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About Dinger

A sea cadet at RCSCC LION from 1963 to 1968, I joined the Naval Reserve at HMCS STAR in 1968 as a Bos'n. I was an Officer Cadet in the ROUTP, commissioned in 1971, and awarded my watchkeeping ticket in 1973. I served at sea, at one time or another, in all five Gate Vessels and HMCS FORT STEELE & CHAUDIERE as well as the Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent and served as OIC of the patrol vessels RALLY and RAPID. At STAR from 1968 to 2007, I served as XO twice and then as CO from 2002 to 2005. I rounded out my career by serving as SSO Training at NAVRESHQ in Quebec City in 2008, retiring in 2009 as CO of HMCS HUNTER in Windsor. I was Executive Director for the Friends of HMCS HAIDA till 2011 and have been an active volunteer onboard HAIDA since she arrived in Hamilton in 2003.

Doors Open Hamilton

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.

William Robert “Bob” Waugh 1917-2015

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.

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