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Canadian Coast Guard Association


Crossing the Bar, by Tennyson (1809-1892)

Many of our shipmates, depot and office staff who have “crossed the bar” 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.



Ray Barnes

Joan Scharf

Barry Hastings

Alec Provan

Thomas W. Burdett

Howard Jones


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


Cliff Stutter

Cal Wright


Joe Balmer

Cyril Burrill

Cathy Newcomb

Christopher Fischer

Gerry Gailey

Charles Gillard

Nancy Hardy

Joe Schembri

Jack Wells

Don McKimmie


John Adams

Jack Ickeringill

John Churchill

Peter Matley

Keith Watson

Tony Keil