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Biography of Alvin Ring - A/B AS

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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

Alvin Michael Ring - Able Seaman
Alvin Michael Ring was born in Regina on November 6, 1925. He attended Wetmore Elementary School and joined the Sea Cadets while still there. He attended Balfour Technical High School and was active in the Drama and Musical Glee clubs. While still in high school he started an apprenticeship with the National Cash Register Company. After completing grade 12, Al worked there until he joined the navy at H.M.C.S. Queen, in Regina. He took his training at H.M.C.S. Cornwallis. After the war Al returned to his job with the National Cash Register Company. He married Minerva Bandas at St. Matthews Church in Regina on April 27,1946. They bought a house in St. Mary's Anglican Parish in 1951 and Al faithfully served on the vestry as Sidesman and Properties Chairman until his passing. His family have dedicated a small window at St. Mary's, which includes a white naval ensign, crown and anchor and an eagle in flight in reference to Isaiah, Chapter 40 verses 27 to 31. Al left National Cash Register and was employed by the City Parkade of Toronto, working in Regina and Vancouver as Divisional Manager. Al had a special gift of a positive outlook on life, helping people. Min and Al were married for 43 years. Al passed away the week following their anniversary.


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