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Biography of Robert Munnings - Lt.

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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

Robert Munnings - Lieutenant
Robert (Bob) Munnings was born in Toronto in 1923. He attended schools in the area and married Anne Wolansky in 1942. Bob joined the navy as a seaman in October 1942 and trained at Cornwallis. He became an Officer candidate in June 1943, graduating from "Kings" and joined HMCS Rosthern. He was posted to the Nene in June 1944 and following cessation of activities in Europe returned to Halifax in June 1945. Bob was reappointed to St. Boniface as Exec. Officer, briefly acting as C.O. in Jan. 1946. He returned to civilian life to join the family business, Iseco Safety Shoes. Bob and Anne's daughter Maurita and husband Dr. Doug Hayhoe, educators, do part-time mission work with youth and the needy in South America. Son Donald and wife Becky, general surgeon and nurse, practice in Missauga and volunteer for mission medical work in Africa. Son Randy and wife Anne, business specialist, is taking over from Bob in the family business. Anne and Bob have 11 grandchildren. Bob and Anne are involved in the Yonge Street Evergreen Mission, Genesis Place, Shantymen International -- working with street youth and native people. Bob is on the board of the Industrial Accident Assoc. and a member of the Cdn. & American Society of Safety Engineering. Bob was a member of the RCN Historical Conference in Halifax in 1985.


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