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Edward M. Davis 1921-2017

Published:Dec 07, 2017

Event Date:Nov 27, 2017

 

Edward Davis

Edward M. Davis 1921-2017 Ted died peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, in his 96th year. He was married to the late Yahne Featherstonhaugh of Ottawa and leaves his son Tony (Elana) of Toronto, daughter Lynne (Jim Crouch) of Fenelon Falls and grandchildren Ryan (Paulina Garcia del Moral) and Janine, Tim and Peter (Elizabeth Dutton). Ted was educated at Appleby College and the University of Toronto prior to enlisting in the Royal Navy in 1942 as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm. At the end of 1944 his squadron returned to the UK and he came back to Canada on leave. Returning to England in March 1945, the ship in which he took passage was torpedoed and sunk. He was hospitalized due to injuries, and hostilities had ceased by the time he was released for further duty. Appointed to HMCS Warrior, Canada's first aircraft carrier, he served in naval aviation until the end of 1960 before retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy. Ted became a volunteer with the Red Cross in Oakville, retiring after thirty years as a driver for the frail, elderly and disabled. During this time he was awarded the Order of the Red Cross for his services to the community. A memorial service has taken place at St. Jude's Anglican Church, 160 William Street, Oakville. Interment at St. Jude's Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation, 'Veteran's Comfort Fund' or St. Jude's Anglican Church would be appreciated.

 

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