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Crossing the Bar, by Tennyson (1809-1892)

Many of our west coast colleagues have “crossed the bar” and are listed here.  Some names are linked to a newspaper clipping or other information.

Those who died while on duty in this region are especially remembered.  While rare, it happens.  Tom Shelby of Saltspring Island was a member of the Bull Harbour Lifeboat crew and perished on a 1989 mission.  His story is here.

There is a memorial dedicated to those CG members who passed away on duty.  It is located on the grounds of the CG College in Sidney Nova Scotia and has a surprising number of names.  Visit the Canadian Coast Guard National Memorial.

Names previous to 2019 are available here.



Maurice Johansen

Mel Hull

Sean “Bucko” Potter

John MacArthur

Wayne Statham

Bruce Bournazel

Mike McCullagh

Jan Koote

Dave Taylor

Siri Jayatunge

Bill Pemberton

Keith Bishop








Clarence Baseckie

Alex Kokanovic

Bob Mansfield

Bob Rayner

Gisele Brodeleau

Jim Gibson

Ron Kirlew

Russ Arnott

Dave McMillan

John (Aussie) Gronow

Terry Wedmedyk


Ray Barnes

Joan Scharf

Barry Hastings

Alec Provan

Thomas W. Burdett

Howard Jones

Jordan Roche

Brett Dybdal


Jack Woodbury

Charles Evans

Cam Dunphy

Keith Clarke

Claude St. Amour

Claude Gourdeau

Ivan Campbell

Jim Ewart

George Pinder

John Strand


David Broadbent

Fred Leak

Migs Turner

Paul March

Carolyn Dolecki

Peter Skucas