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Biography of John "Lou" Dubroy - Stores - d. January 23, 2003 - in memoriam

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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

John Louis Dubroy - Stores
John Louis Dubroy was born in Ottawa, February 14, 1921. He attended Lasalle Academy and joined the navy in 1942. Lou took a stores course in Halifax. He served aboard HMCS Fort William, Puncher and the Nene. While he was on the Puncher, it moved from Seattle, through the Panama Canal and made runs to the Mediterranean and the Bay of Biscay, supplying troops in North Africa and bringing out the wounded. Lou took his discharge in 1946 and worked for the federal government in the pension section of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 1952, Lou and Jean Thaxter were married. Jean served in the WRENS from 1942 to 1946, in the Postal Group in Canada, London, England and HMCS Niobe. In 1954 Lou reenlisted in the RCN and served seventeen years on the east and west coasts aboard HMCS Lauzon, Bonaventure, Magnificent, and Cape Scott as a Petty Officer Supply. He took his discharge at Gloucester Communications on it closure in 1971. Lou continued in the Civil Service for eight years as a supply technician at Canadian Forces Base, Uplands. Jean and Lou enjoy bowling, curling and travel. They have attended all Briar and World Broom Curling in Canada and overseas since 1977.


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