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Sidney R. CROSSLEY
Père : Frank Crossley
Mère : Minnie Kennedy
Décès le : 2008-12-12
Parution : 2008-12-18
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mr. Sidney R. Crossley April 27, 1920 - December 12, 2008 88, New Ross, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 12, 2008, in South Shore Regional Hospital. Born in Edmonton, Alta., on April 16, 1920, he was the son of the late Frank and Minnie (Kennedy) Crossley. Sid retired from the RCN as a Chief Petty Officer 1st. Class after a career of over 25 years. During the second world war he served on many ships as he was one of the few fully qualified ASDIC operators. Sid also instructed in that field in Londonderry, Ireland and in Halifax, N.S. He served with distinction in Korea aboard HMCS Huron. His last commission was as the Coxswain of HMCS Terra Nova. Sid was an avid golfer. He was instrumental in the beginning of Hartlen Point Golf Club and was a long-standing member of the Avon Valley Golf Club. As a good golfer, he referred to his long, straight shots as "another mistake". Sid was the Founding Father of the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers Association. His continued influence and input allowed the Association to become the viable organization that it is today. He was a member of the Admiral Desmond Piers Naval Association and the Centennial Legion. In his final year, Sid enjoyed living with his daughter, Shirley and her family. He loved spending time with family and in particular with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sid with his wit and personality will be greatly missed by his many shipmates, friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Bonita (Stuckless); daughters, Alice Giddy (Kevin Wood), Kathleen (Harold) Boudreau, Shirley Crossley (David Temple); son, Frank (Marie) Crossley; sister, Edith Powell. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and stepchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Kathleen (Ewell); second wife, Marie Yolanda (Collier); daughter, Joan Edith O'Toole and brother in-law, Charles Powell. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. G. Jollymore, South Shore Regional Hospital Emergency Department, paramedics and Dad's good friend, Gaylord Kingston, for their kindness and compassion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral and memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Pat Malin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent by visiting: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

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