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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 2022 are available here.



Dennis Anderson

Rick Bryant

John McGrath



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