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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

Ronald Lefebvre - Able Seaman - d. January 15, 2010
Rolland (Ron) Lefebvre was born on February 13, 1926 in Huntingdon, Quebec. He attended school in various Quebec institutions and joined the navy in 1943 in Montreal, at the age of 17. He was drafted to HMCS Nene in Halifax on April 6, 1944 and left the ship in Sheerness on June 7, 1945. Ron was discharged from the service on Dec. 21, 1945. He married Doris Bennett in Carleton Place July 29, 1949. They have four children Paul, Susan (Mrs. Lester McPhee), Phillip, Peter and two granddaughters. From 1945 to 1949 Ron held various jobs, and in June, 1949 he began his career with Canada Customs, and retired in December, 1982. He has worked under contract with Telesat Canada. In November, 1977 he was awarded the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal. Doris and Ron are living happily in Orleans, Ontario, a suburb of Ottawa.

LEFEBVRE, Rolland "Ron" On a mild Friday morning, January 15, 2010, Rolland "Ron" Lefebvre, passed away calmly while enjoying his usual pre-breakfast nap, warm and nestled in his home at the Perley Rideau Veteran's Health Centre. Busy, fit and happy for nearly 84 years, Ron served on the frigate HMCS Nene as a volunteer with the RCN in the North Atlantic till V-E day. He returned home to Huntingdon and worked with Canada Customs for 35 years (Lacolle, Hemingford, and Ottawa). Doris Lefebvre (born: Bennett - Carleton Place ) married Ron sixty one years ago. They were inseparable, loyal friends, the best of parents, life-long teachers and proud grandparents. Doris (83) is well, and lives at the Perley. But don't dare wake her till 10 am! Ron's children, Peter (Julie), Phillip (Karen), Susan (Les) and Paul (Elizabeth) along with his grandchildren, Evan, Bronwyn, Wesley, Marnie and Cathrine, grieve the loss of their grandpa, but above all, celebrate the long life of a very present, giving, and strong man. No wake, no funeral, nor interment is planned in accordance with Ron's wishes.We are never truly gone till forgotten.



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