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Biography of Ross Newitt - L/SMN AS d 2002

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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

G. Ross Newitt - Leading Seaman (Asdic)
Ross Newitt was born Windsor, Ontario on Dec. 15, 1919. He became involved in sports at an early age - in baseball, football and basketball. Ross joined the Navy in Oct. 1940 and served in 3 corvettes: Barrie (K138), Collingwood (K180), Giffard (K402) and the frigate H.M.C.S. Nene. Returning from the Mediterranean in March 1943, he met Marion Gemmill, a Scottish lass, at the Paisley ice rink and they were married, September 15, 1943. Ross was discharged from the navy in October 1945 at Windsor, Ontario. Ross and Marion have two sons, Gary (Toronto policeman) born in Scotland and Erle (TTC subway driver) born in Windsor. They have five grandchildren: Dayna, Cameron, Brock, Emma and Clayton. Ross worked at Canadian Auto Trim in Windsor. They moved to Ajax to a new plant, later taken over by Chrysler. He retired in March 1975. Ross was a founding member of the Windsor & District Basketball Association from 1946-57. He refereed with the Durham Region association until 1987 (40 years and 5,000 games later). Ross has served as a baseball scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the early 60s. Ross and Marion currently reside in Ajax, Ontario.

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