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Biography of Alfred "Freddie" Levesque - Leading Seaman

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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

Alfred J. Levesque - Leading Seaman
Alfred J. Levesque was born in Hull, Quebec on May 1, 1922. He attended school in Ottawa and joined the navy in 1939. He served on four different ships during the war, HMCS Melville (minesweeper), HMCS Snowberry (Corvette), HMCS Skeena (Destroyer), HMCS Nene (River Class Frigate). He was married in 1942 to Stella Morel and has one son Ray, Vice President, Cadillac Fairview Construction Company. His wife passed away in 1968 and Fred remarried Jacqueline Hotte. Jackie has three daughters and a son and Fred and Jackie are the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren. Fred continued his career in the navy as a Petty Officer 1st Class, following cessation of the war as a gunnery instructor at HMCS Carleton (Ottawa). Fred retired from the navy in 1960 and continued his career as a fireman with the Ottawa Fire Department attaining the rank of Captain. He retired in 1982 after 35 years service, and he and Jackie continue to live in Ottawa. Fred especially enjoys fishing during the summer and ice fishing in the winter. He spends hours on his garden, growing a great profusion of colourful flowers. Jackie and Freddie also enjoy travelling, having visited Eygpt and Israel. Many of their winters are spent on some island of the Caribbean, and they enjoy one of the Nene's favourite ports Hamilton, Bermuda.


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