there like family. A very special thank you to the staff and residents of the Waverley for always looking out for our dad. You are all amazing. He never complained about his hearing or vision losses, which limited him in so many ways. However he really enjoyed going out for lunch with his daughters, right up until the day before he died. A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive, on Friday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m., with The Reverend Sharon Wilson officiating. A luncheon at the church will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or The Canadian Cancer Society: Ovarian Cancer Research, or a charity of one's choosing. We love you Dad! Coutu family in care of arrangements. (The Winnipeg Free Press 14 Jun 2014)

MULLIN, Gerald Tudor - Passed away in Victoria, BC, October 8, 2014. He was born in Macrorie, SK, July 21, 1926. Predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Arleen, Gerry is survived by his daughters; Andrea Mullin and Dianne Mullin (Gordon Olson); son, Brent (Lise Kirchner); grandchildren, Adam, Alice, Zachary and Eli; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Oakley. Gerry served in the RCN during WWII in the North Atlantic. He became a BC Land Surveyor and retired as Surveyor General of BC. Gerry was a long time member of the Uplands Golf Course where re recorded a hole-in-one. He was also a member of Grace Luthern Church. A private family service has been held. (The Victoria Times Colonist 11 Oct 2014)

MUNRO, Geddes (Red) - Passed away peacefully on March 14, 2005 at 79 years of age. Beloved husband of Pearl (nee Behn). Dear son of the late Isabella & James Munro. Loving father of Carol Legge. Dear grandfather of Jennifer Legge. Brother of the late Allister Munro and Helen Hunter. Uncle to Marilyn Sbrocca, Bob Rahm, Ann Phibbs and Jan Simpson and many cousins. Geddes was a Naval Veteran of WWII, Retired Chief P.O. H.M.C.S. Hunter, Life member of Royal Canadian Naval Association and Chief & P.O. Mess Hunter. Member of H.M.C.S. Huron Assn. and was a member of the Wavy Navy Band. Retired after 37 years of employment with Chrysler Corporation. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. R.C.N.A. Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening . Funeral Thursday 11:30 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Chapel (969-5841) 2670 Dougall Ave. with Archdeacon Ronald Matthewman officiating. Cremation to follow. (The Windsor Star 15 Mar 2005)

 

HMCS HUNTER

MURCHIE, Robert Francis (Bob) - In the loving arms of family, our cherished father, grandfather, great- grandfather passed away in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Hospital, on September 24, 2014. Dad was born on June 23, 1926, in Edmundston, New Brunswick, son of the late Ralph and Roberta Murchie. Dad was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Joan, who passed away April 30, 2014. Left to mourn this tremendous loss of our family's patriarch, are his loving daughters, Sandie (Don Macdonald), Susan (Tom Nowlan) of Dartmouth N.S., Joanne of Bradford, Ont., Christine (Ed Walsh) of Florida: 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dad is also survived by his sisters Margaret (Paul Dumbrille) and Janet Flett as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Dad was forever proud of serving his country during the Second World War as an Able Seaman and loved to share his memories of this time of his life. We are certain there are some tales of his naval career that he never shared with his 'girls.' He was a devoted and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he made many enduring friends. Dad worked for 42 years with CIL (Explosives Division) and Boyes Explosives in various Sales and Management positions throughout Eastern Canada. He was a well respected explosives expert having sold dynamite used for the construction of highways and for the mining industry. Dad and Mom enjoyed mentoring the 'new fellas' and their wives as they joined the industry and was proud of the successful careers of the members of his CIL teams. Mom and Dad established life- long friendships with many of his colleagues. Dad enjoyed his early retirement years in the Niagara Region and became a passionate gardener, very proud of his world class tomatoes, however he was disappointed that his golf game never improved. Dad was the life of the party and had a huge personality and always a twinkle in his eye. Besides his family, he loved his treasured Golden Retrievers and cats. He truly missed his beloved Benji and was always asking his girls to move him to a bungalow so he could get three 'Goldens.' Dad loved his sports teams, being an avid Canadiens and Patriots fan, always ready for a friendly wager providing you gave him points. Dad was a pool shark and played a mean game of cribbage. He had his own set of rules and would change them as necessary to ensure he won. He loved to fish no matter if it was fly fishing for salmon on the Miramachi , jigging mackerel in the Halifax Harbour or ice fishing on Lake Simcoe. Dad's favourite expression was 'NEVER FEAR- MURCHIES HERE!' Dad, while you are no longer physically HERE with us, your will forever be HERE in our hearts for we will never forget the incredible times we shared , your infectious smile , your witty sense of humour and your dancing of a mean jig. You are loved and admired by all who knew you. Rest in peace. The family greatly appreciates the care provided by the amazing angels at Camp Hill 5W, and Parkland at the Lakes Dartmouth over the past year and a half. As per Dad's request, there will be no visitation. Dad will be laid to rest with Mom in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens at a later date. In his memory, Donations may be made to HMCS Sackville, Canadian Naval Memorial Trust www.hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca or to Bide-Awhile Animal Shelter, Dartmouth. (Atlantic Funeral Homes 27 Sep 2014)

MURPHY, George Donald (Don), CD - of Beaconsfield, QC and formerly of Halifax, NS passed away peacefully on Father's Day, at Ste. Anne's Veterans Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer. Don was a member of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers' Association, Ste. Anne's Association of War Veterans, the White Ensign Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 91, and was a National Councillor for the Canadian Naval Memorial trust (HMCS Sackville). Born in Halifax, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the outset of WW2, serving throughout the war. He was a member of the Halifax police force from 1945 until 1951, after which he joined the RCAF, serving until 1971. He retired from service with the Provincer of Nova Scotia in 1983. Don was a caring and loving person who gave of his time whenever needed. His volunteer work with the poppy campaign for the legion and particularly his work as a volunteer at Ste. Anne's Hospital for nearly 25 years, gave him great satisfaction. Don was also very proud of, and passionate toward, his wartime naval service and more than anything, his wife and family. Don was predeceased by his first loving wife Geraldine (Romo) of West Chezzetcook, NS and a wonderful son and friend, Glen, his parents and several brothers and sisters. Don will be sadly missed by his second loving wife and best friend, Edna Plaine (Wood); his children, Gordon (Brenda) of Frederiction, NB, Donna Nellis (Roger) of Sherwood Park, AB, Debbie Grammell (Dana LaBlanc) of Westville, NS, Greg (Phyllis) fo Lantz, NS, Diana of Westville, NS and daughter-in-law Pat Murphy of Kitchener, Ont. He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren, all of whom he dearly loved, Sarah Murphy, Tara and Breana Nellis, Tamie Murphy, Shane, Brian and Matthew Grammell, Josh Murphy and six great-grandchildren. Don is also survived by a sister Madeleine and brothers Reg (Lil) and Jack, all of Halifax, NS, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Collins, Clarke, MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Highway 20, Pointe Claire, (exit 49) 514-483-1870, with family visitation one hour prior to the service at 2 p.m. At a later date, a memorial service will be held at St. Anselme's church in West Chezzetcook, NS at which time his ashes will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust or a charity of your choice. Our hero has "crossed the bar." (The Gazette 20 Jun 2007)

MacARTHUR, William (Billy), CD - In the arms of his loving family, William ‘Billy Here’ MacArthur, age 83 of Reserve Mines, entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Born in Inverness and reared in New Waterford, Billy was the son of the late John William and Catherine (Beaton) MacArthur. Magart was stationed in Shearwater for 21 years with the Royal Canadian Navy. He returned home to his beloved Cape Breton to work an additional 15 years for Devco and retired from Lingan Colliery. “Uill” was a member of RCL Branch 2, Reserve Mines where he was the service officer for 15 years. He belonged to Cape Breton Naval Vets, the Armour Association, Shearwater, the Army Navy Air Force in New Waterford, and St. Joseph’s Church, Reserve Mines. Da was a jack of all trades who could fix virtually everything. There wasn’t a job he wouldn’t tackle. Some of his talents included playing his guitar and spoons, auto body repair, mechanics, welding, carpentry, and electrical. What he treasured most was spending time with family and friends. Poppy always made a special bond with each and every grandchild. He is legendary within his family and community as a storyteller and prankster. He will be remembered for his one-of-a-kind sense of humour and selflessness in helping others. Billy is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna Marie (Marsh) MacArthur; two daughters, Kathy (Leon), Jane (Lorne) Summerell, both in Reserve Mines; four sons, Billy (Tara), Eastern Passage, Kenny (Christine), Howie Centre, Don (Sherri), Reserve Mines and Jamie, Glace Bay. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, also known as, ‘Poppy’s favourites', Paul, David, Andrew, Meghan, Bhreagh, Shane, Kenny, Dillon, Kayleigh, Sean, Savannah, Rhiannon, Jack and great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Emma, Autumn, Lyla, Madison and Isaac. Billy is also survived by one sister, Faye Petrie (Russell), New Waterford and one brother, James (Mikki), Coxheath. He was predeceased by his sister, Rose; brothers, John, Harry, Francis, Don and Duncan. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the church hall with Fr. Dan Boudreau officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. As an expression of sympathy for Billy, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Association. At the going down of the sun, And in the morning, we will Remember them.

MacDONALD, Donald Ardell - a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on December 11, 2008 at the age of 82, after a lifetime of service to his family, country and profession. Don's memory is cherished by his wife of 57 years, Patricia, and their children, Donald and Barbara. Beloved eldest child, Susan, passed away in 1995. He is also mourned by Donald's wife, Catherine, and their children, Julia and Alexander. A lifelong resident of River Heights, Don grew up on Brock Street and attended Queenston School, Robert H. Smith and Kelvin High School. His friendliness, athleticism and quiet authority made him a natural leader. He was elected class president throughout his school years including Senior Stick of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba. In his youth, he was a gifted athlete - swimming for the YMCA Tankers team, lifeguarding at Sargent Park pool and playing tennis on the courts of River Heights Community Centre where he met Pat. His prowess on the ice earned him the nickname Buck after Toronto Maple Leafs star Bucko McDonald. His great love besides his family was the Navy and its traditions. A lifetime of naval service began in his teen years when he played trumpet in the band of the John Travers Cornwall Sea Cadet Corps. In 1943, he joined the University Naval Training Division and then in 1945 the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as an ordinary seaman. After receiving his officer's commission, he trained as a communications specialist and served in ships on both coasts. At HMCS Chippewa, he attained the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (C), serving as Communications Officer and then Executive Officer. Emblematic of the esteem and respect with which the entire ship's company held Don, he was honoured with a lifetime membership in not only the Wardroom but the Chief and Petty Officer's Mess and the Men's Mess. In recent years he has been a proud member of the Naval Officers' Association of Canada. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Don began a 56-year career in pharmacy at the Fort Garry drugstore of Norm Williams. In 1960, he opened his own store, Macdonald's St. James Pharmacy, on Portage Avenue at Roseberry Street. The store closed in 1970 and Don went on to begin a successful 20-year career at the T. Eaton Co. where he retired as manager of the pharmacy in the downtown store. He then began a happy second career in Charleswood working with Gail Halko, first at the Medicine Shoppe and then at Grand Medicine Health Services. Don, a former president of the Manitoba Retail Pharmacists' Association, was working as a licensed pharmacist until the age of 81. Over the years, he was a member of the board of the Manitoba chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and a member of the board of St. Andrew's River Heights United Church where the Macdonalds were one of the families that founded the church in 1916. The family wishes to express our deep appreciation to all the friends who have reached out to us since Don's death. We also wish to express our thanks for the unwavering kindness and generosity of Gail Halko and the whole team at Grand Medicine, as well as to Don's second family - Bruce, Vicky and Lindsay. We are also grateful to Dr. Kevin Coates for his devoted care. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 22, 2008 at St. Andrew's River Heights United Church on Oak Street at Kingsway. For friends who wish to do so, donations may be made in Don's name to the Susan Macdonald Memorial Fund of the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation, 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6. Thompson in the Park (The Winnipeg Free Press 20 Dec 2008)

MacDONALD, Jack Llewellyn, FCA - Surrounded by his family, Jack passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Left to mourn his passing are his four children and their families: Barbara (John Langstaff, Martyn and Rhys), Terry (Tracey Kernahan, Alex and Georgia), Bruce (Wendy MacDonald, Cassidy, Dylan and Kristin), and Janice Park (Ian Park, Emily and Owen). Jack was predeceased by the love of his life, Doreen "Dode", in May, 2013, and his two brothers, Cameron and Wayne. Jack was born on a farm near Russell, MB on November 9, 1925, the eldest of three boys. The early years were difficult for the family; Jack's mother became very ill and died when he was 14. The family moved to Neepawa for a year and then to Winnipeg settling in St. Vital. Jack completed Grade 11 at Glenlawn Collegiate and the day after convocation started his accounting profession training with Riddell, Stead, Graham and Hutchinson. Accounting was a good fit for Jack - he had an aptitude for numbers - however with national pressure mounting for military recruitment, Jack decided to join the navy and was moved to Cornwallis, NS. After the war he resumed his accounting career and earned his certificate in 1948 as a qualified Chartered Accountant. In the summer of 1946 Jack took a cruise up Lake Winnipeg to Norway House aboard the SS Keenora. It was on this trip that he met a gorgeous young woman named Doreen Edwards. They hit it off; but Jack being the pragmatic type, first completed his C.A. and secured a job before he popped the question. Jack and Doreen got married in April, 1951. Children started arriving shortly thereafter - Barbara, Terry, Bruce and then, Janice. Life was very busy. Jack's professional career path took him in numerous directions: from Riddell Stead he moved to Robinson, Little and Company and then to Gambles Canada Ltd. where he held the position of VP - Finance for 10 years. In the mid 1970s he joined MDC (Manitoba Development Corp.). MacDonald Shoe Store, a business started by Jack's Uncle Ainslie, was purchased by Jack and his brother, Wayne, in the 1970s, and then solely by Jack. Jack continued to own the store until the early 1990s when it was wound up. Jack believed it was important to give back to his profession - he was elected to the Institute Council and served as member or chair of several committees. He was also involved in the Institute education program for many years conducting weekly classes for fourth year C.A. students. In 1993, Jack was honoured by being elected a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants (FCA). He was extremely proud of this honour. Career was very important to Jack but so were sports. Jack was passionate about badminton - and his involvement covered more than a half century. He loved playing but after being sidelined by a serious knee injury he became involved with administration and development programs on the provincial scene. He served as president of the Manitoba Badminton Association for years and was president of the Canadian Badminton Association for three terms in three different decades. This provided Jack and Doreen with many travel opportunities both nationally and abroad. In addition, Jack managed to stay in the action by being a national level umpire for over 25 years. In 1992 Jack received the International Badminton Federation Meritorious Service Award. Jack served four terms on the Board of the Manitoba Sports Federation (now Sport Manitoba) and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Canadian Badminton Hall of Fame in 2009. Jack was a longtime member of the St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg and embraced Scottish culture. He served as President in 1987 - 1988 and was elected an honorary life member. He loved the bagpipes and for many years Jack and Doreen were involved in the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. It was through this connection that Jack became the Mayor of the Great Britain Mug Pub Pavilion at Folklorama in 1983. Jack was thrilled that son Bruce played the pipes and daughter Janice competed in Highland dancing - the Scottish traditions carrying on to the next generation. Jack also enjoyed the outdoors and took his family on many camping trips across Canada, as well as spending time at Lake of the Woods every August. When he and Doreen were able to buy a cottage of their own it became a focal point for many happy gatherings of family and friends. He loved swimming and waterskiing and boating. Jack and Doreen managed numerous trips overseas: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Europe, Great Britain and South America were some of the highlights. Jack was immensely proud of his children and grandchildren. All his children graduated from university and both sons became Chartered Accountants. He knew the importance of sport and encouraged his children to participate in sports - and was especially proud to watch them compete in badminton and tennis. Jack was a longtime member of Harrow United Church and active in the church community. He taught the value of charity to his family and to care for those less fortunate. He also realized that friends and family were the most important assets a person could have and cared deeply for them all. A funeral service will be held at Harrow United Church, corner of Mulvey and Harrow, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, please consider a donation to the Friends of Badminton Manitoba through the Winnipeg Foundation; to Winnipeg Harvest, or a charity of one's choice. Chapel Lawn (The Winnipeg Free Press 27 Sep 2014)

MacDONALD, Lloyd Stephen (Papa)- 88, of Spryfield. It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend on September 7, 2011. Lloyd was born on September 27, 1922 in Pugwash and lived almost all of his life in the Halifax area except for a few early childhood years when he lived in Boston, MA. When Lloyd was 16 years old he joined the Merchant Navy and served therein until October 1940 when he joined the Royal Canadian Navy serving as a member of the armed guard on board the Romanian Merchant Vessell S.S. "Inginer B. Vlassopol". He retired from the Navy in June 1945 and worked for the next 6 years with Coney Island Amusement Co. as an electrical technician. In 1951, Lloyd commenced his more than 35 year career with HMCS Dockyard. Lloyd will best be remembered for the love, concern and generosity that he had for his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a man of honour, courage and faith. He was a great example to his family and friends. Lloyd had many hobbies that he enjoyed. He loved to play cards with his friends in Herring Cove and he enjoyed camping and especially beach combing and digging clams on the shores of P.E.I. He also enjoyed the horse races and vacationing in Florida. Lloyd was predeceased by his father Gordon Roy MacDonald of Port Howe, N.S., his mother Annie Louise Guerney of East Braintree, MA, his wife Ella Madeline (Snair) brothers Gordon, Bobby and Wallace and his sister Agnes (Mosher). Lloyd is survived by his long-time companion and caregiver Helen Eisan of Herring Cove, sons Gordon (Beverley) of Fall River, Ronald (Marlene) of Dartmouth and Gary (Kathy) of Halifax. Grandchildren Timmy, Brooke, Cory, Niven, Nicole, Matthew, Colin, MacLean, Lauren and Caitlin along with 15 great-grandchildren and his precious pet "Lucky". Papa will be lovingly remembered and missed by all. Visitation will be held Friday, September 9th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax (902) 455-0531. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 4:00pm at St. Paul's United Church, Spryfield. Reverend Jeanne Stright officiating. Burial to take place following the service at Fairview Cemetery, Windsor Street, Halifax. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lloyd can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or a charity of your choice.

McADAM, Robert Bruce - 13 Nov 1949 - 16 Apr 2016

 

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McCOURTNEY, Edward Gordon (Ted) - The beloved husband of Anne McCourtney passed away on Tuesday, April 24 in the early morning. Born in Edmonton on May 2nd, 1923 Ted entered the Navy early in World War II. He was on officer on a Corvette that plied the North Atlantic as an escort vessel to the numerous convoy ships supplying wartime material to Russia through the port of Murmansk and to the British Isles. Returning to Edmonton after the war Ted met then married Anne in 1954. In 1961 they moved to Vancouver then moved to Calgary in 1963 before returning home to Edmonton in 1965. In 1984 after suffering a heart attack Anne and Ted moved to Nanaimo to do some serious boating. Ted enjoyed fishing, yachting and joined the Power Squadron teaching many courses to boating enthusiasts to help them get a license. In 2002 the couple moved back to Calgary to be with their daughter. He was predeceased by his daughter Elaine Couzens earlier this month but is survived by his loving wife Anne, his cousin Bill McCreedy of Edmonton, a son-in-law, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8. In living memory of Ted McCourtney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

McCUAIG, Eric Alexander Duncan (30 Sep 1920 - 06 Dec 2015) Eric was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the son of Hazel and Stanley McCuaig, Q.C. He was the grandson of Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta. Eric served with distinction in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. He returned to Edmonton after the war and graduated from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law in 1946. Eric was the eldest in the family; he had two sisters, Ruth Bate (Ed) who predeceased him, Helen McEvoy (Frank, deceased) and one brother Harwood McCuaig, (Ed Klippstein), who also predeceased him in November 2015. Eric was twice married, his first wife, Pauline, died in 1960. His second wife, Vernis (divorced), survives him. Eric is survived by his daughters, Sandra (John Pope), Brenda (David McLean), Barbara (Derek Squirell) and Erica McCuaig (Jane Dean). He had 10 grandchildren, Jill (Colin Nikiforuk), Nancy (Brendan Burgart), Alison (Warren Brazier), Jenifer (Alex Snell), Jason (Andrea McLean), Sacha (Melanie McLean), Rebecca (Rudy Petryna), Cameron (Elizabeth Squirell), Samuel and Chase Dean- McCuaig. He also has 12 great-grandchildren, Kately and Riley Nikiforuk, Bryn and Rhea Burgart, Caden Brazier, Hadley and Jack Snell, Hazel, Liam and Kate McLean, Lucy McLean and Oliver Petryna. Eric practiced law in Edmonton with the firm of McCuaig Desrochers his whole professional career. He was a Bencher of the Law Society and served a term as President of the Law Society of Alberta. He served on the Senate of the University of Alberta and on the board of the University Hospital in Edmonton for many years. Eric was a true gentleman, well-mannered and courteous, a friend to all. He was well liked and highly respected by his colleagues and friends. Eric lived most of his life in Edmonton, but moved to Vancouver in May 2010 to be closer to his family. Eric set high standards for himself and lived up to them. He will be missed by all of his family and his many friends. Celebration of Life. Please join us on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. for a service followed by tea at the First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 St. in Edmonton to remember a life well lived. (The Edmonton Journal 11 May 2016)

McENTEE, Francis (Barry), CPO2 - Sixty-two, of Lawrencetown, Annapolis County went to meet his Lord and Savior Saturday, September 5, 2009 at home. Born in Montreal, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Dorothy (Fuller) McEntee. Barry retired as a Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class from the Royal Canadian Navy after twenty-five years of service and was later employed at HMC Dockyard, Halifax as a millwright. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Saulnier. Daughter Kelly (Scott) Boutilier, Langley, B.C., as well as sons Sean (Kelly), Enfield, Dan, Dartmouth and Scotty (Melissa) Yallop, London, Ontario. Sisters Sharon (Brian) Gregory, Rockwood, Ontario: Francine (Mario) Palladino, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec and brother Kevin (Elaine), Lethbridge, Alberta. Three grandchildren Samantha, Jacob and Griffin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 11 in the Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448, Mr. Jamie Peck officiating, with a reception to follow. By request, family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to the Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia; bromyalgia Research FM-CFS Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. (The Gazette 11 Sep 2009)

McILHAGGA, Liston Burns, Capt, RCNVR, RCN(R) -  Peacefully at the North York Seniors Health Centre on January 20, 2006, in his 88th year. Distinguished career with the Royal Navy commanding a flotilla of MTB's in the English Channel and Indian Ocean during the Second World War. Wounded in action and mentioned in dispatch. Captain HMCS Chippawa (Winnipeg) for nine years. President of the Naval Officer's association. Long and distinguished career in the CBC starting as a broadcaster covering the Royal tours, tall ships and other special events. He was responsible for many innovations in the early days of the CBC. Retired as head of International Relations. Predeceased by his wife Ruth. Loving father of Brian and Alastair. Uncle to Liston (Carole) McIlhagga, Elisabeth (deceased) (John) Spencer and Sean McIlhagga. Great uncle to David, Cariad and Paul and great-great uncle to Nathan. Dear friend to Margaret, Debbie and Thomas MacDowell. At his request, no formal funeral service will take place. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Heart Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 416-441-1580. (The Winnipeg Free Press 23 Jan 2006)

 

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McKINLEY, James Archibald (Jim) - It is with tears in our eyes and joyful memories in our hearts that we announce the death of our beloved husband, dad and papa, James McKinley on September 16, 2014 at the age of 88 years. He will be missed by Geraldine, his wife of 65 years; children and grandchildren: Robert, Grace, Christine and Colin McKinley; Barbara, Douglas, Ethan and Thomas Collister; Daniel Geddes; Valerie and Evelyn McKinley; Carol, Peter, Joshua and Sharley Puszka. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jim is predeceased by his daughter Marilyn; brother Scott and parents John and Margaret. During his early years Jim attended Luxton School and St. John's Tech. At the age of 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. He then worked a year in Northern Manitoba surveying for the Manitoba Government followed by a position with the Bank of Commerce which took him to small towns in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Returning to Winnipeg, he began a successful 32 year career with Eaton's. Early in his career, he earned his designation as a Chartered Accountant. He ended his career in Toronto, where he retired from his position as Company Comptroller. Jim enjoyed golfing with his long-time friends, woodworking, spending time at the cottage with family and just puttering. Special thanks to the staff at Victoria Hospital and Vista Park Lodge in caring for Jim. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society are appreciated. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road with refreshments to follow. Bardal Funeral Home and Crematorium 843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474 (The Winnipeg Free Press 20 Sep 2014)

McKINNON, Donald Curtis, Capt(N), C.V.O., CD, RCN - passed away in the presence of his son, Marshall, and his daughter, Dana, on Wednesday, the 17th of July, 2002. Don was born in Saskatchewan in 1917, son of the late Laughlin McKinnon and Myrtle Hagerman. He is predeceased by his wife, Kathleen Watchler, and his brother, Allan McKinnon. Don is survived by his sister, Rhoda McKinnon, of Toronto; his son, Marshall, of Ottawa; his daughter, Dana Coupland, of WestPalm Beach, Florida; and his loving grandchildren, Erin Coupland of Vancouver, Arlen Coupland of Seattle, Washington, and David McKinnon and Kathleen McKinnon of Ottawa. Don attended McGill University and graduated with a Bachelor or Administration. Don had a distinguished career in the Navy, serving in the Second World War and in Korea. His last ship was as Commanding Officer of HMCS Hochelaga and the Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces School of Management. Following his retirement from the Navy, Don became Comptroller of Government House in 1967 and served under Governors-General Vanier, Michener, Leger, Schreyer and Sauve. He retired in 1985. During Governor-General Roland Michener's term, he was honoured by being appointed Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth. During his retirement, he continued his interest in the Navy and served as a Director on the Board of the Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund for several years. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund would be appreciated by the family. A special thanks to all of the Staff at the Ottawa General Hospital on the 7th Floor East as well as the Palliative Care Team under the direction of Dr. John Seely, who cared for him, and for the compassion shown to him by the nurses at the Palliative Care Unit at the Elisabeth Bruyere Centre. Letters of condolences may be sent to 226 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0L6. We will honour his wish for a private funeral. (The Time Colonist 20 Jul 2002)

 

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McLEOD, Cylde Hecktor (17 Oct 1919 - 07 Oct 2013) - Peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2013, after a life well lived, Clyde McLeod of Oakbank, MB, passed away at the age of ninety-three years young, just shy of his ninety-fourth birthday. It seems Clyde got an early birthday present, and is now once again with his beloved wife and soulmate of fifty-six years, Mary. Clyde will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his daughter Rosemary and son-in-law Meron Chabluk of Oak Bank , and his son Cameron and daughter-in-law Barbara of Delta, BC. Treasured memories will be cherished by his grandchildren, Mick (Melissa) Chabluk of Australia, Alana Schiller of Dugald, Scott (Nicky) Chabluk of Oak Bank, and Jessica (Scott) Nelson and Morgan McLeod of Delta, BC, and by his precious great-granddaughters Megan, Randene, Janna, and Alexandra. Also cherishing his memory are his sisters-in-law Elsie McLeod, Shirley Marshall, Beverly McPhee, Nancy McPhee, and his much loved nieces and nephews and extended family. Clyde was predeceased by his adored wife, Mary, on February 14, 2002, after a beautiful lifelong love story together. He was also predeceased by his parents James and Margaret McLeod, his father-in-law James and mother-in-law Leona McPhee, also sadly by his beloved grandson Cameron McLeod Jr., and three great-grandsons, Tyler, Alexander, and Logan Chabluk. He was also predeceased by his sixteen brothers and sisters and many of his brothers and sisters-in-law. Clyde was the fifteenth of seventeen children and was the last of his generation of the McLeod clan. Clyde was born on October 17, 1919 in the CPR section house in Oak Bank, MB. After finishing grade eight at the age of twelve, he began working for his father on the section gang as a water boy. Then, at the beginning of the second world war, he worked at the Cordite Munitions Plant until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy , where he served until the end of the war when he was discharged in Esquimalt, BC. Clyde then continued his career with Canadian Pacific Railway until his retirement in 1978. Clyde and Mary grew up on opposite sides of the tracks during their childhood, and dated for several years before they were married in Oak Bank on October 20, 1945. They welcomed their beloved daughter, Rosemary Christina in August, 1946, and their beloved son, Cameron Clyde in May, 1952. Clyde was a very community minded individual and spent many years as president of the Oak Bank Credit Union, Oak Bank Community Club, the Springfield Curling Club, and also a church board member, and a lifelong member of the United Church Choir. He also enjoyed curling, dancing, reading, walking, cycling, singing, playing bingo, and playing cards with friends, visitors, and relatives alike. But his biggest love was baseball. His passion for baseball lasted throughout his lifetime, from his childhood years to his "rookie" years at age 69 while playing for a seniors' team in Tucson (the oldest player was 84). In later years he continued his love of sports, especially major league baseball and he could often be heard offering "strong" words of advice to the managers and umpires on the television. He also enjoyed lots of Mary and Rosemary's baking and home cooking every day. Clyde and Mary enjoyed seventeen winters in Tucson, AZ, where they made many new friends and wonderful memories together. They also enjoyed many summers at their trailer at Hillside Beach and a great many cherished years living with Rosemary and Meron in Oak Bank. Clyde's family would like to extend a very special thank you to the doctors and warm and compassionate staff at Kin Place Personal Care Home in Oak Bank, where Clyde has resided for the past four years. A Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, October 12, at the Oakbank United Church at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Cathy Kinsman officiating. Clyde's honourary pallbearers will be Norv and Arline Christopherson, John and Velma Sellen, Bob McLeod, Una Sterling and Lloyd Jonnson. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kin Place Personal Care Home or Oakbank United Church if one so wishes. Clyde was a kindhearted and happy man, whose wit and appreciation for life and living made those who knew him better. To know him was to love him. He has made his mark on this world and in our lives, and he will be loved and missed. We tip our hat and smile to a brave soul who loved and lived a wonderful life. Clyde is now with his Mary. (The Winnipeg Free Press 10 Oct 2013)

McLEOD, Ronald Alexander (Ron) - Passed away Sunday, November 18, 2007. Born in Calgary, October 30, 1924. Ron is predeceased by his wife Leona Alinda (Klein) of Leduc, AB. He is survived by son, Roderick (Rod) Elroy and daughter, Heather Lee, both of Victoria. Sisters, Audrey (Higgs) Johnson, of Victoria and Jean Moffat, of Surrey, BC. Ron was an R.C.N.V.R. veteran, joining H.M.C.S. Techumseh, Calgary at age 17, serving on the North Atlantic convoy run between Newfoundland and Londonderry Ireland, the East Coast and the West coast weather ship. His love of sales, management and dealing with people took him from Quebec to British Columbia for the Burgess Battery Co., Sherwin Williams Paints, Kelly's Records, and latterly from Prince George BC to Victoria where he established a Branch office and Warehouse for Williams Moving and Storage, retiring in 1989. Ron has requested cremation, with a Celebration of Life" gathering to be arranged by Rod and Heather. This will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at Sea West Quay, 325 Maitland Street, Esquimalt, BC in the Common Room at 1:30 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Saanich. Never the less, we according to His promise look for New Heavens, and a New Earth wherein dwelleth Righteousness. 2nd Peter 3-13 (The Times Colonist 23 Nov 2007)

 

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McMILLAN, Edward Melvin (Mel), Petty Officer, RCN 1939-1972 - A WW II Veteran, O.P.D. 1973-1984 - Passed away suddenly in his sleep on July 28th, 2007, age 84, a gentle, kind, quiet man. Most proud beloved husband of Rollande (nee Lepage) for almost 56 years and a friendship of 60 years. Beloved father of one special daughter Lynn (Ron Adams of Petawawa, ON). Dear son of the late Edward (Eddie) and Mildred E. (nee Killeen) McMillan. Survived by one sister Doris Purcell. Adored Godfather of Natalie (Martin) Lacasse and spouse Donald. Predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Rita Clairmont and spouse Arthur Clairmont, Gerard (Gerry) Lepage, Noel Lepage, Douglas Mitchell of Hastings, ON, Rachel Lepage. Survived by Juliette Mitchell, Edmonton, AB, Rheal Lepage, Marie B. Lagarde (Lionel), Low, QC, Carmen Laplante (Claude), Maurice Lepage (Micheline), Hull, QC, Helene Martin (Virgilio), Carlsbad Springs, Gloucester, Andre Lepage (Suzanne) and Jean Paul Lepage (Joy) all of Lac Ste. Marie, QC, sisters-in-law Carole Lepage (Gerry) and Lois Lepage (Noel). Cherished uncle of numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and many old friends and great neighbours, members of Hylands Golf Course, Police Association Golden Club, R A Seniors Bowling and 410 Squadron, Rockcliffe, RCAF. Following WWII he returned in the Public Service and there he met his partner for life, Rollande and they were married in October 1951. In 1953 he decided on a Naval Career, following studies at HMCS Cornwallis, N.S., was posted to HMCS Stadacona and on to many ships and voyages, always the golf clubs followed. Took up residence in Dartmouth, N.S. for close to 20 years where he and Rollande enjoyed membership at Brightwood Golf Club, where Mel became a serious and ardent golfer, bowler and curler. Final posting to Ottawa late 1972. Spring 1973 golf at Pineview Course Club, 1974 joined Hylands Golf Course. Eventually his foursome of 25 years all predeceased him. Visitation will be held at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion Road) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Road. Interment Notre Dame Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. (The Ottawa Citizen 30 Jul 2007)

NALDRETT, Robert Victor (1926 - 2006) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Naldrett on August 15, 2006, after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer; he was 80 years young. Bob was predeceased by his father Jack, mother Edith, brother John and sisters Doris and Margaret and granddaughter Kerry Mazur. Surviving Bob are his loving wife Pat of 56 years; daughter Susan (Brian Mazur) and their children, Corey (Suzanne Little) and Samara; son Glenn (Audrey) and children Sean and Trevor (Laura) and great-granddaughter McKenzie McGarry-Naldrett; sisters May Hendry, Daisy Schultz and Joyce Rapchuk. Bob was well known to his family, friends and neighbours as a Handy Man's Handy Man. Having served his country during the Second World War in the RCNVR, then peacetime service with the RCAF, Bob continued in public service as a dedicated Letter Carrier for Canada Post until his retirement in 1986. Throughout his retirement Bob continued an active membership with the Royal Canadian Legion, enjoyed quality time in his workshop, outings and reminiscing with his grandchildren and quiet times in his backyard flower and vegetable gardens where he and Pat spent countless hours. In 2004 Bob relocated to Winnipeg with Pat to be closer to their children and grandchildren - these past two years, though short, have been filled with sterling times and golden memories - enough to last a lifetime. Special thanks go out to Dr. Brent Zabolotny for his care and compassion and the Grace Hospital staff on 4 South, especially to nurses Karen and Susan for their outstanding commitment to Bob in his final days and endless compassion for his family. Cremation and a private family interment to place Bob in his final resting place have been completed by Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Bob's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. Nothing loved is ever lost... (The Winnipeg Free Press 19 Aug 2006)

NANTAU, Gordon L. - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon on January 23, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Loving husband of Kathleen (nee Clarke) with whom he celebrated 61 years. Cherished dad of Ken and wife Virginia Nantau of Windsor, Marilyn and husband Peter Kapusniak of Etobicoke. Precious grandpa of Karen and husband Robert Chin of Aurora, Kristi Wallace of Toronto, Ken and wife Shontyl Kapusniak of Windsor, Jennifer and husband Byron Ruffin of Belleville, Michigan, Kevin Nantau and fiancee Heather Tomkins and Jeffrey Nantau all of Windsor and great grandpa of Olivia and Kyra Chin, Isaac Wallace, Rhys and Liam Kapusniak. Dear brother of the late Ernest Nantau Jr. (1911), Harold Nantau (1990) and Florence Barnett (1982). Many nieces and nephews also survive. Gordon was retired from Chrysler Canada after 38 years of dedicated service and was a member of the CAW Local 444. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1939-1946, he was an Instructor with the Sea Cadets at HMCS Hunter, member of the Chief and Petty Officers Association in Victoria B.C., worked for the Commissionaires for a few years, a life member of the Great Western Masonic Lodge #47 AF & AM and the Windsor Chapter #71 RAM. If you so desire memorial donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimers Association would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Windsor Veteran's Memorial service Sunday 7:30 p.m. Funeral Monday 11:30 a.m. at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. (The Windsor Star 24 Jan 2009)

NAPIER, Robert (Bob) Hugh - of Winnipeg passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the age of 88 years after a long illness. Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 1, 1925. His family moved back to Canada when he was five. He grew up on the farm in Amaranth and joined the Navy when he was 16. He served as a Naval Gunner during the Second World War. He worked for the Hudson's Bay Company and had his own flooring business. Bob was a long time member of HMCS Chippewa and the Royal Canadian Legion. He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years Violet (Splett) Napier. Bob is survived by his children Janet (Craig), Bruce, and Pat (Bruce) and grandchildren Eric, Reid (Amanda), Connor, Julia and Hilary, and great-grandson Robert. A service to celebrate Bob's Life will be held at John Black United Church 898 Henderson Highway on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Winnipeg Humane Society or an animal shelter of your choice. (The Winnipeg Free Press 08 Feb 2014)

NEELEY, Roger Dale - Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Dear husband to Linda Anne Thurston- Neeley. Loving father to Kevin Dale Neeley (Loretta), Carol-Anne Dube (Sylvain) and Captain James Roger Neeley (Karla). Cherished step-father to Lt. (N) Ronald Michael Clancy and Noel Thomas Clancy. Adoring Grandpa to Zachary, Rilley, Braeden, Leah and Lou-Anne. Roger leaves behind sisters and brothers, Peggy (the late Robert) Lemieux, Howard (Lorraine) Sharon, John (Donna), Walter (Maryanne) and Gerald (Darlene) and brother-in-law, Ronald Thurston. Roger is predeceased by his parents Alver (born in Abercorn, Quebec) and Mary Violet Neeley (nee St. John, born in Sudbury, Ontario). Roger was born in Sudbury, Ontario and served in the RCN as Lieutenant, an Officer and a Gentleman. After working at Sudbury Hydro he worked for the Canadian Union of Public Employees for over 30 years before retiring in 2006. The family wishes to thank the very many caring health care providers at Brantford General Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, the Outreach Program, CCAC and the lovely ladies at Avenue Pharmacy whose guidance and support was endless. Friends will be received at the Dwayne D. Budgell Funeral Home, 1105 Rest Acres Road, Paris, Ontario, on Friday, May 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. In accordance with Roger's request, cremation has already taken place. In Roger's memory and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. God saw you getting tired. And in the end it is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years. (The Toronto Star 29 May 2014)

NORDIN, Charles Julius (11 Mar 1923 - 04 Aug 2013) - Charlie passed away surrounded by his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox on August 4, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Capt. Charles Emil Nordin and Alvina Nordin, his siblings; Harry, Vera Murray, Irene Davis, Edith Rigby and Gloria Draper. Charlie is survived and will be lovingly missed by his wife of 60 years, Eleanor, his children Dan (Claudia), Chris (Melody) and their daughter Sania as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Charlie served in the Navy from Nov. 26, 1942 to Oct. 23, 1945 and saw war service on the high seas. After his years in the military Charlie worked as a marine engineer for the rest of his working life. He was a member of The Evergreen Seniors and The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 Comox. In his leisure time he enjoyed, fishing, golfing at Longlands, travel and gardening. Charlie was a wonderful husband and father and a kind, thoughtful and caring friend. If friends so wish, donations in Charlie's memory made to The Canadian Cancer Society, #102-1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, B.C., V9N 2K6 would be appreciated. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at 1:00PM from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C. (The Comox Valley Echo - 09 Aug 2013)

O'CONNOR, Albert Victor Jr. (27 May 1924 - 29 Jun 2013) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Al O'Connor, 89, of White Rock, B.C. Al passed away at Peace Arch Hospital Hospice after a valiant battle with cancer. Al was born in Vancouver to the late Albert and Ada (Griffiths) O'Connor. Al spent his boyhood years in the Hastings area and attended Templeton and Vancouver Technical schools before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. Al was based in Halifax and served as a stoker on an escort ship, participating in the Allied invasion of Normandy on D Day in 1944. After the war, Al returned to Vancouver and began working at Hammond Furniture, beginning a lifelong passion for making furniture and working with wood products. He met the love of his life, Margaret Irvine, in 1947 and the two were married July 23, 1949. Always resourceful and good with his hands, Al set about to build a house on Chambers Street where he and Margaret would raise their family. Al worked in a number of management roles in sawmills and furniture manufacturing. Al was a hands on leader who led by the example of his hard work. In his retirement years, Al turned his talents to making furniture for friends and family. The workmanship was of the highest quality and he and Marg branched into exhibiting at craft fairs. Al is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Margaret, sons Don (Mary Lynne) and Rick (Pam). He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Josh, Kristy, Ryan, Sean, Courtney and Kieran and great- grandchildren Lauren and Mailie. He will be missed by numerous other friends and relatives. The world is a better place because of Al and he will be greatly missed by his family. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Surrey Memorial Palliative Care and the Peace Arch Hospice. Your care of Al in his final days was comforting. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (The Province 06 Jul 2013)

 

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O'MALLEY, Gilbert (Gil) (27 Oct 1926 - 12 May 2016) - Born in Vancouver, Gil moved to Victoria at a young age. Graduating from Victoria High School, he joined the Canadian Navy serving on the East Coast during World War II. He re-enlisted in the Navy where he served most notably on the HMCS Sioux during the Korean War. He started a 30-year career for Canada Post in Victoria thereafter, working first as a mail carrier then as a postal officer. Gil was a familiar face at the Memorial Arena and on the baseball fields around the city. He volunteered as a statistics recorder for Little League and Babe Ruth baseball, and also directed two Babe Ruth Northwestern championship tournaments. Gil was a Cougars hockey team goal judge for 15 years and for 5 years for the Shamrocks lacrosse team. He was also a member of the Evening Optimist Club, participating for 20 years in their many youth development initiatives. One of the biggest Toronto Blue Jays fans on the West Coast, Gil always made time to cheer on the "Jays", even until his last days. His favourite travel destination was Reno, Nevada where he enjoyed playing Keno and the slots. Gil was predeceased by his son Wayne. He is survived by Nellie, his wife of 67 years, son Larry (Luda), daughter Karen Guilbault (Marvin), grandson Sean, granddaughter Tammy Schulz (Darren) and three great grandchildren Jenna, Kayla and Matthew. The O'Malley family would like to thank the staff of Veterans Affairs Canada and the Lodge at Broadmead for their compassionate support and care. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. (The Times Colonist 14 May 2016)

 

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O'NEIL, Patrick David (21 Feb 1945 - 24 Feb 2008) - Passed away peacefully. Beloved husband of 40 years to his soulmate and caregiver Gloria (nee Finn). Cherished father to Keri (1989) and cherished father and best friend to Jason and his wife Nadine. Dear son of his late parents: Ruby (nee Little) and John O'Neil, and son-in-law of Elizabeth Finn. Dear grampa to Maddison and Maya (to be). Dear brother of Robert of Windsor; William, Ken, both of Toronto; late Mary Ellen Renaud and her husband Stan, Richard, all of Windsor; Colleen of B.C. Dear brother-in-law of Maureen Nye, Patricia Finn, Sheila Meunier and her late husband Paul (2000), Kathleen Vetterello and her husband Guido, Eileen Steele and her husband Kenneth, Tim Finn and his wife Joan, Geraldine Finn, Monica Finn, Marion Cote, Kevin Finn and his wife Gail. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. O'Neil was a retiree of Grinnell Fire Protection. He also served proudly as a radioman in the Royal Canadian Navy and was past president of the H.M.C.S. Hunter Seamens Mess and the Army and Navy Club. In kindness, memorial donations made to the Hospice of Windsor would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Visiting on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at 10 a.m. from Janisse Bros - Marcotte Funeral Home, 1139 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor (519-253-5225), then to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. A tree will be planted in memory of Patrick O'Neil in the Janisse Bros - Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held September, 28th 2008. All are welcome. (The Windsor Star 25 Feb 2008)

 

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OAKLEY, Edward George (Ted), LS Gunner - Peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father Edward “Ted” George Oakley in his 97th year. Son of George Edward Oakley and Mary Ellen (Murphy) Oakley. Beloved husband of Ruby Lorraine (Gill) (1991). Proud father of Wayne (Cathy) Oakley of Southhampton, Ontario, Debbie (Jim) Somerville of Glanworth, Ontario and Barb (Lorne) Seaton of London, Ontario. Grandfather of Tracey (Mike) Kelly, Tim (Marcia) Oakley, Tina Oakley, Carrie (Chris) Reed and Jamie “Chubby” (Cathy) Somerville. Great Grandpa to Cody Emerson James and Rebecca Ann Reed, Ella Catherine, John Edward, and Brady James Somerville and Kelsey Wilcox-Oakley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Nellie Shearme and Alice “Ciss” Monks. Step brother of Jim and Harry Oakley. Half-brother of Fred Taylor, Walt Taylor, Reg Taylor and Edna Plank. Dad was very proud to serve in the Second World War as a gunnery instructor for the Royal Canadian Navy. After returning home to his wife Ruby, they settled in Old South London where they raised their family. Dad worked at Labatts for 38 years and had many interests including hunting and fishing as well as his boat and trailer in Port Glasgow. One of Dad’s greatest gifts to his family was his love and his zest for life. At Christmas time his standing joke at the dinner table was “please go easy on the butter guys, it’s 5 cents a pound”. Dad we will truly miss you, your sense of humor and your smile. We love you Daddi-O. Now go drop your line and go fishing “Cheerio and a Pip”. See ya later Daddi-O, love, your kids, grandkids and great grand kids. PS Don’t forget about the bubble gum in your ears! The family would like to thank the staff at Parkwood Hospital, Western Counties, 2-Perth for their care, compassion and friendship. Friends will be received by the family from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, where the funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:30am. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London. Those wishing to make a donation in the memory of Ted are asked to consider the Royal Canadian Legion Lambeth Branch 501, 7097 Kilbourne Road, Lambeth, N6P1K5 or the Duchess of Kent Branch 263, 499 Hill St. London, ON, N6B 1E8. (The A. Millard George Funeral Home 17 Jul 2003)

 

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OSLER, John Harty, LT, RCNVR - The Honourable John Harty Osler Q.C. L.L.B., Lieutenant RCNVR W.W.II, former Justice of the Superior Court of Ontario and founding member of the A.D.R. Chambers, partner in the firm of Jolliff Lewis and Osler, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, September 28, 2005. Beloved husband of Betty Guest, much loved father of Ann (Samuel Malcolmson), the late Janet, (George McDonald) and Hugh (Ann). He was the beloved Granddad of Sheila, Eric (Allison) and Claire Malcolmson, Lisa (Peter Stevens) and Morgan McDonald and Andrew (Amy), Kim (Aaron) and Megan Osler. He was just getting to know his three great-grandchildren, Breanna and Rachel Malcolmson and Graeme John Stevens. Born in Winnipeg in 1915, son of Colonel Hugh Osler and Kathleen Harty. He leaves his brothers, Gordon (Nancy Riley) and Alan. Predeceased by brothers, Bill, Hugh, John and E.B. John was educated at Appleby College, Trinity College University of Toronto and Osgood Law School. Private family service. Friends will be welcome at a celebration of his life to be held at The University Club, 380 University Ave., Toronto on Tuesday, October 11 at 4:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Children's Aid Foundation, Janet McDonald Scholarship, 25 Spadina Rd., Toronto, ON M5R 2S9. Arrangements entrusted to the Humphrey Funeral Home (The Winnipeg Free Press 30 Sep 2005)

 

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PAPPAS, Theodore Jr. (01 Jan 1921 - 03 May 2010) - A WW II Veteran, RCN - Born in Prince George, Ted spent most of his life on or at the water's edge. His true love was the sea. At age 89, just weeks before another expedition to salmon fish the Queen Charlotte Islands, Ted crossed over, robust to the end, at home with Helen his loving wife of 63 years, peacefully, at ease in his chair. Ted received the last rites of the Greek Orthodox Church, followed by a Buddhist ceremony at his cremation. On a blustery October morning, Ted's family bid him Godspeed as he left port for the last time. Borne by his son Constantine they were piped aboard the fighting ship H.M.C.S. Brandon and sailed from Esquimalt Naval base. By all accounts the service was splendid. The sea calmed and the sun broke through. Ted's flag-draped remains were committed to the sea. If you would like to remember Ted, pass by the bench where he often sat, topside of the centotaph at Victory Square Park and see the tribute he had written there: To Honour the Valiant Spirit of Those Who Perished At War Defending The Rights and Freedom of Humanity. Last year on Ted's 88th Birthday at H.M.C.S. Discovery, he was overheard speaking with a young officer who asked Ted if it was hard to volunteer for W.W. II as a 21 year old, sacrificing the best years of his life for King and Country. Ted Replied I was ready and I went. As for the best years of my life, they were tough but I know now it was those very years that made me into the man I am today. The entire Pappas Family would like to thank Her most gracious Majesty, Elizabeth II, Regina Dei Gratia, Her Royal Canadian Navy, all those at H.M.C.S. Discovery, and the Captain and Crew of the H.M.C.S. Brandon for their granting an able seaman's final request and greatest honor: to have, in the ancient tradition, with distinction, a burial at sea by his shipmates. God Save the Queen. (The Province 27 Nov 2010)

PARKER, Charlie Thomas Robertson, CPO1, RCN/CF (Navy) (24 Feb 1941 - 02 Nov 2013) - Charlie died peacefully at age 72 years, after a series of illnesses over the past several months. Born in Drumheller, Alberta, he spent his childhood in the Crowsnest Pass, and later Calgary. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1958 and had a memorable career as an engineer, retiring in 1981 as Chief Petty Officer First Class. Following this, he worked at HMCS Esquimalt Dockyard until full retirement in 1995. Charlie will be forever remembered and missed by his wife Maureen; daughter Alicia Parker and partner Scott McWilliams; daughter Rachel Parker; and son James Parker and wife Tina. Also missing their grandpa are Rowan, Georgia and Ivy McWilliams; Jordan and Stuart Parker; and Justin and Ryan Parker. He is also survived by sister Jean Campbell and family of Edmonton, Alberta; and sister Patricia Whittaker, husband Donald and family of Welland, Ontario. The family is grateful to Doctors D. Lintern, D. Myers, M. Jones, E. Atkins, and the wonderful staff at both VGH and RJH Intensive Care Units for the excellent care provided. Friends and neighbours are invited to the family home to remember Charlie, between one and five on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17th at 3840 Branson Road in Metchosin. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. (The Victoria Times Colonist 07 Nov 2013)

PARR, Alec V. ( 1920-2014) - The family announces with sorrow his passing on Monday February 17, 2014 at the Timmins and District Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen Parr in 1991 and by his second wife Muriel Parr in 2009. Loving father of Raymond Parr (Agatha) of Timmins and Ronald Parr (Andrea) of Whitby. Cherished grandfather of Jacob (Kiersten) & Sarah and great-grandfather of Camryn and Brooke Parr. Dear brother of Eunice Jolley of Belleville. Alec was a Veteran of World War II having served with the Royal Canadian Navy. Funeral service will be held at Grace Bible Chapel on Friday February 21, 2014 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Tisdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday February 20 from 7-9 pm at Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home (705)268-4488 Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society will be greatly appreciated.

PARSONS, Peter (22 Mar 1946 - 05 Dec 2007) - It is with a great sense of shock and loss that the family of Peter Parsons announce his death at the age of 61 on December 5/07. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Natalya, and his two sons Nick and Tim (wife Stacey and grandson Kieran and granddaughter Aidan), his sister Susan and son Dean, brother John Patrick (Wendy) and daughter Heidi, his aunts Ann MacKay and Olive Arges of Thunder Bay, and cousin Cynthia Baechler and family of Campbell River. He was predeceased by his parents, Olga (d. 1972) and Jack (d. 2007). Peter will be missed deeply by his mother-in-law Win Littleton, brother and sister-inlaw Ellery and Mary Helen Littleton, and their children Jason and Lauren, and by his many friends, particularly George and Ruthe Tiessen, Bud and Cheryl Kittson and Anne and Bill Howie. Peter was born in Winnipeg and enlisted in the Canadian Forces training school HMCS Venture at the age of 18 in 1964, following which he joined the Navy where he served as a junior officer for three years. He then trained as an air traffic controller and spent most of his long career as a controller at Victoria International Airport, where he worked from 1968 to his retirement in 2000. Peter loved airplanes and flying (he took his pilot's license in the early 70's) and was a popular and well-known figure around the airport. Peter was a remarkable lifelong volunteer; the range of his services in the community was extraordinary. Allison Habkirk, former Mayor of Central Saanich, who worked closely with Peter over the years, and nominated him for the Peninsula Community Services Hearts of the Community Award in 2005, says Peter can only be described as community volunteer extraordinaire!" The list of his volunteer contributions includes: Chair & Board Member Peninsula Community Services; Board of Directors Victoria Seniors Housing Society; Umpire-in-Chief Central Saanich Little League (1980-2007); Manager Transportation at the Airport for the Commonwealth Games 1994; Trustee Saanich Peninsula Hospital; Chair of the Peninsula Health Planning Group; Vice-Chair Capital Health Board; Chair Central Saanich Advisory Planning Commission; Member of the Official Community Plan and Brentwood Revitalization Committees; District Representative on the Board of the Victoria Airport Authority; Board of Directors, Beacon Community Services; Executive Keating Home and School; Steering Committee Stelly's Secondary School Renovations. Peter was very modest about his many accomplishments as a volunteer, and of the prodigious amount of time and energy he poured into the community. He was without visible ego in these activities; the welfare of people was always foremost in his mind, and in his humane and liberal approach to community politics. Peter went about his volunteer activities in the style of a gentle giant," Allison Habkirk comments, never seeking attention and reluctantly accepting thanks from those of us who admired him so very much. He simply and genuinely wanted to help and to be involved." Peter was a larger than life individual, on every level. His height and imposing size were impressive, especially in his much-loved career as Little League umpire, an activity he shared with his close friend and fellow umpire George Tiessen, where his authority as ump" was seldom questioned. Peter was an outgoing, sociable, enthusiastic, generous, funny, caring friend and associate. He was a loving father who was extremely proud of his sons Nick and Tim, a wonderful grandfather to Keiran and Aidan, and a devoted partner and companion to Natalya. He fell in love with Tal" when he met her in 1966 (she at 18; he at 19) and never fell out of love with her. Peter greatly enjoyed things French, and French wines in particular. He and Natalya were fortunate to be able to share a trip to France in September of this year, where he was happy and light-hearted exploring Paris, the vineyards of Burgundy and the beaches and cafes of the Riviera. A memorial service to celebrate Peter's life will be held at 1:00 pm, January 5, 2008, in the main building of the Saanich Fair Grounds, 1528 Stellys Cross Rd. A private family gathering will follow on January 7. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter's name to Beacon Community Services, 9860 Third St., Sidney, B.C. V8L 3A5. (The Times Colonist 11 Dec 2007)

 

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PATCH, Wallace Norman (Wally) (1925 - 2013) - Passed away at Lachine Hospital on Wednesday December 18. Wally was pre- deceased by his beloved wife Mavis, nee Porteous: his sister Merle (Ron Cumming); his mother Florence nee Hale and his father Roy Patch. He is survived by his daughter Beverley and son-in-law Paul Rabeau; and daughter Deborah and son-in-law John Hutchings. He was the proud and cherished grandfather "Baka" of Karolyn and Kevin Rabeau: Andy, Timmy and Eddie Hutchings. We love you and you will live on in our hearts. Wally was a true Montrealer. He was born in Montreal, grew up in Snowdon and moved to Dorval where the family lived for close to 40 years. He loved sports. He was a sprint star at West Hill High School. He played hockey and still has season tickets with the Canadiens. During the war he joined the Navy and sailed on the H.M.C.S. Donnaconna to the Tonga Islands. He played football for the Navy Combines and was part of the team when they won the Grey Cup in 1944. Following the war he studied acoustics and was a successful ceiling contractor in Montreal for many years. He worked for Dominion Sound and Promont Inc. before starting his own company Patch Acoustical Services. His company had contracts at Expo 67. At one time he was president of CISCA, a large association of ceiling contractors. He gave talks as far away as England and South Africa about acoustics. He was a humble man, always positive and very generous. He was a true gentleman. He loved people. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved the outdoors -especially his time spent at the farm in Richmond Quebec and later at Fraser Lake in the Laurentians -fishing, walking in the woods and driving his 1971 Jeep. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage at Higgins Beach, Maine, his condo in Siesta Key and later his home in University Park, Florida. He went on many fishing trips to Newfoundland and Northern Quebec. He leaves behind many dear friends. Special thanks to Dr. Kass and the staff that cared for him during his brief stay at the Lachine Hospital. Extra special thanks to Dr. Perreault and the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Ste. Anne's Veteran's Hospital where he lived and was lovingly cared for during the past two years on unit 3B. Visitation will take place on January 4, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at J.J.Cardinal Funeral Home, 560, Lakeshore drive, Dorval, (514) 631-1511, followed by a chapel service. In lieu of flowers donations to the Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation or the Lachine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. "Cry not for me -whether I shall die and leave behind the earth I love, these trees, the sky the ever-pounding sea, the yearly hope of spring- cry not for me; rejoice my soul has wings and in it's freedom sings." (The Gazette 26 Dec 2013)

 

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PATERSON, Hunter (Pat) W. - It is with great sadness to announce the unexpected passing of Hunter (Pat) Paterson at the age of 85 on Thursday, March 8, 2007. Hunter was born in Kintore, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1927 with his parents and family, who then settled in Saskatchewan. In 1939 he came to Winnipeg and joined the RCNVR during the Second World War. On returning to Winnipeg in 1949, he joined the Winnipeg Police Force and retired in 1977. Even after his retirement he kept very active by volunteering his time and always helping others. Hunter was predeceased by his loving wife Florence in 1996. Remaining to cherish his memory is his daughter Liz (Richard) Pasieczka of Oakbank and their three children, April, Ryan and Shayne, his son John (Connie) Paterson of Kelowna and their two children, Chris and Tara, and his other grandchildren, Darby and Sheena of Winnipeg and great-grandchild Lily. He also leaves behind his sisters, Margaret (Peggy) MacDonald of Yorkton, SK, and Jean Brown of Regina, SK, his brother Walter (Marilyn) of Calgary, AB, and his sister-in-law Joan Brandson of Winnipeg, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hunter will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service has been held. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of their choice. (The Winnipeg Free Press 17 Mar 2007)

PATTERSON, George William (Bill) - After a courageous battle with cancer on June 13, 2004 with his two loving nieces Lynne Quinnell and Jill Chwan at his side, George William "Bill" Patterson passed away. Bill was born and spent his entire life in St. James. He attended Britannia, Assiniboine and Linwood schools in St. James. Bill served his apprenticeship as a boiler maker/welder at the C.P.R Shops - Weston until he left to proudly serve in the RCNVR. It was an experience that influenced his entire life. Following the war, he returned to the C.P.R until the coming of the diesel engine. Bill left the C.P.R and continued his welding profession at Imperial Oil. With the closing of the Refinery he joined Manitoba Hydro until his retirement in 1988. Bill was a member of the Masonic Order of Ionic Lodge #25. He was also a life time member of the Ingolf Campers Association. Kae and Bill would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2004. All of Bills free time was spent at Ingolf until ill health prevented it. Both Kae and Bills parents had a place at Ingolf and after their marriage they had a place of their own. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson, and twin brothers, Vern and Warren (Tim). He is survived by his loving wife Kae and his only sister Doreen (Bob) Reinhardt; his sisters-in-law, Cathy and Ina Patterson and Pat Ogilvie; three god-children, Debra Reinhardt, Warren Patterson and Michael Griffin. Bill and Kae had no children but were blessed with a host of nieces and nephews who were a large part of their life. From the Patterson family the nieces and nephews are as follows: Warren (Linda), Jill (Guy), Pam (Alan), Debra (Brent), Chris, Ross (Betti), Quinn (Mark) and from the Ogilvie family: Murray (Joyce), Bob (Marcia), Lynne, Jill (Brian), Stewart (Marg), Judy (Dennis), Bronwyn (Tony) and Bob (Melanie). He is also survived by 22 great nieces and nephews and six great-great-nieces and nephews. It is with gratitude and pride that Kae wishes to thank her niece, Lynne Quinnell who was with her Uncle Bill from the beginning of his illness to the end and her niece Jill Chwan, from California who phone him religiously every Saturday morning since his retirement to keep him in the know about the family. Bill was a veracious reader and corresponded monthly with his dear friend Ruby Graff of Medford, Oregon. His two very close friends Diane MacKenzie and Ross Dallas were always there. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of 5 South at Victoria General and Dr. Maxwell, Dr. Jeyakmeri and to Anne at the Chemo Therapy Department who gave him extra care during his treatments. Also thanks to family physician Dr. Paul Lu. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Bills memory to Victoria General Hospital, 2340 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, MB. Sleep Safely Sailor. (The Winnipeg Free Press 16 Jun 2004)

PAUL, Kenneth L. - 86, of New Port Richey, FL and Beaver Harbour, N. B., Canada, died unexpectedly from complications of pneumonia on March 11, 2010 at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Ken was born on September 26, 1923 in Beaver Harbour and was the son of the late C. Allen and Vera A. (Justason) Paul. Ken served over three years for HMCS in the Canadian Navy during WWII. Upon discharge in 1945, he attended St. John Vocation Technical School. After working in a machine shop for several years and then for Irving Pulp and Paper in St. John, N.B., Ken began a long career for Cives Corporation out of their plants in Gouverneur, NY; Augusta, ME; Syracuse, NY; and Atlanta, GA. He began as a field foreman and worked all over the United States as the company expanded. Ken retired in 1984 as Vice President of Erection. Ken is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lucine (Dawson) Paul; daughter Valerie and her sons Nathan and Paul; daughter Heather and her sons Ryan and Dylan; and daughter Jennifer and her sons Kyle and Nick. Ken was predeceased by his brothers Clifford, Daryl, Weldon, Norman, and his sister Joyce. Resting at the St George Funeral Home & Crematorium, 26 Portage St, St .George NB., with visiting hours on Tuesday, March 23 2010, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 24 2010 at 2 pm from the Christ Church (Anglican) at Pennfield NB., with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.

PAYNE, Ronald Robertson (Ron) (29 Mar 1918 - 17 Mar 2014) - Passed away peacefully at the Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the age of 95. Ron Payne, beloved husband of the late Leila Payne (nee Soughton). Dear father of Eleanor Bain (Edward) and Ron (Dianna). Cherished grandfather of Sherilyn (Stephen), Laura (John) and Robert (Liza) and great-grandfather of Riley and Jordan. Predeceased by his brothers Dennis Payne and Russell Payne. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Ron served in the Royal Canadian Navy, and was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60, Burlington. After WWII, Ron worked for Westinghouse Canada for 47 years. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington (905-632-3333), on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. A Legion service will take place at 7 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:30 am. Interment Burlington Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations made to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

PEGGIE, Robert Gillan (14 Nov 1923 - 18 May 2010) - With heavy hearts and wonderful memories the family of Robert Peggie announces his "passing over the bar" on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at Deer Lodge Centre Robert/Bob/RGP will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ann (Forbes) of 63 years, his daughters Barbara Gudmundson; Joanne Borger (Ron) (Ron's children and grandchildren), sister Betty Dry, and her family, and sister-in-law Laura Forbes, and her family, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert was predeceased by his parents William and Margaret, his brothers-in-law Jack Dry and William Forbes and son-in-law Brian Gudmundson. Bob was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and lived there until leaving to serve in WWII. On his return, he resumed his career at CP Rail in Moose Jaw. There he met and married Ann Forbes. Bob was employed by CP Rail for over 40 years and during that time Mom and Dad lived in many places across the Prairies. While in Lethbridge, their first daughter Barbara was born and their second daughter, Joanne, arrived in Winnipeg . Robert loved his job with the railway and treasured the special friendships he made over the years with his fellow "railroaders". Robert spent many years involved with the Naval Reserve and Sea Cadets at HMCS Chippawa in Winnipeg. He taught swimming lessons for many years and was an instructor/examiner for the Royal Lifesaving Society and the Red Cross. One of Dad's passions was his Art Apps. Reunion Group. Dad was awarded a Life Membership by the Shrine Oriental Band at Khartum Temple. He participated in many parades with his fellow Shriners. Bob also received his 50 year diamond pin and Life Membership from Acacia Lodge in 2002. Mom and Dad were members of Elmhurst Golf and Country Club for many years. They also enjoyed their winters in Palm Springs where Dad volunteered for the Bob Hope Open for sixteen years. Most important to Dad were his best friend Ann, and his daughters.. The family would like to extend our deepest thanks to all the Staff at Deer Lodge Centre for their compassionate care, especially those on Tower 5 where Dad resided. We would also like to thank Dad's many friends who visited. "Remember him with a smile today, He was not one for tears Reflect instead on memories Of all the happy years". A memorial service celebrating Bob's life will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to The Shriners' Children's Hospital, The Parkinson Foundation, or a charity of their choice.

PERRY, Murray Stanley - 93, Shelburne. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grand-father and great-grandfather, Murray, at Roseway Manor on Monday, April 28, 2014, one month shy of his 94th birthday. Born in 1920 in Churchover he was a son of the late Thomas and Myrtle (Mahaney) Perry. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. Murray served during the Second World War in the Canadian Army and Navy. He later worked in New Brunswick and Ontario. He was employed at the Nova Scotia School for Boys in Shelburne for many years. He will be forever remembered and cherished by his family as a kind, caring, dignified man and will be greatly missed and remembered for his ingenious schemes and inventions. His handcrafted ships in a bottle will always hold a place in our homes and hearts. He is survived by his wife Edith (Hatch); daughters, Elizabeth, Ruth and Bonnie; sons, John, David and William. He was greatly loved by his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Murray was predeceased by brothers, Ralph, Arnold, Bradford, Phillip and twin brother, Charles; sisters, Marjorie and Kathleen. A public visitation was held on Wednesday, April 30 in H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home Shelburne. A private family service was held on Thursday, May 1. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to Roseway Manor Fund. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Manor for their kindness over the past four years. Their care in his final days went beyond the call of duty.

PETERS, Clarke Boyer - On November 28, 2004, Clarke Boyer Peters passed away suddenly at the age of 68 years. Clarke was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 7, 1936. His father's employment with the CPR saw the family travel throughout Canada, eventually ending up in the North Bend/Boston Bar area of BC. In 1949, at age 13, he worked for the CPR as a callboy for two months in the summer. Then in 1952 he began work full time as a section man. At age 17, Clarke joined the Navy where he became a Leading Seaman, and traveled the world. While on leave in 1955, Clarke met Elizabeth (Betty) Sorochan. They were married in 1957 at the church in HMCS Naden. Together they made their home in Victoria, until 1959 when Clarke left the Navy with a Honourable Discharge, having received High Recommendations, something he was very proud of. Clarke and Betty then moved to Edmonton, and in 1960 he began a career with the Edmonton Fire Department. In 1974 Clarke and Betty, along with their daughter Deborah, moved to Kamloops, where Clarke started his own business, Southgate Painting and Decorating, which he continued to operate until his retirement in 1993. Clarke and Betty had resided in Kamloops since, enjoying their time together in retirement. Clarke was predeceased by his wife, Betty, on August 20, 2004. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Deborah MacKenzie, son-in-law Rory, and grandchildren Rod, Shane and Danielle, as well as many family and friends in the Edmonton and Kamloops area. A Memorial Service celebrating Clarke's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on December 18, 2004 at the St. Andrews United Church, Fieldstone Drive, Spruce Grove Alberta. His ashes will later be scattered, along with Betty's, at a favourite location where they spent many happy hours. If so desired, a memorial tribute may be made in Clarke's name to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2T1. (The Edmonton Journal 08 Dec 2004)

PICKARD, Herbert Marquis, M.I.D., Lt, RCNVR (09 Aug 1916 - 02 May 2010) Herbert M. Pickard died Sunday, May 2, 2010 of old age at almost 94 years, 12 years after his wife Hope (Rutherford). He is survived by his sister Joan Voorheis of London, Ontario, and his two daughters, Hope Smith (Jim) of Calgary and Rebecca Chidley (Peter Parker) of Vancouver. He also leaves behind his four beloved grandchildren, Lauren Chidley-Steinart (Jeremy Steinart), Christopher Chidley and Adam and Eric Smith, his great-granddaughter, Chloe Chidley-Steinart, and his eight nieces and nephews. Born in Winnipeg in 1916, Herb grew up there, becoming a competent horseman and a talented golfer; he was a member of the Manitoba Willingdon Cup team for four years. A brilliant scholar, he graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1940 and joined the venerable Winnipeg law firm Aikins MacAulay, but soon decided to join the RCNVR. After an officers' training course at Royal Roads, where he came first in his class, Lieut. Pickard ( Pick ) was posted to England to the fleet of small speedy gun-boats known as dog-boats'. There he met the Three Musketeers, brave and devilish lads from Vancouver: Corny Burke, Tommy Ladner, and Doug Maitland, with whom he spent his war years on the Mediterranean. Their daring escapades and heroic pursuits were documented in the books Flag 4 , Gunboat 658 and The Champagne Navy . Herb was mentioned in dispatches: For outstanding courage, leadership and skill in Light Coastal Craft in many daring attacks on enemy shipping in enemy waters . The four remained fast friends for the rest of their lives; he was the last survivor. Not long after returning to Aikins MacAulay, he was lured into the CPR Law Department by friend and former Winnipegger Ian D. Sinclair, and he spent the rest of his career in increasingly senior executive positions with the parent company, CP Limited, including Chairman of Marathon Realty, during the era of the legendary N.R. Crump, and then with pals Ian Sinclair and F.S. Burbidge, transferring to Calgary, back to Winnipeg and back to Calgary again, although much of his time was spent at head office in Montreal. He loved to get away to the cottage at Lake of the Woods, Ontario, and spent several months a year there after retirement in 1977 until Hope died in 1998. One of his favourite activities was to take the grandchildren out in his boat. His last years became increasingly challenging as he was diagnosed with dementia and Parkinson's disease in 2007, but the staff at the Beverly Glenmore took kind and gentle care of Herb over the past two years, for which the family is most grateful. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if you would like to make a donation to CARE Canada, the Salvation Army, the Naval Museum of Calgary, or a charity of your choice in Herb's memory, we would be most appreciative. Please send expressions of sympathy c/o 3839 10th St. SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3J2. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church chapel (1009 - 15 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at a later date in Winnipeg. End of message, as Dad would say. Arrangements in care of McInnis Holloway Funeral Home (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5) Telephone: 403-243-8200. (The Winnipeg Free Press 28 May 2010)

PINNELL, John Edward, RCNVR - A WW II Veteran 1940-45 - Born: September 12, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - Died 9 July 2011, at age 91, in Ottawa, Ontario. Educated in Winnipeg at the Isaac Brock and David McIntyre public schools, his parents Rose May and Richard Charles Pinnell, moved in 1935 to a farm near Warren, Manitoba. John graduated from the Warren Consolidated High School and took a correspondence course for Grade 12. He joined the Navy in 1940 as a wireless operator and saw service primarily on the North Atlantic. After the war, he entered second year at the University of Manitoba where he graduated from 5th year Physics and Mathematics (Honours) in 1949. Employment was difficult in these years, so he migrated to Toronto and was employed as an engineer for Philips (with research in Holland). In 1951 he married Audrey Carol Albee who was working as a medical secretary. He moved to Montreal and was hired as a radar engineer with RCA Victor, and subsequently as a transistor engineer. The year 1955 saw the birth of their first son, and the formation of a company called Pylon Electronic Development Company Ltd with his brother Stanley and Herb Laks. John became President and 30 years later retired as Chairman of the Board. Predeceased by his wife Audrey of 59 years, he will be sadly missed by his three sons John Peter (m. Victoria Chandler), Richard James, and Edward Albee (m. Rosemary Drziak), his seven grandchildren: John Richard, Charles (m. Maria Arias Montecillo), Katherine, Diana, Rolf, Erika and Hans Pinnell and his brothers Robert and Stanley Pinnell. Family and friends are invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario for visitation on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., immediately followed by a religious service in the Pilon Family Chapel at 3 o'clock. Interment will then take place at the Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. The family wishes to express their thanks to personal caregivers; Akua Agyeman, Sonia Banton, and Erma Sandiford and the staff of Peter D. Clark. In lieu of flowers, donations to Peter D. Clark L.T.C. would be appreciated.

PITCHER, Ronald John - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad and Grampa on August 26, 2006. Ron leaves his daughter, Judith (Martin), grandchildren, Jeffrey and Landon, his son, Bill, and sister, Ruth. Ron was born January 22, 1914 in Victoria, BC. Ron enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as a Bugler Boy, completed his apprenticeship as a Shipwright in Prince Rupert and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as an Acting Shipwright in May 1936. Ron was transferred to Halifax, NS where he was promoted to Chief Shipwright in January 1941, just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Ron was commissioned from the ranks and promoted to Shipwright Officer in 1947. Ron met the love of his life, Marjorie May Starrett in 1940 at a church social; they married in June 1941. Ron was stationed in the North Atlantic during the war while Marjorie remained in Newfoundland and Halifax. Ron served on several RCN vessels as a hull/construction officer including HMCS Stadacona, Saguenay, Victory, Nelson, Restigouche, Avalon, Chaleur II, Bytown, Niobe, Scotian, Warrior, Magnificent and Cape Breton. During the war Ron qualified as a deep sea diver and worked in many diving missions off the east coast. Ron also spent many years working as naval overseer in shipyards on the east and west coasts during his naval career. Ron and Marjorie transferred to the west coast in the early 1950's where they continued to raise their children. Ron retired in 1968 but maintained his keen interest in wooden boats. After retirement Ron worked as a shipwright at various ship yards eventually establishing his business, "Pitcher Boat Repair " at Westport Marina in Sidney for many years where he repaired boats of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Ron made his living, as did his Dad, Lewis, always working with his hands, caulking and repairing wooden boats. He was a craftsman of the highest calibre, always looked forward to a challenge and never turned a "needy " boat away from his yard. Money and a person's ability to pay for work on a boat was never a concern with Ron, he saw a need and he rose to the challenge. Ron was a committed, honest, ethical and hard working individual with a keen sense of humour, and a passion for wooden boats. Ron started to layout the frame for his own "Mischief " in the basement of our home; eventually moved her into our backyard where he finished and launched her in the early 1960's. Ron remained devoted to wooden boats and their repairs throughout his life. "Grampa " also remained keenly interested and concerned about his grandchildren, Jeffrey and Landon, often telling us that he regretted not living long enough to see them develop into young men fulfilling their lives. He took great pride in Jeffrey's and Landon's accomplishments and nothing made him happier than spending time with them. We would like to acknowledge the loving care provided by the nurses and staff at the Gorge Short Stay Geriatric Program; South Victoria Home Care, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Veteran Affairs, and all those individuals, friends and neighbours who contributed to helping Dad remain in his home until his final days. Dearest Dad, our memories of you will give us strength to carry on, light to guide us and smiles to warm our hearts. Rest now with Marjorie; you have lived well and your spirit lives on. A memorial service and reception will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 2:00 pm. (The Times Colonist 09 Sep 2006)

POLESCHUK, Harry George - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Harry George Poleschuk of Arborg, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Arborg Hospital with loving family by his side. Predeceased by father Paul, mother Lena, wife Bertha, son Barry, sisters Olga Elchuk, Margie Pawlowski and Nancy Novak. Dad leaves to mourn son Larry (Peggy) Poleschuk and grandson Brad Poleschuk of Winnipeg, granddaughter Sheri Riddoch (Keith) and great- granddaughter Sienna of Oakville, Ontario, son Ken Poleschuk of Arborg, grandson Keith (Sheryl) great-granddaughter Emma Poleschuk of Arborg, brother Victor Poleschuk of Winnipeg, sisters Anne Beliga of Winnipeg and Mary (Andy) Prokopchuk of Thunder Bay, Ontario, as well as numerous other family members and acquaintances. Dad was born in Majkow, Poland on March 30, 1923. The family including the older siblings, Olga, Dad, Victor, Anne and Margie immigrated to Canada arriving in Halifax via Gdansk, Poland and Liverpool, England aboard the ship SS Lithuania on April 30, 1930. The family eventually settled in Glenella, MB on a small farm and after a few years relocated to Middlechurch, MB. During the Second World War, Dad enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery and after a short period transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy where he served on several warships. He was a member of the Arborg Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161. Mom and Dad were married in Winnipeg in 1947 where Dad was employed as a professional painter. In 1949, Larry was born and Ken in 1953. In 1953, the family moved to Arborg where Dad established a branch of Ideal Produce, an egg and poultry merchant. Son Barry was born in Arborg in 1957 and at this time the family moved to the home on River Road. Dad served on the Arborg Chamber of Commerce in the early 1960s. In 1963, Dad endeavoured to establish a stand-alone Credit Union to replace the small office in the local Co-op store. The project began in an abandoned grocery store and eventually resulted in establishing the building that occupies the present location. It was as the Manager of the Arborg Credit Union that Dad was able to connect with the people of Arborg and surrounding areas and will be remembered most. Dad retired in 1979. He and Mom travelled through the southern United States and eventually relocated to Vancouver Island where they spent many days traversing the island with their motor home. They settled into a home in Comox, BC. When Mom passed away in 1992, Dad moved back to Manitoba, spending time with sister Anne and brother Victor. He eventually moved back to Arborg to live with son Ken where he lived until his death. Dad loved sports, fishing and hunting. He played baseball and softball with the Arborg men's teams and also coached Little League baseball. He was always very supportive of the boys when it came to their sports. As much as Dad loved to golf, he got great joy out of hunting for golf balls and preparing them for yard sales which he was also very fond of. Golf became a passion of his and that passion was transferred to the sons and grandkids who all took up the sport. Dad and Ken spent many a day golfing at Hecla and Inwood and enjoying each other's company. The family wishes to express our sincerest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and all the staff at the Arborg Hospital for the excellent care and compassion provided for Dad in his time of need. Per Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal funeral service will be held. A private interment will take place at a later date. (The Winnipeg Free Press 18 Jan 2014)

RYAN, Foster Francis - Age 91, Mulgrave, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Clement George and Bridget (Watt) Ryan. Foster worked at the Canso Canal under the Canadian Coast Guard for 34 years. He worked as well on the SS Scotia ll. Foster was a veteran of WWII serving overseas from 1942-1945 as a gunner with the Royal Canadian Navy. Foster was a member of St. Lawrence Parish, Mulgrave. Special thanks to the nursing care at St. Martha's and also to the homecare workers. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Jean (Richard); daughter, Veronica Ryan, Mulgrave; sons, George (Helen), Rexton, NB; Christopher (Doug), London, England; Gerard (Dale), Port Hawkesbury; sisters, Joan (George) Hurry, Ottawa; Theresa MacDonald, North Sydney; brothers, Eric (Anna), Mulgrave; Bobby (Jean), North Sydney; grandchildren, Brent Ryan, Darren Ryan, Heather Ryan, Brittany Ryan, Eric Ryan; great-grandchildren, Georgia and Taylor Ryan. He was predeceased by his brothers, Earl, Miles and James; sisters, Eileen Power and Laura MacDonald. There will be no visitation. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday from St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave with Father Allan MacPhie officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mulgrave and Area Resting Place, St. Lawrence Cemetery Fund or to the Nova Scotia Lung Association. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury.

SALSMAN, Whiley Donald - With heavy hearts, the family of Whiley Donald Salsman, age 85, of Dartmouth, announces his passing on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Dartmouth General Hospital after a courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Waterville on June 16, 1930, he was a son of the late Noble and Stella (Burns) Salsman and step-mother, Sadie (Wentzell) Salsman. A veteran of the Korean War, Whiley retired from the Royal Canadian Navy as a CPO after 25 years of service. He then worked at DND until his retirement. In early years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting trips to Cape Breton and then discovered camping. He and wife, Betty settled at the Plantation Campground for over 40 years, making many lasting friends. It was a great opportunity for him to be back in the valley with friends and family. He enjoyed many road trips to the US for shopping deals. He loved his family deeply, always interested in what they were doing and especially enjoyed the many family gatherings. Whiley is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty (Slaunwhite); daughters Sherry Scott, Waverley, and Annette (Darren) Cossar, Dartmouth; grandchildren, Gregory and Meredith Scott (James), Dylan and Danielle Cossar, Dartmouth; half-brothers, Douglas Salsman, Coombs, BC; Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, Leo (Adele), Trail, BC, Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, BC; half-sisters, Joan (Mike) Mahovic, Port Alberni, BC, Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, Marilyn (Allen) Teal, Trenton, Ont, Freda Salsman, Waterville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Richard Salsman; sister, Pauline (Helpard) Rydberg; half-brothers, Calvin and Eugene Salsman; half-sisters, Joy Walsh, Sharon Teal, and Katherine Salsman in infancy; son-in-law John Scott. The family wishes to express deep gratitude for the care from the staff of DGH and family physician, Dr. Ken Cameron and NP, Sylvia Gillard. No visitation by his request. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Rev. David Watt officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

 

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PARADIS, Melvin Douglas Sr. - Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, at Sumac Lodge on Saturday, July 12, 2014, Melvin Douglas Paradis Sr. passed away at the age of 77. Beloved husband of the late Barbara Jean Paradis (2007). Loving father of Melvin (Shannon) Paradis, Tommy Paradis, David (Tami) Paradis, Paul (Terri) Paradis, Sheri (Chris) LaFleche and Bruce Fulford. Cherished grandfather of Kasey, Brittany, Mercedes, Jesse, Jarred, Shane and Ryan Paradis, Tyler, Kyle and Rachel LaFleche. Loved brother of Leonard (Helen) Paradis and Diane Paradis. Predeceased by his brothers John and Jerry Paradis. Melvin served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1953 to 1964. He was awarded a Star of Courage medal from Queen Elizabeth in 1972 for rescuing a baby from a house fire in 1971. At Melvin’s request there will be a private family gathering. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 62, Sarnia (cheques only at the funeral home please). (The Smith Funeral Home and Family Centre 13 Jul 2014)

SULLIVAN, William Joseph (Bill) (Spike), CPO, RCN - age 92, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016, in the MacLeod House. Born on September 30, 1923, in Quebec City, he was the son of the late Thomas James and Margarite Anne (Bryne) Sullivan. Bill was veteran of Second World War retiring from the Royal Canadian Navy after having served for twenty five years, during that time he sailed on various ships. He was a member of several Masonic Orders. Spike served on many organizations in his local community and was a member of Christ Church Anglican, Windsor. Spike is survived by his daughter, Karen (Eric) Stephens, Windsor; daughter-in-law, Wendy, Dartmouth; granddaughter, Amy (Scott) Harris, Dartmouth, and their children, Olivia and Cameron; grandson, Craig (Pam) McBay, Legal, Alta. and their children, Devynne and Seth; sister, Isabelle; special friend, Aggie Langille. Besides his parents, Spike was predeceased by his wife, the former, Alice Elizabeth Sullivan (2010); sons, Timothy B. (2011) Shaun (2003); sisters, Margaret, Ursela and Muriel Sullivan; brothers, John, Patrick and Thomas Sullivan. Bill’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jim Leahy; Valerie, Lynn, Jill and his family at Kingsway/MacLeod House. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 in Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, where Welsford Lodge #26 will hold a tribute service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Christ Church Anglican, 543 King Street, Windsor, with Rev. David Curry officiating. A private family interment will be in the Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix. Donations in memory of Spike, can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or Christ Church Anglican.

WILSON, Wellington Bruce, CD, Cdr, RCN - died comfortably in his home on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. He was born on November 13, 1927 in Clinton, ON, of Wellington Wilson and Ina Grant Alexander. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Ruth (nee Purvis), his son Grant Wilson, and nephew Anthoine Julien. He is survived by his sister, Evelyn Hitzeroth (Eric), his son Mark (Mark Anderson), his daughter Anne (Michael Bouchard) and granddaughters, Jade and Isabella Bouchard, and grandsons Eric and Louis Fleurent-Wilson, and Hitzeroth nieces Trudie (René Julien) and Connie (Dennis Ohlman), and nephews Eric Ohlman (Julie) and nephew Liam, and nephew Matthew Ohlman. Bruce attended Royal Canadian Naval College, the University of Toronto and served for a combined forty years in the Canadian Navy (serving in HMC Ships Magnificent, Quebec, Margaree, the Second escort Squadron) and a Director in the Canadian Coast Guard. Bruce enjoyed his family, his life and his friends to the fullest and is looking forward to joining Abou Ben Adhem and the rest of the Tribe that have gone before. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Drive, Ottawa at 2 p.m. on May 13, followed by a reception in the Church Hall. Bruce was especially grateful for the many friends he has made through the years. In memorial, donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin St, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7 would be appreciated. (The Ottawa Citizen 07 May 2016)

 

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