GREENGRASS, Frederick Charles
August 6, 1930-August 5, 2012
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, educated Lord Roberts School in Winnipeg grade 9. Went to work in Winnipeg Esquire Restaurant, Dry Cleaning Company, Furrier in Peck Building and to Board of Grain Commission, Grain Exchange Building.
Joined Royal Canadian Navy (HMCS Chippewa) September 10, 1948 and arrived in Esquimalt for my first five years.
Was married to Phylis for 52 years and she passed away from Cancer August 15, 2004. Survived by my daughter and son-in-law (Michele/Stephen Hunter), in Courtenay, brother Donald Greengrass in Winnipeg and sister Joyce Braden in Calgary, Alberta.
Was in the service from September 1948 to March 1971 the work was exciting. HMCS Naden1948, Ontario 1949, Rockcliffe 1949, Antigonish 1950-1951, Athabaska 1951-1952, Diving School 1953-1954, Ontario 1954 – Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji Islands, Sioux 1954-1955 to Korea, Hong Kong, Japan as a warrior, came home as a Peace Keeper, Naden 1955 – Diving School, Cornwallis Leadership Course 1961, Granby 1965 Trade 4A Course, Institute of Aviation Medicine 1966-1968, 2 trips to Alert Dew Line C.F.S. Alert 1960 Beach Clearing and 1964 Fresh Water Line Inspection, HMCS York, Toronto, Indian Head ML E.O.D. 1968, release from service 1971, also spent 20 plus years B.C. Govt. (Ministry of Transportation and Highways, B.C. Ferries (Cortes Island Ferry)).
Have left behind many friends whilst in both services and am sorry to leave you all. A Poppy Service will be held at the Courtenay Legion on September 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm.