For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Obituaries for those who served in the


Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Armed Forces (Navy)


LOGAN, William Muir (05 Oct 1924 - 25 Oct 2017) - WWII Veteran, passed away peacefully October 25, 2017 at Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Cherished husband of Jean (nee Forgie) for 66 years. Kind and caring Dad of seven children, Linda (Michel Renaud), Billy (Libby Lewis), Jane (Andy Smith), Ruth (Joe Proulx), Lona (Reg Scully), Patricia (Bernie Luker), Alison (Don McNulty); grandfather of seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Dear son of the late Harvey and Maybelle Logan. Bill was a World War II veteran of the Navy serving on the HMCS Trillium and HMCS Ottawa. He started his career as an electrician with Ken Boldt electrical contractors in 1947 and worked many years as a foreman with UNIVEX. He was a fifty year member of the I.B.E.W. Union. A long term serving member of both the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 and the Renfrew Presbyterian Church. Bill will be fondly remembered by family and friends for the tireless hours he spent on the neighbourhood rink when they were younger. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many long happy hours at his properties. Bill/Dad you will be sadly missed, never forgotten, forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. In keeping with Bill's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations to RVH or the annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 Poppy Campaign would be appreciated. McPhail & Perkins Funeral Home 85 Munroe Ave E., Renfrew, ON. (Ottawa Citizen 30 Oct 2017)



WHITLUM, Frederick A.C. (23 Jun 1926 - 17 Oct 2017) - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Whitlum, age 91, on Tuesday morning October 17 with his daughters Karyn and Darcy at his side. We remember Fred as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years Zena (nee Matwichuk). Remembered fondly by his children Karyn (Gregory Glenn) and Darcy (William Flynn); grandchildren Rebecca, Philip, Lindsey and Ashley; great grandchildren: Ty, Carys, Melise and Vienna and brother Ken Whitlum. Fred grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba with his cherished family – parents Fred and Sarah Whitlum (Kell) brother Ken and sister Joyce. Growing up in the Great Depression, Fred learned to be thrifty and practical, but most of all, he learned to celebrate all of the small things in life. On January 31, 1944 Fred entered the Naval Forces of Canada, serving on two naval war vessels during his military career. The HMCS Chebogue, which was torpedoed in the North Atlantic by U Boat &-1227 on October 4, 1944, was later decommissioned. The conclusion of his service found him aboard the HMCS Arnprior until his discharge on January 17, 1946. Fred was quietly proud of his service to his country, he wanted always to be remembered as a “Navy Man”. Interrupted only by his two years at war, Fred's working career began on June 1, 1943, when he learned the trade of Carman with the Canadian National Railway. He was later promoted to Wrecking Foreman with the CNR. He concluded his working career with the Federal Government Safety Commodities Division serving a total of 48 years of Public Service before retirement. Fred lived his life with grace, love and dignity. The world has lost a true gentleman and the lives of those he touched are richer for it. It is hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember. A family Memorial Service was held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at O'Neill Funeral Home in Stouffville, Ontario. If desired, in lieu of flowers donations in Fred's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.


HMCS CHEBOGUE - Survived the torpedoing of Chebogue


HOUGHTON, Michael Llewellyn - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Llewellyn Houghton in Victoria, BC. He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Margaret Wood, his son, Christopher, his daughter, Alexandra (Ross), his beloved grandson, Darrach Llewellyn (Wynn), his sister, Kathleen Nichols and her children Michael, Allison and Cluny and is predeceased by his former wife, Gail Granger Houghton (née Dochstader). Born in Victoria, his family moved to Ottawa in 1937. Michael attended Lakefield College then served as a Midshipman with the RCN and attended Dalhousie University before marrying Gail Granger Dochstader in 1958. Mike was a force of nature with boundless energy; a true entrepreneur who loved to make things happen. Each adventure undertaken with an indomitable spirit and the belief that anything is possible. Nowhere was this truer than in his lifelong passion for sailing. He leaves a large hole in the lives of those he loved and was loved by and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated. (Ottawa Citizen 30 Nov 2017)

ADAMS, Thomas Stanley (1924 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Adams. Born and raised in Kew, west of Millarville, Tom was the sixth of the ten children born to Herb and Hazel Adams. He was part of a farm family and although he worked in a lumber mill and served in the Royal Canadian Navy, his goal was to one day raise his own family on a farm. After a short stint working in the oil patch in the Edmonton area, he and his wife Jessie and three children moved back south to Jessie's parents farm, The Bradfield, and set down their farming roots. A trapper and a hunter, Tom augmented the family income and fed every hungry soul who stopped and stayed or just passed through. His next move with Jessie and a total of six kids in tow was just a short distance to Priddis where he realized his lifetime dream, his own farm. He served his community and in 1962 supervised the construction of Meota Gas Co-op's pipeline system, helping to start the first natural gas co-op that was owned, built and managed by co-op members. He enjoyed thirty years working for Meota. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost seventy years, Jessie as well as his six children, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by three of his sisters: Betty Adamcik, Phyllis Mangan and Ruth Giroux. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local food bank or the Veterans' Food Bank – let this be a chance for Tom to once more, feed people who need it. At Tom's direction there will be no funeral. Gwen and Wayne Blatz, Tom and Judy Adams and Leslie and Diane Adams and their children & grandchildren would like to extend an invitation for Tom's many friends to an afternoon, come and go, open house reception in celebration of his life on November 5th at the Priddis Hall from 1 pm to 4 pm. Funeral Home Snodgrass Funeral Home 200 Woodgate Road Okotoks, AB T1S 1L2 (Western Wheel 02 NOv 2017)


CASSIDY, William John (Bill), P1WU, RCN (10 Nov 1935 - 25 Oct 2017) - The love of my life is free from his suffering. Mourning his passing are Joy, his loving wife of 59 years, 9 months and 12 days, son John (Lynn), daughter Alice (George Campbell), grandchildren Alexander (studying in Paris), Élise (Holly Lam) and Brie (Matt Mooney). He also leaves brothers Frank (Joan) and George (Pat), Hardsand relatives, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, Navy and other friends spanning Newfoundland to BC. Bill was predeceased by his mother when he was 15, our infant son Billie in 1958, his dad and step-mom and most recently, brother Ted. Born in North Bay and growing up in Oshawa, Ontario, Bill joined the Navy in 1953 and served on both coasts, retiring in 1973. For many years, Bill and I were active in car clubs (VCCA and Chev Club of America), buying, selling and restoring cars and going on many local and out of town runs and meets. Family vacations included driving to Ontario to visit relatives, camping on the island and trips to California and Florida with my parents. Of course there was the drive from Nova Scotia to Victoria in a 1963 Simca with our border collie Shep and young John and Alice all in the back seat. Bill and I loved to go on bus trips, visiting the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Reno, Las Vegas, Death Valley and many casino junkets. Bill was a member of the Chief and PO Association, Esquimalt Seniors, 292 Legion and Seniors Group. On October 11, Bill went on a scenic drive with the Broadmead Veterans Day Program and I was told he had such a happy time that morning. That night, I had to call the ambulance and Bill went downhill from there. Bill will always be remembered for his million dollar smile. Always in our hearts is this truly gentle man. Rest in peace, my darling. I will love you forever. 'Til we meet again. No service. No flowers. If you wish, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke, or the Broadmead Care Society Veterans Day Program. Thanks to all who have phoned and visited, and the staff on S 4B, Victoria General. (Victoria Times Colonist 04 Nov 2017)



COOPER, Norman Roland - a former resident of Pleasantville, passed away on October 23, 2017. His loving wife of 63 years, Alice Marie Cooper, predeceased him in 2013. He is survived by his sons James Douglas Cooper and Ronald Charles Cooper (wife - Carol Ann Cooper), granddaughter Robin Cooper Stoutenburg (husband Christian Stoutenburg) and great-grandchildren Alexandra, Lindsay and Charlotte Stoutenburg. Daniel Christopher Cooper, grandson, and Alma Dedera, sister-in-law, also survive him. Norman was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on February 6, 1924. His parents were William and Kathleen Cooper. Norman's sister, Lillian Money of Victoria, BC and his brother, W. Charles Cooper of Vancouver, BC both predeceased him. Norman graduated from Victoria High School in 1942, and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and served his country during World War II aboard a destroyer in the North Atlantic and the English Channel. After the War, Norman attended Victoria College and later transferred to Parks College of Aeronautical Technology (St. Louis University) in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from Parks College with a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After a short period of employment in the aviation industry, Norman joined Union Carbide Corporation in New York City in 1950 as a technical representative. During his 35 year career with Union Carbide, Norman was primarily involved in the automotive engineering division, which produced Prestone Antifreeze and other Prestone automotive products. Norman received various awards from the professional engineering societies he was a member of during his career with Union Carbide. Norman retired from Union Carbide in 1985. During his retirement years, Norman enjoyed vacationing in various countries, spending time with his grandchildren and spending the winters in Lakeland, Florida. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hawthorne Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT. (Victoria Times Colonist 28 Oct 2017)

MAHOOD, Robert Bruce (Bob) (1926 - 2017) - It is with great sadness that we announce that Bob Mahood passed away peacefully at Glenmore Lodge on October 26, 2017. Bob is survived by his loving wife Florence (Flo), son Bruce and grandson Mathew. Bob was predeceased by his son Ian and brother Alex. Bob was born in Athabasca, Alberta and attended school in Anyox, BC and North Vancouver. At age 17, Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in the Second World War. On his return, he began working for the National Cash Register Company in Victoria. In 1955, he was transferred to Kelowna where he met Flo. They were married the following year in Dayton Ohio, where Bob was attending Technical School. His 39-year career with NCR as Manager of Technical services took the family to Saskatoon, Sudbury, Vancouver and back to Kelowna. Bob loved playing golf as a member of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club for over 30 years. He was an avid reader and member of Toastmasters. He enjoyed the outdoors - hiking, fishing, hunting, trap shooting and cross-country skiing. He loved travelling, especially with the RV after retirement. We are grateful to the staffs of Brookhaven Care Centre and Glenmore Lodge who provided loving care to Bob this past year. Bob was a devoted husband, father and friend who will be dearly missed. A service to honor Bob's life will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels on Saturday, November 4th at 1:30 pm, 608 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Michael's Cathedral Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group 01 Nov 2017)

ROGERSON, Robert J., C1WR, RCN (October 07, 1927 - October 09, 2017) - Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Royal Canadian Navy and Korean war Veteran. Longtime resident of Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his wife Helen Alberta Bacon, father Robert James, mother Elizabeth Nemeth and six siblings. Survived by daughters Trudene Ann and Valerie Gaye. Grand children Robert Scott and Rhonda Leigh. Great grandchildren Destiny Ellen, Carter Michael and Kohen Mason. (Victoria Times Colonist 04 Nov 2017)


RUMRILL, Kendal S. (1925 – 2017) - passed away at Olds, Alberta on October 21, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Kendal was predeceased by his loving wife Coreli, his son in law Walter Wojtowich and his grandson Corey Ancelot. He leaves behind his four children, Vivian Wojtowich, Royal (Linda) Rumrill, Kendra (Miles) Frank, Carol (Jim) Hageman; eight grandchildren, Mardie (David), Cristy, Richard (Melissa), Shane, Rodney (Kerry), Karroll (John), Karlene (Steve), Kaycie and Jordan; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Kendal was a loving, caring beautiful soul who put family above all else. He was a man of honour and he served his country in WWII in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Army reserves for many years after. Kendal also drove milk trucks and was the head caretaker in the Calgary school system for many years. He had a big heart and spent countless weekends, even after retirement, painting and doing repairs on fences for seniors, mostly widows from his church and the school community. Kendal loved camping, especially with his children and grandchildren. He loved being in the water. He was an avid water skier back in his youth. His last waterskiing with his children and grandchildren was at the age of 70 years. Kendal was a man of very strong faith and he and his wife Coreli spent many years helping fund an orphanage in the Ukraine. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. (Calgary Herald 01 Nov 2017)

SATURLEY, Michael John (Mike) (06 Nov 1926, Torpoint, Cornwall, England - 21 Oct 2017 Calgary, Alberta) - at 90 years young, Mike joined his beautiful wife Claudie on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for their first of many dinner parties in the sky. Having come to Canada by ship from England before the age of 2, Mike called Victoria, Ottawa and Calgary home. Having attended University of Victoria and University of British Columbia (Class of '48) Mike obtained his Bachelor of Commerce. From his first job at Victoria Public Library he moved on to The Hudson's Bay and then BC Hospital Insurance. Whether it was his time in the Navy Reserves or his many hours of service with the Kiwanis Club, Mike assembled an interesting array of characters who peppered his many stories along the way. After a 37-year-career in Sales and Management with Richardson Securities, Mike capped off his retirement with a rewarding decade at Nortel Corkstown. He is remembered by so many for his love of conversation and kind demeanour. Always ones for adventure, Mike and Claudie started the new millennium by following their kids to Alberta and lived their last chapter as enthusiastic Calgarians. Mike is survived by his brother David (Judy); his daughters Marilee and Alyssa (Kevin); son Adam; also fondly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved granddaughter Kaitlyn, and his devoted grandson Kirby who was always by his side. A Celebration of Life will take place at the home of his daughter Alyssa Saturley in Calgary, spring/summer 2018. (Ottawa Citizen 04 Nov 2017)

SHURMER, Raymond William Allan (19 Jul 1926, Cairns, AB - 30 Oct 30, 2017, Calgary, AB) - beloved husband of Laura Shurmer (nee Bevan) of Calgary, AB, was called suddenly to his eternal home, on October 30, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Ray served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and served on the DEW Line. He worked with Petro Can and finished his working career with the Fr. Lacombe Care Centre. Ray volunteered with Meals on Wheels and Heritage Park for many years. Ray is survived by his loving wife Laura, six children, Lorraine (Mike) Flynn, Byron Shurmer, Susan Symington, Kevin (Rita) Shurmer, James (Gailene) Shurmer, Bryn (Janine) Shurmer; seventeen grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; two sisters Marg Meilke and Jean Boisvert; one brother Gerald Shurmer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at Richmond Hill Baptist Church (251 Sierra Morena Blvd SW, Calgary, AB, T3H 3N5) on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at church. In living memory of Ray Shurmer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. (Calgary Herald 01 Nov 2017)

SOKOLOWSKI, Roman - Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in his 90th year. Beloved husband of 63 years to the late Josephine (Krupa). Proud father of Annette Gillespie, Joe (Suzanne), Rob (Maureen) and Janet (Joe) Hutter. Cherished grandfather of Cameron (Ray), Matthew, Bryan, Andrew, Kristy, Chelsea, Ryan, Nathan, Lauren and Kyle. Great-grandfather to Aileen. Proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (1946-1951). Family and friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, Weston Chapel - 2035 Weston Rd., Toronto, on Wednesday, November 1st from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass in celebration of his life will be held at All Saints Church, 1415 Royal York Rd., on Thursday at 10 a.m (Toronto Star 31 Oct 2017)

TITUS, Joseph G., Chaplain (Class II), RCN (16 Nov 1929 - 28 Oct 2017) - The Rev. Joe Titus passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Oct. 28th, two weeks short of his 88th birthday. Born on Grand Manan Island, NB, he graduated from UNB and Wycliffe College and had a varied career in the Anglican Church with the Columbia Coast Mission in B.C., the parish of Oak Point, N.B., the Royal Canadian Navy (Staff Chaplain 2nd Canadian Escort Sqn, Pacific), and the Church of the Advent in Colwood. He loved camping and the outdoors, was involved in the Junior Forest Wardens, and had a life-long interest in the Boy Scouts of Canada. In retirement, he and Joan, his wife of 63 years, volunteered at the Sooke Museum, made almost a dozen camper van trips across Canada to visit family and friends, and enjoyed over-looking Sooke Basin from their home of over 50 years, where friends and acquaintances were always welcome. He leaves Joan, the love of his life, five children (Stephen, Brian, David, Peter, Anne), their spouses, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the unknown paramedics, the RCMP (A. MacLean), coroner (A. Washbrook) and funeral home (W. Buckley) for their empathetic and caring approach with the family. His funeral will be at 2 pm at Church of the Advent on Monday Nov. 6th. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Primate's World Relief Fund or the Boy Scouts of Canada. (Victoria Times Colonist 02 Nov 2017)

MILLMAN, Frederick Arthur,AB, A4457, RCN(R) (10 Mar 1914 - 03 Mar 1975) - At the Western Hospital on Monday, March 3, 1975, of Fred Millman of Alberton, PEI, veteran of World War II, age 56 years. Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home Alberton. Funeral Thursday, March 6, to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Alberton for funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment in the church cemetery. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9. In lieu of flowers, donations for the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Legion funeral services for the late Comrade Fred Millman will be held at the Rooney Funeral Home, Alberton on Wednesday evening, March 3, at 9 p.m.


Photo of Fred Millman


Service papers for Fred Millman:  page 1   page 2   page 3


HMS RANPURA Served in RANPURA, an Armed Merchant Cruiser, 20 May 1941 - 07 Jul 1941

HMCS CARIBOU - Served in CARIBOU 09 Oct 1941 - 01 Aug 1942 as an AB, RCN(R)

HMCS WESTMOUNT - Served in WESTMOUNT 26 Aug 1942 - 30 Mar 1943 as an AB, RCN(R)

HMCS SASKATCHEWAN - Served in SASKATCHEWAN 02 Jun 1943 - 31 Dec 1943 and 14 Feb 1944 - 23 Oct 1944 as an AB, RCN(R)

HMCS NEW LISKEARD - Served in NEW LISKEARD 21 Nov 1944 - 06 Jul 1945 as an AB, RCNR


WILLIAMS, Frank C. - Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 16, 1997, age 75 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife Sheila; his sons, Wayne and Glen (Sandi); his grandsons Jason, Derek, Kevin, Jesse, Shawn, Brett and Robin. He was predeceased by his brother Jack. Frank worked at Eaton's for 41 years as a watchmaker, retiring in 1987. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and boating. He spent many happy years building a boat and then a cottage at Hillside Beach. Frank was in the Royal Canadian Navy for eight years. The colour party of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch $141 will be in attendance. Thanks to Dr. Sisler and staff on the Family Medical Centre at the St. Boniface Hospital. Funeral service will take place on Monday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapel, 1501 Waverley Street. If friends so desire, donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 301-352 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Man. R3B 2H8 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 102-350 Broadway, Winnipeg, Man. R3C 0S6


Photo of Frank in Egypt



TURNER, Edward Joseph, AB.AA3, V31932, RCNVR - Born 13 Jul 1924, Leamington, ON  Died 01 Jan 1995, Wheatley, ON


Photo with Edward Joseph Turner (on right)



HMCS EDMUNDSTON - Served in Edmundston 17 Jun 1943 - 05 Jul 1944

HMCS VICTORIAVILLE - Served in Victoriaville 11 Nov 1944 - 17 May 1945. Commissioning crew

MANIELLY, Russell - WW2 Veteran. Born 22 Jun 1926  Died 05 Dec 1989


Photos:  Russel Manielly at HMCS Cornwallis     Russell Manielly     Russell Manielly as Captain for the Day, HMCS HAIDA




BUCKLE, Reginald Frederick Thomas (Reg) (1923-1986)- On March 26, 1986 at the Grace Hospital, Reg Buckle, aged 62 years of Winnipeg, beloved husband of Lorna Buckle. Reg was born and raised in Winnipeg. He served overseas during the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Navy. he was very involved with the Boy Scouts of Canada. he was a longtime member of the Charleswood Game & Fish Association, a charter and life member of the Sir John Franklin Curling Club and a very active member of the Charleswood Seniors' Curling League. Reg loved to read; and so that another may receive the same enjoyment, he donated his eyes to the Eye Bank. Besides his wife Lorna, Reg is survived by his mother, Olive of Winnipeg; one daughter Mrs. Marlene Scoran and her husband Gord of Winnipeg; two sons, Wayne and his wife Em of Winnipeg and David and his wife Carole of Fort McMurray, Alta.; two brothers, Arnie of Winnipeg and Allan and his wife Marge of Winnipeg; also four grandchildren, Kris and Kory, and Margo and David. he was predeceased by his father Fred in 1975. Reg will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave., the Rev. F. Demaray officiating. The service will terminate in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, contributions may be made to the Manitoba Heart Foundation, 301-352 Donald St., Winnipeg. REg's family would like to extend sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of the Intensive Car Unit at Grace Hospital for all their help and understanding during his stay. The Chapel Lawn Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.


Portrait of Seaman Buckle     Photo of Reg Buckle



LAW, Robert George, Steward, V46244, RCNVR - On October 5th, 2008, Robert George Law (86) completed his sojourn on this earth and went to receive his eternal reward, leaving the devastating effects of Alzheimer's behind him. Born June 4th, 1922 in Vermillion, Alberta, Bob was a first generation Canadian: son of Scottish immigrants, Andrew Young Law and Margaret Maxwell Reid. At the age of 18, he joined His Majesty's Royal Navy and served as the Captain's Steward on the Coaticook and the Chilliwack. After his honourable release from the Navy at the end of World War II, Bob returned to Edmonton and began working at the Falkenburg Dental Lab. There he met the love of his life, Ethel Grace Getty, to whom he was married for 58 years. Shortly after they were married, he began work at the Workman's Compensation Board - first as a remedial gymnast, and then as a work assessment officer. He was also employed for 25 years as a part-time salesman at The Bay's men's suits department. Bob was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bearspaw Ward. He served in many Church positions over the years, but his favourite was working as the local physical facilities representative, where he oversaw the care and building of Church properties. He and Ethel also enjoyed serving a one-year mission for the Church in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. In addition to his loving wife, Ethel, he is survived by his daughters, Beth (David) Street, Pam (Jim) Lupul, and Barbara (Willy) Sweetland-Bradley; his sons, Andy (Holly) and David (Peggy) Law; his grandchildren, Katy (Erik) Street Larson; who will soon deliver his first great-grandchild; Amy Street, Christina Sweetland, Davey Law, Jamie Lupul, Jason Law, Adam Sweetland, Matt Lupul, Whitney Law, Sarah Sweetland, and Sam Sweetland. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty Smith and Margaret Rush as well as many nieces, nephews, and his beloved dog, Samba. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bearspaw Building, 1203 - 109 Street in Edmonton, Alberta, following a private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The Alzheimer's Society of Canada - Edmonton Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4K1. (Edmonton Journal 08 Oct 2008)



WHITBY, James Collin (Jim), AB.SD, V49347, RCNVR - Born 28 Mar 1925  Died Nov 1993. Jim enlisted in Regina, SK on 25 Sep 1942 at HMCS Queen.


Portrait of Jim Whitby     Jim Whitby's Medals    Jim's duffel bag


HMCS THE PAS - Served in The Pas 08 Dec 1943 - 02 Oct 1944 as a SD

JENSON, Gerald Kingsley, V51237, RCNVR - Born 15 Sep 1923, Calgary, AB.  Died 03 Feb 1989


Service documents for Gerald Jenson - page 1    page 2    page 3    page 4    page 5


Photos of Seaman Jenson with his father Captain Ernest Latham Jenson



HMCS GIVENCHY - Served in GIVENCHY 19 Oct 1943 - 11 Dec 1943

HMCS WENTWORTH - Served in Wentworth 12 Dec 1943 - 05 Aug 1945 as an OS/AB, RCNVR

WRIGHT, David L. P1RP, RCN / CAF (13 Jan 1942 - 03 Nov 2017) - Forever loved and dearly missed by his children: Pam, Kathy, Daniel, Susan Wright, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and his brother Milton. Celebration of Life will be held at CFSA, 1001 Maple Bank Rd., Esquimalt, 4pm-7pm, November 10, 2017.


Born in Vancouver, BC, he enlisted in the RCN at the age of 19 and served 31 years before retiring in 1992. While on HMCS Fraser he was involved in the shock trials off Hawaii. He was awarded the CD and Queen's Jubilee Medal. He was a member of the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA) and RCL Branch 172 Esquimalt Dockyard.


Portrait of David Wright





HMCS QU'APPELLE - Served in Qu'Appelle circa 1966-1970 as a LS.RP






BLACKWELL, Albert Charles, CPO - date of passing unknown


Photo of Albert Blackwell and his wife Noella Blackwell (nee Cayen). Noela worked in a munitions factory in Ajax, On during the war.



LAMBIER, Clarence (Tack) - from Palmerston, ON. Born 1925  Died 1984



GARVEY, William David - born 1923  Died 1981


Portrait of William Garvey



LeBEOUF, Lawrence (Red), Coder - Born 1919  Died 2001


HMCS WENTWORTH - Served in Wentworth 1943-1945

SLATTA, Ole - Born September 18, 1925 in Prince Rupert, BC. Ole died suddenly on December 24, 2011. He is survived by his wife Arletta, son Martin Slatta (Ingrid), daughters, Julie Reid, Joanne Neufeld (Rod), Jane Kutny (Matt), 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Ole was an avid golfer and was a starter at the Nico Wynd Golf Course, he would say "Be there 10 minutes before tee time." There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Newlands Golf Course, 21025 - 48th Ave., Langley: Tee time 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers go out and have a game of golf! (Vancouver Sun / The Province 21 Jan 2012)

STREISEL, John Christian, Sto 1 (M) (served 10 May 1943 - 05 Nov 1945) - Born: 18 Feb 1923  Died 27 Oct 1989


Portrait of John Streisel


Service documents for John Streisel - page 1    page 2




HMCS VENTURE - Served in VENTURE 09 Mar 1944 - 12 Mar 1944 as a Sto 1c

ML Q098 - Served in Q098 13 Mar 1944 - 20 Jun 1944 as a Sto 1c and 19 Jul 1944 - 18 Jun 1945 as a Sto 1c & Sto 1c (M)


ML Q085 - Served in Q085 04 Jul 1944 - 12 Jul 1944 as a Sto 1c


HMCS LAYMORE - Served in LAYMORE 26 Jul 1945 - 11 Sep 1945 as Sto 1c (M)


KYLE, Kenneth Harvey, AB, 3182, RCN, MPK - 22 Oct 1940, HMCS MARGAREE - Able Seaman Kenneth Harvey Kyle was born at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, April 09, 1920. He saw service in the Caribbean and was a survivor of the sinking of HMCS Fraser. He was the son of John E. and Winnifred Kyle. Kenneth attended King George School and Moose Jaw Tech (motor mechanics) and enlisted on June 06, 1938 at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His sister Shirley joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps as soon as she was old enough in 1943. He is unmarried and is survived by his parents who reside at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.


Letter informing AB Kyle's parents that he is missing, presumed lost at sea


Book of Remembrance entry


HMCS FRASER - Survived the sinking of HMCS FRASER


PAUL, William Burridge - Retired Funeral Director and Owner of Paul Funeral Home Ltd., Brockville, ON It is with great sadness that we announce Bill's passing, surrounded by the love of his family, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Brockville General Hospital at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Gwendylin (Woods), and loving Dad and Poppa of Bruce and Cathy, Ryan (Melanie) and Julie (Nathan); David and Janice, Darryl (Calli) and Chris (Lindsey); Debbie and Bradley Cozens, Betty Ann and Meredith; Mark and Joan, Shannon (Sean) and Angela (Cody); Lindsay and Virginia, Alecia and Rachel; and Dana and Matt Wren, Jena and Nicholas. Also survived by several great-grandchildren, nieces Islay, Annie (Ellery) and Kara Lisa, and nephew Peter Culp (Patricia). Fondly remembered by his cousin Jack Paul (Dorothy). Bill was predeceased by his wife Betty (Weeks), by sisters Norma Culp and Carol Paul, and by brothers Ray and John. Bill was a WWII Veteran who served in the Royal Canadian Navy on both HMCS Saskatchewan and Whitethroat. He is the longest serving member and a Life Member of the Brockville Lions Club, a founder of the Brockville Flying Club, and a fifty year Elder of First Presbyterian Church. Most important to him was being an owner of one of the Thousand Islands, aptly named Paul Island, where many wonderful summers were spent throughout his long, happy and well deserved retirement. Honouring Bill's wishes, visitation will take place at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Sunday, November 12 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In celebration of his life, the funeral service will take place in the Chapel Monday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery. The Brockville Lions Club is invited to gather for a memorial tribute on Sunday at 4 p.m. In remembrance, donations to the First Presbyterian Church, or the St. Vincent de Paul Society Weekender Program will be gratefully acknowledged. (The Ottawa Citizen 11 Nov 2017)



HMCS WHITETHROAT - Served in Whitethroat during WW 2

WEBBER, Donald Graham (Ted), Lt, RCNVR (21 Mar 1924 - 01 Nov 2017) - We knew this day would come, we knew it all along, but how did it come so fast. How can something so special so precious and full of life come to an end? Donald Graham (TED) Webber passed away on November 1st, 2017. Born March 21st, 1924 and raised in Point Grey with his sister and two brothers along with any stray dogs they could find. Ted was always intelligent and highly witty. He excelled in school attending Queen Mary Elementary and Lord Byng High School. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the Navy as soon as he was of age during the last years of the second World War. Serving as a Lieutenant, he was a navigator on the Corvette HMCS "Trillium " running convoys from Halifax to Europe. As a fan of the outdoors and an interest in mining, Ted travelled to the Cariboo to undertake some prospecting. Still looking for his calling he met with Dr. Walter Gage at UBC. Under the recommendation of Dr. Gage, Ted entered law school followed by running a successful law practise for 35 years. Ted's older sister Olga once said that there were numerous girls that would call the family home for Ted, but he would only take calls from one, Rosemary Arrowsmith. They were married on May 29th ,1949. Ted's unfaltered focus for the next 60 years became providing for Rosemary and their five children. Rosemary passed away December 26th, 2009. He dedicated his life for her happiness, and she in turn did the same. Ted led a life to be envious of, always close to his family. He loved life, God he loved life, and life loved him back. Ted's life was bursting with activity. Ted had a passion for being on the water. Joining Royal Vancouver Yacht Club in 1940 he embraced the lifelong friendships he made there with the members and staff. His personable nature and quick wit sealed mutual respect and love in return. He shared his passion for the seas with his family by boating up and down BC's coastal waters at every opportunity. Hearts are broken now. We won't have Ted. Those who knew him will soon share many a good time talking about the good times they had with Ted. Ted touched all that knew him. The sadness we should feel is for those that never had the opportunity to meet him. At the end, he remained a classy dignified gentleman garnering the affection of the wonderful healthcare providers that tended to his needs. In spite of his discomfort he never complained. He fought for every last breath. A friend to many, he was a great husband, father and provider for his wife and five children. Mike, Mark, Ann, Jane and Philip (Spouses Jill, Bob, Jonathan) Rest in peace to an amazing man. Join us for a reception to remember Ted on Dec 1st, 2017 at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club from 12:00pm to 3:00pm Make every day count. (Vancouver Sun / The Province 11 Nov 2017)


HMCS TRILLIUM - Appointed to Trillium 03 Jun 1944 as a SLt, RCNVR

MELNECHUK, George - Passed away on November 4, at the age of 93. Loving husband of the late Elsie (LeMasurier) and brother to the late William and sister Olga. Much loved by his daughter Sheila, son-in-law Joe (Trivisonno) and grandson Christopher. He will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Marion (Jarka Loffelmann), nieces Louise, Janice and nephew Gregory. Thank you to the staff and residents at Stillwater Creek Residence for their care and friendship. George was proud to have served in the RCN in WWII. Donations to a Veterans Hospital would be appreciated. (Montreal Gazette 11 Nov 2017)

PASSMORE, Russell Francis, LCdr, RCN (25 Sep 1919 - 03 Nov 2017) - Passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the age of 98. Beloved husband of Thelma (nee Wiebe). Dear father of Bob, Laura (Hans), Jim (Lee), Alan (Betty Jean) and Katherine (Bryan). Predeceased by his parents Emma and Norman Passmore, wife Dorothy, and son Ken (Emily). Fondly remembered by Thelma's children Gillis (Barbara), Audrey (Don), and their families. His cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren also mourn the loss of their grandpa. Russ was born in Exeter, On, and had a long, successful career in the RCN, retiring after 26 years as a LCdr. He then had a second career in the Public service. As an avid curler and volunteer, he was appointed as a lifetime member of the Gov. Gen. Curling Club. He was also a longtime devoted and active member of his church. Friends may gather at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Parkwood Presbyterian Church (10 Chesterton Drive, Nepean) on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 2 p.m., with a time of refreshments and fellowship to follow. For those wishing, donations to The Canadian Cancer Society in Russell's memory would be appreciated. (Ottawa Citizen 06 Nov 2017)

HAYNEE, Smile Alley, RCN (1941-1945) (31 Mar 1924 - 01 Nov 2017) - Today we lost our best friend. Smile Alley Haynee passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 at the age of 93 years YOUNG surrounded by his family. Smile was predeceased by his parents; 13 of his siblings and his wife Isabella in 1997. He is survived by his brother, Musty; sisters, Betty and Pat; his daughters, Fran Kitson (Joe predeceased 1996), Isabella (Bob) Pierce and son Michael Haynee. He was adored by his grandchildren; Doug, Darren, Cynthia (Chris), Sarah (Oscar), Matthew (Marianne); great-grandchildren, Zac, Jordan, Josh, Joe, Emma, Keira, Mason and great-great-grandchild Owen. Smiley was born on March 31, 1924 and raised in Regina, SK. As a teenager he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served from 1941-1945. He married Isabella Parry in 1945. He was employed by Mcdonald's Consolidated for 40 years and went on to enjoy many Wednesday morning coffees with some of the guys after his retirement in 1986. His family was of paramount importance to him. His ability to smile and always make others feel special was a beautiful gift. He was a humble and quiet man that believed that "Life was good". The family would like to thank the 4 North staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital for their unbelievable care and compassion. Doctor's Adelman, Hammond and VanOsh, along with nurses, Barb, Bridie, Lee, Amanda, Jin and GoPaul helped to make Dad's last month one filled with dignity. We are eternally grateful for the work they do. A Celebration of Life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill X Road, on November 24, 2017 at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Mustard Seed or to the charity of one's choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 10 Nov 2017)

KING, Neil McNeill (01 Jul 1926 - 05 Nov 2017) - peacefully, at Westminster House, Surrey. Deeply missed by Hazel, his wife of 66 years, sons Dick, Alan (Barbara, deceased), Stewart (Cheryl), and Graeme, grandchildren Richard and Rachel, his extended family and his many friends. Predeceased by brother Johnny, and sisters Margaret and Irene. Neil was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. Following WWII, he worked, principally for Trans Canada Airways, in a number of locations across Canada. In 1959 he joined B.C. Electric (subsequently B.C. Hydro, from which he retired in 1985), and he, Hazel and children settled in the White Rock area. Neil is remembered for encouraging sporting activities - setting up a softball league for children, and acting as President of the Peace Arch Soccer Association – including being instrumental to the building of the original Peace Arch Curling Club of which he was a founding member. He enjoyed many sporting activities throughout his life including softball, golfing, curling, and lawn bowling, in which he was a runner up in provincial championships. Family flowers only please. In lieu, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. The family thank Dr. Scott, Dr. Wu, Dr.Tung, Dr. Bashir, and the staffs of Peace Arch Hospital, Pacific Carlton, and Westminster House for the care they provided him over many years.


Portrait of Neil King

WILLIS, Daniel Curtis, AB, 3175, RCN, MPK - 22 Oct 1940, HMCS MARGAREE - AB Daniel Curtis Willis formerly of Hanna, Alta., was born at this town on November 29th, 1919. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy at Esquimalt, B.C., subsequently proceeding overseas. Seaman Willis was a member of the crew of HMCS Margaree when this ship collided with a large merchant ship on the night of October 22, 1940, in the north Atlantic Ocean, and was reported "missing, believed killed." His mother, Mrs. Celia Willis, survives him at Hanna, Alta.


Newspaper article on the death of Seaman Willis


Book of Remembrance entry


HMCS FRASER - Survived the sinking of HMCS FRASER


GOLD, Alfred, C2LR, RCN (served 1937 - 1962) (21 Jan 1920-18 Jun 1986) - World War 2, Korean War Veteran. Of Victoria, BC, peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital on June 18, 1986, in his 67th year. Survived by his loving wife, Ann, two sons, Douglas (100 Mile House), Steve (Victoria), two daughters, Elaine (Anchorage, Alaska), and Noreen (San Jose, California), seven grandchildren, his sister, Rita Luxemburg (Victoria), brothers, Morton (California), and Harold (Ottawa), also many loving relatives and friends. Private family service. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victoria, BC.


Photo of Alfred and Anne Gold


HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C2LR2

HALLIDAY, Ronald - Born 1922  Died 1998


Portrait of Ronald Halliday



BALMER, Douglas Wesley - Born 10 Jul 1924  Died Jan 1982




GEBLER, Michael K., CD, C1ET, 70705-H, RCN / C.A.F. (served 17 May 1967 - 22 May 1996) (18 Dec 1949 - 12 Apr 2011) - Closer than a falling tear You're ever present and always near. We will always love you. Wife Barbie, daughter Jennifer, grandchildren, Tori and Josh, sister Carol and niece Kim. Come celebrate Mike's life with us on May 29th, 2011 from 2:30-5:30 at the Les Passmore Centre, 286 Hampton Road, Victoria, BC. (Victoria Times Colonist 20 May 2011


Michael is buried in the Veteran's Cemetery in Esquimalt, BC. Plot: Section D, Row 05a, Plot 0206




DAWKINS, George Howard, Sto, V18463, RCNVR (1923-2009) - Navy Veteran, of Belleville, entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Monday January 26th, 2009 in his 86th year. Dear son of the late Norman & Edna Dawkins. Beloved husband for 66 years of Ruth Eleanor "Billie" Dawkins (nee-Marsh). Predeceased by 2 infant children Fredrick George and Mary Eleanor. Cherished Father of Jack Dawkins (Cheryl) of Ajax, Mary McKever (James) of Belleville, Ruthanne Aikins (Paul) of Prescott, Patricia Rose (Francis) of Belleville and Bill Roberts (Jacqui) of Belleville. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Julie Lake (Darrin), Beth Ross (Dan), David Rose (Andrea), Mary Ellen Gaudett (Richard), Kathleen Thorn (Charles), Michael Aikins (Kerry), Joseph Aikins(Kim), Teddy Aikins, John Dawkins (Ashley), Erin Dawkins and Marc Dawkins. Will be missed by his many great grandchildren nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister Phyllis Shattraw and by brothers Harvey and Douglas Dawkins. With respect for Mr. Dawkins' wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation to take place. A memorial service will be held at a later date (to be announced). As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in the care of Belleville Funeral Home and Chapel, 68 North Front Street, Belleville.


HMCS OTTAWA - Survived the sinking of HMCS OTTAWA

LeBLANC, Wilfred, LS, V19106, RCNVR - Born 03 Dec 1921, Sandwich, ON  Died 25 Dec 1996, Sarnia, ON


Photo of Wilfred LeBlanc     Certificate of Service for Wilfred LeBlanc


Newspaper article - Four LeBlanc brothers meet overseas


Funeral card for Wilfred Lebland



NICKLESON, Charles (Bud) - Born 06 Apr 1923  Died 02 Feb 1986



McNALLY, William Holland, RCNVR, RCN - Born March 2, 1913 in Buffalo New York, U.S.A., died December 22, 1995 Coquitlam, B.C. Canada. Bill developed a love for the sea and joined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves - later he formally joined the RCN at age of 24 and served on the ship HMCS Fraser. At the outset of the war he went to Eastern Canada and trained as a signal man. The majority of his time at sea was spent on the east coast during the war years where he served as the leading signal man on a variety of ships including destroyers, mine sweepers and corvettes that were on escort duty. I believe he was also a Petty Officer. After the war Bill was a long time employee of the Great Northern Railway as a longshoreman at one of the docks owned by the railway in Vancouver.


HMCS FRASER - Served in Fraser prior to the Second World War

HMCS MALPEQUE - Served in MALPEQUE during the Second World War


BEASLEY, James Reginald (Jim), P1CK, 39480-E, RCN (served 03 Sep 1957 - 14 Mar 1982) - died suddenly at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, May 19, 1998. Born in The Pas, Manitoba on August 21, 1940. Lovingly remembered by his family; wife Sheryl (Mother); daughter; Sherry (Murdoch); sons; James (Dorothy), Allen (Kelly); grandchildren; James, Michael, Rachael, Aundrea, Touque, and friend Bill as well as many other family and friends. James served for 24 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, 14 years with Corrections Canada, and was an active member of the R.C.L. Branch #91. A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #91, 791 Station Road, on Sunday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Harry Sylvester officiating. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. If so desired memorial remembrances may be made in the form of a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 930 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C.

BUCHANAN, Kenneth Allan (Buck) - born May 7, 1925 passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 3, 1998. Buck Buchanan, dearly beloved husband of Irene; married 50 years. Loving father of Terrie and her husband, Bill Alexander, and his son, James Buchanan. Also lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Joey and his wife, Kari Alexander, and Lisa Alexander and her fiance, Bryce Bell. Buck will be sadly missed by his two sisters, Helen and Marg. He served in the RCN overseas from 1943 until 1947. Later he was employed at the Dockyard in Esquimalt from 1948 until his retirement in 1980 as a Shipwright. Dad always had a very special spot in his heart for his Grand Dogs: Beer, Reba and Jake and Grand Cats: Jessie, Snorg, Alley, Spook and Frosty. Dad was very active in the Mayfair Bowling league and the Victoria Horseshoe Club. also a long standing member of the Esquimalt Legion and the Dockyard Recreation Association. Ken will be sadly missed by his family and many many special friends. The family would like to thank all the special people for their support and care during this time; especially Dr. Kardera and nurse Anne. Service of remembrance will be held at St. Andrews Chapel, Naden, CFB Esquimalt (off Admirals Road) on Friday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m. Padre E.W. Taylor officiating. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #172, 622 Admirals Road, Victoria, B.C. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined, rather expressions of sympathy in Buck's memory can be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C.

BROOKS, Howard - Died in the 1990s.  After the war Howard lived in Coquitlam, BC. He was a Letter Carrier Supervisor for Canada Post in New Westminster and Coquitlam, BC until his retirement.



MATTHEWS, Herb N. - Died 28 Aug 2013


Portrait of Herb N. Matthews



WALTER, John Bernard Louis (Jack) (03 Nov 1929 - 02 Nov 2017) - JBL will be sorely missed but never forgotten by those who knew and loved him. He was the youngest of 6 children born to Rupert Gordon and Laura Lucille Walter of Vancouver. Known by most as Jack, he will also be remembered as Dad, Papa, Grampa, Grampa-grampa and Unca Jack. His career started in the RCN as a Naval Aviator attached to the aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent; and wound up at BC Parks, where his abilities as an artist and wordsmith earned him well deserved accolades. Starting as a caddy in his youth, golf was a lifelong passion. Another joy was his art. His precision pen and inks of meaningful buildings, cars, planes, and ships were received as cherished gifts by many. He was a proud member of the Naval Reserve as well as the "fraternity of friendship" that is Gyro. Predeceased in 1964 by his first wife, Joyce; he is survived by Vanetia, his wife of 51-years, his children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. We will celebrate Jack at Uplands Golf Course on Sunday, November 26th starting at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( or 1-888-HSF-INFO). (Vancouver Sun / The Province 18 Nov 2017)



EMERY, Gordon (16 Apr 1924 - 12 Nov 2017) - of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on November 12, 2017 at the age of 93 years. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. His working career began with Mid-Western News Agency in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and continued as Assistant Manager until 1971. In 1972 he joined the Government of Canada-UIC as a Supervisor until his retirement in 1984. His real passion was singing and playing trumpet and drums with various bands. His vocal talent earned him his own radio show in Saskatoon early on in his singing career. He was married to Shirley, the love of his life for almost 57 years and they enjoyed 20 years ballroom dancing in Hawaii. Gordon is survived by his daughters: Sherrie Loewen of Vancouver Island, British Columbia; and Penny (Gordon) Ogilvie of Calgary, Alberta; son-in-law Donald Czuy; seven grandchildren, thirteen great- grandchildren and sisters: Gladys Boczar of Kanata, Ontario; Shirley Helgason of Vancouver, Washington; and sister-in-law Natalie Emery of Long Beach, California. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Shirley (McPhee), daughter Diane Czuy and grandson Darryn Czuy. A Funeral service will be held at Heartland Funeral Services, 4415-49th St, Innisfail Alberta on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gordon's memory may be made to The Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command, 86 Aird Place, Ottawa, Ontario, K2L 0A1 or Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29th St NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2. The family wishes to thank the staff at Millrise Place and Carewest Colonel Belcher for their loving care of Gordon through the last years of his life. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix 18 Nov 2017)

FOOTE, Daniel Patrick - was born August 4, 1924 in Grand Prairie, AB and passed away November 7, 2017 in Abbotsford, B.C. with his daughter Julia by his side. He was predeceased by his second wife Arlie (2013) and by his siblings; Bob, Tom, Marie, Peg, Ken and John. Growing up in Grande Prairie, Danny developed a love for hockey and an athleticism that never left him. His family moved to Hedley, B.C. during its mining heyday. During this time period as a teenager, he was to meet his future wife and mother of their 7 children, Dolores Wilkinson. As a young man he served for 2 years in the Canadian Navy during World War II. Danny returned to Vancouver after the war and he and Dolores were married. It was during this time period he worked as a meat cutter for James Inglis Reid Meat Market on Granville Street. He then moved to Cranbrook, B.C. to begin a railroad career, eventually moving back to the lower mainland for the rest of his life. He retired from the railway and was a railroader through and through. Raising seven children he was a devoted father working two jobs at times to make ends meet. Danny had many interests throughout his life, hunting, fishing, camping, hockey, woodwork, playing pool, mechanics and he took up golf in his retirement years. He was passionate about everything he did. He will always be remembered for the principled and honourable way he lived his life, his integrity and his sense of humour. He is survived by his children; Brian (Arlene), David, Cheryl (Dennis), Steven (Isabella) Marcia, Julia (Lance), and Laura, as well as his grandchildren Brendan, Jason, Kristen, Justin, Kaela, Leah, Katrina, Alexa, Jesse and great-grandchildren Ashton, Isla, Dylan, Luke and Alia. He also leaves many extended family members and dear friends. A celebration of life will be held Saturday November 25, 2017 at Abbotsford Seniors Centre 2631 Cyril St. 2:00. (Vancouver Sun / The Province 18 Nov 2017)


KEMP, Harold Douglas (21 Jan 1935 - 12 Nov 2017) - 82, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2017, after a sudden illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; stepson, Michael Haley; daughter, Marlene (Guy Pesant); son, Douglas and precious grandson, Eden Carter. Survived by sisters, Betty Vock-Cowell and Shirley (Laverne Zimmer); sisters-in-law, Phyllis Kemp, Vera Kemp, Anne Kemp, Catherine Hill and Cecelia Johnson; brothers-in-law, William Cornish and Leo Brooks ( Cathy) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Evelyn Pridham (Ormand), Margaret Cornish, Faye Sager (Ernie); brothers, Dalton, Gordon (Jean), Earl and George; brothers-in-law, Carl Vock, Cecil Cowell, Wayne Hill, Erwin Johnson. He was the son of the late Clifford and Leone Kemp of Ontario. He was an avid golfer for over 40 years playing at Pin-Hi and Hartlen Point. In his lifetime he had three hole-in-ones. He was very involved in Halifax Minor Hockey Association and Chebucto Minor Baseball for a number of years. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years, was an entrepreneur and worked for Canada Post for 12 years. He was a lifetime member of Retired CPO Association and 48 year member of the Legion. Visitation will be at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. on Wednesday, November 15th from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm. Funeral will be on Thursday, November 16th at 10 am at Stairs Memorial United Church, 44 Hester Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Diabetes Association, Alzheimer's Society or a charity of your choice



POWERS, Kenneth - Born 20 Feb 1925  Died 18 Nov 1997. RCN WW2 Veteran

ROBERT, Charles Ernest -  (18 Jul 1924 - 05 Nov 2017) - On November 5th, 2017 at the age of 93, Charlie "Chas" Robert passed peacefully with family & friends by his side at the Perley Rideau Veterans Care Facility in Ottawa. Pre-deceased by his wife Norma (Duffy) in 1994. Survived by his children Clifford Robert (Pauline), Cathie Fumerton (Larry Whelan), Tim Robert (Val Mills) & Scott Robert. Proud Poppa/Granddad to Steve Robert, Scott Robert, Leslie Fumerton, Andrea Fumerton, Laura Robert (Kevin), Katie Robert (Colin), and Charlie Robert (Caroline). Also survived by his two sisters Helen Raymond & Simone Lepine & close friend Gray Fumerton. Charlie was surrounded by his loving family & close friends in the days and hours before his peaceful death. Charlie was a proud Navy Vet who served on a Corvette in the Battle of the Atlantic & a great supporter of the Legion. He retired from Fruehauf Trailers 29 years ago & made the most of each and every day. Throughout his life he loved to fish, hunt, cook, and have "a little red wine". Charlie had his own unique sense of humor which was part of his charm. He absolutely loved to host friends & family at his cottage in St. Gabriel de Brandon. The more the merrier - there was always room - everyone was welcome. He will be so greatly missed. All that knew him are better for having had him in their lives on which he left his mark.. He will live on through the memories we made knowing and loving him. Visitation, service, and burial will be held May 5th, 2018 at the Rideau Memorial Gardens at 4239 Sources Blvd, Dollard des Ormeaux, Que at 11:00 am. Celebration of Charlie's Life will be held following the service at restaurant Bistro Pointe Claire 252 Ch du Bord-du-Lac Lakeshore. (Montreal Gazette 15 Nov 2017)

YATES, Sydney Frank - RCN WW 2 Veteran. Died 01 Feb 1997

LINCOLN, John Hobart, DSC, LCdr, RCNR - Born: 27 Sep 1910, Calgary, AB  Died 23 Mar 1993, Victoria, BC


LINCOLN, John Hobart, Lieutenant - Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) - RCNVR / HMCS WASKESIU - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 9 September 1944 and London Gazette of 4 July 1944. Home: Calgary, Alberta. "For good service in the destruction of an enemy submarine. For courage, resolution and skill in HMCS WASKESIU in successful operations against U - Boats in the Atlantic."  (Webmaster's note: the U-boat action here was the battle with U-257)


HMCS QUATSINO - Appointed to QUATSINO 03 Nov 1941. Commissioning crew

HMCS WASKESIU - Appointed to WASKESIU 16 Jun 1943 as Lt, RCNVR

HMCS JONQUIERE - 3rd Commanding Officer

McCANDLESS, John Gilmore, Lt, RCNVR - Born: 22 Aug 1909, Victoria, BC  Died 12 Feb 1975, Whitehorse, YT


HMCS QUATSINO - Served in QUATSINO in 1941 as SLt, RCNVR. Commissioning crew

HMCS SWANSEA - Served in SWANSEA 1943-1944


WALKER, William L/Sto, 21275, RCN MPK - 22 Oct 1940, HMCS MARGAREE - Born 13 Oct 1909, the son of Alfred and Annie Walker of Vancouver, BC. His is survived by his parents and his wife, Ethel Mary Walker, Esquimalt, BC.


Book of Remembrance entry



LAWRENCE, Wilfred Arnold (Bus), A/PO, V11456, RCNVR (21 Nov 1918 - 16 Aug 2003) - passed away suddenly at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on August 16, 2003 at the age of 84 years. Bus is survived by his loving wife Bertha (B.J.); daughters Linda and Debbie (Dave) Walker; son Dan; grandson Daniel; step-children Brenda, Darryl, Jeff and Greg (Monika); step-grandchildren Corey, Cole, Jake and numerous nieces and nephews. Bus served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. Bus was an avid golfer and a member of Vancouver Golf Club for 50 years. Bus and Bertha moved to Qualicum Beach in 2000 and both joined Eaglecrest Golf Course. Loved and respected by all who knew him, Bus will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 23, 2003 at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bus's memory to the Cascadia Society, 165 East 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 1B2. (Vancouver Sun 21 Aug 2003)


Page from Naval Pay and Identity book of W.A. Lawrence     Dog Tags for W.A. Lawrence


HMCS PRINCE HENRY - Served in Prince Henry in 1945

BIRD, Roy, C2ER, RCN (served 23 Oct 1945 - 15 Mar 1970) - Born 22 Jun 1927 in Winnipeg, passed away August 14, 1998, suddenly, while camping with family and his "Good Girl" Bracken. he leaves us to join Lois on the back nine. Survived by his children, Leslie (Doug), Kathy (Doug), Teresa, Marc (Shelley), Lee (Jean), Ric (Theresa), Donna (Tim), Laurie (Steve), Roni (David) Bobbi (Eldon); 17 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial service will be held at Royal Oak Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Avenue on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer society.



BARCLAY, William, C1CM, 40671, RCN (served 16 Apr 1940 - 16 Apr 1965) - passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on thursday, November 5, 1998. Born on December 14, 1916 in Esquimalt, B.C. Lovingly remembered by his beloved wife, Trudi; sons, David and wife, Gail, Richard and wife, Barbara; dear grandfather of Jim (Kristina), Jeni, Aimee Marie, Christopher, Jeffrey and Angela; great-grandfather of Steve. Bill will also be missed by his many loving friends and family members throughout the world. Bill in his own quiet and generous way made his life count and made this world a better place in his passing. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.  A memorial service will be held at Peace Portal Alliance Church, Fireside Room, 15128 28th Ave., South Surrey, B.C. on November 11, at 2 p.m. A second memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Naval garrison Church in Esquimalt, B.C. on November 21 at 2 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

BAKER, John Bathurst (Jack), RCNVR, / C2MM, A3016, RCNR (served 08 Jul 1940 - 02 Sep 1967) - died April 7, 1999 in Victoria, BC. Born in Ottawa, Ontario. Jack is survived by his friends; his five children, Judy, Anne, Hugh, Peter and Tom; his ex-wife, Pamela his sister, Dorothea Savory and her two daughters, Eve and Inez; his eight grandchildren, Alissa, Amaya, Andrew, Brendan, Cameron, Jonathan, Ross and Shannon. Jack joined the Empress of Canada in 1931 and so began a life long affair with ships and life on the ocean. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 12 at 11:00 am at First Memorial, 375 Brae Road, Duncan, B.C. Reverend Norm Sowden officiating. A reception will follow at Inn At The Water Resort.

BILLINGTON, David Ivor (Bubbly), P2ER, RCN (retired 16 Nov 1965) (02 May 1927 - 08 Mar 1999) - passed  away at the Victoria General Hospital on March 8, 1999. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; four step-children; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Clavel (Grimsby, Ontario) and Violet Morris (port Coquitlam); as well as nieces, nephews and many good friends. Dave was a member of the Royal Canadian legion Esquimalt Dockyard Branch #172, Chief and Petty Officers' Association and The Dockers Club. A decorated Korean War Veteran under the United Nations, he will be missed by all who knew him. Family and friends may pay their respected at McCall Bros. Chapels on Wednesday, March 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Sts. on Thursday, March 11, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Royal Oak Crematorium.

DOUGLAS, Ensell Roy - age 70 of Lower Sackville, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Ensell was born in North Sydney. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in September 1965, serving on many ships and deployments throughout his 28year career. After retiring from the Navy he worked for Garda World for 23 years, fully retiring March 2015. He was a Master Scale Ship model builder, a volunteer at Shearwater Aviation Museum and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Ensell was a devoted husband and father. Ensell is survived by his wife, Clea Maria Douglas; daughter, Christina Maria Douglas (Larry); son, Mark Ian Ensell Douglas; sisters, Alfreida Douglas, Halifax; Debbie (Donnie) Merritt, Sydney Mines; Joanne (Blaine) Morrison, Kentville. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service was held in St. Francis by the Lakes Anglican Church, the Rev. Mark Kingsburg officiated. Bravo Zulu. Fair Winds and Following Seas. We all love you forever.

APPLEBY, F., PO, RCNVR - date of passing unknown



HMCS BAYFIELD - Served in BAYFIELD in 1944


GREENAWAY, Grant Victor (13 Jun 1925, Winnipeg, MB - 25 Mar 2014, Georgetown, On) - was born June 13, 1925 at Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, son of Ena Kathleen Keeble and James Edward Victor Greenaway. He was named after his doctor and his father and was the eldest of six children. Grant attended Norberry Public School and Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg and was interested in all sports, especially baseball, hockey and rugby. His greatest ambition at that time was to be a sailor. He started to work as a delivery boy for a grocery store at age 14, clerked at the same store at age 15, and worked as an office boy at Peerless Carbon Ribbon Co. at age 16 before becoming a Messenger for Canadian National Telecommunications in 1942. He was a Route Aide at CNT when he left in 1943 for 2 years as a Seaman Radar Operator in the Royal Canadian Navy. During WW2 he served on both HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Coppercliff.


Grant returned to CNT after the war and worked at various clerical jobs in the Accounting Department in Winnipeg. He married a CNT co-worker, Alice Olga Catherine Haas on August 20, 1949 in Melville, Saskatchewan. They had two daughters, both born in Winnipeg, Glenda, who died in 1959 and Gail. In 1961, Grant was transferred to Toronto as Assistant Supervisor in the CNT Revenue Accounting Centre and he and his family "pulled up roots" and moved east to Georgetown, Ontario. Grant continued his career at CNT in Toronto where he worked as Office Supervisor, Travelling Auditor and Special Projects Officer until his retirement in 1987. He particularly enjoyed the Travelling Auditor job as he loved to travel and was able to visit every province and territory in Canada, including many far flung places such as Whitehorse, Inuvik and Gander, as well as many other destinations in the U.S. and abroad.


Throughout his life, Grant was one of those volunteers who tirelessly and cheerfully gave his time and shared his talents with many organizations. In Winnipeg, he was a Director at the Commercial Telegrapher's Credit Union. After moving to Ontario, he was a member of the Georgetown Public School Board, a 50+ year member of St. Andrew's United Church where he held many positions over the years including Treasurer, Steward and Trustee, a founding member of Georgetown Senior Centre, Red Cross Executive member, auditor for North Halton Distress Centre and Chairperson for the Board of Directors of Residences of St. Andrew's. Grant also worked for many years on the Steering Committee for the Residences of St. Andrew's, and he and Alice moved to a brand new apartment in the building when it was completed. "Grant will always be admired for his forthright, common sense approach and ability to simplify the most complex issue with clarity. He was a true leader and visionary. He was always fearlessly ready to take on a new challenge. He made us believe that with a leap of faith, anything was possible," as shared by a member of St. Andrew's. His many varied interests included baseball, hockey, bowling, curling, golf, gardening and playing cards, though the sports were mainly as an armchair spectator in later years. His love of travel, led him to volunteer at the Travel Desk at the Senior Centre, where he organized and escorted many tours. He also loved to tell tales and many of these classics will live on forever in our memories.


Grant is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Alice, his daughter Gail Young and her husband, Taylor of Ajax, Ontario, his granddaughter Tamara Young of Ottawa, Ontario, his grandson Byron Young of Ajax, Ontario, his brother and sister-in-law Donald and Nedra Greenaway of Roberts Creek, B.C. and his brother James Greenaway of Winnipeg, Manitoba (sister-in-law Marie - deceased) as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents Victor and Ena (nee Keeble) Greenaway, his daughter Glenda Jean Greenaway, his brother Robert Greenaway and sister-in-law Nellie, his brother William Greenaway and sister-in-law Jean, and his sister Kathleen (Kay) Fonseca. Grant was blessed with a good long life, a kind and generous heart, a great sense of humour and a smile that gave a sparkle to his eyes. He would want us to remember and celebrate 88 years well lived. St. Andrew's United Church was a huge part of his life, and for this reason, any donations in memory of Grant may be made to St. Andrew's United Church in Georgetown.


"Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, And cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart. For as long as there is a memory, they'll live on in our hearts."


Portrait of Seaman Greenaway     Seaman Greenaway on unknown ship


Family Portrait:  Grant Greenaway with his siblings, St. Vital, Winnipeg.  His brother William (Bill) is in the army uniform.



LOURIE, Norman William - Norman was born October 2nd, 1923 in Port Arthur, Ontario and died January 8th, 1998 in Brandon, Manitoba. He was survived by his wife of 52 years, May (Elizabeth), son James and his wife Gloria, daughter Maureen and her husband Michael Hawkins, his 3 grandchildren Steven, Erin and Kristen Lourie. Norman joined the HMCS Griffin in Port Arthur in January 1943. He served in Esquimalt, Comox and in Prince Rupert on the Boom Defence. His final post was on the Minesweeper HMCS MIRAMICHI where he served till the war ended in 1945. When he returned to Port Arthur he joined the staff of Burns Meats in Fort William, Ontario. He was transferred to Winnipeg in 1967 and subsequently to Brandon in 1971, where he worked till his retirement in 1988 after 43 years. Internment was in the rosewood Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Manitoba.


Portrait of Norman Lourie



MacKENZIE, Norman John - formerly of Camrose, AB, died 2006


HMCS LA MALBAIE - Served in La Malbaie 16 May 1942 - 03 Jun 1945

REEVES, Cecil Eric PO, RCNVR - Died 28 Dec 1989, Vancouver, BC.


Portrait of PO Cecil Reeves     Naval Training and Active Service record for Cecil Reeves



HMCS RESTIGOUCHE - Served in RESTIGOUCHE 04 Nov 1940 - 25 Sep 1941 as an AB, RCNVR

HMCS HAMILTON - Served in HAMILTON 11 Feb 1942 - 19 Mar 1943 as a A/Shpt 4c and Shpt 4c, RCNVR

HMCS STAR XVI - Served in STAR XVI 16 Apr 1943 - 04 Jul 1943 as a Shpt 4c, RCNVR




GUNN, Robert Edwin, Tel - Born 09 Jan 1923  Died 21 Nov 2017. Late of Peakhurst, aged 94 years. Served 1942-1948. Proud recipient of the 39-45 Star, Atlantic Star, France-Germany Bar, Pacific Star, Victory Medal, Canadian Volunteer Bar, Arctic Star.




HMCS UGANDA - Served in UGANDA 1944-1946

(and other ships)

PALMER, John Edwin (Jack), Stoker, RCNVR - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Jack on November 13, 2017 at the Grace Hospital at the age of 93 years. He is predeceased by his son Chris, wife Bernice and brother Norman. Jack leaves to mourn his daughters, Jill Mizak (Gordon) and Darcy Watson (Roger); his very dear friend Inge Shaw; his daughter-in-law Debbie Palmer; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Jack was born July 3, 1924 in Winnipeg to Vera and Frank Palmer. He was the older brother to Norman. Jack married Bernice in June 1949; they enjoyed over 50 years together travelling to Texas for the winter months and then Victoria B.C. Jack served in the Navy during the Second World War as a Stoker from 1943 to 1945. He was employed by CP Rail from the age of 17 until his retirement at the age of 60 when he retired as an Electrical Supervisor. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. The family would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the staff of the Shaftesbury Retirement Residence for their care. A special thank-you as well to Dr. Maré for his exceptional care and compassion. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. (Winnipeg Free Press 18 Nov 2017)

TAIT, Phillip Clarence (16 Jul 1921 - 15 Nov 2017) - It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He will now be reunited with his beloved wife Elizabeth who he shared 68 wonderful years together. Also his only daughter Susan, who they tragically lost in 1999. Left to celebrate his life is his sister Eileen; sons, Phil Jr. (Janice), Bob (Debbie), son-in-law Dave Nicol; grandchildren, Brie, Jennifer, Janice, Travis (Kaitlin), Rylan (Julie), Scott (Beth) and Melissa (Kevin); great-grandsons, Kallen, Wade, Chase, Colin, Liam; great-granddaughter Sophie; and numerous nieces and nephews. As a young man Phil joined the Navy and served in the Second World War and that is when he met his wife Elizabeth in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was an avid sports lover and loyal to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Winnipeg Jets, never missed watching a game! He worked at Safeway, working up to Warehouse Manager. One of the things he really loved was his Buick cars. The family would also like to send special thanks to all the love and support from Westhaven Manor this last three years where he lived and made many new friends. Also thanks to all the Home Care Workers and Nurses who looked after Phil. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice. (Winnipeg Free Press 18 Nov 2017)

BOWRING, Charles Frederick, AB, X60871, RCN, died 09 Jun 1940, HMCS NADEN - Born 16 Feb 1902, AB Bowring died at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, as a result of an operation for a perforated gastric ulcer. He is survived by his wife Ina Bowring of Calgary, AB. He is buried in the Veterans' Cemetery, Esquimalt, BC, Naval Section, Grave 182.


Book of Remembrance entry


Photo of AB Bowring




Index for those who have Crossed the Bar