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"Chief" John Russell Westell

Served as a Naval Wireless Radio Operator during World War II

 

 

Passed Away in 2013 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 2013 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  

 

 

"Chief" John Russell Westell

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"Chief" John Russell Westell

1920 - 2013

 

 

"Chief" John Westell

WESTELL, "Chief" John Russell - (Retired as Lieutenant (N) CD) RCNVR 1940-1946 Served aboard HMCS Dauphin as Radio Operator 1941-43 under C.O. Captain MacNEIL, RCNVR, who was awarded the Norwegian War Cross and OBE.

 

Served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1950 to 1978 in Communications Research.

 

John was born May 27th, 1920 at the Kincardine Lighthouse, Ontario. He passed peacefully with his family July 17th 2013 at The Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre in Ottawa.

 

Predeceased by parents Oran Westell (WW1 veteran), Jane Russell of Manchester, England and sister "Toots" Jarrell (who remembered him as 'Jack'), his wife Jeanne Anne Hayden of Port Hope and thereafter by Virginia Ada Bryant of Virginia, U.S.A.

 

He retired to Kincardine with Jenny within hearing distance of the sounds of Lake Huron. His sister Arlene McQueen of Belfast, P.E.I., survives, along with sons Ian and Jamie of Ottawa, Granddaughters Mishka Westell of Austin, Texas, Julie Cipryk of St. Catharines and stepdaughter Susan Brown of Port Clinton, Ohio. We give special thoughts to PSW Shelley Miedema of Port Colborne and PSW Joan Anderson of Ottawa.

 

 

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