WESTELL, "Chief" John Russell -
(Retired as Lieutenant (N) CD) RCNVR 1940-1946
aboard HMCS Dauphin as Radio Operator 1941-43
under C.O. Captain MacNEIL, RCNVR, who was awarded the Norwegian War Cross
Royal Canadian Navy from 1950 to 1978 in
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.