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Fiche créée le : 2007-06-16
Arthur David MCCRACKEN
Père : McCRACKEN
Décès le : 2007-06-16
Parution : 2007-06-19
Conjoint(e) : Claire
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

McCRACKEN, Arthur David WWII Veteran - R.C.N. In hospital, June 16, 2007, age 83. Beloved husband of Claire for over 60 years. Loving father of Elizabeth, Ottawa, Ian (Linda), Sudbury, Bruce (Ann Louise Revells), Ottawa, and Murray (Charlotte Williams) Martensville SK. Cherished grandfather of seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Art was born on December 5, 1923 in Cornwall, Ontario to David and Mae (Sauve) McCracken. Growing up in Cornwall he excelled in all sports and was one of the best lacrosse players to ever play professional lacrosse. A superb hockey goaltender, Art was called up by the Montreal Canadiens to their training camp in the early 1940s. However, instead of pursuing pro hockey, he went overseas with the Royal Canadian Navy/ on loan to the British Navy. He completed Officer training at the University of King's College - J.J. Division - in Halifax, N.S. following which he served in the Battle of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Indian Ocean. After World War II, Art joined the Federal Government with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ottawa, retiring in 1978 as the long-time Director of Veterans' Land Administration. Art loved golfing (Carleton Golf & Yacht Club member for over 35 years), fishing, gardening, and relaxing around the backyard pool reading his newspaper. During his retirement, Art and Claire enjoyed travelling to Australia, Ireland, the Caribbean, Florida and parts of Canada. At Art's request he will be cremated and there will be no service. Donations in Art's name may be made to the Salvation Army, the Ottawa Humane Society or a charity of your choice. It was "Time to shove off" for Art on his final voyage. SAFE PASSAGE ART! Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 6/19/2007 - 6/20/2007

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