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)


STRAUTMAN, Margaret Hales (nee Langley), WRCNS (Sep 1923 - Sep 2018) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Strautman. She was predeceased by her husband Chuck in 2010. Margaret was raised on a farm between Speers and Maymont, the only child of Frank and Kate Langley, but with many Langley cousin neighbours to grow up with. Mom was a quiet inspiration to her family and through her adventures as a young, single woman, she planted the seed for adventure and world travel in her children and grandchildren. Mom, like many of her Langley cousins, joined up for WWII and served with the Women's Royal Canadian Navy, from May 1943 to February 1946, including a stint overseas at the RCN headquarters in Scotland. She was discharged to the Nurse's Residence at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, where she enrolled in the Nursing Program, graduating in 1949. Mom was never afraid to travel. Special trips included London, England to attend the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, a road trip to Los Angeles, driving the LA freeways in her 1939 Ford coupe and taking her young family to Disneyland in LA in 1970. It's no surprise that all three of Margaret's children have travelled the world extensively and that her grandchildren are following in the same footsteps. Mom spent time nursing at rural hospitals and the First Nations hospital in North Battleford, but eventually married Chuck Strautman and moved to the farm between Speers and Mayfair. She had three children – Connie (Bob), Eddie (Janice) and Billy (Teresa) – raising them with all rural life experiences of the day. Grandchildren Hannah, Jacob, Alex and Ben have all experienced the benefits of rural life as they grew up. Margaret farmed with husband Chuck, brother-in-law Fred and son Ed for close to 50 years, with her original homestead receiving a Century Farm award in 2003. Mom made great community contributions, with figure skating clubs in Mayfair, Maymont, Hafford and North Battleford; the rink in Mayfair; Kinettes; 4-H in Speers and Mayfair; Community Centres in Speers and Mayfair; plus the Speers Legion. She loved her grandkids and seldom missed hockey, ball, dance or school activities with all her grandchildren. A special family place was the cabin at Chitek Lake. Mom moved a bunkhouse to a lakeside lot in the mid-60s, to provide a northern holiday getaway for family and friends. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease. It robs you of your memories, it prevents you from having meaningful conversations and eventually claims your dignity and quality of life, relegating you to simply existing. We were fortunate to have the services of two phenomenal caregivers - Nerlita and Nelma, sisters from the Philippines - who provided unbelievable care, love and assistance. We are forever thankful for all they and their families provided. Mom was kept safe, comfortable and in loving hands through her final years and was able to live in her own home up until her final days. Please donate in Margaret's memory to the Saskatchewan Alzheimer's Society, the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital or the Saskatchewan Legion. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at McClure United Church (4025 Taylor St. E.) with Rev. Debra Berg presiding. (The Battlefords News-Optimist 20 Sep 2018)


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MILLS, Barbara Désirée (nee Conway), WRCNS (28 Mar 1922 - 08 Sep 2018) - Our dear mother passed away peacefully in her sleep in her 97th year, at home in her retirement residence. She had lived a full life, and after a pleasant evening with Judith watching Nadal play tennis (her favourite next to Federer), she slipped away in the wee hours of Saturday morning. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, John Mills; her brother, Abbott Conway; sister, Helen O'Connor; parents, Jennie and Worrell Conway; and her good friend, Bill Macdonald. Barbara leaves her children, Jennifer, Judith, Terry and Megan; grandchildren, Alex Sayers, Michael Campbell, Mary Claire Mills and John Mills; and great-grandchildren, Elsie, Arlo, Lola, Judith and Lane. Mom was born and grew up in Huntsville with a vivid appreciation of the woods and lakes, and could identify the calls of all the birds. She would often talk about her favourite activities, tennis, skiing, and the summers at Norway Point, Lake of Bays in the days of steamships and the portage railway. Those now distant times wove through the depression and into the war, and after studying Fine Arts at Trinity College, U of T she joined the WRCNS and was stationed in Halifax. She had many stories from her time in the navy as a signaller sending messages to ships in the harbour. She had the advantage that old friends arriving in port could contact her directly from their ships to make plans for a party that evening. The Halifax riot at the end of the war was a most memorable experience. After the war, she married our father, John, had children and we eventually returned to live in Huntsville for some years. She was a wonderful and energetic mother who loved children, along with writing, painting, silversmithing, reading and horses which she effortlessly did all at once. In her eighties she wrote and illustrated two books based on her memories of her early life in Muskoka. So here's to a life well lived. She was a true-heart and someone who loved a project. A special thank you to the staff at Balmoral Club who patiently provided care and support as her mobility became difficult. A celebration of her life will take place at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles - Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Wednesday, September 26th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception. If desired, donations to the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation (P.O. Box 81, Baysville, ON, P0B 1A0) or charity of choice would be appreciated. (Globe and Mail 18 Sep 2018)


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NEWMAN, Rodney Davis, Slt, RCN - Survived by loving wife, Molly, sisters Sandy & Linda, brothers Barry & Brad, daughters Victoria & Kate, and grandsons Zane, Axel & Moses. Rod had a full life that included many years as an officer in the Canadian Navy. Friends made during this time were bonds that lasted a lifetime. There he learned that a life on the water was one of the best you could have. From Reveille on the bugle to wake his fellow classmates at RMC, to (most fondly), the concertina, his passion and love of music was a lifelong pursuit. An avid band member (Rig-a-Jig), Morris Dancer and storyteller, Rod's love of life, nature, family, music and the sea was infectious. If he wasn't playing for the audience, he was in the front row. We will miss him and take comfort in knowing his next adventure will be even better than the one he had here; which was pretty fantastic. A celebration of life dance will be held at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7pm (Victoria Times Colonist 21 Sep 2018)


HMCS FRASER - Served in Fraser in 1963

PYE, Terrence N. - It is with heavy hearts and sadness that the family of Terry Pye of Fredericton, NB announce his passing on September 21, 2018. Born in Cumberland, BC on February 27, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles & Joyce (Carter) Pye. He will be greatly missed by his beautiful and loving wife Elizabeth (Madore); brother Rick (Doris); sister Linda; daughters Gloria (Art), Mary Anne (Hans) and Wanda (Donnie); sons Colin, Wayne (Janet), Bill (Natalie) and Charles (Laura); loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as several extended family members. Terry was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years. He worked 18 years in the Navy and retired in 1982 from the Canadian Armed Forces. After retirement, Terry and Betty opened and operated Pyepeke Kennels for over 20 years, where they ran a boarding kennel, held obedience classes, and trained dogs for shows. Family of Terry wanted to send out their heartfelt appreciation to Pine Grove Nursing Home for their compassion and love they showed in the time he was in their care. Visitation will be held at McAdam's Funeral Home, Fredericton, NB, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6 - 8pm. A memorial service will be held at J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel, Fredericton, NB, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2 pm with the Ven. John Sharpe officiating. Donations in Terry's memory may be to SPCA of the donor's choice or Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Victoria Times Colonist 22 Sep 2018)

RHINES, Murray Gordon (18 Nov 1929 - 19 Sep 2018) - It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of Murray Gordon Rhines. Predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 60 years Barbara, Murray leaves his children David, Bill, Cathie (Dwyer) and her husband Patrick. Murray also leaves his sister Shirley Catto and was predeceased by his brothers Bill and John. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Lisa Edmonds Rhines and great-granddaughter Emersyn. Murray was a loving Grandpa and will be missed by Jodi (Brad), Nicholas (Bailey), Allison, Kiran, Hudson, Chandler, Laney and Nick and his great-granddaughter Simone, all who held a special place in his heart. Murray proudly served in the Canadian Navy for 10 years and we thank him for his service. Visitation and service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26th at Meadowvale Cemetery and Visitation Centre, 7732 Mavis Road, Brampton. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Toronto Star 22 Sep 2018)


HAUPTHOFF, Hans, P1ER, 28602-E, RCN  - Hans, 88 years old and passed away quietly in his sleep at his home, on Sunday evening August 12, 2018 with his son, Gary by his side. He had a wonderful family day with his wife Dagmar and daughter-in-law Barbara and left this world happy and at peace. The Celebration of Life for Hans is Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm. Location: Chief and PO's Mess-Rainbow Room at CFB Esquimalt on Lyall Street. (Victoria Times Colonist 31 Aug 2018)


SCHULZ, Charles David, C2GI, 4011-E, RCN (14 Sep 1923 - 21 Jul 2018) - It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Charles David Schulz at George Derby Care Centre. David is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joyce, his daughter Lynne, his stepdaughter Sandra, his granddaughters Michelle and Tara, his grandson Christopher and his great- grandson Dawson. David was born in Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories. He also lived in Alberta before his family finally settled in New Westminster, B.C. David served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer, First Class in 1966. He then joined B.C. Hydro and had a successful career over the next 15 years. He finally retired from B.C. Hydro so he and Joyce could travel the world. David enjoyed square dancing, yachting and RVing, living each adventure to the fullest extent. Throughout these life experiences, he made many friendships that still last to this day. A funeral service to honour David will be held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 9887 Cameron Street, Burnaby, B.C. on September 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the George Derby Foundation in David's memory.

CORMIER, James Hugh - We, the family of James Hugh Cormier, regret to announce his passing in Victoria, BC. Born in Sydney on July 25, 1950, he was the son of the late Jean and Mary (Jamieson) Cormier. A member of the Navy, Hughie served on HMCS Chicoutimi overseas and in Bermuda. In his younger years, he was a member of Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, where he sang in the choir and was an altar server. He is survived by his sisters, Marjorie MacDonald and Catherine (Mike) Williams and brother, John all of Sydney. Besides his parents, Hughie was predeceased by his sister, Donna Murphy and brother-in-law, Peter Owen MacDonald. Family interment will be held at a later date.

MOORE, John Frederick (Jack) (08 Aug 1926 - 07 Sep 2015) - John F. Moore, Q.C. passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at the age of 89. He is survived by his three children, Maureen Moore (David Scobie), Michael Moore (Kathy) and Kathryn Moore (Brad Wiese); his grandchildren Taryn Petrovich (Steve), Evan Motter, Callum Moore (Victoria), Stephen Moore, Brittany Wiese and Liam Wiese. He also leaves his much adored great grandchildren Bronte and Monroe Petrovich. Jack was predeceased by the love of his life, our mother, Ileene Moore (nee Lepper) in 2008; his brother David Francis Moore; and his parents Frank and Gertrude. Jack was born in Hanna, Alberta, but at an early age moved to Calgary where his father worked for CP Rail. Growing up in Inglewood, Jack and friends would often be found roaming the prairie trapping gophers for a penny a tail and occasionally "hopping" a train ride into downtown Calgary. Joining the Navy in 1944, at the age of 17, he was stationed in Halifax, serving on corvettes doing convoy duty. Accepted into the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia in 1947, Jack married his sweetheart, Ileene and the two began a lifelong adventure which gradually evolved from student poverty to a fulfilling career in Calgary in the practice of Law. As a corporate lawyer, Jack represented numerous small and large corporations in the burgeoning oil and gas industry in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. He loved the practice of law and he considered many of his clients to be lifelong friends. His children, Maureen, Michael and Kathryn were privileged, growing up in a close supportive family with dad ensuring many weekend adventures, hiking, biking, camping, skiing at Lake Louise, and sailing on Glenmore reservoir. In the early 70's, under Dad's direction, the family undertook to build a cedar log cabin along the banks of the Bow River in Canmore, where many family activities and traditions were formed. In retirement, Mom and Dads' love of cycling, found them riding the bike trails of Calgary, Canmore and the Kananaskis in summer, and, as snowbirds, the canal trails in and around Phoenix. Mom, until her death, always just a bike length behind Dad. Dad rode his bike until just before his 89th birthday.

BLAKE, Robert Allan (Bob) - born March 10, 1933 in Edmonton, AB, passed away August 26, 2015 in Calgary, AB. Bob of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the age of 82 years. He proudly served with the Royal Canadian Navy and had an extensive career with the City of Calgary. Bob enjoyed mountain climbing, skiing and golfing.Bob is survived by four children, Donald Blake, Lindy Blake, Lori Jones, and Corrine (Mark) Kinzell; eight grandchildren, Tara, Tyler, Amber, Dustin, James, Jason, Sydney, and Lauren; as well as his great-grandchildren.A Gathering of relatives and friends will be held in the Reception Centre at McInnis & Holloway on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Bob may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, #1245 - 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8. The family wish to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at Rosedale Hospice for the care they provided.

GIBBS, Doreen Anna (nee Thorsteinson), WRCNS - born September 1, 1923, Selkirk, MB, passed away September 15, 2015, Calgary, AB. Doreen Gibbs beloved wife of the late Harry Gibbs passed away at Southwood Care Centre at the age of 92. Doreen served as a Wren in the Navy during World War II. On April 5, 1946 she married the love of her life, Harry and enjoyed fifty-five years of marriage. After raising her family she enjoyed working at Birks, Chinook Centre. In retirement, she started music lessons with her new keyboard. Poppa got a kick out of taking his "kid" for music lessons. She also started Tai Chi lessons and made many wonderful friends. Her home was always open to family, relatives and friends. She also started wonderful Christmas traditions, which were shared with the Scott family and will carry on with each generation. Doreen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, Umma and GG. Her kindness, thoughtful and caring ways will be missed by all those whose path she crossed. Doreen is survived by her daughter Gail (Lane) Swenson; four grandchildren Kevin, Marnie (Derek), Jennifer (Chris) and Leanne (Jake) and nine great-grandchildren; Gavin, Curtis, Bayleigh, Dylan, Scott, Benedict, Ryan, Kyle and Abigail. Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Harry, her granddaughter, Suzanne Swenson, her brother, Bud Thorsteinson, sister, Lillian Squires and her parents, Bill and Freda Thorsteinson. The family would like to thank Dr. Christine Fletcher for the wonderful care and kindness she provided prior to her moving to Southwood Care Centre. The family would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Henry Lo and the wonderful staff at Southwood. A special thank you goes out to Nikki, Agnes, Riza, Shelby, Heidi, Margie, Cynthia, Elena, Lin and all the other women who provided excellent care to Mom in her final years. Our family will be forever grateful. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Parkinson Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901. As per Doreen's request no funeral service will be held.


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FAVREAU, Jean-Marc, RCNVR / RCN(R) / Cdr, RCN - Born 28 Feb 1924, Montreal, QC. Died 17 Mar 2003, Ottawa, ON.



HMCS KAPUSKASING - Served in Kapuskasing in 1944 as Gunnery Officer




HMCS ATHABASKAN - Served in Athabaskan in 1957 as LCdr, RCN, XO

HMCS SAGUENAY - Served in Saguenay in 1959 as LCdr, RCN, XO

JOHNSON, Richard L., LCdr, RCN - 63, of Dartmouth, died Monday in Victoria General Hospital. Born in Hamilton, Ont., he was a son of the late Clayton Lee and Ida Mary (Hillis) Johnson. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 33 years and was a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War. He was employed with Halifax Housing Authority for more than 11 years. He was a member of Nova Scotia Naval Officers Association and Dartmouth Amateur Radio Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Naas; three daughters, Jennifer Mintern, Dartmouth; Karen Lynch, Ottawa; Carolyn Johnson Fulton, Calgary; a brother in Rochester, NY; a brother and a sister in Ontario; three stepbrothers and one step-sister, all in Ontario; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister. The body has been cremated. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Mattatall's Funeral Home, Dartmouth, Rev. S. MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, research division; Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario or Spina Bifida Fund, Ottawa. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 21 Aug 1985)

SHARPE, John Winston, LCdr, RCNR (1907-1998) - John Winston Sharpe was born in Toronto, ON, in 1907. He began his marine career in 1926 starting out as a deckhand, and joined Colonial Steamships Ltd. in 1928 as a wheelsman. He rose though the ranks and became captain of his first ship, the steel-bulk carrier Yorkton, in 1938. In 1940 he received permission to leave his job and join the Royal Canadian Navy.


John joined the RCNR on 10 Jul 1940 with a commission of Chief Skipper. After training at Halifax he was appointed to HMCS Bittersweet on 17 Apr 1941. In July 1941 he was invalided ashore in Scotland and returned to Halifax. Post sick leave he was appointed to Port Defence Officer as a watch keeper.  On 02 Aug 1942 he was appointed to HMCS Minas as NavO. HMCS Minas was part of WLEF, then EG.W7. On 14 Nov 1942 he was promoted to Skipper Lieutenant, RCNR. On 10 Dec 1942 he was appointed as XO of HMCS Minas. On 01 Apr 1943 he went to HMCS Stadacona for his command course. On completion he was appointed in command of HMCS DIGBY. During his tour he was involved in EG.W5. He was appointed to command of HMCS Orillia on 08 May 44. After Work Ups off Bermuda Orillia was assigned to WEF EG.W2 for convoy escort duty. He was promoted to LCdr 01 Jul 45 and was there when Orillia paid off at Sorel on 02 Jul 1945. On 17 Aug 1945 he was demobilized at HMCS Star.


After being discharged, Captain Sharpe returned to work for Colonial Steamships Ltd., and the rest of his career with the company until retiring in 1969 as commodore of the fleet. His last ship was the "Scott Misner". John maintained a home in Port Colborne, ON and passed away in 1998 at the age of 91.


Captain Sharpe was a supporter of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum donating much of his personal collection and providing financial support to build the Captain John W. Sharpe Historical Resource Centre. The resource centre is a 3600 sq. ft, 2-storey building constructed on the museum grounds in 1995 to house the Museum's Reserve Collection of 16,000 artifacts.




(JS01) War Service Gratuity documents for LCdr John Sharpe

(JS02) Great Lakes freighter Scott Misner

Courtesy of Scott Miniou


HMCS BITTERSWEET - Appointed to Bittersweet 17 Apr 1941 as Ch Skpr, RCNR

HMCS VENTURE - Appointed to Venture 04 Oct 1941 as Ch Skpr, RCNR

HMCS MINAS - Appointed to Minas 02 Aug 1942 as Ch Skpr, RCNR, NavO. 10 Dec 1942 appointed Skpr Lt, RCN, XO of Minas.

HMCS DIGBY - 2nd Commanding Officer

HMCS ORILLIA - 3rd Commanding Officer

HAGAN, William Ernest - Born in Rosetown, SK. He lived at Port Coquitlam BC. For many years, then moved to Salmon Arm BC. William died in a traffic accident near Chilliwack, BC in the mid/late 1980s.



HARRIS, Joseph Frederick, C2ER, RCN - In Loving Memory Joseph was born December 11, 1929 in Vancouver, BC and left us on January 30, 2008 in Kamloops BC. Joseph was predeceased by his wife Marilyn Anne in November 2007 and his daughter Barbara Joan in 1956. He is survived by his son Robert David (Ada), daughters Patricia Ann and Heather Lynn, granddaughters Nesta Elizabeth, Melissa Anne and Andria Therese, great granddaughter Brittany, as well as nieces and nephews. Joseph will be greatly missed and forever loved by his family and friends. At Joseph's request there will be no formal service. The family requests that any expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC, North Central Interior, Box 277, Stn M, Kamloops, V2C 5K8. (Victoria Times Colonist 05 Feb 2008)

HERON, George Akerman, LS AM (L), V77260, RCNVR (served 17 Jan 1944 - 07 Mar 1946) - We are sad to announce George's passing, peacefully at home after a long illness on February 11, 2008. A loving husband, proud father & grandfather. Born on August 8, 1925 in Ganges, Saltspring Island, BC. Part of the Saltspring Island pioneer Akerman family. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara (Lane); sons, Ron (Fiona), Mark (Colleen), Shaun (Cheryl), and Scott (Lois); daughters, Anne and Leslie (Rod); grandchildren, Jordin, Jerid, Janelle, Daniel, Nicolas, Nikita, Mikayla and Breanna; sister-in-law, Gertrude Birtwistle and family. He was predeceased by 2 infant children. He served overseas with the Canadian Navy and the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. He worked with the Canadian Pacific's Coastal Ferry Service as well as Esquimalt Graving Dock. Actively involved as a longtime member of the Victoria scouting movement, he was awarded the Silver Acorn in 1992. He was also a member of both CP Coasters and Canadian Merchant Service Guild Pioneers. His family gratefully thank Doctor Clinton-Baker, Community Health nurses, Victoria Hospice Society and home care workers for their care, help and assistance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 107 1001 Cloverdale Ave., Victoria, BC, V8X 4C9. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Garden City United, 4054 Carey Rd., Victoria, BC. Cremation and arrangements by McCall Bros Funeral Directors. (Victoria Times Colonist 14 Feb 2008)

HOFFMAN, Frank, PO.MM (demobilized 09 Feb 1946) - A longtime mechanic and planner at the Dockyard, Frank passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 22. Born December 10, 1919 in Regina, Sask., Frank attended Campion College, then at the outset of World War Two enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army. Posted to Victoria, he was a member of the 17th Searchlight Battery; later, with diesel training, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served in Ontario and Nova Scotia. During the War, in Victoria, he met Mae Burnett and they were married in a small wedding at St. Andrew's Cathedral in 1942. After the War he worked as a diesel mechanic at the Esquimalt Dockyard and took great pride in the many motors he fixed; eventually he was promoted to an office position as a cost estimator. He was a long serving and dedicated member of both Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Patrick's parishes in Oak Bay with particular volunteer work in the Men's Club, which included building the St. Patrick's Church, St. Patrick's School and many an evening assisting at the St. Patrick's Bingo. Retired in 1975, he and Mae enjoyed many trips to Reno. At home, they spent many a happy hour in their lovely backyard garden, beachcombing at Willows Beach and hosting superb family barbecues. Predeceased by Mae and his daughter Joan (Ted), he is survived by sister Lynn Fahlman and his sons Jim (Evelyn), Thomas and Donald, and grandchildren Martin, Stephen, Tommy, Colleen, Sarah, Nicole and Kristina and great-grandchildren Stephanie, Spencer, Chloe, Molly and Connor. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church on Thursday, February 26 at 12:10pm. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Kiwanis Pavilion for their excellent care and attention during Frank's stay. (Victoria Times Colonist 24 Feb 2009)

HOUGHTON, Lawrence Norman (Peck), C2ERA 21867-1, RCN (served 27 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1965) - WWII, Korean War Veteran. Born Oct. 18, 1919, died Feb. 17, 2009. Dad passed away too soon for us at The Lodge At Broadmead. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth in 2002. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 58 years, Marjory. He is also survived by their two daughters Margaret (Harvey) and Lori, two granddaughters Candice and Allison. Dad served on many ships during his time in the RCN. He was a member of the Haida Lodge and The Victoria Curling Club. Over the years he enjoyed fishing, curling, his short wave radio and computer. Many thanks to Dad's friend John for taking him for coffee at the curling club, and to their neighbour Jim who was always willing to help. The family wish to thank the Staff at the Lodge at Broadmead for all their care and support to Dad and his family. A celebration of Dad's Life will be held on Tues, March 3rd at the Chief and PO's Mess at CFB Esquimalt, 1575 Lyall Street @ 1 p.m. At the family's request donations may be made in Lawrence's name to the charity of your choice. Silent Key VE7DIG (Victoria Times Colonist 27 Feb 2009)


HMCS CRESCENT - Served in Crescent in 1947 as an ERA

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader during the 1952-1953 Korean tour as C2ER4

HMCS MACKENZIE - Commissioning crew as a CPO ERA

HEATH, John Richard (Jack), P1OT, 3603-E, RCN (served 15 Jan 1940 - 15 Jan 1965) - In loving memory of John (Jack) Richard Heath, who passed away peacefully in Victoria on January 19, 2010. Born in Carbon, Alberta on March 25, 1921, Jack proudly served his country as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces during the war from 1939 to 1945 and continued with the RCN until 1965. Before retiring to Victoria he worked with Crown Forest in Campbell River, B.C. as a millwright from 1967-1985. Jack is survived by his sister Jean of Victoria. He will be deeply missed by daughters Pat (Shawn) and Maureen (Dan), and grandchildren Devin, Sean and Jillian (Nicholas). Rest in peace. You will be in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank the wonderful care Dad received during his last hours. Nursing staff Sally, Heidi Shelley and Katie, you were truly amazing. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Haiti. Dad and Grandpa, we will always remember you Forever Fishing, Forever Hunting" A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. (Victoria Times Colonist 23 Jan 2010)

HALIKOWSKI, Gerald (Hal), V47287, RCNVR / C2PTI, 51686 / Lt, O-30013, RCN - Sadly Hal passed away on the evening of March 31st, he was 86. We will remember him as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His life was dedicated to being of service to his country. He was in the R.C.N. (1942 to 1974) and for 13 more years in the C.F.A.V. He was famous for asking: How can I help?" Dad loved his family, fishing and gardening. He was a mentor and a teacher to many and a hero to those who loved him most. Heaven opened a door, for this gentle loving man and has welcomed a new angel. We will remember Hal best when we raise a glass and toast: To happy days". On his request, there will be no service or flowers. Please make a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. (Victoria times Colonist 06 Apr 2010)

HAUKAAS, Alf, C2MA, 24179-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 09 Jan 1953 - 13 Mar 1979)  - March 14, 1933 July 23, 2010 With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Alf. He will be greatly missed and dearly remembered by his loving wife, Shirley, his sons, Kerry, Kevin and Scott and his granddaughters Lauren, Jordyn and Bryn. He will also be mourned by his sister Else Bryan (Alf) and many other relatives. Alf was born in Rossland, B.C. and lived there until 1953. He then followed the example set by his late brother Finn and decided to join the Navy. He served as a medical assistant on various ships and naval bases in the Victoria area for 26 years. After retiring from the Navy he worked at CFB Rocky Point for 12 years. Alf was a kind and caring man. He was a very willing volunteer at a number of community events and organizations. He had a great sense of humour and always enjoyed getting together with his friends. He was especially happy when going on holidays and participating in a variety of activities with his family. We will treasure his memory and the legacy he has left behind. A celebration of Alf's life will be held at 2PM on September 16th at the Chief and Petty Officer's Mess, 1575 Lyall Street, Esquimalt, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. 598461 Published in The Times Colonist from July 31 to Aug. 1, 2010

HEWITT, William (Bill), V43084, RCNVR / C1LT, 51353-E, RCN (served 05 Jan 1942 - 09 Dec 1967) - of Roseville, California. Born 26 Feb 1924 Died approx Dec 2011.

HOOVER, Alvin Roy, C1ER, 27452-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 01 Apr 1954 - 03 Nov 1989) (03 Jun 1934 - 10 Oct 2012) - Predeceased by his wife Betty and six siblings. Survived by his brother Herb, his partner Liz, his two children, Marie (Dave), Robert (Cora), four grandchildren, Robert Jr, Alex, Andrew, Katie and many extended family and friends. Chief served his entire career on the West Coast and reminisced fondly of his time in the Navy. Al was a volunteer baseball and hockey coach. He enjoyed many hours with his grandchildren at the pool, playing mini-golf and helping at their schools. A private family service was held October 14, 2012 at McCall's Chapel. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Victoria Hospice Society. Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Oct. 27, 2012



HILL, Ralph, Chief Sig, 3465-H, RCN (served 31 Jul 1939 - 31 Aug 1946) (23 May 1921 - 07 Nov 2012) - Ralph passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family on November 7, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude in 2001. Ralph is survived and will be greatly missed by Judy (Ron) Wentz, Gweneth (Gil) Baily, Rodney Hill, Robert (Brenda) Hill and David (Georgette) Hill; his grandchildren: Susan, Janel, Bob, Christopher, Lara, Andy, William, Lawrence, Debbie, Rob and Wendy; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Brandon and numerous others; his 2 sisters as well as many other relatives and friends. Ralph served in the Navy during the Second World War. He was a Mason and was a Royal Canadian Legion Member. In his leisure time Ralph enjoyed the outdoors and often went fishing and camping. Ralph was a kind, warm and generous person, who loved to play jokes and give people nicknames. Donations in Ralph's memory made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A Celebration of Ralph's Life took place at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:00PM. His family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of the Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. (The Comox Valley Echo)


HALLDORSON, James (Jim), C2ER, 9967-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 20 Nov 1948 - 15 Jan 1975) - of Comox, BC. Born 27 Apr 1930  Died 22 Sep 2015

BOUCHER, Guy, J.R., Cdr, RCN / C.A.F.  - was born in Noranda, Que. January 18, 1937 to the late Aime Boucher and Simone (Sylvain) Boucher. Guy spent his early years in northern Ontario and his teens in Aylmer, Que. Surrounded by his beloved family Guy died on September 21, 2018 at age 81. Guy proudly served in the RCN for 39 years, joining at 17 as an Officer Cadet in the newly formed HMCS Venture in Victoria, B.C. His career included 18 years of sea time in many ships, including HMCS Cayuga, Ottawa, Jonquiere, Crescent, Assiniboine, Nipigon and Skeena, visiting ports from Australia, to Saigon to Iceland. He also held various shore appointments, staff officer at CMR St. Jean, Training Group Pacific, Victoria, B.C. and Command Coordinator Official Languages in Halifax. In 1979, Guy was appointed to the Order of Military Merit. Guy was athletic, health conscious and strong willed and thus was able to overcome near fatal injuries nearly 40 years ago. While convalescing he completed his university degree and returned to active duty. He was promoted and attained the highlight of his career as Commanding Officer of HMCS Skeena in 1980 to 1983. Guy was a devout Catholic, a member of the Knights of Columbus, an active parishioner of the former Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. He gave generously of his time, treasure and talent. He was seldom idle, building a boat, teaching himself to play piano or cheering on the Habs. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Helen (Mrazik); his children, and grandchildren: Eric (Heather) Paul and Katherine, Sooke, B.C.; Mark (Donna) and Cole, Ottawa; Diane (Andrew) Mitchell, Geoffrey, Jack and Jane, Petite Riviere; Karl, Broad Cove; Therese (Stephen) and Jesse, Sussex, N.B.; as well as his brother, Carol (Helene) and sister, Huguette (Gilles) of Gatineau, Que. and many nieces and nephews. After suffering a stroke in Florida, Guy was cared for by staff at the VG Site, QEII, Ocean View and St. Vincent's Nursing Homes. The therapy and care received made his life as comfortable as possible and he remained in good humour for his five years in care. Friends who visited regularly and assisted with therapy gave Guy and his family support which was much appreciated. St. Vincent's Nursing Home staff became like family. Guy was able to assist at Mass four times weekly and thus was cared for both spiritually and physically. Guy's family offers profound thanks to all who helped with this chapter of his journey. Visitation will take place on Friday, September 28th from 5-8 p.m. in J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. A funeral liturgy will take place in J. A. Snow Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 29th with reception to follow. For those who wish, a donation to St. Vincent's Nursing Home Pastoral Care, or St. Vincent de Paul Society will be appreciated. 








HMCS SKEENA -19th Commanding Officer 

JOHNSON, James Granville - 62, of Goshen, Guysborough County, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, in St. Martha's Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in New Glasgow, Jim was an avid photographer, nautical adventurer, master scuba diver, assistant lighthouse keeper, fisheries officer, boat builder, writer/storyteller, historian, farmer/fisherman and most recently councilor for Goshen and Warden for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's. His was a colorful, exciting and energetic life, with a lifelong connection to the sea and seafaring life. In the 1950's, he served as a navy medic with the Canadian Navy. Following this, he crewed with the HMS Bounty out of Lunenburg to Tahiti working as crew, movie stuntman/diver and photographer with the MGM production of "Mutiny on The Bounty". He had a deep felt love for sailing and traveling, which took him as crew on the Bluenose II in 1964 to Cocos Island, assisting with underwater marine research and photography. Jim had an affinity for marine life and research, resulting in a diving career spanning 40 years. In 1964, he married his wife Carole and served as a fisheries officer with the Department of Fisheries on Nova Scotia's South Shore. During this time he was an avid yachtsman and scuba diving instructor. In the mid 70's he moved to Guysborough County and farmed until the early 1990's. During this time he was actively involved in politics on all levels and served as Councilor and Warden until his death. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, St. Mary's Male Choir and a strong advocate of preservation and promotion of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, Port Bickerton. As well, he served on numerous committees and boards throughout the region related to his position as Warden. Jim was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was admired and well known as an avid storyteller throughout the county and beyond. His passion for discovery and adventure will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, the former Carole Hines; son, Dana (Andrea), Calgary, Alberta; daughters, Debbie Goshen, Diane (Gordie) Johnson-Snook, Port Hawkesbury; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and family will be held Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at King's United Church, Loch Katrine. A celebration of Jim's life will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., Lewis MacIntosh officiating. A memorial service will be held at the Port Bickerton Lighthouse in the spring. Family request family flowers only please. Masonic Lodge members are asked to attend a service for their late brother on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. in the King's United Church, Loch Katrine. Memorial donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Interpretive Centre Society or to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, Country Harbour.


For the singing sheet is the siren sweet,

That tugs at the heart of men.

And down to the sea they must go once more,

Though they never come back again.

(Halifax Herald Limited 28 Feb 2001)



James ashes were spread off the Port Bickerton Lighthouse by his family. A marker was affixed to a boulder down by the lighthouse landing that reads:


In Memory Of

James G. Johnson

Oct. 30, 1938

Feb 25, 2001




Article on Jim Johnson, Hugh Boyd and Dick Newcomb home after taking part in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty on the replica of the frigate HMS BOUNTY

Researched by / Courtesy of George Newbury


IRWIN, George L., C2ER, RCNR - of Willowdale, ON. Born 16 Dec 1924 . Date of passing unknown

IDESON, John Leslie, Chief TGM (demobilized 19 Oct 1945) - Died peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Friday October 27, 1989 in his 73rd year. Survived by his loving wife Rhoda. Also survived by daughter Mary Troup of St. Catharines and son Terrance of Victoria, BC and grandchildren Michele, Nancy, and Nicholas. At John's request there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private family burial  of ashes will take place at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. Memorial remembrances to the Niagara Peninsula Rehabilitation Centre would be appreciated by the family.


Article on the passing of John Ideson

INGRAM, John T., SB.PO - passed away in Victoria on February 14, 1997, born Dubbo, Australia, April 27, 1909. Predeceased by his loving wife, Florence, he is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Larry) Whyte; son, John (Doris); four grandchildren, Sharon, Colleen, John and Alan; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Margaret in Sydney, Australia and many nieces and nephews. John was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Esquimalt Branch 172 and the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association. Funeral service will be held from the Chapel of First Memorial on Monday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens. Flowers gratefully declined. Those so desiring could make a donation to the Esquimalt Legion Br. 172.

IRELAND, John Robert, P1ER, RCN (served 15 Jul 1941 - 21 Jan 1961) - born in Moosomin, SK, May 6, 1923. Passed away March 31, 1997 in Jubilee Hospital. He spent 20 years in the Navy, 10 years in Commissionaires, and 12 years with the Provincial Government. He leaves his wife Betty of 52 years, and son Kerry. Many thanks to the nurses at Central Care Home, also the fine nurses at 3 Central at jubilee. No service by John's request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

INSLEY, John Earl, CPO.TGM, 3169-E / LCdr, RCN / C.A.F. (served 06 Jun 1938 - 30 Apr 1970) - of West Vancouver, BC. Died 21 Oct 1999


HMCS ONTARIO - Appointed to Ontario 01 Jul 1947 as a Wt(L), RCN

INGLIS, Brian, C1BN, 3357-E, RCN (served 24 Apr ;1939 - 13 Dec 1963) - we regret to announce the Brian N. Inglis, CPO 1st Class passed away on February 23, 2000. He was born November 2, 1921 and was raised on Saltspring Island. He entered the Canadian Navy in 1939 and served until 1963 as a highly respected Coxswain. After retiring from the RCN, he skippered the luxury yacht De Anza III for 11 years then became a Commissionaire at Eric Martin Pavillion where he was very popular and highly regarded. He was a founding member of the Amalgamated Conservation Society and was instrumental in establishing the Salmonid Enhancement Program and Hatchery at Goldstream. Brian was pre-deceased by his wife, Anne, in 1983 and leaves to remember, his twin sons, Brian (Annette) and Arthur, and daughter Joan (Ed) Collis. His family and grandchildren remember him as a kind and loving father. The family wish to thank Drs. John Miller and Bruce Sanders and the nurses of 3 West R.J.H. for making his last days comfortable. Flowers and cards respectfully declined, and no service at his request. Donations may be made in lieu to the Goldstream Volunteer Salmonid Enhancement Society.

INGRAM, Douglas, C1TAS, 3637 -E/H / LCdr, O-35544, RCN / C.A.F. (served 06 Jun 1940 - 13 Apr 1970) - of Port Coquitlam, BC. Born 22 Jun 1922  Died 29 Dec 2001

ILLIEN, Louis Andre, C2HT, RCN - it is with deep regret that we announce the sudden passing of Louis Andre, March 13, 2002 at 63 years. Born 1939 at Nantes, France. Served as a dedicated member of the RCN for 30 years, an avid sailor and true friend. He leaves behind his loving partner Marilyn Watson and her son Kyle of Sechelt, BC. Fondly remembered by mother Denise and family (France), daughters Francine Graham and Nancy Illien of Sooke, BC. Grampa Louis will be sadly missed by Zachary, Anna and Justin, will also be missed and remembered by Donna Claire (Sooke). A fond farewell, safe harbors and fair winds until we meet again. A celebration of Louis' life will take place early spring, date to be announced. Donations if desired can be made to the Disabled Sailing Asson.

JOHNSON, Robert, C2SW, 51818-E, RCN - of Victoria, BC. Died 01 Jun 1981

JOHNSTON, John - of Nanaimo, BC. Died 16 Dec 1980 of cancer.

JONES, John T., C2PW, rcn - of Victoria, BC, formerly of Aurora, ON. Born: 26 Jul 1915. Died July 1981



LOVEROCK, A.W., PO (poss CPO), RCN - date of passing unknown


HMCS ONTARIO - Served in Ontario post WW2

JOHANSEN, Trygve (Ted) of Victoria, BC at Victoria General Hospital after a lengthy illness on May 29, 1983 in his 77th year. Survived by his sister in Oslo, Norway. Ted was a Honorary Life Member of the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association and a resident of Esquimalt for 50 years. Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of First Memorial. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to C.A.R.S.


Webmaster's note:  It is not know if Ted served in the RCN or other allied navy.

JACOBSEN, Robert Allan, C2ER, RCN (retired Feb 1966) - passed away at the age of 63 years, at his home in Mill Bay, September 20, 1985 after much suffering. He served with the Navy in the North Atlantic during the war years and spent the years 1959-1965 with the British Submarine Service. He retired from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1966 as C2ERA after 25 years service. He worked for the Independent Order of Foresters from 1966-1973 and was recently employed at Yarrows. He also was a member of the Chiefs and POs Association and Malahat Legion. He is survived by his loving family and will be loved and missed very much by his wife, Norma; daughter, Robin Lee and her husband Andrew Moran; three sons, Steven at home, Bill of Edmonton, Jeff at home; three grandchildren, Bruce, Darren and Loralee Moran; a sister in Winnipeg, Dorothy San Fillippo; one niece and five nephews; brother-in-law and wife, Bill and Pat Stevenson; mother-in-law Evelyn Heal; predeceased by his oldest son Robert Bruce in 1973. Service in McCall Bros Flower Chapel on Wednesday, September 25, 1985 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev R.A. Samson officiating. Cremation at Royal Oak Crematorium. Flowers to the family residence gratefully declined. Donations if desired to the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.

JONES, Frederick Alun, C1SN / LCdr, RCN - Peacefully on February 6, 1986 at Victoria General Hospital surrounded by his wife and family, Frederick Alun Jones, LCdr, RCN, retired, aged 66 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Mona Jones of Ganges, formerly of Ottawa. Mr. Jones leaves his wife, Mona; two daughters, Linda Jones and Marlene Hartley, both of Toronto; one son, Paul Jones, Arnprior, ON; three grandchildren, Cameron, Venessa and Ian Frederick Hartley, Toronto; two brothers, Lloyd Jones, Tsawwassen and Norman Jones, Victoria; one sister, Beth Huggins, Bowen Island and nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 in St. George's Anglican Church, Ganges. Rev. John Bailey will officiate with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of one's choice. The family would like to express their thanks to the nursing staff of Victoria General, especially Jeannie Carlson.

JONES, David E., CPO / LCdr, RCN - On Tuesday, December 8, 1987 in the Kelowna General Hospital. Survived by his loving wife, Jane of Kelowna; two daughters, Barbara and her husband, Jack Burton of Kelowna, Beverley and her husband Moe Hill of Sidney, BC; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC, in David's memory.

JONES, Edward Victor, CPO, RCN - known to us as Ted, or E.V., and to many sailors, The Chief, passed away in the Gorge Rd. Hospital, Victoria, BC, September 8, 1988, aged 69. A veteran of the Second World War in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served in the latter years on Submarines, HMCS Grilse and HMCS Rainbow, from 1956-1964, as well as a lengthy career in the Regular Force and as a reservist with HMCS Malahat. Ted was a very active employee and union member in the dockyard at CFB Esquimalt for many years. He was also an active member and treasurer of the Victoria C.P.R. Society. We would like to thank the Chief's and Petty Officer's Association, as well as the Legion for their support. A very warm thank you to the staff of the Gorge Rd. Hospital whose kindness and love went beyond their professional requirement. Survived by his wife, Doris; three daughters, Barbara, Sheila and Elaine; grandsons, Ted Jr. and Paul; three brothers, Bob, Bill, Harry and families. We will remember Ted as our friend, teacher and as a kind man who treated people fairly. Ted, we will miss you very much. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 13, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. in Chapel of Christ the King, CFB Esquimalt with Father K.R. Greet celebrant. Cremation to follow at Royal Oak Crematorium. In lieu of flowers or cards, please send donations to the Victoria Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.



PAQUET, John (Jack) - It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our Dad, John (Jack) Paquet, age 86, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Born in Bras d’Or on February 22, 1932, Dad was the son of the late William and Matilda (LaFrance) Paquet. A faithful member of St. Pius X Church, now Holy Family, Dad was also a proud 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. A very hard-working man, Dad always did his best to provide for our Mom and his 13 children. As a young man, Dad was in the Navy, he worked in the mine, and was a carpenter with Layton’s Lumber until he started his own business “Jack & Joe Builders” with his friend and neighbour Joe Reid. Dad later ran Station Dairy in Sydney Mines, better known as “Jackie Pockets Store.” He will always be remembered for his “Hiking Day Specials.” Dad was happily married to Maude (Stephenson) for 49 years, until she sadly passed away in March of 2000. Another death shook our family with the passing of our brother Wayne in 2008, at the age of 45. Dad is survived by his 12 children; Paula (Blaine), Debbie (Billy), Ann (Brian), Elaine (Stewart), Linda (Danny), Johnnie (Debbie), Sandy (Sharonann), Nancy (Dave), Jan (Ernie), Jean (Raymond), Kenneth (Heather), Nicole (Danny), and his daughter-in-law Lois Paquet. Dad also leaves behind to mourn 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. Also missing Dad is Clara MacPherson, who was a close friend and companion. He is also survived by his brother-in-law John Sakalauskas, in Ontario. He was also predeceased by his father-in-law Dave Stephenson, mother-in-law Sylvia Stephenson, sister-in-law Jean Sakalauskas, and brothers-in-law David and Clarence Stephenson. Special thanks to the staff of Harbour View Hospital Veterans Ward for the care and kindness shown to Dad and our family. Visitation for Jack Paquet will take place Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held Monday, at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. James Oliver officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery. Dad was a kind, loving man who was proud of his family, and we of him. We will miss him dearly but have comfort in knowing he is reunited with Mom, Wayne, Nanny and Papa. Rest in Peace Our Loving Father!

MOYLE, Sydney Gordon (Sidney), Torpedoman - Died February 1999



BAKER, Charles Edward (Bud) - age 93 years, passed away on September 20, 2018 in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. ‘Bud' was born November 21, 1924 in Fort William, to Edward and Daisy (Ellard) Baker. Bud first married in 1950, to the mother of his four children. In 1964, the family moved to Los Angeles, California and on to Southeast Texas the following year. The family resided in Houston and Beaumont. After his retirement, Bud returned to Thunder Bay in 2005 and married Val Stark. Bud was in the Royal Canadian Navy in his youth and later worked for Northland Machinery, Westinghouse, and General Electric Supply. He was a member of the Kinsmen, and later K40 Club. Bud enjoyed golfing, cooking, and making trips to the casino. Bud was predeceased by his parents Edward and Daisy Baker; brothers Graham Baker, Robert Baker; and wife, Val Baker. He is survived by his children, Betty Reynard (David), Janice Novick (Howard), Brad Baker, and Brent Baker (LuLu); grandsons, Justin Heiman, Brian Reynard, and William Baker; sisters Kathleen Gruen, and Edna Loiselle; and many nieces and nephews. The family extends a most heartfelt thank you to Bud's girlfriend and partner of many years, Stella Leiterman. Stella was by Bud's side and was a constant source of compassion and kindness for him and his children in his last days. A celebration of Bud's life will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the reception hall of Harbourview Funeral Centre. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of your choice.


CORNER, Richard Williams - Passed away peacefully in Parksville on September 21, 2018. He was born in Antler, Saskatchewan March 4, 1925. Predeceased by his wife Helen Jean Corner, sisters Betty, Theo and his brother Alfred. He is survived by his sister Jean, sons Clayton, Rodney and daughter Carol, grandchildren, great-grandchildren nieces, nephews and in-laws. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Richard enlisted in the Navy during WWII. After the war he became an expert machinist, welder and fabricator. Richard loved his family, spending time fishing and in the outdoors. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, with a reception to follow. (Victoria Times Colonist 29 Sep 2018)


HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in Wallaceburg during the Second World War


MOORE, John O. (Jack) - affectionately known as 'Bubba' passed away in the arms of his loving family on the afternoon of September 22nd, 2018 at Victoria General Hospital. Jack was born in Edmonton Alberta, to Roy Lawrence and Jeanette Irene Moore on May 28th, 1925. He spent his childhood years growing up in Kamploops where he then, in 1948, married the love of his life, Alice Campbell Clark. Jack graduated with a dual degree in Commerce and Agricultural Economics, in 1949, from the University of British Columbia. Jack had a very successful and instrumental career that spanned over 32 years with the provincial government, ending his career as the Surveyor of Taxes. Jack and Alice settled in Victoria where they then started a family. Jack was always willing to put other's needs before his own. Although Jack's service in the Navy was short, he was a highly decorated member of the Royal Canadian Navy and he served his country with distinction. Jack knew the importance of his roles as a father, husband, brother, and friend to many. He placed value on relationships and he knew the importance of listening and processing before speaking. He was a man who was humble to his grave, never once boasting about his many achievements, war metals, work promotions, or simply his vast intelligence. Jack Moore; he was a wise man, loved by many, with a heart of gold. Jack was predeceased by his parents, his wife Alice Moore, his sister Elaine Jones (Moore) and youngest son James Moore. Jack is survived by his sons John Moore (Teresa) and Dave Moore (Shirley) and loving grandchildren Nicole (Shawn), Casey (Alex) and Abby (Cory). He was a proud great-grandpa to Dominic John Stordy and Andrew Arthur Stordy and the newest great-grandchild Brooks John Carter. Bubba will always be remembered for his words of wisdom, guidance and love he instilled in their family. In celebration of Jack's life, a memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive on Saturday, October 13th at 10am with a reception to follow. Life has its very busy seasons, however, there is something to be said about the beauty of slowing down and taking it all in. As a wise man once said, "we grow old too fast, and we learn too slow" - Jack Moore. Slow down and enjoy life, as life is not a matter of counting years, but a matter of making years count. (Victoria Times Colonist 29 Sep 2018)

JOHNSON, Murray James (Dan), CPO, RCN / C.A.F. - peacefully on May 22, 1989 at age 60. Dan was born in Sarnia, Ontario on July 30, 1928. He has a distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1947 to 1971. Since his retirement, he fought and lengthy and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Dan is survived by his wife, Joan; children, Judy and Gene Dowling of Victoria and their children, Matthew and Sean; Dan and Linda of Sidney, BC and their children, Edward Christopher, Amy, Angela and Adam; Jim and Rena of Flin Flon, MB and their children, Douglas, Sean and Meghan. He also leaves three sisters; six brothers in Ontario; many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Memorial service to be held on Friday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph's Chapel, Fairfield Health Centre, 841 Fairfield Road. Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the Fairfield Health Centre "Patient Comfort Fund" appreciated, 841 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC.

JOHNS, Harry, Chief Cook, RCN (retired 17 Jan 1961) - Born 17 Jan 1912, passed away August 11, 1989 in Redwood City, California, after a lengthy illness. Memorial service is being held August 16, in Redwood City.

JOHNSON, Michael Robert James, C1WS, RCN / C.A.F. (retired 25 Jun 1973) - passed away April 12 in hospital. Born June 25, 1923 at Drumheller, AB. Predeceased by his father and mother, two brothers, John and Herbert. He leaves his wife, Machel Eileen; sister, Margaret Bourchier, of Richmond, BC; several nieces and nephews. Michael served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 28 years and recently worked for the Canada Post Corporation. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, Victoria. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be sent to the Cancer Socity.


JAEGER, Albert, CPO.ER, RCN - of Hamilton, ON, was born in Verdun, Quebec on May 17,1916 and was educated at Verdun High School. Bob married Elsbeth Jorgenson in January 1942. They had a son that died in infancy. He spent five years in the navy and joined HMCS Nene in Halifax in July 1944. Upon his return from the navy Bob worked for Canada Malting Company in Thunder Bay for 38 years. Bob retired from the company in Montreal in 1980. He met Pearl Smith from Hamilton, Ontario and they were married in December 1981. Pearl had three children. Bob became grandfather to ten grandchildren and a great grandfather to one great granddaughter. Bob passed away October 20, 1990 at the London University Hospital and his remains are buried in Hamilton, Ontario. Bob received the Coronation Medal from the Queen in London, England, and the Russian medal from the Russian ambassador in Hamilton.



HMCS ALGONQUIN - Served in Algonquin during WW2











JONES, Lloyd I., LCdr, RCN - (1911-1991) Captain, Master Mariner - Stood his last watch April 8, 1991, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his loving wife, Trudi; daughter, Sharon Kathleen Jones; sister, Edith Disdero (Andrew); brother, Jack (Margaret); sister, Eleanor, Vancouver, BC. Held in high esteem by many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins. Member of The Company of Master Mariners of Canada, Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver Island, Rose Croix, Naval Officers' Assn., Haida Assn., Chiefs and Petty Officers' Assn., Life Member of HMCS Naden and Discovery, Vancouver Island Maritime Museum, Thermopylae Club, in all of which he was proud to actively participate throughout the years. A seafarer all his life, as a boy he served in the Sea Cadets, and Empress Liners before making a career in the Royal Canadian Navy. ON retirement from the RCN, he joined the BC Ferries where he served as Master. It is of interest he is one of the last surviving members of the first HMCS Ottawa torpedoing in 1942 - A Canadian Hero. Captain Jones will long be remembered for his humble acts of bravery and the exemplary and cheerful modesty of his life. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrews Church, HMCS Naden, 1030 hours, Friday, April 12, to be followed by interment at Royal Oak Cemetery on Falaise Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of the Victoria Hospice (Palliative) Society.










HMCS HAIDA - Served in Haida in 1941 as Gnr (T), RCN. In 1942-1943 as CD Gnr (T), RCN. Commissioning crew

HMCS OTTAWA - Appointed to Ottawa 08 Jun 1941 as A/Gnr (T), RCN.  Survived the sinking of HMCS OTTAWA

HMCS WARRIOR - Served in Warrior in 1946

HMCS ROCKCLIFFE - Served in Rockcliffe after the Second World War


HMCS NEW LISKEARD - Served in New Liskeard after the Second World War

HMCS PORTAGE - Served in Portage in 1953

HMCS CRESCENT - Served in Crescent in 1956 as XO.  12th Commanding Officer

HMCS BROCKVILLE - 15th Commanding Officer


JOHNSON, Maynard V. - born April 12, 1920, passed away on April 9, 1991, after a lengthy illness. Survived by two daughters, Christine (Barry) Knowles of Calgary, AB and Karen (Gary) Muir; sons, Maynard Jr. and Stephen (Stephanie) all of Victoria; four grandchildren, Candia Knowles, Garry and Shelly Muir and Kyle Johnson. Maynard served in the Royal Canadian Navy for many years. Funeral service to be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, Victoria, on Friday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. H. Silvester officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

JONES, Geoffrey Charles, C2LT, RCN (retired 21 Apr 1964) - Born 22 Apr 1924, passed away September 21, 1991, age 67, in Sunnyvale, California. Beloved husband and father. Born in Lethbridge, AB. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 23 years and moved with his family to California in 1964. Survived by his wife, Anne (nee Coles); daughter, Patricia Hansen of San Jose, California; sons, Michael, Victoria, and Keith of Sacramento, California; four grandchildren; his mother, Rosalie of Calgary; two brothers and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service to be held in Victoria, the date to be announced.

JEFFERIES, John J., C2BN, RCN (retired 30 Dec 1961) - of Kitchener, ON. Born 12 May 1921 died 25 Nov 1991

JONES, Robert Leslie (Bob), C1NET(S), RCN / C.A.F. (served 08 Aug 1961 - 13 Feb 1989) - Born May 16, 1943, passed away April 24, 1993, at Victoria Hospice in his 49 year, after a courageous battle in his perfectly unique way. Bob was born in Nanaimo, BC. He was a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, in the RCN, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #143, Sidney, BC, also a member of the CPO Association, and of the Canadian Armed Forces Sailing Association. Bob was an avid sailor. Survived by his loving wife, Sandy; son, Tom (Lori), of Kitchener, Ontario; daughter, Aliceson, of Halifax, NS; grandchildren, Rodney and Jessica; his father, Herbert and very special niece, Danica; he will be greatly missed by his many good friends. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m. in St. Andrew's Chapel HMCS Naden. Flowers declined with sincere thanks, donation to the Victoria Hospice, would be appreciated.


BOOTH, Robert Gordon, AB, V45546, RCNVR, killed - 20 Sep 1943, HMCS ST CROIX - Born 23 Mar 1923, son of Llewellyn Orlando Booth and Elizabeth Booth, of Saskatoon, SK.


Able Seaman Robert Gordon (Gord) Booth was the son of Llewellyn Orlando and Elizabeth Booth. Gord was a labourer with the Saskatoon municipal railway when he enlisted on July 30, 1942 at Saskatoon, SK.


Training and Active Service record of AB Booth


Book of Remembrance entry





BOTHAM, Robert John, AB, V11889, RCNVR, killed - 20 Sep 1943, HMCS ST CROIX - Born 21 Jan 1921, son of Robert and Doris L. Botham, Plato, SK.


Able Seaman Robert John Botham was born at Melfort, Saskatchewan and was farming when he enlisted on October 21, 1941 at Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Brother of Private Charles. R. Botham with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. was killed in Italy on May 23, 1944. They were the sons of Robert Samuel and Doris Lillian Botham. Both boys were farming when they enlisted. Besides the parents there are four other brothers, Sgt. William in the R.C.A.F. at St. Hubert, Que.; Harold twin brother of Pte. Raymond, in the Canadian Tank Camp Borden; Donald and Gerald at home and four Audrey, Margery and Joyce at home.


Training and Active Service record of AB Botham


Newspaper article on the death of RJ Botham and his brother C.R. Botham - From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Researched by Operation: Picture Me


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HMS MANITOULIN - Served in MANITOULIN 14 Sep 1942 - 20 Oct 1942

HMCS ANNAPOLIS - Served in ANNAPOLIS 29 Oct 1942 - 05 Nov 1942 (for transit)


GAGNON, Éric - Né le : 5 septembre 1970. Il résidait à Lévis et était natif de St-Gabriel-Lallemand , fils de feu dame Claudette Roussel et de Monsieur Maurice Gagnon. Décédé : Subitement, à sa résidence de Lévis, le 27 septembre 2018 à l'âge de 48 ans. Il laisse dans le deuil: Ses fils: Samuel (Geneviève Dionne-L'Heureux) de Beauport et Jérémie de Lévis. Son frère François Gagnon (Marie-France Côté) de L'Isle-Verte. Sa sœur Marie-Claude Gagnon (Marco Charest) de La Pocatière. Ses neveux: Mathieu (son filleul), Maxime et Victor dit Coco. Alexandre et Félix. Sa meilleure amie Maya, de bons amis ainsi que tous les membres des familles Gagnon, Roussel et Pelletier. Visites : le dimanche, le 7 octobre 2018 12h00 à 15h00 Service religieux : Une cérémonie d'Adieu se tiendra à la Résidence funéraire Jean Fleury et Fils de L'Isle-Verte, dimanche,le 7 octobre 2018 à 15h00 et de là au crématorium. En guise de sympathie des dons seraient appréciés : Fondation des maladies du coeur et de l'AVC


Portrait of Éric Gagnon



JENNINGS, Mervyn A. (Merv), PO.QR, V5402, RCNVR / RCNR - of Napanee, ON. Born 15 Jun 1922  Died 26 Jan 2003. Merv joined the RCNVR on 22 Sep 1937.  He transferred to the RCNR and later RCEME, retiring on 06 Nov 1979.

JOHNSTON, Joseph Claire, C2ER, RCN / C.A.F. (retired Feb 1974) - was born August 24th, 1935 in Carmen, Manitoba. He died peacefully at home and his spirit set out to sea on January 27th, 2004. He is lovingly remembered by the Johnston family; his wife, Marypat, daughters Kelly, Sally (Paul), and Nancy (Andy), granddaughters Sophie and Josie Claire, brothers Burton (Elma), Lyall (Jean). He will be missed by his extended family; Colleen Politano (Leon), the Best brothers and their families and his many, many friends. Claire grew up in Isabella, Manitoba, joining the Navy in 1954. In his 23 year naval career he excelled in working with machines (the bigger the engine the better) and creating lifetime friendships. Claire would say that the best gift from his navy years was the trip to visit his chum George Best's family because that's when he met his sweetheart, Patsy. Marypat and Claire were married in Victoria in 1959 where they began raising their daughters. Claire's work with the marine industry took the family to Coquitlam in 1972 where Claire was a marine surveyor for Robert Alan Ltd. In 1979, he was proud to join C. H. Cates and Sons Ltd. (Washington Corp.) as Marine Superintendent, later to become President and C.E.O. Claire was respected for his wisdom and business ethics and treasured by the people he worked with. In his retirement, Claire loved to visit the Cates crew and was always ready to lend a hand or tell a colourful story. In the Navy, Claire was a world traveler but what he really loved was fishing our beautiful B.C. coast then returning to his home and family. Claire loved every facet of fishing; planning, organizing, friendships, sharing his catch and retelling the adventures. Claire was his family's provider. He loved family dinners, planning his latest project, and settling in for Hockey Night in Canada. With each game, we'll hear his cheers and recall his colourful commentary. Those who had the incredible good fortune to know Claire as a husband, father, brother, colleague, and friend would say he was truly one of the finest men they had ever met. He was respected and admired for his kindness, humour, generosity and above all his unfailing integrity. His legacy is the way he lived his life - a chart we will use to keep us on course. A celebration of Claire's life will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, 14:00 hrs, Sunday, February 8, 2004. As Claire requested, this spring there will be a private ceremony at Manson's Deep where he will be committed to the sea. Smooth sailing, J.C., Johno, Dad-e-o, Grampy, Clairy, Claire. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Claire may contribute to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, Fraser Valley Cancer Centre (Victoria Times Colonist 03 Feb 2004)



JONES, Norman Kenneth (Pooky), C1WU, 3516-E, RCN (served 07 Aug 1939 - 30 Jun 1966) - passed away in Victoria, December 3, 1997 at home. Norm was born in Lianrug, Wales, September 27, 1920, spent his youth in Swift Current, SK and was a long time resident of Victoria. Predeceased by wife, Dora; brother, Alan and sister, Beth. He is survived by son, Ken Jones (Pam); daughters, Sharon Ferrill (Dennis), Janice Kustaski (Jerald) and brother, Lloyd (Kay) of Tsawwassen. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Kimberley and Kristin Jones (Vancouver), Aaron, Dana, Darin Ferrill and Jarrett, Evan Kustaski of Victoria and a special friend, Al Mezger. Norm served in the RCN for 25 years during the Second World War and Korea and Peacetime and survived the sinking of HMCS Weyburn during the North Africa campaign. He enjoyed and participated in most sports and was a well known player and coach in local baseball and hockey. Norm had many friends both in Victoria and Saskatchewan and was proud of his association with the Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess and Esquimalt Legion. Special thanks to GVR nurse Pat Labordi, Dr. Pound and Victoria Hospice workers for their care and support. A memorial service will be held at St. Pauls Church, Esquimalt, Tuesday, December 9 at 2:00 o'clock. Reception at the Esquimalt Legion following the service. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations in his memory may be made to Victoria Hospice Society or a charity of your choice.



JOSLIN, Robert James, C2SN, 31276-H, RCN / C.A.F. (served 07 Jul 1954 - 06 Jul 1979) - passed away suddenly Sunday, July 19, 1998 in his 64th year. Born April 7, 1935 in Toronto, ON. Predeceased by his parents, Walker Joslin and Marjorie (Joslin) Graham; Robert is survived by his loving family: wife, Barbara; daughters, Carolyn (Paul) Rioux); and Cheryl; son, Rob; beloved granddaughters, Nicole and Jacqueline; his walking buddy, Storm; his aunt, Mrs. Pearl O'Brien of Orillia, Ontario area. He was an active member of the Great Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association, the Chiefs and Petty Officers Association and a member of the First Open Heart Society of BC. A visitation will be offered at McCall Bros. on Wednesday, July 22, 1998 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Garden City United Church, on Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Ormand Lavenne officiating. Cremation to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the First Open Heart Society of Victoria, BC would be appreciated.

JENKINS, Cyril Frederick (Cy), C1ET, 3801-E, RCN (served 15 Jul 1940 - 14 Jul 1965) - passed away peacefully on August 22, 1999 at Victoria Hospice surrounded by his loving family. Dearly beloved husband of Dorothy; loving father of Laura and Dan (Gail). He will be sadly missed by his sister, Marguerite (Billee) Buckingham; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Beverly Yeo, Diana and Cliff Cunningham, Helen Smith and Gordon and June Smith and nieces and nephews. He also leaves to mourn many close friends. Cy was born in Armdale, NS on March 14, 1923. He served with the RCN for 25 years and was a live member of the C & POs Association. He also served 19 years as Electrical Officer on the BC Ferries Queen of Prince Rupert and Queen of the North. He was past president of the Glen Lake Resident's Association and had numerous hobbies and interests. Cy touched many lives and deeply affected all who knew him. He will be sorely missed. The family would like to extend special thanks to their family doctor, Darlene Hammell, and to the wonderful staff at the Victoria Hospice Society and the Capital Health Region Home Care for their outstanding support and care. In celebration of Cy's life a memorial service will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, Victoria, BC, on Saturday, August 28, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Cy's name to the Victoria Hospice Society would be appreciated.

JONES, William George (Guy), C1CM (SW), RCN - Born November 5, 1999. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Guy on Sunday, August 29, 1999 in his 81st year. Guy was predeceased by his father, William David Jones and Mother, Ethel Georgina Jones (nee Siggers) and beloved wife, Dorothy Kathleen Jones (nee Farnsworth). He will be missed by his brother and sisters, Gwen and Edgar Clingwall, Charlie and Rickie Jones, Howard (deceased) and Muriel Jones, Lori and Vallner (deceased) Clingwall, and John and Marion Jones. He is survived by his children, Maureen Murphy, Dennis and his wife, MaryAnn Jones, and Catherine Jones. Cherished Grandfather (Papa) to Keran and Philip Mackenzie, Lisa and Druce Bone, Sarah, Christopher and Nathaniel Jones and his great grandchildren, Brandon and Miranda Bone and his many nieces and nephews. Guy Jones served a long and distinguished career in the RCn and will be fondly remembered by many shipmates across Canada. A private family ceremony will be held following cremation. The family would like to thank the staff of Arranglen Lodge for their wonderful support. Guy will be loved and missed forever.

JACKSON, Owen Alfred, P1VS, RCN / C.A.F. (retired 04 Aug 1970) - passed away suddenly and peacefully on October 25, 1999 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Owen was born on October 23, 1926 in Scott, SK and after 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, he continued his working career with the BC Department of Highways. Survived by his loving wife, Victoria May, and greatly missed by his children: Wanda, Robert, Beverley, Terry, Janice and Gary, their spouses and 12 grandchildren. A celebration of Owen's life will take place on Thursday, October 28 at Royal Oak Burial Park at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stoke Foundation.

JOHN, William E. (Bill), P1PH, 51224-E, RCN (served 21 Jan 1943 - 30 Nov 1964)passed away at home on April 4, 2000, with his family at his side. Born in Nanaimo, BC, on June 4, 1924, Bill is survived by his loving wife, Maxine, daughter, Esther (Bruce) Crandall, daughter, Ann (Mike) Nightingale, granddaughter, Amy Crandall, sister, Frances Wharton, Niece Sydney (Wes) Woulds, nephews, Bill Beigler, many nieces, nephews and in-laws in eastern Canada, and many friends. After his retirement as a Petty Officer First Class from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1965, Bill established himself as a freelance photographer. His pictures have been widely displayed and published, and many are now in the City of Victoria Archives. Bill was active in a number of community organizations including Christ Church Cathedral, Esquimalt Arts and Crafts, Langham Court Theatre, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, and as a life member of the Chief and Petty Officers' Association. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria. If friends so desire, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Cathedrals' Music Endowment (Organ) Fund or to a charity of choice. Many thanks to the Victoria Hospice Society, friends, homemakers and nurses who have supported the family over the past few months.

ROCK, Gerald Wayne - Of Middle Cornwall, passed away suddenly on September 29, 2018 at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Lawrence Rock and his brothers, Desmond and Denton Rock. Born in Ottawa, Ont., Wayne moved to Nova Scotia where he joined the Of Middle Cornwall, passed away suddenly on September 29, 2018 at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth and Lawrence Rock and his brothers, Desmond and Denton Rock. Born in Ottawa, Ont., Wayne moved to Nova Scotia where he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and after completing his service, went on to form and operate a number of very successful companies until his retirement. A lifelong community volunteer, Wayne devoted much of his time to building a better community through various projects such as; refurbishing the community hall in Beaver Bank; building the Boy Scouts camp on Beaverbank Lake; serving as a youth leader for many years. Wayne's involvement in other organizations included the Lawral Village Homeowner's Association, ATV Association of Nova Scotia and Crime Stoppers. Wayne also enjoyed working with the Department of Justice's youth offender's program for restorative justice and was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 6417. Wayne was a proud and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 55 years and was directly involved in the building, maintenance and renovations of the Lower Sackville Legion (162) where he also held various positions, including President. Wayne was a life member, MSM, The Order of the Knife and was actively involved in establishing the Cenotaph in Lower Sackville. Wayne was renowned for his cooking and ability to organize large events. He enjoyed taking long scenic drives and attending community events. Wayne could always be found fiddling around in his garage or out in his boat on Lake Mushamush. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Nan (Delorey) Rock; sons, Robert Rock (Lisa) of Dartmouth; Richard (Colette) of Bonaventure, Que.; daughter, Niki of Ottawa, Ont.; and grandchildren, Talyn, Taren, Vincent, Tevin, Micalah and Peter; brother, Lorne Rock of Ottawa, Ont.; and sister, Shirley Stocker of North Vancouver, B.C. A service will be held in the Church of Saint Norbet, 121 York St., Lunenburg on Saturday, October 6th at 11 a.m., followed by a reception in the Mahone Bay Royal Canadian Legion, 21 Pond St. , Mahone Bay. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 03 Oct 2018)

LEARY, Joseph E. (Joe), M.I.D., CPO1, RCN - Died 1991


Medals for CPO Joe Leary



HMCS NOOTKA - Served in Nootka in 1951 as a CPO, RCN

JOHNSON, Hugo, P2ER - died 22 May 2001

JEWELL, John, P1RM, 7602-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 11 Feb 1949 - 26 Aug 1974) - born June 28, 1930, in Killarney, MB, first son of William and Helena Jewell, passed away peacefully, on July 21, 2001, at Victoria Hospice, after a courageous battle, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. He leaves behind his son, rob Jewell (wife, Deb); daughters, Terri Foss (husband, Jim) and Gayle Weinhandi (husband, Matt). His grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, Brittany, Michael and Alannah. He also leaves his brother, Peter (wife, Jean and children, David and Susan); and his uncle, Harold (wife, Annetta and their children, Donald, Margaret and Glenda).  His sisters-in-law, Patti and Anne; his brothers-in-law, Bob and Allan. John spent 25 years in the Navy, retiring with the rank of Petty Officer First Class. He then went to work for Camosun College, until retirement, in 1995. John re-discovered the world of golfing and traveling and shared many laughs and good times with his special friend, Gwen Bentley, whom he sadly leaves behind. He loved to curl, and says good bye to the many friends he met there, as well as the Camosun "guys" he met once a week for dinner. John also volunteered his time helping the Acute Care patients at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. John had numerous people in his life h called friends. John (Dad), we'll miss your wonderful laugh, your sense of humour and your heart of gold. Many thanks to Judy and the wonderful, helpful staff at Victoria Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at First Memorial Chapel. Flowers gratefully declined. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Victoria Hospice Society.

JACKSON Kenneth Dudley, CPO2, 51468-E, RCN / C.A.F. (served 18 Dec 1946 - 18 Dec 1971) - crossed the bar on June 22, 2002 at 21:55 hours in the Cowichan District Hospital. Born April 22, 1928 at Clarkboro, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by his parents and younger brother, Lloyd. Ken is survived by his wife of 24years, Mary; daughter, Cheryll (John) Smith, Victoria; stepchildren, Pamela Carritt, Leduc, Alberta and Geoffrey (Rebecca) Dent, Charleston, South Carolina; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy for 25 years and from 1971-1984 he was the lab manager at Cowichan District Hospital. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53 and a Life Member of the Chief and Petty Officers' Association in Victoria. The family wish to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of the Emergency and ICU units at Cowichan District Hospital, as well as the palliative care staff who kept his last hours comfortable and with dignity. No service by Ken's request. Donations may be made in memory of Ken to the Cowichan District Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. (Victoria Times Colonist 26 Jun 2002)

JEWSBURY, Harry, C1ER, RCN / C.A.F. (retired 06 Mar 1969) - Harry's sudden, natural death on March 2, 2004, has stunned everyone! Native son of English parents, born in Victoria, November 18, 1921, he grew up with sports. After a VMD Machinist apprenticeship, joined the navy, rose to Chief Petty Officer 1st Class (C1ER4); served at Fort Churchill, Manitoba; both coasts. Survived by wife Jean, whom he met in Halifax; sons John and Robert (Evelyn); grandchildren Kathy, Andrea. A 25-year naval career, before serving with the School District; appointed Chief Supervising Engineer of DND Heating Plants. Harry committed retirement to the Kiwanis: achieved the prestigious Diamond Mel Osborne Fellowship (Kiwanis Foundation of Canada), in 2002, for distinctive recognition. He recently completed his 4th year with the arduous job as Secretary for Saanich Kiwanis. In 1989 he joined the Oak Bay Kiwanis; served as President, Secretary-Treasurer of Housing Society, Chairman of Committee including Interclub Relations, Community Services, Young Children Priority One IDD, Club Director, Tea Room Committee. He joined the Saanich Club in 1997: elected Club Director, Chairman of Interclub Relations and Club Members' Welfare; Secretary; Representative at Division 17 meetings, events. He prepared and delivered Christmas hampers; Salvation Army kettles; annual Strawberry Festival. His knowledge and experience supported incoming presidents and club. Yet he always found time to serve his family: Harry's granddaughters Kathy and Andrea were his greatest pride! His loss is excruciating! Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 1:00 p.m., in St. Philip's Church, 2928 Eastdowne Road; Reverend Christopher Page officiating. Ashes interred at Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Philip's. (Victoria Times Colonist 05 Mar 2004)

JEANNOTTE, Paul R., R10431, RCNR / C2ER, 21796-E, RCN (served 16 Sep 1940 - 16 Sep 1952) - Passed away on January 21, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan, September 27, 1920. Predeceased by his brothers, Norman, Edgar, Reynold and Guy. WWII veteran, Chief Petty Officer RCN, spent many years with naval reserves and worked in shipyards until taking early retirement. More recently, Paul enjoyed his volunteer work with the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society. He leaves his loving wife of 62 years, Ingrid "Inge ", son, Larry (Donna), daughter, Gaye (Keith), and cherished granddaughter, Nikki. He will be missed by brother, Aime (Frances) and family, and many friends in Victoria and Yuma, AZ. Special thanks to Dr. Doug Patterson, Dr. Ken Smith and staff and to the kind and caring staff at Victoria Hospice. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to Victoria Hospice appreciated. A celebration of Paul's life to be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive with reception to follow. (Victoria Times Colonist 26 Jan 2006)

JENSEN, Emil Arthur Harold (Bud), C1ER, RCN (served 15 Sep 1940 - 15 Sep 1965) - Born November 20, 1919. Bud left us peacefully on October 3rd, 2006 at the Lodge at Broadmead in Victoria, BC. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret in Union Bay, BC, his son Rodney Jensen (Pat), daughter Judy Holding (Don), grandchildren Dennis, David, Matthew and Caitlin, and sister May Macintire. Predeceased by his first wife Agnes (Kit). Bud spent 25 years in the Navy, living in Esquimalt for many years and then retiring to Union Bay. He is fondly remembered as loving the "good stuff" and enjoyed doing the "skunking" in a game of crib. He was a master at crossword puzzles and loved to read a good mystery. Bud will be sadly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at the Lodge at Broadmead and the staff at Hart House for taking such good care of Bud. No service by request. (Victoria Times Colonist 06 Oct 2006)

JACOB, John (Jake), CPO2 Storesman, RCN / C.A.F. (served 02 Nov 1950 - 03 Dec 1976) - of Chilliwack, BC. Born 05 May 1931. Died 14 Dec 2007

JONES, Albert (Al), C1RT, 3205-H, RCN (served 08 Jun 1938 - 11 Sep 1958) - of Sherwood Park, AB. Born 14 Feb 1921. Died Nov 2008


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