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ALAN SQUIRE (published on April 04, 2009)



ALAN SQUIRE LT. (N) (S) CD, RCN November 5, 1927 - March 2, 2009 Thomas Alan Squire passed away peacefully on March 2, 2009 at Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, after a short battle with cancer at the age of 81 years. Remaining to cherish Alan's memory are Margaret (Whaley) Squire, his beloved wife of 50 years; his daughter Shelagh Jennifer Squire (Douglas Fisher) and granddaughter Blythe Squire-Fisher of Reading, England; his nieces and their families, Anne Kinch (Russ), Campbellford, Ontario, Pamela Wagner (Robert), Glen Ellen, California, Katherine Hooton (Mark), Courtenay, British Columbia, and his cousin, Mary Margaret Vanstone. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas Earl and Hazel (Vanstone) Squire, his sister Margaret (Squire) Welland and niece Beth (Welland) Tompsett. Born in Winnipeg, Alan grew up in McCreary. He graduated from United College and the University of Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserves (RCNVR) in June 1945. He served on numerous ships and, in 1951, was awarded the King George VI Naval Sword as best cadet, East Coast. Leaving active service in 1958 with the rank of Lieutenant (N) (S), he married Margaret in Merrickville, Ontario. Returning to Winnipeg, he joined the T. Eaton Company, ending his career of over 25 years as Sales and Merchandise Accounting Manager, Western Region. A longstanding supporter of the Naval Officers Association of Canada (NOAC), Alan was recognized with their Bronze, Silver and Gold medals and an honorary life membership. A service to celebrate Alan's life will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Riverview Health Centre, 1 Morley Avenue. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to HMCS Sackville, Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, PO Box 99000 Station Forces, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5 (online: http://www.hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca/) or to a charity of your choice.


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