HMCS STAR will be open to the public from 10 to 4 on Saturday, 2 May, 2015 as part of Doors Open Hamilton. Self guided tours, Displays, HMCS STAR’s Band performs, Small boat operations and communications simulators, interactive fire fighting display, face painting, Canteen. An opportunity to see some of the items in our historical collection.
HMCS HAIDA, in front of HMCS STAR, will be open at the same time.
25 April 2015
Donna Portree provided me some fascinating information about her father, who was awarded the DSM for his actions in August of 1942 during the engagement between HMCS ASSINBOINE and U-210. Please see HMCS STAR/Orders, Decorations and Medals/ERA 4/C Donald Portree for details.
21 January 2015
Bob was born in Hamilton and served as a Lieutenant in the Castle Class corvette, HMCS HUNTSVILLE during WWII. A long-time member of the Naval Officers’ Association of Canada (Hamilton Area Group).
Died on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in St. Catharines after a brief illness, at the age of 97. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Bernice Graydon Waugh U.E. (June 1, 2009). Loving father of Peter and Stephen (Christine), cherished grandfather of Daniel (Carmela and their children Enrica and Nico), David (Emily) and Peter, all of California and Jesse, England, dear brother of Elizabeth Mayfield (Bill), Toronto. Bob will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by brothers; John and Ross and sister; Margaret Bailey.
Bob was Lieutenant Commander RCNVR during WW II. He retired from General Motors – Canada and USA after 51 years of service. After retiring Bob continued with the Financial Executive Institute of Canada, with Canadian Institute for the Blind and also gave his time generously to many charitable organizations.
Bob’s ashes are being placed in the family plot in Cambridge’s Galt Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to a charity of one’s choice.
Memories, photos and condolences can be shared at www.morganfuneral.com