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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Obituary transcriptions of those who served in the


Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)


MURPHY, Daniel James (Danny) (04 Nov 1929 - 09 Sep 2016) - age 86 passed away peacefully on Sept 9th, 2016 at Parkstone Enhanced Care Facility with family by his side. Born in Kingston, Ontario, he was the son of the late Daniel Murphy (Montreal/Kingston) and Isabell Devine/Murphy (Kingston). In his youth, he enjoyed playing team sports and was a respected hockey and football player in Kingston. He lived in Dartmouth for most of his adult life. He worked for 15 years at the N.A.D. Fire Control Shop and retired in 1976 after 25 years from Navy Regiment R.C.N., C.F.B. Shearwater as an Aircraft Control Man and served on the flight decks of the H.M.C.S. Bonaventure and Magnificent as a Chief Petty Officer, 2nd Class. Danny's spare time passions were fishing and hunting with his partner Duke, his beautiful dog. He is survived by his sister Barbara Burgess of Red Deer Alberta and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Danny shared many interesting stories about his adventures with his cousin Bud Smith in Kingston. Besides his parents he was predeceased 12 years ago by the love of his life, Anne Lydia Murphy (Surette) of Eel Brook, N.S. They are together forever at last We would like to thank the staff on Citadel Court, 2nd Floor at Parkstone for going above and beyond to provide comfort to Danny and his family in his final days. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Visitation will take place on Tuesday September 13th, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 PM in Dartmouth Funeral Home, 29 Queen St. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday September 14th at Saint Thomas More Parish located at 15 Caledonia Rd, Dartmouth with Father Toochukwo Okafor officiating. Internment will take place following Mass at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Christ The Redeemer, 767 Main St, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dartmouth SPCA or to The Alzheimer's Society.



McMULLIN, William I., CPO2 - age 84 of Eastern Passage, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, at home. Born September 10, 1931 in Glace Bay, he was a son of the late William MacKinnon and Christina (O'Handley) McMullin. William is survived by children, Elaine Descoteaux (Denis), Willie (Brenda), Paul (Susan), all of Eastern Passage; and Christine Catena (Butch), Napanee, Ont.; grandchildren, Matthew, Katelyn, Will, Tanya, BJ, Paul, Sarah, Lindsay and 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma LeBlanc, Beverly MacNeil. Also survived by many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews who thought the world of 'Uncle Billie'. William was predeceased by his wife, Eunice (Campbell); sister, Jean Young and brother, Gerard 'Herk' McMullin. Dad proudly served 34-plus years as a marine engineer in the Navy and finished his work life in the Mechanical Fitters shop, Ship Repair Unit, HMC Dockyard. There was nothing he could not fix or make. He was an extremely talented man. He was a member of the Eastern Passage Legion and lifelong member of the Atlantic Chiefs and PO's Association. In lieu of flowers, remember your military and your veterans past and present and support the good work of our Legions and purchase your poppies. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. Cremation has taken place. Visitation to be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 7 with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 8 and a reception to follow, all in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. (Atlantic Funeral Homes Dartmouth Chapel). Fair winds and following seas.

FERGUSON, Charles Edward (Eddie) (16 Nov 1949 - 02 Sep 2016) - It is with deep sadness that the family of Charles Edward 'Eddie' Ferguson, age 66, of Garden Lots, announces his passing on Friday, September 2, 2016 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Garnett and Jean Marie (Labrador) Wentzell. Eddie began his working career with the fishing industry in his late teens and received his engineering papers by his early twenties. He spent a number of years with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography followed by the Coast Guard and retired from the Navy after more than ten years of service in 2014. He was well-known for his unique sense of humour and was respected as an extremely hard worker. Active in his community, he was a member of the Bridgewater Legion, Branch No. 24. He had travelled the world and was a self-proclaimed Judo expert. Eddie had a deep love of the sea but his boys and his grandchildren were his greatest love and he was very proud of all of their accomplishments. Eddie is survived by his loving wife, Jackie; sons, Doug (Vicky), Conquerall Mills; Charlie (Susan), Bedford; Ross (Leanna), Michigan; daughter, Misty Thibault, Chester Basin; brother, Bill, Back Centre; stepdaughters, Kim, Allison, Hayley; stepson, Michael; grandchildren, Connor, Carlee, Maya, Bailey, Alexis and Teagan; seven step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Bobby. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy. 3, Lunenburg and from where visitation will be held this evening from 7-9 p.m. with a funeral service Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Victor Adams officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Flowers from the immediate family only. Memorial donations made to the Science Department of Dalhousie University would be appreciated.

HATT, Myles R., Cook, C.A.F. (Navy) (19 Jun 1958 - 10 Sep 2016) - With great sadness and after a very long fight, Myles R. Hatt passed away on September 10th, 2016, from lung cancer. He was a loving husband to Suzana Cabrita and a loving father to his three children - Daddy's little princess Cassie, Michael and Bradley. He was also a loving grandfather, known as Papa to Parker, Rylee, Rogan and Coen. Myles left Chester Basin when he was 18 to serve his country. He was a man dedicated to his career, having served 27 years, 266 days, but who's counting (as Myles would say). Myles was a sergeant cook and he went above and beyond to make sure his troops were well fed. He was the first to bring Tim Horton's overseas and lobster dinners and the famous Fajita Fridays. Other camps would come to his camp because his food was so well-known. He sailed on seven ships and his favorite posting was Strathcona. Myles' favorite pastime was rocking it out on his drums for 32 years. He was the drummer in the band Lowrider and the best entertainer there was. He sure could get everybody on their feet dancing. Myles was the loved son of Bruce and Marie Hatt. All three grew up in Chester Basin. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the palliative care unit in the VG Site, QEII, for their loving and kind care of Myles in the last month of his life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the veterans UN-NATO Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter. The family will be having visitation on Thursday, September 15th, in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth, from 5-8 p.m. Service to follow at the same location on Sunday, September 18th at 1 p.m. Reception and jam in Myles' honor will be held at the Buffalo Club in Eastern Passage at 625 Cowbay Rd. at 4 p.m. Myles was a well-loved man and will not be forgotten. To view or place on line condolences please visit:



PELLETIER, Roger Ivan, CPO1, / Lt, MMM, CD - passed away peacefully at home, in Cole Harbour on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Born in Timmins, Ont. on December 29, 1934, Ivan was predeceased by his parents, Leopold and Germaine Pelletier. Survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth 'Betty' (Bisset); son, Charles 'Chuck'; daughter-inlaw, Angela and grandchildren, Brianna and Jonah, currently living in Hillsboro, N.B. Ivan was a proud member of the Navy, having served on numerous ships: HMCS MicMac, Provider, Ottawa, Skeena and Saguenay, where he served as the Coxswain. He also served in CFS Mill Cove, CFB Halifax and in Maritime Command. Ivan served the Legion and his community well holding several positions which included Past President within Centennial Branch 160, Dartmouth where he was also a Life Member. At Ivan’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. The Family would like to thank We Care Home Health Services, VON, and the Palliative Care Team of doctor’s and nurses from Capital Health who provided outstanding care for Ivan. There will be a Celebration of Life held in Centennial Branch 160 Legion, 703 Main St., Dartmouth on October 1, from 1-3 p.m. The celebration will be conducted by the Branch Chaplain, Carol Young. Fair Winds and Following Seas Ivan. RIP!






HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in Saguenay as Cox'n

AGNEW, John Neil McKinnon, RCNVR (04 Apr 1924 - 27 Sep 2016) - Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (at Yonge Street), Aurora. Funeral Service to be held on Friday, October 7th at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home Chapel. For those who wish, donations made to the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Neil passed away on the morning of September 27th in Newmarket Ontario. He was born in Weyburn Saskatchewan in 1924 and served in the Navy during the Second World War. He distinguished himself in the world of psychology as an author, researcher, lecturer, and founder of the Psychology Department at York University. His charisma, intelligence, and big-hearted generosity consistently inspired and sustained many of us. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary, his children Wendy and Tim and their spouses Richard and Trish. He will be sorely missed by family and friends. Neil was a scientist and a poet. Before he joined the Navy, he was going to take over his Grandfather's store in Weyburn, Saskatchewan – the first department store in the West. But the war changed all that. He returned with different eyes and decided to enroll in philosophy at The University of Toronto. The councillor was less than enthusiastic and convinced him psychology was the coming science and perhaps Neil thought it might help in the quest for world peace. He was a ground-breaker in peace research, and in the heady 50s and 60s, experimented with the latest ideas in human communication and understanding. He was a deeply committed family man, but he was a magician with a pirate's wit and a poet's soul. So in his presence one always felt a touch of the miraculous and a friction of the contradictions that kept him so vibrant and young. It was thrilling being around him.



HAYES, Joseph Smyth (21 May 1924 - 28 Sep 2016) - Joe passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at the age of 92. He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Lucille Hayes; daughters, Linda Skalicky and Darlene (Blake) Peters; grandchildren, Trisha (Aran), Trevor (Siobhan), Tracie (Nic), Shelby (Jacob); and great-grandchildren, Dylan (Kailee), Cassius and Eris. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend to all. He was predeceased by his parents, Malcolm and Margaret Hayes, four brothers, one sister and his son-in-law, Adrien Skalicky. Joe was born in Belfast, Ireland and immigrated to Saskatoon in 1929 where he later met the love of his life, Lucille. During World War II, Joe served for 3 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. Upon his return from the war, he became involved in softball and was a well- known, underhand pitcher in Saskatoon. He was involved in many sports throughout the years but continued 5-pin bowling until the age of 91 while maintaining an impressive 200 average. After finishing his career with Intercontinental Packers in 1986, he thoroughly enjoyed 30 years of retirement. His days were spent reading, doing crossword puzzles, and watching sports but his greatest pleasure was tending to his garden. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have met him. A private family service will be held at a later date. (The Saskatoon StarPhoenix 01 Oct 2016)

PROBYN, Frederick John (11 Sep 1924 - 25 Sep 2016) With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Fred Probyn, late of Regina, Saskatchewan. He passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 92. Fred was predeceased by his wife June Audrey Probyn. Left to cherish his memory are his son Trevor (Karen Salminen); grandsons Troy and Dustin (Kristy) and great-grandchild Brooklynn. Fred was born and raised in Regina and he was an avid Roughrider Fan. We are very proud of Fred for his dedicated service in the Navy and as the Regina Fire Fighter Battalion Chief. He is also the longest surviving active YMCA member to date. Fred took great pride in his grandsons and their achievements in all aspects of their lives. He will be forever missed and loved. A Private Celebration of Fred's life will be held by immediate family on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing may make a memorial donation in Fred's name to the Regina Humane Society, P.O. Box 3143 Stn Main, Regina, SK, S4P 3G7. (The Regina Leader-Post 28 Sep 2016)

TASSELL, Allan (Al) C1 TAS/SN, RCN - Passed away peacefully August 9th, 2016 at the age of 92, predeceased by his wife Kit in 2014. Al was born in Vancouver BC in 1923 and was lovingly raised by the Rennies and father Wilfred in the Okanagan. Al joined the navy as a boy seaman, serving two tours of duty in the North Atlantic and two tours in the Pacific during the Korean conflict where rumour has it "my hair was shot off in the war", according to our kids. He retired from the navy as a Chief Petty Officer in 1965. After his service, he took a job with IPEC Engineering working on the Peace River Dam project until landing a job at the Dockyard in Esquimalt where he finished his career in 1983. After 50 years in Victoria, raising their children, Al and Kit moved to Kamloops to carry on their adventures. Al was a boater for many years, enjoyed traveling, cruising, golfing and the company of family and friends. He seemed to know someone in every town he visited. He always knew their names and had a story to tell. Al's true character showed through when someone needed help. A kind word, a story to ease the pain or his willingness to lend a hand to make life a little easier that was his trademark. He was a kind, loving man with an appetite for books, a joke, a good steak and a dark beer. Loved by all who knew him Al is survived by his daughter Judy (Dick), two sons, Ken (Leslie) and Mark (Teresa), 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, as well as many friends. We will all miss him dearly. His final thoughts are captured in this poem he liked; he said "it said it all". When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little - but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me - but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart Go to the friends we know. Laugh at all the things we used to do Miss me - But let me go! The family would like to thank the staff at Kamloops Senior Village for their kindness over the past few years and to the amazing staff of the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice (please make any donations here), where Al spent his final week. We would also like to thank Blaine from Interior Health for his caring and guidance. (The Victoria Times Colonist 30 Sep 2016)




HMCS SIOUX - Served in Sioux during the Korean War



HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in ATHABASKAN during the Korean War circa 1950-1952 as a TAS




TOWNSLEY, Bryan Douglas (30 Sep 1936 - 07 Aug 2016) - "I would love to thank you from Gray and crystal for marring..." It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Bryan Townsley who passed away peacefully in Trillium Hospice on August 7th after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his wife Joyce Townsley, his parents and his brothers. Survived by his stepchildren Crystal and Gray, his grandchildren Sarah, Jenny, Jaimie, Gray Jr., his great grandchild Savita, and many more loving friends and family. Bryan lived in Victoria where he worked for Liquid Air as a truck driver. After retirement he spent many happy years with his wife Joyce. They moved to Qualicum Beach where they enjoyed the simple things in life. He also enjoyed reading, camping, and swimming. Bryan served in the Navy and was a member of the Bowser Legion. The family would like to thank all those who provided such generous compassionate care. His life will be celebrated on Sept. 30, 2016, at Yates Funeral services in Parksville starting at noon. Funeral Home Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium 1000 Allsbrook Road Parksville, BC. (The Times Colonist 29 Sep 2016)

WERLE, Theodore (Ted), Dr. - of Willowdale, Ontario, died peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in his 91st year. Was the beloved husband of the late Joy Summers Werle, father of Stuart (Caroline) and Catherine, grandfather of Carly and Megan and great-grandfather of Veronica, Maya and Madeline. Ted was a Veteran of WWII and served in the Canadian Navy. Ted was born in Pécs, Hungary on October 29, 1925 and came to Canada as a young boy with his mother Katherine and brother Emil (Doc). His father Henry had already arrived to Canada the year before. Ted was a longtime employee of Suncor (Sunoco). When Ted retired at 60 years he received his Ph.D. in industrial psychology and continued working as a consultant for another 10 years. Many sincere thanks to all of the wonderful and caring staff at Sunnybrook Veterans' Palliative Care Unit who made Ted's final days peaceful and comfortable. Family and friends will be received on Monday, October 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at York Funeral Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, North York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit in care of the Sunnybrook Foundation, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5. (The Toronto Star 29 Sep 2016)

HAMER, Thomas W. - Died in 1998 from throat cancer



SHEFF, John Joseph, Chief Stoker (1917-2012) - a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away peacefully at Sydenham Residence on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the age of 95. John is the son of the late Henry & Eva (Bushey) Sheff. Beloved husband of Helen "Toots" Faye (Johnston).Loving father of Susan Anderson (Jim) of Mississauga and Jay Sheff (Pam) of Kingston. Dear grandfather of Brian & Janice, Kevin, Christopher, Emily and Chelsea. Brother of the late Gladys, Bill, Beatrice, Mary Helen, Frank, Andrew, Norman and Gerald. Friends may call at the Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home, 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Monday. A legion service will be held at 7 PM on Monday. The funeral service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 24 at 12 o’clock noon. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Sombra. If desired, remembrances to the Salvation Army or the Royal Canadian Legion may be left at the funeral home.

KOZAK, Leonard Frederick (21 Feb 1940 - 30 Sep 2016) Its with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our hero, Leonard Kozak, on September 30, 2016, at the age of 76. Left to forever cherish Leonard's memory is the love of his life, Rose, his wife of 52 years. Leonard will be lovingly remembered and missed by his three children and their spouses: Kimberly (Anousch), Jennifer (Joe), Julie and friend Mauro; and grandchildren, Cole, Drew, Lacey, Sophie, Khloe and Gracey. He is also survived by his sisters, Jeri Lariviere, Judy Mader and Jane (Raymond) Gollmer; and sisters-in-law, Helen Schentag and Sophie Manulak. Leonard loved his grandchildren to bits and he always looked forward to spending time with family, especially on winter vacations to Mexico. He loved sports and was actively involved in organizing the annual St. Nicholas Sportsman's dinner. He was a great supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was a season ticket holder with his family for over 20 years, an active member of the St. Nicholas Men's Club, working at every Wednesday night bingo, the former president of the St. Nicholas Parents' Committee, and a current member of the Knights of Columbus Father Filipow Council and Transcona Legion #7. Leonard served in the Navy on HMCS Bonaventure aircraft carrier for three years. He worked for Coca-Cola, Canada Post, Environment Canada, Parks Canada and Lower Fort Garry. After retiring from the government, he rejoined the workforce and worked with Manitoba Lotteries for 16 years. Leonard was predeceased by his mother Mary and father Leonard Sr.; brothers-in-law, Edward Labay, Matthew Schentag, Walter Goshulak, George LaRiviere, Bob Turiff; and nephew Bobby Turiff. The family would like to thank Fr. Isidore Dziadyk OSBM, Fr. Zachary Shwaluk OSBM, and Provincial Superior Very Rev. Fr. Gabriel Haber OSBM, and all Leonard's relatives and friends for their prayers and support. A special thank you to Fr. Athanasius McVay for his spiritual support. Prayer service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and funeral service with divine liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., preceded by rosary at 9:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Ave. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2X 1J9 or to a charity of your choice. We Love You! VICHNAYA PAMYAT (The Winnipeg Free Press 05 Oct 2016)



BROWN, Colin Ralph - "In his 90th year," as he was wont to say, Colin passed away peacefully at The Ottawa Hospital, with family, on Sunday, October 2, 2016. He will be greatly missed by his much loved grandchildren Evan, Graham and Laura, daughter-in-law Karen and the Gardiner clan, daughter Anne (Bob Beaty, Georgina and Lawson), the Hogles and Rivards, the UK side of the family, friends from St. Matthias, naval associations and the Friday Lunch Club, and anyone who's enjoyed the wonders of Ashby Lake. Dad was predeceased by Helen, his beloved wife of 53 years, and by his son David. The youngest of three brothers, Colin staked out a different path from his siblings from the age of 15 when he joined the RN as a Royal Navy Artificer, beginning a lifelong love affair with engineering, ships, travel and the sea. Colin met Helen during a 1949 posting to Bermuda; they married in 1953 in England once Colin, frustrated in securing a return posting, had finally persuaded Helen to move to the UK. After transferring to the RCN, Colin moved with his family to Halifax. Following a 35-year naval career, Colin worked as a marine engineer for Transport Canada, Marine and Ferries Branch. After retirement, Colin, with Helen, indulged a mutual love of travel and the sea, many times enjoying gardeners' cruises that married their respective passions for ships and gardening. Colin's soul will forever live at Ashby Lake, where, 40 years ago, he and Helen bought a rustic cottage; no summer residence this, it was an engineer's dream, replete with plumbing and structural challenges requiring endless hours of contemplative puttering, to the background strains of loon cries and jumping fish. The cottage was Colin's pride and joy; no place else could more perfectly marry Colin's love of family and friends, sense of fun and mischief, and marvel at the natural world. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, this Friday, October 7, from 2 – 5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro, 347 Richmond Rd., Ottawa on Saturday, October 8, at 11 a.m. In memory of Colin, donations to the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra or Boy Scouts of Canada would be gratefully received. (The Ottawa Citizen 05 Oct 2016)


FERGUSON, Elmer Alexander, V88190, RCNVR / C2ET, 6043-E, RCN (served 05 Jun 1943 - 15 Feb 1969) (11 Nov 1926 - 18 Sep 2016) - Fergie passed away on September 18, 2016 taking many memories with him of growing up in Vancouver, Seattle, Juneau, Peachland, Penticton and Chase. Joining the RCNVR at 17 and transferred to the RCN. He spent 25 years with the Navy and retired in 1968. He then worked for the Coast Guard for a short period before joining the Department of Highways Traffic Branch for 17 years, retiring in 1986. He and wife Eileen traveled many miles in their motor home all over North America before Eileen passed away in October of 1994. Fergie continued to RV for the next few years with the Good Sam Club and made many friends in Canada and the USA. He is survived by his caring son Hugh and nieces Carolyn (Kingston, ON) and Pat (Wausau WI). On October 6, 2016 a burial will take place at Royal Oak Burial Park on Falaise Drive at 10:00 am, with a reception to follow at 11:00 at First Memorial on Falaise Drive. (The Victoria Times Colonist 02 Oct 2016)







HMCS CAYUGA - Listed on Cayuga's nominal roll for 30 Jun 1951 as a LSEM2








HONEYSETT, Arthur Herbert - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather Arthur Honeysett. Arthur peacefully passed away at TBRHSC in the early morning of Friday, September 30th, 2016 at the age of 95. Art was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on April 29th, 1921. As a young man he moved to Fort William where he worked at Can Car and met and married the love of his life, Gwen, on July 29th, 1943. Art enlisted in the Navy and after World War II Art returned to Fort William where he worked for Canada Post until retirement in 1980. After raising 4 children Art and Gwen enjoyed wintering in Texas for 25+ years where they made many friends. Gwen and Art celebrated 70 years of marriage before Gwen's passing in 2014. Dad was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed cheering for Gwen's opposing teams. Art's life was centered around his family. He never ceased to amaze people with his quick witted one liners right to the very end. He had a great sense of humour. Left to mourn Art's passing are daughter Debbie (Tony) D'Arienzo; son Doug (Norma) Honeysett; daughter-in-law Marsha Honeysett; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Art was predeceased by his parents, Gertrude and Herbert Honeysett, sisters Bessie Lowery and Hetty Stephenson, son Colin Honeysett, daughter Carol Krebs and son-in-law Wayne Krebs. Special thanks to Lakehead Manor who assisted Dad with his day-to-day care. We would especially like to thank the 5th floor staff and his roommate, Billy, for their sincere care and compassion. Also, thank you to Dr. Dupuis, the emergency staff and the staff on 3A at TBRHC for their care and compassion. Funeral services will be held at Jenkens Funeral Home on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 11am. A luncheon will follow in Jenkens Reception Centre. Private interment for the family at Sunset Memorial Gardens will be held later. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations to the charity of your choice or to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation would be much appreciated by the family. (The Chronicle Journal)

JOHNSTON, John Stanley Cyril (Jack), Tel, RCN (24 Sep 1922 - 07 Sep 2016) - Our beloved father Jack passed away peacefully in Coquitlam, B.C. Predeceased by his loving wife, Florence, he is survived by his two sons, Raymond and Lorne, his sister Maureen (Bailey) and many other relatives and friends. Jack was born in Armstrong B.C. and grew up in Nanaimo, B.C. He served as a wireless operator with the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. After the war, he became a Pharmacist; he opened his own Johnston's Pharmacy business, operating it as owner/pharmacist until he sold it, to carry on as pharmacist/manager in his original Oak Bay, Victoria location, first with Cunningham Drug Stores and then, until retirement, with Shoppers Drug Mart. He married Florence Spencer in 1951 and over their 56 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling to places such as China, Israel, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Caribbean, California, throughout Canada, with many trips to Maui. Jack and Florence were active members of the First Met United Church in Victoria for many years. They also enjoyed time spent with their 2 boys and the many family summer vacation trips around BC, the times of their visits with relatives, and the time they spent playing bridge and socializing with their friends. After losing Florence in 2007 to a long illness, Jack continued to travel and enjoy his active social life with friends and family. In 2014, Jack moved from Victoria to Coquitlam, BC to be closer to his boys and his remaining brother Albert, enjoying many outings for dinner and walks amidst the beauty of Como Lake Park. A special thank you to all of the staff at the Madison Care home for their support during his last years. And thank you to Dr. Mike Carkner for his care and attention to dad. A memorial service will be held in Victoria at the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Dr., on Saturday, October 22 at 2pm. In Vancouver, a Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on November 19th. In Lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 05 Oct 2016)

PIASECKI, John Joseph (1938 - 2016) - John passed away unexpectedly and will be greatly missed by family and friends. He was in the Royal Canadian Navy for three years, he bartended in Vancouver and Prince Rupert, and was a cook on a fishing boat in Prince Rupert. John retired as a member of the Saskatchewan Commissionaires Corp with over twenty-five years. John was predeceased by his father Stanley Piasecki and mother Angeline Piasecki. Survived by his sister Vicki Welsh and brother-in-law Bernie Welsh. No Funeral. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to your local Humane Society. In living memory of John, a memorial tree planting will be made by W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. (The Regina Leader-Post 03 Oct 2016)


HMCS MARGAREE - Served in Margaree in the early 1960s

TURNER, Holsey Frederick (Fred) (28 Jan 1921 - 02 Oct 2016) - 95, passed away peacefully October 2nd, 2016 in Victoria, B.C. Fred was born January 28, 1921 to William Lindsay Turner and Dora Mae Goddard in Outremont, Quebec, the third of four children. He attended Westmount High School in Westmount, Quebec and married Violet Kay Grannary of Westmount in 1944. Fred served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCNVR) in WWII and was awarded numerous medals including a medal from the Soviet Union for distinguished service escorting arms and food convoys through dangerous waters to the arctic port of Murmansk. Fred was preceded in death by his siblings, his beloved wife Kay and daughter Leigh Susan Hobson. He is survived by sons, Lyn and Terence (Terresa) and granddaughters, Dawne, Heidi, Jill, Shannon, Kelly and their children. In keeping with Fred's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Interment in Lavender Cemetery, Creemore, Ontario will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, 761 Station Ave. Victoria, BC. V9B2S1 would be appreciated. (The Times Colonist 06 Oct 2016)

VENOIT, Lewis M. (09 Nov 1934 - 27 Sep 2016) - We are saddened to announce the passing of our father Lew Venoit. Born in St. John, New Brunswick, as a teen moving to Montreal and joining the Canadian Navy, serving on the Sioux during the Korean War. Stationed in Esquimalt he met the love of his life Delores Waddell and settled in to start a family. Coaching kids at Hampton Park, Pearkes and Juan de Fuca arenas. Lew took an apprenticeship as an electrician, a proud IBEW Local 230 member traveling throughout BC working many large industrial projects. Lew was instrumental in the success of the Alano Club of Victoria as a director for twenty years. He leaves his three children; Marty (Lisa), Phil (Brenda), Nicole (Rob), and 7 grand-children Josh, Torrie, Jordan, Devon, Jesse, Victoria and Cassidy. Many thanks go out to the staff at Kiwanis Pavilion. There will be a small funeral for family and close friends at Hatley Memorial Gardens Friday, October 7th at 2:00 PM. (The Times Colonist 05 Oct 2016)



MASON, John William R., Capt (N), RCN - (1923-2016)  passed away on September 7th, just shy of his 93rd birthday. John enlisted in the RCNVR in December 1942 as a Stoker II/C, and was posted to the Atlantic, where he served for the duration of WWII. Discharged in 1945, he earned his Mechanical Engineering degree, and re-enlisted in 1949 in the RCN. In 1950-51 he served in the Korean War on HMS Kenya. In 1958 on HMCS Chaudiere he was the first Engineering Officer to become Command Qualified. In July 1964, he took command of the HMCS Algonquin, being the first officer of the Engineering Specialization in the history of the RCN to command a sea-going warship. In 1972 he was posted to the Defence staff in London, England, and in 1976 to the Canadian Embassy in Oslo as the Naval Attaché for Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Retiring in 1978, he moved to Victoria BC. He learned computer programming, and worked for the BC government for 12 years. John is survived by Ritha, his wife of 54 years; sister, Liz: three children: Jane (Tyler pre-deceased), James, and Jonathan (Tracy); and 8 grandchildren. Thank-you to Broadmead Lodge where John attended for many years. He had the best of care, and attended 3 or 4 times a week. The Navy commissioned a statue of John in his WWII uniform that he wore for special occasions. This statue is sitting on a bench near the Homecoming statue in the Inner Harbour. The committal of his ashes to the sea will be done by the Royal Canadian Navy. A Celebration of Life has been planned for 1-3pm on November 26, 2016, at the CFB Esquimalt Chief and Petty Officer's mess, 1575 Lyall St., Esquimalt B.C. (Business attire dress code). Bring your thoughts, memories, and stories to share. We will have some of our own... (The Victoria Times Colonist 08 Oct 2016)


Photo of John Mason in his WW 2 uniform with a statue that was made in his likeness     Portrait of John Mason - 1964


John Mason Auto Biography     John Mason's Lower Decker Auto Biobraphy     John Mason's Naval Career Abstract     John Mason - Remeiscence


John Mason's WW 2 ID card     John Mason's Certificate of Service


HMCS NIAGARA - Drafted to Niagara in Jul 1944 as a Sto 1c

HMCS FORT ERIE - Drafted to Fort Erie in Oct 1944 as a Sto 1c

HMCS ANTIGONISH - Drafted to Antigonish Apr 1945 as A/ERA 4c


HMS KENYA (Sep 1950-Aug 1951)

HMCS QUEBEC - Appointed to Quebec Sep 1952 as Lt (E), RCN, Engineering Officer


HMCS ST CROIX - Appointed to St Croix Sep 1962 as LCdr, RCN

HMCS ALGONQUIN - 14th Commanding Officer

HMCS OTTAWA - Appointed to Ottawa 10 Nov 1956 as Lt (E), RCN, Engineering Officer. Commissioning Crew

HMCS CHAUDIERE - Served in Chaudiere 1959-1961 as LCdr (E), RCN, Engineering Officer

FOY, Paul René, CD, RCN - "Farewell to my dear children - Renée (Bryan), Darin, Michael (Mariette), Bryan (Gisèle) - my grandchildren - Nicole, Liette and Christopher (Christine) with Emma and Amy - and my sister Andrée and my brother Gilles (Gisèle). Adieu to Betty and Danny and to my five nieces and four nephews. Predeceased by my parents Dr. George Foy and Laurence Cantin, my sisters Raymonde and Hélene (Maurice), my brother Gerard (Solange) and my first wife Dot. Goodbye Banting friends, Woodroffe Salvation Army, social lunch partners and my Québec childhood loves. My body is donated to the University of Ottawa." A Celebration of Life will be held 3:00 p.m. October 15 at the Bethany Hope Centre. For inquiries regarding the gathering, call (613) 226-4718. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Salvation Army or May Court Hospice, or any charity of the donor's choice. (The Ottawa Citizen 08 Oct 2016)

UNDERHILL, Robert William (06 Mar 1924 - 05 Oct 2016) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather Bob Underhill. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on October 5, 2016 at the age of 92. He will be deeply missed by daughter Joy (Mark), son Bruce (Irene), granddaughters Amy Bernard and Dana Bernard, loved as granddaughters Cassarah McLarty-Mueller and Briasha McLarty-Mueller, many nieces and nephews and a very loved extended family in Singapore. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Nita Pearl Underhill. Bob is survived by his siblings Olive, Harold (Mary), Cecil (Arlene) and predeceased by his sister Kay and brothers-in-law Pete Gibson and Ron Kenney. Bob left high school early to enter WWII. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy and spent most of his time guarding convoys on a corvette until the end of the war. After the war he returned to Calgary, his birthplace, and then attended the University of Alberta obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1953 Bob married Juanita Pearl Crozier. They had a son Bruce and a daughter Joy and Bob enjoyed a successful career as an electrical engineer. Some of his hobbies were painting, cross country skiing, gardening, Skyline Hiking and travelling. Bob's greatest enjoyment was his family and his sense of humour was enjoyed and loved by all. Bob's family would like to express their great thanks to the staff of the Kipnes Centre for Veterans for all their wonderful care and compassion. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 p.m. at United on Whyte at 7909-82 Ave N.W., Edmonton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kipnes Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Avenue, N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T5E 6M8 (The Edmonton Journal 08 Oct 2016)

HOBBS, John Daniel (Dan) (1936-2016) - Dan Hobbs of Moncton passed away at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Stoney Creek, ON, he was the son of the late James and Florence Hobbs. He was an active member of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6. He served over 25 years with the Royal Canadian Navy and was a former partner with Prairies Pacific Wire. He will be dearly missed by his fiancé, Margaret LeBlanc; daughters Julie Hobbs of Calgary, AB, Patty Tabin of Moncton, Debbra Hobbs of Calgary, AB, and Cindy Hobbs of Melville, SK; seven grandchildren; Lisa, Trevor, Ashley, Krystal, Kathryn, Andrew and Danielle; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanette in 2013 and several brothers and sisters. In honouring Dan’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869-2007). Donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

METCALFE, Charles John (Jack), LCdr, RCN(R) - Suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Bailey's Beach in Malden, Saturday, January 1, 1972, Charles John (jack) Metcalfe, the guidance counsellor at General Amherst High School, aged 57 years.


Death of Jack Metcalfe, teacher counsellor. Amherst suffered a great loss to its scholastic field New Year's night when the Guidance Counsellor of General Amherst High School in the person of John (Jack) Metcalfe, succumbed to a heart attack at his home on Bailey's Beach. Mr. Metcalfe was a real English schoolmaster interested in his pupils and his subjects. He has given a great deal to the youth of this community because of his background and his knowledge of human nature. He had a degree in law, graduating from Osgoode Hall in 1938 and as a Canadian Navy lad he rose in the ranks from ordinary seaman (he enlisted in October, 1939) to Lieutenant Commander. All these experiences had made him a fine teacher and counsellor. Before graduating in law, Mr. Metcalfe received his B.A. from Queen's University in Kingston in 1934. He returned to law after the war until 1950-52 when he was a Navy staff officer in the University Naval Training Division at Western University and Assumption College. In 1953 having decided that teaching was his forte rather than law, he went to Ontario Teachers' College specializing in English and history. He Came to Amherstburg that year. Since then he has been head of the English section and later Guidance Department of General Amherst. He will be missed in this community along with his capabilities mentioned above. Mr. Metcalfe had a gift of building things not only his house but at present a boat. He was generous with his knowledge and advise when asked as a lawyer, a teacher, a navy veteran or in his carpentry hobby field. He, who was 57, was born in Kingston on Thames in England, a son of the late Dr. Fred Metcalfe and Gertrude Palmer Metcalfe, who emigrated to Ottawa. His wife, Dorothy Anna Elliott, who was an officer in the Canadian navy Women's Division, survives, also two children, Richard John at the Maritime College in New Yaork and Wendy Ann a student at Waterloo University. He was step-son of Mrs. Kathleen Metcalfe of Ottawa and step-brother of Donald F. of Toronto. Philip of Brockville and Mr. Rene Monroe of Ottawa. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. T. Ashby in Christ Church on Tuesday morning. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were active, Edgar Scrutton, Gerry St. Pierre, Jerry Robinson, Gordon Clarke, Murray McGill, David Goldman, John Ellenberger and Bill Waldron, and honorary pallbearers, Jack Wilson, Phil Gibb, Jack Robinson, Keith Johnson, Jack Stumpf, Reg Cosens, George Pringle, Chuck Elliott, Doug Elliott, Ray Stidwell, Dick Guyser, George Westlake, Lester Reath and Vic Colitta. At the same time 11:30 a.m. as the funeral service in Christ Church a memorial service was held in the high school after which the pupils attended the committal service in Rose Hill Cemetery. (Amherstburg, ON newspaper 05 Jan 1972) (Courtesy of Liza Price, Administration, Marsh Historical Collection)


HMCS STAR XVI - 3rd Commanding Officer

INGRAM, Arthur James (29 Aug 1923 - 03 Oct 2016) - My dad, "Paw", a proud Navy man passed away at 93 years young at Ste. Anne's Veteran's Hospital on October 3, 2016. Predeceased by beloved wife Vivian Pillage and all his brothers and sisters. He leaves to mourn his loving son Rod and caring daughter-in-law Marie Jocelyne, his cherished granddaughters Melissa (Gregor), Vanessa (Craig) and most adorable great- grandchildren, Emilia, Willow, Brayden, and Mason. As well as all his nieces, nephews, their families and all his long time buddies. He served proudly in active duty for the Royal Canadian Navy throughout WWII. Arthur worked at Canadian National Railway for 42 years. He was also past President and Treasurer White Ensign club and branch 212 of the legion in Lasalle. Our family would like to express our gratitude and special thank you to the dedicated nurses of the 14th floor and Physiotherapy group. Thank you to the doctors, staff and many volunteers for their caring and devoted services. In lieu of flowers, donations to West Island Pallative Care, and Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A celebration of Arthur's life will be held Wednesday October 19,2016 at Yves Legare Funeral Complex 14370 Boul. Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds QC. J6J3P9.(514 595-1500) Visiting from 10:30am-12:00pm. (The Montreal Gazette 12 Oct 2016)

COCHRANE, John Stewart - 57, of 1083 Tower Road, Halifax, formerly of Parrsboro, died Wednesday. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Chesley and Ena (MacAleese) Cochrane. He was employed with Customs and Excise in Halifax. He served with the RCN in the Second World War. He is survived by his wife, the former Bernice Macolopolous; a daughter, Heather (Mrs. John DeSaulniers), Halifax; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Jack and a brother, Donald. The body is at the family home in Lower Five Island's. Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Five Island's Cemetery. (The Chronicle Herald 04 Mar 1977)

MOLLINS, Harry Edward, Coder, RCNVR - (09 Dec 1923 - 09 Oct 2016) - A truly good & humble man, dearly loved by his family & respected by all who knew him, passed on October 9th, 2016 at the age of 92 years of age, at Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Harry, recently of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, was born in Shediac, New Brunswick, the son of Frank & Elsie (Taylor) Mollins. He received his early education at a little one room schoolhouse in Shediac Cape, New Brunswick. During these early years he spent many happy hours on his grandfather's farm, helping with the chores; and where he learned many important life skills. In 1941, he graduated from Shediac High School at which he was class valedictorian. He was employed for a short time in the general office at the T. Eaton & Co., Moncton, New Brunswick, before volunteering to join the navy (R.C.N.V.R.) in 1942. He served aboard a corvette, the H.M.C.S. Snowberry, as a coder, until the end of WWII. Most of this time was spent on convoy escort duties during the Battle of the Atlantic. He participated in escorting convoys from Canada to the waters around the British Isles, France & Germany. After demobilization, he attended Acadia University, graduating in 1949 with a BSc in Chemistry. He was employed for several years as a pharmaceutical representative, then for many years as a chemist with Canada Cement, which involved transfers to various plant locations in Canada. Returning to the Maritimes, he eventually was employed, until his retirement, as an employment counselor with the federal government. Harry was predeceased by wife Betty (Dillman-Freeman), his first wife, Doris (Cribby) & his granddaughter, Erin (McKeown). He is also predeceased by his brothers, Roy (Shediac, NB), Robert (Hartland, NB) & Frederick (Dartmouth, NS). He is survived by two daughters, Debra (McKeown) of St. Albert, AB, Jocelyn (Godbout) of Mission, BC; one step-son, Bob Freeman of Ottawa, ON and three step-daughters, Lynda (Sitland) of Halifax, NS, Brenda (Upton) of Coldbrook, NS and Rhonda (Burke) of Dartmouth, NS; brothers, Lewis, James, Donald & Leigh of Shediac, NB and sister, Betty (Adan) of Chilliwack, BC; three granddaughters, six great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren; as well as, numerous nieces & nephews. He enjoyed reading, golfing with his brothers, fly fishing with his brothers at their fishing lodge in northern, New Brunswick, and watching his favourite hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs on television. Although his employment took him to different locations in Canada, he still maintained a lifetime membership with the Shediac Bay Community Church and keenly supported its welfare and witness. He was also very active in his wives' churches; St. Alban's Anglican Church, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with wife, Doris, and Stairs Memorial United Church, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with wife, Betty. For several years he was a member at the Woodlawn Kiwanis Club, as well as the North Dartmouth Outreach Program. He enjoyed helping others; improving their day. He saw the positive in all circumstances and had many joys in life, the greatest of which was the joy of his faith and the pride, love and joy of his family. Heartfelt thanks are extended at this time to the staff of Parkland at the Lakes in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and also the staff of 5 West of the Camp Hill Memorial Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia, who have provided Harry with loving care and attention, adding greatly to his independence, contentment and quality of life during his later years. A memorial service in celebration of Harry's life will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Stairs Memorial Church, Hester Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. A reception will follow. A second memorial service will be held at the Shediac Bay Community Church, Roy Mollins Drive, Shediac, New Brunswick, on October 24, 2016 at 2p.m., with interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shediac Bay Community Church, Stairs Memorial United Church, St. Alban's Anglican Church, North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre, or any chosen charity.




SHELDRICK, Thomas Lloyd Harry, Radioman (09 Jan 1951 - 11 Oct 2016) - It is with immense sadness Thom’s family would like to announce his sudden but peaceful passing. Although taken too soon, he was dearly loved and will be remembered for having a life well lived. Thom was predeceased by his parents, Phyllis and Lloyd, infant brother Wayne, cousin Barry, brother in law Brian and his cohort and partner in crime, father in law John, or as Thom affectionately called him “Daddio”. Thom is survived by his partner and wife of the past 36 years Tanis, his children, Cable, Carrie, Jason and Meagan (Tommy), 12 grandchildren, mother in law Fran and extended family and friends in Canada and the U.S. Thom was born in Ottawa and caught the travel bug at an early age. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in his late teens and his service aboard the HMCS Annapolis took him to Spain, Portugal, Italy, England, Canada’s Artic and the Caribbean. We often said it sounded more like “Club Med” than work. Thom treasured his naval adventures, sharing his stories many times over to everyone and found peace in sailing the seas. After leaving the Navy, Thom worked as a heavy duty mechanic with Caterpillar and then began his own business hauling sod and clearing snow in Ottawa. Thom then took up long distance trucking in his Kenworth, working out of Alberta. Thom met Tanis in 1980 and they became partners in life, love and work, starting Thom’s welding Service in 1993. Together they grew the business into a successful venture with many buildings in Winnipeg and Manitoba serving as a legacy of his hard work. Thom sold the business in 2009 and began his “retirement”, code word for buy a big sailboat, and buy he did and had many adventures aboard his 51’ Ketch, aptly christened “Winds of Change”. Sail on Thom, Sail on. The family would like to extend special thanks to Thom’s home care workers and the wonderful staff of Heritage Lodge for the exceptional care and concern shown to Thom and our family during the last 8 months. A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations in Thom’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’ Society of Manitoba or the Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home.


HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in Annapolis in the early 70s as a RM

JEFFREY, Charles Herbert Harold (Jeff) - age 84 of Dartmouth. After a very courageous battle with cancer our dad passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 10, 2016. Dad was born June 26, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario to the late Charles and Dorothy (Taylor) Jeffrey. At the age of 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, moved to Halifax where he met the love of his life, our mom, Betty who he is now reunited with. He is survived by his children, John “Chuck” (Linda), Lynn (Rick) Orton, Donna (Moe) MacKenzie, Patricia Beakley; grandchildren, Jessica, Derek, Brad, Kevin, Ryan, Sara, Dylan, Laura, Brett; great grandchildren, Rhea, Grayson, and Rhys; brothers, Ronald, William; sisters, Patricia, Dorothy, Judy and Susan. Jeff was predeceased by his wife, Betty; son, James; daughter in law, Marilyn; brothers, Paul, Gus; sisters, BettyLou and Marian. Visitation will be held from 7-9pm Friday, October 14 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street. A funeral service will be 11am Saturday, October 15 in Holy Trinity Emmanuel Church, 30 Alfred Street, Dartmouth with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in Oakridge Memory Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Road, Middle Sackville. Donations may be to the Holy Trinity Emmanuel Christmas Hamper Program or a charity of choice.

DEVINE, Charles Lawrence - 93, of Wood’s Harbour, Shelburne County, died on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Veteran’s Wing of the Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg. Born October 12, 1922 he was a son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Nickerson) Devine. Lawrence was a quiet gentle man. He enjoyed camping, bowling and playing golf. Lawrence was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. Lawrence was a Veteran of the Second World War. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and spent time on a Mine Sweeper. While still in service, he went to Alberta and trained sea cadets. After the war he became a firefighter for the Department of National Defense. Lawrence worked there for thirty years. Upon retirement he moved back to Wood’s Harbour. He is survived by his sister, Athena (Beauford Mader) and brother, Kenneth (Isabelle), one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary; daughter, Margaret; sisters, Elva and Vera; brothers, Emmons, James and Elmer. Many thanks to the staff of the Veteran’s Wing at the Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care Lawrence received during his stay there. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, Barrington, where the funeral service will be held at 2:00p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Richard MacAdams officiating. Interment will take place in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wood’s Harbour. Arrangements are under the direction of the H. M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, Barrington.

HECIMOVICH, Joseph Stephen, LCdr, RCN - 83, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully October 5, 2016, in Glasgow Hall Nursing Home, Parkland at the Lakes, with family by his side. Born June 5, 1933, he was the oldest son of the late Steve and Mary (Osidak) Hecimovich of Springville, N.S. He was born in Noranda, Quebec, and later moved to Goldenville and then Springville, NS. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and began a 37 year career being posted from Coast to Coast, both on sea and land. At the age of 23, he married his soul mate, and was predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret Cavell (Lowe) Hecimovich. Joe’s life was his family and while raising three children, became Umpire in Chief for Minor Baseball in Dartmouth, Referee and Coach for Minor Hockey, as well as spending quality time at the family cottage in Malagash, NS, for over 45 years. In addition, Joe was instrumental in the development of the C.F.B. Halifax Curling Club which was established in the early 1970’s, where he later became President. He was an avid curler and went on to enjoy being the Co-Chairman of the 1981 Brier in Halifax. He and his wife followed the Brier for many years traveling from one end of Canada to the other until he retired in 1989 when he then enjoyed the snowbird life in Florida for 10 years. Survived by son, Steven (Ms. Dale Smiley) Hecimovich, Dartmouth, daughter, Germaine (Daniel) Duffy, Dartmouth, son Bill (Cheryl) Hecimovich, Dartmouth, brother Roy (Sue) Hecimovich, Springville, sister Frances Muir, Ottawa, brother Michael (Judy) Hecimovich, Springville, mother-in-law, Germaine MacNeil, Stellarton, 6 grandchildren, Michael (Amanda) Alcorn, Jason (Tammy) Alcorn, Nicholas (Natasha Sorochan) Alcorn, Sarah (Fletcher Taylor) Hecimovich, Allison Hecimovich, Joseph Hecimovich, four step-grandchildren, John (Adrienne) Dauphinee, Jeff Dauphinee, Tina (Sean Marsden) Dauphinee, Breagh Martell, 23 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Rose (Chuck) Jones, a brother, John (Valerie) Hecimovich, father-in-law, Clarence Lowe, step father-in-law, Ormal MacNeil, brother-in-law, Clarence (Nunnie) Lowe, brother-in-law Ted McTaggart, and son-in-law John Dauphinee. Visitation will be held Monday, October 10th, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth. Funeral service Tuesday, October 11th, at 2 pm at Woodlawn United Church, Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth. Burial in Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice.

WATKINS, Percy Duncan (15 Jan 1934 - 04 Oct 2016) - Born in (Fort William) Thunder Bay, Ont., he was a son of Lawrence and Bertha Watkins. 'Buster', as he was known to his brothers, Bob, Larry and Garnet, served 24 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring as a CPO2. Percy then pursued a variety of vocations in the private sector. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Ronald, and his youngest son, Gary. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sheila (Russell) Watkins; sons, Ron, Brian and Peter (stepdaughter Candace); grandsons, Matthew, Shawn (Lindsay), Jacob; granddaughter, Jennifer (Vincent); and great-grandsons, Roland and Chase. Special thanks to the nurses at Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital. Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 6 from 7-9 p.m. in Rowling’s Funeral Home, Musquodoboit Harbour. Funeral Service will take place in St. Thomas Anglican Church, Musquodoboit Harbour at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 7. A Reception will follow in Petpeswick Yacht Club. Memorial Donations may be made to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital, Musquodoboit Harbour, or Canadian Cancer Society.

LOFGREN, Harry (Lofty) - of Dartmouth, died peacefully in Dartmouth General Hospital on September 26th, 2016. Born in Simcoe, Ont., on January 26th, 1934, son of the late Bert and Anna Lofgren. Predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth 'Betty' Lofgren. Survived by his sister, Priscilla Downs, of Ontario; son, Eric (Noreen), Dartmouth; daughter, Ingrid, Barrie, Ont.; grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, Nicole, Illianna; great-grandchild, Tyler; all of his nieces and nephews and their children. Harry’s favorite times were when he had a fishing pole in hand. He had many hobbies which included scouting, square/round dancing, both as a dancer and caller. He was an avid bowler, lawn bowled, played pool and snooker. He was a member of Somme Branch Legion. Harry spent 18 years in the Naval Air element of the Canadian Forces and served aboard both HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure. After retiring from the Navy he took on a second career with DND at CFAD Bedford and worked in the torpedo shop until retirement. There will be an informal gathering celebrating his life held in South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Dr., from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29th. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.



BOUTIN, Jean Claude Germain (Gerry) (17 Sep 1931 - 08 Oct 2016) - age 85, of Dartmouth, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. He was born on a farm in St. Camille de Wolfe, Que., to Lionel Boutin and Germaine Grégoire; one of five children. Gerry married Mary Faulkner in 1958 in Rivers, Man., where they met while he was serving in the Canadian Army. They moved to Nova Scotia in 1969, where they became a fixture on Ross Road. Gerry joined the Royal 22nd Regiment (the Van Doos) in 1949, the Royal Canadian Signal Corps in 1954, and the Ordinance Corps in 1955. He proudly served in the Korean War, and peacekeeping missions to the Congo and Cyprus. Gerry also served on board HMCS Bonaventure and in Werl, West Germany. After his military service, Gerry worked at Bluenose Woodworkers for 17 years, allowing him to spend time on his passion of building things. Gerry spent his time raising his children, woodworking, fixing up the house and yard, collecting badges, and spoiling his cats and dogs. His dedication, selflessness, hard work and love of family will be remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his daughter, Louise (Kane); sons, Ken and Peter; sisters, Marielle Rivard and Susanne Baillargeon, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Jeannine Morin and Lise Raleigh. Funeral services will be held by Father Darius in Saint Vincent de Paul Wednesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. There will be a tribute to Gerry in the Royal Canadian Legion, 703 Main St., Dartmouth, at 2 p.m. on October 17. Interment to follow at a later date. Visitation will be in Saint Vincent de Paul, today, Tuesday, October 11, from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society



KAHAN, George Philip (30 May 1923 - 12 Oct 2016) - age 93, longtime resident of South Rockwood Ave., passed away peacefully at his most recent home, Pinewood Court, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. He was born in Fort William and joined the Navy during WWII and served on the corvette HMCS Oakville, during the Battle of the Atlantic. He worked for Port Arthur Shipyards and Steep Rock Mines as a young man and then became a part owner of Thunder Bay Lumber for many years. He worked as a painter at St. Joseph's Hospital until he retired in 1988. George married his beautiful bride, Doris Bourgeois, in 1951 and together they raised six children. The were longtime and active members of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. He was predeceased by her in 2010. He is survived by his children, Georgia Brown of Nanaimo, BC, Eileen McCracken of Fort McMurray, AB, Jennifer Kahan (Dave) of Thunder Bay, George Kahan (Jo-Anne) of Metchosin, BC, Barry Kahan of Thunder Bay, and Lorraine Kahan (Frank) of Victoria, BC, sister Helene McDonald of Trenton, ON and sister-in-law June Veneruzzo of Thunder Bay. He had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Everest Funeral Chapel, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma. Vigil Prayers will be offered at 6:30 pm and the Thunder Bay Naval Veteran Association will hold their Tribute at 7:30 pm. Thank you to the staff of Pinewood Court, Sandpiper, for making Dad feel comfortable and at home during the past few years. If friends so desire, donations made in memory of George to Camp Quality Thunder Bay or George Jeffery's Children's Centre would be greatly appreciated.



PEMBERTON, Benjamin James (B.J.) - Passed away on October 12, 2016 at the age of 69 years. Loving husband of Evelyn (nee Tsui) for 42 years. Father of Steven and Ryan Pemberton. Proud grandfather of Jasmine, James, Ryan, Kayla, and Brandan. Missed by siblings Pamela Pemberton, Michael Pemberton, and Jo Anne Pemberton. Brother-in-law to Kitty Chiu, Ken Tsui, Eric Tsui, Lisa Lau, and James Tsui. B.J. was an executive chef at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club, the Windsor Yacht Club, and eventually retiring from Caesars Windsor as a chef. He will be remembered for his signature Sir Pemberton's Sauces and Spices. Ben was also a proud Naval Reservist at H.M.C.S. Hunter. If you so desire, donations made to the Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund ( would be appreciated by the family. Nathan was B.J.'s nephew. Visiting Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Avenue, South Windsor 519-969-5841 under the auspices of the Windsor Veterans Memorial Service Committee. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. (The Windsor Star 15 Oct 2016)



ELFORD, Clyde Henry, P1LTO, 3463, RCN (served 01 Jul 1939 - Aug 1946) (11 Oct 1920,Vancouver, BC, 08 Oct 2016, Calgary, AB) - Clyde passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016 at the Rockyview Hospital. Clyde was a long time resident of Calgary, spending over 40 years in the food sales industry. Clyde served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II, seeing action in various theatres throughout the conflict. He was active in the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party, serving on several government committees. Additionally he had a long-time involvement with the Calgary Stampede and a host of other community organizations. Clyde received many accolades for these efforts, including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal as well as citations from several Alberta Premier's and the Canadian Prime Minister. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Ruth. He is survived by his son, Robert and daughter-in-law, Gillian. In keeping with Clyde's wishes, no funeral service will be held. If friends so desire, donations may be made in the donor's choice of charity. In living memory of Clyde Elford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (The Calgary Herald 14 Oct 2016)



JOHNSON, Clifford Wilbert Gunnsteinn - With great sadness we announce that Clifford Wilbert Gunnsteinn Johnson, devoted husband, father and grandfather died peacefully on September 25th, 2016 surrounded by family. Born April 30th, 1935 in Riverton, Manitoba, Cliff was very proud of his roots on the farm and his Icelandic heritage. Cliff was a medic in the Royal Canadian Navy and later became a pharmaceutical rep. He was Past Master of Malahat Lodge No. 107, a Shriner and a proud member of the Janizaries Marching Unit. He will always be remembered for his positive attitude through all challenges and his unforgettable sense of humour. Cliff leaves behind his wife, best friend, and soul mate Barbara, daughters Sharleen (Mike) and Shannon, sons Scott and Paul, his children by marriage Jason (Sonya), Jordan (Dawn), and Shannon, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as siblings, Elma, Leonard, Melvin, Arlene, and Don. Predeceased by oldest brother Laurence. A celebration of Cliff's life will be held at noon on October 22 at the Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada BC & Yukon Branch, 200-4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6. (The Victoria Times Colonist 14 Oct 2015)

McCURDY, Kenneth Brock (16 Dec 1924 - 05 Oct 2016) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken, an amazing husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June, and his daughters Jane(Terry Schultz), Nancy (Lindsay Burwash) and Susan. He was the much loved Papa of Alex, Jeff (Kim) and Peter Keevil, Max and Molly Graham and Julia Thul. Ken was born in Saskatoon and raised in Lloydminster. He served in the Canadian Navy during WWII before coming to Vancouver to attend UBC and Law School. He was a partner at MacQuarrie, Hobkirk & McCurdy until his retirement. A founding member of The Arbutus Club and long time member of Marine Drive Golf Club, Dad and Mom enjoyed many years of fun and friendship at both. He will be greatly missed for his wisdom, his correction of our grammar and his humour! Remember, life is a two way street... No service by request. (The Vancouver Sun 15 Oct 2016)


SHERWOOD, Frederick Henry, LCdr, RCNVR, DSC w/Bar (25 Jun 1914 - 14 May 2013) - Fred passed away peacefully in Ottawa on May 14, 2013. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the second son of Ottawa native Edward Shanly and Marion Gertrude (Torrance) Sherwood. Within a few months the family moved back to Ottawa where Shanly became a successful real estate broker. Fred was schooled at Rockcliffe Park Public School and Ashbury College and then went to work for his father. In 1933 he joined the RCNVR, where he thrived. Not long after war broke out, Fred was loaned to the Royal Navy and volunteered for the submarine service. After serving with distinction in the North Sea and the Mediterranean, he was given command of a submarine and completed several successful patrols in the Far East. In 1944 he met Mary Clarke, a Wren officer stationed in Colombo, Ceylon and two years later they were married. The couple settled in Ottawa where they raised their family and Fred eventually became a partner in E.S. Sherwood Company Ltd., his father's real estate business. Fred was imbued with a good-natured sense of humour. He is remembered as a devoted, kind husband, a loving father, a doting grandfather, and a gentle great-grandfather. Predeceased by his parents, his brother Edward Torrance, and his sister Margaret Penelope "Pennie," he is survived by his wife Mary; children Marion, Philip, and Tim (Mary Jane); grandchildren Toby (Zoe) and Susannah; and great-grandchildren Rufus and Byron. Our family is deeply grateful to the staff of the Edinburgh Retirement Residence for their consistent kindness and care over the past several years. Memorial service to be held at The Church of St. Bartholomew, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa at 11:00AM on Thursday May 23rd. Light refreshments will be served in the Church hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. (The Ottawa Citizen 17 May 2013)


HMCS CARLETON, HMS/m Sealion (1940-41), HMS/m L23 (Aug 1941 - Jan 1942, XO), HMS/m P211 / HMS Safari (Jan-Nov 1942, XO), HMS P556 (Mar-Jun 1943, CO), HMS Spiteful (21 Jul 1943 - 24 Jul 1946, CO

ADAMS, Clinton James, Petty Officer - 56, passed away peacefully September 2, 2002, in the VG Site, QEII, Halifax, with many family members present. Born January 27, 1946, in Halifax, he was a son of John Adams Sr., Halifax and the late Gloria (Turner) Adams. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Della (Jewell) Adams; daughters, Keslyn, Katrina "Sissy", Nadine and Tamara; sons, Shane, Junior and Mark; grandchildren, Ashley, Taurean, Kiana, Justin, Taylor, Glensandra and Mark; brothers, Charlie, Mississauga, Ont.; Nolan, John Jr. "Bubby" (Sharon), Milton "Butchie" (Sonya) and Perry (Leslie), all of Halifax; sisters, Marlene Patterson, Lillian Symonds (Ted), all of Halifax; Sandra (Dr. Bassilon Cole), New Glasgow; Carla, Halifax; Teena Soule, Hamilton, Ont.; Paula, Halifax. He was predeceased by his brother, Derrick "Louie"; sisters, Sandra Donaldson and Gloria "Jeannie". Clint was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy) for 25 years, joining in 1961. He proudly served on the Yukon, Restigouche, Cape Scott and the Athabaskan. He later served as a submariner aboard the Ojibwa, Okanagan and Onondaga, finishing his distinguished career. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he worked at the IWK Grace Health Centre as a journeyman and was the Union representative for the CAW local 4606. He was one of the first African Canadians to serve aboard a submarine and was the first black coach of a military football team for Stadacona and the Fleet Club. He was actively involved in many sports such as football, baseball, darts, pool, softball and hockey and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame. Clint comes from one of the oldest musical families in Nova Scotia and played many musical instruments. He was a member of the Police Boys Club and was an excellent singer. He was a proud member of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Halifax. Clint was truly a special person who touched the lives of all he knew in a very special way. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his family and many close friends. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the nurses on 8A and 8B of the VG Site, QEII, Dr. Mary Davies, Dr. Lori Woods and the staff of the Dixon Cancer Centre, Susan Turner and Charlene from the Victorian Order of Nurses. A special thanks to Pastor and friend, Rev. Dr. Lionel Moriah for his strength during our trying times. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Thursday in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, in Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Halifax, Rev. Dr. Lionel Moriah officiating. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Repast to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home, Dartmouth. Family flowers only. Donations in memory may be made to Cornwallis Street Baptist Church or the Victorian Order of Nurses. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 04 Sep 2002)







HMCS OKANAGAN -Rededication crew 1986 


BRUSH, Thomas F. (Tip), MMM, CD, CPO1 - 73, Summit Street, Halifax, died December 23, 2006. Born near Windsor, Ont., he was a son of the late Raymond and Lila (Wright) Brush. He is survived by wife, Janet (Fisher) (Shea); son, Roger (Frances Royle); daughter, Deborah, Halifax; stepdaughter, Colleen Shea (Brook Nymark), Toronto; brother, William (Barbara), Truro; sisters, Vivian (Ross) Whitney, London, Ont.; Marian (Arthur) Williamson, Windsor, Ont., and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Georgie (Burgess) Brush; brother, James (Windsor, Ont.), and sister, Linda Edwards (Kingsville, Ont.). Tom had a distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1952 to 1978. He retired as Base Chief, CFB Halifax. In 1976, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Military merit by Governor-General Jules Leger. After retiring from the RCN, he taught as a civilian instructor in the Fleet School until 1989. He was a man of many talents - fine cabinetry, wood carving, painting and dancing, and he could fix almost anything. Travel was another of Tom's passions and he and Janet were true "shunpikers". In their old camper van, they crossed the USA and Canada, twice to Alaska, once to the Northwest Territories, traveling the back roads whenever possible. Together they explored the towns and villages of all four Atlantic provinces. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors in J.A. Snow Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a reception and tributes in the funeral home on Thursday, December 28, at 2 p.m., with interment to follow in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada. "And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream When the long trip's over." (The Halifax Herald 26 Dec 2006)


HMCS MARGAREE - Commissioning crew as CPO Weapons rate

McQUEEN, John Earl, Cdr, RCN(R) - Died: 08 Oct 1957


Colorful Career Comes To An End

J. Earl McQueen Passes Away In Windsor Hospital

Sudden Death Shock To Whole Community


Amherstburg lost one of its most colorful figures and leading citizens Tuesday morning in the death of Captain J. Earl McQueen, 66, who passed away in Grace Hospital, Windsor. Death was due to complications that followed a kidney ailment. He became ill early Sunday morning and was taken to the hospital via ambulance later in the day.


Captain McQueen gained an enviable reputation by his 'know-how' in marine salvage work and his firm McQueen Marine Limited gained a reputation up and down the Great Lakes for being able to do the impossible. During his career as head of his company he guided some of the most important salvage jobs on the Lakes which included the raising of the passenger ship Tashmoo at the Brunner Mond Canada, Limited dock in Amherstburg, removing the sunken tanker Hydro from the Cleveland Harbor, raising the large Boland and Connelius freighter George F. Rand off Port Huron and the salvaging of the German freighter Wallschiff from the channel off Sarnia.


He started McQueen Marine Limited when he came back to Amherstburg following World-War I. At that time he was awarded the contract for servicing the channel buoys from Pointe Pelee to Windsor. He still held this contract at the time of his death.


His first tug was the Max L., a wooden boat and he started out in the salvage business in a small way. In latter years he gained considerable fame for the ice-breaking activities of his tugs and these were started with the Max L. over whose bow he hung a steel shoe to protect the hull from the pressure of the ice. After the Max L. foundered off the lower end of Bois Blanc Island he acquired the steel tug Progresso which soon became known up and down the lakes as the tug to call when boats were in trouble. Still later he designed and had built for his company the Atomic which proved to be one of the best all-around tugs on the Great Lakes. He spent a good deal of time at the shipyards at Owen Sound while she was on the ways directing every last detail as to her construction.


It was Captain McQueen's personality and drive that was responsible for the carrying on of the races staged by the International Tugboat Racing Association, and his tug Atomic won this classic international event more than any other tug. He gained an ambition last summer when he brought the race to Amherstburg when it was held in connection with the celebration that marked the beginning of the multi-million dollar project of deepening the connection channels in the Great Lakes. He headed the important parade and tugboat race committee of that international event.


In January 1956, he disposed of his marine contracting business however, he remained as chairman of the board and in an advisory position.


Captain McQueen got his early training in salvage work when he served as an officer in the Royal Navy during World War I. At the outbreak of that war he enlisted as a trooper in the Seventh Canadian Mounted Rifles and went overseas with his friends from Amherstburg. After active service he transferred tot he Royal Navy where he remained until after the end of hostilities.


He served with distinction at the memorable Battle of the Zeebrugge on the Belgian Coast. Here British ships and their crews displaying unforgetable heroism sank old ships, filled with concrete, to block exit from a busy submarine base. After the ships were sunk the crew members climbed up on the moll and were taken off by small British ships, one of which was under the command of Captain McQueen.


At the beginning of World War II he left his lucrative marine business and offered his services to the Royal Canadian Navy. He served during the entire War as head of Boom Defence for Canada and Newfoundland. He gained the rank of full commander. In this position he displayed fine leadership.


Captain McQueen was born in Kingsville. His parents resided on Pelee Island but his mother was brought from the island across the ice to Kingsville for the birth of her child during bitter January weather. He came to Amherstburg to live when still a boy, when his parents moved here.


His father Captain John McQueen was well known along the Amherstburg waterfront as a capable skipper. His mother who still lives in Windsor at the age of 90 years, was the former Ida McCormick, direct descendant of William McCormick, first owner of Pelee Island.


While he was overseas in World War I stationed at the Shetland Island he met his charming wife-to-be, Patricia Williamson. After returning from Great Britain they lived for a time at Belleville where Captain McQueen was associated with the Corby Distillery.


In spite of his busy marine life Captain McQueen took time to take part in community service. He served as a member of the Rotary Club, Thistle Lodge No. 48, A.F. and A.M., Price of Wales Chapter R.A.M. and Fort Maiden Branch of the Canadian Legion. He was known and worshiped by every youngster in town.


Captain McQueen loved Amherstburg and through his efforts the town got a lot of international publicity. Many men in high positions came to know and love Amherstburg through their association with Captain McQueen.


It was Captain McQueen's lifelong ambition to have his own yacht. First he purchased the Priscilla that was wrecked several year ago in Lake Huron. He then designed and supervised the building of the Sheltie on which he and Mrs. McQueen lived all summer. The yacht was moored in from of their property on Dalhousie Street South.


Besides his wife and mother, mentioned above, he is survived by two brothers and two sisters.


Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1.30 p.m. from the James H. Sutton Funeral Home, Sandwich Street south and Gore Street to Christ Church. The ..... (article incomplete) (The Amherst Echo 10 Oct 1957) (Courtesy of Liza Price, Administration, Marsh Historical Collection


Portrait of Cdr McQueen


Captain J. Earl McQueen Sails On His Last Voyage


HMCS EASTORE - 1st Commanding Officer

MONKS, Robert (Bob) Alan, LCdr (P), RCN - CO of No 1 Air Trg Group, he died in a fatal mid-air collision over Eastern Passage, NS on 12 Mar 1948.


HMCS WARRIOR - Served in Warrior in 1946 as Lt (P), RCN, 803 SQN.


Book of Remembrance entry

WILSON, Richard Tinning, LCdr, CD, RCN, RRMC 3431 - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Monday, October 10, 2016. Lovingly survived by his wife Barbara and his children: Richard, Mary, Jennifer, Iain, Bruce, Barbara, Erik and families and his brother Bill (Mary). Fondly remembered by his nieces and grandchildren. Richard was a graduate of Upper Canada College, Royal Roads Military College and the University of Toronto. As a Canadian Naval Officer, he served on a number of ships and was posted to several Canadian and International posts (including England, Norway and USA). A Memorial Service and reception will be held on Friday, October 21st at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto at 11 a.m. "Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirits fly into the mystic. In our hearts always and forever. " No clinking! In lieu of flowers, donations to University of Toronto (Soldiers' Tower Restoration Fund) would be appreciated by the family. (The Toronto Star 17 Oct 2016)

MIKOLAS, David Theodore, Canadian Navy Veteran (23 Feb 1942 - 13 Oct 2016) - David will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Rita Mikolas; son, Paul; grandson, Brett who is currently serving in the Canadian Military; granddaughter, Chantelle of Vancouver; sisters, Alice of Toronto, Sheila, Margaret and Terri all of British Columbia and brother, Ken of British Columbia. He was predeceased by his parents Theodore and Ruth Mikolas.

MOODIE, James David, 26329-H, RCN (enlisted 22 Feb 1954) (1934-2006) Retired-Carleton University Peacefully at home on Thursday, October 12, 2006 with his beloved wife and best friend, Gwen of 28 years, at his bedside. David leaves behind his children, Carol Mercier (Mike), Dianne Gill (Don) and Gail Moodie, as well as his grandchildren, Shelby, Lyndsey, Josee, Dayle, Denver, Olivia and Isaac. He will be sadly missed by his step-children Jeff Boyd (Donna) and Sandra Boyd (Rick Hayman). Friends are welcome to visit at th Rideau Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr. Kars (East of Hwy 416) on Monday, October 16th from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, October 17th at 2 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Palliative Outreach Program, Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of their choice. (The Ottawa Citizen 14 Oct 2006)



ORMSBY, Edward Oswald, Capt, RCN(R), 0-56560 (1905-1973) - Edward was born on Jan 31, 1905 (year approx) in Hollywood, Ireland. At the age of 19, he had a motor bike accident and one of his legs had to be amputated just below the knee. He spent a year in hospital then and always walked with a limp after that. He had a "tin leg" which was uncomfortable and never enjoyed walking or swimming again. His "tin leg" did not stop him from serving his country and Edward joined the Royal Navy and attended the naval training college at HMS Worcester. Edward late moved to Canada, eventually joined the RCN(R). It was in Canada that he met Helen Douglas and they were married in December 23, 1939. At the beginning of World War 2, he was teaching navigation in Fort William (now Thunder Bay). As the war continued, he was appointed to HMCS Digby, eventually becoming her commanding officer. After the war, he joined the Department of Transport in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada and was responsible for overseeing the "Aids to Navigation" on Lake Superior, in the Thunder Bay area. He had a small tug, Transport 3 at his disposal. During this time he continued his involvement in the RCN(R) at HMCS Griffon in Port Arthur. In 1956 he moved to Prescott, Ontario to a similar post, and a couple of years later to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. There he was able to acquire a helicopter, with floats, to enable it to land on water, in order to visit lighthouses. He transferred to Saint John, NB about 1965/67 where he eventually retired. After retiring he returned to England, where he died in the fall of 1973.


HMCS DIGBY - Appointed to DIGBY 15 Mar 1943 as Lt, RCN(R).  3rd Commanding Officer


DANIELS, Robert Hugh (22 Sep 1934 - 17 Oct 2016) - It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Hugh Daniels announce his sudden passing on Monday, October 17, 2016. "Bob" passed away quietly at his home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at the age of 82. Bob was born in Hamilton, Ontario to the late Clifford and Lila Daniels. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anna of 57 years and his two children Derrick (Tamsin) and Calvin (Christine). Bob will be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren Yma, Martin and Carson. Bob is also survived by his only brother Bill (Gladys) Daniels of Mississauga, Ontario. In 1953 Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Huron, HMCS Buckingham and HMCS Swansea in Korea, Europe, the U.S.A. and the Caribbean. In 1958 he was honourably discharged from the Royal Canadian Navy and later received the Korean Volunteer Service Medal. Following his Naval service Bob returned to Halifax where he was employed by Philco Corp. maintaining radar systems at HMCS Shearwater. It was in Halifax that he met his future wife Anna May Daniels (nee Gaetz). Bob and Anna were married in Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S on May 30th, 1959. In 1962 they moved to West Germany where Bob worked for Philco Corp. and led a team of technicians that calibrated test equipment at Canadian Air Force bases in West Germany, France and Italy. Upon his return to Canada in 1965, Bob joined Technical Marketing & Associates as one of their original employees and quickly rose to the position of President. Bob proudly led the expansion of TMA across Canada. In 1989, at the age of 55, Bob retired from TMA to enjoy more time with family and friends. Bob had a deep passion for the ocean. He loved entertaining friends, family & colleagues on his various boats. Bob made many friends over the years through his love of marathons, the Dartmouth Sportsplex, the Fleming Investment Club, the Korea Veterans Assoc. of Canada and the HMCS Sackville. At Bob's request there will not be a funeral or visitation. His ashes will be spread on the ocean by Anna, Derrick & Calvin and their immediate families. In lieu of flowers we would ask that donations may be made in Bob's name to the HMCS Sackville Fund. The family would also like to express their thanks to CST. Stuart McCulley of the Halifax Regional Police, Dartmouth Emergency Health Services and the staff at the Dartmouth Hospital.


HMCS HURON - Served in Huron during the 3rd Korean tour as an AB.LM



BAKER, Robert Guy - Peacefully at the St. Joseph's Health Centre, on October 12, 2016, Robert Guy Baker (Bob) passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his family. Bob was in his 100th year. His marriage to Libbie was one of great happiness. Their love was a source of strength to our blended family which has been a truly loving experience for all. Dad will be greatly missed by his daughters Lisa (Conrad) and Lianne (Larry) and his sons Scott and Guy (Linda). Grandchildren Alida (Trevor), Jack (Heather) and Ian will miss their "Wonder Bob". Great-grandchildren Declan, Callum, Adelaide and Benjamin are also saddened by his passing. After a distinguished 40-year career with the Robert Simpson Co., interrupted by 5 years in the RCN during WWII, Bob worked tirelessly for the Ontario Friends of Schizophrenics and related organizations for another 10 years. Bob was a member at the Lambton Golf & Country Club for 72 years. Friendships made there have lasted a lifetime. The family extends its sincere thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre for their excellent care. An interment with follow up reception will be held at a time to be announced. If desired, donations to the Ontario Friends of Schizophrenics or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. (The Toronto Star 19 Oct 2016)

TRACY, Charles Victor (Vic) (11Nov 1939 - 09 Oct 2016) With great sadness, the family of Victor Tracy announces his passing on October 9 following a short illness. Vic was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1957 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and based out of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt. After five years and many ports of call, he knew the west coast would become his home. Vic lived an interesting life. During WWII, he and his mother Gabrielle (Gaye) Tracy Metcalf (nee Williams) moved to Dawson Creek, the starting point for the Alaska Highway, where she catered for the U.S. military during the construction. Although quite young, he remembered riding in trucks and jeeps driven by the base officers. The navy trained Vic in communications; he would eventually be stationed on the DEW line at CFB Alert. While there he worked with other military personnel to intercept and interpret what was called Cold War 'signal intelligence'. After ending his service, Vic returned to Winnipeg where he convinced his mother and stepfather Herbert (Bert) Metcalf to move with him and his young family to Vancouver. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Vic taught in Delta at Gray Elementary, Delta Senior Secondary, and Delview Junior Secondary schools, North Island Secondary School in Port McNeil and Port Hardy Secondary School in Port Hardy. Both during his tenure and after his retirement in 2005, he worked with the BC Teacher's Federation (BCTF) engaged in conflict resolution and peer support across the province. He was very proud of this work and was highly regarded by both clients and colleagues. He believed in giving back to the community. His early community service included coaching little league baseball and hockey teams; however, his love for education and community guided him into political activity, eventually running for and being elected as School Board trustee Vancouver Island North (2005 to 2011) and as trustee for the Sointula Waterworks Improvement District (2002-2006). A lover of the arts: Galleries - Live jazz and blues, and Indigenous creations. He loved red wine; books; gardens. An avid sports fan - Go HABS, Bombers and Jays! He loved building and renovating – he and his wife Sandra built a beautiful waterfront home in Sointula on Malcolm Island as well as a vacation home in Bahia Asuncion, Baja, California, prior to returning to the lower mainland in 2015. Victor loved his family. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra Audet, two daughters Colleen (Ted) and Shannon (Bruce), granddaughters Claire and Sydney, three stepdaughters Michelle (Zee), Karyn (Shawn) and Catherine (Adam), six step- grandchildren Lukas, Matthew, Sarah, Zayd, Emily and Allison, half sisters Diane Metcalf Howard (Lyal), Dawn Metcalf, Dene Tracy Patey, and Patty Tracy, and half brothers Leigh and Shawn (Sandy) Tracy as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of life will be hosted for family and friends on October 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the 100 Braid St Studios and Gallery: Suite 200-100 Braid St., New Westminster, B.C. In lieu of flowers a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. (The Vancouver Sun 20 Oct 2016)

HOWE, Bob - of Neudorf passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 80 years. Robert Goddard Howe was born and raised in Winnipeg, the eldest child of Fred and Violet Howe, on June 3, 1936. After joining the Navy in 1952, he returned to Winnipeg in 1956 where he met Lillian, and ten months later they were married on October 11, 1957. Together Bob and Lil raised three children. On September 15, 1964, Bob started a new life within the fellowship of A.A., celebrating his 52nd A.A. birthday recently. Dedication and commitment to the A.A. program was proven by his being the guest speaker in both Yellowknife, NWT and Kenora, ON in the weeks prior to his final illness, a commitment he would not have forsaken. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Lillian; his parents, Fred and Violet Howe; in-laws, John and Dorothy Garvie; brother- in-law, Ron Baird; and sister-in-law, Marlene Kullman. Bob leaves to celebrate his life his son, Scott Howe and wife Sharon of Edenwold, SK; daughter, Kelly Anderson and partner, Gerald Mushie of Souris, MB; and son, Dustin Howe and wife Jessica of Wetaskiwin, AB; his grandsons, Derek, Cale, Hazen and Gabriel Howe and Chad Anderson; his granddaughters, Stevie and Lily Howe and Brea Anderson; his sister, Barbara Baird of Burlington, ON; and brother, Fred and wife Kathryn of Winnipeg; brother- in-law, Edward Garvie and wife Bernice of Winnipeg; sisters-in-law, Colleen Ervick and husband Glen and Karen Glaicar of Winnipeg; his great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, along with friends and his extensive A.A. and Al-Anon family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ker, Dr. Aslam and the exceptional palliative care staff at 3B Pasqua Hospital and Grace Hospice especially. Bob's funeral service will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, Melville. Interment will take place in Winnipeg at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Regina Wascana Grace Hospice are respectfully requested. (The Regina Leader-Post 19 Oct 2016)

KELLY, John Patrick (1934 - 2015) Former Royal Canadian Navy Ret. Ottawa Police Constable Peacefully on Tuesday February 24, 2015 at the age of 80. Cherished husband of Jeannine. Devoted father to John (Betty). Dear grandfather to Patrick. Will be greatly missed by his siblings Lois (Walter), Reta (Ronnie), Robert (Judith), Gordon (Betty), Barbara (Chris), Larry (Gail), and Leonard. Predeceased by his brothers George and Donald. Fondly remembered by his extended family, nieces, nephews and friends. John was a founding member of the Ottawa Police Association Pipes and Drums. An original member and instructor of the Ottawa Police Underwater Squad. Former member of the Cameron Highlanders Pipes and Drums. Family and friends are invited to a visitation at Kelly Funeral Home - Somerset Chapel 585 Somerset St. W. Ottawa, ON 613-235-6712, on Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to be held in the chapel on Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 11 am. Interment to take place at St. Bernard's Cemetery in spring. If desired, donations may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus (Dialysis Unit) in memory of John. (The Ottawa Citizen 28 Feb 2015)

MOORS, David Miller - on October 19, 2016 at the age of 91 years, with family by his side, passed away peacefully at Middlechurch Personal Care Home. He was predeceased by his son, Donald Moors in 1981 (age 19), and his daughter Valerie Cheng in 2004 (age 49). He was also predeceased by his parents Gwendoline and Walter, brothers Arthur and Lloyd, and sister Helen. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joy, his son Craig (Lynn), daughters Barb (Glenn), Dorothy (Win), and Bev (John). He is also going to be missed by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Dave was born in Winnipeg on January 11, 1925 and grew up on the family farm in Sanford, Manitoba. He would often reflect on those early years. He cherished the memories and always had a story to tell of farm life with his family. In 1944 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was trained as a Torpedoman. He returned from overseas and started his career as a crane operator working on the Hydro dam in Seven Sisters Falls, Manitoba, then Griffin Steel, and eventually retiring from CNR. He would often remind us of a short assignment operating a crane at Lombard Place, Portage and Main. While in Seven Sisters he met his one and only, Joy Craig. Their courtship included lots of dancing. They married in 1948 in Seven Sisters and they later moved to Dad's hometown of Sanford eventually settling in Transcona where they remained in their home for 56 years. After a lengthy stay at Seven Oaks Hospital Dad was able to be reunited with Mum in May of this year living in the same unit at Middlechurch home. He loved going to the cottage, fishing, gardening, but mostly cherished special times with family. He loved to travel and took the family on many ventures and in retirement he travelled to many destinations with Mum. Dad was very thankful for the staff at Seven Oaks especially "David's Girls", he was also sincerely grateful for the outstanding care and compassion shown to him and his family by all the staff at Middlechurch Home. He earned the reputation of being a kind and gentle man. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Bladder). A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home, 1800 Day Street with a private family interment taking place later in the day. Close in our hearts you will always stay. Loved and remembered every day. Funeral Arrangements in Care of: Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematorium 1800 Day Street. (The Winnipeg Free Press 22 Oct 2016)

GALLAGHER, Ken - At the age of 76, passed quietly on October 11, 2016 after a year's battle with cancer. Ken was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 6, 1940 and moved to BC as young man after a 3 year stint in RCN. Ken retired after 40 years of employment at Vancouver Pile Driving. Ken will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife Pam of 46 years, his sons David, Kevin, and Kyle, his grandchildren Katie and Becky, his sister Mary Anne Rennie and his brother John, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who fondly remember him as "UNCLE BEAR". A small private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with family in Alberta. (The Vancouver Sun 22 Oct 2016)

PATTERSON, Donald Victor (Don), B.E.M., Sonarman - It is with broken hearts that we say goodbye to Donald (Don) Victor Patterson. In the early hours of October 17, 2016 Don passed away with his wife, Ruth, at his side. He will be greatly missed by Ruth; his children: Cheryll (Geoff) and Jonathon (Nicole); his grandchildren: Tatum, Brok, Bronte, Brolin and Madison; his brother, Jim; his niece Heidi (David) and her children: Angellana and Austin; his honorary grandchildren: Chloe, Jeffrey, Maria and Isabelle; and the many friends that Don made wherever he went. Don was born on March 25, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents Neil and Eilene. At the age of 17 Don joined the Navy and shipped off for great adventures. In 1983, Don and Ruth met at the Montgomery legion sparking a love affair that spanned more than 35 years. Don was an avid outdoorsman, loved to play crib with his brother, made the best meatloaf in the world and taught his granddaughter, Tatum, the fine art of garage sale'ing. Don was described as a big teddy bear that brightened the day of everyone he met. A celebration of Don's life will be held at the Kingsway Legion, 14339 50 St NW, Edmonton, on Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 p.m. At the celebration, friends will be given the opportunity to share stories and their memories of Don. In lieu of tributes, donations may be made to the Kingsway Legion Branch 175. Thank you to the staff of unit 5E4 at the University of Alberta Hospital, to Nan and the chemotherapy nurses at the Cross Cancer Institute and Dr. Cave for their wonderful care and treatment of Don. (The Edmonton Journal 22 Oct 2016)


PATTERSON, Donald Victor, Able Seaman, 4855­H - British Empire Medal (BEM)- RCN / HMCS Athabaskan - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 3 April 1965 and London Gazette of 9 April 1965. "On the occasion of the rescue on 1st March 1964 of thirty-five crew members of S.S. Amphialos from their sinking ship by HMCS Athabaskan, Able Seaman Patterson, in his capacity as a ship's diver, dived overboard to the aid of a survivor in the water about 70 feet from the ship, and by his efforts, was largely responsible for bringing the man safely aboard. The survivor had been floating in his life­jacket in heavy and oil­infested seas and by the time Patterson reached him was thoroughly exhausted, covered with oil, and helpless. The seas at the time were running from 10 to 14 feet. A short time later, Able Seaman Patterson, despite the difficult sea conditions and oil, was again in the water for approximately 25 minutes attempting to guide a life­raft down to the wreck. Throughout the whole of the rescue operation, this man displayed personal courage and skill of a high order."


HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in Athabaskan in 1964 as an AB


HMCS OJIBWA - Commissioning crew as a LS

HMCS ONONDAGA - Served in Onondaga in 1969

HMCS ASSINIBOINE - Served in Assiniboine 1974-1978



STARK, Henry William (Harry) - In loving memory of Harry Stark, age 92, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Harry was born on November 18, 1923 in Fort William, Ontario to Agnes and Percy Stark. He proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy 8 years and was a proud Canadian Legion member for 71 years. On returning from the war, he worked in a bush camp where he met the love of his life, Mary Fairall, a camp cookie. They were married in August 1949 and were happily together for 64 years. Harry was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife Mary, his eldest grandson Kevin Kupper and by his brother Ron. He is survived by: his 3 children; Beverly Kupper (George) of Waldhof, ON, Brian Stark (Jackie) of Ancaster, ON, and Carol-Ann Cataldo (Nello) of Victoria, BC, 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Harry had 3 loves; his family, food and sports. He coached baseball in his younger years and continued to enjoy spending time with Brian and his grandsons at Blue Jay games. He built skating rinks for his children, later his grandchildren, and many happy hours were spent outside. He also liked to attend the Ice Dog games in Dryden. Living in Thunder Bay, he was active as a hockey time-keeper at the Fort William Gardens. After retirement from Canada Manpower, he and Mary moved to Vermilion Bay, ON, where they resided until Mary's passing. He has since resided with his daughter Bev in Waldhof. Poppy, as he was affectionately known, enjoyed his past winters in Arizona, Florida and Victoria with his children. Poppy always had snacks for his grand-dogs and a truck full of treats for all the dogs in town. Harry was proudly affiliated with the Masons for 67 years. Poppy attended all the luncheons in the area, enjoying fish fries, turkey dinners and breakfasts. He was a generous man who supported all local endeavours, especially those involving children's activities. His infectious laugh could be easily heard throughout a crowded room. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Dryden Community Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. A celebration of Poppy's life will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Anglican Church with Father Dick Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in the Waldhof Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dryden Food Bank or Second Chance Pet Network through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Ave., Dryden, ON, P8N 2X3

IRWIN, Daniel Charles - It is with profound sadness that the family of Daniel Charles Irwin, age 71, announces his peaceful passing, surrounded by family on October 15, 2016 in Ottawa, Ont. Danny will be lovingly remembered by wife, Claire (McDonald); daughter, Angela (Clint); stepchildren, Troy, Michelle (Angie) and Nikki (Atanas); grandchildren, Matthew and Kaitlyn; step grandchildren, Devin, Ben, Nicholas, Abbey, Lily, Jacob and Emma; sisters, Elizabeth (Roger) Breen, Susan (Don) Purdie; and brother, Patrick (Sally). Danny was predeceased by his wife, Faye (McPhee); mother, Doris (Bolton); father, Roy; and brother, Paul. Danny served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1961-1999. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Danny's life will be held in Spring 2017 in Ottawa. A graveside service will be held in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens in Summer 2017. In memory of Danny, donations to Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, (902)334-1546 would be appreciated.



HMCS TERRA NOVA -Served in Terra Nova in 1977 as a MS 

CURTIS, Lawrence Dwain (Larry) - Age 74, passed away in his Dartmouth home on October 10th, 2016 from heart disease. He was born September 30th, 1942 in Gravelbourg, Sask., to Lyall Curtis and Mary Chantry (Dorothy Sheldon, stepmother). He is survived by his brothers, Arthur and Keith; and his sister, Evelyn. He was married for 30 years (divorced 1995) to Betty Ryan of Dartmouth and has three children: Mary-Anne (Terry), Laura Lee (deceased), and Tony (Robin) and grandchildren, Rylan and Colton. Larry began his life on the farm in Gravelbourg, Sask., where he learned hard work at an early age. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1961 and was stationed in Halifax where he met his wife Betty and later raised Mary Anne and Tony. Larry was an entrepreneur owning several businesses throughout his life including Mr. Transmission in Bedford. One of his favorite positions was when he worked as Regional Sales Manager for Universal Warranty traveling throughout the Atlantic Provinces. Larry was also a Social Services Care Provider and worked at home taking in and providing care for several people with disabilities. He was very happy in his last job working in the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires as security at Halifax International Airport. He was a 30-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He never realized his lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer, but he was very happy to enact the dream numerous times in court for several speeding violations. Larry will be lovingly remembered for his great humour, the best conversations, and for his generosity and kindness. He loved to make people laugh and was known for great pranks and jokes. He made people feel very comfortable and it was so easy to talk to him about anything. With a lawyer-like mind, he gave great advice. He lived by the motto 'I don't get mad, I get even' and he applied it by always paying good deeds back to the person. If you did something nice for him, he would make it his mission to return that kindness and more. He was notorious for being early and prepared for everything; never late. This was true for everything from never-missed birthday and holiday cards, to work, to meet-ups, and everything in between. We are thankful for our time with Larry. Memories and stories of his love, generosity and fun sense of humor will eventually bring us comfort, but his passing leaves a gigantic void in all of our lives. It was Larry's wish that there be no funeral service. Committal of his ashes to the sea will be performed by the Royal Canadian Navy. A permanent marker will be placed with his family in Gravelbourg.

CAULIER, Alfred - Age 85, of Little Harbour, passed away peacefully in New Glasgow on October 15, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born in Stellarton, a son of Olga and Alfred Caulier. Alfred was a devoted Christian and an active member of The Church of The Nazarene in Trenton. In his youth he was an avid hockey, rugby and football player. He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame for his participation as a member of the Shearwater Flyers in the 1957 Canadian Champions. He enjoyed his later years doing outdoor work, enjoying his grandchildren, visiting shut-ins, and watching sports. Alfred spent 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy before retiring and had a second career with Michelin Tire in Granton. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Doris (Aikens) Caulier; brother, Tabor (Beverly) Caulier; sons, Barry (Paula), Wade (Nancy), Phillip (Darlene), Paul; daughter, Michelle (John) Porch. Mourning the loss of their Papa are his grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley (John Ross), Amy Lou (Dorian), Monica (Scott), Shawn, Austin, Myriska, Kali, Caulier, Brynn, Sampson; great-granddaughter, Tabor. Alfred is also survived by sisters-in-law, Eva and Diane Aikens. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, in R.H. Porter Funeral Home, 55 Almont Ave., New Glasgow. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in The Church of The Nazarene in Trenton. Reception to follow. Burial will be in Church Brook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

IORIO, Richard (16 Sep 1936 - 27 Sep 2014) - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at his home where he wished to be, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves to mourn his wife Joan of 55 years, and his daughters Susan, Angie (Ron), Karen (Frank) and his son Steve (Debbie). Rich is survived by his brothers Michael, Phil and Conrad, and his sister Rose. He deeply loved his family and cherished his grandchildren Brent and Jena, Emily and Ben, Brooke, Jesse and Caitlyn, Leah, and Matt. Rich served 10 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, after which he then worked at Gates Canada for many years until his retirement in 1996. A special thanks to Dr. Anne Woods and Nurse Greg from the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton for going above and beyond the call of duty to assist in the difficult time of getting Rich home. Also a special thanks to the Stedman Community Hospice in Brantford for Rich’s home care. The family will receive friends at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service to be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, donations to the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated by the family.



TEOLI, Francis Nelson - Passed away peacefully on this October 6, 2016 at the age of 90. Frank was a beloved father of three children, Shelley, Kim and Tina. A grandfather of one, Geoff, and a great- grandfather of two, Mira and Marcus. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Muriel. A veteran of the Second World War he served in the HMCS Uganda and was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Airforce. Frank was the last of 3 siblings, Patricia, Madeline and Leonard. He was very loved and will be missed by many. (The Vancouver Sun 23 Oct 2016)



BARNES, Robert Edward (Ted) (03 Apr 1937 - 16 Oct 2016) - died peacefully at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay with his wife and daughters by his side. Predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Doris Barnes. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy and his daughters Susan Edwards (Jim) of Gravenhurst and Caroline MacIsaac (late Colin) of Toronto. Also survived by his brothers Lloyd (Cathy), Ron (Sandy), Roy (Beverly) and his sister Sharon (Don) Ayotte. Ted also had six grandchildren; Bobbi-Jo, David, Cheryl, Tina, Daniel and Katie, and one great granddaughter, Taylor. Ted will always be remembered by Susan and Brent Bina and of course his brothers in the fire department as he was a firefighter in Scarborough for 31 years. He was the president of Local 626 for 10 years. He loved to fish, golf and spend time with his family. Dot and Ted especially enjoyed winters in Florida and travelling every September. The family will receive friends at Lakeland Funeral and Cremation Centre, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 PM for a Celebration of his Life. Reception with stories and refreshments will follow. If desired, in memoriam donations to Ross Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit or Camp Trillium (a camp for kids with cancer) would be appreciated by the family.

DeSAULNIERS, John David (Jack) - (1947-2016) Age 68, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2016 in his hometown of Parrsboro with his family by his side. Born in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Fred and Amy (Constable) DeSaulniers. He was predeceased by his wife, Heather (Cochrane) DeSaulniers. He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Walton (Bliss), Parrsboro; Marsha (Jason), Moncton; a son, Michael (Trish), Halifax; sisters, Nancy Hicks (Bob), Fredericton; Dawn Colpitts (Bev), Notre Dame; brothers, Rick, Fredericton; Fred (special friend, Carmel), South Oromocto Lake; 4 grandchildren, Brooke and Jasmine Walton; Jordan and Jonas O’Neill.


EARLY DAYS: Jack was raised in Marrysville or otherwise known as the 'The Ville'. Jack was known as 'Jackie' by his family and around 'The Ville'. His fondest memories were made on River Street. He spent his time playing at Pine Grove, swimming at Millbrook or in the Nashwaak 'Sandy Beach'. Legend has it that Jack named the still present ‘Davey Crockett Mountain’. He was a great dancer and somewhat of a heart throb in his youth; girls would line up for their chance to share a dance with him on his front porch. His ability to shake a leg and his love of music surely inspired him to pick up the guitar in his teens. During this time in 'The Ville', Jack had his first encounters with Grand Lake (outside of Fredericton) and fell in love with the place. That love and admiration stayed with him his entire life.


NAVY YEARS: Jack’s yearn for adventure called and he joined the Navy in 1966 in his late teens as a sonar operator. He would serve his country for almost 6 years. He was posted on the HMCS Saguenay for 5 years. He traveled the seas extensively and had the opportunity to visit some unique countries such as: Denmark, France, UK, Bermuda, United States, and more. Jack played in a band in the Navy throughout his career. In fact, his navy band was once viewed across Canada on the CBC television station. Unfortunately, Jack experienced some tragic and difficult times as well during his service. During standard naval exercises in 1969 near England with a fleet that included HMCS Kootenay and the Saguenay, the Kootenay gear box exploded and a fire ensued. This was the worst peacetime disaster in the Navy’s history. Nine Sailors lost their lives and 53 were injured. The Saguenay and Bonaventure ships of the fleet responded to the distress calls of the injured Kootenay and assisted by airlifting supplies and personnel. The Navy also is how he met his wife, Heather (Cochrane) DeSaulniers and how family became part of his life. For Jack, his choice to leave the adventure and travel behind was simple; his daughter Michelle.


LATER YEARS/PROFESSION: From this point forward, Jack continued with his passion for music and his likeable personality provided him a successful award winning career in sales. Jack was a phenomenal guitar player. He played from his heart and soul. Being a modest man, he would never elaborate on his musical accomplishments. For anyone who did not know his talent, please note the highlights Jack’s career: Played guitar for 49 years; Played professionally for 25 years; Some of the bands he belonged to were JD and the Jesters, Moleweed, Frisky, and Me & The Boys with the famous Strat Brothers ; Played all over New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, in Montreal, Toronto, Bermuda, Nice, Denmark and more; Played in backing bands for the following recording artists: Dave Dudley (Six Days on the Road); Smiley Bates; Norma Gale; Joe Murphy; Scott MacMillan; Bobby Bauer; Cliff Jewell and many more.  Jack once had a chance to go to Nashville and play professionally but turned down the offer once again choosing to be with his family. In his later years, Jack lost use of his arm after a stroke in 2005 and thought he would never play again. His will and determination allowed him to play again 5 years later. His son encouraged him to pick up guitar and record some fun demos together. He would play off and on at home on his baby fender telecaster until he was hospitalized in March of 2016. For those who knew Jack in Parrsboro, Jack was never seen without his trusty sidekick, companion and best friend, Scooby. Jack was able to share 15 years with Scoob. He always made people smile when he would cruise down Main Street on his scooter with Scooby on board!


CONCLUSION: Many people live everyday wondering what their purpose is in life or what they may leave behind? Well Jack loved music and referenced this particular phrase of lyrics on his wall at one time among many others: “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” –The Beatles - We believe this is so true in life and in Jack’s case. The love for Jack was evident every day with family never leaving his side while he fought to live every day. The daily wishes and words of encouragement through cards and social media. The love he had and for his family was indescribable. The love for him will live on for the rest of time. Dad left behind three children and four beautiful and talented grandchildren to live a valuable and meaningful life of their own. His light will shine on. If he taught us anything, it was over the time he fought cancer. He never turned away from the fight. He courageously faced each and every challenge with no fear. With every test, scan, invasive procedure, medication, or machine thrown his way he would simply say, “I am ready, let’s do it”. All he ever wanted was to be home with his guitar, music and his best pal, Scoob. The lesson we learned is to never give up on life. EACH and every single day is a gift and to live it to the fullest. To enjoy the simple pleasures of life such as laughter, music, family time, a good meal and to just be. After watching his fight, we realize that the problems we think are big, are not that big at all.


The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, Upper Nappan, the QEII Health Sciences Centre (Infirmary), Halifax, and the South Cumberland Community Care Centre, Parrsboro for their compassionate and dedicated care. The family would like to extend an open invitation for a gathering to celebrate Jack's life at St. Brigid's Catholic Church Hall in Parrsboro at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2016. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to either of the following organizations: Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research or Canadian Diabetes Association



THOMAS, Lloyd Vernon of Wheatley, died peacefully at Leamington District Memorial Hospital, on Saturday, July 7, 2007. He was born October 20, 1924, in Weyburn, Sask., to the late Franklyn and Olga (Gissel) Thomas. Lloyd was a familiar face and friend. He was an extremely giving person. Family, friends, acquaintances, and community were the benefactors. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the RCNVR. He operated an Auto Body Repair business in Wheatley for many years. Over the years he was a Captain and Deputy Fire Chief in the Wheatley Fire Department and gave his time to numerous local service clubs and organizations. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Betty (,), and their eight children Bob (Brenda) of Halifax, Sue Ormstead (Fred) of Leamington, Perry (Diane) of Wheatley, Elodie Riley (Ron Platsko) of Leamington, Victoria MacKinnon (Wayne) of Truro, Mark (Annette) of Leamington, Dave (Karin) of Wheatley, and Margaret of Wheatley. Devoted grandpa to twenty grandchildren, Mary, Annie, Robert, Kim, Ed, Jeff, Jamie, Ginny, Wayne, Anna, Mark, Kathleen, Amy, Gregory, Grant, Sulienne, Adam, Shea, Victoria, Evan and seven great grandchildren Mia, Emme, Brett, Matthew, Scarlet, Avery, and newborn Jack. Predeceased by his brother Burdett Thomas and his son-in-law John Riley. In keeping with his wishes, a private family service will be held with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider the gift of a blood donation in memory of Lloyd, or supporting the Two Creeks Conservation area in Wheatley. Lloyd greatly appreciated the concern expressed by so many and the compassion and quality care afforded him during his illness. Hammond Funeral Home, 17 Little Street South, Wheatley, entrusted with arrangements. (The Windsor Star 09 Jul 2007)



MALOTT, Everett (Hig) - 81 years, Wednesday March 10, 1999 at Leamington District memorial Hospital. Late residence Marlborough Street East. Beloved husband of Ursula Gough. Dear father of Douglas Earl, Wheatley and the late Max Malott (1998). Dear brother of Marjorie Cates, Calgary; Betty Thomas and husband Lloyd, Wheatley and the late Earl Malott (1997). Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service from the Funeral Home Saturday March 13, 1999 at 11 a.m. Capt. Marg Sutherland and Capt. Anne Silvester officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Hig was retired foreman with the H.J. Heinz Co. and served in the Canadian Navy in W.W. II. Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 84 Service Friday 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.


HMCS SUMMERSIDE - Served in Summerside as a Submarine Detector

EPP, Alvin, Coder, V7811, RCNVR - Born 24 May 1922, Nieder, Chortitza (Khortitsa), Ekaterinoslav (Dnepropetrovsk), Russia, died at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, February 12, 1981, Alvin Epp, loving husband of Anne Blackwood and beloved father of Christopher of California, Bill and his wife Etta of Fiji and Stephen. Dear brother of Edward and his wife Shirley of Boston, Mass. Fondly remembered by his granddaughter Talei. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, (4812 Yonge St. at Sheppard subway station). Service on Monday 11 a.m. from the Church of the Annunciation, (12 Florence Ave. at Pewter Ave.) Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society of Ontario Heart Fund would be appreciated.


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(1) Portrait of Coder Epp  (2 & 3) Alvin Epp's Active Service and Training record  (4) Alvin Epps Certificate of Discharge  (5 & 6) Alvin Epp's trade badges  (7) Alvin Epps Station Card



HMCS ST CATHARINES - Served in St Catharines 14 Jan 1945 - 28 Sep 1945 as a Coder, RCNVR

MALOTT, Earl -(1922-1997)  age 74 years. Born in Leamington, ON, passed away in Leamington District Memorial Hospital, Sunday, October 12, 1997. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington. Funeral Service Wednesday, October 15, 1997, 1:00 p.m. Officiating Clergy, rev. Scott McAndless. Interment in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Leamington



BURRELL, Ronald William - Peacefully on September 4, 2012 in Milton at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Jean for almost 65 years. Dear father to David (Ce'u), Judith and Sandra (Glen). Special Grandpa to Megan (Andrew), Kayla (Brennen), Robyn, Kyle, Evan (Tanya) and Laura. There will be visitation on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus. The funeral service will be on Monday, September 10, 2012 at St. John's United Church, 28 Queen St., Belwood. In lieu of flowers, donations to the or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 275, Fergus would be gratefully accepted. (The Toronto Star 07 Sep 2012)



STEWART, John Robert, Slt, RCNVR - Born: 23 Oct 1911  Died: 15 Oct 1978


HMCS GODERICH - Appointed to GODERICH 09 Jun 1944 as SLt, RCNVR

CLEMENTS, Allan, CPO1 - 59, of Tipperary St., Shediac passed away suddenly on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Hospital, Moncton. Born May 18, 1948 in Pointe du Chêne, he was the son of Elizabeth Poirier and the late Thomas Clements. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Clements served with the Canadian Armed Forces-Navy as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. He was a member of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer's Association. Besides his mother Elizabeth (Poirier) Clements of Pointe du Chêne, he will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 38 years, Lila (Brydges) Clements, two sons: Todd (Deborah Zwicker) of Sydney, N.S. and Gordon (Kelly Grant) of Beaverbank, N.S.; four brothers: Reg (Dorothy) of Deerlake, AB, Edgar (Eleonor) and Donald (late Norma) both of Pointe du Chêne, Ross (Bernice) of Shediac; six sisters: Dot Doiron (Bernie), Marion Hendrickson (Boyd), Muriel Clements, Charlotte Gallant (Leroy) all of Pointe du Chêne, Verna Clements of Shediac, and Noreen Martin (Doug) of Moncton; two grandchildren: Alexander and Caleigh, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Thomas, and by a brother Merle. By request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Pointe du Chêne on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Frenette Funeral Home Ltd., 396 Main St., Shediac (532-3297). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of N. B. would be appreciated by the family.


HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN - Served in Charlottetown c1996-97 as Cox'n

LAMBERT, Joseph Frederick (Joe) (13 Jul 1919 - 21 Oct 2016) - passed away peacefully in his sleep and is resting in the arms of his Lord. Joe is predeceased by his loving wife, Irene in 2008 and his brothers, William and George. He is survived by his children, Ron (Sheila) Lambert, Debbie (Dave) Kyte; grandchildren, Glenn Lambert, Dean (Trisha) Lambert, Stephen Kyte (Juhl Vautour), Jennifer (Jonathan) Cobham, Lisa (Andre) Brochu, Sharon Kyte (Robert Machial); great-grandchildren, Alanna, Cody, Joshua (Christel), KateLynn, Faith, Heather, Jason, Logan, Finlee, Jayla, Myla, Nathan, Kate and great-great grandchild, Avery. Joe inspired those around him with his unwavering faith and devotion to God, morality and dedication to Biblical teachings. While serving in the Royal Canadian Navy aboard the HMCS Saguenay during World War II, his faith never faltered even when his ship was torpedoed, suffering heavy damage and casualties. Joe met Irene during the war and they created a legacy of love and faith in Christ for 63 years. They raised a family and operated a service station business and later a car detailing shop. Joe was also very involved with Castlewood Sunday school in Colwood. Though their peers remained content in retirement with a quiet home life, Joe and Irene, filled with a youthful love, travelled to three countries on their famous "Grandpa and Grandma Road Trips". Following the loss of Irene, Joe's love for her and continued hope carried him forward. Despite the years that had passed, Joe recalled the story of their first date ice skating on Thetis Lake, his eyes gleaming with the same love and devotion they shared throughout their life together. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his family, friends and all those lives he blessed. A special thanks to the Royal Jubilee Hospital staff for their care and support of Joe. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill X Rd., on Saturday, October 29th at 1:00p.m. Tributes, if desired, may be made to Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund, 6 Beechwood Avenue, Suite 9, Ottawa, Ontario, K1L 8B4. (The Victoria Times Colonist 27 Oct 2016)


HMCS SAGUENAY - Survived the torpedoing of HMCS SAGUENAY

RICHARDSON, Charles Walter (20 Oct 1918 - 20 Oct 2016) - Born in Haileybury Ontario. Passed away peacefully at Evergreen Baptist care home on his 98th birthday. Pre-deceased by his wife Lucille in 2003.Survived by nieces and nephews in BC , Ontario & Manitoba. Charles was a WW11 veteran and proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy on board the HMCS Fredericton. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Evergreen as well as Sheila Wesnoski who became a comfort to Charles and his family. Interment to take place in Victory Memorial Park in South Surrey. No service by request.



LAMONT, Robert Daniel (Bob) (17 Feb 1926 - 19 Oct 2016) - passed away peacefully at the age of 90. Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hazel; sons, Rich (Michele) Lamont and Gary (Carol) Lamont; daughter, Laurie (Ned) Lorincz; eight grandchildren, Jeff (Bronwyn), Kailey, Jessica, Peter, Bobby, Ashley, Emily and Danny; cousin, Jean; nieces, Joanne and Marilyn; nephews, Greg and Brock; great-nephew, John, great- niece, Dana; and great-great nephew Jack. Bob was predeceased by his brothers Don and Jack and his nephew Daniel. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II (1943 – 1945), volunteering at the age of 17 years old. Bob was a 68 year member of the IBEW Local 424, including being the IBEW business agent for 6 years. He was also a long-time member of the West Edmonton Lodge #101 Freemasons and the Al Shamal Shriners of which he served as a member of the Legion of Honor. Bob was a proud long term member of the Jasper Place Legion #255. The family would like to thank the staff of Kipnes Centre for Veterans and express their appreciation for the compassionate care that Bob received for the last four years and especially in his final days. Special mention to RN Norma for always providing professional care and Lucy who had an exceptional connection with Bob. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 8810 Meadowlark Road NW, Edmonton. Interment will occur at a later date in the Wall of Remembrance at the Northern Lights Cemetery in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kipnes Foundation c/o Kipnes Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5E 6M8. (The Edmonton Journal 26 Oct 2016)

LEBRUN, Arthur Gerard (10 May 1935 - 22 Oct 2016) - Predeceased by his parents and brothers Bernard, Philip and James. Survived by wife Mary (Cleland), twin sons John (Brenda) and Don, daughters Cheryl(Paul) and Jackie. Also survived by siblings Marcel, Jeannine and Richard. Art also enjoyed his 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Dad's early years were spent in Edmonton and Comox, followed by a 5 year navy career as a stoker and ships diver. He went on to work for Victoria City Paving and finished with 25 years at Victoria Cement Man as a pump truck operator. Art enjoyed all things outdoors, and loved hunting, fishing, camping and golf. Art was also a keen photographer and was very proud to be a photographer for the Victoria Commonwealth games. Dad also enjoyed his 12 years as a volunteer fireman and first responder with North Saanich FD. Dad and mom enjoyed many years wintering in Yuma and camping with friends at Good Sam. Celebration of life will be held in Qualicum Beach at Christian Fellowship Church, QB. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Dad's wishes were to have his cremains scattered at sea. No flowers but a donation to your favourite charity is welcome. (The Times Colonist 29 Oct 2016)

MURPHY, Albert Fenwick (09 Nov 1939 - 23 Oct 2016) - Age 76, of Halifax, passed away on October 23, 2016 in the QEII Halifax Infirmary site. He was a son of the late Lawrence and Dora Murphy. He was a Petty Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years, then in the reserves and 10 years with the Commissionaires before fully retiring in 1996. He was survived by his wife, Carol (O'Donnell ); daughters, Wendy Murphy (Paul) of Dartmouth and Karen Craig (Ray) of Edmonton; sister, Idella Hodder of Dartmouth; brother-in-law, John O'Donnell (Susan) of PEI; grandchildren, Kari, Blair, Natasha , Matthew and Christopher; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Sharon Zinck and Ethel Bowen. Visitation will be held 2-4 pm on Sunday October 30, 2016 in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Interment in Fernwood Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or charity of choice.

RENAUD, Lorne George - On Thursday October 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 90. Loving husband to Exilia (nee Gaudette) for 67 years. Adored father to Greg and Shelley Renaud, Gary Renaud and Sandy, Lori and Mike Susewitt, and Lisa and Rudy Dinnendahl. Cherished Papa to 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Lorne was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII and he retired from the Windsor Fire Department as the District Chief of Fire Prevention after 35 years of dedicated service. Lorne enjoyed hockey, baseball, fishing, hunting, golf and poker. Thank you to Dr. Fortuna and the nurses at Met Hospital (6th and 7th floor) for the compassionate care they offered our family. Donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Cremation services have taken place and it was Lorne's request for everyone to have a beer in his honour. Arrangements entrusted to Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at Funeral Home Families First Funeral Home 1065 Lauzon Road Windsor, ON N8S 3M8 (The Windsor Star 28 Oct 2016)

ROSSMO, William (Bill) (04 Apr 1926 - 22 Oct 2016) - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father/grandfather, Bill Rossmo. Bill, the beloved husband of Eunice Rossmo of Saskatoon, passed away at Veteran's Village (Sherbrooke) on October 22, 2016 at the age of 90 years. He was the loving father of: Kim Rossmo, (Lucia Summers) of Austin, Texas; Kerry Rossmo of Saskatoon; Denise Rossmo-Wiegers, (Warren Wiegers) of Saskatoon; and Marla McMenamin, (Patrick McMenamin) of Edmonton, Alberta. He will be dearly missed by his three grandchildren, Caitlin McMenamin, Kyle McMenamin, and Madison Wiegers. He will also be lovingly remembered by his extended family including several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Bill was predeceased by his mom and dad and his four siblings. Bill was born in Sutherland to Mike and Mary Rossmo. At an early age, he began working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in the North Atlantic during World War II. Upon his return, Bill resumed working with the CPR. After leaving the railroad in 1957, he had a number of business ventures including Sutherland Autobody, Craft Shack Hobbies, and Ziebart Rustproofing. In retirement Dad invented a gate latch called The Gator which he was very proud of. The most important thing in the world to Dad was his family. We meant the world to him. No matter what day or time, Dad was there to help us with anything. Dad was a very loving and kind man. People enjoyed his wonderful sense of humour which he retained until the very end. He will be dearly missed. The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at Veteran's Village (Sherbrooke). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Basil Forsberg.

SEIBEL, Arthur J., CPO (1925-2016) - After a lengthy respiratory illness Arthur Seibel, age 91, passed away peacefully in his home. Arthur joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and completed 25 years of Service retiring at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Arthur was an avid fisherman, devoted husband and proud father. He is survived by his son Dan, daughter-in-law Paula, grandchildren Lauren Paul (Seibel) and Daniel Seibel and 3 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Beth and Aida, Veteran's Affairs & Vancouver Is. Health. Funeral Friday, October 28th, 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church - 4635 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, B.C. Published in The Times Colonist on Oct. 26, 2016











HMS WARRIOR - Served in Warrior after her return to the Royal Navy

TETTENSOR, Gordon L.M. - With sorrow, we announce the peaceful passing of Gordon in Calgary on October 18, 2016. Born in Montreal on May 16, 1923, he attended McGill University before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. During WWII he met Nora, his wife of 70 years, moving to Edmonton to marry her in 1945. He began working in the oil industry in the early 1950's which brought them to Calgary in 1964 where they lived until they retired to High River. Gordon was a volunteer with various community organizations including the Calgary Stampede, the North Hill Colts junior football team and the Alberta Naval Museum. Having lost Nora in 2015, he is survived by his three children, David (Billie), Connie and John (Joanne), seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. (The Calgary Herald 26 Oct 2016)

TREHERNE, Thomas Claude, Cdr (S) - Died peacefully in his sleep on October 25, 2016 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Center after a full life. He is survived by his wife, Hilda (Soulsby) Treherne, his daughter, Peggy (Treherne) Marce and son, Ian Treherne (Caroline Thibaudeau) and grandchildren Timothy and Nicholas (Marce) and Jason (Treherne) as well as many nieces and cousins. Born February 1, 1923 in Ottawa, Carleton County (Ontario), Thomas Treherne was known to be a hardworking man who served in the Royal Canadian Navy (Canadian Armed Forces) from 1941 to 1945. He was decorated with 1939-43 Star and Medal, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service. He served on many ships including the King George 5 Battleship and in peacetime with the aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure and HMCS St. Laurent destroyer. He also worked proudly with the National Capital Commission and supported his son in his sports business (Sports 4) until his retirement. The family will hold a private gathering at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to donate to the Canadian Red Cross in testimony of your sympathy and your affection. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Center who compassionately cared for him during his last months. For information, please contact: Ian Treherne at; 613-762-8572 (The Ottawa Citizen 28 Oct 2016)



FRANKS, Robert John - Born: 09 Apr 1939, Toronto, ON  Died: 13 Dec 1992, Mississauga, ON



BUHR, Brian Edward - at the age of 79, passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on October 28, 2016 after a courageous battle with various medical conditions. He will be sadly missed by his wife Grace; sons Darryl (Sherrie) and Randy; sister Barbara; sister-in-law Anne, and five grandchildren. Brian was born in Winnipeg on December 26, 1936, the only son of parents Edward and Elsie (deceased) and was predeceased by his oldest son Kenny in 1988. He married Grace (nee McNaughton) on December 29, 1972, they were happily married for 43 years. Brian proudly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for five years as a young man and worked for Greyhound Bus Lines for over 30 years. He was the model professional driver and was proud of his service. He had a passion for golf. He had memberships at St. Boniface, Southwood and Selkirk Golf Courses at various times throughout his life where he formed many close and endearing relationships. Brain and Grace had a love for Mexico and spent numerous winters in Guayabitos along with some old and a lot of new friends. Brian was an old soul storyteller; combining a sharp sense of humour with a detailed memory he enjoyed keeping family and friends on the edge of their seats. He will be missed by all. A Celebration of Life for Brian will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Home Reception Centre at 309 Eveline Ave. in Selkirk, Manitoba. Please use hall entrance and parking at the back of the building. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to CancerCare Manitoba, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, the Manitoba Lung Association or a charity of your choice. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. (The Winnipeg Free Press 31 Oct 2016)

KELLY, William Thomas (Bill), CPO - Thomas Suddenly but peacefully, with family by his side, on Sunday, October 23, 2016, in his 77th year. Survived by his wife Betty (Slack) of 52 years. Special and devoted father of Pamela (Paul Rodie) and Michelle/Jody (Christopher Hanchuk). Wonderful Papa to Chris, Jason, Charlea, Emma, William, Olivia, Ann, and Kate. Great Papa to Kyler, Aurora, and Lina. Survived by his sisters Edith (Rosenfeld) and June Hoiland (Art). Also survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as a great niece, great nephews, and a great-great nephew. Predeceased by parents William and Victoria Rose Kelly. Bill was born in Victoria, B.C. January 2, 1940. He served in the RCN and Canadian Forces for 26 years retiring as a Chief Petty Officer, followed by 13 years as a public servant, where he was Project Manager / Life Cycle Material Manager for small boats for the Dept. of National Defense. Friends may pay respect at Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel at 580 Eagleson Rd. on Thursday, October 27 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Philip Parish, Richmond, ON (127 Burke St.) on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 am. Interment at St. Philip Cemetery following Mass. Memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity in your choice.

REID, James Charles -  Born June 21, 1928 Thorburn, Pictou County Nova Scotia. Passed away at home on Oct. 26, 2016. Survived by his wife, Joan of 62 years. Daughter, Beverly and son-in-law, Tom; their children, Leigh and wife, Sonia; great grandchildren, Mason and Adelynn, granddaughter Samantha and husband, Nick, grandson Derek. Daughter, Diane and son-in-law, Chuck; their children, Christopher and wife, Maggie; great granddaughter Arabella, grandson Channing, (Sandy, mother of great grandchildren, Gavin and Katy); granddaughter Chantelle and fiancè, Rowan. Daughter, Denise and son-in-law, Andy; their children, Marlysse and husband, Trey, Sara and husband, Dwayne; granddaughter Grace. Daughter #4, Maggie and husband, Joe; their children, Matthew and Julianna. A friendship of 65 years with Larry. Jim was very proud of his family. He received his carpenter papers in Nova Scotia as the youngest to do so. He retired from the R.C.N with 26 years of service. His love of travel is being carried on through his children and grandchildren. He requested no service. There will be a family gathering on his birthday. Beverly  "Thank You" (The Victoria Times Colonist 29 Oct 2016)


CLOW, Claude - Born In: Prince Edward Island, Canada, Passed in: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada - At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, of Claude E. Clow (veteran of the Second World War), New Haven, age 85 years. Beloved husband of Roma (nee Mills). Wonderful Dad to Brenda Warner (Kenneth), Beverly Touchette (Alain), Thomas (Joanne) and Donald (Shelley). Loving grandfather of Tammy Sorensen (Kerry), Tera LeClair(Ryan), Gary Young (Kim), Christina Raplee (Christopher), Michael Touchette, Adam Clow, Katelyn Clow, Matthew Clow and Stuart Clow. Loving Poppy to great-granddaughters Cynthia, Jessica, and Mia. Brother-in-law of Jeannette Clow and Marjorie Clow. Predeceased by his parents, Emmett and Priscilla (McCourt) Clow, by his brothers and sister, Everett (Madge), Louis (Margaret), Earl, Ivan and Margaret Reeves (Everett). Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Interment in St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery at noon St. Eleanors, P.E.I., Friday. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. Kingston Branch #30 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a service of remembrance at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.



RYAN, Allen Joseph - (1953-2016) Age 63 of Dartmouth, passed away at home on October 29, 2016. Born in Digby, he was a son of the late Samuel and Anna (Amero) Ryan. Allen served in the Canadian Forces Naval Services as Petty Officer 2nd Class until he was honorably released. He then became an outstanding long-term member of Royal Canadian Legion and Buffalo Club Harbour Lodge 53 where he received many titles and medals over the years. Allen is survived by sisters, Paulette (Charles) McCarlie, Digby; Krista (Kimball) Nesbitt, Seabrook; brothers, Michael, Digby; Terry, Weymouth, Kevin, Dartmouth; Kelly (Sandra) Yellowknife; brother in-law, Arnold Raymond also several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Allen was predeceased by sister, Mona Raymond. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2pm, Saturday November 5th, 2016 at Buffalo Club Harbour Lodge in Dartmouth. Donations in Allen's memory may be made to Lung Association NS or Heart and Stroke Foundation.





HMCS FRASER - Served in FRASER as a P2RM and as the RPO (Regulating Petty Officer) in the mid - late 1980s

DOWNS, Steve, P2BN, 24247-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 13 Apr 1953 - 28 Jun 1974)  (07 Jul 1935 - 20 Oct 2016) - Honourable man, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. You will be missed by all. May you rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted at Victoria Hospice.



BRIGGS-LAWRANCE, Graham Henry (Tiddler) (1921-2006) - Died peacefully at home on March 8, 2006 with his family around him after a long struggle with amyloidosis. He leaves his dearly loved wife Mary (Bastow), daughter Catharine (John), sons Douglas (Norah) and Michael (Martha), grandchildren Heather, Christopher, Kelly, and Kimberly, and his sister Norah (Broad) and her 3 children. Tiddler was a man of honour with a great respect and love for the English language, a gentle man with many friends, a fierce competitor - especially on the tennis court - and possessed of a wonderful sense of humour. He led a full and varied life, educated in Toronto, graduating from UTS in 1940 as school captain, B. Comm from U of T, 1947. Graham served his country with pride and distinction during WW II as a Lieutenant in the RCNVR, participating in the landings on D-Day. He reached the pinnacle of senior management in the advertising industry; and his participation on the Boards of many municipal and charitable organizations including CNIB, PROBUS, Collingwood Vision 20/20 Committee, and the Foundation Committee of the CG&M Hospital. He will be sorely missed. Very special thanks from the family to Dr. Peter Wells and to all of his caregivers for their incredible kindness and compassion. Funeral to be held Monday, March 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints' Anglican Church, St. Marie & Ontario Streets, Collingwood, Ontario. Donations in Graham's memory may be made to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. It's been a pretty good trip. (The Toronto Globe and Mail 11 Mar 2006)


HMCS GEORGIAN - Appointed to Georgian 30 Jul 1943 as SLt, RCNVR


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