Deaths

RCNC 321  James Lewis Creech, 86, passed away on July 27, 2014.

Mr. Creech was born on February 20, 1928, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and spent his childhood in Nelson, B.C. He attended the Royal Canadian Naval College from 1947 to 1949, after which he entered service as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

He served with distinction in Korea from 1952 to 1954 aboard HMCS Athabaskan. His service in the RCN included tours as the Commanding Officer of the destroyers HMCS Kootenay and HMCS Qu’appelle, and he retired with the rank of Commander in 1977.

He then served as the Director, Tactical Systems Development, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Norfolk until his retirement in 1993.

In 1955, Mr. Creech married Mary Elizabeth Abraham (“Betty”), who survives him and resides in Richmond. He is also survived by son Dennis and his wife Nora (Houston) and grandchildren James, John, and Elizabeth; son Anthony and his wife Crystal Jonkman (Richmond); and daughter Leslie (Richmond).

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Ruby and older brother Robert. Mr. Creech lived an active life full of travel, and had a passion for golf and fishing. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

A funeral service was August 2.

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3478 ROCHESTER, Ian – 1932 – 2014

Ian Rochester passed away peacefully at the Montreal General Hospital after a prolonged illness. Born in Ottawa in 1932 and moved to Montreal in 1960. Husband to the late Helen Rochester. Survived by son Tim, daughter Alexandra Borden, granddaughters Mahailia, Serenity, brothers Richard (Marilyn), Toby (Judy), many nieces and nephews. Late father Lloyd, late mother Frankie of Maplelawn in Ottawa. Visitation on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m., Chapel at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home on Sherbrooke St. Memorial Service to be held at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Montreal Chest Institute.

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