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Biography of John Tizard - Chief S.P.O. -d 1987

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

John Tizard - Chief Stoker Petty Officer
John Tizard was born on December 9, 1918 in St. John's, Newfoundland. He was educated in St. John's and joined the navy on May 17, 1937. He served on many ships, including HMC ships Ottawa, Nene, Saguenay, Drake, Columbia, Iroquois, Algonquin, Avalon, Magnificent, Wallaceburg, Quebec and Bonaventure. John was discharged from the navy on November 15,1962 after 25 years and 183 days service. After being discharged he went to work at shipyards and dockyards in Halifax and later worked for Dupont in Kingston. John retired from Dupont in 1984. He was interested in photography and lapidary and was involved with the Legion and the Masonic lodge. John and Anne Scott were married on December 18, 1943 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had six children, David, Philip, Gerald, Eric, Margaret and Lorna and fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. John passed away September 8, 1987.


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